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Showing 1 - 10 of 110 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "CPS"

Discharged army officer who groomed and formed relationships with underage girls online jailed

A discharged army officer who groomed and formed relationships with underage girls online has been jailed.

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

Man jailed for attempted kidnap and sexual assault of child

A Staffordshire man, who sexually assaulted and attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl playing by a rope swing, has been jailed for eight years with a four-year extended licence.

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

CPS statement on the sentencing of Farirai Shereni

Farirai Shereni, 26, was given a sentence of 13 years' imprisonment today (Friday 17 January) after being convicted of raping a woman while she was on her way to work in Birmingham city centre.

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

Religious leaders convicted of multiple counts of rape and child sexual abuse

A church pastor has been convicted today (14 January 2020) of multiple (24) counts of child sexual abuse and rapes. Michael Oluronbi, age 60, was the faith leader of a religious group - Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Birmingham - when he committed these vile crimes.

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

Teacher, 49, jailed after sexual chats with undercover officer who posed as child

A primary school teacher has been jailed for 20 months today (Friday 10 January) for sending sexual communication to a 12-year-old girl who was in fact an undercover police officer.

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

Homeless man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted eight-year-old boy jailed

A homeless man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted an eight-year-old boy has been jailed for 11 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London South News

Paedophile sentenced for further abuse

A children’s care home manager, who is already serving seven life sentences for abusing nineteen children, has been sentenced to another fourteen years’ imprisonment at Mold Crown Court.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Britain’s most prolific rapist jailed for life following historic CPS prosecution

The most prolific rapist ever tried in a British court has today been jailed for life after drugging and assaulting 48 men, following the largest prosecution of its kind in CPS history.

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

Ten men prosecuted in first year of upskirting legislation

Ten men were convicted of 16 upskirting offences in 2019 – the first year legislation making it a specific crime was available to prosecutors.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

UPDATE: Four men found sentenced for systematically abusing a vulnerable 13 year old girl

Four Midlands men have been jailed for the rape and sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl who was vulnerable following the death of her father.

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

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