Male Survivors

Male Survivors are not alone. Studies show that sexual abuse against males is on the rise, but there are plenty of resources available.

On Wednesday evening immediately after my husband, our dog, and I entered a restaurant’s patio, a stranger asked if he could get advice from us about relationships, as he was having problems with his girlfriend. Over the next ten to fifteen minutes, we learned a bit of their history, including that together they had a child who was almost two, and that the man had ended up in the hospital on more than one occasion with broken ribs and other bones as the result of domestic violence.

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Paedophile Dad

An horrific sex offender has had their bid fail, to have his jail sentence cut by the Court of Appeal.

David Atkins, 77, has been told he may die in prison after his was jailed for a series of horrific sex offences. Atkins abused an 11 year old girl after befriending her, when he was living in Leicester more than 40 years ago.

The paedophile has always pleaded his innocence claiming the allegations were made up. However he was convicted of four indecent assaults and other serious sex attack. He was jailed at Leicester Crown Court in April, 2015.

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No More

Joyful Heart’s groundbreaking, celebrity-driven NO MORE PSA campaign calls on society to end the silence and inaction around domestic violence and sexual assault. 

The NO MORE PSA campaign was spearheaded by the Joyful Heart Foundation. They are one of the many championing organisations behind the NO MORE movement, and was directed by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, the Joyful Heart’s Founder & President, in her directorial debut.

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Arnold Lodge

A £13.7Million refurbishment of a Mental Health Unit in Leicester, Arnold Lodge has now been completed. 

Arnold Lodge, run by the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has now been modernised and now has 3 purpose build wards. The hospital is a medium secure mental health unit.

The refurbishment has taken 7 years to complete. Arnold Lodge’s purpose built wards are for its male mental illness service. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust also hope the new environment will attract registered mental health nurses to work at the facility.

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Paedophile Dad

A ‘dangerous and depraved’ paedophile deserved every day of his sentence, stated some top judges


Alan Peter Wormleighton, 61,  abused three young victims and was handed a severe jail term. Wormleighton, formerly of Narborough Road, Leicester was jailed for 22 years at the Leicester Crown Court on 20th November 2015.

The paedophile was also ordered to serve an extra 8 years on license when he is eventually released as the judge condemned him as a public danger. Alan Wormleighton was working as an engineer at Spire Hospital, when a colleague discovered he has been viewing indecent photographs of chilled on a work computer used by members of staff.

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Greville Janner

Leicestershire County Counsil Set Aside £2 Million for legal representation and to support the welfare of victims in the Greville Janner inquiry

The Leicestershire County Council has set aside £2 Million to cover the cost of the inquiry into Greville Janner’s alleged sexual abuse of boys in its care.

The council ran the children homes in the city and county, where the former Labour politician, Greville Janner,  allegedly met, groomer and then sexually abused the boys. They believe £2Million will cover the cost of the legal representation and the actual inquiry. The council have also said that the money will also be used to support the welfare of the alleged victims.

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse: Men Are Victims Too

When thinking about domestic abuse, which can include physical, emotional and sexual abuse, your thoughts may automatically conjure up an image of a female victim.

Yet men are also, frequently, victims of domestic abuse, be it from a female partner or a male one. The recent conviction and sentencing of Sharon Edwards for the murder of her husband has brought the issue to the forefront, with calls for increased awareness and better training for to professionals, to encourage men to report abuse and feel assured that they will be taken seriously.

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Indecent Images found on computer

Former Teacher Jailed for Indecent Images

A former teacher has been jailed for 2 years for possessing thousands of indecent images and pictures of children.

Michael Baker, 70, appeared at Leicester Crown Court on 6th June 2016 for sentencing after pleading guilty to the offences at an earlier hearing. The court heard that the images found included children as young as three years old. Baker was arrested on 16th April, 2014.

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