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Prosecution says soap star was lying when he denied sexually abusing five girls

The CPS bends over backwards to help complainants in child sex abuse cases. It's kind, but is it fair?

The guidelines on prosecuting these cases aim to avoid the old myths and stereotypes about victims and perpetrators. Instead they propagate a whole new set

The airline said they immediately informed police and sent an investigation team to Kenya.

Pilot abused position at British Airways to 'molest hundreds of girls at African orphanages'

Simon Wood was due to appear in court again this Friday but was found dead on August 18th after being struck by a train

Alan Davies, Stephen Fry on BBC panel show QI

BBC rejects claim Stephen Fry 'trivialised' child abuse on QI

The BBC Trust has rejected a complaint that Stephen Fry “trivialised” child abuse during an episode of QI in which he recited a limerick about a chaplain’s desire for a choir boy.

Five men arrested over rape of 15-year-old girl in Bolton

Suspects held in raids on suspicion of subjecting the teenager to repeated sexual assaults between July 2011 and September 2012

Ofsted and council staff criticised in review into rape of toddler by paedophile nursery worker

Paul Wilson jailed for life in 2011 after using mobile phone to film two separate attacks on an infant

Book review: Tampa, By Alissa Nutting

A paedophile tells all – we learn nothing

Numerous monks who taught at Fort Augustus Abbey have been exposed as abusers

Abuse at the Abbey: How paedophile monks were finally exposed

Mark Daly reveals how he uncovered years of sexual abuse at one of the most prestigious Catholic schools in Scotland

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US makes extradition request to Ireland for porn suspect

The United States has formally requested the extradition of a man in Ireland described by the FBI as being the "largest facilitator of child porn on the planet".

The small Welsh town of Blaenavon

Businessman behind ambitious plan to turn Welsh town into literary hotspot jailed in US for string of sex offences

James Hanna sentenced to two separate 60-year jail terms for producing child pornography and rape

Rehtaeh Parsons' suicide caused outcry across North America

Two arrested over photos of alleged sex assault on girl that later committed suicide

The pair were charged with distributing child pornography

Operation Pallial: Man in court over child abuse at North Wales care home

The alleged offences span from 1968 to 1989

'Predatory' 13-year-olds: we've heard this one before

Where does this shocking language of "predatory" behaviour come from? Are such ideas just the "inappropriate" words of one individual (to cite the Crown Prosecution Service)? History indicates otherwise. So-called "rape myths" and "victim-blaming" of this kind have long roots. We need to look at the past to understand the nature of concerns about "predatory", "sexually experienced" and physically mature girls. By understanding the history of such ideas, we may be able to put an end to their use.

Victim Blaming: Teen sexuality is discomforting, but that doesn't absolve us of a duty to protect

There are those who insist that it “takes two to tango” in child abuse situations

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