Carers and teachers child abuse convictions to be reviewd

February 5, 2004

Child abuse convictions reviewed There are fears of a new genre of miscarriages of justice More than 100 former carers and teachers convicted of child abuse are having their convictions investigated. The Criminal Cases Review Commission and Historical Abuse Appeal Panel are probing whether there have been dozens of miscarriages of justice. There are fears some alleged victims made false abuse claims in hope of compensation – and these were followed up too enthusiastically by the police. The panel are taking their first case to the Court of Appeal on Thursday. It involves former care worker Anver Sheikh, who has served almost two years of an eight-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting boys in 1980….


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