Palmer, Couzens, Edwards, Fitzgerald 1971 May 24 Court of Appeal

cathy fox blog on child abuse

The appeals against sentence were successful and the sentences reduced.

This appeal is relevant t0 2017 Jan 30 Sceptic Peg Blog The Brixton Brothel Paedophile Gang 1969 [1]

Redaction

Some court reports have had victims names redacted and some assault details redacted.

This is a difficult balance –  normally I would think that  I should not “censor” details but on consultation with various people I have taken the decision to redact. This is mainly to protect victims, their friends and relatives from unnecessary detail and to stop the gratification of those who seek salacious details.

In addition to the obvious “victims redaction” to protect victims details, there may also be “assault redaction” across most of the spectrum of abuse. The assaults are left in the charges, but mainly redacted when repeated with reference to the individual. I have also redacted unnecessary detail of assaults.

Redaction may obscure sometimes the legal…

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