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Showing 1 - 10 of 36 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "West Midlands"

Closer working between CPS and police helping to increase charges of rape and serious sexual offences in the West Midlands

As part of a collective effort across the criminal justice system to tackle the discrepancy between rape and sexual offence cases being reported and taken to court, senior police officers and legal managers across the country are now working closer and communicating more regularly. In the West Midlands, this has contributed to a 33% rise in charges for rape and serious sexual offences.

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

Man jailed for non-recent child sex offences

Former clergyman Joseph Quigley has today (29 January) been jailed for more than 11 years for non-recent child sex offences.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , West Midlands News

Dangerous paedophile sentenced for child sexual offences

A dangerous sex offender has been jailed for 17 years and three months for sexually abusing female children including babies.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , West Midlands News

Sex attacker jailed for raping 83-year-old woman

A man who raped an elderly woman after entering her house at night has been jailed for 13 years and eight months.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , West Midlands News

Man who posed as teenager and persuaded girls to send him indecent photos jailed

A 45-year-old man who posed on social media as a teenage boy and persuaded girls across the country to send him indecent photographs and videos of themselves, threatening to expose them in an attempt to obtain additional images, has been sentenced to six years and eight months' imprisonment.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , West Midlands News

Child sex offender jailed for 18 years

A sex offender, who groomed children with gifts and sexually assaulted them, has been jailed for 18 years with a two-year extended licence.

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

Dangerous men convicted for killing and dismembering woman

Two men have been convicted today (9 November 2020) for their involvement in the murder and dismemberment of a Dudley woman in 2019.

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

Man found to have committed 10 counts of rape

A man who imprisoned and raped a woman over 32 hours has been found to have committed multiple rapes and false imprisonment.

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

Hereford man sentenced for voyeurism and child sex offences

A man from Hereford has been given a three-year community order for possessing indecent images of children and secretly filming three women and a child using a hidden camera.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , West Midlands News

Man given suspended sentence for possessing over 1800 prohibited images

A Coventry man found with over 1800 prohibited images including child sex images and extreme pornography has been given a suspended jail sentence.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , West Midlands News

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