BOB HIGGINS FOUND GUITLY OF INDECENTLY ASSAULTING BOYS

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A former youth football coach Bob Higgins who held “supreme power” over the futures of budding players has been found guilty of sexually touching and groping 24 victims between 1971 and 1996, most of which were trainees at Southampton FC and Peterborough United. During his time as a coach, Bob Higgins worked with young footballers…

Former GP, Alan Tutin Convicted for Sexual Assaults on Patients

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Alan Tutin, a former GP at a Guildford Surgery has been convicted of 15 counts of sexual assaults and jailed for a period of 10 ½ years. In December 2018, Tutin was convicted of 15 counts of sexual assaults on women and girls, one girl as young as 12 years old. The offences were committed…

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Youth Coach Receives Further Jail Sentence

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A former youth coach involved in Scottish football has been given a further jail sentence after admitting a series of child sex abuse crimes. Jim McCafferty, 73, was a coach and kit man for the Celtic youth team who also worked for Celtic Boys Club. He admitted in Court, 12 charges related to child sex…

IICSA to Take Evidence from large Tech Companies

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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) will be taking submissions from Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google as they look at the rising numbers of online abuse and the growing problem of online exploitation. The submissions will be made secretly in closed sessions of the inquiry in London. IICSA has said that the reason…

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Rotherham Child Sex Abuse

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Forty people, 38 men and 2 women have been investigated over child sex abuse dating back 20 years in Rotherham, the National Crime Agency (NCA) have confirmed. The investigation which is being run by the NCA is part of Operation Stovewood, which is the largest law enforcement investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation in the…

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Bradford Historic Child Sex Abuse

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A serious case review will be held into historical child sex abuse (CSE) in Bradford. The chair of the city’s Safeguarding Children Board has said she will commission an independent person to conduct the review. A case earlier this year saw nine men jailed for raping and abusing two teenage girls living in a children’s…

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Former Teacher at Taunton School accused of Historical Sexual Abuse

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Christopher Pollard 69, has been charged with 11 historical counts of indecent assault whilst he was a Spanish Teacher at Taunton School in the late 1970’s. Taunton Crown Court has heard that Pollard, “shared alcohol and sexual banter with students.” There was evidence that “he took a 14 year old boy on pub and theatre…

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Child Sex Abuse Inquiry to Investigate Other Religious Institutions

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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced that it is widening its scope to investigate other religious orders in England and Wales. This investigation will be separate to the ongoing investigation of the Anglican Roman Catholic Church. The IICSA will investigate other religions such as Buddhism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Methodists, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism…