Neil Turner, 67, of Worthing, West Sussex was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on 5th August 2020 to 28 months imprisonment after admitting to sexual assaults on six schoolboys in the 1980’s and also on an adult with learning disabilities. These victims felt able to come forward following Turner’s conviction in 2017 for similar sexual assaults on three boys.
Developments in the IICSA hearing
The government decision to abolish the ‘same roof’ rule, which has prevented hundreds of victims of abuse before 1979 receiving any form of compensation if they lived with their attacker at the time of the incident, has given a chance of justice to victims of historic childhood abuse.
Two victims of John Worboys have won their claims for compensation from the Metropolitan Police after the Supreme Court ruled that their treatment by police breached their human rights.
Media reports* have revealed that Local Authorities missed 18 chances to save the life of Blake Fowler from Southampton, who died from severe head injuries after years of being sexually, physically and emotionally abused.