Monday, August 26, 2013

Paedophiles are given 'free rein' to abuse abroad: Just 50 orders ban offenders from travelling overseas

Free to attack again: Paedophiles such as pop star Gary Glitter are largely free to
travel abroad where they can attack again
Britain’s regime for controlling dangerous paedophiles is fundamentally flawed, a damning police review has concluded.

It leaves thousands of serious sex offenders free to leave the country to abuse youngsters overseas.

There are some 65,000 registered sex offenders in the UK, but only 50 orders stopping such individuals travelling abroad have been obtained in the past five and a half years.

Yet every year the Foreign Office is notified of dozens of alleged paedophiles arrested overseas for child sex offences. There were some 66 such arrests last year.

At the same time, the protection of children in Britain is ‘compromised’ by the system of court orders for child rapists and molesters, the report states.

Only 2,658 Sexual Offender Prevention Orders supposed to control dangerous paedophiles in Britain were imposed in 2011/12.  (more...)

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