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 Pop mogul Jonathan King, 72, is charged with 18 sex offences from the 1970s and 80s

  • King famed for songs like Everyone’s Gone to the Moon and Hooked on a Feeling
  • He appeared many times on television including shows like Entertainment USA
  • King was bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday
May 25 2017

 

Pop mogul and record producer Jonathan King was today charged with 18 historical sex offences against nine alleged victims.

King was famed for songs including Everyone’s Gone to the Moon and Hooked on a Feeling and discovered the band Genesis as a music producer.

He appeared many times on television on both sides of the Atlantic including on shows like Top of the Pops and Entertainment USA.

Surrey Police announced he was charged with offences which allegedly took place between 1970 and 1986.

King, aged 72 years, was bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, June 26, to answer the charges which were uncovered as part of ‘Operation Ravine’.

A Surrey Police spokesman said: ‘Operation Ravine was established in early 2015 following a review by Merseyside Police into the Surrey Police investigation entitled Operation Arundel which launched in 2000.

‘The independent review was commissioned in January 2014 to ensure all lines of inquiry had been identified.

‘A number of actions have subsequently been progressed under Operation Ravine leading to new allegations of sexual offences being identified.’

King was famed for songs including Everyone’s Gone to the Moon and Hooked on a Feeling and discovered the band Genesis as a music producer

Interesting reading in the light of today’s news in more ways than one!

Operation Ravine: Jonathan King And Two Others Arrested

September 10, 2015

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Jonathan King has been desperately attempting to suggest that he has been the victim of false allegations similar to those that have been circulating in the press recently even going as far as coming to Edward Heath’s defence as a character witness in The Spectator (Yeh, right!). This Sunday he wrote:

We see these pathetic stories crumbling, started by mentally unstable characters in a fantasy world wanting attention, sympathy, believing their own stories (reminds me of the man who started my witch hunt, who, it transpires, made money as a teenager telling people his mother was dying of cancer and forcing her to call the donors to deny the tale and apologise)

– carried by media sources desperate for “great stories” (like the wonderful Exaro) – picked up by millions as a “great story” – forcing under funded police forces to spend millions on investigating stupid tales that, a few years ago, would have been dropped in seconds – stirred up by media howls (“Savile WAS a pervert – ignored for years”) expanding unproveable stories and encouraging further mad tales by unhinged “victims”.

King of Shits

It only serves to highlight the dangers of false allegations in the media when they can be used by a man like King to muddy the waters but it seems that he’s not fooling the police – and he certainly doesn’t fool me.

It has been plausibly suggested (though unconfirmed) that the other men arrested with Jonathan King are Deniz Corday (86) who started the Walton Hop Teen disco in 1958 and former Hop DJ Robert Randall (77)

The former music industry figure Jonathan King has been arrested on suspicion of historical child sex offences, the BBC understands.

Mr King, 70, was arrested at his home in Bayswater, west London, by Surrey Police officers on Wednesday morning.

Two other men, aged 77 and 86, both from Walton-on-Thames, were also arrested and are being questioned.

The arrests were made in connection with allegations linked to the Walton Hop Disco in Walton-on-Thames.

An ongoing investigation, titled Operation Ravine, is looking into allegations of sexual offences against children connected with the disco in the 1970s and 1980s.

Surrey Police said specialist police officers were searching the men’s properties.

BBC News

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Ex-TV star Fred Talbot convicted of indecently assaulting seven boys

May 25 2017

Former ITV weather presenter, 67, guilty of committing sexual offences against boys on trips to Scotland when he was a teacher

A jury found the 67-year-old guilty of indecently assaulting seven teenage boys on the camping and boating trips while he was a biology teacher at a school in the Manchester area.

Talbot, of Greater Manchester, had denied the allegations but was convicted of seven of nine charges after a nine-day trial at Lanark sheriff court.

The former television personality was a regular on the floating weather map in Albert Dock in Liverpool for ITV’s This Morning show. He was previously jailed for five years in Manchester in 2015 for indecently assaulting two schoolboys, the court heard.

The jury took four hours over two days to consider their verdict. Talbot, wearing a short-sleeved shirt and tie, sat impassively as the verdict was delivered.

They found Talbot unanimously guilty of two of the charges against him. The remaining five guilty verdicts were by majority. He was cleared of two charges – one of indecent assault and one of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices.

He will be sentenced on 15 June.

The offences, against boys aged 15 to 17, all took place between 1978 and 1981 and happened during separate trips to two locations in Scotland – near the St Mary’s Loch area in Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway, and the Caledonian Canal in Inverness in the Highlands.

During the trial, a succession of witnesses, now men in their 50s who cannot be named for legal reasons, told of their initial excitement at going on the trips – sometimes the first time away from their parents.

At the time, Talbot was a young teacher with a more relaxed attitude than others and would talk to the boys about topics such as pop music, alcohol and sex, the court heard.

The men went on to recount how Talbot abused his position of trust to attack them. One man told the court he was indecently assaulted as a teenager after a visit to the pub on a camping trip left him “very much the worse for wear”.

The witness told of his “horror” when he awoke, after being “singled out” to go to the pub, to find Talbot touching him in a tent when he was partially clothed.

Another witness gave evidence over a video link from Australia to recount how he awoke in his tent to find Talbot making a sexual advance on him.

A further witness said he was left “petrified” when Talbot indecently assaulted him on a trip to the Caledonian Canal in 1979.

The Stone Roses frontman, Ian Brown, 54, who was not an alleged victim, gave evidence at the trial and said he had never forgotten the moment Talbot invited one of his young friends to sleep in his tent on a school camping trip.

He told how Talbot would regularly talk about trips during class but would only invite certain people to go on the excursions.

In February 2015, Talbot was convicted at Manchester Minshull Street crown court of indecent assaults on two pupils from the same school and he was jailed for five years the following month.

Those assaults took place on school canal barge trips in the Cheshire area in the mid-1970s.

After the verdicts were delivered, prosecutor Imran Bashir told the court Talbot is still serving the sentence imposed on him in England.

Sheriff Nikola Stewart called for a criminal justice social work report and a risk assessment to be carried out before she sentences Talbot in three weeks’ time.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/25/itv-weather-presenter-star-fred-talbot-convicted-indecently-assault-boys?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

25 May 2017

In the third of our special series on Islington’s notorious kids’ homes, Emma Youle meets survivors – and hears how their lives were torn apart by the very institutions that should have protected them

Calling for a full police-led inquiry, Imogen said: “Those people who were running children’s homes, they need to be accountable. The whole structure has to change. It’s like the Church – it’s no good going after individual priests. You need to go after the establishment that harboured these people.”

NEXT WEEK: In the final part of this series, a care worker and survivors who lived at Gisburne House home speak out – and will Jeremy Corbyn support demands for a police-led inquiry?

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/islington-kids-home-survivors-speak-out-about-horrific-abuse-still-ruining-their-lives-today-1-5033655

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No news on Colin Pritchard who was due at Crawley Magistrates’  Court yesterday, May 24 2017 :

A former Church of England priest has been charged with sexual offences against a boy.

Ifor Whittaker, who was previously known as Colin Pritchard, has been charged by Sussex Police following offences which are said to have taken place between February 1987 and February 1993.

The 72-year-old, of Rectory Road, Sutton, is accused of two counts of citing the boy to commit an act of gross indecency, two for gross indecency, two for buggery and one offence of conspiracy with another man – Roy Cotton – to commit acts of indecency.

Whittaker was vicar of Sedlescombe, near Battle, at the time the offences are alleged to have taken place in the vicarage when the boy was aged between 12 and 16.

He is due at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on May 24.

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/15250673.Former_priest_due_in_court_accused_of_sexual_offences_against_a_boy/

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South Africa

Sidney Frankel: The true legacy of a ‘paedophile’ philanthropist

23 May 2017

The original photo: Sidney Frankel.

He was a billionaire stockbroker, a friend of politicians from Cyril Ramaphosa to Barend du Plessis, and a trustee at Constitution Hill. He was also an alleged paedophile, a man accused of sexually molesting eight men and women more than 20 years ago, at a time when none of these people had yet reached adolescence. Now it turns out that Sidney Frankel, who died of cancer in April, may be lending his name to a progressive amendment to the Sexual Offences Act. What’s the moral behind this tragic tale? And why didn’t the Daily Maverick get anywhere with the long-form investigative piece we were preparing in 2016? A report-back by KEVIN BLOOM.

“You know, this guy has destroyed my life.”

You would think, as journalists, as human beings whose work on this planet involves talking to other human beings about how and why their lives have been destroyed, that we’d hear sentences like this all the time. But you would be wrong. Mostly what we hear in such circumstances is defiance and denial. The remarkable thing about human beings is their unwillingness to accept destruction, even when the world is lying in a pile of rubble at their feet. People ignore, people refute, people repress – anything to escape the brutal truth of the devastation that confronts them. Are these people lying to us because we are journalists? Probably. Sometimes, however, even a journalist will get to bathe in the grace that is the heartbreak of a life split open.

“It started when I was six and ended when I was 13,” explained Marinda Smith, the eighth applicant in the sexual assault case brought against billionaire stockbroker Sidney Frankel. It was mid-winter 2016, around nine months before Frankel would die of cancer in his luxury Johannesburg home, and Marinda, 52, had removed herself from the bedroom of her tiny Boksburg flatlet to an old armchair in the lounge that caught the last rays of the sun.

“I’ve still got so much buried,” she informed the Daily Maverick, apologetically. “Sjoe, the dreams I’ve been having. Remembering the walls, the carpets, the ‘outside’ glass lifts in Diagonal Street. It came back to me the other day that I was always so scared to go in the ‘inside’ lifts. Why? Because I was so scared of bumping into him. I also remember the old building in Fox Street, the office was very small. I remember small passages. Diagonal Street was much bigger. And then one night the ‘Juicy Lucy’ came back to me in a dream. The lady’s bathroom. That’s where I went to clean myself up.”

The grace that is the heartbreak of a life split open – Fritz Perls, escapee from Nazi Germany and founder (with his wife Laura) of gestalt therapy, put it like this:

“Truth can be tolerated only if you discover it yourself because, then, the pride of discovery makes the truth palatable.”

Not that Marinda had the help of gestalt therapy, or any other therapy, to lead her to her breakthrough – which, of course, was Perls’s point. She discovered the truth for herself when she was watching Carte Blanche on a Sunday night in 2015. There on the screen was Sidney Frankel, the boss of the company that her mom had worked for when she was little, and all these people were saying that once upon a time he had “touched” them, “fondled” them, “molested” them too.

“Imagine this. You know, not just body-wise, but brain-wise, heart-wise, you know that this thing has happened to you also. I sat there like a zombie. I was numb. Then I started to shake.”

A volcano. That’s how 40 years of repression erupted into Marinda’s waking consciousness. As a young teenager, when she was in high school and her mother no longer needed to take her into the office during term breaks, she became a champion runner. She ran so fast and so far from the memories of her mother’s boss that she became the fastest runner in her school. She won provincial colours in sprinting. She cut her hair short and dressed like a boy so that nobody would find her attractive. When she left school, she drank. “If I wasn’t drinking, I couldn’t have been intimate with my first husband,” she said. She had a hysterectomy after her pregnancy because the period pains were so intense that she would often faint. At 52, she told the Daily Maverick, she was learning for the first time how to form “touch relationships”.

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What is it about the quality of self-hate in South Africa that makes the sexual abuse of minors so ubiquitous?

Mark Peens, Marinda Smith’s boyfriend, a man who had also been sexually abused as a child and who could therefore fill the vacuum where the physical intimacy was supposed to be, shrugged his shoulders. He had been standing behind the counter in the tiny kitchenette throughout the interview, making sure that Marinda was filled up on cigarettes and tissues. He didn’t have a theory for the Daily Maverick about the larger issues – what good were theories anyway? – but he did know that whenever something could be done to change the pattern, something should be done. So on the Monday morning following the Carte Blanche episode, he put his girlfriend in the car. With Marinda shaking like a leaf in the passenger seat, he drove the car down the highway to Sandton. There, up in one of the shiny tower blocks, he located the offices of Ian Levitt, the lawyer who was in charge of the civil and criminal matters that had been lodged against the billionaire Sidney Frankel.

The civil case was straightforward enough: Frankel was being sued for the emotional and physical harm he had allegedly caused to the seven complainants who had already come forward. But the criminal case was something else entirely. Unlike rape, compelled rape, child pornography and trafficking, which have no term of prescription in South Africa, sexual assault in this country is prescribed at 20 years. Levitt, it turned out, was applying to the Constitutional Court to have the law changed so that Frankel could be charged for crimes allegedly committed in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.

In August 2016, much to the dismay of Mark Peens and Marinda Smith and the original seven complainants, Levitt failed. The Constitutional Court rejected the lawyer’s bid for direct access. But he gathered his files and decided to go the long route, which meant taking the case to the High Court. Meanwhile, with the civil case proceeding in tandem with the criminal matter, Frankel had retained the services of Billy Gundelfinger, South Africa’s very own celebrity divorce lawyer a la Laura Wasser. On 13 April 2017, it was Gundelfinger who confirmed to the press that his client had succumbed to cancer. While most observers muttered under their breath about the “convenience” of such a demise, the activist group Women & Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) were less demure: “It was the worst-kept secret in Johannesburg’s business, Jewish and socialite communities,” they said of the child molestation and sexual abuse charges.

The WMACA, as the Daily Maverick well knew, wasn’t joking. Among the numerous interviews we conducted for a long-form investigative piece that never got written, was one with Renee Rothquel – mother of Shane Rothquel, a former resident of the Arcadia Jewish orphanage and a member of the original seven. “It’s a closed community,” offered Renee, on the Jewish angle specifically, when asked why the alleged abuse had been kept under wraps for so long. “God forbid anybody outside the community should know about it.”

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God forbid. That term could just as easily have been applied to the business and socialite communities too. Speaking of which, what exactly did happen to the long-form piece that the Daily Maverick (read: the author of this short article) spent all those days and weeks investigating? There are multiple answers to this question, but we will burden the reader with only two.

The first answer lies in the term “investigating”, which in its adjectival form – i.e. “investigative” – demands that something new is brought to light. Try as we might, we simply couldn’t move the story forward. We set out on the assumption that if there were eight complainants whose statements under oath pointed to habitual molestation in multiple locations, there were possibly dozens more that hadn’t yet signed affidavits – but this was an assumption that simply could not be elevated to the realm of publishable fact. Our leads landed in unanswered mails, unreturned calls, and assorted other cul-de-sacs.

As for the business community, we were met, on the one hand, with outright hostility, and on the other with a monumental waste of our time. In the latter instance, we learned of a man who was well acquainted with a former long-time PA of Frankel, a woman in her 70s who apparently had a whole bunch of “dirty secrets” in a file in her flat. Why, after countless hours of tedium on the phone and in coffee shops with this contact, did the woman refuse to play ball? Allegedly, because she feared she would get “whacked”.

Whatever that meant, there was the obvious fact that the business community was somehow complicit in the culture of silence. As of August 2016, as pointed out to the Daily Maverick by Paul Diamond – who, along with his sister Nicole Levenstein and his childhood friend George Rosenberg, was one of the first complainants to go public – the official website of Constitution Hill listed a very interesting board of Trustees: Cyril Ramaphosa (chairman), Michael Katz, Joyce Seroke, Cheryl Carolus and Sidney Frankel.

The great “philanthropist” Sidney Lewis Frankel – on the day of his death, even talk radio station 702, whose indefatigable Mandy Weiner did more than any other journalist to publicise the story, was using the word. Frankel sure did give a lot of money to charity, it appeared. He also gave generously of his time and resources. Below, for your edification, a passage from Anthony Butler’s 2008 biography Cyril Ramaphosa:

The true significance of the famous story about Cyril Ramaphosa removing a fish-hook from (National Party Cabinet minister) Roelf Meyer’s thumb is that their host on the day, Sidney Frankel, was chairman of Frankel Pollak, the largest stockbroker on the (then) Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Frankel acted as a facilitator of relationships between foreign and domestic business investors and government. By 1987 Frankel was well connected with the “left” in (the National Party) government – with people such as Gerrit Viljoen, Barend du Plessis and Roelf Meyer – and he began to reach out to the United Democratic Front. On one occasion, he recalls, (President) PW Botha discovered that (Finance minister) Du Plessis was attending a conference, where he was talking to a senior UDF member. Botha had Du Plessis summoned to a telephone and instructed him to leave forthwith.

Sure, so even if the man never met a government he didn’t like, he knew how to spin the PR. It’s hardly a crime. What is a crime, however, is hanging out at the orphanage under the guise of being the big macher Jewish philanthropist and fiddling (allegedly) with the kids.

Which brings up the second reason that the long-form investigative piece never got written. After a certain amount of time pouring over the legal files and re-listening to the interviews, you start to lose faith in human nature. In other words, you begin to get seriously depressed about how much power “power” actually has. And yes, dear reader, you are quite right to ask the question: how, then, must it feel to live in the skin of Nicole Levenstein, Paul Diamond, George Rosenberg, Katherine Rosenberg, Daniela McNally, Lisa Wegner, Shane Rothquel or Marinda Smith?

But it turns out there may be a redemptive ending to this tale. As of Monday 22 May, the first day of the High Court application referred to above, the media were reporting that the bid to overturn the prescription on sexual assault, if successful, could become known as “Frankel’s Law”. Given that the legal representatives for the Minister of Justice, who argued their case on Tuesday 23 May, also supported the application, it’s likely that acting Judge Clare Hartford of the South Gauteng High Court will agree.

The grace that is the heartbreak of a life split open – or, in this case, eight lives. Would it be too much to ask, on behalf of all current and future citizens of South Africa, for us to collectively recognise the bravery of Nicole Levenstein and her brother Paul Diamond, George Rosenberg and his sister Katherine Rosenberg, Daniela McNally, Lisa Wegner, Shane Rothequel and Marinda Smith?

Surely – hopefully – not.

 

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2017-05-23-sidney-frankel-the-true-legacy-of-a-paedophile-philanthropist/#.WSTQ6ty1uM9

 

Where is Ghislaine Maxwell? Has she done a runner?

Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of criminal and Mossad spy Robert Maxwell appears to have gone underground.

She is connected to the Jeffrey Epstein child sex case and accused of sex acts with children, procuring children for sex, and essentially pimping girls. She is also subject to civil cases, but apparently is refusing to accept service of legal documents.

Does anyone know where she is?

The Epstein operation is thought to be a CIA/ Mossad connected “brownstone” operation for compromising politicians and other powerful people.

                                                        Ghislaine Maxwell

Here is the article from Daily Caller in the US

[1] 2017 May 16 Daily Caller Jeffrey Epstein’s Runaway Procurer

Jeffrey Epstein’s Runaway Procurer

Ghislaine N. Maxwell is on the run again.  A close friend of HRH Prince Andrew and former president Bill Clinton was sued once more.  Maxwell refuses to accept service and instructed her Denver, Colorado attorneys, Haddon, Morgan & Foreman, not to accept service on her behalf.  Maxwell’s attorneys also announced they do not know her whereabouts. The case: Jane Doe #43 vs. Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Sarah Kellen, Lesley Groff, and Natalya Malyshev, is the second pending civil lawsuit filed against Maxwell by a sex trafficked survivor.

Filed January 26, 2017, in New York, this case shows how Maxwell and her former companion, Jeffrey E. Epstein, sexually abused Jane Doe #43 when she was a minor living in Manhattan.  Maxwell is a dual citizen of England and France and until recently owned a residence in New York City off Madison Avenue.  Jane Doe #43 otherwise known as Sarah Ransome is a native South African.

Ransome was recruited in Manhattan by Natalya Malyshev who apparently procured for Epstein and Maxwell.  Malyshev introduced her to Maxwell, Epstein, and the alleged procurers named in the case.  Ransome, “Believed her [conformity] with [Maxwell’s and Epstein’s] demands were crucial to her physical, psychological, financial survival.”  During the 6-month period of dependence, Epstein provided Ransome with a cell phone and an apartment at his building at 301 East 66 Street in Manhattan.  The abusive relationship lasted between October 2006 until end of April 2007, when Ransome ran away and left the country.

Maxwell, who allegedly instructed Ransome how to massage Epstein expected the girl to, “Provide Epstein with massages in order to reap the benefits of his and Maxwell’s connections.”  Ransome said, “Maxwell and Epstein threatened [her and] that while they had the ability to advance her education and career, they also had the ability to make sure she would obtain no formal education or modeling agency contracts if she failed to provide the sexual favors… [unless she obeyed] the instructions given her by Epstein and Maxwell.”  Ransome agreed to perform sex acts with Maxwell and Epstein because she wanted to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, “FIT,” in Manhattan. Case 1:17-cv-00616-JGK Filed 01/26/17

In fact, the introduction by defendant Malyshev, turns out to be part of the massive underage sex pyramid scheme created in the 1990s by Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein, Sarah Kellen and other defendants identified in this case.  Sex crimes apparently committed by Maxwell and Epstein were perpetrated against dozens of at risk, underage, vulnerable girls looking primarily for part time jobs, modeling work, and money to pay for their higher education.

The scope and range of sex crimes against minors were so heinous that Epstein was eventually arrested in 2005.  In 2008, Epstein served 13 months in a private cell in a private building at the Palm Beach County jail followed by 18 months of house arrest in his Palm Beach estate.  Maxwell and the other defendants were never criminally charged in the 2005 criminal case.

Ransome said, “Epstein made it known that further sex would be required in order for her to obtain [his] assistance and avoid Ransome’s threatened retaliation if [she] did not perform as demanded.”  Maxwell and Epstein told Ransome, “other young [girls]…were there not only to provide massages, but also sexual acts.” “Epstein gave [Ransome], no option.”  The girl was coerced “dozens of times to provide body massages to Epstein at his [Manhattan] townhouse and on his private island [Little St. John], in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She was also “Required to perform [sex acts] with Epstein, [and was] transported [on his private jet].”  With the intent to sexually exploit Ransome the defendants, Maxwell, Leslie Groff and Kellen also, “arranged [Ransome’s] commercial air travel on numerous occasions.”

“On one occasion, after suffering verbal abuse and threats by Epstein, Maxwell, and Kellen, Ransome attempted to escape Epstein’s island.  A search party led by Epstein located her and physically returned her to [his] main house.”  Ransome claims she remained with Maxwell and Epstein between October 2006-April 2007 because she was scared and if she had run away perhaps they, “Would physical[ly] restrain and potential[ly] harm her, as well as [damage] her reputation, employability, and state of mind.”  In January 2007, “Maxwell and Epstein along with the other procurers sent Ransome back to South Africa to recruit, for a promised fee, one or more aspiring female models supposedly for Epstein to use as a personal assistant.” They threatened not to pay for her education and help her in her career if she did not meet their terms.

“While in South Africa Sarah Ransome refused to recruit the minor girls, and returned to New York. Maxwell and Epstein threatened her. They also [told] her she would not be [allowed] back to the U.S. unless she went on a diet and lost 57 kilos approximately 125 pounds.”  Vulnerable, ambitious and inexperienced, Ransome believed, “she had no choice and attempted to lose the weight.”

The diet led to “kidney malfunction and extreme emotional and psychological distress.” Epstein and Maxwell, “Called Sarah’s parents in South Africa [to explain] they would take good care of Sarah when she returned to the U.S. and would use their connections and influence to have [her] admitted to FIT or another well-regarded fashion school.”  In February 2007, Ransome returned to New York and was immediately forced to have sex with Epstein.”  By May 2007, when Maxwell and Epstein did not keep their promise “Ransome left the U.S. and did not return.”

It seems, “Epstein’s wealth, influence, power and connections were used both as an inducement to provide sex (in exchange for promises of support), and as a means of threatening punishment (should [Ransome and other minors] refuse to comply with [his] instructions.”. On May 11th, Brad Edwards one of the attorneys representing several trafficked survivors in the Epstein cases, filed an extension of service.  Edwards a South Florida attorney represents Ransome in partnership with David Boies in New York.  Neither attorney returned my calls for comments.  Edwards and Boies are jointly representing another victim, Virginia R. Giuffre, pro bono in the ongoing Virginia Giuffre vs. Ghislaine Maxwell case.

Virginia R. Giuffre vs. Ghislaine Maxwell is related to the same 2005 Epstein/Maxwell sex trafficking criminal case.   Scheduled for trial May 15th, in New York, it has been rescheduled to May 25th.  According to court filings that have been heavily redacted, attorneys for Virginia Giuffre postponed the May 15th jury trial pending settlement talks.  Judge Robert Sweet, a Carter appointee, is the presiding judge.  The New York Post and New York Daily News are on record objecting to the heavily redacted filings.

It seems that after so many years, the case of Virginia Louise Roberts Giuffre, and the attorneys who represented her have agreed to settle for a large payout with Ghislaine Maxwell, the lover and alleged principal procurer of Jeffrey Epstein. This is after displays of lengthy legal battles in the public eye.  Confrontations that served only to massage the egos of the attorneys and make a lot of noise.  The Roberts-Giuffre and perhaps the Ransome sex trafficking cases are text book cases where money, politics, power, and greed win the day over truth and justice.

                                  Maxwell in Background of Prince Andrew and girl

                                                         Maxwell and Epstein

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St. Paul’s School admits 13 staffers engaged in ‘sexual misconduct’

Thirteen former faculty and staff members at St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., engaged in sexual misconduct with students over four decades, according to a report released Monday that faulted administrators for ignoring and even concealing the widespread abuse.

In the sheer numbers of teachers implicated, the abuse at St. Paul’s, a prestigious boarding school, ranked as among the most pervasive that has been substantiated at a New England private school.

The report faulted administrators who it said were often more interested in preserving the school’s reputation than protecting students from assaults and, in some cases, rape by respected faculty members. The report was particularly critical of an investigation the school commissioned in 2000 that failed to address multiple claims of abuse that alumni had brought to school leaders.

School leaders on Monday apologized to the school community and credited survivors for pushing St. Paul’s to acknowledge the misconduct, which occurred between 1948 and 1988.

St. Paul’s is the latest prep school to investigate claims of misconduct following a 2016 Boston Globe Spotlight story that reported on allegations of abuse by more than 200 victims at 67 private schools in New England.

The investigation, which was led by former Massachusetts attorney general Scott Harshbarger, did not receive or review any allegations of misconduct by teachers after 1988. School leaders said, however, that more victims may come forward.

“If they do, the situations will be investigated,” said Cox, son of the famous Watergate prosecutor, also a St. Paul’s graduate. “This doesn’t stop now.”

A student who graduated in the early 1970s criticized the report, saying it named one of three teachers at St. Paul’s who made sexual overtures toward him but did not identify or describe two others.

“It’s not a complete accounting,” he said. “It’s nowhere close.’’

The man said he never contacted St. Paul’s or Harshbarger about the sexual misconduct he experienced but intends to do so now.

While the report focuses on decades-old allegations against faculty, St. Paul’s has more recently been grappling with fallout from a 2015 case involving a senior student accused of raping a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest called Senior Salute. The senior, Owen Labrie, was acquitted of rape but found guilty of misdemeanor sexual assault and other crimes.

The report released Monday documented a range of assaults, harassments, and rape.

In three cases, the misconduct culminated in the teacher marrying the student almost immediately after the student’s graduation. One of the students, the report said, killed herself at age 19, on the same day in 1982 that the teacher she had married died of a heart attack at age 48.

In addition to the 13 teachers whose abuse was substantiated in the report, another 10 former faculty and staff were accused of sexual misconduct, the report said. But they were not named because, investigators said, they did not have enough evidence or the allegations were not serious enough.

Another 11 current and former faculty and staff were accused of sexual misconduct, but because the allegations were made anonymously, they could not be substantiated, the report said.

Lieutenant Sean Ford, a spokesman for the Concord Police Department, said Monday that the department was reviewing the report, along with its own records from that era, to determine if an investigation is warranted.

Last month, Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., named 12 former educators who allegedly sexually abused or assaulted students since the 1960s. In March, Phillips Exeter Academy disclosed credible allegations of sexual misconduct by four former employees.

And last year, St. George’s School in Middletown, R.I., reported that 51 alumni described being abused by faculty and staff in the 1970s and 1980s. Al Gibbs, an athletic trainer, allegedly abused 31 of the victims.

Eric MacLeish, a Cambridge lawyer, said he is representing three St. Paul’s alumni from the 1970s who are considering legal action for the abuse they allegedly suffered.

“This was life-altering in the most profound and negative way,” he said. “People knew about it or should have known about it at St. Paul’s, and they did nothing.”

The report confirmed that St. Paul’s often failed to adequately investigate allegations of abuse or misconduct when they were reported to school leaders.

For example, when a teacher named Edward Lawrence Katzenbach III grabbed a student’s breast in 1974, she immediately reported the assault to a vice rector, John Buxton, who asked her: “What did you do to make him [Mr. Katzenbach] behave that way?” the report said. Buxton told investigators he has “no memory” of the conversation. Katzenbach died in 1997.

When another student engaged in what the report described as a sexual relationship with a teacher, the rector at the time, William A. Oates, arranged to meet the student. But instead of asking about what happened, Oates “only expressed concern about how it reflected on the reputation” of St. Paul’s, the report said. Oates died in 2015. The teacher, Robert Maurice Degouey, is also deceased.

The report also criticized St. Paul’s for the 2000 investigation that was conducted by Robert B. Gordon, who was working at the time for the law firm Ropes & Gray, which handled a range of legal issues for the school.

According to the school, former students had at the time identified 22 faculty members who had engaged in sexual misconduct, but only three were investigated.

St. Paul’s wanted primarily “to protect its reputation (and those of the individuals involved) and reduce the risk of claims being made against the school,” the report said.

Gordon, now a justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, was questioned about the investigation by Harshbarger’s team. He indicated that, if he were to conduct the review again, he would probably not limit the scope to only living faculty members, as he did in 2000.

Cox, who was not on the board at the time, expressed regret that the 2000 investigation was concerned with protecting the school’s image. “That’s clearly unfortunate, and it’s not something that would ever happen under the current administration and board,” he said.

Hirschfeld said none of the administrators who were cited in the most recent report for failing to respond appropriately to allegations of abuse are still working at the school.

In most cases, the report said, the victims never told school leaders about the incidents because the perpetrators were revered figures on campus.

That included Katzenbach, an English and history teacher from 1971 to 1995, who was accused of 10 acts of sexual misconduct, and Jose “Senor” Ordonez, a history teacher from 1952 to 1987, who committed seven acts of sexual misconduct, the report said. Ordonez died in 2008.

Hirschfeld said St. Paul’s has, for more than a decade, trained teachers on appropriate boundaries and educated students to alert adults if they see misconduct.

Although its scope quickly broadened, St. Paul’s investigation was initially designed to look into concerns that Howard White had been a chaplain and teacher at the school from 1967 to 1971 before he worked at St. George’s School, which fired him for sexual misconduct in 1974.

The investigation found that White also allegedly abused students at St. Paul’s. One student, who was 15 at the time, was repeatedly raped on a six-week summer trip with White, the report said.

Last week, White pleaded guilty to molesting a student at St. George’s School during trips in 1973 and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Why was Rolf Harris sneaked out of Stafford Prison?

May 20, 2017

Prison bosses have been criticised for doling out ‘special treatment’ to Rolf Harris after the disgraced star was sneaked out of jail.

The 87-year-old former entertainer was released from Stafford Prison yesterday – but managed to evade press who had camped outside all night.

He is thought to have exited the jail using a back entrance and was later pictured arriving at his home in Berkshire with security in tow.

Members of the press – including the Express & Star – had gathered from the small hours to try to catch a glimpse of Harris leaving prison after it was confirmed he was due to leave.

However, the former entertainer managed to slip out of a back door at around 5am.

A member of prison staff came out to address the assembled press pack just before 9am to announce ‘Mr Harris is no longer with us’.

West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge criticised the secrecy with which Harris’s release was conducted.

He told the Express & Star: “There should be no special treatment or privilege for anyone.

“We should all be equal according to the law and everyone should be treated the same.

“People should be treated according to their misdemeanours otherwise the system becomes a laughing stock. I’m disappointed by this special treatment.”

The Ministry of Justice was asked to comment on why Harris was sneaked out of the prison.

However, they refused to answer yesterday – citing election purdah rules and Harris’s ongoing trial.
https://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2017/05/20/why-was-rolf-harris-sneaked-out-of-stafford-prison/

Vatican envoy sent to probe paedophilia cover-up criticises ‘spiteful’ children

May 19, 2017

Father Dante Simón.
Father Dante Simón.
Father Dante Simón.

In an interview addressing scandal in Mendoza, Father Dante Simón talks of kids who ‘fall in love with a priest’ and are rejected

A Vatican envoy sent to investigate a shocking paedophilia cover-up at the Antonio Próvolo Institute for deaf children in Mendoza province — where priests and employees have been accused of the systematic sexual abuse of minors over decades — has sparked outrage after describing some of the children who laid claims as “spiteful.”

Father Dante Simón, one of the two envoys sent by the Vatican to probe the scandal, suggested that some accusations have been dismissed because they were invented by “spiteful” boys who had fallen in love with priests and were rejected. Despite the fact that more than 60 former students have come forward with allegations involving sexual abuse at the institute, Simón chose to highlight “dismissed” cases.

“A few (cases) have been dismissed,” the priest told the Mendoza Post. “Because there are people who are spiteful. For example, a girl or a boy falls in love with a priest, and he doesn’t respond back. The boy can be very spiteful like a woman can. So, they denounce him (the priest),” Simón told reporter Martín Tejerina.

The envoy has spent the past few weeks in Mendoza to investigate the incidents that occurred in the Antonio Próvolo Institute in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. Simón was accompanied by Juan Martínez to lead an investigatory commission.

The envoy tried to arrange a meeting with both the victims and family members who have accused the priests and employees at the institute of abuse, but the envoy’s requests were rejected unanimously. One of the victims is reported to have tried to commit suicide after she learned that the Vatican envoy had travelled to Mendoza to investigate the case. According to a lawyer for the victims, Sergio Salinas, Simón’s statements had caused an emotional crisis after the envoy had implied some of the abuses may not have taken place.

More than 60 former students have come forward, saying they were sexually abused at the hands of priests Nicola Corradi and Horacio Corbacho, altar boy Jorge Bordón, and two administrative employees José Luis Ojeda and Armando Gómez. A nun, Kosaka Kumiko, was also recently implicated in the scandal. According to news reports, when a five-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a priest, Kumiko allegedly forced her to wear a diaper in class, to conceal the bleeding. Other victims have accused the nun of actively participating in the abuse. Corradi has a history of sex abuse allegations that date back long before Mendoza. Italian judicial authorities had been seeking to prosecute him for a series of sex abuse cases in Verona, Italy, that occurred decades ago.

The priests stand accused of raping, sexually abusing and fondling the students in bathrooms, dormitories, garden and basement at the school. One of the alleged victims told the Associated Press that she witnessed how a girl was raped by one priest while the other one forced her to give him oral sex.

The victims have also requested that Bishop Sergio Buenanueva give testimony about the case. The bishop said in a recent interview with Telam that “one of the greatest errors” of the Argentine Church was to protect priests that are abusers.

Rights groups criticise declassiciation attempt

The Episcopal Conference has published a long-awaited protocol allowing victims of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983) or their family members to access archives pertaining to that dark period. The announcement comes seven months after the Argentine Synod (CEA) and the Vatican published a joint press release stating that they had “finished the cataloging and digitalisation of the archive material.”

Access to the Catholic Church’s documents is highly restrictive. Only victims, family members of detained and forced-disappeared victims, and bishops can request information. The only archives they can request, however, are those in which the name of the victim sought after is mentioned. Those interested have to complete and submit a request to the Secretary General of the Argentine Synod (CEA), which has the authority to reject the request outright.

Many human rights groups weren’t happy with the new protocol. Though the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, for example, praised the CEA’s gesture, they criticised the rules for being extremely restrictive. “Through this method, they will give bits of information to each family… with a filter from the CEA beforehand, which means they also won’t give information linked to the global intervention by the Catholic Church’s embers to the last military dictatorship,” said the organisation.

http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/225695/vatican-envoy-sent-to-probe-paedophilia-coverup-criticises-

Vatican envoy sent to probe paedophilia cover-up criticises ‘spiteful’ children

May 19, 2017

Father Dante Simón.
Father Dante Simón.
Father Dante Simón.

In an interview addressing scandal in Mendoza, Father Dante Simón talks of kids who ‘fall in love with a priest’ and are rejected

A Vatican envoy sent to investigate a shocking paedophilia cover-up at the Antonio Próvolo Institute for deaf children in Mendoza province — where priests and employees have been accused of the systematic sexual abuse of minors over decades — has sparked outrage after describing some of the children who laid claims as “spiteful.”

Father Dante Simón, one of the two envoys sent by the Vatican to probe the scandal, suggested that some accusations have been dismissed because they were invented by “spiteful” boys who had fallen in love with priests and were rejected. Despite the fact that more than 60 former students have come forward with allegations involving sexual abuse at the institute, Simón chose to highlight “dismissed” cases.

“A few (cases) have been dismissed,” the priest told the Mendoza Post. “Because there are people who are spiteful. For example, a girl or a boy falls in love with a priest, and he doesn’t respond back. The boy can be very spiteful like a woman can. So, they denounce him (the priest),” Simón told reporter Martín Tejerina.

The envoy has spent the past few weeks in Mendoza to investigate the incidents that occurred in the Antonio Próvolo Institute in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. Simón was accompanied by Juan Martínez to lead an investigatory commission.

The envoy tried to arrange a meeting with both the victims and family members who have accused the priests and employees at the institute of abuse, but the envoy’s requests were rejected unanimously. One of the victims is reported to have tried to commit suicide after she learned that the Vatican envoy had travelled to Mendoza to investigate the case. According to a lawyer for the victims, Sergio Salinas, Simón’s statements had caused an emotional crisis after the envoy had implied some of the abuses may not have taken place.

More than 60 former students have come forward, saying they were sexually abused at the hands of priests Nicola Corradi and Horacio Corbacho, altar boy Jorge Bordón, and two administrative employees José Luis Ojeda and Armando Gómez. A nun, Kosaka Kumiko, was also recently implicated in the scandal. According to news reports, when a five-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a priest, Kumiko allegedly forced her to wear a diaper in class, to conceal the bleeding. Other victims have accused the nun of actively participating in the abuse. Corradi has a history of sex abuse allegations that date back long before Mendoza. Italian judicial authorities had been seeking to prosecute him for a series of sex abuse cases in Verona, Italy, that occurred decades ago.

The priests stand accused of raping, sexually abusing and fondling the students in bathrooms, dormitories, garden and basement at the school. One of the alleged victims told the Associated Press that she witnessed how a girl was raped by one priest while the other one forced her to give him oral sex.

The victims have also requested that Bishop Sergio Buenanueva give testimony about the case. The bishop said in a recent interview with Telam that “one of the greatest errors” of the Argentine Church was to protect priests that are abusers.

Rights groups criticise declassiciation attempt

The Episcopal Conference has published a long-awaited protocol allowing victims of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983) or their family members to access archives pertaining to that dark period. The announcement comes seven months after the Argentine Synod (CEA) and the Vatican published a joint press release stating that they had “finished the cataloging and digitalisation of the archive material.”

Access to the Catholic Church’s documents is highly restrictive. Only victims, family members of detained and forced-disappeared victims, and bishops can request information. The only archives they can request, however, are those in which the name of the victim sought after is mentioned. Those interested have to complete and submit a request to the Secretary General of the Argentine Synod (CEA), which has the authority to reject the request outright.

Many human rights groups weren’t happy with the new protocol. Though the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, for example, praised the CEA’s gesture, they criticised the rules for being extremely restrictive. “Through this method, they will give bits of information to each family… with a filter from the CEA beforehand, which means they also won’t give information linked to the global intervention by the Catholic Church’s embers to the last military dictatorship,” said the organisation.

http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/225695/vatican-envoy-sent-to-probe-paedophilia-coverup-criticises-

Vatican envoy sent to probe paedophilia cover-up criticises ‘spiteful’ children

May 19, 2017

 

Father Dante Simón.

Father Dante Simón.

Father Dante Simón.

In an interview addressing scandal in Mendoza, Father Dante Simón talks of kids who ‘fall in love with a priest’ and are rejected

A Vatican envoy sent to investigate a shocking paedophilia cover-up at the Antonio Próvolo Institute for deaf children in Mendoza province — where priests and employees have been accused of the systematic sexual abuse of minors over decades — has sparked outrage after describing some of the children who laid claims as “spiteful.”

Father Dante Simón, one of the two envoys sent by the Vatican to probe the scandal, suggested that some accusations have been dismissed because they were invented by “spiteful” boys who had fallen in love with priests and were rejected. Despite the fact that more than 60 former students have come forward with allegations involving sexual abuse at the institute, Simón chose to highlight “dismissed” cases.

“A few (cases) have been dismissed,” the priest told the Mendoza Post. “Because there are people who are spiteful. For example, a girl or a boy falls in love with a priest, and he doesn’t respond back. The boy can be very spiteful like a woman can. So, they denounce him (the priest),” Simón told reporter Martín Tejerina.

The envoy has spent the past few weeks in Mendoza to investigate the incidents that occurred in the Antonio Próvolo Institute in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. Simón was accompanied by Juan Martínez to lead an investigatory commission.

The envoy tried to arrange a meeting with both the victims and family members who have accused the priests and employees at the institute of abuse, but the envoy’s requests were rejected unanimously. One of the victims is reported to have tried to commit suicide after she learned that the Vatican envoy had travelled to Mendoza to investigate the case. According to a lawyer for the victims, Sergio Salinas, Simón’s statements had caused an emotional crisis after the envoy had implied some of the abuses may not have taken place.

More than 60 former students have come forward, saying they were sexually abused at the hands of priests Nicola Corradi and Horacio Corbacho, altar boy Jorge Bordón, and two administrative employees José Luis Ojeda and Armando Gómez. A nun, Kosaka Kumiko, was also recently implicated in the scandal. According to news reports, when a five-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a priest, Kumiko allegedly forced her to wear a diaper in class, to conceal the bleeding. Other victims have accused the nun of actively participating in the abuse. Corradi has a history of sex abuse allegations that date back long before Mendoza. Italian judicial authorities had been seeking to prosecute him for a series of sex abuse cases in Verona, Italy, that occurred decades ago.

The priests stand accused of raping, sexually abusing and fondling the students in bathrooms, dormitories, garden and basement at the school. One of the alleged victims told the Associated Press that she witnessed how a girl was raped by one priest while the other one forced her to give him oral sex.

The victims have also requested that Bishop Sergio Buenanueva give testimony about the case. The bishop said in a recent interview with Telam that “one of the greatest errors” of the Argentine Church was to protect priests that are abusers.

Rights groups criticise declassiciation attempt

The Episcopal Conference has published a long-awaited protocol allowing victims of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983) or their family members to access archives pertaining to that dark period. The announcement comes seven months after the Argentine Synod (CEA) and the Vatican published a joint press release stating that they had “finished the cataloging and digitalisation of the archive material.”

Access to the Catholic Church’s documents is highly restrictive. Only victims, family members of detained and forced-disappeared victims, and bishops can request information. The only archives they can request, however, are those in which the name of the victim sought after is mentioned. Those interested have to complete and submit a request to the Secretary General of the Argentine Synod (CEA), which has the authority to reject the request outright.

Many human rights groups weren’t happy with the new protocol. Though the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, for example, praised the CEA’s gesture, they criticised the rules for being extremely restrictive. “Through this method, they will give bits of information to each family… with a filter from the CEA beforehand, which means they also won’t give information linked to the global intervention by the Catholic Church’s embers to the last military dictatorship,” said the organisation.

http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/225695/vatican-envoy-sent-to-probe-paedophilia-coverup-criticises-

Update on: Palmerston House children’s home:

Man charged with abuse – WILLIAM JOHN GERMAINE GILLHAM

                                                             Willy JOHN GERMAINE GILLHAM

                                                             Willy GILLHAM

May 19 2017  Southampton Crown Court

Case to be listed on trial 25 11:11

Case #

  1. Case Started
  1. Case to be listed for Trial on 25

http://causelist.org/southampton/

Background:

A man has been charged with historical child sex offences at a former children’s home in Hampshire.

Willy Gillham, 64, who has an address in France, has been charged with 15 counts of indecent assault and other serious sexual offences against young boys during the 1980s, police said.

The charges relate to alleged offences at the former Palmerston House children’s home in Botley Road, Romsey.

It charges follow inquiries by detectives from Hampshire Constabulary’s Operation Marmion, investigating non-recent cases of child sexual exploitation (CSE)

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-39664693



Tories BOW to wealthy antiques dealers and DROP ban on elephant ivory in manifesto

Foxes, badgers, robins and now ELEPHANTS: hidden manifesto plan by Tories to allow ivory trade

Under David Cameron the Conservatives had pledged – along with other UK political parties – to put into place a ban on ivory trading. This follows bans by China, the US and other important ivory trading countries to end domestic trades in ivory by the end of 2017.

But there is no mention of the ban in Theresa May’s Tory 2017 manifesto. Sneakily, the Tories have decided to DROP their previous commitment to introducing a total ban on ivory trade in Britain. This comes after heavy pressure from wealthy antiques traders who have been lobbying Teresa May hard to drop the ban on ivory.

The most powerful UK antique traders association is the British Antique Dealers’ Association – whose president is Tory MP and pal of Theresa May, Lady Victoria Borwick.

On average, an elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory and their population has fallen by almost a third in Africa since 2007.

Interestingly, this policy puts the Tories in direct conflict with Prince William, who has been a vocal supporter of a total ban on ivory sales.

Will we see the Duke of Cambridge campaigning for Labour – which has pledged to introduce the total ban the Prince has been lobbying for?

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Tom Pride and TOC


More info on the the Borwicks:


Lady Victoria Borwick is related by marriage to the notorious McAlpine family.

Her husband’s uncle is Alistair McAlpine, alleged child abuser.

Her husband, Geoffrey Robert James Borwick, 5th Baron Borwick aka “Jamie”, is the son of Hon. Patricia Garnett McAlpine – Patricia’s brother is Alistair McAlpine

http://www.thepeerage.com/p14612.htm#i146113

Lady Victoria Borwick is MP for Kensington and Chelsea, preceded by Malcolm Rifkind who is a cousin of alleged child abuser, former Tory Cabinet minister, Leon Brittan.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10650010/Who-do-they-think-they-are-One-in-11-MPs-is-married-related-or-have-ancestors-who-sat-in-Commons.html

Lord Alistair McAlpine was also a collector.

Art collector Lord McAlpine in Sydney

McAlpine also collected works by convicted paedophile Graham Ovenden

Lord Alpine was in convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s black book.


 

Victoria Borwick – gifts and hospitality

https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/governance-and-spending/sharing-our-information/assistant-directors-and-heads-service/victoria-borwick/gifts-hospitality

She worked in senior management for P&O and DMG World Media (Daily Mail and General Trust plc) before becoming the Conservative Party’s fundraising director.[2]

Dinner at the Carlton: The New Tory power brokers

2009

The guest list for the Conservatives; premier political dinner last week which gives a fascinating snapshot of the movers and shakers getting ready for their turn to influence Downing Street
Lady Borwick and  Lord Borwick on the guest list

Unveiling a plaque to Lady Churchill with Sir Nicholas Soames

The Busy Borwicks

Son of Kensington MP Lady Borwick’s curious connections to the people who ensured both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump revealed

 

On Sunday, Carole Cadwalladr of  The Observer published a lengthy and well researched article that, amongst other things, examined the connections between The Hon. Thomas Borwick – the son of the Conservative hereditary peer The Rt. Hon. The Lord Borwick and Kensington’s Member of Parliament Lady ‘Call me Victoria’ Borwick – and the controversial US hedge fund titan and backer of Donald Trump, Robert Mercer.

 

A director of a multitude of companies, in spite of being just 29 years old, “new media expert” Thomas Borwick – whose mother was forced to apologise “after using City Hall resources to promote her husband’s [now defunct] electric vehicle business” in 2009 – it now transpires, was not only Vote Leave’s chief technology officer but previously worked with SCL/Cambridge Analytica and AggregateIQ. Borwick currently touts himself to his 202 followers on Twitter as the founder of a political canvasing consultancy named Kan.to, an organisation that he boldy claims “will out-organise, out-plan, out-leaflet, out-twitter, out-work and out-vote all of its opponents”.

Mercer, one of the owners of the far-right Breitbart News Network as well as being a major shareholder in Cambridge Analytica, is a man whose “sinister” connections to both Trump and Nigel Farage have rightly been widely criticised.

On that basis, that the son of fervent Brexiteer Lady Borwick – a woman whose constituents voted 69% to ‘Remain’ and whose domain was home to a greater proportion of EU nationals than any other London borough in 2016 – has links to this billionaire and his activities should only encourage the voters of Kensington to ditch her and her out-of-touch party.

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Son of Tory MP beaten unconscious outside Leicester Square KFC by 3 women

He said: ‘At some point they started pushing and shoving – three at that stage, of which only two were particularly aggressive. I couldn’t hypothecate (?) or guess what was on their minds. At some point my food and drink spilled and was taken from me.

‘The rest of my friends quickly came outside. From our group absolutely all of them did nothing aggressive to the ladies, but they continued to react though and many of my friends were attacked.

The computer app writer was queuing with friends when they became embroiled in a row with the women over space.

‘Tom was among a group of six friends on a night out in London,’ said Lady Borwick, who was previously Boris Johnson’s deputy.


2015

Revealed: The ‘triple dipper’ Conservative MP who is paid nearly £100,000 a year for three elected jobs

Victoria Borwick, the MP for Kensington, is paid an extra £30,000 a year as both a councillor at Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and member of the London Assembly

 

Mrs Borwick, 59, whose application to replace Sir Malcolm Rifkind in the seat was personally backed by London Mayor Boris Johnson, defended her decision.

She can use the title “Lady” because she is married to Lord Borwick, a hereditary peer who has sat in the House of Lords since 2013. The couple live in a £6.6million home in Chelsea and have four children.

Mrs Borwick’s predecessor as MP for Kensington Sir Malcolm Rifkind had complained that it was “unrealistic” to live on £60,000 shortly before quitting after being caught in a cash for access investigation by The Daily Telegraph in February.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11686725/Revealed-The-triple-dipper-MP-who-is-paid-nearly-100000-a-year-for-three-jobs.html

 

Slumming it: Tory Lady ventures into East End

Role reversal? Could this be the first time a young East Ender gets to look down on a Victoria Lady?
Role reversal? Could this be the first time a young East Ender gets to look down on a Victoria Lady?
Since the Tories headed up the Coalition after the 2010 General Election, they have been making cuts in public spending and presiding over austerity measures which have made life harder for ordinary Eastenders. Government attacks such as the bedroom tax and welfare benefit tax have left many East End families only able to buy the cheapest, unhealthiest food – or forced them to supplement their own buying with trips to the food bank.

Against this backdrop, Lady Borwick, aka Assembly Member Victoria Lorne Peta Borwick, a Deputy Mayor of London, deigned to drop into Tower Hamlets last week to claim the credit for Tower Hamlets’ work in promoting good health in its schools (that’s the schools which Lady Borwick’s party is trying to dismantle).

Lady Borwick, a Tory councillor in Kensington & Chelsea, spent eleven years as Director of the Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair and a further period of time assisting with the International Fine Art Fair in New York. What better experience could there be to  prepare one to understand the problems of the East End?

http://eastlondonnews.co.uk/slumming-it-tory-lady-ventures-into-east-end/

Lord Borwick’s uncle Alistair McAlpine in billionaire convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s black book:


Jeffrey Epstein back in the news again

May 3 2017

The Truth Will Come Out! Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Madam Loses BIG In Court

A lawsuit brought by a former ‘sex slave’ will move forward

Roberts, filing under her married name Giuffre, described very graphic sexual situations in the lawsuit filed in September 2015.

“With the assistance of Maxwell, Epstein was able to sexually abuse Giuffre for years until Giuffre eventually escaped,” the lawsuit says. “As part of their sex trafficking efforts, Epstein and Maxwell intimidated Giuffre into remaining silent about what had happened to her.”

It was while working for Epstein, Roberts claimed, that she had sex with Prince Andrew. She also said she took part in an orgy that the Prince attended on the financier’s private Caribbean island. (The royal has strongly denied all her claims.)

The defamation trial is expected to begin May 15.

http://radaronline.com/videos/jeffrey-epstein-sex-scandal-ghislaine-maxwell-virginia-roberts-lawsuit/

Jeffrey Epstein ‘sex slave’ trial postponed

May 10 2017

Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell (top) and Virginia Roberts Giuffre (bottom)

The defamation trial against Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell was set to start Monday — more than a decade after the billionaire was first arrested for soliciting underage girls — but it has been postponed because lawyers are close to negotiating a settlement, sources say.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre is suing Maxwell, whose late father owned the Daily News, in Manhattan federal court because Maxwell called her a liar.

Giuffre — who was 15 and working as a towel girl at Mar-a-Lago when Maxwell met her — claims Epstein turned her into a slave and forced her to have sex with his friends, including Prince Andrew, Duke of York, who denied her allegations.

Since Epstein was also friends with Bill Clinton, and was defended by Alan Dershowitz, their names were dragged into the case, too. But sources say they were never going to be called as witnesses.

Now, in a big disappointment to journalists, anti-sex-trafficking activists and Clinton haters, there may be no trial.

“After 11 years and much high drama, [Giuffre’s lawyer] David Boies asked his client to settle the case,” one insider told me.

Giuffre has already collected a settlement from Epstein and sold her story to the UK’s Daily Mail, but her testimony was hotly anticipated.

The blonde was expected to tell in sordid detail how Maxwell routinely recruited young girls and taught them how to give erotic massages that led to sex and prostitution.

If they don’t settle, the trial is now set for May 25.

http://pagesix.com/2017/05/10/jeffrey-epstein-sex-slave-trial-postponed/

Ex-BBC WM presenters ‘had outdoor sex as young boys watched’, court told

 

Children In Need 2008 Tony Wadsworth & Julie Wadsworth

Notice this couple with Pudsey Bear, the brainchild of Proctor business associate Joanne Leslie. Weird!

Did these two know Harvey Proctor, business associate of Joanne Leslie who designed that bear?

BBC radio presenters appear in court after being charged with sex offences against children

Tony and Julie Wadsworth, dubbed the ‘Richard and Judy of local radio’, are accused of abusing four boys aged from 11 to 15 between 1995 and 1999.

 

The couple mysteriously vanished from their BBC show earlier this year and remain off air.

Bosses said the pair were dealing with “personal issues” – but they were later charged with sex offences.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bbc-radio-presenters-appear-court-7948035

Trial of former BBC Radio Leicester presenters Tony and Julie Wadsworth set to begin

May 16 2017

A jury has been sworn in to try former BBC Radio Leicester presenters Tony and Julie Wadsworth

A jury has been sworn in to try former BBC Radio Leicester presenters Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who are accused of indecently assaulting boys in an area of parkland in the 1990s.

The married couple, of Broughton Astley, deny five counts of outraging public decency by having sex in view of young boys between 1992 and 1996.

Julie Wadsworth, 60, and her 69-year-old husband, also deny counts of indecent assault alleged to have been committed in the Atherstone area of Warwickshire.

The married couple, of Broughton Astley, deny five counts of outraging public decency

Julie Wadsworth, who uses the surname Mayer on air, has pleaded not guilty to 12 charges of indecent assault relating to seven boys.

Tony Wadsworth denies committing 10 indecent assaults by allegedly keeping watch for his wife.

Prosecutor Miranda Moore QC is expected to open the Crown’s case against the couple at Warwick Crown Court in Leamington Spa on Wednesday.

The couple, who have also presented shows for Birmingham-based BBC WM, no longer work for the corporation.

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/trial-of-former-bbc-radio-leicester-presenters-tony-and-julie-wadsworth-set-to-begin/story-30336134-detail/story.html


 

Cliff Richard & paedophile Tony Wadsworth


Stone Roses singer Ian Brown gives evidence at Fred Talbot trial

  • 16 May 2017

Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has told a court that former TV weatherman Fred Talbot tried to sexually abuse his friend on a school trip to Scotland.

He said Mr Talbot had been his biology teacher in Manchester, and would organise trips for pupils.

Mr Brown told Lanark Sheriff Court of an incident on a camping trip somewhere in Scotland in late 1977 or early 1978.

Mr Talbot, 67, of Greater Manchester, denies assaulting several boys on school trips between 1978 and 1981.

The singer told the court that one of his school friends told him that Mr Talbot attempted to abuse him after inviting him into his tent.

Mr Brown, who told the court he was self-employed as a singer and songwriter, said he had got on with Mr Talbot before the camping trip.

He said: “He was possibly one of the only teachers who didn’t stick (cane) me.”

The witness said Mr Talbot would regularly talk about trips during class but would only invite certain people.

“Mr Talbot did these trips and he decided who went,” Mr Brown told the court.

“You couldn’t just put your name down and say you were going.”

The witness said he did not know exactly where they had camped on his trip, but between 12 and 20 pupils had left school on a Friday afternoon in a minibus with Mr Talbot.

When they arrived the area was covered in snow and they cooked dinner.

Mr Brown said Mr Talbot had told them he was going to take someone to the pub and one of his friends was selected because he looked older.

He said that when they returned the friend was invited into Mr Talbot’s tent.

Asked what happened next by prosecutor Imran Bashir, Mr Brown said the boy had come back into the tent “in a state”, and had claimed that the defendant had tried to perform a sex act on him.

Mr Brown said: “I’ve never forgotten it, I was shocked.”

Questioned by defence lawyer Alan Gravelle, Mr Brown said he left school before Mr Talbot began to appear on TV but was aware of his career because “he was on the TV every night”.

Music shows

Asked why he had not raised the incident with authorities previously, the singer said: “Every time I saw him on TV I told people this story.

“I’ve told hundreds of people the same as I’m telling you here.”

Mr Gravelle then asked if the witness had ever tried to tell Mr Talbot’s TV bosses when he appeared on music shows with the Stone Roses.

However, Mr Brown said it was “not realistic” to think he would break off from performing with his band to speak to someone.

Mr Talbot faces eight charges of indecent assault between January 1978 and November 1981, as well as one charge of lewd, indecent and libidinous behaviour in February 1978.

Six of the incidents are alleged to have happened on camping excursions in Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway, and three on boating trips on the Caledonian Canal in Inverness.

Mr Talbot, best known for presenting the weather forecast on a floating map in Liverpool’s Albert Dock for ITV’s This Morning programme, denies all the charges against him.

The trial continues.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-39934931


DPP says police may charge Pell

Police are examining whether to charge Cardinal George Pell with child sex abuse offences.

Police confirmed a brief of evidence had been delivered from prosecutors about historical sex offence allegations.

Police will now have to decide whether to proceed against the cardinal in the wake of the gravest scandal in the church’s history in Australia.

Police tonight would not comment on what prosecutors recommended in the brief amid a report the force has been told it could charge Cardinal Pell, breaking a months long legal impasse.

Instead, police confirmed simply that the brief had been returned to detectives.

Police have been investigating multiple allegations of wrongdoing against Cardinal Pell, who has stridently denied any wrongdoing.

Allegations relate largely to his tenure as a young priest in the Diocese of Ballarat, where hundreds and possibly thousands of children were abused by the clergy.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/cardinal-george-pell-could-face-child-sex-abuse-charges/news-story/4d750cf4bb0cb46d7212421583832e8a

Victoria Police are considering whether to charge Catholic Cardinal George Pell over sexual assault allegations dating back to the late 1970s after receiving advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Three Victorian detectives flew to Rome last year to conduct a voluntary interview with Cardinal Pell.

Police have issued a statement today saying they had received advice from Victoria’s DPP about a current investigation into sexual assault allegations and detectives would consider the advice before any charges were laid.

The complaints include those by two men now aged in their 40s, from Cardinal Pell’s hometown of Ballarat, who say he touched them inappropriately in the summer of 1978-79 when he was playing a throwing game with them at the town’s pool.

Cardinal Pell’s office issued a statement at the time, saying he had never abused anyone.

Outside the Vatican today, Cardinal Pell again denied any wrongdoing.

On his way to becoming Australia’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal Pell was a priest in the Ballarat diocese before becoming the Archbishop of Melbourne and then Sydney.

Cardinal Pell is currently based at the Vatican in the high-ranking role of Secretariat for the Economy, commonly described as the Vatican’s financial boss.

‘Diplomatic immunity’ could complicate case: lawyer

Lawyer Vivian Waller, who has represented many abuse victims who have taken action against religious clergy, said the investigation must be allowed to run its course.

But if Cardinal Pell was charged, it would raise “fairly complex” jurisdictional questions in the criminal process, she said.

“We don’t have an extradition treaty with the Vatican and potentially someone in Cardinal Pell’s position would be entitled to some sort of diplomatic immunity,” Dr Waller told ABC Radio Melbourne.

“I imagine there would be complex questions that arise if in fact Victoria Police do charge.”

Dr Waller said she had been encouraged by the responses from the Catholic Church during the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

However, things have changed since the commission has wrapped up its final case study.

“Certainly in Ireland, when the royal commission ended there, there was quite a big pushback from Catholic entities and their insurers.

“In my opinion and in my experience over the last few weeks, we’re starting to feel that in Victoria already.”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-17/police-considering-legal-advice-on-george-pell/8531960

How George Pell gazumped other bishops to claim credit for tackling child abuse in the church

 http://www.smh.com.au/national/how-george-pell-gazumped-other-bishops-to-claim-credit-for-tackling-child-abuse-in-the-church-20170510-gw1jrh.html

Fury at sex abuse inquiry snub: Ex pupils ‘devastated’ by bombshell U-turn

May 15 2017

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VICTIMS who claim they suffered horrific sexual abuse at a Scots school have been snubbed by an official inquiry – despite being backed by the PM who said they helped set it up.

When she was Home Secretary, Theresa May wrote to a former pupil of Fort Augustus Abbey school to thank him for his “invaluable” help setting up the English Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in 2015.

But the evidence of former Scottish pupils like him who attended that infamous boarding school is now unlikely to be heard at the powerful inquiry in London.

Last week, Fort Augustus Abbey was left off the list of schools to be examined by the IICSA later this year.

The snub has prompted fury among those who claim their lives were ruined by what they experienced at the boarding school.

Last night one victim told The Sunday Post: “This has come out of the blue. We’ve been waiting a long time for the inquiry.

“The effect is devastating on our mental health. There have been a number of suicides by ex-pupils because of the abuse.”

He said former pupils are very upset at the bombshell development, especially given Prime Minister May’s earlier support.

In 2015, Theresa May wrote to one of Fort Augustus’s ex-pupils following a number of meetings between the pair where they discussed the alleged abuse he suffered.

Having set up the inquiry less than two weeks previously, she wrote: “With your help we have now established an inquiry to get to the truth about what child sexual abuse occurred in institutions across the UK and why nothing was done.”

But those words now seem empty, after lawyers for Fort Augustus Abbey pupils were contacted last week to reveal the shock evidence reversal.

Fort Augustus Abbey – which was run by an order of English monks – is at the centre of allegations of physical and sexual abuse spanning 30 years.

The exclusive Highlands school shut for good in 1993 but horrific allegations about the way pupils were treated emerged in 2013.

Last year, the English Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse announced those claims would be examined – despite the school being in Scotland.

There is a Scottish inquiry set up to probe similar issues north of the border called the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

But campaigners say the English inquiry has been given more clout to take action, which is why ex-pupils from Fort Augustus lobbied to be included in it.

A spokeswoman for the IICSA said the institutions to be examined were still not set in stone – despite the new proposals.

She said: “No decisions of any sort have been made about the matters to be considered at the hearing.”

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/fury-at-sex-abuse-inquiry-snub/?utm_source=twitter

Moors Murderer Ian Brady is dead, Ashworth Hospital confirms

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/moors-murderer-ian-brady-dead-13039692

May 16

Only last month they announced Brady letters will remain classified until 2051.


FA investigators seek evidence of paedophile ring

The review into English football’s child sexual abuse scandal is investigating whether a paedophile ring operated in the game, it can be disclosed.

The inquiry into how the Football Association and the country’s clubs dealt with the alleged abuse of schoolboy players between 1970 and 2005 – and whether there was any cover-up – is also examining girls’ football during that period.

  • Aim to publish its final report early next year.

Led by Clive Sheldon QC, the review was commissioned by the FA after the potential scale of the game’s child sexual abuse scandal became clear.

Clive Sheldon QC to lead in-depth FA review into child abuse in football

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10879015/clive-sheldon-qc-to-lead-in-depth-fa-review-into-child-abuse-in-football

 

Rolf Harris groped three girls at TV studios and music event, court hears

Rolf Harris had friends in high places

Girl, 13, ‘fondled’ after Saturday Superstore, 1983

Cliff Richard on Saturday Superstore

 

Rolf Harris groped three girls at TV studios and music event, court hears

TV presenter accused of indecently assaulting three girls aged 13, 14 and 16 in 1970s and 80s

The entertainer and TV presenter Rolf Harris touched a 13-year-old girl’s breast after filming a children’s TV programme and asked her: “Do you often get molested on a Saturday morning?”, a court has heard.

Victim one’: Girl, 13, ‘fondled’ after Saturday Superstore, 1983

George Michael on the set of the BBC's Saturday Superstore

Rolf Harris on the set of the BBC’s Saturday Superstore

Guests on the programme included late singer George Michael and Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley.

The 87-year-old Australian is accused of groping the schoolgirl after he appeared in a broadcast of the BBC’s Saturday Superstore in 1983, jurors were told.

Saturday Superstore was a children’s TV series, broadcast on BBC1 from 1982 until 1987.

Prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC told the jury of seven women and five men at Southwark crown court in London that Harris approached the girl in the green room after the filming of the episode, which also featured Wham!.

Rees said: “She recalls him sliding his open right hand across her back over her clothes and touching her breast.”

Harris is accused of indecently assaulting three teenage girls in the 1970s and 80s. He is also alleged to have indecently touched a 14-year-old girl in 1971 after she asked him for an autograph at a music event for children in London.

He is also accused of twice groping a third teenage girl after appearing on the ITV celebrity show Star Games in 1978, and of telling the 16-year-old she was “a little bit irresistible”, the court heard.

Rees added: “In essence, the prosecution alleges that for his own gratification Harris groped these three young females in a sexual way, without their consent.”

Harris appeared via videolink with the court. He denies four charges of indecent assault against three women between 1971 and 1983.

“He then said: ‘Do you often get molested on a Saturday morning?’ – which the prosecution suggests clearly shows the sexual nature of the touching.”

Rees told the jury: “The prosecution suggests that it offends common sense to suggest that these three women, independent of each other, should choose to fabricate stories of a similar nature. We say Harris had an appetite for touching young females.”

Harris, dressed in a grey suit, with a white shirt and a dark blue tie, listened with his arms folded as the woman, who was 14 in 1971, gave evidence.

She told the jury when she approached him for an autograph at the event, which was attended by hundreds of under-18s and their families at the Lyceum Theatre, that he used both hands to pull her on to his lap.

Giving evidence via videolink, the woman said: “He pulled me on to his knee. I stood up and he put his hand up my dress.”

She added that his hand went between her legs. When Rees asked how that had made her feel, she replied: “Terrible.”

She said after it happened she told her father Harris had put his hand “somewhere private”. Her father, who has since died, spoke to Harris, she said. She added that she did not mention the alleged incident to her mother for many years afterwards.

Rees asked what she did in later years if she saw Harris on television. She replied: “I didn’t want to see him on TV. I would always turn the TV over.”

The trial is due to last for three weeks.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/15/rolf-harris-groped-three-girls-at-tv-studios-and-music-event-court-hears?CMP=twt_gu

THE former Animal Hospital presenter was said to have groped the breasts of a blind disabled woman at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 1977.

HARRIS was accused of “creepily” touching an 18-year-old girl at a recording studio in front of former boxing champ Barry McGuigan.

Prosecutors said musicians recording with McGuigan spotted the incident and said the teenager was shaken afterwards. Mr Rees said: “Both thought his conduct inappropriate — variously describing it as creepy, cringing and lecherous”.

A WOMAN broke down yesterday as she told how Harris followed her around a concert hall “smirking,” before putting a hand up her skirt.

She said the 1971 attack happened in front of her family at a youth concert at London’s Lyceum, when she was just 14.

Harris had been invited to the festival to dish out awards while the girl was playing in a band.

AN autograph-hunter accused Harris of putting his hand up her skirt when she approached him for his signature at her local radio station.

The woman, then 12 and with her mum, met the Australian performer after he appeared at Radio Victory for an interview in summer 1977.

 

Harris allegedly told the victim she was ‘irresistible’ after fiiming Star Games

A WOMAN claimed Harris spoke to her when she was 16 — telling her she was “a bit irresistible”.

She claimed the entertainer, who had been filming TV show Star Games, then groped her breast and shoved a hand between her legs.

He was working on the 1978 show in Cambridge with fellow stars Michael Aspel, Tony Blackburn, Rula Lenska and Radio 1 DJs Peter Powell and Bruno Brooks.

 

Rolf 'groped another woman after celebrating with staff on Test Your Pet'

BBC
Rolf ‘groped another woman after celebrating with staff on Test Your Pet’

HARRIS allegedly pushed a woman up against a screen, grabbed her breasts and thrust his crotch against her in front of 100 guests at a wrap party in May 2004.

He was celebrating with staff on Test Your Pet, which he presented with Kate Humble, at the Television Centre in West London.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2593042/rolf-harris-accused-of-groping-a-13-year-old-girl-after-filming-bbc-show-as-perv-back-in-dock-accused-of-sex-attacks-on-seven-new-victims/

Saturday Superstore

BBC One London, 7 April 1984

The store has fixed it for Jimmy Savile OBE to be with Mike in the coffee shop this morning, with news of an incredible bargain offer.

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/b7bfd9753947423d93bc03b50e135034

Saturday Superstore: Mike Read, Sarah Greene, John Craven, David Icke.

Joining them for a chat, Cyril Smith, MP. Phone him and John. David has got a special sports bargain on offer you’ll want to win. That’s Life star Esther Rantzen will be dropping in to take your calls. So will Su Pollard from Hi-de-Hi!

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/0936274f6c234edbbcd22f56e358f9d6

 

Prince Edward dropped in to announce the winner of the Saturday SuperStore Search for A SuperStar and stayed for the rest of the morning.

Margaret Thatcher – Saturday Superstore

David Steel, Neil Kinnock and Margaret Thatcher all appeared in quick succession, the Prime Minister famously confronted with some tough questions from the audience, while Prince Edward also popped in.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/genome/entries/ca4da4a9-d587-4af2-8aa1-eec4d76d8373

Other Saturday Superstore guests – Delia Smith, Mike ReadPhillip Schofield, Paul Daniels, Esther Rantzen, Norris McWhirter, paedophile Cyril Smith, Roy Castle, Gyles Brandreth

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0262987/fullcredits/


Fred Talbot indecency trial begins

May 15 2017

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has gone on trial accused of indecently assaulting several teenage boys on school trips to Scotland.

He is also accused of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards a boy aged 12 on a trip.

Mr Talbot, 67, of Greater Manchester, went on trial at Lanark Sheriff Court after a jury of 15 men and women was selected.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Mr Talbot is also accused of carrying out the offences involving pupils aged 15 to 17 on trips in Scotland while he was employed as a school teacher.

He faces nine charges of indecent assault between January 1978 and November 1981 and one of lewd, indecent and libidinous behaviour in February 1978.

One of the charges alleges he gave a 15-year-old boy alcohol, rendering him intoxicated, during a camping trip.

Six of the incidents are alleged to have happened on camping excursions in Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway, and three on boating trips on the Caledonian Canal in Inverness.

The trial, before Sheriff Nikola Stewart, is expected to last for two to three weeks.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-39926015

Pope Francis acknowledges 2,000 clerical sex abuse cases on backlog

May 14 2017
  • Pope Francis said criticism of slow process is justified and staff are being added
  • This is his first response to the criticism since abuse survivor Marie Collins left his advisory board in March

The prominent Irish abuse survivor left the advisory board citing the ‘unacceptable’ lack of cooperation from Cardinal Gerhard Mueller’s office, which processes canonical cases against pedophile priests.

She also said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ignored or scuttled commission proposals to protect children and care for abuse victims that had been approved by the pope.

Francis also denied that he had accepted a request for clemency from a pedophile priest.

Francis has pledged ‘zero tolerance’ for abusive priests, and he won praise for creating the commission to provide the church with expert advice on protecting children and keeping pedophiles out of the priesthood.

But questions have dogged him from the start about whether he really ‘gets it’ about abuse, given he never dealt with the issue as archbishop and has surrounded himself with cardinal advisers who themselves have botched handling cases.

His board has also lost credibility since Collins left in March. She was the only abuse survivor on the commission.


Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts wins round in defamation lawsuit against British socialite and alleged ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell who ‘passed her around for sex’ and trained her to be ‘everything a man wanted’

  • Virginia Roberts, 33, persuaded a judge to throw out a motion preventing her from suing British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 55, for defamation
  • The defamation suit alleges Maxwell instructed her spokesman to attack Roberts’  honesty and truthfulness and to accuse her of lying’
  • Roberts claimed Maxwell recruited her as a sex slave when she was  15 for convicted pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and passed around to his friends
  • Maxwell, who was Epstein’s girlfriend at the time, is also accused of forcing her to have sex with Maxwell and other underage girls
  • The 55-year-old responded to the allegations with a damaging press release 
  • In February 2016, a judge denied Maxwell’s request to throw out Roberts’ lawsuit when she said she was just defending herself against allegations
  • Roberts also alleges she was involved in an 11-person orgy with Epstein’s friend Prince Andrew,  a claim the prince has vehemently denied

Virginia Roberts, the woman who claims she was an underage sex slave for perverted financier Jeffrey Epstein has won another round in her fight against the woman she claims recruited her.

Roberts’ lawyers persuaded a judge to throw out a motion that would have prevented her from suing Epstein’s one-time girlfriend and alleged ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell for defamation.

Dailymail.com has learned the decision clears the way for the civil case to go ahead in New York in two weeks’ time.

The defamation suit alleges Maxwell instructed her spokesman to attack Roberts’ honesty and truthfulness and to accuse her of lying.

Maxwell, the daughter of former British press baron Robert Maxwell who died when he fell off his yacht in 1991, had argued that a press release in which she attacked Roberts was protected speech.

But Judge Robert Sweet refused to accept that argument in a 76-page decision, saying that Roberts was arguing that Maxwell released the damaging statement out of ‘malice.’


Will President Trump be used as witness in sex offender Epstein case?

May 12, 2017


President Donald Trump is a shadowy, but ever-present, figure in the never-ending saga of billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Mar-a-Lago, the commander-in-chief’s private-club-turned-southern-White-House in Palm Beach, was the backdrop for Epstein’s introduction to one of his dozens of teenage victims, according to court records.

In a short-lived lawsuit that Trump decried as “categorically false,” a California woman last year sued Trump and Epstein in federal court in New York City, claiming the two business tycoons raped her when she was 13 years old.

And Trump is on a star-studded witness list for an upcoming trial in Palm Beach County Circuit Court that attorney Jack Scarola promises will be the first public airing of Epstein’s lurid lifestyle.

But, Scarola acknowledges, it is unlikely the president will be part of what Scarola promises will be a salacious trial. Scarola claims Epstein sued attorney Brad Edwards in an effort to intimidate and punish the lawyer for representing some of Epstein’s victims. While Epstein dropped his lawsuit against Edwards, who has also represented clients in a lawsuit against Trump, the malicious prosecution suit against Epstein will likely go to trial in the fall, Scarola said.

When Scarola put Trump on the witness list in August, he said he never imagined the business scion and former television star would soon occupy the Oval Office. The legal battle he would have to launch to get a sitting president to testify simply isn’t worth it, Scarola said.

Moreover, while there is a lot of smoke around Trump’s relationship with Epstein, there appears to be little fire, so far, Scarola said.

“Based on all available public records, Trump’s involvement is peripheral,” he said.

»RELATED: The Post’s complete President Trump coverage

While Trump has recently distanced himself from Epstein, a 64-year-old financier, it wasn’t always that way.

“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump said of Epstein during a 2002 interview with New York magazine. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Attorney Spencer Kuvin, one of dozens of lawyers who successfully sued Epstein on behalf of roughly 30 women who claimed he lured them to his Palm Beach mansion for sexually-charged massages when they were as young as 14, said he always found the comment curious.

“How would he know that?” he said of Trump’s acknowledgement of Epstein’s penchant for young women. The interview came nearly six years before Epstein’s secret sex life exploded into public view when the money manager pleaded guilty to Florida charges of procuring and soliciting a minor for prostitution. “Why would he make a joke like that?” the West Palm Beach attorney asked.

Further, Kuvin and others say they can’t believe it is purely coincidental that former South Florida U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, who signed off on a non-prosecution agreement that kept Epstein from spending years behind bars, was tapped by Trump to be U.S. Labor Secretary.

During his confirmation hearings in March, Acosta said it was “awful” that convicted sex offender Epstein was allowed to leave the Palm Beach County Jail to work during his 13-month jail sentence. But he insisted that without the involvement of his office, Epstein would have received far less punishment and his victims wouldn’t have recovered any money from him. As a result of the conviction, Epstein also is on Florida’s registered sex offender list.

Scarola, who has represented several of Epstein’s victims in civil lawsuits, scoffed at Acosta’s claims. The evidence that Epstein sexually abused young girls was “overwhelming,” he said.

The answer to the many questions that still swirl around Epstein and his high-placed friends are the subject of roughly a half-dozen lawsuits that are still pending in both Palm Beach County and New York. Some of the nation’s top attorneys have represented Epstein and some of his victims.

But like many of the past lawsuits spawned by Epstein’s behavior, most of the remaining ones are expected to be settled. And even public court records don’t tell the full story — because many documents have been sealed or are heavily redacted.

For example, a defamation lawsuit against one of Epstein’s close friends was scheduled to go to trial in U.S. District Court in New York this coming Monday. But both sides agreed to a delay last week, often a signal that a settlement could be in the works.

The suit was filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre against British-born socialite and longtime Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell. In a 2009 lawsuit that Epstein settled for an undisclosed amount, Giuffre claimed she was 15 when Maxwell recruited her from her $9-an-hour job in the locker room at Mar-a-Lago, where her father had a job as a maintenance worker. Giuffre claims in court records that Maxwell introduced her to Epstein and that Epstein turned her into his international sex slave.

Maxwell wasn’t sued as part of the lawsuit Giuffre filed against Epstein. But, in court papers filed by Giuffre, Maxwell was accused of grooming Giuffre to be Epstein’s sexual toy.

Maxwell ignored the allegations until Giuffre raised them again in December 2014 and Maxwell began publicly disputing Giuffe’s claims. Famed attorney David Boies then filed a defamation lawsuit on Giuffre’s behalf, claiming Maxwell “undertook a concerted and malicious campaign to discredit Giuffre.” In media interviews, Maxwell called Giuffre’s claims “obvious lies,” Boies wrote.

The trial promised to provide scurrilous details about Giuffre’s widely publicized contention in court records that Epstein not only used her but loaned her to his rich and powerful friends, including such notables as Prince Andrew and former President Bill Clinton. Similar claims against nationally-known attorney Alan Dershowitz, who represents Epstein, were withdrawn when the Harvard law professor and Giuffre’s attorneys reached a confidential settlement in dueling defamation lawsuits they filed against each other over the allegations.

Flight logs from Epstein’s private jet show Clinton was a frequent flyer, taking Secret Service agents along with him on trips with Epstein around the globe. Clinton has publicly ignored Giuffre’s allegations but an independent investigation launched by Dershowitz raised questions about their veracity.

One of Epstein’s longtime servants testified that Prince Andrew was a regular guest at Epstein’s house and received massages during the visits. But house manager Juan Alessi acknowledged in a sworn deposition that older women and men offered Swedish massages to Epstein’s guest. It is unclear who gave the British prince the massages or what was included. The prince has vehemently denied Giuffre’s allegations.

Alessi also testified that Trump visited Epstein’s home when both were in Palm Beach. “He would come, have dinner. He never sat at the table,” said Alessi, who described himself as Epstein’s majordomo. “He eat with me in the kitchen.”

But, Alessi said, unlike other visitors, Trump didn’t avail himself of massages. “No,” he said. “Because he’s got his own spa.”

While Giuffre’s defamation lawsuit appears headed for what will likely be a confidential settlement, Scarola said his case against Epstein is going to trial even though Trump won’t be called as a witness.

“We can prove our case without Donald Trump’s testimony,” he said of malicious prosecution lawsuit he filed against Epstein for suing Edwards, the attorney who has represented Giuffre and several of Epstein’s other victims.

Edwards has also been leading a separate charge to prove Acosta’s office violated the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act when it signed off on the non-prosecution agreement without notifying the women. That suit, which has stalled in federal court after many of the documents were sealed, could eventually reveal why Epstein got what many call a “sweetheart deal,” Scarola said.

Edwards also represented 65 members of Trump National Golf Club Jupiter, who won $5.8 million in February when a federal judge ruled that Trump improperly kept their deposits when he took over the club on Donald Ross Road in Jupiter in 2012. Trump is appealing the decision.

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt–politics/will-president-trump-used-witness-sex-offender-epstein-case/YijRjaz87dDMiV18TGeDAN/

Cardinal George Pell accused of sexually abusing two choirboys, book claims

Vatican’s financial chief, who has always denied wrongdoing, faces fresh allegations of abuse, relating to his time as archbishop of Melbourne

Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic, is accused of abusing two boys at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne in the 1990s

New allegations of child abuse are being levelled against Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s financial chief and the most senior figure in the Australian Catholic church.

Fairfax Media has reported claims contained in a new book, Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell, that he sexually abused two choirboys at St Patrick’s cathedral after becoming archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s.

The author Louise Milligan first flagged these claims on the ABC’s 7.30 Report in July last year. But according to Fairfax Milligan’s book, to be released on Monday, contains details of the accusations that have not been made public before.

After the 7.30 Report Pell accused the ABC of conducting a “scandalous smear campaign.”

Cardinal Pell’s office issued a statement on Saturday saying the cardinal had “not been notified by the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions or Victoria police of the status of their investigations, which have been underway since at least February 2016.”

“Cardinal Pell will not seek to interfere in the course of justice by responding to the allegations made by Melbourne University Press (publisher of Milligan’s book) and media outlets today, other than to restate that any allegations of child abuse made against him are completely false,” the statement said.

“He repeats his vehement and consistent denials of any and all such accusations, and stands by all the evidence he has given to the royal commission.”

The boys, students at St Kevin’s College, sang in the cathedral choir and were allegedly abused by the archbishop in a room somewhere in the precincts of the cathedral. They left the choir and the school shortly afterwards.

Milligan claims one of the choirboys died of a drug overdose in 2014. His mother was subsequently told by the second boy that they had been abused by Pell when they were teenagers at the cathedral.

Milligan writes that both spoke to the Sano taskforce established to investigate allegations that emerged during a parliamentary inquiry in Victoria and the later royal commission into child abuse.

Pell has now been accused of abusing boys at three stages of his career: as a seminarian, a priest and as archbishop of Melbourne.

He has denied all these allegations on a number of occasions. No charges have ever been laid against him in relation to them. The cardinal, prefect of the secretariat for the economy at the Vatican, has stated that he willingly co-operated with the detectives of the Victoria police when they interviewed him in Rome in October last year.

Sano has also investigated allegations that as a young priest Pell abused boys in the swimming pool of his hometown Ballarat. Pell also denies these allegations.

Milligan writes that Pell and his defenders have been able to “bat off or gloss over” the swimming pool allegations by casting them as “horseplay or a bit of rough and tumble … The story of [the choirboys] has no such ambiguity. If these allegations are true, they point to utter, sinful hypocrisy.”

Citing ill health, Pell declined to return to Australia to give evidence to the royal commission in person last year and instead gave evidence by videolink from Rome. In February this year the Australian senate called on the cardinal to return home “to assist the Victorian police and office of public prosecutions with their investigation into these matters.”

Pell dismissed the parliamentary resolution as “an interference on the part of the Senate in the due process of the Victoria Police investigation.”

According to reports, the police have now twice sent briefs of evidence concerning Pell to the Victorian office of public prosecutions.

The Guardian is not claiming Cardinal Pell is guilty of any allegations of sex abuse, only that they have been investigated by police.

Operation Sano continues.

The Guardian contacted the Vatican, Pell’s office in Rome and his office in Australia for comment.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/may/13/cardinal-george-pell-accused-of-sexually-abusing-two-choirboys-book-claims?CMP=share_btn_tw


Arizona radio station tells listeners how to ‘hide’ child porn

May 12, 2017

Paul Lotsof, left, owner of KAVV-FM, speaks from behind a door with KVOA reporter Zack Briggs.

Story highlights

  • Station airs PSA: “Never keep paper pictures, tapes or films of naked juveniles where anyone can find them”
  • Episode has raised questions about free speech and Arizona’s strict penalties

(CNN)For the past two years, a radio station in a small Arizona city has been playing a public-service announcement that advises users of child pornography on how to escape police detection.

The PSA tells people with child porn to store it on a specific type of computer hardware and “hide it where nobody will ever find it.” It goes on to give more details about how to avoid arrest, ending with: “A public service message from the CAVE 97.7 FM.”
The station, KAVV in Benson, does not have a large coverage area, and the PSA — created by station owner-operator Paul Lotsof — initially aired after midnight. But still, somehow nobody seemed to notice or complain — until now.
“It’s wrong, it should be taken down. It’s sickening,” Benson resident Jeanne Dyer told CNN affiliate KVOA this week.
In recent days the ad has been pulled off the air, the community has been outraged and the episode has raised questions about free speech and Arizona’s strict penalties for possession of child pornography.
“I’ve discussed it with the Sheriff. Based on what is in the PSA, even though it’s incredibly disturbing and personally offensive and professionally offensive to me, the reality is the comments he made are rather firmly protected by the First Amendment,” Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre told CNN.
“It’s weird (no one heard it),” he added. “We are a smaller county though, and the time of its airing was between midnight and 2 a.m. and there’s not a lot of people awake in Benson at that time.”

‘I feel sorry for the people caught with it’

KAVV’s Lotsof told CNN he recorded the PSA about two years ago, “mostly to call attention to Arizona’s extreme laws for child pornography and to try and keep people out of life in prison just for possessing pictures.
“It (the PSA) does not advocate possession of child pornography or reproduction of child pornography. And I know the question you’re going to ask — no, I don’t have any of that stuff. I don’t have any use for it.”
Lotsof said he doesn’t have children and doesn’t believe Arizona’s strict child pornography laws help kids.
“I don’t think the law on the books has to do with whether this material is produced or not. There is clearly some market for it and it will be produced. It’s sort of like drugs in Arizona — it’s a felony to possess marijuana, but it’s not like marijuana isn’t going to be grown here,” he said.
“I am not an advocate for it (child pornography). I’m not interested in it and I am against the production of it … but I feel sorry for the people caught with it who are in life in prison as a result. Those people are the real victims and their families,” Lotsof said. “If all of this prevented one person from spending life in prison, then it’s worth it.”
McIntyre, the Cochise County Attorney, had sharp words for Lotsof’s point of view.
“Regardless of the feelings Mr. Lotsof has, the reality is that if there wasn’t a market for this, if people didn’t make the choice to consume it, then we would see an end to it. And when he talks about the real victims, the real victims are the girl who has to spend the rest of her life wondering every time she walks through the grocery store and someone takes a second look at her, ‘Has he seen my pictures?’
“Those are the victims, and so that’s why if you are a consumer — regardless of being a producer of this — in Arizona people like me frankly will seek to put you in prison for the rest of your life.”

Arizona’s strict sentences

Arizona’s law, called Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, is a Class 2 felony and carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. Possession of multiple images of child pornography are considered separate offenses in Arizona, and sentences must be carried out consecutively, rather than concurrently — meaning that someone convicted on 10 counts would be sentenced to at least 100 years. The law also denies those convicted the possibility of early release, parole or probation.
In 2003 Glendale, Arizona high school teacher Morton Berger was charged with possession of child pornography after investigators found thousands of photos on his computer of children engaged in sexual acts. Berger was convicted and sentenced to 200 years in prison — 10 years on each of 20 counts.
His lawyers called Arizona’s law the toughest in the nation and appealed his sentence, arguing that it amounted to “cruel and unusual punishment” because it exceeded penalties for more violent crimes. By comparison, the federal penalty for possessing or transporting child pornography is a minimum of 5 years in prison for a first-time offender.
But Berger’s sentence was upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court refused to hear his case.
McIntyre, the Cochise County Attorney, said he doesn’t know whether Arizona’s laws on child pornography are the toughest in the country, but he hopes the strict penalties serve as a deterrent.
“I know that we have very strict laws … and every court that has reviewed the laws has upheld them, and the reason is simple. We have a legitimate state interest in protecting our children,” he said.
“Typically when we indict child pornography cases, most places will indict 20 counts — but the reality is that person probably possessed hundreds, if not thousands, of images,” he added. “So even if they are sentenced to what Mr. Lotsof suggests is a draconian number of years, that’s actually a small fraction of the crime they actually committed.”

‘Reprehensible,’ but maybe not illegal

Benson Mayor Toney D. King said someone brought the PSA to his attention Saturday and he immediately contacted City Manager Bill Stephens to investigate.
“We have a really nice tight-knit community and this really caught us by surprise,” King said. “I personally feel this is reprehensible, very disturbing, very irresponsible, and very unacceptable. I have children and grandchildren of my own.”
Stephens, the city manager, said the city received complaints about the PSA because it recently began airing at a new time when more people were awake.
An online petition also is urging people to file complaints with the Federal Communications Commission in an attempt to get the station shut down.
The FCC has received a handful of consumer complaints about the PSA and are reviewing them, said Will Wiquist, a deputy press secretary.
“The FCC has yet to reach any conclusion,” Wiquist said. “Consumers should continue to file complaints if they have concerns about this and we will review them.”
County law enforcement are investigating the matter, but laws and the Constitution may protect Lotsof against any criminal charges or even from authorities getting a search warrant for his property, McIntyre said.
“Based on the information that we have, he is someone talking about his disagreement with the law. That doesn’t equate to probable cause to believe that he is presently engaged in possessing the stuff he’s talking about, and that’s where the First Amendment comes in,” McIntyre said. “The First Amendment really does protect us all, even the ones we don’t want to protect.”

When pressed to comment on the possession of pictures of nude boys and girls, Lotsof said, “They’re pictures of whatever you want to call them … they’re pictures of minors and you go to prison for the rest of your life for possessing them.”

He seems to disapprove of this, saying, “There’s no picture in the world that’s that dangerous.”

Lotsof continued, “The difference is, in one case, you’re molesting children and abusing them, causing children to do things that are not natural for children to do. [In] the other case, they’re just possessing pictures. There’s no connection between those two.”

The Facebook post that spread the word about the PSA has since been removed.

KVOA asked Lotsof if he possesses child pornography. He said he did not.

But, he also said that he would not admit to it if he did.

The most likely route Arizona can take is by charging Lotsof with the promotion of illegal activity.

But, “the odds of successfully enforcing it goes down to precise facts,” Flick notes.

What happens next for Lotsof is critically important for those looking to strip him of KAVV’s license.

“If he is convicted of possession of child pornography, he would lose his license,” Flick says. “This is a step lower … but I am sure they’re getting a search warrant and looking for more.”

https://rbr.com/could-a-controversial-psa-lead-to-bigger-owner-troubles/

A LITTLE HISTORY OF CAVE-FM  

http://www.cavefm.com/thirty/index%204a.html

http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Paul-Lotsof/1190444316



Islington kids’ homes scandal: Why did police pull plug on new child abuse probe?

18 May 2017

There are more than two dozen names that could hold the key to prosecutions, and boxes of papers that may contain vital evidence. In the second of our special series on the Islington kids’ home scandal of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, EMMA YOULE asks why police are not bringing the perpetrators to justice

It can only be described as a perplexing sequence of events that has left survivors of the Islington kids’ homes abuse let down – again.

From the 1970s to the 1990s an unknown number of children were abused sexually, physically, emotionally, or through neglect, in Islington children’s homes. It is a scandal that leaves a stain on the borough to this day.

The number harmed stretches to at least 40 current members of the Islington Survivors Network (ISN) but they are feared to be substantially higher.

Yet only a handful of abusers were ever exposed, much less brought to justice.

Today, in significant new developments on the historic scandal, the Gazette can report:

Islington Police began a new investigation in October to work towards criminal prosecutions, offering hope that after decades perpetrators of abuse might be tried in court;

• Two officers met Dr Liz Davies, an original whistleblower and key source of information on the scandal, to begin work;

Together they created a secret list of 26 names of alleged abusers who may have committed grave crimes against children;

• But shortly afterwards the Islington police investigation closed without warning, again dashing the hopes of survivors.

The Gazette understands the probe was shut down after involvement from Operation Winter Key – the Metropolitan Police team linked to the national Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).

But police did not answer our questions or confirm if IICSA is investigating.

The position of survivors is far less opaque. They have called for the Met to re-open the Islington Police-led probe and bring the perpetrators of child abuse, rape and torture in Islington’s kids’ homes to justice.

Social worker Dr Davies, founder of ISN, said: “We need a proactive police-led investigation to achieve convictions and also disciplinary action against those who colluded with the abuse and facilitated it.”

She said new evidence that has come to light in recent years has left her shocked.

Volunteer canoe instructor Roy Caterer was jailed for sexually abusing children, as reported in the Evening Standard in October 1992. Picture: Evening Standard Volunteer canoe instructor Roy Caterer was jailed for sexually abusing children, as reported in the Evening Standard in October 1992. Picture: Evening Standard

“I thought I knew a lot from the ’90s, but now hearing account after account I know it was far worse and more extensive abuse than I ever imagined in my worst dreams,” said Dr Davies.

“These children were in effect handed over to predatory child abusers who passed them around to other abusers through holiday schemes, boat trips, work placements, swimming events and night hikes in forests. It was well planned and orchestrated.”

One survivor said: “ISN has statements from over 40 adult survivors who lived through years of cruelty, abuse and neglect.

“Not one person has told us that Islington Council contacted them and asked about his or her time in ‘care’ and the effect it had on their lives. As ISN survivors we know there has been no justice.”

Despite the passage of time there is a realistic chance of prosecutions, as shown by the case of one ISN survivor who was repeatedly raped from the age of 12 in the 1980s while under the care of Islington social services.

The man who terrorised her and left her pregnant at 13 was jailed for 13 years in 2016.

It has also come to light that Islington Council has boxes of files in its archives relating to 13 inquiries into the abuse scandal carried out in the 1990s – which could contain key information.

The Evening Standard's reporting on the kids' homes scandal on October 6, 1992. Picture: Evening Standard The Evening Standard’s reporting on the kids’ homes scandal on October 6, 1992. Picture: Evening Standard

Another survivor told the Gazette: “We are waiting for someone to examine the contents. The council acknowledges that it’s really important to do this.”

ISN has asked for an amnesty for all current and former council staff who witnessed child abuse and did not report it at the time, in the hope new witnesses will come forward who can corroborate survivors’ evidence.

The council vowed it would offer full co-operation.

A spokesman said: “We support police investigations into any new allegations relating to historical abuse of Islington children.

“We will offer all assistance to police and access to files to any police-led investigations.”

Scotland Yard gave this short statement in response to our questions: “Anyone who wishes to speak to police should do so directly through their local station, or by calling 101.

 

Islington South parliamentary candidate Emily Thornberry said she hoped police would 'consider carefully' calls for a new investigation Islington South parliamentary candidate Emily Thornberry said she hoped police would ‘consider carefully’ calls for a new investigation

PAST POLICE INQUIRIES AND CONVICTIONS

Dr Liz Davies went to Scotland Yard with her concerns about the abuse of Islington children in 1992 and worked with detectives on two investigations.

Neither led to prosecutions.

The only person jailed over the scandal was volunteer canoe instructor Roy Caterer.

He worked at a boarding school used by Islington and was jailed for seven and a half years in 1991 for sexually abusing children.

Two other ex-Islington children’s home bosses, now dead, fled to the resort of Pattaya in Thailand.

Nicholas Rabet, deputy manager of Grosvenor Avenue children’s home until 1989, was investigated by Sussex Police in 1992 but never prosecuted.

Thai police brought charges for the alleged abuse of 30 boys, but he killed himself in 2006 before trial.

Bernie Bain, superintendent of Elwood Street children’s home in the late 1970s and early 1980s, fled Britain in 1996 just before he could be arrested for the alleged rape of seven young boys in care.

He was briefly imprisoned in Morocco for child pornography but killed himself in May 2000.

VIEWS ON POLICE PROBE

Labour stalwart and long-serving MP Emily Thornberry has said her “heart goes out to those who suffered abuse in Islington’s children’s homes” as she responded to calls for a new police inquiry this week.

The Labour parliamentary candidate for Islington South and Finsbury said the Metropolitan Police must be free to take its own decision on whether to open a new inquiry free from political interference.

“However, I would hope and expect that the police will consider carefully and appropriately the case that has been made to them by the Islington Survivors’ Network to re-open their inquiries, and provide a full response in due course,” she said.

Ms Thornberry said she fully supports efforts to uncover the truth.

“If that leads to the prosecution of guilty parties – whether responsible for abuse or for negligence – then I will be delighted to see justice done,” she said.

The Gazette also contacted Labour leader and Islington North parliamentary candidate Jeremy Corbyn, who was MP for Islington North when the scandal broke, for comment.

He did not respond.

NEXT WEEK: The survivors’ stories of stolen childhoods and lives haunted by abuse

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/crime-court/islington-kids-homes-scandal-why-did-police-pull-plug-on-new-child-abuse-probe-1-5022869

THE ISLINGTON SCANDAL1982 Margaret Hodge becomes Islington council leader. Forms friendship with Tony Blair, at one stage living a few doors away.February 1990 Liz Davies and David Cofie, senior social workers, discover evidence of sex abuse of children and report it to a residents’ meeting attended by Mrs Hodge.May 1990 Mr Cofie and Ms Davies are told by Lyn Cusack, assistant director of social services, to stop interviewing children about the claims.1991 Roy Caterer, a sports instructor at a boarding school used by Islington, arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing seven boys and two girls.October 1992 Mrs Hodge steps down as council leader.February 1994 Mrs Hodge accepts there was abuse, blaming her initial response on officials’ “misleading information”.May 1995 Report says Islington’s ideological policies stopped complaints being investigated. Mrs Hodge says: “Of course I accept responsibility. I was leader of the council at the time.”1 May 1997 Tony Blair moves from Islington to Downing Street.June 2003 Mrs Hodge made minister for Children.
Islington ConnectionsDr Morris Fraser lived in Islington in 1990, at a time when paedophile networks had infiltrated Islington children’s homes. He was working at University College Hospital. …he had  an opportunity to abuse children in Islington. He had also travelled to Turkey, Holland and Denmark to abuse children.
In 1993, he was convicted for possession of child pornography.Another PIE member, Peter Righton, is connected to Islington via the Islington-Suffolk Project, which sent children in care on holidays to Lord Henniker’s estate in Eye, Suffolk. Righton and his partner were invited to live on Lord Henniker’s estate after Righton’s 1992 conviction for importing images of child abuse.https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/henniker-major/
In 1979, John Rea Price,  Islington’s Director of Social Services and Peter Righton sat on the same steering committee to establish a course for training staff to work with disturbed young people.

Righton went on to become governor of New Barns school working with disturbed young people, and Islington Council were one of the local authorities to place children there.

New Barns school was the subject of a major child abuse investigation after Righton’s arrest. Righton lectured on social work at North London Polytechnic in Islington in 1970.

When Social Work Today reported Righton’s arrest there was no mention of the fact that he had long been associated with the magazine and had written dozens of articles for it. The magazine also downplayed the connection between the National Children’s Bureau and Righton. In April 1992, just two months before the article was published, John Rea Price was appointed as Director of the National Children’s Bureau, having recently resigned as Director of Islington Social Services after 20 years in post. In October 1992, not long after his departure, the Islington Children’s Homes scandal became public.

rea-priceJohn Rea Price,  Islington’s Director of Social Services

https://pcolman.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/islington-child-abuse-part-two/

Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past

11 May 2017

Former mayor of Islington Sandy Marks today and (inset) pictured in the Barcelona conference newsletter in 1980

Survivors of the horrific child abuse scandal that rocked Islington Council in the 1990s have called for police to lead a fresh inquiry as the Gazette today publishes explosive new revelations.

https://youtu.be/aReK-qZhExY

Sandy Marks (centre) is pictured in the IGA conference newsletter of April 1980.

An ex-mayor of Islington and top councillor at the time when children were being raped in kids’ homes has sensationally admitted her links to a pro-paedophile group that supported child sex in early 1980.

The council said it was “shocked and concerned” by the Gazette’s information and has promised an inquiry led by a top lawyer.

When approached, the former social services committee chair at first said she had “no memory of the period”.

But she later came clean about her pro-paedophile past after being shown evidence – saying she was “a complete bloody idiot” who had been manipulated by those around her.

However, just before the Gazette went to press, she changed her story again to say the allegations were “untrue and unfounded”.

Survivors of the abuse say someone who had apparently held such repellent views should never have been given political responsibility for young people.

Today, after a major investigation, the Gazette can reveal that documents show:

Former councillor Sandy Marks, who chaired the 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;

The Fallen Angels campaigned to abolish age of consent laws and condemned child protection as “a racket”;

The Evening Standard's reporting on the kids homes scandal on October 6, 1992. Picture: Evening StandardThe Evening Standard’s reporting on the kids homes scandal on October 6, 1992. Picture: Evening Standard

Ms Marks attended a meeting of a group campaigning for criminal charges against the vile Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) to be dropped. Also in the room was PIE chairman Tom O’Carroll;

• Documents identify Ms Marks as the planned co-author of a book with a radical paedophile activist who signed a letter “paedophile love & kisses”.

Yet by 1983, only three years later, Sandy Marks was sitting on the social services committee at Islington Council, which had oversight of kids in care.

She chaired the committee from 1991 to 1995 during the height of paedophile sex ring allegations concerning children’s homes in the borough.

When confronted by the Gazette, Ms Marks – who sits on a watchdog panel for the Crown Prosecution Service – said she has “huge gaps” in her memory for health reasons caused by the illness ME.

But she admitted her past after being shown a key piece of photo evidence.

The 63-year-old said she had been manipulated at the time by those around her, and had not properly understood the views of the Fallen Angels – which included campaigning to legalise sex with children.

She insisted: “I’m not a paedophile.”

Ms Marks said: “I don’t really understand how I could have been so stupid. I don’t understand how I could have got myself into it. Maybe I didn’t read the stuff – I don’t know. I can’t see me having stood up and said: ‘These are my views.’”

Sandy Marks pictured last year after being awarded a Mayor's Civic Award for her work as a disability campaigner. Picture: Ken MearsSandy Marks pictured last year after being awarded a Mayor’s Civic Award for her work as a disability campaigner. Picture: Ken Mears

She added: “There’s no defence for thinking that it’s OK, but there were reasons why at the time.

“And I guess with growing up – becoming more my own person – I was able to say: ‘This is what I think, not what somebody else tells me is what I think’.”

The care home scandal was made public when the Evening Standard revealed in October 1992 that teenagers were being abused, beaten and raped in kids’ homes across the borough.

Setting out a fresh demand for a new police-led inquiry, Richard, co-ordinator of the Islington Survivors Network (ISN), said this week he felt that: “Any person campaigning for or on behalf of paedophile groups has no place working with or making decisions for vulnerable children and social services.

“She should be questioned and called to account for her involvement at that time and at any time since.”

Another ISN survivor said that in her opinion: “This involvement makes any decision she was involved in unsafe. Questions have to be answered regarding any child protection or children’s services recommendations made by her and the people working with her.”

Labour stalwart Ms Marks, a familiar face at constituency events, was in a key position to advise former council leader Margaret Hodge after the abuse scandal was exposed.

But Ms Marks repeatedly denied playing any part in the 14 subsequent inquiries that were held during her tenure as chair of social services, saying she did not have “a hands-on role”.

“If children were being abused while I was chair of social services and I didn’t stop it, that’s shameful,” she said. “But I didn’t know. It’s my fault that I didn’t know.”

Social worker Dr Liz Davies, original whistleblower on the Islington kids home abuse scandal. Picture: Ken MearsSocial worker Dr Liz Davies, original whistleblower on the Islington kids home abuse scandal.

She added: “At the time I thought we had done what we could. If I had known something I would have stopped it.

“I would never want to do harm. That wasn’t why I became a councillor.”

But Ms Marks admitted with hindsight abusers may have slipped the net, saying she sympathised with calls for a police-led probe.

“If the investigation had been done properly then people should have been charged,” she said, adding: “If I was in their shoes, I would want something done, even this long after.”

The final White inquiry in 1995, ordered by the Department of Health, examined serious allegations against 32 named Islington staff involving “sexual assaults, encouraging children to be rent boys, staff involvement in paedophile rings and child pornography”.

The report was heavily critical of the council’s response.

“It is clear that Islington did not initiate the type of investigation they should have and as a consequence the possibility remains that staff engaged in abusive behaviour are now working elsewhere in the field with potentially serious consequences,” it said.

“Islington should have known and acted; they clearly did not.”

But the inquiry found no evidence of organised abuse.

Former Islington council leader Margaret Hodge said: 'If Sandy Marks did hold those views, I was not aware of them.' Picture: PA/Yui MokFormer Islington council leader Margaret Hodge said: ‘If Sandy Marks did hold those views, I was not aware of them.’

Social worker Dr Liz Davies, the original whistleblower on the scandal, tried to alert senior Islington officers and councillors – including then leader Mrs Hodge – to fears a paedophile sex ring was operating in the borough.

“Sandy Marks was at the centre of the council throughout this time,” said Dr Davies.

“This new information about her and our research about PIE and its widespread connections in Islington emphasise the importance of a police-led investigation, because many of those who held pro-paedophile views remain within professional systems and still have influence.”

No senior Islington councillors or officers were ever held accountable for the decades of abuse that went on in the council’s kids’ homes.

After 1995, Ms Marks’ career went from strength to strength.

She took up a role at the National Children’s Bureau and became mayor of Islington in 1996.

Today, she is a noted disabilities campaigner within the borough.

ISLINGTON COUNCIL: ‘WE’LL SET UP AN INQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE’

Islington Council has promised to set up an inquiry led by a top lawyer to examine the Gazette’s evidence – and has condemned support for paedophilia as “abhorrent”.

Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council, has promised a top lawyer will examine the new evidence. Picture: Em FitzgeraldCllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council, has promised a top lawyer will examine the new evidence.

Council leader Cllr Richard Watts said: “I’m shocked and concerned at the information as presented by the Gazette. This raises new questions about the council’s response to the allegations in the 1990s. I have instructed that we will appoint an independent QC to examine the evidence, and provide advice on the best action to take.

“They will be free to pursue any line of inquiry, and we will be bound by their recommendations.”

The report will be passed to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

“On behalf of Islington Council, I’m extremely sorry for the council’s past failure to protect vulnerable children,” he added. “I know those who were abused continue to suffer.”

He said new evidence would be treated “extremely seriously” and encouraged survivors to talk to police so “those responsible can be brought to justice”.

He stressed the council today is a “very different organisation” and said child protection is a top priority.

The Gazette understands a grant to Islington Personal Budgets Network Community Interest Company to establish a “centre for inclusive living” will be reviewed – including a £27,457 salary for Ms Marks, a director of the company.

JOURNALISTS: ‘WE TOLD SANDY ABOUT CHILD ABUSE’

The Evening Standard journalists who exposed the Islington kids’ home abuse scandal in October 1992 met Sandy Marks a month before the story was published, and say they were “shocked” by her response.

Eileen Fairweather and Stewart Payne – who went on to win awards for their articles – wanted to inform the then chair of the social services committee of the horrors they were uncovering.

In the meeting, they laid out damning evidence of abuse gathered from whistleblowers.

“We spoke to Sandy Marks to ask for her to help protect the whistleblowers, and to tell her that their claims were true,” said Ms Fairweather.

“But she didn’t seem to want to engage at all with notions of abuse.

“I can’t now remember her exact wording, but she indicated that she was indifferent to what the kids got up to sexually – she had a very libertarian view, and spoke as if they were free agents.

“She said she saw the role of the councillors when they inspected the homes as being to check things like: were the washing machines working?

“I have never forgotten it. It was very shocking.”

She says Ms Marks asked to see the evidence but would not agree to protect sources’ confidentiality.

But Ms Marks says she was presented with no evidence of current abuse and only fully understood the seriousness when she saw the articles.

“The first evidence, if it was evidence, I read in the Evening Standard,” she said.

“So that was the first time I’d seen anything in writing.”

At that time Sussex Police was already investigating links between alleged paedophile Nicholas Rabet, now dead, a former deputy superintendent of an Islington children’s home, and a boy in Islington’s care who the Standard would later give the name Shane in its reporting.

EX-COUNCIL LEADER MARGARET HODGE: ‘OUR NAIVETY WAS SHAMEFUL’

The Gazette asked former council leader Margaret Hodge to respond to the new revelations.

The Labour MP said: “If Sandy Marks did hold those views, I was not aware of them.

“Furthermore I signed a petition calling for the banning of the PIE in 1983.

“I have apologised a number of times for our failure to understand about child abuse and take children’s voices seriously in the Eighties. I am sorry.

“Our naivety was shameful and I’m really glad we’ve learned since then the importance of listening to the voices of children who have been abused.”

* NEXT WEEK: In the second of our special series of reports into the Islington kids’ home scandal – the secret list of 26 names never investigated by police

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/islington-kids-homes-scandal-shame-of-ex-mayor-sandy-marks-pro-paedophile-past-1-5012565

 

IGA Conference April 1980: The Fallen Angels take PIE’s fight to Barcelona

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/iga-conference-april-1980-the-fallen-angels-take-pies-fight-to-barcelona/

 

Secret papers show how Archway was nerve centre for child sex apologists in early 1980s

11 May 2017

Investigations journalist EMMA YOULE explains how a stash of newly uncovered documents linked former Islington Mayor Sandy Marks to the radical Fallen Angels collective in early 1980

Sandy Marks is listed as a Fallen Angels contact in conference papers from 1980. Picture: LSE Archives

It is a collection of paperwork that makes for shocking and sometimes sickening reading.

Today the Gazette can report on the trove of documents that trace the history of pro-paedophile activism in Archway in the early 1980s and led to the truth about Sandy Marks’ past.

The newsletters, periodicals, and decades-old minutes of meetings were found in an archive of the London School of Economics (LSE) library by graduate research student Charlotte Russell.

They paint a deeply worrying picture of pro-paedophile propaganda groups operating in Archway in the early 1980s.

At that time a controversial trial had caught the public imagination.

In 1979 five members of the reviled Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) had been charged with “conspiracy to corrupt public morals” over publication of adverts encouraging paedophiles to contact each other in the group’s magazine, Magpie.

Ms Russell said: “While researching events leading up to the PIE trials of 1981 it became apparent a particularly confrontational community of N19 paedophile rights activists campaigning for PIE existed at the time – the Fallen Angels collective.”

It was this discovery that would eventually lead to Sandy Marks.

Ms Russell knew who Ms Marks was from press cuttings about the Islington children’s homes scandal from the 1990s – but when the name started appearing in documents alongside Fallen Angels she believed she had uncovered something new and disturbing.

The front page of the 60-page pamphlet, Paedophilia and Public Morals, featured child-like cartoons. Picture: LSE ArchivesThe front page of the 60-page pamphlet, Paedophilia and Public Morals, featured child-like cartoons. Picture: LSE Archives

“I wasn’t searching for Sandy Marks in the documents,” she said. “But I soon realised that I recognised her name and it was significant in relation to the abuse scandal.”

The documents showed that in April 1980 the Fallen Angels travelled to a village on the outskirts of Barcelona to attend the annual conference of the International Gay Association (IGA).

Over that weekend workshops on paedophilia were held and the conference newsletter reports Fallen Angels came away having won a remarkable degree of support for the trial against PIE to be dropped.

The newsletter says an international support campaign was set to be co-ordinated through “the PIE Defence Campaign (contact address Fallen Angels)” in Davenant Road, Archway.

Sandy Marks is also pictured in the newsletter, which lists her as a delegate, and says she is a contact person for Fallen Angels at an address in Hornsey Rise, N19, with the request: “Do not write the name of the organisation, and put ‘private’ on the envelope.”

As the Gazette went to press, Ms Marks said she “completely den[ied]” she had been a member of Fallen Angels.

At the conference, the Fallen Angels circulated a 10,000-word paper called Corrupting Children: Children, Paedophilia and the Struggle – subtitled Women’s and Gay Liberation – that decried child protection as “a racket” and gave a summary submission on paedophilia, which has Ms Marks’ initials on it.

Among the deeply repellent views peddled in the submission is a final underlined sentence: “We demand the right to form alternative relations with kids – on their terms, and to affirm the erotic in those relations.”

Ms Marks at first said she has no recollection of attending the Barcelona conference and has memory lapses due to the illness ME.

A lurid page from the Paedophilia and Public Morals pamphlet. Picture: LSE ArchivesA lurid page from the Paedophilia and Public Morals pamphlet. Picture: LSE Archives

Yet after being confronted with the picture of herself in the newsletter she said she was vulnerable and had been manipulated and brainwashed by those around her.

“It was about the way they twisted what I said,” she told the Gazette.

“I don’t think I realised what they were doing, that they were using what I thought and kind of re-saying it and re-doing it.

“And I think I didn’t really understand the intellectual arguments. Because most of them would have been to uni and I left school at 15.”

As the Gazette went to press Ms Marks denied being at the conference, saying the photograph “could not have been taken at the event”.

At the IGA conference was another Fallen Angel called Tim Brown, of Davenant Road, Archway.

In a later letter to IGA delegate groups he signs off with the words “paedophile love & kisses”.

Back in London in late 1979, activism around the PIE trial was in its infancy and Ms Marks and Tim Brown are again linked to collectives campaigning on the issues.

Typed minutes appear to show Sandy Marks attended the third meeting of a group calling itself Conspiracy Against Public Morals (CAPM) to discuss tactics for a PIE defence campaign on September 11, 1979.

Fallen Angels' summary submission on paedophilia with the initials 'SM' highlighted by the Gazette. Picture: LSE ArchivesFallen Angels’ summary submission on paedophilia with the initials ‘SM’ highlighted by the Gazette. Picture: LSE Archives

Also at that meeting was notorious PIE chairman Tom O’Carroll, who was later jailed for possessing thousands of pictures of naked children.

Ms Marks said she did not know Tom O’Carroll and strongly denied being at the meeting or a member of the organisation.

Then on June 13, 1980, another set of handwritten minutes of the Gay Rights Committee of the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) records a discussion about Sandy Marks and Tim Brown allegedly producing a book on paedophilia.

Ms Marks described this as “the most ridiculous suggestion ever” saying she has dyslexia, struggles to write even a few hundred words, and has never met Tim Brown.

She later suggested the minutes were a “complete fabrication”.

One final document, a lurid 60-page pamphlet named Paedophilia and Public Morals, was published in October or November 1980 and was to cause a vitriolic split between PIE and the Fallen Angels.

PIE identified the booklet as the work of the Fallen Angels and accused the group of a series of “hysterical and vicious attacks on PIE” within its pages.

It was a stark about-turn from July 1980, when PIE had hailed the Fallen Angels as “heaven-sent support”.

By January 1981 PIE denounced the Fallen Angels as “a clique of leftover intellectuals, political theorists and hydrophobic feminists”.

But Islington was by now a magnet for other pro-paedophile activists and campaigning for PIE would continue at some level in the area for years to come – with or without the Angels’ support.

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

Within two years of this period, Ms Marks was elected a Labour councillor in Islington in 1982.

Commenting on the documentary evidence, she said: “Whatever it says I don’t agree with it and I wouldn’t have agreed with it at the time or before.”

* NEXT WEEK: In the second of our special series of reports into the Islington kids’ home scandal – the secret list of 26 names never investigated by police

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/secret-papers-show-how-archway-was-nerve-centre-for-child-sex-apologists-in-early-1980s-1-5012594

Naively, the whistle-blowers hoped the council would protect them. I acted as go-between and, two months before the first stories appeared, met Islington’s chair of social services at the town hall. Councillor Sandy Marks asked to see the evidence but would not agree to protect our sources’ confidentiality.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/witness-stalinist-reluctance-to-study-the-facts-1621767.html

Sandy Marks: In 2014 I asked for a dialogue

This letter was emailed in 2014 to Sandy Marks, former Chair of Islington Social Services Committee and Mayor, via the Head of Services and Consultancy of  Disability Action in Islington  who had agreed to forward it to her as she was Chair of the charity. The content is self-explanatory and asks her to discuss with me her perspective on the Islington child abuse scandal.  In the absence of confirmation, it is possible she did not receive it. Following the Islington Gazette article, 11th May 2017,  I thought it would be of wider interest.  See Islington Survivors Network website for further context.


 

Letter to Sandy Marks from Dr Liz Davies, Reader in Child Protection London Metropolitan University.

1st January 2014

Dear Sandy,

Our paths once crossed at the Rising Free Bookshop a long time ago, but it is also a long time since I exposed the Islington child abuse scandal in 1992. I have, ever since, lived and breathed the ongoing issues which that raised. Even recently, various survivors have come forward to me and I have continued to learn about the vast extent of harm that they experienced. There has never been a survivors group in Islington for the victims of the abuse and so I still remain a contact point for those who come forward. I have been trying to assist some of them in locating their files but sadly it seems most files went missing at the time of the exposé in the early 90s.

Recently, various documents have come to light through the social media and FOIs which I have not seen before. One of those was the Case review sub-committee report dated 24.7.95 following the Ian White Report. I think you may have chaired this committee – but I could be wrong.

I am interested to know what the thinking was that led to decision 4.1 which stated that there was no evidence to support the allegations of organised abuse. Of course, so much has become widely known since that time but I would really like to understand what led the members to reach that decision. I know the White report did mention that the police found no evidence of connections between perpetrators. Yet, at this time I was going all across the country with the police investigating crimes against children that related in some way to Islington children. Of course, professionals in all agencies at a local level had been pointing out that a network of child sex abusers was active in the Borough but this had been denied by the ACPC committee which is, I accept, where your information may have been coming from. Margaret Hodge always claimed she was misled by her managers and I have no way of knowing what went on at that level.

However, some social media researchers are now collating past press cuttings and I now know that, whilst I was disbelieved at the time in raising concerns about child sexual abuse within the children’s homes, it is now clear to me that there had been a number of issues raised in the years well before I worked in Islington. In fact the serious crimes were very well known about and a number of cases went to court and led to convictions. In 1992, some people must have been surely laughing at my ignorance but we didn’t have the internet in those days and I had to work within my limited field of view and mainly respond to the interminable pain and terror of the child victims and their families. I was also forbidden from speaking with social workers in the other 23 offices which limited my ability to find out past histories of abuse. Lyn Cusack (ADSS) of course told me to stop interviewing children……. I would very much like to interview her, if that was possible, to help me make sense of her decisions. If you still have any means of being in contact with her perhaps you could ask her on my behalf if she would be willing to speak with me.

I am writing a book but it is proving difficult as I am struggling to understand why my professional work was so despised at the time leaving me in great difficulty in trying to protect the children. Would you be interested to meet up to talk about it? It would be helpful for me to have your point of view all these years later when the scale of abuse clearly has now become evident and we have all had chance to reflect on the turbulence of those years.

Best regards,

Liz


Rising Free Bookshop was a distributer of alternative books and pamphlets based in Kings Cross.  It was listed in the 1975 book Alternative England and Wales as follows:

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I had very minimal communication with Sandy Marks when I was an Islington social worker, mainly because social workers were not allowed to contact councillors directly on work issues. After I exposed child abuse within the children’s homes, and community, and had left the authority I prepared evidence for the Inquiries.  Here is part of a letter sent to Sandy Marks by my professional association’s lawyer dated 13.8.93 which attached a submission of my evidence.  I have asked Islington if they have a copy of my dossier but they cannot find it.

The attached submission to the letter stated that, ‘during the period from the end of 1989 to the beginning of 1992 a great deal of suffering was experienced by an alarmingly large number of children and young people within a small geographical area. The purpose of these submissions is to illustrate that a good deal of suffering might have been avoided if managers within the Social Services Department of the London Borough of Islington had reacted differently to the information with which they were confronted’. It went on to state, ‘the repeated insistence on treating cases only on an individual basis rather than looking at the obvious indicators of close interlinking and networking between both the suspected abused and their suspected abusers, was in our submission unsatisfactory given the repeated reports which showed that not only did most of the children and young people involved know each other but the suspected abusers knew each other too…’   and ‘ there does not seem to have been an occasion on which the responsible management directly and clearly addressed the question of what its responsibilities actually were (and are).

Letter

Despite my overwhelming evidence presented in person to the Inquiries,  the final Inquiry report stated  that  ‘Islington Council had investigated allegations of organised abuse and had found no evidence to support this. The Social Services Inspectorate had reviewed the paperwork and came to a similar conclusion’.

Below is a copy of the report summary  (Report into the Management of Child Care Services in Islington Ian White and Kate Hart)  presented to the Case review sub committee held on 24.7.95 with reference to 4.1 as referred to in my letter to Sandy Marks.

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Sandy Marks chaired the London Borough’s Childrens Regional Planning Committee during the early 90s.  In 1990 the committee discussed a report entitled ‘Child sex abuse rings – a proposal for a project group’ and the setting up of a working party to focus on this topic across London. Much work had already been completed by police and social workers across London in the investigation of abuse networks and this was supported by local and national guidance.

By the time of the 14 commissioned Islington Inquiries the term organised abuse was embedded into statutory guidance.  Working Together: A guide to arrangements for inter-agency co-operation for the protection of children from abuse (Home Office, Department of Health, Department of Education and Science, Welsh Office, 1991) stated ;

5.26.1: For the purposes of this Guide organised abuse is a generic term which covers abuse which may involve a number of abusers, a number of abused children and young people and often encompasses different forms of abuse. It involves, to a greater or lesser extent, an element of organisation

5.26.2: A wide range of abusing activity is covered by this term, from small paedophile or pornographic rings, often but not always organised for profit, with most participants knowing one another, to large networks of individual groups or families which may be spread more widely and in which not all participants will be known to each other. Some organised groups may use bizarre or ritualised behaviour, sometimes associated with particular ‘belief’ systems. This can be a powerful mechanism to frighten the abused children into not telling of their experiences. Research suggests some caution in sharp distinctions between types of abuser. Most sexual abusers share characteristics which suggest a calculated recidivist patter of activity, where multiple abuse acts and multiple victims are involved. ‘Paedophiles’ may also abuse children within their own homes and ‘incest’ offenders may abuse children outside the family.

In 2002 the Home Office and Department of Health published  complex child abuse investigation – inter agency issues which was based on learning from the lessons of a number of investigations of organised abuse networks. One of these was the Castle Hill Report (Brannon et al 1993).

In subsequent versions of national guidance including  Working Together to Safeguard Children (DCSF, 2010) the organised abuse of children was similarly defined as,  ‘involving more than one abusers and a number of children. The abusers concerned my be acting in concert to abuse children sometimes acting in isolation, or may be using an institutional framework or position of authority to recruit children for abuse’ (DCSF:6.10). However,  A revised and drastically abridged version published in 2013 and 2015 omitted this definition altogether at a time when  so many child abuse networks were coming to light and professional guidance was so desperately needed.

Long before the Islington Inquiries, in 1988, Islington Social Services had published Child sexual abuse policy and practice guidelines (page 65 of this linked document). These guidelines were innovative at the time and had been written in consultation with academics, campaign groups and practitioners. They addressed the need for police investigation when there was more than one child victim and/or more than one abuser. I question why Islington council suppressed my investigations when they obviously had  appropriate policy in place.

Here is the section of the White Report (1995) which refers to organised abuse. The Islington Neighbourhood Office referred to in this report was where I worked as a social worker.

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The well worn Times article below provides the police view in 1993 that wealthy businessmen were under surveillance who were linked to a sex ring abusing young people living in children’s homes in the London Borough of Islington which had been a magnet for ‘child molesters’. In this Times article, Sandy Marks is cited as pledging to sack senior staff if the government proved they had acted unprofessionally. There were some changes made in social services management after the Inquiries.  Very few abusers were also convicted and some are now deceased but I hope that there will soon be a police-led investigation of the information we have from the 90s and also of the information from all the survivors and witnesses who have now come forward to Islington Survivors Network.NSY report to Times 91

https://lizdavies.net/2017/05/12/sandy-marks-in-2014-i-asked-for-a-dialogue/


Homeless charity Centrepoint

It was established in Soho in 1969 by Reverend Kenneth Leech.

Journey to the other side

Reverend Ken Leech was based at St Anne’s Church in Soho

Sandy Marks was one of the first rough sleepers to be helped by Centrepoint when it opened its first temporary shelter in the crypt of a Soho church 35 years ago.

Just 15 years old, she spent several nights sleeping on the streets after running away from home.

Marks, who went on to become mayor of Islington, in north London, remembers the time well. “At that time, Centrepoint was run by volunteers. You could only stay three nights at a time. You were allowed to arrive at eight in the evening, but had to be out at eight the next morning.”

It was the first of several short stays for Marks, who spent almost four months sleeping rough in the capital. She left home after “the usual teenage arguments” with her mother.

“Sleeping rough was very scary,” Marks remembers. “I met some very nice people, but there were also a lot of very weird people around.”

Marks, who is 50 and recovering from ME, says she was lucky that staff at Centrepoint didn’t call the police. “I was still a minor and looked young for my age. The staff could have told the police, but they didn’t,” she says.

After several months, Marks moved to Bristol, but soon returned to London where she lived in a series of squats selling underground magazines and working for an advisory service.

At 19, she became pregnant. Three years later, she moved to Islington where her interest in politics began.

She rose to become chair of the council’s social services committee. As mayor, Marks continued to have a special interest in helping the homeless and raised £250,000 to renovate flats for Big Issue sellers.

Her interest in helping homeless young people continued when she became chair of London Borough Grants – an organisation set up after the demise of the Greater London Council, with a budget of £30m. One organisation to benefit was Centrepoint.

Marks stresses that the charity did so on merit. “We funded Centrepoint quite a lot because we all felt it was a very good organisation. Its range of services is fantastic. One I like best now is a project aimed at preventing people from leaving home.”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/oct/13/homelessness2

As well as founding Centrepoint, Leech was involved in the creation of the Christian Socialist Movement.

 

He was a director of the Runnymede Trust, a leading think tank on promoting ethnicity and cultural diversity;

 

He was a founder member of the Jubilee Group – a network of socialist Christians; and he was also one of the church’s leading experts on drug culture and the social problems it creates.

Director of Runnymeade – Kenneth Leech, 1987–1991

Chairperson at Runnymeade – Diana Brittan 1998–1999

Centrepoint – Royal Patrons

Centrepoint – Our Patron

HRH The Duke of Cambridge has been our Patron since 2005 – following in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Diana.

 

Prince William would visit our hostels when he was a child and, when it was his turn to take over some of her patronages, Centrepoint was the first one he chose.

He regularly visits us both in the public eye, but also in private, so he can meet and chat to the young people we support.

https://centrepoint.org.uk/about-us/

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/752570/prince-william-homelessness-charity-centrepoint-plays-who-am-I

“What do we really know about the young people’s homeless charity Centrepoint?

 

It was established in Soho in 1969 by Reverend Kenneth Leech.

Reverend Leech wanted young homeless people to have a night shelter.

Reverend Leech knew the Kray twins.

His life as a priest has brought him into contact with prime ministers, a very young Paul Simon, and even the Kray gang –  as a former vicar in Bethnal Green, he narrowly avoided having to officiate at Reg Kray’s Hollywood-meets-EastEnders funeral.

Leech and Anton Wallich-Clifford (founder of the Simon Community, a charity for what were then described as “meths drinkers”) realised urgent action was needed.

Drug rehabilitation was also a Leech passion. He founded the now defunct Soho Drugs Group in 1964, and forged close links with doctors working in the San Francisco counter-culture scene. “Doctors at the Haight-Ashbury medical centre warned that following the US example of prohibition would lead to disaster in England. And things began to go wrong under the influence of the late Dr Philip Connell, of the Maudsley Hospital, who in the late 1960s advised the Ministry of Health to cut down on heroin prescribing after a number of high-profile cases involving ‘junkie doctors.'”

Leech was close to the Christian Socialist Movement, which now counts Tony Blair, along with a sizeable chunk of his cabinet, as members.

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In 1999, he spoke at Centrepoint’s 30th birthday, along with the Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

From the anti-National Front protests of the 1970s and 1980s, to Derek Beackon’s victory in the local council election on the Isle of Dogs for the British National Party in 1993, Leech was part of the awkward squad, organising religious and community groups, writing and demonstrating.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/jun/16/charitymanagement.homelessness

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/reverend-kenneth-leech-priest-who-worked-among-the-homeless-and-with-drug-addicts-at-centrepoint-a6683816.html

Rev Leech and his wife Julie

Reverend Leech was the “advisor on exorcism and the occult” to the London Bishops.
Many young people who go to Centrepoint are vulnerable and have been in and out of the care system.Many young people who go to Centrepoint could disappear and nobody would know about it.Centrepoint’s full name is Centrepoint Soho Ltd.Centrepoint also has a trading company known as CP Trading LtdDirector – Sir James Michael Yorrick Oliver was an investment banker and Lord Mayor of London for 2001-02.Sir James Michael Yorrick Oliver was also a director of Icebreakershttps://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/OC306803/officers

Icebreakers and PIE

 

CP Trading used to be known as SPEED 4477 Ltd.
https://www.companieslist.co.uk/02951328-cp-trading-limited
Millions of pounds of money is given to Centrepoint from donations and also Government departments.
Westminster Council gave millions of pounds to Centrepoint but refused our FOI request when we asked for a simple receipt.In the 2008 accounts of Centrepoint the following donors were listed:Hyde Park Place Estate AgentsInner London Magistrates Courts Poor Box CharityPaul Hamlyn Foundation
(Australian dominatrix faces losing allowances from Lord Hamlyn over tell-all biographyAustralia’s most famous dominatrix, Madame Lash, has gone to ground in Sydney after a biography detailing her sexual relationship with late British publishing baron and Labour donor Lord Hamlyn was released.)http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/7830632/Australian-dominatrix-faces-losing-allowances-from-Lord-Hamlyn-over-tell-all-biography.html
Rank FoundationThe Freemasons Grand CharityWorshipful Company of ArbitratorsWorshipful Company of Information TechnologistsThe registered address of Centrepoint used to be as follows:33 Long Acre
London
WC2E 9LAThe Patron of Centrepoint is Prince William.Is there more to Centrepoint than meets the eye?http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20…t.homelessnesshttps://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque…point_soho_ltdhttp://thecolemanexperience.wordpres…2/11/33-magic/http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk…080331_E_C.PDFhttp://www.companiesintheuk.co.uk/Co…ntrepoint-sohohttp://opencharities.org/charities/292411http://companycheck.co.uk/company/02951328″

http://google-law.blogspot.com/2013/08/jill-dando-princess-diana-centrepoint.html

 

Centrepoint chief executive Seyi Obakin


Prince Charles and PIE-linked Sir Harold Haywood and Centrepoint

Youth club champion and former chairman of the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), Sir Harold Haywood, KCVO, OBE, has died aged 86. A trained teacher, Sir Harold played a pivotal role in the youth club movement, and dedicated his life to meeting the needs of disaffected youth.

Born in Burton-on-Trent, Sir Harold became director at the National Association of Youth Clubs and then in 1977 director of the Royal Jubilee Trust. The Trust, set up to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, raised £15m for initiatives to help disadvantaged young people in Britain.

He also became a director of The Prince’s Trust, and in 1985 took the Prince on a ‘plain clothes’ visit to London’s Centrepoint Hostel and charity centres in Soho’s red light district, to see the plight of young homeless people for himself.

http://www.philanthropy-impact.org/news/leading-youth-champion-and-former-acf-chairman-sir-harold-haywood-dies


After 1995, Ms Marks’ career went from strength to strength.She took up a role at the National Children’s Bureau and became mayor of Islington in 1996…..
Righton was no run of the mill child sex offender. He had been a very senior and respected figure in the field of residential child care, and a former consultant to the charity the National Children’s Bureau, whose patrons included the then Health Minister Virginia Bottomley.

After Righton’s home was raided in 1992, then British Health Secretary Virginia Bottomley was reported to have been “shocked” and demanded a full report. That, however, was last time Bottomley spoke about the matter and no report was ever published.Mr McKelvie made his concerns known to Labour MP Tom Watson, who then raised the matter in Parliament in 2012.

According to Mr McKelvie, who has spent many years trying to see the truth uncovered: “We still don’t know who gave the order to shut down the original police investigation. In my opinion that person is just as guilty as Peter Righton and his network of child abusers. The decision to shut it down is likely to have been taken by Michael Howard and/or Virginia Bottomley. Howard was Home Secretary at the time, with overall responsibility for policing, and Bottomley was Health Secretary, with overall responsibility for children’s homes and social work.”



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 paedophileslink
PIE member Peter Righton and his partner Richard Alston were allowed to live on Lord Henniker’s estate.
Prince Philip is godfather to his son.
Both Lord Henniker and paedophile –  PIE treasurer Charles Napier  (friend of Peter Righton and Robert Alston) worked for the British Council, with Prince Andrew and Prince Charles)
Prince Andrew and Robert Alston (3rd from right)
Robert Alston, like Charles Napier worked for the British Council, and with with Prince Andrew and Prince Charles)
Diplomatic Connections and PIE / Diplomat Robert Alston – brother of Richard Alston
Liz Davies, a reader in child protection at London Metropolitan University who was involved in the investigation into his abuses in Islington, wrote that Righton was allowed to live at the Thornham Magna estate of Lord Henniker in Suffolk, where children from Islington continued to be taken, apparently until his death;[13] Member of Parliament Tom Watson wrote that the Chief Constable of Suffolk warned against Righton being allowed to live at the estate but was ignored.[14]In October 2012, Watson claimed that Righton was involved in a paedophile ring with connections to the British Government.[5]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Righton

https://ianpace.wordpress.com/tag/charlotte-russell/

Country house hideaway of disgraced care chief (6.5.93)

Evening Standard, 6th May 1993
By Stewart Payne & Eileen Fairweather

BRITAIN’S leading consultant on children’s homes is at the centre of a nationwide police and social work investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against boys.

Peter Righton, 67, quit his post at the National Children’s Bureau last year after he was arrested and later convicted of possessing child pornography. But the Evening Standard can reveal that he is now the central figure in a new investigation into the suspected abuse of scores of boys over four decades.

When this investigation began, Righton and his male lover fled to a country estate which is also an educational and recreational centre for children. Teachers, parents and welfare officials who send children to the estate are unaware of the two men and the police investigation into alleged paedophilia.

The pair live at the Suffolk ancestral home of the 8th Baron Henniker.
Following the discovery of child pornography addressed to Righton, a senior and respected childcare expert, he was fined £900 last September for importing and possessing indecent material. He has been under police investigation ever since.

Righton and his lover are familiar figures to staff working on the 2,500-acre estate at Thornham Magna which the philanthropic Lord Henniker and his family have turned into an educational and recreational centre for children.

The chance discovery by Customs officers at Dover of child pornography addressed to Righton led to police seizing letters and other documents in his home – a cottage near Evesham, Worcestershire. Scores of boys’ names were found in a diary, some underlined. These, investigators believe, were boys that had been sexually abused.

Many are now adults and have been traced by police and social workers. Some have alleged abuse dating back 30 years. But officers have also unearthed a recent allegation of abuse.

A former assistant bishop is among Righton’s long-standing friends. Correspondence between the two suggests a shared interest in children. His name was among those underlined in the diary.

As the extent of his alleged activities emerged, police discovered that Righton had moved to the Henniker estate. Suffolk social workers were alerted to establish the circumstances in which he was living.

Lord Henniker, 77, told the Standard he did not know Righton and was not responsible for him living on the estate. ‘The estate belongs to my son.’

His son’s wife, Mrs Lesley Henniker-Major, said: ‘Mr Righton is a tenant. He came to us through an estate agent with impeccable references.’

She said she was not aware of the current investigation but had been told of his previous conviction for possessing indecent material by police and social workers. ‘I was very upset. But I have discussed this with Mr Righton and he tells me this material was unsolicited. I am a mother of five and I am very careful. I am not at all worried. He is innocent until proven guilty.’

When the Standard visited the estate this week Righton and his companion were still living in the stable flat. Wellington boots with their names inscribed in the rims stood outside their door.

Righton was a leading consultant on children’s homes and a former director of both the National Children’s Bureau charity and the National Institute for Social Work, a think-tank for social work issues.

The Standard has established that the London Borough of Islington, whose children’s homes are the subject of an inquiry following our revelations that young people in council care were exposed to paedophiles, pimps and child pornographers, sends children to the Henniker estate under a scheme called The Islington Suffolk Project.
Hundreds of youngsters from Islington and other councils have holidayed at the Henniker estate, staying in log cabins, since the mid-1970s.

Investigators probing Righton’s background have been astonished by how he achieved such high office. He was known to Scotland Yard as a founder member of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), which campaigned to legalise sex with children aged over four in the 1970s.

Righton has written widely on the subject of paedophilia and in 1981, in a publication called Perspectives on Paedophilia, he attacked the ‘moral panic’ over the issue and said that with ‘the child’s willing compliance . . . the sex is unlikely to do much harm’.

Righton went to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he obtained a BA second class honours in philosophy, politics and economics, becoming an MA in 1955. He had earlier served in the Royal Artillery as a lieutenant.

He first worked in the probation service but moved into educational welfare work. In 1964 he was investigated by police for sexually abusing a pupil at Red Hill boarding school for maladjusted boys. At the time Righton contemplated killing himself and wrote several suicide notes in which he admitted the harm he had caused the boy. The case was dropped but Righton kept the notes.

Righton went on to carve a successful career, making no secret of his homosexuality.
Police officers who raided his Evesham cottage found magazines with titles like Boy Love World and love notes in childish handwriting as well as explicit letters from adults who shared his sexual outlook. Among them was convicted child abuser and fellow PIE member, Charles Napier. Righton resigned his posts after the raid.

For months police have been working through the lists of names found in Righton’s diaries, dating back many years.

Righton was, by the time of his arrest, semi-retired, although as a freelance consultant he was still visiting children’s homes across the country.

Recent scandals in residential childcare have led experts to believe that paedophile staff may be ‘networking’ nationally to exchange children and pornography – even protection. But only now are moves afoot to address this problem with investigators planning to meet Mr Herbert Laming, chief inspector of the Social Services Inspectorate, to request a co-ordinated nationwide team.

In the meantime it was left for officers investigating Righton to contact their counterparts in Suffolk to establish why he had gone to live there.

The Henniker estate has been the family home since 1756, a rambling mansion house set in farmland and woods. Day-to-day running of the estate has passed to the Lord’s son and heir Mark, 45, and his wife.

PIE/Righton/Islington

Jimmy Savile sex abuse: ‘Islington is still covering up’. Kenneth McCallum was known to have visited the West End to prey on homeless boys. His conviction was in 1990, the same year that Savile is known to have visited Islington at the request of Islington Council.

Islington’s “kids on wheels” minicab service (similar to Savile’s Blackpool mincab “charity” runs)

The articles below concerning Kenneth McCallum’s arrest and conviction sound very similar to the “kids on wheels” taxi services which Eileen Fairweather describes in her Telegraph article

Jimmy Savile sex abuse: ‘Islington is still covering up’. His conviction was in 1990, the same year that Savile is known to have visited Islington at the request of Islington Council.

Kenneth McCallum was known to have visited the West End to prey on homeless boys. An Islington Council social worker, Abraham Jacob, was convicted in 1986 for his involvement in child prostitution rackets in the West End.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/10746412/Jimmy-Savile-sex-abuse-Islington-is-still-covering-up.html

Postcards that link Islington care home children to scene of notorious Jersey sex abuse

Above: Postcards from Jersey, including one of Gorey Castle, next to Haut de la Garenne home

these are a smoking gun. For the first time they provide solid evidence that children from Islington’s homes in the 1970s were sent on trips to Jersey, in an exchange programme with children from the notorious Haut de la Garenne home, where widespread abuse took place.

Establishing that children from Islington were indeed sent to Jersey on exchange trips – as has long been claimed – is another piece of the jigsaw that creates a picture of a child abuse ring operating in the UK, with children passed around the country.

It has been established by many independent inquiries that child abuse took place in all of Islington’s 12 children’s homes during this period.

Islington Council has no official records that children in its homes in the 1970s and 80s were ever sent to Jersey on official visits, as all the documents have been destroyed. Circumstantial evidence has been there, however.

The deputy superintendent of Grosvenor House Children’s Home, at 114 Grosvenor Avenue in Canonbury, was Nich­olas Rabet. He spent 15 years there.

When in 1992 the Evening Standard revealed the extent of abuse in Islington’s homes – confirmed by numerous reports – Rabet fled to Thailand. He was arrested by Thai police and charged with abusing 30 young boys there, and it was thought he was responsible for abusing 300. He committed suicide days before he was due to stand trial in 2006.

Rabet was from Jersey, and is said to have regularly taken children from Islington on camping trips to the island.

http://archive.islingtontribune.com/news/2014/oct/postcards-link-islington-care-home-children-scene-notorious-jersey-sex-abuse

JERSEY:Children were loaned to rich paedophile yachtsmen

CHILDREN from the Jersey House of Horrors were loaned to rich paedophile yachtsmen as galley SEX SLAVES

From September 2007, police took 1,776 statements from 192 alleged victims, identifying 151 alleged abusers and only seven people were successfully prosecuted.

 

WHY? 

Because the majority of abusers are in prominent positions and are being protected!

We know from court cases and statements made [during the 2008 inquiry] that children in Jersey care homes were ‘loaned out’ to members of the yachting fraternity and other prominent citizens on the pretence of recreational trips but during which they were savagely abused and often raped.

When these children complained they were beaten and locked in cellars [at Haut de la Garenne]

The youngsters were told by care staff the boat rides were treats—only to be assaulted and RAPED at sea by pervert toffs and household name paedophiles.

A source told us: “Such important figures have been implicated in the cover-up of abuse on the island that the cops feel the evidence should now be passed to the British government

“The latest revelations are explosive. It is going to cause massive waves within the political and legal world and could bring the whole of Jersey’s infrastructure crashing down.”

One of the most serious lines of inquiry in the investigation is that children were regularly loaned to wealthy yachtsmen to “do with them what they chose for the day,” according to our source close to the investigation.

Haut de la Garenne staff described the trips as a treat for children who spent long hours cooped up at the home.

But in reality the kids were subjected to the vilest sexual abuse on board the luxury boats.

Our source said: “The allegations about the yachting community have come in from a number of different people. It is a very strong line of inquiry and when the evidence is made public people will be horrified.” 

“This is going to be a long process but the officers have been presented with so many accounts of abuse and cover-ups it is crucial we get answers.

People disclosing the abuse have been easy to ignore but finally they are getting a chance to be taken seriously.” 

Former abused care home residents claim what happened to them has been covered up by those in high office, desperate not to tarnish Jersey’s good name or risk politicians in London reducing their power over the tiny, but extremely wealthy, island.

Although Jersey is part of the British Isles and under the Queen’s rule, it has a separate government system dating back to King John’s reign, and makes its own rules and laws.

Former UK prime minister

One of those who stood most to lose was Sir Edward Heath, the former prime minister from 1970-74, who was known to visit the Jersey care home the Haute Garrene among others to take young boys on boating weekends on his yacht called  ‘Morning Cloud’, or as his bodyguards referred to it, ‘Morning Sickness’.

Heath on the Morning Cloud

JERSEY:Children were loaned to rich paedophile yachtsmen

Mrs Harman, whose role has been exposed in recent media stories, has described Margaret Hodge as her best friend in Parliament. Mrs Hodge’s late husband, Henry Hodge, also an Islington Labour councillor, earlier chaired the National Council for Civil Liberties. It is unknown if they ever discussed PIE

 

Sir Henry Hodge, President of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

Sir Henry Hodge – NCCL Chairman 1974-76. Became a Labour councillor and High Court judge and husband of Margaret Hodge

The leader of Lambeth Council at the time was Ted Knight (Labour) who was a close friend of Margaret Hodge (Labour) who was leader of nearby Islington Council. It is believed that Children were “traded” between Lambeth and Islington Councils.

http://google-law.blogspot.com/2013/05/lambeth-police-raped-and-tortured.html

Monday Club members:

ASSOCIATES –  JOHN PINNIGER, SIR CHARLES IRVING, DEREK  LAUD, HARVEY PROCTOR…

John Pinniger, Lambeth Councillor at the same time as John Bercow and a fellow member of The Monday Club


young_monday_clubbers

Other Monday Club members – John Remfrey  Pinniger (far left) was a leading activist and political adviser in the right-wing Con

Pinniger worked closely with the Conservative Member of Parliament Harvey Proctor, who was then Chairman of the Monday Club’s

Proctor had a connection to Lambeth thru John Pinniger – Pinniger was Harvey Proctor’s & Sir Charles Irving MP’s research asst

Pinniger was also connected to Derek Laud [Ludgate Laud director]

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/paedophile-clarence-henry-howard-osbornes-files-could-have-brought-down-government/

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Lambeth Police raped and tortured children in Police cells to profit from the child sex trade

 

In November 1997 the South London Press reported the finding of a sex dungeon complete with manacles , chains , bedding and a sleazy red light in Lambeth High-Security Police Head Quarters in South London. The civilian staff who leaked the story were suspended and Officers from Scotland Yard’s Criminal Investigation Bureau were called in.

Ex-Lambeth Councillor John Mann MP has demanded an enquiry.

There were around 50 Children who had entered Lambeth Childrens’ Homes and never been seen again by their families.

 

The leader of Lambeth Council at the time was Ted Knight (Labour) who was a close friend of Margaret Hodge (Labour) who was leader of nearby Islington Council. It is believed that Children were “traded” between Lambeth and Islington Councils.

http://google-law.blogspot.com/2013/05/lambeth-police-raped-and-tortured.html

 

Janet Boateng, wife of former Labour MP and now peer, Paul Boateng, was chair of Lambeth Council’s social services committee, which had overall responsibility for the running of children’s homes.

 

Bilderberger Peter Mandelson was elected to Lambeth Borough Council in September 1979, but retired in 1982.

Lambeth – home to the MI6 HQ

Liz Davies’ Open Letter to Margaret Hodge

Most puzzling is my discovery of how much was previously known about child abuse in Islington since the early 80s and I, of course, realise that you were council leader from 1982. Am I to believe that you really did not know that there had been a long established pattern of sexual exploitation and even the alleged murders of children within Islington’s care? These events were well covered in the local and national media and, in this context, I cannot understand why my disclosures just a few years later were met with such disbelief. Geoffrey Dickens MP, for instance, exposed the sexual exploitation of Islington children. This was just four years before I raised similar concerns about children’s safety in the neighbourhood of Islington where I worked and for which you were the local councillor. This area was just a few streets away from the location that he was including in one of his now famous dossiers.

http://ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/liz-davies-open-letter-to-margaret-hodge/

This image has been resized to fit in the page. Click to enlarge.

 

Fresh Savile link to Islington child abuse scandal

 

20 Nov 2014

An expert “firmly believes” child-abusing TV presenter Jimmy Savile was linked to Islington’s notorious paedophile scandal, following new revelations.

It emerged this week a leading antiques expert from Holloway, who appeared on television with Savile, was a senior member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) – according to confidential social services reports seen by Radio 4’s Today programme.

Keith Harding, who had a workshop in Hornsey Road for many years, was a guest on a Christmas edition of Jim’ll Fix It to mend a 13-year-old girl’s music box, which her brother says was a “set-up” by the production team.

Dr Liz Davies, who originally blew the whistle on the borough’s paedophile ring, says this, alongside an investigation into an unnamed Islington children’s home launched by the Department for Education (DfE) in March, amounted to proof.

She said: “I firmly believe there was a link between Savile and Islington children’s homes.

“This is just another way he ties in. There is one victim, who is too scared even to talk to me, who remembers being driven round the borough by Savile in a taxi. So much paedophilia was going on in the borough at the time. PIE was very much based here, and another international paedophile ring was in Davenant Road [Upper Holloway].

“There was a culture of it at the time. A lot of it was very overt, and they were furiously infiltrating the libertarian and gay rights moments, of which there were lots in Islington.”

Harding, who died in June, was said to have been 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.

Dr Davies said: “I just wish I had known he was at that workshop for all those years.

 

“I knew nothing about him, although he (Harding) was very upper class and mixed in those sorts of circles. I haven’t had any reports of Islington children being taken to his address.

“I’d like to know who in Islington knew him and did have contact with him?

 

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/crime-court/fresh_savile_link_to_islington_child_abuse_scandal_1_3854676

 

Similar career path to in . Ms Marks was Chair Islington’s Social Services Committee 1991-1995 & Mayor in 1996

It would be very interesting to follow up her connections to the Harwoman, Hewitt and Envar Hodge!

& must address past re Childrens Homes etc.Islington investigating; when LBTH ?

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/report_on_abuse_of_children_in_c#incoming-969186

 

As LBTH’s Prescott,Davies&Starling prosecuted, why secrecy?Islington produced part their1995 Report.|


Islington’s first children’s home, New Park House. Cuffley Herts

If there’s one thing the Coon and her Islington buddies ought to be challenging Corbyn on, it’s this and not the NHS

A blind eye to child abuse: Whistleblowers warned Labour leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn of paedophiles preying on children on his doorstep – but claim he did NOTHING

  • Social workers warned Corbyn that child abuse was rife in his Islington constituency in 1992 
  • ‘We’d been seeing so many 12 to 15-year-olds who were being sexually exploited, we could hardly believe it,’ Liz Davies, one of the five social workers, recalled this week
  • Corbyn never wrote to Davies, or telephoned, to acknowledge their meeting, or thank her for seeking to blow the whistle 

PIE’s founder, Peter Righton (above) - a prominent social worker later prosecuted for importing child pornography from Holland - was put in charge of training courses on which council staff learned how to care for vulnerable children. Righton, who had a flat in the borough (as did PIE’s one-time key member, his friend Morris Fraser) once boasted: ‘Every Islington care home manager knows I like boys from 12’

PIE’s founder, Peter Righton (above) – a prominent social worker later prosecuted for importing child pornography from Holland – was put in charge of training courses on which council staff learned how to care for vulnerable children.

Righton, who had a flat in the borough (as did PIE’s one-time key member, his friend Morris Fraser) once boasted: ‘Every Islington care home manager knows I like boys from 12’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3181783/Did-Jeremy-Corbyn-try-protect-fellow-Left-wingers-implicated-paedophile-scandal.html

Thanks once again to for their coverage of this coverup!

Timing of Islington/ Sandy Marks story:

It’s also significant …the  Corbyn/Islington connection is central.

This story seems to be surfacing just at the right time to further discredit Jeremy Corbyn pre- election – which means that therroristmay has the full dirt – as do the polticos driving her election campaign…


Lyn Cusack

Jimmy Savile sex abuse: ‘Islington is still covering up’

Two decades on from her expose of sexual abuse in children’s homes, Eileen Fairweather talks to the survivors too scared to go public

Michael Gove has asked Islington Council for details of child abuse in the Seventies and Eighties, a scandal after which it shredded every incriminating file, sacked whistleblowers and smeared victims as mentally ill.

The man’s messages to the little girl sounded sweet. He reminded her that he was the friendly volunteer from the hospital, said he missed his poppet and hoped she’d write back. I found his messages online in a forum abroad for sick children. I don’t know if the child replied to him, and cannot now check, because the disease that hospitalised her has killed her. But I desperately hoped she never answered – this cheery guy is an alleged serial child rapist.

This has been claimed by three traumatised women who once lived in a now-notorious Islington children’s home. The man was allowed to take them for “outings” to the park and an Islington worker’s nearby flat. There he allegedly abused them while the others were forced to watch. The youngest was five. The man is also suspected of procuring little girls from the home for Jimmy Savile.

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, announced in the Commons last month that the Metropolitan Police has identified 21 special schools and children’s homes in which Savile preyed on youngsters. Mr Gove named most, but said that the Islington home’s identity is unknown. I know its name, and suspect that Islington Council guesses it. Mr Gove trustingly asked the north-London council, exposed in the 1990s for employing paedophiles, pimps and child pornographers at all 12 of its children’s homes, to identify it. But how can Islington be trusted to uncover its own cover-up?

The supposed mystery stems from a much larger cover-up by the then-Labour authority to protect the liberty of the evil and the reputations of the ambitious. Children – including dying little girls – are still in danger because few of the scores of perverts who infiltrated Islington’s care system between the Seventies and the Nineties have been brought to justice.

Instead, Islington shredded every incriminating file, sacked whistleblowers and smeared victims as mentally ill.

I worked on the London Evening Standard investigation that first exposed the Islington scandal. Along with a colleague, Stewart Payne, I spent three months in 1992 secretly interviewing terrified whistleblowing staff, parents and children before the newspaper published a damning investigation. It was promptly attacked by then-council leader Margaret Hodge as a “sensationalist piece of gutter journalism”. We were falsely accused of bribing children to make up their heartbreaking stories. Mrs Hodge has since apologised and explained that her officials lied to her.

But the Standard’s then editor, the late Stewart Steven, proved indomitable. He funded us to keep digging – for three long years.

The Standard’s dossiers of evidence generated 13 independent inquiries and won two British Press awards. The final, damning Ian White Report in 1995 responded to the newspaper’s 112-page dossier of evidence. Parents, children and staff reiterated to White the paper’s allegations – including that violent pimps openly collected children from the home, and were even allowed by staff to stay overnight in children’s rooms.

White, then director of Oxfordshire social services, confirmed that Islington allowed at least 26 workers facing “extremely serious allegations” to leave its employ without investigation. Staff accused of everything from rape to child prostitution had been allowed to resign, often with good references. He described Islington as a “classic study” in how paedophiles target children, aided by the council’s naive interpretation of gay rights. “Equal opportunities… became a positive disincentive for challenge to bad practice… and a great danger”.

He called for the 26 staff to be barred from childcare and investigated further, naming them in a confidential annexe. But almost none were. As the scandal raged, Islington destroyed records. Ian White confirmed that “this happened at assistant-director level”. He “found no evidence of collusion”. But he was not allowed to question Islington’s assistant director Lyn Cusack, or her staff.

Mrs Cusack was married to a local senior police officer, Detective Superintendent Don McKay. She resigned in November 1993, citing personal reasons. Days earlier, the Standard had alerted the Social Services Inspectorate to Islington losing evidence requested by three different police forces investigating child sex rings, and the linked Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).

Islington was deeply influenced by and had many connection to the Paedophile Information Exchange. In the fatally naïve 1970s to mid 80s, PIE openly campaigned for sex to be legalised with children from age four, and for incest and child pornography to be legalised. The National Council for Civil Liberties – now Liberty – allowed it to affiliate and its then legal officer Harriet Harman wrote a paper effectively backing some PIE demands. The assumption in those “progressive” days was that paedophiles simply loved children and wanted to “liberate” their sexuality.

Mrs Harman, whose role has been exposed in recent media stories, has described Margaret Hodge as her best friend in Parliament. Mrs Hodge’s late husband, Henry Hodge, also an Islington Labour councillor, earlier chaired the National Council for Civil Liberties. It is unknown if they ever discussed PIE.

In 1985, Mrs Hodge announced that Islington Council would positively discriminate in favour of gay staff. It exempted self-declared gay men from background checks, and paedophiles pretending to be decent gay men cynically exploited this. It emerged that Islington deputy superintendent Michael Taylor was in PIE after he received a four-year prison sentence in July 2000 for abusing two boys at Islington’s Gisburne House in the Seventies.

PIE founding member, Peter Righton, then Britain’s top “expert” on children’s homes, had even founded a training course for residential workers. Paedophilia, he declared in one essay, was “no more bizarre than a penchant for redheads”.

At least one Islington abuse victim was placed – by a key member of the Islington abuse ring, Nick Rabet – at a special boarding school outside London with which Righton was closely involved. The victim haltingly disclosed his abuse to his Islington social worker, who was deeply concerned. But in 1989, the social worker vanished, supposedly carrying the victim’s files under his arm. When the Standard asked questions about the school, Islington denied ever sending any child there. It also lied about this to police.

The White Report said that the social worker’s disappearance should be investigated by police. But it never was. This recommendation was redacted from the censored version of the report that Islington published last year. But I still have the original and live in hope of one day tracing that social worker. My understanding is that he was “heavied” and fled abroad.

Police and social services inquiries into PIE were also abruptly shut down. This led to the senior child protection manager bravely blowing the whistle in 2012 to Tom Watson, whose PMQ about an establishment paedophile ring leading to No 10 silenced the Commons. PIE supplied children from homes to wealthy establishment figures. It was the ultimate cross-party crime, which many wanted buried.

Sue Akers was a detective inspector and head of Islington police’s Child Protection Team at the scandal’s height. I begged her to study the paper’s evidence and place a believed child brothel under surveillance. But she refused to meet me. The failure of Islington police to act on intelligence provided by a terrified 13-year-old who admitted recruiting dozens of named children for three pimps was criticised by a secret 1993 inquiry into “Boy A”. But it was suppressed. Akers became a deputy assistant commander, responsible for all Metropolitan Police child-abuse investigations.

Hodge’s successor, Derek Sawyer, ran the council between 1992 and 1994, when the abuse inquiries were set up, and became head of police and probation bodies, and chairman of the London Courts Board. In 2010, Sawyer’s partner in an international education business, Derek Slade, was imprisoned for 21 years for brutally abusing 12 boys at St George’s boarding school in Suffolk. There is no suggestion that Mr Sawyer knew his friend was a paedophile.

As the Islington scandal dragged on, many of the alleged offenders simply moved abroad to prey on even poorer children. Like Jimmy Savile – and the Joker, as I have come to think of the hospital volunteer I mentioned earlier – some accessed children through charity work.

For legal reasons we are unable to name the Joker and have concealed identifying details. The allegations against him were never examined, and it is possible that they are false or result from the confused memories of young children. The Standard was similarly unable at first to name any of the alleged child abusers on Islington’s payroll. But that changed when key ringleaders were arrested abroad. Astonishingly, so-called Third World police managed what Britain’s finest could not.

Nicholas John Rabet, former deputy superintendent of Islington’s home at 114 Grosvenor Avenue, was charged in Thailand in 2006 with abusing 30 local boys – the youngest was six – and killed himself. I was finally able to describe his role in a nationwide child pornography ring serving wealthy British paedophiles; while ex-Cambridgeshire DC Peter Cook went on the record about how police inquiries here were mysteriously closed down.

The arrest and death of fellow ringleader Bernie Bain, former superintendent of Islington’s home at 1 Elwood Street, made it possible to name him. Bain abused numerous boys in his care, including Demetrious Panton, whom Margaret Hodge secretly branded “extremely disturbed” to BBC bosses in an attempt to halt a documentary on what she knew of the scandal. Mr Panton – now a lawyer – forced her to apologise for this cruel slur in the High Court.

Bain left Islington’s employ after Mr Panton, aged 11, revealed his abuse, which the council – influenced by PIE-type thinking – decided was “consensual”. The young victim spent the Eighties writing to Hodge’s councillors protesting otherwise. But Bain was left free to become a millionaire through a mysterious travel company. After the Standard started publishing, he fled to Morocco and was imprisoned there in 1996 for abusing children. He killed himself in 2000.

Detective Chief Superintendent John Sweeney, who took over Islington police’s child protection team after the scandal was exposed, traced long-ignored victims. He told me: “When I first learnt about the homes, I thought it couldn’t possibly be that bad. But it was worse.”

In the years since the White Report of 1995, more victims and abusers have come to light. However, Islington’s wholesale destruction of key files has enabled the council to avoid responsibility. I was asked in 2009 to help a solicitor representing one of Bain’s victims, who now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Islington denied that this person was in their care as a child, and even that they ever employed Bain. The basis of their denial? They had no records for either.

Mr Panton revealed last week: “Just yesterday, I made a witness statement on behalf of someone who was also horribly abused by Bain. I knew him as a kid and his life and health have been destroyed by what happened to him. But Islington has denied any responsibility. So Islington is still covering up.”

I tracked down the Joker last autumn after I was given his details by someone who helped expose the scandal. I have known Shelley, as I shall call her, for many years and trust her forensic mind. She is concerned with protecting his three alleged victims as they remain traumatised. She knew nothing about the girls’ sufferings until Karen, the eldest, broke down and blurted out their story.

They were not yet ready, she said, to talk to the press or police. Many abuse survivors can only reveal what they suffered bit by bit – some suffer a self-protective partial amnesia. One was buggered at just five years old. I asked Shelley if it was possible she was being spun a fantasy. But she remembered the girl from care, and other details about what had occurred there.

Today Shelley has a good job, as does Karen. “Karen is very smart and sophisticated. But when she told me what happened, she fell apart. It was like she’d ripped off a scab. Afterwards she spent the day in bed, just crying.”

It is understood that, as adults in the early Noughties, two of the Joker’s alleged victims contacted the council, hoping for justice; that the council awarded them a smallish sum in compensation; and informed them the man had moved abroad and police could not find him.

Did Islington even alert police? It took me just two days to find him. I wept when I realised that he was accessing terminally ill children in an impoverished country. I discovered from his messages that the expat seemed lonely and kind. He wore funny hats to cheer up the children.

As a volunteer, he now visited them in hospital and at their homes. One unsuspecting mother said he was like a caring older relative in their time of need, and even invited him to stay. I found a photo of him at one hospital. I showed it to Shelley. She wasn’t taken in by his friendly grin: “That’s him. God, he’s ugly.”

When I learnt about the Joker, I spoke to Liz Davies, the former Islington senior social worker who blew the whistle on perverts targeting the council’s homes. Dr Davies is now Reader in Social Work at London Metropolitan University. I asked her how anyone could abuse a dying child. “Dead children can’t give evidence,” said Dr Davies. “There’s a training DVD about it. Some paedophiles target them.”

A reporter anonymously admitted last year that he had found Jimmy Savile on a mattress at the BBC with a little girl. She was bald, a cancer victim at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where Savile “volunteered”. Savile hissed that if the reporter told anyone, his career was over. The reporter stayed silent.

Karen told Shelley: “None of us talked much as kids about what was being done to us… we felt ashamed. But the other girls mentioned being required to travel in Jimmy Savile’s taxis.”

Savile’s charity projects included ferrying disadvantaged children in taxis to places like Blackpool Pleasure Beach. At least one Islington survivor recalls being taken there by his abuser.

Child protection investigators have long been aware that corrupt taxi drivers are commissioned by paedophiles to transport children: “kids on wheels”, it has been called. One taxi driver was imprisoned in 1990 for prostituting boys. The same year, the Islington Gazette proudly recorded Jimmy Savile’s visit to open the council’s new housing complex for disabled people. The story focused on the likes of a three-year-old with cerebral palsy and a paralysed woman who had been at Stoke Mandeville.

Once this story is published, Shelley and I will give police the information we have. But she and the victims do not feel able to confide in police without the protection of media coverage.

What is certain is that neither these victims nor any others have much trust in Islington Council coming clean with the name of the home where abuse took place, as requested by Mr Gove. This is because the current Islington cabinet member with responsibility for children and family services is Joe Caluori – the son-in-law of Margaret Hodge.

Mr Panton said: “Do I think it is right that Margaret Hodge’s son-in-law now has this key position? Of course not. He may be a fine councillor, but I would think it is better that he is not in this position, given the association. While the politicians of the Eighties have moved on, their influence is still highly visible. It cannot be appropriate for any inquiry into this matter to be overseen by this MP’s relative.”

Mr Panton believes that “an independent police investigation into Islington is crucial. I know many abuse survivors who have not yet contacted Islington or the police. There is a real lack of trust – it is hard to tell your story when you risk being disbelieved or attacked.”

The whistleblower Dr Davies adds: “I think there could be more than one home with Savile connections. Children from Islington’s home at 114 Grosvenor Avenue were taken to Jersey by Rabet, and Savile visited Jersey’s Haut de la Garenne home. Survivors of abuse there have described being taken to an Islington children’s home.”

Revealed: How a close male relative of Baby P is linked to a big paedophile network

A close male relative of Baby P was feared to have recruited youngsters in care for a notorious paedophile ring, according to a secret report seen by The Mail on Sunday.

Although he is not believed to have had any contact with Baby P, his involvement in a child abuse scandal in Islington, North London, in the early Nineties raises questions on the extent of checks into Baby P’s background.

‘The family should have been subjected to forensic examination,’ said a child protection expert.

Baby P

Dangerous ties: A close male relative of Baby P could have recruited children for a paedophile ring

‘Even cursory checks would have rung alarm bells. Social workers might then have removed the baby, as a paediatrician and police pleaded.’

The relative was named in reports as a victim and a feared recruiter of children for pimps.

In the early Nineties he was put in a children’s home.

At the time, all 12 of Islington’s then homes, and at least one of the boarding schools it used, had been infiltrated by paedophiles.

The relative, then a frightened 13-year-old, was under the control of three pimps – Alan, John and George – who persuaded him with money, drugs and threats to bring other children to them.

He tried in vain to blow the whistle and protect himself and other children.He gave social workers the names of others ferried from the homes to, he said, Manor Park, Tottenham, Soho and Westminster to ‘be buggered by old men’.

But none of the men were placed under surveillance or questioned.

Several social workers and managers fought hard to get help for the boy and other children targeted by the paedophiles.

Social worker Neville Mighty was deputy superintendent of Islington’s then unit at 18 Highbury Grove, where pimps slept overnight.

His boss claimed such men were simply ‘boyfriends’ and said Mighty was a prude to repress the children’s sexuality.

Mighty, who had received death threats, had named the relative in a report pleading with Islington’s then director of children’s services, Lyn Cusack, for help.

Ms Cusack, married to a senior policeman, did nothing save threaten disciplinary action because Mighty was ‘rude’. Eventually, in June 1992, Mighty was sacked.

Liz Davies, the senior Islington social worker who encouraged Mighty to go public, said: ‘We got too close. There were too many powerful people involved. Child sex, pornography and sadism are extremely lucrative industries.’

In 1994, a damning  independent report criticised the failure of police and social workers to help the relative and to help protect children in care in Islington.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1086200/Revealed-How-close-male-relative-Baby-P-linked-big-paedophile-network.html


10 May 2017

Inquiry begins into child sex abuse in Rochdale

A preliminary hearing into claims Cyril Smith sexually abused children in Rochdale will be heard by a national inquiry later.

It’s alleged the late MP for the town, and others, were involved in abuse at Knowl View residential school and Cambridge House boy’s hostel.

An operation was set up in 2014 following reports of both physical and sexual abuse that took place at Knowl View, a residential school for boys from 1969 until 1995 when it closed.

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2017-05-10/enquiry-begins-into-child-sex-abuse-in-rochdale/


‘Child abuse network had 10,000 UK members’ .


MAY 8 2017
DARK WEB PAEDOPHILE SITE

Sick child abuse site revealed to have 10,000 Brit members including NHS worker and school governor

…the paper studied the network’s server, Freedom Hosting II, after usernames, email addresses and passwords were hacked by anonymous vigilantes and placed on the open web.

Information on 50 Brits using the sick site, whose details match Facebook profiles, are due to be passed to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

The Times reported that the NCA did not comment on whether they were aware of Freedom Hosting II but they found that the earliest website on the server was created in 2014 and more than 155,000 users joined child abuse sites hosted there.

Last week one of the world’s largest child sex abuse websites was taken down after a probe led by the FBI and Europol.

It  boasted more than 150,000 users around the world and 368 European suspected child sex abusers have now been arrested or convicted in the operation.

The Times reported many users had migrated to the other sites hosted by Freedom Hosting II.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3505499/sick-child-abuse-site-revealed-to-have-10000-brit-members-including-nhs-worker-and-school-governor/


Bail extended again for former Christ’s Hospital employees

Christ’s Hospital School.

May 3 2017

Four men arrested during 2016 over allegations of non-recent sexual offences against pupils from Christ’s Hospital School, have had their police bail extended from May 3 to July 12 while police reports continue to be considered by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Sussex Police said today (May 3).
The four and their legal representatives have been informed and did not need to attend police stations on May 3, police said. Sussex police said that a 65-year old from Shropshire was arrested on January 29, 2016, on suspicion of indecent assault on a girl, indecent assault on a boy and another indecent assault on a boy.
 
On December 12, 2016, he was re-arrested in Shropshire by Sussex officers and was interviewed on suspicion of further offences against six people – five men, and a woman – before being rebailed.
A 66-year old man from North Yorkshire was arrested on January 29, 2016, on suspicion of the rape of a girl and indecent assault on a girl.
A 62-year old West London man was arrested on June 12, 2016, on suspicion of indecent assaults on four girls.
A 74-year old man living in the Charente-Maritime District of France, who is a UK citizen, was arrested in the UK on December 20, 2016, on suspicion of indecent assaults on three boys.

All the men were teachers at the school, police said. The investigation is being carried out by detectives from the Sussex Police Complex Abuse Unit.

http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/crime/bail-extended-again-for-former-christ-s-hospital-employees-1-7944403



Angel from hell: Nun is arrested for helping five priests ‘sexually abuse’ dozens of deaf children at Argentinian Catholic school after victim said she made her wear a diaper to cover up horrific injuries

  •  Kosaka Kumiko, 42, has been charged with helping priests ‘rape’ deaf children
  • She has also been accused of physically abusing the children at the Catholic school, the Antonio Provolo Institute
  • The Italian branch of this school came under fire in 2009 after ‘hundreds’ of students came forward to accuse priests of sexual abuse 

Kosaka Kumiko, 42, was charged with physical abuse as well as helping the priests ‘rape’ Argentine deaf children

A Roman Catholic nun from Japan has been arrested and charged on suspicion of helping priests sexually abuse children at a school for youths with hearing disabilities in Argentina.

Kosaka Kumiko, 42, was charged with helping the priests with anal and vaginal rapes, fondling and oral sex, which were allegedly committed in the bathrooms, dormitories, garden and a basement at the school in Lujan de Cuyo, a city about 620 miles northwest of Buenos Aires.

The case against Kumiko began after a former student accused her of making her wear a diaper to cover up a hemorrhage after she was allegedly raped by priest Horacio Corbacho.

‘I am innocent,’ she told judicial officials, who ordered her to be taken into custody at a local women’s prison while detectives investigate the alleged crimes.

The nun, who has Argentine citizenship, has also been charged with physically abusing the students – whose torments could only be heard by those abusing them since the other children were deaf – at the Antonio Provolo Institute for children with hearing impairment in northwestern Mendoza province.

But she denied any wrongdoing during an eight-hour court hearing late Thursday.

She was shown being led by police in handcuffs, and wearing her habit and a bullet-proof vest.

At least 24 students from the Provolo Institute have come forward to accuse Corbacho, fellow priest Nicola Corradi and three other men.

The Japanese-born nun, who has Argentine citizenship, allegedly helped the priests with anal and vaginal rapes, fondling and oral sex  – which were allegedly committed in the bathrooms, dormitories, garden and a basement at the school in Lujan de Cuyo

At least 24 students from the Provolo Institute came forward to accuse Horacio Corbacho (left) and fellow priest Nicola Corradi (pictured in wheelchair)

The pair were arrested last year after they were charged with sexually abusing at least two dozen students at the Provolo Institute. Horacio Corbacho is pictured with a cross on a wall behind him

The children said the two Roman Catholic priests continuously raped them, beside the image of the Virgin Mary.

Police arrested the five accused men last November, finding a slew of pornographic magazines and about $34,000 in Corradi’s room.

‘They always said it was a game: “Let’s go play, let’s go play” and they would take us to the girls’ bathroom,’ one of the women who was abused at the Argentine school alleged.

Corradi and Corbacho were arrested last year after they were charged with sexually abusing at least two dozen students at the Provolo Institute.

The nun denied any wrongdoing during an eight-hour court hearing late Thursday

hey are being held at a jail in Mendoza and have not spoken publicly since their arrest.

If found guilty, the accused face up to 50 years in prison. Corradi had earlier been accused in Italy of abusing students at the Provolo Institute in Verona, a notorious school for the deaf where hundreds of children are believed to have been sexually assaulted over the years by two dozen priests and religious brothers.

Advocates for clerical sex abuse have expressed anger that Corradi wasn’t sanctioned by the Vatican and allegedly went on to abuse children in Pope Francis’ native Argentina.

Three school employees, Jorge Bordon, Jose Luis Ojeda and Armando Gomez, were also arrested and remain in custody.

Investigators are looking into more than 30 testimonies against the priests and teaching staff.

TIMELINE OF ALLEGED ABUSE OF ‘HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN’ AT THE PROVOLO INSTITUTE

2009:  Abuse at the Provolo Institute –  which also has a branch in Italy – was first brought to light. Several students came forward and named and accused priests, including Corradi, who has been names again for abusing children in the Argentine Branch of the institute

2010: Vatican ordered its northern Italy branch –  the Verona diocese – to investigate the claims

 2012: the Vatican apologized and sent the results of the investigation to the victims. Four of the accused priests were sanctioned while a fifth was exempted because he had Alzheimers. The priests who were sanctioned were ordered to live a life of prayer and penance and were under supervision, away from children, the Associated Press reported in 2016

2014: The students penned a letter, naming Corradi – who was now in the Pope’s native Argentina – but they received no response

2016:  According to the Associated Press,  a Vatican official said Pope Francis wanted to assure the victims that the church was taking steps to tackle the continuous sexual abuse. In December 2016, he used sign language while delivering his Christmas message, which fell on deaf years in Argentina as the controversy was unfolding.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4480530/Nun-arrested-helping-priests-rape-deaf-kids.html

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Pope Francis ‘told about alleged child rapist’ two years before his arrestProsecutors expect more people to come forward with allegations of abuse28 December 2016Pope Francis was told as early as 2014 that a Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing children in Italy had been reassigned to a school in Argentina, where he has since been arrested on suspicion of child rape.The Rev Nicola Corradi, 82, was arrested in late November alongside four other men following allegations of abuse at the Antonio Provolo Institute for hearing-impaired children in Mendoza province.He was named in the scandal that hit the institute’s Verona school in 2009, when 67 students alleged they had been abused. The Verona diocese apologised to students there and the Vatican sanctioned four priests, though not Rev Corradi. In 2014 the students sent the Pope a letter – acknowledged only this year – again naming him as an abuser, living in Argentina.Two dozen students have said they were attacked by Rev Corradi, the Rev Horacio Corbacho, 55, and three other men at the school in Lujan de Cuyo, a city about 620 miles northwest of Buenos Aires.One told AP: “They always said it was a game: ‘Let’s go play, let’s go play’ and they would take us to the girls’ bathroom.”The Pope told US victims of clerical abuse last year that “all responsible will be held accountable” and called for stronger “oversight to ensure that youth are protected”.His Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has announced that newly-appointed bishops will get comprehensive training on how to deal effectively with the root causes of child abuse.But in February the commission was hit by the sudden departure of British anti-abuse campaigner Peter Saunders from the Vatican, who accused the panel of doing nothing to erase the culture of cover-ups within the Church authority.In June, Pope Francis announced that clerics can now be dismissed from office if they are shown to neglect their duty of care towards vulnerable children and adults, in addition to creating a legal framework which allows for abusers to be tried in the Vatican.Prosecutors in Mendoza expect more people to come forward with claims of abuse and they told AP that the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had been told about the allegations.Pope Francis, who is from Argentina, has not spoken publicly about the case and the Vatican declined to comment on Corradi’s arrest to AP.link

 This Dec. 16, 2016 photo show a facade of the Antonio Provolo Institute in Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina. The clerical sex abuse scandal unfolding at the institu...

The Antonio Provolo Institute in Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina. The clerical sex abuse scandal unfolding at the institute for hearing impaired children in the Mendoza province would be shocking enough on its own. Except that dozens of students in the Provolo Institute’s school in Italy were similarly abused for decades, allegedly by the same priest who now stands accused of raping and molesting young deaf Argentines.

Argentina probes sex abuse at deaf school, what Vatican knew

The clerical sex abuse scandal unfolding at the Antonio Provolo Institute for hearing impaired children in Mendoza province would be shocking enough on its own.

Except that dozens of students in the Provolo Institute’s school in Italy were similarly abused for decades, allegedly by the same priest who now stands accused of raping and molesting young deaf Argentines.

And the Vatican knew about him since at least 2009, when the Italy victims went public with tales of shocking abuse against the most vulnerable of children and named names. In 2014, the Italian victims wrote directly to Pope Francis again naming the Rev. Nicola Corradi as a pedophile and flagged that he was living in Francis’ native Argentina. Yet apparently, nothing was done.

“From the pope down … all of the Catholic Church hierarchy is the same. They all knew,one of the Mendoza victims told The Associated Press through a sign language interpreter.

Pope Francis has not spoken publicly about the case and the Vatican declined to comment.

Advocates of sex abuse victims by priests question how Francis could have been unaware of Corradi’s misdeeds, given he was publicly named by the Italy victims.

“No other pope has spoken as passionately about the evil of child sex abuse as Francis. No other pope has invoked ‘zero tolerance’ as often. No other pope has promised accountability of church superiors,” said Anne Barrett Doyle, co-director of BishopAccountability, an online resource about clerical abuse. “In light of the crimes against the helpless children in Mendoza, the Pope’s assurances seem empty indeed.”

On Dec. 11, the pope appeared in a video using sign language to wish deaf people worldwide a merry Christmas — a gesture that fell particularly flat in Argentina as Catholics struggle with the enormity of the scandal.

“Either he lives outside of reality or this is enormously cynical … it’s a mockery,” said Carlos Lombardi, an attorney who specializes in canon law.

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Pope Francis: questions remain over his role during Argentina’s dictatorship

Jorge Bergoglio was head of the Jesuit order in the 1970s when the church backed military government and called for patriotism

Police Scotland refuse to reveal the identity of a paedophile handed rare legal order despite case being heard in open court

6th May 2017

Cops raised legal case to have Reece Scobie placed on sex offenders register because of a child porn conviction from Iceland

POLICE Scotland have refused to reveal the identity of a paedophile who was put on the sex offenders register because of a child porn conviction in Iceland.

The force declined to name the convicted sex offender because it would breach rules protecting his “personal information.”

Reece Scobie

A senior legal source branded the ruling “ridiculous and counter-productive” as the man involved at the centre of the case is widely known to be 22-year-old Reece Scobie.

Police Scotland raised a case at Perth Sheriff Court to have Scobie’s details added to the sex offenders register on the basis of a child porn conviction from Iceland.

The case – which was aired publicly in court – led to Scobie, from Perthshire, being made subject to strict monitoring conditions to protect children.

But when Police Scotland were asked to reveal the detailed terms of the order under Freedom of Information rules, they refused and declined to confirm any order had been made.

Scobie’s name was redacted from the request in their reply.

The force refused to provide the information because it would be “considered exempt” as it is deemed “personal information”.

The senior legal source said: “This seems ridiculous when the case has been called in open court and granted on public record. It seems to only be top secret to the police.

“In practical terms – if Mr Scobie is prohibited from certain behaviour then how can the public know if he is breaching the conditions if no-one is allowed to know what they are?

“It’s counter-productive and flies in the face of having the order granted. Surely the public, and children in particular, would be better protected if this information was public?”

The police position came to light in the same week that they expanded the Sex Offender Community Disclosure Scheme to include an online database.

The scheme lets the public request access to information about sex offenders.

Chief Constable Phil Gormley won the right to monitor paedophile and conman Scobie on the basis of him being caught with indecent images of children while he was abroad.

Notorious Scobie, who has used stolen credit card details to travel the world, was jailed in Iceland in January 2016 after being found with indecent images and videos.

The chief constable lodged a legal case to argue that the nature of Scobie’s conviction in Iceland meant he posed a serious danger to children in Scotland.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley is trying to plan for a future in a rapidly changing world

 

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley

The rare notification hearing was heard earlier this year at Perth Sheriff Court and was granted against Scobie by Sheriff William Wood.

Scobie has already been caught defying a strict ban on internet use since his return from Iceland and was ordered to carry out 80 hours community work.

The 22-year-old was caught using the internet at his Inchture, Perthshire, home and also having a secret mobile phone which he later disposed of in February this year.

As well as being jailed for 12 months in Iceland last year, he was also ordered to pay the equivalent of £18,000 court costs after he admitted several frauds and having a large haul of images.

He was found with 4,750 photographs and 345 videos of child porn and the internet restricting conditions were in place upon his return to Scotland.

In 2013, Scobie, who was just 19, was locked up for 16 months after he admitted carrying out a massive con to fund his “fantasy” globetrotting lifestyle.

He was compared to notorious Catch Me If You Can fraudster Frank Abagnale in the wake of a global travel con funded by £70,000 he duped from travel agents.

A Perth Sheriff Court official confirmed that the order had been granted against Scobie “based on a conviction from Rejkjanes County Court in Iceland on 28 January 2016.”

He will remain on the register until 27 January 2021.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/967805/police-scotland-paedophile-refused-named-reece-scobie/


 

First steps in investigation into historic child sex abuse claims

May 4 2017

The chair of an investigation into historic child sex abuse claims at care homes in Nottinghamshire will announce key parties in the inquiry next week.

Professor Alexis Jay, chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), will announce the investigation’s ‘core participants’ at a preliminary hearing at the International Dispute Resolution Centre in London on Thursday, May 11.

IICSA defines a ‘core participant’ as “an individual, organisation or institution that “played, or may have played a direct or significant role” in relation to the inquiry. It comes after an open process was launched in March, asking people to come forward.

It was announced in November 2015, that Nottinghamshire’s councils would be among the first to be investigated by IICSA.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/first-steps-in-investigation-into-historic-child-sex-abuse-claims/story-30312479-detail/story.html


Seven British spies uncovered in new biography of real-life M

Author of Maxwell Knight, ‘MI5’s Greatest Spymaster’, uncovers details of hitherto unknown agents in interwar years

Maxwell Knight, pictured with Goo the cuckoo.
Maxwell Knight, pictured with one of the pet birds he wrote about in a number of books.

The agents

Kathleen Tesch, codenamed M/T was an animal-loving housewife with no previous experience of espionage. When Tesch had a one-on-one with Hitler in Germany, shortly before the start of the second world war, she broke the silence with “idiotic remarks, such as ‘What a very beautiful view’”. Hitler gave her an autographed copy of Mein Kampf.

Mona Maund, codenamed M/2 provided vital intelligence about Melita Norwood, who was the Soviet Union’s most productive British agent and spent 40 years undetected inside the British nuclear programme. Maund’s intelligence might have changed the direction of the cold war if Jasper Harker, who later became acting director of MI5, had not ignored it.

Eric Roberts, codenamed M/F became “Jack King”, the bank-clerk-turned-spy who infiltrated British right-wing groups during the war by posing as a Gestapo officer. Roberts was recruited by Knight, who used him to infiltrate the Communist party and then Sir Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists.

Graham Pollard, codenamed M/1 infiltrated the Communist party, first for MI6 and then for MI5. He even married a communist – almost certainly to improve his cover. Pollard was the son of the great Tudor historian AF Pollard and, at one point, ran a fashionable bookshop in Bloomsbury.

Jimmy Dickson, codenamed M/3 was a civil servant who moonlighted in his spare time as an MI5 agent. Dickson wrote comedies for the BBC as well as bestselling thrillers. Under Knight’s guidance, he passed himself off first as a communist, then a fascist, providing the government with valuable intelligence on both.

Vivian Hancock-Nunn, codenamed M/7 was a barrister who worked as an MI5 agent deep inside the communist movement, providing free legal advice to Communist party publications.

Olga Gray, codenamed M/12 was a typist from Birmingham. Recruited over a game of golf to the secret service, Gray was given the task of infiltrating the Communist party and was able to uncover a communist cell operating at the Woolwich Arsenal.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/03/seven-british-spies-uncovered-in-new-biography-of-real-life-m?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Hundreds of suspected paedophiles held after dark net forum hacked

The Playpen website, which let 150,000 members view and trade child abuse imagery without detection, was infiltrated by US investigators

More than 280 suspected British paedophiles have been arrested as part of a huge global operation against child abuse on the dark net.

The National Crime Agency worked with the FBI in the US and Europol in the EU to arrest almost 1,000 suspects after one of the world’s largest online paedophile forums was infiltrated by American investigators.

The Playpen website, which operated through anonymous internet browsers, offered 150,000 members a “safe-haven” to view and trade child abuse imagery without detection. Using software called Tor, its members were able to mask their identities to access and distribute tens of thousands of illegal images.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hundreds-of-suspected-paedophiles-held-after-dark-net-forum-is-hacked-8zhpgxtmw

Europol sends ‘intelligence package’ to gardaí as part of international investigation into underground paedophile network

  • Over 360 people have been arrested across Europe

 

  • At least 259 sexually abused children identified or rescued from their abusers outside of US

 

  • Lead administrator of one of the world’s largest sex abuse websites sentenced to 30 years

 

  • May 5 2017

    An intelligence package on an underground paedophile network has been sent to An Garda Síochána as part of an international probe.

    Over 360 people have been arrested across Europe as part of the worldwide investigation and hundreds of sexually abused children have been identified and rescued.

    Operation Pacifier is the “largest and more complex investigation” into child sex abuse websites ever undertaken, according to Europol.

    The Europe-wide law enforcement agency confirmed that 368 suspected child abusers have been arrested or convicted in Europe in relation to the investigation.

    Almost 900 people have been arrested worldwide.

    The operation saw the lead administrator of Playpen, one of the world’s largest child sexual abuse websites on the Darknet with more than 150,000 users around the world, sentenced to 30 years in prison in North Carolina earlier this week.

    The two other administrators of the site were each sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

    Europol said it’s role “was to crosscheck, analyse and complete the data received in order to identify offenders mainly located in Europe.”

    They confirmed that intelligence packages were “prepared and disseminated” to law enforcement authorities in countries including Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

    The investigation has so far resulted in 368 arrests or convictions in Europe, and 870 arrests or convictions worldwide.

    At least 259 sexually abused children have been identified or rescued from their abusers outside of the US.

    “Those individuals involved in the sexual abuse of children are becoming increasingly forensically aware and are actively using the most advanced forms of anonymisation and encryption to avoid detection,” Steven Wilson, Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, said.

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/europol-sends-intelligence-package-to-garda-as-part-of-international-investigation-into-underground-paedophile-network-35685226.html

    Almost 900 arrested in ‘one of the most important’ child abuse investigations

    09 May 2017

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    Steven Wilson: ‘The internet has no
    boundaries and does not recognise
    borders’

     

    Europol has rushed to the defence of law enforcement agencies criticised for using “proportionate means” to take down a global online child sexual exploitation ring.

    More than 120 people in the UK have been arrested as part of an ongoing operation that has resulted in 870 arrests worldwide – with almost 400 suspected paedophiles detained in Europe.

    A two-year investigation into one of the largest known child sexual abuse websites has targeted 150,000 users.

    Operation Pacifier was launched by the FBI in January 2015, with the support of Europol, to track down members of ‘Playpen’ – a site on the dark web which allows its users to access a wide range of child exploitation pictures and videos.

    The FBI is known to have used malware to hack into more than 1,000 computers.

    But Steven Wilson, head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, said the use of “proportionate means” to tackle online child sexual abuse was now necessary in an increasingly sophisticated digital landscape.

    “Those individuals involved in the sexual abuse of children are becoming increasingly forensically aware and are actively using the most advanced forms of anonymisation and encryption to avoid detection,” he said.

    “The internet has no boundaries and does not recognise borders. We need to balance the rights of victims versus the right to privacy. If we operate 19th century legal principles then we are unable to effectively tackle crime at the highest level.”

    The National Crime Agency (NCA) said its activity in relation to Operation Pacifier has led to more than 120 people being arrested in the UK and more than half of those being charged.

    In addition, more than 140 sexually abused children in the UK were identified and safeguarded, rising to 259 across Europe.

    Last week, the creator and lead administrator of Playpen, US-born Steven Chase, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

    And in July 2015, a further two men from the US associated with the creation the illicit site were arrested – Michael Fluckiger and David Browning – and have since been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

    Europol’s executive director, Rob Wainwright added: “Europol is pleased to have played its part in what ranks as one of the most important investigations of online child sexual abuse ever conducted.

    “I applaud the great work of the FBI and our many other law enforcement partners in Europe and beyond for their cooperation on a global scale to tackle such a serious and challenging public safety issue.

    “As the operation shows the investigation of criminal activity on anonymised platforms has now become an essential part of law enforcement’s fight against serious and organised crime, something to which Europol remains firmly committed.”

    The NCA said international collaboration is “crucial” in cases such as this.

    “Child abuse knows no boundaries and the law enforcement response mirrors that – we work closely with international partners to ensure information or intelligence relating to child abuse images is shared to identify and hold to account those involved,” it added.

Prince Philip to step down from carrying out royal engagements

  • 4 May 2017

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39802636

May 3 2017

IICSA Child abuse inquiry decides not to hold preliminary hearings in case of Lord Janner, late Labour peer accused of abusing children.

The family of the late Lord Janner have lost their battle to have a hearing to discuss concerns about the inquiry into allegations against him.

The Labour peer, who died in December 2015, is alleged to have abused youngsters over a 30-year period.

His family said that, following Lord Janner’s death, the inquiry would be a “proxy trial”.

Inquiry chair Prof Alexis Jay ruled a hearing was not necessary as she had already dismissed the family’s fears.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39795531


Claims of VIP paedophile ring at Scots boarding school –  QVS Queen Victoria School – aired at abuse inquiry

Apr 30 2017

 

SENSATIONAL claims about a VIP paedophile ring at a prestigious Scots boarding school are to be aired at Holyrood’s child abuse inquiry.

QVS is at the centre of extraordinary allegations

The evidence will include claims that Dunblane killer Thomas Hamilton was connected to the network, which is also said to have included leading members of the Scottish establishment.
Queen Victoria School (QVS), which is funded by the Ministry of Defence and has Prince Philip as its patron, is at the centre of the extraordinary allegations.

It was not included in the first round of boarding schools and other establishments identified by the inquiry team, sparking fears of a cover-up.

However, a former teacher at the Dunblane school who has spent decades attempting to unmask the abusers has now been invited to tell his story.

Glenn Harrison was a housemaster at QVS when he began to suspect that a shadowy cabal of powerful individuals was preying on the pupils.However, when he tried to raise the alarm in 1991 the police responded by breaking down the door to his flat, seizing his personal papers and hauling him in to be interviewed.

Yesterday, Mr Harrison said: “After almost 27 years of being ignored, someone is listening and wants to know what really happened to me at QVS. I am pleased and eager to share the experience and emphasise the need for authorities to listen to children when they complain as well as teachers and carers especially in institutions. I hope my experience will help to create a more caring and safer environment for young people in the future.”After leaving QVS, Mr Harrison and his family relocated to Orkney and he made numerous attempts to have his allegations investigated over the years.

The case was finally referred to the Scottish Government’s historical child abuse inquiry in 2015
Earlier this month, it also emerged that Police Scotland detectives are investigating at least two cases of historical abuse linked to QVS. One of them involves former teacher Ben Philip, who died after falling from a ladder at the school in 1993.
Children of Scottish service personnel are eligible to attend QVS, which is now mixed but was an all-boys school at the time of the allegations.

It is governed by a Board of Her Majesty’s Commissioners appointed by the Queen, the Scottish Secretary and the Defence Secretary.

Fife campaigner Tom Minogue, a long-time supporter of Mr Harrison, has also been invited to give evidence by the inquiry’s witness support team.

He said: “I never thought we’d get to this point because of the cast of characters involved with QVS, starting with the Duke of Edinburgh as patron and running down through some of the most powerful people in the land as Her Majesty’s Commissioners.

“The great and the good don’t want us to speak about any of this, starting with the fact that Thomas Hamilton was running about the place.”

Mr Harrison’s allegations centre on a group of men who would allegedly take pupils away for weekends and return them “distressed but flush with cash”.

Five years after the claims were first reported to the police, 16 children and one teacher were shot at Dunblane Primary School by evil Hamilton. To his horror, Mr Harrison recognised the fiend as a frequent visitor to QVS.
In evidence submitted to the inquiry, Mr Harrison states: “When I enquired about him (as well as other unknown visitors), I was told they were ‘friends of Queen Victoria School’; I have never to this day been able to find out who these ’friends’ were.”

The Cullen Inquiry later heard that Hamilton took youth clubs camping in the QVS grounds, that he arranged for an acquaintance to get a summer job at the school and that he took another man shooting at the school’s firing range.

Mr Minogue said the implications of this evidence had never been properly explored and added: “These references quite clearly corroborate Glenn’s story and show that Her Majesty’s Commissioners either didn’t know what was going on at the school they were charged with governing, or they have been less than truthful.”An MoD spokeswoman said: “We take any allegations of this nature very seriously and any claims of historical abuse involving Queen Victoria School have been passed to the police. We will fully co-operate with their inquiries.”http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/798285/Dunblane-killer-Thomas-Hamilton-paedophile-ring-QVS
Dunblane File Closed for 100 years

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/a04ea11403d74248a1828c1b19634ecd

QVS was a perfect cover for institutional physical and sexual abuse.  At first it was orphan boys.  On and off, over decades, QVS has supplied children (with sealed lips) for abuse: “Where the carcass is, there the eagles gather.”   They were accessible to “eagles” like top brass military, politicians, police officials, sheriffs, fiscals and successful business people in Perthshire.   And fools like me could be squashed, swallowed up or sent to some island somewhere.  They all gather at the water hole.

Outrageous, you say?  There are similar stories from Wellbeck college and Duke of York, where names of the famous are well known associations, including famous Statesmen. The link is Masons, masters of secrecy and deception.  Which is where Hamilton comes in to the story.  The weak link in the powerful chain of abusers.   Here we have a perfect situation where boys, sworn to secrecy, and parents under orders to keep quiet, helpless to complain. Hamilton was unbalanced and had power by knowledge.  This is why he was allowed to have guns.  He was in on the secret and knew names of those other paedophilia members.

f those names get out even now after 12 years, there will be a riot and the press will have a field day!   Lives and careers will be ruined!   Is this why Hamilton‘s file went missing only hours after the killings?  Is this why Lord Cullen, who I believe was a QVS Commissioner, was appointed to preside over the Hamilton investigations?   This is how Masons operate.  They control everything and their allegiance is to each other.  No wonder they want a 100-year embargo on the Hamilton case!

http://dunblane.site/gh_qvs_story.htm


wp-1491116480135.jpgApril 2 2017,

There were fresh calls last night to widen the Scottish government’s child abuse inquiry after a former pupil of a military boarding school in Dunblane claimed he was abused by a teacher.

It has emerged police launched an investigation after a victim broke decades of silence to reveal his abuse at the hands of a housemaster at Queen Victoria School (QVS) in the 1970s.

The man, now in his fifties, was told by detectives last month that his abuser, who died 24 years ago, would have faced being charged if he had still been alive. The former pupil is believed to be the first victim of alleged sexual abuse at the school known to have come forward. It reignites concerns first raised in 1991 by a QVS teacher who feared boys were at risk. A police probe failed to find evidence of wrongdoing at the time.

Separately, detectives have looked into claims that a woman was abused as a child in the 1990s by her father who had links to QVS.

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI), launched in 2015, has named dozens of establishments under investigation, but QVS is not one of them.

The school is funded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and counts Prince Philip as its patron.

Janine Rennie, from the charity Wellbeing Scotland, said: “If the inquiry is going to be effective, it cannot exclude an establishment where there is evidence of abuse.”

The former QVS pupil told police last year that he was abused by a teacher, Ben Phillips, while in primary school. Speaking to The Sunday Times, he recalled Phillips “fondling” his genitals while he was in bed in the dormitory and putting his hand down his pants while he was standing at Phillips’ desk during class. The man only told his father of the abuse in 2013.

“I think it’s my duty to mention these facts,” the man said. “[The police] took my case very seriously. It was only [last month] that an officer gave me a final update. If certain teachers had still been alive then there would be enough evidence with what they had accumulated from myself and other ex-pupils to make a case.

“I thought going to the police was the right thing to do, as there may be old boys out there who have suffered over the years.”

The Sunday Times understands that the MoD and QVS co-operated fully with the investigation into Phillips, who lived and worked at the school. He died in 1993, aged 46, when he fell from a ladder while hanging Christmas decorations.

We can also reveal that police investigated claims by a woman that she was abused as a girl in Dunblane in the 1990s. A local resident first raised concerns over the girl’s welfare in 1991, and in 2015 was asked by detectives to provide a fresh statement. The resident, who spoke to this paper last week, said the woman’s father had close connections with QVS and that the case was quietly dropped.

An MoD spokeswoman said: “We take any allegations of this nature very seriously and any claims of historical abuse involving Queen Victoria School have been passed to the police. We will fully co-operate with their inquiries.”

A spokesman for the SCAI said it will announce further investigations in due course that “may include other boarding schools”.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “There is no ongoing investigation in connection with Queen Victoria School. Police Scotland will not discuss further details of any reports made.”

Meanwhile, police in Kent have launched a review after a parent of an ex-pupil at The Duke of York’s Royal Military School complained that the force failed to robustly investigate a historical allegation.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/fresh-sex-abuse-claims-hit-scots-military-school-b8bz3wvfv  https://archive.is/RqS6c

https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/04/02/breaking-fresh-sex-abuse-claims-hit-scots-military-school-qvs/

Earlier:

Jul 5, 2015

Top Scots school in abuse claims

CLAIMS of a powerful paedophile ring operating at a top Scottish military school with links to the Royal Family have been passed to the Holyrood inquiry into historical child abuse.

The allegations centre on Queen Victoria School in Dunblane, which has Prince Philip as its patron and is funded by the Ministry of Defence for the children of Scots service personnel.Last night, the Ministry of Defence said the claims were being “investigated via the appropriate agencies”.Glenn Harrison, a former housemaster at the boarding school, first raised the alarm in 1991 when he wrote to parents to warn them that their children were at risk.He also reported his concerns to the former Central Scotland Police but says he was told the school was covered by the Official Secrets Act and therefore out of their jurisdiction.His claims centred on a supposed cabal of individuals known as the ‘Friends of QVS’, which was said to include high profile members of Scotland’s political and legal circles.They apparently enjoyed unfettered access to the school and would often take boys away for the weekend, with the pupils returning “distressed but flush with cash”.
Mr Harrison later said: “They had to take their kilts and clean underwear and I was not given a contact address. What may have gone on at these parties was secret but some boys were very disturbed.“I became disturbed, too, by screams in the dorm at night, empty beds, rituals in dark places and used, warm, filled condoms hurriedly abandoned. There was fear throughout every age group and the teachers knew about it.”

In one instance, Mr Harrison and his wife refused to sit alongside Prince Andrew at a school dinner “in protest at the many unheard voices and suffering of young boys”.


The police responded to his complaint by breaking down the door to his flat and removing many of his personal papers, while he was escorted from the school premises and interviewed by detectives.Mr Harrison also reported his concerns to social services, the NSPCC and the Scotland Office, whose inspectors found evidence of bullying but said other allegations had been “exaggerated”.He moved to Shetland, where he enjoyed a distinguished teaching career, and his new MP Jim Wallace, now Baron Wallace of Tankerness, agreed to raise the matter at Westminster.
In 1993,Hansard recorded a written response from QVS headmaster Julian Hankinson to say that police had “concluded there was no cause for further action on their part”.The story took a twist with the Dunblane massacre carried out by Thomas Hamilton, whose links to Queen Victoria School were established at the Cullen Inquiry.In November 1996, Mr Harrison wrote to The Shetland Times to say: “I believe that, had my allegations in 1991 been properly investigated, there is a strong possibility that Hamilton would have been discovered.”His claims still went largely ignored until being picked up by Brian ‘Robbie the Pict’ Robertson, who led the campaign against Skye Bridge tolls, and justice campaigner Tom Minogue.
Mr Minogue, a retired businessman from Dunfermline, made a formal complaint to Central Scotland Police in November 2003.He said: “Glenn Harrison reported all this before anybody had any suspicions about Thomas Hamilton, never mind Nicholas Fairbairn or Robert Henderson.“With each passing revelation, it adds more credence to what he alleged in 1991.“The stories he told me were absolutely harrowing. I don’t know whether boys were abused from that school but I do know Glenn Harrison was absolutely convinced they were, and he is a sincere, genuine and serious man.”He added the so-called ‘Friends of QVS’ put forward by Mr Harrison represented a “who’s who of the Scottish TV news” in the late 1980s and early 1990s.The former housemaster has now retired and left Scotland, telling friends he had “had enough” of being thwarted in his attempts to secure justice.However, a number of individuals who may have been abused at Queen Victoria School have come forward in recent years and the matter has been referred to Susan O’Brien QC, who will chair the Scottish Government inquiry.The school, which began admitting girls in 1996, is open to children of those who have served or are serving in the Army, Navy or RAF.It has been rocked by a number of underage sex and drinking scandals over the years, while two teachers were investigated by the police in 2005 over allegations involving two female pupils.A fiscal later ruled no action could be taken as a new Holyrood law designed to protect children in such circumstances had not been in force at the time.It is the latest boarding school to be hit by historic abuse allegations, after Merchiston Castle School, Fort Augustus Abbey School and Gordonstoun.Alan Draper, of the In Care Abuse Survivors group, urged Ms O’Brien QC to have the “courage” to investigate claims involving high-profile Scottish establishment figures, “even members of her own profession”.He added: “It is a question of how far she is going to be able to deal with it without any interference.”An MoD spokeswoman said: “These cases of historic abuse are being dealt with and investigated via the appropriate agencies. In advance of the completion of any investigations or the finalisation of any inquiry, it would be inappropriate to comment on any aspect of the allegations until a conclusion is reached. The MoD is co-operating fully with the investigations.”Detective Chief Inspector Elaine Galbraith, of the Police Scotland Public Protection Unit, said there were no current investigations into any persons connected with Queen Victoria School but any previous reports would be assessed and reviewed if necessary.She added they were committed to the investigation of all reports of sexual crime to bring justice for victims of sexual abuse, regardless of the passage of time and said: “I would encourage anyone who may have been a victim, regardless of when that was, to come forward, safe in the knowledge they will be taken seriously and will always be dealt with professionally.”A Scottish Government spokeswoman said it will be for the inquiry to consider all submitted evidence.http://www.express.co.uk/scotland/588918/Top-Scotland-school-abuse-claims

QVS, Dunblane, VIPaedo, Cover-Up

https://spidercatweb.wordpress.com/tag/dunblane/?iframe=true&preview=true/feed/

Abuse inquiry judge urged to investigate Dunblane boarding school

March 5 2017

The judge at the helm of an historic child abuse review in Scotland is being urged to investigate a top private school with links to the royal family.

Glenn Harrison, a former housemaster at Dunblane’s Queen Victoria School (QVS), has raised fresh concern that pupils were sexually abused by a paedophile ring during the 1980s and 1990s. He first blew the whistle 26 years ago but has written to Lady Anne Smith, chairwoman of the Scottish child abuse inquiry, making a new case for its inclusion in her review.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/abuse-inquiry-judge-urged-to-investigate-dunblane-boarding-school-c8fztvwls


Trump Campaign Chair Arrested For Child Sex Trafficking

4 mins in

Police arrested former Campbell County District Judge Tim Nolan on charges of human trafficking and unlawful transaction with a minor, according to court documents and a release from Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Nolan, 70, who has been outspoken in conservative politics and the tea party movement in recent years, was elected to the Campbell County School Board in November. He was also the chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign in Campbell County.

The case presents a tricky situation for the legal community due to Nolan’s past as a Campbell County District Judge in the 1970s and 1980s. His daughter, Taunya Nolan Jack, is the Campbell County Circuit Court Clerk

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/04/21/former-district-judge-indicted-human-trafficking/100756290/


The resurgent blog of Ex- Senator Stuart Syvret

 

THE PUBLIC’S INQUIRY – INTO THE PUBLIC-INQUIRY – STARTS HERE.

Well, here’s a surprise.

The blog the Jersey establishment strove to prevent you from reading – is back.

Thanks to a variety of campaigners, survivors, whistleblowers, IT experts and concerned citizens in a number of countries around the world, the most evidenced and accessible anti-corruption news and discussion forum in Jersey history lives on.

Like it was always going to.

Certainly, the public inquiry – a good public inquiry – could still do important work – not least at last give recognition to the survivors, give them a forum – listen to their experiences – and force the Jersey government to address their needs.

And in terms of what took place and when, in the long catalogue of systemic breakdown of governance, much detail could be added.

But, you know – in terms of the big picture issues – the overt gross failures of Jersey – what else needs to be added, really?

  • We know that there was extensive and sustained child-abuse throughout many state-run institutions in Jersey.
  • We know that some of that child-abuse was committed by public employees.
  • We know that some child-abuse was facilitated and enabled by public employees.

The true facts of “The Jersey Situation”  are going to be submitted to IICSA. Provided will be – along with supporting dossiers of evidence and narrative critiques  – a remarkable introductory chapter as a detailed  & evidence-bundled, full critical response to @Jerseyinquiry. The facts of “The Jersey Situation” constitute  a “Refuse-To-Incorporate-This-If-You-dare!” – submission to #IICSA.

In that sense – THE JERSEY SITUATION- is a litmus-test – of #IICSA.

But for the traditional British public inquiry to fulfil its divert-distract-and-cover-up function, one or two conditions precedent have to prevail. For example, we have to have the historic cap-doffing, forelock-tugging deference to men & women in silly costumes, with absurd titles and Eaton & Cheltenham accents. When Sir Lady Lord Baronet 27th Earl of Trustfundshire Dame Oxbridge QC, Thane of Lloyds and Groom of the Remembrancer’s Stool, O.B.E is appointed, by those to be inquired into, we have to sink to our knees in gratitude when they address us in their BBC-plausible voice and assure us they really, really do have the serious and genuine interests of us scummy proles upmost in their minds and not those of their fellow multi-millionaires who appointed them and who they’ll be chatting to in a north London lawyer’s club next week.

But does that culture of deference exist anymore? Well – perhaps a little, but it’s oh so diminished.  The traditional power elites are viewed with increasing scepticism across Britain, and even, surprisingly, in Jersey. It’s increasingly obvious that 500 pages of diversionary flim-flam generated via another few million quid of public money thrown into Bedford Row won’t work as it used to – like some kind of sleeping-gas – that would tranquilise and pacify everyone for another five years, before they started to wake up to the fact they’d  been conned.

http://freespeechoffshore.nl/stuartsyvretblog/the-publics-inquiry-into-the-public-inquiry-starts-here/


Love letters between Ian Brady and Myra Hindley to remain classified for 30 years due to ‘secret codes‘ in them

Apr 30 2017

Police and Government officials believe the 1965 letters contain coded messages which if cracked could reveal the location of Keith Bennett’s body

Ministers involved in a new review of whether to release the correspondence have concluded it still includes secrets about the case.

They are also worried the families of Keith and the other victims would be traumatised and subjected to an “unacceptable level of mental distress” if they were exposed to some of the information.

Earlier this year, it was revealed bullet shells matching a Smith and Wesson revolver, which Brady may have used to murder 11-year-old Keith, had been found on Saddleworth Moor, Greater Manchester.

This has led to calls for a fresh search of the moor, 51 years after the wicked couple were jailed.

Police and Government officials believe the 1965 letters between them contain coded messages which if cracked could close the case.

But following a review, Ministers have agreed the letters should remain classified until at least January 2051.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/love-letters-between-ian-brady-10326571

Maybe the reason to keep the contents covered up has to do with Ian Brady and Myra Hindley’s relationships with members of the elite such as Sir Jimmy Savile, Lord Longford, and LordAstor

 

Child murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley had friends in high places

‘I AM the Myra Hindley story,” said Jimmy Savile.

Dan Davies: In Plain Sight – The Life And Lies Of Jimmy Savile

Janie Jones, the madam and former pop star immortalised by The Clash, that when she was released from Holloway Women’s Prison in 1977 after serving three years for controlling prostitution, she received a summons from Savile. The flamboyant Jones had befriended Hindley in prison.

Savile had been the DJ at a Manchester dancehall frequented by Brady and Hindley, he claimed. He bragged to Jones that he knew Brady. “He said it was disgraceful that I was siding with Hindley,” says Jones

Janie Jones was a singer who ran sex parties at her home in Kensington, was jailed for three years in 1974 after becoming snared in the payola scandal.

It was a bizarre encounter in which Savile accused her of siding with Myra Hindley, whose release she campaigned for after meeting the killer in jail, while expressing his own desire to have sex with under age girls.

Savile, according to Miss Jones, was an apparently keen supporter of Ian Brady, Hindley’s accomplice in the Moors murders.

Miss Jones, now 75, said: “Savile just kept saying that he could not understand why people went on about 13-year-old girls because they were ‘gagging’ for it. I told him that anybody who wants to go with a 13-year-old is a paedophile.

“Then he was bragging that he had met Ian Brady. He said it was disgraceful that I was siding with Hindley against Brady. At the time he was doing Jim’ll Fix It, but he was interested in 13-year-olds.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/9623109/Jimmy-Savile-Secret-of-BBCs-first-sex-scandal.html

CLIFF RICHARD, JIMMY SAVILE, MYRA HINDLEY..

 

Myra Hindley was befriended by Lord David Astor, a former editor of the Observer, and by Lord Longford, a former cabinet minister
who took a great interest in pornography.
Astor and Longford plotted to get Hindley released from prison.

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/09/cliff-richard-jimmy-savile-myra-hindley.html

For 35 years he championed her cause, yet to Myra Hindley Lord Longford became a ‘pestilential pain’.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/oct/14/ukcrime.weekend7

Lord Longford and Sir Jimmy Savile went on a porno tour with Sir Cliff Richard

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The Pornography Commission gathers for the first time. I sit with Cliff who is dressed in the most gorgeous nut-brown chamois-leather suit, with silken shirt and scarves to match…. Cliff is the prettiest thing here by far.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1221596/Fired-porn-squad-Ronald-Reagans-note-tell-Queen-Mr-Gossip-Gyles-Brandreth-reveals-all.html

 

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Porn Team includes paedophile Sir Jimmy Savile, paedophile Trevor Huddleston, Bishop of Stepney, Cliff Richard…

Longford was also a friend of Establishment brothel madam Cynthia Payne

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/norman-lamonts-dominatrix-brothel-madam-miss-whiplash/

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Myra Hindley was befriended by Lord David Astor, a former editor of the Observer

Moors murderer Myra Hindley and former Observer editor David Astor

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/oct/28/myra-hindley-david-astor-letters

Michael Horgan

Michael Horgan organised and filmed “satanic-themed orgies” at which children were raped.Horgan organised satanic torture and child abuse orgies on Saddleworth Moor, where child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley had buried their victims.

Saddleworth Moor, where some of Brady and Hindley’s victims were buried. Photo by Parrot of Doom

Horgan’s step-son Michael Roberts says he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone Sir Cyril Smith.

Sir Cyril Smith was a close friend of Sir Jimmy Savile, friend of the Royal Family, the military and Israel and shared an office with elite paedophile Clement Freud.


Labour accused of cover-up over child porn charge councillor

6 Oct 2016

LABOUR has been accused of hushing up a child pornography charge against one of its councillors ahead of a high-profile byelection.

Airdrie councillor David Fagan was arrested over alleged child images on September 7, while his party was fighting a close-run byelection in neighbouring Coatbridge.

North Lanarkshire Labour leader Jim Logue

North Lanarkshire Council last night said its chief executive learned of the arrest and “broad nature” of the alleged offences on September 8 and then informed council leader Jim Logue.

North Lanarkshire deputy leader Paul Kelly

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14784243.Labour_accused_of_cover_up_over_child_porn_charge_councillor/#

It’s understood Fagan was considered a key player in the local party and was once considered for the role as Labour group leader.

He was a member of the council’s education and social work committees.

In March, he was also made vice-convener of a new committee to monitor arms-length external organisations and external bodies.

His profile on the council’s website also lists him as an “advisor to the Director of the School of Work Based Education, Glasgow Caledonian University”.

Fagan was the Vice Chair of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), the public body responsible for planning and coordinating regional transport.

He came under fire in the role in 2010 when it emerged he was one of three councillors who attended a junket to New York trip.

However, he left the post three years later to take over as convener of North Lanarkshire Council’s Regeneration and Infrastructure Committee.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/labour-councillor-david-fagan-suspended-8979221

A Scottish Labour councillor in North Lanarkshire has quit after becoming dissatisfied with the way the party dealt with criminal allegations against a former colleague.

Gary O’Rorke was unhappy Labour took three weeks to suspend fellow councillor David Fagan, who was charged with alleged child pornography offences on September 7th.

The chief executive of North Lanarkshire council was informed of the “broad nature” of the charges against Mr Fagan, but not the specifics, on September 8, and informed council leader Jim Logue on the same date.

It was reported in the Herald that Scottish Labour general secretary Brian Roy was also told about the arrest, but not the specific charges, on the same day as Mr Logue.

Mr Roy only learned of the detail of the charges on September 29th and Mr Fagan was suspended on the same day.

The suspension came around a week after a keenly-fought by election in Coatbridge that Labour won by less than 200 votes.

Mr O’Rorke, who represents Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig, said he was angry with Labour’s leadership in North Lanarkshire on a number of fronts and confirmed he had “no faith” in the hierarchy.

He confirmed that the delays in suspending Mr Fagan and in informing Labour members of the group about the allegations were factors behind his decision.

He also said: “I can no longer be in the Labour group in North Lanarkshire and had no choice but to tender my resignation. My family has been steeped in the Labour party over generations. I did not want to leave.”

A Scottish Labour spokesman said: “We wish Councillor O’Rorke well in the future.”

An SNP spokesperson said: “Labour have been unable to provide a satisfactory explanation for their failure to immediately suspend Mr Fagan, and Cllr O’Rorke can hardly have been the only person in the party unhappy at these staggering revelations.

“Mr Fagan is facing serious criminal proceedings and must be afforded the presumption of innocence while the case is ongoing – but the public should know why voters were kept in the dark about the circumstances during a local by-election.”

Mr Fagan has not appeared in court over the charges.

A spokesperson for the Crown Office said: “The Procurator Fiscal has received a report concerning a 52 year-old male in connection with alleged incidents said to have occurred between 25 May and 30 June 2016.

“The report remains under consideration.”

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14919776.North_Lanarkshire_Labour_councillor_quits_amid_row_over_colleague_s_child_pornography_charge/

AN Airdrie councillor, David Fagan,  has appeared in court charged with conspiracy and sending indecent messages.

David Fagan, 52, appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court yesterday to face two charges after he was arrested in September.

The Airdrie South independent representative was charged with conspiracy and another accusation under the Communications Act.

It is alleged he sent “by means of public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character”.

Councillor Fagan made no plea or declaration during the brief hearing and was granted bail. No further court appearance was set.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/airdrie-councillor-charged-conspiracy-sending-9418609

SPT management and executive Councillors, including David Fagan spent more than £57,000 on foreign trips. He was part of a trio of senior staff who ran the organisation and directed this spending.

Councillor Fagan who is also a parliamentary aide to Karen Whitefield

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/airdrie-councillor-under-pressure-resign-2830096

 Director’s profile for David Fagan.

ROYAL GLASGOW INSTITUTE OF THE FINE ARTS.

Education Advisor

TOWN CENTRE ACTIVITIES LIMITED

Councillor

PETERSBURN DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Parliamentary Assistant

NEVIS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Parliamentary Assistant

LINKWIDE LIMITED

Parlimentary Assistant

GARRISON MONITORING SERVICES LIMITED

https://www.companiesintheuk.co.uk/director/5056718/david-fagan

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Br4qdw_q_iAJ:www.b2b-kb.com/person/id/sILbT2G3kKPNKCCp1ekQ2WOjFFw/+&cd=7&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


 

Yet another employee was a previous child sexual abuser – were there victims at the ?

SHIRLEY OAKS KIDS WENT ON JACKANORY SHOW. NO COINCIDENCE HERE, MOVE ALONG

Ex-Jackanory presenter John Earle jailed for sex assaults on boy

Apr 28 2017

A former children’s television presenter has been jailed for sexually assaulting a young boy almost 60 years ago.

Former Jackanory storyteller John Earle admitted indecently assaulting the boy from when he was nine-years-old.

Earle, 87, was deputy head teacher at a school in Okehampton, Devon, when he carried out the assaults between 1957 and 1961.

He was jailed for four years and will sign the sex offenders register.

‘Breach of trust’

Sentencing Earle, Judge Erik Salomonsen said: “This was a gross breach of trust.

“You used a young child to satisfy your sexual needs on many occasions.

“It was your responsibility to educate and protect him.”

He admitted six counts of indecent assault on the boy at Upcott House Preparatory School.

Exeter Crown Court previously heard the school closed in the early 1960s and Earle went on to present a short lived children’s programme called Treasure House between 1964 and 1965.

He became a familiar figure on television in the late 1960s as co presenter of the science show Tom-Tom from 1965 to 1970.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-39748030

The abuse continued in on a weekly basis during term time at the school and on Earle’s boat in Dartmouth on weekend trips.

John Earle
27 Apr 2017
Iain, above as a schoolboy, said the abuse began when he moved from Africa to Devon and was sent to boarding school where Earle was a geography teacher

Iain, above as a schoolboy, said the abuse began when he moved from Africa to Devon and was sent to boarding school where Earle was a geography teacher

Victim of John Earle’s abuse speaks out

Two and a half years ago, a pensioner walked into a police station and handed in a piece of paper. It revealed a horrific secret he’d kept hidden for most of his life – a litany of sexual abuse he’d suffered at a private school in Devon in the 1950s and 60s. His abuser went on to have a successful career as a children’s TV presenter and author. But now – the truth has finally emerged.

https://www.channel4.com/news/victim-of-john-earles-abuse-speaks-out

Ex-Jackanory presenter admits historic child sex abuse charge

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A former children’s television presenter and Jackanory storyteller has admitted sexually assaulting a boy almost 60 years ago.

Author and Dartmoor expert John Earle was a teacher at a private preparatory school in Okehampton when he carried out the assaults between 1957 and 1961.

John Earle, formerly of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, pleaded not guilty to nine charges of indecent assault when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court.

All the offences were allegedly committed against the same boy when he was aged nine to 13 between 1957 and 1961 and when Earle would have been in his late 20s and early 30s.

Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, adjourned the case for a trial on August 21 this year and set a timetable for the progress of the case.


http://www.teignmouth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=109057&headline=Dartmoor%20pensioner%20denies%20historic%20sex%20abuse%20charges&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2017

The school, Upcott House Preparatory School in Okehampton, closed in the early 1960s and he went on to present a short lived children’s programme called Treasure House between 1964 and 1965.

TOM TOM forerunner to Tomorrow’s world and Blue Peter
John Earle with Jan Leeming

He became a familiar figure on television in the late 1960s as co-presenter of the science show Tom-Tom from 1965 to 1970, where one of the other stars was a young Jan Leeming.

Earle went on to narrate two Jackanory stories during the show’s heyday in 1971, where other storytellers included Spike Milligan, Roy Kinnear, Brian Blessed and Milo O’Shea.

Dartmoor Expedition Centre

The Jackanory appearances marked the end of his broadcasting career and he moved on to buy a farm on Dartmoor which he converted into a moorland exploration centre with bunk rooms.

  • Bunkhouse accommodation in 300 year old granite barns.
  • Well equipped, simple but comfortable.
  • Ideal base for groups, Schools, Youth groups, Outdoor Adventure, Activity weeks, Ten Tors and Duke of Edinburgh Award Training, Field Studies, Management Courses, Clubs, Stag and Hen parties, friends and family weekends.

https://web.archive.org/web/20150313175331/http://dartmoorbase.co.uk/?

He ran the Dartmoor Expedition Centre at Rowden Farm, near Widecombe-in-the-Moor until it was sold last year, hosting countless groups of teenagers who were undertaking adventures with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, the Princes Trust, and the Ten Tors challenge.

He became one of the leading experts on trekking on the moors and wrote guides entitled Walking on Dartmoor, Walking on Exmoor and the Quantocks, A Boot up Dartmoor Tors and A Boot up Dartmoor Rivers.

Earle, aged 87, now of Upton Pyne, near Exeter, admitted six counts of indecently the same boy when he was aged nine to 13 between September 1957 and August 1961.

Three other offences are not being pursued.

The case at Exeter Crown Court was adjourned by Judge Mr Justice Dingemans so his defence barrister Mr Nicolas Gerasimidis can obtain medical reports.

The judge told him: ’All sentencing options, including immediate imprisonment, will be available to the court.’

He ordered Earle to sign on the sex offenders’ register immediately. He ordered the probation service to prepare a pre-sentence report.

Mr Richard Crabb, prosecuting, said the victim had been consulted and Earle’s pleas are acceptable.

Mr Gerasimidis said: ’We are in the process of obtaining medical records. The defendant has a number of underlying conditions, principally related to his old age.’

John Earle (right)

Earle was a teacher and deputy head at Upcott House Preparatory School in Okehampton at the time when the offences were committed against a boy aged nine to 13.

G. P. marW. Earle headmaster (1954-55) (John Earle’s father)

The school, with 53 pupils, was owned and run by his father at the time but later merged with another school and moved to Highampton, near Okehampton, before closing.

The building which housed it is now a country house bed and breakfast and some of its former grounds are now a supermarket.

http://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/article.cfm?id=109301

CHILDREN’S HOUR

BBC Home Service Basic, 29 June 1952

5.20 app. Children’s Service from Upcott House Preparatory School, Okehampton; conducted by G. P. W. Earle

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/afcae8b4b9104d6ca69791898772a5c3

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John Earle at Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2013

John Earle
came to live at Rowden Farm on Dartmoor in 1970 having lived near Dartmoor since the 1940s after having been evacuated to
Rill Farm near Totnes from Sevenoaks in Kent as a 16 year old boy near the end of World War 2.
John fell in love with Devon and  Dartmoor and he established the  Dartmoor Expedition Centre providing low cost mountain hut hostel accommodation in the heart of the Dartmoor national park and teaching outdoor activities to people from all ages and backgrounds.
John also spent many years with the BBC, first as a cameraman and later as a presenter he presented two series called Rockface about learning to climb and canoe, and will also be remembered by many for presenting
‘Tom Tom’, a children’s programme in the late 1960s.
Co presenting with Jan Leeming  “ though you would have to be over 40 to have seen it ” . He was also the presenter of  other television shows of ten episodes about learning to climb (called Rockface) and canoe.
Local west country people will remember his “Walks on Dartmoor” as well as “Earle’s Islands” and “West Country Rivers” which were shown on Spotlight and his voyages around the coast in his old sailing boat gaffe cutter  “Helen”, with Tony Soper as well as many other documentaries.

As an expedition cameraman, John travelled to many of the great mountain ranges of the world such as the Himalayas, Baffin Island and Tierra del Fuego where he was on two expeditions with the great mountaineer and explorer Eric Shipton. In 1970 and has gathered film , photographs and amazing stories first hand from people such as Eric Shipton that shows amazing clarity and history back in time.John presents unique footage of the epic 1933 expedition to Mount Everest led by Hugh Ruttledge with Eric Shipton, Frank Smythe, Jack Longland and others in the team. The film follows the approach across Tibet, establishing Base Camp beyond the Rongbuk Monastery, and climbing to Everest’s North Col for the summit assault at over 28,000 feet. John provides a unique live voiceover commentary to the films.

Running the centre for over 30 years has given John the opportunity to introduce a great many children & adults  to his own love of climbing, caving, sailing, canning, hill walking and the great outdoors.
He has thoroughly enjoyed being able to pass on his enthusiasm for these activities both here on Dartmoor and all over the world. He has written several walking guide books for the South West including Dartmoor published by Cicerone Press and Halsgrove Press.


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Pauline and John Earle

Pauline Earle

MSc in Counselling, Supervision and Training
MBACP, U.K. Reg. Ind. Snr. Accred. Counsellor

Private practitioner and Senior Counsellor working in G.P. surgeries.

https://web.archive.org/web/20150218133626/http://www.counselling-betweenourselves.co.uk/

John’s Family Web Links

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11-03-2017

Extreme Locations Rigging Ltd is a small-sized vehicle operator with the licence number OF1095108. The firm has one transport operating centre in the country. In their subsidiary in Iver on Pinewood Studios, 1 machine is available. The firm directors are John Dekker Earle and Robin Earle.

There seems to be just one director at present employed by the following business, namely Robin Earle who has been performing the director’s assignments since 2006/04/18. To increase its productivity, for the last almost one month the following business has been providing employment to John Dekker Earle, age 88 who has been looking into making sure that the firm follows with both legislation and regulation.

Extreme Rigging and Robin Earle work closely with Gary Connery helping him to pull off two massive world renown stunts.

Robin (Earle) also played a behind the scenes part in Gary and Marks jump for the London Olympics dressed as the queen and James Bond.

Extreme Rigging Ltd are proud to have been involved as main contractors in a stunning bespoke installation on the South Bank of the River Thames for online retailer Moonpig and mental health charity Mind.

 

 The findings of the investigation into historical child abuse in Jersey are due to be published on July 3rd.


Madeleine McCann detective claims investigation was ‘tainted’ as soon as it was an ‘abduction’

April 27 2017

Goncalo Amaral says Portuguese prosecutors felt ‘intimidated by the United Kingdom’ and claims Kate and Gerry McCann were given special treatment by British authorities

The former Portuguese detective who led the probe into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance a decade ago claims the investigation was tainted as soon as it was deemed an ‘abduction’.

Goncalo Amaral says Portuguese prosecutors felt ‘intimidated by the United Kingdom’ and claims Kate and Gerry McCann were given special treatment by British authorities because they were doctors.

The ex-policeman refuted claims his officers’ probe was shoddy and says interference from the UK hindered the process.

He maintains devastated parents Kate and Gerry were involved in three-year-old Maddie’s disappearance on May 3 2007 in Praia da luz.

The former officer also pointed the finger at the British class system in an interview which will be aired on Portuguese news channel CMTV on Monday.

He told Portuguese magazine Sábado: “They belong to the upper-middle class and the British do not like their doctors to mess up abroad and get convicted for it.”

Retired Amaral, who was removed as head of the probe after criticising British detectives, claimed UK authorities tried to rush the process.

He said: “It is not normal for an ambassador from a foreign country to come to the place to push in the sense that ‘this has to be quick’.

“If the ambassador and even the consul had not appeared, the investigation would have been directed to what is normal – to suspect those who have responsibility for the custody of the child.

“(The) Judiciary, Public Prosecutor’s Office and the government felt intimidated by the United Kingdom.

“The mistake was the statement about the abduction. It was almost a lack of respect to make the decision (that it was an abduction) and to make it public.”

Portuguese detectives said on May 5 2007 – just two days after her disappearance – that they believed she was still alive in the country after being abducted.

Then director of the Policia Judiciaria Guilhermino Encarnacao made the announcement, stating officers were working on the assumption Maddie was being held between 1.8 and 3.1 miles from the resort.

One eyewitness told the Mirror Portuguese police arrived on the scene at the Ocean Club complex some 90 minutes after Madeleine vanished.

Our source also accused police of messing up key witness statements taken in the days after the tragedy.

But Amaral denies Portuguese police made a string of errors, instead accusing British police of trying to ‘protect’ the McCanns.

Amaral said: “When the couple left, the British police who were here to cooperate and help also left. The feeling was that the British police were here to protect the couple.”

Amaral accused Portuguese police of now ‘doing the politically correct’ thing by following Scotland Yard’s lines of enquiry, to ensure they do not compromise relations between the UK and Portugal.

He said: “The management of the Policia Judiciária and the prosecutor himself are doing the politically correct.

“In the United Kingdom and here the direction of the police walked with Scotland Yard. Do not investigate anything that might compromise your parents or friends. It is a mistake.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccann-detective-claims-investigation-10309152#ICID=sharebar_twitter

 

Samuel McCuaig

Paedophile guilty of historic child abuse in Coatbridge

Samuel McCuaig committed “horrific sexual abuse” of young girls in 1970s

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/paedophile-guilty-historic-child-abuse-10297225


26 Apr 2017

Colin Pritchard

Colin Pritchard is accused of seven offences against a boy

A former Anglican priest, the former vicar of St Barnabas Church in Bexhill, has been charged with sex offences against a boy in the 1980s and 1990s.

Ifor Whittaker, 72, formerly known as Colin Pritchard, is charged with seven offences involving the boy, who was aged between 12 and 16 at the time.

He is accused of conspiring with ex-clergyman Roy Cotton, who has since died, to commit sex acts with the boy.

Mr Whittaker, of Rectory Road, Sutton, south London, is due to appear before magistrates on 24 May.

He is also accused of gross indecency and inciting the boy to commit gross indecency.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between February 1987 and February 1993 against the boy in East Sussex.

Mr Whittaker was vicar of Sedlescombe, near Battle, and it is claimed the offences took place there, Sussex Police said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-39724639

Letters from 1966 between the then Archbishop of Canterbury and a bishop show the Church agreed that a convicted paedophile should be ordained.

The correspondence has emerged in a report into the Church’s failure to support victims of Roy Cotton that was published online and then removed.

A spokeswoman for the Diocese of Chichester told the BBC the Meekings Report was removed because the document had accidentally included some confidential information.

Both studies looked into the behaviour of Cotton and another paedophile priest, Colin Pritchard.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-13560976

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2011 Baroness Butler-Sloss was appointed by the Diocese of Chichester to carry out the review which looked into the behaviour of Cotton and another paedophile priest, Colin Pritchard.

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EX-GERS SCOUT IN DOCK

Former Rangers youth scout Harry Dunn appears in court over alleged historical sex abuse charges

Dunn, 84, from Edinburgh, is also believed to have worked as a talent spotter for clubs including Liverpool and Chelsea

26th April 2017

A FORMER Rangers youth scout has appeared in court accused of historical sex abuse charges.

Harry Dunn, 84, is facing one allegation of assault and sodomy and a second charge of assault and attempted sodomy.

Harry Dunn worked as talent scout for Rangers

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Harry Dunn worked as talent scout for Rangers

Dunn, from Edinburgh, appeared in private at the capital’s sheriff court today where he entered no plea.

The pensioner, who was arrested by police officers in March, was released on bail and the case was continued for further examination.

It is believed Dunn also worked for Liverpool and Chelsea during his scouting career.

Police Scotland joined forces across the UK last year in launching an investigation after allegations of historical abuse in football were made public. The SFA has also set up an independent review into the allegations. A date for Dunn’s next appearance at court has not been decided as yet.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/922532/harry-dunn-rangers-sex-abuse-football-abuse-scout-liverpool-chelsea-edinburgh/


Kids Company founder and trustees may face action amid Insolvency Service probe

April 24 2017

Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh

Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh

The founder and former trustees of the collapsed charity Kids Company could be banned from holding company directorships.

 

The youth organisation folded amid a storm of controversy in August 2015 – just days after receiving a £3 million Government grant in a final bid to keep it afloat.

Kids Company received more than £42 million of Whitehall funding between 1996 and 2015, thanks in part to founder Camila Batmanghelidjh winning favour with former prime minister David Cameron.

The Insolvency Service is investigating the financial circumstances of the charity and is allegedly bringing disqualification proceedings against Ms Batmanghelidjh.

Former trustees of the collapsed charity, including ex-BBC creative director Alan Yentob and Richard Handover, previously a boss of WH Smith, may also face sanctions.

The trustees, who also include Sunetra Atkinson, Erica Bolton, Francesca Robinson, Jane Tyler and Andrew Webster, responded to the “unconfirmed reports” in a joint statement.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/kids-company-founder-and-trustees-may-face-action-amid-insolvency-service-probe-35650675.html


UN Peacekeepers Caught Up in ANOTHER Rampant Sex Abuse Scandal

The United Hations peacekeepers in Haiti are accused of trading sex with children for cookies and treats.
The AP reported:

In the ruins of a tropical hideaway where jetsetters once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a life for themselves. They begged and scavenged for food, but they never could scrape together enough to beat back the hunger, until the U.N. peacekeepers moved in a few blocks away.

The men who came from a far-away place and spoke a strange language offered the Haitian children cookies and other snacks. Sometimes they gave them a few dollars. But the price was high: The Sri Lankan peacekeepers wanted sex from girls and boys as young as 12.

Of course this isn’t the first time UN troops were caught up in a sex scandal.

It is part of the UN culture.

Here are a few other past examples from over the years:

UN Soldiers Arrested in Congo On Sex Abuse Charges
UN Peacekeepers Trade Food for Sex… Again!
UN Slapped with New Child Sex Scandal
UN Faces Another Child Sex Scandal
Another UN Broken Record
Again… UN Troops Involved In Another Child Sex Scandal
Monday Shocker… UN Peacekeepers Sexually Abusing Kids
Saturday Shocker: Another UN Official Caught With Child Porn
UN-backed Troops Accused of Killing & Raping Civilians
UN Troops Caught in ANOTHER Rampant Sex Abuse Scandal

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/04/un-peacekeepers-caught-another-rampant-sex-abuse-scandal/


Palmerston House children’s home: Man charged with abuse

A man has been charged with historical child sex offences at a former children’s home in Hampshire.

Willy Gillham, 64, who has an address in France, has been charged with 15 counts of indecent assault and other serious sexual offences against young boys during the 1980s, police said.

The charges relate to alleged offences at the former Palmerston House children’s home in Botley Road, Romsey.

He has been remanded to appear at Southampton Crown Court on 19 May.

The investigation, which is part of an ongoing review of non-recent child sexual exploitation offences and abuse cases, does not involve any other children’s homes or institutions, Hampshire Constabulary said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-39664693

A MAN is due to appear in court charged with historic sex offences at a Hampshire children’s home.

William John Gillham is due to appear before Southampton Crown Court.

The 64-year-old was charged on Wednesday with 15 counts of indecent assault and other serious sexual offences against boys who were under the age of 16 during the 1980s in Hampshire.

Gillham, whose address is Rue des Fours Ecoine, Deux-Sèvres, France, faces charges relating to alleged offences at the former Palmerston House children’s home on Botley Road, Romsey.

It charges follow inquiries by detectives from Hampshire Constabulary’s Operation Marmion, investigating non-recent cases of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and abuse have charged a man with serious sexual offences involving children.
The work of Operation Marmion also involves child protection specialists from local authorities.

Previous victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and abuse, or anyone with information, can contact Operation Marmion detectives at Hampshire Constabulary’s Southern Training Headquarters at Netley by phoning 101.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/15237396.Man_charged_with_string_of_sex_offences_at_children_s_home/#

For many years Palmerston House, which was purpose-built in the 1930s, was used by Hampshire County Council Social services, as a children’s home. In the 1960s it became an assessment centre (Palmerston House Observation & Assessment Centre) and in 1967 it was extended at a cost of £23,000.

In 1988 the assessment unit closed and for the next 11 years it was used as offices by social services until they moved to the Old Magistrates’ Court. Romsey School used the building until last November. Since then it has been empty and is now boarded up.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/5587297.Flats_plan_for_disused_children_s_homes/?ref=arc

Memories of Romsey

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nWq2nckfSQUJ:www.francisfrith.com/romsey/memories+&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Operation Marmion – Football abuse & the notorious Isle of Wight

Hampshire detectives from Operation Marmion, which is looking into reports of historic child sexual exploitation (CSE) and abuse across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, are investigating the football allegations.

Operation Marmion was set up after the Rotherham child sexual abuse scandal, in which some local investigations were never finalised or made public.

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/national/article/Third-police-force-investigating-child-abuse-allegations-in-football-cf2f7d9b-4124-4ec1-beef-e2ae446ac0a9-ds

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland) has released a unredacted copy of the 1985 Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Childrens Homes and Hostels by WH Hughes, WJ Patterson and H Whalley [1] and on wordpress [1a] in response to a Freedom of Information Request [2] on the Whatdotheyknow website. [3]

This is also known as the Hughes Report or the Report into Kincora (although there were several). It also includes inquiries into 9 other homes and concentrates on male homosexual abuse.

The Inquiry was into Kincora Boys hostel 1960-1980; Valetta Park Hostel, Newtownards; Bawnmore Boys Home; Williamson House; Palmerston Reception and Assessment Centre; Nazareth Lodge Childrens Home; De La Salle Boys Home, Rubane House Kircubbin; Barnardos Sharonmore project; and Manor House Home

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/hughes-report-1985-into-sexual-abuse-at-kincora/

In Chapter 8 Palmerston Reception and Assessment Centre, they consider the case of Mr Hendry, who had worked at Bawnmore before moving to Palmerston in 1975.

In 1981 a senior social worker discovered that he had been the subject of allegations of improper behaviour at a youth club in Belfast before he was employed at Bawnmore and informed the police; he was suspended and later convicted.

http://www.thetcj.org/child-care-history-policy/the-hughes-report-chaired-by-judge-william-h-hughes


GMP to release Operation Jaguar Report into Knowl View 1969-95 by end of 2017

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/gmp_investigation_report_into_cy#incoming-964992c

G. J. Whitehead Palmerston House Children’s Home Romsey

1972

https://books.google.com/books?id=ZClGAQAAIAAJ&dq=Palmerston+House+children%E2%80%99s+home++romsey&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=Palmerston+House+


Will it be another…

Knowl View: Report into abuse at Rochdale school ‘suppressed’

One former pupil called Peter says he was abused by a staff member on the first day he arrived at the school at the age of 11.

He said the “worst nights” were when people were brought from outside the school.

“We were raped. There was a flat. We were taken there and plied with drink and raped.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27687351

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A two year £750k inquiry into the Knowl View sex abuse ‘cover-up’ has ended without charges

The inquiry was into how previous reports of child sexual abuse at Knowl View were handled or allegedly covered up

One alleged victim of child sex abuse at Knowl View told the MEN: “Everything about Knowl View has been swept under the carpet – not all those people who have spoken out can be wrong. It is terrible and I feel gutted that the investigations have come to nothing.”

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/two-year-750k-inquiry-knowl-12570603

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/north-west-england/lancashire/knowl-view-school/

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    • In 2007, Father Michael Seed, 55, wrote a book, in which he detailed sexual abuse in the school where he had been a pupil.

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Ann Widdecombe edited his autobiographical account“Nobody’s Child

Ann Widdecombe’s and Tony Blair’s priest, Father Seed – Knowl View and child abuse cover-up

Father Michael Seed, 57, started at the school in 1970 and said he was abused by the one person from the school to be jailed for abuse.

The priest said he was interviewed by police about the school in the 1990s.

He has also been asked to provide evidence for Rochdale Council’s internal investigation into the school.

Higgins was jailed in 2002 after admitting indecently assaulting boys at the school and also gross indecency.

Greater Manchester Police is looking at claims of abuse from 24 former pupils at the school as well as allegations of a cover-up of abuse committed by the former MP Sir Cyril Smith.

Earlier it emerged 21 men have been interviewed under caution about allegations relating to sexual and physical abuse from 1969 to 1995.

The Crown Prosecution Service is also investigating criminal allegations of a cover-up.

The BBC has also found that two children from one family were sexually abused in separate paedophile scandals in Rochdale.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-29042597

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Fr Seed

“Surrounded by rent boys, drug dealers and the mentally subnormal, I’d become something of a philosophic eccentric.”

His friends – among whom he numbers six prime ministers and several royals

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/features/3632950/I-hate-the-title-priest-to-the-stars.html

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Tony Blair’s priest fixed papal knighthoods for cash: Senior Catholic took up to £50k donations for honours

One of Britain’s most high-profile Catholic priests has admitted arranging papal knighthoods for wealthy businessmen for money.

Father Michael Seed, who regularly celebrated Mass for Tony Blair and his family in Downing Street, now faces questions from his religious order after an investigation by The Mail on Sunday.

The most damaging evidence concerns his attempted cultivation of an Israeli arms dealer, Hezi Bezalel, who was seeking business opportunities in the Balkans.

He lives rent-free in a flat owned by one of his wealthy papal knights in exclusive Dolphin Square in Pimlico, Central London.


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 JOHN WHITTINGDALE, MP FOR MALDON & EAST CHELMSFORD.

 John Whittingdale: was a student (aged 14-18 yrs old) at Winchester College  1973-1977 when sadomasochist John Smyth was beating students

^ From the Trust Servant – Trusty Servant. This is the major publication of Winchester College Society and is primarily written for Old Wykehamists

https://www.joomag.com/magazine/trusty-servant-nov-2015-no120/0386364001447424078?page=18

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The leading QC John Smyth is accused of having brainwashed 22 young men Britain’s oldest public school, Winchester College in what victims now describe as a “cult”

Among them was Andy Moorse, who was 14-year-old pupil at Winchester College in 1975 when he was groomed. In less than two years, Moorse was accepting regular and violent beatings in  Smyth’s garden shed, he told the BBC.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/11/john-smyth-recruited-victim-now-head-top-prep-school-help/


John Whittingdale likes to be beaten and is into torture porn


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Charles Napier

….and John Whittingdale’s older half-brother, school teacher, Charles Napier, was part of an elite paedophile ring and a Treasurer of PIE – Paedophile Information Exchange

Paedophile Charles Napier deliberately got a job at a boarding school so he could prey on pupils aged eight to 13.

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/548566/Half-brother-of-Tory-MP-John-Whittingdale-jailed-for-historic-abuse

Charles Napier was born in 1947 and John  Whittindale in 1959. – Paedophile Charles Napier was 12 yrs-old when half-brother John was born.

Was older brother paedophile Charles Napier a mentor to younger brother John Whittingdale?

John Whittingdale’s father died in 1974 when John Whittingdale was 15 yrs old.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1612147/pdf/brmedj02000-0085.pdf

 

Both brothers have remained close to their mother.  Charles Napier was living with their mother when he was arrested.

 

Mr Whittingdale is perfectly positioned to talk about the measures he and his family took to alert the relevant authorities whenever Napier took up a new post with access to children.

Mr Whittingdale will have the crucial insight into the family or environmental background that creates such a monster.

When letters arrived from Sweden, Cairo and Turkey to family members during a period when Napier was banned from teaching and Mr Whittingdale was firmly embedded in No 10, what dilemmas did the family face, how did they deal with family loyalty as opposed to public duty expected of a powerful public figure.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/peter-righton-charles-napier-david-cameron-john-whittingdale/

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

“Charles is such a trial to my mother. Every time he gets sacked, she asks him why he can’t find some work which doesn’t involve children. And then after being on the dole for awhile, he rings her up in great excitement and says ‘ Marvellous news, mummy, I’ve got a new job -it’s in a youth club…'”

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Charles Napier  and John Whittingdale MP

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/charles-napier-arrest-half-brother-tory-1998917

Abuse scandals probe : The man who may hold key to UK’s biggest paedophile network ever

Charles Napier could provide vital evidence for police investigating a child abuse scandal spanning three decades

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/paedophile-scandal-charles-napier-could-1430365


3.04.17

Child abuse survivor wins out-of-court settlement, giving evidence against establishment figures

In his diaries, Righton scored children according to how far the abuse went. This practice was revealed to Parliament by Tom Watson MP, whom Mr Briggs consulted after reading about Righton in a newspaper article.

It was following discussions with Tom Watson that Mr Briggs gave a statement to the police, as part of their Operation Fairbank into a high level paedophile conspiracy operating from Westminster.

Mr Briggs also approached specialist child abuse lawyer Tracey Emmott of Bedford-based Emmott Snell.

He was taken by Righton in his car to London, to meet a man he later recognized as Cyril Smith, the leading Liberal politician. Smith was later revealed to have been a serial paedophile.

Righton also boasted of other friends in high places, including the late Leon Brittan, who was home secretary at the time.

Brittan has come under scrutiny in several child abuse investigations, though has been cleared of involvement in at least one. His widow has received an apology from the police.

But Righton claimed Brittan could influence judicial procedures in his favour should Mr Briggs ever find himself in trouble.
Mr Briggs recalls that Righton was known as ‘the general’ among his friends who called at the flat and in telephone calls.

Charles Napier, another convicted paedophile and friend of Righton and Alston, also visited the flat to gain access to Mr Briggs and his friends.

Napier was convicted and sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment in 2014 for sexually abusing boys between 1973 and 1983. He was the treasurer of PIE.

http://emmottsnell.co.uk/news.php?id=1492076761

Charles Scott Napier was born into the very heart of the British Empire’s military and intelligence establishment.  

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

How did  Charles Napier manage to continue teaching even after his first conviction for indecent assault in 1972?

http://thameshouse.net/2014/11/18/charles-napier-related-to-fellow-paedophile-in-mi6/

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Claims John Smyth recruited victim – now head of top prep school – to help him carry out beatings

Church Child Abuse Scandal 1974 John Smyth, a barrister, becomes chairman of the Iwerne Trust, which oversees religious summer camps attended by boys from elite public schools
Church Child Abuse Scandal 1974 John Smyth, a barrister, becomes chairman of the Iwerne Trust, which oversees religious summer camps attended by boys from elite public schools


John Smyth beat me first, appallingly, with his usual force. Then Simon Doggart took over while John watched”, said one victim who wished to be anonymous.

I recall immediately the absolute brutality of his beating – far, far worse than Smyth. There was no discussion, no emotion that I recall, just a fit sports man using all his force.

“Then it was over, this was going to be the new regime,” he told the BBC.

The leading QC is accused of having brainwashed 22 young men Britain’s oldest public school, Winchester College in what victims now describe as a “cult”, persuading his victims the beatings could purge them of their sins.

Among them was Andy Moorse, who was 14-year-old pupil at Winchester College in 1975 when he was groomed. In less than two years, Moorse was accepting regular and violent beatings in  Smyth’s garden shed, he told the BBC.

He revealed the boys would “bleed everywhere” from the beatings and when the beatings became too physical for Smyth to carry out alone, he claimed recruited Doggart to his cause.

The BBC said it had spoken to Doggart’s victims and had been handed nine hours of recording left unheard for years which reveal the full extent of the abuse. On one occasion, a victim was beaten for 12 hours.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/11/john-smyth-recruited-victim-now-head-top-prep-school-help/


 

Another pedophile doctor:
Apr 19 2017

GP, 65, who was jailed for 15 years after filming himself raping children he drugged and tied to his ‘Satan’s pillow’ admits four more sex assaults at his surgery

He has now been convicted of four more accounts, relating to his time as a GP in the 1980s

He has now been convicted of four more accounts, relating to his time as a GP in the 1980s

  • Robert Wells, 65, was jailed in 2004 for drugging and raping kids as young as 11 
  • One told how he stripped her and strapped her to block he called ‘Satan’s pillow’
  • Further victims came forward and three were raped as parents waited outside
  • Jailed for another seven years after court heard of a ‘grotesque breach of trust’ 
Robert Wells, pictured in 1989, when he was a GP at Caerleon Surgery
Robert Wells, pictured in 1989, when he was a GP at Caerleon Surgery

Roberts was jailed at Winchester Crown Court for rapes committed while he worked for an agency providing on-call forensic medical examiners for Hampshire Police.

He had previously had sexual assault charges brought against him but they had not shown up on police checks because he had been cleared when the trial collapsed.

Wells was arrested after he drugged two sisters, aged five and 11, and their mother became suspicious and reported him to police.

The eldest girl had large amounts of benzodiazepine in her body and the younger girl tested positive for temazepam.

Police found both drugs present in his biscuit tin when they raided his home. They also found a timetable for drugging, filming and abusing the children. 

Officers then spoke to other families he had befriended, which was when another 11-year-old girl reported yet more shocking abuse.

She told police that he strapped her to a polystyrene block he called Satan’s pillow as he removed her Harry Potter pajamas then sexually assaulted her.

Police found shocking pornography on his computers, along with the video camera and polystyrene block in his mobile phone.

Police, who were struggling to access certain information on his computer, said they feared there may be more victims and urged them to come forward. 

The victims in the most recent case came forward after hearing of his 2004 conviction, and relate to his time as a GP in the 1980s, before the other assaults. 

The court heard how the charges related to three girls who were Wells’ patients, one of whom was driven to the brink of suicide by the emotional impact of the assault.

In a statement read out in court, one victim said: ‘He has destroyed my life.’

During the case in 2004, the court heard how Wells filmed himself sexually assaulting one of the girls in his mobile home (pictured)

During the case in 2004, the court heard how Wells filmed himself sexually assaulting one of the girls in his mobile home (pictured)

She said Wells had been regarded as an ‘upstanding pillar of the community’.

Wells was a registered medical practitioner at the time, but has since been struck off by the General Medical Council.

One of the girl’s mothers had made a complaint to Caerleon Surgery at the time, but it was ‘arrogantly dismissed’, and she was ‘told not to be so silly’, Mr Roberts told the court.

Police found the video camera that he used to film the sexual assault (pictured) inside

Police found the video camera that he used to film the sexual assault (pictured) inside

He added: ‘He left South Wales in the late 1980s and went on to commit a series of depraved offences.

Wells was jailed for seven years and an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order was imposed.

Detective Constable Chris Jayne, from Gwent Police, said: ‘I would like to take the opportunity to recognise the bravery of the victims and their families in this case.

‘Wells is a danger to children and the detrimental impact that he has brought to the lives of the victims from a young age through to adulthood has been incredibly significant.

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Colin Gregg, “Sophisticated, Predatory Paedophile”, Former Boss of one of Britain’s Biggest Royal (Children’s) Charities, Convicted of Molesting Boys

 Convicted paedophile Colin Gregg lodges appeal against his child sex conviction

Disgraced Gregg was handed a 13-and-a-half sentence after being found guilty of molesting young boys

Apr 1 2017

Disgraced headteacher Colin Gregg has launched an appeal against his conviction and sentence for child sex charges.

The millionaire son of the Gregg’s bakery founder was found guilty of nine counts of indecently assaulting four victims.

A court heard how the 75-year-old charity boss molested the boys, who were aged between 11 and 14, from the early 1960s until the 1990s.

The abuse was carried out in a swimming pool, in a car and at his home gym.

Branding him a “sophisticated, predatory paedophile” Judge Robin Mairs jailed Gregg for 13-and-a-half years at Newcastle Crown Court.

Now, it is understood that Gregg has lodged an appeal against both his conviction and sentence.

Northumbria Police has urged any other victims of Gregg to come forward.

DS Chris Wilson, who led the investigation, said: “The victims in this case showed immense bravery to come forward and stand up in court to give the evidence that ultimately put their abuser through court.

“It was a terrifying ordeal for them but their actions have helped convict a predatory paedophile and I am sure that convictions such as this will help encourage other victims of sexual abuse to come forward.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/convicted-paedophile-colin-gregg-lodges-12827854#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Colin Gregg: Headteacher, businessman, charity champion. Child abuser

He  hosted royalty when promoting the Yellow Brick Road fund

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Colin Gregg: Charity champ, abuser and pals with royals – now then now then – who does that remind me of?

L: Colin Gregg, in 1986 at King's School and R: Top - Colin Gregg going to court and bottom - Colin Gregg was an administrator at Yellow Brick Road, and received an award for his work in 1992
L: Colin Gregg, in 1986 at King’s School and R: Top – Colin Gregg going to court and bottom 

1990 – Gregg left the then private King’s School to become the full-time administrator of the Yellow Brick Road Fund

Colin Gregg was an administrator at Yellow Brick Road, and received an award for his work in 1992.

The Children’s Foundation is perhaps better known as the Yellow Brick Road Appeal and was launched by its patron The Duke of York in 1990.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/charity-queen-one-million-1664388

Yellow Brick Road charity name changed to the Children’s Foundation

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His reputation as a pillar of the community brought him many benefits – he even rubbed shoulders with royalty when the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, came to the North East in January 1993

20 January 1993

The Duke of York, Patron, visits Newcastle, North Tyneside; visits the Yellow Brick Road Appeal at the Royal Victoria Infirmary; as Patron of Children-North East, visits the Battle Hill Family Centre; tours the electronic Bi-Media News Room and the Television Studio; meets families involved in the ‘Rural Action with Families in Tynedale’ project and, as Patron, meets members and staff of the Newcastle Weston Spirit Centre, at the BBC Broadcasting Centre; and visits Parsons (Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Group), Heaton.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/court-circular-1479887.html

Professor of child health Alan Craft (left) at the Yellow Brick Road building which is officially opened tomorrow, pictured with Yellow Brick Road administrator Colin Gregg (right). 17th May 1995 (Photo: NCJ Archive)

Colin Gregg, administrator to the Yellow Brick Road Charity.

22nd June 1995.


Gregg said” From the very beginning the Yellow Brick Road has been a real partnership – between Newcastle University’s Department of Child Health…”

Gregg was at the forefront of the Yellow Brick Road charity and was instrumental in raising £12m for a world class children’s Medical Research Centre in Newcastle.


Sunday Mirror (London, England)July 7, 1996

Colin Gregg Yellow Brick Road Charity

Yellow Brick Road symbol of ritual abuse


FERGIE CHARITY MAN CHARGED

1996

Gregg stood down from his role as administrator of Yellow Brick Road in 1996.

July 1996 – arrested

“Gregg quit the charity in September 1996 to set up a business management consultancy.”

FERGIE CHARITY MAN CHARGED.

7 July 1996

The former boss, Colin Gregg,  of one of Britain’s biggest Royal charities has been charged with indecently assaulting a boy of 14.

Colin Gregg, 55, ex-administrator of the Yellow Brick Road charity, was arrested after the teenager told his parents he’d been interfered with following a golf club trip.

He has been bailed to appear before magistrates at Newcastle upon Tyne next month.

The married father-of-three, who was arrested on April 25, had his home in Newcastle searched and a computer disc removed by members of Northumbria Police’s Child Protection Department.

The boy is believed to have told police he was also interfered with in a sauna by Mr Gregg after a cross-country run.

Also in the 1996 time frame:

Colin Stuart Gregg

THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION LIMITED (02528291)

Appointed before 6 August 1991 Resigned on 25 July 1996

 

THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION TRADING LIMITED (02591794)

Appointed before 14 March 1993 Resigned on 12 March 1999

 Feversham Special School Hexham Road in Walbottle, Newcastle, which closed in the late 90s

1996 -2000 – Director  – Gregg at Feversham School/name changed to Talbot House School – set up by MIND, the mental health charity, in the late 1960s

Chilling report of abuse and cruelty at Feversham School

SECRET papers today reveal the harrowing world of the Tyneside special school at the centre of an abuse probe.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/local-news/chilling-report-abuse-cruelty-feversham-1350428

THE charity responsible for a Tyneside school at the centre of a child abuse scandal says it does not know who was in charge of the youngsters.

As revealed in the Chronicle, two former care workers were jailed for abusing their positions to steal the childhoods of vulnerable pupils at Feversham Special School.

The charity Mind was the residential school’s custodian trustee, looking after assets but not running the facility for emotionally and behaviorally-disturbed children, aged from six to 19.

And Mind boss Paul Farmer has admitted he has no idea who was actually in charge of the now-closed special school, where predatory paedophiles Kevin Brown and John Leslie Duncan worked as carers.

 

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/local-news/hunt-feversham-special-schools-governors-1365734

The school, owned by the charity Mind, – warnings about the abuse were  ignored.

The charity Mind acted as the residential school’s custodian trustee, looking after assets but not running the facility.

A board of governors managed the school, but Mind says it kept no record of their names.

Mind’s chief executive Paul Farmer said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the abuse that took place at Feversham.

“Mind was the custodian trustee of the property from which the school was run and was not involved with day-to-day running of the school.

“Mind is no longer involved with any residential educational establishments.”

 

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The Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, have been affiliated with another convicted establishment paedophile – Jeffrey Epstein

Roberts has claimed she had sex three times with Andrew in 2001, including during a group sex session with eight other girls at Jeffrey Epstein’s home in the Virgin Islands.

Roberts has alleged that girls as young as 12 were regularly flown on the £30 million jet to locations around the world where Epstein (and other members of the elite) would abuse them.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/554104/Prince-Andrew-s-Ex-Fergie-Duchess-of-York-prove-alibi-over-sex-slave-orgy-claims

2001

It is known Epstein and Andrew regularly holidayed together – from weekends at Balmoral and Sandringham, to trips to New York.

Epstein was, the source told The Times, ‘a big part of [Andrew’s] life’

Prince Andrew sits on a yacht in Thailand back in 2001, during a holiday at a £2,300-a-week resort which is thought to have come courtesy of Jeffrey Epstein

Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein pictured strolling through Central Park together during a four-day break in New York at the start of December 2010 within days of the billionaire giving Fergie the £15,000 payment

Fergie:’I personally, on behalf of myself, deeply regret that Jeffrey Epstein became involved in any way with me,’ she said.

‘I abhor paedophilia and any sexual abuse of children and know that this was a gigantic error of judgment on my behalf.

‘I am just so contrite I cannot say. Whenever I can I will repay the money and will have nothing ever to do with Jeffrey Epstein ever again…

Prince Andrew was expected to hold crisis talks with the Queen today as he returned to Britain from a holiday in the upmarket Swiss ski resort of Verbier with his ex-wife Fergie, Sarah Ferguson

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2897086/Cash-strapped-Fergie-took-15-000-paedophile-billionaire-centre-claims-Prince-Andrew-slept-age-sex-slave.html

 

Multiple listings for Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Prince Andrew, Duke of York in convicted establishment peadophile, Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508273-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book-redacted.html

The Duke and Duchess of York are presidents of the Yellow Brick Road, which is trying to raise cash to build three hospices in the north.

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/FERGIE+CHARITY+MAN+CHARGED.-a061167152

 


ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

Jan 20, 1993

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Patron, visits Newcastle, North Tyneside; visits the Yellow Brick Road Appeal at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

21 January: The Duke of York, Patron, this morning visited the Yellow Brick Road Appeal, Newcastle University Medical School, Newcastle, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear (Colonel Sr Ralph Carr-Ellison).

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/court-circular-1480089.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/court-circular-1479887.html

Royal Victorian Infirmary RVI where close friend of the royal family, Sir Jimmy Savile abused.

Nurse tells of Jimmy Savile’s visits to Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/nurse-tells-jimmy-saviles-visits-6360222

Jimmy Savile meets seven year old Lee Claffey of Eastwood Gardens Kenton Newcastle who was visiting the Royal Victoria Infirmary to have his broken arm checked. 7th June 1986

‘Jimmy Savile visited the children’s wards of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 1986/1987 and 1991.

He (Savile) also visited Newcastle General Hospital in the early 1990s but witnesses were unsure of exact dates

Nurse Phil Brown remembers encountering the disgraced radio and TV presenter in May 1987 at ward 16 south where youngsters were receiving treatment for leukaemia. Today he is calling on hospital chiefs at the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to let the public know the exact dates of his visits.

He also claimed Savile was formally invited into the building.

A spokesperson for the trust said senior staff were taking the disgraced star’s alleged visits to the Royal Victoria Infirmary very seriously.

However, on Saturday a statement from Sir Leonard Fenwick, trust chief executive, said no concerns had so far been expressed by staff working at the time.

Mr Brown, a nurse for 37 years, said: “Jimmy Savile visited ward 16 south where children had leukaemia.

“It was in June 1987 and a pivotal weekend because it was the Great North Run. I have rung the NSPCC and police involved in Operation Yewtree as speaking as a nurse, I am dismayed. I’m not the only one who remembers him visiting.

“The moment it came out that he had been in Newcastle I informed the RVI. So far I think they’ve got their dates wrong. People need to be aware he visited in 1987.

He appeared to be in Newcastle for the Great North Run but for whatever reason he was able to visit the RVI.”

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Jimmy Savile visited ward 16 south where children had leukaemia.
Have police questioned who was in charge of that ward when Savile was invited to RVI?

Professor of child health Alan Craft (left) at the Yellow Brick Road building which is officially opened tomorrow, pictured with Yellow Brick Road administrator Colin Gregg (right). 17th May 1995 (Photo: NCJ Archive)

Dr Alan Craft specialised in paediatric oncology / childhood leukemia

Professor of child health Alan Craft (left) at the Yellow Brick Road building which is officially opened tomorrow, pictured with Yellow Brick Road administrator Colin Gregg

Alan enjoys filling his spare time with running (31 marathons and 106 half marathons so far), orienteering and doing crosswords. He is happily married with one son and a delightful granddaughter aged 18 months.
Alan Craft  – Colin Gregg’s Children Charity Run
2010
Sir Alan Craft – ambassador for the North East Children’s Cancer Research Fund:

Seahouses Middle School was last week given an award for its outstanding contribution to the North East Children’s Cancer Run by Sir Alan Craft.

Headteacher Julie Harris said: “As an ambassador for the North East Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Sir Alan came to present us with an award for our outstanding contribution to the North East Children’s Cancer Run.
Professor Sir Alan Craft with some of the fund-raising pupils at Seahouses Middle School.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Professor Sir Alan Craft with some of the fund-raising pupils at Seahouses Middle School.

http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/school-s-award-for-long-running-support-of-charity-1-7567856

Trustee

Prof Sir Alan Craft launches scathing attack on new North East hospital

 

  • 26 Jun 2013

ONE of the country’s leading experts on childhood medicine has launched a scathing attack on plans to build a specialist emergency hospital in the North East.

But in an unprecedented attack Prof Sir Alan Craft, former president of Royal College of Paediatrics, said the proposals for the restructuring of children’s services in the region was concerning.

Prof Craft, a consultant paediatrician based at the RVI, and his wife, Anne, children’s nurse and director of nursing and former health visitor for North Tyneside, sent a letter to The Journal outlining their views.

Professor Sir Alan Craft
Consultant Paediatrician North Tyneside 1978-86
Professor of Child Health Newcastle 1993-2007
President of Royal College of Paediatrics 2003-2006

Lady (Anne) Craft
Former health visitor North Tyneside
Children’s nurse and Director of Nursing (Matron)

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/prof-sir-alan-craft-launches-4478701

Another RVI doctor –Dr Camille De San Lazaro

Lazaro began work as a forensic paediatrician at the Lindisfarne Centre in the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle in 1989 following the Cleveland sex abuse inquiry. This was the first post of its kind in the country.

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/abuse-claims-exaggerated-4621265

Current colleagues – Dr Lazaro and Dr Alan Craft

Both attending the Great North Paediatric Conference  at RVI 2016

http://www.cher-newcastle.co.uk/programme_conference2016.pdf

She’s still in business despite being “completely discredited”??…

We hope that everyone who finds themselves relying on the medical services that Dr de San Lazaro is still allowed to provide is told of her track record.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/just-how-bad-can-doctor-1576127

Lord Justice Kennedy told the court that in the 2002 libel trial, the doctor had been “completely discredited” in relation to her handling of a number of allegations of sexual abuse prior to February, 1995.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/abuse-cases-doc-face-probe-1603253

2002 –

Calls were today made for a review after a North East man had his conviction for raping a boy overturned because of the evidence of Dr Camille San Lazaro.

Dawn Reed and Chris Lillie

Dawn Reed and Christopher Lillie

Dr Lazaro, senior lecturer and consultant paediatrician at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary and Newcastle University was criticised for her role in the investigation into” false” claims of abuse at a Newcastle nursery by Dawn Reed and Christopher Lillie.

The pair were accused in a Newcastle City Council report of systematic sex abuse of dozens of children at a Newcastle nursery. But Mr Justice Eady declared them innocent of all charges and condemned the report as a legal `shambles.’

...supplying children to a paedophile ring whose members had raped and abused their young victims, and used them in the making of child pornography.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/abuse-cases-doc-face-probe-1603253

Her evidence has been blamed for Kevin Brown’s conviction. He has served his seven-year sentence for raping the five-year-old boy.

Brown’s first appeal was dismissed in 1997 but his case was referred back to the Appeal Court by the Criminal Cases Review Commission which investigates claims of miscarriages of justice. The CCRC obtained three medical reports, including one from a doctor at the forefront of the 1987 Cleveland Child Sex Abuse Inquiry, that suggested injuries to the boy may not have been caused by a sexual act. Ruling the conviction unsafe, Lord Justice Kennedy said medical evidence at the trial had been oversimplified to the detriment of the defence. He added that a large part of the prosecution case at trial had been reliant on evidence from Dr San Lazaro.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/abuse-cases-doc-face-probe-1603253

Looks as though Lazaro was a ringer to ruin any sex-abuse cases.

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The Yellow Brick Road charity became The Children’s Foundation – headed by Prince Andrew as Patron


“We have not received any evidence since the conviction that there are any further victims of Colin Greggs who have not yet reported abuse to us.

“However, if there are victims out there then we will listen to them and we will believe them regardless of whether the abuse is recent or of a historical nature.

“These sorts of offences are not, and nor have they ever been, acceptable behaviour and national media stories over the last few years should provide reassurance of that to any victims out there.

“Safeguarding vulnerable victims of crime is our absolute priority and if there are other victims out there then we would encourage them to come forward. We will believe you.”

Gregg helped set up the family business and also worked as a charity fundraiser, a social worker and as a headteacher at a prestigious North East school.

Gregg, of Homefarm Steading, in Gosforth, Newcastle, claimed he was the victim of a police witch-hunt and alleged the complainants were looking for compensation.

But last month a jury at Leeds Crown Court found him guilty of sexually abusing young boys.

As well as 13-and-a-half years in prison, Gregg has been banned from working with children and was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/convicted-paedophile-colin-gregg-lodges-12827854#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Colin Gregg was employed in the children’s department of Newcastle Council as a social worker where csa was rampant.

Gregg taught at Durham School, a school in Newcastle’s west end before moving to Newcastle City Council’s children’s department as a social worker. He then became the headmaster at Tynemouth King’s School.

The court heard Gregg was a former headteacher in Tynemouth, and Talbot House school, and also taught at Durham School, as well as being employed in the children’s department of Newcastle Council as a social worker.

Professor of child health Alan Craft (left) at the Yellow Brick Road building which is officially opened tomorrow, pictured with Yellow Brick Road administrator Colin Gregg

Alan enjoys filling his spare time with running (31 marathons and 106 half marathons so far

In 1989, Gregg became the director of children’s charity the Yellow Brick Road Fund.

Gregg quit the charity in September 1996 to set up a business management consultancy.

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/FERGIE+CHARITY+MAN+CHARGED.-a061167152

During this time he operated a running club from his home at Homefarm Steading, Gosforth.

The other allegations are said to have taken place between 1988-91, at locations including Gregg’s home gymnasium.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2808603/greggs-bakery-heir-sexually-abused-string-of-young-boys-in-his-home-gym-and-swimming-pool/

Sasha Wass QC, defending, asked Carol Gregg: “Knowing the allegations, has it caused you any concern that Mr Gregg has contact with your grandchildren?”

The former nursery nurse replied: “Not at all.”

When asked if Gregg’s three daughters have concerns leaving him with their children, Mrs Gregg replied “no”.

The court also heard from Gregg’s former colleague Andy James, who he worked with at Talbot House school in Newcastle.

When asked how the former head teacher interacted with the pupils, Mr James said: “He was highly regarded by the boys who thought the world of him.

“The staff thought he was an innovator with new ideas, which all the children seemed to respond to very positively.”

Ms Wass then asked Mr James if he was concerned by Gregg’s behaviour towards the children.

He replied: “No, not at all.”

Mr James went on to say: “He is very dedicated to young people becoming better people, particularly those coming from deprived backgrounds.”

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/colin-greggs-wife-tells-crown-12619655

The first complainant, now in his 60s, claims Gregg sexually assaulted when he was aged 13 while he was at boarding school.

At the time Gregg was involved with the charity TOC H, a Christian charity.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2808603/greggs-bakery-heir-sexually-abused-string-of-young-boys-in-his-home-gym-and-swimming-pool/

Doing the math….abuse happened approx 47 yrs ago – 47 yrs ago was 1970 – so Colin Gregg was probably  involved in the TOC H charity in the 70’s – when Jimmy Savile was also involved.

ement. is a reg

Toc H archives

istered charity no. 211042 and SC045491

 

Toc H archives – Jimmy Savile

pg 135
PUBLIC RELATIONS. With Jimmy Savile
pg 77
‘How to Organise a Jimmy Savile-Handi Dance’,
Huw Gibbs, 1972

Jimmy Savile and Toc H 1973

pg 97

Photographs, pictures and related material
Queen At Toc H Garden Party (1939)
The Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, seen here lighting the Lamp of Maintenance at a meeting of the Toc H organisation
Various images of Tubby Clayton. Includes pictures of the Queen Mother,
Angus Ogilvy and the Prince of Wales (future Edward VI
II)

https://www.royal.uk/charities-and-patronages?name=TOC&mrf=&field_themes_target_id=&field_world_region_value=

Sir Angus Ogilvy –Vice-Patron of TocH.

Businessman husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/sir-angus-ogilvy-26233.html

The Guardian19 Nov 1965, FriPage 2

Jimmy Savile and Rev Dr PB Clayton Founder  Padre of TOC H 

oovalen

October 13, 2016

edited 5 months ago

i was passed the foto of the rear of this Lp by a friend in the UK who was disturbed to find “Sir Jimmy Savile” on the rear with the vicar of All HallowS Church, London at the time “Tubby” and also at least one disturbing foto of “Tubby” putting his finger into the mouth of some poor little boy.
Regarding the criminal pedophilic past of SJS having been partially exposed these fotos are more than disturbing.

http://www.bridgefm.org.uk/gallery/toc-h/

At Cuffley kept the long-running Jimmy Savile mini-handi dances (now rechristened Jimmy Savile Danceathons) alive.

In 2003 I even managed to get Jimmy Savile to attend…

https://tochcentenary.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/a-personal-journey-into-toc-h-2/

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9984272._/

http://www.bigredbook.info/tubby_clayton.html

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/north-east-analysis/analysis-news/paul-brannen-story-toc-h-8075719

http://www.allhallowsbythetower.org.uk/partners/toc-h-and-all-hallows-trust/

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/charles-and-camilla-score-with-geordies-1-2400214

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toc_H

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/prince-charles-visits-cochin-shipyard/article5346745.ece

Savile/Newcastle/Marsden


Savile had a relative living at Marsden so was often there- he used to park his car in the carpark of The Marsden Inn.
The Great North Run route in the final stages takes you down Marsden bank

Marsden and Jarrow he visited a lot due to relatives or friends of his mother living there, and Minchellas ice cream parlour in South Shields he was seen in a lot in the 60’s…and then Consett of course, as his mother originated from there He certainly knew the entire area well.

2006

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall enjoy a cup of tea when they visit a community based charity TocH on November 8, 2006 in Newcastle, England.

Charles and Camilla score with Geordies

The royal couple’s final engagement of the day was to take afternoon tea and cake with local people in Jarrow, South Tyneside as guests of the Toc H charity.

From Stocksfield Primary the couple went on to visit crowds of people in Greenhaugh in Northumberland and went for tea and cake at community project, Toc H.

The couple began their tour of the region with a visit to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary to help celebrate the hospital’s 100th anniversary.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/royal-variety-for-visiting-couple-1555911

And it was Margaret (Thatcher) and Shirley, when they were a bit older, who would work together at TOC H, the mission for servicemen

link

Professor of child health Alan Craft (left) at the Yellow Brick Road building which is officially opened tomorrow, pictured with Yellow Brick Road administrator Colin Gregg (right). 17th May 1995 (Photo: NCJ Archive)

The Children’s Foundation Directors:

Professor of child health Alan Craft:

Director of the Children’s Foundation, along with Colin Gregg and social worker Brian Roycroft.

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/02528291/THE-CHILDRENS-FOUNDATION-LIMITED/companies-house-data

 

Brian Roycroft, Newcastle City Council’s Director of Social Services, stood by the worker and refused to dismiss him. He said there would be disciplinary action “but not of a serious nature”. A slap on the wrist for standing by and allowing 55 children to be abused.

Brian Roycroft was also the Secretary of the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS), and took part in the decision not to create a ‘blacklist’ of social workers who had committed similar offences.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/brian-roycroft-and-the-tyneside-childrens-home-scandal/

Brian Roycroft also was a director of the Community Foundation with Jane Gregg – Colin Gregg’s  ex-sister-in-law

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/902131544/MR-ERIC-BRIAN-ROYCROFT/companies

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/902131537/MS-JANE-GREGG/companies

 

Jane Gregg

Jan 18 2013

NOT so long ago, Jane Gregg was married to the multi-millionaire founder of Greggs the Bakers. It was a life of privilege afforded by the riches the bakery empire bestowed on her family.

Ian Gregg – brother of convicted paedophile Colin Gregg

Married at the time to Ian Gregg – retired founder of the Greggs bakery chain, with a personal worth estimated at £94m

“I used to sit on the Greggs Trust charity”… the helpline she is now funding – Lifeline For Anyone Who Cares – here in Manchester. It is part of the national drugs charity Lifeline.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/health/drugs-hell-of-greggs-family-915056

Jane Gregg and Brian Roycroft – directors

 

Brian Roycroft and the Tyneside children’s home scandal

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/brian-roycroft-and-the-tyneside-childrens-home-scandal/

Royal Charity – The Children’s Foundation – paedophile-linked

 

The Children’s Foundation Directors/Patron Prince Andrewfriend of convicted billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Convicted paedophile Colin Gregg and Brian Roycroft – Directors

Brian Roycroft, Newcastle City Council’s Director of Social Services, stood by the worker and refused to dismiss him. He said there would be disciplinary action “but not of a serious nature”. A slap on the wrist for standing by and allowing 55 children to be abused.

Brian Roycroft was also the Secretary of the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS), and took part in the decision not to create a ‘blacklist’ of social workers who had committed similar offences.

Social Work Today, 26th April 1977

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https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/brian-roycroft-and-the-tyneside-childrens-home-scandal/


Colin Gregg colleague – Alan Craft Knighted in 2005

Chairman of UK Scout Association 

He was involved with Scouting as a young person up to the age of 16, when he became County adviser for Handicapped Scouts in the 80s.

Craft is Chairman of the UK Scout Association and has been selected to carry the Olympic Torch ahead of London’s summer Olympic Games.

http://thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140673612609155.pdf

Gregg molested a young boy while he worked as a running coach, a court has heard

In 1989, Gregg became the director of children’s charity the Yellow Brick Road Fund.

During this time he operated a running club from his home at Homefarm Steading, Gosforth.

The runs would start and finish at Gregg’s house at the time, on Linden Road in Gosforth.

 
Gregg started the now famous run Greggs Children’s Cancer in 1982 Run –

Colin Gregg launched the Greggs Children’s Cancer Run, after pupil Chris Peacock was diagnosed with kidney cancer

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Chris Peacock’s cancer was treated by Professor Alan Craft and this year (2013), as in the 20 previous years, he will be taking part in the Children’s Cancer Run.

Chris bounced back from his brush with death and went to The King’s School in Tynemouth, where, at the age of eight, he discovered a passion for running. The then headmaster, Colin Gregg, a member of the famous bakery family, found out about his cancer and decided to set up a fundraising run in Gosforth Park in which his school and others could take part.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/inspiration-to-us-all-1643773

RVI Children’s Cancer Research Unit/Run Dr Alan Craft
 sponsored by Greggs

FEB 2013

As well as the five-mile run there will be a Mini one-mile run for the under sevens who must be accompanied by an adult.

The Children’s Cancer Research Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary has just taken on two new recruits, pathologist Dr David Ellison, and cancer expert Dr Steve Clifford, to find ways of improving survival rates.

But the pair will only be able to carry out the research if this year’s Children’s Cancer Run is a success and raises at least #150,000. (extortion)

 “The staff on Ward 12 are second to none and we owe them – especially Prof Alan Craft – everything.”

The run is on May 13, at Gypsies Green, the Leas, South Shields.

The event is being sponsored by Greggs the Bakers which will provide a picnic for all runners.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/raise-funds-cancer-run-lives-1680916

Runner Dr Alan Craft is part of the Gosforth Running Club – Gosforth is where Colin Gregg lives

http://www.runbritainrankings.com/runners/profile.aspx?athleteid=295122

“I was once at a Vaux dinner/awards function at the Gosforth park hotel about 20 years ago and was sat at the same table as the hotel manager, we got talking about celebs that stay there, and i asked who was the worst, he said Savile but would not go in to further detail why but the disgusted look and way he said it was easy to read.”

https://www.readytogo.net/smb/threads/jimmy-savile.1213574/page-9

Sacred Heart Church in Gosforth to celebrate centenary

8 May 2012

The church was given a major refurbishment after the arrival, in 1984, of Irishman, Father Tom Cass and while the works were carried out, services were held in a prefabricated building, which became known as Uncle Toms Cabin.

On one occasion, Father Cass persuaded Jimmy Savile, still wearing running gear after completing the Great North Run, to appear at the summer fair. He also once recognised the Irish singer Dana in the congregation and brought her to the altar to sing the final hymn.

The church has a link with Newcastles St Cuthberts boys school, now called now St Cuthberts High School, which itself celebrated its 130th anniversary last year. The present Parish Priest, Father Jim Dunne, was the last of several members of the clergy to teach at the school.

http://www.northeastlifemag.co.uk/people/sacred_heart_church_in_gosforth_to_celebrate_centenary_1_1921878

Sir Jimmy was initiated into the Great North Run Hall of fame in 2009 

The Jim’ll Fix It host was inducted into the Great North Run Hall of Fame in 2009 and is described on the Nova website as a “universally popular” figure who “was recognised for the vast contribution he has made, particularly with the highly-popular junior runs”.

 http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/sir-jimmy-savile-great-north-4401753

Savile was a regular visitor to the Great North Run

NO EVIDENCE: Jimmy Savile at the Great North Run in 2000

 Jimmy Savile at the Great North Run in 2000

26 Jun 2014

 JIMMY Savile visited hospitals on Tyneside on three occasions, visits which coincided with the celebrity’s regular appearances at the Great North Run.

But a report  found no evidence of any inappropriate behaviour during Savile’s time in Newcastle’s hospitals.

An investigation by the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was triggered by a former member of staff, who contacted Operation Yewtree detectives after recalling seeing Savile at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 1991.

The investigation found that Savile had visited the RVI’s children’s wards twice between 1986 and 1991 and had also visited Newcastle General Hospital during the early 1990s.

Trust chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick said: “Jimmy Savile visited the children’s wards of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 1986/1987 and 1991.

“He also visited Newcastle General Hospital in the early 1990s, but witnesses were unsure of exact dates.

“…these presentations appeared to coincide with the Great North Run. ”.

Savile, famous for his charity fundraising, took part in the Great North Run at least 18 times and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Asked by The Northern Echo in 2000 if he had a message for the people of the North-East ahead of the run, Savile said: “Lock up your daughters, girlfriends and wives. I don’t want to misbehave b 2007 with ut I can’t help it once I arrive on Tyneside.”

Jimmy Savile at the 2007 GNR with Alastair Campbell (Tony Blair’s former spin doctor)……and former sports minister Richard Caborn.

 Sir Jimmy Savile has become a virtual mascot for the race

Alastair Campbell – a runner too…

His main hobbies are running, cycling, bagpipes and following Burnley FC.

He took up running nine years ago has since run the London Marathon, the Great North Run, and the Great Ethiopian Run, and completed several full triathlons, all for Leukaemia Research Fund. He is the charity’s chairman of fundraising.

“Both George Bush and Tony Blair sponsored me in the London Marathon.”

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/other-sport/dressed-thrill-raring-go-1663022

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/alastair-campbell

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337098/Hoon-Byers-Caborn-barred-Parliament-Lobbygate-scandal.html

 

Alastair Campbell friends with Alan Clark MP who was involved in a scandal with two 14 yr old girls –

Clark  is involved in a sex scandal with a woman and her daughters — ‘the coven’ — and phones Campbell for advice.

Alan Clark was mates with Alistair Campbell and talked to him about the sexual allegations regarding him having sex with Judge Harkness’s 14 year old daughters.

The Trouble with BBC ‘Children in Need’ Ambassador Max Clifford and Tory MP Alan Clark

In the leaked video Clifford, the legendary PR Guru to the stars and elites let slip that he had successfully hid away the sins of one Tory MP, and ‘diarist’, Alan Clark.

https://youtu.be/u8m4sSCEZlU

http://21stcenturywire.com/2012/11/13/the-problem-with-the-bbcs-children-in-need-ambassador-max-cliffords-relationship-with-tory-mp-alan-clark/

Photo published for No 10 turned blind eye to Alan Clark affairs: Thatcher may have been aware of liaisons when she...

Thatcher & Ian Gow (PPS to Thatcher) both turned a blind eye to Alan Clark affairs

Ian Gow was close friends with convicted paedophile Bishop Ball.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2447852/No-10-turned-blind-eye-Alan-Clark-affairs-Thatcher-aware-liaisons-minister.html

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Clues to the Dando murder

Alastair Campbell is in convicted establishment paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein’s Black Book

 

There is an entry for Mr Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell – with a Downing Street number

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508273-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book-redacted.html

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and for Peter Mandelson 10 entries

 

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^ Tony Blair, Alistair Campbell  and Bill Clinton- both Blair and Campbell were in billionaire convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s black book (Clinton took many trips on Epstein’s “Lolita Express”)

Epstein had assembled a powerful network of contacts encompassing the worlds of politics, business, royalty and celebrity and even Bill Clinton.

The inclusion of Lord Mandelson and an office address for Tony Blair has raised questions about the extent of his relationship with the Labour government.

But last night – some 48 hours after the link between Epstein and Lord Mandelson emerged – the former Labour spin doctor was still refusing to comment about his dealings with the disgraced billionaire.

 

Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)November 13, 2000

THE Prime Minister’s official spokesman was quizzed by police over the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando, it was revealed yesterday.

Alastair Campbell, one of Tony Blair’s closest aides and friends, met officers so they could eliminate him from their inquiries.

He was interviewed after a newspaper wrongly claimed he had joked about being Jill’s lover.

…in April 1999 but officers felt obliged to interview him.

Campbell said he had met her when he reviewed the papers on her breakfast TV show.

He also said: “I believe the police had a number of calls pointing out my resemblance to their e-fit picture of the killer.”

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/BLAIR%27S+MAN+QUIZZED+OVER+DANDO+MURDER.-a066867783

Jill Dando E-fit suspect

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Jimmy Savile at the 2007 GNR with Alastair Campbell (Tony Blair’s former spin doctor)……and former sports minister Richard Caborn.

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Still spinning

Alastair Campbell claims Blair did ‘all he could to avoid war’ despite damning Chilcot Report verdict

Spin chief also blamed BBC for driving WMD expert David Kelly to suicide

6th July 2016

…accusations made by the BBC that he “sexed up” a dossier that Saddam Hussein could arm WMDs within 45 minutes.

Campbell blamed the BBC’s reporting for driving weapons expert David Kelly to kill himself.

Mr Kelly had raised concerns with the media that the 45-minute claims were untrue.

Mr Campbell resigned during the Hutton Inquiry into Mr Kelly’s death in 2003.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/1400062/alastair-campbell-claims-blair-did-all-he-could-to-avoid-war-despite-damning-chilcot-report-verdict/

The Tory government Attorney-General is trying to block their court cases.

Attorney General tries to block bid to prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq War

  • Attorney General launched legal bid to throw out attempt to haul Blair to court
  • Tory MP Jeremy Wright, the government’s top law officer, launched intervention


Interesting how Labour and Tory stand shoulder to shoulder to protect murderers. Much the same with paedophiles.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/792384/historic-sexual-abuse-greville-janner-labour-party-paedophile-allegations

Tories face questions over support of Keith Vaz committee appointment

About 150 Conservative MPs voted for Vaz, who stood down as chair of home affairs committee in September over escort claims, to join justice committee

 

I bet Alastair Campbell knows a thing or two about Vaz!

‘He (Alan Clarke) said he had hired George ­Carman QC,’ writes Campbell in his diaries. ‘I said these people are really just posh Max Cliffords.

Brilliant, he said, posh Max Cliffords! I said be careful, because your interest is in getting this thing buried and ­forgotten. A lawyer might see the benefit of getting the whole thing to court. Good advice, he said, toodle-pip, and off he went.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/sep/27/alan-clark

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1352258/Alastair-Campbell-Alan-Clark-How-toff-fell-tough-guy.htmlbiography-ion-trewin

Max Clifford and Alan Clarke

Clark scandal descends into tales of blackmail and lechery

1994

THE SEX SCANDAL involving Alan Clark, the wife of a former judge and her two daughters degenerated further last night with allegations of blackmail and indecent exposure.

Jane Clark, wife of the former defence minister, accused Valerie Harkess, 57, and her daughter Josephine, 34, of demanding pounds 100,000 to keep allegations that Mr Clark seduced them and Josephine’s sister, Alison, out of the newspapers.

Mrs Harkess and her 64- year-old husband, James, a former deputy circuit judge, denounced the blackmail allegation as ‘an absolute lie’. Her daughter accused Mr Clark of betraying her family’s trust by indecently exposing himself to her and Alison when they were 13 and 15.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/clark-scandal-descends-into-tales-of-blackmail-and-lechery-1419683.html

 


Dr Alan Craft – Patron of Together With Short Lives charity along with

Simon Cowell and Rosa Monckton and Holly Willoughby

Patrons

  • Rosa Monckton – Rosa Monckton is a friend of convicted, establishment, paedophile ( friend of Prince Andrew) Jeffrey Epstein

“He’s very enigmatic,” Rosa Monckton told Vanity Fair in 2003. Monckton was the former British CEO of Tiffany & Co. and confidante to the late Princess Diana. She was also a close friend of Epstein’s since the 1980s. “He never reveals his hand . . . He’s a classic iceberg. What you see is not what you get.”

http://nypost.com/2016/10/09/the-sex-slave-scandal-that-exposed-pedophile-billionaire-jeffrey-epstein/

Holly Willoughby  of David Cameron / Tory Paedophile List/  Witch Hunt fame

08/11/12 NAMES PIXILATED TO CONCEAL IDENTITY,… the alleged paedophile ring in Westminster (Phillip Schofield handed him a list of names …. Cameron said he was worried it could turn into a “witch-hunt” against MP’s, particularly those that are gay.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229808/Phillip-Schofield-ambushes-David-Cameron-Tory-paedophile-list-No-10-condemns-trial-Twitter.htm



Dr Craft and notorious Professor Samuel Roy Meadow both part of

BRITISH PAEDIATRIC SERVICES LIMITED

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/02158572/BRITISH-PAEDIATRIC-SERVICES-LIMITED/companies-house-data

Death of Sally Clark

Sally Clark died unintentionally on 16 March 2007 from acute alcohol intoxication.[30] She never recovered from the serious psychological trauma resulting from the experience of the deaths of two children, then being unjustly convicted of their murder with subsequent imprisonment leading to her being separated from her third baby.[31]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Meadow

Professor Sir Alan Craft, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said the decision to strike Sir Roy off was “saddening”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4685511.stm

Professor Alan Craft, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Next week we publish a report, jointly with the Royal College of Pathologists and chaired by Baroness Kennedy, which gives clear guidance on how infant deaths should be investigated.

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Dr Alan Craft commenting on convicted paedophile paediatricians Dr Myles Bradbury and Dr Michael Salmon

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11109199/You-automatically-trust-doctors.-I-trusted-Dr-Bradbury….html

Accused: Bruce Bailey, surgeon, relaxes after a 12 hour operation in 1983

Former surgeon at hospital where Savile had an office accused of sexually abusing four-year-old girl while reading her bedtime stories

  • Bruce Bailey worked at world-renowned Stoke Mandeville Hospital
  • He is also accused of raping girl when she was 11 as she waited for op
  • Bailey, who died in 2001, is believed to have known paedophile Savile
  • He is second doctor at Bucks hospital accused of abusing patients (Michael Salmon is the other)

He was a visiting surgeon at Gujarat Cancer Institute, India. As a result, several young Indian doctors came to work at Stoke Mandeville.

Bruce Bailey Travelling Fellowship
This Fellowship in Coimbatore, India was established in memory of Mr Bruce Bailey, Plastic Surgeon at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, in recognition of the training that Mr Bailey provided for many Indian plastic surgeons, including Dr S Raja Sabapathy at the Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore.
The fellowship is for a period of two months, probably best taken at the end of the year in November and December. The Fellowship is designed for surgeons in the middle or late part of their training and is undertaken in a private hospital with orthopaedic, plastic surgical and hand teams, with a large volume of work related to trauma. The unit also does a lot of work on soft tissue cover for lower limb injuries.Included in the fellowship is a one-week laboratory microsurgery course at the hospital and a trip to the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting or to attend the annual meeting of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India. The salary for the duration of the fellowship is £750.00 to include food and accommodation…

 Bruce Bailey Fellowship – hospitals

Bruce Bailey Fellow – 2005
Dr Patrick Gillespie MA, BM BCh, FRCS (Plast)
Specialist Registrar
Plastic Surgery Dept of Plastic Surgery
Addenbrookes Hospital
Cambridge, CB2 2QQ
United Kingdom

^^ that’s where convicted paedophile Dr Myles Bradbury abused children

Bradbury, who used a “spy pen” to secretly capture pictures of his partially-clothed victims, was arrested in December 2013. He admitted 25 offences dating between 2009 and 2013

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-34591633

and RVI

Bruce Bailey Fellow – 2009
Mr Adam Blackburn,
Specialist Registrar in Plastic Surgery,
Royal Victoria Hospital,
Newcastle Open Tyne,
United Kingdom

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20110927114128/http://www.gangahospital.com/AcademicActivities/Bruce%20Bailey%20fellowshiop.html



Greggs’ CEOs involved with Prince Charles…via BITC and through the Prince’s trust

(Sir Michael Darrington)


Sir Michael Darrington ex-CEO of Greggs (ran it for 24yrs) works with the Prince’s Trust

& another Gregg CEO

Kennedy McMeikan was appointed as HRH The Prince of Wales Ambassador for the North East


https://i1.wp.com/i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab37/gdnss/GREGGS%20PRINCE%20OF%20WALES_zpsued8puag.jpg

1996

FORMER Castle Morpeth Mayoress, t , from Ponteland

She particularly enjoyed meeting children at schools and was tireless in her fund-raising efforts for local charities, particularly the Yellow Brick Road Appeal of the Children’s Foundation.

http://www.morpethherald.co.uk/news/former-mayoress-loses-cancer-battle-1-4203476


Son of Greggs bakery founder, 75, is jailed for 13 and a half years for indecently assaulting four young boys

Mar 30 2017

  • Colin Gregg, 75, is the son of the founder of the popular Greggs bakery chain
  • Gregg had been convicted of nine counts of indecent assault against four boys
  • He was jailed for 13 and a half years and described as a ‘predatory paedophile’

‘Your defence was the complainants were fantasists and liars. The jury heard their evidence, given with clarity and considerable courage.

‘They found the lies were on your part and the fantasies were you sexual desires for young boys.’ 

He showed no remorse, emotion or expression as he stood in the dock to learn his fate.

Mar 3, 2017

GUILTY: Colin Gregg trial jury returns guilty verdicts to nine counts of historic sex abuse

Former head teacher Colin Gregg has been found guilty of nine counts of indecently assaulting four boys.

A jury at Leeds Crown Court deliberated for 11 hours and 43 minutes before reaching eight majority verdicts and one unanimous verdict.

Gregg, of Homefarm Steading, in Gosforth, Newcastle, remained emotionless in the dock as the verdicts were read out by the jury foreman.

Judge Robin Mairs told the married grandfather that he would be sentenced at a later date.

Prosecutors said on the surface Gregg lived a life of decency but in reality he “concealed his true nature beneath a veneer of respectability” and he “exploited his position in society to perpetrate abuse”.

Gregg was granted bail and will be sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court on March 30 at 2pm.

The jury found Gregg guilty by a majority on eight of the counts and unanimously on the ninth.

Judge Robin Mairs told him that the fact he was granting bail was no indication of sentence.

He said: “These are serious matters and a custodial sentence is inevitable.”

The trial at Leeds was a retrial.

A jury failed to reach a verdict when Gregg was tried last year in Newcastle.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/guilty-colin-gregg-guilty-nine-12687007

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15132058.Update__Reaction_after_Greggs_bakery_heir_convicted_of_9_sex_attacks_on_boys/

Colin Gregg was a well-known figure in the North East.

He helped raise millions of pounds for various children’s charities and even hosted royalty when promoting the Yellow Brick Road fund for children.

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Children’s Foundation –  Patron Prince Andrew  The Duke of York

The Duke, who has been Patron of The Children’s Foundation (formerly The Yellow Brick Road  Fund) since its foundation in 1990, attended a Reception to mark the charity’s 25th anniversary.

Colin Gregg became the fulltime administrator  in 1990 of the Yellow Brick Road Fund.

Charity boss, Colin Gregg, of Yellow Brick Road which raised money for a child health department at Newcastle upon Tyne Royal Victoria Infirmary

Sex case charity boss Colin Gregg cleared in 1997 of assaulting a 13 yr-old boy

The Guardian18 Jan 1997, SatPage 5

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

Jan 20, 1993

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Patron, visits Newcastle, North Tyneside; visits the Yellow Brick Road Appeal at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/court-circular-1479887.html

Sir James Spence was originally occupied by the Yellow Brick Road Charity, supported by Newcastle University however it reverted back to use by the Trust in 2008.

Through its Yellow Brick Road Appeal, the foundation has raised money to build the Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/take-a-walk-for-charity-1-1093619

Sir Leonard Fenwick, Chief Executive, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals confirms –
‘Jimmy Savile visited the children’s wards of the Royal Victoria Infirmary in 1986/1987 and 1991.
He also visited Newcastle General Hospital in the early 1990s but witnesses were unsure of exact dates
.

The son of Greggs bakery founder John Gregg, he took up teaching at the prestigious Durham School, his former school, in 1964.

Three years later (1967) he joined his brother to build up the family business
He later became a social worker for Newcastle City Council, before returning to teaching and eventually becoming a headteacher at the former Kings School in Tynemouth in 1978.

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-03-03/colin-gregg-headteacher-businessman-charity-champion-child-abuser/


15 April 2016

Former head teacher, employed in the children’s department of Newcastle Council as a social worker, charity boss Colin Gregg, denies 26 indecent assault charges dating from the 1960s to the 1990s, relating to nine complainants aged between 11 and 15.

Assault said to have taken place between January 1963 and December 1991

in County Durham,

Newcastle

Seghill and Alnmouth, both in Northumberland

on the premises of schools where he worked, in a dormitory and in a school swimming pool.

Newcastle Crown Court was told the married father-of-three, who became wealthy after helping the family business to grow, has a ‘strong determination to sexually abuse little boys’ and there was a pattern to his offending.

Gregg was also a sports (running) coach.

A court heard Gregg, son of the founder of Gregg’s the bakers, was a biology and chemistry teacher at prestigious Durham School and the complainant was a pupil.

He told jurors at Newcastle Crown Court he was molested in Gregg’s study at the school and in his car.

The complainant said he joined Durham School as a boarder in the 1960s and claimed he was abused within months.

Gregg, of Gosforth, Newcastle, denies all the charges, and his position is that ‘each and every one of the complainants is telling calculated and deliberate lies’, Paul Greaney QC, prosecuting, told the jury.



Gregg trained as a teacher and taught at prestigious Durham School, which he had attended as a boy,
the court heard.

A FORMER pupil at a school where Colin Gregg taught told a court he was sexually assaulted by him in a swimming pool.

The man, now in his 60s, says Gregg put his hand inside his swimming trunks while helping him to improve his breast stroke at prestigious Durham School.

Jurors were told the alleged offence in the swimming pool on the grounds of the school is said to have happened in the 1960s, when Gregg was a biology teacher.

Early days:

In 1967 he joined the family business which was started by his father John Robson Gregg (freemason) in 1939, when it was still a ‘modest outfit’

Gregg worked with his brother Ian Gregg for three years
and the pair ‘created a very successful and large business which, in due course, became the public limited company Greggs plc‘, Mr Greaney said.

‘As a result of the growth in his family business, the defendant became a wealthy man.’

1969:  Gregg returned to teaching, taking a job at St Aloysius, after realising “business wasn’t really for me”
St Aloysius a Roman Catholic -boys-only state school in the London Borough of Islington, North London.

“At the age of about 29, having made a success of his life in business in three short years, Colin Gregg returned to what seems to have been his main interest in life, namely working with children

The prosecution said Gregg will claim the allegations against him were motivated by people trying to win compensation.

In 1970 he returned to working with children but continued to work for the bakery during the holidays and remained a board member.

The following year he became a social worker (1971), then became head of Talbot House, (formerly Feversham), a school for what he termed ‘delinquent children’, the court heard.

Feversham Special School- name changed to Talbot

Talbot House Trust

TALBOT HOUSE TRUST NORTH EAST (03069213)

Hexham Road, Walbottle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 8HW

Role Director

Appointed on 15 November 1996 Resigned on 31 March 2000

Dr Michael Toman – principal of Feversham in 1996 – Feversham closed in Mar 1997

Talbot House (formerly Feversham Special School in Walbottle)

Fears Feversham School abuse victims will be forgotten in child sex abuse inquiry

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/fears-feversham-school-abuse-victims-10521279

Vile abuse of children at a Tyneside special school has not been included in the first phase of investigations planned by an independent inquiry into child sex abuse.

A former social worker who worked at Newcastle’s Feversham school has today told of his anger that the horrors he witnessed at the Throckley establishment might never be made public.

Talbot House (formerly Feversham Special School) in Walbottle)

Ex-Feversham residential school staff jailed for sexual abuse of vulnerable boys
Kevin Brown and John Leslie Duncan who have been jailed for historic sex crimes

John Leslie Duncan, 61, from Gateshead, and Kevin Brown, 58, who was already in jail, were convicted of the abuse they committed against young boys in their care.

The charges related to incidents that took place throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s
Duncan was convicted of 15 charges, which included 10 counts of indecent assault on a male and three counts of indecency with a child, and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

His crimes were committed as he worked at Shotley Park Childrens’ Home in Durham and at the Feversham residential school in Walbottle, Newcastle, both of which have since closed.

Brown was sentenced to six years on top of his current eight-year sentence after being convicted of seven charges, all relating to incidents at Feversham school too.

The report, by Annie Bishop, then inspector for children’s services, was the last time an outsider had observed the controversial school in the Walbottle area before its closure in March 1997.

The charity Mind acted as the residential school’s custodian trustee, looking after assets but not running the facility.

A board of governors managed the school, but Mind says it kept no record of their names.

Mind’s chief executive Paul Farmer said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the abuse that took place at Feversham.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/local-news/feversham-school-sex-abuse-suspects-1352535

Hon Lowell Goddard, chairman of the long-running Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), announced what would be included in the first phase of investigations into the extent to which institutions have failed to protect children from sexual abuse.

He later became head of the junior school at King’s School, Tynemouth, and in 1989 became director and administrator of a children’s charity (THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION LIMITED (02528291)) which raised substantial sums.

‘On the surface, he has lived a life of decency, indeed one of distinction,’ Mr Greaney said opening the case.

He said the prosecution case was that Gregg was a child abuser, regularly molesting boys, in a breach of trust.

The complainants,
now aged from their 30s to their 60s, were aged 10 to 15 at the time, the jury was told.


As well as the nine complainants
which the charges relate to, the court will hear evidence from three others who claim they were abused.


Greggs linked to various members of royal family -Prince Andrew,  Prince Charles, and Princess Anne

Children’s Foundation – patron Prince Andrew

Colin Stuart GREGG

GREGGS PLC (00502851)

Role Director
Appointed before 18 May 1991 Resigned on 9 May 2001

THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION LIMITED (02528291)

Appointed before 6 August 1991 Resigned on 25 July 1996


THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION TRADING LIMITED (02591794
)

Appointed before 14 March 1993 Resigned on 12 March 1999

TALBOT HOUSE TRUST NORTH EAST (03069213)

Hexham Road, Walbottle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 8HW

Role Director

Appointed on 15 November 1996 Resigned on 31 March 2000

PEACOCKS MEDICAL GROUP LIMITED (00560972)

Role Director

Appointed on 10 July 1998 Resigned on 18 February 2002

PEACOCKS (SURGICAL AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT) LIMITED (00560985)

Role Director
Appointed on 12 April 2000 Resigned on 23 December 2003

PEACOCKS POSTURECARE LIMITED (03590754)

Role Director
Appointed on 3 May 2001 Resigned on 23 December 2003

SKILLSBRIDGE LIMITED (03942255)

Role Director
Appointed on 10 January 2001 Resigned on 23 October 2008

UK HAPTICS LIMITED (05094437)

Role Director
Appointed on 20 July 2007 Resigned on 3 September 2012

TRINITY CENTRE LIMITED (06510855)

Role Director
Appointed on 20 February 2008 Resigned on 1 September 2011

BEADNELL HALL FLATS MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED (01769905)

Role Director
Appointed on 21 April 2011 Resigned on 11 February 2012

GOOD MORNING PENELOPE LIMITED (07474299)

Role Director
Appointed on 21 April 2011

beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/-FuvTlwVD-TreMU3q8YhrW07gS8/appointments

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Children’s Foundation –  Patron Prince Andrew  The Duke of York

The Duke, who has been Patron of The Children’s Foundation (formerly The Yellow Brick Road  Fund) since its foundation in 1990, attended a Reception to mark the charity’s 25th anniversary.

Duke of York visits Newcastle to launch £2m Children’s Foundation campaign

16 Sep 2015

The Royal was at the Mansion House in Jesmond as part of the Children’s Foundation’s new campaign to help young people improve their mental health

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/health/duke-york-visits-newcastle-launch-10068963
www.thechildrensfoundation.co.uk/about/organisation/

Greggs’ CEOs involved with Prince Charles…via BITC and through the Prince’s trust (Sir Michael Darrington)

Prince Praises Greggs’ Work in Community

May 22, 2003

The head of North-East bakery Greggs has won Prince Charles’s praise for his work in taking business into the community.

Mike Darrington was presented with the prince’s Ambassador Award yesterday at a Business in the Community event for his personal contribution to responsible business practice, through the work of the Greggs Trust, fund-raising and other activities such as the Greggs Breakfast Club.

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Sir Michael Darrington ex-CEO of Greggs (ran it for 24yrs) works with the Prince’s Trust

By 1983, after growing his family’s chain of bakeries from just one to 300, Ian Gregg stepped down from his role as managing director and handed the mantle to Michael Darrington.

Ian attributes the success of Greggs during the 1980s and 90s to Darrington, who was awarded a knighthood in 2004 in recognition of his services to business and to the community in the North East.

Mike Darrington  joined Greggs in 1983 as Group Managing Director.

Sir Michael Darrington :

Education: Lancing College, Harvard Business School

Lancing College – alma mater of the Peter Ball and his brother Michael Ball, Trevor Huddleston & Tom Driberg
Headteacher James Woodhouse from Lancing College wrote in support of Ball

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Sir Michael Darrington :

Newcastle University – executive member

University of Sunderland – Sir Michael received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration.

Sir Michael set up the Pro Business Against Greed campaign, urging firms to tame excessive pay for leaders and make companies – and society – fairer. (that’s “rich”)

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Mike Darrington takes a long term view of developing a business. He is a keen supporter of ethics in business – by putting Values at the heart of the organisation he believed that Greggs people would make a positive difference for themselves, their customers and the wider community – he is also an enthusiastic advocate of the ‘ enjoy ‘ word.

Mike believes that although companies are owned by shareholders, they should also be for the benefit of staff, customers and the wider society.

After previous significant involvements with the CBI Confederation of British Industry and BITC Business in the Community, he is now engaged in a number of charitable activities, including the Prince’s Trust, and also with community projects and campaigning for a fairer society.

CBI

&

Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network

BITC
Who  we are:


Founded 1982 -BITC Business in the Community is a British business-community outreach charity promoting responsible business, CSR, corporate responsibility, and is one of the Prince’s Charities of Charles, Prince of Wales

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BITC The Prince’s Seeing is believing 2006 Review – Sir Michael Darrington – delegate, Leader – Prince Charles

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Greggs Breakfast Clubs featured at the Business in the Community Annual Leadership summit in 2010. The event was hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and was attended by Prime Minister David Cameron.


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Greggs CEO Kennedy McMeikan was appointed as HRH The Prince of Wales Ambassador for the North East
.


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Greggs –  In 2008, we made pledges to the Prince of Wales MayDay Network (a BITC Business in the Community Programme):

Among the initiatives already under way, BITC has started a series of The Prince
of Wales’s “Seeing Is Believing” visits to Burnley, and as one result alone, Greggs,
Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s are backing breakfast clubs in 15 of the
most needy primary schools in Burnley for a minimum of three years.

Greggs and Asda are also supporting the Burnley SPACE youth Bus, working in
partnership with the police, which is deployed to different parts of the town
to provide advice, support and leisure facilities for young people.

19 November 2015

An innovative youth project in Burnley which provides support for disadvantaged youngsters has been awarded £115,000 by Children in Need.

The cash will be allocated to the Space Youth Bus over the next three years to fund six part-time staff members and the running of the bus, which provides a free, safe, friendly environment for young people between seven and 20.

www.princeofwales.gov.uk/sites/default/files/annual-review/HRH%20Annual%20Review%202008.pdf

corporate.greggs.co.uk/sites/default/files/2008-Annual-Report.pdf
corporate.greggs.co.uk/sites/default/files/2010%20-%20Annual%20Report%20and%20Accounts.pdf

INCLUDED in Greggs‘ latest financial results was the news that the baker had created a full time job for one of the homeless people it has been working with.

The Newcastle-based company is signed up to a Business Action on Homelessness project that was launched almost a year ago under the Business in the Community (BITC) banner, and run by Newcastle charity the Cyrenians with pounds 250,000 in funding from the Northern Rock Foundation.

As one of the lead businesses involved, Greggs supplies mentors and work placements for people on the Ready For Work scheme, which aims to get people back into the world of employment after they have been homeless.

Since the scheme started last September, 38 people have been placed with companies in the region, which along with Greggs also includes the likes of M&S, KPMG, NRG, Sage, Carillion and Barclays Bank. Of the placements, 31 completed their work experience and 22 have secured employment.

Greggs chief executive Ken McMeikan said: “This was reviewed at Business in the Community and the North East scheme is the national leader for the number of work placements who then go on to secure employment.

McMeikan’s interest in working with homeless people originally arose after he attended the Prince of Wales Seeing is Believing programme in London.

Organised by BITC, the project takes business leaders out to see homelessness first hand on the streets of the capital.

www.questia.com/newspaper/1G1-264541398/community-conscience-is-good-for-business-following


and current CEO Roger Whiteside

Greggs, the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer, is backing “Britain’s Best Breakfast” Campaign as part of a new partnership with Carers Trust.

Carers Trust is a major charity working to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Greggs CEO, Roger Whiteside, will also be taking a group of carers from its shops to Buckingham Palace this week to meet with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who is the President of Carers Trust.
Greggs is proud to support this initiative with a substantial donation; and also during the launch week we dedicated donation buckets in each of our shops nationwide to Carers Trust.

Carers Trust Britain’s Best Breakfast Launch at Buckingham Palace

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In celebration of our partnership with Carers Trust, 15 of our shop team members, who also have carer responsibilities, were invited to the launch of Britain’s Best Breakfast at Buckingham Palace in September. The event was hosted by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who is the President of Carers Trust.


www.carers.org/press-release/greggs-backs-britains-best-breakfast-campaign

About Carers Trust – Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring,
unpaid , for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

…given considerable support to carers of all ages including young carers like 12-year-old Amy who’s told us what life is like caring for her mum, sister and brother…

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One Church 1st nat’l conference : Colin Gregg at conference attended by  Peter Wanless

One Church, 100 Uses

25 March 2011
Gorton Monastery, Manchester

This one-day conference is sponsored by the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church and supported by English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. It will look at ‘The sticky ball principle and the power of connection’, ‘The Church’s role in the Big Society’, ‘The experience of Salford – reinventing communities’ and ‘Unlimited potential – backing people with passion’ as well as a number of other topics and successful case studies.

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which explored how to realise the potential of churches.

The day was comprised of keynote speeches, hands-on workshops, and a competition where churches pitched their project in front of a “dragons’ den-style panel for a prize of £5,000 from UnLtd.

The speeches were from some of the leading thinkers on social enterprise and heritage, including:

Lord Wei, founder of Teach First and Government Adviser on the Big Society

Hazel Blears, MP for Salford and Eccles

Baroness Andrews, Chair of English Heritage

Lord Mawson, social entrepreneur and director of One church,100 uses

Colin Gregg, entrepreneur and lead member of Trinity Gosforth

Anthony Roland, film director and owner of The Roland Collection, the world’s largest collection of films on art

Guy Hollaway, principal partner of Guy Hollaway Architects LLP
Jo Hibbard, Heritage Officer of the Methodist Church
Dr. Jenny Freeman, director of the Historic Chapels Trust
Malcolm McClean, social entrepreneur and director of Bearhunt

Peter Wanless, chief executive of the Big Lottery Fund

Cliff Prior, chief executive of UnLtd
Rowena Francis, moderator of URC Northern Synod



Dr Michael Toman – principal of Feversham in 1996 – Feversham closed in Mar 1997

1996 -2000 – Director Gregg at Feversham/Talbot House Trust

Appointed on 15 November 1996
Resigned on 31 March 2000

July 1996 – the last inspection of Feversham, by Newcastle City Council’s social services department

1997: Gregg stood trial in 1997 and was acquitted of abusing one of those three, the court heard. The other two complainants came forward after publicity about that case but it was decided those allegations should not proceed to trial.

Dec 1996 – Feversham principal is Dr Michael Toman (so Gregg was director at Feversham when Dr Michael Toman was there)

6 December, 1996 (Last Updated: 11 May, 2008)

Feversham is the only residential school in Newcastle upon Tyne for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. It mops up the violent and disruptive pupils other schools cannot cope with and provides care for those whose families are also in crisis or unable to contain them.

Wonder then, at a time when society is crying out for Something To Be Done about disaffected pupils, that Feversham is closing down at Christmas.

It is closing because the region’s local education authorities will no longer give a long-term commitment to the school. Northumberland in particular, which is creating 90 special education places through pupil referral units, has said the 22 children it currently places in the school could fall to as few as six next year.

“Overnight we became uneconomical. Northumberland put the nail in the coffin,” says Dr Michael Toman, Feversham’s principal.There are 37 children aged between six and 13 attending Feversham, an independent establishment set up by MIND, the mental health charity, in the late 1960s to cater for almost twice that number.

Situated on the western edge of Newcastle, it is a low, spacious, modern building, comfortable and well-equipped, set in ample grounds with all the living and school accommodation ranged around the central dining hall. It is run on tolerant, therapeutic principles and aims to re-integrate children back into mainstream education and with their families.

“Our record is good,” says Dr Toman. “One-third of our children return to mainstream school, one-third go on to day special school and only one-third require further senior boarding provision.” A girl with learning difficulties who had suffered sexual abuse was excluded from her special school because she injured a teacher. Another with cerebral palsy was excluded from her special school for the same reason. Children come with bad dreams and chronic bed-wetting, the classic sign of inner turmoil. But these often clear up after time at Feversham.

Michael Toman argues that no matter how many pupil referral units local authorities provide, there will always be children needing residential education. The weekly boarding offered by Feversham provides stability and security, and often helps keep families “who hang by a thread” together. The school employs a social worker to work with families directly.

Staff constantly praise the positives in pupils and challenge the negatives. “When kids come to us they hate school. They hate teachers and so do their parents. We turn that on its head,” says Michael Toman. Children are on first-name terms with teachers and the ethos is one of tolerance and encouragement. “If we stopped every time we got a kick, a punch or a ‘Fuck-off’, we wouldn’t get beyond breakfast. We don’t approve or condone it, but that is the reality. It might sound woolly and liberal but we do challenge them. We just choose our battlegrounds.

“Violence comes from frustration and an inability to communicate, so we give our kids a language that enables them to express their feelings. They learn to listen to other people’s point of view.”

Every week Feversham holds whole-school and group meetings where staff and children review the week’s events and praise or criticise each other. Children have to learn to be the focus of attention.

“These are children who have previously wrecked classrooms and attacked teachers,” says Michael Toman. “They have to learn to sit down and hear other pupils say how horrible they’ve been. This is what group living is all about. Our greatest strength is that we offer consistency of approach over a 24-hour period. A day school cannot provide this.”

Classrooms are colourful and intimate, with a teacher and assistant for every eight pupils. Staff are trained to anticipate and deflect aggression, and how to hold a child who is being violent so nobody is seriously hurt.

Teachers
grow used to verbal abuse one minute and requests for hugs the next. They put in a lot of their own time, taking out pupils who have achieved or been “especially sensible” on a one-to-one basis for trips to McDonald’s or Newcastle’s Metroland. Lorraine Brewis, who teaches the youngest group, says: “They love that special attention. You are more than just a teacher to them. When they have had a bad day they might call you everything from a pig to a dog but when they have calmed down they apologise. They feel so much better if they can do that, it’s a socialising process.

“The children are anxious and disturbed by the closure. It’s a bad time for them. We will all end up with other jobs, but what will happen to them?” Eileen Chapman, a single mother whose only child, David, has been at Feversham for the past two years, says her son “sat and broke his heart” when he learned of the closure. “‘What’s going to happen to me now?’ that’s what he asked.” David, who is 12, was disruptive at middle school and his mother could not cope with him. He spent a short time in foster care. “He would storm out and not come back for hours. There has been a 110 per cent improvement in the past year. I didn’t want him to board but it has been right for him and given me a break,” she says.

Richard and Jacqueline Leightley are concerned for their son Paul, who may have to go to residential school in the Lake District, far from their north-east home. Paul was expelled from his first school at five but has made progress at Feversham. The couple, who are on income support with three other children, are unhappy at the prospect of him being so far away.

Michael Toman is convinced that authorities such as Northumberland will be unable to reduce substantially their need for residential placements. Although Feversham costs Pounds 24,000 per pupil for weekly boarding for 40 weeks of the year, he argues that this is cheap compared to the cost of the family breakdown, police involvement, care and secure units that can follow if children are inadequately catered for at a young age.

Independent residential schools such as Feversham have been out of favour because of some notorious cases of mismanagement and abuse, and because of an emphasis on integration into the community. But Michael Toman believes the pendulum must now swing back. “We are the safety valve. No matter how many PRUs the LEAs open – and the Ridings episode is just the tip of the iceberg – they will fill them and still end up wondering what to do with our sort of kids. They’ll have to send them further afield. Northumberland is looking at schools in the Lake District. Authorities are now panicking about our closure.”

DRAWING THE NATIONAL PICTURE

Despite all the publicity now surrounding disaffected pupils there has been no national survey in the past 20 years on the provision for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

However, the trustees of Shotton Hall, a pioneer EBD school which closed two years ago, have funded research by the University of Birming-ham’s school of education.

Researchers found that from 1987 to March this year, the number of approved independent schools fell by half, from 76 to 35, while the number of local authority EBD schools fell by about 15 per cent. In the first three months of the research alone, seven such schools closed. Head of research John Visser says although some “dross” has gone, “we have lost some very good schools in the past five years”.

The school of education runs the only EBD training course in the country and says it is turning teachers away who want to qualify – at a time when need is greater than ever.

The average annual cost per pupil of an EBD residential school is Pounds 25,000 to Pounds 30,000. Although many of those inspected by OFSTED are classed as failing or needing special measures, John Visser believes the inspectors apply the criteria too rigidly. “If you have had children who have been chucked out of other EBD schools, some of whom have already served custodial sentences and you are keeping them on site, in class and getting them interested in life, death and the universe, you might not be following key stage 3 of the national curriculum to the letter, but you will be achieving a great deal.

“I support the need for residential EBD provision but there has been no research into what is good or effective. That is what I am engaged in.”

These figures are taken from an article by John Visser and Ted Cole for the next issue of the Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties journal entitled : “An Overview of English Special School Provision for Children with Emotional and Behaviour Difficulties.” Contact Alan Rimmer on 01622 843104

www.tes.com/article.aspx?storycode=18233

Same Dr Toman

TEACHER IN ‘BARE BOTTOM’ PICTURE SCANDAL RESIGNS; Dad Claims Staff Took Snaps of Child’s Behind

July 4, 2009

A HEADTEACHER has resigned amid an investigation into practices at his school where it is alleged he allowed staff to photograph a child’s bare bottom.

Dr Michael Toman, head of Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn in Denbigh for the past 10 years, has been on restricted duties for the last 10 months pending the probe.

He announced his resignation last night after being removed from his job along with the school’s child protection coordinator in September.

It comes after the father of a severely autistic child claimed staff kept an 18-month “neglect diary” on his child, who cannot speak, and took photographs of the child’s bare bottom.

He alleged employees at the regional centre of excellence for children with autistic spectrum disorders took the photos without parental consent, and without informing social services.

An independent inquiry was launched by the education authority and bosses at Denbighshire County Council but a report into their findings has been heavily delayed.

At the time, police also confirmed they were investigating a string of staff e-mails raising child protection concerns at the school.

Dr Toman will leave his position at the end of August to “pursue new challenges”, the council said yesterday.

It is not yet known when the report will be completed but the father of the child at the centre of the investigation said he was told it could be a matter of weeks.

Last night, a Denbighshire County Council spokesman said: “Dr Toman had been placed on restricted duties whilst complaints relating to alleged breaches of procedure were investigated. …

www.questia.com/article/1G1-202982049/teacher-in-bare-bottom-picture-scandal-resigns

POLICE and social services officers have confirmed that they are investigating child protection concerns at a North Wales school for children with autism.

Officers were called in to investigate emails from a concerned member of staff at Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn in Denbigh late last week.

The move comes after a series of controversies concerning the school, widely regarded as a regional centre of excellence for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Six weeks ago the school’s headteacher Michael Toman was suspended from duties amid a local educational authority (LEA) inquiry into a complaint made by a pupil’s parents.

Two weeks later other parents of children at the school staged a protest at county hall in Ruthin.

Two days later the LEA temporarily replaced Dr Toman with acting headteacher Richard Williams.

Then it was revealed that a 34-page inspection report by the Care Standards Social Inspectorate for Wales (CSSIW) had identified 21 shortfalls in meeting national minimum standards of care in the residential section of Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn.

Now, a member of staff at the school has emailed the Evening Leader claiming they have been threatened with the sack if they speak out about the school’s management.

“Everyone is too scared to speak out.” said one female worker at the school.

She said morale was “very low” and added: “There are some very good dedicated staff at the school who have received no support in their work with what can be very challenging children.”

Last night a North Wales Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that e-mail correspondence relating to child protection concerns at Ysgol Brondyffryn are currently the subject of joint investigation by Denbighshire Social Services and the Police.”

www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/4963-Police%20Probe%20Child%20Protection%20Concerns%20At%20A%20North%20Wales%20Autism%20School

Dr Toman joined the school in 1997 and he has since been instrumental in leading a team that transformed the school from being a special school into a modern, regional centre for autistic students.”

www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/inquiry-denbigh-headteacher-resigns-2782492

Last year, a group of parents held a protest over claims that concerns over standards were not being addressed.

A report by the Care Standards Inspectorate identified 14 instances where the school was failing to meet the minimum standards in 2006.

Parents claimed that by 2007 none of the failures had been acted on and there were a further seven instances of the failure to meet minimum standards.

The claims led to some parents of autistic pupils at the school staging a demonstration outside Denbighshire council offices in Ruthin.

Education officials have now confirmed that Dr Toman will officially retire from his post at the end of August.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8132580.stm

In the meantime, Dr Toman has been replaced by Richard Williams, deputy headteacher at St Christopher’s School in Wrexham, pending the outcome of the investigation, expected on October 10.

North Wales Police are aware of the inquiry but are not investigating, a force spokeswoman confirmed.

www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/head-let-staff-take-pupils-2807555

Jane Gregg and Brian Roycroft – directors

https://books.google.com/books?id=5ToUAQAAMAAJ&dq=ROYCROFT+AND+GREGG+children%27s+foundation&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=GREGG+

The Community Foundation

The different funds that we hold at the Community Foundation with a sample of case studies:

Greggs

Charity and Trust Funds – Designated – Unrestricted (UNR)

Contributes to Vital Funds

Registered Charity Number: 700510. Limited Company Number 2273708

Brian Roycroft

Individual and Family Philanthropy – Field Interest – Panel Advised (PA)

To help young people who have been in local authority care and are now entering adult life, to achieve their aspirations.

www.communityfoundation.org.uk/connect/funds

apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/ContactAndTrustees.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=700510&SubsidiaryNumber=0

books.google.com/books?id=5ToUAQAAMAAJ&dq=ROYCROFT+AND+GREGG+children%27s+foundation&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=GREGG+

Mike Worthington OBE friend of Brian Roycroft

https://issuu.com/communityfoundation/docs/community_foundation_year_book_2013

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GREGG, Jane Resigned

Correspondence address
Tweed Cottage, Dryburgh, Melrose, TD6 0TQ

Role
Director

Date of birth
September 1948

Appointed before
30 November 1991

Resigned on
13 September 1993

………………………

(Patron)

PERCY, Ralph, 12th Duke Of Northumberland Dl, Mrics Resigned

Correspondence address
Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ

Role
Director

Date of birth
November 1956

Appointed on
20 December 1994

Resigned on
25 October 2001

………………….

ROYCROFT, Eric Resigned

Correspondence address
36 St Georges Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 2SY

Role
Director

Date of birth
October 1933

Appointed on
6 October 1994

Resigned on
24 May 2002

Nationality
British

Occupation
Retired

ROYCROFT, Eric Resigned

Correspondence address
36 St Georges Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 2SY

Role
Director

Date of birth
October 1933

Resigned on
13 September 1993

Nationality
British

Occupation
Director Of Social Services

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Gregg stood trial in 1997 and was acquitted of abusing one of those three, the court heard.

The other two complainants came forward following publicity (news reports of that trial have been removed from the internet) about that trial but it was decided those allegations should not proceed to trial.

When Gregg faced fresh allegations in 2012, he told police that similarities between the stories put forward by the nine were due to them reading details about the trial in 1997.

Mr Greaney said: ‘He was asserting that those allegations with which you are concerned were copycat allegations.’

He said there was evidence that Gregg ‘finds young boys attractive’ and had a propensity to commit sexual abuse.

Gregg was said to have abused a boy in a school swimming bath, another while letting him drive his car while the boy had hold of the steering wheel.

Mr Greaney said: ‘The overall picture is now of complainants from different backgrounds, across many years, indeed decades, and across many aspects of the defendant’s life, but all making similar allegations against Colin Gregg, namely he has a strong determination to sexually abuse little boys when he gets the chance.’

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3540000/Married-son-man-founded-Greggs-accused-molesting-young-children-strong-determination-sexually-abuse-little-boys.html


1967, Colin Gregg (age 26) was drawn into the family business.1968: Gregg returned to Bakery business and got married.

1969:Gregg returned to teaching, taking a job at St Aloysius, after realising “business wasn’t really for me”

1969 – Feversham School opens just before NAMH adopted the name MIND

1970 Paedophile Peter Righton – Founding member of PIE, advised Home Office on reforms to children’s care home for a report that detailed how new homes should be controlled by local government.Righton gave “considerable assistance” to the governmental report, which credited him as an academic who helped to carve out plans for the training of care home workers.

As part of his research, he would travel to numerous residential centres across the UK.

“He [would] go and interview, in approved schools, individual boys and he certainly went to speak to the heads of homes,” the retired source said.

Righton had allegedly admitted taking “boys out”

1970: Neville Husband moves to Medomsley.

1970 – Gregg returned to working with children but continued to work for the bakery during the holidays and remained a board member.
1971 – he became a social worker, then head of Talbot House (year?), a school for what he termed delinquent children, the court heard.

During the early 1970s Gregg was a children’s officer with Newcastle’s social services department, before later becoming a teacher.
1973 Princess Alexandra patron of NAMH

1974 Talbot House established – maintained special school

Talbot House caters for children with mild to severe behaviour problems and a range of other childhood disorders. Attached to the school, but separate from it is an independent children’s home run by the Talbot Trust. Some children from the home do attend Talbot House but others attend local schools. Talbot House is not a residential school.

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1975 MIND: Peter Righton / Tony Smythe

In October 1975, Righton became chair of a working group for the mental health association MIND, with the assistance of the King’s Fund Centre; this led to the publication of Assessment of Children and Their Families: A Report Produced by a MIND Working Party Under the Chairmanship of P. Righton (London; MIND, 1975).

1976 NAMH became a registered housing association

November 1976 there was a scandal in Newcastle involving a care worker called Hugh Bostock who had abused 55 boys.

1977, 19 September – members of P.I.E. first open meeting in London at the Conway hall in Red Lion square.

1977 Lady Constance Roth JP, Warnock Committee, wife of Sir Martin Roth (McGill University) is governor of Feversham until 1977. (In Newcastle between 1956 and 1977, Martin Roth built a world-class academic department with a wide-ranging research programme which included studies of the psychiatric disorders of old age, mood disorders, and child psychiatry)

1977 – 1984 – Durham County – Medomsley Detention centre – Nevile Husband part of large paedophile ring is neiled in 2003: for eight years for attacks between 1977 and 1984.

1978 Sir Martin Roth Chairman of MIND conference

1978 Brown began working at Feversham

Between 1978 and 1996, when the school closed, Brown launched sex attacks against a number of young boys.

1978 – SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS Report of the Committee of Enquiry into the Education of Handicapped Children and Young People chaired by Mrs H.M. Warnock

1978- Lady Constance Roth JP member of the Warnock committee

Newcastle City Council.

In 1979, Righton sat on a steering committee to establish a course for training staff to work with disturbed young people, together with John Rea Price, director of Islington Social Services, 1972-92, subsequently the Director of the National Children’s Bureau.
sponsored by Gatsby Trust an offshoot of the Sainsbury Foundation

Righton would likely have been involved officially with Feversham school for disturbed children?


1983 – Members of staff at Feversham School blew the whistle on the two child abusers

1983: Former Feversham teacher David Allnutt resigns in disgust over the way pupils’ allegations of abuse at the school are dismissed.

1983 – The first ever Greggs sponsored Childrens Cancer Run at Gosforth Racecourse

Gregg was at King’s College when he launched the Greggs Children’s Cancer Run

1985 – King’s College – Check given to Save the Children rep

March 1985 visit to Medomsley by Leon Brittan

June 1985 Report (marked for immediate destruction) into abuse and cruelty at Feversham School

1986 –  Duncan, who worked as a social worker at the Dr Barnardo’s home at Shotley Park moved to Feversham

1987 – Medomsley closed

1987: Former social worker Ian Merry blows the whistle on suspected child abuse, triggering an investigation by the charity Mind.

Whistleblower Ian contacted Feversham’s chair of governors and the mental health charity Mind. The school’s custodian trustee launched an internal inquiry into the allegations. I was interviewed for two days at Mind’s regional headquarters. I named the men and said I had strong suspicions they were abusing children. Those in charge of the inquiry decided not to act

May 1987: Jimmy Savile’s visits to children’s cancer ward Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary – Nurse tells of Savile’s visits:

“He appeared to be in Newcastle for the Great North Run but for whatever reason he was able to visit the RVI.”
He also claimed Savile was formally invited into the building.”The alleged incident in Newcastle is thought to have taken place in the early 1990’s ? when Savile arrived at the hospital unannounced around the time of the Great North Run, which he regularly took part in.”

Savile regularly took part in the run

Jimmy Savile had family in Marsden a few miles down the coast.

Marsden is the finishing line for the Great North Run, the RVI in newcastle is the start line. The RVI is one of the hospitals investigated re Savile.

1987 – The Gregg Charitable Trust was established as a family charity to support local hardship. The charity was given gifts of cash

1988 – The Feversham inquiry concludes and a report states there is “nothing to support allegations of indecency”. Pervert John Leslie Duncan, known as Les, keeps his job as a senior residential worker.

1989 – King’s College – Letter from Parents’ Assoc to Colin Gregg

1990 – Gregg left the then private Kings School to become the full-time administrator of the Yellow Brick Road Fund.

1990: Nevile Husband retires from the prison service and receives an Imperial Service medal for serving with “diligence and fidelity”.

Before 1991 -2001 Director at Greggs

1991 – 1996 THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION LIMITED (02528291)

1993 – 1994 THE CHILDRENS’ FOUNDATION TRADING LIMITED (02591794)

1993 New Tyneside Orchestra – compere Colin Gregg / conductor Stephen Pettitt

The NTO has also provided musicians for a number of more diverse events including serenading runners at the finish line of the Great North Run in 2006.

1993 – Greggs – a large grant of £15,000 was awarded to Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

1994 – Greggs Trust establishes the Hardship Fund, with the collaboration of local trusts to support families and individuals in significant need in the North East.

1990 -1994 Serial killer’ Steven Grieveson murdered four teenage boys in a series of killings – has links to Cumbria and to Sunderland

1994 – Christopher Lillie and Dawn Reed, who worked at Newcastle Shieldfield Nursery, were accused of sexual offences, but the charges were dropped at the direction of a judge at Newcastle Crown Court

July 1994 – Jeremy Beecham , founding member of Common Purpose (since 1989) – was the leading Labour figure in local government at the time of the abuse scandal…was found collapsed in his car with a suspected overdose a week before Christopher Lillie went on trial to face abuse charges

Sir Jeremy was both leader of Newcastle City Council, which was responsible for running the nursery, and a partner in the legal firm representing Lillie, a fact the parents of the abused children were unhappy about.

He still is a partner in Henderson, Beecham & Peacock, a major Newcastle solicitors’ practice and at the time was also chairman of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities.

Mid 1990s Gregg  left the the Yellow Brick Road Fund and later joined the Trinity Centre, on Gosforth’s High Street – home to the first Greggs bakery – as its chairman.

1996 -2000 – Gregg Director Talbot House Trust

Appointed on 15 November 1996
Resigned on 31 March 2000

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Michael Toman Head teacher with pupils at Feversham school in Newcastle

London, Greater London, England
Sat, Nov 2, 1996 – 4

July 1996 – the last inspection of Feversham, by Newcastle City Council’s social services department

Dec 1996 – Feversham principal is Dr Michael Toman ( Gregg was director at Feversham when Dr Michael Toman was there)

Mar 1997 – Feversham closes

1997: Gregg stood trial in 1997 and was acquitted of abusing one of those three, the court heard. The other two complainants came forward after publicity about that case but it was decided those allegations should not proceed to trial.

1997 Dr Michael Toman joins Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn school for autistic children in Denbigh

November 22, 1997 national child pornography operation raid including  Durham school

1997 – Greggs Trust as it has become known celebrates its ten year anniversary.

 

1997 – Brother Ian Gregg gets an OBE

Aug 1997 – Op Rose started and 1st trial from that was in 1998.

Op Rose started So Grgg was not directly Op Rose – but maybe what they were finding (and covering up) led to a bigger trawl? (via ww)

1999 – Greggs Breakfast Club is established

December 2001 : John Leslie Duncan is jailed for abusing his position of trust to prey on youngsters at Feversham.

2002 – Dr Lazaro, senior lecturer and consultant paediatrician at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary and Newcastle University was criticised for her role in the investigation into” false” claims of abuse at a Newcastle nursery by Dawn Reed and Christopher Lillie.

The pair were accused in a Newcastle City Council report of systematic sex abuse of dozens of children at a Newcastle nursery. But Mr Justice Eady declared them innocent of all charges and condemned the report as a legal `shambles.’

...supplying children to a paedophile ring whose members had raped and abused their young victims, and used them in the making of child pornography.

…the local press had begun reporting the case of Jason Dabbs, a young student who had pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting children at another Newcastle nursery.

2003 Neville Husband was jailed for historical sexual abuse as a prison officer at Medomsley detention centre in County Durham

Police investigating sexual abuse at a Durham detention centre say they believe they have uncovered an organised paedophile ring operating in the 1970s and 80s with more than 500 potential victims…. a complex paedophile ring, with many more victims than previously thought.

2006 – Greggs raises £70,000 for BBC Children in Need Appeal in the first year of supporting the appeal

2006 – A team at Trinity Church, in Gosforth, Newcastle, have been planning the attractive community space (the Square) since the church had a pounds 3.25m refurbishment

…the team received a grant of pounds 100,000 from Newcastle City Council.

2007: The CPS decides it is “not in the public interest” to proceed with charges that Husband abused a boy at Deerbolt youth offenders’ institution after he left Medomsley and Frankland.

September 2008 Dr Michael Toman suspended, he resigns in Aug 2009

2008 – TRINITY CENTRE LIMITED (06510855) on Gosforth’s High Street opened – connected to the church

2008 – Northumbria Police deputy chief constable David Warcup replaces Lenny Harper in Jersey

2010: Husband dies.

December 2, 2011: Kevin Brown, known as Ken, of Inchberry Close, Benwell, Newcastle, is jailed for eight years for also abusing boys.

December 8, 2011: Newcastle North MP and Shadow Minister for Children and Young Families, Catherine McKinnell, joins the Chronicle in calling for an official inquiry.

December 14, 2011: Former Feversham teacher David Allnutt dies of a massive heart attack just weeks after his key evidence helps jail Kevin Brown.

2012 – Colin Gregg faced fresh allegations

2012: The Guardian reveals that Husband’s abuse was on a greater scale than previously thought. Police re-open the investigation after more victims come forward.

January 6, 2012: Mind boss Paul Farmer meets the mother of one of the victims for talks.

February 22, 2012: Mothers of Feversham victims form a pressure group.

April 11 2012 The case of Feversham School was considered in full at the Serious Case Review Committee of Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board

April 27, 2012: Northumbria Police sets up an incident room to carry out a major investigation into allegations of abuse at the school.

2012 When Gregg faced fresh allegations in 2012, he told police that similarities between the stories put forward by the nine were due to them reading details about the trial in 1997.

2014: Durham police say they are investigating an organised paedophile ring operating from Medomsley with more than 500 potential victims.

2015 – Duke of York visits Newcastle to launch £2m Children’s Foundation campaign

2015: Lowell Goddard, chairman of the long running Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, announced that Feversham would not be included in the first phase of investigations. A former social worker who worked at Newcastle’s Feversham school today told of his anger that the horrors he witnessed there might never be made public.


date unknown: 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


1984 Birthday Honours – Brian Roycroft

Eric Brian Roycroft – Director of Social Services, Newcastle upon Tyne Metropolitan Borough Council.
……………….

Newcastle City Council, Brian Roycroft, and North Wales care homes

On February 16th 2000 under the headline Suffer the Little Children the Newcastle Journal provided the story of one of the victims in Sunderland mentioning that the NSPCC report had referred to a web of institutional abuse and reported that 32 staff had been involved.

The Sunderland Echo also published an editorial Two Decades of Horrific Abuse and an article on the movement of staff suspects between local authorities. The Newcastle Spotlight on Abuse article is important drawing attention to the role of the Director of Social Services Roycroft in relation to the 1976 Hugh Bostock Scandal and his alleged opposition to the proposal for a register of dismissed staff. Cathy Fox’s request for Hugh Bostock inquiry info to be published was refused.

On Feb 17th the Newcastle-based Journal published the story of one victim who contacted them among the 28 who were said to have been assaulted after being placed in Bryn Alyn by the City of Newcastle.

The Feb 17th complainant mentioned that Director of Social Services Brian Roycroft visited the home to open an extension. “It was almost laughable he was singing the praises of the place yet what was going on there was evil.”

Roycroft was Director of Social Services for Newcastle 1971- 1993and before then its Children’s officer, who also acted as Director of Education and Chief Executive for short periods, and was appointed a European Social Commissioner by Margaret Thatcher as well as having a controlling influence within the Association of Directors of Social Services and the advisors to the Association of Metropolitan local authorities.

He commented in what appeared to be a prepared statement “ It is fairly common place to send children with behavioural difficulties to homes around the country, here weren’t the facilities available in the North East. It is perfectly possible that some children from Newcastle and the North East did go to some of the homes in North Wales named in the Waterhouse report. I had 42,000 children in my care during my career and I cannot possible remember where they all went. It is also perfectly feasible that I did visit the Bryn Alyn Home “ It is noteworthy that although he left Newcastle a number of years before he knew the total number of children was over 42,000

“I would often visit homes where children from Newcastle were in care as would social service staff from the city” The article includes comments from the then current Director of Social Services for Newcastle.

In 1987, that is a year after the first complaints about the conduct of the owner of Bryn Alyn were made, Roycroft who was then President of the Association of Directors of Social Service recommended colleagues at the North East Region branch meeting the placement of children in care at Bryn Alyn, speaking warmly of the hospitality he had received. He rarely mentioned his national/internationally activities.

Roycroft also made a point of advising colleagues on another occasion that he sometimes invited children in care to his home.

It was then on morning of the 18th that the Journal posed the question Why were 69 of our Children sent to Bryn Alyn? The key sentence in the article (9) is the reference to a Labour MP Chris Ruane Vale of Clwyd (and still there) wanted Prime Minister Tony Blair to assure him that prominent people had not been left out.

On the 19th the Journal again asked the question Why did they keep sending children? The article refers to the 1988 devastating report of its Director on its Children’s Homes and which included Bryn Alyn.

Roycroft who died in 2002 during the libel action against the Council and the authors of the report on the Sheffield Nursery Scandal (the Chronicle settled out of court) was also the lead member of the team who investigated the conviction of the Calderdale Social Services Director in 1988 (when he was immediate past President of ADSS) for crimes against children in care and Calderdale director was reported to have links with Peter Righton)

In 1994 Roycroft was part of the part Inquiry into Oxenden House.

spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/newcastle-city-council-brian-roycroft-and-north-wales-care-homes/

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Child in Care – Volume 10 – Page 34

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A spokesperson for Greggs, where Mr Gregg held a senior role for 10 years, said: “Colin Gregg has no involvement with Greggs Plc and it would therefore be wholly inappropriate for us to comment on this matter.”

Formerly a director at the baked goods giant established by his father John Gregg in the 1930s, Mr Gregg had previously held the lead role at Kings School in Tynemouth.

During his time there, he launched the Greggs Children’s Cancer Run, now in its 31st year, after pupil Chris Peacock was diagnosed with kidney cancer and given a 30% chance of survival.

Chris Peacock’s cancer was treated by Professor Alan Craft and this year (2013), as in the 20 previous years, he will be taking part in the Children’s Cancer Run.

Since its creation, the events has raised in excess of £5m for North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR), at Newcastle.

He left the prestigious school in 1990 to become the full time administrator with the Yellow Brick Road Fund, a charity set up to raise millions for projects.

The charity later became Children’s Foundation, fundraising for what is now the Great North Children’s Hospital.

Working with Newcastle University’s Dept of Child Health building the Road to Health – current director
Colin Gregg 1996 leaving yellow brick road aka Children’s Foundation charity # 1000013

Working with Newcastle University’s Dept of Child Health building the Road to Health – current director
Colin Gregg 1996 leaving Yellow Brick Road aka Children’s Foundation charity # 1000013

Leaving the post in the mid 1990s Mr Gregg, a father-of-three, who used to work as a children’s officer with Newcastle’s social services during the early 1970s, later joined the Trinity Centre along Gosforth’s High Street – home to the first Greggs bakery – as its chairman.

Opened in 2008 the centre, connected to the church, hosts around 100 activities a week for the community.

www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/colin-gregg-arrested-over-child-4397786

New Square Shaping Up

THE final stages of a town square intended for a leafy Tyneside suburb have been put in place.

A team at Trinity Church, in Gosforth, Newcastle, have been planning the attractive community space since the church had a pounds 3.25m refurbishment in 2006.

But after gaining planning permission, the development was put on the back-burner as the popularity of the new Trinity Centre exceeded expectations.

Attention was turned to creating the half-paved and half-grassed town square, aimed at breathing life back into Gosforth High Street after the team received a grant of pounds 100,000 from Newcastle City Council.

At the time of the planning in 2009, the project was estimated to cost pounds 400,000. It is hoped the space will be used as place to sit, relax and chat, as well as for entertainment such as bands, markets and chess.

Colin Gregg, chairman of the Trinity Centre, said the aim of the square was to bring the local community together.

He said: “The overall aim is that the square will help bring people back on to the High Street and to eventually shop there so trade will pick up.

“Gosforth High Street used to be a thriving area. It was where the bakery Greggs opened its first store and it was a place where people came and talked.

“We want the square to be the heart of the community.”

Since the Trinity Centre reopened in 2008 it has exceeded expectations.

The church now hosts 100 activities a week and has around 2,500 people walking through its doors each week.

www.questia.com/read/1G1-265652147/new-square-shaping-up
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Sasha Wass QC, prosecutor in Rolf Harris trial, to lead island sex abuse inquiry

Sasha Wass QC, has been brought into to head an investigation into an alleged cover-up on St Helena and Ascension

20 November 2014

A prominent barrister who successfully prosecuted Rolf Harris will head an investigation into an alleged police and government conspiracy to cover up the widespread sexual exploitation of girls on a British overseas territory.

Sasha Wass QC, has been brought in after a review of child safety on St Helena and Ascension – two tiny and remote islands in the South Atlantic with a combined population of some 5,500 – revealed that a number of paedophiles had escaped prosecution amid claims of police incompetence and corruption.

Social workers said they raised concerns about a paedophile officer but were snubbed and told not to rock the boat and “enjoy the view” on St Helena, famous as the island prison of Napoleon.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/sasha-wass-qc-prosecutor-in-rolf-harris-trial-to-lead-island-sex-abuse-inquiry-9873772.html

FOI release: Sasha Wass QC

1999 Charity bike ride

Morecombe – Skipton – Thirsk – Scarborough

After the success of the first 2 rides we became more adventurous and designed a new coast to coast of our own. This was to give people the chance to complete other ways to cross the country on a bike. The route was designed by Les and went from Morecambe to Scarborough via Skipton and Thirsk.

The 3 day ride included more varied terrain and scenery over 200 miles and had lots of hills, off road tracks, fast road sections and included the first cityworks riders hill climb just for fun. 12 riders signed up for the trip through Settle, Skipton, Pately bridge, Ripon, Thirsk, Thornton le dale, and Scarborough.

This ride was also on a large scale as we had a bus, a 7 ton wagon and 3 outriders from the TA. The back up was great and the route well organised in advance. We also stayed in good quality hotels on the way and provided pleanty of pub stops for a beer or two.

This ride was in aid of three charities: –

  • The Childrens cancer research fund at the R.V.I. Newcastle
  • The Yellow Brick road appeal Newcastle
  • The Evening Chronicle Sunshine fund Newcastle.

We enlisted the help of the Mayor of Morecambe to start the ride and the mayor of Scarborough to meet us at the end.

£3,250 was raised for our chosen charities with the cheque presentation at the Civic centre again with our charity representatives.

http://www.newcastlecityriders.org/Events.html

The Barry Sisters – June, Angela and Ann – were the toast of the North in the late 50s and 60s, performing alongside stars from Cliff Richard to Ken Dodd and Des O’Connor to Morecambe and Wise.
Angela Wright, 79, of New Marske, will join guests in Newcastle on Thursday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Children’s Foundation, a charity close to her late sister June’s heart.
June, the only one of the three never to have had children of her own, left the charity PS10,000 in her will after her death in September.

The group had a glittering career which saw them tour the country with a host of household names.

They spent six weeks touring with a young Cliff Richard and although Angela has fond memories of the time she missed out on the chance to have her picture taken with the future superstar – she was giving birth to Martyn. The group’s “fourth member” Sylvia Scarill filled in for her.

She said: “He was very polite and pleasant, but he didn’t socialise much. Sometimes he would rehearse songs with the band in the bus, but most of the time he travelled by car with his own driver.”

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/spice-girls-60s-anniversary-pledge-9352818

Children’s Foundation Chief Executive Peregrine Solly

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO…

Cases that have gone quiet ….that the msm have stopped reporting on cases of public interest

 

Maurice Victor Clive Williams , who taught the queen’s nephew, Viscout Linley, was due back in Bristol Magistrates Court Apr 21 2017 – no news reports, so far…

Williams and Haigh are due to appear on police bail at Brighton Magistrates Court on April 21.
http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/barcombe-man-charged-with-historic-sex-offences-at-ashdown-house-school-1-7290435

Ashdown House School  East Grinstead, Sussex, England

 We were all four happy at Ashdown and will always be especially grateful to Clive Williams for his fantastic teaching.’

Boris Johnson’s former headmaster arrested in child sex probe

April 2016

Clive Williams, 69, was also questioned by officers on Wednesday over
allegations of child neglect.

He was headmaster at Ashdown House Preparatory School in Forest Row, East Sussex, for more than 25 years before leaving in 2003.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/970728/boris-johnsons-former-headmaster-arrested-in-child-sex-probe/

20 former pupils at Ashdown House prep school in Sussex – where London mayor Boris Johnson was a boarder – have recently come forward with complaints about extreme cruelty and sex offences committed on them as young boys. A number of teachers are being investigated.
Maurice Victor Clive Williams, 71, retired, of High St, Barcombe, East Sussex, has been charged with four offences, two of indecent assault and two of gross indecency, all with a girl under 16. Another man, Martin Haigh, 66, unemployed, of Lavender St, Brighton, has also been charged with eleven offences, five of indecent assault and six of gross indecency. Four of the indecent assault charges against Haigh involve one boy and the fifth charge involves another boy. Two of the gross indecency charges involve the boy subject of the four indecent assault charges, two involve a second boy, one involves another third boy and one involves a fourth boy. All the boys were aged under 16 at the time of the alleged offences. The offences are alleged to have occurred while both men were employed as teachers at Ashdown House School near Forest Row. None of the offences are alleged to have been committed jointly. The charges, authorised by the CPS, follow an investigation by East Sussex child safeguarding detectives.

A third man, now aged 68, arrested in Tadley, Hants, in January 2015 on suspicion of gross indecency, has been stood down from his police bail while the CPS consider the evidence in relation to him.


Former headmaster of prep school attended by Boris Johnson and Damian Lewis is arrested on suspicion of child sex offences

  • Clive Williams, 69, is understood to have been arrested on Wednesday
  • He took the helm at Ashdown House in 1975 and remained until 2003
  • £24,000-a-year school in East Sussex dogged by claims of historic abuse
  • Mr Williams was released on bail after interview while investigations continue
  • Johnson family left ‘sad’ and grateful for Mr Williams’ ‘fantastic teaching’

The former headmaster of the £24,000-a-year prep school attended by Boris Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences.

Clive Williams led Ashdown House school in East Sussex, whose former pupils also include the Homeland actor Damian Lewis, the Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley and former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell, for almost 30 years.

He is understood to be the 69-year-old man who Sussex Police say they arrested and interviewed on Wednesday over alleged sexual assaults and child neglect.

Mr Williams was released on bail while investigations continue and is not charged with any offence.

The former headmaster of the £24,000-a-year prep school attended by Boris Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences.

Clive Williams led Ashdown House school in East Sussex, whose former pupils also include the Homeland actor Damian Lewis, the Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley and former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell, for almost 30 years.

Alumni: The Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley

New boy: Viscount Linley, then aged 7, is left in the care of ‘Billy’ Williamson in 1969.

There was talk of blackmail and predatory older pupils encouraged by abusive teachers. That chimed with my adult perception of the bizarre sexualisation of life at Ashdown, especially the system of reward and discipline. At least two children I knew who had been given authority over younger kids used it to force sexual contact – Williamson seemed to have turned a blind eye. There was talk of connections with house masters at Eton, to which Ashdown fed pupils. There had been at least one suicide. There were more teachers in the complaint.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/04/abuse-britain-private-schools-personal-memoir

The page showing who the directors were at ASHDOWN HOUSE SCHOOL TRUST LIMITED – can’t be found…

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Stanley Johnson (centre) with friends Norman Lamont and Leon Brittan

The hard choices that face the Father of the Mayor

Stanley Johnson

7 May 2008

By chance, Clive Williams, headmaster of Ashdown House, the Sussex prep-school which Boris and three of his siblings (Rachel, Leo and Jo) attended, telephoned me as I sat down to write this article to congratulate me on becoming First Father.

‘What about this charge, Clive,’ I asked, ‘that Boris doesn’t pay attention to detail?’

‘Codswallop!’ Clive replied. ‘You can’t write Greek and Latin prose as well as Boris did without having a supreme ability to master detail. If you’re going to get it right, you have to be meticulous.’

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2008/05/the-hard-choices-that-face-the-father-of-the-mayor/

Here’s one of Maurice Williams / Clive Williams’ teachers:

 Martin Haigh – Ashdown teacher

Ex-teacher sentenced for sex offences at East Sussex boarding school in 1970s

24 Mar, 2017

Martin Haigh

A Brighton man has been given 12- year prison sentence for sexual offences against four pupils at an East Sussex boarding school, at Ashdown House School, where he was a teacher in the 1970s, and possession of indecent images of children.


Martin Haigh (pictured), 67, unemployed, of Lavender St, Brighton, was sentenced at Brighton Crown Court on Friday (24 March) after a four day trial on charges of offences against two of the boys, which had ended in his being convicted on the previous day.He was convicted of  four offences, one of indecent assault and three of gross indecency, against the two boys who were then pupils aged between seven and 12, at Ashdown House School, an independent preparatory boarding school near Forest Row, between 1973 and 1975 while he was a teacher there.At a previous hearing before the trial Haigh had also admitted seven other offences, three of gross indecency and four of indecent assault, against two other boys at the school during the same period.He also admitted an offence of possessing indecent images of children, found on a computer at his address when officers searched it in 2015. The images were taken from the Internet and there is no evidence that they were children known to him.Haigh was sentenced to a total of 11 years for the sexual offences and an additional one year for the possession of indecent images.He will be a registered sex offender for life and has been served with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) severely restricting his access to children and computers.The prosecution, authorised by the CPS, followed an investigation by East Sussex child safeguarding detectives after allegations were referred to them for the first time in January 2014.Police emphasise that there are no current or recent safeguarding issues at the school in relation to this case.Detective Constable Paul Deadman said; “This was a complex and protracted investigation, during which it became clear that Haigh had systematically taken advantage of the trust of young and vulnerable boys to abuse them for his own sexual gratification.

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He is understood to be the 69-year-old man who Sussex Police say they arrested and interviewed on Wednesday over alleged sexual assaults and child neglect.

Mr Williams was released on bail while investigations continue and is not charged with any offence.

A spokesman for the family told The Times: ‘We are all sad to hear this news. We were all four happy at Ashdown and will always be especially grateful to Clive Williams for his fantastic teaching.’

There is no suggestion that the Johnsons, Mr Lewis, Mr Mitchell or Viscount Linley were among the alleged victims.

Mr Williams took the helm of the school near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with his wife Rowena in 1975 and remained until 2003, a time in which the school admitted girls for the first time.

Since he left, however, the 170-year-old school has become the centre of allegations of historic sexual abuse.

In December it emerged two former pupils were suing the school over abuse they claimed happened in the 1970s and involved ‘more than one teacher’.

An email seen by the Daily Mail said: ‘The effects of this abuse has damaged a number of pupils long into adulthood and it is felt among us that, as part of the healing process, it is important for us to take our power back and take action against such damaging and horrendous actions.’

Multiple complaints have been forwarded to officers from Sussex Police’s Operation Mitre who have been in touch with more than 20 alleged victims, including some who live abroad.

The Sussex Police spokesman added: ‘During January this year we were contacted by a firm of Solicitors representing a number of clients who have reported to them that they were sexually and physically assaulted by staff whilst they were pupils at Ashdown House School near Forest Row in the 1970’s.
The investigation continues and now spans a period from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.

Damian Lewis: Boarding school is a ‘very violent’ experience that ‘defines you emotionally for life’

Damian Lewis, the Old Etonian actor, has told how he found being sent to boarding school a “very violent experience“.

The star said children who are sent away from home to be educated are left with an experience that “defines you emotionally for the rest of your life”.

The son of a City broker, he was born in the wealthy London suburb of St John’s Wood and was sent to boarding school Eton, whose former pupils include David Cameron and Boris Johnson.

Lewis, who has two children with fellow actor Helen McCrory, said he would not send his own children to boarding school at such a young age.

Recalling his own experience, he said: “I went at eight and I think that’s very hard. You go through something which, at that age, defines you and your ability to cope.

There’s a sudden lack of intimacy with a parent, and your ability to get through that defines you emotionally for the rest of your life. It’s a very violent experience in those first few weeks. It’s just, boom.”

[Wikipedia has Damien Lewis (b.1971) as attending Ashdown House prep school.]

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 We were all four happy at Ashdown and will always be especially grateful to Clive Williams for his fantastic teaching.’
The story begins in 1974. Boris, Leo and I (Jo, my littlest brother, was in crèche) are at the European School in Brussels. The Belgian capital in the Seventies was all wild dinner parties, consciousness-raising groups and open marriages. My mother was often in hospital, and my father was often away, and when they were “at home”, my glamorous parents tended to be out.

Ex-Ashdown House School – the centre of allegations of historic sexual abuse – head Clive Williams cleared of child sex charges

14 March 2017

Maurice Williams was headmaster of Ashdown House for 25 years before he left in 2003

A former head teacher has been found not guilty of historical sex offences against a pupil at his school.

Maurice Williams, 72, of High Street, Barcombe, East Sussex, was acquitted of two charges of indecent assault and two of gross indecency.

They were alleged to have involved a girl under 16 between 1989 and 1993 at Ashdown House School, near Forest Row.

Ashdown House is a co-educational, preparatory boarding school for children aged between seven and 13.

Another former teacher at the school, charged at the same time as Mr Williams, is due to face a trial on 20 March at Lewes Crown Court.

Martin Haigh, 67, of Lavender Street, Brighton, is accused of five counts of indecent assault and six of gross indecency, all between 1972 and 1978.

 

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Scotland Yard detective and lawyers’ daughter deny selling women for sex

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DC Daniel Williams, 37, and UCL student/artist/charity fundraiser – Beatrice Nokes, 21, are accused of offering three women through an upmarket vice ring

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Beatrice Nokes’ mother works for a children’s charity- Coram with Cherie Blair as a trustee


Beatrice Nokes – “charity fundraiser”

For which charities was Beatrice Nokes a fundraiser?

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Student from Islington accused of selling young women for sex

(How old were the young women she allegedly groomed and sold for sex?)

Both parents are successful lawyers – she didn’t need the money.


Beatrice Nokes, 21, a chemistry student of Caledonian Road, Islington and Det Con Daniel Williams, 37, appeared in court this morning charged with offering three women through an upmarket vice ring.

Michael Gold, for Nokes, indicated she will plead not guilty and added Nokes was keen to progress the matter.

But Williams, of Clarendon Drive, Putney, who appeared in a pinstripe suit alongside Nokes, has still to secure funding for his legal team from the Police Federation.

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BEATRICE  NOKES & Met police officer DANIEL WILLIAMS

The detective denied three charges of causing or inciting prostitution for gain, a single charge of controlling prostitution for gain and two offences of misconduct in a public office.

Williams, who was working at Tooting police station in South London at the time of the alleged offences, also denied three counts of voyeurism.

Nokes, of Islington, North London, and Williams are both on bail.

The trial is due to start in September next year (2016) and is expected to last between four and six weeks.

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Lawyers’ daughter ‘groomed young women for high-class prostitution ring she ran with Scotland Yard detective

Beatrice Nokes, pictured, is suspected of grooming three young women to sell their bodies for sex

  • Beatrice Nokes allegedly ran a prostitute ring in Central London last year
  • She is suspected of grooming three women to sell their bodies for sex
  • Nokes is the daughter of two highly experienced legal professionals
  • The 21-year-old organised the sex ring Met police officer Daniel Williams
  • He also faces charges of voyeurism and concealing profits in his chimney

Beatrice Nokes, 21, faces claims she incited a ring of prostitutes operating out of properties in Central London.

The University College London chemistry student is suspected of grooming three young women to sell their bodies for sex.

She is accused of running the vice ring in the capital last year with 37-year-old Met police officer Daniel Williams.

He faces several further offences including voyeurism and hiding the profits of their activities in socks stuffed up the chimney of his home.

It is understood he is accused of committing the crimes while on and off-duty, using a tablet computer to co-ordinate illicit liaisons while working.

Williams also faces charges of voyeurism after he was accused of using high-tech hidden equipment to spy on unsuspecting women hotel guests at the Jury’s Inn in Milton Keynes (pictured) and The Mandolay Hotel, Guildford, SurreyWilliams also faces charges of voyeurism after he was accused of using high-tech hidden equipment to spy on unsuspecting women hotel guests at the Jury’s Inn in Milton Keynes and The Mandolay Hotel, Guildford, Surrey (pictured)

Williams also faces charges of voyeurism after he was accused of using high-tech hidden equipment to spy on unsuspecting women hotel guests at the Jury’s Inn in Milton Keynes  (top) and The Mandolay Hotel, Guildford, Surrey (bottom)


List of Police, Prison & Court Personnel charged or convicted of an offence 2009 to 2015 – V30 (20/05/2016)


Nokes, a keen horsewoman, artist and charity fundraiser, is the daughter of two highly experienced legal professionals.

Her parents:

Anthony Gold, Jonathan Nokes, London SE1, ENGLAND

Her father, Jonathan Nokes, 66, is a partner at respected law firm Anthony Gold where he specialises in commercial property law.

Ceinwen Rowles

Ceinwen Rowles is a solicitor specialising in education law at Coram Children’s Legal Centre.

Her mother, Ceinwen Rowles, 59, specialises in education law, discrimination and complaints and is taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Both parents accompanied her to Westminster Magistrates’ Court when she went before a judge for the first time last month.

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Patrons of Ceinwen’s children’s charity Coram
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Coram Children’s Legal Centre has seven patrons who generously give the organisation their time, support and immense legal gravitas.
The Right Honourable, the Baroness Hale of Richmond
Paul Bloomfield, Solicitor
Cherie Booth QC
Jane Hoyal, Barrister
Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE
Sir Andrew McFarlane, Lord Justice of Appeal
Professor Sir Nigel Rodley
Naomi Angell

http://www.childrenslegalcentre.com/index.php?page=patrons

Queen and Prince Philip visits Coram children’s charity 2009

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7 August 2015

The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) closed last week and is being run by administrators.

Much of its work in England will go to the Coram Group and in Scotland to St Andrew’s Children’s Society.

The British Association of Social Workers called the collapse “surprising…. given the extra cash pumped by government into adoption”.

In a statement BAAF chief executive Caroline Selkirk said “significant changes and prevailing economic conditions” meant it had “sadly not been possible to sustain the organisation”.

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The National Adoption Register for England is now run by First4Adoption (jointly run by Coram and Adoption UK).[8][9]

Coram also provides sheltered housing and support for care leavers.

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One man’s opinion of Coram CCLC:

There can be few more depressing sights than a charity proclaiming to act on behalf of children, whilst doing it’s damndest to deprive them of their most basic of human rights – their right to a father.
 
That’s been the role of Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC), an organisation, supported by Cherie Blair, that appears to have perverted the noble intentions of it’s namesake, philanthropic sea captain, Thomas Coram. In 1741 he established the Foundling Hospital for the ‘education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children’.

Little could he have known that 270 years later, the UK’s first children’s charity, one that bears his name, would be actively denying millions of British children their human rights to a father.
 
The disgracefully named ‘Shared Parenting Consortium’ is led by the CCLC and includes the NSPCC. It is not, as one is led to believe by its title, a consortium supporting shared parenting. In fact, it actively opposes shared parenting.

It’s like Jimmy Saville setting up a consortium supporting abuse victims. Hopefully one day, these people will be exposed in exactly the way and held to account for their actions.

But this isn’t the only deceit used by the CCLC. You might think – as some have – that the ‘Parental involvement’ law championed by these organisations was some sort of victory for dads.
 
Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a scam. These people openly oppose shared parenting and get you, the taxpayer, to fund them to take your children from you.
 
Don’t forget, this includes the NSPCC who have opposed equality and shared parenting and refused repeated calls from Fathers4Justice to investigate the abuse of children in secret family courts. This despite being presented with reams of evidence. Talk about turning a blind eye.

These organisations then use the wholly discredited ‘90% of cases are settled out of court’ quote which is based on a decade old sample of less than 1,000 people. If everything is so rosy, why are there 4 million children living without their fathers this Christmas?

Thomas Coram must be so proud.

Matt O’Connor, Founder, Fathers4Justice

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CORAM AND THEIR CHILD TRAFFICKING ANTICS

Ceinwen Rowles

Ceinwen is a lawyer with 35 years’ experience and she qualified as a solicitor in 1991.

She specialises in education law and has a broad wealth of knowledge, advising parents and young people in all areas of education, including special educational needs, discrimination, admissions, exclusions, bullying, complaints to schools and local authorities, school transport, public law and human rights.

Ceinwen is experienced in appeals to the First Tier and Upper Tier Tribunals and has one case currently in the European Court of Human Rights. Ceinwen is a Supervisor in the education team and is a member of the Education Law Association.

Ceinwen Nokes started her horticultural career in 2003 when she was formally placed with a head gardener in a large private estate in Suffolk. She successfully completed her training program, undertaken through the Women Returners to Amenity Gardening Scheme, run by the Women’s Farm and Garden Association (which used to be referred to as ‘the Land Girls’). She has undertaken horticultural studies at Writtle College near Chelmsford. Ceinwen started her own business in 2004.

Over the years Ceinwen has continued to develop her skills by attending courses, including:

Winter pruning in London Squares one of which is an award winning Victorian Garden, first planted in 1870
Growing Vegetables at Audley End Kitchen Garden
Cutting Garden workshop with Sarah Raven
Renovating Herbaceous Beds at Kentwell Hall

Ceinwen has a love of nature and design which inspired her to take a City & Guilds in Fashion. She designs and makes prints and aims to bring her artistic talents to the gardens in which she works. She is interested in planting combinations and will undertake planting plans.

Ceinwen Nokes

Birthdate February 1956
Nationality British
Occupations Gardener
Roles Director
 

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Appointed on 10 May 2016 as Director

About MRS CEINWEN NOKES

Mrs Ceinwen Nokes holds 1 appointment at 1 active company, has resigned from 0 companies and held 0 appointments at 0 dissolved companies. CEINWEN began their first appointment at the age of 60. Their longest current appointment spans 0 years, 7 months and 20 days at POPLAR LEGAL SERVICES LTD

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Jonathan George Nokes

Poplar Legal Services Ltd

1 St. Stephens Avenue Management Limited.

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Met Detective constable Daniel Williams charged with voyeurism

28 Nov 2014,

A serving Metropolitan Police officer will appear in court charged with voyeurism offences. Daniel Williams, 36, a detective constable on Wandsworth Borough, was arrested on Wednesday, 19 November, and charged on that same day with 3 counts of  voyeurism He has bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 1 December.


His full charge sheet includes three counts of voyeurism, two of misconduct in a public office, one of causing or inciting prostitution for financial gain, and one of concealing criminal proceeds.

He was charged along with Beatrice Nokes, 21, from Colchester, who was charged with three counts of causing or inciting prostitution for financial gain.

A Met police spokesman said: ‘Following a hearing at Southwark Crown Court on 4 February, both are next due to appear on bail at the same venue on 25 February for a plea and case management hearing.

Both were arrested on 8 October 2014 as part of the same operation by the Directorate of Professional Standards Anti-Corruption Command.’


Dec 15 2016 Hearing finished for Daniel Anthony Williams

Dec 16 2016 – Hearing finished for Beatrice Nokes

No news reports


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http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hearings-lists/crown-court-lists-hearing-results.php




Other trials that the media have stopped reporting on…

Fr Laurence Soper – there seems to be a media blackout over certain cases….

 

Update on Soper court case:

Soper 2nd hearing

Soper’s case has been transferred to the Central Criminal Court. There was a plea and case management hearing on 25th November.

He has been charged with two counts of buggery, one of gross indecency and six of indecent assault.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.A provisional trial date has been set for 13th February.

 

Confessions of a skeptic: Soper trial postponed

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Soper trial postponed

At a plea & case management hearing last month, Laurence Soper’s trial was postponed to 2nd October.



 



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St Benedict’s: Paedophile Ring – Chris Patten / Patrick Rock / Laurence Soper / Peter Allott /Balkans / Vatican

 

Andrew studied Modern Languages at Bristol University, having attended Skinners School in Tunbridge Wells.

He started his teaching career at Douai School (where csa was covered-up) near Reading before moving to Winchester College, (where csa – John Smyth Qc – was covered-up) where he was Head of Modern Languages.

Andrew joined Birkdale School (Pervert teacher smacked boys admitting it had satisfied his “perverted instincts”.)

in Sheffield in September 2002 as Deputy Head before being appointed as Headmaster of Stonyhurst College (where csa was rife)  in September 2006.

https://attain.news/story/9725

Several former priests and teachers at the Jesuit-run Stonyhurst College in the Ribble Valley were investigated over sex abuse allegations in the late 90s

Father James Chaning-Pearce, who taught maths and physics there, was convicted of molesting four boys and jailed for five years in 1997.

And Father John James Pearson was later jailed for two years after admitting to more than 20 indecency charges at Preston Crown Court, also relating to Stonyhurst.

Fr “Jock”George Earle, accused of abuse as Headmaster of Stonyhurst, yet he went on to lead the Jesuits’ British Province…

 


Update on Soper court case:

Soper 2nd hearing

Soper’s case has been transferred to the Central Criminal Court. There was a plea and case management hearing on 25th November.

He has been charged with two counts of buggery, one of gross indecency and six of indecent assault.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. A provisional trial date has been set for 13th February.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Soper hearing

There was a brief hearing today at Isleworth Crown Court.
No plea was entered and the case was adjourned until 28th November for a plea and case management hearing
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Soper formrly of to appear @ Isleworth Crown Court on 19 Sept on charges of indecent assault + buggery

In court he gave his name as Andrew Charles Kingston Soper – with Laurence being the name he took when he was ordained as a priest.


Fugitive Catholic monk Laurence Soper is flown back to Britain after a five-year manhunt and charged with abusing five boys as young as 14

Met Police arrested him at Luton airport last night and then charged him.

Soper, who was detained under a European Arrest Warrant in Kosovo in May, will appear at Ealing Magistrates’ Court today.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3752498/Fugitive-Catholic-monk-flown-Britain-five-year-manhunt-charged-abusing-five-boys-young-14.html

British priest wanted on child sex charges should not be extradited – Kosovo court

A former priest wanted on child sex abuse charges from the 1970s and 1980s should not be extradited to Britain because the crimes were committed too long ago, a court in Kosovo ruled on Monday.

Soper will remain in custody and the prosecutor has three days to appeal the ruling, she said.

This is the second time authorities in Kosovo have rejected the extradition request. In June, a court in Pristina rejected the request, seeking more documents from British authorities.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-kosovo-britain-extradition-idUKKCN10J15Y

1 July 2016

A judge in Kosovo has blocked the extradition to Britain of former abbot of St Benedict’s Laurence Soper accused of child abuse.

 A Kosovan court blocked the move because under Kosovan law the child abuse allegations against him – some of which date back to the 1970s – had expired.

In 2010, Laurence Soper was arrested and questioned in Italy, where he was living at the time, after an alleged victim approached police claiming he had abused him.

When British police summoned him again for questioning in 2011 he did not return, sparking what became a five-year Europe-wide manhunt before he was eventually found and arrested in the Kosovan city of Peja earlier this year.

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The Times understands that Soper has travelled around the region on his British passport and made 22 trips to Macedonia since 2011. It raises questions over why he was not arrested there, because Macedonia is a member of Europol.
In 2010, when Mr Soper was living in Italy, a complainant in his 40s reported historical claims of abuse to police. Mr Soper was arrested and questioned, and allowed to keep his passport and return to Rome, where he lived at Collegio Sant’Anselmo, the order’s headquarters. He vanished the next year when he was asked to answer bail in London.

Wanted monk Soper had travelled to Balkans freely

A runaway former abbot arrested in Kosovo over child sex offences had been travelling freely around the Balkans on his British passport, his landlord said last night.

Laurence Soper, a senior Roman Catholic cleric, had travelled to Macedonia and Albania despite jumping police bail and evading a European arrest warrant, it was claimed.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/wanted-monk-had-travelled-to-balkans-freely-pfvtqgfbs

Laurence Soper has friends in  Balkan state of Montenegro according to a Church source.

Soper lived in Kosovo for years under the name Andre Insajderit. Soper has also used the name Andrew Charles.


CPS appeals as monk accused of child abuse remains in Kosovo

1 Jul 2016

Justice Lowell Goddard has said that the English Benedictine Congregation would be one of the first institutions to be investigated by the national child abuse inquiry

4 June 2016

The Goddard Inquiry

The Goddard Inquiry (also known as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) has issued a call for applications for “core participant” status in its investigation into abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. The inquiry website states:

“The first case study will examine the English Benedictine Congregation which has been the subject of numerous allegations of child sexual abuse, including at schools run by the Congregation. The Inquiry will examine the relationship between Orders such as the Benedictines and the Catholic Church in England and Wales and consider how that relationship impacts on child protection. In this way the Inquiry will evaluate whether any failings identified within the English Benedictine Congregation, and within any other case studies identified as part of the investigation, are representative of wider failings within the Catholic Church.”

 
Chris Patten/ St Benedict’s child abuse paedophile ring/ Patrick Rock/ Balkans/Vatican

Laurence Soper  is the former abbot of Ealing Abbey. He taught at St Benedict’s (where Chris Patten is patron) for 12 years

The Metropolitan police had sought to bring back Laurence Soper, a senior cleric in the Roman Catholic Church, when he was found in the Balkans, in the eastern town of Peja, after a five-year manhunt.

Neighbours told a reporter that Soper, 72, had lived in the town for some years, did not have a job and had said he was writing a book.

“Kosovo is the unrecognised break-away Serbian state which was at the centre of the bombing campaign that generated huge numbers of orphans.  This bombing campaign … destroyed many families in Bosnia and Herzegovina…

The resulting micro states in the Kosovo-Bosnia-Albanian region are now the hotbeds of child trafficking syndicates who have wealthy customers in the Vatican to the West and Czech and Polish pedo traders in the North West.”

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Laurence Soper – former Chaplain at Harrow School
Soper taught at St Benedict’s from 1972 to 1984 and was abbot at Ealing for nine years until 2000.
He was one of the most powerful figures in the Benedictine order, the oldest Catholic monastic order, and also served as  chaplain at Harrow School  from 1981 to 1991 and as a visiting chaplain at Feltham young offender institution.
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Allegations: Feltham Young Offenders Institution where Fr Soper was chaplain 1988-2000
Concerns were also raised about Soper’s time as part-time chaplain at Feltham
Young Offender Institution between 1988 and 2000 by a former worker.
There have been complaints about abuse of inmates at Feltham, and Ealing Abbey subsequently confirmed that the police interviewed Soper at the time in connection with those complaintslink

Soper retired as Abbot in 2000 and immediately moved to the Benedictine headquarters at Collegio Sant’Anselmo in Rome where he became general treasurer of the International Benedictine Confederation in 2002 until his disappearance in 2011.
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Sant’Anselmo in Rome.

Laurence Soper was bursar of Sant’Anselmo and treasurer of the worldwide Benedictine

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(Until 2013, the age of consent in the Vatican was 12 years old.)
Sant’Anselmo in Rome is the center of the Benedictine Confederation, where the Benedictine abbots of the world meet every four years for the Confederation congress. Sant’Anselmo is the seat of the Abbot Primate.
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Beside the visible swimming pool for the students is the headquarters of the Knights of Malta
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His friends say that Laurence Soper also worked at the Vatican Bank.

From Laundering To Profiteering, A Multitude Of Sins At The Vatican Bank

For decades, the Catholic Church has been dogged by scandals involving money. Vatican City — a sovereign state — controls its own finances through the Vatican Bank. It developed as a cross between the Federal Reserve and an offshore bank.

The Vatican Bank –  one of the top banks in the world for money laundering

http://www.npr.org/2015/01/30/382374060/from-laundering-to-profiteering-a-multitude-of-sins-at-the-vatican-bank


 2011: In recent years, Soper frequently took himself off on sudden short holidays to Morocco, Tunisia, Albania and Montenegro.


Child abuse case monk in secret trip to Vatican while on the run

Fr Laurence, known as ‘St Benedict’s banker after hiding in Montenegro on the Adriatic coast – where the European Arrest Warrant is not valid – he secretly returned to the Vatican to empty his account.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2066730/Child-abuse-case-monk-secret-trip-Vatican-run.html

Did the Vatican know nothing about his return to withdraw funds?


Harrow school where Laurence Soper was chaplain

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(Harrow, Sedbergh and Durham schools, all raided in the late 1990s during a nationwide investigation into an alleged paedophile network of teachers at six leading public schools. )
2010 Papal honour for distinguished service – for James E Holland who worked with fr Laurence Soper
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Laurence Soper and Dr J E Holland (JEH) worked together in the early years preparing boys for Confirmation
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Laurence Soper OSB worked with JEH (Dr JE Holland) in the early years to establish the bare bones of what would later become the Catholic Chaplaincy.
Holland, James Edwin, PhD
Assistant Master (Modern Languages) 1980-; House Master of Elmfield 1995- 2007; University Liaison Master 1992-95. University of Toronto (1stclass French & German).
At Harrow in 2003,  Lady Diana’s nephew George McCorquodale was punished by housemaster Dr James Holland for bullying

George and Emily McCorquodale are children of Neil Edmund McCorquodale and his wife, née Lady Sarah SpencerLady Sarah, whose godmother was the Queen Mother, was a prosecution witness and had to answer questions about the gifts to Diana’s godchildren and about the “rape tape” – alleged to have contained allegations made by former servant George Smith of a male rape in the royal household.

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‘BULLY’ BROTHER PUNISHED.

EMILY’S illness is the family’s second blow in less than a month after her brother was disciplined for bullying at school.
George, 18, is to be excluded from end of term celebrations at Harrow as a punishment for taunting a fellow pupil.

But the teenager has been allowed to stay on to take his exams.

George, who bears a striking resemblance to close friend Prince Harry, will leave the pounds 19,500 a year school after next Saturday’s Speech Day, traditionally attended by all the school’s pupils. Sources at Harrow said George carried out a relentless campaign of abuse against the other pupil who eventually reported him to his family.

They went to housemaster Dr James Holland, who took action.

While not excusing George’s behaviour, sources suggested he has been deeply affected by his sister’s illness and publicity surrounding his family during the Paul Burrell trial. One said: “Obviously all the other pupils were aware of it and it did not help his behaviour.

“There was some emotional impact and that was reflected in how he behaved towards other pupils.”

Harrow’s headmaster Barnaby Lennon denied George had been expelled. He said: “I’m not prepared to discuss the disciplinary record of any individual pupil.

Harrow is one of Britain’s oldest public schools and has educated six Prime Ministers including Winston Churchill.

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Grandfather of bully George McCorquodale – Lord Alastair McCorquodale-  was a governor at Harrow school up until his death (2009). His son Neil  married Lady Sarah Spencer

Harrow School & convicted paedophile rev Peter Ball
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Jimmy Savile and Prince Charles’ very close friendship with sex abuse bishop Peter Ball

Prince Charles Provided Free House To Bishop Arrested in UK Child Abuse Probe

Charles was a ‘loyal friend’, Bishop said

The UK’s spiraling child-abuse scandal has already reached Prince Charles once – he was a good friend of the children’s TV presenter Jimmy Savile who was a predatory paedophile – and now the prince’s judgment is being called into question again, after it emerged that a retired Church of England bishop arrested by police investigating historic allegations of child sex abuse was given a free house to live in by Charles after the bishop resigned in disgrace having received a police caution for committing acts of gross indecency.

Ball said : ‘He [Prince Charles] has been wonderfully kind and allowed me to have a Duchy house. The prince is a loyal friend.’

‘I have immense admiration for him. He has been through horrific times and is a great person.‘


Establishment figures who helped paedophile bishop Peter Ball avoid prosecution for sex abuse revealed

Harrow School’s relationship with convicted paedophile friend of Prince Charles, the Rev Peter Ball:

Former Harrow School headmaster Ian Beer said Ball was “almost saintly” and had shown a “remarkable influence for the good with the young”.
Ian Beer sent boys from all three schools he worked in (Harrow, Lancing and Ellesmere) to Peter Ball
According to Headmaster Ian Beer, in his letter of support for the paedophile Peter Ball, pupils flocked to Peter Ball for confidential help and advice
Harrow hosted young people from Bishop Peter Ball’s scheme in Sussex
Ian Beer recommended that Peter Ball be made governor

Ian Beer was an old chum of Denis Thatcher

At Denis Thatcher’s Funeral : a poem was read by Sir Denis’s old rugby chum, former-head of Harrow, Ian Beer

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-187319/Maggies-final-farewell-Denis.html#ixzz3wIkGgyyN

Ian Beer attended a Christmas Eve party w/Thatcher & Jimmy Savile at Chequers:

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Carringtons, Tim Smith, Ian Beer (Headmaster of Harrow), Station Commander of RAF Halton, Jimmy Savile, Mr. Hooker, Davids, Hamiltons, Nicholsons, Alison Ward:

http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/125054

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Tim Smith – Leon Brittan’s PPS 1983-1985  He has no memory of the ‘Dickens Dossier’.

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Harrow graduate and a Tory Party ex-vice chairman

Parly under-sec NI Office 1994

On 3 July 1997 he was found guilty  of taking cash for questions from Al Fayed, along with Neil Hamilton


Harrow: In 1974 an IRA bomb exploded at one of the masters’ flats, and in the same year an arsonist set fire to one of the houses, The Grove. The offender, one of the boys in the house, was tried in 1975 at the Old Bailey, where he produced evidence of “card and beer sessions” and claimed to have been the victim of homosexual “attack”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1436495/Michael-Hoban.html

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Bishop Peter Ball

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Thatcher, a Harrow parent, used to visit the school as Prime Minister and in 1987 hosted a fund-raising reception at Downing Street.
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Ian David Stafford Beer; Headmaster at Harrow School 1981 – 1991
Laurence Soper, Peter Ball and Ian Beer at Harrow in the same time frame. 1981-1991
and where boys were being exchanged between Harrow School and Bishop  Peter Ball’s “scheme in Sussex”
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Peter Ball was Chaplain to the Headmasters’ Conference for a period of time


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Ian David Stafford Beer Headmaster at Harrow School 1981–1991 
Ian Beer of Harrow speaking about Rev Peter Ball:
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Andrew Charles Kingsdon Soper, also known as Father Laurence, was born in Hendon, Middlesex, on September 17 1943, to Alan Kingsdon Soper and Anne, maiden name Morris. His Penzance-born father married his mother in Cardiff in 1936.
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He was a distant cousin of the socialist and Methodist peer Lord Donald Soper.
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Among the prominent Methodists associated with the Kingsway Hall was Donald Soper, who was Superintendent Minister at the West London Mission from 1936 until his retirement in 1978.
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Father Laurence Soper briefly worked for Barclays Bank before entering the monastery in 1964. He taught at St Benedict’s from 1973-83, and became bursar between 1975-1991. He was elected Ruling Abbot from 1991-2000, but quit Britain in 2001 for Rome.
Education St Benedict’s Sch Ealing, St Benet’s Hall Oxford, Collegio Sant Anselmo Rome (STL, STD), St Mary’s Coll Twickenham (PGCE)
Books & Publications The Thoughts of Jesus Christ (1970), T H Green as Theologian (1972)
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The Rt Rev Laurence Soper, OSB

Career Barclays Bank 1960-64; entered monastery Ealing 1964; ordained: deacon (Assisi) 1969, priest 1970; St Benedict’s Sch Ealing: teacher 1973-83, bursar 1975-91, prior 1984-91, ruling abbot 1991-2000; titular abbot St Albans 2000-; episcopal vicar for Religious in Archdiocese of Westminster Western Area 1995-2000; delg to Gen Chapter (sec) 1985 and 1989; pt/t chaplain Harrow Sch 1981-91, visiting chaplain Feltham YOI 1988-2000; chm Union of Monastic Superiors 1995-99, gen treas Int Benedictine Confedn 2002-; Freeman City of Norcia Italy; FRSA 1975


Background on St Benedict’s:

Chris Patten is a former pupil and is on the Board of School Advisers

2011

A review by Lord Carlile QC  (considered a whitewash, especially as it was commissioned by the school’s trustees) into decades of paedophile activity at St Benedict’s school, a Catholic school attached to the abbey, published in 2011, listed 21 abuse cases starting in 1970.

Soper was named as one of five clergy wanted for questioning in relation to paedophile activity involving pupils.

The inquiry at the school was prompted after a former headteacher, Father David Pearce, was convicted of abusing five boys. He was jailed for eight years in 2009 for the abuse over 36 years. Four of the victims were under 14.

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Father David Pearce

Lord Carlile’s report says that as a result of the reforms being put in place, he believes that St Benedict’s is now an “excellent place” for boys and girls to be “educated in safety”.

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In addition to Father David Pearce, two former teachers at St. Benedict’s (John Maestri and Stephen Skelton) have been convicted of sexual abuse of pupils, and the school’s deputy headmaster Peter Allott was arrested in late 2015. He subsequently pleaded guilty to possessing, making and distributing child abuse images and was sentenced to 33 months in jail.

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In 1982 a Middle-School Master called John Maestri disappeared weeks before he was due to replace Dom Laurence Soper as Master of the Middle School.

“It emerged many years later that the parent of the victim had complained to Abbot Francis that she would report John Maestri to the Police if he were allowed to take up the post as Master of the Middle School. He then disappeared.

Maestri has been before Isleworth Crown Court on three occasions. All of them for sexual offences against boys under the age of 14, all of them pupils at St. Benedict’s School, and all the offences relate to his time teaching at the school. In all three cases he pleaded guilty to the charges.

Maestri went on to teach at another school after he left St. Benedict’s.

…The obvious inference is that Maestri was asked to leave quietly to avoid publicity, and that part of the deal involved giving him a good reference that made no mention of the real reason for his departure.

I wonder how many times something like this has happened at the school.

But the most ironic and even tragic thing is that Maestri’s position as junior school headteacher subsequently went to – Father David Pearce.

It was a very strange failure of judgment that caused the Abbot to appoint two paedophile abusers in quick succession as junior school headteacher

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2015

He studied history and politics at Hull University and gained a second degree in theology at the University of Durham.

Peter William Allott, who was the deputy head at St Benedict’s Catholic Independent Day School, pleaded guilty to possessing, showing and making indecent images of children, one offence of possessing extreme pornography and possession of class A drugs

Allott admitted possessing 25 ‘grossly offensive’ images on a hard drive and sharing the images with other offenders

Allott, 36 was arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command, acting on intelligence was received that an individual had been using video conferencing facilities to share indecent images of children with others around the UK.

The judge said:

“I use the phrase of a paedophile ring, that’s precisely what that was.”

Allott was associated with a man whose online chat name was “London Paedo”.

He added that he shared images on Zoom and had image capture software to save pictures when others sent them to him.

Some of the material featured children as young as 2 years old.

“He was alarmed by some of it. He said he was surprised some of them were still alive.”

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 St Benedict’s:

There’s a pattern here. The abuse is widespread. The perpetrators often seem to have been made headmaster of the middle school at some point in their career. The abuse was common knowledge – to both boys and teachers. And nothing was done, because the authority of the church was behind the abusers. They were monks and priests as well as teachers. Sometimes senior monks – headmaster or even Abbot

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Paedophile Peter Allott left for a year in 2011 to work as a research associate for a project on the Prime Minister David Cameron’s “Big Society” initiative and Catholic social teaching at CambridgeUniversity.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3353705/Deputy-head-leading-Catholic-school-stored-child-porn-office.html#ixzz3uEk75iDC

Chris Patten is linked with paedophile- infested St Benedict’s as patron. Peter Allott of St Benedict’s was  convicted of making indecent images of underage children

Chris Patten is linked to Patrick Rock, a paedophile also convicted and making indecent images of underage children (Patrick Rock was Patten’s  former adviser on the West Balkans)

2011 David Cameron brought Patrick Rock back into Downing Street appointing him deputy head of the influential No 10 policy unit. The same year Peter Allott was chosen to work on David Cameron’s Big Initiative Policy Project

Was Peter Rock involved?

2011: In recent years, Laurence Soper frequently took himself off on sudden short holidays to Morocco, Tunisia, Albania and Montenegro.

Vatican Inquiry into Ealing Abbey Child Sex Abuse

October 25, 2011

2014 Lord Patten named president of new Vatican media team

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/04/patrick-rock-tory)

1/6/2016

Patrick Rock, former aide to David Cameron, has been convicted of five counts of making indecent images of children.

Patrick Rock – Special advisor to Chris Patten

After his unsuccessful attempts at becoming an MP, Patrick Rock became an advisor to various Ministers during the 1990s, including

Michael Howard and also Chris Patten in Brussels, where he was given responsibility for the Western Balkans.

Tony Blair sent Patten to Brussels.  Patten was there from 1999 – 2004

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Patrick Rock admitted downloading the pictures of young Czech girls while staying at the Pinehurst hotel and golf club in the US

He admitted downloading images of 20 young girls.

Youngest victim would have been 8 yrs old.

Commenting in the Telegraph, Joan Smith pointed out that his youngest victim, now 10, would have been even younger 2 years ago when the offences were committed and that his government duties had included devising policies to make the internet safer for children. Smith expressed astonishment that Rock would not spend a single night in prison and says upper class status protected him

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/politics/humiliation-isnt-why-ex-cameron-aide-patrick-rock-walked-free-af/

Cameron Aide Guilty of Downloading Child Porn; but Did Policy Chief Delete Indecent Images on Second Computer?

Daily Mail (London), June 2, 2016

It can now be revealed that he may have hid other incriminating evidence before his arrest in February 2014. Rock is believed to have wiped a computer after a tip-off from his sister that the FBI had seized his iPad containing the images. It had been found by builders at his mother’s home in North Carolina shortly after her death.

Investigators believe his sister, who lives in America, emailed him about the search. prompted Rock to erase the memory on a second tablet he had with him in the UK.

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-453888491/cameron-aide-guilty-of-downloading-child-porn-but

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/patrick-rock-aide-to-david-cameron-michael-howard-chris-patten/

Slain UK MP Jo Cox Took Close Interest in Bosnia

British MP Jo Cox gave her first child a Bosniak name and had ties to Srebrenica.

Slain UK MP Took Close Interest in Bosnia

…took a passionate interest in the Balkans, Sudan and Syria, visiting Srebrenica and running a camp for orphans from the eastern Bosnian town, where Bosnian Serbs massacred about 8,000 Bosniak Muslims in 1995.

As well as giving her first-born child a Bosniak name, Lejla, she referred regularly to past tragic events in Bosnia – and Kosovo – in parliamentary speeches urging Britain’s Conservative government to intervene more forcefully in the Syrian civil war.



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2. (C) Patrick Rock, External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten’s cabinet adviser on Balkans issues, pointed to the 30 June EU statement offering full support for Ashdown’s actions in Bosnia earlier in the day and stressing the need for full cooperation with the Tribunal. Regarding visa bans, Rock thought that it was possible that the EU would follow the U.S. and add additional names recommended by Ashdown. He was firm, however, in saying that the EU was not able to freeze assets of ICTY indictee support networks, which he attributed to legal issues in some member states. Although the presidency country could not change member-state law, Rock did feel that the Dutch might be able to take a more active approach and encouraged our raising the issue with them. Rock said that the EU’s Western Balkans Working Group (COWEB) would almost certainly consider the demarche at its next meeting and remarked that the UK “could often be helpful.”

https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/04BRUSSELS2828_a.html



Patrick Rock comes from a Catholic family and was schooled by Jesuits

Rock’s headmaster, Fr George Hughes Earle, was a protected Jesuit paedophile

Fr “Jock”George Earle, accused of abuse as Headmaster of Stonyhurst, yet he went on to lead the Jesuits’ British Province…

Young Jock joined the RAF, and served as an Intelligence officer in India and Burma.

On returning to Britain Earle worked briefly for the Ministry of Defence, then read Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford,

Fr George Earle, headmaster of Stonyhurst from 1964 to 1971, and later provincial of the Society of Jesus in Britain  – The judge at his trial concluded that three charges of indecent assault against one boy dating back to 1971 had to be dropped because of an agreement that was made at the time between the solicitor representing the boy’s parents and the Jesuits’ solicitors

http://archive.thetablet.co.uk/article/7th-april-2001/31/the-stonyhurst-file

George Hughes Earle, known as Jock (1925 – 2003)

After stepping down from Stonyhurst, Earle became an assistant to the Provincial for Education; he also became co-editor of The Way, the Jesuit journal of Ignatian spirituality. For three years he was Rector of St Aloysius’s College, Glasgow (Fr. George Earle. 1978 – 1981), with overall responsibility for the Jesuit parish and school. To the further surprise of many members of the Society, he was chosen to head the Jesuits’ English province, which was renamed the British province at his instigation.

One of his special concerns was the Society’s South African region, but he was not pleased when it was suggested that this was because he was preparing a comfortable billet for when he had completed his six years in office.

After a sabbatical, Earle assisted the South African bishops’ conference with the training of priests, and proved a popular retreat giver. When the allegations about his headmastership emerged, Earle returned to Britain, later joining the staff of the Jesuit Refugee Service at Osterley, Middlesex, helping asylum seekers.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1444437/Father-Jock-Earle.html


Vatican Inquiry into Ealing Abbey Child Sex Abuse

October 25, 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15442914

Chris Patten attends a mass with newly appointed cardinals held by Pope Francis at St Peter’s

Chris Patten to take up media adviser role to Pope Francis

Former Conservative MP takes up new role only two months after dramatically quitting as chairman of BBC Trust due to heart problems

09 Jul 2014

He most recently was head of the organisation that oversaw the BBC, enduring three turbulent years as Britain’s public broadcaster battled a series of scandals.

He stood down in May after heart surgery, saying he needed to reduce the range of roles he undertook.

Why, then, would he undertake such a significant role?

Jimmy Savile: BBC boss Lord Patten rejects call for independent investigation …
Daily Mail

Chris Patten accused of a cover-up on BBC Savile probe

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521976/BBC-chairman-Chris-Patten-Patten-accused-cover-BBC-Savile-probe-blunder.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/vaticancityandholysee/10956058/Chris-Patten-to-take-up-media-adviser-role-to-Pope-Francis.html

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten told the Commons’ media select committee: ‘We will publish everything the Pollard review reports.