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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 7, 11

Publication: Press & Journal (Aberdeen)

Complaint:

A woman complained that the newspaper had published a report of a court case in which her husband was found guilty of sexually assaulting three girls, which – in her view – contained sufficient information to identify one of the victims. She was complaining on her own behalf (as the report drew attention to her daughters, who were not involved) and on behalf of the victim’s mother.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper (which did not believe that it had identified the victim) gave an undertaking about future reporting of the case, and indeed – in a later article – did not repeat the details under complaint.

Report: 78



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