Category Archives: Sex offenders

Sex attack sentence increased by Appeal Court

A man from Plymouth who sexually assaulted a “particularly vulnerable” woman at a nightclub has had his non-custodial sentence overturned by leading judges and ordered to prison for three years. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, declared that the 20-month suspended jail sentence imposed in February in the case of Stephen John Hayes, 27, of… Continue Reading

Trial of policeman facing string of sex charges starts today

A police officer is going on trial over multiple sexual misconduct offences alleged to have happened while he was on duty. Adam Rushton faces 10 counts of misconduct in a public office and two charges of obtaining the personal data of two women without proper permission while on duty as a constable with Staffordshire Police.… Continue Reading

Hundreds of sex offenders missing

Hundreds of convicted sex offenders have gone missing across the UK, police have revealed. New figures have shown 396 registered sex offenders are wanted because their whereabouts are unknown, including some who have been missing for more than a decade. One convicted sex offender in Gloucestershire has been missing since the year 2000, another in… Continue Reading

Police Sergeant remanded on sex charges

A police officer has appeared in court accused of a string of sex offences. Peter Lower, 51, a sergeant with Avon and Somerset Police, has been charged with three counts of rape, three counts of sexual assault by penetration, five counts of actual bodily harm, and false imprisonment. The charges relate to one adult female… Continue Reading

Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years

Depraved paedophile Gary Glitter, from central London, faces dying behind bars after being jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing three schoolgirls. The 70-year-old, real name Paul Gadd, was told there was no evidence he had atoned for his actions as he was sentenced for one count of attempted rape, one count of unlawful sexual… Continue Reading

Rolf Harris stripped of honours

Rolf Harris has been stripped of his Australian honours following his conviction for sexually assaulting four British girls. The disgraced television star, artist and songwriter was found guilty last year of indecently assaulting the girls, who included the childhood best friend of his daughter Bindi, between 1969 and 1986. The decision to take back his… Continue Reading

91 year old jailed for sex attacks

A former teacher aged 91, from Worcestershire, has been jailed for carrying out a string of sadistic sex attacks on 14 boys becoming the oldest person to be sent to prison for the first time. Marcus Marcussen remained apparently unmoved in the dock as a judge said the offences, committed between 1957 and 1978, had… Continue Reading

TV Weather Man Fred Talbot Guilty of Sex Assaults

TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two schoolboys when he was a teacher. Talbot, 65, a regular on the floating weather map in Liverpool’s Albert Dock for ITV’s top-rating This Morning show, was said by the prosecution to be “a chancer” who used his “boundless energy” and “extrovert personality” to… Continue Reading