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Showing 1 - 10 of 119 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "CPS"

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Martial arts couple convicted of child sexual offences

A martial arts instructor and his actress wife have been convicted of a number of non-recent child sexual offences.

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

David Carrick: CPS authorises three further charges

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick with three additional offences.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

CPS publishes latest statistics on all crime types showing steady increase in rape convictions

Today the CPS has published the Q3 Performance data which covers the three-month period from 1 October to 31 December 2021.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

MP convicted of sexual offence against boy

A jury trying Imran Ahmad Khan MP, 48, at Southwark Crown Court have today found him guilty of a sexual assault.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Safety messages go mobile on Nottingham’s consent themed bus

Messages about safety for women and girls will be going mobile through the streets of Nottingham as new branded transport has taken to the roads.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

CPS authorises indecent exposure charges against Wayne Couzens

Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “Following a referral of evidence by the Metropolitan Police, the CPS has authorised four charges of indecent exposure against Wayne Couzens.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

David Carrick: CPS authorises 12 further charges

The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick with 12 additional offences.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Police Officer guilty of rape

A West Yorkshire Police Sergeant has today been found guilty of raping a woman at a mutual friend’s house after they had been out drinking together.

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

CPS Says: CPS and NPCC respond toThe Criminal Justice Joint Inspection (CJJI) of how well the criminal justice system serves survivors of rape

Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions said: “We know victims of sexual offences can suffer lasting trauma, and too often their experience of the criminal justice system adds to their suffering. The CPS is committed to making the changes needed so that more victims see justice.

| CPS says , Sexual offences , CPS News

CPS publishes interim fundamental principles on victims accessing pre-trial therapy

Victims should prioritise their well-being and not delay receiving therapy for any reason connected with a police investigation or prosecution the CPS has said.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

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