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West Yorkshire Councillor Convicted of Child Sex Offences 

  • A Councillor, who will lose his seat   has received an extended prison sentence of six years at Leeds Crown Court 
  • The 50-year-old was arrested last year after he sent explicit photographs and text messages to an undercover officer posing as the mother of a three-year-old girl describing his wish to have sex with the child
  • Jonathan Sharp, prosecuting, said the defendant became involved with a group on the Kik messaging site which discussed sexual abuse – he will be placed on the sex offenders register for life 
  • The NSPCC described him as a “serious danger to children” and encouraged anyone with concerns about a child’s wellbeing to seek support

Police Launch Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse in Ballet School 

  • Police have launched an investigation into the conduct of the vice-principal of the prestigious Scottish Ballet West school 
  • The 38-year-old,  teacher and vice-principal, resigned last week following multiple accounts of inappropriate behaviour dating back more than a decade 
  • An ITV News investigation reportedly heard from around 60 former pupils, parents and staff who all raised concerns about his conduct
  • He has been accused of sexual assault and grooming 
  • A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police have now received a number of reports which will be thoroughly investigated
  • If you have concerns about a child contact the NSPCC here

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