Researching Reform contacts the President of the family court about a controversial judgment’s publication

Researching Reform

Researching Reform has today written to the President of the Family Division, to ask why a case with graphic details of suggested child sexual abuse was published, and then later removed.

The case involved a father who had sent several thousand texts to his partner in which they both spoke about sexually abusing their own children produced with other partners.

Researching Reform shared the case on Twitter, after it had been uploaded onto the judiciary’s website.

The document offered an important insight into how child sexual abuse within families occurs, and the levels of coercion and manipulation, often of women, associated with this form of violence.

The case was then removed from BAILIII, a global legal database which publishes publicly available cases from courts around the world.

The link to the case on the judiciary’s website remained active throughout the day and the following night, and no notice was issued…

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