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An important reminder – Rotherham rape victim: ‘Justice could have been done 13 years ago’

Woman calls for apology from South Yorkshire police, which failed to act when she reported sexual abuse as teenager When Sageer Hussain and seven other men from Rotherham were sentenced to prison, the woman they had raped and sexually abused … Continue reading

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GP Taylor: When abuse victims speak out, it is society’s duty to listen

IT was one of those Yorkshire evenings in a beautiful Dales village. The open fire of the local hostelry glowed brightly to take away the chill of the evening. I shared a meal with Mark Stibbe, an old friend and … 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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Rotherham men deny historic child sex offences

Three men have pleaded not guilty to 15 offences of indecent assault alleged to have been carried out against a child in Rotherham in the 1990s. Riaz Makhmood, 38, 37-year-old Sajid Ali, aged 37 and Zaheer Iqbal, 39, all from … Continue reading

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Rotherham: How a council not fit for purpose is clawing its way back

Rotherham’s head of children’s services said he knew major progress had been made following the child exploitation scandal when a victim declared she was “finally proud” to come from the South Yorkshire town. Ian Thomas, who stepped in to deal … Continue reading

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