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McMillian had been advised not to continue campaigning

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When Cardinal Keith O'Brien stepped down last week, he might have hoped that the furore over allegations of sexual misconduct would swiftly conclude. After all, he was leaving his position as the head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, forgoing his right to attend the papal conclave, and retiring from public life.

Five-year-olds among thousands of young people accused of sex offences

Children as young as five are among thousands of under-18s who have been accused of sexual offences against other children, according to new statistics.

Bath Literature Festival: Protect young women with a ban on pornography, panel hears

Panellists debate right to free speech and moral obligation to protect the vulnerable

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Father fails in legal bid to ban ‘vulnerable’
daughter, 13, from Facebook

Facebook has more than one billion profiles from across the world using its social network site

Michael Le Vell leaves Manchester Magistrates Court where he made his first court appearance accused of child sex offences

Twitter user arrested over claim alleged victim in Michael Le Vell child sex case was named

A Twitter user has been arrested by police over claims he used the micro-blogging site to name an alleged child sex victim in the case involving Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell.

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Sentenced to 100 lashes in the Maldives: 15-year-old girl 'raped by stepfather who then murdered baby'

A teenage girl in the Maldives who was repeatedly raped by her stepfather has been ordered to receive 100 lashes after she confessed to having had pre-marital sex with another man. She is said to be deeply traumatised.

Oscar Pistorius used 'herbal remedy'

Oscar Pistorius's representatives confirmed the substance found in his bedroom after the shooting death of his girlfriend as Testis compositum, and said it is a herbal remedy used "in aid of muscle recovery".

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