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Charles Napier’s Sentence Not Unduly Lenient.

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In December Charles Napier was sentenced to 13 years for grooming and assaulting 21 victims. He’d pleaded guilty to 28 charges of indecent assault on children as young as eight years old.

That is only seven and a half months per boy he sexually assaulted or five and a half months for each sexual assault he pleaded guilty to.

Of course he’ll probably be out of prison in half the time, so divide those times by two.

Nevertheless, the Attorney General will not refer the sentence to the Court of Appeal.

Dear ….

Thank you for your email to the Attorney General’s Office regarding the sentencing of Charles Napier.

The Law Officers have the power to refer sentences passed in certain Crown Court cases to the Court of Appeal for review, if they consider, having regard to relevant sentencing guidelines and previous decisions of the Court of Appeal in similar cases, that the sentence is ‘unduly lenient’.

The Court of Appeal will not increase a sentence unless they are satisfied that it is significantly below that which any judge could reasonably have set having regard to the sentencing guidelines and tariffs set by the courts in similar cases.

Decisions on whether or not to refer cases are taken only after very careful consideration of the facts and the circumstances of the case and the relevant sentencing law and guidelines.

Having carefully reviewed the papers, the Attorney General has concluded that if the sentence imposed on Charles Napier was referred to the Court of Appeal, the Court would not increase the sentences.  He has therefore decided not to refer the case to the Court of Appeal.

Yours sincerely

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Op Cayacos: Charles Napier To Admit Bulk Of Charges

According to Napier’s defence barrister on Tuesday.

So, it is rather odd that the BBC (HERE) decided to run a very confusing  story about the one charge Charles Napier was acquitted of.

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The half brother of a senior Tory politician will plead guilty to a ‘substantial’ amount of historic sexual abuse charges, a court heard today (tues). Charles Napier, 67, half brother of MP John Whittingdale, faces 21 charges of indecent assault on boys aged eight to 13 between 1968 and 1973 and is yet to enter his pleas. As a single gross indecency charge was dropped by the Crown today (tues) his defence barrister said he will be admitting the bulk of the offences at his plea hearing next month. Napier, who appeared at Southwark Crown Court dressed in a dark green jacket, pale blue shirt and blue tie, faces sex abuse charges relating to 21 schoolboys over a five year period. –

Court News UK

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Op Cayacos: Charles Napier Acquitted Of One Charge.

This is in relation to Operation Cayacos. He has been acquitted of one charge only.

According to the CPS blog, he was charged on 21 counts – HERE

The news report isn’t clear and I’m assuming that he still faces other charges in court.

These Op Cayacos charges are stopping the media reporting that Charles Napier, half brother of John Whittingdale MP, had been arrested under a new Operation Fairbank strand, Operation Brancaster.

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A man has been cleared of a charge of historical sex abuse after a judge said there was no evidence to support it.

Ex-teacher Charles Napier, from Sherborne, Dorset, denied inciting a boy under the age of 14 to commit an act of gross indecency with another.

The allegation dates back to between February 1978 and February 1979.

Mr Napier, half-brother of Conservative MP John Whittingdale, remains on conditional bail with regard to further charges of historical sex abuse.

The 67-year-old is due back at Southwark Crown Court on 10 November.

Judge Anthony Leonard QC said that he should be found not guilty of this one specific charge after he was told there was no evidence to support the claim.

Mr Napier’s co-defendant Richard Alston, 69, of Vinery Road in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of sex abuse against a child dating from January 1977 to February 1980, at the same hearing on Tuesday.

The charges include six counts of indecent assault on a male and four counts of indecency with a child.

BBC News

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Charles Napier To Face 21 Charges Of Child Sexual Abuse

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Baljit Ubhey, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said:

“We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to allegations concerning Charles Napier, a teacher at the time of the alleged offending between 1968 and 1973.

“Having completed our review, we have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Napier to be charged with 21 offences of indecent assault. These date from 1968 to 1973, and relate to 21 male complainants aged between eight and 13 at the time of the alleged offending and who were pupils at the school where he taught.”

The charges are:

1.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 13 between 1968 and 1970

2.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 between 1969 and 1970

3.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 12 between 1969 and 1970

4.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 13 between 1969 and 1972

5.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 12 between 1969 and 1970

6.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 – 11 between 1970 to 1972

7.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 or 9 in 1970

8.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 – 11 between 1969 and 1972

9.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 or 10 between 1969 and 1970

10.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 10 to 13 between 1969 and 1972

11.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 13 in 1970

12.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 – 12 between 1969 and 1972

13.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 in 1971

14.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 13 between 1969 and 1972

15.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 or 9 – 12 between 1969 and 1972

16.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 – 9 between 1969 and 1970

17.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 13 between 1969 and 1971

18.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 10 – 13 between 1969 and 1972

19.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 12 in 1971

20.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 – 12 between 1969 and 1973

21.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 between 1969 and 1970

Ms Ubhey said:

“The decision to prosecute has been taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and Crown Prosecution Service legal guidance on rape and child sexual abuse. We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest.

“Mr Napier will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 2 September 2014.

“May I remind all concerned that Mr Napier has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

CPS

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Op Cayacos: Family Misfortunes

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It’s very odd (in a coincidental way)  that both Charles Napier and Richard Alston have famous brothers. As has been widely reported in the press, Charles Napier is the half brother of John Whittingdale MP, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

So, it seems a little unfair not to mention that Richard Alston is the ‘full’ brother of retired diplomat  and former High Commissioner to New Zealand  (amoung other places) Robert Alston CMG, QSO, DL. 

 

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Op Cayacos: Charles Napier And Richard Alston Charged

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Charles Napier And Richard Alston

Two men have been charged by police investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse.

Charles Napier, 66, of Sherborne, Dorset, is accused of inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency.

Richard Alston, 69, of Suffolk, faces five counts of indecent assault and three of gross indecency with a child.

The offences were allegedly carried out in the late-1970s against an 11-year-old. Mr Napier is the half-brother of Conservative MP John Whittingdale.

BBC News

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More Details About Raid On Peter Righton’s Home

It’s nice to get this down as former Detective Constable Terry Shutt is confirming what Peter McKelvie has already said.

Mr Shutt  [former detective constable with West Mercia Police] was working as a detective constable when officers raided the home of paedophile Righton – who was once considered to be one of the country’s most respected authorities on child care.

As well as images of child abuse, they found five suitcases full of letters, which Mr Shutt says pointed to be him belonging to a much wider paedophile network.

‘In amongst all the other documentation, there was a definite link to establishment figures, including senior members of the clergy,’ he told BBC’s Today programme this morning.

‘So for me there was a definite feel that this was something bigger than we were looking at locally and that it should have been investigated further,’ he added.

Yesterday campaigner Peter McKelvie said he told police in 2012 that West Mercia Police were storing seven boxes of potential evidence about Righton

The Metropolitan Police did investigate the letters, but the now retired Mr Shutt says many of the most important leads were not followed up.

He claims it was seen to be more important to protect the establishment.

The Mail

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