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Showing 1 - 10 of 73 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "CPS"

CPS Says - Prosecuting Rape cases

There have been a number of harrowing stories published in recent weeks about individual's experiences of the criminal justice system when they report rape.

| CPS says , Sexual offences , CPS News

Police and prosecutors invite victim groups to discuss concerns about new consent form

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and College of Policing have invited concerned organisations and individuals to help shape new processes to bring consistency to the way investigators search for relevant information on the digital devices of complainants and witnesses.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

CPS charges John Radford, formerly John Worboys, with four offences

A CPS spokesperson said: “In September 2018, the Crown Prosecution Service received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police relating to allegations of non-recent sexual assault and of administering drugs to cause unconsciousness.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Handing over mobile phone data in rape prosecutions

There is widespread media coverage today about how police and prosecutors use information from the mobile phones of people who report rape or other sexual offences.

| CPS says , Sexual offences , CPS News

Surgeon pleads guilty to downloading and making thousands of indecent images of children

A surgeon at the Royal Stoke Hospital has pleaded guilty to downloading, making and viewing thousands of indecent images of children.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for life for brutal sex attack in Leeds

A man who raped and assaulted a woman in Leeds city centre after following her as she walked home has today (18 April) been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Emerging Areas of Child Abuse and Exploitation

Speech by Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, to the Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference in Uganda, 15-17 April 2019

| Speech , Sexual offences, Youth crime, International and organised crime, Violent crime , CPS News

Serial sex offender jailed for life

A convicted sex offender who raped a stranger outside a nightclub has been sentenced to life imprisonment on 15 April with a minimum of 7 years to be served in custody.

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

Dark web drug dealer jailed after rebooting world’s biggest online drug marketplace

A dark web drug dealer has been convicted after he rebooted notorious trading website Silk Road when it was shut down by the FBI.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime, Drug offences, Sexual offences , CPS News

Man jailed for abusing boys at Shirley Oaks children's home

Patrick Grant, 69, was convicted of eight counts of indecent assault on three victims at Fircroft Children's Home in Surbiton, Rowan House - a Shirley Oaks Children's Home in South Norwood, and Walker House in Cardiff, South Wales.

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

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Telephone: 02920 803950

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Wessex
Marie-Dominique Meunier
Email: marie.meunier@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

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