Posts tagged with  " rape "

Care home convictions are quashed

June 30, 2005:

Care home convictions are quashed. Two former Barnardos workers jailed for sexual offences against young people in their care have won their appeals. Ex-Barnardos employees Margaret Hewitt and George Anderson have been released on bail pending a possible retrial. They were convicted in 2004 for abusing young people in their care at the Macedon home […]

Wife jailed for crying rape to hide infidelity

June 7, 2005:

An unfaithful wife who accused a man of rape to cover up a one night stand with him was jailed for 12 months yesterday.Merete Underwood, 32, disappeared with the 34-year-old interior designer after chatting him up during an evening out with her husband and two-year-old son last February, Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court heard.When she realised […]

CRY RAPE WIFE DID IT BEFORE SAYS MOTHER

THE wife jailed after she cried rape had falsely accused a man before, her mother said yesterday.Jane Nordhaug said she was shocked by the 12-month sentence handed out on Monday to Merette Underwood, below.Underwood, 32, who is Norwegian, invented the rape story to cover up a one-night stand and fool husband Toby.Mum Jane said: “There […]

Stop the Panic {about Paedophiles inflitrating childrens homes} Jean La Fontaine

April 7, 2005:

Jean La Fontaine is professor emeritus of social anthropology at the London School of Economics. She has done fieldwork in Africa and the UK. She has published a book on children’s sexual abuse and the Department of Health funded her research on ritual and organised abuse.From the late 1980s onwards there has been a fear […]

Stop the Panic

Jean La Fontaine is professor emeritus of social anthropology at the London School of Economics. She has done fieldwork in Africa and the UK. She has published a book on children’s sexual abuse and the Department of Health funded her research on ritual and organised abuse.From the late 1980s onwards there has been a fear […]

Losing Touch

February 9, 2005:

With teachers and carers no longer allowed to offer comforting hugs – or even put on a plaster, their relationship with the children they look after is suffering, writes Josie Appleton.It’s an everyday drama at primary schools up and down the country – but according to London teacher Kate Abley, a child wetting himself in […]

Revealed: past lies of abuse witness

October 31, 2004:

A WOMAN whose claims of Satanic child sex abuse helped put eight people in the dock had a history of making false allegations, which was known to police, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. Angela Stretton was the key police witness in the Lewis abuse case which collapsed this summer with charges against all the accused […]

Northern Ireland Abuse Case Verdict

September 21, 2004:

Two former care workers found guilty of abusing children at a Barnardo’s home have been jailed for a total of 29 years. Margaret Hewitt, 69, formerly of Drain’s Bay, Larne and Robert George Anderson, 46, from Ballycarry, but now living in England, were convicted of a catalogue of abuse at Belfast Crown Court in June.On […]

Falsey Accused Liverpool Cop Cleared

July 29, 2004:

A FORMER police detective was today cleared of rape after five years in jail.David Potter, 50, formerly from Huyton, broke down in tears as the judge at London’s court of appeal quashed the conviction.The father-of-two, (pictured), was jailed in 1998 for nine years after being found guilty of raping his ex-lover.She claimed Mr Potter, then […]

Officer's rape conviction quashed

A detective jailed in 1998 for raping and sexually abusing an ex-girlfriend has had his conviction quashed. Detective Constable David Potter’s nine-year sentence was overturned at the High Court in London on Thursday. The ex-Merseyside Police officer, 52, of Beech Road, Huyton, Merseyside, was jailed for rape and carrying out what the judge called a […]

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