At the end of last month a special BBC Crimewatch programme with a helpline invited callers to report non-recent sexual offence, and on the same day (February 27) the first public hearing of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) was held.
Kato Harris knew he wanted to be a teacher from the age of 16. Helping pupils fulfil their potential was one of his driving ambitions.
The claims of ‘Nick’ that leading figures of the ‘establishment’ were involved in an horrendous paedophile ring were one of the central planks of the Met Police’s Operation Midland.
A hard hitting article from Liberation, published on 23 August. The article has been translated from the original French. The police have concluded that monetary fraud was an an important motive behind the therapist’s behaviour.
Matthew Scott has produced one of his most remarkable articles for the Barrister Blogger website.
We often find out about defence and prosecution arguments in historic abuse trials, rarely – if ever – do we discover what members of juries in these cases were thinking.
Do the police, the Crown Prosecution Service, and the barristers appointed to prosecute and defend those accused of historic allegations still follow due process?
Human rights and civil liberties barrister, Barbara Hewson, has written an article saying that the justice system is skewed against men in rape cases because of an over-willingness to believe those who claim to be victims.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has come under mounting criticism from multiple sources over his handling of historic abuse cases investigated by the MPS.
Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin Herman spoke of his case at the annual British False Memory Society conference on Saturday, 9 April.