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Criminal cases prosecuted by the CPS are in the news every day, along with a range of issues relating to our work – from hate crime and violence against women and girls, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

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Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic, and for those who find themselves in the criminal justice system the process can feel overwhelming, unfamiliar, and incredibly challenging.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 36 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Former primary school teacher jailed for child sexual abuse

A former primary school teacher has been jailed for the sexual abuse of two young girls.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

77-year-old man jailed for sexually abusing a young girl over three years

A 77-year-old man has been jailed for sexually abusing a young girl over three years. 

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Paedophile pleads to offences that link him to woman serving life for sexual abuse

A convicted paedophile has pleaded guilty to further offences, that link him to a woman who has been jailed for life for child abuse.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for sexually abusing young girl and boy for years

A 74-year-old man has been jailed for 20 years for the sexual abuse of a young girl and a young boy over a period of years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Liverpool taxi driver jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage passenger

A Liverpool taxi driver who sexually assaulted a teenage girl in his taxi has been jailed for three years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Seventy-year-old man jailed for the sexual abuse of a girl over years

A seventy-year-old man who repeatedly abused a child from when she was 8 until she was 20, has been jailed for 19 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for trying to lure young girls away to commit sexual acts

A 71-year-old man has been jailed for trying to lure away children in city centre shops for sexual purposes.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Former teacher jailed for further sexual assaults on boys

A former teacher at a school in Widnes has been sentenced for further sexual assaults on boys.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Woman jailed for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy

A forty-year-old woman has been jailed for 9 years and 6 months for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Woman jailed for life for rape and sexual abuse of a young girl

A woman who instigated and organised the rape and sexual abuse of a young girl with two men has been jailed for life.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

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Email: Kate.Hinsley@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0258

Yasser Mehmood
Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Sabriyya Rasul
Email: Sabriyya.Rasul@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3519

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Telephone: 020 3300 3531

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Email: Michael.Steward@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0724

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Robert Cox
Email: robert.cox@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3398

Nazia Dewji
Email: Nazia.Dewji@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1994

Alan Jones
Email: alan.jones@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3388

David Lindsell
Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

Rosie Wigan
Email: Rosie.Wigan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0559

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Hywel Barrett
Email: Hywel.Barrett@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Email: sophie.court@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

Lisa Ettridge
Email: lisa.ettridge@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

Head of News

Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

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