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Church of England Failed to Protect Children from Sexual Abusers

Posted on: October 6, 2020

UPPAL TAYLOR SOLICITORS are specialist civil litigation, public inquiry and child abuse compensation solicitors. If you wish to speak with a solicitor in the strictest of confidence please call 0115 982 0770 or complete our confidential online Inquiry form which can be found HERE The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published its findings following an investigation into the…

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Islamic extremist preacher, Shakeel Begg, hosted workshop for would-be foster carers

Posted on: August 30, 2017

An extremist Islamic preacher, Shakeel Begg, helped in the recruitment of foster parents. The London borough of Lewisham organised the event in a bid to find more Muslim families willing to foster children. Most councils struggle finding Muslim families to provide foster care for children of Islamic heritage. The workshop took place in March 2017 at the Lewisham Islamic Centre…

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Former priest Paul Battersby convicted of possessing indecent images of children

Posted on: August 30, 2017

Paul Battersby a former priest at St Peters Church in Darwin has been convicted of downloading indecent images of children. Liverpool Crown Court heard that it was the third time that Battersby had been convicted for similar offences. Recorder Andrew Long said “it is perfectly clear you are unwilling or unable to control the sexual attraction you feel towards children.”…

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Catholic Church and local authorities claim victims of child sexual abuse ‘consented’

Posted on: August 22, 2017

The Catholic Church and local authorities have been criticised after trying to claim child sex abuse victims consented in an attempt to avoid paying compensation. This came to light after news that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, a government agency, had been denying some victims compensation because it said they had ‘consented’ to the abuse even if they were of…

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Former Catholic Priest Denies Abuse

Posted on: May 19, 2011

A former Coventry and Cheadle Priest, Alexander Bede Walsh, has pleaded not guilty at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court to 23 counts of indecent assault and two counts of serious sexual assault. Alexander Walsh is accused of sexually assaulting boys while he served as a Catholic Priest in the Coventry and Cheadle area of North Staffordshire. The 25 charges relate to a…

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