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Showing 1 - 10 of 145 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "CPS"

Police officer guilty of membership of banned group and terrorism offences

A probationary police officer has been convicted of being a member of a banned far-right organisation and possessing documents that could have been of use to a terrorist.

| Press Release , Terrorism, Sexual offences , CPS News

Man jailed for 22 and a half years for rape and sexual assault of children

A man has been sentenced to 22 and a half years’ imprisonment today for a series of rapes and sexual assaults on children over a period of approximately 20 years.

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

Max Hill QC, DPP, on the the judgment in the judicial review of the prosecution of rape and serious sexual offences

Today, Monday 15 March, Lord Burnett dismissed the application for Judicial Review from the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) coalition against the CPS.

| CPS says , Sexual offences , CPS News

CPS statement on the judgment in the judicial review of the prosecution of rape and serious sexual offences

On 26 and 27 January, the Court of Appeal heard a judicial review launched by the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) coalition against the CPS. Their case was that a change to CPS rape and serious sexual offences guidance amounted to an illegal change of approach to prosecuting rapes, which has contributed to falling levels of these cases.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Former Great Ormond Street Hospital worker admits abusing children

A former Great Ormond Street Hospital porter has admitted a total of 69 sexual offence charges against children. Paul Farrell, 55, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing eight children between 1985 and 2020. This amounted to at least 500 instances of abuse.

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

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

Rapist jailed for eight-year campaign of abuse

A man who admitted to carrying out over 100 rapes against a young girl over an eight-year campaign of abuse has been sentenced today (19 February) at Newcastle Crown Court.

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

Ex-paramedic jailed for multiple sexual assaults and rapes

An ex-paramedic has today been jailed for multiple rapes and serious sexual assaults carried out over a period of several years on women in his care, or in an assumed relationship with him.

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

Pawel Relowicz guilty of murdering 21-year-old Hull student Libby Squire

Meat plant worker and father-of-two, Pawel Relowicz, 25, has been found guilty today (11 February) at Sheffield Crown Court of the rape and murder of 21-year-old Libby Squire on 1 February 2019.

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

Rugby player convicted of raping two women in west London

Former Princeton University student Paulo Kretteis, 22, was convicted of two counts of rape and making a threat to kill following a trial.

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

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