Friday, January 15, 2016

Lord Janner: Criminal proceedings over abuse claims end

Criminal proceedings against the late Labour peer Lord Janner over sex abuse charges have ended because of his death, an Old Bailey judge has said.

The peer had been accused of 22 counts of sex offences against boys, over a 20-year period from the 1960s - allegations his family denied.

A jury was to be asked to decide - without resolving whether he was guilty - if the incidents had taken place.

A lawyer for some of the alleged victims said they were "devastated".

Meanwhile, 12 former residents of children's homes say they were abused by Lord Janner, a BBC investigation has found.  (more...)


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