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Showing 1 - 10 of 22 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "London South"

Man convicted of raping multiple young women

A man who raped six young women over a three-year period has today been convicted.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Man jailed for historic sexual offences

A man was jailed for sexually abusing two young girls in the 1970s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Former Met officers jailed for conspiracy to share child sexual images

Two retired Met police officers have been jailed for conspiracy to distribute and show child sexual abuse images. 

Jeremy Laxton, 62, and Jack Addis, 63 have been sentenced for distributing or showing indecent images of children to each other between January 2018 and July 2021.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Man jailed for sexual assaults on young boys in 1980s

A man who was a former verger has been jailed for indecent assaults on two boys under 16s from 1969 to 1987.

Clive McCleester, 77, who appeared at Inner London Crown Court today, was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting two teenage boys.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

New national approach to prosecuting adult rape cases welcomed by CPS London

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today rolled out an ambitious new blueprint to transform how adult rape cases are prosecuted.

The National Operating Model (NOM) aims to drive up the number of cases taken to court and improve victim experiences.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Health Care Assistant sentenced to five years imprisonment after raping a patient under his care

Theophilus Ekudayo, 55 years old, was sentenced to five years imprisonment on 4 July 2023 at Kingston Crown Court after pleading guilty to sexual activity with a person with mental disorder impeding choice and possession of false identification document.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Man jailed for rape and sexual assault of a child

A man who raped and sexually assaulted an eight-year-old child in the 1980s has been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Ex-police officer jailed for sending sexually explicit messages to children.

An ex-police officer has been sentenced to 32 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to three counts of possessing indecent photographs of children and one count of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Police officer jailed for sexual assault

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been jailed for sexually assaulting a colleague in 2020.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Sexual predator jailed for kidnap and rape

Abdulahi Mohamed Mohamud, 38, of Surrey, was today sentenced to 14 years' imprisonment and two years' extended licence at Kingston Crown Court for the kidnap and rape of a vulnerable young woman.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

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