The Ticking Clock on Child Abuse, Roache in court today over ‘sex assault on girl aged 11’, Former Radio 1 DJ held on suspicion of sexual offences

June 7, 2013 Comments Off on The Ticking Clock on Child Abuse, Roache in court today over ‘sex assault on girl aged 11’, Former Radio 1 DJ held on suspicion of sexual offences

– The Ticking Clock on Child Abuse
– Roache in court today over ‘sex assault on girl aged 11’
– Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning held on suspicion of sexual offences

The Ticking Clock on Child Abuse  May 31, 2013 Law and Justice
Marci Hamilton battles the deadline that cheats victims.
By Rebecca Webber

The Cleveland kidnapping case, the Sandusky scandal at Penn State and the revelations from prestigious private schools like New York’s Horace Mann remind us that child sex abuse can happen anywhere.

“Twenty to 25 percent of children are sexually abused,” says Marci Hamilton, a professor at Cardozo School of Law. But it often takes victims years to come to terms with what was done to them. “A survivor needs decades to come forward. They’re trying to deal with so much and they can’t put it all together,” she explains. In the meantime, their abusers are typically targeting other children. “Many perpetrators continue abusing into their elderly years,” she says.

That’s why Hamilton has been on a decade-long crusade to eliminate statute-of-limitation rules on sex abuse crimes. The rules vary by state but typically require the victim to file charges or a lawsuit within a specific time frame, sometimes within as little as one year after the abuse took place or after the victim reaches a certain age  (usually between 18 and 21). These limitations, says Hamilton, keep many victims from outing their abusers. She’s working on expanding or eliminating statutes of limitations for these crimes and changing the way they are applied….
http://womenintheworld.org/stories/entry/the-ticking-clock-on-child-abuse

Roache in court today over ‘sex assault on girl aged 11’

Lancashire Police have charged William Roache with five indecent assaults against four girls aged between 11 or 12 and 16

Three of the offences allegedly took place in 1965 and two in 1968
By Stephen Wright  6 June 2013

Coronation Street actor Bill Roache was last night charged with sexually assaulting another four girls, one as young as 11.

A month after the soap star, 81, was charged with twice raping a schoolgirl in 1967, he was re-arrested and accused of further child sex offences.

The new allegations against Roache, who has played Ken Barlow over six decades, are claimed to have happened in the Manchester area between 1965 and 1968 and involve four girls who were aged between 11 or 12 and 16 at the time.

Roache, who has strenuously denied the previous rape allegations, is due in Preston magistrates’ court over the new charges this morning.

He is one of the best-known stars to be held over child sex allegations in the aftermath of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

His friend Stuart Hall, the disgraced BBC TV presenter, is due to be sentenced later this month after he admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls during the 1960s, 70s and 80s….
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337020/Roache-court-today-sex-assault-girl-aged-11.html

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning held on suspicion of sexual offences

Former colleague of Jimmy Savile is 72-year-old man arrested earlier this week under Operation Yewtree
Josh Halliday   guardian.co.uk, Thursday 6 June 2013

Chris Denning, a former Radio 1 DJ from the 1960s, can be named as the 72-year-old man arrested earlier this week under Operation Yewtree on suspicion of sexual offences.

Denning, a former colleague of Jimmy Savile and one of the first Radio 1 DJs, was detained by Scotland Yard detectives on Monday but was not initially identified.

He was arrested in east London and questioned by Operation Yewtree officers before being released on bail until a date in July.

Denning is the 13th person arrested under Operation Yewtree, the investigation into sexual offences by Savile and others launched last October….
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jun/06/chris-denning-held-suspicion-sexual-offences

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