Freedom of Information: Section 12 - Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005
Thank you for your email received on 25 February 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):
"Since 2005, how many reports to the Procurator Fiscal have been made under section 12 Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005, since 2005?
Please also provide a breakdown by number/ year; and by COPFS federation.
b) In how many of these cases has there been: guilty/not guilty/ not proven verdicts?"
The information you have requested has been provided within the table at Annex A and is based on outcomes of charges, and not cases, reported during financial years 2005/06 to 2013/14 and the number of those charges where guilty, not guilty, or not proven was the outcome. The remaining charges not mentioned at outcome did not result in guilty, not guilty or not proven.