Disclosure Details

Sexual offences - 586/13

Dated: 09 Aug 2013

Date of request:      30/07/2013

Date of response:   09/08/2013

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your e mail dated 30 July 2013 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
 

You asked:

"1. I would be grateful if you could provide me with answers to the following questions:
In the following periods:

1st April 2010-31st March 2011

1st April 2011-31st March 2012

1st April 2012-31st March 2013

How many suspects have been:

Arrested

Cautioned

For an offense under section 53A of the Sexual Offenses Act 2003?


2. In the following periods:

1st April 2010-31st March 2011

1st April 2011-31st March 2012

1st April 2012-31st March 2013

How many suspects have been:

Arrested

Cautioned

For an offense under section 19 of the Sexual Offenses Act 2003?"

In response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Criminal Justice Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1. There were no section 53A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Paying for sexual services of a prostitute subjected to force) offences recorded for the time periods specified.

2.  There were 2 recorded arrests under Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Abuse of position of trust – causing a child to watch a sexual act)
These were in the 1st April 2010 -31st March 2011 time period.  There have be no other instances.


The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.


How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

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