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Showing 1 - 10 of 88 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "CPS"

Postgraduate students found guilty of central London nightclub rape

Ferdinando Orlando, 25, and Lorenzo Costanzo, 26, led the woman into a side room at the Toy Room Club near Oxford Street in the early hours of 26 February 2017.

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

Rapist father convicted

A man who repeatedly raped his daughters, fathering six children, has been found guilty at Swansea Crown Court.

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

Birmingham man jailed for extreme pornography

A Birmingham man has been sent to prison for possessing extreme pornography involving bestiality and child abuse images.

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

Man pleads guilty after breaching order and trying to meet up with a child for sexual activity

A man who was the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order has admitted breaching the conditions and trying to meet up with a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.

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

CPS secures first upskirting convictions

Four men have been convicted so far under the new ‘upskirting’ legislation, the Crown Prosecution Service can reveal today.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Married man arrested in London phone box for trying to meet children

A married man has been jailed for six years for sharing indecent images of children and trying to meet children

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

Grooming gang member convicted for trying to intimidate his victim

A Rotherham grooming gang member has been convicted of trying to intimidate a girl he had sexually assaulted to stop her giving evidence against him.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Annual Violence against Women and Girls report published

Latest figures on prosecutions involving Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) have been released today by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Paedophile sentenced to 29 years for systematic sexual abuse and rape of a child

A paedophile has been sentenced for 29 years for raping and sexually abusing a child for over seven years.

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

Jail for internet paedophile who paid for webcam sex acts

A 54-year-old married man who paid Filipino prostitutes to sexually abuse children on webcam has been sentenced to nine years' imprisonment at Cardiff Crown Court. He was also made subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

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

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