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Showing 1 - 10 of 25 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "London South"

Former GP jailed for life for sexually assaulting patients

A doctor who persuaded women and teenage girls to undertake invasive medical examinations under the guise of genuine need has been jailed for life.

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Man pleads guilty to sexual assault

A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sexual assault and breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Rapist jailed after DNA from robbery linked

Mohammed Tarik, 21, was caught after his DNA from a robbery was linked back to a rape two years before.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Photographer guilty of sexual assault during photoshoot

Pascal Molliere, 55, exploited the then 22-year-old victim during an hour-long photography session for professional model pictures at a warehouse in Fulham, west London in July 2010.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Rapist who attacked 70-year-old woman in graveyard jailed

Anthony Hurley, 55, chose his victim knowing she had learning difficulties. He persuaded her to leave the safety of her care home and go with him by offering to buy her a milkshake.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Convicted paedophile jailed for a further five years over Lambeth care home abuse

Leslie Paul, 70, worked as a residential care worker in Lambeth for 12 years when he preyed on teenage boys at the South Vale Assessment Centre in West Norwood.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Former music teacher who groomed schoolgirls jailed for 17 years

Ben Breakwell, 41, used his position of authority at a London secondary school to sexually exploit three students aged between 13 and 16

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Former Croydon Council worker and football coach jailed for nine years

David Hughes, 66, targeted three of the children when he worked in youth clubs in New Addington and while working in a voluntary capacity as a football coach between 1988 and 1995. Further offences took place on a teenager between 2017 and 2018. 

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Midwife convicted of downloading indecent images of children

Scott Butler, 39, was found to have more than 400 indecent images of male and female children between the ages of four and 13. 

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Social worker who sent indecent video of child in work group chat pleads guilty

A former social worker who accidentally sent an indecent video of a child to colleagues in a WhatsApp group chat has pleaded guilty to charges against him. 

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

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