Sex abuse victims accidentally named by MPs

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The names of child sex abuse victims have been accidentally published by MPs.

The House of Commons’ home affairs select committee, chaired by Keith Vaz MP, made four victims’ names public on its website as part of its inquiry into the Home Office’s handling of the issue.

Some of the victims named in the documents said they have been approached by abusers and even received death threats.

In a letter to Theresa May, the Home Secretary, a group of abuse survivors said: “It has exposed us as individuals, making us feel vulnerable, and is having a huge impact on our work.”

Earlier this week Mr Vaz said he was aiming for “transparency” by publishing the 96 page dossier, which is believed to have been leaked by Sharon Evans, a member of the Home Office’s abuse panel.

The documents included email discussions between officials working on the sex abuse inquiry, and…

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