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Second regional rapped for child sex case ID risk

Staffordshire Newsletter accused of breaching the Editors' Code of Practice.

The Staffordshire Newsletter has become the second newspaper in a week to be censured by the Press Complaints Commission for potentially identifying a victim of child sex abuse.

In its court report on a man imprisoned for child sex offences, the Newsletter published the victim's age, gender and the period when the abuse took place.

The victim's grandfather complained to the PCC alleging the details led to his grandchild being identified at school and in the local community, in breach of clause 7 (children in sex cases) and clause 11 (Victims of sexual assault) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

Read more at the Press Gazette