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The unmasking of Jimmy Savile as a serial sex offender highlighted the need for changes to the way child sex abuse cases were handled

Child sex abuse victims given power to challenge if cases are shelved

New measures to address high-profile failures in child-grooming cases and Jimmy Savile scandal

Three men arrested after Oxford guest house raided in child sex abuse investigation

Police investigating the sexual abuse of children in Oxford have arrested three men after raiding a guest house used regularly by a paedophile ring operating in the city.

Actor William Roache has been charged with five historic offences of indecent assault involving four girls

Coronation Street star Bill Roache must wait six more months for trial on sex offence allegations

Roache, 81, has been bailed until his next court appearance in September

The site of the former Elm Guest House in Barnes. Two men have been arrested in connection with child abuse allegations relating to a guest house in south London during the 1980s

Police reveal scale of Elm Guest House investigation into alleged paedophile ring

Scotland Yard is pursuing more than 300 lines of inquiry in its investigation into allegations that a VIP paedophile ring abused children in care during the 1980s.

David Cameron has demanded Google do more to rid the internet of child pornography, warning that lives are being put at risk.

'Lives are being put at risk': Google must do more to rid internet of child pornography, says David Cameron

David Cameron has demanded Google do more to rid the internet of child pornography, warning that lives are being put at risk.

Teacher found with child porn allowed to return to work at school

Geoffrey Bettley not judged to be a risk to children by a Department of Education panel

Artist Graham Ovenden, 70, arriving at Plymouth Crown Court where he received 12 months' imprisonment suspended for two years after he was found guilty of a string of sex charges.

Appeal of artist paedophile Graham Ovenden's 'unduly lenient' sentence mooted to Attorney General

The Attorney General is considering referring the sentence of an internationally renowned artist from Cornwall to the Court of Appeal to see if it was "unduly lenient".

Three men held by police investigating child sex ring allegations

Three men have been arrested by police investigating an alleged paedophile ring which led to vulnerable schoolgirls being drugged, raped and sold into prostitution.

Damian Green, Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

'Your culture is no defence,' Damian Green tells men from ethnic minorities linked to sex crimes

Green said the men must learn to operate by the laws and customs of the UK

Possible new measures include greater use of online filters

Government calls summit with Google, Microsoft and Facebook to block terror and pornography sites

Culture Secretary orders internet crackdown in wake of Woolwich attack and April Jones killing

Girl recruited to work as child prostitute while under care of social services, court told

A teenage girl was one of a group to be recruited to work as child prostitutes by an alleged gang operating in east London while under the care of social services, a court has heard.

Banksy’s Slave Labour should be ‘returned to its rightful place’ in north London, says the local MP

'Disappeared' Banksy set to sell for £900,000

A mural which disappeared from the wall of a north London shop last year but resurfaced  in an auction in Miami – only  to be withdrawn at the last minute – has gone on sale in London and was on Sunday evening expected to raise £900,000.

Google and Facebook attacked over 'paltry' donations to internet child protection charity

Three of the internet's most profitable companies have pledged “paltry” amounts to child protection bodies, despite their continued verbal support.

Mark Bridger leaves Mold Crown Court

Google and internet service providers urged to do more to block child pornography in wake of April Jones murder trial

Mark Bridger's most visited websites showed violent images of murders, beheadings and dead children

Portrait of a murderer: Mark Bridger in his Facebook profile picture

April Jones murder trial: Mark Bridger, the trusted neighbour who was an alcoholic with an obsession with child pornography

The five-year-old's killer went to great lengths to cover his tracks

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