Former Priest and Anglican Minister Michael Studdert was jailed in 2006 for four years in relation to indecent images. However, prior to his death in 2017, Studdert was never convicted of physical abuse.
Eric Joyce, former MP and Army Major, was recently sentenced for possessing an indecent film of children.
Vice President of one of Britain’s leading ballet schools resigns following allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
Following the announcement that an independent inquiry is to be set up to investigate allegations of physical and emotional abuse within UK gymnastics (see David Hawkin’s blog of July 2020 on our website), further survivors of abuse have come forward.
A concern for many abuse survivors when coming forward is the counterclaims/allegations that will be made against them. The recent outcome of an abuse case against Haringey Council will hopefully mitigate some survivor’s concerns.
It is reported that British Gymnastics is to have “shocking and upsetting” allegations of serious physical and emotional abuse made by multiple elite Gymnasts investigated by an independent inquiry.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in England and Wales is investigating claims made against religious organisations, the armed forces, local authorities and people in the public eye.
Former West Sussex choirmaster charged with over 70 sex offences against children.
Boarding school worker jailed for 19 years for sexually assaulting young boys in Chepstow in the 1990s.