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Showing 1 - 10 of 92 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "CPS"

Operation Stovewood: Rotherham limousine driver guilty of sexually abusing young girls

A former limousine driver who systematically groomed and abused young girls in the Rotherham area over a decade, has today been convicted of child sex abuse offences.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Operation Stovewood: Seven men guilty of sexually abusing two young girls in Rotherham

Seven men have been convicted for committing child sex abuse offences against two young girls in Rotherham during the 2000s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Operation Stovewood: Rotherham taxi driver guilty of raping two young girls

A former taxi driver has been found guilty of committing child sex offences against two underage girls during the 2000s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

High school teacher guilty of child sex offences against pupils

A teacher has today been found guilty of child sex offences against two pupils at the school where she worked.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, North West News

Prison sentence in first cyberflashing case

Nicholas Hawkes, 39, the first person to be convicted of cyber-flashing, has been sentenced to a total of 66 weeks in prison.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

CPS leaders welcome final findings of academic report into prosecution of rape

CPS leaders have welcomed the final findings of an academic report looking into the organisation’s handling of the prosecution of rape.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Dark web child abuse forum administrators jailed

The second moderator of a dark web forum for sharing indecent pictures of children to be jailed within a week has today received five years and four months in prison.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Former Essex Police officer guilty of filming sexual assault after night out

A former Essex Police officer has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after a night out and filming it.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

More to do to tackle rape misconceptions and lack of understanding of consent, CPS survey finds

More still needs to be done to tackle common false beliefs about rape and understanding of consent, especially among young people, according to the largest survey of its kind in five years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Serious sex offender who used false identities to blackmail women and children online jailed

A man who blackmailed women and children into engaging in degrading sexual acts has today been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, International and organised crime , CPS News

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