Ballet West School Closes with Immediate Effect Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

  • We brought you news yesterday that the prestigious Ballet West school in Scotland had launched an investigation into sexual abuse in the school 
  • The former principal has been subject to claims of abuse as far back as 2004 and as recently as 2018
  • It has since been alleged that exam regulator the Royal Academy of Dance were made aware of an allegation as far back as 2012, according to a whistleblower
  • An official liquidator has now been appointed
  • Pupils have been urged by the school to report any complaints to Police Scotland or any relevant body

Physical Abuse of Older Children Soared During Lockdown 

Former Headmaster Admits Sexual Abuse in Thailand and Aberdeen 

  • Former headmaster, Arthur Hutchinson, 74 has admitted subjecting a girl to sexual exploitation and abuse which started when she was 8-years-old 
  • The abuse began in Thailand, where the defendant lived for 2 years, and continued when the victim was moved to Scotland to pursue education 
  • The High Court in Edinburgh heard that the victim was afraid Hutchinson would withdraw financial support from her and her family if she resisted 
  • The abuse was discovered after the victim spoke to a counsellor
  • After police arrested Hutchinson, images and videos of the abuse were discovered on his laptop 
  • Sentencing has been deferred pending a report and risk assessment by the presiding Judge Lord Fairley

Concerns of Unsolicited Messages on Scrabble Go App 

  • A number of women who play Scrabble Go have reported receiving messages from ‘creepy men’ 
  • The messages were received in the chat function of the app,  after scammers ask ed the women to continue conversations on other platforms including WhatsApp
  • Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it had received two reports of romance scams in the first three months since the app launched in March this year. 
  • Game owner, Scopely said that users can restrict the chat function to ‘friends only’ and urged users to report incidents to the them

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