We’ve got some interesting news items for you, ranging from high-profile child sex abuse convictions which look like they could get quashed, to an alleged paedophile ring where prison officers have been accused of routinely raping boys in a borstal in County Durham. These pieces make for sobering and rather concerning reading.
Our final news item focuses on women in Swaziland who were kidnapped and coerced into marriage not being allowed to divorce the men responsible, because, as King Mswati tells them, divorce is not an option.
- 2002 conviction of P for child sex abuse goes to appeal: Mr P pleaded not guilty but was convicted of several counts of sexual offences against a child. He was sentenced to a total of 12 years’ imprisonment and required to sign the Sex Offender Register for life.
- Senior Officers launch an inquiry into alleged paedophile ring
- The women in Swaziland, forced into marriage, denied divorce
Many thanks to Maggie Tuttle for alerting us to the paedophile ring story.