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A 37-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of four-year-old Amelia Brooke Harris. Carly Ann Harris, from Trealaw, Rhondda, South Wales, will appear before Merthyr Magistrates' Court accused of killing the girl who died on Friday night. Earlier, Amelia Brooke's family had paid tribute to a "fun-loving, caring and…
A crown court judge accused of illegally accessing the digital file of a case in which her daughter was a witness has had the charge against her dropped. Judge Karen Holt, 55, browsed documents relating to jailed music teacher Cecil McCready, who was then facing trial at Guildford Crown Court…
A nun who worked at a children's home has told an inquiry she is sad that abuse allegations have been made against her and described the claims as lies. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) heard the woman, now in her 70s, maintains the claims are an "invention". The probe…
The Prince of Wales has been asked to give a witness statement to a public inquiry about a paedophile bishop who was jailed after abusing young men. Peter Ball (pictured) was sentenced to 32 months in 2015 for a string of offences between the 1970s and 1990s, and the handling…
A nun has told an inquiry she may have lost her temper with children in her care but rejected suggestions she was "hard as nails". The woman, now in her mid-70s, denied being someone that youngsters would have been scared of. She agreed there was "probably" a strict regime at…
Ministers have been urged to stump up more cash to help victims of child abuse rebuild their lives. Labour MP Sarah Champion, who has campaigned for victims of abuse in Rotherham, pushed the Government to bring forward new measures to provide more support. The number of potential victims of child…
A former visitor services warden at Buckingham Palace has been jailed for nine months after downloading more than 15,000 child abuse images. Tony Aslett, 52, from Pagham, West Sussex, was jailed at Kingston Crown Court on Monday after he admitted seven counts of making indecent images of children, the National…
A nun has admitted to an inquiry that she mistreated children at two orphanages and described another sister's alleged actions as "cruel". The 77-year-old, who cannot be identified, said youngsters at Nazareth House in Aberdeen would be smacked or hit with a hairbrush while she was there between 1963 and…
Police have named a man who is on the run suspected of stabbing an 11-month-old baby and a 32-year-old woman. Rehan Khan, 25, is accused of attempted murder after the baby boy was left in a critical condition in the attack in Feltham on Monday. The woman's injuries were not…
We’d like to introduce ourselves to the readers of Care Appointments. We’re the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) and we’re the organisation removing child sexual abuse imagery from the internet. It’s a tough job, but a vital one, not only for the victims of this hideous abuse who we work to…
Child abuse allegations against Cyril Smith are "scurrilous hearsay", former Liberal leader Lord Steel has said. The peer said "nothing has been proved" yet about the late MP and warned against "tittle-tattle". Smith allegedly raped boys at Rochdale's Knowl View residential school, which closed in 1992, and abused boys at…
A man has been jailed for eight years after admitting shaking his baby daughter to death. James Ring, 21, was caring for nine-week-old Aria at home in the Crabble area of Dover when she went into cardiac arrest on January 7 last year. He told emergency services that she had…
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