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A man has been arrested by officers investigating allegations of serious sexual abuse at care homes in North Wales, police have confirmed.

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Former minister Liam Fox says gay marriage plans are divisive

Tory MP said move would please only 'a very small, if vocal, minority'

Editorial: A long way to go in our response to sex crimes

Weaknesses in the police and criminal justice systems are only part of the problem
A woman holds a banner in a London protest against the police and courts

100,000 assaults. 1,000 rapists sentenced. Shockingly low conviction rates revealed

Latest statistics also show difficulties in persuading victims to report attacks

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke told Sky News the changes would allow judges and coroners to have access to more information instead of the

Why rape convictions are so hard to get

Our writer, reflecting on her experience on a rape jury a few years ago, says that regardless of avoidable police mistakes getting a guilty verdict is exceptionally tough

Judge forced to revoke jail term after sentencing teenager for wrong crime

A judge was forced into an embarrassing retreat after he sentenced a teenager for the wrong crime, it emerged today.

Erotic film accidentally aired during Swedish news programme

Staff at a Swedish TV Channel were left red-faced after accidentally airing a porn film in the background of a news segment about Syria.

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall denies sex abuse charges

'It's A Knockout' star appeared at Preston Magistrates Court to face three counts of indecent assault committed between 1974 and 1984

‘Imposter’ wins rape appeal as victim was unmarried

A California appeals court has overturned the rape conviction of a man who had sex with a sleeping woman on the basis of legislation dating to 1872, which says only married women are protected from rape by “imposters”.

Copy of sex manual banned for 200 years goes on sale...but there's little to make modern readers blush

'Aristotle's Compleat Master-Piece' first appeared around 1680 and sets out some dubious 17th century advice on sexual relationships and how to conceive

Indians holds candles to condemn the brutal gang-rape of a woman

India gang-rape victim dies in hospital

The victim of a gang-rape in New Delhi died at a Singapore hospital tonight as officials in the Indian state of Punjab fired and suspended police officers accused of ignoring the rape of another woman, who then committed suicide.

Armageddon some!: As the Mayan apocalypse nears, New Yorkers make love like there's no tomorrow

Commitment-phobes rejoice! Finally there's an opportunity to engage in casual sex without worrying about how to shirk brunch plans later.

Lostprophets express 'shock' at bandmate Ian Watkins' arrest on child sex charges

Bandmates of Lostprophets lead singer Ian Watkins have spoken of their shock at his arrest on sex abuse charges.

The most terrifying spider in the world builds a fake spider decoy to trick its victims

If you thought the film Arachnophobia was the scariest thing you've seen - probably best to stop reading now.

Jimmy Savile's former producer Ted Beston arrested and bailed in abuse investigation

A former BBC radio producer for Jimmy Savile is understood to be the latest person to be arrested by police investigating sexual abuse by the broadcaster.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn failed to end the criminal investigation into his alleged role in organising sex parties with prostitutes in the US and France and Belgium

Dominique Strauss-Kahn fails to have final sex charge thrown out

The former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, failed today to free himself of his last remaining accusation of sexual misconduct.

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Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

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Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

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