Friday, 25 March 2016

Was the 6 year sentence given to Adam Johnson too long or not?

Yesterday at Bradford Crown Court Judge Jonathon Rose imposed a sentence of 6 years imprisonment upon Adam Johnson, the famous Sunderland Football Player for offences of grooming, and sexual activity with a 15 year old girl, who was previously a devoted fan of his. The question is, was the sentence appropriate to the crime?

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Should the Met Police resign over Operation Midland according to Proctor?

Harvey Proctor has called for the resignation of several officers from Operation Midland upon being told that no charges will be brought against him. His statement repeats and adds to the press conference that he authored some time ago, which I have blogged about here.

The Metropolitan police have also said that Operation Midland has been closed without any charges being brought against any of the former politicians, military officers or government officials said to be involved, after a 16-month inquiry involving 31 detectives.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Goddard considers next steps in Janner abuse investigation

The first preliminary hearing held by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) took place on 9th March at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. It marks the start of public hearings in the Inquiry’s 13 investigations. Its purpose was to consider the next steps in the investigation into institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse relating to the politician Lord Greville Janner.
The public bodies under scrutiny in the Janner inquiry include the Crown Prosecution Service, Leicestershire police, Leicestershire county council, a number of care homes, the Labour party and the Home Office.

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Will victims of Janner have to give sexual abuse evidence in public? Goddard will decide on Wednesday.

The opening Lord Greville Janner hearing of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) (“the Goddard Inquiry”), will open tomorrow and hear arguments about:-
  1. Submissions on scope of the investigation; 
  2. Broadcast of proceedings; 
  3. Timetable for further hearings and applications for anonymity 
  4. Applications from those designated as Core Participants. 
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