Tag Archives: Grooming

£500k lifeline for Rotherham abuse charity

A CHARITY providing a lifeline for hundreds of abuse survivors has been given almost £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund. The cash will support the work of Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service – rebuilding lives after rape, sexual or domestic abuse … Continue reading

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Abuse victims and police officers in limbo over Rotherham scandal corruption probe

Police officers in South Yorkshire have been accused of protecting serial child abusers from prosecution and even having sex with victims as part of the Rotherham scandal. So two-and-a-half years on from the scandal coming to light, why has there … Continue reading

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Police ‘still failing to take child sex victims seriously’

Children reporting sexual and violent crimes are not being taken seriously, the government’s victims tsar has warned. Baroness Newlove said that the lessons of the Jimmy Savile and Rotherham sex abuse scandals had not been learnt because young people were … Continue reading

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Girl, 15, pimped out and physically abused in Sheffield flat

A Sheffield man accused of pimping out and physically abusing a teenage girl branded his alleged victim a ‘liar’ and a ‘silly little girl’ in police interview, a court heard. Christopher Whiteley, aged 23, Matthew Whiteley, 24, and Shane Whiteley, … Continue reading

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Rudd announces £40m package to tackle child sex abuse

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has today announced the delivery of a £40m package of Government measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, and to crack down on offenders. It includes the launch of a … Continue reading

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Sheffield schoolgirl, 14, intimidated into exchanging sexual favours for drink and drugs

A 14-year-old girl was intimidated into exchanging sexual favours for drink and drugs, under the pretense of a relationship she thought would help her to escape her home life, a court heard. Sheffield Crown Court was told how Girl D … Continue reading

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YP Comment: Society’s duty to victims of abuse. Painful legacy of historic crimes

HOWEVER difficult it is, the public must not become impervious and desensitised to harrowing cases of historic abuse still coming to light. Victims have suffered in silence for years – decades in many cases – and only now do they … Continue reading

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