The sheer scale of child sexual abuse in Britain

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The sheer scale of child sexual abuse in Britain

Post by bristow on Wed 16 Jan - 0:51

Although written in 1998 in the Guardian, this piece was ahead of its time and is relevant in the JS scandal and Operation Yew Tree.

The sheer scale of child sexual abuse in Britain


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Post by Olympicana_Reloaded on Thu 7 Feb - 12:41

Clipstone abuse couple: Sentencing over child rapes

A Nottinghamshire couple have been sentenced for the rape and indecent assault of three young girls.

Robert and Rita Oldham, aged 53 and 51, from Clipstone, Mansfield, sexually abused the girls between 1993 and 2006. The judge said it was "a catalogue of depravity".

He was sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to 16 offences, including rape and indecent assault.

His wife was sentenced to six years for rape and indecent assault.

She pleaded guilty to three charges, one of rape, one of indecent assault, and a third of wilfully neglecting and exposing a child to assault and ill-treatment by her husband.

The offences took place at addresses in Nottinghamshire over 13 years. The pair denied a number of other charges.
Robert and Rita Oldham were described by police as 'cold, selfish and utterly lacking in remorse'.

Passing sentence Judge John Milmo told them: "I have rarely come across such a catalogue of depravity."

Police said one victim was aged three when she was first assaulted.


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