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Historic sex case prosecutions will continue, vows chief prosecutor

PUBLISHED February 20, 2014

The chief prosecutor of England and Wales has made a robust defence of the decision to prosecute historic sex cases, despite the recent acquittals of celebrities such as Dave Lee Travis and Bill Roache. The director of public prosecutions, Alison Saunders, said the CPS had confronted a culture of disbelief and would continue to attempt to bring suspected sexual abusers to justice. A review of the decision not to charge Jimmy Saville had revealed "a culture that had let down not only his victims, but many others who had not been listened to, believed, or given the chance to have a jury hear their case", she said.

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