PIE list had been all but ignored until recent paedophile allegations surfaced.

Detectives knew of 300 names in a secret club that advocated sex with children

Police kept the secret membership list of a controversial group which advocated sex with children  and let it “sit in a drawer”, leaving several of those named on it free to commit serious child abuse.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/paedophile-register-of-controversial-group-ignored-by-police-allowing-several-members-to-commit-a6941526.html

Truthseeker1 ‏@thewakeupcall09

So many cases where police have obtained membership lists and done nothing.

Why police not questioning the PIE members that are currently in prison?

 

 

Anyone who is connected to PIE & any other organisation should be held to account.They wouldn’t be accepted as a volunteer 4 an organisation

Where’s the inquiry strand looking into Peter Righton?

He was advising the inquiry’s founding dept Home Office during 70s 80s until 1992

Cop Saw Documents In 1990s Suggesting Existence Of Establishment Paedophile Network

 

Cop Saw Documents In 1990s Suggesting Existence Of Establishment Paedophile Network

 

Steering Committee – Peter Righton, G. Godfrey Issacs, Miss Mary Joynson (Director of Child Care of Dr Barnado’s), Miss Janet Matlinson (Tavistock Centre), John Rea Price (Director of Social Services for the London borough of Islington. Nicolas Stacey (Director of Social Services Kent)

The Guardian

London, Greater London, England

Wednesday, March 28, 1979 – 13
Thornham Estate – Righton’s Sanctuary
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The Guardian

London, Greater London, England

Wednesday, May 8, 1985 – 27
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The Ancestral Home Of The 8th Baron Henniker In Thornham Magna Suffolk.

Peter Righton Who Is At The Centre Of An Inquiry Into The Abuse Of Boys Is Living In A Stable Block On The Estate.

6 May 1993

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John Whittingdale, half-brother of convicted PIE secretary Charles Napier, was SPAD to Leon Brittan who was close friend of (PIE member) Keith Harding. Coincidence?

Dame Alun Roberts ‏@ciabaudo

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I also worked for Leon Brittan, the man who went to visit PIE member Keith Harding with Cyril Smith and Jeremy Thorpe

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Keith Harding appears to be the link between that paedophile Home Secretary Leon Brittan and PIE.

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Is it just a coincidence that the Freedom Association, GCHQ and Brittan mate Keith Harding of PIE were all based in Cheltenham?

Northleach = Peter Ball = Keith Harding = Rev David Jennings (lifelong Peter Ball friend) = BigEars Coincidence?

Keith Harding, Bugger Brittan’s chum, was once a Dominican monk

This obit links Keith Harding to just about everything: Railways, CoE, RAF pilot,…

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Top Freemason at GCHQ’s Cheltenham Masonic Lodge

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A top Freemason, well protected, his Northleach Museum was in old urban Council offices


 

 

Did BHH ask Ms Brittan why her paedophile husband regularly visited Keith Harding, PIE membership secretary, while being asked to ban PIE?

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Remember the Jim’ll Fixit episode featuring Keith Harding? Guess who did the sinister film work outside the shop and shop window!

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It was David Secrett, a trusted employee at Keith Harding’s shop.

Have a guess where Secrett lived and worked in the 90s!

Thornham Magna.

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David Secrett – Clocks and Automata – Eye Suffolk

Peter Righton PIE Member #51, Keith Harding PIE Member #329

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Righton and Napier

After Righton’s 1992 conviction on child pornography, he moved to live in a cottage on the estate of the eighth Lord Henniker, in Thornham Magna, North Suffolk, and was allowed to use the estate for special holidays for vulnerable children from Islington (at the very time when there was an epidemic of child abuse in Islington care homes – see here and here for vital material

The Chief Constable of Suffolk visited Henniker personally to warn him that Righton was a career paedophile, but he ignored this advice, and Righton was able to continue hosting children on the estate until his death in 2008.

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Through PIE (Righton) made contact with the campaign’s treasurer, Charles Napier, a teacher who had banned from working in all English schools after he was convicted of indecent assault on five infants.

(Charles Napier, half-brother to MP John Whittingdale)

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The Guardian

London, Greater London, England

Wednesday, August 28, 1996 – 27

Lord Henniker offered Peter Righton and Richard Alston refuge there when they fled Evesham in 1992. He employed Napier..

in senior positions teaching abroad with British Council and ran Islington‘s Suffolk children’s scheme.


Peter Righton was questioned about child sex offences in November 1994

A recently discovered press cutting shows that Peter Righton was questioned about indecent assaults on children by the Obscene Publications Squad in November 1994 – several months after the Hereford & Worcester investigation had been shut down, and after the BBC documentary Secret Life of a Paedophile had been broadcast. It can be assumed by the absence of any further news reports that he was never charged with an offence, despite clear evidence from his diaries including names and ages of victims, along with the name of the institution where he abused them. The November 1994 arrest took place in Eye, Suffolk – presumably at Lord Henniker’s estate, where he had been living since his 1992 arrest.

Henniker was needing cash for his stately pile upkeep – quite a business he had going – somehow the cash kept flowing in…………….

No wonder he considered Righton a good tenant?

From what I have been hearing, it is virtually proven that Harding liked to take boys to Amsterdam.


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Lord Henniker of Thornham Magna – was a close friend of the royal family

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 Prince Philip is godfather to his son.

 


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Lord Henniker – close friend of the royal family

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BBC News – How did the pro-paedophile group PIE exist openly for 10 years?

2014

The government gave them £500,000 maybe that’s reason enough plus a lot of them were PIE members.

 

Is that with or w/o the free Home Office funded office at Elgin avenue?

 

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as was paedophile Sir Jimmy Savile

I think I am probably one of the last surviving members of the old Thursday Club, the gang of cronies that the Duke of Edinburgh used to gather round him in the 1950s to have a bit of fun away from his serious life at Buckingham Palace.

On an average night of the Thursday Club there would be 10 or 15 members present. There would be Lord Louis Mountbatten, Arthur Koestler, Prince Philip, Cecil Beaton, and little Larry Adler playing his mouth organ in the corner, and maybe one or other of the Kray brothers.

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According to the Mirror:

SECRET files about Prince Philip’s private life are to remain locked behind closed doors for 100 years.

Most confidential Cabinet documents relating to relating to the royals and government are covered by the “30-year rule”.

But at least 27 royal files in the vaults of the Public Records Office at Kew, West London and many of , are considered so delicate they are labelled: “Closed for 100 years“.

More than 10 concern astonishing MI5 and Scotland Yard reports on the Duke Of Edinburgh’s private life.

As an explosive new biography of the Queen hints that the Greek-born Prince was unfaithful to the Queen, we can reveal that Buckingham Palace courtiers and security chiefs were once so concerned about Philip’s non- royal activities that they ordered round-the-clock surveillance.

They feared the Royal Family would be compromised and that there would be a constitutional crisis if news leaked out of how the Prince was behaving.

He was known to be “letting his hair down” with celebrities of the day at weekly meetings of the Thursday Club above exclusive Wheeler’s Restaurant in Soho.

One senior detective, now retired, who was attached to the Prince’s protection team, said: “It’s true we had to report back on where we had been and who had been present.”

But he refused to discuss the Prince’s private visits.It is not known what details of Prince Philip’s private life were made known to the Queen or the Privy Council. But it will not be until the years 2052 to 2060 that they will be released – if then.”

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https://youtu.be/BM_RlWkE52w

Henniker ran the Islington /Suffolk Project – a scheme for disadvantaged children from Islington to have country holidays in rural Suffolk.

Charles Napier joined the British Council after his 1972 conviction.

Henniker was also Director of the British Council (1968-72).

The Observer
(London, Greater London, England)
05 Mar 1972, Sun  • Page 40

Henniker has links to MI6 and the Royal family.

Lord Henniker, who gave refuge to Peter Righton was at Stowe School, Rifle Corps and Foreign Office with paedophile Peter

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HAYMAN ARRESTED IN 1984

The Guardian
(London, Greater London, England)
17 May 1984, Thu  • Page 4

 

‘Official’ papers may not tell whole story of historical paedophilia scandal

The discovery and release of government papers detailing the investigation into the alleged ‘unnatural’ sexual conduct of diplomat Sir Peter Hayman generated substantial press coverage. Unreported, however, were alternative contemporary accounts offering a different story of the legal proceedings brought against members of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) in the early 1980s.

The official National Archives documents confirmed what we already knew about Hayman. A retired diplomat and former High Commissioner in Canada, he was exposed in Private Eye in 1980, named by the MP Geoffrey Dickens under parliamentary privilege in 1981, and scrutinised in the press, where he was linked to PIE.

It is not surprising to learn that reports on Hayman crossed Margaret Thatcher’s desk and that a press ‘line’ was agreed. The authorities’ main concern seems to have been the possible national security implications of Hayman’s indiscretions, demonstrative of long-standing Cold War anxieties about the subversive potential of sexual blackmail.

While the National Archives files – known as PREM 19/588 – suggest there was no official protection of Hayman, that he was not immune from prosecution, and that there was no evidence linking him to specific crimes, a different story exists in alternative archival sources. In particular, the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) Gay Rights Sub-Committee documented events differently.

As with many organisations from the ‘gay left’, this sub-committee was concerned about the potential implications of the PIE prosecutions on the future policing of ‘non-normative’ sexual behaviour, including homosexuality. Civil libertarians more generally were anxious about the vagueness of conspiracy charges in general. The sub-committee was also close to the defence team, and its Gay Rights Officer, Barry Prothero, attended committal proceedings outlining the evidence gathered in relation to PIE.

In November 1980, Prothero corresponded with campaigners in Canada about the case. He wrote: ‘The DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions] seems to be negotiating to drop the conspiracy charges [because] there is another man who may have been charged and who was not because of his connections and blowing the cover-up is likely to be worse for the DPP than proceeding with the prosecutions.’

Prothero noted that ‘although assisting in a “cover-up” may be distasteful, not only the defendants but the entire gay movement in this country would be delighted if this one succeeded in order to keep the case out of court.’

A second letter was more specific. Prothero wrote that the DPP used only a ‘tiny fraction of the evidence presented at the committal proceedings’ and called just four of the 13 witnesses present at the earlier hearing: ‘Of the hundred-odd boxes of material that were used at the committal, only five magazines and a handful of letters were used at the trials.’

Accordingly, Prothero observed that it was ‘clear that most of the evidence that was not used was dropped because Hayman, the erstwhile HC [High Commissioner] to Canada, was the central figure in its production. The defence barristers tell me that he began the “round Robin”, as the letter writing circle is called, which generated most of the material upon which the committal was based.’

While the Gay Rights Sub-Committee’s interest in PIE was problematic, it did mean that it was well-informed about the case. Its documents suggest that questions must still be asked about these competing accounts, as well as the evidence disregarded by the DPP and how decisions were made at that level.

The contents of these documents also show some difficulties in searching for accounts of historical sex offences. Official archives are often limited and partial; there are constraints on the past that they capture. The processes permitting the assembly and compilation of material influence what has been included, excluded and catalogued.

More will be revealed if additional files can be found and those which are under closure orders are opened. Now that the official inquiry into historic child sex offences is mobilising, it is important that official reports and documents are properly investigated. It is equally vital, however, that evidence produced outside of the state and, perhaps most importantly, the testimonies of survivors, are properly and sensitively gathered and evaluated. Consideration of the abused is absent from PREM 19/588.

If the files fail to show the ‘establishment’ cover-up that NCCL members felt occurred, they are still demonstrative of an official attitude favouring protection over investigation; shutting down inquiries rather than opening them up. It remains unclear if that attitude has entirely changed.

A version of this article first appeared on the University of Birmingham’s Modern British Studies: Birmingham blog.

Dr Christopher Moores

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/thebirminghambrief/items/2015/02/official-papers-may-not-tell-whole-story-of-historic-paedophilia-scandal-19-02-15.aspx

Roy Jenkins & Co

…there was a major effort, near the Labour to push a multi-channel (academic / political / media) pedo agenda slipstreamed in as part of the nascent gay rights movement.

Nice summation. And it appears to be sourced in Fabian (Havelock Ellis, Edward Carpenter, Wilfred Trotter/Bion, Norman Glaister) ideas about socio-spiritual engineering via sexual interference/”liberation” – currently being promoted as “the evolutionary power of trauma” by LSE-grad Whitley Strieber and Esalenite Jeffrey Kripal, among others.

rigorousintuition.ca/board2/viewtopic.php?p=541102


Alderman Robin Goodman

The Mayor of Islington hanging out at Harding Antiques 1971

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Arsenal manager Bertie Mee (1918 – 2001) with the borough mayor Robin Goodman and a mace bearer at a celebration of Arsenal’s FA Cup victory.

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Intriguing FOI request regarding Dolphin Square, hospitals, Islington, Henniker estate, Nick, suspicious deaths etc.

Richard Card 6 January 2017

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I am referring to the Dolphin Square Inquiry made re child abuse complaints by “Nick”. And whether historical inquiry explored the implications of Sir John’s death 1991 concerning his casework that was cut short.

Without knowing what further correspondence took place between attorney general and police minister and Sir John I can only say that it was inevitable his casework would have led to questions about the six years of disabled child deaths 1966 to 1972 in Islington and Hackney care at The Beeches Ixworth. A village close to the Henniker Estate later home to Peter Righton and allegedly abusive Islington Suffolk project.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) 18 January 2017

Dear Mr Card

Freedom of Information Request Reference No:2017010000144

I respond in connection with your request for information which was
received by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 01/01/2017.

DECISION

I have decided that, in accordance with Section 8 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act), your enquiry is not considered a valid
request.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Would you disclose how far advanced the BBC is in providing the Panorama broadcast, the research and the follow up deliberations to the CSA Inquiry please ?

The programme featured Edwin BAARS a mental patient discharged homeless to Margate. In time he ended up in one of the resort’s many “Section 37” Homes. Former boarding houses registered as care homes (not nursing homes and hence no requirement to employ qualified nurses)

At the time Barbara Castle MP was DHSS minister with special advisor barrister jack STRAW. And a question arises about two dogs that neither barked nor bit. BBC and MIND where Peter RIGHTON was an executive I think.

The most recent Commons question then re Section 37 homes avoiding qualified staff expense was 1972 by Barbara Castle MP about Sue Ryder HQ Cavendish. Sir Keith Joseph refused care inquiry. He also refused inquiry into six years of child deaths of disabled children in social services London care at the Beeches Ixworth Suffolk a village adjoining the now notorious Henniker estate (abusive Islington Suffolk Project)

For public record I should also point out that Sue Ryder’s husbands charity had been subject of Dept of Health commissioned group psychiatric research by Tavistock Institute. Possibly as a consequence the Leonard Cheshire inmates of Le Court Cheshire home had revolted in 1972 after Sir Keith Joseph’s refusals I think of care inquiries at the Sue Ryder HQ of the charity. This led to the creation of disabled persons human rights movement. In fact Dr Laurence Clarke years later wrote a study of Leonard Cheshire versus the Disabled Persons Rights Movement.

By 1975 I would have thought the inmate revolt was sufficiently well known that Barbara Castle would have raised the care inquiries Labour MPs had called for only 3 years earlier. The European Convention of Human Rights provisions re inmates of Leonard Cheshire Homes being subjected to Tavistock Institute research commissioned by govt. The attorney general says the legal advice situation is still secret.

Dame Janet Smith conducting your Savile review at BBC ruled both the Sue Ryder deaths cases 1972 (and a related Regional Crime Squad inquiry into GP death registration malpractice) and the 6 years of questions about death certifuications at Beeches Ixworth as beyond her terms of reference SHIPMAN Inquiry. To examine and make recommendations to improve death registration practices.

Clearly now we can see that at the time, of the two dogs BBC and MIND that neither barked nor bit thus rather letting Mrs Castle off the hook, 1975/76 SAVILE was getting away with abuse at Sue Ryder Child Hospice Leeds.

It was always open to Mrs Castle to order care inquiry re Sue Ryder and the Beeches. But she did not. Even when one of the MPs calling for inquiry was Islington’s Michael O’Halloran. Islington where STRAW was a Labour Cllr with Mrs Hodge and PIE set up its HQ.

I think you should fwd this FOI to Dame Janet Smith as she may care to make a submission to the CSA Inquiry explaining how she was not in fact compromised to conduct Savile Inquiry at BBC.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

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The Queen meeting Grp Capt Leonard Cheshire during a visit to the Sue Ryder Foundation in Cavendish. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Queen meeting Grp Capt Leonard Cheshire during a visit to the Sue Ryder Foundation in Cavendish.


Peter Campbell was a director of Jim’ll Fix It and directed the episode in which Keith Harding appeared in 1980.

He had the freedom of the City of London (as did Harding). Campbell died in 1985 at 42 after drinking heavily and a heart attack.

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Dame Janet Smith BBC report:  It was much more likely that the episode was set up by Peter Campbell as a means of giving some publicity to Mr Harding.

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Jimmy’s Special Award at the RAF Piccadilly

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Peter Campbell and Jimmy Savile OBE  with Mary Whitehouse and Roger Ordish

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The Dream Machine

Jan 29th 1982 – Jim`ll fix it and a photo of the crew with Jimmy Savile at TV theatre.

Director Peter Campbell was on Jim`s right and producer Roger Ordish on his left.

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Paedophile register of controversial group ignored by police – allowing several members to commit abuse

20/3/16

Detectives knew of 300 names in a secret club that advocated sex with children

Police kept the secret membership list of a controversial group which advocated sex with children  “sit in a drawer”, leaving several of those named on it free to commit serious child abuse.

Detectives were given the membership list containing more than 300 names and addresses of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) group in the 1980s, but effectively did nothing with it.One member of the group, which publicly campaigned for adults to be allowed to have sex with children from the age of 10, was convicted 27 years after police were first given the names.

The list has now been passed to the independent Goddard inquiry

Claims of police inaction over child sex abuse allegations comes as Scotland Yard was reportedly planning to announce this week that it will end Operation Midland, its controversial investigations into allegations of VIP child sex abuse and murder.

Labour MP Tom Watson said: “The PIE list shows that there were clear intelligence lines that could have been investigated at the time.

One of those on the list and later convicted was Leo Adamson

Another PIE member later convicted was Charles Napier.

He bragged of easy access to young boys and how he could send obscene images back to Britain in diplomatic bags.

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via walkerdine:

ADULTS ONLY P.I.E

The Guardian
(London, Greater London, England)
19 May 1977, Thu  • Page 11

A group of Mps, including Sir John Eden MP for Bournemouth East, are waiting to receive a full report on PIE from the Minister of State at the Home Office.


The Paedophile Information Exchange PIE was allegedly given £70,000 by the Home Office between 1977 and 1980 – the equivalent today of about £400,000.

A former Home Office worker revealed that Jim Callaghan’s Labour government and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative administration, which took over in 1979, may have provided funding for PIE.

The whistleblower said senior civil servant Clifford Hindley, who was head of the Home Office’s voluntary services unit, signed off a three year grant for £35,000 in 1980.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2571632/Home-Office-gave-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-70-000-Group-allegedly-given-taxpayers-money-1977-1980.html

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Children’s homes were ‘supply line’ for paedophiles, says ex-minister

Lord Warner says an inquiry he conducted in 1992 showed how children’s homes were targeted by powerful people
West Mercia police has seven boxes of evidence including letters between Righton and other alleged paedophiles.
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Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno:

Gisburne House was in Watford @Observer_Owl used by Islington council to send children out of borough – several abusers amongst staff

Importantly @guyadams reported Gisburne House cater Michael Taylor revealed as PIE member in his 2000 trial & conviction


Ex Anglican Franciscan Michael Taylor, PIE member, abuser of boys at  GisburneHouse,

#Islington & #Bersham Hall, #Clwyd

So this is where it comes full circle back to Peter Righton – also an Anglican Franciscan for a while – & the @c_of_e monastic movement(s)

so favoured by Bishop Peter Ball he simply had to set up his own entire movement, just like Father Trevor Huddlestone’s alma mater the college & community of the Resurrection, Mirfield

Peter Righton’s time in retreat as an Anglican Franciscan is also central to the involvement of the Southbank Trio & Albany Trust

Hubert Brasier, Theresa May’s father joined the priests at the Community of the Resurrection Seminary School in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. In years to come the Community of the Resurrection would become known for the systematic sexual abuse of children at the seminary by the Italian Verona brothers, who were rampant sex offenders in the 1960’s and 1970’s. 


The horrors of Gisburne House

https://lizdavies.net/2017/07/28/the-horrors-of-gisburne-house/

July 2000

A social worker who abused two boys at an Islington Council children’s home in the 1970s was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment earlier this week.

Michael Taylor pleaded guilty at London’s Snaresbrook crown court to seven counts of indecent assault at Gisburne House.

When he left Gisburne House he became deputy superintendent of Bersham Hall children’s home in North Wales where he repeatedly assaulted two 11-year-old boys in his care.

Taylor was arrested after the people he abused, now adults, went to the police. He was previously convicted of two indecent assaults in 1980. His name will be added to the sex offenders’ register.

https://theukdatabase.com/2012/03/20/michael-taylor-islingtonbersham-hallgisburne-house/

 


Pedophiles arrested
‘more powerful than the Mafia
by Mark Burdman
On Feb. 2 , in London’ s Old Bailey court, four men were convicted for running a ring of pedophiles-adults who sex­ usually use children-which had recruited at least 150 young boys , some as young as nine, for repeated sodomic abuse.
It is the biggest ring of pedophiles yet uncovered in Britain.
British newspapers Feb. 3 said it had been run as a “Mafia­
like conspiracy. ” One man arrested was too frightened to
testify, declaring that the ring was “more powerful than the
Mafia. “
According to experts on child abuse in Britain, this case is only the beginning. Interviewed on British television Feb. 3 , Dianne Core, head of the Childwatch organization, stated that “people in high places” were involved in pedophiliac activities , and that the whole matter would “explode” during the coming months.
The London Daily Telegraph’s crime  correspondent reported Feb. 3 : “Despite the convictions , po­lice believe there is still a flourishing pedophile network in Britain, with a sophistication said to resemble the Mafia. “

The most prominent figure in the ring, Colin Peters , was trained at Oxford, and was formerly a senior adviser in the British Foreign Office. Following his Foreign Office work, he prosecuted cases for the British Customs and Excise.

Investigators working on the case had interrogated at least one senior member of the House of Lords , one vicar in West London, and officials in Whitehall , “but the police did not have sufficient evidence or manpower to pursue their suspi­cions ,” the Telegraph reported.
Alan Delaney, the official head of the ring, is a cleaning company director. Delaney would procure young boys for pedophiles , by putting job advertisements in the press .
The ring would also procure boys who were members of a junior soccer team.
Many of the youngsters had been at special boarding schools for educationally below-normal children.
Others were runaways , who were caught up by members of the Delaney-Peters ring, who would roam” the streets of Lon­don scouting for boys .
According to the Feb. 3 Telegraph account, the young boys were “passed around its members for sexual degradation and, when the attraction faded, abandoned to a life of pros­titution, drugs , and petty crime . . . . The boys were tempted off the unfamiliar London streets with promises of food, accommodation, money, and a sympathetic ear. Some were plied with drugs, including cocaine, and sexually assaulted while under their influence.”
When he was brought before presiding Judge Pownall for sentencing Feb. 3, Colin Peters was told: “On your own admission, you found boys to satisfy your lust. You were prepared to encourage them to drugs or to lace their drinks­ and you have made matters worse by trying to get witnesses not to attend court. You did that to save your own skin. That was disgraceful. You of all people should have known that. “
‘A permanent conspiracy’ British deputy police superintendent John Lewis , who oversaw the investigations , is calling on Scotland Yard to create a special squad to deal with pedophile rings. Lewis declared Feb. 2 that “these people are as organized and so­phisticated as any other  criminals, and are involved in a permanent conspiracy which is renewed daily as they hunt for new boys. They need to be targeted like bank robbers. It
is important that we should not feel complacent. Positive policing should be continued.”
British police investigators were reportedly angered by the light sentence meted out to Peters , Delaney, and their two  collaborators. The four received, in total, only 34 years of sentences. Peters received only 8 years, for combined charges of conspiracy to commit buggery (sodomy), buggery and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Delaney was jailed for 1 1 years , on conspiracy to commit buggery, indecent assault, taking indecent photographs , indecency with a child, and attempted buggery. One of the four was given only 6 years.
A senior British police officer told the Daily Express Feb.
4: “It should have been more. The damage these people have
done to young lives is very severe.”
In an editorial entitled, “Is This Justice?” the Express Feb. 4 called the sentences “woefully inadequate . . . weighed against the enormity of
their crimes and the emotional and physical damage they did
to their victims , some of whom were only nine years old. “
Moncini and the Satanist track
The London case has refocused attention on another recent case, in Trieste, Italy, involving one Alessandro Mon­cini, a businessman nabbed by law enforcement in the United States and convicted in 1988 for importing child pornography (although he received a paltry one-year sentence and was released “on good behavior” after serving less than three
months in jail).
Investigators in Trieste working on the Mon­cini case have recently been to the United States, attempting to accumulate more information on what they believe to be a “most exclusive ring of international pedophiles.”

Informed sources in Britain believe that the Delaney­ Peters ring and the Moncini-linked networks are connected,

and that both are part of an international pedophile conspir­acy.

U. S. law enforcement officials have in their possession tapes of Moncini attempting to procure a young girl, for Satanic-ritual abuse purposes.

Experts on ritual abuse stress that pedophile rings , as horrifying as they are in and of them­ selves , are actually fronts for, or extensions of, hard-core Satanist cults , for whom the pedophiles provide young boys.

In Britain, however, the Home Office has repeatedly
indicated its opposition to allowing the matter of satanism to
be pursued by police and in the courts.

Should this attitude continue, it will be impossible to crack the command-struc­ture controlling powerful pedophile rings.

Investigative leads

Experts in pedophilia and Satanism report to EIR, that
that the dossiers on previously publicized cases of European­
based pedophile rings have never been fully closed, and may
now be reopened. These involve pedophile rings that were
either cracked or exposed in the 1 986-87 period. Three of
them are worth noting:
On June 1 8, 1987, the head of the Belgian national
office of UNICEF was arrested for involvement in a large­
scale child pornography and pedophilia ring. Ring leader
Jozef Verbeeck had used his influential position in UNICEF
to procure children, often from broken homes, some as young
as eight months old, for some 400 wealthy clients across
Europe. The basement of UNICEF in Brussels was used to
store pornographic pictures of children.
• In spring-summer 1987, Dutch authorities uncovered
one of the worst cases of collective child sex abuse in record­
ed history. In a small town called Oode Pekala, during the
Easter holidays , a gang of pedophiles , dressed as clowns,
lured more than 70 children into taking part in pornographic
movies.
On Aug. 3, 1986, the Sunday Times of London “In­sight Team” exposed the activities of a secretive organization called the Spartacus Club, based near Amsterdam in Holland, which sent pedophile literature to 25 ,000 subscribers in Great Britain, and which specialized in procuring boys from the Philippines for pedophile activity. Headed by one John Stam­ford, the club was part of Spartacus International, which published homosexual literature and the Paedo Alert News, “a magazine about boy love. “


James Fraser Darling member of the Spartacus Club 33 years FOR THE SCOT WHO PREYED ON THAI KIDS – serves only 2

Sentenced to 33 years for paedophile offences in Thailand. Released on appeal and deported. Served a grand total of 2 years inside.

James Fraser Darling – who preyed on boys as young as eight – gives one-to-one lessons to the children of wealthy families.

Darling, 56, who lived in Morningside, Edinburgh, before going to the Far East, is working in a private language school in Zhuhai in south China.

We discovered the pervert – the son of an Oxford don – posing as a respectable teacher in the same week as pop paedophile Gary Glitter jetted back into Britain.

But while Glitter, 64, was placed on the UK sex offenders’ register, Darling is subject to no monitoring or restrictions.

At his school in Zhuhai, Darling, who is paid pounds 450 a month, refused to speak to the Sunday Mail.

School principal Li Lulin said she knew nothing about Darling’s crimes – but would not sack him.

She said: “Give him a break. His performance here has been good. I won’t tell parents.

“It’s not up to the Chinese government to punish him for his past. His contract finishes in September. I’ll let him go peacefully.”

A Foreign Office spokswoman said: “It is a matter for the Chinese authorities if they admit him to the country. We wouldn’t necessarily know if Mr Darling was there.”

At the Chinese Embassy in London, a spokeswoman refused to say whether any action would be taken to remove Darling.

 CHILD SEX SHAME OF SCOTS TOFF: He molested Thai lads, court told

Fraser-Darling and other Westerners allegedly molested the boys at the picnics and in Fraser- Darling’s cottage near the poor village of Rawai.

The boys showed investigators photos of themselves naked with the man they knew as “Uncle James”.

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More nude pictures were found at Fraser-Darling’s home, along with a Spartacus magazine article on “boy love” written by a J.Darling. Fraser-Darling denies being the author.

Fraser-Darling, who went to posh Repton school, was arrested in November 1995 after a colleague at the university reported him.

He was about to leave Thai-land for Cambodia when police swooped.

The pervert was taken from prison to court in his brown jail uniform early yesterday. His ankles were chained.

Fraser-Darling admitted he was a paedophile.

But he denied the charges, claiming he was a scapegoat in Thailand’s “witch- hunt” against child sex perverts.

Fraser-Darling’s father is Scots academic Sir Frank Fraser-Darling, an expert on Scottish birds and Hebridean wildlife.

He also has a brother in the Diplomatic Corps.

Someone was pulling strings to get him out of Thailand.

A PAEDOPHILE has arrived in Scotland to claim a family inheritance – still lying about his sleazy past.

Toff James Fraser Darling, 51, is in the Highlands to get what is left of his family’s cash after being freed from a Bangkok jail.

But while the former teacher claims he won an appeal against all convictions, the truth is that the Thais kicked him out after only reducing his jail sentence.

Fraser Darling was left a small fortune while languishing behind bars and used some of the money to win his freedom.

Now the pervert, who preyed on young boys in the seedy resort of Phuket, is staying at an pounds 18-a-night guest house in Forres near his former family home while he plans his future.

Local residents are unaware that he is a convicted paedophile.

 LIES OF DEPRAVED TOFF

Fraser Darling’s father, Sir Frank, died in 1979 at the age of 73 after his retirement as chief officer of the Imperial Bureau of Animal Genetics in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh-born Christina was his third wife and met him when she was taking care of his children after his second wife’s death.

Since Fraser Darling’s arrest he has been too ashamed to contact his brother Richard, 52, a senior Foreign Office intelligence officer, and his sister Francesca, 46, who lives in the USA.

He says he has spent his time in Scotland trying to register for work after a lifetime working abroad in Thailand, Iran, Sri Lanka and El Salvador.

Frank Fraser Darling lived on the island of Tanera Mor.

Tanera Mor is  notable as the location for Frank Fraser Darling’s book Island Years.

Accused Scot was ‘like an uncle’ to Thai boys

THE paedophile son of a Scottish knight was jailed for 33 years in Thailand yesterday for preying on young boys.

Teacher James Fraser Darling, 47, whose father, a leading academic – was an authority on Scottish wildlife, was chained by the ankles as he was led away to the cells wearing regulation brown prison shirt and shorts.

The appalling sex acts he was convicted of were carried out on boys from a sea gypsy community at a Thai beach resort.

He was sentenced to five years each on nine counts of separating children from their parents.

Darling is the son of Sir Frank Fraser Darling, an Oxford don and expert on Scottish bird-life and Hebridean wildlife, who became chief officer of the Imperial Bureau of Animal Genetics in Edinburgh. He died in 1979.

Darling’s mother, Lady Christina Darling of Forres, Moray, died while he was on trial.

His brother Richard, a senior intelligence officer specialising in the war against drugs, works for the Foreign Office in Britain and did not attend the court.

Richard Ogilby Leslie Fraser Darling Counsellor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Pervert Darling, a London University arts graduate, travelled the world teaching in Brazil and Sri Lanka before arriving in Thailand four years ago.

A book published by the Spartacus organisation – a European group linked to paedophilia – was found in his house, and a chapter inside, written by J Darling, described Roman orgies with young boys.

However, Darling denied that he was the author of the work.

The court’s decision was welcomed by FACE, the coalition against Child Exploitation, which has been monitoring suspected paedophiles in Thailand.

Almost everybody on Phuket knew James Fraser Darling.
 How disgusting can you get 2 years then deported back too our country!! Bloody loose around innocent children! Thank you for sharing this



CHARLES’S SEX FILES

Prince Charles has been given access to secret files on the sex lives of the world’s most powerful men and wome – to make sure he is fully informed when he finally becomes king.

The Sun 10-14-12, p9

Prince Charles has been given access to secret files on the sex lives of the world’s most powerful men and women, to make sure he is fully informed when he finally becomes king.

The Crown Jewels of classified intelligence, normally seen only by the queen and senior ministers, are understood to contain details of Princess Diana’s death and the IRA assassination of Lord Mountbatten. he will also see files on UK security threats.

a senior whitehall source said “ he can see everything but not the files on him and Camilla as he is not allowed to see the dossier where he is the subject”

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The inference must be that maj has this information – or how could she be the reigning mollusc?

Which means she would have had all the info from Dickens Dossiers- the dossiers to Maggie Thatcher – Blunt – Prime – Hayman- – all the MP’s so far named – and those as yet unnamed-

and – of course

Jimmy Savile

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“I’ve got eight names of big people, really important names, public figures. And I am going to expose them in Parliament.” (read more)

Although he had previously named senior diplomat Sir Peter Hayman as a paedophile, he never made good on his promise to expose the eight public figures. Just over two months after making the threat, Geoffrey Dickens’s name and address was found in a ‘hit list’ in a notebook belonging to Arthur Hutchinson, who was wanted for three brutal murders and was already on ‘a serious sex charge’.

During his trial, on 11 September 1984, Hutchinson accused Mike Barron, then a reporter with the Sunday Mirror, of committing the murders.

He even pointed to him in court, saying “That’s your killer there”. He explained his prints had been on the champagne bottle because he had picked it up to use as a weapon to defend himself against Mr Barron. Hutchinson claimed that the media had had a vendetta against him, and that:

“Every week for the last 10 months, that man there has been going to my mother’s house threatening her. I was frightened for her and wanted to get the truth out. There’s your killer.”- Arthur Hutchinson

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The Guardian, 3rd November 1983

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Triple Hartlepool killer Arthur Hutchinson will die in jail after arguing his treatment was inhuman and degrading

 Now that all chance of release is gone, perhaps he will reveal why he had Geoffrey Dickens details in his notebook?


 

Charles Napier and half -brother John Whittingdale MP
Charles Napier’s arrest took place at the £500,000 home of the MP’s mother.

John Whittingdale MP is a fan of “torture porn”

 At the time of his arrest, Napier, a retired languages teacher, playwright and theatre director, was living in Sherborne with their mother in her home just  1/2 mile from royalty/freemason/establishment-linked Sherborne Schools
In 2012 he gave a lecture on William Shakespeare at the town’s literary festival and was to have a play in winter

Amateur Players of Sherborne: Mr Napier has acted in, directed, or designed the set for the last six productions for the players prior to his arrest

Sherborne School for Girls, the leading public school gives free places to children helped by Kids Company and was attended by founder Camila Batmanghelidjh in the 1970s.
Kids Company boss Camila Batmanghelidjh admits she cheated to get into a the top school Sherborne School for Girls when her mother took an exam for her

Sherborne was a major financial donor to Kids Company – investigated by Parliament, the Charity Commission and the police, before the charity collapsed insolvent in August amid allegations of sex abuse on its premises.
Kids Company’s number one cheerleader in the Cabinet, Oliver Letwin, is a governor and former trustee of Sherborne School for Girls.
Oliver Letwin, the MP for West Dorset, visited the Little Gryphons Nursery School
Margaret Thatcher Arrives to support Oliver Letwin with “noted pederast” Peter Morrison

William Hague appointed Letwin as a member of his Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury in September 2000.

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Mustard heir, Mr Colman, and his wife Susan, a former spiritual director of the defunct charity Kids Company  funded pervert John Smyth QC for nearly 30 years

 

Mr Colman was an Eton contemporary of the Most Rev Justin Welby, while his father, Sir Michael, oversaw the Church’s investment portfolio between 1993 and 1999, holding the post of First Church Estates Commissioner. He was subsequently awarded the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Cross of St Augustine.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/10/colmans-mustard-heir-admits-charity-funded-child-abuse-barrister/

A catastrophic charity collapse. Two inquires that hit the buffers. As a musical lampoons the fiasco… Will Kids Company Camila and her BBC stooge EVER face the music?

  • Stage production depicts the hugely publisised fall of Kids Company charity
  • Comes two years after the controversial charity met its demise amid allegations
  • Inquiries are ongoing but there is not indication of when they might conclude
  • Camila Batmanghelidjh’s autobiography, due out this year, is similarly delayed

Alan Yentob, BBC creative director, throws up his arms in despair. His rich baritone trembles with bathos as he sings: ‘Michael Gove even said it was an inspirational charity!’

The audience titters. The line does not have the lyricism of a Rodgers and Hammerstein, but it is genuinely funny.

And true. The real Mr Yentob — rather than the actor playing him in this stage production — really did say, rather than sing, it.

Just like the BBC bigwig himself, who became embroiled in the scandal surrounding the collapse of the Kids Company charity of which he was chairman, there is something more than a little unconventional about this new musical being previewed in London last week.

First, there is the title: ‘The Public Administration And Constitutional Affairs Select Committee Takes Oral Evidence On Whitehall’s Relationship With Kids Company.’

Then there are the lyrics, taken verbatim from the Hansard transcript of the testimony given by two witnesses who appeared before that committee of MPs on October 15, 2015.

One was Mr Yentob. The other was enigmatic charity supremo Camila Batmanghelidjh, once known as ‘the angel of Camberwell’.

The pair had been summoned to the Commons to explain how Kids Company, the charity of which Ms Batmanghelidjh was founder and CEO, had gone bust amid allegations of financial irregularity and sexual abuse, having received almost £50 million of public money.

That was almost two years ago. And while the musical is opening this week, the public still awaits a definitive official explanation of the charity’s controversial modus operandi and dramatic demise.

The select committee had no powers to act on its own damning findings of an ‘extraordinary catalogue of failures’. Two statutory bodies that do have such powers — the Charity Commission and the Insolvency Service — were supposed to deliver their own reports on Kids Company last autumn. They did not.

Both bodies say inquiries are ‘ongoing’ but there is no indication as to when they might end. Ms Batmanghelidjh’s autobiography, due out late last year, is similarly delayed.

And so the extraordinary saga rumbles on.

The woman at the centre of it all, 54-year-old Camila, keeps, in contrast to her life before the scandal, a low profile these days.

On a rare outing last summer, she was photographed as she went to lunch with representatives of a foreign government ‘which is having to deal with a lot of young refugees’ at the Michelin-starred Pied a Terre restaurant.

Ms Batmanghelidjh says she is continuing to help many Kids Company children, with the financial backing of donors who stayed loyal.

Kids Company rented a £4,000-a-month Grade II-listed art-deco mansion in North London, in which a member of the finance department and one of Ms Batmanghelidjh’s PAs lived

While the Metropolitan Police found insufficient evidence to press any criminal charge, anecdotal evidence of institutional anarchy and excesses at Kids Company still has the power to shock.

Brown envelopes stuffed with cash were handed to troubled children as a matter of course. Twelve-year-old clients were given £150 trainers; others were flown first class to America. Some £50,000 alone was allegedly spent on taxis at the charity’s Christmas party.

Kids Company received £46 million from the UK taxpayer over 13 years, including £3 million days before it shut. Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson is pictured with Camila Batmanghelidjh London Evening Standard's '1000: London's Most Influential People' in 2014

Kids Company received £46 million from the UK taxpayer over 13 years, including £3 million days before it shut. Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson is pictured with Camila Batmanghelidjh London Evening Standard’s ‘1000: London’s Most Influential People’ in 2014

Flamboyant, Iranian-born Camila could charm the birds from the trees. Then prime minister David Cameron was said to be ‘mesmerised’ by her, while his wife Samantha was a backer, along with Prince Charles and a host of other A-list celebrities and City financiers.

Kids Company received £46 million from the UK taxpayer over 13 years, including £3 million days before it shut. Rock band Coldplay ploughed in a further £8 million from royalties.

Ms Batmanghelidjh claimed her charity had 36,000 young ‘clients’.

No doubt there was and remains a very real need for children from splintered families to be supported in Britain’s troubled inner cities.

But something within the organisation was not right. It needed only a small push for the already teetering edifice to collapse. That pressure came from an unlikely quarter.

Pensioner Joan Woolard was the catalyst to Kids Company’s spectacular downfall and remains one of Ms Batmanghelidjh’s fiercest critics.

Having heard the charity boss speak on Radio 4, Mrs Woolard was inspired to sell her home and donate the proceeds — more than £200,000 — to the Kids Company.

Doubts began when she asked how the money had been spent.

The answers were unsatisfactory. Her experience of spending some time at Kids Company offices alarmed her further — and she asked for her money back.

Hers was the first public voice of dissent against this fashionable and feted good cause. Ms Batmanghelidjh denied any wrongdoing.

But the money remained in Ms Batmanghelidjh’s hands. Kids Company needed it desperately.

Encouraged by Mrs Woolard’s public stand, whistle-blowers from inside the organisation began to come forward.

The unsubstantiated allegations of sexual abuse were the final straw.

In August 2015, the charity shut down, laying off scores of staff and abandoning thousands of children.

Some of the evidence subsequently given to the Commons select committee presented a shocking litany of financial chaos, rampant nepotism and very dubious methodology.

The committee concluded: ‘There appears to have been a catastrophic confluence of factors that have conspired to allow this charity to operate as it did, for as long as it did.’

Their report said the ‘approach of successive governments and ministers towards Kids Company has proved to be an improper way to conduct government business or handle public money’.

Alan Yentob had failed to restrain his ‘unaccountable and dominant’ CEO. His employer, the BBC, was also ‘accused of poor leadership for failing to take action against him when he tried to make suggestions about the BBC’s reporting of Kids Company’.

One of the committee’s witnesses, a high-ranking worker who was granted anonymity, gave a particularly damning insight into what Kids Company had become.

She said: ‘The charity was run by the CEO as her personal fiefdom, with no regard whatsoever for the financial implications. It was simply unsustainable to continue to take in anyone who asked for assistance and, in certain specific areas, ridiculous amounts of money were spent wantonly and inappropriately.’

Ms Batmanghelidjh had favourites among the youngsters she helped. ‘One group of young adults — many of them in their late 20s — were known throughout the organisation as “Camila’s kids” and inordinate amounts of money and resources were lavished on them; creating envy and resentment among others.’

But staff were also treated lavishly, the witness stated, and nepotism was rife. ‘Sasha and Jamie Handover (the children of former WH Smith boss Richard Handover, a trustee) were both employed at KC,’ the witness said.

‘The so-called “Operations Manager” — a sweet but totally inefficient woman who kept odd hours — turned out to be the mother of one of the IT chaps.

‘Magbule Mulla — who worked in the finance department — is the sister-in-law of Jeton (Tony) Cavolli, who was Camila’s driver.’

(While her Linked In page still describes her as ‘Assistant Accountant Kids Company’, Mrs Mulla was described by Ms Batmanghelidjh in one interview as ‘the woman who sews for me’.)

Ms Batmanghelidjh would eventually admit that her charity had paid for both of Mr Cavolli’s children to be put through private schools; one of them a boarding establishment where the chairman of governors was one Richard Handover (a trustee).

Mr Cavolli had been described by Ms Batmanghelidjh as a ‘therapist tasked with dealing with difficult young men and only had a car in order to go to their aid late at night’. But in the time she worked there, the witness only ‘heard him referred to as “Tony the Driver”.’

Some of the evidence subsequently given to the Commons select committee presented a shocking litany of financial chaos. Squatters are pictured at the former offices of Kids Company in Kenbury Street, Camberwell

Some of the evidence subsequently given to the Commons select committee presented a shocking litany of financial chaos. Squatters are pictured at the former offices of Kids Company in Kenbury Street, Camberwell

 But staff were also treated lavishly, the witness stated, and nepotism was rife. A toy is pictured tied to a gate at he former offices of Kids Company

It was ‘Tony the Driver’ who was pictured holding the car door open for Ms Batmanghelidjh prior to that lunch at Pied a Terre restaurant last summer.

He was not her chauffeur, she later explained. He was working as an Uber driver and had given her a lift as a ‘favour’.

A university academic whose role as an Ofsted inspector in South London alerted her to Kids Company more than 15 years ago had watched its progress with alarm.

‘The whole history of Kids Company is one of a failure of due diligence by local government, donor charities, the Tory Party, Prince Charles. They all failed. It is astounding,’ she told me.

Hers is only one of many critical voices. But there is an approaching counterblast. Approaching, but repeatedly delayed. Ms Batmanghelidjh’s autobiography was due to be published last autumn. Her ghost-writer is Tim Rayment.

In early 2015 he was sent by his newspaper to investigate Ms Batmanghelidjh. Now he is firmly in her camp.

One view is that Rayment fell under her spell; like so many financiers, pop stars, politicians and royals before him, he was ‘hypnotised’, one colleague said.

‘I want to give voice to someone who has been silenced,’ Mr Rayment told me last year, rather generously of someone who had the ear of royalty and prime ministers.

‘Have I been naïve? Have I been mesmerised?’ he asks. ‘The time to make that judgment is on publication.’

The fall-out has indeed been complex and messy for those involved. Last December, Mr Yentob stepped down as Creative Director of the BBC as a direct result of his involvement in the Kids Company collapse

Last night, a spokesman for Ms Batmanghelidjh’s publisher, Biteback, said she expected the book to appear in August. She explained: ‘We had initially hoped to do a very fast turnaround on this title, and therefore gave it a very ambitious publication date.

‘But it has turned out to be far more complex, both legally and in terms of the science involved, than we had first anticipated.’

The fall-out has indeed been complex and messy for those involved. Last December, Mr Yentob stepped down as Creative Director of the BBC as a direct result of his involvement in the Kids Company collapse.

Earlier this year, it was reported that the Insolvency Service had written to lawyers acting for Kids Company’s former board members to warn them it was minded to ban them from holding directorships.They included Ms Batmanghelidjh, Mr Yentob and Mr Handover. Which brings us back to the musical.

Flamboyant, Iranian-born Camila could charm the birds from the trees. Then prime minister David Cameron was said to be ‘mesmerised’ by her

Flamboyant, Iranian-born Camila could charm the birds from the trees. Then prime minister David Cameron was said to be ‘mesmerised’ by her

‘Mr Yentob’ bewails the sudden denial of the public purse gold seam. He had mined it for years thanks to his contacts with David Cameron and the latter’s desire to give his Big Society slogan some substance and street cred.

Last night, a Charities Commission spokeswoman said: ‘When an inquiry is under way, we do not provide updates on when it is likely to conclude.

‘This is a high-profile case and when a report is available it will be posted online with full findings.’

An Insolvency Service spokesman said: ‘Our investigation into Kids Company remains ongoing. Each case has its own complexities and differences depending on the number of directors involved. There is no timescale for us to reach any conclusions. As such, it would not be appropriate for us to comment further at present.’

Miles Goslett, the journalist who first raised questions about Kids Company, in February 2015, is sceptical about the delay.

‘Both inquiries were set up the best part of two years ago and I was told privately last year they’d be published by Christmas 2016 at the latest,’ he said this week.

‘Even if these bodies are short on manpower, I’d have no difficulty believing that someone in Whitehall has taken the decision it would be politically sensible to keep them from public view for a while yet.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4659936/Will-Kids-Company-Camila-BBC-stooge-face-music.html


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Another name that appears is that of a known paedophile, the late senior diplomat Sir Peter Hayman

The Napier and Hayman families had a long record of imperial service at the highest levelMany members of the family were senior Freemasons:

Sir Peter’s grandfather Canon Henry Hayman was Provincial Grand Master of Nottinghamshire and a Past Grand Chaplain of England; while Charles Napier’s ancestors included a Grand Master Mason of Scotland.

Charles Napier’s parents were cousins: his maternal grandfather Brigadier Arthur Napier had top level intelligence connections as military adviser to the Ministry of Supply.

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At the time of his paedophile offences, Napier’s  cousin Rosemary Blomefield was married to Sir Peter Hayman, a senior MI6 officer who was later himself exposed as a paedophile though never prosecuted.

Napier was jailed for 13 years in 2014 for hundreds of sex attacks on schoolboys.

Peter Righton was a founder of PIE, Napier its one-time treasurer. Righton, incredibly, was also one of Britain’s leading child protection specialists when Virginia Bottomley was Health Secretary

The file also contains a John Napier, who had been convicted for running a “child brothel” in London in the early 1970s.

“The police had the lists from the late 1980s…The files sat in a drawer, metaphorically speaking, until 2012, when Operation Fairbank decided to go back and have a look.

Jimmy Savile and Keith Harding on BBC’s Jim’ll Fix It

Keith Harding invited to show to mend a 13-year-old girl’s music box, which her brother says was a “set-up” by the production team.

MUSIC box collector and clock maker Keith Harding, whose staff restored antiques for royalty, played a vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring. He is also on the list.

He was a “schedule 1” offender – meaning his convictions remained on his police file for life.

But he was later given the Freedom of the City of London and became a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, meeting business and political figures at the height of his career.

The clockmaker and music box expert ran a museum regularly visited by children, despite social services being aware 20 years ago of his convictions for child abuse.

He had been convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in 1958 when he was a teacher. 

Harding was influential among high-profile paedophiles


 

 

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

I stumbled across this tweet referring to John Whittingdale having used the alias John Napier ‘in those days’.

His name appeared ‘namely’ right next to that of his half-brother Charles Napier who affectionately referred to Whippo in correspondence as ‘Little Johnny’, a man who he would entrust stuff to for safekeeping. Charles, a prolific abuser, was a very close friend of Peter Righton.


HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

Another John Napier to add to the mix… this one’s a doctor, living at Dolphin Square in 1976…


 


Paedophile Mason Keith Harding ran lodge set up for GCHQ

ONE OF Britain’s most influential paedophiles was the head of a Masonic lodge founded and frequented by GCHQ spies.

A PIE list seized in 1984 records Harding, as member 329

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/579523/Paedophile-Mason-lodge-GCHQ

The pervert met regularly with MPs Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith at his world-renowned workshop. 
John Whittingdale was pps to Leon Brittan

One of Harding‘s staff, who worked for him between 1980 and 1987, said: “Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith were both regular visitors to the shop.Usually they would come in via the side door, other times they would ring the bell at the front entrance and come in.
“They’d straight away ask for Keith who would be coming down the stairs. “Then they would then either go up to his office for a private meeting or they’d go out for several hours.”
Keith Harding  was very upper class and mixed in those sorts of circles.
Jeremy Thorpe, Cyril Smith, David Steel
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Jeremy Thorpe and Cyril Smith would also drop by
along with key members of the vile Paedophile Information Exchange
including  Tom O’ Carroll and Steven Adrian Smith:

 Steven Adrian Smith (who worked at the Home Office and kept PIE files stored there) boasted that he ran the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) from behind his desk at the Home Office
 

Keith Harding’s shop: The former worker added: The shop had many high profile customers, including the Royals.”

Keith Harding he was asked to build a special clock in honour of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.

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The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers : memorial slab in the floor of Westminster Abbey, London, was unveiled by HRH The Prince Philip
 
The stone memorial slab in the floor of Westminster Abbey, London, was unveiled by HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh in 2006 at a special celebration of the life and achievements of John Harrison, arranged by The Clockmakers’ Company.
 

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There are 307 names on the list seen by The IoS, including four women.

There are several members living abroad, and one of them currently appears to be a children’s entertainer.

Some of the PIE members also feature on a list amassed by the US Customs child pornography and protection unit which collected a list of British customers of American suppliers of child abuse images.

The US list was also supplied to UK law enforcement agencies but little if anything was done about it.

One of those on both lists is former school teacher Terence Waters. In 1994, he was jailed for 10 years for possessing indecent images of children and sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy.

Leading anti-child sex abuse campaigners said that they were astonished at the police inaction over the PIE membership list.

“We know that those who look at sexual images of children often go on to become ‘contact’ offenders, so had more action been taken as a result of the police having the lists, many children would not have been abused, as is clear from the case of Adamson. There still seems to be a mindset that says we should all just move on and leave the past in the past, yet people have a lifetime of trauma to deal with and the police should have recognised that in their handling of these cases.”

Read more http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/paedophile-register-of-controversial-group-ignored-by-police-


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 ^ How did he get that? (Full police PIE list)

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Jo Richardson MP, the National Council for Civil Liberties and the Labour Campaign for Gay Rights are among the several individuals and organisations that have protested to the Lord Chancellor, on PIE’s behalf, over a judge’s comments at a recent Old Bailey trial.

They are demanding that the judge be disciplined, and are supporting the Exchange in its claim that the remarks may well have been a “serious breach of legal ethics.

When sentencing Andre Stephen Thorne (21) to 3 years for theft and the attempted blackmail of a PIE applicant, the judge, Mr Justice King-Hamilton, said that PIE had “access to potential dynamite,” and added: “On the face of it, some sort of an offence is being committed by the person or persons running this organisation (THE SUN, Feb. 4th).. I wonder if the membership forms are collected from members of the public for the purposes of blackmail (SOUTH LONDON PRESS)?

PIE’s reaction was fast and furious. Secretary, Tom O’Carroll drafted an immediate letter to THE GUARDIAN; and on March the 17th, Deputy Leader, Warren Middleton despatched a press release announcing that the group would lodge the “strongest possible protest” with the Lord Chancellor and the Home Secretary.

Soon after, PIE’s Chairperson, Keith Hose, contacted the NCCL, finally requesting Jo Richardson (Labour, Barking) to table a question in the Commons. She declined, but has since filed an official complaint with Elwyn Jones.

The first of the protests, from the NCCL (29/3/’77), described the comments as “extremely unfortunate” and accused the judge of “misusing his position to make comments which were unwarranted and without any apparent foundation.”

Prompted by the reply which, said a Council official, was “totally unsatisfactory,” the NCCL then approached Lord Beaumont of Whitley asking him to raise the matter in the Lords. But he, too, declined.

Now, the Council is seeking the advice of Lord Hailsham, himself a former Lord Chancellor, and will act in accordance with his reply.”

bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/1976-80/

Truthseeker‏@thewakeupcall09

Members of the NCCL Executive Committee, Known Professions and Associated Organizations, 1974-1981.

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MISC

bobchewy‏ @bobchewy

Guess What I found at NCCL archives

U DCL/688/9 File. Heterosexual women and ‘Under-age’ boys 1 file 1977-78

U DCL/688/10 File. Adult males and under-age girls 1 file 1977-1978

U DCL/688/11 File. Heterosexual sex under age PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange) Trial 1980 -1981


Truthseeker1‏@thewakeupcall09

PIE members Thomas Victor O’Carroll aka Carl Tom (ex-chairman) & Reginald Burnham

Sherborne School, PIE etc

Entrance to Sherborne School, Dorset, UK.

Sherborne School, Dorset

Sherborne Schoolis a British independent boys’ school, (for ages 13-18 yrs) located in the town of Sherborne in north-west Dorset, England.

It has close partnerships with the nearby girls’ school Sherborne Girls

Sherborne School has educated prominent figures for hundreds of years since it was founded by Edward VI in 1550.

Sherborne School Alumni – Stanley Johnson, Alan Turing

Sir David Spedding: Former Head of Secret Intelligence Service


Stanley Johnson (center) with friends

Other Establishment connections with Sherborne School:

Christopher Bournes Rhys-Jones – The father of Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones (married to Prince Edward) was a geography master at Sherborne School, Sherborne

Tory MP’s half-brother who was known as ‘Rapier Napier’ by his pupils and helped run Paedophile Information Exchange is jailed for 13 years for HUNDREDS of sex assaults on young boys in the 60s and 70s

assaulting 21 victims aged as young as eight

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Keith Braithwaite said: ‘Napier is an arrogant, controlling and manipulative individual who has shown no remorse for the serious sexual offences he committed against young and vulnerable victims.

He has offended throughout most of his adult life; exploiting opportunities to continue his criminality against children through his employment and standing within society.

Mr Napier said:

“I agreed to take part in the literary festival months before I knew where the talk would be held. Then it never crossed my mind that it would be problem.

“I am devastated that I cannot be involved with the APS and with A Winter’s Tale anymore. I think I might not ever be able to take part in something like this again.

“It is sad that something like this has happened

I hope at least that I will be able to remain in Sherborne

where I live with my 92-year-old mother.”

http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Paedophile-director-shock-resignation/story-17328992-detail/story.html#ixzz3tAiHYUDF

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2885152/Tory-MP-s-half-brother-known-Napier-Rapier-pupils-jailed-13-years-HUNDREDS-sex-assaults.html

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Sherborne School in the news:

  • Chris Davis, 53, was dismissed from £34,000-a-year Sherborne School
  • His personal assistant Micaila Vivier was then fired after ‘leaking emails’
  • She claimed Mr Davis was sacked after disagreement with governors
  • Ms Vivier said headmaster wanted pupil to move to a different school  

 A statement posted to the school’s website insisted: ‘There is absolutely no element whatsoever of untoward activity on the part of the outgoing Headmaster, or any other member of the staff, that has led to or contributed to this decision.’

….I think it was odd that he was dismissed after only three days of term and it would be helpful if the governors had told us more about the reason behind his sudden departure. It would put an end to what will doubtless be endless speculation.”

Speaking to The Times, Mr Davis’s wife Innes, 52, declined to comment on the reasoning behind the departure.

Mr Davis previously taught at Eton, where he himself was educated. He joined after a career in the City, and was the head of Warre House, of which David Cameron was a member in the 1980s.


Sherborne School Inspirational Speaker Programme

 Speakers have included David Aaronovitch,

David Aaronovitch, a columnist on The Times well known for dismissing claims about paedophile VIPs as “conspiracy theory”, …an article by Aaronovitch in The Observer in 2003 … attempted to diminish the seriousness of “child porn”.
David Aaronovitch’s column “Let’s See Some Evidence. Then We Can Panic” published in the Times on July 10th. As a general rule of thumb, anyone who refers to public inquiries and investigative journalism into organised child sexual abuse rings as “paedogeddon” is already starting from a position of disbelieving the statements of victims of child sexual abuse.

Royalty/Establishment Links to Sherborne School

Freemasons: Last year’s Provincial Grand Lodge meeting was held at Sherborne School

Last year’s Provincial Grand Lodge meeting was held at Sherborne School on Thursday 30th October. Prior to the meeting, the 2014 Dorset Masonic Magazine was delivered by post to all Brethren subscribing to a Lodge in the Province of Dorset and this contained a removable agenda for the Provincial meeting.

Lord Montgomery at Sherborne 1959

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re: Hamilton’s Biography of Lord Montgomery:
“Hamilton himself referred to Monty’s (Lord Montgomery) “romantic friendships with young boys” in the original book, specifically the 12-year-old Swiss lad Lucien Trueb “who engaged Monty’s affectionate attention”.
The question Hamilton is really posing now is not whether Field Marshal Lord Montgomery of Alamein was gay, but whether he was a repressed paedophile.”
Lord Bramall was awarded the Military Cross by Field Marshal Montgomery in 1945.

Mountbatten at Sherborne School 1964 Commemoration

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 http://oldshirburnian.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/A-History-of-Sherborne-School-resized.pdf

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Lord Louis Mountbatten former chauffeur Norman Nield exposed him

Meanwhile, in New Zealand, there have been such newspaper headlines as, “‘Uncle Dickie’ the Sex Pervert” (N.Z. Truth, Sept.  8, 1987), since Mountbatten’s former chauffeur, Norman Nield, started revealing details of the late Lord Mountbatten’s alleged sexual exploitation of boys.

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Edward Prince of Wales and his cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten “relax” in a canvas swimming pool on board H. M. S. Renown during their 1920 Empire Tour.

Lord Louis was a great grandson of Queen Victoria and the uncle of Prince Philip (consort of Queen Elizabeth II). Mountbatten was also a promiscuous bisexual who was famously rumored to have had an affair with Edward VIII (who was Prince of Wales at the time) when he accompanied him on his Empire tours (see photo above).

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The Queen. Like any human being, she is subject to the influence of those around her. While he lived, Lord Mountbatten was a persuasive counsellor, and he formulated the plan for Prince Charles’s unusually rigorous education.

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/26/magazine/an-informal-look-at-the-royal-family.html?pagewanted=all


Letwin insisted on giving £3 million of public money to Kids Company in July, against the advice of Whitehall mandarins.

The BBC has commissioned a documentary about the charity, scheduled to be shown next year. Insiders have expressed surprise about this, given that £330,000-a-year BBC executive Alan Yentob was Kids Company chairman of trustees between 2003 and 2015.


Kids Company

The leaked email shows how Yentob, currently the BBC’s £330,000-a-year creative director, mounted a concerted operation to lobby the Labour Government to cancel the bill. The bill was waived the following year. The message, sent using a BBC email address to nine Kids Company colleagues – including Ms Batmanghelidjh – revealed he had contacted Dawn Primarolo, then the Paymaster General in the Treasury, and Paul Boateng, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, about the tax bill.
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Mr Yentob said he had been advised by Ms Primarolo’s aides to put the charity’s case to her in a letter, so she could refer the matter to the Inland Revenue – which Mr Yentob said he would be doing ‘with a little bit of help from my friends’.
Both Ms Primarolo and Mr Boateng worked at the time for the then-Chancellor Gordon Brown.
 Mr Yentob also says in the message: ‘Paul Boateng and I have managed to miss each other on the telephone but his office has been extremely co-operative and concerned and a phone call is being set up for tomorrow morning.’

A few months later, £589,957 was written off using taxpayers’ money, with an additional £100,000 debt met by an unidentified donor.

The charity’s unpaid bill was first revealed by The Mail on Sunday last week, which led to this newspaper obtaining the Yentob email.

The charity has received about £4 million from the Government every year for the last decade.

Ms Batmanghelidjh claims the Government has targeted her because she has a list of Establishment figures allegedly involved in historical child sex abuse.

Mr Boateng said last night: ‘I do not recall the details. I would not be prepared to comment without consulting Treasury papers. I was responsible for spending, not tax.’


Wealthy Cabinet minister Oliver Letwin takes in lodgers at his London home
Oliver Letwin, David Cameron’s close ally, takes in lodgers at the south London home which has hit the headlines in the past.

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Celebrities and the royals were bewitched by Camila's charms (she is pictured with Prince Charles)

Swathes of London would ‘descend into savagery’. There would be riots in the streets, and widespread looting. Angry mobs would carry out ‘arson attacks’ on government buildings.

This apocalyptic scenario formed the basis of an extraordinary document sent to the Government from the email account of Kids Company chief Camila Batmanghelidjh.

As a sort of ransom note to ministers, signed by her charity’s chairman Alan Yentob, its message was simple: hand over a £3 million emergency grant to my charity or London will burn.

To a degree, it had its desired effect because that money was promptly given.

Yet those millions weren’t enough. Kids Company hit the wall. Around £1.2 million of the £3 million was lost. And now three major inquiries are investigating the collapsed charity, which over the past decade has got through more than £30 million in public funds.

Born in Tehran on New Year’s Day 1963, Camila Batmanghelidjh is one of four children of Fereydoon Batman-Ghelidj, a property developer and doctor who belonged to one of pre-revolutionary Iran’s wealthiest and most influential families.

Her uncle, Hooshang, was the Iranian ambassador to Turkey. Grandfather Mehdi was a wealthy property developer, too. And a great uncle, Nader, was an army general and loyal henchman of the country’s ruling Shah.

In interviews, her mother, Lucile, has been described as ‘a Belgian aristocrat’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3214710/Why-does-Kids-Company-Camila-tell-tall-stories-life-troubling-investigation-reveals-colourful-acount-past-doesn-t-quite-add-up.html

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Camila Batmanghelidjh talks to NCCL/Liberty’s Patron Helena Kennedy

 https://www.hayfestival.com/p-2431-camila-batmanghelidjh-talks-to-helena-kennedy.aspx?skinid=16


From Liberty/NCCL’s website

International Women’s Day

The Women of the World WOW festival, which begins today and runs over the weekend, includes an impressive list of speakers from the spheres of politics, popular culture and activism. Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts, Eve Ensler, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Erin Pizzey and Helena Kennedy are just some of the women who will be appearing at the festival – and of course our own director, Shami Chakrabarti, will be at a number of the events over the four days. The festival will cover issues as diverse as domestic violence, sustainable business, Mary Whitehouse and Margaret Thatcher.

https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/news/blog/international-womens-day


PIE Keith Harding antique piece in the Garrick Club

Harding, fig. … (front base) Prov: Btby R. B. from Keith Harding Antiques, Hornsey Road, London Source: One of seven figures based on engravings in John Tallis’s Shakespeare Gallery (1852-53); also an engraving by T. Sherratt, after H.

Garrick Club Members

In 2011, the Garrick Club newsletter compiled a list of 100 notable deceased members (since updated), yielding:

Michael Havers, Baron Haversthe brother of Baroness Butler-Sloss

Sir Michael Havers was appointed as Attorney General by Margaret Thatcher in 1979, and was made Baron Havers in 1987. He intervened three times between 1981 and 1983 to stop the investigation and exposure of Establishment paedophiles, and to prevent the publication of stories which showed that Establishment figures were members of the Paedophile Information Exchange.

 

Sir Douglas Bader beside Janner

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Bader interested in Leics PHAB group– 1 founder was albany trust’s youth worker Ric Rogers

given Hon Presidency of PHAB in 1974 & it’s spun off as separate charity from NAYC

wondering if jimmy Martin a member-under ex HBOS chairman lord Dennis Stevenson savile

There are various articles about Janner taking up the cause of that young boy with thalidomide

In the picture with, them, cutting the cake are (left-to-right): Eric Parker, Reg Varney, Bill Cotton Jr, Jimmy Savile, Nigel Broackes, Sir Douglas Bader, Lord George Brown, and Denis Compton.

Sir David Napley – Janner’s solicitor

Isnt it weird that Sir David Napley was both solicitor to Sir Peter Hayman and a certain prominent ex-mp, (Proctor) fond of spanking

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1987, May – Harvey Proctor resigns as MP for Billericay shortly after his trial and after being fined pounds 1,450 for acts of gross indecency;

he was involved in homosexual spanking sessions with young male prostitutes.

His lawyer is Sir David Napley:
influential solicitor, who represents also Commander Trestrial who is also on the Elm Guest House list.

Liz Davies comment

Keith Harding’s shop closed just a year before I was working in Islington in my social work office in the same road.

Another centre of PIE was also just a street away.

Some of the children who were being sexually exploited in that area may have known about this shop but I had no idea about it at the time.

They will now be in their 40s. Some of the social work staff must have known about the shop as Harding made a point of having a high profile locally. The Islington child abuse story reached a peak in 1992 and again in 2003 but it isn’t over as yet.

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Dr Liz Davies, who originally blew the whistle on the borough’s paedophile ring, says

I firmly believe there was a link between Savile and Islington children’s homes.”

Savile, Haut de la Garenne

Postcards From Jersey To Islington

The astonishing thing regarding the exchange “holidays” for care home children that took place between the child abuse hot spots of Islington care homes and Haut de la Garenne in Jersey is the distinct lack of evidence.

The exchange trips took place and yet there appears to be no official record. That lack of bureaucratic paperwork  in itself raises extremely disturbing questions, regardless of whether child abuse took place, as former residents claim.

How can young children be transported from one local authority across the English Channel to another without any record of the trips existing ?

Either the exchange trips did not take place (yet we know they did) or someone has been extremely careless or negligent with the paperwork.

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In 1987, Harding moved to Gloucestershire where social services were aware nearly 20 years ago of his criminal convictions.

Gloucestershire County Council declined to comment on the fact that he continued to run a music box museum in Northleach, which was regularly visited by children, until his death aged 82 in June.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30051756

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Lord Justice Fulford was revealed to have been a founder of a ‘defence committee’ for the Paedophile Information Exchange while it was openly calling for the age of consent to be cut to just four.

He discussed holding courtroom protests at meetings with PIE chairman Tom O’Carroll – who was jailed for two years in 1981 for conspiracy to corrupt public morals – and wrote articles claiming O’Carroll’s trial was an ‘act of oppression’ because the child sex campaigners only wanted to ‘make friends’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581913/Now-Chief-Coroner-exposed-paedophile-apologist-wanted-age-consent-14.html

 

2014

Lord Justice Fulford, named as an adviser to the Queen

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/judge-sorry-after-pie-support-claim-30076221.html

Press release

Investigatory Powers Commissioner appointed: Lord Justice Fulford

The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Lord Justice Fulford as the first Investigatory Powers Commissioner.

Judge Adrian Fulford – Can we trust him?

Judge Fulford

Judge Fulford presided over Roger Laing 2015 Oct 2 Court of Appeal  [7] No aspersions are being made about whether the right decision was made in this particular case of child abuse.

However the appeal brought to mind that Judge Fulford was accused in 2014 by the Mail of backing the Paedophile Information Exchange PIE and being in groups that supported it. High Court judge and the child sex ring: Adviser to Queen was founder of paedophile support group to keep offenders out of jail [8]

He has apologised for some of his links but says he has no memories of others, states the Guardian,  Judge apologises for involvement with NCCL group linked to PIE [9]

The Mail on Sunday states “But he said he had “no memory” of being a founder member of the Conspiracy Against Public Morals, which the Mail continues was set up to defend PIE leaders facing criminal charges.”

An official investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office took place by Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore. It concluded on 18 June 2014, that the allegations against Fulford were “without substance” and he “was not and had never been a supporter of PIE or its aims”. Following his exoneration, Fulford resumed sitting as a judge on the full range of appeals [10]

Unfortunately the Ministry of Justice and the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office have not been transparent about the investigation.

They issued a dismissive press statement [11a] and below, stating that Fulford was exonerated after after two “lengthy” interviews with “searching questions” put to him by fellow Justice, Justice Lord Kerr, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom to which Adrian Fulford reponded!

 

How much easier if their names were given as well..

Just for information the Lord Chief Justice was Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, who is John Thomas, Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd [18] and without the titles just plain John Thomas. The Lord Chancellor was just plain Chris Grayling  [19]. Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore turns out to be Brian Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore or just plain Brian Kerr [20]

The Ministry of Justice has refused to publish a copy of the report on grounds of confidentiality and personal information [11b]. They even took the statement down from their website after a year as revealed by this FOI request [11]

Whilst the Mail group is often gossip from the gutter, the MOJ statement, undated and unsigned is breathtaking in its arrogance. It does not even address the issue of group that Adrian Fulford is supposed to have founded – “Conspiracy against Public Morals” which supported PIE.

It is not denied that Fulford (Adrian) was there at the third meeting on 11 Sept 1979 nor even that he founded the group. In October 1979 the Mail says Fulford wrote a full-page article in gay rights magazine Broadsheet, in which he was described as ‘the founder’ of the PIE support group.

Among those also attending the 11 Sept meeting were Sandy Marks and Tim Brown.

Sandy Marks and Tim Brown were both members of the radical Fallen Angels collective who according to Charlotte Russell, the pre-eminent researcher in this field, “the Fallen Angels took it upon themselves to call the Gay Movement to account, their final three sentences underlined concluding their case” [16]

  • “The question is whether gay complicity in the oppression of children and pedophiles is to persist”
  • “The ILGA must acknowledge adult-child relations as crucial to the development of a coherent sexual politics.”
  • “We demand the right to form alternative relations with kids – on their terms, and to affirm the erotic in those relations.”

Tim Brown wrote “Show me an adult who is not a paedophile…Sex with children is wonderful… Children are wonderful they should not be subjected to any kind of guilt trip or legal shit about their bodies and their sexuality. It is theirs and nobody else’s.” Tim Brown, London N19 [16]

Sandy Marks chaired the Islington social services committee during the children’s homes scandal of the 1990s, attended a conference with a radical pro-paedophile activist group called Fallen Angels in 1980.

Her other paedophilic  links are explored in this article Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past [17]

These articles by Ms Russell confirm the agenda of the Fallen Angels and much else

  • CONSPIRACY AGAINST PUBLIC MORALS: PAEDOPHILIA & PUBLIC MORALS (OCTOBER 1980) [13] 
  •  IGA Conference April 1980: The Fallen Angels take PIE’s fight to Barcelona  [14]
  • Little Angels? A letter to Socialist Challenge from Fallen Angel Tim Brown (October 1979) [15]
  • Fallen Angels: Paedophilia – Summary Submission to the ILGA Conference, Barcelona 1980 [16]
  • Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past [17] 

“.. Islington had become a focal point for the politicisation of paedophilia,” said Ms Russell.

Although Adrian Fulford is reported as saying that Tom O’Carrolls presence ‘left me feeling extremely uncomfortable’, he does not mention that the Fallen Angels made him feel at all queasy.

Sandy Marks has said various things about the time, one of which is she cannot remember events of this time due to illness. Islington Council have said they are shocked and that there will be an investigation by a “top lawyer”. It is not clear who the “top” lawyer is, or how “top” they will be, whether the investigation has begun or when the Report will be published.

It is essential that Adrian Fulford must give evidence to this inquiry. He clearly would have first hand evidence, from the inside, of what happened at the time. Perhaps he could be “top witness”.

Clearly if someone of his position does not give evidence, then the Islington investigation cannot be remotely to be said to be a thorough investigation. It would be negligent not to.

It would also be very interesting as to what Sandy Marks might have to say about Adrian Fulford..

As long as the MOJ is secretive and dismissive, and justice is not seen to be done then there naturally will be suspicions. The public obviously do not know the detail of what was considered, but would be right to demand further information. Is it right that Judges investigate themselves and then publish the report? These Judges could even be friends.

Ministry of Justice and Child Protection Policy

Also worrying is that the Ministry of Justice does not have any child protection policy  [11c]

  1. Can you email me the Child Protection Policy of the Ministry of Justice?”

The MoJ adheres to the requirements of the Children’s Acts 1989 and 2004. To establish whether the information was held I conducted a thorough search, and made enquires within Judicial Office as well as Civil and Family Justice Policy areas.  It may help if I clarify that the information being requested is not held by MoJ because there is no legal or business requirement for MoJ to do so.  There is no MoJ wide Child Protection Policy each business area would consider the need for a specific policy given the context of the work which that area carries out.  The work of the MoJ is vast and diverse and as such one policy would not necessarily encompass the entirety of its business sufficiently and different areas of the MoJ have policies designed to address their unique needs.

Judges and Blackmail

If a Judge was a paedophile supporter it would be quite within the bounds of possibility, in fact the very MO of the “security” services that the judge was blackmailed by the deep state, the secret services. He could be put into positions of power to do the bidding of those very services. Indeed the secret services are often accused of running the child abuse networks for this very purpose.

Lord Justice Fulford, is now a Lord Justice of Appeal and as of 1 January 2016, is the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales. He was also appointed as the Investigatory Powers Commissioner for a 3-year term on 3 March 2017 [10]

Fulford’s job is to “authorise and oversee the use of snooping powers by public authorities” [12].

Some people may still be worried that he is “authorising and overseeing” authorities who could have control over him by blackmail.

Some may be worried that as Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales, Sir Adrian Fulford has not been publicly exonerated of being free of any sinister influence over him in the public positions he holds.

Is it right that a Judicial Report about the links to paedophile and child abusing groups, of a man who is Investigatory Powers Commissioner and the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales, is kept secret?

Shame on the murky Judicial Conduct Investigations Office and MOJ.

The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office  – a body that is supposed to investigate complaints into the judiciary.

  • Is that not extra reason for justice to be seen to be done?
  • Is that not extra reason to be transparent?
  • Is it the same old story that power breeds arrogance?
  • Is it the illusion of justice that is being propagandised to the people?
  • Are the judiciary being blackmailed by the deep state?
  • How do we know that the following is not the true scenario?

Brian had a couple of chats with his friend Adrian, perhaps at the urinals down at the club. Adrian replied. Brian told John and Chris who were in the bar, that there was nothing to it.  Squeaky clean old boy, squeaky clean. It was all dressed up as legit, titles added, committee names, hyperbole, as per, so on and so forth. Jobs a good un.

John, Chris, Brian and Adrian all know Andy. Its in the interest of national security, after all.

Apparently so is raping children….

If its not, then the Report of the Inquiry into Sir Adrian Fulford must be published.

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/judge-adrian-fulford-can-we-trust-him/



Keith Harding was given the Freedom of the City of London and made a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. 

He moved to Gloucester in 1987 after PIE disbanded, setting up Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Music, a museum in Northleach, near Cheltenham.

He was exposed as a member of PIE last November when footage emerged of him appearing alongside Jimmy Savile on a Christmas special of Jim’ll Fix It. 

It later transpired that he had been convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in 1958 when he was a teacher. 

He apparently confessed to a friend he had the list of names kept in a safe.

One of his staff, who worked for him between 1980 and 1987, said: “Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith were both regular visitors to the shop. Usually they would come in via the side door, other times they would ring the bell at the front entrance and come in. “They’d straight away ask for Keith who would be coming down the stairs.“Then they would then either go up to his office for a private meeting or they’d go out for several hours.” The former worker added: “The shop had many high profile customers, including the Royals, because we were one of the few antique dealers in the world that specialised in restoring clocks, music boxes and automatons. “It’s only now, with what I know about Brittan and Smith, and of course Keith, that has made me wonder what they were doing. Jeremy Thorpe too was an occasional visitor.” link

Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall is known for his eccentricity and is a collector of antique clocks

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/414945/FIVE-new-allegations-against-Stuart-Hall-including-a-rape-of-12-year-old

The former worker added: “The shop had many high profile customers, including the Royals, because we were one of the few antique dealers in the world that specialised in restoring clocks, music boxes and automatons. 

Convicted paedophile Stuart Hall would most likely have known Keith Harding??

Queen, Stuart Hall, OBE

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The Impostor


The Chairman of PIE told the Daily Mirror: “There would be no penalty for a paedophile having sex with a child under three years old. But he would probably be prevented from it by a system of injunctions which we would like to see brought in.”

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Readers’ responses to Gay News editorial ‘The PIE Affair’ in Gay News No 127 [22 Sept – 5 October 1977]

‘Over-Dramatised Report’ from Graham Wilkinson, Hove, Essex [CHE’s organiser of the Nottingham Conference which caused controversy over Dr Brongersma delivering a speech and a workshop scheduled to discuss Paedophilia]

‘Smug, Self-Righteous’ from Charles Napier, Treasurer of PIE

‘False Sentiment’ from Patrick Wilson, Kent is concerned about PIE’s exploitative lack of regard for the inequality of infancy in adult-child sexual “relationships”

‘Back Stabbing’ from Keith Hose, ex-Chairman on behalf of PIE

‘Straight Paper’ from Terry Waller, N4

‘In Perspective’ from Ian Harvey, W2

‘Lack of Sympathy’ from Tony Deane, N4

‘Nothing Sacrosanct’ from Micky Burbidge, N19 [co-drafter of PIE’s submission to the Criminal Law Reform Committee alongside Keith Hose, Chairman]

‘Slippery Slope’ from Julian Carter, Dorset – a lone voice “Whatever next for CHE – necrophilia perhaps?”

‘Personal Courage’ from Keith Spence, SW4

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IslingtonSurvivorsNetwork‏ @theIslingtonSN

40YearsAgo:Two masterminds of , Peter Righton & Micky Burbidge, convene the Joint Council for Gay Teenagers (JCGT) upstairs at Grapevine, 296 Holloway Road. Righton & Burbidge want to create an umbrella organisation to gain dominion over grassroots gay youth groups


 

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Why was the Family Welfare Association promoting PIE in 1981?

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Secret service infiltrated paedophile group to ‘blackmail establishment’

2014

BRITISH security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert operation to identify and possibly blackmail establishment figures, a Home Office whistleblower alleges.

The former civil servant has told detectives investigating the activities of paedophiles in national politics that the Metropolitan Police’s Special Branch was orchestrating the child-sex lobbying group in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

It emerged late last year that PIE was twice gave amounts of £35,000 in Home Office funding between 1977 and 1980, the £70,000 total equivalent to over £400,000 in today’s money.

Until now, speculation about the grant has centred on Clifford Hindley, the late Home Office manager who approved the payments. However, the whistleblower told the Sunday Express he thought higher and more sinister powers were at play.

He has given a formal statement to that effect to detectives from Operation Fernbridge, which is looking into allegations of historic sex abuse at the Elm Guest House in south-west London.

PIE, now considered one of the most notorious groups of the era, had gained respectability in political circles. Its members are said to have included establishment figures, and disgraced Liberal MP Cyril Smith was a friend of founder member Peter Righton.

In 1981, Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens used Parliamentary privilege to name Sir Peter Hayman, the deputy director of MI6, as a member of PIE and an active paedophile. In 1983 Mr Dickens gave the Home Office a dossier of what he claimed was evidence of a paedophile network of “big, big names, people in positions of power, influence and responsibility”. The Home Office says the dossier no longer exists.

Whistleblower Mr X, whose identity we have agreed to protect, became a very senior figure in local government before retiring a few years ago. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was a full-time consultant in the Home Office’s Voluntary Services Unit run by Clifford Hindley.

In 1979 Mr X was asked to examine a funding renewal application for PIE, but he became concerned because the organisation’s goal of seeking to abolish the age of consent “conflicted” with the child protection policies of the Department of Health and Social Security and asked for a meeting with Mr Hindley, his immediate boss.

Mr X recalled: “I raised my concerns, but he told me that I was to drop them. Hindley gave three reasons for this. He said PIE was an organisation with cachet and that its work in this field was respected.

“He said this was a renewal of an existing grant and that under normal Home Office practice a consultant such as myself would not be involved in the decision-making process.

“And he said PIE was being funded at the request of Special Branch which found it politically useful to identify people who were paedophiles. This led me not to pursue my objections. At that time, questioning anything to do with Special Branch, especially within the Home Office, was a ‘no-no’.

“I was under the clear belief that I was being instructed to back off and that his reference to Special Branch was expected to make me to do so.

“Hindley didn’t give me an explicit explanation of what Special Branch would do with information it gleaned from funding PIE, but I formed the belief that it was part of an undercover operation or activity. I was aware a lot of people in the civil service or political arena had an interest in obtaining information like that which could be used as a sort of blackmail.”

He said he asked for a file the Home Office kept on PIE, but his request was refused. However, he was certain then Tory Home Office Minister Tim Raison, who died in 2011, must have signed the 1980 funding application.

Mr X has given a formal written statement to the inquiry set up last year into former Home Office links with PIE but has refused to meet the inquiry in person because he fears “repercussions” under the Official Secrets Act.

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U DCL/858/4 File. Paedophile Information Exchange Aug 1977 – Feb 1978
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View U DCL/688/11 File. Heterosexual sex under age: PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange) Trial 1980 – 1981

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Grants ‘help child sex group’

 16 Dec 1977  The Guardian

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Two trusts which receive grants from Government funds are supporting the Paedophile Information Exchange – the group which wants to legalise sex between adults and children -an MP claimed in the Commons yesterday

Sir Bernard Braine (C, SE Essex) said he had evidence that both the Albany Trust and the Princedale Trust gave encouragement and publicity to PIE.

Home Office Minister of State, Mr Brynmor John, told Sir Bernard that the Voluntary Services Unit had paid £43,625 to the Albany Trust and £86,000 to the Princedale Trust since 1974.

A final grant of over 3,000 was still due to Albany and the Education Department was giving it £5,717 in 1976/77.

Later, Mr John told Mr Alan Clark (C, Sutton) that he was still examining information on child pornography. On the legal side there were difficulties…He was having discussions with Mr Cyril Townsend (C, Bexleyheath), who has a Private Members Bill on the subject.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9279184/pie_grant_1/

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Antony Grey: The Trust’s involvement with this group occurred after its then chairman, Harold Haywood, OBE; and I attended a workshop on Sexual Minorities organised by MIND (the National Association for Mental Health) some two years ago (1975)…
Mr Haywood suggested to me that the Trust …should convene a meeting of psychiatrists, social workers, probation officers, and other interested in the problem, and also ask some paedophiles to come along and put their points of view.

The Guardian

 
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Harold Haywood at yet another P.I.E meeting?!

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Haywood Albany Trust Runaway problem vice trial playland Sept 27 1975

The Guardian
(London, Greater London, England)
27 Sep 1975, Sat  • Page 10

PRINCE CHARLES HAYWOOD HOMELESS 25 OCT 1985


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The Guardian
(London, Greater London, England)
24 Jan 1978, Tue  • Page 10

HOW THE ALBANY TRUST KEEPS THE SEXUAL DEBATE ALIVE


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Both the Albany Trust and the Princedale Trust gave money to PIE:

Advert for Peter Katin’s piano recital in aid of Albany Trust, with a speech by Clement Freud

Date: 19/09/1968
Source: New Christian
Headline: Advert for Peter Katin’s piano recital in aid of Albany Trust, with a speech by Clement Freud
Notes:

In 1968 (paedophile) Clement Freud gave a speech at a function to raise money for the Albany Trust:


 

 Ruan Bone & Jimmy Savile BBC Broadcasting House – Studio Six

15 Mar 2017

 Albany Trust – Ruan Bone / David Porter

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Lunch was published by CHE from 1970 to 1974 and run by Ruan Bone.

 Ruan Bone interview with Jimmy Savile

 

Alan Francis OBE – Head of Security at Mecca Leisure

 

Alan Francis Metropolitan Police

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PHAB Princess Jean Galitzine, Savile & Paul Daniels

 



The site of the former Elm Guest House in Barnes

Westminster paedophile ring allegations: Scotland Yard detectives trace ‘victim’

Alleged victim of paedophile sex abuse interviewed in United States at request of Scotland Yard

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^ If the 2 persons referred to here are Eric Kasir and Leon Brittan, why is The Telegraph allowing Brittan’s name to be whitewashed?

My question was whether Leon Brittan was implicated by the US victim mentioned in your Telegrah article.

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Germany’s secret paedophilia experiment

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West Germany’s Paedophile Group were DSAP – any archive of theirs would include a lot of PIE correspondence – and mention of Fallen Angels

PIE Newsletters always extolling virtues of paedophiles working with most difficult or deprived children always the most vulnerable

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Charles Napier (left) argued that paedophiles were a social benefit to society because they would look after children for low pay in bad conditions

John Whittingdale, half-brother of convicted PIE secretary Napier was SPAD to Brittan who was close friend of (PIE member) Keith Harding. Coincidence?

The Guardian
(London, Greater London, England)
28 Aug 1996, Wed  • Page 27


In Lambeth paedophile Michael John Carroll was supported in their fostering efforts – maybe west Germany’s “experiment” not so rare?

DSAP & a French group were only 2 foreign p’phile groups to pledge support to PIE in 1980 at 2nd international gay association Barcelona

With passports handed in PIE five defendants awaiting trial on bail couldn’t attend IGA so it was up to N19’s Fallen Angel Collective to

Represent British paedophiles though they later fell out bcse FAC thought o Carrolls book was not radical enough

One of the Fallen Angels lived with Barry prothero the NCCL gay rights officer after Nettie Pollard PIE member

In some socialist circles in N19 there would be no revolution without children’s liberation & their right to have sex with adults


Westminster paedophiles: Bulic Forsythe, when PIE went gay and the death of scepticism

Operation Cayacos: investigating allegations of a paedophile ring linked to dead convicted paedophile Peter Righton – a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange. PIE suggested that, as homosexuals had become “gays”, paedophiles should be called “kind persons”.  It wasn’t rape, they argued. It was just sexual freedom. PIE members  – which numbers around 450 at it speak – were keen to be seen as an oppressed group, like homosexuals.

PIE got a good write up in Community Care, the social workers’ trade paper. A four-page article in 1977 mused “Should we pity the paedophiles?”

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Dr Ken Plummer

Paedophilia in Academia: Dr Ken Plummer, University of Essex

The German Green Party recently apologised for their part in promoting paedophilia. Read more The Green’s co-leader, Jurgen Trittin, was accused of signing off a 1981 pamphlet calling for the decriminalisation of sexual acts between adults and children “that occur without the use of threat or force”. People who promote paedophilia may not be paedophiles themselves, but they provide paedophiles with the intellectual justification to perpetrate crimes against children.

In the UK it is a crime to incite racial hatred – why doesn’t a similar law apply for inciting sexual crimes against children?

Dr. Ken Plummer has been associated with the University of Essex since 1975, and was once Head of the Sociology Department. In his biography he states that his main interests “have always been in the development of a humanistic method and theory to help towards a better social world where there will be less socially produced suffering”. University of Essex website

It could be said that he has done the opposite – he has helped create more suffering by promoting paedophilia and providing ‘academic’ opinions which support the views of those who sexually abuse children. In fact he openly admits his intentions:

By applying sociology to the field of paedophilia we may partially relativise it, humanise it, normalise it, and politicise it. (1)

Ken Plummer attempted to redefine the language surrounding child sexual abuse. In his world, child victims are ‘partners’, sexual abuse is ‘consensual’, a  child being sexually abused by an adult is ‘a relationship’, and long term effects of sexual abuse are mostly ‘a myth’.

…there is the stereotype that the child is “innocent”, “uninvolved” and “non-participating”: this can be so (notably in rape cases) but this is usually not the case with paedophilia. (2)

A sixth stereotype suggests that the consequences to the child of paedophilia are devastating. They can be, but frequently they are not. This is a complex issue and three crucial distinctions must be made here; the first requires distinguishing between experiences that are consensual (paedophilia) and those that are not (child rape)… (3)

His language is very similar in tone to that of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), an organisation that campaigned for the age of consent to be reduced to 4 years old, effectively legalising paedophilia. This might not be a coincidence, as it has been said that Ken Plummer was member no. 236 of PIE, and regularly corresponded with other members of PIE, including Peter Righton.

Righton was a highly respected child care expert who had helped create a network of paedophile academics and intellectuals that preyed on children in schools and children’s homes across the UK. BBC Inside Story: The Secret Life of a Paedophile

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Plummer and Righton both contributed to a book called Perspectives on Paedophilia. The book was a supposedly objective look at paedophilia, and was designed to be used on social work training courses. If Plummer was a member of PIE at the time, or was supportive of their views, he should have declared this interest and therefore his lack of objectivity.

He refers to paedophiles sexual abusing children under 6 years old as ‘a relationship’, and uses inverted commas around the word ‘victim’:

But again, studies suggest that relationships with children under 6 are rare – and that relationships with early adolescents are the most common. (4)

A second group of assumptions highlights the nature of childhood and “child victims”. (5)

Plummer concedes the shortcomings of research of the subject of paedophilia, but is still happy to cite outdated studies if they can be used to support the sexual abuse of children.

While there is little scientific research in this field – and what exists usually depends upon biased psychiatric and prison samples… (6)

He uses this inadequate ‘research’ to undermine the fact that sexual abuse causes devastating harm to the child, and instead lays the blame for any harm with parents, the police, and the courts:

A further image concerns the impact of paedophilia on the child: in the short run, the child is traumatized; and in the long run, seriously damaged. Perhaps surprisingly, the evidence does not support this. In the short run, studies suggest that children’s problems often flow from the reactions of parents who respond to the event with such horror that it elevates the significance of the experience in the child’s eye. The significance can be compounded by police and court action. In the long run, the “victims” are generally shown to lead “normal” lives. In Gagnon’s sample of 333 “victims”, only 5 percent had damaged adult lives – but even “damage” could have had diverse origins. (7)

Plummer goes on to deny that paedophiles are usually interested in sex with children, that it is forced upon the child, and that it is exploitative. Note his use of ‘quotes’ from members of the public in a blatant attempt to demonstrate how uneducated and vulgar the opponents of paedophilia are.

Three further ‘myths’ focus upon the kinds of relationship between paedophile and child. It is usually seen as a coital relationship (interestingly, the press convert “paedophilia” (literally “love of children”) into “child-sex”, so people could remark: “They’re after fucking little kids, ain’t they”); as a forced relationship (“It’s an open door to rape”; “If you’ve got a little child 4 years old and you think one of these bastards is gonna rape the child, and it’s gonna be legal…”); and as an exploitative one. (8)

Despite his admission about the shortcomings of research on paedophilia, Plummer cites an obscure 1964 study by Mohr to challenge the idea that paedophiles use force and to lay blame on the child for inviting the abuse:

Indeed, in some cases the child can be seen as “inviting” the relationship, and – according to Mohr – “most children could have avoided the experience if they wanted to”. The Kinsey study also noted: “In our total of 18,000 interviews, no man or woman reported being victimised by a child.” (9) See also Kinsey’s Paedophiles

Plummer also frequently cites Mohr in ‘Constructing a Sociological Baseline’ to peddle the lie that victims of child abuse are ‘willing partners’:

A third stereotype suggests that the sex act is forced on the child and is uncontrolled. It is not. Again Mohr (1968)…observes that paedophilia occurs in part with the cooperation of the child either out of sexual curiosity or out of emotional need. It is comparatively rare that the sex act is forced upon the child. (10)

Plummer refers to “many case histories” which he claims prove that “children have been greatly assisted in their development” by being sexually abused by an adult (11), and denies that the abused child is exploited by the adult:

It is difficult, then, within a paedophile relationship to be very clear about the balance of power. Certainly if one just studies existing relationships, the power balance can be very ambiguous – for maybe as Tom O’Carroll suggests “Power in a consensual relationship resides with the party that needs the relationship less”, and very often that is the child. Sometimes, then, it is possible for the child to “exploit” the adult – financially and emotionally. (12)

Please note that Tom O’Carroll was Chairman of the Paedophile Information Exchange and in 2006 was convicted for distributing a collection of 50,000 images of child abuse. He was arrested after undercover police infiltrated a group known as the International Paedophile Child Emancipation Group and its subsidiary, Gentlemen with an Interesting Name.“According to police O’Carroll saw the groups as a base for an “international secret society” of “academic” child abusers…Children, mainly boys and some as young as six, had been filmed and photographed being raped and tortured.” BBC News

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In University contracts there is usually a clause about ‘not bringing the University into any disrepute’.

The University also has a duty of care to the students.

It is time that the University of Essex’s Vice Chancellor and Governors addressed these issues with Dr Plummer who should surely, like the German Green Party, be asked to apologise for the pro-paedophile views he expressed so forcefully in the above writings.

The essays quoted above are dated and it’s possible that Dr Plummer may have altered his views since then, as there is much more academic material available now, as well as many first hand accounts from survivors which explain the hugely damaging long term effects of child sexual abuse.

Questions for the Vice Chancellor of University of Essex

– Do you understand that Dr Plummer’s views as expressed in the above texts could be said to bring the University into disrepute?

– If thse same views have been presented to students at your University through Dr Plummer’s teaching and writing, do you consider that this has demonstrated a breach of the University’s duty of care towards its students?

– Will you facilitate Dr Plummer in making a formal apology to victims and survivors of child sexual crime for the views he expressed in his writings as cited above?

– Will you provide a statement that Dr Plummer’s teaching, writing and research does not in any way currently promote pro-paedophile perspectives?

– I will publish the Vice Chancellor’s response on this website.

Questions for Dr Ken Plummer

– Do you still hold the same views on paedophilia that are expressed in your essays Paedophilia: Constructing a Sociological Baseline and Images of Paedophilia?

– If you do still hold these views, does your teaching reflect these views?

– If your views have changed, have you written anything which clarifies your position? I’ll happily publish it on this blog.

– If you do still hold these views, what do you say to child victims and survivors who may have been abused by those students influenced by your teachings? I’ll happily publish an apology on this website to the victims, survivors and students.

References

(1) p.244, Paedophilia: Constructing a Sociological Baseline by Kenneth Plummer, from Adult Sexual Interest in Children, edited by Mark Cook and Kevin Howells, University Press, 1981

(2) p.226, Paedophilia: Constructing a Sociological Baseline by Kenneth Plummer, from Adult Sexual Interest in Children, edited by Mark Cook and Kevin Howells, University Press, 1981

(3) p.226, Paedophilia: Constructing a Sociological Baseline by Kenneth Plummer, from Adult Sexual Interest in Children, edited by Mark Cook and Kevin Howells, University Press, 1981

(4) p.539, Images of Paedophilia by Ken Plummer, from Love and Attraction: An International Conference, edited by Mark Cook and Glenn Wilson, Pergamon Press, 1979

(5) p.538, Images of Paedophilia by Ken Plummer, from Love and Attraction: An International Conference, edited by Mark Cook and Glenn Wilson, Pergamon Press, 1979

(6) p.537, Images of Paedophilia by Ken Plummer, from Love and Attraction: An International Conference, edited by Mark Cook and Glenn Wilson, Pergamon Press, 1979

(7) p.539, Images of Paedophilia by Ken Plummer, from Love and Attraction: An International Conference, edited by Mark Cook and Glenn Wilson, Pergamon Press, 1979

(8) p.539, Images of Paedophilia by Ken Plummer, from Love and Attraction: An International Conference, edited by Mark Cook and Glenn Wilson, Pergamon Press, 1979

(9) p.539, Images of Paedophilia by Ken Plummer, from Love and Attraction: An International Conference, edited by Mark Cook and Glenn Wilson, Pergamon Press, 1979

(10) p.225, Paedophilia: Constructing a Sociological Baseline by Kenneth Plummer, from Adult Sexual Interest in Children, edited by Mark Cook and Kevin Howells, University Press, 1981

(11) p.539, Images of Paedophilia by Ken Plummer, from Love and Attraction: An International Conference, edited by Mark Cook and Glenn Wilson, Pergamon Press, 1979

(12) p.243, Paedophilia: Constructing a Sociological Baseline by Kenneth Plummer, from Adult Sexual Interest in Children, edited by Mark Cook and Kevin Howells, University Press, 1981

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 Amiable Warriors

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Amiable Warriors: Endorsements for Volume One

From Ken Plummer, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex

Amiable Warriors is a magnificent achievement. Peter Scott-Presland has given us a wonderful gift that future generations can cherish. In this richly documented, meticulously crafted and beautifully written study we are shown the earliest days of struggles to bring about a more human world. I look forward to more volumes to come. …

From Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner

If you want to understand how we won LGBTI law reform in the UK, read this history of the pioneering Campaign for Homosexual Equality – and remember with pride the CHE campaigners who trailblazed the equal rights we now enjoy.

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Ken Plummer

1966-1970: coming out as gay, starting a PhD on gay life in London at the LSE, starting teaching at a soon-to-be Poly (Middlesex), and becoming a sociologist and a member of the National Deviancy Conference. I was not directly involved in the student politics of 1968, but was involved in gay reformism (at the Albany Trust) and then in 1970 with the LSE based Gay Liberation Front.

https://kenplummer.com/resources-2/presentations/1968-subterranean-worlds/

Post #1103 mentions 1968 Albany Trust Ken Plummer! of Essex

“Paedophiles are told they are the seducers and rapists of children; they know their experiences are often loving and tender ones. They are told that children are pure and innocent, devoid of sexuality; they know both from their own experiences of childhood and from the children they meet that this is not the case.”

As recently as 2012, Prof Plummer published on his personal blog a chapter he wrote in another book, Male Intergenerational Intimacy, in 1991. “As homosexuality has become slightly less open to sustained moral panic, the new pariah of ‘child molester’ has become the latest folk devil,” he wrote. “Many adult paedophiles say that boys actively seek out sex partners … ‘childhood’ itself is not a biological given but an historically produced social object.”

Prof Plummer confirmed to The Sunday Telegraph that he had been a member of PIE in order to “facilitate” his research.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/10948796/Paedophilia-is-natural-and-normal-for-males.html


 

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Peter Tatchell with Father Seed

 

 

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Peter Tatchell was a leading member of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) but never knew or met any GLF members that where paedophiles like John David Stamford ?

More on Tatchell at bottom of post.

Is this the current CHE membership leaflet with photo of Nettie Pollard & Peter Tatchell from 2011?

“Pollard gave a constant stream of support to paedophiles and promoted their views.”

Photo below: Nettie Pollard (EC Member) with Peter Tatchell at the 2011 Annual Conference:

Nettie Pollard was member number 70 of the Paedophile Information Exchange.

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Pensioner backed Paedophile Information Exchange and may hold key to links with left wing groups

Nettie Pollard was a key figure in the London left – a Sunday People investigation reveals her to be a chief apologist for some of PIE’s most chilling demands

Even those who have lived beside her for years have little idea about her life – none of her neighbours has ever been invited inside the home she has lived in alone for almost 30 years.

But 69-year-old Nettie Pollard may hold the key to how the Paedophile Information Exchange infiltrated left wing groups in the 1970s.

She was a key figure in the London left, working for the National Council for Civil Liberties for two decades.

But a Sunday People investigation reveals Pollard to be chief apologist for some of PIE’s most chilling demands.

Our investigation found that throughout her career Pollard gave a constant stream of support to paedophiles and promoted their views. She also:

  • Supported PIE’s call to scrap the age of consent.
  • Argued against the introduction of a bill to protect children.
  • Sat on committees with known ­paedophiles and PIE members.
  • Wrote a twisted essay defending sex between adults and children.

It emerged MP Harriet Harman, ­husband Jack Dromey and former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt had been involved with the NCCL when PIE was affiliated to it.

Mrs Harman has subsequently moved to distance herself from Pollard and paedophiles, with a spokesman stating they “did not influence any of the work she did there”.

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However one source involved with the London left in the 70s claims – ­embarrassingly for Mrs Harman – that she and Pollard did work together on occasions within the NCCL .

The source said: “Nettie was a big presence in the movement back in the 1970s and couldn’t be ignored by anyone wanting to get on in the NCCL.”

Our investigation first places Pollard in 1975 working as the Gay and Lesbian Officer for the NCCL.

And that brought her into close ­contact with the infamous PIE – the child sex group which campaigned to have the age of consent lowered or scrapped.

As well as her role at the NCCL, Pollard was and remains a significant member of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality – a group that defended PIE’s rights at their 1983 conference.

But even after PIE was disbanded in 1984, Pollard made no secret of her ­sympathy for the organisation’s aims.

In 1993 she contributed a ­defence of the ­sexualisation of youngsters to a book called Bad Girls and Dirty Pictures.

Entitled The Small Matter of Children, Pollard’s essay draws on work by known paedophiles such as former PIE vice-chair Warren Middleton to build its case.

Pollard argues child sex should be legal if the act is “consensual”.

It also uses language like “willing partners” to describe sex between adults and children.

But by far the most disturbing section is Pollard’s attempt to justify the sexualisation of children.

She writes: “Far from being ‘innocent’ and becoming sexual at puberty, as was once the common belief, it is now indisputable that everyone is sexual, even before birth.”

The research cited was also used in PIE’s bid to reduce the age of consent to just four.

Pollard continued to work for the NCCL until her mysterious ­departure from the group in 1997.

She was made redundant but reports from Feminists Against Censorship implies murkier reasons ­behind her exit.

A ­newsletter from the time reads: “Within the last several months, two of NCCL’s employees have remarked that the organisation’s longest-serving staff member, Nettie Pollard, was the last civil libertarian left on the payroll.”

Challenging the cost-cutting explanation given it added: “Since she is one of the few indispensable staff members, and the most ­expensive to make redundant, we suspect economy is not the reason.”

Pollard, whose Facebook page currently shows her support for causes including an anti-drones campaign and attacks on the “Big Brother” state, also showcases her taste in music with a link to indie rock band The Donutsh – described by one of their following as sounding “like Johnny Cash biting off Johnny Rotten’s head”.

She refused to answer the door to us when we visited her home.

Tom O’Carroll was invited to address an NCCL conference, and sat on an NCCL gay rights sub-committee alongside Nettie Pollard. When O’Carroll was finally arrested in 1981 — and later convicted — for conspiring to corrupt public morals, the NCCL expressed its outrage at the ‘deplorable nature of the conspiracy charge used by the prosecution’, to quote the words of Patricia Hewitt at the time.

In the group’s official publication, The NCCL Guide To Your Rights, an address was provided for the Paedophile Information Exchange at Elgin Avenue in West London. This was, in fact, the base of Release, an ultra-liberal drugs charity that received funding from the Home Office.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2570675/The-Lefts-web-shame-Its-not-just-Harman-Dromey-Hewitt-As-reveal-members-Britains-ruling-liberal-elite-held-senior-posts-NCCL-closely-linked-paedophiles.html

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On the right hands in the pockets of her coat is PIE member no 30 Nettie Pollard – protesting the hypocrisy of Thorpe esp re the Dilly Boys?

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1979: Thorpe cleared of murder charges. Former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is cleared of the attempted murder of Norman Scott. He hails his acquittal as “a complete vindication”. The case is due to be re-opened.

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Harriet Harman and Peter Tatchell

Feb 2014: Convicted paedophile, PIE member, Tom O’Carroll told The Guardian he remained a member of the NCCL’s gay rights committee for several years after Harman claimed his organisation was marginalised. NCCL archives in London have also shown how O’Carroll, a former chairman of PIE, asked Nettie Pollard, a staff member at the organisation, about the possibility of amendments to the 1978 child protection bill.

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Nettie Pollard & Peter Tatchell

 
Peter Tatchell – Sexually-Explicit Images Bill 1992
 

List of sponsors of Graham Bright MP’s 1983 Bill

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Micheal Colvin.

MYSTERIOUS MICHAEL COLVIN

Romsey Conservative


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Destroyed: The fire claimed the lives of the then Romsey Conservative MP Michael Colvin and his wife, Nichola, in 2000

Cause of fire that killed MP still a mystery

Jul 2000

THE cause of the country house fire in which the Tory MP Michael Colvin and his wife Nichola died may never be fully known, an inquest was told yesterday.

A discarded match or an overturned candle were the most likely reasons why Tangley House, near Winchester, Hampshire, was destroyed in February but despite months of work by investigators there could be no certainty, Grahame Short, the coroner for Mid Hampshire, was told. He recorded an open verdict after hearing that the couple were believed to have been overcome by smoke in their beds before the fire burnt the entire interior of the house.

The couple’s children, Jamie Cayzer-Colvin, Arabella Gaggero and Amanda Ponsonby, joined other family members at the inquest in Winchester.

Harry Marriott purchased the rubble and burnt timbers.

After Marriott moved in with his family, the then Bishop of Basingstoke, now Bishop of Dover, The Rt Rev Trevor Willmott, aided by another priest, Rev Ray Whettingsteel, ‘blessed’ the new house.

Derek Laud was one of the last people to speak with Micheal Colvin.


Implicated: Lord Justice Fulford, pictured in his full legal regalia, was named last year as an adviser to the Queen

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High Court judge and the child sex ring: Adviser to Queen was founder of paedophile support group to keep offenders out of jail

  • Lord Justice Fulford was named last year as an adviser to the Queen
  • He was a key backer of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange
  • Police suspect the group of abusing children on an ‘industrial scale’
  • He is revealed as a founder member of campaign to defend PIE
  • At the time it was calling for the age of consent to be lowered to just four

One of Britain’s most senior judges actively campaigned to support a vile paedophile group that tried to legalise sex with children, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Lord Justice Fulford, named last year as an adviser to the Queen, was a key backer of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) which police suspect of abusing children on an ‘industrial scale’.

An investigation by the Mail on Sunday has discovered that Fulford was a founder member of a campaign to defend PIE while it was openly calling for the age of consent to be lowered to just four.

It can also be revealed that the Appeal Court judge and Privy Counsellor:

  • Planned demonstrations outside courts where defendants – described by prosecutors as ‘sick’ and a ‘force for evil’ – were on trial.
  • Wrote an article claiming PIE, now under investigation in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, was merely a way for paedophiles to ‘make friends and offer each other mutual support’.
  • Sought help with the campaign from future Labour Minister Patricia Hewitt, then in charge of a controversial civil rights group.
  • Attended meetings to discuss tactics with PIE chairman Tom O’Carroll, who has since been jailed for possessing thousands of pictures of naked children.
  • Was praised by the paedophile group for coming to its defence.

Fulford was a founder member of an organisation called Conspiracy Against Public Morals set up to defend PIE leaders facing criminal charges.

t later published a sickening pamphlet claiming that children would be freed from the oppression of the state and their parents if they were allowed to have sex with adults.

The 60-page document, unearthed by The Mail on Sunday, is adorned with disturbing child-like pictures and sexual cartoons.

At the time the organisation went under a slightly different name but had the same postal address as Fulford’s group had.

When asked last night about his involvement in the group, Fulford said: ‘I have no memory of having been involved with its foundation or the detail of the work of this campaign.’

His Abominable Article

His Meeting With Pie Leader

He added that any contribution he made would have been in  general terms against a law  banning ‘conspiracy to corrupt public morals’ which he believed ‘could be used against a wide variety of people in potentially inappropriate ways’.

‘I have always been deeply opposed to paedophilia and I never supported the views of the PIE,’ he added.

Fulford is the most senior public figure to be implicated in the work of PIE.

Today’s revelations follow controversy over the roles of Labour grandees Patricia Hewitt, Harriet Harman and her husband Jack Dromey, who were all involved in the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) when it counted paedophile activists among its members.

Last night Fulford said: ‘On reflection the NCCL gay rights committee should never have allowed members of PIE to attend any of its meetings.

‘I am very sorry for what happened. I have never espoused or in any way supported the objectives of PIE – the abuse of children – which I consider wholly wrong’.

The Paedophiles Celebrate

The Vile Pamphlet

Nonetheless, the revelations are likely to raise questions about what vetting he underwent during his career.

However Fulford insisted ‘There was nothing to report to the Lord Chancellor’s department… at the time of my various appointments.’

The revelations also prompted fresh calls for a full investigation of the links between the Establishment and paedophile groups, following long-running allegations of cover-ups.

Scotland Yard is already looking into PIE as part of Operation Fernbridge, its probe into allegations of a child sex ring involving senior politicians at a south London guest house.

Judge Ruled On Sex Cases

High Court judge and the child sex ring: Adviser to Queen was founder of paedophile support group to keep offenders out of jail

  • Lord Justice Fulford was named last year as an adviser to the Queen
  • He was a key backer of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange
  • Police suspect the group of abusing children on an ‘industrial scale’
  • He is revealed as a founder member of campaign to defend PIE
  • At the time it was calling for the age of consent to be lowered to just four

One of Britain’s most senior judges actively campaigned to support a vile paedophile group that tried to legalise sex with children, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Lord Justice Fulford, named last year as an adviser to the Queen, was a key backer of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) which police suspect of abusing children on an ‘industrial scale’.

An investigation by the Mail on Sunday has discovered that Fulford was a founder member of a campaign to defend PIE while it was openly calling for the age of consent to be lowered to just four.

Implicated: Lord Justice Fulford, pictured in his full legal regalia, was named last year as an adviser to the Queen

Implicated: Lord Justice Fulford, pictured in his full legal regalia, was named last year as an adviser to the Queen

It can also be revealed that the Appeal Court judge and Privy Counsellor:

  • Planned demonstrations outside courts where defendants – described by prosecutors as ‘sick’ and a ‘force for evil’ – were on trial.
  • Wrote an article claiming PIE, now under investigation in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, was merely a way for paedophiles to ‘make friends and offer each other mutual support’.
  • Sought help with the campaign from future Labour Minister Patricia Hewitt, then in charge of a controversial civil rights group.
  • Attended meetings to discuss tactics with PIE chairman Tom O’Carroll, who has since been jailed for possessing thousands of pictures of naked children.
  • Was praised by the paedophile group for coming to its defence.

Fulford was a founder member of an organisation called Conspiracy Against Public Morals set up to defend PIE leaders facing criminal charges.

It later published a sickening pamphlet claiming that children would be freed from the oppression of the state and their parents if they were allowed to have sex with adults.

The 60-page document, unearthed by The Mail on Sunday, is adorned with disturbing child-like pictures and sexual cartoons.

At the time the organisation went under a slightly different name but had the same postal address as Fulford’s group had.

When asked last night about his involvement in the group, Fulford said: ‘I have no memory of having been involved with its foundation or the detail of the work of this campaign.’

His Abominable Article

His Meeting With Pie Leader

‘I have always been deeply opposed to paedophilia and I never supported the views of the PIE,’ he added.

Fulford is the most senior public figure to be implicated in the work of PIE.

Today’s revelations follow controversy over the roles of Labour grandees Patricia Hewitt, Harriet Harman and her husband Jack Dromey, who were all involved in the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) when it counted paedophile activists among its members.

Last night Fulford said: ‘On reflection the NCCL gay rights committee should never have allowed members of PIE to attend any of its meetings.

‘I am very sorry for what happened. I have never espoused or in any way supported the objectives of PIE – the abuse of children – which I consider wholly wrong’.

The Paedophiles Celebrate

The Vile Pamphlet

Nonetheless, the revelations are likely to raise questions about what vetting he underwent during his career.

However Fulford insisted ‘There was nothing to report to the Lord Chancellor’s department… at the time of my various appointments.’

The revelations also prompted fresh calls for a full investigation of the links between the Establishment and paedophile groups, following long-running allegations of cover-ups.

Scotland Yard is already looking into PIE as part of Operation Fernbridge, its probe into allegations of a child sex ring involving senior politicians at a south London guest house.

Judge Ruled On Sex Cases

As The Mail on Sunday revealed last year, the Home Office is also carrying out urgent checks into a whistle-blower’s claims that taxpayers’ money was handed to PIE.

Labour MP Tom Watson said: ‘Today’s revelations reinforce the argument that there should be a full investigation into the role of PIE.

‘It’s incredible that someone of such distinguished legal authority could misunderstand the need to protect children.’

Tory MP Sir Paul Beresford added: ‘I find it staggering. It wasn’t a clever or appropriate campaign. They were a paedophile group and at the end of the chain were little children’.’

Peter Saunders of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, said it was ‘more than alarming’ that anyone in the judiciary could be linked to PIE.

Fulford, now 61, is the most senior public figure to be exposed as an apologist for paedophiles among Left-wing political groups of the 1970s and 1980s.

He has enjoyed a stellar rise through the legal profession, becoming a QC in 1994 and a part-time judge the following year.

In 2002 he became the first openly gay High Court judge, being nominated for a knighthood by Tony Blair, and in 2003 took up a prestigious role at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Last year he was nominated as an Appeal Court judge by David Cameron and appointed to the Privy Council, the elite group of senior politicians, judges and clergy who advise the Queen on constitutional matters.

Back in the late 1970s he was a newly qualified Left-wing barrister when he joined the NCCL, now known as Liberty, which had links to known paedophile groups and attempted to lower the age of consent to 14 and water down child pornography laws

Fulford’s involvement with the radical movement to legalise child sex goes even further than that of the Labour Ministers, documents uncovered by The Mail on Sunday show.

He personally set up a group to support the ‘executive committee’ of PIE in the summer of 1979, after they had their homes raided by police.

Images of child abuse and group literature were seized and five leaders, including chairman O’Carroll, were charged with the rare offence of ‘conspiracy to corrupt public morals’.

Fulford and his colleagues called the organisation the Conspiracy Against Public Morals (CAPM), and it went on to distribute leaflets calling for the PIE ‘show trial’ to be dropped, and held protests outside courtrooms.

In October 1979 Fulford wrote a full-page article in gay rights magazine Broadsheet, in which he was described as ‘the founder’ of the PIE support group.

He claimed that classified adverts placed by PIE members, which led to the trial,  were ‘simply to enable paedophiles to make friends and offer each other mutual support’ rather than to contact children or exchange banned images.

A leaflet distributed by CAPM and available through PIE’s mailing list went further, claiming: ‘This is a trumped-up charge designed to silence a group merely because it is unpopular with the guardians of public morality.’

And the prosecution was condemned as ‘an attack on PIE’s right to freedom of speech and freedom of association’.

A longer briefing note put together by the CAPM called the paedophiles a ‘minority group ripe for bashing’ because they were open about their aims.

In 1980, a Marxist collective used the almost identical name, Campaign Against Public Morals, and the same Central London PO Box address as Fulford’s group to publish a 60-page diatribe that called for the age of consent to be scrapped ‘for the liberation of children’.

Patricia Hewitt

Harriet Harman

The revelations follow controversy over the roles of Labour grandees Patricia Hewitt, left, and Harriet Harman, who were all involved in the National Council for Civil Liberties when it counted paedophile activists among its members

Fulford successfully proposed a motion at the August 1979 conference of an established gay rights group, the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, that it should affiliate itself to his new group and also call for the PIE leaders to be cleared.

His actions were praised in the paedophiles’ in-house journal, Magpie, which declared: ‘No longer alone – new group to support PIE’ and said they ‘owed much to a speech by barrister Adrian Fulford, which Gay News declared to be the best made at the conference.’

The following month the CAPM held its third meeting at which Fulford and O’Carroll himself were present, as well as several members of the NCCL gay rights committee.

Minutes of the gathering show that they discussed picketing the magistrates court where the PIE defendants appeared and state ‘Adrian’ would ‘ask Patricia Hewitt about the possibilities of using NCCL’s number to take messages’.

Probe: Labour MP Tom Watson said there should be a full investigation into the role of PIE

Records show PIE leader O’Carroll – who was jailed for two years in 1981 – was a member of the gay rights committee at the same time as Fulford.

The paedophile group was often discussed at the gay rights committee’s meetings, and O’Carroll was given its support as he came under increasing public pressure.

Last night, Fulford admitted he attended meetings of the NCCL gay rights committee when O’Carroll was there, but added that his presence ‘left me feeling extremely uncomfortable’.

He added: ‘In the main, I provided some legal advice in the context of general civil liberties objections to the wide-ranging charge of conspiracy to corrupt public morals.’ And he stated that he has never wanted the age of consent to be lower than it is now.

PIE folded in 1984 after the arrest of several more leading figures, including one – Steven Adrian  Smith – who had worked at the Home Office.

Miss Hewitt, Miss Harman and Mr Dromey have now expressed regret for the paedophile activists involvement with the NCCL, while insisting they never condoned child sex and that PIE did not influence their policies.

However archive material shows the NCCL’s Nettie Pollard actually invited PIE to become an affiliate group in 1975, offering them the chance to propose motions and take votes at its conferences.

Last night, Fulford said: ‘On reflection, the NCCL gay rights committee should never have allowed members of PIE to attend any of its meetings and a clear separation should have been created with the two organisations.’


Harriet Harman, PIE , etc …..

Is Peter Tatchell A Paedophile Or Simply Misunderstood?

Peter Tatchell was born in Melbourne Australia on 25th January 1952, he moved to London in 1971 to avoid conscription. In 1978 Tatchell joined the Labour Party and moved to Bermondsey, South East London. Tatchell ran as the Bermondsey Labour Party candidate in the 1983 General Election. Despite Bermondsey being a Labour stronghold he lost to Liberal candidate Simon Hughes. In February 2000 he left the Labour Party for unknown reasons. In 2004 he joined the Green Party and was chosen to be their candidate for Oxford East in the 2010 General Election, however for some reason he withdrew his candidacy in 2009.
Comrade Tatchell
Peter Tatchell (the UK’s most prominent homosexual activist and a favourite of the BBC) has done more than demand the abolition of the age of consent, he has broken the law on the age of consent in Britain at least once.

Peter Tatchell is a regular on the BBC. The BBC have refused to state whether he appears as a human rights activist, homosexual campaigner or paedophilie apologist.
They have also refused to state how much they have paid him for appearances.

As a gay 18-year-old Australian anti-Vietnam war draft-dodger, he came to the UK in 1971 and lived with a 16-year-old boy in London. The homosexual age of consent in England at the time was 21. Later he campaigned for lowering it to 16, and now he wants it lowered again to 14. What will he want after that?

When the age of consent for homosexuals was lowered to 16 an Outrage (Tatchell’s organization) banner said “16 is just a start” – it didn’t state what the end goal was.

Mr Tatchell criticises the age of consent laws. Here is a quotation from his own website:

“Nevertheless, like any minimum age, it is arbitrary and fails to acknowledge that different people mature sexually at different ages. A few are ready for sex at 12; others not until they’re 20. Having a single, inflexible age of consent doesn’t take into account these differences. It dogmatically imposes a limit, regardless of individual circumstances“.

Peter Tatchell wrote the chapter “Questioning Ages of Majority and Ages of Consent” for a book openly advocating paedophilia and finding ways “to make paedophilia acceptable“.

This book, published in 1986 and called The Betrayal of Youth (B.O.Y.), was edited by Warren Middleton, then vice-chairperson of the Paedophile Information Exchange, Britain’s number one paedophile advocacy group.

[Truthseeker1@thewakeupcall09

It was high level PIE members that contributed to The Betrayal of Youth

So Peter Tatchell is the only none PIE member in The Betrayal of youth ?]


Arlo Tatum,[1] the executive secretary of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, sued Melvin Laird, the Secretary of Defense. Tatum sued after Washington Monthly published an article revealing that US military intelligence units were gathering https://twitter.com/cassandracognointelligence on civilians and civil organizations in the US.[2]

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Arlo Tatum moves to UK & joins Albany Trust after suing US army for alleged unlawful “surveillance of lawful citizen political activity.”

Tatum had composed and sung songs for Aldermaston peace marches during the 50s and had also become the Director of Peace News. [Arlo Tatum obituary, The Guardian 7 May 2014]

And Jack Straw’s autobiog reveals his MI5 file started from the Aldermaston marches

During 1975, while Paedophile Information Exchange member Roger Moody was working for Peace News he was promoting the organisation in its pages.

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/march-1977-albany-trust-arlo-tatum-peace-news-and-paedophiles/

2 female authors/contributors to PIE’s Warren Middleton’s B.O.Y were also involved with Peace News like Roger Moody

(Chapter 4: ‘Gender Differences’ by Liz Holtom and Kathy Challis: both from  Peace News.)

Peace/anti-nuclear campaigners heavily targeted by state surveillance since pre1970s to current day:

So how with all the surveillance were the paedophiles for peace lobbyists missed?

Or were they a useful control/eye on non-paedophile peace campaigners?

Were paedophiles used as informants on anti-nuclear protestors?

Perusing Peace News from 1975+ I was glad to find ONE letter to Editor saying what I was thinking….

paraphrased: “What’s with Peace News new preoccupation with paedophile rights? What’s it got to do with anti-nuclear/peace activism?”

Writer of letter was an extremely disappointed long-term subscriber who just couldn’t fathom what had changed for Peace News


Government lawyers…in a vain attempt to keep a lid on Peter Wright’s revelations, seem to be turning a blind eye toward Peace News – the paper published passages from Spycatcher.

The Guardian London, Greater London, England Wednesday,  September 2, 1987 – 36

https://twitter.com/thewakeupcall09/status/815908454078550016

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PIE’s Warren Middleton’s B.O.Y

Stephen Green, anti-paedophile campaigner wrote: “The book was part of a campaign to abolish all ages of consent, destroy the responsibilities of parents for their children, deny any ill-effects on children of interference by paedophiles, and withal to make it easier for paedophiles to gain sexual access to children.“

In The Betrayal of Youth Tatchell wrote that the age of sexual consent is “Reinforcing a set of increasingly quaint, minority moral values left over from the Victorian era“.

Tatchell often ambushes public figures who don’t support the homosexual/paedophile agenda. The MSM and especially the BBC usually give him great publicity for these stunts.
Tatchell often ambushes public figures who don’t support the homosexual/paedophile agenda. The MSM and especially the BBC usually give him great publicity for these stunts.

He was not on his own in this belief.Many of his fellow socio-communists and homosexual activists thought the same:

Campaign for Homosexual Equality chairman Michael Jarrett was identifying paedophiles as an oppressed group, and the CHE list of “demands” included the complete abolition of minimum ages for sexual activity. The Labour Gay Rights Manifesto of 1985 said ‘A socialist society would supersede the family household. … Gay people and children should have the right to live together. … It follows from what we have already said that we favour the abolition of the age of consent.’

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Feminists like Beatrice Faust contributed to The Betrayal of Youth, as well as other homosexual activists besides Tatchell, including Jeffrey Weeks and Eric Presland, who “related his first paedophile experience with an Asian boy of thirteen, and boasted of interfering with a little boy of six“.

The book is considered so toxic that Amazon doesn’t sell it and you cannot search its content in Google Books.

Tatchell is well aware of how much all this is bad publicity for him and keeps rationalizing and adjusting his positions, but only the ideologically blind or pathologically naive cannot see through his self-excuses.

He has prepared a standard self-defence which can be found on his own website and has been repeated verbatim on many outlets. It used to also be on the site of his friend militant atheist, Richard Dawkins, but it’s not there any more. Maybe even Dawkins draws a line at what is morally allowed, even though his motto is “There’s probably no God – now stop worrying and enjoy your life”.

In this article that supposedly should serve to exculpate him, Tatchell has nothing better than this: “The critics also cite Warren Middleton’s 1980s book, Betrayal of Youth, to which I contributed a chapter. I had no idea that he was involved in child sex abuse matters when I was asked to write.”

Considering that Warren Middleton was co-founder and vice-chairperson of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), a prominent group promoting paedophilia, it was impossible for Tatchell not to have known his propensities. In addition, both Tatchell and Middleton were part of the Gay Liberation Front/Angry Brigade, a neo-Marxist revolutionary group of radical students at the London School of Economics, thus making Tatchell’s protestations of ignorance verge on the ridiculous.

Peter Righton of the Paedophile Information Exchange.
Peter Righton of the Paedophile Information Exchange – a Child welfare expert who wanted the age of consent lowering to four.

Were you aware that Tatchell contributed a chapter to this book?

THE BETRAYAL OF YOUTH

The contents and contributors of The Betrayal of Youth:

Chapter 1: ‘Incest’ by Clive Coliman: Described as “An ardent supporter of the children’s rights movement.”

Chapter 2: ‘Child Pornography and Erotica’ by Richard Green: Illustrator for the Paedophile Information Exchange magazine under the pseudonym “Dominik”

Chapter 3: ‘Child Prostitution’ by Warren Middleton of P.I.E.

Chapter 4: ‘Gender Differences’ by Liz Holtom and Kathy Challis: both from the anti-Christian Peace News.

Chapter 5: ‘Power and Consent’ by Eric Presland: Homosexual activist. Contributed also to the American paedophile book “The Age Taboo.”

Chapter 6: ‘Love and Let Love’ by Tuppy Owens, Editor of the Sex Maniac’s Diary, and Tom O’Carroll: ex-Chairman of P.I.E. who was convicted in 1981 of conspiracy to corrupt public morals by sending out a paedophile contact list.

Chapter 7: ‘Children and Sex’ by Fr Michael Ingram: Catholic priest, defender of paedophilia.

Chapter 8: ‘The Paedophiles’ by Beatrice Faust: militant feminist & civil libertarian.

Chapter 9: ‘Questioning Ages of Majority and Ages of Consent’ by Peter Tatchell.

Chapter 10: ‘Ends and Means: How to Make Paedophilia Acceptable?’ by Roger Moody of Peace News: “One of the most outspoken advocates of children’s rights in Britain .” Well-documented as a ubiquitous paedophile intellectual.

Chapter 11: ‘Socialism, Class, and Children’s Rights’ by John Lindsay: “ardent supporter of children’s rights.” Member of the Socialist Workers’ Party. Homosexual activist, hates the institution of the family.

Chapter 12: ‘Childhood Sexuality and Paedophilia: Some Questions Answered’ by Warren Middleton of P.I.E.

Chapter 13: ‘The Oppression of the Young: An Inside Perspective’ by Jeff Vernon: Involved in Gay Youth Movement and Campaign for Homosexual Equality.

Appendix 1: “P.I.E., from 1980 Until its Demise in 1985” by Steven A. Smith: ex-chairman of P.I.E. Fled to Holland in 1984, became “active in the Dutch crusade for children’s rights,” was deported back to the UK in 1991 and sentenced to 18 months for sending indecent articles through the post.

Appendix 2: “The Uranians” by Timothy d’Arch Smith: Bookseller. Author of “Love in Earnest.”

Peter Tatchell’s self-defence begins with:

“Unlike many Catholic clergy, I have never abused anyone. Unlike the Pope, I have never failed to report abusers or covered up their crimes.”

These are blatant falsities. It wasn’t many Catholic clergy, it was an extremely small minority. And, as shown in Lies About The Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse Scandal, there is no reason, except bigotry and prejudice, to single out Catholic clergy who in fact have committed fewer of these crimes than any other pedagogic institution, religious or secular.

Peter Tatchell and his homosexual/paedophile allies often attacked the Christian Church for having Christian values. There is no record of him bursting in to a synagogue or mosque to protest against their religous values.
Peter Tatchell and his homosexual/paedophile allies often attacked the Christian Church for having Christian values. There is no record of him bursting in to a synagogue or mosque to protest against their religious values.

Saying what he does about the Pope is a criminal act, it is slander. The Pope has never covered up for anyone.Tatchell and his friends in the mainstream media (especially the BBC) think that if you repeat a lie enough times your audience will start to believe that it’s true.

But blaming the Church whenever you’re in trouble is a good way to distract the public from your own deviations from the norm. It’s worked so far so why shouldn’t it work now? Maybe because people have started calling your bluff, Pete.

Peter Tatchell has a seething hatred of Christian morals and values.
Peter Tatchell has a seething hatred of Christian morals and values.

The above should tell you how trustworthy and credible Tatchell is, but there’s more.

Look at his defence of the book Dares To Speak:

“Dares to Speak was an academic book published in 1997, authored by professors, anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, a Dutch senator and a former editor of a Catholic newspaper. It discussed the age of sexual consent and whether all sex between young people and adults is necessarily unwanted and harmful, based on what it said was objective research with young people.

The book does not endorse or excuse sexual relationships with young people that involve coercion, manipulation or damage. The authors queried, among other things, the balance between giving young people sexual rights and protecting them against abuse. These are entirely legitimate issues to discuss.”

Leaving aside the irony (probably lost on humorless Tatchell) about his using a “former editor of a Catholic newspaper” as a guarantor of the morality of a book while he constantly treats the Catholic Church like a den of abusers. The book Dares to Speak, that Tatchell praises so much as an academic achievement, was edited by Joseph Geraci, who was also the editor of Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia. The book is a collection of articles from the journal.

Before it was quietly removed, this was Wikipedia’s entry for the publication:

Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia (1987–1995) was a journal published by the Stichting Paidika Foundation whose purpose was to promote the normalization of pedophilia. Its editor was Joseph Geraci and the editorial board included articles by writers Frits Bernard, Edward Brongersma, Vern L. Bullough, and D. H. (Donald) Mader, some of whom campaigned as pro-pedophile activists.

After the normalization of homosexuality, we’ll have the normalization of paedophilia.


 

 

Graham Ovenden was a Guest Editorial of Paidika Journal of Paedophilia in 1994

PAIDIKA NUMBER 10 WINTER 1994: Guest Editorial: Fall from Grace, by Graham Ovenden

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Here is Tatchell’s letter to the Guardian dated 26th June 1997 (a few weeks after Labour’s General Election win) which he denied writing when I asked him about it. However I can find no record of a complaint to the Guardian, the Press Complaints Commission or any lawsuit for libel:
Ros Coward (Why Dares to Speak says nothing useful, June 23) thinks it is “shocking” that Gay Men’s Press has published a book, Dares To Speak, which challenges the assumption that all sex involving children and adults is abusive. I think it is courageous. The distinguished psychologists and anthropologists cited in this book deserve to be heard. Offering a rational, informed perspective on sexual relations between younger and older people, they document examples of societies where consenting inter-generational sex is considered normal, beneficial and enjoyable by old and young alike.
Prof Gilbert Herdt points to the Sambia tribe of Papua New Guinea, where all young boys have sex with older warriors as part of their initiation into manhood. Far from being harmed, Prof Herdt says the boys grow up to be happy, well-adjusted husbands and fathers. The positive nature of some child-adult sexual relationships is not confined to non-Western cultures. Several of my friends – gay and straight, male and female – had sex with adults from the ages of nine to 13. None feel they were abused. All say it was their conscious choice and gave them great joy. While it may be impossible to condone paedophilia, it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted,abusive and harmful.
Peter Tatchell.
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Peter Tatchell has repeatedly denied writing the letter above. However below is his reply in the Guardian (1st July 1997) to criticism of his original letter. In his second letter (below) he never denies writing the first letter (above) or claims he was edited in any way.
Peter Tachell’s second letter to the Guardian on 1st July 1997.
Peter Tachell’s second letter to the Guardian on 1st July 1997.

Peter Tatchell has often claimed he lives a monk-like existence living on a mere £9,000 income per annum. When I challenged him on this he changed his claim to £29,000 plus expenses. However he has refused to disclose his payments for his numerous main stream media appearances or disclose how much his yearly expenses are.
Peter Tatchell in his Council flat.
Peter Tatchell in his Bermondsey Council flat.

Peter Tatchell has declined to be interviewed for this article, however I will leave him the option of the right of reply in the comments section.

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Known PaedophileSelection IICSA

Why was a FOI request turned down for reasons of national security?

Was Fraser working for the RUC or the British intelligence services and did they protect him?

Fraser must be a part of the IICSA as Fraser played a part in selecting and allocating children to be sent to the Kincora Boys Home.

 

 

Paedophile psychiatrist Morris Fraser and the Northern Ireland abuse inquiry

Includes detailed timeline and much more

http://www.academia.edu/34499583/Paedophile_psychiatrist_Morris_Fraser_and_the_Northern_Ireland_abuse_inquiry_-_Morris_Fraser_report_PART_II

Child Abuser Morris Fraser, Factual Errors by NI Child Abuse Inquiry

This post contains 3 items from Niall Meehan, Faculty Head, Journalism & Media, Griffith College, Dublin. They show the Northern Ireland Inquiry into “historical abuse” was factually incorrect about Morris Fraser and show Niall Meehan’s attempts to correct the record. It appears the authorities are slow to do this.

1. The first, the text of which is reproduced in this post and on this pdf [1] is a letter from Niall Meehan, pointing out serious deficiencies and errors of fact in the Northern Ireland Abuse (NIA) inquiry when it considered Morris Fraser in his work at Lissue Hospital and also police failures to inform NI Hospitals Authority and RUC of their investigation of Morris Fraser.

2. 2017 Sept Niall Meehan Report published previously in Spinwatch ‘Northern Ireland abuse inquiry (HIAI) failed to investigate paedophile doctor, Morris Fraser, who managed Lissue children’s psychiatric hospital’ pdf [2]

3. Niall Meehan Report published previously in 2017 Nov Village Magazine  ‘Stormont should correct HIAI report to reflect police paedophile delinquency’  pdf  [3]  

The text of Niall Meehans letter is as follows:-

1. Letter /Email from

To: David Sterling. Executive Office, NIO, Belfast
Copy to: James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
From Dr Niall Meehan, Faculty Head, Journalism & Media, Griffith College, Dublin.
16 November 2017

The HIAI and Dr Morris Fraser (2 pages)

Dear David Sterling,

On 17 May 1972 at Bow Street Magistrates’ Court London, a child psychiatrist
employed by the NI Hospitals Authority, Dr Maurice Fraser, pleaded guilty to abusing
a 13-year-old Belfast boy in London in August 1971.

I attach two reports I authored on Dr Morris Fraser, in September and (just published)
November 2017.

They are entitled:
‘Stormont should correct HIAI report to reflect police paedophile delinquency’, Village
magazine, November 2017 pdf [3]
• ‘Northern Ireland abuse inquiry (HIAI) failed to investigate paedophile doctor, Morris Fraser, who managed Lissue children’s psychiatric hospital’, Spinwatch, September 2017 pdf [2]

(I draw your attention also to my first, March 2016, report on Dr Fraser:  2016 Mar 31 Niall Meehan, ‘Morris Fraser, child abuse, corruption and collusion in Britain and Northern Ireland’ [4] )

Both reports detail a serious deficiency in the findings, and also errors of fact, in the
Report of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIAI), as they concern Dr Fraser.
I wish to make two points on that subject, which are supported by evidence cited in the
attached reports. I draw your attention in particular to copies of archival documents
(cited here) in my September 2017 report on Dr Fraser.

1. Fraser’s work in Lissue Children’s Psychiatric Unit
The January 2017 HIAI Report, chapter 26, page 82, briefly considered and then
dismissed discussion of Fraser’s work, and of his official treatment. It found that,
… the way the medical authorities and the police dealt with Dr Fraser after his conviction
in London are not matters that fall within the Terms of Reference of this Inquiry and we
have not considered them.

The conclusion was based on a finding, that relied on the 45-year-old memory of Dr
Fraser’s 1971-73 superior, Dr William Nelson, that Fraser’s work in 1972-3, with
institutionalised children in Lissue hospital’s child psychiatric unit, was peripheral, at
best, to his main work with outpatient children in the RVH. Inquiry paragraph 87 in
chapter 26 asserted, ‘There is no evidence of Dr Fraser’s work at Lissue’.

The HIA Inquiry dealt only with the treatment of institutionalised children
As my latest reports point out, the Inquiry ignored (and made no reference to the
possession of) documentary evidence sent to the Inquiry by the General Medical
Council (GMC) in September 2016.

A document, one of two July 1973 letters from
Fraser’s immediate superior, the same Dr William Nelson, for GMC consideration,
demonstrated that Fraser’s main work was in Lissue Hospital’s inpatient child
psychiatric unit, for at least a year after his May 1972 child abuse conviction.

The letter, dated 6 July 1973, stated also that Dr Fraser was promoted to medical manager
of the children’s psychiatric unit within that time period. Finally, Dr Nelson’s letter noted that Fraser interacted with social care workers in allocating vulnerable children to various institutions.

This latter point is in line with an allegation from Kincora Boys’ Home victim Richard Kerr, that the Inquiry attempted to undermine (though Kerr refused to interact with the Inquiry). A second letter from Dr Nelson, dated 11 July 1973, stated a willingness to accept Dr Fraser back working in the child psychiatric unit.

Therefore, the Inquiry decision to ignore investigation of Morris Fraser’s behaviour
and official treatment was contradicted by evidence in its possession, which the Inquiry
decided, irrationally, to ignore. The ignored evidence suggested that Investigation of
Fraser, a paedophile who interacted with vulnerable institutionalised children, was
within the HIA Inquiry’s terms of reference.
That concludes the first point.

2. Police failure to inform NI Hospitals Authority and RUC frustration of
GMC investigation of Morris Fraser

The second issue I bring to your attention concerns how Fraser came to be working
with children, though he was a convicted child abuser. That is because the London
Metropolitan Police plus the Royal Ulster Constabulary (and/or the NI Police
Authority) refused, contrary to explicitly stated official regulations (cited in the
attached November 2017 Village article [3]), to inform the NI Hospitals Authority of Dr
Fraser’s unreported (by the media) May 1971 conviction.

Had the HIA Inquiry found, correctly, that Fraser’s behaviour and treatment was
within its terms of reference, it would have been bound to investigate why the RUC
(and/or the NI Police Authority) failed in its duty to inform a hospital authority that an
internationally known child psychiatrist it employed was also a child abuser. The
police authority admitted an obligation to inform, through duplicating Metropolitan
Police notification to the GMC.

The HIAI would have been obliged also to consider other GMC evidence in its
possession, indicating that the RUC, in particular, frustrated, and also thereby delayed,
the GMC’s investigation of Fraser. The HIAI would have been bound to consider RUC
culpability in the subsequent abuse of children, by a career paedophile whose object
was to scan an available child population in order to select those he might abuse.
The HIAI failed in its duty to investigate a proven paedophile who worked with
vulnerable institutionalised Northern Ireland children.

For that reason I ask you to refer back to the Inquiry those findings and errors of fact as
they concern Dr Morris Fraser, that are clearly contrary to evidence available to the
Inquiry. I ask you also to bring these observations to the attention of responsible
ministers.
When may I expect notification of your decision(s) in relation to this matter and
considered reply?

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Niall Meehan

                                                                      Morris Fraser




BBC presenter was linked to the Paedophile Information Exchange

This article was published in the Mirror the day after Tom Watson’s PMQ in October.

PIE, which is now outlawed, also had links with another BBC presenter who was investigated over child sex allegations in the late 80s. Like Savile, the unnamed star was accused of using a charity as a cover to abuse vulnerable children. The charity was set up by a PIE member in the 80s, offering yachting classes to vulnerable and underprivileged children.

The BBC presenter was ­investigated after police became aware of allegations he was abusing boys during sailing trips. No charges were ever brought against the star for reasons that remain unclear.A child protection source said yesterday: “The presenter was going out on a boat with vulnerable children and a leading former member of PIE.

“The charity was being used as a way of taking indecent pictures of the boys and there was also physical abuse occurring.” One man was later convicted of abusing boys during the yachting outings and jailed for four years in the early 90s. Detectives are expected to re-examine the case in the light of the flood of allegations regarding Savile.

Read more

This section of the story seems to have gone unnoticed, there’s not a single reference to it in the comments thread. I can add a bit more information to the article:

The charity was the Azimuth Trust.

The “leading former member of PIE” was Dr. Morris Fraser, who features in the BBC documentary on Peter Righton, ‘The Secret Life of a Paedophile‘. More on Morris Fraser here

The man who was convicted was Michael Johnson.

It  reports that the mystery BBC presenter was investigated at the time after police became aware of allegations he was abusing boys during sailing trips.

No charges were ever brought against the star – for reasons that remain unclear.

A child protection source is said to have told the Mirror: ‘The charity was used as a way of taking indecent pictures of the boys and there was also physical abuse occurring.’

One man was later convicted of abusing boys during the yachting outings and jailed for four years in the early 1990s, the paper reports.

Child doctor in porn ring probe (23.07.89)

 

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/bbc-presenter-was-linked-to-the-paedophile-information-exchange/

BBC man in court on abuse charges

24 May 2013

A FORMER BBC reporter appeared in court yesterday accused of sexually abusing two boys under the age of 14, spanning a decade.

Clifford Luton, 88, who has been charged with three indecent assault charges between January 1971 and January 1981, arrived at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court in a wheelchair.

The alleged sex attacks in Poole, Ealing and Essex involve two young victims who cannot be identified for legal reasons.

Luton from Ashley Road in Parkstone, Poole, is also charged with 30 offences of possessing an indecent image of a child, including photographs in the most serious grade five category, at his home in April last year.

Represented by Mark Price, he did not enter any pleas and was granted unconditional bail. Magistrates have already rejected jurisdiction and the case was committed to Bournemouth Crown Court on June 24.

Luton worked for the BBC in the 1960s and 1970s reporting on major issues including The Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Cod Wars with Iceland, the attempted kidnapping of Princess Anne and the Lebanese Civil War.

In 1967 he chartered a plane to search for round-the-world sailor Francis Chichester who had gone missing in a storm around Cape Horn.

While working for the Daily Mail Luton interviewed famous historian David Irving in the 1950s.

During yesterday’s brief court appearance, Luton spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth, using a hearing aid to follow proceedings.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10441600.BBC_man_in_court_on_abuse_charges/

3 October 2014

BBC reporter Clifford Luton child sex charges case halted

A former BBC News reporter may never be tried over alleged sexual offences after a judge upheld a decision to indefinitely halt the case.

Clifton Luton, of Ashley Road, Poole, had been accused of indecently assaulting two boys under the age of 14 and possessing indecent images.

But in December the case against Mr Luton was indefinitely halted because of his age and ill health.

On Friday a judge concluded the court had jurisdiction to make that decision.

‘Too ill’

Mr Luton had been accused of assaulting one of the boys on three occasions between 1971 and 1974 and one attack on the other alleged victim between 1980 and 1981.

But in December the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) made an application to stay the proceedings, which indefinitely halts further legal process in a court case.

The application followed medical reports from the defence and prosecution which concluded the 90-year-old was too ill to face criminal proceedings.

However, in April the CPS had what Judge Peter Johnson described as “second thoughts” and questioned whether a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court had jurisdiction to grant the application.

Having considered the case law, Judge Johnson concluded the court had been correct to grant the application.

Mr Luton is understood to have worked as a BBC reporter for 15 years in the 1960s and 1970s.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-29483245

https://twitter.com/thewakeupcall09/status/846356654425870336

BBC: CLIFFORD LUTON: Ex-BBC Reporter

Clifford Luton was a BBC reporter for 15 years between the 1960s and 1970s.  Despite numerous court appearances charged with abusing children, the justice system never seemed to conclude a case against him and in one of the later trials, part of the case wasn’t heard in court.  I have my own theory as to why this might be, but there is no proof.

June 1957

Luton wrote a letter to the New Scientist.  His address is stated as The Vineyard, Richmond, Surrey.  LINK

September 1960

Luton was working as a reporter at the Daily Express. LINK

October 1963

Luton appears as a character witness in the intriguing trial of Laurence Terence Bell.  Bell appeared at the Old Bailey, accused of indecency with young guardsmen at Chelsea barracks.  He was eventually found not guilty having pled that he was framed by ‘the powers that be’ as he gave information to the press regarding Stephen Ward, John Profumo and Christine Keeler – in particular allegations of Ward’s attempts to acquire nuclear information.  It is a fascinating case and one I urge you to read up upon.  Luton knew Bell. The Guardian, Newspapers.com

November 1974

Luton writes a letter to The Times.  His address is stated as 12 Elm Grove Road, London, W5.

November 1978

Luton appeared at Tottenham Magistrate’s Court charged with abusing a girl and three boys.  Unknown outcome. The Times

The Times: 9 November 1978

REMAND ON BAIL FOR BBC REPORTER

Clifford Luton, a BBC television reporter, was remanded on bail until January 19 at Tottenham Magistrate’s Court, London, yesterday, charged with indecently assaulting a girl and three boys.

Mr Luton, aged 54, of Ashley Road, Poole, Dorset, was accused of indecently assaulting a girl aged 15 between December 28 last year and January 10 this year, a boy aged 14 between July 22 and 29 this year, a boy aged 12 between August 5 and 12, and another boy of 12 between September 2 and 4.

There is no further information about this case as The Times was not printed December 1978 and November 1979 due to a labour dispute.  However, mention is made to it on a forum whereby it is suggested the abuse happened in Northern Ireland.   I am unable to confirm if this is true or false. (See further reading)

July 1989

Luton was named in a Sunday Mirror expose as having being one of those men being questioned by police investigating a paedophile ring.  The three men named were Dr Roderick Morris Fraser, Luton and Nicholas Reynolds.  The article (on the Spotlight blog) states:

Luton, 64, a former SAS captain, organises boat trips for children from his Dorset home. 

Former BBC reporter Luton also refuses to comment about the police investigation.  He runs the North Sea Cruise Association from his home in Ashley Road, Parkstone, near Poole, Dorset.

The Association founded by Luton 25 years ago, advertises boat trips for youngsters.

As a high-flying journalist, he reported on war zones including Beiruit, Northern Ireland and the Congo.  He also covered Francis Chichester’s historic voyage around Cape Horn.  

A skilled yachtsman himself, he owns a 28 foot boat, the Sarah Jane.

This group was one of those set up pre-Azimuth Trust.

Azimuth Trust

Azimuth Trust was founded by Dr Roderick Morrison Fraser, Michael Johnson and John Lambeth.  Johnson and Fraser were connected to other paedophiles such as Charles Napier (brother of John Whittingdale), Peter Righton and Terence Waters among others.  Cathy Fox has done a great indepth blog post about it all, and there is also the blog post I put together regarding the Righton investigation – Operation Clarence.

There is also a very interesting video about Azimuth and it’s members on YouTube.  Interestingly, the only person to be convicted was Johnson and in 1994 the police were criticised over their handling of the case.

January 2011

Luton launched a complaint via the PCC against The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times over their obituaries for reporter Murray Sayle. LINK

June 2013

Luton appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court accused of indecent exposure and possession of indecent images.  There was also a further charge but the details were not heard in court..  The case was adjourned until September 2013 and Luton was released on bail. LINK

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September 2013

Luton appears at Bournemouth Crown Court accused of indecent exposure and possession of indecent images.  There was also a further charge but the details were not heard in court. LINK

December 2013

A judge halts the trial of Luton indefinitely due to his health. LINK

October 2014

A judge halts the trial of Luton indefinitely due to his age and health. LINK

Nothing more is known about Luton.  He simply disappears.  In typical Janner style, he became too old and mentally unwell to face justice.


Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

Police criticised on Henry Clarke child sex abuse

Any links to Dr Morris Fraser re impunity?

Child sex abuser Henry Clarke tracked down to Canada

BBC News NI has tracked down a serial child sex abuser who admitted his crimes to police but has never been brought to justice.

Henry Clarke, 75, confessed to abusing three different boys at care homes in Northern Ireland.

A retired church pastor, he has been living in Canada since he made the admissions in 1985.

NI’s Director of Public Prosecutions directed no prosecution and the RUC failed to act on a further confession.

Today, he lives in a small town hundreds of miles from the nearest city in northern Canada.

One of his victims, Billy Brown, 61, who was abused when he was a 12 year-old boy, described Henry Clarke as “a monster”.

Mr Brown, who has waived his right to anonymity, said: “You just had to stay away from him. You went to bed at night, you pulled your blankets around you as tightly as you could.”

Henry Clarke emigrated to Canada in the late seventies but he eventually admitted the accusations of abuse during an interview with police in Belfast in 1985 and afterwards in a letter he wrote from Canada.

Clarke was pastor of four churches in Canada after he emigrated.

 
Henry Clarke’s confessions first came to light at the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry which reported earlier this year.

His identity had been protected by the inquiry’s offer of blanket anonymity but that ruling was successfully challenged by BBC News NI.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-39495877

 

via walkerdine:

Dr Morris Fraser Abuser

 

Colin Wallace Statement on HIA and Kincora

January 20, 2017 by

Statement issued by Colin Wallace following the publication of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry Report.

Although I initially offered to give evidence to the Inquiry, I later decided not to, mainly on the grounds that the Government repeatedly refused to give it the same legal powers as the corresponding Inquiry in London.

I believe that both the perception and the reality of the Government’s decision is one ofunfairness to the victims.

Despite my decision, I did, however, provide the Inquiry with 265 pages of comment and supportingdocuments, drawing attention to false or misleading information contained in the transcripts of thepublic hearings. My reason for doing so was to enable the Inquiry to investigate and corroborate theaccuracy of my past comments about Kincora and related matters, and to provide the Inquiry with theopportunity to correct the relevant errors in the its published transcripts.

None of the information I provided to the Inquiry is new.

Although some of it has not previously been in the public domain, it has been in the possession of the Ministry of Defence and other Government agencies for many years and should have been made available by those authorities to the Inquiry.

It should, therefore, also have been made available by the authorities to previous Inquiries and the Government needs to explain why that did not happen. Even more worrying, is the acknowledged fact that key Army Intelligence files relating to Tara and William McGrath – including the one compiled by Intelligence officer, Captain Brian Gemmell – appear to have gone missing after they were handed over by the Army to MI5 in 1989, prior to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s admission to Parliament (30 January 1990) that Ministers had“inadvertently misled” Parliament about my case.

Clockwork Orange

There also appears to be no record whatsoever of what became of all the ‘Clockwork Orange’ project files which I handed over to my superiors when Ileft Army Headquarters in Lisburn in February 1975. Some of those files related to William McGrath.

To make matters worse, it is now clear from the Inquiry’s transcripts that a senior MI5 officer, Ian Cameron, falsely accused me of ‘leaking’, without authority, information to the press about William McGrath.

The MI5 claim is bizarre.

As my Army superior at the time has confirmed in the press, I was officially instructed by my superiors in Psychological Operations, at the behest of Major General Peter Leng, to brief the press about McGrath as early as 1973, in a bid to attract media attention to his activities.

It is also significant that the MI5 officer who accused me of ‘leaking’ information about McGrath to the press later refused to be interviewed by the Terry Inquiry investigators about why he ordered Captain Brain Gemmell, to stop investigating McGrath.

Intelligence Agenda

Clearly, the Army and MI5 had very different agendas regarding McGrath and his activities.The astonishing claim by the authorities that they knew nothing about the allegations surrounding McGrath’s sexual activities until 1980 is a total travesty.

As my documents clearly show, it is simply not credible that I knew more about McGrath and his activities than the combined Intelligence community did in 1973/74. One must conclude, therefore, that the Intelligence Services did not tell the Inquiry all they knew about McGrath during the 1970s.

Indeed, most of the information I possessed about McGrath in 1973/74 came from within the Intelligence community and was quite substantial. Moreover, my 1973 press briefing document clearly contains more information about McGrath than the Intelligence Services have claimed to the Inquiry that they possessed at that time!

For example, that document states that McGrath “is a known homosexual” and that he “runs a home for children on the (236) Upper Newtownards Road. Telephone: B’fast 657838.”

Finally, to suggest that because I gave the press the exact postal address (including the street number of the property), plus the telephone number of the Kincora home, but did not actually include the name,‘Kincora’, that somehow invalidates my evidence.

That is an unacceptable attempt to avoid facing up to what I have been saying over the years, and also shows that the claim made by the Intelligence Services to the Inquiry that they were not aware until 1980 of where McGrath worked is demonstrably false.

Overall, I believe the Inquiry has been a wasted opportunity to establish the full facts relating to this matter and I feel the victims have been let down yet again, as they were by previous Inquiries.

Further Information by Ciarán

Colin Wallace has been a great supporter of the McGurk’s Bar Campaign for Truth and was actually on-site at British Army Headquarters when word of the bombing was reported by Security Forces on the ground.

He has written that the authorities that Army HQ knew that the bar was attacked and this has since been proved beyond any doubt with my latest archive find.

He also wrote the Foreword of my book which you can read here.

link


P.I.E – Paedophile Information Exchange

Members/Activists/Connected of P.I.E
Former PIE Chairperson and current pro-paedophile activist Tom O’Carroll
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David Joy, 66 – once No2 in the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange. In 1984 he was jailed for 18 months for publishing obscene material in a PIE newsletter. In 1996 he got two more years after admitting indecent assaults dating back to the 80s. Then in January 2006 cops found 1,129 images of children aged one to 13 at his rundown flat in Loughborough, Leics. Some were in the level 5 category – featuring sado-masochism, torture or bestiality.
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DR Morris Fraser – P.I.E founder member & leading child psychiatrist – had a criminal record for taking indecent photographs of children and assault in 1972. Good friends with both Napier, Waters and Righton
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Terrence Waters – Former prep school teacher – Closely linked to several P.I.E members incl Andrew Sadler – adopted the alias “James Opphin daler”. The name contains an anagram of the word “paedophile”. In 1994 Waters was sentenced to ten years for possessing child abuse images and the sexual abuse of a 10 year old boy. In 2011 convicted for more sexual abuse against children at Allen House School – More on Waters on this link
Michael Johnson – jailed for four years on six specimen counts of indecent assault against two boys aged nine and 11. In 1988 Dr Morris Fraser and Michael Johnson set up a sailing charity for disadvantaged boys called the Azimuth Trust based in Cornwall.
Andrew Sadler – Former teacher who was jailed abroad for sex offences against boys – Links to Fraser and Napier –
Andrew Sadler

More on Sadler on this link
Leo Adamson helped set up Pie to distribute obscene pictures of young boys while John Parratt aka Warren Middleton was a former vice-chairman of the organisation
Leo Adamson, left. John Parratt right

Former chairman/leader Steven Freeman aka Steven Adrian Smith
freeman

Freeman/Smith was a former Home Office security guard and was described in court in 1984 as the, “powerhouse and engine room of P.I.E, and the life blood of contact which he edited and printed.
The members’ hotline for the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) rang, of all places, inside the Home Office. The phone would be picked up by Steven Smith, a paedophile and member of the group who worked in security in Whitehall, from where he would tell callers where to go for the next meeting to discuss issues including decriminalising sex with children as young as four.
John Morrison and Barry cutler – Members
john morrison left. Barry Cutler, right

Geoffrey Prime – Former member and KGB spy
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Sir Peter Hayman – Several links to P.I.E and its members – Former High Commissioner to Canada
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Notorious paedophile and TV presenter Jimmy Savile was almost certainly a full member of P.I.E
Jimmy+Savile

Peter Bremner (aka Roger Nash) Member level – Bremner has convictions for indecently assaulting children. Jailed for 6 months in 1994 with David Joy. in 1978 Bremner was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 2 years and fined £150 for indecently assaulting 3 boys, two aged 8 and one aged just 5
peter brmner

John Stamford – A former church minister published international guides for child molesters. He died before his trial. Stamford used a homosexual travel guide called spartacus as a front for a mailing ordering service offering information on child prostitutes in Thailand, Brazil and other nations. The organisation was alleged to have operated through a box number in London. The details of each of the members, including their sexual preferences, the desired age of the children and preferred countries of origin were stored on a computer. The members received personalised lists of children.

Some PIE Members


Stephen King aka Stephen Gosling – so called child expert was a member of P.I.E. His unbelievable role was to advise UK judges on sentencing for paedophiles

Child rapist Stephen King who used to advise judges on sex offenders jailed for sick photos, videos and ‘paedophile manual’

25 Sept 2017

A convicted child rapist who used to advise judges on how to deal with paedophiles has been jailed again after he was found with thousands of sick videos and photos, including a ‘Paedophile manual’.

Stephen King, 68, pleaded guilty to six charges, including possessing indecent images of children, nearly 3,000 of which were the most extreme kind.

Included were 85 videos in the worst category, which included a baby being sexually abused.

He was also caught in possession of a ‘paedophile manual’ at a house in Richmond on May 1 which “contained guidance about abusing children sexually”.

King was sentenced today (September 25) to 20 months in prison, the most lenient possible, due to his ill health – he recently suffered a heart attack and a stroke.

The 68-year-old was also charged with meeting up with another sex offender in Richmond, which he was prevented from doing under a sexual harm order, but pleaded not guilty to this charge, which will lie on file.

King, of Herne Hill, who appeared at Kingston Crown Court via video from Wandsworth Prison, was convicted in 2004 of more than 20 of sexual offences, including having sex with a girl under 13 years old.

Previous to his first conviction, he had given government agencies and judges advice on protecting youngsters from child molesters, and even suggested jail terms for child sex offenders.

After being released from prison, King was staying at a house in Richmond.

In May, King tried to contact a six-year-old girl, something he was prevented from doing under a sexual harm order.

He was arrested and charged on May 1. After admitting the charge, he was sentenced to eight months in Wandsworth Prison.

On May 3, two days after he was arrested, a cleaner in the house he had been staying at found a black suitcase. After asking the other tenants if it belonged to them, she concluded it must have been King’s.

She brought it to Richmond police station, where he was brought after the arrest, and police found thousands of indecent images on memory sticks, along with letters purporting to be from children who had sex with him and “enjoyed it”.

No child has been connected to the letters, and his defence lawyer Peter Cordwell said the letters were “self-penned”.

There was also “extreme” bestiality images on the memory sticks.

Judge Judith Coello described the images found in King’s possession as “disgusting and debauched”.

Sentencing, she said: “By engaging in this type of activity you and others like you are providing a market for a heinous crime.

“You encourage those who make these images to continue making them.

“People like you are an absolute menace to decent society.”

http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/15556114.Child_rapist_who_used_to_advise_judges_on_sex_offenders_jailed_for_sick_photos__videos_and__paedophile_manual_/?ref=twtrec

Richard Bigham – Eldest son of viscount of Mersey admitted he was a member

Former Vicar and millionaire Michael Studdert –financial backer and member level millionaire-michael-studdert

David Wade – The treasurer of P.I.E
Entry level members – Robert Bushell, Geoffrey Taylor, David Hooper, Nigel Beatman – Click this to see summary of their convictions
Michael Hanson – First chairman (set up P.I.E. as a special interest group within the Scottish Minorities Group with Ian Dunn)
Keith Hose – 2ND Chairman In the PIE Chairperson’s Annual Report for 1975-6, Keith Hose wrote that ‘The only way for PIE to survive, was to seek out as much publicity for the organization as possible…. If we got bad publicity we would not run into a corner but stand and fight. We felt that the only way to get more paedophiles joining P I E… was to seek out and try to get all kinds of publications to print our organization’s name and address and to make pedophilia a real public issue.’
British antiques expert Keith Harding was active in the Paedophile Information Exchange
Harding was convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in the late 1950s and was a “schedule 1” offender – meaning his convictions remained on his police file for life.
But he was later given the Freedom of the City of London and became a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, meeting business and political figures at the height of his career. The clockmaker and music box expert ran a museum regularly visited by children, despite social services being aware 20 years ago of his convictions for child abuse.
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A document held by police in the mid-1980s listed Keith Harding as PIE member number 329 next to his north London address.
Ian Campbell Dunn – Co-founder (born 01/05/43 died 10/03/98)
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Michel José Rosoor, Jacques Francis, Beat Meier ‘London tape’ Witte Comites Blancs, p7

Michel José Rosoor, Jacques Francis, Beat Meier ‘London tape’ Witte Comites Blancs, p8

The tortured victim on the “London Cassette”, an 8-year-old British child identified by the British police, had been placed at the disposal of the network by his parents who had attended Meier from 1983 to 1987.
I assume the parents are from London and had known Beat Meier very well and they themselves may of been paedophiles.
Roger Lawrence was in the car with Beat Meier but released without charge
Libido was a Belgium paedophile magazine which was written in German
 Those parents of the boy in the Beat Meier video tape must be still alive. And how many other paedophiles do they know.
 

 

The boys father was an international lorry driver, the most serious offences were outside of the UK jurisdiction hence deportation

No mention of snuff at all though

Martyn Simons had also used the alias of Roger E Hunt

PIE member Roger Lawrence aka Roger E Hunt Executive Editor of PAN

Snuff

Shortly before his death, Dunn, a prominent gay activist, became convener of lobby group Outright Scotland. In 1997, he condemned police over a camera surveillance operation in public toilets in Stirling which led to several gay men being charged – even though the investigation also revealed that some men had sex with a 13-year-old boy. In 1974, Dunn co -founded the Paedophile Information Exchange ( PIE) with Michael Hanson. It became the leading contact group for adults campaigning for the right to have sex with children. In an interview in 1997, Dunn admitted he and Hanson had agreed to facilitate research into sex with children.
Dunn was caught on tape bragging abut interfering with a fourteen-year-old boy. The existence of the tape caused him to abandon a libel action he had brought against a Sunday newspaper, which named him as a paedophile. The encounter itself does not seem to have been a one-off – at his funeral in 1998, a young man claimed Dunn had raped him when he was fifteen. Dunn also supported a paedophile magazine called ‘Minor Problems.’
Charles Napier One-time treasurer of PIE Charles Napier is alleged to have sexually assaulted boys whilst a gym master at Copthorne School. He became an English Language Trainer at the British Council and was convicted of sexual assault against minors in London in 1995 and investigated as an alleged member of a paedophile network operating in British schools in 1996. He set up his own school in Turkey and resumed English Language Training with the British Council after serving his sentence
Charles Napier

Michael Dagnall · Tony Zalewski – Lee Edwards –Named in Daily Express, 26th August 1983

 

Lee Edwards aka Edward Brand executive committee member of PIE Does the photofit look like him ?

 

Lee Edwards & the Paedophile Friendship Service

Bernard Haunch – Teacher – He was also a member of a group called the Paedophile Information Exchange but apparently claimed it was a discussion group
Bernard Haunch

Dr Edward Brongersma (Deceased) – has written extensively in the area of sexuology, especially on pornography, ephebophilia, pedophilia and the age of consent. His books on this subjects include: Das Verfehmte Geschlecht (in German, 1970), Sex en Straf (“Sex and Punishment”, 1972), Over pedofielen en kinderlokkers (“On Pedophiles and Child Molesters”, 1975), and his last work is his magnum opus and entitled Loving Boys (two volumes, 1988–1990).
Dr Edward Brongersma

Peter Righton AKA Paul Pelham – Righton was the former director of education at the National Institute for Social Work, and a consultant for the National Children’s Bureau. Yet he was also a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), which wanted the age of consent reduced to four. Righton published essays justifying paedophilia, which he called no more mysterious than “a penchant for redheads”. Police raided his home and found hundreds of letters between him and other paedophiles

Warren Middleton, aka John Parratt one of PIE’s first London members – Creater of the Understanding Paedophilia (UP) magazine that was eventually replaced by Magpie
Michael Dagnall – Close friend and fellow abuser with Tom O’carroll Click this , it mentions Dagnall and P.I.E involvement @ page 19
Richard Travell – Active member status – Travell was handed a three-year community order in 2006 for possessing indecent images of children.
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Alan John Doggett (1936-1978), (pictured above) conductor, composer and choir master. Leader of London Boys Choir – A letter in Magpie 10 reported and commented on the suspected suicide of Alan Doggett weeks before he was due to face child sex charges for having sex with a choir boy. Hit by train. Also has links to a certain Paul Raven aka Gary Glitter
C. J. Bradbury Robinson – American author who wrote several times for Magpie magazine – His pro-paedophile books include A crocodile of choirboys “Bare Knees, Boy Knees.” The latter offers an “unmatched” and “startling trip into the strange world of the Paederast,” says the description on Amazon, which has one used copy for sale for $500
Richard James – Writer at Magpie
Paul Green – Writer at Magpie
Peter Deathman – P.I.E member who was regulary visited in prison by Tom O’Carroll. Deathman served a 10 year sentence not for mere sexual abuse but for child stealing
Den Nichols – Author of paedophilia literature called “Towards a Better Perspective For Boy-Lovers”. Published in 1976. In its preface to ‘serious minded adult males who feel an existential attraction to young boys”. Copies were advertised and sold by P.I.E/Magpie for £1 each, including post & packaging
David Grove – AKA Robin Brabban – born 1904 – secretary and Ex treasurer of PIE
Michael Walker – London – Member level of P.I.E – He did not agree on certain issues of P.I.E but condemned hostility against P.I.E
Anthony Green – Somerset – He attended a meeting of P.I.E that was attacked by the Nation Front. He urged tolerance and understanding of paedophiles
William Thornycroft – He was disgusted at attacks on P.I.E. He was quoted “The sexual freedom of children was needed” – Member of Communist Party Gay Rights Committee in the 70’s
Robert Atkinson – Newcastle teacher was arrested for sexually abusing a 13 year old student. He was fined £200. The headmaster and staff however continued to support him after the his guilt. Member level status in P.I.E
Ian Harvey – P.I.E member – He sought to differentiate bewteen “good paedophiles” and pedarasts, but without defining his terms or explaining why
Micky Burbidge – He supported P.I.E’s proposal to abolish the age of consent laws. Also wrote a book entitled“Evidence on the law relating to and penalties for certain sexual offences involving children for the Home Office Criminal Law Revision Committee” with Kieth Hose
Frits Bernard (1920 – 2006) was a Dutch psychologist,sexologist, homosexual activist, and pro-pedophile activist.Together with the late Edward Brongersma, he laid the foundations of the emancipation movement of boylovers in the Netherlands.
Keith Spence – He applauded the “courage” of the leaders of P.I.E in the face of ; quote – Hysteria, hostility and violence, also wrote several paedophile articles for Magpie about sexual abuse of young boys
June 1983: Scoutmaster Michael Williams of Castle Bromwich. Birmingham, resigned after being exposed as a member of P.I.E
Jane Rule – Canadian Writer of lesbian-themed novels and non-fiction. Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange – Also supporter of NAMBLA (The North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) was founded in December 1978 and is an activist homosexual and pedophilia coalition group. Their primary aim is stated to be the overturn of statutory rape laws and reduction of “age of consent” laws that require a child be of a certain age (which varies by state) before they can agree to sexual intercourse.
John Finnin – Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange
Peter Saxon – Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange
Derry Webster – Tom O’Carroll was named in court as a ‘customer’ for Webster’s child abuse images and video collection. Webster was jailed for his part for selling the obscene films, magazines and pictures
Kenneth Plummer – Involved with O’Carroll. He stated “Any study that can take adult-child sexuality out of the zone of shrieking horror and place it in the demystified zone of everyday experience must be welcomed”. sociologist Dr Kenneth Plummer of Essex University, sent a “warm message of support” for “Betrayal of Youth,” and, in company with Nettie Pollard and Professor Donald West (qv), also read, made suggestions and then praised “Paedophilia the Radical Case” receiving “heartfelt thanks” from its author, Paedophile Information Exchange Chairman Tom O’Carroll. Attented several P.I.E meetings
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/4949555/Harriet-Harman-under-attack-over-bid-to-water-down-child-pornography-law.html
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http://cigpapers.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/p-i-e-paedophile-information-exchange-exposed-part-two/
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http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/uk-child-abusers-named-and-shamed/p-i-e/
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_consent_manifestations_(UK)
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http://labour25.com/category/age-of-consent/
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_(pressure_group)
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http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/uk-child-abusers-named-and-shamed/p-i-e/
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http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/nick-cohen/2014/02/when-is-a-scandal-not-a-scandal/.
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http://ufohunterorguk.com/tag/nccl/
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http://www.wikileaks-forum.com/united-states/479/the-truth-about-some-politicians-backing-practicing-pedophiles-and-cp/15984/
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http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/26/lobbying-paedophile-campaign-revealed-hewitt
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http://aangirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/nspcc-mi6.html?m=1
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PIE’s new name
http://www.libertarian.co.uk
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http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/the-civil-servant-in-the-home-offices-pie-funding-inquiry-and-his-academic-articles-on-boy-
love/p-i-e
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http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/the-civil-servant-in-the-home-offices-pie-funding-inquiry-and-his-academic-articles-on-boy-love/p-i-e/
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Tony Blair part of PIE
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/26/pedophile-advocacy-comes-back-to-bite-a-british-politician.html#url=/articles/2014/02/26/pedophile-advocacy-comes-back-to-bite-a-british-politician.html
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PIE & HMqueen
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=638499922852151&id=100000764465111&refid=7&_ft_=qid.5988561366331161130%3Amf_story_key.1134116637656814874
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575505/Letter-paedophile-group-links-Harriet-Harman-Patricia-Hewitt-AFTER-said-marginalised.html
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http://dailybalenews.com/2014/02/08/paedophiles-plan-to-build-village-in-devon-update/
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http://m.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-why-does-the-left-support-this-avalanche-of-pedophile-filth/story-fnihsr9v-1226861620956
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Liverpool (NICHE)
http://sindonax.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/paedophile-cover-ups-the-hows-and-whys/
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PIE
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/pie-paedophile-information-exchange/
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https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4PQp1NQ39MPYzU5NDVhY2QtMWViYi00MDRkLWE4OWQtOTc2NjA5MWZiNWI3/edit
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http://ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/pie-and-the-home-office-three-memberssupporters-on-inside-funded-magazine-printed-and-phone-line/
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http://web.archive.org/web/20041116144121/http://home.wanadoo.nl/host/wilson_83/index.htm
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Labour controlled BBC
http://gaiusmarcellus.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/unacceptable-links-between-labour-and.html
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Tories & PIE
http://tompride.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/the-truth-about-the-tory-partys-cover-up-of-its-links-to-paedophilia/
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Silent
http://www.silentlambs.org/
Silent
http://iamthewitness.com/listeners/Jewish.child.molesters.that.are.never.on.the.NEWS-WHY.htm
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https://gettingreadyfor2015.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/a-bill-maloney-up-date/
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http://www.real-whitby.co.uk/savilejaconelli-yewtreehibiscus-sborough-paedo-ring-time-line
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http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=097-hcagrey&cid=-1
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=747913618599372&id=100001422211809&refid=28&_ft_=qid.6033289562555813767%3Amf_story_key.2800040682799693877&__tn__=%2As&fbt_id=747913618599372&lul&_rdr#s_ff81768c6432b3819fe18456041bb4e6
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http://order-order.com/2014/07/08/watch-former-tory-whip-boasts-about-paedo-mp-cover-up/

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Keith Hose

The Guardian

London, Greater London, England

Thursday, August 25, 1977 – 22

Paedophile diplomat Sir Peter Hayman – PIE member

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P.I.E BLACKMAIL COURT TRIAL

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Ralph Alden aka Ralph Bruno Siegesmund Aubram

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38289/page/2936/data.pdf

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Sir Peter Hayman & Ralph Alden both PIE members

Alias: Ralph Bruno Siegesmund Aubram.

Ralph Alden aka Ralph Bruno Siegesmund

BRIGHTON BOY ATTACK 1983 (By 3 PIE members)

HOMOSEX WASNT ENOUGH TO BLACKMAIL , SO PEADO NETWORKS HAD TO BE USED

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Albany Trust run by Antony Grey aka Edgar Wright

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Keith Harding live at Northleach Steam and Vintage Show 2013

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 Keith Harding’s shop, was not too far away from, where Jeremy Corbyn lives. And a number of PIE members lived near by the shop.

Paedophile Information Exchange founding member who plied victims as young as 10 with alcohol and parties is jailed for 24 years

 

Douglas Slade was expelled from the Philippines and brought back to the UK to be charged with 13 offences of abusing children

Douglas Slade was expelled from the Philippines and brought back to the UK to be charged with 13 offences of abusing children Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

A founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, a group which campaigned for sex with children to be decriminalised, has been jailed for 24 years.

Douglas Slade, 75, was expelled from the Philippines in 2015 and brought back to the UK to be charged with 13 offences of abusing children between the 1960s and 1980s.

Slade, formerly of Bristol, was convicted of all charges against him following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.

The offences, committed in Bristol and other parts of the country between 1965 and 1980, were against five boys – the youngest aged 10 at the time.

He’s shown absolutely no remorse for his sickening crimes or for the lasting emotional and psychological damage he’s causedDet Sgt Paul Merton

Judge Euan Ambrose jailed Slade for 24 years and ordered him to serve an additional 12 months on licence upon his release.

“Your interest in young boys was well established,” the judge told Slade, who has no previous convictions.

“It had led you to become involved in two notorious organisations, Paedophile Action for Liberation and the Paedophile Information Exchange.

“I am satisfied that you were involved in both organisations. I cannot determine the precise role that you played. You liked to boast about having been involved in setting them up, whether that was in fact true or not.

“It reflected your interest in sex with young boys and your wish to see sex between adults and young boys decriminalised.”

Slade was convicted of seven offences of indecent assault and six other sexual offences against his victims, who were aged between 10 and 16 at the time.

Victim impact statements provided to the court showed the “extremely deep and long lasting” effect of the abuse on their lives, the judge said.

The investigation into paedophile Douglas Slade began in 2010 when one victim came forward to report being abused in the 1970s
The investigation into paedophile Douglas Slade began in 2010 when one victim came forward to report being abused in the 1970s

Those targeted had home lives that were chaotic, with Slade providing them with parties, alcohol and cigarettes.

“The dreadful truth was that behind all that lay, the objection of persuading these boys to have sex with you,” the judge said.

Slade, who suffers from diabetes and high cholesterol, remained emotionless as the sentence against him was passed.

The investigation into Slade began in 2010 when one victim came forward to report being abused by him and several others in the 1970s.

A second victim was identified and three men were convicted of sexual offences, but charges could not be brought against Slade as he was living in Angeles City in the Philippines.

Avon and Somerset Police worked with the National Crime Agency to identify further victims, with Slade expelled from the Philippines in 2015, brought to the UK and charged.

“What has happened is your past has caught up with you – a past about which you appear wholly unrepentant,” Judge Ambrose added.

Douglas Slade was convicted of all charges against him following a trial at Bristol Crown Court
Douglas Slade was convicted of all charges against him following a trial at Bristol Crown Court

Slade was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and adhere to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order banning him from contacting boys aged under 16.

Following the sentencing, Detective Sergeant Paul Melton, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: “Slade was part of a network of men whose sole aim was to find vulnerable children to abuse.

“He’s shown absolutely no remorse for his sickening crimes or for the lasting emotional and psychological damage he’s caused. No child will ever be safe in his company.”

Christopher Skeaping, 72, formerly of Hounslow in London, will be sentenced for one count of indecent assault against one of Slade’s victims at a date to be fixed.

Morris Fraser of PIE:

 

Belfast hospital’s paedophile doctor Morris Fraser and unanswered questions that won’t go away

Belfast hospital’s paedophile doctor and unanswered questions that won’t go away

The case of serial sex abuser Dr Morris Fraser should have rung bells when Niall Meehan sent his report on it to Judge Anthony Hart’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry… so why didn’t it?

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    Career paedophile: Dr Morris Fraser
    Career paedophile: Dr Morris Fraser

    Dr Morris Fraser is a career paedophile whose abuse of boys was detected in 1971, but whose position as a doctor, after four abuse convictions, ended voluntarily in 1995. Why was he not stopped when the RUC confirmed Fraser’s abuse in October 1971? Sir Anthony Hart’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIAI) should have investigated. It is a mystery why it did not do so.

    Fraser used his post as a Royal Victoria Hospital child psychiatrist, and role as a scout leader on Belfast’s Antrim Road, to target children. In the early 1970s, a contrived panic about the effect of the Troubles on children gave Fraser an international media profile.

    Like a lot of abusers, Fraser conspired with others and became a manipulating liar.

    Two institutions supposed to safeguard the public should have halted Fraser in his tracks, the police and the General Medical Council. The doctors’ body spent over a year faffing about, but faced extraordinary levels of police non-cooperation. In turn, police minimised Fraser’s crimes and refused to tell his employer about their celebrity doctor.

    Two policemen who prosecuted Fraser are alive.

    One, an RUC officer, participated in the 1983 Terry police inquiry into the Kincora Boys Home paedophile scandal. He spoke anonymously to the BBC about Fraser last year.

    Two factors that should have been a spur to finding out seem instead to have inhibited the HIAI. Both are linked to Kincora.

    The inquiry seemed determined not to link Kincora to security force collusion, to significant loyalist paramilitary activity, and attempts to suborn adults who made use of a linked paedophile prostitution ring.

    One factor is Colin Wallace. He attempted in the early to mid-1970s, while a British Army intelligence officer, to expose the role of Kincora paedophile William McGrath. Wallace became a victim of security force infighting, to the extent of being framed and imprisoned for a manslaughter he did not commit. He was eventually entirely exonerated.

    The second factor is Richard Kerr, a Kincora victim who reported that Morris Fraser was responsible for an early experience of institutional abuse.

    For some reason best known to itself the HIAI report went to extraordinary lengths to undermine the testimony of these victims of injustice, who did not appear before it, and demonstrated naivety in unquestioned acceptance of testimony from police and intelligence sources.

    Any hint of security force collusion with paedophiles was sufficient to provoke the inquiry’s disinterest.

    The HIAI even smeared Roy Garland, whose sincere efforts in the early 1970s are largely responsible for the Kincora scandal emerging in 1980.

    Last June I sent the inquiry a submission and my March 2016 report on Fraser. I wrote again in August. The submission appears to have suffered from the HIAI’s Kincora groupthink. But reference to Kincora is not necessary to investigate Fraser.

    I asked the inquiry to investigate why the RUC and London Metropolitan Police failed to inform hospital authorities that Fraser was responsible for sexual abuse of two Belfast boys in London, aged 10 and 13, in August 1971.

    The RUC investigated the allegation initially and took Fraser’s October 21, 1971 statement. He admitted abuse and revealed he was in cahoots with another paedophile, Ian Bell, who had joined him on an earlier scouting trip, that included sleeping with boys in tents. They selected three boys to accompany Fraser, Bell (plus Bell’s flatmate), from Belfast to the London apartment of the third man. It was decked out like a boys’ playground, in other words like a paedophile den.

    Bell admitted to me last year that the boys were plied with alcohol and claimed that was Fraser’s idea of ‘therapy’.

    After the boys returned to Belfast, a complaint reached police regarding the 13-year-old. Fraser was charged with abusing him. Bell abused the 10-year-old. Fraser claimed that the third man slept in the same room as the third boy. He was not charged.

    That was an anomaly. More arrived thick and fast.

    Fraser’s guilty plea at Bow Street Magistrate’s Court on May 17, 1972 was not reported by news media, possibly because he appeared at 9.35pm. He paid a £50 fine and received a three-year conditional discharge. Fraser claimed that his child victim corrupted him, a fantastic lie police promoted and magistrates, plus the GMC later, accepted. Fraser testified, without contradiction, to fleeting oral sexual contact. Yet the boy had come to official attention in hospital, where it was ‘found that he had been interfered with’. That suggested physical injury. Furthermore, the RUC detective who arrested Fraser said on BBC last year that Fraser’s victim showed signs of rape.

    Ian Bell appeared at 11.14pm. He claimed innocence of the charge. At Crown Court later he changed to guilty and received six-months, suspended.

    Bell and Fraser’s separate treatment, that seems designed for Fraser’s benefit, obscured evidence of a paedophile conspiracy.

    Be that as it may, after conviction, the RUC still did not inform the Northern Ireland Hospital Authority that their famous child psychiatrist was a child abuser.

    The guilty paedophile was the main speaker at a Jordanstown ISPCC conference one week later. The Irish Times reported Fraser warning that all Northern Ireland children were in danger, from the Troubles rather than from paedophile psychiatrists.

    Fraser continued appearing in newspapers and on TV in Ireland, Britain and the USA, pontificating about the conflict. He continued assessing vulnerable children. Richard Kerr testified convincingly on the BBC that Fraser took Polaroid photographs of his genitals. That was a hallmark of Fraser’s later paedophile persona. The Hart inquiry report’s dismissive treatment of Kerr compounds the abuse he suffered as a child.

    It was only after a publicised arrest in New York in May 1973, as part of a nine-man US paedophile-ring, that Fraser was removed from his post. One week after that, one year late, police sent a certificate of Fraser’s May 1972 conviction to the NI Hospital Authority.

    MORRIS FRASER: why did paedophile doctor remain at hospital – why didn’t Hart Inquiry investigate? Bel Tel today

    Paedophile Ian Bell – Records Closed For 89 years

    Martin Walkerdine’s Correspondence with Ian Bell

    Morris Fraser is central to the international aspect of British VIP paedophile rings.

    Who prompted Fraser to write a character reference for Whittingdale’s half-brother Charles Napier?

    Morris Fraser – Ian Bell

  • Hart abuse inquiry’s censoring of information curious and disturbing – ignores abuse doctor in RVH Belfast 1971-2
     

  • It is surprising that the Hart Inquiry did not investigate why police permitted an admitted abuser to continue interacting with institutionalised children. Were it not for publicised detection of Fraser’s new crimes, presumably he would have done so indefinitely. A further anomaly lies in Fraser’s 1974 US abuse conviction, that violated his 1972 conditional discharge. That should have seen him back before a British court. It never happened.

    The HIAI has not explained its inaction. The failure casts light on the inquiry’s approach to the Kincora scandal.

    That approach extended to censoring information in the public domain from Colin Wallace. Wallace mentioned one time Unionist Party Westminster MP, Sir Knox Cunningham, plus other prominent figures said to have had contact with McGrath on both sides of the Irish border during the 1960s.

    Cunningham provides an interesting link to paedophilia after 1970. The Spring 1977 edition of the Lyric Players journal Threshold contains a section entitled ‘Letters from Forrest Reid’ to Cunningham, and an essay on Reid by his biographer, then Queen’s (later Essex) University academic Brian Taylor.

    Reid, a Northern Ireland novelist, was also a paedophile, an interest his biographer shared.

    Taylor had written ‘Motives for guilt free pederasty’ in 1976. He edited Perspectives on Paedophilia in 1981, that contained a chapter by a notorious abuser, Peter Righton, and one by Morris Fraser.

    Taylor, Fraser and Righton were members of the 1970s Paedophile Information Exchange. Taylor was its ‘information officer’.

    Why the Hart inquiry censored information in the public domain about Cunningham and his connections is unknown. Northern Ireland writer Robin Bryans published on it in 1992 and was not sued. Ironically, the inquiry ignored a hitherto unpublished allegation that Thomas Passmore, a leading Orange Order official who died in 1989, was a paedophile.

    Only HIAI members can answer the questions raised here. Over to them.

    Dr Niall Meehan teaches at Griffith College, Dublin

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/belfast-hospitals-paedophile-doctor-and-unanswered-questions-that-wont-go-away-35444617.html

Why did the Guardian take down the sociologist Brian Taylor’s online obituary?

Friday, 04 May 2018

Why did the Guardian take down an online obituary to the sociologist Brian Taylor, without telling readers?

In November 2016, the Guardian published a celebratory obituary, online, of the Sussex University sociologist Brian Taylor, who had died aged 66. In May 2017 the newspaper took it down, but did not explain the decision to readers. They were left in the dark.

My intervention in February 2017 led to the decision to delete the obituary. I did not ask for deletion. I asked the paper to add important information that was missing. Censorship was not a satisfactory response to the problem with the obituary.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Brian Taylor played a major part in the attempt to decriminalise sexual relations between adults and minors, in other words legalising child sexual abuse. He published academic research on the subject of paedophilia, but did not disclose his membership of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) lobbying group. In articles such as ‘Motives for a guilt free pederasty’ (1977), plus in his editorship, and lengthy introduction to, Perspectives on Paedophilia (1982), Taylor attempted to ‘normalise’ child-adult sexual contact.

Three more contributors to Perspectives on Paedophilia were also undeclared PIE members. They were Dr Morris Fraser (previously and subsequently convicted of child abuse), Peter Righton (subsequently convicted), and Professor Ken Plummer of Essex University. The latter said in 2014 that he joined PIE for purposes of ethnographic research. He appeared to regret his former interest in the subject. This saga is discussed in detail in Professor David Pilgrim’s excellent, Child sexual abuse: Moral panic or state of denial? (Routledge, 2018). Spinwatch published two reports on Morris Fraser, in 2016 and 2017.

To return to Brian Taylor, his paedophile interest went beyond academic writing. As ‘Humphrey Barton’, he was PIE’s research director, in which capacity he contributed to its first magazine, Understanding Paedophilia. Taylor/‘Barton’ then edited the new PIE publication, Magpie, in 1977. Taylor/‘Barton’ edited the PIE magazine, Magpie. It published sexualised images of children and also contact-advertisements for men who wished to meet children for an illegal purpose, sexual abuse.

A passage in a 1976 article by ‘Barton’ for a paedophile journal, Kalos (Vol. 1, No. 1) was almost identical to one in Taylor’s Perspectives on Paedophilia introduction. ‘Barton’ and Taylor lived simultaneously in Belfast in 1976, where Taylor lectured in Queen’s University’s Social Studies department. Understanding Paedophilia (June-July 1976) informed readers that ‘Barton’ was a sociology lecturer in a British university. Later in 1976 (Aug-Sept) it congratulated ‘Barton’ for giving ‘a highly successful paper on paedophilia’ at a sociology conference in Manchester, at which a ‘B. Taylor’ spoke on ‘Aspects of sexual deviance: Paedophilia’.

The evidence appears irrefutable, that  ‘Barton’ and Taylor were the same person (for more detail, see the attached PDF).

The Guardian obituary contained none of this information. Writing and agitating on paedophilia constituted for many years a major part of Brian Taylor’s research output, of his political and also (presumably) of his personal life.

It was not possible for readers to discern Taylor’s research interest from the following obituary passage,

[Taylor’s] teaching career began with a year at Queen’s University, Belfast, before his move to Sussex in 1977. There he initially focused on aspects of deviance and religion but his main interest was literature, especially Ulster novelists of the early 20th century.

As Perspectives on Paedophilia was published in 1982, Taylor’s interest in ‘deviance’ was not left behind in Belfast. Furthermore, his literary research linked in with Taylor’s pre-existing concerns. The obituary mentioned that Taylor ‘wrote the definitive biography of the Irish author Forrest Reid’, but not that Reid was a paedophile whose fiction was devoted to paedophile themes. The obituary appreciation presented instead Taylor’s ‘criticism of British compromises with the IRA in Northern Ireland’.

An obituary appreciation that made no reference to important aspects of Taylor’s life was misleading.

Taylor vacated his academic post in the mid-1990s, aged 45 or so, for as yet unexplained reasons. The obituary mentioned Taylor departing Sussex in 2001 for retirement in France, but not precisely when he ceased full-time teaching at the University of Sussex.

During the mid-1990s media focus on criminal aspects of paedophilia increased. In June 1994 the BBC broadcast an Inside Story exposé of the paedophile criminal and retired director of the National Children’s Bureau, Peter Righton. The programme featured also the recently imprisoned (in 2014) teacher and one-time PIE treasurer Charles Napier, and the child psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser, who finally vacated the medical register in 1995. In 1981, as supposed professional childcare experts, Righton conspired with Fraser to have Napier’s teaching ban rescinded. Fraser and Napier, who were first convicted of child sexual abuse in 1972, later conspired together to abuse boys.

Perspectives on Paedophilia featured on the BBC programme. It was mentioned also in a Guardian article on Righton the same day, 1 June 1994. It is not known what media or official contact, if any, was made with Taylor and/or his employer at that time. At the very least, perhaps it was anticipated that attention on Taylor was about to increase. That is speculation.

I put it to the Guardian that I was in a position to supply the missing information. The newspaper decided to do nothing and to leave the obituary as was. The author of the piece, David Harrison, a colleague and friend of Taylor’s since 1977, responded to the Guardian after it notified him of my concerns. He kindly allowed the paper to share his response with me. Harrison said he was not aware of Taylor’s membership of PIE. He added that the obituary did not mention Taylor’s editorship of Perspectives on Paedophilia, because the book received ‘so much hostility’. That seemed to me a reason to mention the work.

After some further correspondence, I wrote to the Guardian Readers’ Editor, Paul Chadwick. He responded as follows on 1 May 2017:

‘As requested, I have looked into this matter.

In all the circumstances, I believe the appropriate course is for the article to be taken down from the Guardian website and I will make arrangements accordingly.’

I responded that an addendum would have been preferable. I asked if it was Chadwick’s intention to tell the readers he represented what had happened to the obituary. Had that information been published it would have been acceptable, if not preferable. I received no reply.

Readers are served by information, rather than by its secret withdrawal. Successful censorship was possible because the obituary was published online. Had it been in the newspaper, it could not have been deleted as though it never existed. Paul Chadwick’s solution, censoring the obituary seemed, a tad, unethical, which brings us here.

To set the record accurately on the removal of Brian Taylor’s obituary, Spinwatch is publishing this explanation and also correspondence with Paul Chadwick that contains a copy of my suggested short addendum (download pdf attachment). It contains also the Brian Taylor obituary the Guardian subsequently deleted and the I June 1994 Guardian article on Peter Righton.

http://spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/more/item/5995-why-did-the-guardian-take-down-the-sociologist-brian-taylor-s-online-obituary


 

 One month after first arrests in NYC ring, this happened in Jersey City across the river. Note name Michael A. Salem

While alive, Michael Salem of Manhattan owned the most famous cross-dressing store in the world.

He was called Dr Morris Fraser and founded Paedophile Information Exchange. IICSA refused to examine his cases

Consultant psychiatrist at University College Hospital who would prepare a report on Napier condition in 1981 Dr Morris Fraser

 

Dr Morris Fraser – convicted paedophile both in UK & USA – selected boys to enter notorious Kincora home, Belfast.

Dr Morris Fraser : The Paedophile Doctor

Chris Moore investigates why child psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser, a convicted paedophile, was not struck off by the General Medical Council.

via

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Journalism academic castigates media over paedophile doctor <Dr Morris Fraser>

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Dr Morris Fraser at Guildford Crown Court in 1995

BBC programme on serial paedophile Dr Morris Fraser has only been shown on BBC NI

Will Hart Inquiry be looking at RUC failings re Dr Morris Fraser post-conviction?

The answer to that was no. Despite detailed submissions from . What credibility does Hart inquiry have in relation to Kincora?

 

1975: Dr Morris Fraser – found guilty of abuse WHILST ON A TRIP TO LONDON & is then let off AGAIN.

  Ex-NI Secretary of State present at disciplinary hearing into paedo doctor
Lord Patrick Mayhew

A former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland was present at the General Medical Council’s disciplinary hearing of convicted paedophile and child psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser.

Lord Patrick Mayhew, who was Secretary of State between 1992 and 1997, is listed as a panel member at one session of the hearing by the GMC’s disciplinary committee, during March 11 to 13, 1974.

His role is listed as ‘Legal Accessor’, although the GMC could not clarify what this role specifically entailed.

The committee heard evidence for and against Fraser over two years across four sessions, from 1973 to 1975.

Other luminaries present on the panel during this period included Sir Donald Macleod Douglas, surgeon to the Queen in Scotland.

The revelations were contained in minutes of Fraser’s hearing released by the GMC. They were initially disclosed in a report on Fraser by Dublin-based academic Niall Meehan.

The month before Fraser’s March 1974 hearing, Lord Mayhew had been elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Tunbridge Wells constituency, then called Royal Tunbridge Wells. He later held the posts of Minister of State (Home Office) and Attorney General.

Dr Fraser was appearing before the committee after admitting to indecent assault on a 13-year-old boy from Belfast at an address in London in August 1971. He pleaded guilty to the charge at Bow Street Magistrates’ Court in May 1972. Fury erupted recently after Meehan’s report revealed that the GMC allowed Fraser to continue practising as a child psychiatrist despite having two convictions for abusing children. He went on to assault many other youngsters.

During one session of the hearing, it was acknowledged by the disciplinary committee’s chairperson that the 1971 charge against Fraser had been proven.

At the session at which Lord Mayhew was present, the disciplinary committee ruled that it would not “yet be proper for them to conclude your case. They have accordingly determined that judgement should be further postponed for a period of four months until their meeting in July, 1974.”

During this time, Fraser was convicted of abusing children in the United States. “Those who were present at the GMC hearing, including Patrick Mayhew, need to explain why they did not consider the US conviction as well,” said Meehan. “It’s interesting that so many important people were present at his hearings.”

Colin Wallace, an ex-Army intelligence officer based at Army HQ in Lisburn during the 1970s, told the Belfast Telegraph last week he believed the Army had known Fraser was a paedophile.

He also said that he believed a senior officer had intelligence indicating that Fraser had links to Kincora Boys Home or associations with the home’s carers who were later jailed themselves for sexual offences against children.

A recent BBC report said that Fraser had been involved in allocating boys to the home.

Lord Mayhew, now retired and believed to be battling with ill-health, faced controversy in the early 1990s when he was accused by Sir Hilary Miller, once the Tory MP for Bromsgrove, of attempting to pervert the course of justice during the Iraq supergun affair.

Sir Hilary said Mayhew had attempted to dissuade him, in court, from producing documents which showed the businessmen arrested in connection with the scandal were innocent.

Such a revelation, reported The Independent newspaper at the time, would have proven deeply embarrassing for the government.

Questions have been raised about how Fraser was allowed to practice for so long without being struck off by the GMC.

Large portions of his GMC hearing were held ‘in camera’ – meaning the public were excluded from the proceedings.

Fraser’s abuse of children, spanning from the UK to New York, is well documented. Yet little is known about his time in Northern Ireland.

Responding to the allegations, a spokeswoman for the Conservative Party insisted that the matter was a personal one.

Calls to Lord Mayhew’s home went unanswered.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/exni-secretary-of-state-present-at-disciplinary-hearing-into-paedo-doctor-34595401.html

Paedophile Ban Call:  Patrick Mayhew turned down the demand.

 

During this time, PIE member Dr Morris Fraser was convicted of abusing children in the United States. “Those who were present at the GMC hearing, including Patrick Mayhew, need to explain why they did not consider the US conviction as well,” said Meehan. “It’s interesting that so many important people were present at his hearings.”

Mar. 03, 1981 – Home Office Minister Patrick Mayhew visit send detention centre near Woking: Mr. Patrick Mayhew, M.P

 

Mayhew was also at the centre of the Westland helicopters affair

His mentor was the alleged satanist William Whitelaw

The Church of England has told Scotland Yard that William Whitelaw, the former home secretary, and Enoch Powell were accused of being members of a political satanic abuse ring.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/church-reveals-satanic-abuse-claims-against-enoch-powell-9h3jm589qfk

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/26/lord-mayhew-of-twysden-obituary


 

Dr Morris Fraser’s protected status not only related to NI conflict – also connected to Yale Divinity Dean Parker Rossman & Long Island ring

Playland Part 1: When protecting ‘millionaires, titled and influential’ paedophile punters became paramount

https://www.byline.com/column/27/article/539

Journalism academic castigates media over paedophile doctor

16 June 2016

He points to failings that allowed child abuser to continue working at a hospital

A week ago, the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme in Northern Ireland, Spotlight, investigated a disgraced psychiatrist, Morris Fraser.

The Paedophile Doctor told how Fraser was allowed to continue working with children after being convicted in London in 1972 of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy.

He was allowed to remain in his post as a child psychiatrist at a Belfast hospital because the RUC (the Northern Ireland police force at the time) and the Metropolitan police failed to tell the hospital authorities.

The programme was prompted by the findings in a research paper, “Morris Fraser, child abuse, corruption and collusion in Britain & Northern Ireland”, written by a Dublin-based journalism academic, Niall Meehan.

He was, of course, gratified that Spotlight followed up on his paper and pleased that it highlighted important new information, notably the negligence of the General Medical Council (GMC) in its dealings with Fraser’s case.

But time limitations, the problem that always faces TV documentary makers, prevented the programme from touching on several institutional failings.

So Meehan, who heads the journalism and media faculty at Griffith College, has now made formal submissions to both the historical institutional abuse inquiry (chaired by Sir Anthony Hart) and the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (chaired by Dame Lowell Goddard).

In his document, Meehan points to a disturbing series of events that suggest some kind of official cover-up. It begins with failures by both the Met police and the RUC to inform hospital authorities in Belfast about Fraser’s 1972 conviction for abusing the boy in London.

At the time, Fraser was fined £50 and received a conditional discharge. Meehan notes: “The case was not reported in newspapers… He was effectively tried in secret.”

He calls on the Hart inquiry to “attempt to discover why both of these things happened.” Did the police seek to “manage” Fraser’s disgrace? If so, why?

Meehan suggests that Fraser may have had a relationship with the security forces, a belief reinforced by the refusal of a 2015 freedom of information request about Fraser, partly on the grounds of national security.

He also contends that there was a failure by the GMC to investigate Fraser’s criminal and unethical behaviour. In 1973, after Fraser was arrested in New York with seven other men accused of abusing 15 boys, the GMC’s disciplinary committee charged him with professional misconduct.

But it is Meehan’s belief that the committee not only ignored Fraser’s US arrest, it also overlooked the fact that, in the following year, he pleaded guilty to the New York offences.

Instead, he argues that the GMC considered, belatedly, only the London conviction and then took “the bizarre view” that he had been involved in a single “sordid” act, having been corrupted by a drug-addicted homosexual child.

Fraser accepted psychiatric treatment and this was later declared to have been successful, so he was permitted to practice without professional restriction.

Meehan also castigates media in Britain and Ireland for promoting Fraser’s research – after his New York arrest – on the alleged affects of the Irish troubles on children. He also accuses journalists of failing to notice the July 1973 GMC revelation that Fraser, a convicted child abuser, was left in post for a year.

For a much fuller, detailed account of Meehan’s research to the two inquiries, which includes eye-opening “mistakes” suggestive of the authorities’ turning a blind eye to Fraser’s activities, see Meehan’s submission on Spinwatch.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/jun/16/journalism-academic-castigates-media-over-paedophile-doctor?CMP=share_btn_tw

https://media.licdn.com/media-proxy/ext?w=480&h=360&f=&hash=%2BAnOqctcDTvbUoSgBRuR5PuWG9s%3D&ora=1%2CaFBCTXdkRmpGL2lvQUFBPQ%2CxAVta5g-0R6j3QIOyxEmrq2OoACm7Qh9YNLdIzelPUfsk8rYISO8L5aaJfa__h1B

The Guardian archives are online now. I found this about Morris Fraser. July 18 1973

Above article purposely misspelled his name and called it an “isolated” act but the Guardian on May 5 1973…

What’s even more insane is that 5 days later the Guardian reviewed Fraser’s book!


It’s same folk working across NGOs, charities, political campaigning groups (big, small & tiny) to push pro-paedophile agenda w/i gay rights

They are dedicated, absolutely committed, relentless – you can be following 1 set of org minutes & 1 resigns, will then pop up immediately in another committee/NGO/Charity or setting up own LGBT youth charity or moves town & becomes a councillor but always pushing same issues

Guardian 30/9/78 why would Dep of Environ want to keep authors of Housing pack anonymous under Official Secrets Act?

Burbidge spoke at conferences/wrote articles about visiting housing estate after housing estate to compile pre 1978?

remarkable though that Burbidge was PIE manifesto/RCCP submission co-drafter & civil servant in Lambeth?

1971-1975: Ivor Street, Icebreakers and PIE

A key clique to emerge out of the explosion of energy and activism created by the Gay Liberation Front during 1970-72 was The Counter-Psychiatry Group, emulating US West Coast groups formed in reaction to gay men and women treated as if they had a medical or psychological condition which could be expunged or made heterosexual with ‘treatment’ such as aversion therapy.

Icebreakers, a gay counselling/befriending group would emerge from the Counter-Psychiatry group during 1972, under the leadership of 35 year old sociologist and lead Housing Development researcher at the Department of Environment, Michael J Burbidge.

One third of the founding twelve members of the NCCL Gay Rights Committee established in September 1974 already knew one another through Icebreakers:

  • Micky Burbidge (PIE Manifesto co-drafter);
  • Keith Hose (first PIE Chairman);
  • Nettie Pollard (NCCL Gay Rights Officer responsible for PIE and PAL’s affiliation with NCCL and PIE member); and
  • Anna Duhig

“In London the group formed around Elizabeth Wilson, herself a psychiatric social worker with previous experience of the anti-pysychiatry theories and writings of RD Laing. The original lists of GLF members interested in the group survive and show twenty-eight names including Elizabeth, Mary, Jeffrey Weeks, Micky Burbidge and David Hutter, all of whom were to be centrally involved in its writings, actions and spin-off groups.” [No bath but plenty of bubbles: An oral history of the GLF 1970-73, Lisa Power, p.42]

“Version therapy (usually electric shock treatment) was such a major issue because it was the publicly accepted way of dealing with homosexuality. I knew that I was gay in 1962 and decided that I didn’t want to be. I read an article about a man who did aversion therapy for homosexuals and I wrote to him asking for therapy. He had a long waiting list, so nothing happened. Then I read a story in the paper about a man who had aversion therapy to make him fall out of love with the wrong woman and I suddenly realised that it was awful to think of switching off loving feelings by shock treatment. There had to be another way of dealing with it. That totally changed my mind and I decided that I wanted to be what I was, after all.” (Micky BurbidgeNo bath but plenty of bubbles: An oral history of the GLF 1970-73, Lisa Power, p.93)

Nettie Pollard and Micky Burbidge

“I was in the Counter-Psychiatry Group with Micky and others. I helped to organise a conference at the London School of Economics in Autumn 1971 — Homosexual Oppression?  Freedom? Mary McIntosh spoke on abolishing the age of consent and people from outside, like doctors, came along.” (Nettie Pollard, No bath but plenty of bubbles: An oral history of the GLF 1970-73, Lisa Power, p.97)

By 1972 the Counter-Psychiatry Group had become a regular Sunday evening meet-up at 24 Ivor Street, Camden, NW1, where Micky shared a house with a 24 year old Scottish soon to be drama student Angus Suttie and 27 year old Jeffrey Weeks.

On occasion the Counter-Psychiatry Group would meet elsewhere, as when Nettie Pollard (who 2 years later would become a founding member of NCCL Gay Rights Committee alongside Micky Burbidge; and PIE member #70) hosted it at her home, as on Sunday 8th October 1972:

In line with the Counter-Psychiatry Group’s thinking on and rejection of medical experts’ opinions on homosexuality, a new counselling/befriending group called Icebreakers began to emerge who believed there were no better or additional qualifications necessary to counsel gay people other than the counsellor being gay and out themselves. This put the group’s attitude to counselling at odds with the Albany Trust’s more conservative approach and Antony Grey’s emphasis on professionalism and concern to associate himself professional counselling bodies.

1973-74: Phoney Bishop of Gleaves once housed Icebreakers

During 1973-1974 the Icebreakers crystallised into a collective of just over 20 gay men and 2 women on a rota answering a phone every evening between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. Keith Hose [PIE’s first Chairman] became a ‘prominent member of Icebreakers‘ and Anna Duhig, another founding member of NCCL Gay Rights Committee also joined Burbidge’s Icebreakers.

Surprisingly, considering Icebreakers had formed out of the GLF, the Icebreakers phone wasn’t at the GLF centre on Railton Road but instead was installed at one of the Bishop of Gleaves’ hostels on Branksome Road in Brixton [see further on the murder of Billy Two-Tone and TV documentary Johnny Go Home, Gleaves’ associate Malcolm Raywood as co-defendant with Charles Hornby in the Playland Trial].

However, it soon became apparent that Gleaves was answering the phone himself and directing teenagers and young men looking for support from Icebreakers to come and stay at one of his hostels. Lambeth Council had started asking questions about a ‘male brothel run by priests’.  Only 3-4 years previously in November 1970 had a group of men been found guilty of prostituting and sexually abusing children in a flat on Solon Road, moments from Branksome Road. Gay News reported Icebreakers had swiftly severed links with Gleaves and moved in to the South London Gay Centre on Railton Road, Brixton instead.

March 1975 Ivor Street, Camden: PIE’s London Inauguration

Three years after Icebreakers’ first meeting, the first official London meeting of PIE also took place at an address in Ivor Street. Michael Hanson resigned and a young graduate from Hull University who had led the university’s Sexual Liberation Society, Keith Hose, was elected as Chairman.

During autumn that same year Micky Burbidge and Keith Hose would work together swiftly to produce the Paedophile Information Exchange’s response to the Criminal Law Revision Committee consultation. Together Burbidge and Hose would propose the abolition of the age of consent and the decriminalisation of ‘consensual’ sexual activity with children. Despite deploring the trauma of courtroom appearances for children as a reason for decriminalisation, the civil system of injunctions they proposed to replace it meant children (with no distinction made for pre-verbal and non-verbal children in their lack of ability to voice consent) would still be required to give evidence in court, the only difference being that it would a civil court rather than a criminal court.

It is unknown whether PIE’s London inauguration gathered at Micky Burbidge’s address at no 24 on Ivor Street in Camden or whether there happened to be another house on this short street where a gathering of pro-paedophile activists would have been welcomed.

“It was Martin also, who along with Keith Hose presided over the PIE gathering at London’s Ivor Street in March – with the object of initiating London PIE meetings.”

The suggestion of paedophiles as needing medical treatment conflicted with Burbidge’s belief that the categorisation of paedophilia as a psychiatric disorder was as wrong as homosexuality’s categorisation as a psychiatric disorder and should be campaigned for alongside homosexuality under the umbrella definition of ‘sexual orientation’. Instead, Burbidge argued,

“The ‘harm’ which sometimes is associated with paedophilic (sic) relationships is real enough: it stems from the bigoted reactions of adults, from the hounding and interrogation of younger partners by the police and others, and from the intense feelings of guilt and anxiety which distort relationships.”

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/1971-1975-ivor-street-icebreakers-and-pie/


Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

An ex-queer basher, Paul, talks to Angus Suttie, David Seligman, Jeffrey Weeks and Micky Burbidge Gay News 14-10-72, p8


Brongersma

The Observer

London, Greater London, England
Sunday, September 4, 1977 – 2

May 13

The Times, August 30, 1977 C.H.E. and PIE

Dr Brongersma

Simon Regan To Piers Morgan, Editor, News of the World

Tina Dalgleish (NOTW) boyfriend Trevor Kempson (NOTW) died of AIDS in 1990.

Gerry Brown (NOTW) & Chris Robinson former brothel owner, he died aged 60.

Trevor Kempson (NOTW) & Clive Cook (NOTW) where both at a PIE meeting in Holborn.

Clive Cook (NOTW) abused a 13 year old boy ‘supplied’ by a PIE member ?

 https://twitter.com/thewakeupcall09/status/842053958004822016

 

Fencing coach David Falcon-Steward of Royal Wolverhampton School was member no. 132 of the Paedophile Information Exchange



PIE MEMBERS 3 March 2013

1. Thomas Victor O’Carroll (ex-chairman) (aka Carl Tom)
Founder (From Warwickshire but dual Irish/British national moved to Leam Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire in 1972. Moved to Shildon, County Durham after P.I.E. disbanded. born circa 1945) Also helped run P.I.E.s successor, The International paedophile Child Emancipation Group and a subsidiary, Gentlemen Without an Interesting Name. In 1977 was press officer for the Open University.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/c…re/5367968.stm2. Charles Napier
Retired language teacher with links to Peter Righton
Inside Story – The Secret Life of a Paedophile – YouTube
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-could-14303653. Peter Righton (deceased) (aka Paul Pelham)(aka Cantwell)
Co founder one time treasurer (one of Britain’s leading child protection specialists)
Inside Story – The Secret Life of a Paedophile – YouTube
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-could-14303654. Steven Adrian Smith (Chairman 1979-85) (aka Steven Freeman) (aka Steven Smith)
Former Home Office security guard from Catford used name Steven Adrian born circa 1954http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni…g=3818,2889704
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14169406
http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/…landmark_case/5. Peter Bremner (aka Roger Nash)
born circa 1940 several papers name a David Bremner but I think it’s the same person.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni…g=3818,28897046. David Wade (treasurer)
http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni…g=5485,27772277. Sir Peter Hayman (deceased) (aka Peter Henderson)
former UK envoy to Canada.8. Michael Hanson (first chairman)
http://books.google.co.uk/books/abou…AJ&redir_esc=y9. Ian Campbell Dunn (deceased)10. David Joy
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…ollection.html11. Dr Edward Brongersma (deceased)
http://newgon.com/wiki/Paedophile_Information_Exchange12. Keith Hose (chairman 1975)13. Warren Middleton (aka John Parratt)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…ren-raped.html14. Geoffrey Prime15. Barry Cutler
(from Porchester Mead, Beckenham born circa 1951)
http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/…landmark_case/http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/ju…abuse-drawings16. Leo Adamson
(from Cricketers Court, Vauxhall born circa 1962)
http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/…landmark_case/17. John Morrison
(from Upper Richmond Road, Putney born circa 1967)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-1337542918. Michael Dagnall
http://exitinterview.biz/rarities/pan/n8/pan8txt.htm19. Tony Zalewski – European rep -Named in Daily Express, 26th August 198320. Lee Edwards – Named in Daily Express, 26th August 198321. Bernard Haunch
Former teacher
http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/news…c_sex_attacks/22. Jimmy Savile – M Murrins information and letter to QEII,Patten etc
http://tpuc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=57875#p31566323. Richard Travell
http://exitinterview.biz/rarities/pan/n17/pan17txt.htm24. Richard Morris Clive Bigham
Eldest son Viscount of Mersey
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…exchange&hl=en25. Stephen King (aka Stephen Gosling)
lectured to various criminal justice conferences at which the Met Police, the CPS, the Probation Service
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…rls-abuse.html26. Michael John De Clere Studdert
Former Chaplain at Crowthorn School, Hampshire from Churt Road, Hindhead born circa 1939. Had largest know child porn collection ever found in UK in a secret vault on his 17 acre country estate. Heavily involved in charity.
http://content.met.police.uk/News/Me…/125724674575627. Alan John Doggett (1936-1978), conductor, composer and choir master. Leader of London Boys Choir
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/conten…00003/art0000228. CJ Bradbury Robinson – writer Magpie
http://www.cjbr.co.uk/Content/N2.htm
http://www.librarything.com/author/robinsoncjbradbury29. Richard James – writer Magpie30. Paul Green – writer Magpie31. David Bloomfield
Inside Story – The Secret Life of a Paedophile – YouTube32. Dr Morris Fraser – BBC Kaleidoscope
Inside Story – The Secret Life of a Paedophile – YouTube
He wrote: “The form of the child-adult encounter, so very often idealized by writers, is almost too painfully authentic here, too horribly real – yet depicted so beautifully. The Lost Boys has that rare virtue of blending truth with exquisite taste and perception.”
http://www.anno.co.uk/Lost_Boys_TV_reviews.htm33. David Grove – born 1904 – secretary of PIE
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2kT…=sharing&pli=134. Michael Walker – London
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2kT…=sharing&pli=135. Jack Bennett
Worked with Righton. Abused boys at Greystone Heath.
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/41036-re…ophiles-rings/36. Keith Laverack – Master Greystone Heath Approved School for Boys. Got 18 years for abusing children at Kneesworth House School Kneesworth, Cambridgeshire in 1997. Greystone Heath School, Warrington, Cheshire, Midfield Observation and Assessment Centre, Oakington, Cambridgeshire and Kneesworth House School, Royston, Herts. The infamous Keith Laverack worked in all these establishments between 1965 and 1988.. He ran the Guardian Ad Litem panel and represented children and their best interests in Court cases. This allowed access to case files of vulnerable children nationwide.
http://andrewgroveandco.com/page7.htm
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Camb…rom-prison.htm
http://www.matso.tv/laverack2.html

 

37. Andrew Langshaw – Greystone Heath Approved School for Boys. Became Principal of St Vincent’s Catholic boys’ home in Formby.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…g-1336189.html

38. Dennis Grain – Greystone Heath Approved School for Boys. Promoted to other homes in the Warrington area
Worked as a teacher at Eton during the years Prince William was in attendance.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…g-1336189.html

39. Roy Shuttleworth – Greystone Heath Approved School for Boys. Promoted to other homes in the Warrington area
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…g-1336189.html

40. Stephen Norris – Greystone Heath Approved School for Boys
Officer-in-charge of the Cartrefle community home in Clwyd, North Wales, pleaded guilty to five specimen charges of indecent assault against boys in his care. Worked with Peter Howarth
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/644289.stm

PRO PIE – no positive ID membership of PIE – connected to other abusers
Nicholas Ferguson
Bill Thornycroft
Terry Waller
Ian Harvey
Tony Deane
Nicky Burbidge
Keith Spence
Rictor Norton
Brian Percival – Clerk and stores Greystone
Alan Langshaw – Principal St Vincents Catholic Boys Reform School Southport. Attended a birmingham course on childcare
Edward Stanton – care worker. Attended a birmingham course on childcare. Got job via Shuttleworth
Terence Hoskins – worked with Grain. Became headteacher of St Aiden’s Community Home in Widnes.

Sources:
http://tl.gd/kp8d70 ·
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/paedophi…members/p-i-e/
http://whatcanidoaboutit.wordpress.c…r-pie-research
Kaz list
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2kT…=sharing&pli=1

Another 32 PIE Members

PIE secretary David Chamier Grove – former Jersey schoolmaster during Nazi occupation

 

PIE secretary David Chamier Grove (73) – former schoolmaster 8 Sept 1977

 

Registration card of David Chamier Grove, of Ellenslie, Clarendon Road, St Helier, 11/03/1904, Jennifer Georgina Frances Chamier Grove born 03/02/1940, registered as child on back of card

http://catalogue.jerseyheritage.org/collection/Details/archive/110129554?rank=

 


15 June 2016 13:09

Submission to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, Northern Ireland

By Niall Meehan

Following his recent expose of the disgraced paedophile psychiatrist Morris Fraser, Dr Niall Meehan has made this submission to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (Hart Inquiry) in Northern Ireland.

Dr Morris Fraser was employed by the Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority as a child psychiatrist from 1 August 1970. He occupied the post of senior registrar in psychiatry in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children on the Falls Road.

A recent episode of the Spotlight current affairs television programme examined the career of this disgraced paedophile psychiatrist. [1]  The BBC programme was prompted by my recently published (and attached) research paper on Dr Fraser, Morris Fraser, Child Abuse, Corruption and Collusion in Britain & Northern Ireland. [2]  In hearings conducted by your inquiry on 4 and 13 April 2106, references to Dr Fraser were made in public session, arising from media reporting of my research (which was not cited by the inquiry). [3]

The Spotlight programme brought important new information into the public domain and revealed that the General Medical Council intends to send to you information in its possession concerning Dr Fraser.

Because of time limitations the programme did not foreground some information of particular concern to society in Northern Ireland. I would like to bring this information to your attention. I hope you can obtain explanations from those responsible. I include also some new information.

My report on Dr Fraser pointed to three key institutional failings:

  1. POLICE FAILURE
    Police (RUC, Metropolitan) failed to inform the Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority that their employee, celebrity child psychiatrist Morris Fraser, was convicted on 17 May 1972 in Bow Street Magistrates’ Court, London, of abusing a 13-year-old-boy. The abuse occurred at 6 St Augustine’s Mansions, Blomberg Street, London, between 27-30 August 1971. Fraser was fined £50 and was conditionally discharged for three years and seven days. The case was not reported in newspapers. Fraser was effectively tried in secret. Your inquiry might attempt to discover why and how these things happened, and the extent of RUC and/or Metropolitan Police responsibility.

The above information points to an attempt by police to manage Dr Fraser’s disgrace. This is compounded by the fact that research revealed that a second, 10-year-old, boy was abused in the same place at the same time. An Ian Bell was charged with this crime, though he appeared separately from Fraser. Bell pleaded not guilty and was sent to Crown Court after two more Bow Street hearings. Bell informed me, by telephone 14 June 2016, that he pleaded guilty on advice in Crown Court and was sentenced to six months, suspended. Bell also informed me that Fraser brought three boys to London and that he permitted them to drink alcohol over the course of the weekend. This was, claimed Fraser, part of their therapy in escaping from their blighted lives.[4]

An intention by police to cover-up Fraser’s conviction is indicated by failure to forward certification of conviction to Fraser’s employer in May 1972.

However, the Bow Street Magistrates’ Court record reveals that a certificate of Fraser’s conviction on 17 May 1972 was sent to the NI Hospitals Authority one year later, on 11 May 1973. Undoubtedly it was dispatched then because of Fraser’s highly publicised New York arrest six days earlier, on 3 May 1973 (this is dealt with in more detail under point 2, below).

The probability of a relationship between Fraser and security forces is further reinforced by refusal in 2015 of a Freedom of Information request concerning Fraser, partly on ‘national security’ grounds.[5]

Finally, since Fraser was conditionally discharged in May of 1972 in London, he should have been brought back in front of a UK court after his US arrest, guilty plea and conviction on child abuse charges, in 1973-74. This further lack of action constitutes additional failure by police.

Each of the above failures contributed to Fraser’s continued capacity to abuse children and to the abuse of children by paedophile networks with which Fraser was associated in Northern Ireland, in Great Britain, and elsewhere.

  1. GMC FAILURE
    The General Medical Council (GMC) failed to adequately investigate and to properly sanction Fraser’s criminal and unethical behaviour.

On 3 May 1973 Fraser was arrested in New York, USA, as a participant in a paedophile network with seven other men. They were accused of abusing 15 boys. US, London and Belfast newspapers (plus one in Dublin) reported Fraser’s arrest on days following.

The GMC’s Disciplinary Committee then charged Fraser with professional misconduct.
However, when it met in July 1973 the GMC ignored Fraser’s US arrest. Subsequent meetings ignored Fraser’s guilty plea on 28 February 1974, plus conviction and sentence on 21 June 1974 in Suffolk County, New York.

The GMC instead investigated (and thereby revealed for the first time) Fraser’s previous effectively secret May 1972 conviction for child abuse.

The GMC ignored also Fraser’s co-accused Ian Bell and the other abused child.

The flat where the abuse took place in August 1971 was apparently set up as a paedophile den, with elaborate games, train sets, etc.. This was not mentioned. There were three men, including Fraser, in the London flat in August 1971. Fraser brought the three boys with him from Belfast. This significant fact, confirmed by Bell, is also not in GMC documentation. However, Disciplinary Committee spokesperson John Phillips mentioned it (or perhaps let it lip out) while talking to the press in July 1973 (Belfast Telegraph, 18 July 1973).

The Disciplinary Committee was enabled by means of these omissions to present Fraser as involved in a single ‘sordid’ act as an innocent doctor corrupted by a drug-addicted homosexual child, rather than as engaged in a predatory paedophile conspiracy. The GMC discussed Fraser’s case on four occasions, 16-21 July 1973, 11-13 March and 15-18 July 1974, before concluding over 14-16 July 1975 that psychiatric treatment had been successful (note: future Attorney General and NI Secretary Sir Patrick Mayhew was a legal assessor at the March 1974 hearing).

Fraser stated publicly after his last GMC encounter in July 1975 that he was permitted to practice without professional restriction. Fraser was a career paedophile who continued, courtesy of the GMC’s failure, to make use of his professional standing to abuse children and to enable abuse by fellow paedophiles.

  1. MEDIA FAILURE
    The media failed to note in July 1973 the GMC revelation that Fraser had been working for a year in the RVH as a convicted child abuser and that he had been convicted effectively in secret in May 1972. Furthermore, no media in Ireland or Britain reported Fraser’s US guilty plea in February 1974. No newspaper reported Fraser’s US conviction and sentence in June 1974. Media organisations promoted Fraser’s research on the alleged affects of the Troubles on children, even after becoming aware of his suspected and actual paedophilia. In addition, reputable book publishers in Britain and the US published Fraser’s Northern Ireland-based research in 1973, 1974, 1977 and 1979. Newspapers reviewed Fraser’s book positively after they reported his New York arrest (the Irish Times promoted and also reviewed his book after not reporting the arrest). The book’s findings were based partly on examination of children Fraser either had abused or had targeted for abuse (as a predatory paedophile).

Apart from establishing that Fraser’s US conviction was ignored by the GMC and that the doctor’s body had defamed Fraser’s victim, the Spotlight documentary was unable due to time restrictions to explore elements of the Fraser story noted above.

Bell was not mentioned as Fraser’s co-accused. Nor was the second 10-year-old abused boy. Police failure to inform Fraser’s employer was not mentioned. The programme did not state that three men and three boys were in the flat in London in August 1971.

The programme concentrated on the GMC’s failings with regard to Fraser that extended to the mid 1990s. In a valuable contribution to the public interest, it examined Fraser’s continuing paedophile activities and the GMC’s ongoing negligence.

It noted also an additional, fourth, Fraser conviction in 1995.

The programme interviewed anonymously a retired RUC police officer who took Fraser’s confession and the 13-year-old victim’s statement during 1971-2. He did not speak, it appears, about RUC failure to inform the Royal Hospital Belfast that Fraser was a convicted child abuser.

The RUC interviewee said on the programme that he was ‘totally and absolutely shocked’ to see Fraser playing a church organ ‘in a place of worship’ on a BBC Songs of Praise programme broadcast on 6 March 1977.

It may be inquired as to why this interviewee was not similarly shocked one week after Fraser’s 17 May 1972 conviction. According to the Irish Times, on 25 May 1972 Fraser spoke at a National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) conference at the Ulster Polytechnic in Jordanstown. The recently convicted child abuser warned that ‘all Northern Ireland’s children were at risk’, though not from him. Police failure made Fraser’s grotesque, in the circumstances, utterance possible.

Why was the RUC interviewee not shocked, also, at Fraser appearing on television in his professional capacity as a practising child clinician? This for a full year after Fraser’s May 1972 conviction. He was reported similarly, regularly, in newspapers.

Fraser posed a more serious and continuing danger to children than to church organs.

July 1973 GMC Disciplinary Committee minutes name RUC Detective Constable Samuel Reginald (Ronnie) Mack as giving evidence on ‘the circumstances leading up to the facts in the charge’ that resulted in Fraser’s arrest and conviction. Mack is named as such also in my report. I mentioned similarly Metropolitan Detective Inspector Tony Rich, who appears also in GMC minutes. Rich is noted on the Bow Street Magistrates’ Court record as having charged Fraser.[6]

Mack went on to serve later in a senior capacity in Sir George Terry’s 1983 inquiry into abuse at the notorious Kincora Boys Home. It appears that Fraser was not a focus of that investigation, even though he allocated vulnerable children to institutions including Kincora. In 2015, and on the Spotlight programme, Kincora victim Richard Kerr accused Fraser of abusing him and of being involved in sending him, underage, to Kincora. Fraser should have been considered a person of interest by the Terry investigation, particularly as one of the team was aware of Fraser’s crimes and of his work with vulnerable children in Belfast in the early 1970s.

The Spotlight programme exposed the GMC’s role in protecting Morris Fraser from adequate sanction, and in failing to protect children from Morris Fraser.

The RUC and the Metropolitan Police also have questions to answer. Please do your duty and ask them.

Niall Meehan,  Faculty Head, Journalism & Media, Griffith College Dublin14 June 2016

*Copy to Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (Goddard Inquiry), England, Wales

Footnotes:

[1] Broadcast 7 June 2016, BBC 1 NI, repeated BBC 2, 8 June, presenter Chris Moore, producer Denise O’Connor. The programme, ‘Dr Morris Fraser: the Paedophile Doctor’, is available at, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXGVLA8BHJ8.

[2] Published by SpinWatch on 31 March 2106. A PDF is available at, http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/northern-ireland/item/5850-morris-fraser-child-abuse-corruption-and-collusion-in-britain-and-northern-ireland.

[3] See in particular 4 April 2016, statement on Morris Fraser by Dr McKenna based on my research, http://www.hiainquiry.org/index/module_13_-_lissue_hospital/m13_ d195_transcript_red_opt.pdf, pp21-24.

[4] According to Bell, the alcohol fuelled children shouted abuse at Londoners (for example, ‘Fuck the Pope’). A closed National Archives file mentioning an Ian Bell exists. Its description states:

MEPO 26/344 – George Wayne JACOBS, Ronald William FORTUNE and Brian Arthur JOHNSON: convicted of indecent assaults on three boys at Orpington, Kent, in May 1974. Ian BELL and Peter Frank HICKMAN, members of the same paedophile gang, convicted of indecent assaults on other boys.

On 28 April 2016 I requested that the file be opened. I received an email from the National Archives on 13 June 2016 stating ‘we are required to conduct a public interest test in relation to your request and we will let you know the result of this by 11 July 2016’.

[5] Mick Browne, James Hanning, ‘Northern Ireland authorities refuse to reveal details of paedophile with links to former government adviser on national security grounds’, Independent, Saturday 11 July 2015.[6] As Detective Chief Inspector, formerly operational head of the Drugs Squad, Tony Rich was reduced to the rank of constable and was dismissed from the Metropolitan Police in November 1981, for failure to account for and to safeguard property, disposing of it, and for making a misleading statement about the disposal. In 1978 Rich had been found not guilty ‘of conspiracy to obtain, possess, supply, deal in, and steal cannabis resin’, Alan Doig, Corruption and Misconduct in Contemporary British Politics, Pelican, 1984, p244.

http://www.spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/northern-ireland/item/5878-submission-to-historical-institutional-abuse-inquiry-hart-inquiry-northern-ireland

HRH Crafty Muvvski @craftymuvva

The penny just dropped that the guy ushered in to do the original Kincora investigation was the same guy in charge of the force that ‘investigated’ Vishal Mehrotra’s disappearance. SafePairOfHands?

Vishal Mehrotra

Paedophile ring allegations: police are failing us, murdered boy’s father says

Vishambar Mehrotra fears police covered up links between his son’s killing and activities at south-west London Elm guest house

The father of a murdered child who believes he may have died at the hands of a paedophile ring involving high-profile individuals said the Metropolitan police was still failing his family 33 years on from the killing of his eight-year-old son.

Vishambar Mehrotra told the Guardian that if the police had covered up the links between his son’s abduction and killing in 1981, and the activities of paedophiles at a guest house in south-west London that is now at the centre of a new police inquiry into murders of children, they should be working even harder to bring the killers to justice today. Mehrotra’s son, Vishal, went missing in July 1981 in Putney, less than a mile from the Elm House guest house in Rock Lane, Barnes, while on his way home with his family from watching the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Diana Spencer.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/19/paedophile-ring-allegations-elm-house


‘Powerful elite’ of at least 20 establishment figures may have been part of paedophile ring that abused children for decades

  • Former child protection manager claims abusers operated for 65 years
  • Peter McKelvie first raised alarm about paedophile politicians in the 1980s
  • Says abusers may also include judges and people linked to Royal Family
  • McKelvie says victims may finally get justice after decades of being ignored
  • Lord Warner says ‘children’s homes were a supply line’ for paedophiles

8 July 2014

 

A ‘powerful elite’ of at least 20 prominent establishment figures formed a VIP paedophile ring that abused children for decades, a whistleblower claimed today.

Peter McKelvie – the former child protection officer who first raised the alarm about high profile individuals engaged in child sex abuse – said senior politicians, military figures and even people linked to the Royal Family are among the alleged abusers.

Mr Kelvie said that their campaign of abuse may have been going on for as long as 65 years but ‘there has always been the block and the cover-up and the collusion to prevent an investigation.’

Speaking in public for the first time in 20 years, Mr McKelvie, whose claims led to Scotland Yard’s 2012 Operation Fernbridge investigation into allegations of a paedophile network linked to Downing Street, said the alleged VIP child abuse ring may at last face justice, although several members may be dead.

Allegations: Peter McKelvie said abusers could include senior politicians, military figures and even people linked to the Royal Family. ‘At the most serious level, we’re talking about the brutal rape of young boys’, he said

Speaking to BBC’s Newsnight programme, Mr McKelvie said: ‘For the last 30 years and longer than that, there have been a number of allegations made by survivors that people at the top of very powerful institutions in this country – which include politicians, judges, senior military figures and even people that have links with the Royal Family – have been involved in the abuse of children.’

‘At the most serious level, we’re talking about the brutal rape of young boys,’ he added.

 

 

Describing the child abusers as making up a ‘small percentage’ of the British establishment at the time, Mr McKelvie admitted there was ‘a slightly larger percentage’ of people who knew about the abuse but did not report it to the police.

He said these people ‘felt that in terms of their own self-interest and self-preservation and for political party reasons, it has been safer for them to cover it up than deal with it.’

Mr McKelvie, a former child protection manager for Hereford and Worcester council, has spent the past 20 years compiling evidence of alleged abuse by establishment figures.

His claims prompted Operation Fernbridge – the 2012 Scotland Yard investigation into allegations of a paedophile network with links to Downing Street.

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In a separate interview with the BBC website, Mr McKelvie said child abuse by establishment figures may have been going on for as long as 65 years but added that a ‘cover-up’ has always prevented an investigation’

Following yesterday’s announcement by Home Secretary Theresa May that there would be two public inquiries into how historical claims of child abuse were dealt with, Mr McKelvie said it was ‘crucial’ that victims have the biggest say on who carries out the investigations.

One of the inquiries, led by NSPCC chief Peter Wanless, is to review an investigation conducted last year into the Home Office’s handling of past child abuse allegations.

But Mr McKelvie said he was sceptical that the involvement of the NSPCC would encourage victims to come forward because it is widely seen to be the ‘charity of the establishment.’

‘For many many years [the NSPCC] had people like Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile associated with the fundraising side of it,’ he added.

On BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, Lord Warner, who ran social services in Kent and was later an aide to Jack Straw when he was Home Secretary, was asked if he believed claims MPs and peers were among the 20 alleged paedophiles.

‘I think they are possibly true. I haven’t seen the evidence. What I do know is that the 1980s was a slightly strange period when what started to emerge was much more detail, many more cases, about children being sexually abused. Some of this abuse was actually taking place within families… but many others, as a pivotal point, in children’s homes,’ he said.

‘We certainly know from the inquiry I did in 1992 for Virginia Bottomley children’s homes were targeted by people in power, powerful people. It’s possible that people who were authoritative, powerful, in particular communities did sometimes have access to children’s homes,’ he added.

‘We know for historical purposes that children’s homes were a supply line sometimes’.

A Whitehall inquiry found that £476,250 was granted to organisations connected to the Paedophile Information Exchange. The findings were released as Home Secretary Theresa May (above) announced a major inquiry

Mr McKelvie’s allegations come as it emerged the Home Office gave nearly £500,000 to groups linked to campaigners for sex with children.

A Whitehall inquiry found ‘clear evidence’ that £476,250 was granted over a decade to two organisations connected to the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange.

The findings were released yesterday as Home Secretary Theresa May announced a major inquiry into how public bodies dealt with historical allegations of child sex abuse.

As the paedophile scandal continued to engulf Westminster, it also emerged that:

  • A separate inquiry, led by NSPCC chief Peter Wanless, is to review an investigation conducted last year into the Home Office’s handling of past child abuse allegations;
  • Prosecutors decided in 1998 not to lay child abuse charges against Liberal MP Cyril Smith despite ruling they were likely to succeed;
  • A former head of PIE hid documents inside the Home Office, where he was cleared to work as a contractor;
  • A member of the Heath government suggested he could secure the loyalty of MPs by covering up scandals involving them and ‘small boys’;
  • An unnamed minister in Tony Blair’s government was alleged to have tried to help a convicted paedophile foster two boys;
  • Former home secretary Lord Brittan insisted allegations that he failed to deal properly with allegations of child abuse were completely without foundation;
  • One of the first MPs to call for an overarching inquiry, Lib Dem Tessa Munt, revealed she was a victim of child abuse.

A Daily Mail investigation earlier this year revealed shocking links between PIE, which campaigned for the age of consent to be dramatically lowered, and three senior Labour figures who held key roles in the National Council for Civil Liberties.

Former health secretary Patricia Hewitt was forced to apologise for her dealings with PIE, although Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman and her husband, home affairs spokesman Jack Dromey, strongly denied giving any support to the pro-paedophile group.

Earlier this year former health secretary Patricia Hewitt (Above) was forced to apologise for her dealings with to the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange

 

Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman and her husband, home affairs spokesman Jack Dromey, have previously strongly denied giving any support to the Paedophile Information Exchange group

But Lord Warner stopped short of describing the matter as a cover-up, saying: ‘A cover-up to me means something is very organised. I think much more of this is about people being insensitive to some of these concerns and not being as preoccupied with protecting vulnerable people, children and adults.’

Last December a former employee accused the Home Office of giving tens of thousands of pounds to PIE through its Voluntary Services Unit, which provided annual grants for charities.

Civil servants launched a trawl through 35,000 documents to investigate the claims, focusing on the VSU’s activities between 1973 and 1985.

Their findings were finally published yesterday, prompting concerns that it had been timed so it would be overshadowed by Mrs May’s announcement of an over-arching inquiry.

It found that two groups associated with the child sex-supporting lobbyists did receive hundreds of thousands of pounds from the VSU.

The Albany Trust, which was founded to support ‘sexual minorities’, received £65,750 between 1974 and 1980.

The trust invited representatives from PIE and a group called Paedophile Action for Liberation to a series of meetings in 1975 to discuss setting up a paedophile support group and publishing an information pamphlet about paedophilia.

In 1977 the Home Office expressed ‘some disquiet’ about the way in which the trust was carrying out its work, the report noted. In 1970 the Albany Trust funded the translation of the findings of a Dutch government inquiry, known as the Speijer Report, which looked at lowering the age of consent for homosexuals.

A Whitehall inquiry found ‘clear evidence’ that £476,250 was granted to the organisations while the Home Office was situated in its former location in Petty France, Westminster (above)

It also emerged that prosecutors decided in 1998 not to lay child abuse charges against Liberal MP Cyril Smith (left) despite ruling they were likely to succeed and that former home secretary Lord Brittan (right) insisted allegations that he failed to deal properly with allegations of child abuse were completely without foundation

Campaigner Mary Whitehouse alleged that PIE obtained this English translation several years later and sold it for £1 per copy.

A second charity, Release, which offered advice on issues including drugs, medical and housing problems, was given £410,500 by the VSU between 1974 and 1984 via the Princedale Trust.

In 1975 Release moved to 1 Elgin Avenue in London.

The same year Release allowed PIE to begin using the same address for correspondence.


NCCL Booklet 1978 – PIE listing

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The Home Office report said it was ‘impossible to determine’ whether VSU money given to the two charities was indirectly used to support PIE’s work, although it noted no evidence was found to confirm that it did.

The report said the whistleblower’s account of seeing a Home Office document from about 1980 that listed a grant renewal of £30,000 for PIE was ‘credible’. But the review concluded that ‘on the balance of probabilities’ no money was given to PIE.

Simon Danczuk, the Labour MP for Rochdale who exposed Cyril Smith’s abuse and led calls for a full inquiry into the alleged official cover-up of child abuse, said: ‘This report raises as many questions as it answers about the Home Office’s use of public funds to support groups linked to the Paedophile Information Exchange.

‘This does little to end concerns about the Home Office’s handling of child sexual abuse allegations over many years.

‘Releasing the report on the same day that the Home Secretary announced a major public inquiry into these issues will make some people wonder whether there has been an attempt to bury its findings.’

How the story unfolded: Chilling claims that sex abuse ring may have operated in British establishment date back to 1983

 

The chilling claims that a paedophile ring may have been operating within the British establishment first emerged in an investigation by campaigning Conservative politician Geoffrey Dickens.

In November 1983, the MP for Littleborough and Saddleworth in Greater Manchester sent a 40-page document to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan detailing alleged VIP child abusers, apparently including former Liberal party chief whip Cyril Smith and other senior politicians.

In a newspaper interview at the time, Mr Dickens claimed his dossier contained the names of eight ‘really important public figures’ that he planned to expose, and whose crimes are believed to have stretched back to the 1960s.

November 1983:

Geoffrey Dickens produces a huge dossier detailing allegations of sexual abuse against prominent figures in the British establishment. He tells his family the claims will ‘blow apart’ the VIP paedophile ring.

March 1984:

Home Secretary Leon Brittan tells Mr Dickens that his dossier has been assessed by prosecutors and passed on to the police, but no further action is taken. The dossier is now either lost or missing.

May 1995

Geoffrey Dickens dies. A short time later his wife destroys his copy of the paedophile dossier. The only other copies – one received by Mr Brittan and another allegedly sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions – are believed to have been lost or destroyed.

September 2010

The 29-stone Rochdale MP Sir Cyril Smith dies aged 82 without ever being charged with sex offences.

2011/2012:

Following the death of Sir Jimmy Savile, dozens of claims of historic child abuse emerge – including a number of alleged victims of Smith, who is said to have spanked and sexually abused teenage boys at a hostel he co-founded in the early 1960s.

October 2012

During Prime Minister’s Questions, Labour MP Tom Watson claims there is ‘clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No10’.

November 2012

Lancashire Police announced they will be investigating claims of sexual abuse by Smith relating to incidents before 1974, while Greater Manchester Police will investigate claims after 1974.

November 2012

The Crown Prosecution Service admits Smith should have been charged with crimes of abuse more than 40 years earlier. The CPS also admitted Smith had been investigated in 1970, 1974, 1998, and 1999 but rejected every opportunity to prosecute him.

November 2012

A former special branch officer, Tony Robinson, says a historic dossier ‘packed’ with information about Smith’s sex crimes was actually in the hands of Mi5 – despite officially having been ‘lost’ decades earlier.

December 2012

Scotland Yard sets up Operation Fairbank to investigate claims a paedophile ring operated at the Elm Guest House in Barnes, southwest London, in the 1970s and 80s. Among those abusing children are said to have been a number of prominent politicians.

February 2013

Operation Fernbridge is established to investigate the Elm Guest House alleged paedophile ring.

February 2013

It is claimed a ‘paedophile ring of VIPs’ also operated at the Grafton Close Children’s Home in Richmond, Surrey.

February 2013

Two men, a Catholic priest from Norwich, and a man understood to be connected to Grafton Close, arrested on suspicion of sexual offences and questioned by Operation Fernbridge officers.

June 2013

Scotland Yard claims that seven police officers are working full time on Operation Fernbridge and are following more than 300 leads.

June 2013

Charles Napier, the half-brother of senior Conservative politician John Whittingdale, is arrested by Operation Fairbank officers.

December 2013

Some senior Labour party politicians linked to pro-paedophile campaign group the Paedophile Information Exchange, which was affiliated with the National Council for Civil Liberties pressure group, now known as Liberty, in the 1970s and early 1980s.

December 2013

Police search the home of Lord Janner as part of a historical sex abuse investigation. He is not arrested.

February 2014

Current deputy leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman, who was NCCL’s in-house lawyer at the time of its affiliation with PIE and even met her husband Jack Dromey while working there, is forced to deny she supported the activities of the pro-paedophile collective.

February 2014

Patricia Hewitt, Labour’s former Secretary of State for Health who was NCCL’s general secretary for nine years, later apologised and said she had been ‘naive and wrong’ to consider PIE a legitimate campaign group.

June 2014

Lord Janner’s Westminster office is searched by police. Again the peer is not arrested.

July 3, 2014

Labour MP Simon Danczuk called on Leon Brittan to say what he knew about the Dickens dossier. It emerges the dossier has now been either lost or destroyed and the Home Office admits it can find no evidence of any criminal inquiry relating to it.

July 5, 2014

More than 10 current and former politicians are said to be on a list of alleged child abusers held by police investigating claims of an alleged paedophile ring.

July 6, 2014

Home Office permanent secretary Mark Sedwill reveals that 114 files relating to historic allegations of child sex abuse, from between 1979 and 1999, have disappeared from the Home Office.

It is also revealed that former Home Secretary Lord Brittan was accused of raping a student in 1967. The 2012 allegation was not investigated until Director of Public Prosecutions

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2684262/Powerful-elite-20-establishment-figures-paedophile-ring-abused-children-decades.html#ixzz4frkfM9zC

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09:

Former MI5 agent, Dr Barry Trower, willing to inform UK Inquiry re: Paedophile MPs

July 2014

A former prison worker claims he contributed to the missing paedophile dossier by handing over names of VIPs and MPs who were coercing teenage rent boys behind bars.

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Barrie Trower (pictured above) from Liverton, Devon, who claims he has information regarding a mssing Whitehall document

Barrie Trower, 68, says he was recruited by M15 to work as a spy in the education department of Wormwood Scrubs jail in the 1960s and 1970s.

His role was to secretly record details of senior politicians, top police officers in the Met and high-ranking civil servants who had links with inmates.

The former science teacher claims he pooled together a string of damning facts from unsuspecting inmates – including teenage rent boys.

Many of them admitted spending weekends with MPs, taking part in spa trips and weekend breaks.

Barrie also says he saw and heard officials including MPs contacting teenagers in the prison to try and buy their silence by offering to get them freed.

He claims his information including letters and phone calls between inmates and VIPs was part of the Westminster child abuse dossier which went missing in the 1980s.

Barrie says that during his time at the prison, between 1967 and 1978, he passed on the intimate details of 16 VIPs, whose extra-curricular activities were disclosed to him.

He added that one of the accused politicians – who he named – was a household figure who has since died.

Barrie, of Newton Abbot, Devon said he was working as a teacher and scientist when he was approached to take on a job as a PE teacher and spy at the jail in 1967.

He said: “My main job was to obtain information from these vulnerable youngsters about paedophile activity within the establishment.

“I was trained over about a 14 month period to just listen and gather information that could be useful for MI5 and MI6 whilst I was teaching.

“I would have to be on the lookout for paedophiles and homosexuals and especially those within the establishment, for example police officers, civil servants and MPs.

“There were around 233 boys and girls that I was responsible for. There were a group of the boys, who I would describe as “pretty boys”, many of them were rent boys.

“They would talk about very famous faces who had been at parties and events messing around with these boys, many of them were between 11-15.

“Ministers, police and civil servants, many of them known to the public were known by the public.

“Often the boys would get phone calls from these people, which obviously have to be logged, as well as letters which again we kept records of.

“They would have messages from MPs and Civil Servants saying things like: ‘You won’t do the full two year sentence, I’ll make sure you’re out in 16 weeks’.”

Mr Trower started working at the prison as a physical education teacher in 1967.

He had been working as a science teacher and research scientist but was approached by the Government to take on a spying role in the prison.

As part of his role he was trained to detect spies, paedophiles and homosexuals and would give daily verbal revelations of links between inmates and VIPs.

Barrie explained the information he disclosed was passed on to four security officers who then handed the information on to MI5.

The revelations were then collated into 114 files which has since gone missing in a suspected cover-up.

He said: ”I would speak to the boys on a daily basis and they would start to name drop.

“I said to them that it must be nice to have friends like that and they would say ‘they drive me around in their Jaguars, teach me how to swim and take me to saunas’.

“I was well trained – I know blackmail when I see it and those rent boys were being blackmailed.”

The Home Office is facing calls to explain why a 1980s dossier about alleged paedophiles at Westminster was “destroyed” by officials.

The document was handed to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens.

Lord Brittan passed concerns in it to the relevant authorities, but the file itself was not kept.

Labour MP Simon Danczuk said it may contain evidence that would identify child sex abusers.

The Home Office said a 2013 review found the “credible” elements of the dossier which had “realistic potential” for further investigation were sent to police and prosecutors.

It added that other elements in the report were either not retained, or were destroyed.

Barrie says the only person he will disclose the MP names to is judge Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss who is leading a non-statutory inquiry into the affair.

https://theukdatabase.com/councillorspolitical-party-affiliated/westminster-scandal-114-secret-files-on-paedophile-cases-missing/former-prison-worker-ready-to-name-establishment-figures-in-child-sex-abuse-scandal/

Former prison worker ready to name Establishment figures in child sex abuse scandal Western Morning News 11-07-14

 

The rev Jan Knos of St Michael and All Angels in Orchard Park

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Rev. Jan Knos was a child abusing vicar who owned a barge and two ocean-going yachts at one time [20].  He died in jail of a [suspected] heart attack, waiting for trial on 28 charges of gross indecency and indecent assault against underage boys and girls [20]. He was going to be named by Geoffrey Dickens in Parliament, until Dickens was warned not to by Bernard Wetherill the speaker. Dickens helped in private prosecutions because it appeared that local police in Hull were protecting him. The police had decided not to prosecute, and that decision was taken in Hull but they wrongly said it was a Director of Public Prosecutors decision [19]. See also [38] [37]

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/boats-and-child-abuse/

 

More on Reverend Jan Knos:

Geoffrey Dickens, the doctor, and the vicar

Havers rebuffs Tory MP in child sex row (18.3.86)
Speaker prevents bid to name vicar – Geoffrey Dickens MP in clash on privilege (18.3.86)
MP says vicar to face prosecution (19.3.86)
Vicar quits after child sex claims (22.3.86)
Vicar facing 28 charges (10.4.86)
Sex-charge vicar dies (27.10.86)
Sex-charge vicar: Mum may claim (27.10.86)
Vicar in child sex case found dead in his cell (28.10.86)

RevJanKnos

They all protected the vicar: the Church of England, the Humberside police, even the politicians.

When a Childwatch trustee, Geoffrey Dickens MP, tried to name him in Parliament, his question was returned “disallowed by Mr Speaker – unnecessary invidious use of a name.”

When complaints were made up to bishop level, the excuse was that there had not been a conviction.

When the police were questioned, they said they could not get a conviction because of the problem of corroborating the testimony of the boys.

And all the while, the Reverend Jan Borge Knos was able to carry on touring the council estate, picking up boys and abusing them; renting his soft porn videos from the shop, and flouting every moral law in the good book.

Crime paid, he owned a yacht. And while a trusting community was systematically raped by the vicar of St. Michael and All Angels Church, in Hull, the authorities did nothing.

Were we wrong to kick up a fuss? The Church of England thought so. But there were too many unexplained features to the case of Jan Knos, not least of which was the curious inactivity of the police.

They said they had investigated the complaints, and that a file had been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions, which was then returned to them marked “No Action.”

This surprised us, because we were under the impression that Humberside Constabulary had failed to take any such action.

A piece of that part of the jigsaw had slipped into place, because Patrick Mayhew, the Attorney General, wrote to Geoffrey Dickens in July 1991:

…the police had carried out a full investigation but questions had been raised about a decision taken locally not to prosecute. It was open to the Director to call for the papers and he did so with the result that Mr Knos was charged with criminal offences.

Now we know that the police had decided not to prosecute, and that decision was taken in Hull – not in London. That decision was not good enough for the parents and teachers; they had no shortage of evidence about what was going on. They had to cope with the behavioural problems that were human testaments to the traumas which the Man of God was inflicting on his victims – with impunity.

Faced with the guns of the Big Battalions, the amateurs do start to get tarred with various brushes. We become “busy-bodies” or “do-gooders” who ought to leave the professionals to get on with their job. Jan Knos was their job, and they failed to bring his dirty deeds to a halt at the earliest possible time.

Robert Webster (who was to become a trustee of Childwatch) was deputy headmaster of Danepark Junior High School on Orchard Park Estate at the time. He was first alerted by a telephone call from a mother who said that her son, while absent from school, had been sexually assaulted by a “prominent person”. The rumours circulated, and eventually the name of the vicar came to the surface. His activities were common knowledge on the estate.

Robert Webster and the headmistress, Miss M.M. Whincup, wrote to the Chief Constable to express their “increasing concern at a situation known to the police but about which there appears to be no action of late”, and the reply from the Chief Constable’s deputy explained:

When young children are victims, the law demands that we must corroborate what they have to say before their evidence will be accepted by a Court, This has presented us with difficulties in the enquiries we have made up to the present time.

Again – children as out-laws, denied the full rights that are accorded to adults.

But that was not the full story. Corroborative evidence from adults either was obtained, or could have been obtained. Robert Webster was outraged at the inactivity of the police. He was to write in a memo:

I learnt from my school children that Jan Knos was going blatantly around the Estate with some young people chasing children and taking them away in his small estate van. I was given the time of night when this was happening along with the location in which it was happening and yet to the best of my knowledge, having passed that information to the police, no action was taken to catch him at it. I feel that the police might at least have provided plain clothes disguised men to keep surveillance on these happenings.

I mounted a media campaign to alert the general public, following which the Director of Public Prosecutions decided to intervene and overrule the locally-taken decision. The vicar was arrested. He died of a heart attack in Hull Prison before coming to trial.

Jan Knos had led a charmed life. No-one interrupted his extra-clerical activities. Why, they even tried to protect him while he was in his grave. The mother of one victim was told by the Archbishop of York, the Most Rev. & Rt. Hon. John Habgood: “I find the publicity which has followed Jan Knos’s death very distasteful because it seems to imply that a man can be judged after his death by the media, even though in life he had had no chance to defend himself.”

Jan Knos did not wish to have to defend himself, in this or any other world. And from the level of the street pavements – the ones from which he kidnapped and molested little boys – it looked as though there were people in authority who were conniving to grant him his wish.

Voluntary agencies like Childwatch, which are not armed with legal rights or taxpayers’ money, are obliged to use every means in the book to achieve justice. Their task is uniquely difficult when trying to protect children, because the law enforcement agencies still treat boys and girls as unbelievable.

– Extract from Chasing Satan by Dianne Core, founder of Childwatch.


I had no idea that ‘Release’ was a group of lawyers!! (From 1973)

Guilty until proved innocent? Release Lawyer Group (Release, 1 Elgin Avenue, London, W9, 40p)

PIE had already moved to Home Office funded Release on Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale (near the BBC Maida Vale Studios on Delamere Road) within about a year of forming, before Christian Wolmar arrived at the office in 1976:

“Under O’Carroll’s astute leadership, PIE developed a strategy to infiltrate the wider libertarian movement. I had personal experience of this. I worked for Release, an agency that helped people with legal and drug problems. When I started there in 1976, PIE was using its address, the respectable sounding 1 Elgin Avenue, London W9. There were plenty of offices available, but allying itself with the Home Office-funded Release and an auspicious address gave PIE respectability.

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/tag/sir-john-henniker-major/

Paedophile Information Exchange, c/o Release, 1 Elgin Avenue, London W9

Elgin Avenue / Release

Interesting. Was 1 Elgin avenue a publishing house? Or an address for organisations that required a “front”?
It seems that 1 Elgin Avenue address was a ‘Front’
I suppose the next step would be to find who owned it back then and/or the tenant(s)
Piers Corbyn, Jeremy Corbyn’s brother squatted at numbers 9-51 Elgin Ave during the 70s
The council would buy up properties in the area whenever they became available and turn them into council housing.
One of the houses they bought was the rather rundown but spacious Victorian property to which our semi was attached.
They then left it empty and unsecured. Within weeks of the purchase, it was occupied by squatters who were not the desperate homeless of Haringey but an international assemblage of people who included an Italian rock musician with a Jaguar, several young Irish people who appeared distinctly un-impoverished and a couple of Americans. This odd collective then proceeded to sell drugs quite openly on the doorstep and from the window of the Jaguar parked outside, and to hold all-night festivities which reverberated through the party wall where our two young children were sleeping – or not sleeping as the case may be.
Once, in the small hours of the morning, my husband walked over to the house of our local councillor – one Jeremy Corbyn – and rang the doorbell. Mr Corbyn leant out of an upstairs window and complained that he was trying to sleep, to which my husband replied that so were we – perhaps he would like to take some steps to remove the delinquents next door who were making that impossible.
None of this, I hasten to mention, could possibly have had any connection to the fact that Piers Corbyn, brother of Jeremy, was then a Squatters’ Association organiser and spokesman.

eventually the police came to our rescue by making a drugs bust on the squatters, and they secured the crime scene properly. This embarrassment seemed to have some effect on the council, and work to renovate the property finally began. Sort of. What followed was a further illuminating chapter in how things worked in Corbyn World.

We marvelled at the quality and array of fittings that were – slowly but steadily – being installed. Most of them were far beyond our financial reach.

We learnt, in the end, the reason for this very high standard of interior finish. The two flats into which the house had been converted were not destined for poor tenants on the housing waiting list, but for high-level council staff whose bourgeois tastes were impeccable. Indeed, one of the first items of furniture to enter the ground-floor flat was a baby grand piano.

Found it! Elgin Avenue was also the address of Malcolm Raywood, one of the Playland accused. I knew I’d seen it before.
Malcolm Raywood’s address given in Playland Trial No 2 as Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale
Anthony Daly‏@anthonydaly01
Malcolm Raywood aka Tony the Butcher lived in 459 Garrett Lane (above the butcher shop), Earlsfield, Wandsworth. A couple of the Playland defendants also lived there from time to time and they let Playland boys live with them. There were 2 youth clubs and a school close by.
Truthseeker‏@thewakeupcall09:

Paedophile Malcolm Raywood POLICE APPEAL TO GAYS IN HUNT FOR KILLER Islington Gazette 18-01-92, p2

Andrew Novac, Malcolm Jack Raywood, Basil John Andrew-Cohen and others: variously charged with conspiracy to procure the commission of acts of gross indecency, living on prostitution, persistent importuning and other offences.


Raywood
Playland amusement arcade near Piccadilly was a main hive of activity back in the 70s. Charles Hornby, Malcolm Raywood, Abraham Jacobs and of course Gleaves were at these places, giving the kids money to play machines and getting them food. The consequences were always extreme and how many of those kids disappeared? Never to be seen again, maybe we will never know.

In August 1983 a Scottish headmaster, Charles Oxley, handed over a dossier about PIE to Scotland Yard after infiltrating the group, the Glasgow Herald wrote. He said the group had about 1,000 members.

But the NCCL continued to defend having PIE as a member. As late as September 1983, an NCCL officer was quoted in the Daily Mail saying the group was campaigning to lower the age of consent to 14. “An offiliate [sic] group like the Paedophile Information Exchange would agree with our policy. That does not mean it’s a mutual thing and we have to agree with theirs.”

How much did Harman and her husband the MP Jack Dromey knew about the group during their time working at the National Council for Civil Liberties, now Liberty, in the late 1970s. PIE was affiliated to the NCCL from the late 1970s to early 1980s.


Former racing driver who was part of a paedophile ring has been jailed for five years for indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy in the 1980s

  • Christopher Skeaping, 72, of Hounslow, London, indecently assaulted boy
  • He was involved in Paedophile Action for Liberation (PAL) and Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE)
  • Both campaign groups called for sex with children to be decriminalised
  • Former mechanic has already served seven years in jail for abusing boys

A former racing driver linked to a paedophile ring which campaigned for sex with children to be decriminalised has been jailed for five years.

Christopher Skeaping, 72, indecently assaulted a 15-year-old in the 1980s while he was involved in the former Paedophile Action for Liberation (PAL) and the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).

The campaign groups – which Jimmy Savile has been linked to – openly lobbied for the age of consent to be lowered to allow sex with children to be legalised.

Christopher Skeaping (right), 72, indecently assaulted a 15-year-old in the 1980s while he was involved in the former Paedophile Action for Liberation (PAL) and the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE). He stood trial with Douglas Slade, 75 (left), who was convicted of 13 child sex offences earlier this month 

Christopher Skeaping (right), 72, indecently assaulted a 15-year-old in the 1980s while he was involved in the former Paedophile Action for Liberation (PAL) and the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE). He stood trial with Douglas Slade, 75 (left), who was convicted of 13 child sex offences earlier this month

Police mugshot of paedophile Christopher Skeaping

Christopher Skeaping (left), 72, indecently assaulted a 15-year-old in the 1980s while he was involved in the former Paedophile Action for Liberation (PAL) and the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) along with Slade (right)

Skeaping, formerly of Hounslow, London, has now been jailed for five years after he was convicted of one count of indecent assault.

He has already served seven years behind bars for abusing teenage boys.

Handing down the sentence, Judge Euan Ambrose said Skeaping, a former mechanic, had spoken ‘openly’ about his interest in young boys.

He said: ‘(The victim) said it was common knowledge that you were interested in boys sexually.

‘He said that you spoke about the Paedophile Information Exchange, a now notorious organisation, and you spoke about it quite openly.

He said you spoke quite openly about being into sex with boys, you couldn’t understand how it was considered a problem that older men would want to have sexual relationships with children.

‘You used to express your views on this in a very crude manner.’

Skeaping stood trial at Bristol Crown Court with Douglas Slade, 75, who was jailed for 24 years earlier this month after being convicted of 13 child sex offences.

The court heard Skeaping introduced his victim to Slade, also a member of PAL and PIE, who went on to abuse him.

In 2010, Skeaping was jailed for five years for three offences he committed against one boy aged under 16 in the 1980s and 1990s.

He was sent to prison for seven years and six months in 2012, having been convicted of two offences against a boy aged under 16 in the 1970s.

The court heard Skeaping introduced his victim to Slade (pictured), also a member of PAL and PIE, who went on to abuse him

The court heard Skeaping introduced his victim to Slade (pictured), also a member of PAL and PIE, who went on to abuse him

Mitigating, Rosaleen Collins said there was no evidence Skeaping had continued to offend while in France, where he lived from 1995 to 2007.

She said his medical condition was ‘very poor’.

The Paedophile Information Exchange was formed in 1974 and was affiliated to the National Council for Civil Liberties.

The group campaigned for ‘children’s sexuality’ and wanted the government to lower the age of consent.

Adults who were in ‘legal difficulties concerning sexual acts with consenting ‘under age’ partners’ were offered support.

But the organisation’s real wish was to normalise sex with children.

PIE tied to link itself with the fight for gay rights in the 1980s and focused on the idea of sexual liberation which won itself some supporters.

But that focus took attention away from PIE’s work to make it easier for paedophiles to operate.

Slade’s trial heard how he bragged about his prominent position in the evil PIE network and ran a helpline to give advice to ‘distressed’ men on how to abuse children who resisted them.

Slade, originally from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, fled to the Philippines in the 1980s and grew wealthy through a business supplying food to hotels and restaurants, while exploiting the country’s poverty and corruption to continually abuse young boys.

Wealthy Slade was arrested at his home in Angeles City in December 2014 – just four days after MailOnline revealed how he had abused scores of boys as young as eight for years but repeatedly paid off police and officials to avoid arrest.

The brazen 22-stone paedophile had built a house overlooking a primary school playground in one of the city’s poorest districts and lured boys into his home where he would pay them the equivalent of the price of a pair of flip-flops for sex acts.

Detective Sergeant Paul Melton, of Avon and Somerset Police, said there was evidence Skeaping and Slade were part of a wider network of men interested in sexually abusing children.

‘Our investigation into Slade, Skeaping and their associates is ongoing and we believe there will be more victims who haven’t yet come forward,’ he said.

‘I’d like to send them a message – we are here to listen and support you. You don’t have to suffer in silence. Please contact your local police force or any of the excellent support agencies available and you will be given all the help and support you need.’

Anyone with information should call Mr Melton on 101, quoting Operation Falcon, or use the form on Avon and Somerset Police’s website.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3707125/Former-racing-driver-paedophile-ring-jailed-five-years-indecently-assaulting-15-year-old-boy-1980s.html

The Times, August 24, 1984 – PIE member Nigel Christian Bankford (AKA Gilbert Derek Croft)


The Times, June 6, 1981: Nigel Bankford was working at a Salvation Army hostel in E14


The Times, November 26, 1975 – Ian Jack Dunlop and Nigel Bankford (both also charged with attempted murder)

Guardian Wednesday, November 26, 1975

Broadmoor patients Ian Jack Dunlop and Nigel Christian Bankford – 33 yr-old company director


The Times, November 24, 1977 – Stamp it out, this abominable evil of using children for pornography (author: Ronald Butt)

Merlyn Rees

Was NAMBLA member Daniel Tsang also a PIE member ?

They were often doozies, with topics involving abusive cops, provocative films, highlights from his many travels abroad, things in Little Saigon that would require actually going to Little Saigon to know they exist and, my personal favorite, the North American Man/Boy Love Association.

Um … wait … just to be clear: I’m not outing Dan or myself as NAMBLA members; he planned to cover a conference.

He’s also been the host since 1993 of the KUCI public affairs program Subversity, which has included interviews with Ramsey Clark, Amy Goodman, Mike Davis, Bao Nguyen and, as Tsang reminded his well-wishers, Bill Ayers. That was back in 2002, but the vast right-wing media hacked the tape and replayed it before the 2008 election to smear Barack Obama over his association with the counterculturist. I’m pleased to report Tsang says he’ll continue hosting Subversity despite no longer being on UCI’s payroll.

He is also a dedicated queer activist, Asian rights activist, civil rights activist—hell, if it’s anything other than a Christian conservative activist, check the roster, he’s likely on your team. In left field, no doubt.

CoraBlimey#NHS#SOS @las2950
Grooming by media:  BBC
“Paedophilia is not understood. It needs help, not condemnation – I should know”

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09:

Mike Williams Executive Committee member of PIE Any further details on him ?

Clive Coliman PAL/PIE member ? & David Bloomfield PAL/PIE member, abused boys in Portugal.

PIE member Richard Green, contributed to Magpie & PAN

Was Jeff Vernon a member of PIE ?

Was Eric Presland a member of PIE, contributed to NAMBLA member Daniel Tsang’s book The Age of Taboo.

PIE member Jane Vance Rule, CM, OBC, Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange & NAMBLA supporter.

PIE Members Peter Saxon, John Finnin, Jane Rule, Roger Nash (Dr David Peter Bremner) , Steven Adrian

Jane Rule
Jane Rule by Alex Waterhouse-Hayward.jpg

Jane Vance Rule, CM, OBC (28 March 1931 – 27 November 2007) was a Canadian writer of lesbian-themed novels and non-fiction.

Rule served on the executive of the Writers’ Union of Canada. She was an outspoken advocate of both free speech and gay rights, included in the various controversies surrounding the gay magazine The Body Politic.

In 1989, Rule donated a collection of her writings to the University of British Columbia.[2] Rule was inducted into the Order of British Columbia in 1998, and into the Order of Canada in 2007


Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Martin Hough Executive Committee member of PIE Any further details on him ? PIE Newsletter (No.6) 1975, p.4

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09
Rod Ryall
Rod Ryall, Sir Donald Thompson & Geoffrey Dickens

Roderick Arthur Ryall knew PIE member Peter Righton

Sir Donald Thompson, the former Conservative MP, whip and junior minister in Margaret Thatcher’s administration in the 1980s
He was one of the first of the Thatcher intake to receive office, being made a junior whip in 1981 and, nine years later, a senior whip with responsibility for pairing in 1990;
….a county councillor for the old West Riding from 1967 to 1974 and was afterwards briefly a member of West Yorkshire county council and then a Calderdale district councillor from 1975 until his election to the Commons in 1979.
He won early promotion to ministerial office, via the whips’ office, which Mrs Thatcher was to use as a try-out for talent. He was a whip for five years from 1981 and a junior minister at the then ministry of agriculture, fisheries and food for three years.

He was chairman of the appeal fund for the Animal Health Trust and when he left Parliament, he became Director General of the Friends of War Memorials, now known as the War Memorials Trust. The Prince’s Trust, Age Concern and a local epilepsy fund are among other organisations he helped.

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199394/cmhansrd/1993-12-10/Debate-1.html

He spent much of his career in the whips’ office, and only rose as far as parliamentary private secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, a position in which he proved an adroit manoeuvrer in labyrithine EEC committees.

Director of Social Services in Calderdale Roderick Arthur Ryall is accused of ten offences

Judge instructed the Jury to find him Not Guilty on grounds of a prejudiced trial.

 


 

 

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https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/pie-paedophile-information-exchange/

Richard Travell

Richard Travell, a vicar’s son in his twenties who lost his computer job after being exposed by the News of the World.

#29 Richard Travell

Child porn user spared prison term

 

A CHILD porn downloader has avoided a prison sentence.

Richard Travell was handed a three-year community order banning him from seeking employment likely to bring him into contact with children.

The 47-year-old, of Kent House Road, Beckenham, must not have children at his home or stay overnight at any address where children are present.

At a hearing at Croydon Crown Court in September, Travell pleaded guilty to six charges of possessing indecent images of children.

Prosecutor Philip Jones said police raided Travell’s home on October 18 last year and took away his computer, which was found to contain 205 indecent images.

Travell had attempted to cover his tracks using specialist software.

He has two previous convictions for smuggling indecent material into the country and was jailed for six months in 1996.

After reading a report prepared by the probation service, Judge Simon Pratt issued the community order, with supervision to last for the same length of time.

Travell must also allow police into his home at any time to check his computer and will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.

Sentencing him on December 1, Judge Pratt stressed if Travell broke any conditions, he would face jail.

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1070959.child-porn-user-spared-prison-term/


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Richard Travell – member of  PIE Paedophile Information Exchange – son of Rev Dr John Travell FRSA

The Society of Dorset Men: Their chaplain’s son was a member of PIE

Richard Travell’s father, the vicar, John C Travell, is a member (society chaplain) of The Society of Dorset Men.

Rev. Dr. John Travell FRSA re-elected 2015

https://www.wessexfm.com/news/dorset-news/1588476/lord-fellowes-talks-to-the-society-of-dorset-men/

The president of The Society of Dorset Men is Lord Julian Fellowes.

http://www.societyofdorsetmen.co.uk/page4.html

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Julian Fellowes, himself the son of a senior British diplomat, wrote: ‘Thoroughly revolted as I am by the Paedophiliac Society with all its professed aims, I feel I cannot be alone this week in being almost as disgusted by the spectacle of a Tory MP dangling his victim over the slavering jaws of the media.

‘The feeblest student of human nature must surely be aware of how slight the connexion between pornography and practices need be.

‘To flirt with fetishes is hardly rare in the best circles . . . now he has to have his life, public and private, more thoroughly smashed than if he had murdered his kinsman in broad daylight.

‘It is particularly depressing that Salem-like justice should be meted out by a Conservative Party (MP) . . .  their one faintly convincing battle cry has always been the importance of championing the rights of the individual against the so-called good of the faceless, heartless state.’

What of the rights of the children featured in the pornography, some might wonder.

Today the Oscar winner and Downton Abbey creator is a Tory peer — Lord Fellowes of West Stafford. He is married to a lady-in-waiting.

12th November 2013

The Queen honoured The Society of Dorset Men with a message to 200 members and their wives, attending their annual County Dinner at the George Albert Hotel on Wardon Hill.

Secretary Hayne Russell read the Society’s Loyal Greetings sent to The Queen. Lord Fellowes of West Stafford DL announced the reply from Buckingham Palace: “The Queen appreciates your thoughtful message and sends her best wishes to all those who are present at your County Dinner for a most enjoyable evening.” The Society has received a message from The Queen at every County Dinner since 1954.

Chaplain Robert Bushell, saying grace earlier, referred to the 60th. anniversary of The Queen’s coronation and the birth of HRH Prince George.

https://www.wessexfm.com/news/dorset-news/1125130/queen-sends-good-wishes-to-the-society-of-dorset-men/

Sir Anthony Jolliffe – president of the Society of Dorset Men for 28 years

Sir Anthony Jolliffe GBE in his black and gold robes as Lord Mayor of London in 1982

Sir Anthony Jolliffe GBE in his black and gold robes as Lord Mayor of London in 1982

Sir Anthony Jolliffe is well-known for his roles as Lord Mayor of London and unemployment advisor to HRH Prince Charles.

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=663133&privcapId=35882019

Sir Anthony was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset in 2006 and in that capacity, welcomed The Queen on her visit to Weymouth in 2009.

During his year as Lord Mayor of London, Sir Anthony invited members of The Society of Dorset Men to a sumptuous banquet at the Mansion House;

http://www.dorsetlife.co.uk/2011/04/dorset-lives-a-%E2%80%98rather-tall%E2%80%99-man/

The president of the Society of Dorset Men Sir Anthony Jolliffe (third from right) with his principle guests before the County Dinner at Sherborne School

The president of the Society of Dorset Men Sir Anthony Jolliffe (third from right) with his principle guests before the County Dinner at Sherborne School

FORMER Lord Mayor of London Sir Anthony Jolliffe is to retire as president of the Society of Dorset Men after 28 years.

He announced his intention to step down next April at the annual County Dinner at Sherborne School.

Sir Anthony, who is the only Weymouth man to become Lord Mayor of London, said: “I’ve now been president for 28 years and I have decided this is my last year.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8706096.Sir_Anthony_Jolliffe_to_retire_as_president_of_Society_of_Dorset_Men/

Anatomy of a £34m theft

7 Jul 2007

The Izodia investigators would find that Smith still had an appetite for webs of opaque, complex and multi-layered activity.

Smith visibly enjoyed the lifestyle of the successful businessman. His home in Jersey outshone even the governor’s next door. Another in Surrey overlooked the fifth tee at Wentworth. But investigators from the SFO soon discovered that this golden life was not as secure as it appeared.

“Smith had recently purchased 37 Thistle hotels using a £600m loan. The interest charges were enormous and the cash-flow implications were about to start hurting,” explained Kevin McDonald, the SFO principal investigator.

With the first payments due within weeks, in the final days of July 2005 Orb – a Jersey-based holding company controlled by Smith – took control of a 29.9pc stake in Aim-listed Izodia. A casualty of the dotcom boom, Izodia was a shell company with no business, but almost £40m of cash.

Izodia’s two long-time non-executive directors were replaced by Orb nominees, Jar Vahey and Peter Catto. Sir Anthony Joliffe, a highly respected City figure, became Izodia’s chairman at a hastily arranged board meeting on August 2.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/2812323/Anatomy-of-a-34m-theft.html

VAT query on 2m pounds Jolliffe toy deal

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/vat-query-on-2m-pounds-jolliffe-toy-deal-1477742.html

Garrick Club member

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1027555/The-Ascot-lady-caught-little-short.html



 

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Herman Spielman – international paedophile ring

Barrister John Mortimer…

“When Herman Spielman, a pillar of Manchester’s Jewish community and centre of an international child porn ring, pleaded guilty to child prostitution and was sentenced to six years, John was asked to advise on his appeal.”

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=HjdnAAAAMAAJ&q=%22herman+spielman%22&dq=%22herman+spielman%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZt9im-IfbAhWnwVkKHY4nAqYQ6AEIMTAC

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=Je0qAQAAMAAJ&q=%22herman+spielman%22+%2B+%22manchester%22&dq=%22herman+spielman%22+%2B+%22manchester%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm7POF-ofbAhUOr1kKHb88D54Q6AEILjAB

The Mirror – 27 July 1978
Shocking secret in a porn merchant’s locker
By Brian Crowther

GUILTY: Herman Spielman – known to little girls as Doctor John. He built an empire of child porn.
HUGHES: Sold her two little girls for vice
CROSS: Told all

An evil child porn racket operated by company boss Herman Spielman was uncovered by a sheer fluke.

One of his workers opened a cupboard – and a secret hoard of sordid photographs tumbled out.

When police were tipped off they smashed a sinister empire that was piling up huge profits for 57-year-old Spielman.

The innocent little girls he enticed into his web called him “Doctor John.” He doled out chocolates, sweets and money as he taught them to pose for obscene pictures that were sold worldwide.

Some of his “little Lolitas” were trained in degrading sex acts, then hired out to wealthy perverts who lust after children.

The reckoning came for Spielman at Manchester Crown Court yesterday. He got a six-year sentence after admitting indecency charges.

***Also jailed was 39-year-old Victoria Hughes, who sold her two daughters – aged six and ten – for sex.***

Hughes, of Delft Walk, Salford, Lancs. got a four-year sentence.

Denial
She had denied the charges, claiming that when she introduced her little girls to Spielman she did not realise he was a porn merchant.

But Mr Justice Forbes told her: “It is very difficult to imagine a worse case of indecent assault on a small girl than one in which a mother provides her own child for that purpoe.”

Spielman, whose home is in Stanley Road, Salford, belongs to a strict Jewish sect. He prayed every day at a synagogue.

He is the father of six children, and told detectives at one stage: “I am a good family man. I love children.”

But the man who found that tell-tale bundle of photographs, 34-year-old Denis Rogers, said: “Some of the children in them looked absolutely petrified at what was being done to them.

“There were little girls hardly out of the nappy stage.”

Spielman’s normal feelings for children ended at his own from door.

[Let’s not forget about the very spooky and evil Eric Mervyn Harold Cross. Victoria Hughes sold her children to PIE member Viscount Mersey through Herman Spielman and International Child sex trafficker Eric Cross.]

The worldwide trail of vice
By Sidney Williams

Herman Spielman was part of an international network of child vice.

His sordid role became clear after the Los Angeles arrest of Eric Cross, the man exposed by the Mirror earlier this year as the sex pervert with children for sale.

American police questioned Cross for several days before he broke down and spoke about Spielman, the man he knew as Fred Watling, boss of the Watling Press in Manchester’s Corporation Street.

Detectives uncovered a network of child prostitution spreading through Britain, Europe, America and the Far East.

They learned how Spielman drove “customers” round Manchester to meet girls aged six, 11 and 12 for sex.

The price, said Cross, was not cheap. Spielman wanted 80 per child.

The Mirror has in its possession a letter from Cross in which he refers a client to Spielman.

“You can refer to me,” wrote Cross. “It is not cheap however, so I am not sure if this would pay since you have enough dolls to play with.”

Cross also gave police a dossier of British mothers who could be willing to make their children available to the vice network.

http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/eric-cross-herman-spielman/
Eric Cross & Herman Spielman

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Viscount Richard Bingham

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id…g=6004,3806521
The Glasgow Herald – Jul 20, 1978
Peer’s son in sex case ‘revolted’

A viscount’s son told a court yesterday that he travelled to Manchester to meet child prostitutes, and paid £70 for an introduction. He also said that after “contact” with a girl of 10 on a bed he was revolted by his actions.

Richard Maurice Clive Bigham, the Master of Nairne who is the eldest son of the third Viscount Mersey, was giving evidence at the trial in Manchester Crown Court of a 39-year-old mother accused of inciting one of her daughters to commit gross indecency with him.

Mr Bigham, aged 44, said he had been a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, but said of his activities with the girl: “It was revolting and was the worst thing I could conceivably do.”

The 10-year-old girl told later about a trip to Rotterdam. On another occasion at home, she said, she took off her clothes when offered money and sweets. She was then photographed by a man she thought was a doctor.

The girl’s mother, Victoria Hughes, a self-employed hairdresser, of Delft Walk, Salford, Lancs., pled not guilty to three charges.

They are: Encouraging an indecent assault on a girl under 16; indecent assault, with two men, on a girl under 13; and, with a man, inciting a girl of 10 to commit gross indecency with Mr Bigham.

Mr Bigham, a film technician, told the jury he was interested in paedophilia “on a photographic level only.” He said he met a man called Spielman in Manchester to be “introduced by him to child prostitutes.”

He said he paid Spielman £70 and Spielman sold him two boxes of chocolates for the children.

Bigham, of Rosmead Road, Notting Hill, London, claimed his sexual attraction to children had been through photographs. “I suppose I was trying to climb back on my fantasy bandwagon of photographs,” he said. “I was revolted.”

He was not trying to justify what he did in the bedroom.

He told the police he thought what he had done was within the law because it was with parental consent.

In the witness box later, the 10-year-old girl said when she went to Rotterdam with her mother, brother, and sister, they were met by a man as they got off the boat.

The children had then been shown round by the man who met them at the boat, the girl said. “I saw a Dutchman and I think an Italian man putting white things over the beds. I thought they were doctors because they had white coats.”

The girl’s brother said the doctor took photographs of himself and his sister when they were unclothed and that he had been given a box of chocolates and £50 by the man.

Shown a statement he made to police last October, the boy said its contents were untrue. He said: “They put the words into my mouth.”

The trial continues today.

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Richard Maurice Clive Bigham, 4th Viscount Mersey – Mervyn Harold Eric Cross – Herman Spielmann – Victoria Hughes Trial told of ‘lady seeks gents’ ad The Glasgow Herald 21-07-78, p8

Richard Maurice Clive Bigham, 4th Viscount Mersey – Mervyn Harold Eric Cross – Herman Spielmann – Victoria Hughes

Threats to sex trial woman brings warning The Glasgow Herald 22-07-78, p5

I’m innocent, says vice-charge mother The Glasgow Herald 25-07-78, p5

Truthseeker‏@thewakeupcall09

Prostitute sold her children to porn The Age 28-07-78, p6

Halfway through Richard Maurice Clive Bigham’s, 12 month jail sentence suspended for two years. Richard Bigham became 4th Viscount Mersey in 1979, and joined the House of Lords.

Eric Cross : paedophile, conman, spy

https://ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/pie-documentary-evidence-7-steven-adrian-smiths-history-of-the-movement/

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Was this ‘Herr Mann’ who attended the PIE meeting @anthonydaly01?

 

 

Anthony Daly‏ @anthonydaly01:

Herr Mann is indeed the man in the photo. I’m currently writing an article in which I will name him, but will also do so now. You have stolen my thunder, but no hard feelings! Herr Mann is actually “Herman” Spielman.

 

He was a German born Jew. I suspect he put on the heavy accent for my benefit. He also went by the name of Fred Watling and owned a company, Watling Press in Manchester. I thought he was in his late 30s early 40s but he was actually a youthful looking 54 in 1975.

He was a prominent member of an international child abuse ring. He was into sex with kids himself, but for a hefty fee, he procured children for other paedophiles. He was jailed for five years in 1978.

Another man at that party was called Wendy. Wendy’s real name was Richard Bigham and he was called Wendy by the others because, unlike most PIE members, he was into little girls. Wendy was a client of Herr Mann. He became the 4th Viscount Mersey in 1979.

In 1978, the year before his elevation, he appeared in court and was found guilty of indecent assault and gross indecency with two girls aged six and ten. He had paid Herr Mann £70 for a 40 minute session with the girls.

In a sentence befitting the son of a Viscount, he was given a one year jail sentence, suspended for two years and walked free

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craftymuvva:

I wonder if the convicted nonce Richard Bigham aka Viscount Mersey knew Colin Peters? They lived right by each other…

They also lived very close to where Martin Allen went missing on 5 Nov 1979. Bigham inherited the title of Viscount following his father’s death on 1 Aug 1979 and was able to take his seat in HoL.


PIE MEMBER: HERMAN JACOB SPIELMAN (DR QUACK), THE TRAFFICKER, PROCURER AND INTERNATIONAL PORNOGRAPHER

HERMAN JACOB SPIELMAN

DR QUACK, THE TRAFFICKER, PROCURER AND INTERNATIONAL PORNOGRAPHER

PAEDOPHILE INFORMATION EXCHANGE MEMBER

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In the latter half of 1978, three trials took place involving a ‘Mr Spielman’.  One of those trials involved a man named Richard Maurice Clive Bigham, or to give him his correct title, Master of Nairn, Viscount Mersey.  Whilst Bigham’s name hit the headlines, Spielman seems to have flown under the radar yet seemed to play a very large role in child exploitation and abuse.  Piecing together information obtained from numerous articles and records, I aim to provide as much detail as I can on Spielman and those connected to his sordid activities – especially an equally depraved individual, Eric Cross, who seemed to have connections to the Civil Service.  I have only scratched the surface of this particular strand but I believe it to be worthy of further investigation – especially those connected to Westminster and the Civil Service.

Although I won’t go into the specific details of abuse, I will give a trigger warning as some people may find this blog upsetting.


HERMAN SPIELMAN

Herman Jacob Spielman was born in 1921.  A Jewish refugee from Germany, he settled in Manchester with his wife and six children, living in Stanley Road, Salford.  His profession was described as a ‘printer’ and he had a business – Watling Press – in Corporation Street, Manchester.  But beneath the facade was an international trafficker, procurer and pornographer, who took indecent images of small children and was also a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange.

Spielman’s sordid secret life was, in part, uncovered by accident when one of his employees opened a cupboard and a ton of explicit photographs of young children tumbled out, but it was an arrest of a man named Eric Cross across the Atlantic for child sexual exploitation that blew Spielman’s activities wide open.  During Cross’s police interviews he named Spielman as an associate (whom he knew as ‘Fred Watling‘ of Watling Press.)  Cross would advertise in magazines and newsagents windows and refer clients to Spielman, who would then drive them to different homes in Manchester where they could abuse little girls for a premium price and he would take photographs.  Detectives uncovered a network of child prostitution across the world, including Britain, Europe, America, Australia and the Far East.  Cross, as it turns out, was originally from the UK and a major player, and I have given a brief overview about him towards the end.

For a few pound, chocolates and sweets, Spielman had groomed and coerced young children into his web of depravity and used his connections overseas to make large sums of money out of them, with mothers that were complicit and happy to sell their children into his web of abuse.

Aliases:

  • Dr John
  • Dr Quack
  • Fred Watling
  • Mr Johnson

TRIAL ONE – JULY 1978 – MANCHESTER CROWN COURT

On 19th July 1978, Spielman was named in court as having been involved in the procurement of two little girls for Richard Maurice Clive BighamSpielman, for some inexplicable reason, did not appear at the trial despite having a major role in the disgusting affair.

VICTORIA HUGHES

The case involved mother of three, Victoria Hughes, 39, who was described as a ‘simple-minded’ self-employed hairdresser of Delft Walk, Salford.  In fact, Hughes was a prostitute who had a number of previous convictions.

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RICHARD MAURICE CLIVE BIGHAM

Bigham, who described himself as “a documentary film technician, interested in paedophilia on a photographic level only” was the eldest son of Viscount Mersey, whose title he inherited following his father’s death on 1st August 1979.  He married Joanna Murray at Christ Church, Hampstead, in 1961 and they lived with their children at 1 Rosmead Road in Notting Hill.

 

Despite his membership of PIE, conviction for child abuse and admission of his sexual attraction to children, just a year later he was able to sit in the House of Lords, where he continued to be active until 1999.  Yet another paedophile connected to Westminster.

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TRIAL

Spielman had placed an advertisement in ‘a child porn magazine’, Lolita, offering the sexual services of children.  Having responding to this ad, on 6th October 1977 Bigham took a train from his home in London to Manchester’s Piccadilly Station, where he had arranged to meet Spielman who was going to introduce him to “child prostitutes.”  They headed to the home of an associate of Spielman – Victoria Hughes.

Spielman had originally met Hughes after she had advertised in two contact magazines as “Lady wishes to meet gents.”  Hughes said of Spielman (whom she knew as ‘Mr Johnson’ and whom her children knew as ‘Dr John’), “He is fetish.  I used to cane him.

Before entering Hughes’s home, Bigham handed Spielman the £70 fee as well as £4 for two boxes of chocolates to give to the children.  He was then introduced to Hughes’s two young daughters, aged just six and ten. They headed upstairs where Bigham abused the older child whilst Spielman photographed the abuse.

During the trial Bigham admitted that he had previously abused a child, stating: “My sexual attraction to children had been through photographs.  Having had a real sexual experience with a child, and finding it confusing and later horrible, I suppose I was trying to climb back on my fantasy bandwagon of photographs.  I was revolted.”  He also told the court that he thought his actions were lawful because it was with parental consent.

Surveillance

The sordid events only came to light because police were following Spielman having received information from Los Angeles police, who had arrested Eric Cross. (See below.)  It’s not known for how long the surveillance had been going on, but a number of Playland trials had taken place in the few years beforehand, and we now know that PIE members were closely connected to some of the firm at Playland, according to Anthony Daly’s book, which I covered here.  Both Bigham and Spielman were members of PIE and Anthony recalls seeing them both at a meeting in London.

The court heard how Woman Det Sgt Reay Barker followed Spielman’s van from the station to Hughes’s home, where the two men spent 38 minutes and during which time Hughes never left the property.  Four days later, Det Sgt Barker executed a search warrant at Hughes’s home looking for obscene photographs.  During her interview, Hughes claimed the men had been visiting in a social capacity and denied any knowledge of photographs having been taken, although Det Sgt Barker claimed she was paid £10 for allowing her two young daughters to be abused.  However, three local shopkeepers claimed that Hughes had visited their shops at the time police claimed she was home.

During the trial it was claimed that Hughes had received threats which the judge warned were in contempt of court.  She also complained that she had to pay for her children who had been taken into care even though “I did not put them there.

Holland

Hughes’s ten-year old daughter bravely gave evidence in which she detailed what had happened with Bigham and Spielman.  She also described how she had been taken to a posh house” in Holland, where they had stayed for two days and where there had been “cameras and lights.” (Who owned this house?)  Her young brother also gave similar evidence.  According to her children, at some point Hughes had taken them to Rotterdam where they were filmed “in grotesque sexual activity” with several people.  Hughes had been paid £100 plus expenses for the use of her children whom she professed to the court that she loved.

Verdicts

  • Victoria Hughes was jailed for four years.  Mr Justice Forbes said Hughes had supplied her children to be used in an… “abominable way.  That would be bad enough if they were just children, but they were your own.  It seems different for me to imagine a worse case of indecent assault on a small girl than that in which a mother provides the child for that purpose.”  Hughes subsequently lost her husband, her children and her home.
  • Herman Spielman was sentenced to six years in prison for possessing and publishing obscene photographs, indecently assaulting a 10-year old girl and inciting the girl to an act of gross indecency with Bigham.  The judge said that Spielman “had provided children so that men could act out their perversions” and who “started an international traffick in child pornography.”
  • Richard Bigham, who had actively abused the child and who was tried separately earlier in the month with no press coverage, was given a 12-month suspended sentence after admitting assault and gross indecency.  The following year he entered the House of Lords, where he remained until 1999.

TRIAL TWO – SEPTEMBER 1978 – NOTTINGHAM CROWN COURT

In September 1978, Spielman was once again named in court during a trial which involved a woman alleged to have supplied a young girl to paedophiles.

Iris Ingham, 42, of Wrenbury Avenue, Withington, Manchester was cleared of all charges after the 12-year old girl – who was the central witness to the case – became upset and despite two adjournments, refused to give evidence.

The court heard how Ingham had sold the ‘sexual services’ of the girl to a man known as “Dr Quack” (AKA Herman Spielman.)  She had invited Spielman to her home a number of times between 1976-77 for the purpose of making indecent images of the girl and abusing her in return for money.  On one occasion she had allowed Spielman to undertake a physical examination of the girl despite him having no medical qualifications.

Spielman was already in prison following his conviction at the earlier case.


APPEALS

Both Hughes and Spielman appealed against their sentences in 1980, but lost.  You can read the judgement on the Cathy Fox blog.


ERIC CROSS

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Eric Mervyn Harold Cross was a stereotypical married man and father of two from Whittlebury near Towcester, with a respectable facade as company director and school principal at Whittlebury School.  But in 1966 Cross was imprisoned and his wife left him, taking their children with her.  Cross headed over the Atlantic where he became a central figure in a huge international pornography and child trafficking ring.  Piecing together information I can find, here is his timeline:

  • 1966: Declared bankrupt in The Gazette, and stated as serving time in HMP Bedford.
  • 1969: Discharged in The Gazette.
  • George Green, a former general secretary of the Civil Service Clerical Association, claimed he was duped into becoming Cross’s London agent.  Green told the Mirror that he would initially forward mail to an address is Hove, Sussex, but that following telephone calls, this changed to locations in Amsterdam and The Hague.
  • 1974: Detectives from Scotland Yard arrested Cross who was to answer charges of rape and indecent assault on children in Florida.  He was extradited to the US, found guilty and sent to Florida State Mental Hospital.  Despite receiving letters from Cross with an ‘Osceola County Jail’ postmark, Green agreed to continue forwarding his mail thinking it a bit odd.
  • 1975: Having somehow evaded both Florida police and customs officials, Cross was then able to travel back to the UK, where he turned up at Green’s civil service London office in Balham High Road, London, and gave a new forwarding address in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • 1975: Robert Carter Lodge, a married school teacher from Seattle, answered an advertisement by a mail order company owned by Cross called Cine International (which dealt with the making and distribution of indecent images of children.)  Their friendship grew over their mutual disgusting perversions.
  • 1976: Green stopped forwarding letters on to Cross due to an unpaid bill.
  • 1978: Whilst Cross awaited trial in a Los Angeles jail and following information forwarded from US police to Scotland Yard, a large international investigation had begun into the trafficking of children and making of indecent images, and a number of British children were taken into care.  During questioning, Cross claimed that he had been working with Fred Watling (AKA Herman Spielman) in the UK, and also handed over a dossier that contained details of UK mothers who allowed their children to be abused for the international network.
  • 1978: After responding to a lonely hearts ad, 38-year old divorcee, Mrs B, of Guildford, Surrey, took her two little girls and travelled to Florida having been groomed by Cross for over a year into believing they had a future together.  She arrived just as he was sentenced to 28-years imprisonment for ‘lewd conduct involving two young girls.’
  • 1978: Cross and Lodge decided to join forces to produce and market indecent images of children.  Cross would arrange opportunities for Lodge to take photographs of children and Lodge would then develop the images. (Although one such plan failed after the mother of the children involved mistakenly mentioned the plans to Lodge’s wife.)
  • 1979: Through his attorney Raymond Cramer, Cross offered to assist the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in their investigations into child pornography.
  • 1980: Cross met with Department agent Michael Brick to discuss how he could assist, but no agreement was reached.
  • 1980: Later that year, Department agent George Syring (who had taken over from Brick) and US Postal Inspector, Ted Griem, met with Cross and asked him to correspond with four magazine advertisers.  Cross asked for immunity but this was never forthcoming.
  • 1980: Cross once again recruited Lodge in a scheme involving sending obscene material through the post. With the assistance of another paedophile – Elmer Donald Woodward – Lodge would develop negatives that Woodward supplied.
  • 1981: Cross, Lodge and a new female recruit – Ruksana Diwan, 26, from Zanzibar but who lived in St Petersburg, Florida – created a false company – Viewfinder, Inc – that duped the parents of child models into thinking Cross was an independent movie producer who required images of children who he wished to cast for a documentary entitled ‘Susan’s Magical Carpet.’  They contacted ‘Dot Burns Talent Agency’ in Tampa and asked for young girls between eight and twelve-years.   In order to deflect attention away from the fact Cross was in prison, Diwan arranged conference calls on his behalf, and forwarded his mail.
  • 1982-3: Having contacted unknowing photographer Dean Cason, shots were taken of the girls with promises that they wouldn’t be copied and would be forwarded to the parents in due course.  The negatives were sent over to Lodge to develop so that they could be sold and Diwan delivered copies to Cross.
  • 1983: A search of Lodge’s home unearthed photographs and negatives that had been supplied by Woodward, as well as photographs of children provided by the talent agency.
  • 1986: During the trial, Cross represented himself and called several law enforcement officers and prisoners to testify that he had planned this scheme because he was working as a police informant.  Two character witnesses (one a fellow prisoner) testified on his behalf.  The court also heard how the images were also connected to Europe and, incredibly, not only had Cross and Lodge never actually met in person, Lodge claimed not to know that Cross was serving time in prison.  Cross was sentenced to 95 years and Lodge received a four-year prison sentence.
  • 1986: Although Diwan was due to stand trial alongside Cross and Lodge, on the eve of the trial she fled to England where she applied for asylum.  She was taken into custody by authorities in Liverpool.  Before leaving Florida, she left a letter for Cross which was delivered in court by a former prison mate of Cross, Gilbert Knerr, who claimed he sometimes received mail for Cross.
  • Woodward was serving time in a Californian prison for sex offences against four children at the time of the trial.
  • 1987: Diwan was extradited from England back to the US, where she pled guilty and was sentenced to 10-years imprisonment, fined and ordered to be deported. By this point she claimed to have married Cross.
  • 1989: Diwan lodged an appeal.
  • 1991: During his appeal, Cross maintained that during his trial he had wished to call his daughter as a witness but didn’t know her exact location – only that she lived in Canada.  He wanted her to testify that during the 1950s and 1960s, he had been a legitimate film producer.

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ERIC CROSS APPEAL, 1991

United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Mervyn Harold Cross A/k/a Eric Cross, and Robert Carter Lodge, Defendants-appellants, 928 F.2d 1030 (11th Cir. 1991)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit – 928 F.2d 1030 (11th Cir. 1991)

April 16, 1991


Catherine McWilliam-Rinaldo, Tampa, Fla., for Lodge.

Terrance Bostic, Marie Tomassi, Tampa, Fla., for Cross.

Fran Carpini, Asst. U.S. Atty., Tampa, Fla., Karen Skrivseth, Attorney, Crim. Div., U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., for U.S.

Appeals from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

 

Before FAY and KRAVITCH, Circuit Judges, and THOMPSON* , District Judge.

MYRON H. THOMPSON, District Judge:

 

Appellants Mervyn Harold Cross and Robert Carter Lodge were each indicted in November 1984 by a federal grand jury in Tampa, Florida, on one count of conspiracy to persuade a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual or print media, 18 U.S.C.A. Secs. 371 (1966) and 2251 (1982); one count of mailing obscene material, 18 U.S.C.A. Sec. 1461 (1984); and 18 counts of mail fraud, 18 U.S.C.A. Sec. 1341 (1984). After a jury trial, Cross was convicted on all counts with the exception of one count of mail fraud, and Lodge was found guilty on only the conspiracy charge.

The evidence at trial showed that between 1980 and 1983, Cross and Lodge, together with co-defendant Ruksana Diwan, conspired to exploit children sexually in order to produce and sell child pornography.1  Cross, while a prison inmate in Florida, orchestrated a fraudulent scheme to obtain nude photos of child models from the Tampa, Florida area by falsely portraying himself as a film producer and misrepresenting that the pictures were necessary for casting decisions for a legitimate educational documentary. Lodge, who, like Cross, was a pedophile interested in pre-adolescent girls, used a lab in his Seattle, Washington home to develop these pictures as well as obscene photos of two California children which Cross arranged for him to receive in the mail. Diwan assisted by placing telephone calls, directing mail, and serving as a Florida contact for Cross.

Cross and Lodge have appealed their convictions on a multitude of grounds: co-conspirator hearsay, immunity, denial of a continuance, prosecutorial misconduct, sufficiency of the evidence, improper jury instructions, unduly prejudicial evidence, recanted testimony, a false search warrant affidavit, and refusal to sever.2  We now affirm.3 BACKGROUND

Cross and Lodge began their association in 1975 when Lodge responded to an advertisement by Cross’s mail order company, “Cine International,” offering “erotic” photographs of children. Cross and Lodge soon started to exchange such pictures and share accounts of their sexual experiences with children. In 1978, the two men, through letters and phone calls, began to discuss a series of proposed ventures for producing and marketing child pornography. Cross offered to arrange several opportunities for Lodge to take sexually explicit photos of pre-adolescent girls. In return, Lodge would process the film and send the pictures to Cross, who would sell the photos and share the profits with Lodge. Lodge expressed to Cross his interest in several of these ventures and at least one such photo session was arranged but had to be cancelled at the last minute when a woman, whose two young daughters Lodge had intended to pay to pose nude, telephoned Lodge’s home and mistakenly mentioned the plan to Lodge’s wife.

In 1980, Cross recruited Lodge for a scheme that involved sending obscene materials through the mail. Several years earlier, Cross had begun communicating with Elmer Donald Woodward concerning “their mutual interest in child pornography.”4  On several occasions, Woodward mailed to Cross the negatives of obscene photographs of a seven-year old California girl and her younger brother. Cross indicated to Woodward that Lodge could develop the pictures for a reasonable fee, and offered to pay for the film processing himself if he also could receive a set of prints. Cross subsequently arranged for his attorney to mail the Woodward negatives to Lodge. Both the negatives and black and white prints of the photos were later discovered during a search of Lodge’s home in May 1983.

In 1981, Cross and Lodge, this time with Diwan’s assistance, initiated a new attempt to obtain nude photographs of children and market them as child pornography by means of an elaborate confidence game in which the parents of child models in the Tampa, Florida area were misled into believing that Cross was an independent movie producer who required such pictures in order to make casting decisions for a new film.5  Using a dummy corporation as a front, Cross contacted a Tampa talent agency, and requested and received composite photographs and resumes of actresses between the ages of eight and twelve.6  Cross informed the head of the agency that he was looking for a young girl to star in an educational documentary he was producing, and indicated that because it might involve some nudity, the agency should inform him as to which children did not suffer from “modesty problems.”7

Cross contacted the parents of several of the agency’s models,8  and later enlisted a professional photographer in Tampa to take “casting” pictures of these young girls.9  Cross instructed the photographer to shoot several nude photos of the girls, allegedly in order to gauge their reactions to being filmed in the nude, and to determine whether the models were too physically developed to play the role of a young child. Cross further directed the photographer to provide him with full frontal nude pictures in the form of color transparencies three times the size of normal slides.10  Like the talent agency, both the photographer and the girls’ parents were told by Cross that the photo sessions were necessary because the film would include scenes in certain locations where native people routinely wore little or no clothing. Cross also assured them that these photos would not be reproduced and would be returned to the parents.

However, soon after receiving the transparencies, Cross mailed them to Lodge to be processed and enlarged so they would be suitable for sale. Lodge developed and sent to Cross slides from some of these transparencies, but indicated that several of the other pictures would need to be retaken because of their inferior quality.11  When Lodge’s house was searched in May 1983, police discovered a negative strip containing a sequence of nude, black and white photos of one of the Tampa girls.12  In addition, the strip contained versions of these photos that Lodge had cropped to highlight the girl’s nude torso, followed by closeup photographs of adult female genitalia which he had added.

Neither Cross nor Lodge testified at trial. Cross, who represented himself, called several law enforcement officers and fellow prisoners to testify, in an attempt to show that he had planned and engaged in these various child pornography schemes in the course of acting as a police informant. Two character witnesses testified on Lodge’s behalf.

DISCUSSION

Lodge contends that he was deprived of his right to a fair trial as a result of being tried jointly with his co-defendant Cross. Lodge argues that the district court erred in summarily denying his pre-trial motions for severance, and that he was unfairly prejudiced by a joint trial.13  He advances three grounds in support of this claim of error: (1) that Cross would have provided exculpatory testimony on Lodge’s behalf had their cases been severed, (2) that Lodge’s and Cross’s defenses at trial were antagonistic, and (3) that Cross’s behavior during the trial and evidence introduced solely against him had a prejudicial spillover effect on the jury’s determination of Lodge’s guilt.

As a general rule, defendants who have been jointly indicted should be tried together, particularly in conspiracy cases. United States v. Castillo-Valencia, 917 F.2d 494, 498 (11th Cir. 1990). The decision whether to grant a severance is committed to the sound discretion of the trial court and can only be overturned for an abuse of such discretion. United States v. Rucker, 915 F.2d 1511, 1512 (11th Cir. 1990) (per curiam). In considering a motion for severance under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 14, a district judge is required to balance the prejudice that a defendant may suffer from a joint trial, against the public’s interest in judicial economy and efficiency. In order to establish that a refusal to sever constituted an abuse of discretion, an appellant must demonstrate that he “suffered compelling prejudice against which the trial court was unable to afford protection.” United States v. Riola, 694 F.2d 670, 672 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, 460 U.S. 1073, 103 S. Ct. 1532, 75 L. Ed. 2d 953 (1983). Guided by these principles, the court considers each of Lodge’s separate theories.

Lodge argued to the district court in his motions for severance that if he and Cross were tried separately, Cross would provide exculpatory testimony on Lodge’s behalf. In support of this contention, Lodge submitted an affidavit from Cross, in which Cross promised to testify “if I can do so without exposing myself to criminal jeopardy in [this] case,” and described his proposed testimony. In his affidavit, Cross stated that Lodge had neither known of nor participated in the Tampa photo arrangements, but had “inadvertently” been mailed these photographs; that he and Lodge had otherwise never exchanged child pornography but only “naturist photographs” of the kind found in “nudist magazines;” and that he had communicated with Lodge as a police informant surreptitiously seeking information about illegal activities. Lodge now contends that Cross’s testimony could have refuted the government’s conspiracy charge against him.14

In order to warrant severance based on a co-defendant’s potential testimony, an accused must first show: “(1) a bona fide need for the testimony; (2) the substance of the desired testimony; (3) the exculpatory nature and effect of the desired testimony; and (4) that the codefendant would indeed … testif [y] at a separate trial.” United States v. Funt, 896 F.2d 1288, 1297 (11th Cir. 1990). If the defendant satisfies these threshold requirements, the trial judge then must “(1) examine the significance of the testimony in relation to the defendant’s theory of the case; (2) assess the extent of prejudice caused by the absence of the testimony; (3) consider judicial administration and economy; and (4) give weight to the timeliness of the motion.” Id.

We are not persuaded as to the exculpatory nature or effect of Cross’s proposed testimony. The affidavit consisted of little more than bare conclusory assertions of Lodge’s lack of involvement, and contained no clear indication of any “specific and exonerative facts” to which Cross would have testified. United States v. Pepe, 747 F.2d 632, 651 (11th Cir. 1984). See also United States v. Johnson, 713 F.2d 633, 641 (11th Cir. 1983), cert. denied, 465 U.S. 1081, 104 S. Ct. 1447, 79 L. Ed. 2d 766 (1984). Furthermore, Cross’s proffered testimony was entirely self-serving in light of its emphasis on his own defense theory that he was acting as a police informant, and was contradicted by the extensive evidence of Lodge’s considerable involvement in the Tampa photo scheme which was introduced at trial. For these reasons, Cross’s affidavit lacked any substantial credibility. Therefore, the exculpatory value of his proposed testimony would have been trivial, and Lodge’s defense did not suffer harm, let alone compelling prejudice, as a result of Cross’s unavailability. See Pepe, 747 F.2d at 651; Johnson, 713 F.2d at 641; United States v. Metz, 608 F.2d 147, 156 (5th Cir. 1979), cert. denied, 449 U.S. 821, 101 S. Ct. 80, 66 L. Ed. 2d 24 (1980).15  However, even if the court were persuaded that Cross’s testimony would have benefitted Lodge, we would still conclude that Lodge was not entitled to a severance on this basis. The trial in this case lasted approximately two months, and involved dozens of witnesses and hundreds of exhibits. As in Pepe, “the savings in time and resources produced by holding a joint trial in such a complex conspiracy case outweighed the possible benefit” Lodge might have “derived” from Cross’s testimony. Id., 747 F.2d at 651.16  See also Metz, 608 F.2d at 156. We conclude that the district court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to try Lodge and Cross separately on the basis of Cross’s alleged exculpatory testimony.17

A defendant is not entitled to a trial separate from that of his co-defendant simply because their defenses are prejudicial to one another. Rather, a trial court abuses its discretion in denying a severance only when the defenses advanced are “so antagonistic as to be irreconcilable or mutually exclusive.” United States v. Castillo-Valencia, 917 F.2d 494, 498 (11th Cir. 1990). Severance is compelled only “if the jury, in order to believe the core of testimony offered on behalf of one defendant, must necessarily disbelieve the testimony offered on behalf of his co-defendant.” United States v. Rucker, 915 F.2d 1511, 1513 (11th Cir. 1990) (per curiam), quoting United States v. Berkowitz, 662 F.2d 1127, 1134 (5th Cir. Unit B 1981).18  See also United States v. Caporale, 806 F.2d 1487, 1510 (11th Cir. 1986) (severance mandated only when “the jury will infer that both defendants are guilty solely because of the conflict” between their defenses), cert. denied, 482 U.S. 917, 107 S. Ct. 3191, 96 L. Ed. 2d 679 (1987). Lodge’s and Cross’s defenses at trial, however, were not so incompatible that the jury could not reasonably have decided on a version of events that accommodated both of their theories. See Castillo-Valencia, 917 F.2d at 498; United States v. Sawyer, 799 F.2d 1494, 1504 (11th Cir. 1986) (per curiam), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1069, 107 S. Ct. 961, 93 L. Ed. 2d 1009 (1987). At trial, Lodge sought to undercut the government’s charge that he joined and participated in the Tampa photo conspiracy. In cross-examination and argument, Lodge’s counsel suggested to the jury that Lodge had not solicited these nude pictures from Cross, and never intended to prepare them for commercial distribution as child pornography. Cross’s defense, on the other hand, was that he communicated with Lodge as a police informer acting under a grant of immunity. The jury could have believed both stories–that Cross was secretly working for law enforcement, and that Lodge received the photos but never agreed to become a part of Cross’s scheme.19  This is not a case in which Cross’s defense was Lodge’s guilt. See Rucker, 915 F.2d at 1513; United States v. Magdaniel-Mora, 746 F.2d 715, 720 (11th Cir. 1984). Therefore, we also conclude that the trial court’s refusal to grant a severance on the basis of an antagonism between Cross’s and Lodge’s defenses was not an abuse of discretion.

Finally, Lodge claims that his conviction should be reversed because his joint trial with Cross created a prejudicial spillover effect on the jury’s determination of Lodge’s guilt. Lodge contends that Cross’s misbehavior as a pro se litigant and the government’s introduction of inflammatory evidence against Cross deprived Lodge of his right to a fair trial.20  We find that this theory, like Lodge’s other grounds for challenging the denial of severance, is without merit.

As the court has noted, denial of severance will be considered error where the defendant can demonstrate that he suffered “compelling prejudice” as a result of the spillover effects of being tried jointly with a co-defendant. The applicable test is whether it was “within the capacity of [the] jurors to follow [the] court’s limiting instructions and appraise the independent evidence against each defendant solely upon that defendant’s own acts, statements, and conduct.”21  United States v. Silien, 825 F.2d 320, 232 (11th Cir. 1987) (per curiam). In this case, the trial court specifically charged the jury that, “each offense and the evidence pertaining to it should be considered separately,” and that “the case of each defendant should be considered separately and individually.”22  See United States v. Pritchett, 908 F.2d 816, 822 (11th Cir. 1990); United States v. Garrett, 727 F.2d 1003, 1015 (11th Cir. 1984), aff’d, 471 U.S. 773, 105 S. Ct. 2407, 85 L. Ed. 2d 764 (1985). Indeed, the fact that the jury acquitted Lodge on a number of counts on which it convicted Cross confirms that the jurors “sifted the evidence and made individual determinations of guilt and innocence.” United States v. Khoury, 901 F.2d 948, 966 (11th Cir. 1990). See also United States v. Berkowitz, 662 F.2d 1127, 1135 (5th Cir. Unit B 1981). Moreover, Lodge fails to explain how any particular comment by, or testimony against, Cross was either adverse to Lodge or created a risk of conflating the jury’s determination of each defendant’s guilt.23  See United States v. LaChance, 817 F.2d 1491, 1497 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, 484 U.S. 928, 108 S. Ct. 295, 98 L. Ed. 2d 255 (1987). We are not persuaded that Lodge suffered contaminating prejudice as a result of his joint trial with Cross. The trial court’s refusal to sever was not an abuse of discretion on this or any of the other rationales advanced by Lodge.

Lodge also contends that the district court erred in failing to conduct a pretrial evidentiary hearing on his motion to suppress evidence seized during a search of his Seattle home in May 1983. At trial, Lodge argued that Detective Thomas Dittmar of the Seattle Police Department intentionally or recklessly included false information and misleadingly omitted material facts from his search warrant affidavit. The district court, however, found that even if the allegedly false or misleading statements were deleted or corrected, the affidavit was still sufficient to establish probable cause for the search of Lodge’s house. Relying on our independent weighing of the allegations in such a redacted affidavit, we too conclude that the Seattle judge who issued the search warrant had a “substantial basis” for finding that probable cause existed. See United States v. Sims, 845 F.2d 1564, 1571 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, 488 U.S. 957, 109 S. Ct. 395, 102 L. Ed. 2d 384 (1988); United States v. Kirk, 781 F.2d 1498, 1505 (11th Cir. 1986). We therefore find no error.

In Franks v. Delaware, 438 U.S. 154, 98 S. Ct. 2674, 57 L. Ed. 2d 667 (1978), the United States Supreme Court recognized the limited constitutional right of a criminal defendant to attack the veracity of a warrant affidavit.24  In order to merit an evidentiary hearing on such a claim, however, an accused must make a concrete, preliminary showing that: (1) the affiant deliberately or recklessly included false statements, or failed to include material information, in the affidavit; and (2) the misrepresentation was essential to the finding of probable cause. Id. at 171-72, 98 S. Ct. at 2684-85. Accord United States v. Jenkins, 901 F.2d 1075, 1080 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, — U.S. —-, 111 S. Ct. 259, 112 L. Ed. 2d 216 (1990).

In this case, Dittmar’s affidavit contained information that he received from William Dworin, a Los Angeles police detective who had corresponded with Lodge in the course of an undercover investigation of child pornography.25  In a then-recent letter to Dworin, Lodge had stated that he was “fairly active in photography,” had a collection of “15,000 to 20,000 negatives,” and had “contacts that may eventually lead to some good models.” Lodge had also indicated that he had “a fair amount of European material, but as you know acquisition has been difficult lately.” Lodge assured Dworin that it would be “safe” to send him “any mail of any type.” In addition to providing the Seattle detective with a copy of Lodge’s letter, Dworin also informed Dittmar that Lodge’s name had appeared on Cross’s mailing lists for child pornography when he arrested Cross several years earlier. Finally, Dittmar’s affidavit also contained certain information about Lodge’s involvement in the Tampa photo hoax. According to the affidavit, the source of this last material was a government official who, in turn, had learned of the conspiracy from Cross.

Lodge argues that the following “facts,” which he presented to the district court, constituted a “substantial preliminary showing,” mandating a pretrial hearing on his suppression motion: (1) Dittmar failed to contact Cross to verify Lodge’s involvement in the Tampa scheme; (2) Cross denied making the statements attributed to him in the affidavit; (3) Dittmar failed to disclose that such information actually came from several prisoners incarcerated with Cross, whose reliability was unproven; and (4) the affidavit did not describe or attach the letter from Dworin which elicited Lodge’s return correspondence.

We assume, as did the district court, that Cross has satisfied the first prong of Franks by alleging, in more than conclusory fashion, a deliberately or recklessly false statement or material omission from the affidavit. However, even if all the information attributed to Cross were removed and the letter from Dworin to Lodge were added, the redacted affidavit would still contain allegations sufficient to support a finding of probable cause. See Jenkins, 901 F.2d at 1080; Sims, 845 F.2d at 1571; United States v. Ofshe, 817 F.2d 1508, 1513 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, 484 U.S. 963, 108 S. Ct. 451, 98 L. Ed. 2d 391 (1987). Lodge’s letter, with its cryptic references to “European material,” “good models,” his huge collection of photographs, and the need for secrecy, could reasonably be read as a veiled discussion of child pornography.26  Such an interpretation is only supported by Dworin’s antecedent letter to Lodge,27  and by the fact that Lodge’s name had earlier appeared on Cross’s child pornography mailing list. In short, even if restricted to such information, the affidavit demonstrated “a fair probability that contraband or evidence of a crime [would] be found in” Lodge’s home. Illinois v. Gates, 462 U.S. 213, 238, 103 S. Ct. 2317, 2332, 76 L. Ed. 2d 527 (1983). See also Jenkins, 901 F.2d at 1080; United States v. Strauss, 678 F.2d 886, 892 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, 459 U.S. 911, 103 S. Ct. 218, 74 L. Ed. 2d 173 (1982). For this reason, we hold that Lodge was not entitled to an evidentiary hearing on his Franks motion.28

In his third and final claim of error, Lodge challenges his conviction of conspiracy to exploit a minor sexually, on the ground that the evidence introduced against him at trial was insufficient as a matter of law to sustain a guilty verdict on this charge. In evaluating the sufficiency of evidence, we must view the evidence and all reasonable inferences that may be drawn from it in the light most favorable to the government.29  Glasser v. United States, 315 U.S. 60, 80, 62 S. Ct. 457, 469, 86 L. Ed. 680 (1942); United States v. Diaz, 916 F.2d 655, 656 (11th Cir. 1990). The jury’s verdict must be upheld “if any reasonable construction of the evidence allowed the jury to find the appellants guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.” United States v. Obregon, 893 F.2d 1307, 1311 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, — U.S. —-, 110 S. Ct. 1833, 108 L. Ed. 2d 961 (1990). See also United States v. Vera, 701 F.2d 1349, 1357 (11th Cir. 1983) (“It is not necessary that the evidence exclude every reasonable hypothesis of innocence or be wholly inconsistent with every conclusion except that of guilt”).

Lodge was convicted, under the federal conspiracy statute, 18 U.S.C.A. Sec. 371 (1966), of conspiring with Cross and Diwan to sexually exploit children in violation of 18 U.S.C.A. Sec. 2251(a) (1982).30  This latter section, as it existed at the time of Lodge’s offense, applied to “any person who employs, uses, persuades, induces, entices, or coerces any minor to engage in any sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing any visual or print medium depicting such conduct … if such person knows or has reason to know that such visual or print medium will be … mailed, or if such visual or print medium has actually been … mailed.” 18 U.S.C.A. Sec. 2251(a) (1982).31  Lodge now contends that the evidence at trial failed to prove the elements of a conspiracy under Sec. 371. To support a conviction for conspiracy, the prosecution must prove that two or more persons agreed to commit a crime, that the defendant knew of the conspiracy, and that he voluntarily participated in helping to achieve its objective. United States v. Roper, 874 F.2d 782, 787 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, — U.S. —-, 110 S. Ct. 189, 107 L. Ed. 2d 144 (1989). An additional element, under Sec. 371, is an overt act committed by one of the co-conspirators in furtherance of the conspiracy. 18 U.S.C.A. Sec. 371 (1966); United States v. Hollifield, 870 F.2d 574, 577 (11th Cir. 1989) (per curiam). The existence of a conspiracy may be demonstrated by direct or circumstantial proof, including inferences from statements or conduct of the participants. United States v. Lignarolo, 770 F.2d 971, 978 n. 9 (11th Cir. 1985), cert. denied, 476 U.S. 1105, 106 S. Ct. 1948, 90 L. Ed. 2d 358 (1986). Similarly, the defendant’s knowledge of and membership in the conspiracy may be proven by acts on his part which furthered the goal of the conspiracy.32  United States v. Morales, 868 F.2d 1562, 1572 (11th Cir. 1989).

The evidence presented by the government amply demonstrated both the existence of, and Lodge’s knowing involvement in, a conspiracy with Cross and Diwan to produce and market child pornography. The correspondence between Cross, Lodge, and third parties, as well as altered versions of the Tampa photos found in Lodge’s home, make clear that Lodge knew of Cross’s and Diwan’s plan to deceive the models and their parents into providing nude pictures, and that Lodge actively participated in the scheme by processing and modifying these photos in order to render them suitable for commercial distribution. The proof at trial was more than adequate to support Lodge’s conviction.33

Cross also argues that the evidence at trial was legally insufficient as to the conspiracy charge of which he too was found guilty. Cross alleges not that the government failed to prove all the elements of a conspiracy; rather, he contends that his conviction should be reversed because the evidence did not demonstrate that the Tampa photos were obscene, or that he endeavored to produce them for pecuniary gain. However, the antecedent version of 18 U.S.C.A. Sec. 2251, which Cross was convicted of violating, did not require that either the “sexually explicit conduct” engaged in by the minor or the “visual or print medium” created from that conduct be obscene.34  See 18 U.S.C.A. Secs. 2251(a), 2253(2) (1982); New York v. Ferber, 458 U.S. 747, 762 n. 15, 102 S. Ct. 3348, 3357 n. 15, 73 L. Ed. 2d 1113 (1982); S.Rep. No. 438, 95th Cong., 2d Sess. 12-14, reprinted in 1978 U.S.Code Cong. & Ad.News 40, 49-52.35  Furthermore, while Cross is correct in pointing out that, prior to the 1984 amendments, an accused could not be convicted of violating Sec. 2251 absent proof that he produced the material in question for financial gain,36  nevertheless, the government’s evidence, including Cross’s writings and testimony by his then-fellow prison inmates, clearly showed that one of his ultimate purposes in hatching the Tampa photo scheme was to profit from sales of the nude pictures.37  This claim of error is therefore without merit.

Relying on the Supreme Court’s decision in McNally v. United States, 483 U.S. 350, 107 S. Ct. 2875, 97 L. Ed. 2d 292 (1987),38  Cross asks us to reverse his mail fraud convictions on the ground that the jury could have concluded that he perpetrated the Tampa photo hoax simply to indulge his own personal, sexual gratification, and therefore could have found him guilty of engaging in a scheme to deprive his victims of intangible, non-property rights, outside the scope of the mail fraud statute, 18 U.S.C.A. Sec. 1341 (1984).39  However, after reviewing the indictment, the evidence offered at trial, and the jury instructions, we conclude that the jury in this case necessarily determined that Cross schemed to defraud the Tampa models, along with their families, the photographer, and the modeling agency, of various services and property of some value.40  See United States v. Lang, 904 F.2d 618, 627 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, — U.S. —-, 111 S. Ct. 305, 112 L. Ed. 2d 258 (1990); United States v. Dynalectric Co., 859 F.2d 1559, 1570 (11th Cir. 1988), cert. denied, 490 U.S. 1006, 109 S. Ct. 1642, 104 L. Ed. 2d 157 (1989). Therefore, we reject this claim of error.

In disposing of an appeal by Cross’s co-defendant, Diwan, this court has already determined that the indictment in this case sufficiently alleged a plot to deprive the victims of property or money.41  See United States v. Diwan, 864 F.2d 715 (11th Cir.) (per curiam), cert. denied, 492 U.S. 921, 109 S. Ct. 3249, 106 L. Ed. 2d 595 (1989). The court explained:

One objective of this conspiracy … was that the girls forfeit modelling services, photographs, and the likenesses that emanate therefrom. The photographer would lose the value of his services, as would the … [t]alent [a]gency … the photographer would necessarily have to use film and other materials in producing the photographs, and [the talent agency] would forfeit proprietary business information–the identities and the addresses of aspiring actresses. All of these items have value to the owner.

Id. at 719. Nevertheless, Cross now argues that the evidence presented at trial and the jury charge on the elements of mail fraud allowed the jury to convict him of engaging in a deception involving intangible, McNally-type rights. In attempting to identify such rights in this case, which were unprotected by the mail fraud statute, Cross contends that his guilty verdict may have improperly rested on proof showing only that he sought to obtain the Tampa photographs to satisfy his own sexual appetites.

Cross is wrong on all accounts. The evidence at trial proved the indictment’s allegations of losses suffered by the victims, as described in Diwan. More importantly, the district court’s instructions specifically directed the jury that it could return a guilty verdict on the mail fraud counts only if it found that Cross had devised “a scheme to defraud or for obtaining money or property,” and defined scheme to include any plan to obtain “money or property.” See Dynalectric, 859 F.2d at 1573 (concluding that identical instruction comported with McNally) . The court also charged that to act with “intent to defraud” meant acting “ordinarily for the purpose of causing some financial loss to another or bringing about some financial gain to oneself.”42  As for Cross’s claim that his convictions should be reversed because the ultimate goal of the plot was to indulge his pedophilia and not turn a profit, Cross incorrectly focuses on his own ultimate purposes, rather than on the harms suffered by his victims.43  In rejecting the same contention in Diwan’s case, this court stated:

Diwan misses the point when she argues that the primary objective of the scheme was merely personal sexual indulgence, and not the deprivation of property through fraud. The entire array of deprivations announced in the indictment would be a necessary result of the overt acts planned to further the scheme. If the defendants were to achieve success in their endeavor in the chosen manner, the girls, the photographer, and the talent agency would have to lose, and what they would lose is property.

Diwan, 864 F.2d at 719-20. Cross’s mail fraud convictions were not invalid under McNally and its progeny.

As the centerpiece of his defense at trial, Cross sought to prove that, in corresponding with Lodge, he was acting as an informant for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement under an official grant of immunity. Cross claims that his convictions should be overturned because the trial court improperly admitted as evidence letters that he wrote to Lodge as part of his work on behalf of a government investigation of child pornographers.44  For the purposes of resolving this issue, we accept, as did the district court, Cross’s contention that such evidence would be subject to exclusion if it were indeed a product of either an actual immunity agreement or Cross’s good faith belief that he had been granted immunity from prosecution. See United States v. Harvey, 869 F.2d 1439, 1444 (11th Cir. 1989); Rowe v. Griffin, 676 F.2d 524, 527-28 (11th Cir. 1982); United States v. Weiss, 599 F.2d 730, 735-36, 738 n. 17 (5th Cir. 1979). The district court overruled Cross’s objection to admission of the correspondence, in light of the government’s contrary evidence that Cross was not working as a law enforcement informant.45  Because Cross’s immunity contentions raised an issue relevant to his guilt or innocence, the jury was allowed to hear the evidence and received instructions on this defense.46  In convicting Cross on the conspiracy count, the jury necessarily found that Cross had possessed the requisite criminal intent when he conspired with Lodge. We find no reason to disturb the jury’s resolution of this factual issue against Cross.47

In 1979, Cross, through his attorney, Raymond Cramer, contacted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to explore the possibility of assisting the Department in an investigation of child pornography distribution. In 1980, Cross, Cramer, and Department agent Michael Brick met on several occasions to discuss ways in which Cross could aid in the investigation, but no agreement was reached. Brick suggested that Cross maintain his contacts with pornography distributors, but not with individual pedophiles. Brick also instructed Cross to mail only written materials, and specifically rejected a proposal by Cross that he send out a fake brochure containing pictures of nude children.48  Later that year, Department agent George Syring, who had been reassigned in Brick’s place, together with United States Postal Inspector Ted Griem also contacted Cross in order to solicit his assistance in gathering information about child pornographers. At a meeting with Cross in 1981, Syring and Griem instructed him to correspond with four magazine advertisers, who they suspected were peddling child pornography, through a post office box rented by Syring under a false name. No letters to or from Cross were ever received at this post office box. Instead, Cross asked the Department for a grant of immunity before proceeding with any correspondence. Several months later, the Department’s legal counsel forwarded a draft immunity agreement to Cross which he signed and returned to the Department through his attorney, Cramer.49  The agreement was never signed by any law enforcement official and was never returned to Cramer or Cross.50  Cramer testified that he assumed that the Department’s failure to return the immunity agreement meant that they had decided not to go forward with it.51

What is most telling is that, contrary to his instructions, Cross never informed any of the government officials with whom he communicated during this period about the Tampa photo scheme or that he was mailing nude pictures, nor did he ever receive permission from any law enforcement officer to engage in such activities.52  Indeed, Cross’s intrigues involving the child models occurred in late 1982 and early 1983, well after he had last had any discussions with or received any news from law enforcement officers concerning his assistance in an investigation or the possibility that he would be granted immunity. In short, based on these facts, it was not unreasonable for the jury to find that Cross did not engage in these activities under a good faith belief that he was acting on behalf of law enforcement and under a grant of immunity.53  Clearly rather, Cross was, as the government aptly describes it, “playing both ends against the middle in a cynical effort to create a defense for himself if his efforts to obtain pornographic pictures of little girls were discovered.”54

In addition to challenging the admission of his correspondence with Lodge on the basis of his purported immunity agreement, Cross also claims that the letters should have been excluded because they were unduly prejudicial and because those which predated the conspiracy were irrelevant to the charges against him. A district court’s admission of “extrinsic act” evidence under Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b) will not be reversed absent an abuse of discretion.55  United States v. Jones, 913 F.2d 1552, 1556 (11th Cir. 1990). In order to be admissible under Rule 404(b), extrinsic act proof must simply be relevant.56  Huddleston v. United States, 485 U.S. 681, 689, 108 S. Ct. 1496, 1501, 99 L. Ed. 2d 771 (1988). Cross’s pre-1980 correspondence to Lodge,57  in which he discussed at length various plots to produce and distribute child pornography, was properly introduced to demonstrate both appellants’ intent to accomplish this same illegal purpose with regards to the Tampa photo hoax.58  See Fed.R.Evid. 404(b); Jones, 913 F.2d at 1566; United States v. Collins, 779 F.2d 1520, 1533 (11th Cir. 1986). Evidence explaining the onset of Cross and Lodge’s planning of illegal activities was particularly important because of the unusual circumstances in this case: Cross and Lodge had never met, they lived on opposite coasts, and Lodge was not aware that Cross was incarcerated. See id.; United States v. Mancari, 875 F.2d 103, 105 (7th Cir. 1989); United States v. Marks, 816 F.2d 1207, 1209 (7th Cir. 1987). In short, contrary to what Cross suggests, there is no absolute bar on the introduction of evidence which pre-dates an alleged conspiracy if the evidence is otherwise relevant. See United States v. Diaz, 878 F.2d 608, 614 & n. 2 (2nd Cir.), cert. denied, — U.S. —-, 110 S. Ct. 543, 107 L. Ed. 2d 540 (1989); Mancari, 875 F.2d at 105; Marks, 816 F.2d at 1209.

Cross, however, also contends that even if the correspondence were relevant, the probative value of these and other, post-1980 letters used against him by the government was substantially outweighed by their unfair and unduly prejudicial impact on the jury. See Federal Rule of Evidence 403.59  Cross points, in particular, to some of the letters’ sexual references to children, and argues that their admission created an unacceptable risk that the jury convicted simply because he was a pedophile. A conviction will not be set aside because of a district court’s refusal to exclude evidence under Rule 403 absent a clear abuse of discretion. Cauchon v. United States, 824 F.2d 908, 913-14 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, 484 U.S. 957, 108 S. Ct. 355, 98 L. Ed. 2d 380 (1987). Indeed, Rule 403 is “an extraordinary remedy which should be used sparingly,” and the trial court’s discretion to exclude evidence as unduly prejudicial is “narrowly circumscribed.” United States v. Norton, 867 F.2d 1354, 1361 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, — U.S. —-, 110 S. Ct. 200, 107 L. Ed. 2d 154 (1989). The “major function” of Rule 403 “is limited to excluding matter of scant or cumulative probative force, dragged in by the heels for the sake of its prejudicial effect.” United States v. Sawyer, 799 F.2d 1494, 1506 (11th Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1069, 107 S. Ct. 961, 93 L. Ed. 2d 1009 (1987), quoting United States v. Thevis, 665 F.2d 616, 633-34 (5th Cir. Unit B), cert. denied, 456 U.S. 1008, 102 S. Ct. 2300, 73 L. Ed. 2d 1303 (1982).60  As previously discussed, the correspondence was of considerable probative value in proving Lodge’s and Cross’s intent to create and market child pornography.61  Moreover, because there was ample other evidence offered at trial that Cross was a pedophile and child pornographer, it is unlikely that the references in these letters to sexual exploitation of children injected any unfair prejudice into the jury’s determination of Cross’s guilt. We find no error in the district court’s admission of Cross’s correspondence.

Cross insists that he is entitled to a new trial as a result of the district court’s refusal to grant a continuance to enable him to call his daughter as a witness. The decision whether to continue a trial is committed to the sound discretion of the district court. United States v. O’Neill, 767 F.2d 780, 784 (11th Cir. 1985). The factors to be considered in evaluating such a claim of error are: (1) the diligence of the defense in interviewing the witness and procuring her testimony; (2) the probability of obtaining the testimony within a reasonable time; (3) the specificity with which the defense was able to describe the witness’s expected knowledge or testimony; and (4) the degree to which such testimony was expected to be favorable to the accused, and the unique or cumulative nature of the testimony. United States v. Costello, 760 F.2d 1123, 1126 (11th Cir. 1985). See also Dickerson v. Alabama, 667 F.2d 1364, 1370 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, 459 U.S. 878, 103 S. Ct. 173, 74 L. Ed. 2d 142 (1982).

Cross’s claim fails to satisfy several of these criteria. First, Cross was not diligent in endeavoring to secure his daughter’s presence, and did not demonstrate that she would actually be available to testify within a reasonable period of time. He first indicated to the trial court that he was having difficulty locating his daughter, who lived in Canada, two weeks after he had begun to present his defense, on the day he rested his case. At such time, the court granted Cross a five-day continuance, indicating that he would be allowed to reopen his case during or after Lodge’s defense in order to call his daughter as a witness, but that if she were not available on that date, the trial would be completed and the case submitted to the jury. On the day that Cross’s daughter was supposed to appear, he moved for another continuance on the ground that she had been forced to remain in Canada to care for a sick relative. Cross did not specifically indicate to the court when his daughter would be available to testify.62  Refusing to further delay the trial, the court denied Cross’s motion.

Second, his daughter’s testimony would have been, at best, cumulative and of marginal benefit to Cross’s defense. Cross contends that she would have testified that he had, in the 1950’s and 60’s, been a legitimate film producer and had intended to produce a documentary similar to the one that was the subject of the Tampa hoax. Such evidence, however, would have been of little relevance to the question of whether, decades after the events claimed by his daughter, Cross obtained nude photos from the young models in order to create child pornography. Indeed, the evidence at trial that Cross’s activities were not aimed at producing a legitimate film was overwhelming. Moreover, two other witnesses, the head of the talent agency and the Tampa photographer hired by Cross, each testified that he indeed demonstrated a professional familiarity with the film business and appeared to be a knowledgeable, experienced producer. The district court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to grant Cross a second continuance.

Cross next argues that he is entitled to a new trial because the district court erred in admitting irrelevant, cumulative, and unfairly prejudicial expert testimony by Kenneth Lanning, an FBI agent, on the characteristic behaviors of pedophiles. A trial court has wide discretion in determining whether to exclude expert testimony, and its action will be sustained on appeal unless “manifestly erroneous.” United States v. Burchfield, 719 F.2d 356, 357 (11th Cir. 1983) (per curiam). See also Hamling v. United States, 418 U.S. 87, 108, 94 S. Ct. 2887, 2903, 41 L. Ed. 2d 590 (1974); United States v. Bagnell, 679 F.2d 826, 833 (11th Cir. 1982), cert. denied, 460 U.S. 1047, 103 S. Ct. 1449, 75 L. Ed. 2d 803 (1983). A properly qualified expert witness may testify regarding his specialized knowledge in a given field if it “would assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue.”63  Federal Rule of Evidence 702. See United States v. Rouco, 765 F.2d 983, 995 (11th Cir. 1985) (expert may be used if his testimony can offer something “beyond the understanding and experience of the average citizen”), cert. denied, 475 U.S. 1124, 106 S. Ct. 1646, 90 L. Ed. 2d 190 (1986); Burchfield, 719 F.2d at 357 (expert testimony admissible where it is “the kind that enlightens and informs lay persons without expertise in a specialized field”). See also Notes of Advisory Committee on Proposed Rule 702.

In regards to the California photos that were the subject of Count II of the indictment, Lanning testified that these pictures would be of sexual interest to pedophiles and offered his expert opinion that they were obscene. Count II charged both Cross and Lodge with mailing obscene material in violation of 18 U.S.C.A. Sec. 1461 (1984), and the obscenity of these photos was an essential element of the offense. It is well settled that such expert testimony is permissible in an obscenity prosecution, particularly when “contested materials are directed at … [such] a bizarre deviant group that the experience of the trier of fact would be plainly inadequate to judge whether the material appeals to the prurient interest.” Bagnell, 679 F.2d at 833, quoting Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton, 413 U.S. 49, 56 n. 6, 93 S. Ct. 2628, 2634 n. 6, 37 L. Ed. 2d 446 (1973).64  Accord Hamling, 418 U.S. at 108, 94 S. Ct. at 2903; United States v. Petrov, 747 F.2d 824, 830 (2nd Cir. 1984), cert. denied, 471 U.S. 1025, 105 S. Ct. 2037, 85 L. Ed. 2d 318 (1985).

Lanning’s testimony was also helpful to the jury and relevant to its consideration of the conspiracy and mail fraud charges against Cross. In his defense at trial, Cross contended that the Tampa photos were innocent “nude studies,” rather than child pornography, and that he had arranged them for the purpose of casting a legitimate film. In describing the habits of pedophiles, Lanning testified that such persons characteristically derive sexual satisfaction from and collect even such ostensibly non-sexual nude photographs of children. Lanning also told the jury that these kinds of pictures, rather than more graphic ones, are frequently published in magazines distributed to pedophiles in an attempt to circumvent laws against obscenity and child pornography.65  Such evidence clearly shed light on one of the critical issues in the case–whether Cross obtained the photos with the intention of using them to produce and distribute child pornography. Indeed, federal courts have ordinarily allowed law enforcement officials “to testify as experts … to establish the modus operandi of particular crimes,” in order to “explain the actions of the defendants.”66  Burchfield, 719 F.2d at 358 (counterfeiters). Accord United States v. Thomas, 676 F.2d 531, 538 (11th Cir. 1982) (drug couriers); United States v. White, 890 F.2d 1012, 1014 (8th Cir.) (same), cert. denied, — U.S. —-, 110 S. Ct. 3254, 111 L. Ed. 2d 763 (1990); United States v. Anderson, 851 F.2d 384, 392-93 (D.C.1988) (pimps and prostitutes), cert. denied, 488 U.S. 1012, 109 S. Ct. 801, 102 L. Ed. 2d 792 (1989).67  Lanning’s testimony on these matters was also proper.

Cross, however, also insists that even if Lanning’s testimony were relevant and helpful to the jury, it should nevertheless have been excluded under Federal Rule of Evidence 403 because its probative value was substantially outweighed by its undue prejudice and tendency to mislead the jury. See Rouco, 765 F.2d at 995. Cross specifically suggests that Lanning’s testimony created an unacceptable risk that the jury convicted him simply out of disgust for pedophilia. As the court has already recognized in its discussion of Cross’s claim of error regarding admission of his correspondence,68  a conviction will not be overturned on the basis of a violation of Rule 403 absent a clear abuse of discretion. Cauchon v. United States, 824 F.2d 908, 913-14 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, 484 U.S. 957, 108 S. Ct. 355, 98 L. Ed. 2d 380 (1987). This rule is “an extraordinary remedy which should be used sparingly,” and, indeed, the trial court’s discretion to exclude evidence as unduly prejudicial is “narrowly circumscribed.” United States v. Norton, 867 F.2d 1354, 1361 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, — U.S. —-, 110 S. Ct. 200, 107 L. Ed. 2d 154 (1989). As noted above, Lanning’s testimony on the obscene nature of the California photos and the sexual appeal and marketability of the Tampa pictures to pedophiles was of considerable probative value in proving each of the charges contained in the indictment. Moreover, because there was extensive, particularized evidence of Cross’s sexual attitudes toward children offered at trial by the government and, indeed, by Cross himself, it is doubtful that Lanning’s more generalized testimony about the nature of pedophilia could have independently affected the jury’s verdict. See Anderson, 851 F.2d at 394. The jurors were instructed to determine for themselves the weight to be given the opinion of each expert witness. See Burchfield, 719 F.2d at 358. We find no error in the district court’s admission of Lanning’s testimony over Cross’s Rule 403 objection.69

In his initial pro se brief, Cross complains that the district court improperly admitted certain hearsay statements made to law enforcement officers by Diwan and Lodge. At trial, a prison inspector and state police official from Florida each testified that Diwan provided and identified for them certain documents that the government later introduced as exhibits at trial, including a package of nude photographs which Diwan indicated she had received from the Tampa photographer. In addition, Seattle Detective Thomas Dittmar also testified that at the time he and other officers searched Lodge’s home, Lodge acknowledged to him that he collected child pornography, knew Cross, and that the dummy corporation created as a front for the Tampa photo scheme had been Cross’s idea.

An out-of-court statement by a co-conspirator is admissible under both Federal Rule of Evidence 801(d) (2) (E)70  and the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment if the trial judge determines that the government has proven by a preponderance of the evidence that (1) “the declarant and the defendant were involved in an existing conspiracy,” and (2) “the statement was made in furtherance of that conspiracy.”71  United States v. Jones, 913 F.2d 1552, 1563 (11th Cir. 1990). See also Bourjaily v. United States, 483 U.S. 171, 175, 107 S. Ct. 2775, 2778, 97 L. Ed. 2d 144 (1987). Although we are bound to apply a “liberal standard” in determining whether a statement was made in furtherance of a conspiracy, see United States v. Byrom, 910 F.2d 725, 735 (11th Cir. 1990), it is clear that these statements by Diwan and Lodge were admissions after the conspiracy had effectively ended, and as such, were not made “in furtherance of that conspiracy.”72  The district court’s finding to the contrary was clearly erroneous. See United States v. Turner, 871 F.2d 1574, 1581 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, — U.S. —-, 110 S. Ct. 552, 107 L. Ed. 2d 548 (1989).

However, this conclusion does not end our inquiry. It is well-established that the improper admission of co-conspirator hearsay, like other Confrontation Clause errors, is subject to the harmless error rule of Chapman v. California, 386 U.S. 18, 87 S. Ct. 824, 17 L. Ed. 2d 705 (1967). Turner, 871 F.2d at 1581-82. See also Delaware v. Van Arsdall, 475 U.S. 673, 684, 106 S. Ct. 1431, 1438, 89 L. Ed. 2d 674 (1986). We find that Cross is not entitled to prevail on appeal, despite the district court’s erroneous failure to exclude these statements, because there is “no reasonable probability” that such evidence “might have contributed to [his] conviction [s].” Turner, 871 F.2d at 1582, quoting Fahy v. Connecticut, 375 U.S. 85, 86-87, 84 S. Ct. 229, 230-31, 11 L. Ed. 2d 171 (1963).73  See also United States v. Petit, 841 F.2d 1546, 1557 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, 487 U.S. 1237, 108 S. Ct. 2906, 101 L. Ed. 2d 938 (1988); United States v. Santiago, 837 F.2d 1545, 1549 (11th Cir. 1988). Diwan’s and Lodge’s statements to law enforcement officers were of little significance to the case against Cross. The government presented abundant, independent proof of the inculpatory facts referred to in these statements, namely, that the Tampa photographer had conveyed nude photos to Cross, and that Cross had hatched the idea of chartering a corporation to disguise his pornographic enterprise. Moreover, because the evidence of Cross’s guilt on all counts was so overwhelming, we can be virtually certain that the admission of these statements did not influence the jury’s verdict. Cross is not entitled to a new trial, because the error in question was “harmless beyond a reasonable doubt.” See Turner, 871 F.2d at 1582; United States v. Pendegraph, 791 F.2d 1462, 1465 (11th Cir.), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 869, 107 S. Ct. 235, 93 L. Ed. 2d 160 (1986). See also United States v. Weinstein, 762 F.2d 1522, 1535 (11th Cir. 1985), cert. denied, 475 U.S. 1110, 106 S. Ct. 1519, 89 L. Ed. 2d 917 (1986).

Cross contends that Warren Mumpower, a former fellow inmate and government witness, has since recanted the testimony he gave at Cross’s trial.74  However, the proper procedure for presenting such newly discovered evidence would have been to file a motion for a new trial in the district court. See Fed. R. Crim. P. 33. Cross has failed to pursue this avenue and it is now closed to him, as the prescribed two-year period in which to move for a new trial under Rule 33 has expired.75  This court cannot consider a claim that rests on factual allegations outside the record which the district court has never considered. See United States v. Costa, 890 F.2d 480, 483 (1st Cir. 1989); United States v. Lara-Hernandez, 588 F.2d 272, 275 (9th Cir. 1978).76  As a federal prisoner, Cross is free to bring a habeas corpus action in the district court, under 28 U.S.C.A. Sec. 2255, collaterally attacking his convictions on the basis of Mumpower’s alleged perjury. See id.

We now dispose of Cross’s final claim that he is entitled to a new trial because the prosecution improperly obtained his sealed witness list, and colluded with Diwan’s defense counsel to induce her to flee the country.77  As a general matter, we will reverse a conviction on the basis of governmental misconduct only if the misconduct may have prejudiced substantial rights of the accused. United States v. Collins, 779 F.2d 1520, 1534 (11th Cir. 1986). Specifically, the government’s improper acquisition of defense strategy is fatal to a conviction only where there was “a realistic possibility of injury to [the defendant] or benefit to the State.” United States v. Franklin, 598 F.2d 954, 956 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 444 U.S. 870, 100 S. Ct. 147, 62 L. Ed. 2d 95 (1979), quoting Weatherford v. Bursey, 429 U.S. 545, 558, 97 S. Ct. 837, 845, 51 L. Ed. 2d 30 (1977). In this case, Cross submitted to the district court, ex parte, a list of witnesses he wished to call together with a description of the relevant, anticipated testimony of each one, in order to obtain subpoenas and expenses for these witnesses. Cross himself admitted that this document was unsealed when received by the clerk of the district court, although he insists that it was sealed when filed by his standby counsel. Even if it were true that, as Cross alleges, the witness list was later revealed to the FBI agent assigned to the case, Cross did not demonstrate that the agent or any member of the prosecutorial team was responsible for unsealing the document, or that it was unsealed other than by accident. This does not amount to governmental misconduct. Moreover, Cross has failed to describe how the revelation of his witness list prejudiced his case, and he has not contradicted the government’s contention that they already knew the nature of his defense and the identities of many of his witnesses. Presented with these allegations, the district court properly denied Cross’s motion to dismiss the indictment on the basis of the unsealed witness list.78

As for the other element of Cross’s misconduct claim, it is true that government intimidation of defense witnesses can constitute a denial of due process. See United States v. Terzado-Madruga, 897 F.2d 1099, 1108 (11th Cir. 1990); United States v. Stewart, 820 F.2d 370, 375 (11th Cir. 1987). See also United States v. Valenzuela-Bernal, 458 U.S. 858, 867, 102 S. Ct. 3440, 3446, 73 L. Ed. 2d 1193 (1982). The district court held several hearings to inquire into allegations by Cross that the government had deprived him of favorable testimony from Diwan by colluding with her defense attorney to persuade her to abscond rather than face trial. Although testimony by Cross and Diwan,79  together with a purported transcript of one of Diwan’s conversations with her attorney, indicates that the attorney may have suggested to Diwan that she consider leaving the country, there was no evidence whatsoever that the government induced the attorney to make this suggestion, or otherwise colluded with Diwan’s counsel.80  We concur in the district court’s finding that Cross’s witness intimidation claim has no merit.


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