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Father of Baby P wins £75,000 in libel damages

Publisher of the People ordered to pay damages and legal costs.

The natural father of Baby P, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been awarded £75,000 after Sunday tabloid the People wrongly wrote that he was a sex offender convicted of raping a 14-year-old.

Mr. Justice Bean awarded the father, known as KC, damages plus legal costs.

The false allegations came in two paragraphs of a crime supplement about Baby P's mother as part of a 19 September, 2010 the People article entitled "Tortured to death as mum turned a blind eye."

Baby P, later named Peter Connelly, was 17 months old when he was found dead at his mother's home in north London in 2007.

He had more than 50 injuries.

Baby P's mother Tracey Connelly, her lover Steven Barker and their lodger Jason Owen were jailed after admitting to causing or allowing the death.