Sexual Offences Prevention Orders repealed: All change?
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Sexual Offences Prevention Orders repealed: All change?

On 8 March 2015, the Sexual Offences Act 2003 was amended, making changes to the provisions dealing with behaviour orders to be imposed following complaint or conviction (etc.) for a sexual offence. The following orders were repealed: Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (ss.104-113) Risk of Sexual Harm Orders (123-129) Foreign Travel Orders (ss.114-122) These orders will … Continue reading

Lostprophets singer pleads to child sex offences; which guideline applies?
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Lostprophets singer pleads to child sex offences; which guideline applies?

  Ian Watkins, former singer in the Lostprophets, yesterday pleaded guilty to attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13 (but not guilty to rape) and he “also admitted three counts of sexual assault involving children and six involving taking, making or possessing indecent images of children and one of possessing an extreme … Continue reading

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Sexual Offences Prevention Orders – Tips for practitioners

Sexual Offences Act 2003 s 104 Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (imposed post-conviction) are designed to protect the public from serious sexual harm occasioned by the offender. It is now relatively well settled as to what ‘serious sexual harm’ and ‘protecting the public’ mean. Appeals founded on the grounds that the judge was wrong to determine … Continue reading