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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 3, 9

Publication: Solihull Observer

Complaint:

A woman complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article - reporting that her former partner had been ordered to take part in a sex offenders' programme after admitting to making and possessing indecent photographs of children - had included her address (despite the fact that her ex-partner had not lived there for some time), and had made reference to her and her son (which she said was not relevant to the offences reported). She said that the article had "labelled" her, her son and other members of her family with her former partner, causing them to experience difficulties in the local community.

Resolution:

The newspaper said that the complainant's former partner had lived at the address at the time of the offences, and that it was not possible to identify the complainant, her son or any other members of the family from the article alone. However, the complaint was resolved when the newspaper removed the online version of the article from its website.

Date Published: 11/06/2010



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