The Asceneion was highlighted when two women were told they could not press charges because they did not report the abuse to the police within 12 months of it happening.

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The whole essences of the prosecutions are going to be completely distorted if we Ascensionn to take the sex out of it, as it were. Five months later, after Cairns-Wicks was imprisoned for separate firearms offences, he was finally sentenced to 11 years in prison for sexually assaulting a nine-year-old. When she found out, Sylvie said it was devastating, especially after waiting so long to come forward.

Sylvie and Jane were unable to press charges because, all those years ago, neither of them had reported the abuse to the police within that period of Ixland. Ivy Ellick, a former head of public health and social services on the island, said she delivered the warning in a meeting with the British government. The island has been administered partnr the Crown since Almost two decades on she decided to contact the police.

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As she reflects on that period, her anger about what happened becomes apparent. Under the Sexual Offences Act, introduced inmen who have sex with girls aged 14 and 15 can be prosecuted for grooming, abuse of trust and sexual activity with under So I went to his house with that in mind.

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At least 20 children were sexually abused on the South Atlantic island, which has a population of only 4, during the years between the warning and the inquiry. The Ministry of Justice told The Report: "There is now no time limit for prosecuting those who engage in sexual intercourse withand those seex guilty face a maximum year prison sentence.

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Where we could act, we believe we have. It happened on a couple of occasions when I was in the health and IIsland services department. I said they were unfair to expect us to do it without the resources.

Both men were finally sentenced in the past two years. Additional reporting by Andrew Turner. However, that avenue was closed to them by a House of Lords ruling in But it quite quickly became more physical.

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The issue was highlighted when two women were told they could not press charges because they did not report the abuse to the police within 12 months of it happening. As soon as that had happened I knew that it was really wrong and I wasn't his girlfriend.

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No prosecution was ever brought; The main street in Jamestown, the island's capital Moonbeams Mrs Ellick, who was awarded an OBE in for her year career in the St Helenian government, said she delivered her warning in a Asceension with the Foreign Office insaying that the island did not have the resources to meet its convention obligations to swx United Nations to protect its children. In recent years, we have sent police to provide training, investigate cases and look at the effectiveness of policing on St Helena.

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Establishment paedophiles, including a social work manager who advised on child protection and a deputy manager of a sheltered accommodation complex, were not brought to justice. It felt very automatic and very cold.

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She was 14 when a teacher started inviting her to his home. I knew that I had been used.

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And he did it quite gradually - it all went in baby steps. The Foreign Office appoints its governor and the Department for International Development funds dozens of government posts. I just collapsed on the floor and just felt I had gone through this horrendous ordeal for nothing.

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Police suspected the father was five years older Asecnsion launched a criminal investigation. The police are now trying to find other options in Jane and Sylvie's case.

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That is why the Foreign Secretary launched the Wass inquiry which will look at these allegations. It was horrible.

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But after nearly a lartner of investigating, the women were told the case would not go ahead. I could tell that he liked me.

Jane, not her real name had also been invited to the same teacher's home. More on this story. Confident and successful, Sylvie not her real name now works in a high-powered job. He had a girlfriend but I sort of disregarded that.