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Monday, October 15, 2007

Newspapers Challenge Order Concealing Identity of Sex Offender

Some members of the British media are challenging a judicial order that a man who pled guilty to committing offenses against minors may have his identity concealed because revealing it would put his children at risk of harassment. Normally, concealing a sex offender's identity is possible if revealing it would put the victims at risk of such harassment, but in this case the minors involved are not the victims. The media, backed by the government, are appealing the order. Read more here in an article from the Guardian.

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