Child abuse case histories

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UK childrens homes

Daniel Handley

Amsterdam and Belgium

The Bristol Ring

Reality v Fantasy in the world of child abuse

The Scotsman and The New Zealand Dominion, August 8 1988

Early in the last century, slaves who escaped from plantations in the South were smuggled to the relative freedom of the northern states along an 'underground railroad' of supporters who risked the wrath of slave-owners and bounty-hunters to protect the fugitives.

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The women who step out of line

The Scotsman and The New Zealand Dominion, December 19 1988

The courtroom in Washington DC was tense and quiet. On his bench, Judge Herbert B Dixon was stony-faced. All eyes were on the witness box,  where a frail woman with a handsome face and long brown hair was speaking in a voice which kept sagging and breaking under the weight of her feelings.

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Women who are jailed for being poor

The Guardian, February 8 1996

It was early morning when they came to get her. She had just stumbled out of bed, heading for the kitchen, turning on the TV, calling out to the kids to make sure they were OK - Marie was only three but she had had a bad chest since she was born, and now the baby had picked up this stomach bug that wouldn't go away - and then the door bell rang.

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Child abuse on the streets of Bucharest

The Daily Mail, July 14 1997

There is a gypsy woman in Bucharest who spends several hours each night standing on the pavement of a residential street called Stirbei Voda, about five minutes drive from the city centre, selling a little something to the passers-by.

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The mysterious death of a Norfolk schoolboy

The Guardian, December 8 1997

Most murders are easily solved. They are unplanned, barely concealed, frequently witnessed and often confessed. But then there are the others, the ones whose solutions are deeply buried, the real-life murder mysteries.

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The hidden history of the little girl who killed

The Daily Express, May 9 1998
Written as Gitta Sereny was attacked by tabloids for upsetting the families of Mary Bell's victims

Review of 'Cries Unheard: The Story of Mary Bell.' By Gitta Sereny.

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Trial exposes "the worse child abuse contemplated by law"

The Guardian, August 1 1998

Child protection agencies yesterday appealed for a new body to be set up to investigate organised child abuse after nine adults were jailed for a total of 100 years for a series of horrific sex offences against children as young as three.

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The child abuse case in which the unbelievable was proved to be real

The Guardian, August 1 1998

When Emlyn Williams wrote his classic account of the abduction and sexual murder of children by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, he called it Beyond Belief. He was right. All the detail of the suffering of those children defies our imagination. And so it is with Edward and Betty X.

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The boy who vanished - and the imposter who brought him back

The Guardian, October 17 1998

Just over four years ago, on the afternoon of Monday June 13 1994, a 13-year-old American boy named Nicholas Barclay vanished on his way home from playing basketball near his home in San Antonio, Texas.

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Breaking a global child-porn ring

The Guardian, January 5 2001

Seven British members of a global child pornography ring named Wonderland face prison after pleading guilty to their roles in the distribution of 750,000 obscene pictures on the internet.

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How the police failed to investigate a judge

The Guardian, September 16 2008

Police have been ordered to review their handling of the case of a judge accused of sexually abusing young children after claims that they failed adequately to investigate him because he was a friend of the chief constable.

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