Archive for the ‘Court Cases’ Category

Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years

February 27, 2015

“Former singer Gary Glitter has been jailed for a total of 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.”

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Rolf Harris stripped of two Australian honours

February 23, 2015

“It is notified that the Governor-General has terminated the appointments of Officer and Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division made to Mr Rolf Harris.”

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Child pornography trial begins against ex-German lawmaker Sebastian Edathy

February 23, 2015

“The trial of former German politician Sebastian Edathy has begun. Over the past year, child pornography allegations have destroyed the career of the once-rising star in Germany’s SPD Party.”

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Tate website reposts landscapes by convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden

February 19, 2015

“Images of children still available to view at gallery ‘by application’.”

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Roman Polanski to attend extradition hearing

February 17, 2015

“Roman Polanski’s lawyer has said the film-maker will attend a Polish court hearing next week concerning a US extradition request.”

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Fred Talbot: Weatherman guilty of abusing teenage boys

February 13, 2015

“Ex-TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two teenage boys when he was a teacher. The 65-year-old was cleared of eight other indecent assault charges by a jury at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.”

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Friedmans’ prosecutor wants victims’ statements to stay confidential

February 10, 2015

“Prosecutors on Tuesday argued against unsealing the statements of 1980s child molestation victims of father-son duo Arnold and Jesse Friedman – the subjects of the Oscar-nominated 2003 documentary, ‘Capturing the Friedmans’ – saying it would open them up to be tormented all over again.”

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Gary Glitter trial: Singer guilty of historical sex abuse

February 5, 2015

“Gary Glitter has been found guilty of historical sex abuse against three young girls between 1975 and 1980.”

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Etan Patz Trial Starts, 35 Years After Boy Disappeared on SoHo Street

January 30, 2015

“The murder trial against a man accused of killing Etan Patz got underway on Friday, with opening statements made in a proceeding that prosecutors hope will finally lay to rest a question that for decades has tormented the Patz family and, in a sense, all of New York City: What really happened to the 6-year-old boy?”

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Gary Glitter breaks down in tears over child porn images

January 28, 2015

“Sobbing uncontrollably, the 70-year-old said he had been in a bad place in his life, and was struggling financially, with alcohol and with drugs.”

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