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Frank Cairney branded ‘evil paedophile’ by victim who says he was abused in Celtic Park dressing room

Cairney, 83, was today convicted of sexually abusing a string of youngsters

14 dec 2018

 Cairney was convicted at Hamilton Sheriff Court

FRANK Cairney has been branded an “evil paedophile” by one of his victims who says he was abused by the beast in a dressing room at Celtic Park.

Cairney, 83, was today convicted of sexually abusing a string of youngsters

The former coach was found guilty of abusing eight boys while running St Columba’s Boys Guild in Viewpark, Lanarkshire, and the under-16s team at Celtic Boys Club.

Cairney denied nine charges of historic sexual abuse between 1965 and 1986, branding the allegations “ludicrous”.

But a jury took under two hours to convict him of all charges at Hamilton Sheriff Court.


Late Celtic hero John Doyle ‘reported abuse claims about Frank Cairney’


After the verdict, one abuse survivor said: “Finally justice has caught up with Frank Cairney who as everyone now knows is an evil paedophile.

“He used his high standing at Celtic FC though his work with the boys clubs to gain access to innocent young boys like myself and abuse them in the most horrible way.

“Some of this abuse was carried out within the Celtic Park dressing room as well as in his car. I’m glad Cairney will now pay for his crimes and this brings a small amount of closure to myself and other victims.”

 Cairney was coach at Celtic Boys Club
Cairney was coach at Celtic Boys Club

The Scottish Sun understands the abuse relates to Frank Cairney forcing boys to strip naked in the dressing rooms of Celtic Park before whipping them with heavy, wet towels leaving their bodies marked.

It’s also understood he submerged naked boys in ice cold metal baths while he stood leering over them.

Cairney joined Celtic Boys Club in 1971 after he was approached to run the side by Hoops legend Jock Stein.

But he used the role to prey on and molest young players, including incidents in a church hall and at Celtic’s Barrowfield training ground.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/3625884/frank-cairney-celtic-boys-club-sexual-abuse-2/


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The 3RD most powerful man in the Vatican is a paedophile.

Reporting this news has been BANNED in “democracy loving” Australia, where reporting this FACT would breach a legal injunction and bring charges against the outlet printing the TRUTH.

Australia: Pell censorship shows there’s more than one way to gag the press

ONE of the biggest news stories in the world yesterday wasn’t reported to the very people who probably most needed to hear it.

Australian Cardinal George Pell – often called the third most powerful man in the Vatican – was found guilty of sexual misconduct on charges that reportedly stemmed from the abuse of two choir boys in the 1990s.

This conviction makes Pell the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be found guilty of such a crime. Pretty major news, many would agree. But Australian media has been banned from reporting any of the details of the trial, including Pell’s identity and the nature of the charges.

All media organisations are required by law to adhere to the suppression order issued by the state of Victoria courts. If violated, it could lead to a contempt of court conviction.

Not only does it muzzle the press, but a major complaint is that they simply do not work.

The media is no longer constrained by printing presses and gag orders. In the online world we live in, it is nigh on impossible to stop people accessing almost anything, let alone one of the biggest news stories in the world.

Over the last 24 hours, Google searches for George Pell skyrocketed in Australia.

https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/12/australia-pell-censorship-shows-theres-more-than-one-way-to-gag-the-press/

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George Pell attending court with the prolific paedophile he protected for decades and lived with during the 1970s, Gerald Ridsdale.Risdale was secretly running an unsophisticated, but terrifyingly effective paedophile ring. Victims, police and the media, were outraged. Not only had Pell shared a house with Ridsdale in 1973, he had chosen to walk side byside with him into court in 1993, when Ridsdale pleaded guilty to 30 counts of indecent assault against nine boys, aged 12 to 16, between 1974 and 1980, for which he received his first, 12 month sentence.https://rapevictimsofthecatholicchurch.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/the-girls-the-paedophile-and-cardinal-pell/Pell has reportedly been removed from the Pope's inner circle today, although the Vatican failed to say whether it was related to the conviction

Catholic Church’s third most senior cleric Cardinal George Pell – known as the ‘Vatican’s treasurer’ – is found GUILTY of sexually abusing two choir boys inside a cathedral

  • Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choir boys 
  • Pell, an Australian cleric, is the Catholic Church’s third most senior clergyman 
  • The 77-year-old is the most senior Catholic to be charged with sexual offences 
  • He is on leave from his position in the Vatican and will appeal the convictions 
  • An Australian court order prevents publication of the verdicts in his homeland 

The third most powerful man in the Catholic Church has been found guilty of sexually abusing two boys in the late 1990s.

Cardinal George Pell was unanimously convicted by an Australian jury on Tuesday of sexually abusing two choir boys in the country while serving as Archbishop of Melbourne.

The 77-year-old, who is often referred to as the Vatican’s treasurer, was reportedly found guilty of four counts of indecent assault and one count of rape after three days of deliberations.

Pell became the highest Vatican official ever to stand trial for sex abuse as he took the stand for the case, which was conducted under a gag order preventing him from being named in Australia.

Pope Francis on Wednesday announced the Cardinal would be removed from his cabinet following the announcement of the verdict.

The Vatican made no mention of the accusations against Pell in explaining his departures, and said for now he would not be replaced from the ‘C-9 group’.

The Cardinal, who was granted a leave of absence from his role last year as the trial got underway, reportedly abused the boys while they were singing in the choir at St. Patrick’s cathedral in a room within the confines of the church.

Sources also claimed the abuse took place after Pell introduced a compensation scheme for clerical sexual abuse victims known in Australia as the ‘Melbourne Response’, which he established in 1996.

The trial, dubbed the ‘Cathedral trial’ by The Daily Beast, which first reported the conviction, was declared a mistrial earlier this year after a hung jury, but was immediately rescheduled.

Tuesday’s verdict in the County Court of Victoria was a retrial of the original case – and resulted in his conviction.

A second trial into Pell’s alleged abuse known as ‘the swimmers trial’ is due to get underway early next year.

That trial is expected to hear evidence that Pell ‘sexually offended’ two men when they were boys playing games in a swimming pool in Ballarat, Victoria in the 1970s.

A court in Victoria heard in March that Pell, who has denied all of the allegations, would stay in the pool after swimming laps and play with children.

Pell had repeatedly and vehemently denied the accusations against him and Pope Francis had granted him a leave of absence to return to Australia to defend himself.

The judge who heard Pell’s case has continued a gag order on details of the cardinal’s trial and guilty verdicts being published in his homeland.

That order, which was applied for by prosecutors, was granted to ‘prevent a real and substantial risk of prejudice to the proper administration of justice.’

Pell has surrendered his passport as part of his bail conditions and is not permitted to leave Australia.

The cardinal was named the Vatican’s Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in 2014, making him the third highest-ranking cleric in Rome.

Before being called to the Vatican, Pell served as Archbishop of Sydney from 2001 to 2014 and was Archbishop of Melbourne from 1996 to 2001.

He was ordained in 1966 and made a cardinal in 2003.

Victorian police charged Pell with the sexual assault offences in June last year when he was in Rome.

Pell, who was represented by attorney Robert Richter, QC, stated at a press conference at the time he would return to Australia to answer the charges and he was ‘looking forward, finally, to having my day in court’.

‘I’m innocent of those charges,’ he said at the time. ‘They are false.’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6489637/Catholic-Churchs-senior-cleric-removed-Popes-inner-circle-sex-abuse-claims.html

Cardinal Pell found guilty of sex abuse by Melbourne court

Dec 13, 2018

In a decision that will undoubtedly create shockwaves around the globe, Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Church official to stand trial for sexual abuse, was found guilty on Tuesday by a Melbourne Court.

In one of the most closely watched trials in modern Catholic Church history, after nearly four full days of deliberations, a jury rendered unanimous guilty verdicts on five charges related to the abuse of two choirboys in 1996.

The trial, which began on November 7, has been subject to a media blackout at the request of the prosecution, and follows a first trial in September ended after a jury failed to reach consensus.

Pell, who is 77 years old, is currently on a leave of absence from his post as the Vatican’s Secretary for the Economy.

In June 2017, Pell was charged by Australian police with “historical sexual assault offences,” forcing him to leave Rome and return home vowing to “clear his name.”

This past May, after a four-week committal hearing, an Australian magistrate struck down some of the more serious charges against Pell but ruled he stand trial on five charges related to sexual abuse of minors. The allegations, however, are from two separate periods, the 1970s and the 1990s, hence Judge Sue Pullen’s decision in May to mandate two different trials.

The focus of the first trial centered on the alleged sexual assault of two choirboys at Melbourne’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral during the late 1990s.

During the four weeks of testimony, the jury of twelve heard from the former Master of Ceremonies of the cathedral, its former organist, and other choirboys during the same period of the alleged incident.

Much of the testimony centered on whether or not it would have been possible for Pell to have been alone with the members of the choir and whether it would have been physically possible for Pell to engage in such actions while wearing his mass vestments.

Jury deliberations for the case began late last week, and continued through Tuesday.

Pell has been a key point of reference in English-speaking Catholicism for at least the last two decades, and he was appointed by Pope Francis to his “C9” council of cardinal advisers from around the world in 2013. On Wednesday, the Vatican announced that at the end of October, Pope Francis had removed Pell, along with two other cardinals, from his council of advisers.

He served as the Archbishop of Melbourne from 1996 to 2001, then as the Archbishop of Sydney from 2001 until his appointment to his Vatican position in 2014.

Following the May ruling, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke released a statement saying that “The Holy See has taken note of the decision issued by judicial authorities in Australia” regarding Pell.

“Last year, the Holy Father granted Cardinal Pell a leave of absence so he could defend himself from the accusations. The leave of absence is still in place,” Burke said.

Despite the Vatican’s position in May, Pell’s term of office ends in August and it’s unclear what happens next.

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told reporters on Wednesday that “The Holy See has the utmost respect for the Australian courts.”

“We are aware there is a suppression order in place and we respect that order,” he said.

Earlier this year, the Australian Catholic Church unveiled its official response to Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the nation’s highest form of inquiry.

The Royal Commission revealed last year that 7 percent of Catholic priests were accused of sexually abusing children in Australia over the past several decades, and in response, the Church accepted 98 percent of its 80 recommendations, deciding only against the recommendation that the Church eliminate the seal of the confessional.

The Pell verdict and the Church’s response to the Royal Commission comes at a time in which the global Catholic Church is struggling to combat the issue of clerical sexual abuse.

In August, Francis penned a letter to the “People of God” in which he apologized for widespread cover-up and failures, and in February, he has called the presidents of every bishops’ conference around the world for a global summit on the issue.

During the release of the Australian Church’s response to the Royal Commission, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, vowed systematic reform throughout the country.

“Our response in Australia gives local shape to the action required to address such failure and the need for cultural change,” he wrote.

A sentencing date for Pell has been set for February 2019. Judge Peter Kidd said Pell will be taken into custody on that date, however an appeal by his defense team is likely.

https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2018/12/13/cardinal-pell-found-guilty-of-sex-abuse-by-melbourne-court/

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Pope removes two cardinals linked to sex abuse allegations from his inner circle

12 Dec 2018

wo leading cardinals allegedly linked to sexual abuse have been dismissed from Pope Francis’ inner circle.

Australian Cardinal George Pell and Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz have been removed from the so-called C9 Council of Cardinals, an advisory body set up by Francis, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

Cardinal Pell, appointed head of the Vatican’s economic secretariat by the pope in 2014, has taken a leave of absence to fight allegations of historic sexual misconduct in Australia.

He is still officially in charge of Vatican finances, a position considered one of the most powerful in the Catholic hierarchy.

Francisco Errazuriz Ossa has been accused of covering up allegations against abusive priests in Chile.

Congolese Laurent Monsengwo, 79, who retired as archbishop of Kinshasa in November, is also leaving the advisory council.

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke announced the changes on Wednesday, saying Francis had written to the three prelates individually in October, “thanking them for the work they have done for the past five years

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/12/pope-removes-two-cardinals-linked-sex-abuse-allegations-inner/

Queen’s former driver admits to sexually abusing two young boys in the 1970s – including one in his Buckingham Palace quarters – but dies before he can be charged

  • Driver Alwyn Stockdale sexually abused a boy in his Buckingham Palace quarters
  • He was a chauffeur to the Queen and also abused a young boy at relative’s home
  • Stockdale, aged 81, was retired and died of natural causes in hospital last week 
  • The ex-driver was due to be charged with indecently assaulting one of the boys
  • 10 Dec 2018

A chauffeur to the Queen sexually abused a boy in his Buckingham Palace quarters and another young boy at a relative’s home, but died before he could be charged.

Alwyn Stockdale, 81, admitted attacking a ten-year-old boy and a boy aged under 14 in the 1970s.

Stockdale, who was retired, died of natural causes in hospital last week, but was due to be charged with indecently assaulting one of the boys and with three offences of gross indecency on the second youngster, according to The Sun.

The newspaper says prosecutors had told police to charge Stockdale with the offences.

The alleged victim, a man now in his 50s, told police he had been assaulted when he was ten, with detectives allegedly taking 19 months to track Stockdale down.

Stockdale is said to have lived in Royal Household quarters at Buckingham Palace Mews at the time and later lived in a cottage on the Windsor estate.

He attacked one of the boys at the West Yorkshire home of a relative, who was also a royal servant, but who was unaware of the alleged crime.

A source said: ‘The victims are understandably upset that Stockdale will not face justice. They’ve lived with what he did all their adult lives.’

‘There are questions over why it took so long for police to identify and get round to questioning Stockdale.

 Stockdale is believed to have lived in Royal Household quarters at Buckingham Palace Mews while serving as a chauffeur to the Queen

‘Given his age, it was a race against time to bring him to justice.

‘But like Jimmy Savile and the MP Cyril Smith, he died before that could happen.’

The Metropolitan Police said it is aware of the report, but was unable to comment at that time.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6477743/Queens-former-driver-admits-sexually-abusing-boys-Buckingham-Palace-quarters.html

A source said: “Everyone knew Stockdale as ‘Olly’ and it shouldn’t have been too hard to identify his real name from either the Palace or someone who worked with him at the time.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7948725/buckingham-palace-pervert-nickname-olly/


Queen’s former driver attacked boy, 10, at Buckingham Palace but died before charges could be brought

Alwyn Stockdale assaulted the lad in the Royal Household quarters at Buckingham Palace Mews

Retired Stockdale, 81, admitted the attacks, which took place in the 1970s.

But the paedophile died in hospital last week after prosecutors told police to charge him with crimes dating back to the 1970s.

It took 19 months for Met officers to trace Stockdale after a man in his 50s revealed the pervert assaulted him when he was ten.

At the time Stockdale lived in Royal Household quarters at Buckingham Palace

It is understood that when interviewed Stockdale, who later lived in a cottage on the Windsor estate, confessed to abusing the boy and another lad under 14.

He was to be charged with indecently assaulting one boy and three offences of gross indecency relating to the second.

However, Stockdale died of natural causes before being notified of the prosecution

One of the boys was attacked at the West Yorkshire home of a relative who also worked as a royal servant. The family member was unaware of the crime.

The other is thought to have been abused at Stockdale’s Palace quarters.

A source said: “The victims are understandably upset that Stockdale will not face justice. They’ve lived with what he did all their adult lives.’

“There are questions over why it took so long for police to identify and get round to questioning Stockdale.

“Given his age, it was a race against time to bring him to justice.

“But like Jimmy Savile and the MP Cyril Smith, he died before that could happen.’’

Buckingham Palace refused to comment.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/3602996/queens-former-driver-attacked-boy-10-at-buckingham-palace-but-died-before-charges-could-be-brought/

Royal chauffeur died before child abuse charges could be brought

10 dec 2018

A retired chauffeur for the Royal Family was to be charged with sexual offences against young boys before he died, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

Alwyn Stockdale, who was 81, was suspected of abusing a boy aged 10 or under and a boy aged nine or under.

The alleged offences took place between 1972 and 1975.

Mr Stockdale, who worked for the Royal Family between 1972 and 1992, died of natural causes in hospital last week.

The CPS, which received a file on the case in August, had decided on 30 November that Mr Stockdale should be prosecuted over four allegations – two charges relating to each boy – but he had not been formally charged.

It is alleged he attacked the nine-year-old at his quarters in the Royal Mews, on Buckingham Palace Road.

The other boy was allegedly abused in West Yorkshire at the home of a relative of the boy.

A CPS spokesperson said: “Following a Metropolitan Police investigation into allegations of non-recent sexual abuse, the CPS authorised four charges against a suspect aged in his 80s.

“The suspect has since died and therefore no prosecution can take place.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46508544#

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 CHE – Alwin Stockdale

Cumbria & The Borders CHE: SHRG Group – later a Gay Community Group

Founded in 1973 by Richard Webster, and later ran by Alwin Stockdale until early 1990s.

We are looking for information about the group, and also any publicity material including the monthly newsletters it produced. Monthly meeting at the Old Town Hall, Carlisle

Last week I went down to London to visit two amazing archives housing great collections of documents of LGBT History – the Hall-Carpenter Archives in LSE Library, and the Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive.

One of the most exciting discovery, were the vast of monthly newsletters produced by the Cumbria and The Borders CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality):SHRG (Scottish Homosexual Rights Group) Group between 1974 and 1990.

They were all produced by one man Alwin Stockdale, the convenor of the group. Along with this were some correspondence between the local group and the CHE HQ in London as well as minutes of AGM of the group. The group was set up in 1973 by Richard Webster and was the first local group for lesbian and gay people.

 

http://www.celebratecumbria.co.uk/appeal-for-information/

Another chauffeur for the queen

The Queen, her chauffeur and the prostitute

25 May 2009

https://www.smh.com.au/world/the-queen-her-chauffeur-and-the-prostitute-20090525-bjrl.html

RNC 40th Anniversary Rally

14th August 2017

The RNC (Registration Numbers Club) held their annual rally at Temple Newsam in Leeds on Sunday 16th July 2017. It was raining the day before so there was some concern that the event may be a wash-out. Some owners, especially those with vintage or classic vehicles can be a little reluctant to venture out into bad weather, especially when the event is located on grassy terrain that could quickly turn to mud.

As it turned out, all fears evaporated on the day, which was hot and sunny: a great way to start the club’s 40th anniversary rally. The turnout was excellent, with nearly 100 cars on display with many superb registrations. In fact, this was one of the best attended rallies we have seen in recent years.

The event’s special guest, Councillor Jane Dowson, The Lord Mayor of Leeds, spoke to many of the club members and went round admiring the cars and registrations display. Councillor Dowson also presented the awards for each category (results below). The mayoral car bears the impressive registration U 1 and, coincidentally club member Gareth Hudson was there with the reverse registration, 1 U.

And the award results were:

 


2017

1st – Alwyn Stockdale – AO 2 (Volvo P1800

http://www.registrationnumbersclub.org.uk/Rally_17.htm

 

Class L – classic car with interesting number

RNC Rally winners- AO 2
1st – Alwyn Stockdale – AO 2 (Volvo P1800)

https://www.regtransfers.co.uk/content/40th-anniversary/

“The victims are understandably upset that Stockdale will not face justice. They’ve lived with what he did all their adult lives. There are questions over why it took so long for police to identify and get round to questioning Stockdale. Given his age, it was a race against time to bring him to justice.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/queens-pedophile-driver-dies-before-facing-justice?ref=scroll

GOSFORTH 10 MILE ROAD RACE, JUNE 10th 2009 RESULTS

http://gosforthvillage.net/G10%20race%20results.html

2010

http://www.cumberlandac.org.uk/results_archive/2010/2010OpenChampionship.pdf

2012

http://www.registrationnumbersclub.org.uk/Rally_12.htm


 

Men charged with sexual offences against children in the 1970s

5 Dec 2018

One lived and worked in Chelmsford

Two men have been charged with sexual offences against children in the 1970s.

The alleged offences involved four boys under the age of 16 and were reported to have been committed between 1972 and 1979.

Kenneth Francis, 71, of Akasaka in Tokyo, has been charged with 13 counts of indecent assault and four counts of committing an act of gross indecency.

Francis, a retired teacher, lived and worked in the Chelmsford area at the time.

The second man, Malcolm Archer, 66, a musician, of High Street, Odiham in Hampshire, has been summonsed to appear at court to face one charge of indecent assault and one charge of committing an act of gross indecency.

Both men are due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on December 12.

Police investigation began in April 2017 and enquiries remain ongoing.

https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/men-charged-sexual-offences-against-2292900

Former Jersey church choirmaster charged with sexual offences against children

7 December 2018

Former Jersey church choirmaster charged with sexual offences against children

Kenneth Francis was the Director of Music at the Town Church Credit: ITV Channel TV

A former Jersey church choirmaster has been charged with sexual offences against children.

Kenneth Francis, has been charged with 13 counts of indecent assault and four counts of committing acts of gross indecency.

The alleged offences are said to have involved four boys under the age of 16 during the 1970’s while Mr Francis was living in the Chelmsford area.

The 71 year old was the Director of Music at the Town Church but left Jersey and moved to Tokyo in April 2017 when the church became aware of the alleged assaults.

We take the safety and wellbeing of children and young people very seriously and we are deeply concerned by these allegations and have cooperated fully with the police in the course of their investigations.

Mr Francis was asked to step down from his role as Director of Music at the Town Church when we became aware of this matter in April 2017 and shortly afterwards he moved away from Jersey.

– Mike Keirle, Dean of Jersey

Mr Francis is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on December 12.

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2018-12-07/former-jersey-church-choirmaster-charged-with-sexual-offences-against-children/

 

24 Sept 1978 Great Waltham Parish Church Chelmsford, Essex

Kenneth Francis



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In between his stints at Bristol and Wells, Malcolm Archer held a similar post to the Winchester one at Clifton College in Bristol

Malcolm Archer (Music staff 1990-1996)

Church musician Malcolm Archer to face historical sex offence charges

5 Dec 2018

A leading church musician and composer is to be charged with historical sex offences.

Malcolm Archer

Malcolm Archer, 66, has been summonsed to face a count of indecent assault and one of committing an act of gross indecency.

Mr Archer was suspended as director of chapel music at Winchester College late in 2017 and has since left the school.

Essex Police said the alleged offences involved one boy in the late 1970s in the Chelmsford area.

Mr Archer, from Odiham in Hampshire, is a former director of music at St Paul’s Cathedral and directed the music at state occasions including the Queen’s 80th birthday service.

In a statement, Winchester College said the alleged offences were unconnected with the college and are claimed to have occurred many years before Mr Archer’s employment.

“As soon as the school was made aware of the allegations, it treated them with the utmost seriousness, in full co-operation with the relevant authorities, and in accordance with the standards of a stringent safeguarding culture,” a spokeswoman said.

A retired teacher Kenneth Francis, 71, of Akasaka in Tokyo, has also been charged with 13 counts of indecent assault and four counts of committing an act of gross indecency.

The alleged offences involved four boys under the age of 16 and were reported to have been committed between 1972 and 1979.

Both men are due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on 12 December.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-46452924

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Banished organist rises again

13 May 2004

To many in the Church of England, it will be seen as a comeback of miraculous dimensions. Fourteen years ago, Malcolm Archer was thrown out of his job as a provincial organist, and Anglican leaders were told the brilliant musician was unsuitable to work in any cathedral.

Today I can reveal Archer, 52, has been chosen for the most senior position outside the clergy that the Church has to offer – director of music at St Paul’s Cathedral.

What makes his appointment all the more intriguing is that the cleric who forced him out of his job as organist of Bristol Cathedral remains an influential – and controversial – figure in the Church. For Archer’s detractor is none other than Dr Wesley Carr, the Dean of Westminster and the man who officiated at Princess Diana’s funeral.

In 1990, Dr Carr was dean of Bristol Cathedral when Mr Archer was obliged to resign amid confusing circumstances.

Subsequently, Dr Carr sent a letter to the deans of all English cathedrals advising them that the organist should not be hired. Last night, one eminent churchman, a former dean of Guildford in Surrey, told me: ‘I remember it. I threw it in the wastepaper basket.’

Inside the Church, Dr Carr rejoices in the nickname of ‘the sacking dean’.

Shortly after Diana’s death, he was at the centre of a furious row that threatened to tear Westminster Abbey apart after he sacked the choirmaster who arranged the music for the funeral.

He was branded a bully after firing all the Abbey’s tour guides aged over 75. And he was criticised for sanctioning the sale of chairs used at Diana’s funeral.

An independent report released after 80 members of staff at Clifton College, above, were interviewed, reveals there were several missed opportunities by three headteachers to question the suitability of Thomson-Glover to be a teacher

Despite losing his job at Bristol, Malcolm Archer, a father of two, continued in the music world, moving to Clifton College, the boys’ school.

He has been organist and master of choristers at Wells Cathedral, Somerset, for eight years.

Last night, the man who headhunted him, St Paul’s Dean John Moses, described him as an outstanding candidate. Asked about Mr Archer’s departure from Bristol, he said: ‘I should point out that lots of things are said but he (Archer) found employment directly afterwards.’

In a further twist, some are wondering if the appointment has helped settle another old score. During the 1980s, Dr Carr and Dr Moses worked together at Chelmsford Cathedral, Essex.

‘They didn’t get on at all,’ I am told. Dr Moses diplomatically tells me: ‘We were colleagues, and you get on better with some colleagues than others.’

Dr Archer’s wife, Alison, said: ‘I am aware that there was some dispute between my husband and Wesley Carr, but I don’t know the details. It was before my time. We’ve only been married for ten years.’ Dr Carr was unavailable for comment.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-302659/Banished-organist-rises-again.html

An independent report released after 80 members of staff at Clifton College, above, were interviewed, reveals there were several missed opportunities by three headteachers to question the suitability of Thomson-Glover to be a teacher

Barrister Blogger Matthew Scott’s father worked at Clinton College and Winchester

Martin Scott, who died aged 76, was for 17 years Second Master of Winchester College.

a Royal Marine Commando

His first job schoolmastering was at Clifton College, where he taught from 1950 to 1962, making lifelong friends among both his colleagues and his pupils. It was here, too, that he met his wife Mary, the elder sister of one of his first pupils.

In 1962 he moved to Winchester, where, as Second Master, he was in charge of the 70 scholars in College

Scott’s features still gaze down on the present generation of scholars in Chamber Court in the shape of a strikingly lifelike stone gargoyle for which he sat as model; it is one of only two created for the college in the last 600 years.

 

http://www.winchestercollege.org/UserFiles/College-%20Colour%20feature.pdf

 

After stepping down as Second Master, he continued to teach at Winchester for several years before retiring in 1986 to a farmhouse on the North Yorkshire Moors.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1408658/Martin-Scott.html

Winchester College knew in 1982 about allegations of sadomasochistic abuse at the hands of John Smyth

Barrister Blogger, Matthew Scott’s father, Martin Scott, continued to teach at Winchester until 1986.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1408658/Martin-Scott.html

Promoted out of Chelmsford to become Dean at Bristol in 1987, in 1989 Carr engineered the sacking of the organist and master of choristers Malcolm Archer, even taking the trouble to type out Archer’s letter of resignation for him, whilst insisting on absolute secrecy (a Carr hallmark, and one of the reasons he has avoided exposure for so long). This sacking of a decent man and consummate musician caused such a furore that shops refused to supply the cathedral. Thoughtfully, Carr provided a confidential negative reference to all choral institutions likely to employ him. Wells, the next door diocese, eventually took Archer on, much to their profit where he has done excellent work ever since. Wells’ verdict on Carr’s malicious reference? – there was no case to answer.

http://wabbey-affairs.tripod.com/Sinandevil.htm

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/905013836/MR-MALCOLM-DAVID-ARCHER/companies

An independent report released after 80 members of staff at Clifton College, above, were interviewed, reveals there were several missed opportunities by three headteachers to question the suitability of Thomson-Glover to be a teacher

Clifton College

THREE headteachers of £33,000-a-year private school failed to act over pervert teacher now jailed for videoing 130 children with secret cameras even though he was found tied to chair half-naked several times 

Jonathan Thomson-Glover arrives at Taunton Magistrates Court, Taunton, Somerset in July last year. Parents first started complaining about his behaviour in 1999, when he was seen by a group of boys being tied to a chair by sixth-formers at the college

  • Jonathan Thomson-Glover was a teacher for 31 years at Clifton College
  • He was jailed last year after admitting filming 130 children over 16 years
  • New report reveals three headteachers ignored parents’ complaints
  • Parents complained as early as 1998 about ‘unsuitable rewards’ including beer, pizza and computer games nights held at German teacher’s home 

A court heard he hid cameras at different places around the school and was found with 2,500 hours of video and 1,400 indecent images on 330 tapes.

In July he had six months added to Thomson-Glover’s sentence after he admitted a string of further sex offences against children while he was teaching in Winchester.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of gross indecency involving a boy under 14 and one count of inciting a boy under 14 to commit a grossly indecent act.

The abuse took place at some point between 1987 and 1992, probably when the boys were about 12-years-old.
Former headteachers Andrew Hugh Monro, Stephen Spurr and Mark Moore were called to give evidence.
Despite several complaints, little was done by former headteachers Andrew Hugh Monro, Stephen Spurr and Mark Moore

In summer 1999, a cleaner and a young student reported that the housemaster had been found taped to a chair at the college half-naked.

A few months later, he was found taped to a chair again in just his underwear by a teacher who told headmaster Mr Munro, it was reported.

In September 2000, then  head teacher Mr Spurr launched an enquiry after reports Thomson-Glover was again tied to a chair as a prank but told him “whatever happened don’t do it again”.

In another incident, a deputy head of pastoral care raised concerns about Thomson-Glover’s activities to head teacher Mr Moore, but was told the matter was ‘dealt with’.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bristol-paedophile-teacher-clifton-college-school-ignored-man-who-wrapped-boy-in-clingfilm-report-a7195391.html

Clifton College head quits after 10 years in post

22 October 2015
Clifton College
Mark Moore has been headteacher at Clifton College since 2005

he headmaster of Bristol’s Clifton College is to step down months after a former teacher at the school was jailed for secretly filming pupils.

Mark Moore, headmaster of the college since 2005, said he felt it was time to “explore other opportunities”.

The college said Mr Moore had successfully raised academic standards, producing the best exam results in recent college history.

Deputy head Tim Greene will cover the post until a new head is appointed.

Chairman of Clifton College Council, Richard Morgan, said: “We are very grateful to him for all that he has achieved during his time at the college.

“When he arrived in 2005 he was determined to raise academic standards and has successfully achieved this goal… whilst continuing our excellence in music, drama and sport.”

An email has been sent to parents about his departure, highlighting the college’s sporting and academic achievements under his leadership and praising his “energy and determination”.

In August, Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, of Wadebridge, was jailed for three years and nine months and banned from working with children.

Thomson-Glover taught German and was also a housemaster. He admitted 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.

Following the conviction, the college was also criticised by the Independent Schools Inspectorate for having child protection policies that did not reflect latest statutory guidelines.

Mr Moore leaves at the end of autumn term and a new head is expected to be in post in January 2017.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-34604712

 

Jonathan Thomson-Glover The son of the college’s vicar, Thomson-Glover joined the school as a pupil aged six and returned as a teacher in 1990.
Cops combed his private residence there while pupils were on holiday. They also searched his parents’ home in Cullompton, Devon, and a holiday cottage in Wadebridge, Cornwall. Police confirmed the unmarried teacher, whose dad Hugh is a retired vicar, was held on suspicion of possessing and distributing indecent images of children. He was bailed until January 5.
In 2010 he took part in a Bristol festival to raise cash for kids’ abuse charity ChildLine.
The German tutor had been a housemaster at the city’s Clifton College since 1997. He was a pupil there from 1968 to 1980.
Headteachers Andrew Hugh Monro, Stephen Spurr and Mark
Moore
THREE headteachers of £33,000-a-year private school failed to act over pervert teacher now jailed for videoing 130 children with secret cameras even though he was found tied to chair half-naked several times
Despite several complaints, little was done by former headteachers Andrew Hugh Monro, Stephen Spurr and Mark Moore
In summer 1999, a cleaner and a young student reported that the housemaster had been found taped to a chair at the college half-naked. A few months later, he was found taped to a chair again in just his underwear by a teacher who told headmaster Mr Munro, it was reported. In September 2000, then head teacher Mr Spurr launched an enquiry after reports Thomson-Glover was again tied to a chair as a prank but told him “whatever happened don’t do it again”.
In another incident, a deputy head of pastoral care raised concerns about Thomson-Glover’s activities to head teacher Mr Moore, but was told the matter was ‘dealt with’.
Chaplain Hugh Glover-Thompson
Jonathan Glover-Thompson
Clinton Boys’ Tennis
Mark Moore, Head of Clifton College, outside the flat of Chris Jefferies – a former English teacher at the college – in Clifton, Bristol. Mr Jefferies, 65, Joanna Yeates’ landlord, was arrested today on suspicion of her murder.

Chris Jefferies had clean teaching record

A 65-year-old man, understood to be landscape architect Jo Yeates’ landlord, is arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Chris Jefferies is being detained for questioning at a police station within the Avon and Somerset force area.

Mark Moore, the head of Clifton College, the school where Mr Jefferies once taught, gave his reaction to the news.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-12094539/chris-jefferies-had-clean-teaching-record

Chris Jefferies bought Jo Yeates flat from paedophile colleague

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Jo Yeates murder suspect Chris Jefferies bought the flat the architect lived in from a paedophile colleague who abused a young boy, it has emerged.

Chris Jeffries brought Jo Yeates flat from paedophile colleague

Fellow Clifton College teacher Stephen Johnston used to live below Jefferies in Flat 1 of the building on 44 Canynge Road.

Bachelor French teacher Johnston sexually abused a pupil between 1991 to 1994 in the same apartment murdered Jo, 25, would later share with her 27-year-old boyfriend, Greg Reardon.

Vile Johnston, now 57, was jailed for seven years in March 2008 after being found guilty of six sex offences.

When he was arrested, police found hundreds of pictures of young boys’ naked bottoms from the school he taught at.

The French teacher’s victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court at the time how Johnston had lured him to his home with promises of alcohol and cannabis.

But the child and other young boys were shown pornographic videos and, by the time he had turned 13, his relationship with Johnston had become sexual.

Johnston and the child’s relationship ended three years later when the youngster reached 16-years-old and left school.

The French teacher then moved to London after being made redundant from the school.

The relationship only came to light when the boy, who is now a 32-years-old, finally contacted police in 2006.

In court the man, who chose to become a teacher, told how his relationship with his parents broke down and how he has an inability to trust anyone, including his wife.

Jailing Johnston at the time, judge David Ticehurst told him: ”You have destroyed a young man’s childhood and have caused enormous damage to his life. You have been convicted of very serious offences, which represent a serious breach of trust.

”Parents and pupils can expect teachers to act properly, not to abuse those in their care, which you singularly failed to do.

”You have let down the teaching profession, you have let down yourself, and you are a thorough disgrace.”

Johnston was banned from working with children for life and is currently serving time in Dartmoor Prison, Devon.

Murder suspect Chris Jefferies bought the flat from Johnston in 1999 when the paedophile moved to live with his mother in Sturminster Newton, Dorset.

There is no suggestion Jefferies was involved in any of the crimes.

https://stories.swns.com/news/chris-jefferies-bought-jo-yeates-flat-from-paedophile-colleague-12774/

Teacher ‘hid boy’s trunks in bag’

Stephen Johnston

The alleged incidents happened in the Bristol area

A teacher took more than 350 photos of boys’ bottoms in his flat and kept a pair of trunks sealed in a bag for more than 12 years, a court heard.Stephen Johnston, 56, initially, denied there was a sexual motive behind taking the intimate pics but later admitted there was, Bristol Crown Court heard.

His attacks on a boy allegedly occurred when he worked in Bristol in the 1990s.

Mr Johnston, from Sturminster Newton, Dorset, denies two serious sex assaults and five indecent assaults.

The court heard the former French teacher, who was working at a Bristol school, took the pictures of the youngsters because he liked their “personalities”.

I never planned to have sex with them and never had sex with them
Stephen Johnston

However, under cross examination, Mr Johnston, admitted lying and said the numerous shots of their “crotches and backsides were no accident and were motivated by his physical attraction to them”.

“I would suppose I did find them sexually attractive, but I never planned to have sex with them and never had sex with them,” Mr Johnston, who is alleged to have carried out the attacks between 1991 and 1994, told the jury.

He told the court he had taken the vulnerable youngster “under his wing because he was being bullied at school and was lonely”.

He admitted inviting him around to his flat for private French lessons and then purely for social visits, but did not tell his bosses about the meetings.

The court heard Mr Johnston had taken the huge collection of pictures when the boys were in his flat, on school trips abroad and in the swimming pool.

Pornographic films

He also admitted watching pornographic films with the boy but denied it was part of a “grooming process”.

But the court heard he could not explain why he had kept the photos and a pair of the boy’s trunks sealed in a bag.

The alleged victim, now aged 29, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had visited his flat with another pupil.

The court heard Mr Johnston allegedly showed the boy – who was under 16 at the time – a pornographic film and then proceeded to carry out a sex act on him.

The court heard Mr Johnston had sex with the teenager on “at least 10 occasions”.

The case continues.

Andrew Hugh MONRO
Director at paedo-linked Caldicott
Fellow Caldicott directors include:
convicted paedophile Roland Peter Wright
Michael Mavor former Headmaster Gordonstoun
Michael B Mavor CVO MA Gordonstoun Headmaster 1979-1990 – Assuming responsibility for educating Princes Andrew and Edward
And Richard Martin MORGAN
Richard Martin Morgan wrote a letter of support for convicted paedophile Bishop Peter ball The final letter is from the former Warden of Radley College Richard Morgan, who informs Detective Inspector Murdoch that he has ‘entrusted young men‘ to Peter Ball when he Morgan, was Head of Cheltenham College and Warden of Radley, ‘at no time has there been any whisper of scandal. As soon as I heard of the accusations, I dismissed them in my mind as impossible‘ It seems this man was another source of supply of young men for Ball. Was this letter an attempt to influence whether Peter Ball was charged?
 
Jonathan Thomson-Glover admitted making indecent images of children
Thomson-Glover was a pupil at Clifton College himself between 1968 and 1980. He was also head of the school’s East Town accommodation house, an all-boys house for day students, that prides itself on its “warm, inviting and sociable atmosphere”.

Former house master at £30,000-a-year Clifton College who was jailed for secretly filming pupils is given another prison term for abusing two 12-year-old boys from a different school

  • Jonathan Thomson-Glover recorded girl and boy pupils over 16 year period
  • Jailed last year after admitting charges relating to photos of 130 children
  • Now emerged he sexually abused two male pupils, aged 12, at other school
  • Thomson-Glove handed an additional six months to his prison sentence

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Video tapes, CDs and DVDs and belonging to former teacher Jonathan Thomson-Glover

Last August he was jailed for three years and nine months after a court heard he set up secret cameras to spy on pupils, who he allowed to smoke, drink and have sex at his private quarters.

Today at Truro Crown Court the former house master admitted sexually abusing pupils from another prep school in Winchester, Hampshire.

The court heard Thomson-Glover, from Wadebridge, Cornwall, abused two 12-year- old boys between 1987 and 1992 from the school in Winchester while at a holiday home in Cornwall.

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Vicar Hugh Thomson-Glover (far right)
The son of the college’s vicar Hugh Thomson-Glover, Jonathan Thomson-Glover joined the school as a pupil aged six and returned as a teacher in 1990.
THOMSON-GLOVER. — On 18 June, the Revd William Hugh Thomson-Glover: Curate-in-Charge of St Andrew’s Ecclesiastical District, Tiverton (1960-63); Chaplain of Clifton College (1963-69); Vicar of St Mary Magdalene with St Francis, Lockleaze (1970-75); Curate-in-Charge of Sherston Magna with Pinkney and Easton Grey (1975-81); Luckington with Alderton (1975-81); Vicar of Sherston Magna, Easton Grey, Luckington, and Alderton (1981-86); Priest-in-Charge of Foxley with Bremilham (1984-86); Vicar of Sherston Magna, Easton Grey, Luckington, Alderton, and Foxley with Bremilham (1986-93); Rural Dean of Malmesbury (1988-93); Hon. Canon of Bristol Cathedral (1991-93); aged 88

In a number of cases, parents who complained were told they should find another school for their child.

Thomson-Glover pleaded guilty to 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children between 1987 and 1992.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bristol-paedophile-teacher-clifton-college-school-ignored-man-who-wrapped-boy-in-clingfilm-report-a7195391.html

2016 Death of Canon Hugh Thomson-Glover a retired Priest who lived at Culmstock.…to his wife Geraldine and all the family.

http://travelsdocbox.com/Budget_Travel/74859326-St-mary-s-hemyock-st-andrew-s-clayhidon-all-saints-culmstock-culm-davy-chapel.html

Clifton College gets funding from MOD

The images were taken at a number of locations including a property in Wadebridge, Cornwall, as well as at Clifton College.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/06/top-private-schools-stripped-of-ministry-of-defence-funding-afte/

Jonathan Hugh THOMSON GLOVER

TRELAWNEY COURT MANAGEMENT (ROCK) LIMITED (03711652)

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Jersey People’s Choir created as part of BBC initiative

02 Feb 2012

A new group called the Jersey Peoples Choir is being set up in the island.

The first rehearsal is at the Town Church in St Helier on Thursday at 18:00 GMT and the choir is aimed at people inspired by the recent BBC TV programme about a group of military wives who formed a choir.

The Choir’s first project is to sing a piece of music specially commissioned for Easter by the BBC.

It is part of the BBC People’s Passion and the new choral work will be performed by choirs across the country at Easter 2012.

The choirmaster of the Town Church, Kenneth Francis, told BBC Radio Jersey’s Chris Stone anyone could join the choir and he was really looking forward to it.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-jersey-16859416/jersey-people-s-choir-created-as-part-of-bbc-initiative

Malcolm Archer (born 1952) is an English organist, conductor and composer. He combines this work with a recital career. Archer was formerly Organist and Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral [1] and Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College.

Malcolm Archer was educated at King Edward VII School, Lytham before studying at the Royal College of Music (as an RCO scholar). He was later organ scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge. His organ teachers include Ralph Downes, Gillian Weir, and Nicolas Kynaston and he studied composition with Herbert Sumsion and Alan Ridout.[1]

Appointments

Malcolm Archer’s first posts were at Norwich Cathedral and Bristol Cathedral.

Wells Cathedral

Archer was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Wells Cathedral in 1996 where he directed and trained the Cathedral choir for its daily services in the Cathedral, as well as being the Musical Director for Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society. In April, 2000 he and choir members participated in a North American Tour which included concerts in Ottawa, Ontario; Albany, New York; Richmond, Virginia; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; Lancaster, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; St. Paul, Minnesota; Chattanooga, Tennessee and Augusta, Georgia. He has made several recordings with the choir to critical acclaim.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Archer took over as organist and Director of Music at St Paul’s from John Scott in 2004.

Winchester College

In August 2007 he took up a position as Director of Chapel Music and Organist at Winchester College, where he was in charge of the Winchester College Chapel Choir and Quiristers as well as teaching composition and the organ. He retired from Winchester College in 2018. [2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Archer

Malcolm Archer is one of the world’s leading church musicians, and has enjoyed a distinguished career in cathedral music, which has taken him to posts at Norwich, Bristol, Wells Cathedrals and then Director of Music at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. He is now Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College, where he is responsible for the College’s ancient choral foundation; conducting the Chapel Choir and teaching the organ. During his time at St. Paul’s Cathedral he directed the choir for several State services, including the Tsunami Memorial Service, the London Bombings Service and the 80th Birthday Service for HM The Queen, for which he was invited by Buckingham Palace to compose a special anthem, performed live on BBC.1. His many broadcasts and recordings from Wells and St. Paul’s have received critical acclaim, and his CD of Christmas music from St. Paul’s was voted Editor’s number one choice in The Daily Telegraph. His own setting of ‘Be thou my Vision’ features on the debut album of the girl group ‘Celeste’ for Decca.

Malcolm is much in demand as a choir trainer and choral and orchestral conductor, and he has directed concerts, workshops, courses and summer schools in various parts of the globe, as well as working with several leading orchestras. He is also the Musical Director of the Jean Langlais Festival in France

As an organ recitalist he has played in nine European countries, New Zealand the USA and Canada, and his many CDs include repertoire as diverse as J.S. Bach and Olivier Messiaen, as well as his own music.

As a composer, Malcolm receives regular commissions from both sides of the Atlantic, and he has many published works. Recently he has composed works for the Southern Cathedrals Festival, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Festival of the Sons of the Clergy, an anthem for the enthronement service of the Bishop of Winchester, and a special anthem commissioned to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015. He has also jointly edited two books for Oxford University Press: Advent for Choirs and Epiphany to All Saints for Choirs. His compositions are widely performed, recorded and broadcast and are greatly enjoyed for their approachable nature and singability.

He has been an adjudicator for the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the year competition, (he has, over the years had twelve of his own choristers in the final) and for four years was a judge for the BBC Songs of Praise School Choirs competition, including chairing the judging panel for two of those competitions. He is also a frequent contributor to that programme as both interviewee and musical arranger. He has recently been a judge for the British Composer Awards.

Malcolm has served as council member of the Royal College of Organists, and he is a member of the council of the Guild of Church Musicians, from whom he was recently awarded the Fellowship for his services to church music over many years. In 2009, he was awarded the FRSCM (Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music) for his work in three cathedrals, and as a composer of church music.

https://web.archive.org/web/20160304123510/http://www.malcolmarcher.com/biography.html

 

Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust

Patron Malcolm Archer

https://www.wcct.co.uk/patrons/

Patron of the North and Midlands School of Music

President: Malcolm Archer
SEOs: Dr Colin Parsons MBE, Bill Thomas
General Secretary: Paul Melville
Academic Registrar: Dr Kevin Morgan
Bursar: Derek Matthews
Patrons:Dame Dr Evelyn Glennie CH DBE, Revd Canon Beaumont Brandie MBE, Prof Dr Ian Tracey, Dr Carol Williams, Dr Kemp English, Scott Farrell, Donald MacKenzie, Elizabeth Stratford, Andrew Whelan, Peter Wrigh

https://web.archive.org/web/20181208135042/http://www.nmsm.org.uk/about_patrons.php

Gulid of Church Musicians – Honorary Fellow

Malcolm Archer

https://www.churchmusicians.org/honorary-fellow-members

Aug 12 2001

Malcolm Archer Montreal Boys’ Choir Chorus School

 


Is it ever too late to learn the piano?

Music teacher Kenneth Francis says that teaching children and adults is very different. The biggest obstacle for adults it accepting that they will make mistakes.

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:PagwgQa12hMJ:https://jerseyeveningpost.com/features/2014/04/11/is-it-ever-too-late-to-learn-the-piano/+&cd=11&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

Rare private press Choral LP from 1970 , In tip top condition. Organist Richard Hollingdale, Director of Music Kenneth Francis, Alto Stephen Barlow and Jonathan Seers

Boys Choir of Widford Lodge Prep School – Songs For Advent & Xmas (1970 Private)

https://www.popsike.com/Boys-Choir-of-Widford-Lodge-Prep-School-Songs-For-Advent-Xmas-1970-Private/120957719791.html

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/08/27/1484507/

http://www.jerseyfestivalchoir.org.uk/2014-christmas.html

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/community/2014/01/26/the-search-is-on-for-new-voices/

Two vile scout leaders who sexually abused young boys in the same troop in the 1970s are jailed within a week

  • Philip Levi, 73, was handed an 11-year term for ‘predatory and persistent’ abuse
  • A judge said parents had hoped he would be a ‘role model’ for their children
  • Yesterday Paul Santon of the same Harrow scout group was jailed for 20 month

Two former scout leaders have been jailed within a week for sexually abusing youngsters in the same group.

Philip Levi, 73, was handed an 11-year term last week for ‘predatory and persistent’ abuses against children at his troop in Harrow.

Yesterday 68-year-old Paul Santon, who had worked at the same north-west London scout group in the 1970s, was jailed after admitting two indecent assaults.

The abuses in the 1970s and 1980s have only now come to light, the Metropolitan Police said.

Paul Santon, pictured outside Harrow Crown Court yesterday, was jailed for 20 months after he admitted two indecent assaults dating back to when he was a scout leader in the 1970s Paul Santon, pictured outside Harrow Crown Court yesterday, was jailed for 20 months after he admitted two indecent assaults dating back to when he was a scout leader in the 1970s

Yesterday Santon, of St Albans, Hertfordshire, pleaded guilty at Harrow Crown Court to two assaults on a child under 16.

He was jailed for 20 months for the historic sex abuse.

Santon, of Cotlandswick, St Albans, Hertfordshire, sexually abused the child in Harrow in 1972 and 1978 when he was a Scout Master.


Former scout master Philip Levi, 73, of Vinery Court, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, pleaded guilty to multiple indecency offences involving children. He was jailed for 11 years and three months. Picture: MET POLICE

Former scout master Philip Levi, 73, of Vinery Court, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, pleaded guilty to multiple indecency offences involving children. He was jailed for 11 years and three months.

December 8, 2018

A former scout group leader – now living in Cambridgeshire – pleaded guilty to non-recent sexual abuse dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.

Philip Levi, 73, of Vinery Court, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing of 15 counts of indecent assault on a child aged under 16, and two counts of indecency towards a child aged under 16.

On Friday at Harrow Crown Court he was sentenced to a total of 11 years and three months’ imprisonment.

The abuse took place in Harrow between 1972 and 1984 when Levi was a scout master.

Officers from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command began an investigation after a male victim came forward in November 2016 to report being sexually abused by Levi as a child.

During the course of the investigation, further victims were identified who also reported being abused by him. Levi was arrested on December 5, 2017 and later charged.

DC Alyson Suddick, of the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, said:” Philip Levi abused his position within the scouting organisation to prey on young boys under his care, subjecting them to systematic sexual abuse at a time in their lives when they should have been carefree and enjoying the many benefits of being a Scout.

“We are grateful to the victims for having the courage to come forward and assist police in this investigation.

“All suffered severe psychological trauma as a result of their experience and I would like to commend each and every one of them for their dignity throughout. I sincerely hope that the outcome of this case and the sentences imposed bring them a measure of comfort.

“Outcomes of this nature prove that men like Levi will not evade justice no matter how much time has passed. We would like to urge any other victims of Levi to come forward with information. All allegations will be treated with sensitivity and in the strictest of confidence.”

The judge commented that parents had put their boys into his trust assuming he would be a role model. Instead he chose to systematically abuse them.

He described Levi as a predatory and persistent offender.

In court to listen to Levi’s guilty plea were some of his victims who shook their heads in disgust as his depravity were described.

Levi had invited boys to his home where he carried out the abuse.

In statements read out to the court, Levi’s victims described feelings of shame and embarrassment. Some have gone on to develop issues with alcohol and found it hard to have loving relationships.

In 1985 the court heard that Levi had admitted indecent assault on a 12-year-old boy and received a fine. Levi had invited the boy back to a caravan where the offence took place.

Justin Bearman., prosecuting, told the court: ‘The offences represent clearly a gross breach of trust.

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/scout-master-cambs-harrow-sex-offender-jailed-1-5811704

Levi lived in Guernsey and Sark for 15 years after the offences took place.

In 2005 Levi was stopped at Luton Airport in connection with another offence which was later dropped.

Officers searching his laptop found 484 indecent images of children, including 59 of the worst kind, and he was put on sexual harm prevention order.

https://guernseypress.com/news/2018/12/08/former-local-resident-jailed-in-uk-for-abuse/

LASHAM GLIDING SOCIETY

Lasham Gliding Society is home to the UKs largest Gliding Club. It is the heart of gliding in the UK and for many years it was home to one of the most active paedophiles- Mr Philip Levi.

Mr Philip John Levi, worked for the Civil Aviation Authority.

He ran the Scout Gliding Centre, and owned an aircraft G-FHAS which was a Schiebe Falke motorglider. In this he gave flights to scouts. He was also involved as a Scout Master at THE FOURTH HARROW AIRSCOUTS  ( hence registration G-FHAS)

 

Despite numerous complaints by Scouts and concerns expressed by members within the club the club manager allowed Mr Levi to have one of the old buildings to convert into a bunkroom for the Scouts to sleep in.

Again despite objections that something was going on he was also allowed a mobile home. In this caravan young boys were abused, raped, tied up, and tortured.  They were also taken back to his HARROW home – 5 Lourne Court.

Mr Levi had connections with paedophiles in Holland including at AEROCLUB SALLAND near Zwolle. He also took boys to DUNSTABLE to another paedophile called Derek Sears who was the Chief Flying Instructor there.

He was also known to visit Fred and Rose West in Gloucester.

LEVI was convicted of child abuse at LASHAM, but even after this he was allowed to CONTINUE ABUSING BOYS.

He set up AEROCLUB ENSTONE and brought an aircraft registration- G-OACE ( hence Aero Club Enstone). More children were abused at THE ENSTONE EAGLES GLIDING CLUB in a mobile home he had there. He abused boys with another man who was a full time glider and aircraft repairer at SHENNINGTON GLIDING CLUB.

He was also involved with OXFORDSHIRE SPORT FLYING and went on trips to France with them taking young boys with him.  Again he was arrested.

He then got involved with THE AIR TRAINING CORPS (space Cadets) which is part of the Royal Air Force. Suspicions were aroused when he started inviting cadets back to his house and he was asked to leave them.

He then went to STAVERTON AIRPORT  and was involved with the running of GLOUCESTER AND CHELTENHAM FLYING SCHOOL.

Here yet more boys were abused. Again people at the time complained to the airport and NOTHING WAS DONE.

Mr Levi,, then moved the GUERNSEY, and yet more complaints were made.

He NOW RESIDES NEAR CRANFIELD AIRPORT and is CHAIRMAN of the Cranfield Branch of the ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY!!!

2013
Philip John Levi

Saturday, 26 May 2018

 

Two Ex-Scout Volunteers Accused Of Sex Offences Against Young Boys

Paul Santon

Two men accused of sex offences against young Harrow scouts four decades ago have appeared in court for the first time.

Philip Levi, 73, of Vinery Court, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and Paul Santon, 68, of Cotlandswick, London Colney, St. Albans, Hertfordshire were sent to the crown court.
They both appeared at Willesden Magistrates Court, where they were bailed to appear at Harrow Crown Court on June 20.
Levi is charged with six counts of indecently assaulting one boy between October 12, 1972 and October 11, 1974.
Santon is charged with one count of indecently assaulting the same boy between October 12, 1972 and October 11, 1973 and indecently assaulting a second boy between April 19, 1978 and September 18, 1980.
Levi faces seven further charges of indecently assaulting another boy between January 15, 1980 and January 14, 1985.
He is further charged with four counts of indecent assault against another boy between December 31, 1982 and January 1, 1984.
Levi is also charged with indecently assaulting three other boys on dates between June 22, 1976 and May 23, 1982.

All the offences are alleged to have occurred at various Harrow addresses and at Lasham Airfield, Alton, Hampshire.

Later in 1985 was a Scout County PL’s weekend at Youlbury campsite, to which we sent a small contingent. In late 1985 and 1986 the scouts also took a more unusual route for a sea scout troop of following a course for airmanship badges. Having responded to an advert in Scouting magazine, we were instructed by Philip Levi, a scout leader who also had half ownership of an aircraft. There were several theory sessions and tests, based at the boathouse and Abbey church, before we were allowed to travel to Enstone airfield, north of Oxford. Over several Saturdays and Sundays more than half the troop had their first experience of gliding, and most achieved one or more of the airmanship proficiency badges, to go alongside the seamanship awards.
Harrow County Scouts on the school field, September 1964).  Screenshots from film shot by Philip Levi,
Charles Durrant -solicitor

Douglas Slade ordered to pay five Filipinos £127,000 over abuse

7 DEC 2018

Douglas Slade

A paedophile has been ordered to pay £127,000 to five Filipinos in a “landmark” case, after a judge decided he had sexually abused them.

Douglas Slade has not been convicted of those offences and denies wrongdoing.

The men’s lawyer said the “unprecedented” High Court case “provided a sense of vindication for the victims”.

Slade, 77, who moved to the Philippines in 1985, was jailed for 24 years in 2016 for abusing five boys in the UK.

The judge in that case said Slade, who was extradited to the UK the previous year, was “wholly unrepentant” over the offences, committed between 1965 and 1980.

Slade was a founder member of the Paedophile Information Exchange and actively campaigned for sex between children and paedophiles to be legalised in the 1970s and 1980s.

He used to run a helpline for child sex abusers from his parents’ home in Bristol.

Slade lived in the Philippines for 30 years and, despite several investigations, there was no successful prosecution against him there.

It is the first case where foreign victims have successfully claimed compensation against a British abuser, despite a failed attempt to prosecute him abroad, lawyer Alan Collins – representing the five Filipinos – said.

The four young men and one teenage boy at the centre of this case sued Slade for “personal injuries arising out of sexual abuse” and gave evidence from Manila. The youngest was 10 at the time the abuse is alleged to have started.

‘Lying and deception’

They lived in poverty and were allegedly groomed by Slade, who is said to have offered them money and chocolate after buying a house near a school.

The payments the five will receive from Slade range from £20,000 to £35,000.

Mr Collins, of law firm Hugh James, said: “This landmark case is unprecedented for a High Court in London, showing how the legal system in England and Wales delivers justice for victims of sexual abuse whether they live in England or overseas.

“The judgement has finally provided a sense of vindication for the victims after Slade avoided justice for so many years through his lying and deception and I’m sure this case will set a precedent for others in a similar situation to seek justice.”

Judge Mark Gargan published his ruling on Friday after analysing evidence at a recent High Court case in London.

Slade had denied abusing the five, saying their allegations were a fabrication.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46483227


Catholic Church has a lot to answer for’: Philip Wilson’s conviction overturned

6 Dec 2018

Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson’s conviction for failing to report child sex allegations about Hunter priest Jim Fletcher to police has been overturned after a judge rejected substantial elements of the case against the archbishop, and questioned the accuracy of a key witness’ evidence.

Archbishop Wilson remained impassive as Newcastle District Court Judge Roy Ellis quashed the conviction on Thursday.

The archbishop watched the decision via an audio video link from his sister’s Central Coast home after he chose to start a 12-month jail sentence in August, served as six months’ home detention, despite lodging an immediate appeal against his conviction.

Judge Ellis found the Crown had not proven the case against the archbishop beyond reasonable doubt.

The judge told the court Archbishop Wilson could not be convicted of a crime because the “Catholic Church has a lot to answer for in terms of its historical self-protective approach” to children alleging child sexual abuse by priests.

Mr Creigh sobbed in court after the decision was overturned and later hugged a second Fletcher victim who gave evidence against the archbishop.

Pat Feenan, the mother of another of Fletcher’s victims, was also in tears outside the court when she said she did not want to see Philip Wilson reinstated as the bishop of Adelaide.

She said she was not surprised that the archbishop did not appear in court but “he should have”.

“I’m feeling upset. I’m not surprised. I thought it was going to go that way,” Mrs Feenan said.

She became emotional when she told the media Archbishop Wilson’s conviction was overturned on the 14th anniversary of Jim Fletcher’s conviction in 2006 for multiple serious child sex crimes against her son Daniel.

“It’s the anniversary today. Fourteen years today since James Fletcher was found guilty of abusing my son Daniel. That is significant, and here we are still,” she said.

Survivor advocate and Fletcher victim Peter Gogarty said he was really disappointed because “this has been going on for quite some number of years”.

“At a deeper level than that I’m really distressed and very, very sorry for the good people who have taken on the might and the money of the Catholic Church and have just had to sit through a judgment that calls into question the reliability of their memories,” Mr Gogarty said.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/catholic-church-has-a-lot-to-answer-for-philip-wilson-s-conviction-overturned-20181206-p50kqg.html

Former Celtic Boys Club boss found guilty of sex abuse

5 December 2018

Gerald King

King coached football at a primary school in the north of Glasgow during the 1980s

A former Celtic Boys Club chairman has been convicted of sexually abusing four boys and a girl in the 1980s.

Gerald King, 66, was coaching football at a primary school in the north of Glasgow when he carried out the crimes.

King was convicted of five charges of using lewd and libidinous practises towards the five victims between August 1984 and April 1989.

The case comes just weeks after Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett was jailed for abusing three boys.

After his trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court, King was told by sheriff Johanna Johnston QC: “You have been convicted of serious sexual offences against pupils when you were in a position of trust as a teacher and football coach.”

One victim, now a 43-year-old man, told how King exposed himself to him when he was getting changed before a football game.

He told prosecutor Adele Macdonald: “I was really embarrassed and uncomfortable”.

He told the jury: “I felt as though it was something I couldn’t escape from. ”

Indecent pictures

He was also found guilty of taking indecent pictures of children in February 1987.

King’s victims were between nine and 13 years old at the time.

In evidence he admitted taking two pictures, one of four boys in a shower with no clothes on which was later printed in the school magazine with ‘censored’ over their private parts.

He also said he took a second picture of one of the boys with no clothes on, but claimed both were entirely innocent.

King had denied the charges.

Another victim, now 41, described King stripping off in front of him before a football game.

Miss Macdonald asked: “How did you feel when you were standing there and he was in front of you in the same room naked?”

He answered: “Embarrassed.”

Deferred sentence

Sheriff Johnston deferred sentence until next year and continued King’s bail.

Defence counsel Gavin Anderson will give defence mitigation then.

King had worked at Torbett’s company, the Trophy Centre, but previously denied being close to him.

During his trial, Torbett named King as one of the coaches at the boys club.

Torbett was first put behind bars for two years in 1998 for abusing three former players.

Torbett was said to have been sacked from the club in 1974 when allegations surfaced against him, but was later welcomed back in 1980 until 1996.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-46460307


Essex Police probe uncovers link between Shoebury ‘sex ring’ and paedophile gang behind Jason Swift killing

4 December 2018

POLICE have uncovered a link between the ’Shoebury Sex Ring’ and the paedophile gang which killed schoolboy Jason Swift in the 1980s.

A witness alerted police to the link without even realising it.

Last month, sex crime officers in Rayleigh concluded months of interviews with the man, who was contacted last year after police found his name on a 1990 list of boys linked to the Shoebury ring.

The man’s allegations are corroborated on many key details by a stack of paperwork from a 1989/90 investigation into the ring, the contents of which have never been placed in the public domain.

During his interviews, the man told officers that one of the Shoebury ringleaders often referred to a mystery man called ’Lennie Smith’.

Unbeknownst to the witness, Smith was one of the paedophile gang known as the Dirty Dozen, whose members raped and killed three children – Jason Swift, Mark Tildesley and Barry Lewis.

Smith was linked to all three killings but never prosecuted because in each case all the witnesses against him were fellow paedophiles, deemed unreliable by the CPS.

But he was convicted of other serious child sex offences. He died in prison in 2006.

The new Shoebury witness mentioned Smith’s name to police repeatedly, including in a videotaped interview in November – but had no idea who he was.

He told officers how Brian Tanner – who was convicted in 1990 of running the Shoebury ring – would threaten boys if they argued or tried to escape, saying words to the effect of, “If you keep this up, I’ll take you to Lennie Smith.”

But the boys were baffled by the threats, as none of them had ever met Smith or knew why they were supposed to be frightened of him.

By the time of Smith’s late 1980s tabloid infamy, the new Shoebury witness was already an adult. He told police his abuse began in the late 1970s, continuing into the mid-1980s.

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Lennie Smith lived in Westcliff, not far from Brian Tanner, who died in 2006.

Smith worked in a Southend amusement arcade, which he used to entice and abuse children, then sell them as rent boys. He was convicted for gross indecency. Then, in the early 1980s he moved to Birmingham, then Hackney’s Kingsmead estate.

It was at his Kingsmead flat that he was first questioned over Jason Swift. After police visited, he attempted suicide and then fled – to Southend.

Retired detective David Bright, who worked the Jason Swift case, said police had known Smith had links to Southend, as did his pal Sidney Cooke, a fairground worker convicted over Jason’s death.

After running away from home and falling into the clutches of the gang, Jason, 14, even sent his mother a postcard from Southend, saying he was working there at the fair.

Mr Bright said: “Cooke used to work in fairgrounds so he went all over the coast and used to visit Southend seaside fairground and Chalkwell. He used to buy his sweets and candyfloss-making stuff down here. It wasn’t just him in Southend. You would have the others like Lennie Smith, Robert Oliver. Wherever there was a likelihood of getting their prey, they would go.”

http://www.stratford-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=137127

In a sweetheart deal in 2008, he pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution and served 13-months in prison

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein reaches last-minute settlement ahead of jury selection for civil trial, avoiding testimony from his sex assault victims

  • Jeffrey Epstein ‘surrendered’ and agreed to an undisclosed financial settlement with attorney Bradley Edwards on Tuesday
  • Edwards sued the financier for ‘malicious prosecution’ after Epstein claimed the lawyer’s previous case involving three victims financed a Ponzi scheme 
  • In a statement read by his lawyer in court, Epstein apologized and admitted to making ‘totally false allegations’ 
  • The settlement means none of the women will be able to testify against Epstein, who is accused of pimping out 80 underage girls to his friends from 1995 – 2005 
  • Edwards is also suing the US government in a second case on behalf of the three victims seeking to invalidate Epstein’s non-prosecution agreement
  • In 2008 he struck a plea deal where he pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution
  • He served 13 months of his 18-month sentence at a local Palm beach jail  

Billionaire convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein reached a last-minute settlement on Tuesday just as jury selection was expected to begin for his trial in Palm Beach, Florida.

The 65-year-old hedge fund manager ‘surrendered’ and agreed to an undisclosed financial settlement with attorney Bradley Edwards, who represents several of Epstein’s alleged victims.

Edwards had sued the financier alleging malicious prosecution and defamation after the billionaire filed a lawsuit attacking Edwards and his methods.

Epstein admitted today to making ‘totally false allegations.’

The settlement also means none of the women will be able to testify against Epstein, who is accused of pimping out 80 underage girls to his friends from 1995 – 2005.

Edwards’ lawyer Jack Scarola told the court the climbdown was ‘not a compromise but a surrender’ by the ‘serial sex offender.’

‘For the sake of Epstein’s victims, Bradley Edwards would not and did not compromise his claims. He did not settle for anything less than a complete surrender by Jeffrey Epstein,’ Scarola said.

‘While the financial terms of the settlement are required to remain confidential, there are important components that are not confidential.’

He revealed Edwards remains committed to continue with his challenge to Epstein’s sweetheart ‘non prosecution agreement’ that allowed him to escape a possible life sentence and serve just 13 months in a Florida state facility.

He added: ‘That will be followed through to conclusion….to set aside the non-prosecution agreement for Jeffrey Epstein and his named and unnamed co-defendants fully responsible for the crime that they have committed.’

Epstein was not in court on Tuesday but his attorney Scott Link read out his apology in which he admitted to lying.

‘While Mr Edwards was representing clients against me, I filed a lawsuit against him in which I made allegations about him that the evidence conclusively proves were absolutely false,’ he said.

The truth was that his aggressive investigation and litigation style was highly effective and therefore troublesome to me.

‘The lawsuit I filed was my unreasonable attempt to damage his business reputation and cause Mr Edwards to stop pursuing cases against me. It did not work.

‘Despite my efforts, he continued to do an excellent job for his clients and through his relentless pursuit, held me responsible. I am now admitting that I was wrong and that the things I said to try to harm Mr Edwards’ reputation as a trial lawyer were false..

‘I sincerely apologize for the false and hurtful allegations I made and hope for some forgiveness or my acknowledgement of wrongdoing.’

More than 60 girls have claimed they were turned into sex slaves by Epstein when they were teenagers and Edwards previously won $5.5million for some victims.

In this case, which has dragged on since 2009, Edwards was suing the financier for ‘malicious prosecution’ as the result of a long-running battle between the two men.

Epstein had tried to sue the lawyer claiming the civil cases involving three victims financed an unlawful Ponzi scheme run by Scott Rothstein, a partner at Edwards’ former law firm.

Rothstein was convicted of financial fraud and got 50 years, but denied Edwards had been involved in the scheme.

Epstein then dropped his case, but Edwards then sued over his reputation.

As many as 60 other girls have come forward to claim they were recruited by Epstein into having sex with his coterie of friends and acquaintances while they were aged between 14 and 17. Many were from disadvantaged homes or had troubled childhoods.

Despite what began as a full-blown FBI investigation into Epstein’s alleged prostitution ring of young girls, he was eventually offered a ‘sweetheart’ deal in 2007 instead of facing a possible life sentence.

Victims were outraged at the court’s treatment of the billionaire, who counted Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew among his rich and powerful friends.

He pleaded guilty to two prostitution charges in a Florida state court following an agreement that effectively kicked out a 53-page federal indictment.

The hedge-fund tycoon was sentenced to 18 months and served just 13 in Palm Beach County stockade, not a state prison. He was reportedly allowed out for up to 12 hours a day to visit his office and meet clients.

The ‘non prosecution’ deal with the state also meant he, his named co-conspirators and his unnamed co-conspirators were given immunity from federal prosecution.

The deal was also sealed from the public and the victims, meaning no one would  ever learn the entirety of Epstein’s crimes.

It was revealed last week that the deal was brokered by President Trump’s Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta when he was US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

In the second case mentioned by Scarola today, his client Edwards is suing the US government on behalf of three victims in the sex investigation

He alleges it violated the Crime Victims’ Right Act, which states victims should be kept informed of possible hearings and ‘reasonably heard’ over pleas and sentencing.

Edwards wrote in a court filing that if the victims knew about the non-prosecution agreement ‘they would have taken steps to object’, according to the New York Times.  

Epstein could be stripped of his criminal prosecution immunity if the case succeeds, possibly leading to a federal trial for the sex crimes.

Scarola had said earlier this week that the purpose of the second case is to ‘invalidate Epstein’s non-prosecution agreement.’

‘If the case is successful and with the agreement canceled, Epstein’s immunity from federal criminal prosecution will be revoked,’ he said.

‘That means he, plus his named co-conspirators and his unnamed co-conspirators will face the possibility of federal prosecution.

‘In a subsequent criminal trial it is very likely that many of the victims will be called to give evidence and heard their stories heard.’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6459539/Jeffrey-Epstein-trial-called-reaching-minute-settlement.html

Accuser of ‘VIP paedophile ring’ named

3 Dec 2018

A man who claimed he was the victim of an alleged VIP paedophile ring can now be named as Carl Beech.

A judge at Newcastle Crown Court has lifted an order barring publication of his name.

He had previously been known by the pseudonym Nick.

Mr Beech, who is 50, has been charged with 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud. He is due to stand trial next May.

He made allegations against the ex-chief of the defence staff, Lord Bramall, and politicians Sir Edward Heath, Lord Brittan and Harvey Proctor.

His claims led to a £2.5m inquiry by Scotland Yard – Operation Midland.

No action resulted from his allegations and the inquiry was closed.

Mr Beech was charged after Northumbria Police passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service in September 2017.

He appeared at court via video link. He will stand trial on 7 May next year. No pleas have been entered.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46431818

Mr Beech, a 50-year-old former NHS manager and father of one, had been shrouded in secrecy since he first came forward four years ago claiming he had been sexually abused by a group of high profile figures and leading politicians when he was a child in the 1970s and 1980s.

Mr Beech is a former governor of two schools. Born in Wrexham, his mother is a retired Church of England vicar.

After leaving school he qualified as a nurse before moving into NHS management, becoming the head of patient advice, liaison services and complaints at a large trust. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Health Management.

He married a fellow nurse in 1992 and they have one son, but the marriage broke down a number of years ago.

In 2014 Scotland Yard launched a major criminal investigation, Operation Midland, after Mr Beech came forward and told detectives he had been the victim of historic abuse.

It is alleged he falsely told police he been raped and abused for nine years by a VIP gang which included the Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, the former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, the former head of the army, Lord Bramall, the former Tory MP, Harvey Proctor and former Labour MP Greville Janner.

As well as alleging child rape, Mr Beech told police officers at least three youngsters had been murdered at the hands of the VIP paedophile ring. But Scotland Yard’s £2.5 million inquiry was closed in 2016 without any arrests being made.

A review by a retired High Court judge into the Scotland Yard investigation highlighted more than 40 mistakes by the force.

In September 2017, Northumbria Police, which had spent ten months investigating the case, passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service which in turn charged Mr Beech with 12 counts of perverting the course of justice.

He was also charged with fraud in relation to an allegation that he profited from his allegations by making a claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Mr Beech is accused of fraudulently receiving £22,000 in compensation for abuse which never took place.

Mr Beech appeared at Newcastle Crown Court accused of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud. He spoke only once to answer “I am” when asked whether he was Carl Beech.

The case has now been listed for a six to eight week trial to begin at Newcastle on May 7th next year.

The Recorder of Newcastle, Judge Paul Sloan QC, lifted an order that had previously been in place banning the identity of Mr Beech. At a previous pre-trial hearing before Judge Paul Sloan, his barrister Raymond Tully said: “We anticipate the matter will be fully contested.”

His case will be back before the court on February 11th next year for one of a number of further pre-trial hearings scheduled before May.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/03/vip-paedophile-accuser-nick-named-first-time-carl-beech/?fbclid=IwAR3my3HW3xerRo3Tbtn45rSYMvWVAk0XCwi35DHYiEM9KXGIOgUBVq0QoIY


Epstein pedophile scandal: Prince Andrew at risk once more as new court case begins

3 Dec, 2018

The Royal Family are being dragged back into the Jeffrey Epstein pedophile scandal, as a photo of the Queen’s son, Prince Andrew, with an alleged ‘underage prostitute’ is listed as an exhibit in a new US court case.

Victims of the American billionaire sex offender, Epstein, are to tell a Florida courtroom their stories of sexual abuse, Tuesday.

One witness, who may be called to the stand at Palm Beach County Court, is Virginia Roberts who claims that was she was both forced to have sex with Epstein and that she was “loaned out” to perform sex acts on his friends.

Roberts alleges that those friends include Prince Andrew, Duke of York, a claim the Royal has consistently denied.

The photograph shows the Prince with his arm around Roberts’ waist. It was taken at a London residence in March 2001, at which time Roberts would have been 17.

 

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson stated: “It is emphatically denied The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.”

The civil trial against Epstein was preceded by an explosive report in the Miami Herald that alleges that the billionaire’s powerful lawyers managed to pressure prosecutors, stopping him from receiving a significant jail time.

Epstein was jailed for 13 months in 2008 for soliciting girls for underage prostitution.

Then serving as the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Alexander Acosta, negotiated a plea agreement for Epstein, sealing a 53-page FBI indictment against him and avoiding any federal criminal charges being brought against him.

Acosta is now Trump’s Secretary of Labor.

Prince Andrew was photographed with the convicted sex offender, Epstein, following his release, leading to the Royal losing his role as a UK trade envoy.

The Epstein scandal has reached into the heart of the American establishment. Politicians from both parties, alongside men from the Hollywood and business elite, are listed on the flight logs of Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the ‘Lolita Express.’

The plane would take regular journeys to Epstein’s private Caribbean island, on the flight log included illustrious names, including ex-US President Bill Clinton and disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.

 https://www.rt.com/uk/445451-jeffrey-epstein-prince-andrew


 

Kavre Court to decide soon on Peter Dalglish’s case

A government lawyer has informed Kathmandu Tribune that the alleged pedophile Peter Dalglish’s case will soon come to an end.

The lawyer didn’t say when the final verdict will happen but he said it won’t take a long time now.

Mr. Dalglish faces imprisonment for pedophilia.

https://kathmandutribune.com/kavre-court-to-decide-soon-on-peter-dalglishs-case/


 

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He was over 50.

They were little girls.

Their stories were almost identical.

The evidence was substantial.

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Adam Klasfeld ‏Verified account @KlasfeldReports

As you read this bombshell Miami Herald investigation – and read every word – keep in mind that Trump’s labor secretary Alexander Acosta, accused here of covering up Trump’s former pal Epstein’s crimes, runs an agency that monitors human trafficking.

Miami Herald ‏Verified account @MiamiHerald

The evidence police collected to support the victims’ stories was impressive. “We had victims who didn’t know each other, never met each other and they all basically told the same story.”

Epstein could have spent life in prison, but he only served a little more than a year in jail. Why? A secret deal was struck — an extraordinary plea arrangement — with help from future Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta.

Documents show Acosta, then a federal prosecutor, didn’t just buckle under pressure from Epstein’s lawyers; he and other prosecutors worked *with* them to contain the case — even as the FBI was uncovering evidence of a wider sex trafficking operation.
The secretive deal allowed Epstein to quietly plead guilty to two felony prostitution charges. He admitted to committing only one offense against one underage girl, who was labeled a prostitute, even though she was just 14.
“She was was taken advantage of twice — first by Epstein, and then by the criminal justice system that labeled a 14-year-old girl as a prostitute,” said the girl’s lawyer.
The pact Epstein negotiated with federal prosecutors was sealed so that no one — not even his victims — could know the full scope of his crimes. Court records, letters and emails show that the deal was negotiated, signed and executed behind victims’ backs.
Two police officers were willing to risk their careers to go after Epstein. They said they felt pressured by the state attorney to drop the investigation and downgrade it to a misdemeanor.
On the morning of his sentencing, none of Epstein’s victims were in the courtroom — and that was by design. The victims couldn’t voice their objections or possibly sway the judge to give Epstein a harsher sentence or reject the plea agreement altogether.
Once behind bars, didn’t go to state prison like most sex offenders in Florida. He didn’t even spend much time in his cell.
He was allowed to leave for work release six days a week. His year of “house arrest” included trips to New York and the Virgin Islands.
Today, ongoing litigation could reveal more about ‘s crimes and who was involved. A lawsuit is set for trial Dec. 4 in Palm Beach County.
As with every case involving Epstein, this one could further embarrass his once-impressive roster of A-list friends and associations, which included Bill Clinton, President Trump and Prince Andrew.
A guide to Epstein’s inner circle:
 

How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime

On a muggy October morning in 2007, Miami’s top federal prosecutor, Alexander Acosta, had a breakfast appointment with a former colleague, Washington, D.C., attorney Jay Lefkowitz.

It was an unusual meeting for the then-38-year-old prosecutor, a rising Republican star who had served in several White House posts before being named U.S. attorney in Miami by President George W. Bush.

Instead of meeting at the prosecutor’s Miami headquarters, the two men — both with professional roots in the prestigious Washington law firm of Kirkland & Ellis — convened at the Marriott in West Palm Beach, about 70 miles away. For Lefkowitz, 44, a U.S. special envoy to North Korea and corporate lawyer, the meeting was critical.

His client, Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, 54, was accused of assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls — with the help of young female recruiters — to coerce into having sex acts behind the walls of his opulent waterfront mansion as often as three times a day, the Town of Palm Beach police found.

The eccentric hedge fund manager, whose friends included former President Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Prince Andrew, was also suspected of trafficking minor girls, often from overseas, for sex parties at his other homes in Manhattan, New Mexico and the Caribbean, FBI and court records show.

Facing a 53-page federal indictment, Epstein could have ended up in federal prison for the rest of his life.But on the morning of the breakfast meeting, a deal was struck — an extraordinary plea agreement that would conceal the full extent of Epstein’s crimes and the number of people involved.

Not only would Epstein serve just 13 months in the county jail, but the deal — called a non-prosecution agreement— essentially shut down an ongoing FBI probe into whether there were more victims and other powerful people who took part in Epstein’s sex crimes, according to a Miami Herald examination of thousands of emails, court documents and FBI records.

The pact required Epstein to plead guilty to two prostitution charges in state court. Epstein and four of his accomplices named in the agreement received immunity from all federal criminal charges. But even more unusual, the deal included wording that granted immunity to “any potential co-conspirators’’ who were also involved in Epstein’s crimes. These accomplices or participants were not identified in the agreement, leaving it open to interpretation whether it possibly referred to other influential people who were having sex with underage girls at Epstein’s various homes or on his plane.

As part of the arrangement, Acosta agreed, despite a federal law to the contrary, that the deal would be kept from the victims. As a result, the non-prosecution agreement was sealed until after it was approved by the judge, thereby averting any chance that the girls — or anyone else — might show up in court and try to derail it.

This is the story of how Epstein, bolstered by unlimited funds and represented by a powerhouse legal team, was able to manipulate the criminal justice system, and how his accusers, still traumatized by their pasts, believe they were betrayed by the very prosecutors who pledged to protect them.

“I don’t think anyone has been told the truth about what Jeffrey Epstein did,’’ said one of Epstein’s victims, Michelle Licata, now 30. “He ruined my life and a lot of girls’ lives. People need to know what he did and why he wasn’t prosecuted so it never happens again.”

Now President Trump’s secretary of labor, Acosta, 49, oversees a massive federal agency that provides oversight of the country’s labor laws, including human trafficking. He also has been on a list of possible replacements for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who resigned under pressure earlier this month.

Acosta did not respond to numerous requests for an interview or answer queries through email.

But court records reveal details of the negotiations and the role that Acosta would play in arranging the deal, which scuttled the federal probe into a possible international sex trafficking operation. Among other things, Acosta allowed Epstein’s lawyers unusual freedoms in dictating the terms of the non-prosecution agreement.

“The damage that happened in this case is unconscionable,” said Bradley Edwards, a former state prosecutor who represents some of Epstein’s victims. “How in the world, do you, the U.S. attorney, engage in a negotiation with a criminal defendant, basically allowing that criminal defendant to write up the agreement?”

As a result, neither the victims — nor even the judge — would know how many girls Epstein allegedly sexually abused between 2001 and 2005, when his underage sex activities were first uncovered by police. Police referred the case to the FBI a year later, when they began to suspect that their investigation was being undermined by the Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office.

Not a ‘he said, she said’

“This was not a ‘he said, she said’ situation. This was 50-something ‘shes’ and one ‘he’ — and the ‘shes’ all basically told the same story,’’ said retired Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter, who supervised the police probe.

More than a decade later, at a time when Olympic gymnasts and Hollywood actresses have become a catalyst for a cultural reckoning about sexual abuse, Epstein’s victims have all but been forgotten.

The women — now in their late 20s and early 30s — are still fighting for an elusive justice that even the passage of time has not made right.

Like other victims of sexual abuse, they believe they’ve been silenced by a criminal justice system that stubbornly fails to hold Epstein and other wealthy and powerful men accountable.

“Jeffrey preyed on girls who were in a bad way, girls who were basically homeless. He went after girls who he thought no one would listen to and he was right,’’ said Courtney Wild, who was 14 when she met Epstein.

Over the past year, the Miami Herald examined a decade’s worth of court documents, lawsuits, witness depositions and newly released FBI documents. Key people involved in the investigation — most of whom have never spoken before — were also interviewed. The Herald also obtained new records, including the full unredacted copy of the Palm Beach police investigation and witness statements that had been kept under seal.

The Herald learned that, as part of the plea deal, Epstein provided what the government called “valuable consideration” for unspecified information he supplied to federal investigators. While the documents obtained by the Herald don’t detail what the information was, Epstein’s sex crime case happened just as the country’s subprime mortgage market collapsed, ushering in the 2008 global financial crisis.

Records show that Epstein was a key federal witness in the criminal prosecution of two prominent executives with Bear Stearns, the global investment brokerage that failed in 2008, who were accused of corporate securities fraud. Epstein was one of the largest investors in the hedge fund managed by the executives, who were later acquitted. It is not known what role, if any, the case played in Epstein’s plea negotiations.

The Herald also identified about 80 women who say they were molested or otherwise sexually abused by Epstein from 2001 to 2006. About 60 of them were located — now scattered around the country and abroad. Eight of them agreed to be interviewed, on or off the record. Four of them were willing to speak on video.

The women are now mothers, wives, nurses, bartenders, Realtors, hairdressers and teachers. One is a Hollywood actress. Several have grappled with trauma, depression and addiction. Some have served time in prison.

A few did not survive. One young woman was found dead last year in a rundown motel in West Palm Beach. She overdosed on heroin and left behind a young son.

As part of Epstein’s agreement, he was required to register as a sex offender, and pay restitution to the three dozen victims identified by the FBI. In many cases, the confidential financial settlements came only after Epstein’s attorneys exposed every dark corner of their lives in a scorched-earth effort to portray the girls as gold diggers.

“You beat yourself up mentally and physically,’’ said Jena-Lisa Jones, 30, who said Epstein molested her when she was 14. “You can’t ever stop your thoughts. A word can trigger something. For me, it is the word ‘pure’ because he called me ‘pure’ in that room and then I remember what he did to me in that room.’’

Now, more than a decade later, two unrelated civil lawsuits — one set for trial on Dec. 4 — could reveal more about Epstein’s crimes. The Dec. 4 case, in Palm Beach County state court, involves Epstein and Edwards, whom Epstein had accused of legal misdeeds in representing several victims. The case is noteworthy because it will mark the first time that Epstein’s victims will have their day in court, and several of them are scheduled to testify.

A second lawsuit, known as the federal Crime Victims’ Rights suit, is still pending in South Florida after a decade of legal jousting. It seeks to invalidate the non-prosecution agreement in hopes of sending Epstein to federal prison. Wild, who has never spoken publicly until now, is Jane Doe No. 1 in “Jane Doe No. 1 and Jane Doe No. 2 vs. the United States of America,” a federal lawsuit that alleges Epstein’s federal non-prosecution agreement was illegal.

Federal prosecutors, including Acosta, not only broke the law, the women contend in court documents, but they conspired with Epstein and his lawyers to circumvent public scrutiny and deceive his victims in violation of the Crime Victims’ Rights Act. The law assigns victims a series of rights, including the right of notice of any court proceedings and the opportunity to appear at sentencing.

“As soon as that deal was signed, they silenced my voice and the voices of all of Jeffrey Epstein’s other victims,’’ said Wild, now 31. “This case is about justice, not just for us, but for other victims who aren’t Olympic stars or Hollywood stars.’’

In court papers, federal prosecutors have argued that they did not violate the Crime Victims’ Rights Act because no federal charges were ever filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, an argument that was later dismissed by the judge.

Despite substantial physical evidence and multiple witnesses backing up the girls’ stories, the secret deal allowed Epstein to enter guilty pleas to two felony prostitution charges. Epstein admitted to committing only one offense against one underage girl, who was labeled a prostitute, even though she was 14, which is well under the age of consent — 18 in Florida.

“She was taken advantage of twice — first by Epstein, and then by the criminal justice system that labeled a 14-year-old girl as a prostitute,’’ said Spencer Kuvin, the lawyer who represented the girl.

“It’s just outrageous how they minimized his crimes and devalued his victims by calling them prostitutes,’’ said Yasmin Vafa, a human rights attorney and executive director of Rights4Girls, which is working to end the sexual exploitation of girls and young women.

“There is no such thing as a child prostitute. Under federal law, it’s called child sex trafficking — whether Epstein pimped them out to others or not. It’s still a commercial sex act — and he could have been jailed for the rest of his life under federal law,” she said.

It would be easy to dismiss the Epstein case as another example of how there are two systems of justice in America, one for the rich and one for the poor. But a thorough analysis of the case tells a far more troubling story.

A close look at the trove of letters and emails contained in court records provides a window into the plea negotiations, revealing an unusual level of collaboration between federal prosecutors and Epstein’s legal team that even government lawyers, in recent court documents, admitted was unorthodox.

Acosta, in 2011, would explain that he was unduly pressured by Epstein’s heavy-hitting lawyers — Lefkowitz, Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, Jack Goldberger, Roy Black, former U.S. Attorney Guy Lewis, Gerald Lefcourt, and Kenneth Starr, the former Whitewater special prosecutor who investigated Bill Clinton’s sexual liaisons with Monica Lewinsky.

‘Avoid the press’ plan

That included keeping the deal from Epstein’s victims, emails show.

“Thank you for the commitment you made to me during our Oct. 12 meeting,’’ Lefkowitz wrote in a letter to Acosta after their breakfast meeting in West Palm Beach. He added that he was hopeful that Acosta would abide by a promise to keep the deal confidential.

“You … assured me that your office would not … contact any of the identified individuals, potential witnesses or potential civil claimants and the respective counsel in this matter,’’ Lefkowitz wrote.

In email after email, Acosta and the lead federal prosecutor, A. Marie Villafaña, acquiesced to Epstein’s legal team’s demands, which often focused on ways to limit the scandal by shutting out his victims and the media, including suggesting that the charges be filed in Miami, instead of Palm Beach, where Epstein’s victims lived.

“On an ‘avoid the press’ note … I can file the charge in district court in Miami which will hopefully cut the press coverage significantly. Do you want to check that out?’’ Villafaña wrote to Lefkowitz in a September 2007 email.

Federal prosecutors identified 36 underage victims, but none of those victims appeared at his sentencing on June 30, 2008, in state court in Palm Beach County. Most of them heard about it on the news — and even then they didn’t understand what had happened to the federal probe that they’d been assured was ongoing.

Edwards filed an emergency motion in federal court to block the non-prosecution agreement, but by the time the agreement was unsealed — over a year later — Epstein had already served his sentence and been released from jail.

“The conspiracy between the government and Epstein was really ‘let’s figure out a way to make the whole thing go away as quietly as possible,’ ’’ said Edwards, who represents Wild and Jane Doe No. 2, who declined to comment for this story.

“In never consulting with the victims, and keeping it secret, it showed that someone with money can buy his way out of anything.’’

It was far from the last time Epstein would receive VIP handling. Unlike other convicted sex offenders, Epstein didn’t face the kind of rough justice that child sex offenders do in Florida state prisons. Instead of being sent to state prison, Epstein was housed in a private wing of the Palm Beach County jail. And rather than having him sit in a cell most of the day, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office allowed Epstein work release privileges, which enabled him to leave the jail six days a week, for 12 hours a day, to go to a comfortable office that Epstein had set up in West Palm Beach. This was granted despite explicit sheriff’s department rules stating that sex offenders don’t qualify for work release.

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Jeffrey Epstein, accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage women, grins for his mugshot on Florida’s sex offender registry. He once compared his crimes to ‘stealing a bagel.’
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The sheriff, Ric Bradshaw, would not answer questions, submitted by the Miami Herald, about Epstein’s work release.

Neither Epstein nor his lead attorney, Jack Goldberger, responded to multiple requests for comment for this story. During depositions taken as part of two dozen lawsuits filed against him by his victims, Epstein has invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, in one instance doing so more than 200 times.

In the past, his lawyers have said that the girls lied about their ages, that their stories were exaggerated or untrue and that they were unreliable witnesses prone to drug use.

In 2011, Epstein petitioned to have his sex offender status reduced in New York, where he has a home and is required to register every 90 days. In New York, he is classified as a level 3 offender — the highest safety risk because of his likelihood to re-offend.

A prosecutor under New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance argued on Epstein’s behalf, telling New York Supreme Court Judge Ruth Pickholtz that the Florida case never led to an indictment and that his underage victims failed to cooperate in the case. Pickholtz, however, denied the petition, expressing astonishment that a New York prosecutor would make such a request on behalf of a serial sex offender accused of molesting so many girls.

“I have to tell you, I’m a little overwhelmed because I have never seen a prosecutor’s office do anything like this. I have done so many [sex offender registration hearings] much less troubling than this one where the [prosecutor] would never make a downward argument like this,’’ she said.

The house on El Brillo

The women who went to Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion as girls tend to divide their lives into two parts: life before Jeffrey and life after Jeffrey.

Before she met Epstein, Courtney Wild was captain of the cheerleading squad, first trumpet in the band and an A-student at Lake Worth Middle School.

After she met Epstein, she was a stripper, a drug addict and an inmate at Gadsden Correctional Institution in Florida’s Panhandle.

Wild still had braces on her teeth when she was introduced to him in 2002 at the age of 14.

She was fair, petite and slender, blonde and blue-eyed. Wild, who later helped recruit other girls, said Epstein preferred girls who were white, appeared prepubescent and those who were easy to manipulate into going further each time.

“By the time I was 16, I had probably brought him 70 to 80 girls who were all 14 and 15 years old. He was involved in my life for years,” said Wild, who was released from prison in October after serving three years on drug charges.

The girls — mostly 13 to 16 — were lured to his pink waterfront mansion by Wild and other girls, who went to malls, house parties and other places where girls congregated, and told recruits that they could earn $200 to $300 to give a man — Epstein — a massage, according to an unredacted copy of the Palm Beach police investigation obtained by the Herald.

The lead Palm Beach police detective on the case, Joseph Recarey, said Epstein’s operation worked like a sexual pyramid scheme.

“The common interview with a girl went like this: ‘I was brought there by so and so. I didn’t feel comfortable with what happened, but I got paid well, so I was told if I didn’t feel comfortable, I could bring someone else and still get paid,’ ’’ Recarey said.

During the massage sessions, Recarey said Epstein would molest the girls, paying them premiums for engaging in oral sex and intercourse, and offering them a further bounty to find him more girls.

Recarey, in his first interview about the case, said the evidence the department collected to support the girls’ stories was overwhelming, including phone call records, copies of written phone messages from the girls found in Epstein’s trash and Epstein’s flight logs, which showed his private plane in Palm Beach on the days the girls were scheduled to give him massages.

Epstein could be a generous benefactor, Recarey said, buying his favored girls gifts. He might rent a car for a young girl to make it more convenient for her to stop by and cater to him. Once, he sent a bucket of roses to the local high school after one of his girls starred in a stage production. The floral-delivery instructions and a report card for one of the girls were discovered in a search of his mansion and trash. Police also obtained receipts for the rental cars and gifts, Recarey said.

Epstein counseled the girls about their schooling, and told them he would help them get into college, modeling school, fashion design or acting. At least two of Epstein’s victims told police that they were in love with him, according to the police report.

The police report shows how uncannily consistent the girls’ stories were — right down to their detailed descriptions of Epstein’s genitalia.

“We had victims who didn’t know each other, never met each other and they all basically independently told the same story,’’ said Reiter, the retired Palm Beach police chief.

Reiter, also speaking for the first time, said detectives were astonished by the sheer volume of young girls coming and going from his house, the frequency — sometimes several in the same day — and the young ages of the girls.

“It started out to give a man a back rub, but in many cases it turned into something far worse than that, elevated to a serious crime, in some cases sexual batteries,’’ he said.

Most of the girls said they arrived by car or taxi, and entered the side door, where they were led into a kitchen by a female staff assistant named Sarah Kellen, the report said. A chef might prepare them a meal or offer them cereal. The girls — most from local schools — would then ascend a staircase off the kitchen, up to a large master bedroom and bath.

They were met by Epstein, clad in a towel. He would select a lotion from an array lined up on a table, then lie facedown on a massage table, instruct the girl to strip partially or fully, and direct them to massage his feet and backside. Then he would turn over and have them massage his chest, often instructing them to pinch his nipples, while he masturbated, according to the police report.

At times, if emboldened, he would try to penetrate them with his fingers or use a vibrator on them. He would go as far as the girls were willing to let him, including intercourse, according to police documents. Sometimes he would instruct a young woman he described as his Yugoslavian sex slave, Nadia Marcinkova, who was over 18, to join in, the girls told Recarey. Epstein often took photographs of the girls having sex and displayed them around the house, the detective said.

Once sexually gratified, Epstein would take a shower in his massive bathroom, which the girls described as having a large shower and a hot pink and mint green sofa.

Kellen (now Vickers) and Marcinkova, through their attorneys, declined to comment for this story.

Never enough

One girl told police that she was approached by an Epstein recruiter when she was 16, and was working at the Wellington mall. Over the course of more than a year, she went to Epstein’s house hundreds of times, she said. The girl tearfully told Recarey that she often had sex with Marcinkova — who employed strap-on dildos and other toys — while Epstein watched and choreographed her moves to please himself, according to the police report. Often times, she said, she was so sore after the encounters that she could barely walk, the police report said.

But she said she was firm about not wanting to have intercourse with Epstein. One day, however, the girl said that Epstein, unable to control himself, held her down on a massage table and penetrated her, the police report said. The girl, who was 16 or 17 at the time, said that Epstein apologized and paid her $1,000, the police report said.

Most of the girls came from disadvantaged families, single-parent homes or foster care. Some had experienced troubles that belied their ages: They had parents and friends who committed suicide; mothers abused by husbands and boyfriends; fathers who molested and beat them. One girl had watched her stepfather strangle her 8-year-old stepbrother, according to court records obtained by the Herald.

Many of the girls were one step away from homelessness.

“We were stupid, poor children,’’ said one woman, who did not want to be named because she never told anyone about Epstein. At the time, she recalled that she was 14 and a high school freshman.

“We just wanted money for school clothes, for shoes. I remember wearing shoes too tight for three years in a row. We had no family and no guidance, and we were told that we were going to just have to sit in a room topless and he was going to just look at us. It sounded so simple, and was going to be easy money for just sitting there.”

The woman, who went to Epstein’s home multiple times, said Epstein didn’t like her because her breasts were too big. The last time she went, she said, one girl came out crying and they were instructed to leave the house and had to pay for their own cab home.

Some girls told police they were coached by their peer recruiters to lie to Epstein about their ages and say they were 18. Epstein’s legal team would later claim that even if the girls were under 18, there was no way he could have known. However, under Florida law, ignorance of a sex partner’s age is not a defense for having sex with a minor.

Wild, who worked for Epstein until she was 21, said he was well aware of their tender ages — because he demanded they be young.

“He told me he wanted them as young as I could find them,’’ she said, explaining that as she grew older and had less access to young girls, Epstein got increasingly angry with her inability to find him the young girls he desired.

“If I had a girl to bring him at breakfast, lunch and dinner, then that’s how many times I would go a day. He wanted as many girls as I could get him. It was never enough.’’

The pyramid crumbles

Epstein’s scheme first began to unravel in March 2005, when the parents of a 14-year-old girl told Palm Beach police that she had been molested by Epstein at his mansion. The girl reluctantly confessed that she had been brought there by two other girls, and those girls pointed to two more girls who had been there.

By the time detectives tracked down one victim, there were two and three more to find. Soon there were dozens.

“We didn’t know where the victims would ever end,” Reiter said.

Eventually, the girls told them about still other girls and young women they had seen at Epstein’s house, many of whom didn’t speak English, Recarey said. That led Recarey to suspect that Epstein’s exploits weren’t just confined to Palm Beach. Police obtained the flight logs for his private plane, and found female names and initials among the list of people who flew on the aircraft — including the names of some famous and powerful people who had also been passengers, Recarey said.

A newly released FBI report, posted on the bureau’s website as a result of the Herald’s Freedom of Information Act request, shows that at the time the non-prosecution deal was executed, the FBI was interviewing witnesses and victims “from across the United States.” The probe stretched from Florida to New York and New Mexico, records show.

Indeed, one lawsuit, still pending in New York, alleges that Epstein used an international modeling agency to recruit girls as young as 13 from Europe, Ecuador and Brazil. The girls lived in a New York building owned by Epstein, who paid for their visas, according to the sworn statement of Maritza Vasquez, the one-time bookkeeper for Mc2, the modeling agency.

Mike Fisten, a former Miami-Dade police sergeant who was also a homicide investigator and a member of the FBI Organized Crime Task Force, said the FBI had enough evidence to put Epstein away for a long time but was overruled by Acosta. Some of the agents involved in the case were disappointed by Acosta’s bowing to pressure from Epstein’s lawyers, he said.

“The day that a sitting U.S. attorney is afraid of a lawyer or afraid of a defendant is a very sad day in this country,’’ said Fisten, now a private investigator for Edwards.

Suit/countersuit

Now, a complex web of litigation could reveal more about Epstein’s crimes. A lawsuit, set for trial Dec. 4 in Palm Beach County, involves the notorious convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, in whose law firm Edwards once worked.

In 2009, Epstein sued Edwards, alleging that Edwards was involved with Rothstein and was using the girls’ civil lawsuits to perpetuate Rothstein’s massive Ponzi operation. But Rothstein said Edwards didn’t know about the scheme, and Epstein dropped the lawsuit.

Edwards countersued for malicious prosecution, arguing that Epstein sued him to retaliate for his aggressive representation of Epstein’s victims.

Several women who went to Epstein’s home as underage girls are scheduled to testify against him for the first time.

Florida state Sen. Lauren Book, a child sex abuse survivor who has lobbied for tough sex offender laws, said Epstein’s case should serve as a tipping point for criminal cases involving sex crimes against children.

“Where is the righteous indignation for these women? Where are the protectors? Who is banging down the doors of the secretary of labor, or the judge or the sheriff’s office in Palm Beach County, demanding justice and demanding the right to be heard?’’ Book asked.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Villafaña, in court papers, said that prosecutors used their “best efforts’’ to comply with the Crime Victims’ Rights Act, but exercised their “prosecutorial discretion’’ when they chose not to notify the victims. The reasoning went like this: The non-prosecution deal had a restitution clause that provided the girls a chance to seek compensation from Epstein. Had the deal fallen through, necessitating a trial, Epstein’s lawyers might have used the prior restitution clause to undermine the girls’ credibility as witnesses, by claiming they had exaggerated Epstein’s behavior in hopes of cashing in.

Acosta has never fully explained why he felt it was in the best interests of the underage girls — and their parents — for him to keep the agreement sealed. Or why the FBI investigation was closed even as, recently released documents show, the case was yielding more victims and evidence of a possible sex-trafficking conspiracy beyond Palm Beach.

Upon his nomination by Trump as labor secretary in 2017, Acosta was questioned about the Epstein case during a Senate confirmation hearing.

“At the end of the day, based on the evidence, professionals within a prosecutor’s office decided that a plea that guarantees someone goes to jail, that guarantees he register [as a sex offender] generally and guarantees other outcomes, is a good thing,’’ Acosta said of his decision to not prosecute Epstein federally.

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in opposing Acosta for labor secretary, noted that “his handling of a case involving sex trafficking of underage girls when he was a U.S. attorney suggests he won’t put the interests of workers and everyday people ahead of the powerful and well-connected.’’

Marci Hamilton, a University of Pennsylvania law professor who is one of the nation’s leading advocates for reforming laws involving sex crimes against children, said what Acosta and other prosecutors did is similar to what the Catholic Church did to protect pedophile priests.

“The real crime with the Catholic priests was the way they covered it up and shielded the priests,’’ Hamilton said. “The orchestration of power by men only is protected as long as everybody agrees to keep it secret. This is a story the world needs to hear.’’

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article220097825.html

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Rapist teacher fails in bid to reduce sentence

A FORMER teacher at a prestigious boarding school who was jailed for the abuse of a vulnerable pupil deserved every day of his term, top judges ruled yesterday.

Manipulative James Andrew Husband, 68, used his position at Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham, to groom the teenager for sex.

She was already vulnerable when he came to know her, a court heard, but acted in “gross breach of trust” to abuse her.

The crimes came to light many years later and in July this year, Husband was jailed for 17 years for rape and five indecent assaults. The married father, most recently of Wigginton Road, York, had denied the offences, claiming sex with the girl was consensual.

Yesterday he appealed against his sentence, but was told by three senior judges that 17 years was fully deserved.

Lord Justice Lindblom told the court the girl had taken Husband’s attention as “kindness”, but ultimately came to hate what he was doing. The abuse left her with lifelong “severe psychological harm”, as she has struggled to cope with her ordeal. She did not get the university place she wanted and has been unable to form meaningful relationships with men.

In her statement to Hove Crown Court in July, the victim, now an adult, described Husband’s conduct as “devious and manipulative”.

Dismissing his appeal against the sentence, Lord Justice Lindblom said the offending had involved a “significant degree of planning”.

“This was offending against a vulnerable child, involving a serious breach of trust,” he told London’s Court of Appeal.

“He had apparently shown no insight into his offending and expressed no remorse.We accept that it was a severe sentence to pass on a man of his age and of previous good character. But we are not persuaded that it was arguably manifestly excessive.”

The appeal was dismissed.

During his trial at Hove the court heard Husband told the girl: “It’s OK, I’ve had a vasectomy,” before raping her.

Husband was the fifth Christ’s Hospital School teacher to be convicted of sexually abusing students.

Over the five cases, the sexual abuse at the school spanned more than 30 years and involved 22 victims.

Judge Christine Henson, who placed Husband on the sex offenders register for life, said the victim had given “harrowing” evidence during the trial.

The judge told him: “You put yourself in the position of her mentor in order to make her feel special and dependent on you so you could do what you wanted sexually with her. She viewed you as a father figure, thus rendering the abuse of trust particularly acute.”

In her victim impact statement read to the court, the woman said: “The grooming process was devious and malignant. By making me feel special for the first time in my life I became dependent on him for my own feeling of self worth.”

She said Husband moulded her into his “plaything” and “puppet” so “he could do what he wanted to me”.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/17259103.rapist-teacher-fails-in-bid-to-reduce-sentence/


Andrew ‏ @REBELTROOP

19 Nov 2018

“NICK” will stand trial March 5th 2019 in Newcastle

Defence barrister Raymond Tully said “we anticipate the matter will be fully contested”

Hearing on 3rd December will conclude whether he can be publicly named

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6406879/Man-known-Nick-alleged-abuse-Westminster-paedophile-ring-stand-trial.html


Madeleine McCann investigation receives more funding AGAIN

13 Nov 2018

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have received a further £150,000 in government funding.

Madeleine was three when she was last seen while on holiday with her parents in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007.

The Metropolitan Police launched its inquiry in 2011 after a Portuguese investigation failed to make headway.

A total of £11.75m has been spent on Operation Grange to date. The new funding is for the six-month period until 31 March next year.

Detectives have been applying to the Home Office every six months for a grant to continue their work.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46196238?ns_campaign=bbc_leicester&ns_linkname=english_regions&ns_source=twitter&ns_mchannel=social


Dame Alun Roberts@ciabaudo

When it comes to child protection in Islington, Labour’s attitude is hypocrisy personified: Why no soul-searching as to what Margaret Hodge, Jeremy Corbyn and Keith Vaz knew about abuse on their Islington watch?

Islington child abuse survivors’ network reacts angrily to claims of ‘no organised abuse’ in Sandy Marks report

13 Nov 2018

An organisation acting for victims and survivors of abuse in Islington children’s homes has responded bitterly to a barrister’s conclusion that there was no evidence “organised” wrongdoing had taken place.

Two workers and eight survivors from Islington Survivors Network (ISN) were interviewed as part of the eight-month independent review by Sarah Morgan QC.

The agreed remit of Ms Morgan’s investigation had been to establish if former mayor Sandy Marks was involved in pro-paedophile groups in 1979 and 1980, as the Gazette reported last year, and whether or not it had an impact on her role overseeing children’s services as chair of the social services committee years later. In the end, her conclusions vindicated the Gazette’s investigation, but said Ms Marks did not appear to have been swayed professionally by her earlier affiliations.

The barrister also considered whether, in light of her work, there should be a re-opening of the 1995 White Report into the horrific abuse suffered by children in the council’s “care” between the 1970s and 1990s – or a fresh inquiry into allegations of organised abuse during that time.

Finally Ms Morgan concluded that neither was necessary, stating: “I did not see evidence of organised abuse.”

Instead, she said, she had found children were left vulnerable to abuse because of inadequate care.

It comes as a blow to Dr Liz Davies, the co-ordinator of ISN and the original whistleblower who helped expose the scandal in 1992 – when Ms Marks had political oversight of children’s homes through her social services role.

The social worker was incredulous after reading the report last week, saying she had supplied Ms Morgan with a 26-page dossier of evidence, including a substantial section on organised abuse.

She said: “Not a jot of my evidence is in the inquiry report. It’s so disrespectful and risks being professionally discrediting.”

Between May and November this year the number of people in touch with ISN, which is now two years old, leapt from 100 to 150, reporting abuse across 42 homes, foster placements and care facilities.

ISN, represented by solicitors’ firm Leigh Day, is working with Islington Council to establish a compensation scheme.

Dr Davies said there was greater urgency to the project now, as three people ISN was in touch with have died.

She said: “In the ’90s I saw the tip of the iceberg. Now, I have heard things from survivors and witnesses that not only validate what I’ve done but increase my knowledge of the extensiveness of the networks and the power of the perpetrators.

“If this report was limited, it should have been limited, without annihilating the work I have done over the last 27 years.”

Graduate research student Charlotte Russell, who also supports ISN and gave evidence to Ms Morgan, said: “The problem is this report is a floating island. The finding that Sandy Marks was a member of a pro-paedophile group is presented as completely dislocated from the fact that Islington was the centre of pro-paedophile groups and PIE [pro-paedophile group the Paedophile Information Exchange].

“Fragmented inquiries like this don’t get to the overarching questions of how PIE operated in Islington.”

In her report, Ms Morgan expressed misgivings about the parameters of her own review and who to interview for it.

A national government-sponsored review, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), is currently under way and Ms Morgan said those survivors who came forward to speak to her might have been better redirected to that resource.

She added that some did not appear to fully understand the purpose of the review, or its narrow scope. In response ISN has said it did explain the review’s terms of reference to survivors.

Islington Council and Sarah Morgan QC have been contacted for comment.

“Disappointed”: ISN survivors on the review

Eight people who endured horrific abuse as children under Islington’s care were interviewed in the town hall for Sarah Morgan’s report.

They did not have allegations to make about Sandy Marks, but wanted to explain their experiences to her as they believed it would help.

A survivor who took part said: “It was a traumatic interview. It was difficult even to come into the building and I was a wreck when I came out.

“I was standing in the street in the soaking wet, bawling my eyes out. I had to call ISN straight after for support.”

One survivor queried the lack of follow-up calls to those distressed by the interview process, and asked why survivors had not been given a chance to speak informally, unrecorded – an offer extended to two staff at the council.

Several more tried to reach Ms Morgan to give their views; one was turned away due to their experience falling outside of the time frame, while another could not reach her in time as there was no phone number for the public to call.

Another survivor, who was hesitant about being interviewed, had agreed to speak but at the appointed time never received a call.

He said: “I was nervous about talking because it would drag up stuff, but I was happy to poke at an ant’s nest if it would help.

“I made sure I got up in time. It was hard work waiting for the phone call, and I sat there looking at the phone for about two hours.

“The next day she said she was sorry, but it just seemed that if it was that unimportant I shouldn’t really be talking.”

A different individual who was interviewed said they were disillusioned with the report’s findings: “The bottom line is it [organised abuse] has been denied for all these years and they’re going to keep it down now, because culpability has been admitted.”

Another said: “It brought back a lot of memories that have affected me since. I really thought we would finally be given a chance to speak and be listened to.

“I’m disappointed.”

The process of speaking to Ms Morgan, one survivor reflected, had made them feel “like a child again, being questioned”.

She said: “It’s never over for us. We are still living it day in, day out. We are walking wounded.

“I’m just flabbergasted that she has come to this conclusion and not really looked at all the facts on the table. It’s really dispiriting. They used to call us liars as individuals; now they’re calling us liars as a group.”

“The service is broken”

On Wednesday evening last week, hours after Ms Morgan’s review was published, technical issues on Islington Council’s website meant scores of people – including survivors – struggled or failed to access it.

One ISN survivor wrote a poem about the ensuing frustration, reprinted here with their permission. It read:

The link
Takes you to a notice
Saying there is a problem
With the service
The service is broken

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/isn-response-sandy-marks-review-1-5777226


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Cardinal Vincent Nichols with Pope Francis

Archbishop apologises over handling of abuse claims against Tolkien son

Church paid settlement to avoid disclosing knowledge of indecency in 1968, hearing told

12 Nov  2018

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, now the archbishop of Westminster, was scheduled to give testimony to the hearings on Tuesday but pulled out due to illness.

England’s most senior Catholic clergyman ordered lawyers not to disclose a complaint of child abuse made against JRR Tolkien’s son, an inquiry has heard.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, who faces criticism over his handling of allegations against Father John Tolkien, apologised in a letter to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse on Monday. Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster, was due to give evidence on Tuesday over his handling of the affair but pulled out due to illness.

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The Catholic church knew that Tolkien, the eldest son of the acclaimed author of Lord of the Rings, posed a risk to children after a note was made in 1968 that he had told boy scouts to strip naked, yet he was allowed to continue working for decades, the hearing was told.

When more of Tolkien’s alleged victims contacted the church with civil claims in the early 2000s, after charges against him were dropped owing to ill health, Nichols, then the archbishop of Birmingham, told a lawyer acting on behalf of the diocese that he would “prefer not to disclose” the earlier complaint.

In reference to the Catholic church’s record of the 1968 incident, the hearing heard that a lawyer acting for the diocese wrote to Nichols in 2003: “You have said that the archdiocese would prefer not to disclose this document even if it means settling the action.”

Rather than revealing knowledge of the incident, the church settled with one victim, Christopher Carrie, who said he was abused by Tolkien at age 11 in the 1950s, by paying him £15,000 in 2003, the inquiry at Pocock Street tribunal hearing centre in London was told on Monday.

The inquiry heard that at least four other people made abuse allegations against Tolkien. It is understood that several civil claims over abuse committed by Tolkien have been settled by the church.

The Birmingham diocese, which Nichols ran from 2000 to 2009, was also criticised by a lawyer during the hearing for issuing press releases at the time of the settlement asking people to pray for Tolkien.

Richard Scorer, of Slater and Gordon, representing alleged victims of Tolkien, told the hearing: “It wasn’t settled because Archbishop Nichols wanted to ‘do the right thing’ by a victim of abuse. If you study the file, we suggest it is very plain that Mr Carrie’s claim, and those of other victims of John Tolkien, were settled for one reason and one reason alone – because in the absence of a settlement, the archdiocese would have been obliged to disclose that they had received a complaint, or possibly complaints in the plural, of sexual indecency by Father Tolkien in 1968.”

The first of five days of hearings focusing on child abuse in the archdiocese of Birmingham – – the largest in England, stretching from Stoke-on-Trent to south of Oxford – – was told that as many as five people accused Tolkien of abuse.

Tolkien denied the allegations. He was investigated by police shortly before his death, aged 85, in 2003 but despite having sufficient evidence for a realistic prosecution, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dropped the case because Tolkien was suffering from dementia. After the case was dropped, Carrie made a civil claim against the church.

When, as an adult in 1993, Carrie had discovered that the priest was working in Oxfordshire, he had reported the allegations to the then archbishop of Birmingham, Maurice Couve de Murville. Jacqueline Carey, the counsel to the inquiry, told the hearing that in October 1993 Couve de Murville wrote to Carrie claiming to have investigated the complaint “as far as possible” but adding that “35 years makes it difficult to establish precisely what happened”.

He said he had interviewed Tolkien, then 76, who was “not in good health”, adding: “It may be of help for you to know that he is now going to retire and cease the active practice of his ministry.” He said Tolkien’s retirement was “perhaps … the answer you seek” but said the church would assist if Carrie wanted to report the matter to police.

In 2000 Carrie wrote to Nichols asking him to investigate the matter. In 2002 another complainant came forward to allege they had been abused by Tolkien, writing to Nichols: “Well I know for sure Mr Carrie is telling the truth because I too was abused myself. I know Father Tolkien is 84 years old and suffering from dementia but it is wrong for him to keep saying he never did these things – he did.”

Nichols advised the complainant to report it to the police. Police investigated Tolkien but the CPS decided after a medical assessment it was not in the public interest to proceed, the hearing was told.

Richard Horwell QC, representing the archdiocese of Birmingham, read out an apology written to the inquiry from Nichols saying: “Often in the past we failed to respond promptly and vigorously to the cries and accounts of victims. We followed our instincts in trusting those fellow priests who were in fact criminals. We put too much in our sense of duty to shield other Catholics from these horrors, putting what we saw to be the good of church before a search for the truth of what happened.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/12/archbishop-hushed-up-sexual-abuse-by-son-of-jrr-tolkien-inquiry-hears?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other


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Inquiry into child sexual abuse allegations against Greville Janner ‘pushed back to 2020’

8 Nov 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has set aside three weeks in February 2020 to examine public bodies’ historical handling of the multiple allegations against the late Labour MP and peer.

That will enable up to 33 men to give their accounts of alleged abuse by Janner.

He was accused of 22 sexual offences against boys between 1963 and 1988 but died shortly before Christmas 2015, aged 87.

Three chances to put the politician on trial for child abuse were missed because of mistakes by the police or prosecutors, a retired High Court judge ruled in the weeks after his death.

Sir Richard Henriques said in January 2016 that the former Leicester MP should have been charged with offences against boys in 1991, 2002 and 2007.

A fourth Leicestershire Police inquiry – Operation Enamel – would have led to charges had the Labour politician not become severely ill with dementia and been deemed unfit to stand trial in late 2015.

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/inquiry-child-sexual-abuse-allegations-2199391.amp?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar&__twitter_impression=true


Jim Torbett victims’ lawyer has ‘evidence’ Celtic knew about child abuse before the 90s

Patrick McGuire who is representing 10 former Celtic Boys’ Club players has questioned Celtic’s claims.

9 NOV 2018

A lawyer representing victims of pervert Celtic Boys’ Club Jim Torbett says he has evidence officials knew about the abuse before the 90s.

Patrick McGuire, whose Glasgow firm are representing 10 former Celtic Boys’ Club players, questioned Celtic FC’s claims about when they learned of the allegations.

He said: “When was it that Celtic Football Club knew, or ought to have known, about what was going on and when should that club have taken action? Was it in the 90s? I have evidence to the contrary.”

Torbett was jailed for six years on Monday for sexually abusing three boys over an eight-year period.

He was previously jailed for abusing boys in 1998.

The 71-year-old was said to have been booted out of the boys’ club in 1974 by then Celtic boss Jock Stein.

But he was allowed back after Stein left in 1980.

They expressed “deep regret” over Torbett’s crimes but have repeatedly insisted the club is a separate entity from the boys’ club.

But McGuire added: “We are asking Celtic, in their own right, for their own past wrongs, to do the right thing.”

An abuse victim’s sister said the club were trying to dodge responsibility over Torbett.

Andrew Gray gave a statement to police about his ordeal at the hands of Torbett but tragically died last year in a swimming pool accident in Australia, aged 41.

Andrew Gray who was abused by Jim Torbett when he played for Celtic Boys’ Club

His sibling Michelle, 43, said: “We have yet to receive as much as a message of condolence in respect of Andrew’s death, never mind the abuse he suffered. To say that they were two separate clubs is nonsense.

“If that was the case, then why did Andrew play at Parkhead and have the contact that he did with the board and the first team players?”

The club said they had taken steps to develop a new code of conduct and procedures to protect young people.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/solicitor-jim-torbett-victims-evidence-13559823?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar


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Bercow Uses Personal Veto to Block Vaz Investigation

We applied under the Freedom of Information Act to get papers relating to Mr Vaz’s trips abroad.

Clerks raised concerns – denied by the Leicester MP – that Mr Vaz had not abided by all the rules for trips. We wanted to know if those concerns ever become formal complaints.

If they did, did the liaison committee, which controls this process, do anything about it? This is clearly an area where, one could argue, the Freedom of Information Act should bite.

If the administration of MPs’ expenses is not covered by privilege, why should the administration of committee trips be? MPs are involved – but they oversaw expenses too. Could knowing which travel agent booked tickets for MPs be a route to power for a would-be tyrant? What is the threat to free speech?

Some months ago, Mr Bercow personally made the argument that this paperwork was all covered by privilege. But I looked forward to a tribunal when this could be tested.

A personal veto

Normally, this sort of determination can be referred to the Information Commissioner and then to the tribunals and courts to judge whether that finding is fair. My judgment is, if they did that, I had a reasonable chance of winning.

I suspect Mr Bercow agreed. That would explain why he has now used an unusual personal power to block any appeals.

This week, I was notified he has issued a “certificate” under section 34(3) of the Freedom of Information Act. This is, in effect, a personal release veto.

These sorts of vetos are supposed to be used sparingly – an emergency reserve power to guard sacred spaces if courts get it wrong.

That is because their use means I have no rights of appeal. The Information Commissioner’s view is that, since the certificate is genuine, that is the the end of the matter. Any appeal to the tribunals will automatically be discarded. I can ask a judge to review his decision, but it would entail looking at a decision taken by a parliamentary officer. That would hit privilege from another direction.

The net result is that the Speaker, who denies bullying, has made an order to hide information about the behaviour of his close personal friend, Keith Vaz, a man who also denies bullying – supposedly to protect MPs’ freedom of speech.

And then he has gone out of his way to use a personal veto to make sure no-one could even consider reviewing that questionable decision.

You can understand why staff are so suspicious about whether MPs will ever let themselves be judged by outsiders when it comes to bullying and harassment.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46112355

Harriet Harman – Legal Officer for NCCl – NCCL supported PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange) with close friend Margaret Hodge

‘If Sandy Marks did hold those views, I was not aware of them’. I see no paedophiles, said Margaret Hodge

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

Dame Alun Roberts ‏ @ciabaudo

‘If Sandy Marks did hold those views, I was not aware of them’. I see no paedophiles, said Margaret Hodge as she raised her telescope to her blind eye!


Gazette was correct about ex-mayor’s pro-paedophile past, top lawyer concludes

07 November 2018

A top barrister has confirmed former Islington councillor Sandy Marks’ past links to a pro-paedophile campaign group.

An independent review by Sarah Morgan QC, published on Wednesday, vindicates the Gazette’s revelations about Sandy Marks’ past links to radical campaign group Fallen Angels – whose publication 18 months ago triggered the lawyer’s probe.

It also confirms Ms Marks and then-colleagues at Islington would have been aware of allegations about the abuse of children in the care system before the horrific scandal emerged in 1992.

But it stops short of suggesting an inquiry into the abuse be re-opened, and asserts that Ms Marks’ involvement with campaign group Fallen Angels had “no impact” on her later oversight of children’s services.

Ms Morgan’s 127-page paper comes at the end of a review spanning eight months and involving thousands of pages of documents, as well as interviews with victims and survivors, with Ms Marks herself, and with the Gazette staff who originally worked on the story in May 2017.

It will make disappointing reading for the Islington Survivors Network (ISN), which is led by former social worker Dr Liz Davies – the original whistleblower into physical and sexual abuse taking place across Islington’s children’s homes in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

The group hoped it would recommend the 1995 White Report into the scandal be reopened, as they believe it failed to uncover evidence of organised abuse rather than simply the poor management and negligence it did find.

In the report, Ms Morgan says Ms Marks’ work as chair of the social services committee, which covered children’s services, was likely not affected by her past involvement with Fallen Angels, a radical pro-paedophile activist group.

But she admits it doesn’t “sit easily” that “someone could be associated with an organisation so malign and yet, in the years following that association, it had no detectable impact on her conduct of a role in a public office which included the oversight of the welfare of children in care”.

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Fallen Angels, a small, clandestine organisation centred on N19, had campaigned for the release of five men on trial for involvement with the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).

Ms Morgan wrote: “Fallen Angels, the organisation, and those who spoke for it, of whom I am satisfied Sandy Marks was one, expressed support for […] an abolition of age of consent laws, and for what was described as the right to sexual self-determination for all, irrespective of gender and age.”

The report concluded that despite her previous claims to the contrary, Ms Marks had been associated with the Fallen Angels at the time of a conference hosted by the International Gay Association (IGA) in Spain in April 1980.

At the conference the Angels had distributed two papers. In her appraisal of them, Ms Morgan said: “I find it impossible to understand how the warped and distorted thinking evidenced by the writing had ever found a place in mainstream debate.”

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It also found Ms Marks had “more likely than not” been present at a meeting of another group, Conspiracy Against Public Morals (CAPM), in September 1979, in which campaign tactics on behalf of the PIE defendands were discussed.

In deciding whether Ms Marks’ involvement with the Fallen Angels influenced her role on Islington Council between 1982 and 2001, Ms Morgan noted: “I did not find evidence that Ms Marks appeared to be exercising control and direction in relation to children and their placement in care.”

As both chair and member of the social services committee, Ms Marks was at meetings where decisions were taken to send certain children to different homes.

But Ms Morgan “did not see any meeting at which those making the decision amended or overrode the care plan to substitute a different or other home.”

She added that Ms Marks’ involvement in two staffing committees didn’t extend to direct recruitment; she had no sole decision-making power or ability to dispense cash as chair of the capital-wide London Borough Children’s Regional Planning Committee; and that she found in two decades’ worth of meeting minutes “a good deal about Sandy Marks’ conduct that was positive and demonstrated what appeared to me to be a legitimate concern for child welfare”.

In conclusion, she says: “I did not find anything which suggested to me that Ms Marks was carrying out duties on any committee or sub-committee or any combination in a way which was affected by [her] involvement in Fallen Angels.”

Ms Morgan also considered whether Ms Marks’ past could have affected the White Report, or the 13 internal investigations that preceded it.

After interviewing one of its two authors, Kate Hart, she finds it “unlikely” Ms Marks was involved in commissioning the White Report or identifying its terms of reference.

She notes, though, that the other author, Ian White, has since died, and that, astonishingly, “it had not been possible to find the papers from Ian White and Kate Hart’s working in on the White Inquiry and so they were not available to me”.

Regarding the investigations into organised abuse that took place prior to the White Report, “from the extensive documents [Ms Morgan saw], Sandy Marks had no involvement with or connection to any of the investigatory meetings held, nor was she included on any circulation list of any to the minutes of those meetings, nor was she included in any of the correspondence”.

Ms Hart told Ms Morgan that knowledge of Ms Marks’ past “would have had an impact on their inquiry and some of their recommendations”, particularly around the personnel processes that allowed Ms Marks to become a councillor so soon after her involvement with Fallen Angels.

And, she added, “she and Ian White would have raised the question of whether someone with that past association was a fit and proper person to hold a position as an elected member of the council”.

But the possible differences in the White Report’s methodology weren’t sufficient to recommend reopening it, Ms Morgan concluded.

Islington Council’s response

We accept all the report’s conclusions and expectations,” said council leader Richard Watts, “and have sent a copy of the report to the Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), and will continue our enduring commitment to help survivors with specialist psychological support and housing.

“We have apologised before for the council’s failure to protect vulnerable children in its care in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and today we repeat that apology. Today’s report again sets out starkly the failings in Islington’s children’s homes up to the early 1990s, which were utterly horrifying. As acknowledged in today’s report, the council today is a very different organisation. Protecting children from harm is our top priority.

“We are also committed to supporting survivors of child abuse and have put in place a package of support for survivors, which includes access to psychological support and counselling, personal advice on issues such as housing, access to benefits and individual support.”

Survivors of abuse in Islington who would like to access help and support could contact survivorsupport@islington.gov.uk, he added.

How Sandy Marks responded to the allegations

Sandy Marks was confronted by the Gazette with allegations about her past links to pro-paedophile groups in May 2017.

Initially she said she did not remember the period in question. But when shown a key piece of evidence, a grainy black-and-white photograph unearthed in minutes from the IGA conference in 1980, she accepted it showed her as a young woman.

She said: “I could pretend it’s not me – terrible haircut. But that’s a picture of me.”

The next day she said the Fallen Angels were “something stupid” she had been involved in, and she had not understood their message at the time.

On the eve of publication she changed her story again, denying the allegations, saying the photo wasn’t her, and that the ‘Sandy Marks’ listed as a contact for the Angels at the conference could be someone else.

When interviewed by Sarah Morgan QC in March 2018, she said she could not recall involvement with Fallen Angels.

But Ms Morgan pointed out the contact details listed against Ms Marks’ name include her own work address with Islington Community Housing in Hornsey Rise.

The photograph later proved a crucial area of dispute; a lengthy character reference submitted for Ms Marks asserted the woman in the photo had had professional styling, “which would have been beyond her means”.

These claims were dismissed by Ms Morgan, who concluded “on the balance of probabilities” Ms Marks had indeed been at the conference with the Angels.

Before the report was published a final submission from Ms Marks, dated September 25, was received, in which she said she had suffered “enormous distress and personal loss at these baseless accusations.”

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk//news/politics/sandy-marks-review-1-5767975?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Tomorrow’s front page: an independent lawyer finds Sandy Marks WAS involved in pro-paedophile campaign groups less than two years before she was elected as an Islington councillor, as we revealed 18 months ago

Cassandra Cogno ‏ @CassandraCogno

The address given for paedophiles & paedophile activists to write to at the IGA 1980 conference was the same address as that listed for Islington Community Housing (according to Kelly’s Postal Directory for 1980) where a Sandy Marks worked so does Veness mean this ICH?

Dame Alun Roberts ‏ @ciabaudo
It really is time for Jeremy Corbyn’s knowledge of Islington child abuse to be subjected to intensive scrutiny …

 

Jim Torbett

Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett guilty of abusing boys

5 Nov 2018

Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett has been jailed for six years after being convicted of sexually abusing three boys over an eight-year period.

Torbett, 71, was found guilty after a trial at the High Court in Glasgow. He had denied the charges.

Two victims had been in his under-14s football teams, while the third was abused by Torbett at the age of five.

Lord Beckett told Torbett: “Yours is some of the most corrupting behaviour I have ever heard of in these courts.”

He added: “Your depraved conduct towards innocent children has blighted their lives.”

The judge told Torbett that Celtic Boys Club had given opportunities to hundreds of aspiring young footballers.

But he added: “You used the club as a front for child sexual abuse.”

There were tears in the public gallery as the verdict was announced, and emotional scenes in the foyer of the court as those affected by the case embraced each other.

Jurors had heard that Torbett, of Kelvindale, Glasgow, targeted the schoolboys between August 1986 and August 1994.

His victims included youth players Kenny Campbell and Andrew Gray, who had waived their right to anonymity.

Mr Gray died last year, but statements he gave to police before his death were read out during the trial.

The third victim said he had been abused as a five-year-old when he visited the Trophy Centre in Glasgow, which was owned by Torbett.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46098908


A paedophile ring ‘may have been operating out of Quarriers Village children’s home’ says former resident

David Whelan who was abused there as a child believes he was being groomed to be passed on.

2 NOV 2018

A man who was sexually abused at a children’s home in the 1970s has spoken of his belief a paedophile ring may have been operating inside the facility.

David Whelan, who waived his right to anonymity, said he believed he was being groomed to be “passed on” while he was at Quarriers Village children’s home in Renfrewshire.

The witness, who stayed at the facility between 1969 and 1974, was abused at the home. He was 11-years-old when he went to the orphanage.

Speaking at the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry in Edinburgh on Friday, he said: “I believe I was being groomed to be passed on.

“At the time, you try and understand what was going on here, try to read what’s going on here.

“I’m as clear as daylight – I was going to be passed on.

“I just wonder if there was a paedophile ring operating out of Quarriers, with some former residents.”

The late-19th century development consisted of dozens of orphan homes which were run by “house mothers” and “house fathers”.

In 2002, John Porteus was convicted of sexually abusing David while in his care.

The offences took place in the village on a number of occasions.

David also spoke of physical and emotional abuse he suffered at the hands of others.

This involved him being beaten with a “military parade” baton, a belt and being told he was unwanted by his parents.

Other alleged abusers cannot be named for legal reasons.

It was heard punishment also included hair-pulling and being made to stand outside in a shed, sometimes until dawn.

David spoke of strict rules and carers who would lash out with violence, often leaving him “petrified”.

He said: “This was supposed to be a care home. From start to finish it was like being in a military establishment.

“They used derogatory language just to demean you, to belittle you.

“We weren’t soldiers – we were children.

“There was no affection. It was like from a Victorian era, where the child was seen and not heard.”

The witness described physical abuse as being “normalised” and went unchallenged by those in higher authority at the orphanage.

He added: “Bruises heal, but what happens with the psychological stuff is it stays with you.

“It was beyond the bounds of what was reasonable.

“It was brutality and cruelty.”

The inquiry is tasked with examining historical allegations of the abuse of children in care and began taking statements from witnesses in the spring of 2016.

Its current stage is hearing from representatives and former residents of establishments run by providers Quarriers, Aberlour and Barnardo’s.

Quarriers has apologised to residents who were abused while in its care.

The inquiry before Lady Smith continues on Tuesday.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/paedophile-ring-may-been-operating-13525568


Anthony Daly‏@anthonydaly01

Given the passage of time and the fact that it could in no way jeopardise national security, I look forward to MI5 confirming what I had been told by Tom Driberg in 1975: that he, Bob Boothby and other users of teenage rent, were protected by the secret service. All untouchable.

Andrew ‏ @REBELTROOP

You should contact the inquiry about this

Anthony Daly‏@anthonydaly01

I did. I provided the inquiry with a detailed submission and copies of my book. And I requested core participant status.

The Chair’s response was: “I do not consider that Mr Daly can be said to have played a “significant” role in these matters or that he has a sufficient interest in the matters to be investigated to justify him core participant status in the Westminster investigation.”

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Given that IICSA is to investigate institutional responses to CSA it may wish to enquire into PIE member Richard Bigham, who was found guilty in 1978 of sexually abusing 2 girls. The institutional response by the House of Lords was to welcome him with open arms the following year

Unlike most PIE members, who were attracted to boys, Bigham preferred little girls and for this reason, was nicknamed “Wendy” by other PIE members. I note from the recent Westminster inquiry transcript, that Bigham does not merit a mention.
Bigham (4th Lord Mersey) remained in the House of Lords until his death in 2006. “Wendy” gets a brief mention in . He was a guest at a PIE dinner I was taken to. The pimp who provided Bigham with girls was also present; Herr Mann

aka Herman Spielman – member of an international paedophile ring. Herr Mann was also found guilty at the 1978 trial. He was jailed for 6 years, but Bigham, being the son of a Viscount, was given a suspended sentence and walked free.


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Simon Thomas MP

Former MP avoids prison after being found with more than 500 indecent images and videos of children

Some of the videos and images were classified as category A material, the worst kind of sex abuse

A former MP who was found to have saved hundreds of images and videos of child sex abuse has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Police found he had 539 indecent images and 77 indecent videos involving sex abuse of children aged from six to 13, after they seized his iPad and other electronic devices during an early morning raid by police on his home in Aberystwyth, North Wales., Mold Crown Court heard.

Of those, 94 of the photos and 56 of the videos were classed as category A material, the worst kind of sexual abuse, with Thomas’ internet search history showing links to a Russian site known for sharing child sex images.

Thomas served as MP for Ceredigion between 2000 and 2005 before going on to become a Welsh Assembly member for Mid and West Wales in 2011. The 54-year-old resigned in July after the raid.

His lawyer Richard Williams told the court that “lonely hours” of public service spent away from home and the defendant’s “deep-rooted problems” led him into a “trap.

The father of two adult children, admitted three counts of possession of indecent images of children at an earlier hearing.

He was given a 26 week jail sentence, suspended for 24 months and ordered to complete a rehabilitation course involving counselling. He will also be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for seven years.

Passing sentence District Judge Gwyn Jones said: “You have lost your good character, you have caused a significant amount of pain and trauma to your family and, to put it bluntly, a significant fall from grace. The fact that before July you were prominent in public life and in the public eye does not have any relevance to the way this court proposes to deal with you.”

Thomas, a former librarian, had also in the running to become Plaid Cymru leader but dropped out before Leanne Wood won the contest.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, told the court a police search warrant was executed at 6am on July 23 and Thomas’ iPad, iPhone, a Dell laptop, computer hard-drive and USB sticks were seized.

No details were given in court as to how or why police had reason to execute the warrant on Thomas’ home.

The defendant gave officers his passwords for the devices and admitted the offences to police.

Mr Williams, mitigating said: “It has put a huge strain on his marriage, although to her great credit the defendant’s wife has been supportive, as has his mother. “He’s an individual who knows there’s problems that need to be addressed. What he said to me is a lot of his role in public service has been quite lonely, lots of hours spent on his own in accommodation some distance away from home, he got himself into a trap that he found very difficult to escape.

“He’s a person who shows a willingness to seek out assistance in addressing what are clearly deep-rooted problems in his life.”

Thomas was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/simon-thomas-child-sex-abuse-images-videos-mp-ceredigion-sentencing-prison-a8611381.html

Thomas is a former librarian and was a special senior advisor to former deputy first minister Ieuan Wyn Jones after losing his seat at Westminster and before he was elected to the assembly.

He was also a contender to succeed Mr Jones as party leader in 2012, but dropped out of the contest which was won by Leanne Wood.

Parents’ fear over paedo ex-MP living yards from primary school

26 Oct 2018

Simon Thomas, former MP for Ceredigion and member of the Welsh Assembly, was convicted of making over 600 indecent images and footage of children. His address,  is close to Ysgol Llywn yr Eos primary school in Penparcau, mid-Wales.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/26/parents-demand-answers-over-concerns-about-paedo-former-mp-living-yards-away-from-school-8077023/?ito=cbshare

Secret service to testify on ‘political paedophiles’ at child abuse inquiry

Britain’s spy agencies will reveal its knowledge of alleged Westminster-related child abuse at a public inquiry amid concerns it aided in an establishment cover-up.

MI5, MI6 and GCHQ have given their “full cooperation” with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, lead counsel Andrew O’Connor QC told a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

However, it emerged yesterday that some of the evidence the agencies will give may be heard in private due to national security reasons.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/10/31/secret-service-testify-political-paedophiles-child-abuse-inquiry/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw


The Lost Boys: Fresh probe into alleged paedophile ring

31 Oct 2018

Johannesburg – A top-level police investigation into allegations of a paedophile ring involving senior members of the National Party government is underway, Tafelberg Publishers has said.

The allegations are contained in the book The Lost Boys of Bird Island, written by former police officer Mark Minnie and journalist Chris Steyn.

Tafelberg Publishers, publishers of the book, said the probe comes after several people with knowledge of the alleged paedophile ring provided “valuable information” to the police.

“A number of victims have come forward and have given written statements of alleged sexual abuse related to the allegations in the book.

“Tafelberg approached the South African Police Service (SAPS) on September 6 with new information which had come to light after the publication of the book.

The police then opened an investigation, led by the Western Cape head of the Family Violence Unit Brigadier Sonja Harri.

Tafelberg added that The Foundation for Human Rights is also investigating the matter and have briefed a forensic expert to examine Minnie’s body to determine the circumstances around his death.

“The finding of the forensic expert was inconclusive. The initial report of the investigator commissioned by the Foundation to trace witnesses mentioned in the book has been handed to the SAPS Child Protection Unit,” Tafelberg said.

The publishers explained that news of the police investigation had been kept quiet until now to provide investigators space to do their work.

“During this time Tafelberg and Steyn did not release any new information to the media so as not to compromise the work of the police.

“Both the publisher and author are grateful to the police for being prepared to devote scarce resources to a cold case of over 30 years.The investigation is ongoing,” Tafelberg added.

The Lost Boys of Bird Island contains chilling accounts of alleged sexual abuse of coloured teenagers by a ring including late, ex-South African Defence Force head, Magnus Malan, late businessman Dave Allen and late environmental affairs minister Mark Wiley.

It claims that the boys were flown to Bird Island, outside Port Elizabeth, by military helicopters where they were allegedly sexually assaulted.

In August, the book’s co-author Minnie was found dead on a small holding, outside Port Elizabeth early with a gun shot to his head.

Since then, Tafelberg says Steyn has been subjected to repeated attempts at intimidation.

“Despite this, Steyn has continued investigating and following up on leads. She has co‐operated fully with the police probe from the start.

“The author has been obtaining permission from sources to share their identities with the police, and she has also been convincing people to make statements and give affidavits.”

https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/the-lost-boys-fresh-probe-into-alleged-paedophile-ring-17721932


Pervert vicar who was convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy then quietly moved to another parish was offered an honour by the Queen

  • Reverend Mark Kiddle was given a 15-month suspended sentence in 1985
  • The vicar admitted indecently a boy aged 15 at St Andrew’s church, Lincolnshire
  • In 1993, Kiddle was promoted by the Queen to be part of her Chapel Royal

Mark Kiddle was handed a suspended sentence for the abuse of a 15-year-old boy but was later given an honour by the Queen

The man, now in his 50s, said: ‘I think the Queen would be disgusted to find out about his past.’

‘The church has protected the guilty and let the innocent be abused. I’m angry that the person who did this to me was just moved to another diocese.

‘He was protected and promoted and I don’t think the church even now acts equitably.’

The abuse happened when Kiddle was vicar at St Andrew’s in Kirton-in-Lindsey in Lincolnshire.

His victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, says he was groomed by Kiddle who molested him ’18-20 times over a two-year period’ including when he was at his most vulnerable, following the death of a close family member.

He said: ‘I suppose when I was younger I was naïve, I thought he was just being kind.

‘He would take me on trips, he would give me alcohol and it got to the stage where I would stay over at the vicarage quite regularly.

‘We always slept in the same room and he would always sleep naked. It was a big old building and he said it was haunted but that ghosts couldn’t see you if you had nothing on.

‘I can’t say exactly when the abuse started. I completely blocked it out. I never told anyone, not even my parents.’

The abuse continued for two years but eventually a parishioner who suspected Kiddle of inappropriate behaviour tipped off police.

He was prosecuted at Grimsby Crown Court and in his defence the then Bishop of Lincoln, Simon Phipps, described Kiddle in court as an ‘extremely diligent, imaginative and energetic priest’.

Kiddle received two 15-month sentences to run concurrently, suspended for two years and was moved to another parish.

He was eventually posted to St Clement’s Church, Eastcheap in the City of London.

The 84-year-old, who is now retired from the church, is understood to have later declined the Queen’s honorary role in the Chapel Royal

His victim has launched legal action against the Church of England over the abuse he suffered.

The abuse happened when Kiddle was vicar at St Andrew's in Kirton-in-Lindsey (pictured) 

 

The abuse happened when Kiddle was vicar at St Andrew’s in Kirton-in-Lindsey (pictured)

His solicitor, Richard Scorer, at Slater and Gordon, said: ‘Kiddle waged a calculated campaign of abuse against a vulnerable young boy and even exploited tragic family circumstances to his own advantage so he could continue to satiate his own sick desires.

‘It is reprehensible that someone who was convicted of such a crime should be allowed to continue working in the church and in a role which presumably gave him unfettered access to other youngsters.’

A spokesman for the Diocese of London said Kiddle was not paid by the Church of England and had a limited at two churches.

He said: ‘From 2002, he was barred from all ministry. Under today’s procedures, anyone convicted of such offence would immediately be removed from their role and barred from ministry.

‘The Church has made significant changes in its approach to safeguarding since the 1980s, but we recognise that more needs to be done to ensure a safe culture, where abuse has no place, and where survivors of abuse can flourish.’

A Palace spokesperson said Kiddle never took up the honorary position and was never active in the Royal household.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6338279/Pervert-vicar-convicted-sexually-abusing-15-year-old-offered-honours-Queen.html

 

Dame Alun Roberts ‏ @ciabaudo

I have good reason to believe that there is a further interview tape with Mr Solanki made after the Sunday Express interview with him. In this second audio tape Mr Solanki goes into greater detail about who is in the tape and what that person is doing.

is aware of this latter audio tape but as of today they have still not contacted the holder of the top copy of the tape, much to the ‘amazement’ of the holder and his legal team. So what is playing at?

Martin Walkerdine ‏ @mwalkerdine

The issue with that audio tape it was never done on film as on that audio it could have been anyone saying things

Dame Alun Roberts ‏ @ciabaudo

Then let’s have it put in the public domain for the experts to decide.

Tory MP allegedly found with child porn in 1980s faced no charges, police told

Senior Conservative politician allegedly caught with child pornography videos in the 1980s faced no further action, it has been claimed

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10944652/Tory-MP-allegedly-found-with-child-porn-in-1980s-faced-no-charges-police-told.html

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In 1982 a Customs Office called Maganlal Solanki had seized child pornography films or videotapes sent or brought to the UK by Russell Tricker, a convicted British paedophile living in Amsterdam: one of these allegedly showed a former Tory cabinet minister sexually abusing children. Once again, Brittan was not named, but there were clear hints in the stories that he was the politician in question (in 1982 he was Chief Secretary to the Treasury).

Mr Solanki had unquestionably seized the tapes and films referred to. An official 1982 notice in the London Gazette recorded the seizure and his name was shown as the Customs officer responsible.

http://timtate.co.uk/blog/the-politician-the-paedophiles-the-police-press/

InquiryCSA ‏Verified account @InquiryCSA

We will examine whether the organisation PIE received funding by the Home Office and we will look into their relationship with the organisation now known as ‘Liberty’ and seek to adduce evidence in the public hearing

Cassandra Cogno ‏ @CassandraCogno

Gosh, thought this was well established by journalists and researchers in 2014 – it’s hard to take IICSA seriously while it looks past the fact Islington was #PIEcentral


Geelong Grammar payout could hit Catholic Church and other institutions

28 October 2018

https://www.smh.com.au/national/geelong-grammar-payout-could-hit-catholic-church-and-other-institutions-20181028-p50cgx.html


How Jimmy Savile ‘fixed it’ so his abuse victims wouldn’t get a penny of £3.6million raised in his name

Speaking on the seventh anniversary of Savile’s death today, one charity boss claims there has been a “serious misdirection

29 OCT 2018

Jimmy Savile’s actions when setting up a charity in his name meant his victims wouldn’t get a penny of the money raised after he was exposed.

The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust had £3.6million in its account when the abuse scandal broke in 2012, a year after the TV presenter’s death.

But when national child abuse charities offered to take over the fund, they were stunned to be told the money couldn’t be spent on victims.

Instead, it would go towards Savile’s projects.

Speaking today, on the seventh anniversary of the host’s death, one charity boss claimed there was a “serious misdirection of funds”.

Meanwhile, a man who said he was abused by Savile while at Broadmoor, said: “This is the final kick in the teeth for all victims.”

He added that while charities which could be supported by the funds are “very worthy”, they have “nothing to do with the victims”.

The Trust was set up by Savile – who was found dead in his apartment in Leeds, West Yorkshire, on October 29, 2011 – in 1985.

It was founded to “provide funds for the relief of poverty and sickness and other charitable purposes beneficial to the community”.

The money was even beyond the reach of the courts which eventually paid £1.15 million from Savile’s personal fortune to those he abused.

Now, the Trust has been quietly dissolved after transferring its remaining £1 million assets to a grant-making body which supports right-on causes in Savile’s home city of Leeds.

The Leeds Community Foundation sponsors “positive change” through schemes such as local parks, arts projects, free meals for kids, and drop-in centres for asylum seekers.

Jo Summers, former solicitor for the Jimmy Savile Trust, said: “There was no chance of raising further funds. So we thought we might as well donate the money to other good causes – which is what we have done.

“I have not seen any charities apply for money and not get it when the trustees considered it appropriate.

“The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust was not set up for abuse victims. The trustees are required by law to give the money to the causes it was set up for originally.

“If the object of the charity had been for people who have been abused it would be different – but it wasn’t.”

Meanwhile, the Leeds Community Foundation said the money “has to go to charities, not individuals”.

However, some national child abuse charities who are working to support Savile’s victims have been left disappointed.

NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) had offered to take over the Savile Trust’s entire assets when the scandal broke in 2012.

Chief Executive Peter Saunders said: “I am absolutely flabbergasted it has taken all this time only to come to this. I think it is a serious misdirection of funds given Savile’s appalling record.

“I can’t understand why some or most of the money is not being given to supporting charities who support the people whose lives have been ruined by that man.

“I think it is a tragedy that the Savile Trust did not direct it funds to an organisation like NAPAC who are still picking up the pieces.”

Fay Maxted MBE, who runs The Survivors’ Trust, the national umbrella agency for 135 abuse charities, said: “The last thing we want to do is pull down another charity providing good work like the Leeds Community Foundation.

“But the trustees of the Savile Trust should have thought more about the best use of the money.

“It is disappointing the Jimmy Savile Trust has not acknowledged survivors of sexual abuse in any way and missed an opportunity to do something positive with the funds.”

Steven George, 66, born Alyson Pink before a sex change, claims he was abused by the Top Of The Pops presenter while having treatment at Broadmoor in 1969.

He said: “The charities supported by the Leeds Community Foundation are all very worthy causes – but they have nothing to do with the victims.

“Now there is left nothing for those who were destroyed by this monster. It’s disgusting.”

HOPE – Healing Our Past Experiences – has folded after running out of cash trying to help Savile victims in Scarborough, where the presenter had a second home.

Founder Pauline Carruthers, 62, said: “Over the years, we helped thousands. But our workload doubled after the scandal broke.

“We asked the Savile Trust for £5,000 and got £500 which was very disappointing given we are based in Scarborough and were dealing with some of his victims.

“It was a paltry amount given what those he abused have gone through. It is totally wrong that the last of the money is not going to a charity which helps victims.”

A Leeds Community Foundation spokeswoman said: “The money will be invested in helping charities in Leeds that support the original aims of the Jimmy Savile Trust: including the relief of poverty, the relief of sickness and other charitable purposes.

“The money has to go to charities, not individuals. It will go to a range of worthwhile causes across the city.”

Chairwoman Rachel Hannan added: “This was something that we took a long time over.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/how-jimmy-savile-fixed-it-13499070



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Judge rules on millionaire sex offender Charles Howeson’s release

26 Oct 2018

The former Royal Navy commander, Plymouth charity director and business leader was jailed for ‘isolating’ and ‘groping’ young men

The fall from grace of Plymouth businessman Charles Howeson was complete this morning as judges condemned him to serve his sex abuse sentence.

The former Royal Navy commander, charity director and business leader was jailed in June for “isolating” and “groping” eight young men.

He offended over a decade during the 1980s and 1990s, attacking the men – aged 20 to 33 – in strikingly similar ways.

But the 69-year-old has always insisted that the offences did not happen and the allegations are part of a conspiracy against him in “gossipy” Plymouth.

His case reached court in London today as he appealed against his convictions amid harsh criticisms of the way his trial proceeded.

Howeson claimed the trial was “unfair”, but in a two-hour hearing at the Court of Appeal, three judges upheld the verdicts.

“We are left with no real doubt that the verdicts are safe,” said Lord Justice Hickinbottom.

“On the evidence, we consider the verdicts were unsurprising.”

Appealing today, his barrister Daniel Janner QC claimed that the way the trial judge summed up the case to the jury was unfair to Howeson.

The summing up lasted four days and was a “mish mash muddle” of fact, legal directions and comment by the judge, he argued.

The length of the speech may have led to jurors “switching off” or they may have been “distracted” from the actual issues they had to decide.

Rejecting the appeal, Lord Justice Hickinbottom accepted that the judge’s summing up could have been better, but said the resulting verdicts were not “unsafe”.

‘He engaged in a course of conduct over more than 10 years’

 

The appeal judge, sitting with Mr Justice Jeremy Baker and Judge Deborah Taylor, rejected the sentence appeal.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/judge-rules-millionaire-sex-offender-2150746


Wealthy sex abuser Charles Howeson is bidding for freedom today

In December Howeson was convicted of 10 indecent assaults against eight young men in the 1980s and 1990s

26 OCT 2018

Fallen Plymouth millionaire Charles Howeson is appealing his conviction and sentencing for sexually abusing young men.

In December 2017 Howeson was convicted of 10 indecent assaults against eight young men in the 1980s and 1990s.

He was acquitted of attempted buggery and indecent assault against a ninth complainant in June, following a retrial at Bristol Crown Court.

That same month the judge sentenced him to seven-and-a-half years in prison and ordered him to pay £50,000 in costs.

He will also be on the Sex Offender’s Register for life.

Today Howeson will sit before the Court of Appeal in London to appeal against both his conviction and sentencing of the historic sex abuse charges.

Howeson will sit before Lord Justice Hickinbottom, Mr Justice Jeremy Baker and Her Honour Judge Deborah Taylor in a bid to clear his name.

In the last trial, the court heard Howeson had been diagnosed with cancer and was due to begin chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

At the time his wife Emma gave a moving statement outside court, saying they intend to appeal the convictions.

Sentencing Judge Mark Horton said at the time: “This case has revealed that whilst to the outside world you displayed the finest qualities of diplomacy, charisma, endeavour, organisation and charm which you demonstrated during your period in the navy and in your extensive and successful career and involvement at the very highest level with public bodies authorities, businesses, including a bank, but also in your public and charitable works, mainly associated with the community of Plymouth, the hidden and dark truth is these same qualities were the very qualities which enable you to mask and conceal a dark secret, only revealed for the world to see some 30 years later in this trial.

“That secret was your uncontrolled and predatory sexual behaviour towards particularly young, or at least vulnerable men, under your control.”

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/live-charles-howeson-court-appeal-2148533


Valerie Shaw, a former Free Presbyterian church missionary, raised concerns about possible sex abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home in the early 1980s. File picture from Pacemaker

Kincora abuse whistleblower Valerie Shaw was a ‘brave lady’

A FORMER Free Presbyterian missionary who helped uncover the Kincora Boys’ Home sex abuse scandal has died.

Valerie Shaw, who was in her early eighties, was a “brave lady who will be remembered”, a child abuse campaigner has said after she passed away at Greenpark Nursing Home in Armagh on Sunday.

Three senior care staff – William McGrath, Raymond Semple and Joseph Mains – from the children’s home in east Belfast were jailed in 1981 for abusing 11 boys.

Ms Shaw said she told DUP leader and Free Presbyterian founder Ian Paisley about McGrath’s activities eight years before he was arrested and brought to court.

She told a press conference in 1982 she had approached Dr Paisley “on at least seven occasions”.

“I asked him time and time again what he intended to do about this,” she said.

“My concern all along was very much for the fact that there were young boys under the threat of this man’s corruption.”

Former moderator and founder of the Free Presbyterian Church, the late Ian Paisley. File picture by Kirth Ferris, Pacemaker

Mr Paisley denied the allegations against him and said Ms Shaw should have raised her concerns with police.

But Ms Shaw insisted that she had contacted the RUC and had been ignored.

Allegations have persisted that the three men were involved in a paedophile ring linked to the intelligence services.

Prominent Orangeman McGrath, who founded hardline loyalist group Tara, was an MI5 agent.

Campaigner Margaret McGuckin, from victims’ group Savia, said Ms Shaw had shown huge bravery in speaking out against sexual abuse.

“Abuse was never even spoken about at that time,” she said.

“She was a brave lady who spoke her truth.”

Ballysillan Elim Church tweeted: “Valerie was an incredible woman and a true servant of the Lord and will be missed by all who knew her”.

Ms Shaw’s funeral is to take place at the north Belfast church tomorrow morning followed by burial in Carnmoney Cemetery.

The building which houses the former Kincora home is up for sale. The property’s owner has applied for planning permission for 12 apartments on the site.

Victims have previously called for the building to be torn down.

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/10/24/news/kincora-abuse-whistleblower-valerie-shaw-was-a-brave-lady–1466904/

Kincora Files from 1983 – CLOSED

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Ex-football coach Jim Torbett on trial accused of historic sex abuse of four young boys in Glasgow

Torbett, 71, denies a total of nine offences of sexually abuse allegedly committed between August 1985 and August 1994

22 Oct 2018

A MAN went on trial today accused of historic sexual abuse of four young boys.

James Torbett, 71, from Glasgow, denies a total of nine offences of sexually abuse allegedly committed between August 1985 and August 1994.

Defence QC Tony Graham lodged a special defence of alibi in relation to a charge alleged to have taken place between June 1985 and June 1986.

Torbett is alleged to have first sexually abused the boys when they were aged four, 12, 12, and 13.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in a number of locations including Barrowfield Football Ground in Glasgow’s London Road, at Torbett’s home, a dormitory in France as well as training facilities in Glasgow’s west end and factory premises at The Trophy Centre in Pollokshaws, Glasgow.

Prosecutor Sheena Fraser said: “The trial is set down for 10 days, but it may be less than that.”

No evidence has been heard yet.

The trial before judge Lord Beckett continues.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/3384318/jim-torbett-trial-child-sex-abuse-football/


Rusbridger’s Ghost ‏ @JamesRusbridger

“MI5 was in complete control of “Paedophile Eric Witchell, if he chooses to be truthful, will be able to provide details about the trafficking of Richard Kerr to Enoch Powell MP. “Witchell should also be asked what he knows about Anthony Blunt”

“In 1973 or 1974 Richard Kerr was abused by a man he is adamant was Anthony Blunt “Unlike Enoch Powell who’d been violent with Richard, Anthony Blunt was gentle as he groomed Richard into being raped “ had given Richard to Anthony Blunt as a reward”

“What was Theresa May told about the use of sexual blackmail involving children by MI5? “If May is the Christian she claims, she would come clean on what MI5 has told her about the DUP members who were subjected to blackmail, whether sexual or otherwise”

“Anthony Blunt curried favour with MI5 by describing paedophile network of which he was a member. MI5 exploited it for blackmail & destabilisation. “Theresa May clings to power with the , one of whose top members was in Blunt’s paedophile underworld”

Child abuse skeletons in Theresa May’s closet

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Westminster ‘paedophile ring’ accuser appears in court

20 Oct 2018

A man who alleged there was a paedophile ring at the heart of Westminster has appeared in court charged with lying to police.

He was in court in Newcastle accused of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud.

His claims sparked a police inquiry into allegations he was sexually assaulted by public figures and witnessed the murder of three boys.

The man, 50, known as Nick, is not being named for legal reasons.

He had claimed he was systematically abused and tortured by senior politicians, members of the armed forces, intelligence figures and a TV presenter during the 1970s and 1980s.

One of the perverting the court of justice charges says he made a false allegation of witnessing the murder of an unnamed boy by former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor.

His allegations were investigated by a Metropolitan Police investigation – codenamed Operation Midland.

In September last year, Northumbria Police passed a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) which led to Nick being charged.

The fraud charge alleges that in September 2013 he dishonestly made representations to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

He appeared in custody on Saturday at Newcastle Crown Court, which was sitting as a magistrates’ court.

He has been remanded in custody and his next appearance will be at the same court – sitting as a crown court – on 19 November.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45927312


Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry Publishes First Case Study Findings

11 October 2018

Many Children found “no love, no compassion, no dignity and no comfort” whilst in the care of the Daughters of Charity in Scotland

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has today (Thursday 11 October) published its findings into residential institutions run by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul (DoC). They conclude that children did suffer abuse.

During the case study, the Inquiry considered evidence about the nature and extent of any relevant abuse at institutions run by the DoC in Scotland, with a particular focus on Smyllum and Bellevue.

https://www.childabuseinquiry.scot/media/1890/aps-doc-findings-final-hyperlinked-11_oct.pdf


IslingtonSurvivorsNetwork ‏ @theIslingtonSN

This report avoids terms organised abuse and organised crime networks. Organised abuse and excellent multi agency investigation protocols vanished in 2013 from statutory guidance. Now few professionals know how to investigate it

Stuart Syvret ‏ @StuartSyvret

A key observation. & that is no accident.

One of the first things child-protection professionals should be schooled in, are the methodologies of mafias.

Child-abuse has a “value”; it is the ultimate ‘Currency-of-Concealment’.

Always ask, ‘who might have shielded the abusers?’….


Child abuse inquiry announces 17 more institutions to be investigated

13 September 2018

Seventeen further institutions are to be investigated by a far-reaching inquiry into historical allegations of the abuse of children in care.

The 17 are in addition to the 69 establishments already identified by the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI), taking the total number under scrutiny to 86.

The list includes religious and non-religious institutions, boarding schools and council and healthcare establishments around Scotland.

The newly-announced schools to be looked at are St Andrew’s School, in Shandon, Dunbartonshire; Queen Victoria boarding school in Dunblane; Balnacraig School in Perth; Edinburgh’s Royal Blind School and Harmeny School; Donaldson’s School for Deaf Children; Oakbank School in Aberdeen; Ovenstone Residential School in Fife; and Balrossie School in Inverclyde.

Cardross Park Assessment Centre and Dunclutha Children’s Home in Argyll will also be examined, as will Park Lodge in Glasgow.

Lagarie House Children’s Home in Rhu, Argyll; Redheugh Adolescent Unit in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, and Humbie Care Home in East Lothian are also to be investigated, inquiry chiefs announced.

Lennox Castle Hospital in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, and the Royal Scottish National Hospital in Larbert in the Falkirk area complete the list.

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(United Nations) Peter Dalglish (left) with Prime minister Trudeau

Peter Dalglish confesses to sexually abusing children, then recants, according to police dossier

24 Sept 2018

Peter Dalglish, the Order of Canada recipient accused of assaulting children in Nepal, says he was himself assaulted as a child, according to court records seen by The Globe and Mail.

Mr. Dalglish, who was arrested in April and is now being held in a Nepalese prison, also told police he then abused teenagers as an adult, according to the dossier, which contains statements and police notes. In a video-taped confession, Mr. Dalglish described it as a kind of revenge, one of the police officers who questioned him told The Globe.

But although the court records shed new light on the evidence against Mr. Dalglish, they also illuminate substantial inconsistencies in the case against him. The most important of those is his confession, which he later repudiated before a judge during a months-long trial that is still going on.

Police found Mr. Dalglish with two boys when they arrested him at a remote mountainside home he maintained outside Kathmandu. Those boys provided graphic allegations of sexual contact with Mr. Dalglish. The court documents also include a detailed account of sexual assault by Mr. Dalglish against a third person. In another major inconsistency, however, that person subsequently withdrew his allegation.

Mr. Dalglish, a globe-trotting advocate for children who held multiple United Nations posts, himself denied wrongdoing in an interview with The Globe from a Kathmandu detention cell earlier this year. The case against him is not founded on “proper factual evidence,” said Rahul Chapagain, Mr. Dalglish’s defence lawyer. It amounts to “accusing a person and then harassing them,” he said.

But the two boys found in Mr. Dalglish’s home at the time of his arrest have stood by their testimony, said Kabit Katwal, deputy superintendent of Nepal Police.

“We are pretty sure that the case will not fail,” he said in an interview. “The evidence is there, the confession is there, the victims clearly told the story of how they became victimized. So everything is crystal clear.”

The court records show that, five days after his arrest, Mr. Dalglish described being beaten and sexually abused for years by a teacher, beginning at the age of 11. “I later abused other children between the ages of 16 and 18,” he said, according to a Nepali-language transcript.

“He was a victim and had some sense of revenge once he became an adult. He abused children,” Mr. Katwal said.

But Mr. Dalglish later denied that admission before a judge. “I have never, ever abused anyone sexually,” he said, according to a document in the court records. He blamed the documentation of his earlier confession on a translation error.

Mr. Katwal was among those who questioned Mr. Dalglish, in conversations conducted in English and video-recorded, he said. Mr. Katwal also spoke in English during a detailed interview with The Globe. “You see, we can easily communicate in English. There is no problem,” Mr. Katwal said. A translator rendered Mr. Dalglish’s comments into Nepali, he said.

Mr. Dalglish is currently being held in Dhulikhel Jail, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. He was transferred there after a court denied him bail this summer, citing him as a potential flight risk. He has now been held in custody for nearly half a year, and police expect his trial to last for another month or two. But “he has not complained about his situation,” said Mr. Chapagain, his lawyer.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Dalglish delivered aid to famine-struck Ethiopia, worked with the children of murdered parents in Guatemala, evacuated children from war-torn Sudan, taught sex workers’ children in India, responded to the Ebola crisis in Liberia, founded an organization that helped street kids around the world and oversaw skills training in Afghanistan. He often paid school fees for poor children, took them on international trips and invited them to his home.

His trial is being conducted as Nepalese authorities have arrested a series of men on pedophilia-related charges this year, including a Dutch doctor and two French nationals.

One of the key issues for the Nepalese courts is assessing the reliability of evidence presented. The records seen by The Globe, for example, include a detailed account from a Nepalese man who described events that took place beginning 13 years ago.

That man, now 25, attended a Buddhist school where Mr. Dalglish occasionally taught leadership classes. The Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School says it later banned Mr. Dalglish from its premises, citing discomfort with his conduct around children.

But at the time, Mr. Dalglish invited children to his home for sleepovers, and “used to give us a guitar, piano, bags, school books and other stuff,” the man said in a statement to police. “Peter used to make us naked and bathed us separately,” the statement says. “He then applied oil on our body and after going to sleep he used to come and touch us.“

In court, however, the man offered a very different account. “Peter hasn’t abused me sexually,” he said, according to trial records seen by The Globe. “We used to bathe on our own. Peter did not bathe us or apply oil to us. We used to put oil on ourselves.”

Mr. Dalglish’s lawyer said the inconsistency was also linguistic, saying the man is a member of the Tamang minority who is a poor Nepali speaker. Police and the Shree Mangal school said the man speaks and reads Nepali.

Police evidence against Mr. Dalglish also includes the testimony of the two children in his house at the time of his arrest, as well as what a police document calls 50 “naked photos of children from different countries.“

One of the boys in that house alleged Mr. Dalglish had sexually abused him for four years. That victim said “Peter used to buy him food, give money, buy him clothes and tell him often that [Dalglish] would take him to Bangkok for tours and provide him a job in a five-star hotel when he grew up,” according to the statement in the court record, which includes graphic details of genital touching and oral sex.

The police statement notes that Mr. Dalglish denied those allegations.

His lawyer, too, questioned their reliability. The boys, aged 12 and 14 when Mr. Dalglish was arrested, gave conflicting accounts of the alleged assaults against them, Mr. Chapagain said.

And some of the photos of naked children had been published decades ago by Mr. Dalglish in his book, The Courage of Children. The photos are not sexual in nature, but include children in the slums of Bombay and “African children in their natural state,” Mr. Chapagain said.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-peter-dalglish-confesses-to-sexually-abusing-children-then-recants/


Parish chairman, 49, who led revolt against police checks on councillors, faces jail for raping a 16-year-old girl and sexually abusing five schoolboys when he was a DJ at teenage discos

  • Mark McCormick, 49, led a revolt against police checks on councillors
  • He is now facing jail for raping a 16-year-old girl and other sexual offences
  • Bursledon Parish Council’s office in Hampshire was raided by police
  • McCormick admitted several charges at Southampton Crown Court on Tuesday

21 Sept 2018

Mark McCormick, a mobile DJ and entertainer, was first elected to Bursledon Parish Council in 2011 and committed the offences between 2009 and 2014. Twice elected as Chair of the Parish Council, he chaired the council during a bitter dispute with the previous trustees of Bursledon District Community Association (BDCA), over how the Lowford Community Centre

A parish chairman who led a revolt against police checks on councillors is facing jail for raping a 16-year-old girl.

Mark McCormick, 49, also admitted inciting five schoolboys to engage in sexual activity – dating from his time as a DJ at teenage discos.

His secret perverted past only came to light after a series of victims came forward, and the Bursledon Parish Council office in the Hampshire village’s community centre was raided, and computers seized.

Mark McCormick (pictured), former parish councillor in Bursledon, Hampshire, has pleaded guilty to rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children

Mark McCormick (pictured), former parish councillor in Bursledon, Hampshire, has pleaded guilty to rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children

McCormick pleaded guilty at the last minute to 14 sexual abuse charges at Southampton Crown Court on Tuesday.

He had forced his victims to go through the ordeal of preparing to give evidence, only to finally admit the truth as the trial was about to begin.

McCormick faces a long prison term for one count of rape, three of indecent activity with a child, two counts of multiple incidents of indecent assault on a child, five of indecent assault on a male, one of sexual assault and one count of taking indecent photographs of a child.

The charges relate to seven youngsters, five under 16, and took place between 1997 and 2011. McCormick was remanded in custody to be sentenced on October 12.

It is understood that he has stepped down as parish council chairman – the role he was re-elected to in May 2016.

The drama began four years ago when Eastleigh Borough Council spent £4million on The Lowford Community Centre in Bursledon – where 1980s boatyard soap opera Howards’ Way was filmed.

It included a GP surgery, a volunteer-run library and an office for the parish council – and was run by the Bursledon and District Community Association, headed by chairman John Misselbrook.

Early in 2016 he told the parish that its councillors and the library volunteers had to go through Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for criminal and police records to satisfy the centre’s insurer.

When members failed to comply, he evicted them.

Keith House, the Liberal Democrat leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, led opposition to police checks, arguing that Hampshire County Council does not ‘subject library staff to DBS checks’.

Only after the parish council, under McCormick, had spent £18,000 of public money on a legal battle over the eviction, did the local councillors agree in November 2016 ‘to carry out DBS checks against each member of staff and volunteer’ at the community library.

But they did not offer to do the same for parish councillors.

A compromise was eventually reached, with the parish council allowed to use the hall again. But McCormick had still not provided his criminal record, and has not done so to date.

Earlier last year, officers from Hampshire Police told Mr Misselbrook about a risk to children posed by two ‘potentially dangerous’ men frequenting the community centre.

Police then raided its parish council office and chairman McCormick, a Liberal Democrat who describes himself as a ‘voiceover artiste, DJ and radio presenter’, was arrested at home on suspicion of grooming a teenage boy.

McCormick said in his annual report to his council last year: ‘The Parish Council and the Library have had in place since its opening both a child protection and a safeguarding policy and the Library has an appointed safeguarding officer.

‘However, to obtain DBS checks the Parish Council had to adopt certain policies to allow us to have these checks made. Contrary to certain speculation there are a number of hoops we must go through to have people DBS checked.

‘However, as I said earlier we have complied with all the policies and we are now in the process of obtaining these checks for all the relevant people..’

It was not clear even then if he considered parish councillors to be ‘relevant people’ and he did not comply.

It is understood he had already attracted police attention so would have failed a police check. When approached by the Daily Mail before his guilty plea and asked about his refusal to provide checks, he slammed the door.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6195385/Parish-chairman-led-revolt-against-police-checks-faces-jail-raping-16-year-old-girl.html

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https://meetings.eastleigh.gov.uk/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=50000007&T=6

DJ Mark McCormick

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McCormick, a mobile DJ and entertainer, was first elected to Bursledon Parish Council in 2011 and committed the offences between 2009 and 2014. Twice elected as Chair of the Parish Council, he chaired the council during a bitter dispute with the previous trustees of Bursledon District Community Association (BDCA), over how the Lowford Community Centre should be managed.

http://www.eastleighnews.co.uk/2018/09/ex-parish-council-chair-admits-child-sex-offences/

A former parish council chairman has admitted raping a 16-year-old girl and several sexual offences against boys.

Mark McCormick, 49, pleaded guilty to 14 charges on the first day of his trial at Southampton Crown Court.

The former Bursledon councillor committed the offences between 1997 and 2011, the court heard.

Refusing bail, Judge Nicholas Rowland said the “extremely serious” offences meant “a long sentence” would be imposed at a hearing on 12 October.

McCormick, of Griffon Close, Bursledon, pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecent assaults on boys and four counts of inciting boys to commit acts of gross indecency.

His youngest victim was a boy aged under 14, the court heard.

The other three offences were the rape of a girl, a sexual assault on a man and taking an indecent photo of a boy.

In total, the offences involved seven victims including five boys.

McCormick entered no pleas to a number of other charges, involving another two alleged victims, which the court ordered to lie on file.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-45566134?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/localnews/2636470-sutton%20scotney/20&link_location=live-reporting-story


Victims of Burton paedophile head teacher Derek Slade, should be managed  feel ‘conned’ over compensation

Teacher Derek Slade was caught when police raided his Horninglow home

20 Sept 2018

Pupils at a Norfolk boarding school were beaten and sexually abused by Derek Slade, formerly of Farm Road, Horninglow, in Burton.

St George’s School at Wicklewood near Wymondham, in Norfolk, which moved to Great Finborough, in Suffolk in 1980, was the scene of horrific beatings and sexual abuse in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Sadistic headmaster Slade made boys as young as eight strip naked for beatings and then forced them to write essays about the whippings.

He organised “midnight feasts” at his home in the school grounds where he and friends sexually abused the boys, a court later heard.

Slade was jailed at Ipswich Crown Court in 2010, then aged 61, for 21 years after police raided his home in Burton in February 2010 and found 70,000 images of children, some from India and others from Africa.

He died in prison in 2016. Two other teachers were also jailed for abuse in 2012 and 2016.

The firm behind St George’s School, Anglemoss Ltd, agreed to pay a total of £855,000 to 36 ex-pupils, it says in a liquidator’s report on the firm.

But an investigation by the Eastern Daily Press reveal that three quarters of the settlement will go towards paying the costs of the case, where liquidators charged fees of up to £600 a hour.

It leaves the 36 victims with £192,000 – just £5,000 each – which will be paid out over several years.

 

One former pupil said he felt “betrayed” after the school’s ownership was restructured in 2011, without putting aside enough money to pay all of the claims.

“We feel conned, let down, disrespected and what happened to us trivialised,” said another former pupil.

He said he had never had an apology from St George’s owners.

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James Sinclair, (r) took over from his father John (l)

The school has changed its name to the fee paying Finborough School and is now managed by James Sinclair, the son of the founder of St George’s, John Sinclair.

 

Anglemoss’ directors, the Sinclair family, hired solicitors in 2011 to restructure the firm’s business and move its assets to two new companies which they also owned.

While Anglemoss did not pay victims agreed compensation from 2013 onwards, the new company running Finborough School built a £2.5 million sports centre, said the report.

Another of the victims added: “The school and Sinclairs could have done the honourable thing, it would have shown decency and true care for their ex-pupils.”

St Georg’s School headmaster Derek Slade (left) and Alan Brigden (also known as Morton). Both men were jailed for abuse

•Timeline of case

1978: St George’s School established by John Sinclair near Wymondham. Derek Slade appointed headmaster.

1980: It moves to Great Finborough near Stowmarket

1982: Abuse allegations made by pupils to journalist Roger Cook. Slade denies allegations but leaves.

2009: Ex-pupils report Slade’s abuse to police.

September 2010: Slade convicted, jailed for 21 years.

Late 2010: Solicitors begin acting for ex-pupils to get compensation

February 2011: Former teacher Alan Williams arrested but takes own life in June while on bail.

July 2012: Former maths teacher at school Alan Brigden jailed for five years.

March 2014: Court appoints auditors to liquidate company behind school.

June 2015: Solicitors issue claims against school’s new companies.

March 2016: Slade dies aged 66.

September 2016: Ex-teacher Gerard Singer jailed.

July 2018: Ex-pupils told liquidator has settled claims.

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/burton/victims-burton-paedophile-head-teacher-1997031?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Derek Sawyer former Labour leader of the Islington Borough Council, and the former Chairman of the London Regional Courts Boards as well as chairman for Catch 22 and other organisations.

One name seems to be in the forefront in all the documentation at the time :

John Sinclair-

His name appears on the letterhead along with the “Slade”

he appears in the newspaper article ( from which the photos were cropped of the children in 1978) ”

and the financial backing of Mr. John Sinclair

( noted as the ADMISSIONS OFFICER)

Mr. Sinclair seems to have had a “hands on approach” http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/principal_follows_in_father_s_footsteps_1_87632

and has run foul of the law for having a hands on-

A SUFFOLK public school principal found guilty of beating a dog walker with his hiking stick is unlikely to lose his job, it emerged today.

John Sinclair, owner and principal of the independent Finborough School, was ordered yesterday to pay a fine, compensation and prosecution costs totalling £900.

 

Sinclair, 55, of The Coach House, Great Finborough near Stowmarket,

 

The Coach House- home of John Sinclair until 2003 –

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/public_school_principal_guilty_of_attack_1_135976

Sinclair’s two dogs approached and appeared friendly until one attacked, causing injuries to the throat and ear of Mr Wyer’s dog. Mr Wyer told Bury St Edmunds magistrates that he had kicked Sinclair’s dog to try to separate the animals. Sinclair had struck him six times with a stick “as thick as your wrist”. He suffered injuries to the head and shin, the court was told.

Michael Wyer, who lives with his son in Great Finborough, told magistrates: “This was a frantic attack that happened very quickly. The man was demented. Blows were raining down from all directions as he was trying to hit Malcolm.

“I was absolutely shocked and stunned. Sinclair ran up to my son with a very heavy stick raised above his head which he then smashed down on my son’s head. He proceeded to hit my son about six more blows to the body as my son was doing his best to protect his head.”

The head of the £13,380-a-year school, who is also chairman of the association’s East Anglia division, was ordered to pay £300 costs and £100 compensation to Mr Wyer.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1447620/Headmaster-beat-man-who-kicked-his-dog.html

Mr. Sinclair and his family are still heavily involved in the NOW Finborough School- Note the name change from St. George’s Finborough to THE Finborough School
http://www.finboroughschool.co.uk/


St George’s School 1980

BUT the building where so much childhood terror and perversion took place is still welcoming pupils. One has to wonder does not Mr. Sinclair ever hear the cries of the children as abuse was heaped upon their little bodies echoing through the rooms that held such torment for those young boys. A building that was once a workhouse in its past now also holds the history of depravity.

Finborough Now

His own children are part of the NOW “Finsborough family”
http://blog.finboroughschool.co.uk/
Sweeping green lawns , photos in local papers and the net proclaiming its worthiness to educate the young – the whole building is “dressed “ the school marketed professionally- but there is a disease of perversion that perfumes the atmosphere of those not so hallowed halls that needs to be eradicated – its history will continue to haunt – no matter how they dress it up –

You can read the account of one of the school’s children here

http://ravingpikey.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/of-good-courage/

https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/if-you-want-to-fix-and-cover-up-something-then-you-own-it-john-sinclair-and-angelmoss/

TWO of Suffolk’s best-known independent schools are to merge, it was announced last night

2010

From January next year, Finborough School, near Stowmarket, and Hillcroft Preparatory School, in Haughley Green, will join forces.

‘GREATER STRENGTH’: From left, Gwyneth and Fred Rapsey, joint headmistress and headmaster of Hillcroft School, with John and Sue Sinclair, principal and admissions officer at Finborough School

From left, Gwyneth and Fred Rapsey, joint headmistress and headmaster of Hillcroft School, with John and Sue Sinclair, principal and admissions officer at Finborough School

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/school-merger-plan-gets-go-ahead-1-77483


Pope role in study of Argentine sex abuse case in spotlight

18 Sept 2018


Sept. 9, 2013 Rev. Julio Grassi stands in a courtroom, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina’s Supreme Court in March 2017 upheld the conviction and 15-year prison sentence against Grassi, a celebrity priest who ran homes for street children across Argentina. (AP Photo)

Pope Francis’ role in Argentina’s most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Catholic Church’s troubled legacy of cover-up and allegations he himself sided with the accused.

Francis, who at the time was still Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, in 2010 commissioned a four-volume, 2,000-plus page forensic study of the legal case against a convicted priest that concluded he was innocent, that his victims were lying and that the case never should have gone to trial.

The Argentine church says that the study obtained by The Associated Press — bound volumes complete with reproductions of Johannes Vermeer paintings on the covers — was for internal church use only. But the volumes purportedly ended up on the desks of some Argentine court justices who were ruling on the appeals of the Rev. Julio Grassi.

Despite the study, Argentina’s Supreme Court in March 2017 upheld the conviction and 15-year prison sentence against Grassi, a celebrity priest who ran homes for street children across Argentina.

The study, and Francis’ role in the Grassi case, have taken on new relevance following allegations by a former Vatican ambassador that Francis, and a long line of Vatican officials before him, covered up the sexual misconduct of a prominent U.S. cardinal.

Neither Francis nor the Vatican has responded to the allegations that Francis rehabilitated ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from sanctions in 2013. The Vatican didn’t respond to a request for comment about Francis’ role in the Grassi case.

In an exclusive interview with AP, Grassi’s victim, Gabriel, said he is still waiting for Francis to acknowledge his pain, given the Supreme Court has now ruled that he indeed was assaulted by Grassi when he was 13.

“I’d like for the church to say something, even though I don’t expect it will,” Gabriel told AP, sitting next to his psychiatrist. “No one ever reached out to me,” he said. “No one bothered.”

Francis, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, wasn’t Grassi’s bishop and bore no direct responsibility for him. But in 2006, he was quoted by the now-defunct Argentine magazine Veintitres as saying the accusations against Grassi were “informative viciousness against him, a condemnation by the media.”

He said he would withhold judgment pending the outcome of the court case, but Grassi himself testified that Bergoglio had “never let go of my hand” throughout the legal process.

Under Bergoglio’s presidency, Argentina’s bishops conference in 2010 enlisted a leading Argentine criminal defense attorney, Marcelo Sancinetti, to research a counter-inquiry into the prosecutors’ case against Gabriel and two other former residents of Grassi’s Happy Children homes whose cases were thrown out in the initial trial.

In the study, Sancinetti concluded that not only weren’t the accusations against Grassi sufficiently proven, “the falsity of each one of the accusations is objectively verifiable.”

In the four tomes, which were produced at an annual clip from 2010-2013, Sancinetti accused Gabriel of changing his story and trying to extort Grassi. But a court years earlier had already thrown out a lawsuit filed by Grassi accusing Gabriel of extortion.

Sancinetti compared the “current trials and condemnations with severe sentences based exclusively on the word of a person who calls itself victim of sexual abuse to the trials for witchcraft of the Middle Ages.” And in the final volume and on his law firm’s website, Sancinetti said Francis in particular had commissioned the work. He didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment.

Argentina’s Supreme Court disagreed with Sancinetti’s analysis, and on March 21, 2017, upheld Grassi’s 2009 conviction for having sexually abused and corrupted Gabriel.

Through tears, Gabriel had testified that on two separate occasions in 1996 the priest once fondled him, and then performed oral sex on him in his office.

Gabriel, who for a time was placed in Argentina’s witness protection program after suffering a break-in, physical attacks and threats, said he was shocked when Grassi testified that Bergoglio “had never let go of my hand.”

“We were all like ‘wow!’ It was Bergoglio,” he said.

Gabriel said he and his lawyer delivered a letter addressed to Francis two months after he was elected Latin America’s first pope, bringing it to the Vatican embassy in Buenos Aires on May 8, 2013.

In the letter, Gabriel identified himself as a victim of “aberrant crimes of repeated sexual abuse and corruption” by Grassi.

He lamented that court-protected details of his abuse had been exposed by the study, which he said had “denigrated” him personally and contradicted the stated “zero tolerance” policy of both Pope Benedict XVI and Francis.

“I suffered and continue to suffer,” he wrote.

He asked for an audience with the pope “and I earnestly beg you for compassion and help in recovering my faith.”

He never received a reply. In fact, his lawyer said they were threatened at the embassy and don’t know what became of the letter.

Asked why the Argentine bishops conference had commissioned the study, a conference spokeswoman said it was to help bishops understand the case better.

“The bishops conference considered that it could provide more information in view of the canonical procedure,” the conference said in a statement to AP.

Such a study, however, would be unthinkable for use in a canonical trial. While church trials do make use of police investigations and evidence from secular courts, a counter-study commissioned by an entire bishops’ conference could run into jurisdictional problems at a canonical trial, canonists said.

In addition, Gabriel’s attorney, Juan Pablo Gallego, said the books ended up on the desks of some Argentine judges deciding Grassi’s appeals and represented what he called a blatant, albeit unsuccessful lobbying attempt.

The diocese of Moron, which was responsible for Grassi, had long defended its decision to keep him in ministry even after the trial began by saying it didn’t want to prejudice the outcome.

Eighteen months after Argentina’s high court ruled against him, Grassi remains a priest as he serves his 15-year sentence in the Unidad 41 de Campana prison in the province of Buenos Aires.

The Moron diocese said Grassi had been removed from pastoral duties when the trial began, and that he now has been restricted from exercising any public ministry. The diocese told AP that the canonical case is now with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that handles sex abuse cases.

Julieta Anazco, president of Argentina’s Survivors’ Network of Ecclesiastical Abuse, said the Grassi case was a watershed for Argentina since the victims went up against a celebrity priest who had the backing of Argentina’s Catholic elite, and suffered the public humiliation of being accused of only seeking money.

“They have made the path of our struggle easier for us,” she said. “Thanks to their struggle, many of us were encouraged to denounce (our abusers) publicly.”

She cited the recent case of hearing-impaired victims of the now-notorious Antonio Provolo Institute who came forward to denounce abuse by the same Italian priest accused by Italian Provolo students who in 2014 alerted Francis and the Vatican to his whereabouts. Argentine police have arrested the Rev. Nicola Coradi and raided Provolo schools.

“Before Pope Francis can enact accountability for bishops and other church leaders, he has to own up to the harm he himself caused victims in Argentina,” said Anne Barrett Doyle of the online resource Bishop Accountability, which has gathered the documentation on the Grassi saga.

The case has parallels to that in neighboring Chile, where Francis repeatedly defended a bishop accused of covering up for the country’s most notorious predator, the Rev. Fernando Karadima. Francis discredited Karadima’s victims, who placed Bishop Juan Barros at the scene of their abuse, saying their accusations were “calumny.”

Francis eventually acknowledged he had made “grave errors in judgment” about Barros, apologized to the victims and launched a Vatican investigation that resulted in all of Chile’s active bishops offering to resign.

He has offered no mea culpa about the Grassi case. Gabriel, who works odd jobs off the books and has no credit card, is waiting.

http://www.newser.com/article/08f0f88f03b7470b8117cef48e11aa73/pope-role-in-study-of-argentine-sex-abuse-case-in-spotlight.html

The Scottish branch of the British Sailors’ Society ran a children’s home from 1949 to 1982 in the village of Rhu near Helensburgh.

The Rev William Barrie and Mary Barrie

Mr Barrie was a prolific child sex abuser who used his position as a minister within the British Sailors’ Society to operate – or at least facilitate – a paedophile ring, with others connected to the organisation…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/sisters_who_survived_the_evil_at_lagarie

1970 Princess Alexandra (Duncroft) charity colleague of Jimmy Savile at Lagarie Childrens Home

At least 22 pupils and one visitor were abused by Jimmy Savile at Duncroft Approved School in the 1970s, a Surrey Police report has found.

https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/jimmy-savile-abused-22-pupils-9142879

Police cover up Savile’s claims to be friends with Queen’s cousin: Paedophile ‘visited Duncroft school at centre of abuse allegations with Princess Alexandra’

Princess Alex is a patron of a hostel for girls in care. At this place I’m a cross between a term-time boyfriend and a fixer of special trips out.’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2550472/Police-cover-Saviles-claims-friends-Queens-cousin-Paedophile-claimed-visited-school-Princess-Alexandra.html

Lagarie Children's Home

Decades of sex abuse uncovered at Rhu children’s home

17 September 2018

Decades of physical cruelty and child sex abuse allegations at a children’s home in Argyll have been uncovered by a BBC investigation.

The claims centre around Lagarie Children’s Home in Rhu, Argyll, run by the Sailors’ Society charity.

More than a dozen people have told the BBC they were abused at the home, many of them sexually, by staff there.

The Sailors’ Society says it “apologises unreservedly that this abuse happened”.

Between 1949 and 1982, hundreds of children were sent to live at Lagarie. They were the children of seafarers taken in by the Sailors Society, a Christian charity supporting the families of men working at sea.

The programme, Disclosure: Suffer The Children, to be broadcast on BBC One Scotland at 22:40 on Monday tells the harrowing stories of the victims of abuse during two separate regimes at the home.

The Rev William Barrie with his wife Mary

The Rev William Barrie has been accused of raping victims hundreds of times and his wife Mary of physical abuse

Angela Montgomery and her sisters Mary and Norma were at the home because their mother had died young and their father was at sea.

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They told the BBC they were subjected to sustained sexual abuse after the Rev William Barrie and his wife Mary took charge of the home in 1972.

The Montgomery sisters said that over the years at Lagarie they were raped hundreds of times by Mr Barrie and physically abused by his wife.

Angela, now 56, said: “After a while, even as unpleasant as it was…not that you got used to it, you just thought… there was no point struggling or fighting… you know. You just… it was this level of acceptance of, it became part and parcel of life at Lagarie.”

Angela tells the programme children were taken away from Lagarie to conventions to be abused by people associated with Mr Barrie and the Sailors’ Society.

The Montgomery sisters left Lagarie more than 40 years ago and each of them has struggled with mental health problems.

Matron Anne Millar with Roddy Austin

Matron Anne Millar pictured with with Roddy Austin

During an earlier regime which Disclosure has investigated, the allegations centred on Anne Millar, the matron of the home who professed to be a devout Christian but Roddy Austin, one of the former residents, said he lived in fear at Lagarie.

Roddy, 61, said: “Unless you’ve lived it, you can’t experience it, you can’t try to fathom what went on in that place…she was evil.”

Philip Donald, now 58, was in the home for about two and a half years. He says Ms Millar used to pick him up by the ears, throw him into a cold bath and put her soap-covered fingers down his throat.

Both Roddy and Philip say they were sexually abused by the Lagarie gardener, Norman Skelton.

Philip told the programme, “He raped me. Over and over again.”

Mr Skelton died in 1999. Anne Millar retired from the home 1970 and is also now dead.

The Montgomery sisters and others gave statements to the old Strathclyde police force about the abuse in the early 2000s but no-one was charged. A second police investigation, prompted by the Sailors Society, concluded in 2016.

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Mrs Barrie was questioned, and a report sent to the fiscal, but she was never charged. She died in late 2017.

William Barrie died in 1993 without ever having to answer any questions about the allegedly large-scale and organised abuse of children in his care.

 

Stuart Rivers

Stuart Rivers, chief executive of the Southampton-based charity which has the Queen as its patron, was interviewed for the programme and apologised for the abuse that happened.

He said: “I was horrified when I heard these accounts. We do regret any abuse happened and we have apologised unreservedly that this abuse happened.”

Asked if the charity takes full responsibility for the abuse that took place, he said: “I think we have to take some responsibility. I want to see a satisfactory outcome for all who have been affected by this.”

He added that the charity is providing counselling for Lagarie survivors.

Patrick McGuire, of Thompson’s Solicitors, represents some former residents of Lagarie in civil cases against the Sailors’ Society.

He said: “The abuse is on an entirely different scale from anything else that we’ve seen.

“The simple fact is that nobody was looking out for these kids.”

Mr Rivers said: “We have co-operated fully with police and the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry and have written to all former residents we have had any contact with to date, apologising for any abuse suffered and encouraging them to make contact with police and the inquiry if they felt able to do so.”

The charity opposed the Scottish government’s plans to end the Time Bar law preventing victims of historical abuse from bringing civil actions. It said it believed a government-led redress scheme, which is under consideration, was the best solution.

Mr Rivers added: “Nobody involved in these historic events is connected in any way with the organisation now. We are no longer involved in running this, or any other children’s home, and today we have rigorous safeguarding measures in place.”

Police sent a file to the crown in 2016 about Mrs Barrie and one other man in relation to Lagarie. No charges were brought.

‘No proceedings’

A Crown Office spokesperson said: “Following full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, including the currently available admissible evidence, Crown Counsel instructed that there should be no proceedings at this time.

“The Crown reserves the right to raise proceedings should further evidence become available.”

Disclosure will share the results of its investigation to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry which last week announced that Lagarie has now been added to the list of residential homes it will probe.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45542214

CEO, Stuart Rivers, was made aware of allegations when he joined Sailors’ Society and in 2014 spoke directly with a number of former residents.

https://www.sailors-society.org/about-us/our-history/lagarie-childrens-home/

Every year, the Barries would take the children on holiday to the Arbroath Convention, which was a religious festival held annually.

Angela and Norma had hoped it might be a holiday in every sense.

“We thought he might have left us alone,” says Angela. But he didn’t, she says, and neither did his friends from the British Sailors’ Society.

Both Norma and Angela separately describe nearly identical, multiple attacks, involving a man associated with the society, whom they believed to be a chaplain.

“I liked him. He’d ask me to put Bibles out. He seemed really friendly. Then one day he followed me into the toilet,” says Angela.

She knew what had happened to me. She said nothing

In her front room in Helensburgh, less than two miles from Rhu, Norma, with one of her beloved cats by her side, talks about the man.

She knew him only by his surname, the name he used from the pulpit, when invited to speak at services by Mr Barrie.

Norma says that in the toilets of the Baptist church, close to where they were holidaying and minutes after giving a sermon, the man followed her in and raped her.

 

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Rhu Childrens Home is Unique

The children’s home from hell; SUNDAY MAIL INVESTIGATES: SCANDAL OF SEX ATTACKS ON SAILORS’ KIDS.

November 25, 2001

A SISTER and her two brothers have revealed a horrifying catalogue of abuse at a home for sailors’ kids.

Tina Patterson, John Morrice and Philip Donald broke their silence last week to tell how:

The matron of the home thrashed children every day with a rod;

Philip was thrown around by his ears so often he needed surgery to sew them back on;

Horrific sexual abuse was a common occurrence;

Christmas presents handed out by Dr Finlay TV star Barbara Mullen were taken off the sobbing children as soon as the actress left.

Now the British and International Sailors Society has launched an investigation into the claims.

Tina, 43, Philip, 42, and John, 41, were sent to Lagarie house in Rhu, Dunbartonshire, when their parents split up.

Their mother had left their father, a trawlerman, after he beat her up.

The three children, who had been brought up in Aberdeen, arrived at the charity’s home in the late 1960s. The abuse started immediately.

Tina, who now lives in Tain, Easter Ross, said: “I have never been able to get over the terrible things that were done to us there.”

She claims she was frequently beaten with a stick, force-fed, and suffered ritual humiliation.

Tina said: “I had to stand by and watch while my younger brothers were beaten black and blue.

“I still have nightmares of our years at the home. I’m still suffering.

“We were never allowed presents or sweets. Anything brought to us was immediately taken away, and we never saw the items again.

Tina told how actress Barbara Mullen, who starred as housekeeper Janet in Dr Finlay’s Casebook, visited the home one Christmas with presents for the kids.

But as soon as big-hearted Barbara – who died in 1979 – left the home, the gifts were taken away from the sobbing children by callous staff.

Tina’s brother John, of Inverness, also spent two years at the home after their parents split.

He said: “My father was a trawlerman in Aberdeen. After a big fight which ended with my mum being hospitalised, they broke up and we were put into the Sailors Society home.

“Some of the staff were vicious. I suffered terrible beatings. My body was black and blue after being hit with a stick by the matron.”

Another brother, Philip, who now lives in Liverpool, claims he suffered horrific beatings in the home when he was just eight years old.

He claimed: “I was sexually abused repeatedly.

“I suffered lasting injuries and have never been able to be the father of any children. I was picked up and thrown around by the ears so often, I’ve had surgery to sew them back in place. I was in that home for more than two years, and every single day was a torture.

“Whenever I heard my name being called, I would cower in a corner like an animal because I knew the beatings were about to start.”

On one occasion, the terrified boy was so scared, he ran naked into the surrounding countryside in a desperate attempt to seek help.

He said: “I was eventually brought back by the staff and was then beaten even harder for causing a fuss.”

Social work reports recovered by the family show officials and estranged family members had raised concerns over the bruising they had seen on children at the home.

In one report, a senior social worker informed his superiors there were “doubts about the home”.

He also referred to allegations that a child had been beaten. The reports describe the children at Lagarie as being “institutionalised”.

For decades, the British and International Sailors Society collected thousands of pounds every year with their Santa red Christmas stocking appeal, which was hung up in shops and town centres across the country.

The charity’s Dunbartonshire home was closed in 1982 and has since been converted into flats.

It had been opened in 1949 for the relief of poverty and distress among seafarers and their families.

The charity, based in Southampton, still has an income of pounds 3.5million a year, with investments and funds of around pounds 10million.

The Sailors Society confirmed an inquiry will be launched into the claims made by Tina, John and Philip.

The charity’s general secretary Alan Smith said last night: “We are extremely concerned to hear these allegations.

“As a Christian organisation, it is distressing to hear that any child may have come to harm while in our care.

“We will do everything in our power to investigate the situation.

“Unfortunately, there are difficulties involved in this, as many records were lost when the home closed.”

Mr Smith confirmed other families have been in touch with the charity, as have Lothian and Borders Police.

He said: “Officers from the force’s female and child unit at Leith, in Edinburgh, have contacted us recently.”

Last night, Lothian and Borders Police revealed that another former resident at the home had made similar allegations of abuse and violence.

Lawyer Cameron Fyfe, who is acting for Tina, John and Philip, said: “I will be contacting the charity in due course to put their allegations to them.”

Mr Fyfe already represents more than 150 former residents of remand homes which were run by the De La Salle order of monks in Scotland.

He has launched court actions on their behalf against former staff of the homes. It is alleged they carried out sexual and physical assaults on boys in their care.


AWARD BID CHARITY CHILD ABUSE SHAME; TV INVESTIGATION UNCOVERS SCANDAL Sailors’ Society Tried to Prevent Law Change to Help Victim Claims

17 Sept 2018

A CHRISTIAN charity who allowed more than a dozen children to be sexually abused at one of their homes have been shortlisted for a national award.

Victims have told how they suffered at the hands of staff at Lagarie Children’s Home in Rhu, Argyll.

It is run by the Sailors’ Society, who are vying to be named charity of the year at the Charity Times Awards. The winners will be announced on October 3. Victims spoke of their disgust at the recognition for the charity, who opposed the Scottish Government’s move to abolish the time bar law for historical abuse.

How they Former resident Roddy Austin, now 61, said: “How dare they put themselves forward for something like this.

forward something “It’s disgusting. They should never have been accepted into such a competition.”

Between 1949 and 1982, hundreds of seafarers’ children were sent to live at Lagarie after being taken in by the Sailors’ Society a Christian cause supporting the families of men working at sea.

In BBC Scotland TV programme Disclosure: Suffer the Children which will be broadcast tonight dare put victims tell harrowing stories of abuse at the home during two separate regimes.

for Angela Montgomery and her sisters Mary and Norma were sent to Lagarie as their mother had died young and their father was at sea.

They told how they were subjected to sustained sexual abuse after Reverend William Barrie and his wife Mary took charge in 1972.

The Montgomery sisters claimed they were raped hundreds of times by Rev Barrie.

Angela, now 56, said: “After a while, there was no point struggling or fighting. It became part and parcel of life at Lagarie.”

She also tells how children were taken from Lagarie to conventions to be abused by people associated with Barrie and the Sailors’ Society.

During an earlier regime, allegations centered on Anne Millar, the matron of the homewho professed to be a devout Christian.

Roddy and Philip Donald, now 58, say they were sexually abused by Lagarie’s gardener Norman Skelton, who died in 1999.

The Montgomery sisters and others gave statements about the abuse to Strathclyde Police in the early 2000s, but no one was charged. A second police probe, prompted by the Sailors’ Society, concluded in 2016.

Mary Barrie was questioned and a report was sent to the procurator fiscal, but she was never charged. She died last year. Rev Barrie died in 1993 without ever having to answer any questions about abuse allegations.

Stuart Rivers, chief executive of the charity, said: “We regret that this ever happened and have apologised unreservedly.”? Disclosure: Suffer the Children, tonight at 10.40pm, BBC One Scotland.

How dare they put themselves forward for something like this


Girls were also abused when they were taken away from Lagarie to conventions and introduced to men who were attending the events.

She and her sister Norma also said they were taken to spend weekends away where they were abused by people they had never met before.

http://www.helensburghadvertiser.co.uk/news/16882931.bbc-scotland-probe-uncovers-allegations-of-decades-of-abuse-at-rhu-childrens-home/

 

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‘Mr Rhu’ for decades was Colonel Kenneth Barge, DSO, MC, DL

An active worker for charity, he had a particular interest in the British Sailors Society childrens home at Lagarie, Rhu, and there in 1970 he was presented to Princess Alexandra.He was also associated with the Thistle Foundation which helps ex-servicemen.

A member of the Queen’s Bodyguard for Scotland, the Royal Company of Archers, Colonel Barge was a keen shot and an enthusiastic sailor at, and even before, the then Royal Northern Yacht Club came to Rhu, and he became a Vice-Commodore and chairman of the house committee. He was one of the first to own a Gareloch One Design yacht, Thia, and raced in various other classes.

http://www.helensburgh-heritage.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1047:colonel-changed-villages-name&catid=39:people-&Itemid=399

Countess Airlie British Sailors’ Society

Virginia Fortune Ryan Ogilvy, Countess of Airlie, DCVO  is a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II.[1]

On 23 October 1952, she married David Ogilvy, who in 1968 became Earl of Airlie. David Ogilvy is the younger brother was Sir Angus Ogilvy

Colonel Henry Maughan “Bill” Liardet

Commandant, Royal Tank Regiment, 1961-1967. Director, British Sailors’ Society, 1961-1978; Chairman, SS&AFA West Sussex Committee, 1966-1985. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Sussex, 1964-1974, W Sussex 1974-. W Sussex CC, 1964-1974; Alderman, 1970-1974. President Sussex Council, Royal British Legion, 1975-1981.

1980 W. E. Barrie

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A military boarding school with alleged links to the man who carried out the Dunblane massacre is to be investigated by the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

Sept 13 2018

Queen Victoria School (QVS) is one of 17 additional institutions to be included in the national inquiry led by judge Lady Smith.

The Dunblane school, which serves the families of military personnel, has previously been linked to Thomas Hamilton, who killed 16 pupils and their teacher at Dunblane Primary School in 1996.

Last year, Glen Harrison, a former housemaster, claimed pupils were abused by a paedophile ring at the school in the 1980s and 1990s. He said he first raised his concerns with police in 1991.

The national inquiry, which has cost £15.7m to date and is looking at the historical abuse of children in care, announced on Thursday a list of extra investigations, taking the total number of institutions being looked at to 86.

The institutions announced yesterday include the Royal Blind School and Donaldson’s School for the Deaf in Edinburgh.

Lady Smith appealed for anyone with information about any of the institutions on the list to get in touch with the inquiry.

She said: “It does not matter whether you have already made a report to the police or to anyone else and it does not matter whether or not you have been involved in any other investigation. You can still talk to us and we want to hear from you.

“I am well aware that it can be difficult and very emotional to talk about experiences in care and I want to take this opportunity to give an assurance that we have a dedicated witness support team here who will help and support anyone providing evidence to us. They will do so throughout the process.”

It has previously been claimed that Hamilton was linked to the a paedophile ring and was a frequent visitor to QVS.

The school did not respond to a request for comment yesterday, but a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence (MOD), which funds the school, said: “All historic allegations of sexual abuse involving Queen Victoria School were reported to the police at the time.

“We take any allegations of this nature extremely seriously and always co-operate fully with any police inquiry.”

The national inquiry, which began its work in 2015, has so far looked at allegations of physical and sexual abuse at institutions run by female religious orders.

It is due to deliver a report in the coming weeks on abuse at Smyllum orphanage in Lanark where children were allegedly beaten, force-fed and humiliated for wetting the bed prior to its closure in 1981.

Last month Police Scotland said eleven women and one man, aged between 62 and 85, had been charged in relation to non-recent abuse at the orphanage.

Earlier this year, it was announced that the time-frame of the inquiry would be extended indefinitely to allow more survivors to come forward and give evidence.

A TV advertising campaign, which hopes to encourage survivors in greater numbers, will be aired later this year.

The inquiry’s public hearings, which begin again next month, will now look at institutions run by Quarriers Homes, the Aberlour Child Care Trust and Barnardo’s before turning its attention to homes run by male religious orders.

There will also be a case study looking at child migrant schemes, where children were sent to countries including Australia and Canada.

Among the other institutions announced yesterday is Lennox Castle hospital near Glasgow which closed in 2002 and where it’s alleged children were experimented on as part of a drugs programme run by Porton Down research laboratory during the Cold War.

Campaign group In-Care Abuse Survivors (Incas) has previously called on the inquiry to “review medical experimentation that was carried out on vulnerable children and adults without consent”.

Lennox Castle was one of four Scottish institutions alleged to have been involved in trialling drugs on children.

The MOD has said it is “not aware” of such tests and has seen no evidence to back up the claims. Survivors have also claimed that six and seven-year-olds were tied to racks and given electric shocks.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/education/school-with-dunblane-gunman-link-investigated-by-child-abuse-inquiry-1-4799611

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Rev. Norman Walker Drummond at the age of 32 became headmaster of Loretto 1984-1995

A chaplain to the Queen in Scotland, a member of her bodyguard here and founder of the innovative Columba 1400, a charitable spiritual sanctuary and leadership centre on Skye, of which the Princess Royal is patron.

Reverend Norman Walker Drummond, M.A., B.D., a Scot aged 32, educated at Crawfordton Prep School, Merchiston and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he graduated in Law. He returned to Scotland to take a degree in Divinity at New College, Edinburgh, was ordained as a Minister of the Church of Scotland, and then served as an Army Chaplain with the Parachute Regiment and the Black Watch. Before his appointment to Loretto he was Chaplain at Fettes for two years. He got his Blue from Cambridge at Rugby Football and went on to captain the Scottish Universities, the Army, and the Combined Services XVs. He was also a keen cricketer.

Drummond retired in 1995 after nearly eleven years as Headmaster, becoming National Governor of the BBC and Chairman of the Broadcasting Council, both in Scotland.

Drummond married to Lady Elizabeth Kennedy, the daughter of the Marquess of Ailsa, since 1976

https://www.loretto.com/the-rev-nw-drummond-19841995/2382.html

10 March 2010

Michael Mavor: Charismatic headmaster

Michael Mavor died suddenly while on a trip to Peru, was a headmaster who, throughout the course of a distinguished career, led three of Britain’s foremost schools – Gordonstoun, Rugby and Loretto.

Michael Mavor was educated at Loretto School near Edinburgh.

In January 1979, aged only 31, Mavor succeeded John Kempe as headmaster of Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland, the youngest such appointment in the school’s history. Assuming responsibility for educating Princes Andrew and Edward

In 1990, he moved south to take on a new challenge as headmaster of Rugby School. Mavor was headmaster at the Rugby school 1990 – 2001

In 1997 he was awarded the ultimate accolade when he was elected as chairman of the Headmasters’ Conference (HMC)

In 2001 he was appointed headmaster of Loretto School.

He led the creation of the Loretto Golf Academy.

Michael Barclay Mavor, teacher and headmaster: born Kuala Lipis, Malaysia 29 January 1947; married 1970 Jane Sucksmith (one son, one daughter); CVO 1983; died Lima, Peru 8 December 2009.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/michael-mavor-charismatic-headmaster-who-led-rugby-into-the-co-educational-era-1918875.html

Michael Barclay Mavor

Director of Caldicott School 1992-1996

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ROLAND PETER WRIGHT

Director of Caldicott School 1992-1993

PE teacher, 82, at Nick Clegg’s old prep school killed after being hit by a train two days before he was due to be sentenced for abusing young boy

  • Hugh Henry was a sports teacher at Caldicott Prep School in Farnham
  • He was convicted of sex crimes against children dating back to the 1960s
  • Former teacher died after he was hit by a train at Amersham last night
  • He and former school head Roland Wright, 83, were due in court tomorrow
  • They were to be sentenced for catalogue of sex crimes against young boys

He had been convicted along with the school’s former headmaster, Roland ‘Peter’ Wright, who carried out sex attacks on five boys.

The pair were part of a paedophile ring operating at the school in Farnham Royal during the 1960s.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2552175/Top-prep-school-PE-teacher-82-killed-hit-train-two-days-sentenced-abusing-young-boy.html

Michael Barclay Mavor  Director of Malden Trust 1992- 1997

Mr Ian David Stafford Beer Director of Malden Trust 1992- 1995

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/00747222/MALDEN-TRUST-LIMITEDTHE/companies-house-data

Ian Beer was a friend and supporter of paedophile Bishop Peter Ball

After Prince Andrew and Prince Edward had passed through Gordonstoun he was appointed a CVO in 1983.

His fellow heads elected him chairman of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference in 1997.

He became a member of the Royal Company of Archers, the Queen’s Bodyguard in Scotland, in 1996.

won the company’s Musselburgh Arrow – which is claimed to be the oldest existing sporting trophy in the world.

Mavor attended Loretto as a boy from 1955 to 1965, and held positions as Head Nipper and Head Boy at the school before winning a scholarship to read English at St John’s College, Cambridge.


In retirement

he became a governor of Oundle School,

was a trustee of the East Lothian Pipe Band Trust and

worked with RSAcademics in the appointment of heads of schools.

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St Gilbert’s abuse: Pupil ‘abused more than 200 times’

17 September 2018

A pupil at an approved school for boys was sexually abused by its head teacher hundreds of times, a jury heard.

The claimant, now in his 60s, said David Burns began abusing him as punishment for repeatedly “absconding” from St Gilbert’s in Worcestershire.

He told Birmingham Crown Court Mr Burns, who he knew as Brother Wilfred, warned him “don’t tell anyone” about the abuse in his office.

Mr Burns, 87, denies 21 counts of abuse from 1966 to 1972.

The defendant, of Kings Grove, Cambridge, is facing charges including two counts of a serious sexual offence, one of indecent assault, 16 of child cruelty and two of assault causing actual bodily harm.

Another ex-master of the school Vincent Rochford, 87, of Barton Lane, Manchester, denies one charge of child cruelty and a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.

Both worked at the defunct government-approved school in Hartlebury, Worcestershire, for boys who had committed minor crimes.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-45548390

Pupils who were beaten and raped at a school run by a religious order have for the first time revealed a 30-year campaign of sadistic and degrading abuse.

The former schoolboys, who were as young as 11 when they were convicted of petty misdemeanours and sent to St Gilbert’s in Worcestershire, are demanding answers from the De La Salle order, which ran the school under the governance of the Home Office.

They want to know why a teacher convicted of sex offences against boys continued to be employed? Why were parents who complained about severe beatings ignored? And why did police ignore the boys who asked for help?

redacted filesA 1964 letter (l) from the Home Office notifying the order that deputy head teacher Brother Maurice had admitted indecent assault. Other files (r) were embargoed until 2044

Reports of the Home Office inspections are at the National Archives in London, where some were embargoed and had been intended to be unavailable until 2044.

But they were recently released under the Freedom of Information Act– and indicate serious concerns about the school.

It was revealed the deputy headmaster, Brother Maurice, had been convicted of six counts of sexually abusing boys at St Gilbert’s but was reinstated as a teacher after serving a four-year jail term.

The file also showed there had been previous complaints about him to the De La Salle order – which sent him to Scotland.

West Mercia Police has opened an investigation into abuse at the school in the 40s, 50s and 60s.

None of the St Gilbert’s employees are still with the De La Salle order.

The two Christian Brothers who abused Joe Riley were Brother Robert Joseph McHale and Brother Joseph Roderick Nicholson.

They are both now dead.

St Gilbert's house now and thenSt Gilbert’s building now and in the 1950s
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  • 1944: De La Salle Order buys Waresley House in Hartlebury, Worcestershire
  • 1945: St Gilbert’s is designated by the Home Office as an approved school for Roman Catholic “delinquent” boys
  • 1952: Home Office tells approved schools they must report all “indecency” to police
  • 1969: The Children and Young Person’s Act 1969 abolishes the approved school system. Responsibility for St Gilbert’s transfers to Hereford and Worcester County Council but it is still run by De La Salle
  • 1975: De La Salle Order leaves school and sells the Waresley estate to Worcestershire County Council. The catchment area narrows to Herefordshire and Worcestershire
  • 1986: School closes

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/west-midlands/worcestershire/st-gilberts-approved-school-hartlebury/

1970 Brother Wilfred Burns and Seeney family

1968 Geoffrey Frederick Temple, a building inspector at St Gilbert’s fell to his death

Dalai Lama admits he knew about Bud1970 Brother Wilfred Burns and Seeney familydhist teachers’ sexual abuse

The Tibetan spiritual leader told Dutch TV he has known about the sex crimes in Europe since the 1990s. He was presented with written accounts from 12 alleged victims from Belgium and the Netherlands.

The Dalai Lama, during a four-day visit to the Netherlands, has confirmed he was informed about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers against their followers in Europe.

“I already did know these things, [it’s] nothing new,” the Dalai Lama said in response to a question on Dutch public television NOS late on Saturday.

“Twenty-five years ago… someone mentioned about a problem of sexual allegations” at a conference for western Buddhist teachers in Dharamshala, a hill town in northern India, he added.

Twelve of the victims, who alleged they were abused physically and psychologically by Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the Netherlands and Belgium, had launched a petition asking to meet the 83-year-old during his trip.

A group using the hashtag “metooguru” gathered some 1,300 signatures so he could receive their collection of testimonies.

“We found refuge in Buddhism with an open mind and heart, until we were raped in its name,” the alleged victims said in their petition.

On Friday, the Tibetan spiritual leader met four of the victims for about 20 minutes at a hotel in Rotterdam.

Following their meeting, they said the Dalai Lama had pledged to bring up their cases at a meeting of Buddhist teachers in November.

Ricardo Mendes, who said he was physically abused as a child being raised in a Buddhist sect in Belgium, said he was pleased the spiritual leader appeared moved by their accounts. Another victim, however, said she was a bit disappointed.

The Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in Dharamshala, told NOS people who commit sexual abuse “don’t care about the Buddha’s teaching. So now that everything has been made public, people may [be] concerned about their shame,” he said.

Speaking about the November meeting, he added: “At that time they should talk about it … I think the religious leaders should pay more attention.”

The Dalai Lama “has consistently denounced such irresponsible and unethical behavior,” according to one of his representatives in Europe, on Friday.

https://www.dw.com/en/dalai-lama-admits-he-knew-about-buddhist-teachers-sexual-abuse/a-45507680?maca=en-Twitter-sharing


Chile Church scandal: ‘How I escaped the priest who abused me for decades’

13 Sept 2018

In Chile, more than 100 Catholic clergy are being investigated over alleged sex crimes and attempts to cover them up. It’s a scandal that haunts the reign of Pope Francis and has tipped the Chilean church into crisis. But it began decades ago with one man – Father Fernando Karadima, a parish priest in Santiago, who became Chile’s most notorious sexual predator.

“He offered you the vision of being called by the Lord. He showed you a very wonderful world,” remembers Dr James Hamilton, a gastric surgeon now in his 50s.

“He always told us he had a special gift – a kind of miracle gift – that he could see in every young person, if they had been called by God. He was almost a kind of saint.”

Fernando Karadima is seen inside the Supreme Court building in Santiago, Chile, 11 November 2015

Father Fernando Karadima offered the adolescent James Hamilton refuge in the early 1980s. Chile had been under the dictatorship of Gen Augusto Pinochet for a decade. And in those troubled years of killings and disappearances, the church community created by this charismatic priest in the upmarket Santiago parish of El Bosque provided welcome reassurance.

“For a young person, it was like the bee and the honey – it was sweet in a world of difficulties, when you were struggling with your family,” says James Hamilton.

His father had left the family home, so here was a teenager who was vulnerable – easy prey for a practised abuser.

And, as a young idealist, he believed he had only two choices: “Join the people fighting against Pinochet, mostly through violence. Or, follow the road the Catholic Church showed you – the ways of the saints, of peace and to become the voice of Jesus. I wanted to study medicine, so my way was non-violence.”

But although the Catholic Church would be instrumental in supporting victims of the dictatorship, some priests believed Pinochet was Chile’s saviour – Karadima was one of them. James Hamilton was invited to join Catholic Action, an exclusive youth group that met in El Bosque to listen to Karadima talk about heroism, the saints and the need to be humble and obedient. This impressionable teenager felt special, as though he had been chosen.

Then the sexual abuse began.

“You didn’t expect it – it was something absolutely confusing. It couldn’t be possible that this saintly man could be doing all this because of his sexual perversion. It couldn’t be possible,” says Hamilton, remembering his bewilderment. “Obviously the one that was wrong was me…”

Karadima pursued the doctor, sending priests and bishops to speak to his family and employer. James Hamilton reported Karadima to church authorities, and although he did not know it at the time, he was the second man in two years to make a complaint of sexual abuse against the El Bosque priest. But there was a deafening silence from the Catholic Church. There would be no formal investigation for years, until the evidence against Karadima became overwhelming. 

James Hamilton had made contact with other survivors of Karadima’s abuse. In 2010, the men made declarations to a civil prosecutor. They knew the priest would not go to jail because of Chile’s Statute of Limitations, but they did not want to be part of a cover-up. It was scary.

“Our names were in the press – we were [seen as] the worst. I thought that someone would try and murder me – put a bomb under my car or, my brakes would be cut in a descent from the mountains. This kind of thing happened in Chile under Pinochet’s dictatorship. And Karadima was a Pinochet guy – he was friends with all Pinochet’s former generals. He had big power – until today.”

Today Fernando Karadima is 88. He lives in a convent set in extensive gardens located in an up-market district of Santiago. In 2011 the Vatican found him guilty of sexually abusing minors, sometimes by force. He was sentenced to a life of penance and prayer, and forbidden from having contact with former parishioners, or from performing any public act of ministry.

So why did it take so long? What stopped the then-Archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, from initiating an ecclesiastical investigation into Karadima’s behaviour after he received the first report of abuse at least seven years previously?

“Unfortunately, I judged that the accusations weren’t credible at the time,” he told the media in 2010.

The Karadima case shocked Chile. Resentment against the Catholic Church simmered until 2015. Then, when Pope Francis appointed one of the disgraced priest’s acolytes, Juan Barros, as bishop – a man who had allegedly protected Karadima – Chileans were furious. Protesters greeted the Pope when he visited Chile in January 2018, and the pontiff’s dismissal of allegations against Bishop Barros as “slander” provoked enormous indignation. After he left Santiago, Pope Francis was forced to respond to his critics, and sent two envoys to Chile to investigate sex crime.

Bishop Juan Barros leads a mass of Palm Sunday in March 2018Bishop Juan Barros

The staggering story that has emerged since has provoked a deep crisis in the Catholic Church. The Vatican’s envoys produced a 2,300-page report, and the Pope acknowledged a, “culture of abuse” in Chile. Five bishops have resigned – including Juan Barros. Meanwhile, in a first for Chile, civil prosecutors have seized church documents in a series of high-profile raids.

The civil authorities in Chile are investigating 119 cases of sexual abuse and their concealment by the church. Of the 178 victims so far identified, nearly half were minors at the time of the alleged offences. The Archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, has been called by prosecutors to testify.

Although the investigation has moved beyond Fernando Karadima and his faithful coterie, the commitment of Chile’s lay authorities to securing justice for victims of clerical sexual abuse has emboldened more of Karadima’s victims to come forward. Last month, Father Francisco Javier Ossa Figueroa spent two hours giving his testimony to prosecutors about what happened to him in El Bosque from the late 1980s onwards.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45486176https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45486176


 

Dutch Catholic church accused of widespread sexual abuse cover-up

20 of 39 Dutch cardinals, bishops and auxiliaries ‘covered up sexual abuse, allowing perpetrators to cause many more victims’, report says

15 Sept 2018

More than half of the Netherlands’ senior clerics were involved in covering up sexual assault of children between 1945 and 2010, a press report claimed on Saturday, further engulfing the Catholic church in a global abuse scandal.

Over the course of 65 years, 20 of 39 Dutch cardinals, bishops and their auxiliaries “covered up sexual abuse, allowing the perpetrators to cause many more victims”, the daily NRC reported.

“Four abused children and 16 others allowed the transfer of paedophile priests who could have caused new victims in other parishes,” the Dutch newspaper added.

Church spokeswoman Daphne van Roosendaal said the church could “confirm a part” of the report.

Local bishop Bruno Grua said his diocese was “shocked by these unspeakable acts”.

They are the latest in a slew of assault allegations against the Catholic church spanning several continents.

People in Australia, Europe, and North and South America have charged they were sexually abused by clergymen and lay people, in what German Archbishop Georg Gaenswein has called the church’s “own 9/11”.

In August, Pope Francis declined to comment on a claim that he ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman in the US.

On Wednesday, the German Catholic church said it was it was “dismayed and ashamed” by decades of alleged child sex abuse by priests.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/16/dutch-catholic-church-accused-of-widespread-cover–up?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard


Kavre Court to inspect Peter Dalglish’s electronic devices, videos, and photos next

11 Sept 2108

Peter Dalglish's electronic devices, videos, and photos

KATHMANDU — According to a government lawyer, Kavre Court is set to inspect the electronic devices, videos, and photos belonging to Peter Dalglish.

The investigators at the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) had found negatives, photos, and video at Mr. Dalglish’s home in Nagarkot.

The court had sent samples of negatives and electronic devices for further inspection.

https://kathmandutribune.com/kavre-court-to-inspect-peter-dalglishs-electronic-devices-videos-and-photos-next/


German Catholic priests ‘abused thousands of children’

12 Sept 2018

More than 3,600 children in Germany were assaulted by Roman Catholic priests between 1946 and 2014, a leaked report has revealed.

The study was commissioned by the Church itself, and was due to be published on 25 September.

According to the report, some 1,670 clergymen in Germany committed some form of sex attack on 3,677 minors, German outlet Spiegel Online reported.

A Church spokesman said it was “dismayed and ashamed” by the findings.

The report is the latest in a long series of revelations that have uncovered decades of sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests around the world.

According to the new study, only 38% of the alleged perpetrators were prosecuted with most facing only minor disciplinary procedures, German media said. About one in six cases involved rape.

Most of the victims were boys, and more than half were aged 13 or younger.

Predatory clerics were often moved to new communities, where no warning was issued about their actions.

The study was compiled by three German universities, using 38,000 documents from 27 German dioceses. Its authors said the true extent of the abuse may be even greater, as some records were “destroyed or manipulated”.

How has the Catholic Church reacted?

“We know the extent of the sexual abuse that has been demonstrated by the study. We are dismayed and ashamed by it,” said Bishop Stephan Ackermann, a spokesman for the German Bishops’ Conference which commissioned the report.

He said the aim of the study was to shed light on “this dark side of our Church, for the sake of those affected, but also for us ourselves to see the errors and to do everything to prevent them from being repeated”.

“I stress that the study is a measure that we owe not only to the Church but first and foremost, to those affected,” the bishop added.

Bishop Ackermann said the report had been leaked to the press before the Church itself had seen it. He said the Church had planned to provide counselling helplines for people affected by its contents.

What is the Church doing about abuse claims?

The Vatican did not immediately respond to Spiegel’s account of the report. But elsewhere on Wednesday, Pope Francis summoned Catholic bishops to the Vatican for a discussion on how to protect children in February next year.

The damning German study is the latest in a series of blows to the Roman Catholic Church.

Claims of clerical sex abuse have been levelled around the world, and with them allegations that Church leaders hushed up or ignored the wrongdoing.

Pope Francis was caught up in the scandal last month, after a former Vatican diplomat accused him of ignoring allegations against a US cardinal for five years.

The Pope’s supporters vehemently question the credibility of this accusation, which the pontiff has refused to respond to.

It came after a grand jury report detailed seven decades of abuse in the US state of Pennsylvania. The investigation found more than 1,000 children had been abused by 300 priests there. It found evidence of systematic cover-ups by the Church

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45500072




 

Daniel J McLean-Steel

English, Theatre Studies, Head of Drama

Dan McLean-Steel was educated at St. Peter’s, York and Goldsmiths’ College, London. He taught at Monmouth School in Wales before moving to Loretto in 1995. He introduced Drama as a curricular subject at Loretto and enjoys helping students to create challenging pieces of theatre. He is a keen reader of contemporary fiction and theatre-goer. He has coached rugby, hockey and tennis and is an enthusiastic if inexpert gardener.

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Daniel McLean-Steel  St Peter’s (1982-1987: Dronfield )
1985 St Peter’s  York
Daniel McLean-Steel taught English at Monmouth School starting in September 1992.

Daniel McLean-Steel, a teacher at a Loretto School in Musselburgh has been suspended amid allegations of “inappropriate behaviour” with pupils.

Mr McLean-Steel, who is also an English teacher, is believed to have been living in the Eleanora Almond boarding house with his wife, a housemistress, at the time.

The boarding house closed in July 2018 due to a decrease in pupils. It was used to house sixth-form girls.

 

13 Sept 2018

Head of drama, Daniel McLean-Steel has been barred from his job at the school as investigations are carried out by school bosses.

According to reports, the allegations against Mr McLean-Steel refer to his behaviour towards female pupils both while they were at school and after they left.

A picture of Mr McLean-Steel, who joined the school in 1995 and also taught English, was removed from the online staff directory.

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/loretto-school-teacher-suspended-over-inappropriate-behaviour-1-4799045


Senior teacher at Scots boarding school suspended after ‘deeply disturbing’ allegations

One of Scotland’s top independent boarding schools has been rocked by allegations of inappropriate behaviour involving a member of staff.

A senior teacher at Loretto School in Musselburgh, East Lothian, the oldest boarding school in Scotland, has been suspended following what the headmaster has confirmed are ‘deeply disturbing’ allegations.

The police and Care Inspectorate have been informed, and an investigation into claims linked to the teacher’s alleged behaviour is now underway.

Details of the precise nature of the complaint have not yet been confirmed, and investigations into the allegations are believed to be at an early stage.

However headteacher Dr Graham Hawley has said they relate to behaviour which is not tolerated at the school.

Loretto School is one of Scotland’s leading fee-paying schools, where parents pay up to £33,600 a year to board senior pupils.

It regularly receives top ratings and is particularly renowned for its drama, music, art and sport.

Headmaster, Dr Graham Hawley said: “As Headmaster and as a parent, I am deeply disturbed by these allegations and I take them very seriously.

“The alleged behaviour is unacceptable and has no place in our community. It is everything that we are not.

“As soon as the allegations were brought to us we took action: we alerted the police, we alerted the Care Inspectorate, we instigated an internal investigation, we suspended the member of staff in question.

“The school has undertaken extensive work to ensure it is as safe an environment as it is possible for a school to be. We have built a culture in which pupils can feel empowered to come forward, to seek and find the support they need in situations like this.”

A further 200 attend the Junior School, while the nursery caters for children from birth to five years old.

Former pupils at the school, which was founded in 1827, include broadcaster Andrew Marr, former Chancellors of the Exchequer Norman Lamont and Alistair Darling and motor racing legend Jim Clarke. Movie director Don Boyd, whose films have included Scum, Look Back in Anger and The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, is also a former pupil at the school.

Last year’s Tatler Schools Guide placed Loretto School in the top seven per cent nationally and singled out the “spectacular dance and drama” studio for particular praise.

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate confirmed a probe is underway. He said: “We have been notified by the Loretto School of an allegation involving a member of staff.

“We are working closely with the school. Anyone with a concern about a care service can contact us on 0345 600 9527.”

Dr Hawley added: “Given the sensitivities of this situation, the investigation, and involvement of the authorities, I am limited in what more I can say; however, I am committed to ensuring that Loretto is a school where no behaviour of this alleged kind will ever be tolerated.”

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16835622.senior-teacher-at-scots-boarding-school-suspended-after-deeply-disturbing-allegations/?ref=twtrec#comments-anchor

Robert Key:
I had worked for Chris Patten when he was Secretary of State for International Development, both as his parliamentary secretary and later as a minister

Robert Key

Robert Key MP -PPS to  Ted Heath 

Assistant master: Loretto School, Edinburgh 1967-69


Sex abuse scandal at Loretto School

After leaving Loretto in 1967 – it is not clear whether he was sacked or resigned – Mr Ray-Hills moved to Cheam Preparatory School in Newbury, where former pupils include Prince Charles and Prince Philip.

However, the scandal followed him south and he was asked to leave there.

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In 2001, film director Don Boyd claimed he had been sexually abused by former master Guy Anthony Ray-Hills.

Ray-Hills was charged with a string of sex offences but the case was dropped on grounds of his ill health.

Sexually abused during his time at Loretto School, Don Boyd returns to Edinburgh
He agrees that ultimately Loretto failed him – and other boys abused by Ray-Hills during the 16 years he taught at the Musselburgh school.

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Loretto School- Its former pupils including transport secretary Alistair Darling, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont and MSP Fergus Ewing.


Robert Key taught economics at Harrow School from 1969–83.

Mr Key didn’t get involved in politics until he was 29. He’d studied music at Clare College, Cambridge, where his student days were free of politics, before going on to teach economics.

But it was in a teaching position at Harrow that he came very close, on a daily basis, to the political world.

“I was teaching a lot of children of politicians there.

“My mark book every morning included people like Thatcher, Hestletine, Churchill… I hadn’t got a chance of not getting interested in politics.”

Mr Key went on to become Ted Heath’s Private Parliamentary Secretary.

“I had some wonderful years with Ted Heath. I was his PPS for nearly two years during which time I found him his house in Salisbury and brought him down here which he absolutely adored.

“It was the first house he’d owned in his life.

“I also had the experience of finding out what it was that motivated that man.

“It was wonderful hearing what he was doing when he was my age and younger, going off to Germany to see the Hitler rallies to see what was brewing.

So what now for a man who has spent so much of his life involved in politics?

A member of Wessex Archaeology, Mr Key will be continuing his work to improve ancient heritage sites – most notably Stonehenge.

“I’ll be doing stuff with the Cathedral and the Diocese. I’ll be involved in the selection of a new Bishop.

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Key has been MP for Salisbury since 1983 and was a parliamentary private secretary in Margaret Thatcher’s government.

The former teacher became a junior minister for the environment and, later, transport under John Major. He served as a shadow minister between 1997 and 2003.

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Robert Key resigns as trustee of former prime minister Sir Edward Heath’s charity in funding row

Key stepped down after a last-minute business plan was put forward to re-open the late Sir Edward Heath’s historical Salisbury property to the public this summer. Key opposed the proposition, claiming the £7 million house should instead be sold with the money being used for grants for young people with interests in music and sailing.

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Robert is a member of the Council of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

The Scotsman & Edinburgh Evening News Articles

Headteacher at top school faces bullying claim
Published Date: 02 July 2010
By SHAN ROSSAN employee at one of Scotland’s most exclusive private schools has claimed she suffered a miscarriage after being bullied by the headmaster, a tribunal has heard. Fiona Gordon is suing Loretto School in East Lothian over alleged sex discrimination after she claims she was targeted for taking maternity leave. Mrs Gordon, 41, claims head teacher Peter Hogan started bullying her after she told the £8,700-per-term school that she was pregnant. Mrs Gordon had held the post of director of admissions at the school for nine years.

Mr Hogan, who took up his post at Loretto at the end of 2008, was previously warden – a position equivalent to headmaster – at Llandovery College, one of the most prestigious private schools in Wales. He has forged formal links with Edinburgh Napier University, believed to be the first scheme of its kind in Scotland in which pupils will attend business lectures at the university next year as part of a scheme to give senior school students an advantage in the battle for a university place.

http://lorettoschoolscandal.blogspot.com/2010/08/


Police launch probe into horror claims that nuns MURDERED children at Catholic orphanage in Vermont

  • Officials in Burlington, Vermont announced the police investigation on Monday
  • Follows detailed report examining abuse claims against St. Joseph’s Orphanage 
  • Residents recalled chilling stories of abuse and claim several kids were killed
  • Allegations date from the 1930s to the 70s, when the Catholic orphanage closed
  • Claims surfaced in litigation during the 1990s but church denied wrongdoing 
  • Comes as governments in UK, Ireland, Australia grapple with similar allegations

 

11 Sept 2018

A police investigation has been launched into claims that Catholic nuns tortured, sexually abused and even murdered children in a Vermont orphanage.

At a press conference in Burlington, Vermont on Monday, Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the creation of a joint city-state law enforcement task force to investigate St. Joseph’s Orphanage.

The investigation follows the publication of a report by BuzzFeed News, which Weinberger called ‘a lengthy and detailed story alleging decades of terrible abuse and violent crimes at that institution.’

St. Joseph’s, which was run by the Montreal-based Sisters of Providence, closed down in 1974, and the allegations regard children who lived there from the 1930s through the 70s.

‘Murder is a crime with no statute of limitations,’ said Weinberger. ‘If it is possible to make murder charges at this point we will, whether the perpetrators are living or dead.’

The orphanage (above in undated photo) was built in the 1800s and ran under the supervision of the Sisters of Providence until it shut down in 1974, as orphanages passed out of favor

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6153847/Police-launch-probe-horror-claims-nuns-MURDERED-children-Catholic-orphanage-Vermont.html


Former Wrexham Bryn Alyn resident admits historic sexual abuse of boy

Operation Pallial: Man guilty of 1970s sex abuse

10 Sept 2018

Graham Stridgeon

Graham Stridgeon leaving court

A 64-year-old man has pleaded guilty to abusing a boy aged under 16 in a case dating back to the 1970s.

Graham Joseph Stridgeon, from Fleetwood, Lancashire, admitted serious sexual assault and two charges of indecent assault.

The offences took place between June 1973 and December 1974 when Stridgeon was in his late teens.

He had been due to stand trial at Mold Crown Court. A number of other charges will now lie on file.

Judge Rhys Rowlands bailed Stridgeon until 15 October while a pre-sentence report is complied.

He said a custodial sentence would be inevitable.

No details were given in court about the circumstances of the case but these will be presented by the prosecution at sentencing.

The case stems from Operation Pallial, a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse at north Wales care homes.

At an earlier hearing Judge Rowlands criticised the length of time it had taken to bring the matter to trial.

He questioned delays in the case and pointed out that one of the complainants had been first interviewed in January 2014, which was four years ago.

He was told that Operation Pallial was a very substantial investigation which generated hundreds of complainants and in excess of 106,000 pages of material that the prosecution had to consider before charge.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45472927

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/former-wrexham-bryn-alyn-resident-15133056

 

Graham Joseph Stridgeon was arrested and charged following an investigation by the National Crime Agency’s Operation Pallial into allegations of abuse in the care system in North Wales.

The 63-year-old pleaded not guilty to five counts of indecent assault on boys under the age of 16 at Wrexham between 1969 and 1974. He also denied three charges of illegal sex acts on teenage boys in the 1970s.

Stridgeon, of Park Avenue, Fleetwood, Lancashire, was rebailed at Mold Crown Court pending his trial on September 10.

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/MAN+DENIES+SEX+ABUSE+OF+BOYS.-a0529603542

HE STOLE MY CHILDHOOD HE CANNOT BE SET FREE.

June 11, 1997

The child victim of sex beast Graham Stridgeon dramatically broke a seven-year silence yesterday and begged: “Don’t let him out.”

The girl, now 16, was just nine when Stridgeon lured her into his bedroom.

He brutally attacked her and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

Now, with Stridgeon on the brink of being freed from a mental health unit, she has joined a campaign to keep the paedophile monster caged.

She said: “He stole my childhood and he shouldn’t have the chance to take another. Paedophiles like him are sick, warped people and should be locked up for life. It’s the only way.

“I will suffer for life. Why shouldn’t he?”

Depraved Stridgeon, 43, was jailed for nine years for attempted rape and a serious sex attack.

But after his release from prison police found him prowling the streets with toys and colouring books looking for a new victim.

He was picked up again and ordered to be held under the Mental Health Act at the unit in Rainhill, Merseyside, for 28 days. That runs out on Sunday. Stridgeon’s 40-year-old wife Jenny, of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, has already urged that he must not be released – because he threatens to attack again.

His victim, who cannot be named, recalled how Stridgeon started going to a church as he hunted for a target – and became a friend of her family.

He pounced on her after inviting her into his bedroom to see some puppies.

The attack left her in shock. Three months went by before she broke down and told her mother.

Her frantic mum went to the police. Stridgeon later pleaded guilty in court – and his victim underwent years of counselling.

Now, attractive and confident, she is determined to overcome the horror.

She said: “He may have ruined my childhood but I’m determined he isn’t going to ruin the rest of my life.

“It has been long and painful, not just for me but for all the family. But I will not let it take us down.

“I will make a success of my life.”

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/HE+STOLE+MY+CHILDHOOD+HE+CANNOT+BE+SET+FREE.-a065303503

TAG CURB FOR KID SEX BRUTE

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August 1997

TAG CURB FOR KID SEX BRUTE

A sex beast who has said he will rape the first child he finds was electronically tagged yesterday in a unique bid to curb his depravity.

Paedophile Graham Stridgeon, 43, From Manchester sparked outrage when he was freed earlier this year after a nine-year sentence for attacking a girl of Ten in a house in Wythenshawe.

Stridgeon lured her into his bedroom. He brutally attacked her and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

Police found him roaming the streets clutching a bag of toys and looking for a child.

Eight stone, 5ft 2in Stridgeon, also known as Graham Seddon, is now living in a Greater Manchester bail hostel.

He is kept under 24-hour surveillance and escorted everywhere.

And yesterday he became the only person in Britain electronically tagged while not serving a criminal sentence.

Probation officers got Home Office permission for the move and Stridgeon himself is thought to have given his consent.

The tag will work by alerting staff at a Securicor control centre if he leaves the hostel.

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https://theukdatabase.com/2013/03/05/graham-stridgeonseddon-manchester/



Peter Dalglish’s final hearing pending, likely to be sentenced

7 Sept 2018

KATHMANDU — While Peter Dalglish’s final hearing is pending, a source has revealed to Kathmandu Tribune that Peter is likely to be sentenced for ten years or so according to the old law.

Dalglish’s last hearing was on August 9 and the next hearing isn’t announced yet by the Kavre court.

With a lighter sentencing, Peter Dalglish will escape the new law’s judgment. Dalglish had come to Nepal on a tourist visa when he was arrested on April 9.

https://kathmandutribune.com/peter-dalglishs-final-hearing-pending-likely-to-be-sentenced/

 


Jailed football coach Barry Bennell may face further abuse charges

6 Sept 2018

  • Police get go-ahead to put together a case for CPS
  • Trial judge questioned merits of more criminal proceedings

Barry Bennell, the former football coach who is serving a 30-year prison sentence as an “industrial-scale child molester”, is facing the possibility of more criminal proceedings for the sexual abuse of players from the junior set-ups of Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra.

Detectives investigating Bennell’s crimes are putting together a case for the Crown Prosecution Service with a view to imposing charges relating to some of the alleged victims who are still waiting to hear whether their complaints will go to court. As of January, 86 cases were outstanding, with at least 97 people – though possibly more now – reporting Bennell on the back of the interview Andy Woodward, the former Crewe footballer, gave to the Guardian in November 2016, detailing the years of abuse he suffered in the club’s youth system.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/sep/06/jailed-football-coach-barry-bennell-may-face-further-abuse-charges?CMP=share_btn_tw


Francis ignored, covered-up abuse in Argentina before becoming pope, documentary alleges

4 Sept 2018

German national TV channel ZDF is rerunning a documentary produced last year that claims that Pope Francis, as Archbishop Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, ignored cries for justice from abuse victims in his diocese. The documentary is now gaining traction in the fallout of Archbishop Viganò’s testimony that the Pope covered-up the abuse of now ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

The documentary also claims that then-Archbishop Bergoglio, prior to becoming the pope, participated in the unsuccessful defense of a priest accused of abuse. That priest has now been imprisoned for 15 years after he was found guilty of sexually abusing children.

Now, in light of the Viganò report, the documentary by Martin Boudot has been aired again and is now making the rounds in the German-speaking world. The documentary, titled “The Silence of the Shepherds,” won the 2017 Prix Europa for best European documentaries. It is available in the U.S. under the title “Sex Abuse in the Church: the Code of Silence.

The documentary makes the case that many priests accused of sexual abuse were merely transferred by their bishops to other countries so as to avoid prosecution. The second half of the documentary highlights Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio’s own conduct in Buenos Aires.

The film quotes a 2010 book titled in French Sur la terre comme au ciel (On Heaven and Earth) written by both Jorge Bergoglio and Rabbi Abraham Skorka. In this book, Bergoglio stated that in his diocese there were no pedophile priests, according to the film.

LifeSiteNews found that specific quote on page 50 of the English version. Here is what Jorge Bergoglio as archbishop says when speaking about pedophile priests:

“Now, when it happens, you can never turn a blind eye. You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person.” “In my diocese it never happened to me,” Bergoglio added. He then described what counsel he once gave to a fellow bishop who had such a case. “I told him to take away the priest’s faculties, not to permit him to exercise his priestly ministry again, and to initiate a canonical trial.”

When Bergoglio became Pope Francis in 2013, he appears to have ignored his own advice. This is evidenced in the case of known-child molester Fr. Mauro Inzoli, whom the Pope, against the advice of Cardinal Gerhard Müller, reinstated giving back to him some of his priestly faculties.

The documentary reveals, however, how Bergoglio himself, when writing his 2010 book, had indeed had such a case of a pedophile priest in a neighboring diocese and that he was intimately involved in the case. It is the now-infamous Father Julio César Grassi who has been imprisoned for 15 years because of his abuse of children who were entrusted to his care in the “Happy Children Foundation” orphanage.

The documentary highlighted six alleged victims of abuse who all claimed that then-Archbishop Bergoglio never answered their own specific complaints when they wrote to him as the archbishop of Buenos Aires.

When asked by the documentary journalists whether or not they ever received an answer, they all shook their heads in the negative. Asked about the above-quoted statement that Bergoglio never having a pedophile priest in his diocese and whether he says here the truth, one abuse victim, a woman, answered: “He wants people to believe that, but it is a lie.”

Despite contacting the future pope with allegations against abusive priests, “none of us” received an answer, was the reply by one abuse victim.

“He receives all the celebrities like Leonardo diCaprio” continued a woman, “but for us, not even a quick letter to say he was sorry.”

“I don’t expect anything from him. I do not believe in him,” added another woman.

A third woman explained: “I suffered a lot, and I’m very disappointed.” This woman spoke with tears in her eyes: “Because the Pope did nothing when he was archbishop here.” “Everyone told me,” she continued, “write to him, he’s bound to reply. But nothing.”

Reflecting on these replies, the commentator said: “As archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis was seemingly deaf to the distress of these victims.”

As the documentary continues, highlighting other cases of victims, some put forward their belief that Bergoglio “willfully tried to divert the course of justice.”

Reference was here made to Father Grassi. “The Argentinian Church did all in its power to have him acquitted,” explained the speaker. Juan Pablo Gallego, the defense attorney of the abuse victims, pointed out that the Argentine bishops in 2010 – after the first punitive sentence was spoken about Grassi – had asked a penal law professor (Marcelo A. Sancinetti) to conduct a study, which was compiled in a confidential dossier for internal use, dealing with the Grassi case.

This dossier, which was called “Studies on the Grassi Case” and contained 2,800 pages, came to the conclusion that “the court was wrong,” that Grassi was innocent and therefore should be acquitted. The author also claimed that the abused children spread “falsifications, lies, deceit and invention.”

This study, as the documentary pointed out, was made on behalf of the Argentine bishops under the leadership of Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, who was, at that time, also the President of the Argentine Bishops’ Conference (2005-2011). This information is written on the back cover of the dossier. “So the Pope,” the speaker in the documentary concluded, “did then commission a counter-inquiry to try to have a priest who had been sentenced for pedophilia acquitted.”

“And it is said,” the speaker in the documentary continued, “that Jorge Bergoglio, the future Pope, actually sent it to the judges, with a shrewd sense of timing, before Father Grassi’s various appeal hearings.” Carlos Mahiques was one of these judges. In an interview for this documentary, he made it clear that this study, as ordered by Bergoglio, “is in some areas partial, and extremely partial in others,” and that is why he, as judge, did not allow himself to be influenced by it.

“It was clearly in favor of Father Grassi,” the judge said. “They were trying to exert a subtle form of pressure on the judges.” When asked whether he thought the Church tried to influence the judges, Mahiques replied: “That’s totally correct.”

In an interview in the documentary with one of the abuse victims of Father Grassi, it becomes clear that Grassi claimed to stand under the protection of Bergoglio.

“Bergoglio never let go of my hand,” are the words as they are quoted by the abuse victim who claimed to have heard them from Grassi himself. The victim continued, saying that Bergoglio now “is Pope Francis, but he has never gone against Grassi’s words. So I’m certain that he never did let go of Grassi’s hand!”

The documentary states that, Bergoglio, as Pope Francis “never publicly commented on the Grassi case.” The journalists themselves had tried for eight months to obtain an interview with the pontiff on the subject, but to no avail. Since they failed, the journalists stood in line at Saint Peter’s during one of the papal audiences and were able to call out to Pope Francis: “Your Holiness! Your Holiness, in the Grassi case, did you try to influence Argentine justice?” Pope Francis, making a stunned face (caught on film here in the documentary), replied “No!” The journalists continued, saying: “No? Then why did you commission a counter-inquiry?” The Pope responded, with a similar face: “I never did.” The documentary then asks: “How can the Catholic Church retrieve itself from these guilty silences?”

Grassi was until recently still on the official list of the diocese of Morón, a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires (on today’s list, however, his name is missing). It appears that Grassi was never laicized, at least not under Bergoglio.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/francis-ignored-covered-up-abuse-in-argentina-before-becoming-pope-german-d


New York subpoenas Catholic dioceses in sex abuse probe: source

September 6, 2018

New York’s attorney general issued civil subpoenas on Thursday to all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state as part of a sex abuse investigation, a law enforcement source said

The subpoenas are part of an ongoing civil investigation by Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office into how dioceses reviewed and may have covered up allegations of sexual abuse of minors, said the source, who asked not to be identified.

In August, Underwood sought to partner with district attorneys, the only entities with the power to convene grand juries in the state, to investigate possible crimes.

There is no time limit under New York state’s statute of limitations for so-called Class A felonies such as rape.

“The Pennsylvania grand jury report shined a light on incredibly disturbing and depraved acts by Catholic clergy, assisted by a culture of secrecy and cover ups in the dioceses,” Underwood said in a statement on Thursday, announcing New York’s investigation.

The Archdiocese of New York said in a statement it had received the subpoena and was eager to work with Underwood in the investigation. It said that since 2002, it has shared information with the office concerning allegations of sexual abuse of minors.

“Not only do we provide any information they seek, they also notify us as well when they learn of an allegation of abuse, so that, even if they cannot bring criminal charges, we might investigate and remove from ministry any cleric who has a credible and substantiated allegation of abuse,” said Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York.

The Diocese of Buffalo said in a statement that it would cooperate with any investigation by the New York State attorney general or district attorney.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said on Thursday that his office was creating a task force to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by clergy members within the state’s Catholic dioceses.

Last month of a grand jury report on a two-year investigation into abuse in Pennsylvania said that at least 1,000 people, mostly children, had been sexually abused by some 300 clergymen over the past 70 years.

Grewal said he was troubled by that report. “We owe it to the people of New Jersey to find out whether the same thing happened here,” he said in a statement. “If it did, we will take action against those responsible.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abuse-new-york/new-york-subpoenas-eight-catholic-dioceses-in-sex-abuse-probe-source-idUSKCN1LM2NF?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social


Bishop of Oxford to face police questioning over allegations of sex abuse cover-up

2 Sept 2018

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The Rt Rev Steven Croft, (left) the Bishop of Oxford, is one of a number of bishops under police investigation

The Bishop of Oxford will be summoned for questioning by police over claims he failed to pass on allegations of rape against a priest.

The Rt Rev Steven Croft will be interviewed under caution by South Yorkshire Police as part of an investigation over alleged failures to report abuse, sources have told The Telegraph.

No arrest is expected and the Diocese of Oxford stressed there was no suggestion of guilt.

However, a senior lawyer involved in the case said that Bishop Croft is set to be questioned over possible offences of misconduct in public office.

Matt Ineson, who has waived his right to anonymity, says he was raped by a former priest, the Rev Trevor Devamanikkam, in Bradford in the 1980s….

Retired teacher jailed for sexual abuse in Sussex

4 Sept 2018

Jeremy Malim has been jailed for historic sex offences

Jeremy Malim has been jailed for historic sex offences

Jeremy Malim taught at the Brambletye Preparatory School near East Grinstead from 1975 to 2002 when he was suspended following accusations of indecent sexual assault.

The 73-year-old pervert used his position as a French teacher to “groom” boys aged between nine and 13 at the school.

He was found guilty of six charges of indecent assault after a trial at Hove Crown Court and was sentenced to six years in prison by Judge Paul Tain.

Ryan Richter, prosecuting, said Malim used his popularity as a teacher to abuse boys in his care.

“The victims described how the defendant had singled them out as ‘favourites’, paying them more attention than their classmates with his tactile behaviour turning to abuse,” he said.

He was previously on trial at Oxford Crown Court in 2003 when two former pupils made allegations but the case was dropped by a judge who was concerned about the length of time that had passed since the incidents.

But after a change in the law, further accusations from three former pupils were brought to Sussex Police in 2014.

The first victim was a boy who was abused between 1978 and 1979, the second was abused between 1977 and 1979, and the third from 1996 to 1999.

One victim said Malim had become like a “father figure” but said the pervert had the choice in his actions that his victims did not have.

He said: “As a 13-year-old child I did not have the opportunity and freedom to know what is right and wrong or to know I was being exploited for his own sexual gratification.

“Malim was in a position of trust and pastoral care for safeguarding children like me.

“He was supposed to protect our innocence and ease the concerns and worries that a child may have when away from home.”

Detective Constable Phil Cracknell led the investigation and said Malim would touch the boys inside their clothing, almost in full view of other pupils and would then make light of it.

He said: “Our investigation found that Malim used his position of authority and trust to effectively groom the boys he approached into a situation in which they felt unable to resist or report his advances.

“The young and vulnerable victims somehow accepted it at the time but it is quite clear that their distressing experiences stayed with them.”

Judge Tain said the victims were vulnerable and said it was an “almost classic” case of abuse of trust involving grooming.

He passed a six-year sentence for six offences for indecent assault, which included a five-year term for crimes against one boy, a one year term for another boy, and a total of six years from four charges against a third boy.

Malim, now of Morteaux-Coliboeuf in Normandy, was found not guilty of two charges.

Det Con Cracknell added: “The sentencing sends a message that we always take seriously and investigate such reports, no matter how long ago the events are said to have happened.”

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16687271.retired-teacher-jailed-for-sexual-abuse-in-sussex/

British Boarding School Walls Hid Abuse

OCT. 11, 2004

Tom Perry had not seen his old friend for some 35 years when he called him out of the blue with an urgent question about the boarding school they attended together. “Just as a matter of interest,” he asked, “did you like the place?”

It was a deliberate provocation. “Hell, Tom, the conversation bowls happily along, and then you ask me a question like that,” Mr. Perry said his friend protested. But Mr. Perry, a businessman who turned 50 this year, invited him over to continue the conversation.

“There’s no point in prating about,” Mr. Perry said he told his friend. “I must tell you that when I was at Caldicott, I was sexually abused.”

So began a long process of facing up to the past for Mr. Perry, his friend and at least half a dozen other men who say they were molested by teachers at the Caldicott School, in Buckinghamshire, between 1964 and 1970. But it has been a bumpy and frustrating road. While one of the teachers pleaded guilty to abuse, the case against another, the school’s former headmaster, was thrown out of court by a skeptical judge who said the accusations involved events that had happened so long ago that a fair trial was impossible.

The judge’s apparent lack of sympathy, the former students say, is consistent with the general attitude of the British establishment, still disproportionately made up of men of a certain age and class who went to prep schools like Caldicott. Such men may be sympathetic about accusations of sexual misconduct in institutions like the Catholic Church, but acknowledging the abuse that took place at many boarding schools not so long ago is another matter.

But in the 1970’s, Mr. Perry said nothing. Caldicott was a place where loyalty to the school was emphasized above all else, where a culture of secrecy and shame prevailed and where emotional distress was something to be quelled, not indulged.

Simon Doggart, the current headmaster of Caldicott, said the school was not what it had once been. “We make children very aware of what their rights are and who they should talk to if they’re unhappy,” he said.

This is little comfort to Tom Perry, who was sent to Caldicott at 8 years old and who says the sexual attentions of Peter Wright, then the headmaster, began when he was 12 and lonely, missing the warmth of family life and craving intimacy and kindness. “My first sexual kiss was from Peter Wright,” he said. “My first sexual experiences were with him.”

It was not until decades later that Mr. Perry, racked by depression, sought psychiatric help. He also quickly found a half-dozen other former students who, like him, had lived alone with feelings of shame and complicity all those years.

Through his lawyer, Andrew Bright, Mr. Wright declined to be interviewed. In 2003, on the basis of statements by Mr. Perry and four other former students, he was indicted on 13 counts of indecent assaults and three counts of gross indecency with a child. But last year a judge, Roger Connor, stayed the case and set Mr. Wright, then 73, free. “The long delay has clearly made it significantly more difficult for the defendant to put forward his defense,” Judge Connor said.

Though some former teachers have been convicted in similar cases, many judges seem unsympathetic, even hostile, to the issue.

In a similar case, former teacher at the Cothill School in Oxfordshire was charged recently with abusing boys in the 1970’s. But the judge, Julian Hall, declared this year that “this is the stalest case I have been asked to try” and threw it out.

“I think the best thing that should happen to people who behave in this way,” Judge Hall told Oxford Crown Court, speaking of the former teacher, Jeremy Malim, “is that they should get a very brisk elbow in the ribs at the time or be rejected.”

Most of the goings-on at Caldicott were known but never spoken about, but a sexual scandal did erupt there in 1973, when a teacher named Martin Carson was caught sodomizing a 12-year-old boy, Alastair Rolfe.

The abuse had gone on for a year, and “during that time, virtually everything happened,” Mr. Rolfe, now 43, a writer and editor, said in an interview. Spurred by news of the case against Mr. Wright, Mr. Rolfe and others came forward, and Mr. Carson pleaded guilty to sodomy, indecent assault and possessing indecent images of children. In 2003, he was sentenced to two years in prison. He was released after a year.

In 1973, there was a rush to cover everything up. Mr. Carson was dismissed and eventually got a job at another school. At home, Mr. Rolfe said, “it was always referred to as ‘an incident’ like someone tripping over a curbstone.” He was sent right back to school and did not discuss the subject again for 30 years when, troubled by issues with his own children, he began seeing a therapist.

“I don’t want to sound self-pitying,” he said, “but I’d probably say it affects all aspects of my life.”

That is also true of Mark Winter, a third man who says he was abused at Caldicott by yet another teacher and who has gone to the police with his accusations. Mr. Winter, 54, a journalist, says he was 11 when the teacher took him into a room and began more than a year of regular abuse.

“I wandered, completely traumatized, out of the room,” Mr. Winter said in an interview, recalling how he was then spotted by the school matron, a sort of nurse-cum-housekeeper. “She said, ‘I know what you’ve been doing, you dirty boy.”‘

Some time later, he confided in a schoolmate. “I told him I was a sexual partner” of the teacher, Mr. Winter said. “He looked at me and said, ‘Who wasn’t?”‘

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/11/world/europe/british-boarding-school-walls-hid-abuse.html

Judge Julian Hall has previously made controversially lenient sentences. In 2007 he jailed a window cleaner, Keith Fenn, for two years for the rape of a ten-year-old girl. Fenn’s accomplice, Darren Wright, received nine months. Fenn’s sentence was doubled on appeal by the Attorney-General.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/each-case-is-different-but-judge-julian-hall-has-history-of-light-sentences-bklrhkcsnd3

29th September 2010

Judge Julian Hall, the resident judge at Oxford Crown Court, has courted national controversy for some sentences during his eight years in the job.

In 2007 he told a paedophile that £250 compensation would buy his six-year-old victim “a nice new bicycle” – while some sex and violent crime sentences have been increased by more senior judges.

The 71-year-old, a judge for 24 years, said: “You’ve got to make up your own mind, and sentencing has become increasingly directive and prescriptive.

Judge Anthony King said his colleague was ‘renowned for his fairness and his humanity’.

Sentences passed by Judge Hall that made the headlines included: October 2007: The Court of Appeal doubles the two-year sentence given by Judge Hall to child rapist Keith Fenn after an outcry by campaign group Phoenix Chief Advocates. The result was reported by the Mail as a triumph for justice.

May 2008: The Court of Appeal backs Judge Hall’s decision to give a paedophile a three-year supervision order, rather than jailing him. Callum Witheridge, 18, molested a girl and young boy.

October 2008: Victims’ campaigner Sara Payne says Judge Hall’s sentencing of Witney paedophile Colin Lyons, 19, is “unduly lenient in the extreme”. He was given a three-year community order.

February 2009: Judge Hall lets a female teacher who admitted two counts of sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy walk free, after saying he was not sure she harmed him. Catherine Armstrong, 33, receives a 12-month suspended prison sentence after the teenager, who has learning difficulties, asks Judge Hall to “be nice to her” during sentencing.

December 2009: Judge Hall’s sentencing of violent robber John Shirley, 24, is increased by a senior judge. Shirley was jailed for six-and-a-half years for a violent crime spree which included pistol-whipping a shopkeeper and bursting into a couple’s home with a meat cleaver. Lord Justice Hughes increased it to nine years.

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/8419484.Controversial_judge_calls_it_a_day/

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/search/?search=%22Judge+Julian+Hall%22

Judge Julian Hall was appointed as a circuit Judge on 18 Sept 1986

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/275/response/867/attach/html/3/54699%20response%20final.doc.html

2002 to 2010 – His Honour Judge Julian Hall – circuit judge from 1986 to 2010, resident judge Oxford Crown Court and Honorar y Recorder between 2002 and 2010.

http://mycouncil.oxford.gov.uk/documents/s19182/Honorary%20Recorder%20Appointment.pdf

9th Annual High Sheriff’s Lecture

19 Oct 2014
This year’s Lecture, ‘Are We a Christian Country? Religious Freedom and The Law’ was given by The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond, Deputy President of the Supreme Court.

Under Sheriff of Oxford, Tom Birch Reynardson, The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond, The High Sheriff of OxfordTony Stratton,DL, Shrieval Remembrancer, His Honour Judge Julian Hall.

The five theme words relate to the Hague
Convention on the Civil Aspects of International
Child Abduction and its enforcement.
The winner is Judge Julian Hall of Oxford Crown Court

November 4 2002,

Gray’s Inn

The following have been elected Masters of the Bench of Gray’s Inn:

His Honour Judge Julian Hall;

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/announcements-vm82dvkvm7z

Steve Bannon trying to get on disgraced Jeffrey Epstein’s good side

Steve Bannon (left) shared a secret meeting with reviled billionaire pedophile Jeffrey ­Epstein at the financier’s notorious Upper East Side mansion.

August 11, 2018

Former White House chief strategist Bannon was spotted stepping out of his SUV and entering the registered sex offender’s sprawling 21,000-square-foot mansion at 9 E. 71st St. shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Epstein’s ­palatial pad is one of his homes where young girls were allegedly brought in to perform massages and used as “sex slaves.”

We assume Bannon wasn’t there for a massage.

Sources speculate that the disgraced ­Epstein wants to use his millions to work his way close to political power again.

One told us, “Bannon needs money to bankroll his political agenda. Epstein has plenty of money, and craves power and access.”

Bannon made an early-morning beeline to Epstein, even though Bannon may have burned bridges when he savaged Ivanka Trump over her criticism of Roy Moore, whom Bannon backed despite claims the candidate had sexually harassed teens. Citing an allegation in ­legal papers from a woman (who later dropped her lawsuit) that Donald Trump and Epstein had raped her when she was 13, Bannon said in response to Ivanka, “What about the allegations about her dad and that 13-year-old?”

Epstein has previously used his millions to cultivate the world’s most powerful — but has mostly given money to Democrats.

From 2001 to 2003, Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s private plane, dubbed “The Lolita Express,” 26 times. Epstein is close to Prince Andrew and was a regular at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago.

Trump told New York magazine of Epstein in 2002, “Terrific guy. 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.”

Epstein, 65, pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting prostitution from a teen and served 13 months in jail.

Last year, he reportedly paid millions to settle three lawsuits filed against him by teens. Bannon’s rep didn’t comment. A lawyer for Epstein said, “Let me ask him,” but didn’t respond by deadline.

https://pagesix.com/2018/08/11/steve-bannon-trying-to-get-on-disgraced-jeffrey-epsteins-good-side/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons


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Westminster VIP child abuse inquiry kicks out ‘witness’ @ciabaudo @chrisstacey1 @reeves3915 so this day has come… It was inquiry to clear famous people of child abuse, not about justice for children who were abused. My heart weeps

Chris Stacey ‏ @chrisstacey1Replying to @ZedTrafficker @ciabaudo @reeves3915

but this story is not going away. Either directly or indirectly information will force it’s way out about Heath and the other VIP paedophiles

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Westminster VIP child abuse inquiry kicks out ‘witness’

2 Sept 2018

A woman who was a witness in the Wiltshire police inquiry into allegations of child abuse by Edward Heath has had her claims rejected as implausible.

The 48-year-old submitted a request to be deemed a “core participant”, or witness of enhanced status, at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). Known as WM-A5, she claimed to have been abused by 13 prominent men in a Westminster paedophile ring that included Heath, the former prime minister, and Jimmy Savile.

Alexis Jay, the inquiry’s chairwoman, examined the woman’s allegations but concluded: “I was not able to place any weight on [her] claims to have been the victim of child sexual abuse at the hands of people of prominence associated with Westminster.” She added: “None of the named individuals has any obvious or explained connection to [the claimant], and the strongest theme . . . is the fact that many have been publicly accused in recent years of involvement in historic cases of child sex abuse.”

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1979 Baroness Soames, Jimmy Savile and James Callaghan

The woman said she had been abused by senior Tories at Chequers, the prime minister’s country home, at a time when Labour was in power. She listed sites where abuse occurred but “gives no explanation as to how she came to be in such disparate places as Chequers, a US military base at Naphill and Stoke Mandeville Hospital”, said Jay. “I do not regard [the] allegations as plausible.”

The claimant is challenging Jay’s ruling and the statement was removed from the IICSA website. The inquiry said: “We received a complaint about the notice of determination and took it down while it is addressed. It will be republished in the next few weeks.”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/westminster-vip-child-abuse-inquiry-kicks-out-witness-zfld5jvr0

 


Alex Salmond resigns from SNP after sexual misconduct claims

Former leader of Scottish National party quits to fight allegations that he denies

Alex Salmond has dramatically quit the Scottish National party as he seeks to clear his name of sexual misconduct charges.

The former SNP leader and first minister, who brought the party to power at Holyrood in 2007 and close to winning an independence referendum in 2014, said he wanted to focus on his judicial review against the Scottish government over its handling of the two complaints.

In a lengthy statement posted on Twitter, Salmond said: “I truly love the SNP and the wider independence movement in Scotland. They have been the defining commitment of my life. But today I have written to the national secretary of the party resigning my membership.”

His lawyers filed his judicial review application with the court of session, Scotland’s civil court, earlier this week. He is also facing a police investigation into those allegations.

Salmond’s statement said he would reapply to the party if he wins his case and at the same time launched a crowd-funding appeal to help pay his legal costs. Less than two hours after launching the appeal on Twitter, he had raised £27,000 against an initial target of £50,000.

Salmond said his high stakes move was designed to avoid his legal battles damaging and splitting the SNP, but it will be seen as a tactical move to win greater sympathy from party activists. It also risks splitting the party between Salmond loyalists and those who back his successor as leader and first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, only a few weeks before she hosts its annual conference in Glasgow.

In a statement on Twitter, Sturgeon said: “I feel a huge sadness about this whole situation. Alex has been my friend and mentor for almost 30 years. [These] last few days have been incredibly difficult for the party and, I am sure, for those involved in the complaints.”

She added that regardless of the distress to her and her party “the hard fact remains that two complaints were received by the Scottish government that could not be ignored or swept under the carpet. Complaints must be investigated without fear or favour.”

The Scottish Conservatives said Salmond’s strategy raised an “incredible and unprecedented situation” where its most significant figure wanted money from SNP supporters to fight a government he once led and which was still run by their party.

Rhoda Grant, the Scottish Labour MSP who sits on several cross-party groups representing women’s interests, said the former first minster was “dragging Scotland into the gutter.” She added: “That an independently wealthy man with his celebrity and political power is to raise legal fees through a crowdfunder for a case ultimately linked to sexual harassment is unbelievable.

“It suggests that he is sending a signal to those who have made allegations that he has the upper hand.”

Sturgeon has come under intense pressure from opposition parties to suspend Salmond’s membership while the Police Scotland investigation into the claims is under way.

Salmond said in his statement he did not enter politics to damage the SNP but implied too the party was facing a split over his case. Many Salmond loyalists in the party are furious that Sturgeon’s government has confirmed that he is under investigation.

“Most of all I am conscious that if the party is forced into suspending me it would cause substantial internal division,” he said. He also implied that he disagreed with Sturgeon’s previous decision to suspend her former children’s minister Mark McDonald from the SNP over sexual harassment allegations against him.

He points out that the Scottish government had said no internal complaint had been made against him until January this year, adding: “Let me be clear again. I refute these two complaints of harassment and I absolutely reject any suggestion of criminality.”

Since the allegations against Salmond came to light last Thursday night, he has suggested that proving that the Scottish government mishandled the complaints will absolve him. However, the police investigation is legally separate and could see him face criminal charges.

Senior SNP figures were unwilling to immediately discuss the announcement publicly but offered differing private views.

Some suggested it was driven by ego rather than to save the party from disrepute. Others said it was helpful he had separated himself from the party while the police investigation was ongoing. They pointed out that it also meant the SNP could not take any disciplinary action against him at a later date.

They said it removes pressure on Sturgeon to suspend him, effectively sidelining him during the SNP’s upcoming conference. But one senior supporter warns that the resignation frees Salmond to “go to war”, in particular over the timing of a second independence referendum, as he fights to preserve his legacy.

Salmond is a relatively wealthy man. After nearly 30 years in the Westminster and Scottish parliaments and more than seven years as first minister he has parliamentary pensions and continuing earnings from his media work. He is married but without children.

He is currently the host of his own chatshow on the Kremlin-funded RT television network, is an author and the host of a live chatshow that tours theatres and arts venues.

He said, however, he needed help with his legal costs. That is likely to be the focus of a major appeal by his supporters and allies, who will use it to increase the profile of his campaign.

In his statement, Salmond said: “The costs of a judicial review in the highest court in the land are huge. Many have asked how they can help directly. Therefore I have established a crowdfunder to assist with costs. All sums received will contribute exclusively to progressing the judicial review and any money left over will be used to support good causes in Scotland and beyond.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/29/alex-salmond-resigns-from-snp-after-sexual-misconduct-claims?CMP=share_btn_tw


Cardinal Keith O'Brien and Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond saddened at Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s resignation

First Minister Alex Salmond with Cardinal O'Brien in 2010

Alex Salmond was “SADDENED” at O’Briens resignation


 

 Lawyers: Kincora home should be included in NIO legacy consultation

An inquiry dismissed long-standing claims that senior politicians, civil servants and businessmen were complicit in a paedophile ring there.

A notorious Belfast boy’s home should form part of official efforts to address the legacy of the past, lawyers said.

KRW Law argued that Kincora should be addressed as part of the NIO’s consultation on dealing with the past, which closes next month.

The firm represents Richard Kerr, who alleges he was abused by “very powerful people” with links to Kincora and does not accept the conclusions of the four-year Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry.

The inquiry dismissed long-standing claims that senior politicians, civil servants and businessmen were complicit in a paedophile ring that operated at the home in the 1970s and for which three staff members were jailed.

A statement from KRW said: “In addition to the proposed legal proceedings, KRW will argue that the Kincora scandal must be considered as part of the legacy of the conflict and we have made representations to the Lord Chief Justice and OPONI (Police Ombudsman) to that effect and will make the same point in its submissions to the NIO consultation on the legacy of the conflict.”

The inquiry report rejected allegations that the UK security services knew what was going on and, instead of intervening, used the information to blackmail the establishment figures involved.

Publishing the HIA findings in January, inquiry chairman Sir Anthony Hart said of Kincora: “It was not a homosexual brothel, nor was it used by any of the security agencies as a honey pot to entrap, blackmail or otherwise exploit homosexuals.”

The retired judge added: “It is now time to finally lay these unfounded myths to rest.”

Mr Kerr, who claims he was abused inside Kincora and at other locations in Belfast and London, was due to give evidence to the inquiry but withdrew his co-operation at a late stage after claiming key state documents related to the home were not disclosed to his legal team.

A statement from his lawyers said: “On his behalf, KRW is considering issuing legal proceedings by way of a judicial review of the failings of the OFMDFM, the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) and the PSNI to investigate Kincora in a manner consistent with human rights standards, which Sir Anthony Hart stated would not be applied to The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) which reported its conclusions and recommendations in 2017.”

This point was argued before the Court of Appeal at the start of the HIA Inquiry.

The law firm added: “It is a point that will now be subject to challenge again in light of the flaws and failings of the HIA Inquiry.”

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/lawyers-kincora-home-should-be-included-in-nio-legacy-consultation-37264691.html


Catholic Church sex abuse cover-up in Pennsylvania ‘went all the way to the Vatican’, says state attorney general

The prosecutor is not directly implicating Pope Francis, but claims the Vatican was aware of a systematic cover up

28 Aug 2018

Pennsylvania’s attorney general has claimed to have evidence that the Vatican was aware of a systematic cover up for decades of sex abuse carried out by priests in the Catholic Church.

Josh Shapiro described the abuses dating back to 1947 found by a grand jury in an interview with NBC’s Today Show, including “a systematic cover up that went all the way to the Vatican”.

“I can’t specifically speak to Pope Francis,” the attorney general said Monday about whether or not the the pontiff was aware of the abuses. But, he said: “We have evidence that the Vatican had knowledge of a cover up.”

An estimated 300 Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children – and possibly many more – since the 1940s, according to a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report that accused senior church officials, including the man who is now archbishop of Washington, DC, of systematically covering up complaints.

The “real number” of victimised children and abusive priests might be higher since some secret church records were lost and some victims never came forward, the grand jury said in the report, which is the largest of its kind in the United States.

US bishops adopted widespread reforms in 2002 when clergy abuse became a national crisis for the church, including stricter requirements for reporting accusations to law enforcement and a streamlined process for removing clerics. But the grand jury said more changes are needed.

“Despite some institutional reform, individual leaders of the church have largely escaped public accountability,” the grand jury wrote in the roughly 900-page report. “Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all.”

Meanwhile, Pope Francis faced a lukewarm reception and scattered protests on his trip to Ireland, with even his vow to rid the church of the “scourge” of sexual abuse and his outrage at those “repugnant crimes” dismissed as a disappointment by some of Ireland’s wounded victims.

But others who met with him in private left heartened that he would respond to their plight, including two of the thousands of children who were forcibly put up for adoption for the shame of having been born to unwed mothers. They said Francis described the corruption and cover up in the church as “caca” – which a Vatican translated for the English speakers as “filth as one sees in the toilet”.

The abuse scandal – which has exploded anew in the US but has convulsed Ireland since the 1990s with revelations of unfathomable violence and humiliation against women and children – took centre stage on the first day of the Pope’s two-day trip. The visit was originally intended to celebrate Catholic families.

Francis responded to the outcry by vowing to end sex abuse and cover up during a speech to Irish government authorities at Dublin Castle.

“The failure of ecclesiastical authorities – bishops, religious superiors, priests and others – to adequately address these repugnant crimes has rightly given rise to outrage, and remains a source of pain and shame for the Catholic community,” he told them. “I myself share these sentiments.”

He cited measures taken by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, to respond to the crisis. But while Benedict is credited with cracking down on abusers, he never acknowledged the Vatican’s role in fuelling a culture of cover up or sanctioned bishops for failing to protect their flocks from predator priests.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/catholic-child-sex-abuse-pennsylvania-church-vatican-pope-francis-josh-shapiro-a8511251.html


UK child migrants sent to Australia sue government over abuse

29 Aug 2018

More than 100 Britons who were forcibly sent abroad as children under a resettlement scheme are suing the UK government over the abuse they faced.

In March, the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sex Abuse said all 2,000 survivors should receive financial compensation within 12 months.

But the British government has failed to set up any scheme providing redress.

Between 1945-70, some 4,000 children were separated from their families and sent to Australia and Zimbabwe.

As part of the scheme, children from deprived backgrounds who were often already in social care – some as young as three years old – were sent away with the promise of a better life.

The scheme was overseen by government, and managed by charities and the church. Victims say they went on to be sexually, emotionally and physically abused.

Rex Wade was one of the last children to be sent to Australia as part of the programme in 1970.

At the age of 10, he was shipped from Cornwall with his brother to Tasmania.

He says he was subjected to a punitive regime and was treated “cruelly for any misdemeanour”, to the point that his tormentors would set a dog on him and other children if they misbehaved.

“It was physical, verbal and mental abuse,” he says.

“I lost everything I ever had; the relationships I had with my family. It’s a lot to deal with and you just don’t get over it.”

‘They took my childhood’

John Glynn, who was sent to a Christian Brothers institution in Western Australia when he was eight years old, is one of the 100 former migrants to bring the case forward.

At the institution in Clontarf, he was told he was not loved by his family in Britain. Through his seven years with the Christian Brothers he was beaten brutally with a cane, and also sexually abused.

“As I get older it gets worse,” the 74-year-old says.

“I think about that a lot now. They took my childhood from me. They took my country from me, my heritage.”

For several decades, the UK sent children across the world to new lives in institutions where many were abused and used as forced labour. It’s a scandal that is still having repercussions now.

Imagine the 1950s, in the years before air travel became commonplace or the internet dominated our lives. Imagine being a child of those times, barely aware of life even in the next town. An orphan perhaps, living in a British children’s home.

Now imagine being told that shortly you would board a ship for somewhere called Australia, to begin a new life in a sunlit wonderland. For good. No choice.

Read the full article here (published February 2017)


Historically, the migration of British children was part of a longstanding policy aimed at easing the strain on UK orphanages and strengthening the British population abroad.

More than 130,000 children were shipped to Commonwealth countries from 1618 until 1970, to countries like Canada, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Australia.

The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) investigated the final 4,000 children sent to Australia and Zimbabwe between 1945-1970.

It found children suffered sexual and emotional abuse, as well as forced labour. Some were also wrongly told they were orphans, depriving them of the opportunity of meeting their birth parents.

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: “We want to reassure those affected we are committed to providing a timely response to the Inquiry’s recommendations.”

But despite the recommendation in March, the government is yet to set up a compensation scheme for the surviving child migrants.

BBC correspondent Sanchia Berg said many “of the migrants feel time is running out” as most are elderly, and some are frail.

Since March, 14 of the survivors have died.

Meanwhile, lawyer Alan Collins, who is representing the victims, said: “The government needs to step up to the plate and bring into force its redress scheme.

“Compensation can never put matters right, that’s impossible and it would be insulting to suggest otherwise.

“But it is action, it is a recognition that meets the words that have been spoken by the politicians.”

In 2010, then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologised on behalf of the British government for sending British children abroad.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45340295


 

Over 100 line up to sue States for alleged abuse

MORE than 100 former residents of a secure school in Jersey are set to sue the States unless they get a compensation scheme and a formal apology for the years of abuse they claim they suffered.

Over 100 line up to sue States for alleged abuse

 

MORE than 100 former residents of a secure school in Jersey are set to sue the States unless they get a compensation scheme and a formal apology for the years of abuse they claim they suffered.

The children, who were held at Les Chênes in St Saviour during the 1990s and early 2000s, say that as well as being physically abused they were locked up in solitary confinement, in one case for six weeks continuously.

One of the youngsters, now in his early 30s, has described hitting the walls of the cell so hard that he was left covered in blood.

He claims that he wrote ‘I hate Les Chênes School’ in his own blood on the walls while detained in solitary confinement.

The man said: ‘They took away my childhood. I didn’t have a life from the age of 12 to 15. I had nothing. I was stripped naked. I was humiliated because I was having tantrums. I was then placed in that cell.

‘At the time I thought it was normal because I wasn’t the only one being put in there. I now know, growing into adulthood, that it wasn’t normal.’

Les Chênes was one of several institutions which featured heavily in the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry – a long-running investigation into sexual and physical abuse in the Island’s post-war care system.

Several former residents claimed that they had been subjected to physical abuse at the centre from both staff and fellow pupils.

During the inquiry, one former worker was accused of ‘pinballing’ children by throwing them off walls, as well as punching, pushing, throwing them to the ground and dragging them by their clothes.

He was also accused of lifting children by their ears. The worker denied all the allegations.

Alan Collins, the UK-based lawyer who is representing the alleged victims, is giving the States until 30 September to come forward with both a formal apology and a compensation scheme for the former residents, as has previously been afforded to those who suffered sexual and physical abuse while in full-time States care. He says that if the States fail to meet the deadline he will will lead a class action in court.

‘If it comes to that, that is what is going to have to happen. I hope it doesn’t,’ he said.

‘This is not going to go away. The States of Jersey needs to step up to the plate now and deal with this,’ he added.

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2018/08/28/over-100-line-up-to-sue-states-for-alleged-abuse/


Former Vatican official claims Pope Francis knew of abusive priest and calls for his resignation

26 Aug 2018

A former Vatican ambassador to Washington said Sunday that he told Pope Francis in 2013 about allegations of sexual abuse against a prominent priest – and that Francis took no action. Now, the former official, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, is calling for Francis to step down.Vigano made the claims in a lengthy statement that concludes with a call for Francis’ resignation: “In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example to Cardinals and Bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them,” he writes.

Vigano, who retired in 2016 at age 75, described an exchange with Francis on June 23, 2013, shortly after he became pope, about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington D.C., who resigned last month over claims he sexually abused seminary students and an altar boy.

Vigano writes that he told Francis about the allegations: “Holy Father, I don’t know if you know Cardinal McCarrick, but if you ask the Congregation for Bishops there is a dossier this thick about him. He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance.”

Vigano writes the pope did not respond to the statement, and McCarrick continued in his role as a public figure for the church.

“Pope Francis has repeatedly asked for total transparency in the Church,” Vigano continues. “He must honestly state when he first learned about the crimes committed by McCarrick, who abused his authority with seminarians and priests. In any case, the Pope learned about it from me on June 23, 2013 and continued to cover him.”

Pope Francis addressed the sex abuse scandal on Saturday in comments made in Dublin. “The failure of ecclesiastical authorities — bishops, religious superiors, priests and others — to adequately address these repugnant crimes has rightly given rise to outrage, and remains a source of pain and shame for the Catholic community,” he said. “I myself share these sentiments.”

Pope Francis accepted McCarrick’s resignation on July 28. McCarrick has maintained his innocence.

Father Boniface Ramsey of New York told CBS News this month that he repeatedly complained about McCarrick and heard about his disturbing behavior as early as 1986.

This month, a Pennsylvania grand jury issued a report that said more than 300 priests abused more than 1,000 children, and likely thousands more, over seven decades.

Nearly 100 of the accused clergy are from the Pittsburgh diocese alone, where Donald Wuerl, the current cardinal of Washington, D.C., was the bishop for 18 years.

In his statement, Vigano wrote that Wuerl also knew about McCarrick. “His recent statements that he knew nothing about it … are absolutely laughable. The cardinal lies shamelessly,” Vigano wrote.

In an interview with CBS News correspondent Nikki Battiste before the grand jury report, Wuerl said that he was quick to deal with allegations and that he was not aware of any rumors about McCarrick.

“If there were allegations, we dealt with them immediately,” he said. “All the time that [McCarrick] was here and certainly all the time that I’ve been here, there was never any news. If I could tell you no one ever came to me and said this person did this to me. No one. No one. And remember, we were just talking about Pittsburgh. I was in Pittsburgh…we weren’t following the rumors of different parts of the country.”

Wuerl also suggested to CBS News that McCarrick had paid a price for his actions. “He has resigned and his resignation has been accepted. And he’s been told to stay in seclusion…that’s a pretty substantial penalty to be paying.”

Vigano’s statement calls on the church to take action. “To restore the beauty of holiness to the face of the Bride of Christ — so tremendously disfigured by so many abominable crimes, if we truly want to free the Church from the fetid swamp into which she has fallen, we must have the courage to tear down the culture of secrecy and publicly confess the truths that we have kept hidden.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/pope-francis-knew-of-abusive-priest-claims-former-vatican-official-carlo-maria-vigano/?__twitter_impression=true

Archbishop: ‘I Wasn’t Sure If It Was A Crime For Priests To Rape Children’

The high ranking head of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson said under oath that he “wasn’t sure if he knew that it was illegal for priests to have sex with children.”After admitting to protecting and covering up for pedophile priests, Carlson testified that he wasn’t sure whether it was a crime for a priest to rape children when he served as chancellor of the Twin Cities archdiocese in the 1980s.

Archbishop Carlson also said under oath that he could not recall how he handled the allegations of abuse against a Minnesota priest years ago.

Attorney Jeff Anderson asked Carlson if he was aware that it was a crime fro ana adult to engage in sex with a child.His response was: “I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” Carlson replied. “I understand today it’s a crime.”Anderson then asked Carlson if he knew in 1984 when he was an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, that is it was a crime to have sex with a child.“I’m not sure if I did or didn’t,” Carlson said.

Documents show that Carlson made a conscious choice to protect accused sex offenders and conceal crimes. Anderson says Carlson uses the words “I don’t remember” 193 times under oath when asked of his knowledge of cases of child sex abuse in the church.Carlson left Minnesota in 1994 and served as bishop in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Saginaw, Mich., before becoming St. Louis archbishop in 2009.

In response to questions Monday, the St. Louis Archdiocese released a statement that said: “while not being able to recall his knowledge of the law exactly as it was many decades ago, the Archbishop did make clear that he knows child sex abuse is a crime today.”The statement also said Carlson’s “moral stance on the sin of pedophilia” is “that it is a most egregious offense.”

The Archbishop’s claim that he did not know it was a crime for a priest to rape a child is unbelievable.The fact that the Catholic church continues to stand by this moral monster is predictable.This sad episode is yet another reminder of the Catholic Church’s failure to protect children.The moral corruption of the Catholic Church is by now well documented.The Catholic brand is forever tarnished, reduced to a symbol of moral corruption and decay, a symbol of inhumanity, a symbol of broken and dead children.

Source : https://bit.ly/2tServI


Much-anticipated Jeffrey Epstein civil case trial set for Dec. 4

August 22, 2018

A long-awaited-for trial that promises a first-ever exploration of the sexual misdeeds of billionaire convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is expected to begin Dec. 4 in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.

During a two-hour hearing on Wednesday, Circuit Judge Donald Hafele dispensed with a series of routine motions filed by attorneys representing Epstein and those representing his longtime nemesis, lawyer Bradley Edwards.

Jeffrey Epstein: Coverage of Palm Beach billionaire sex offender case

Unless the two agree to settle their differences during yet another mediation session on Sept. 21, the civil lawsuit is expected to go to a jury nearly 10 years after it was filed.

However, the money manager who counts President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew among his friends has no plans to be there, his attorneys said.

Memo: Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein talked to FBI to get plea deal

As a result, attorney Jack Scarola said he will be forced to read excerpts from Epstein’s sworn statements. The part-time Palm Beach resident refused to answer nearly every question — ranging from how many times he had sex with the girls at his waterfront mansion to how much he is worth. In each case, he invoked his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Epstein attorney Scott Link said the strategy is simply to vilify Epstein. “Mr. Scarola and Mr. Edwards want to show what a horrible person Mr. Epstein was,” he said. “They hope the jury dislikes Mr. Epstein enough to award Mr. Edwards lots of money in damages.”

Jeffery Epstein civil trial spins on claims of stolen documents

While Judge Hafele threw out some of the questions, he said Epstein’s relationship with the young women and his net worth are relevant to the malicious prosecution lawsuit Edwards filed against Epstein.

Link argued that Epstein has good reason not to answer questions about his relationships with young women. While Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to state charges of soliciting a minor for prostitution and soliciting prostitution and served 13 months in jail, Edwards is trying to convince a federal judge to reopen the investigation.

Until U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra decides whether federal prosecutors violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act by not telling the young women that they agreed to drop their investigation if Epstein pleaded guilty to the state charges, Epstein is not off the hook, Link said.

Epstein and Edwards have been duking it out in court for years. Edwards successfully sued Epstein on behalf of three women who claimed he paid them for sex when they were in their teens.

After Epstein paid $5.5 million to settle the three lawsuits and undisclosed amounts to settle dozens of others, he sued Edwards and his former boss, disbarred lawyer and convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein. Epstein claimed Rothstein and Edwards used the cases they filed against him to lure investors into the $1.2 million Ponzi scheme. Investors were lured by tales of bogus settlements of various lawsuits filed against high-profile people.

After Rothstein was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison, Epstein dropped the lawsuit. Edwards responded by suing Epstein for malicious prosecution to clear his reputation. Epstein knew Edwards wasn’t part of Rothstein’s scheme but sued him to punish him for representing the young women, Scarola claims.

Link disagrees. At the time, he said Epstein had good reason to believe Edwards was part of the scam.

https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/crime–law/much-anticipated-jeffrey-epstein-civil-case-trial-set-for-dec/AQHLBwDP1JUI6FfsFhuIQL/


Nuns arrested over Smyllum child abuse claims

23 Aug 2018

Twelve people, some of them nuns, have been arrested over claims of abuse at a former children’s home in Lanarkshire.

Police said 11 women and one man – all aged between 62 and 85 – had been charged in connection with the abuse of children at Smyllum Park.

The home, which closed in 1981, was run by a Catholic order known as Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul.

Police said a further four people were due to be reported to the Crown Office in connection with their investigation.

Smyllum Park took in more than 11,600 children over the course of its existence from 1864 to 1981.

It has been hit by claims of sexual and physical abuse and is being investigated as part of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI).

The bodies of at least 400 children were discovered in a mass grave just a three-minute drive away from the care home in 2003.

https://news.sky.com/story/nuns-among-12-arrested-over-historical-abuse-at-orphanage-in-scotland-11480033

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45282865

FREDDIE THE FISH ‏ @deirbhilesdaddy

When are the arrest warrants being issued in Ireland?

Bob Murphy ‏ @TinaMurnotbot

Never. Killing women and children, by the clergy, isn’t illegal in Ireland. Neither is rape, paedophilia or any other level of torture. In fact, so legal was it, that they actually had religious concentration camps funded by the State and run by the Church.


Gilo ‏ @seaofcomplicity

If these Church of England clergy had acted – then this Zimbabwe teenager would be alive today.

https://www.channel4.com/news/christian-lawyer-who-beat-boys-was-charged-over-zimbabwe-death

@JustinWelby @bathwellsbish Will you be asking questions Archbishop? Will you be speaking on the emerging revelations of this cover-up?

The church had a full report on John Smyth’s sadistic behaviour in 1982

Private Eye magazine, 24th February, no1438, page 8, supplements the thorough investigation by Channel Four News, in a report under the headline ‘The C of E and the Sado-Evangelist’

 

Andrew Graystone: “I have personally written to every individual Titus Trustee more than once, pleading for them to do their duty as trustees and as Christians, and help the victims. Not one has responded.”
Victims launch claim against John Smyth camp leaders

VICTIMS LAUNCH CLAIM AGAINST JOHN SMYTH CAMP LEADERS

A group of men who say they were groomed and beaten by the English barrister John Smyth have launched a legal claim against the Titus Trust, which runs the notorious Iwerne holidays network.

One victim, who did not wish to be identified, said “The abuse we suffered as a consequence of attending Iwerne camps has had a devastating effect on all of our lives.  We have been compelled to take this course of action because of the unwillingness of the Titus Trust to accept any responsibility for what happened.”

Since John Smyth’s abuse came to public attention in February 2017, Titus Trust has consistently refused to speak to the men, to help identify other victims or to provide for the counselling they all need.   Victims’ advocate Andrew Graystone said “I have personally written to every individual Titus Trustee more than once, pleading for them to do their duty as trustees and as Christians, and help the victims.  Not one has responded.  The refusal of the trustees to offer any help to Smyth’s victims has massively compounded their suffering.”

The victims have instructed Richard Scorer of Slater and Gordon Solicitors to pursue their claim against Titus Trust.  Scorer has frequently represented victims of abuse In a church context. He said “No reasonable person could believe that the Titus Trust is anything other than the legal successor to the Iwerne Trust. If the current trustees of the Titus Trust persist in claiming that they bear no responsibility, we will be forced to launch additional claims against the individual surviving trustees of Iwerne, namely David Fletcher and Giles Rawlinson.”

Titus Trust is the legal successor to the Iwerne Trust, which continues to run camps under the Iwerne brand. Iwerne provides a programme of intensive Christian discipleship based around activity holidays. The programme has run continuously since 1930. The most recent Iwerne holidays were held this month.

Ruston’s report made clear that Smyth’s action were criminal.

Several clergy who were on the distribution list for the Ruston report have gone on to enjoy high profile careers in the church.

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Chief among them is Rev David Fletcher

(He commissioned the report, was senior officer at Iwerne camps where Smyth abused. He then became Rector of St Ebbe’s church in Oxford and remained a trustee of Iwerne and its successor body until 2016.)

Other recipients of the Ruston report:

Rev Roger Combes

Rev. Tim Sterry – director of  Walhampton School Trust along with Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (Ralph)

Why did none of them think to speak out about their abusive colleague over 36 years?

The same question might be asked of

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Rev David Conner -Now Dean of Windsor

Hugh Palmer

Rev Hugh Palmer – visited one of Smyth’s victims in hospital

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Andrew Watson, now Bishop of Guilford

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Alasdair Paine – Vicar of St Andrew the Great in Cambridge


John Smyth QC was the chair of the Iwerne Trust from 1975 to 1982.  He resigned when the trust became aware that he was using the network to recruit young men for abuse.  Smyth died at his home in South Africa on 11th August, just eight days after Hampshire Police had summoned him for formal questioning in connection with the offences.

https://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/victims-launch-claim-against-john-smyth-camp-leaders/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sherbourne prep school to be sued over sex abuse claims
August 19 2018hodge
A legal test case is being prepared against Sherborne Preparatory School in Dorset seeking damages for child sex abuse, even though the school was sold 20 years ago and is now a charity. The Sunday Times understands that potential claimants allege they were victims of abuse by Robin Lindsay, head teacher and owner of the school from 1972 to 1998. Lawyers will argue that, although the school is a new entity, it is liable to pay compensation because Lindsay sold it to the charity for £1 and the buyers allegedly knew of the abuse. The authorities were aware of the claims and at least five inquiries were conducted into Lindsay’s behaviour, but no action was taken.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sherbourne-prep-school-to-be-sued-over-sex-abuse-claims-dtqb0x8l7

‘Old Boys’ to raise $60,000 for Wilson appeal
https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5590715/old-boys-to-raise-60000-for-wilson-appeal/?cs=7573
Colm O’Gorman ‏Verified account @Colmogorman

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who will give the keynote address at the World Meeting of Families on Wednesday. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

This man reappointed known serial child abusers to ministry.

18 Aug 2018

Cardinal Wuerl will give the keynote address in the RDS at 2.30pm next Wednesday afternoon, on “The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World”.
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Pennsylvania’s predatory priests: The Cardinal Wuerl connection

Prelate, due in Dublin this week, is criticised in a damning US report

Cardinal Donald Wuerl is in Dublin this week to address the World Meeting of Families on Wednesday. Archbishop of Washington since 2006, he succeeded Cardinal Theodore McCarrick (88) who, last month, was removed from public ministry and resigned from the College of Cardinals following allegations that he had abused minors and seminarians.

In 2006 Cardinal McCarrick was in negotiations with two New Jersey dioceses about settlements involving his victims. Last month Cardinal Wuerl said he did not know “about these confidential settlements until this most recent credible and substantiated allegation against Cardinal McCarrick was made public”.

Cardinal Wuerl, however, was bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1988 to 2006. His handling of child sexual abuse allegations there was examined in the grand jury report published last Tuesday.

It is not flattering.

It found “wholesale institutional failure that endangered the welfare of children” in all six Pennsylvania dioceses investigated, including Pittsburgh. It chose three examples from cases involving 99 abuser priests there as “a window into the conduct” of bishops “and the crimes they permitted to occur on their watch”.

The cases concerned Fr Ernest Paone, Fr George Zirwas, and Fr Richard Zula. All three involved Cardinal Wuerl.

Up to 1988, when Cardinal Wuerl became bishop of Pittsburgh, Paone continued in ministry with approval from the diocese “in spite of its knowledge he was a child molester,” the grand jury found.

Sent for treatment

This continued when bishop Wuerl took over. In 1991 bishop Wuerl granted Paone’s request to serve in the Diocese of Reno-Las Vegas. Following another abuse complaint against the priest in 1994, he was sent for treatment.

In a confidential letter to the treatment centre, Pittsburgh diocese acknowledged that Paone had previously been “teaching seventh- and eighth-grade children in the diocese of San Diego for 19 years. The priest’s various assignments and sexual abuse complaints were listed in detail.”

The grand jury found that this “showed no concern for public safety or the victims of child sexual abuse”.

Further complaints emerged against Paone. In February 2003 bishop Wuerl accepted the priest’s resignation from ministry. As the grand jury report put it: “Approximately 41 years after the diocese learned that Paone was sexually assaulting children, he was finally retired from active ministry.”

It added that “the clear and present threat that Paone posed to children was hidden and kept secret from parishioners in three states. Wuerl’s statements had been meaningless without any action.”

Referring to a “disturbing disdain for victims” in the six Pennsylvania dioceses it investigated, the grand jury selected a case from Pittsburgh diocese as example.

In March 1989 bishop Wuerl authorised a confidential settlement with the family of two brothers abused by Zula

There, it said, “church officials dismissed an incident of abuse on the ground that the 15-year-old had ‘pursued’ the priest and ‘literally seduced’ him into a relationship. After the priest was arrested, the church submitted an evaluation on his behalf to the court.

“The evaluation acknowledged that the priest had admitted to ‘sado-masochistic’ activities with several boys – but the sadomasochism was only ‘mild’, and at least the priest was not ‘psychotic’.”

Arrest warrant

The case concerned Fr Richard Zula, for whom an arrest warrant was issued in November 1988. He was charged “with over 130 counts related to child sexual abuse”. In March 1989 bishop Wuerl authorised a confidential settlement with the family of two brothers abused by Zula.

At a court hearing in autumn 1989 Zula pleaded guilty on two counts. Then, as the grand jury report concluded, “the diocese was placed on notice that the services it had procured for Zula were being used as mitigation evidence at Zula’ s sentencing. Moreover, these assertions blamed the child victim rather than the adult criminal.” Sentencing was in 1990 and the priest served more than two years.

Another case concerned Fr George Zirwas, who was assigned to eight different parishes in Pittsburgh diocese until 1995, when he was placed on leave of absence, where he remained until he died in 2001.

In 2016, when seeking documents from Pittsburgh diocese, the grand jury found that “some original documents related to deceased priests were intentionally destroyed by the diocese”. However, as canon law required “the maintenance of a summary of the facts and any text of a definitive judgement”, so it was in the case of Zirwas.

From these the grand jury learned that “the diocese was aware of complaints against Zirwas for sexually abusing children as early as 1987. Additional complaints were received between 1987 and 1995. However, Zirwas continued to function as a priest during this period and was reassigned to several parishes.”

In December 1994 Zirwas “was placed on a leave of absence for ‘personal reasons’”. In the summer of 1995, after he threatened legal action, Zirwas “was returned to ministry by bishop Donald Wuerl”.

In November 1995 a 15-year-old boy complained that the priest sexually abused him. Zirwas was again placed “on a leave of absence for ‘personal reasons’”. He moved to Florida and then Cuba.

In 1996 Zirwas told the diocese he knew of other Pittsburgh priests who had abused children and would reveal these if his allowance was increased.

Bishop Wuerl “instructed him to document in writing the names of the priests involved, or state that he had no knowledge of what he had previously claimed.” He advised Zirwas this had to happen before he “could receive any additional assistance.”

Financial stipend

The priest then “disavowed any knowledge of priest involvement in illegal sexual activity in a letter to the diocese” and “was granted an additional financial stipend and his sustenance payments were continued”.

He “continued to work with the poor and needy in Cuba until May 2001, when he was murdered inside his Havana apartment”, the report found.

However, in the course of its Pittsburgh investigation, the grand jury found that there was indeed “a ring of predatory priests operating within the diocese who shared intelligence or information regarding victims as well as exchanging the victims amongst themselves”. They “used whips, violence and sadism in raping their victims”.

In his evidence to the grand jury one such victim, “George”, told of being introduced to this “ring of predatory priests” by Zirwas. George recalled that these priests gave favoured boys special gifts, “specifically, gold cross necklaces”. The grand jury concluded these gold crosses “were a signal to other predators that the children had been desensitised to sexual abuse and were optimal targets for further victimisation”.

George wondered how none of this “created suspicion on the part of diocesan administrators”. However, the report concluded that “the grand jury’s review of records revealed that the diocese was aware of the conduct of these predatory priests and the records corroborated George’s testimony”.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/pennsylvania-s-predatory-priests-the-cardinal-wuerl-connection-1.3599790

November 18, 2015

Why is the Pope still silent about damning sex abuse report

The Vatican was warned.

17 Aug 2018

In July, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro wrote a personal letter to Pope Francis, warning him that “a comprehensive investigation” by his office had found “widespread sexual abuse of children and a systemic coverup by leaders of the Catholic Church.”

Shapiro says he never received a response.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court set a deadline. The grand jury report had to be released by Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The six Pennsylvania dioceses named in the scathing grand jury report even received advanced copies of the 800-page document in May, according to Crux News.

Before the report was published on Tuesday, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, one of the Pope’s top allies and the former bishop of Pittsburgh, had a detailed website prepared to defend himself against charges that he shielded abusive priests. (The website was removed on Thursday after an outcry from Catholics.)

All of this means that idea that the Vatican was caught flat-footed by the explosive report or needs more time to process it is increasingly difficult to understand. So is the Pope’s silence on the matter.

Are accusations that 1,000 children were abused at the hands of Catholic clergy not enough to warrant a comment from their Holy Father?

Apparently not.

“We have no comment at this time,” Paloma Ovejero, deputy director of the Vatican’s press office, said on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Vatican again declined to comment.

Meanwhile, in the United States and elsewhere, pressure continues to mount on Pope Francis to address a rapidly escalating crisis that has spread across several continents, from Australia to Latin America.

In the United States, both liberal and conservative Catholics displayed a rare unity in pressing the Pope to respond to the Pennsylvania grand jury report.
The silence from the Vatican is disturbing,” said Massimo Faggioli, a theology professor at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. “I don’t think the Pope necessarily has to say something today. He needs time to understand the situation. But someone from the Vatican should say something.”
Faggioli noted that Wednesday was a national holiday in Italy, and many church offices were closed. But he also noted that it was well-known that Pennsylvania’s grand jury report, which was in the works since 2016, would be released on Tuesday.
“I don’t think they understand in Rome that this is not just a continuation of the sexual abuse crisis in the United States,” Faggioli said. “This is a whole different chapter. There should be people in Rome telling the Pope this information, but they are not, and that is one of the biggest problems in this pontificate — and it’s getting worse.”
Matthew Schmitz, an editor at First Things, a conservative Catholic magazine, said, “Francis has been unfairly attacked at times for his response to clergy sexual abuse. But his response has been disappointing. I hope that enough pressure can be created that he does act to investigate these issues.”
Earlier this month, Schmitz was one of several dozen young Catholics who wrote an open letter to Francis, telling him they are angry over yet another case of abuse: the allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington and one of the most powerful figures in the American church.
McCarrick, who recently resigned from the church’s College of Cardinals, has been accused of molesting young boys and seminarians — accusations he denies.
Schmitz and other Catholics say that while many priests have been punished for abusing minors, the bishops who covered up the crimes have largely escaped punishment, a point echoed in Tuesday’s report from the grand jury in Pennsylvania.
“Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all,” the grand jury said. “For decades. Monsignors, auxiliary bishops, bishops, archbishops, cardinals have mostly been protected; many, including some named in this report, have been promoted.”
“Whatever the details may turn out to be regarding Archbishop McCarrick or the many abuses in Pennsylvania (or anywhere else), we already know that one root cause is the failure of episcopal leadership.”
Bishops have resigned over sexual abuse cover-ups before.
In the United States, three bishops resigned in 2015 after accusations that they covered up cases of clergy sexual abuse.
After an emergency summit in Rome this May, 31 bishops from Chile offered to resign, an unprecedented action in the modern church, according to a church spokesman. The Pope had called the country’s bishops to Rome after he received a 2,300-page report detailing sexual abuses by priests in Chile. The Pope has accepted the resignations of five of the bishops.
After the Pennsylvania grand jury report, none of the bishops named in the report offered to resign. At least, not publicly.

‘A playbook for concealing the truth’

Tuesday’s grand jury report said internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 “predator priests” have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims.
The grand jury described the church’s methods as “a playbook for concealing the truth” after FBI agents identified a series of practices they found in diocese files.
The grand jurors said that “almost every instance of abuse we found is too old to be prosecuted.” But charges have been filed against two priests, one in Erie diocese and another in Greensburg diocese, who have been accused of abusing minors.
At a news conference announcing the report’s release, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro called it the “largest, most comprehensive report into child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church ever produced in the United States.”
Although the Vatican declined to comment, DiNardo and Bishop Timothy L. Doherty, chair of the bishops’ Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, issued a statement.


Three unanswered questions from The Lost Boys of Bird Island

16 August 2018

The Lost Boys of Bird Island leaves readers with many unanswered questions.

The apparent suicide of co-author of controversial book The Lost Boys of Bird Island, Mark Minnie, has resulted in suspicion around the circumstances around his death. The book, which was released on 5 August, details an alleged paedophilia ring that operated during apartheid.

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John Wiley on Bird Island

David Allen

Authors Mark Minnie and Chris Steyn named high-profile National Party ministers in that period including John Wiley, Magnus Malan, an unnamed minister and controversial Port Elizabeth businessman Dave Allen as being involved in the operation which allegedly raped and molested young coloured boys.

Minnie was found dead at a friend’s farm on August 13 and despite police saying a suicide note and gun was found next to his body, several unnamed friends have expressed their shock at his suicide, with one person telling HeraldLIVE “I do not believe he would have taken his own life.”

As speculation around Minnie’s death continues and the contents of the book remains a talking point, there are several unanswered questions.

What happened to the boys of Bird Island?

On the final page of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, Mark Minnie appeals to victims of the alleged paedophilia ring to come forward. “Any victims who suffered at the hands of Dave Allen and company, let your voices be heard. Do not remain silent any longer.”

Minnie was a former police officer during apartheid when he was asked by his brigadier to contact a woman who was part of his (the brigadiers) church. The woman claimed her son had “some info.”

Minnie followed up and the woman and her son led him to her older son who was in hospital. The boy had allegedly been raped and a “foreign object forced up him.” Records of the boy’s stay at hospital were destroyed.

Minnie meets a second boy, who he refers to as William Hart in the book. William Hart is a pseudonym used by the author to protect the identity of the boy.  Hart was an informant for the police and was also allegedly a victim of the paedophilia ring and was the person who identified Dave Allen, John Allen, an unnamed minister and “Ore” the name the boys used to refer to Magnus Malan.

After months of investigation, the docket with all of the information about the case that Minnie had gathered went missing from his office.

“Looking around, I quickly discover that the Allen case docket is gone. The entire file has disappeared without my knowledge or approval.”

Nobody knows what came of the two boys and the others who were alleged victims of rape and molestation at the hands of ministers.

The mystery matron & 10k

Minnie was sent by his brigadier to speak to a woman her son about “information.” He later discovered and interviewed a young boy who had been raped. He had a nurse who was a contact at the hospital and she detailed an incident that happened when she was on night shift.

She said a helicopter had landed, a patient was wheeled into the private ward by three men dressed in grey suits and only the matron was allowed to tend to him. The nurse told Minnie she had peeked into the room and there was a young coloured boy being treated. There was, however, no record of the boy nor of him being in hospital. The matron who had helped the boy mysteriously disappeared, but Minnie tracked her down and she said she had been given R10,000.

“I haven’t spent a cent, not a penny, Sergeant Max. All of the money is still here. I always knew it was trouble. It’s dirty money. And now God has seen fit to punish me for my sins. Oh God, please forgive me.”

The cover-up: The surgeon, the unnamed minister and flight logs 

Both authors mention a surgeon who operated on a boy who had been raped. At the time he said he could not reveal information as it “violates patient confidentiality.”

Steyn made contact with the surgeon in 2017.  She said he had become a wine farmer and wrote to him to ask for any information about performing a life-saving operation on a young boy 30 years ago. He took the same stance and said it violated patient confidentiality.

Steyn mentions sources who detailed how the ministers had flown by helicopter to Bird Island. Steyn was told that the logs of passengers who were on the flights weren’t likely to be found as the entire “record keeping system has collapsed.”

The authors name a second location where boys were allegedly raped and molested. This location is allegedly “a farm” in Witelsbos, near Eerste Rivier, and was a property that belonged to the unnamed minister.

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Although the minister has remained unnamed by the authors, Barend du Plessis, who was the finance minister in PW Botha’s cabinet released a statement after the release of the book.

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Teacher,  MP for Florida, 1974; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Education and Training, 1983-84; Minister of Finance, 1984-1992.

First name:
Barend
Middle name:
Jacobus
Last name:
Du Plessis
Date of birth:
19-January-1940
Location of birth:
Johannesburg,South Africa

Barend Jacobus du Plessis was born on 19 January 1940 in Johannesburg to Martie and Jan Hendrik du Plessis. He was the eldest of three children and grew up in Boksburg. Du Plessis attended Baanbreker Primary School and Voortrekker High School.

After matriculating in 1956 he obtained his B.Sc. degree in 1960 at Potchefstroom University of Higher Christian Education and in 1961 also completed his Transvaal Higher Education Diploma. During his studies du Plessis played an active role in the Transvaal Teacher Training College Union. Although this organisation concerned itself with student and educational rather than political issues it can be seen as his first foray into the political arena. He was elected as Chairman of the Students’ Representative Council, which enabled him to travel abroad to Holland, Germany and Belgium and meet with other student leaders.

In 1962 du Plessis started teaching mathematics at the Hoër Seunsskool Helpmekaarin Johannesburg, as well as at the Johannesburg Technical College. Eventually he was employed by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) as administrative officer to the Chief Engineer and was promoted to the new data processing department where he received training in computer technology. His career at the SABC advanced further and he was transferred to the office of the Director General as administrative secretary.

Following his resignation from the SABC in 1968 he joined the international computer company, IBM, where he was employed until 1974. Between 1968 and 1974 he received training in banking and finance and attended the IBM Graduate School of Banking in Princeton in the United States of America.

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/barend-jacobus-du-plessis

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Barend  du Plessis

He said he was “apparently the third and up to now unidentified minister who is still alive” that the book refers to.

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Barend  du Plessis

He said “the fact that I am now raising my hand is absolutely not an admission of guilt to these disturbing allegations. Rather this statement is a confirmation that I am clearly being identified in the book and in news reports, by referring to a former minister who is still alive, who has a holiday home in the Eastern Cape, and who was a frontrunner to take over from the then state president…”

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-08-16-three-unanswered-questions-from-the-lost-boys-of-bird-island/?platform=hootsuite

1989

Thatcher’s aides announced she intends to meet South African Finance Minister Barend du Plessis “sometime in May”, with other’ ministerial meetings to follow.

https://mg.co.za/article/1989-03-31-00-maggie-to-visit-namibia

Agents of South African intelligence included: John Fairer-Smith, of the private security industry, Daily Mail journalist Keith Wallace, Helen Keenan who worked for Harold Wilson and Sir Trevor Lloyd-Hughes, Harold Wilson’s press secretary

wo of Lloyd-Hughes employees were Stephen Govier and Patrick Watson.

Stephen Govier’s father was the UK military attaché in Washington during the 1970s and then NATO’s Chief of Staff for Northern Europe.

Patrick Watson’s brother was Private Secretary to the Duke of York.

Murder, arms dealing, treason and sexual abuse.

In the 1980s, South African intelligence sent weapons to paramilitaries in Northern Ireland.

Brian Nelson, an agent of the UK government, travelled to South Africa arrange the deal.

What happened to the kings of old…

16 Apr 1999

When last seen, Barend du Plessis, the man who was placed in charge of the national finances after his computer company had gone bust, looked like an aging beauty queen.

Consultant, director of companies and Johannesburg dealmaker extraordinaire, the once handsome Du Plessis was wearing one of those orange tans that some post-middle- aged peroxide blonde American widows cram inside 44DD brassieres.

Sources say his colour scheme can be explained by the fact that his new girlfriend owns a tanning salon at Sandton City to which the local kugels report for a quick pre-Greece fry.

Du Plessis is now, privately, deeply critical from the left of the New National Party and Marthinus “Kortbroek” van Schalkwyk is thought unlikely to get his vote.

Du Plessis’s former wife, Antoinette, is now married to Adriaan Vlok, the former minister of law and order, who, between hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, has been spotted leading a quiet life in Johannesburg, Pretoria and a hideaway at Melkbosstrand that lies under the shadow of Koeberg nuclear power station on Table Bay.

https://mg.co.za/article/1999-04-16-masters-of-the-late-universe

 

General Who Militarised the Apartheid State

Cape Times (South Africa), July 21, 2011

correspondent Gavin Evans

Malan spearheaded the creation of the National Security Management System, which brought policing, intelligence and civic affairs under the generals. It was headed by the State Security Council, which set up the Civil Co-operation Bureau (CCB) a death-squad network to assassinate opponents.

Like thousands of others I had reasons to keep an eye on Malan. In 1989 the Harms Commission found that I was one of the CCB’s intended assassination victims. They botched the job, but succeeded in murdering my close friend Dr David Webster. The decisions to kill David and I were taken by the State Security Council, on which Malan had a prominent seat.

I would regularly sit alongside this bald, bulky, jug-eared figure in a different capacity: at boxing matches. Malan would plant himself in the press seats as a guest of the promoters, exuding power and entitlement despite his bluff, good-old-boy bonhomie.

His long spell in a corruption-mired government had given him a taste for the high life, and the low.

Malan and cabinet minister John Wiley developed a friendship with an opportunistic businessman, Dave Allen, and used military helicopters and equipment to go on fishing trips to Bird Island near Port Elizabeth. In 1987 Allen committed suicide after being arrested on paedophilia charges, followed, soon after, by Wiley.

Investigating this story a decade later I discovered that two coloured boys had been sexually assaulted during one of these Bird Island expeditions. I caught up with Malan, who, to my surprise, admitted knowing at the time that his friend was an alleged paedophile. “Yes, I heard,” he said, adding enigmatically. “I heard a lot of things in my position.”

Malan was considered untouchable in the 1980s, and he and his forces resorted to ever more brutal methods. As “unrest” escalated, so did the military’s reach. In 1984, they occupied black townships and began to fund, organise and train black proxy forces in particular, Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s Inkatha movement. It is estimated that close to 20 000 people died in political violence during the 1980s and early 1990s, many as a result of military intervention.

Malan’s demise coincided with Botha’s. The patriarch suffered a stroke in 1989 and was succeeded by FW de Klerk, who was less beholden to the military. Malan had a brief spell as Minister of Water Affairs and Forestries before bowing out.

He was charged with commissioning a massacre in KwaMakhuta in 1987, and acquitted. Although Inkatha had been paid by the state to carry out the massacre, the link to Malan could not be proved.

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-273095592/general-who-militarised-the-apartheid-state


The death of author Mark Minnie may have elevated interest in his book tenfold. It has also drawn widespread suspicion of foul play that is, ironically, an amplified echo of the strange circumstances surrounding the “suicide” of two key characters in “The Lost Boys of Bird Island.”

Minnie was found with a bullet wound to the head, and a firearm near his body, a near replica of the deaths of Dave Allen, the first of the Bird Island paedophile ring to “sing” after being found in possession of pornography and arrested for statutory rape, and John Wiley, then minister of environmental affairs and tourism, found on his bed and shot through the temple.

But let’s start at the beginning.

As part of an international probe into child-sex and pornography, a computer engineer was arrested in 2015, causing an inquiry that eventually brought this book.

In the foreword, Marianne Thamm says previous exposures in South Africa seldom made headlines, because of the secrecy of the crimes, and because the predatory adults were often in powerful or respected positions. In 1986/87 an allegation against three Cabinet ministers suspected of abusing boys briefly surfaced, then disappeared.

At that time there was vicious intimidation of journalists, editors and political opponents, and also political assassinations by death squads. Conversely, disinformation could be used to discredit government officials. The authors, former narcotics detective Mark Minnie and investigative journalist Chris Steyn, spent much time investigating the case independently of each other. Thirty years later, their narratives have been brought together – by the publisher Tafelberg – in this explosive expose.

The pair convincingly claim they have finally ripped the veil off the horrendous story of official complicity in the criminal abuse, rape and possible murder of children, mainly black and drug-dependent , who were frequently taken to Bird Island off Port Elizabeth by helicopter (sometimes military) to “entertain” men of power.

Minnie tells his story first in direct, salty language, and includes incidents from his tough personal life in Port Elizabeth, including having been raped by two teens as a boy – possibly explaining his tenacity in pursuing perpetrators. An agitated boy tells Minnie his brother is in hospital with internal injuries suffered in a sexual assault.

Investigation reveals that boys, addicted to alcohol and dagga, hang around venues popular with paedophiles. Then follows the sensational information that boys are flown to Bird Island by helicopter to pleasure men of obvious wealth or connections. It transpires that one particularly sadistic man is known to the boys as ‘Ore’, because of his prominent ears, and Minnie dubs him ‘Wingnut’.

The boys identify “Uncle” Dave Allen, charismatic Bird Island guano concession millionaire, deep sea diver and police reservist. A search of Allen’s home by Minnie reveals a hidden compartment in a cupboard, packed with child pornography. Arrested for statutory rape, he confesses. Not wishing to take the blame alone, he names three cabinet ministers – “one the second most powerful man in the country”.

But before he can turn state witness, he is found shot in the forehead. There are no powder burns. Steyn then writes that Minister of Environmental Affairs John Wiley, who for 10 years had a close relationship with Allen, is shortly afterwards an apparent shooting suicide. The death room must have been locked from the outside, as the key was missing, and notes had been hurriedly burned in the driveway.

A National Party source told Steyn that Wiley had faced blackmail several times because of his sexual orientation, and Allen had also been blackmailed. The case was muddied further when a military counter-intelligence source told Steyn that the Minister of Defence and head of the all-powerful Security Council, Magnus Malan, was the first person to enter Wiley’s room after the suicide. A close friend of Wiley for many years, Malan personally “swept” the house, then left with two boxes of effects.

A blatant cover-up by a senior State prosecutor quashes Minnie’s investigation by ordering that it be shelved, and Steyn’s piece on Wiley is virtually spiked by The Cape Times.

By now, Minnie has uncovered the infamous incident of the boy who was shot in the anus. He had been delivered by military helicopter to a whites-only hospital by three men in suits. No hospital records are kept, a nurse friend tells Minnie of utmost secrecy, and the elderly matron is given a sum of R10 000 and transferred, tearful and scared.

“High-ranking Pretoria” then demand and confiscate Minnie’s docket, and he is transferred from PE to the Soweto Riot Squad – a really dangerous job. A bullet through his windscreen, and his car going up in flames on being started by his girlfriend, show the evil intentions of what Minnie suspects is the covert and murderous Civil Co-operation Bureau.

The case was seen as a real threat to National Party election prospects at a time when the party was starting to implode, and the opposition was growing stronger.

The Bird Island fishing trips by the three ministers have been defended, and there are character references from people who knew Wiley. The name of the third ex-minister implicated, then a senior member of cabinet and touted to succeed PW Botha, has been omitted on legal advice.

You will form your own conclusions, but there is surely enough circumstantial and victims’ evidence to be convinced that his book is an honest account of a truly diabolical episode in some of the darkest days of our country’s history.

www.iol.co.za/entertainment/books/reviews/the-lost-boys-of-bird-island-lets-start-at-the-beginning-16648958

Port Elizabeth businessman and Sacramento Salvage Diver, Dave Allen…

Allen’s business interests lay in the sphere of Wiley’s work as minister of the environment. He had the concession for guano on Bird Island, off Port Elizabeth, as well as the franchise to breed oysters and mussels for sale to the Far East. In his capacity as a minister, Wiley had visited Allen’s commercial establishments. The Cape Times story of disclosed that Allen had shot himself on the beach at Port Elizabeth, two hours before he was due to appear in court on an unspecified charge. Six days later, the Sunday newspapers printed what had by then become well known by rumour, that Allen was charged with acts of indecency against young boys.

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Magnus Malan

South Africa’s ‘paedophile’ minister and a mysterious death

15 August 2018

Mark Minnie

Mark Minnie was reportedly afraid that he might be killed

South Africa has been gripped by the mysterious death of former police officer Mark Minnie, just a week after he revealed horrific details about an alleged paedophile ring in the once-feared white-minority government that portrayed itself as being made up of devout Christian men.

Minnie, 58, was found with a bullet to his head, but many people are refusing to believe the police version – that he took his own life at the farm of a friend near the coastal city of Port Elizabeth.

“The fact that the suicide note was found doesn’t necessarily mean he wrote it willingly. I mean he could’ve written it under duress. The fact that he shot himself with someone else’s pistol already raises questions,” investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw told South Africa’s radio 702.

Minnie and journalist Chris Steyn co-authored The Lost Boys of Bird Island, which details shocking allegations against Magnus Malan, the once-powerful defence minister who was accused of setting up death squads and sanctioning military raids on neighbouring states as he fought to maintain white-supremacist rule in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s.

In later years, Steyn confronted Malan about the allegations, and he replied: “What is a paedophile?”, South Africa’s privately owned News24 reported on its website.

Aged 81, Malan died of a heart attack in 2011 – about 17 years after anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela swept to power as South Africa’s first black president, heralding the end of the racist system of apartheid.

Malan was part of a regime which believed that the Bible justified racism – and they saw themselves as defending their faith, families, and race from being over-run by “godless communists” and “uncivilised blacks”.

But secretly, Minnie alleged, Malan was part of a paedophile ring which raped boys – mostly of mixed race – during “fishing excursions” on Bird Island, a declared nature reserve near Port Elizabeth. The boys were flown to the island in military helicopters, made drunk during barbecues – and then sexually abused, he alleged.

Malan’s family and former colleagues strongly rejected the allegations against him, local media reported.

President intervened

Other shocking allegations contained in The Lost Boys of Bird Island include:

  • Some of the boys regarded Malan as an especially “cruel uncle”, and nicknamed him “Ears” because of his big ears
  • On one occasion, a gun was inserted into the anus of a boy. A shot was fired by Malan, and the critically injured boy was flown to a hospital in Port Elizabeth for treatment
  • Men, dressed in suits, stood guard while the mixed-race boy was treated in the whites-only section of the hospital, even though this was illegal under South Africa’s then-racial segregation laws
  • The boy’s family and the hospital matron were paid to remain silent.

Minnie said he had been building a case against Malan, but was forced to abandon his investigation after senior police officers in the regime, then led by Pieter Willem Botha, intervened and a prosecutor wrote in “fat red letters” on the docket: “Any investigation into this matter should be discontinued immediately.”

The book alleged that the paedophile ring, which operated in the 1980s, included then-Environmental Affairs Minister John Wiley and wealthy businessman and diver Dave Allen. Minnie said he had, in fact, arrested Allen for allegedly having sex with children and for possessing child pornography.

Allen, Minnie added, had sung “like a canary”, and dropped “a bombshell: he mentions a name. And not just any name, but the name of a very powerful cabinet minister.

“I’m taken aback, then he names two more cabinet ministers. He threatens to open the whole can of worms.”

‘Minnie feared for his life’

Allen never stood trial – he was found dead, at the age of 37, with a bullet wound to his head, just like the 60-year-old Wiley.

Both died within weeks of each other in 1987. Both had, according to the official police version, taken their lives.

Now, more than 30 years later, Minnie – their nemesis – has died, also with a bullet wound to the head.

As South Africa’s Times Live news site put it: “That is the common denominator linking alleged suicides three decades apart that silenced three people with intimate knowledge of an alleged apartheid-era paedophile ring extending to the highest echelons of government.”

Fuelling speculation that they were killed, journalist Marianne Thamm, who helped edit The Lost Boys of Bird Island, said Minnie had feared for his life.

Minnie, who worked as a part-time teacher in China, said he had emigrated because a former contact in the security services had “handed me certain documents which was sufficient to convince me to leave the country”, Thamm quoted him as saying.

‘Body found near a bush’

At the time of his death, Minnie had been in South Africa to promote The Lost Boys of Bird Island.

Its publisher, Tafelberg, said Minnie saw the book as “only the beginning of the process to have justice prevail for the victims whose stories are told in the book”.

“Minnie had said nothing to Tafelberg to indicate that he would harm himself,” it added in a statement posted on Twitter.

So far, the police have only said that Minnie was found by a friend “lying near a bush with a gunshot wound to his head. A firearm was found lying next to him”.

“At this stage no foul play is suspected. Police have opened an inquest pending the results of the post-mortem,” a police statement added.

If it does turn out that Minne was killed, it would imply that hit men – loyal to the former regime – are still operating in South Africa.

And that would strike fear into the hearts of many people – not least other potential whistleblowers.

But Steyn, the co-author of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, said she would press ahead with investigating alleged paedophiles in the former regime.

“He [Minnie] would have wanted me to continue and that is exactly what I’ll be doing,” she was quoted by South Africa’s IOL news site as saying.

 

So far, the police have only said that Minnie was found by a friend “lying near a bush with a gunshot wound to his head. A firearm was found lying next to him”.

“At this stage no foul play is suspected. Police have opened an inquest pending the results of the post-mortem,” a police statement added.

If it does turn out that Minne was killed, it would imply that hit men – loyal to the former regime – are still operating in South Africa.

And that would strike fear into the hearts of many people – not least other potential whistleblowers.

But Steyn, the co-author of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, said she would press ahead with investigating alleged paedophiles in the former regime.

“He [Minnie] would have wanted me to continue and that is exactly what I’ll be doing,” she was quoted by South Africa’s IOL news site as saying.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45195756

previously:

Apartheid’s paedophiles: ‘Magnus Malan and others in sex orgies with young boys’ 

https://city-press.news24.com/News/apartheids-paedophiles-20180804

The Lost Boys of Bird Island: three apartheid ministers named in paedophilia ring

2018-08-06

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/bird-island-ministers-paedophilia/

I was 13 when Magnus Malan made me ‘his wife’ for a night – alleged child sex victim

2018-08-10

One of the victims of an alleged paedophile network involving senior apartheid government ministers and businessmen in the 1980s has described to Netwerk24 how he was kidnapped, raped and forced to perform other sexual acts by former defence minister Magnus Malan and another “uncle”.

The man, whom Netwerk24 dubs “Mr X”, is now 44, married and a father of two. He told the publication that he had been kidnapped at the age of 13 in 1987 by a group of white men in Port Elizabeth. He and four other coloured boys were reportedly given liquor and he passed out.

According to Mr X, he realised the next morning that he had been raped by a man he refers to as “Uncle One”, before being forced into more sexual acts. After that, Malan reportedly fetched the 13-year-old and further molested him. Mr X claims he bled after being repeatedly abused, and was made to be Malan’s “wife” that entire night.

Netwerk24 said it was impossible to independently verify the allegation, but carried the interview due to public interest following the alleged revelations about Malan.

News24 reported on Sunday that three former National Party ministers, including one who is still alive, had been named as central figures in a paedophilia ring that operated during apartheid.

Investigations into Malan – as well as John Wiley, minister of environmental affairs, and another former minister, who was considered a possible successor to then-president PW Botha, and who is still alive – were halted by the police, and the investigating officer was hounded from service in the 1980s.

These and other explosive allegations are contained in The Lost Boys of Bird Island, a book by former police officer Mark Minnie and former investigative journalist Chris Steyn, which hit the shelves on Sunday.

READ AN EXTRACT: The Lost Boys of Bird Island – We called him ‘Ore’

On Monday, Netwerk24 reported that Malan’s family, as well as former colleagues, had rejected the allegations against the late military strongman.

According to the book, Malan, Wiley and the other minister were involved, along with disgraced Port Elizabeth businessman John Allen, in ferrying coloured minors to Bird Island in Algoa Bay near Port Elizabeth, where the children were molested and forced to satisfy the older men’s sexual fantasies.

Malan died in 2011, while Wiley and Allen both officially committed suicide in 1987.

‘Fishing trips’

The identity of the third former minister, whose name is known to News24, is being withheld based on legal advice.

Following Malan’s death in 2011, his obituary by Chris Barron, which was carried in the Sunday Times, also mentioned the allegations.

The obituary said Malan had used military helicopters to go on “fishing trips” at Bird Island with Wiley and Allen, and that two coloured boys were said to have been sexually assaulted on one of these trips.

According to the obituary, Allen was arrested for paedophilia, before he committed suicide.

News24 reported on Sunday that the book detailed how one child was maimed when a gun was thrust up his anus and the trigger was pulled.

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/i-was-13-when-magnus-malan-made-me-his-wife-for-a-night-alleged-child-sex-victim-20180810


Derek Laud, Sir Michael Grylls, Edward Leigh and an associate on a business trip to South Africa

Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabaudo

Can you see where I am heading yet? Throughout the Eighties, Britain’s paedo-infested Thatcher government was a staunch supporter of South Africa’s evil Apartheid regime. Do names like Laud, Brown, Proctor, Denby, Powell, Hamilton etc. spring to mind?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/from-pretoria-a-gift-horse-funny-cameron-never-mentioned-it-1674392.html



 Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney with Ed Ganster and wife

Pennsylvania church officials helped ex-priest, Ed Ganster, get job at Disney World knowing he was ‘sexual predator,’ report says

16 Aug 2018

For 15 years, a man reportedly piloting trains at Walt Disney World in Orlando kept a dark secret locked away.

When Edward Ganster died at 71 in 2014, his wife lovingly recalled her husband as a man of deep faith who enjoyed his job. “He really loved trains,” Mary Ganster said in an obituary, the Orlando Sentinel reported this week. “His witness for Jesus was so strong.”

But its Ganster’s life before arriving in Florida that has suddenly snapped into sharper focus. On Tuesday, August 14, officials in Pennsylvania released a sweeping 1,300-page report on Catholic priest sex abuse. The investigation, one of the most comprehensive investigations into clergy abuse and the subsequent coverup, identified more than 1,000 children victimized by 300 priests in Pennsylvania over seven decades.

“Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades,” the grand jury wrote.

Edward Ganster was among the priests named in the scalding document. Before leaving the church voluntarily in 1990, he worked at a number of parishes in Pennsylvania. According to the report, three young boys accused Ganster of sexual abuse. Although church officials knew of at least one allegation, Ganster was allowed to leave the priesthood on his own and relocated to Florida. With a reference from a church monsignor, he was hired on at the Magic Kingdom, the grand jury report states.

Walt Disney World did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Ganster was ordained in 1971 and started his career as an assistant pastor in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. According to the report, in 1977, a 13-year-old boy confided to his parents he had been abused by Ganster on an overnight trip to the beach. The child “told his parents that Ganster hurt him and got in bed with him. He also stated that something happened in the confessional.”

The boy’s mother immediately reported the incident to a monsignor, who said “he would take care of the situation,” adding that “Ganster would be given some counseling and would be removed from the parish,” the report states. “The following Sunday at Mass, Ganster announced he was being reassigned.” The victim, however, still suffered from “broken relationships and anger issues resulting from the abuse.” His mother again reported the abuse to the church in 2005.

The incident was allegedly not isolated. In 2002, a 37-year-old married father of two approached the local diocese with his own allegation about Ganster. According to the report, this victim stated that when he was a 14-year-old altar boy, he “was fondled and groped” by Ganster, the report says.

“On one occasion, Ganster dragged the boy across a living room floor, pulling him by the underwear,” the report states. “Ganster also beat the victim repeatedly, once using a metal cross.”

The victim again approached the diocese in 2004 with the same allegation.

“Despite having two reports and having given counseling to the victim, the Diocese did not report the abuse to the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office until 2007,” the report states.

In 2015, the mother of a third victim reported her son had also been abused by Ganster in 1977.

The priest’s time in the clergy ground to a halt in the late 1980s. According to the grand jury report, in 1987 Ganster was put on sick leave. The following year, he was sent to a hospital in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. He requested to be laicized – or withdrawn from the clergy – and the diocese agreed in 1990. Ganster indicated he wished to marry a woman he had met during his hospital stay, the report says.

According to the report, Thomas Welsh, the Bishop of Allentown, discussed Ganster’s marriage as well as his past issues in a letter to the Bishop of Orlando.

Referring to Ganster’s wife, Welsh wrote, “I don’t know her problems,” the report says. “His were at least partially sexual and led to my decision that I could not reassign him.”

The report notes that Ganster did make his wish to work at Disney known to the church.

“As he was in the process of being laicized, Ganster wrote the Diocese indicating he would be seeking employment at Walt Disney World and hoped to use the Diocese as a reference,” the report states. “Despite knowing Ganster was a sexual predator, Monsignor Muntone responded to Ganster’s request for a reference by writing.”

Monsignor Muntone replied to Ganster: “I am quite sure that the Diocese will be able to give you a positive reference in regard to the work you did during your years of service here as a priest.”

The report notes the reference led to Ganster’s employment at the theme park.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Ganster died in 2014 due to a “weak heart,” his wife told the paper in his obituary. In the same article, Ganster’s widow said her husband had “had a breakdown, which moved him to seek laicization from the pope.”

She has not commented on the allegations in this week’s grand jury report.

“His footprint in life was very large,” Mary Ganster told the Sentinel in 2014.

http://www.jamestownsun.com/news/crime-and-courts/4486446-pennsylvania-church-officials-helped-ex-priest-get-job-disney-world#.W3V7t215Lgc.twitter

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Ganster served as Bethlehem district director for the Catholic Youth Organization 1973-76.  In 1971-72 he was an associate professor at Bethlehem Catholic High School

Aug 21 1982:

Dec 02 2006:

Ed Ganster, retired priest of the Holy Ghost Church in Bethlehem, PA. He worked in the merchansdise division of Disney World.  His website http://www.pillarsofheaven.org

February 24, 1988

Monsignor Richard J. Loeper, pastor of Holy Guardian Angels Church, Hyde Park, Reading, will become pastor of Holy Ghost Church, Bethlehem, replacing the Rev. Edward G. Ganster, who will be on sick leave.

http://articles.mcall.com/1988-02-24/news/2615602_1_pastor-catholic-charities-holy-guardian-angels-church

http://operationsafety91.blogspot.com/2010/11/

The Rev. Edward George Ganster died in 2014. He was accused in 2002 of sexually abusing and beating a 14-year-old boy at St. Joseph’s in Frackville. Two other people reported Ganster had abused them when they were children. Ganster was defrocked in 1990 at his own request following a desire to marry and work in Walt Disney World. He worked at Walt Disney World for the next 18 years.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-grand-jury-report-allentown-priests-20180615-story.html

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Operation Safety 91 attended Orlando Police Department’s Change of Command Ceremony on June 9th at the Amway Center, making official the passing of the torch from Chief Val Demings to new Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney. The Ceremony was outstanding and Chief Rooney’s first priority is “the safety and protection of the Officers”, which resonates in the heart of OS91 as well. We also want to mention our own Sr. Chaplain Andrew Wade, Founding Chaplain of OS91, who did the Invocation for the Change of Command Ceremony.

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Ed Ganster was a priest, worked at Walt Disney World and co-founded Operation Safety 91

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Six years ago, he and his wife, Mary, founded Operation Safety 91. The nonprofit group honors firefighters, police officers, emergency-service personnel and corrections officers.

“When they first started, not everyone understood what they were trying to do,” said Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings. “Some people had skepticism. Were they legitimate? But over time, that went away. People saw them as being legitimate. They also recognized military veterans. They are true patriots, true American patriots.

“Everything the Gansters do is out of pure love, said Jimmy Brown, a civilian employee at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Brown is a retired firefighter from New York who worked during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014-07-11/news/os-obit-edward-ganster-20140711_1_first-responders-group-founder-psalm

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Over 300 ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania accused of abuse in grand jury report

More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable from the church’s own records, according to the report.
Aug.14.2018

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse within the church and their families were in attendance at the Tuesday news conference.

The investigation spans the Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton dioceses. Some of the dioceses had already released the names of clergy members accused of child abuse ahead of Tuesday’s announcement.

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court had agreed to consider claims from priests that the report is inaccurate and releasing it with identifying information would violate their constitutional rights and set oral arguments for the issue in September, according to Shapiro.

And at the end of last month, a priest with the Greensburg Diocese, the Rev. John Sweeney, pleaded guilty to sexually molesting a 10-year-old boy. Sweeney was the first priest convicted as a result of the grand jury, and a priest in Erie has charges pending, but the state’s statute of limitations for child abuse could prevent some prosecutions, especially with many of the allegations going back decades.

“As a consequence of the cover-up, almost every instance of abuse we found is too old to be prosecuted,” the grand jury wrote in the report. “But that is not to say there are no more predators.”

The grand jury also gave a series of recommendations to stop abuse going forward.

The report called on the Pennsylvania legislature to “stop shielding child sexual predators” and eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for sexually abusing children.

“We want future victims to know they will always have the force of the criminal law behind them, no matter how long they live,” the report said.

Other recommendations included a law that would let older victims sue the diocese for damage inflicted on their lives by the child abuse, improvements to the law for mandating reporting of abuse, a law saying no nondisclosure agreements can apply to criminal investigations, saying that the church had been using “quite a few confidentiality agreements” going back decades.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/over-300-predator-priests-pennsylvania-accused-abuse-grand-jury-report-n900646?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma


Sick priest Terrence Grigg guilty of sexually abusing young, vulnerable boys

9 AUG 2018
A disgraced Church of England priest is facing a “lengthy” prison sentence after being convicted of 14 historic sex offences against vulnerable boys and young men.

Canon Terrence Grigg, 84, former rector of St Mary’s Church in Cottingham, abused four victims in the 1980s and 1990s.

He was convicted of 12 indecent assaults and two other serious sex offences on Wednesday after an 18-day trial at Hull Crown Court.

Grigg was found not guilty of a further charge of indecent assault against a fifth man. All verdicts were unanimous.
Grigg, of Grove Street, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire, showed no emotion as the verdicts were delivered

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Bishop of Hull, James Jones

During the trial, it was claimed by one of the complainants that he had handed a letter alleging abuse by Canon Grigg to the then Bishop of Hull, James Jones, in the 1990s.

He told the court instead of being offered support, he was threatened with “legal action” and “prison”, and was told to write a letter of apology to Canon Grigg.

The man said all he had wanted to do was “minimise the possibility of harm towards other vulnerable people”.
Grigg admitted in his evidence having a conviction from Lambwath Magistrates’ Court in London from August 11, 1951, after he had been arrested in a public toilet with a man. This was for “conspiracy to corrupt public morals or outrage public decency”.
Grigg said he pleaded not guilty but was sentenced to an absolute discharge.

This prompted the judge to ask him: “My question is how you came to be sentenced if you pleaded not guilty? Presumably you had a trial and you were found guilty.”

“No, I had an unconditional discharge,” Grigg said.
https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/terrence-grigg-priest-cottingham-abuse-1875131

Former Hull vicar Terence Grigg jailed for sexual offences

09 August 2018
 A former vicar has been jailed for 12 years for a string of sexual offences against children. Terence Grigg, 84, formerly rector of St Mary’s Church, Cottingham near Hull, was sentenced to 12 years in prison at Hull Crown Court. A jury convicted Grigg of 14 child sex offences against four victims between the mid 1980’s and the early 1990’s.
...a range of offences against five boys, which are alleged to have taken place between 1983 and 1996. Mr Grigg, of Grove Street, Malton, North Yorkshire
Mr Grigg retired as priest in charge at St Mary’s Church in Cottingham in 2004. He had worked at the church in Hallgate for 20 years.
18 October 2010
The Bishop of the Koforidua Diocese of the Anglican Church, Rt. Rev. Francis Benjamin Quashie was preaching at the Koforidua St. Peter’s Cathedral of the church at a thanksgiving service in honour of a British Anglican Priest, Rev Canon Terrence Grigg.

Rev. Grigg, 76, who is celebrating 50 years of priesthood, had supported the Koforidua Diocese for the past 29 years.

He established a fund to raise 1,000 pounds sterling annually to support the monthly stipends to priests in the diocese and offered scholarships to some members of the clergy to study in the UK, some of whom have become bishops and leading clergy men in the Anglican Church in Ghana.

Rev. Canon Grigg who recently retired from the Diocese of York in the UK is now serving at the Cottingham Parish.

Rt. Rev. Quashie expressed the appreciation of the diocese to Rev Canon Grigg for his missionary work.

https://www.modernghana.com/news/300858/anglican-church-honours-british-priest.html




Celtic FB

There’s no doubt a paedophile ring was operating at Celtic at this time. The cover up from the media has been shameful.

When’s the rest of the ring up.

https://twitter.com/PA/status/1028958268520054784

Ex Celtic youth coach Jim McCafferty, 72, jailed for three years and nine months after pleading guilty to eight counts of sexual assault

13 Aug 2018

McCafferty, formerly of Raby Street in Belfast, will serve half the sentence in custody and the remaining half on licence

A former Celtic Football Club youth coach has been jailed for three years and nine months after admitting eight counts of sexual assault.

Jim McCafferty, 72, initially pleaded not guilty to a series of sexual offences against the same boy over a three-year period before December 2015, but changed his plea to guilty on the morning his trial began at Belfast Crown Court in May 2018.

During sentencing, Judge Patricia Smyth told McCafferty that what he had considered “a bit of fun” had had a significant impact on his victim.

McCafferty, formerly of Raby Street in Belfast, will serve half of the sentence in custody and the remaining half on licence.

The offences took place over a three-year period from December 2012 to December 2015 when McCafferty was aged from 66 to 68 and his victim was aged between 14 and 16.

Judge Smyth said: “You abused trust placed in you by his family… assaulting him in your home and his home. The impact on your victim and his family has been significant.

“There are other factors in the victim’s life that had rendered him vulnerable.”

Judge Smyth also told the court that McCafferty had only apologised to his victim because he had been advised to and said he continued to regard his behaviour as having been “a bit of fun for the victim”.

McCafferty, who lived in Glasgow before moving to Northern Ireland in recent years, will remain on the sexual offenders register for an “indefinite period” and has been banned from working with children in any capacity.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/former-celtic-youth-coach-jim-mccafferty-jailed-after-admitting-to-eight-counts-of-sexual-assault-37210556.html


Are Fred West’s first victims buried in a Glasgow allotment? Hollywood producer urges police to reopen case amid claims the killer’s murder spree began in Scotland in the early 1960s

  • Paul Pender, a Hollywood producer, wants to reopen the Fred West murder file
  • He is urging police to search a Glasgow allotment for bodies from the 1960s 
  • Police Scotland said they will look at all evidence regardless of the time passed

Fred West may have murdered many more innocent people and buried them in an allotment in Glasgow, it has been claimed.

The serial killer and his deranged wife Rose murdered, raped and dismembered young women, including two of their own daughters.

But Fred, who killed himself before being brought to trial on twelve murder charges, is now believed to have killed many more.

Hollywood producer Paul Pender was tipped off about more victims at a family funeral by a man who worked with West’s first wife Rena who Fred later killed.

The former abattoir employee told Mr Pender to investigate further.

 

Serial killer Fred West killed himself before he could be brought to justice. It is now believed he may have had many more victims in Glasgow 

 Fred West is known to have killed at least 12 women and ran over a young boy in Glasgow before moving to Gloucester

 Serial killer couple Rose West (left) and Fred West (right) killed girls in their home. a Hollywood producer named Paul Pender believes more victims are buried in Glasgow 

 Serial killer couple Rose West (left) and Fred West (right) killed girls in their home. A Hollywood producer named Paul Pender believes more victims are buried in Glasgow

As a result the screenwriter believes there are more bodies buried in an allotment which West used in the early 1960s.

He said there is an ‘inarguable’ case to crack open the West file once more because we ‘owe it to the victims’.

 Paul Pender is calling on police to re-open the Fred West file and investigate an old allotment site in Glasgow

Mr Pender believes high tech scanning equipment could be used on the ground.

Fred and Rose were finally arrested in 1994 and nine bodies were found at the house of horrors in Gloucester.

The rapes and horrifying killings took place between 1967 and 1987. Rose West was jailed for life for ten murders while Fred killed himself before court where he was charged 12 counts of murder.

Pender is also calling for officers to look into the death of Henry Feeney, a three-year-old in Glasgow’s Castlemilk district.

West ran him over in an ice-cream truck and at the time it was said to be an accident.

Murderer Fred West with his wife Rose and daughter Ann Marie pictured at Ann Marie's wedding, in 1986. Anne Marie survived her murderous parents but attempted suicide later

Murderer Fred West with his wife Rose and daughter Ann Marie pictured at Ann Marie’s wedding, in 1986. Anne Marie survived her murderous parents but attempted suicide later

But it is now believed West lured him to a quiet spot and ran him over on purpose by telling him to retrieve a ball from bushes, before reversing into him and killing him.

Fred West and Rena Costello, later Rena West, moved to Gloucester but after difficulties in the marriage Rena fled back to Scotland.

When she returned to Gloucester to find her daughter – who was not Fred’s child – she was killed by West who had already killed the girl named Charmaine.

Police Scotland said: ‘We will investigate all reports regardless of what time has passed and would encourage anyone who has information to come forward.’

THE TRAGIC VICTIMS OF THE HOUSE OF HORRORS MURDERERS

Although Fred West was convicted of killing 12 women and Rose 10, the pair are thought to have killed up to 20 more.

One victim who was almost certainly killed by West was his former girlfriend Anne McFall who like the others, was found in a shallow grave with body parts missing. West denied it.

The waped pair used whips to torture their victims as well as their own children. 

Fred West committed suicide by hanging himself in a prison cell in January 1995 — before he could stand trial for the murders.

Rose West is still a prisoner at HMP Low Newton in Durham, having been handed a rare ‘whole life tariff’ for her part in the killings. 

Confirmed victims include:

Charmaine West, eight: Fred West’s stepdaughter from his first marriage, Charmaine was murdered by Rose in 1971 while Fred was in prison.

Rena Costello, 27: Charmaine’s mother Rena, Fred’s first wife, was murdered when she arrived to pick up her daughter Charmaine in August 1971. With Charmaine already dead, it is thought Fred killed her to avoid an investigation.

Lynda Gough, 20: Miss Gough was a lodger in the West’s home and was killed in April 1973. Rose told her mother she had moved to Weston-super-Mare.

Carol Ann Cooper, 15: The teenager disappeared while walking home from the cinema to her Worcester children’s home in November 1973. Her remains were found buried in the Wests’ garden.

Lucy Partington, 21: After spending Christmas with her family in Cheltenham, Miss Partington disappeared after leaving to catch a bus. The student was the cousin of novelist Martin Amis and the sister of author Marian Partington.

Lucy went missing in 1973 after visiting friends in Cheltenham. She was killed by the Wests 

Lucy went missing in 1973 after visiting friends in Cheltenham. She was killed by the Wests

Therese Siegenthaler, 22: The South London student was killed in April 1974 after disappearing while attempting to hitch-hike to Ireland.

Shirley Hubbard, 15: One of the Wests’ youngest victims, she disappeared on her way home from college in Droitwich. When her body was discovered, her head was completely covered in tape with a rubber tube placed in her mouth to allow her to breathe.

Juanita Mott, 18: Miss Mott, a former lodger at 25 Cromwell Street, was living in Newent when she vanished.

Shirley Robinson, 19: Another lodger, Miss Robinson was killed in 1978 after becoming pregnant with West’s child.

Alison Chambers, 17: The teenager disappeared in August 1979 and her remains were later found beneath the patio at 25, Cromwell Street.

Heather West, 17: Repeatedly raped by her father, Heather complained to friends about the abuse and was murdered by her parents in a bid to keep her quiet.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6052145/Are-Fred-Wests-victims-buried-Glasgow-allotment-Producer-urges-police-reopen-case.html


The Today program reports that It is now known there are at least 87 victims of Smyth’s beatings.

The Today programme reports on the damaging ‘blanking’ of abuses by Church  of England and the Titus Trust, formerly the Iwerne Trust

The Iwere network could have stopped Smyth anytime in the last 36 years.

 

ABC has still not spoken to victims of ‘s abuse. The default of blanking abusees is very damaging. A report was written for the Iwerne Trust by vicar Mark Ruston in 1982 detailing the abuse perpetrated by who was allowed to leave the country /2

The Iwerne Trust became the Titus Trust in 1997. It continues to run elitist camps presumably for the same strategic reasons mentioned in the article. is vital in such settings 3/3

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Archbishop apologises for historic ‘abuse’: the full story 2/2/17 | ABC has not spoken to any of ‘s victims. Why not? Perhaps a newspaper will inform us this week? ?

 https://bit.ly/2w5ob6b

Christian camp leader John Smyth suspected of abuse dies

A leading barrister suspected of physically abusing boys who attended Christian summer camps has died.

11 Aug 2018

John Smyth QC, 77, had been wanted for questioning over abuse claims concerning boys at Winchester College during the 1970s and 1980s.

In a statement his family told BBC News the cause of death appeared to be a sudden heart attack following a heart procedure last week.

They asked to be “left alone” to grieve in private.

Mr Smyth was previously a senior member of Christian charity the Iwerne Trust and died at his home in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday.

Victim advocate, Andrew Graystone, said Hampshire police informed victims the CPS had asked them to summon Mr Smyth back to the UK for formal questioning with a view to possible charges last week.

The CPS said it was “not in a position to comment at this time”.

Mr Smyth also previously worked as a barrister representing the moralising campaigner Mary Whitehouse and ran camps in Dorset for young evangelical Christians during the 1970s and 1980s.

He and his wife Anne were excommunicated by Church-on-Main, in Cape Town last year.

Officials said he had been “evasive, combative, non-compliant and generally unwilling to work with us” when the abuse allegations surfaced.

The investigation came after a report by the Iwerne Trust from 1982, which was not made public until 2016.

It found Mr Smyth identified pupils from leading public schools like Winchester College and took them to his home near Winchester in Hampshire, where he carried out lashings with a garden cane in his shed.

It said eight of the boys received a total of 14,000 lashes, while two more received 8,000 strokes between them over three years.

The Iwerne Trust called the practice “horrific” but the claims were not reported to police until 2013 – more than 30 years later.

‘No justice’

Mr Smyth refused to comment on the allegations, which were reported to have happened while Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, worked at some of the camps as a young man in the 1970s.

He said he knew nothing of the abuse until it was reported to police.

The Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson, has also said he was abused by Mr Smyth.

Mr Graystone said a number of alleged victims expressed their sympathy for his family in their loss.

He added: “They are, however, angry that the police and the Church of England have failed to respond to their disclosures for the past six years. As a direct result they will see no justice, and more importantly they will not get answers to their crucial questions about why this was allowed to happen.”

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “We are in the process of speaking with the victims of the non-recent abuse allegations, to update them on the news that we have heard around the suspect’s death.

“Until those conversations have taken place, and until we have spoken with the CPS and the suspect’s solicitor, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45161316


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And up pops David Rose…

In the week a judge throws out a THIRD historic abuse case against pop mogul Jonathan King convicted of molesting boys… Police appear in dock over missing evidence of star witness who helped secure his seven-year sentence

  • Child sex abuse case that saw pop mogul Jonathan King handed a seven-year jail sentence has been reopened 
  • Fresh evidence is being considered by the Criminal Cases Review Commission  
  • The commission is set to decide whether it will be ordering a new appeal 

11 Aug 2018

By David Rose for The Mail

The child sex abuse case that saw pop mogul Jonathan King handed a seven-year jail sentence has been reopened in the light of fresh evidence – including documents which dramatically undermine the testimony of a star witness at his 2001 trial.

Fresh evidence is being considered by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), which will decide whether to order a new appeal. It emerged as a result of King’s trial this year on separate, though related, charges of ‘historic’ sex abuse, some dating back to 1970.

That case was brought to an end last week when the judge issued a damning ruling, accusing Surrey Police of failing to disclose critical evidence and misleading the court.

Judge Deborah Taylor told Southwark Crown Court that it would be impossible for King to get a fair trial because ‘the integrity of the criminal justice system and processes have been undermined publicly in a fundamental way by disclosure failures and persistent misleading of the court’.

She added: ‘A trial has been aborted due to the failures. The time of the court and public money have been wasted, in a time of scarce resources… Continuation would undermine public confidence in the administration of justice.’

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the fresh evidence to be considered by the CCRC includes:

  • Witness A – one of five underage victims King was convicted of abusing in 2001 – who gave a long, unpublished interview to the News of the World four years before he spoke to the police, in which he revealed a very different story from his trial testimony. This newspaper has established he told the reporter in 1997 that he met King when he was with a friend at an amusement arcade, and was not assaulted until weeks later;
  •  In 2001, Witness A said former DJ King first approached him when he was alone at a market stall, drove him in his Rolls-Royce to a ‘peep show’ and, later that same day, took him to his home, where he assaulted him. The police knew of these discrepancies seven months before the 2001 trial, but allegedly did not disclose the 1997 account to the defence team;
  • As the MoS first revealed in 2016, an investigation by the author Bob Woffinden, who died earlier this year, shows that another boy King was convicted of abusing was not in the same country as the music mogul throughout the period when he claimed he was certain the alleged abuse took place. He was in England, but tickets, receipts and credit card bills unearthed by Woffinden show that King was in America;
  • A 2014 report by Merseyside police on Operation Arundel, the original 2001 Surrey investigation, was only disclosed to King’s lawyers shortly before the 2018 case finally collapsed. The report, triggered by Surrey’s widely criticised investigation of allegations against Jimmy Savile before his death, made sweeping criticisms of the way Arundel officers took statements from alleged victims, saying the method they used ‘increases the possibility of error’, and ‘the integrity of any statement taken in this manner is open to question’;
  • The report says officers failed to tape the questions they asked during interviews, while victims’ statements were written up and signed ‘days if not weeks’ afterwards from short ‘trigger notes’, instead of immediately. The CCRC will now decide whether this casts doubt on all the evidence that convicted King in 2001;
  • The first Arundel detective to take a statement from an alleged victim of King was Mark Williams-Thomas, now a TV presenter. According to Judge Taylor’s ruling, after Williams-Thomas left the force, police found ‘a document on his computer offering for sale names and introductions to victims of Mr King’. The judge also said that when he left, Williams-Thomas took his police notebooks concerning King with him. The prosecution said he should not have done this because they were force property;
  • In 2018, though not in 2001, King was charged with abusing Witness B, the alleged victim interviewed by Williams-Thomas. Witness B could not have testified in person because illness had destroyed his ability to speak: the jury would have been asked to convict King on the basis of his 2001 statement. Witness B’s medical records, which showed he had been in numerous mental institutions and had been a drug addict, were only disclosed in June, shortly before the trial collapsed.

Yesterday, King, 73, told this newspaper in an exclusive interview: ‘I’m naturally delighted by the outcome, but my real hope is to protect others in future, and to let the many teachers, care workers and others who have also been wrongly convicted of so-called historic sexual abuse to have their cases reopened too.

‘There needs to be change at all levels. But as Judge Taylor has done, we must start with the behaviour of the police.’

He said that Surrey Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave, the man ultimately responsible, should resign.

King’s long career in pop began in 1965 when he had a top five hit while still a Cambridge student. He went on to write, perform and produce many more, while also discovering bands such as Genesis.

His contacts were also impeccable. In 2001, Simon Cowell stood him bail, and when he was arrested, King had been offered the chairmanship of recording giant EMI on an annual £5 million salary.

Other famous friends included former Page 3 model Samantha Fox.

He admits the sexual opportunities that success gave him were endless, and some might find his promiscuous behaviour reprehensible.

But he says he never made any secret of it, and was always clear he was not interested in settling down. In a recent video, he ironically described himself as a ‘vile pervert’.

‘I’m bisexual,’ he said, ‘and I had sex with hundreds of people. About 40 per cent were women.

‘But I found it absurd that in the 1970s and 1980s, I could legally have sex with a 16-year-old girl but not with a boy the same age because the age of consent for gay sex was 21.

‘So I deliberately broke the law with young men who were over 16, and who wanted to have sex with me.’

King insisted he went to elaborate lengths to ensure he never slept with anyone under 16, adding: ‘I was very good at seduction. I’m sorry if some people have come to regret having sex with me in later life. But if anyone said no, I accepted it. I knew some of those who made allegations, but I didn’t have sex with any of them.’

In all, King has faced four trials.

The first – in which he was convicted of abusing boys aged 14 and 15, with offences ranging from buggery to touching inappropriately – led to his seven-year jail sentence, of which he served three and a half years.

The four cases against him

 CASE ONE

King was convicted at the Old Bailey in September 2001 of four counts of indecent assault, one of buggery and one attempted buggery on five boys aged 14 and 15 when the crimes took place in the eighties. He has protested his innocence ever since, but was jailed for seven years. He served half his sentence. This case has now been reopened because of fresh evidence.

CASE TWO

Two months later, in November 2001, he was found not guilty of sexually assaulting two other underage boys, after one admitted in court he might have been over 16 at the time of the alleged offence.

CASE THREE

He has been due to face further charges in late 2001, but the prosecution decided not to go ahead with the trial. The charges were ‘left on file’ – and King was told by his lawyers this meant they would never be revived.

CASE FOUR

In what legal experts say was a highly unusual move, two of the ‘on file’ charges were revived in 2015. King was also charged with crimes reported to police in 2001, but where they had taken no action. Facing claims he had abused a total of 10 further underage boys, he was found not guilty of two of the revived charges in June 2018. The whole case was aborted last week after the judge found the police had ‘misled’ her and so ‘undermined the integrity’ of the criminal justice system.

In the second, in November 2001, he was accused of abusing two boys but found not guilty on all counts.

A third trial due after that was dropped by the prosecution.

The charges he would have faced then were ‘left on file’. But King was assured by his lawyers that they would never be revived.

Legal experts say it is highly unusual for charges of this kind to be tried years later. However, this is what happened in King’s fourth trial, which ended last week.

Of the ten alleged victims, seven – including Witness B – had first made statements in 2001, when their claims were either left on file or did not lead to charges.

The other three came forward after King was arrested in 2015 amid huge publicity.

The 2001 trial started in June. In April, King’s defence, led by solicitor Steven Bird and Henry Blaxland QC, had tried to get the case stopped as an ‘abuse of process’, arguing it was unfair to revive the old allegations.

At that stage, the judge disagreed. But then, following pressure from King’s defence, further documents were disclosed, including the Merseyside report on Operation Arundel and Witness B’s extensive medical records.

The prosecution, acting on information from the police, had wrongly told the court these documents contained ‘nothing of relevance’, and that there was no ‘final version’ of the Merseyside report – when, in fact, there was, and Surrey Police had a copy in their files.

King was found not guilty on the two charges which had lain on file, including the claim he abused Witness B. Then the case was aborted.

Meanwhile, a long statement to police by the News of the World reporter describing his interview with Witness A in 1997, with its many discrepancies from his 2001 evidence, had also come to light.

Judge Deborah Taylor told Southwark Crown Court that it would be impossible for King to get a fair trial

HHJ Deborah Taylor sits at Southwark Crown Court, in the Administrative Court, High Court Queen’s Bench Division and Court of Appeal Criminal Division. She was a Judicial Appointments Commissioner from 2011-2013.

Judge Deborah Taylor told Southwark Crown Court that it would be impossible for King to get a fair trial

It had been sent to King’s office as part of a package of ‘unused material’ in October 2001 but he never examined it because by then he had been convicted, and was in Belmarsh prison.

King said he was sure that the reporter’s statement had not been disclosed before his trial, and if it had been, his barrister, Ron Thwaites QC, who had a formidable reputation, would have used it to undermine Witness A’s allegations.

The 2018 prosecution lawyers said ‘it is not possible to say’ if the reporter’s statement was disclosed before the 2001 trial or not, but admitted that the information it contained was ‘not in any statement made by [Witness A] himself’.

‘I was misled,’ Judge Taylor said at the end of last week’s ruling.

She added that, whether the misleading was deliberate or not, to allow this ‘would give rise to a belief that in this type of case, where there are sexual allegations against figures in the public eye, the courts are prepared to sanction the end justifying the means’.

Perhaps most astonishingly of all, she also suggested that the 2018 case had ‘not been driven by complainants’ allegations’, but ‘by concerns about reputational damage to Surrey Police in the wake of the Savile case and the consequent Merseyside investigation’.

Last night the CCRC confirmed that it had reopened the 2001 case. A spokesman said: ‘We will examine whatever material there may be which is relevant. Anything that concerns witnesses’ credibility will have a bearing.’

Williams-Thomas said he ‘not been given any opportunity to defend myself’ before the judge issued her ruling, saying that he should have been. He said he left the police with an ‘exemplary record’ and only kept his notebooks because he was advised to do so.

As to the document the judge said was found on his computer offering to sell details of King’s alleged victims, he said: ‘After two investigations, no action was taken against me.

‘It must follow that no offences were disclosed. I categorically deny any wrongdoing here or in relation to any of the other criticisms… I pride myself on my ability to protect victims of such crimes.’

A Surrey Police spokesman said: ‘We recognise there were serious organisational failings in the investigation, particularly in relation to disclosure.’

The force ‘deeply regret we did not meet the required standards to ensure a fair trial. For this we wholeheartedly apologise.’

The spokesman added that the force had commissioned an ‘independent review’ and a formal complaint by King was now being investigated. However, Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave had ‘no intention of resigning’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6051299/Child-sex-abuse-case-saw-pop-mogul-Jonathan-King-handed-seven-year-jail-sentence-reopened.html


Vatican has never co-operated with Irish inquiries into clerical child sex abuse

Church has pattern of withholding relevant documents from Irish State abuse inquiries

7 Aug 2018

Then president Mary McAleese meets with Pope Benedict in the Vatican in 2005. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Then president Mary McAleese meets with Pope Benedict in the Vatican in 2005.

Concordats were very much in the air when then president of Ireland Mary McAleese met then Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Angelo Sodano on November 6th, 2003. On a state visit to Italy that week, protocol indicated she should also call on the Vatican.

At the time, the Catholic Church was in discussion with the Czech Republic over a concordat, a draft of which was rejected in 2003 by the chamber of deputies in Prague.

Its first article pledged both states to “mutually consider the other party an independent legal person in compliance with international law and they pledge to respect fully this legal personality”.

Ms McAleese has revealed that Sodano proposed something similar for Ireland at the meeting attended by her; Dermot McCarthy, then secretary to the government; and then Irish ambassador to the Holy See, the late Bernard Davenport.

“What he [Cardinal Sodano] was asking for was an agreement between the Holy See and the Irish government under which church documentation would be protected by the church and the State would, clearly, have no access to it. That was what he seemed to be saying,” she told The Irish Times.

She said she was “gratified to say it never was pursued but I think the thinking is indicative of what did happen”.

Denial of access

The Irish Times sought a comment from the Vatican’s press office but none was forthcoming.

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/vatican-has-never-co-operated-with-irish-inquiries-into-clerical-child-sex-abuse-1.3588073


Thaddeus Kotik

Caldey Island monk abuser film ‘makes my skin crawl’11 Aug 2018

A victim of child abuse by a monk on Caldey Island 50 years ago has revealed he was given home movie footage of his abuser to remember him by.

The victim has shown BBC Wales the 8mm film given to him by Thaddeus Kotik in the late 1960s and said it now “makes my skin crawl”.

It shows the monk – who died in 1992 – sight-seeing in Pembrokeshire.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has now said Caldey could form part of its probe.

BBC Wales revealed on Friday that Dyfed-Powys Police are now investigating claims by 20 victims.

Mark – the name we are using to protect his identity – was the first male victim to come forward earlier this year.

Previously, the victims who had come forward had been girls.

Now in his early 60s, he was given the film when he was 10 or 11.

“[Kotik] told me: ‘This is if you ever want to remind yourself of me in the cold winter months’.

“It makes my skin crawl thinking about it now.”

Mark’s father had been befriended by Kotik when the family visited the island, off the coast of Tenby, on holiday and they used to return, while his father would do odd jobs.

He said Kotik spent years grooming him and abused him on several occasions from the age of eight.

The film had been in a box in his attic for decades.

Mark found it around two months ago and watched it again on an old projector as he, as well as his lawyer, wanted to give it to BBC Wales to help with his legal case against the abbey.

Mark said watching it again was difficult.

“It was mind numbing and contained a number of triggers,” he said.

“I had to look away at times, it’s not good for me. But, I wanted to check it was appropriate to give to others and so I watched it again.

“I’m trying to put things right – I thought the film might help others remember and come forward with their stories. I’m climbing a mountain and I guess this is part of that.”

Mark has already described to us how he just “froze still” during one of the assaults, and being “frightened and upset.”

He is now taking legal action against the abbey and has also backed calls for a public inquiry.

Map of Caldey

Last year, six women received compensation in an out of court settlement and the abbot of Caldey Abbey apologised after it emerged that complaints about Kotik were not passed to the police by his predecessor in 1990.

BBC Wales has made repeated attempts to contact the current abbot on Caldey for comment.

Meanwhile, IICSA, which this week reported a cover-up of “appalling” abuse at two Catholic schools in North Yorkshire and Somerset, said the allegations about Caldey were relevant to its continuing investigations into abuse in the wider Catholic church in the coming months.

“As the investigation progresses the inquiry will give thought to whether it can consider the allegations relating to Caldey Island as part of that slightly longer term programme of work,” a spokesman added.

Dr Mair Edwards, a clinical psychologist, said: “I think it is important to look into historic abuse so that we can learn lessons.

“There is a need to look at what has happened to people in our society in order to make sure that it doesn’t happen to others.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45130637


Caldey Island: 20 people claim monk abused them as children

10 Aug 2018

Twenty people have now claimed they were sexually abused by a monk living on Caldey Island when they were children.

Father Thaddeus Kotik died in 1992 without facing any criminal charges into claims he abused children between 1977 and 1987.

The figure comes as one victim told how living with the trauma of being abused almost killed her.

The abbot of Caldey Abbey has not responded to requests for a comment.

Since November, 14 new people have reported they were abused by the monk when they visited the island off Tenby, Pembrokeshire, when they were children, Dyfed Powys Police has confirmed.

This is as well as six women who previously came forward and received out of court settlements last year.

Jenny with Thaddeus Kotik

Thaddeus Kotik with ‘Jenny’, who has released this photo to us of her as a child

She told BBC Wales that finally piecing together the information and putting together the story of her abuse made her realise how her life had fallen apart and led to her near death.

“I became an alcoholic, I had an eating disorder, and I was hanging around with drug addicts and prostitutes,” she said.

“I was in relationships with violent, alcoholic men and all these terrible things nearly ended my life because I was very heavily into drink and drugs, and living with a heroin addict is pretty full on.”

She has since managed to turn her life around and has lived without drink and drugs for 12 years and has been on a quest to find out what happened to her as a child ever since.

Jenny realised that she was abused between the ages of five and six when she compared two school photographs – she said she looked tormented in the later picture.

Thaddeus Kotik

Thaddeus Kotik died without any charges being brought against him

After her sister told her about her own experience with Kotik, they looked up his details on the internet and saw the media coverage of the allegations that he was a paedophile.

“After that, all the pieces just started falling into place,” she said.

“Fortunately, my mum keeps diaries and lo and behold between the two school photos when I was five and six, he came to stay with us for one night in the November of 1978.

“My sister said he went upstairs to pray and that’s when I would have been in bed, asleep, and it all fell into place, that’s when he interfered with me – and that’s what started all the fear, the night terrors, the sleepwalking and all the problems that got worse and worse until my life nearly ended.”

She said the girls did not tell anyone about the abuse at the time but she did not think the monastery responded well to the allegations that have come out since then.

“I think they should be more open. They don’t seem to be saying enough, I think they need to be more forthcoming. I also think the whole monastery needs to be looked into,” she added.

Det Ch Insp of Dyfed-Powys Police Jayne Butler said specially-trained officers were investigating and supporting victims of historical abuse and people should report crimes to the force.

BBC Wales made numerous attempts to contact the abbey for an interview and visited the island, but have been unable to get a comment from the abbey.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45084979

Call for Gove to give evidence over school abuse case claims

Lawyers want minister called to inquiry over allegation he intervened in investigation

10 Aug 2018

Lawyers representing child abuse survivors have called for the environment secretary, Michael Gove, to be called before a public inquiry over an allegation he intervened in a sexual abuse investigation at a boarding school.

Two child abuse professionals have testified at the ongoing independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) that while he was the education secretary, Gove intervened to find out about an investigation into a priest suspected of abuse at Downside Abbey school in Somerset.

Gove has denied the allegation, adding that there are no official records of such an intervention.

The inquiry into child sexual abuse published a damning report on Downside and another leading Catholic school, Ampleforth, on Thursday, saying the true scale of sexual abuse at the schools over a period of 40 years was likely to have been far greater than had been proved in the courts.

The inquiry said there was “insufficient evidence” to draw any conclusions on the allegation relating to Gove.

Two lawyers representing child abuse survivors have called for the cabinet minister to give evidence in person at the inquiry.

David Enright, one of the lawyers, said: “This report represents an impressive piece of work by the inquiry and its legal team, and must be commended. However, we are concerned about the allegation that Michael Gove intervened in relation to an investigation of sexual abuse at Downside.

“This is an allegation made by two apparently reliable witnesses about a senior member of the government. The minister in turn has said it did not happen. It needs to be cleared up. There is a simple solution to this: call Mr Gove to give evidence before the inquiry at one of the two scheduled further hearings in this important investigation.”

Another lawyer, Richard Scorer, said that given the conflicting evidence, it was right to invite the minister and one of the child abuse professionals to give oral evidence to resolve the matter.

Clare Winter, the deputy director of children’s services responsible for children’s social care at Somerset county council, told the inquiry in 2017 that she received two telephone calls in 2010 from Gove and his office inquiring about the investigation.

The second call, she said, came from “somebody who said they were the secretary of state for education” who repeated a request for information about the progress of the investigation into a priest, known only as F65, suspected of having oral sex with a 16-year-old boy.

She said she did not disclose any information. She told the inquiry the incident was “so unusual. I have never experienced it before or since”.

Jane Dziadulewicz, another safeguarding official responsible for child protection, told the inquiry that she helped produce a report for Gove’s office on the progress of the Downside investigation following the calls.

Following testimony from the pair last year, the inquiry initiated a deeper examination. In a witness statement, Gove said neither he nor members of his office had called Winter. He added that there were no official records of such calls.

“I think it extraordinarily unlikely that I would have made such a call. I cannot conceive of the circumstances in which I would have wished to do so … The only possible explanation for Ms Winter’s evidence is that she is labouring under some kind of misunderstanding,” he said.

The Somerset MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, who has connections to Downside school, has previously not responded to the Guardian’s questions about whether he had discussed the investigation with Gove.

In a witness statement, Winter said: “I did not expect someone saying they were the secretary of state to contact me and have no reason to doubt who they said they were.”

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/aug/10/gove-must-answer-claims-he-intervened-in-school-abuse-case-lawyers


 

Peter Dalglish’s next hearing on August 9

Canadian Peter Dalglish’s next hearing is scheduled for August 9 and it might be the final hearing.

Mr. Dalglish’s case was postponed as the Kavre court was verifying the witnesses’ statement.

If found guilty, Peter faces 11 years jail term and might be required to pay compensation to the victims.

https://kathmandutribune.com/peter-dalglishs-next-hearing-on-august-9/


 

Christ’s Hospital School ex-sports coach jailed for sex abuse

9 Aug 2018

Ajaz Karim

A sports teacher at a private school has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for sexually abusing female students.

Ajaz Karim, 63, from Hammersmith, west London, was convicted of nine charges of indecent assault at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham.

Hove Crown Court was told he abused six girls aged 14 to 18 between 1985 and 1993.

He was also found guilty at an earlier hearing of one count of attempted indecent assault.

He is one of a number of teaching staff at the West Sussex school who have been convicted of sexually abusing students.

Karim had claimed during the trial his relationship “with the girls and boys was one of friendship”.

Judge Christine Henson said Karim displayed a “complete disregard” and “continued arrogance” towards his victims, adding: “I’m in no doubt that you used your popularity as a teacher to groom your victims.

“They should have been safe and secure, sadly they were not.

“You have betrayed everything a teacher should stand for.”

He left the school after complaints from four pupils surfaced between 1990 and 1993.

Senior staff came under fire from victims over the way they handled the allegations.

Teachers never reported him to the police and he was initially allowed to carry on working, even with the girls in question.

‘Hugely traumatic’

Reading a victim’s statement, Oliver Dunkin, prosecuting, said the victim was “deeply disappointed” with the school’s handling of the incidents, which made it “hugely traumatic”.

“For 32 years I have lived with the deeply buried memory of events that took place with Mr Karim,” the statement read.

“Until recently I believed the impact had been minimal and I got on and lived my life.”

An NSPCC spokeswoman said Karim displayed a “shocking breach of trust”.

She added: “We hope today’s sentencing provides some sort of closure for those cruelly targeted by Karim.”

Karim was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-45129488


Dan Bean‏@DBPressReporter

UPDATED: “The blatant openness of this behaviour demonstrates there was a culture of acceptance of abusive behaviour.” Damning report by into abuse at North Yorkshire Catholic school:

Two Catholic schools Ampleforth and Downside Abbey hid claims of appalling sex abuse over four decades to protect the church’s reputation as scale of ‘sadistic’ attacks was worse than feared, inquiry finds

  • Report into sexual abuse at leading Roman Catholic schools published today 
  • Bosses £34,000-a-year Ampleforth College in Yorkshire and £33,000-a-year Downside Abbey in Somerset accused of turning blind eye to allegations 
  • Report found extent of abuse likely to be ‘considerably worse’ than what has been dealt with in the courts over the past two decades 
  • Schools ‘hid allegations of appalling abuse to protect the church’s reputation’ 
  • Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has conducted hearings for weeks

Monks at two leading Roman Catholic schools in the UK covered-up claims of ‘appalling sex abuse’ over four decades to protect the church’s reputation, a report claims.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has been investigating whether Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside Abbey in Somerset failed to protect pupils from predators.

And it found the scale of the ‘sadistic’ sexual abuse was ‘likely to be “considerably” worse’ than previously believed, an inquiry has found.

The report said the schools tried to avoid contact with police and council officials ‘at all costs’.

Teachers and staff at both schools have been jailed over incidents of abuse but the report found the extent likely went beyond what ‘conviction figures reflect’.

Lawyers representing former students alleged the schools turned a blind eye to offending over many years, with one of the bosses at Downside even accused of burning evidence and the abbot at Ampleforth quizzed over allegationns himself.

Ampleforth and Downside are two schools linked to the monasteries, run at times by ‘secretive, evasive and suspicious’ church officials who avoided reporting misconduct to police and social services.

Allegations stretching back to the 1960s encompassed ‘a wide spectrum of physical abuse, much of which had sadistic and sexual overtones’, according to the report.

Ten individuals linked to the schools, mainly monks, have been cautioned or convicted over sexual activity or pornography offences involving a ‘large number of children’.

‘The true scale of the abuse however is likely to be considerably higher,’ the investigation, led by Professor Alexis Jay, found.

The report followed several weeks of evidence hearings at the inquiry last year, which included personal accounts from victims.

Victims were as young as 11 at Downside and seven at Ampleforth.

One alleged offender at Ampleforth abused at least 11 children aged between eight and 12 over a ‘sustained period of time’, but died before police could investigate.

‘Many perpetrators did not hide their sexual interests from the children,’ the report found, allowing abusers at Ampleforth to prey on entire groups of pupils both outdoors and indoors.

‘The blatant openness of these activities demonstrates there was a culture of acceptance of abusive behaviour,’ the report said.

‘It’s still not over’: Alleged victims of DJ Jonathan King threaten to sue him after bungling detectives have claims he groomed 11 young boys thrown out

  • King’s trial at Southwark Crown Court collapsed after police hid key evidence
  • Music mogul is accused of grooming 11 starstuck boys including Kirk McIntyre
  • Mr McIntyre is said to be devastated after the trial collapsed earlier this week

Alleged victims of Jonathan King yesterday threatened to start a private prosecution against him.

They spoke out after prosecutors abandoned proceedings against the 73-year-old former music mogul.

He had gone on trial in June accused of grooming 11 starstruck young boys for sex. But the trial collapsed when it emerged that police hid key evidence and misled the court.

One alleged victim came forward as long ago as 2002 after King was convicted of sex offences against five youngsters aged 14 and 15.

He said he was meeting a solicitor to consider civil action, adding: ‘It is still not over as far as I am concerned.’

1983 – DJ and comedian Kenny Everett with former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and director Michael Winner at a Conservative Youth Rally.

The man told police that King used his fame to groom him, introducing him to DJ Kenny Everett and raping him at the age of 14.

Surrey Police did not act on his allegations until an independent review of the case by Merseyside Police revealed they had missed investigative opportunities. Another accuser, who reported King to police in 2001, was said yesterday to be devastated by the collapse of the case.

Kirk McIntyre, 62, told police he was in awe of King’s celebrity status and white Daimler when he met him at the age of 15.

He claims King plied him with drink before raping him.

In 2005 when King was released from jail after serving just three and a half years, Mr McIntyre confronted him in a hotel telling him: ‘I’ve been in a mental prison for 35 years because of your abuse.’

A year later he suffered a stroke that made him unable to give evidence. His wife, who did not wish to be identified, said: ‘He is devastated. I could tell from the look on his face when I told him the news. He has been waiting 17 years for justice.

‘We have been in limbo, waiting for closure. The police kept his evidence on file so they had something to use against King if he did anything again.’

Another complainant said he was angry that police had not acted sooner. The man reported King to police in 2002, telling officers that he had groomed him when he was a 15-year-old schoolboy in 1986.

King took him to smart restaurants and drove him around in a Rolls Royce before abusing him, he said. Yesterday he told the Mail: ‘Of course I’m going to be angry. How come it has taken so long for something to be done and then this happens? It’s not fair.’

King yesterday taunted his accusers by claiming he had been cleared. In reality, the 23 sexual abuse charges he faced have been stayed, which means the case will not go ahead but the allegations have not been disproved.

On Twitter, King also took the opportunity of plugging his film Vile Pervert, which tells the story of a television celebrity brought down by malicious abuse allegations.

The bizarre homemade film opens with an entirely nude King, flashing the camera, before he goes on to sing: ‘There’s nothing wrong with b****** boys.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6036779/DJ-Jonathan-Kings-alleged-victims-threaten-sue-grooming-case-thrown-out.html

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Kenny Everett knew Chris Denning was a paedophile, which raises questions about himself.

During past spells in prison in Britain, he could rely on letters from his old Radio 1 pal, Kenny Everett. ‘But now Kenny’s dead,’ he says. ‘People at Radio 1 are still pleasant to me, but we’re not in close contact.’

Why was Kenny Everett writing letters to convicted paedophile Chris Denning, whilst he was in prison for sexually abusing and raping boys ?

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/1999/may/04/features11.g23

Savile was an early admirer and supporter of Kenny. Savile gave him masses of fabulous advice.

https://books.google.com/books?id=YOanGeUPNjsC&pg=PT120&lpg=PT120&dq=%22jonathan+king%22+%2B+%22kenny+everett%22&source=bl&ots=gs3vOGiJUz&sig=s7W3eXADQIdi-bkYK6hTry5_ZtI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjtjruNt97cAhVjc98KHcrEAosQ6AEwFHoECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22savile%22%20&f=false

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Apartheid’s paedophiles: ‘Magnus Malan and others in sex orgies with young boys’

2018-08-05

General Magnus Malan, who in the 1980s was the most powerful man in South Africa after apartheid state president PW Botha, was a paedophile who took part in sex orgies with young boys during “fishing excursions” on Bird Island near Port Elizabeth.

This stunning allegation against the former minister of defence is made in the book, The Lost Boys of Bird Island, which hits the shelves today.

The book was written by former narcotics branch policeman Mark Minnie and investigative journalist Chris Steyn.

The writers say another prominent minister, who was at that time viewed as “a possible presidential candidate” was also part of the Malan paedophile ring.

Unlike Malan – who died aged 81 of a heart attack in 2001 – this minister is still alive.

His name is being withheld in the book on legal advice.

Magnus Malan, the apartheid minister of defence, preyed on young boys who called him a ‘cruel uncle’ and nicknamed him ‘Ears’.

For more than 30 years and completely independently of each other, Minnie from Port Elizabeth and Steyn from Cape Town had been investigating allegations of paedophiles in the upper echelons of the National Party.

Powerful players in their respective organisations ensured that their efforts came to naught.

But now, three decades later, the two are telling their stories in The Lost Boys of Bird Island.

The common denominator that brought the paedophile ring to light was two strange and sensational “suicides” early in 1987.

The bodies of Dave Allen (37), a well-known and wealthy unmarried Port Elizabeth businessman and police reservist, and John Wiley (60), a National Party minister, were found within weeks of each other with bullet wounds to the head.

Wiley, a good friend of Malan, was married and lived in Cape Town. Wiley and Allen had been close friends since 1977.

For more than 30 years and completely independently of each other, Minnie from Port Elizabeth and Steyn from Cape Town had been investigating allegations of paedophiles in the upper echelons of the National Party.

Powerful players in their respective organisations ensured that their efforts came to naught.

But now, three decades later, the two are telling their stories in The Lost Boys of Bird Island.

The common denominator that brought the paedophile ring to light was two strange and sensational “suicides” early in 1987.

The bodies of Dave Allen (37), a well-known and wealthy unmarried Port Elizabeth businessman and police reservist, and John Wiley (60), a National Party minister, were found within weeks of each other with bullet wounds to the head.

Wiley, a good friend of Malan, was married and lived in Cape Town. Wiley and Allen had been close friends since 1977.

John Wiley and Magnus Malan with PW Botha

Among the writers’ shocking revelations are that:

• The boys, who were mostly coloured and in their early teens, were – with Malan, Wiley and Allen – flown to Bird Island in helicopters belonging to the then SA Defence Force (SADF). Once there, they would be plied with braaied meat and alcohol, after which they were sexually abused by the men;

• On one such occasion, a pistol was allegedly inserted into the anus of one of the boys. A shot was fired – their sources say by Malan – and the critically injured boy was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Port Elizabeth;

• Men in suits stood guard while the coloured child was secretly treated in the white side of the government hospital. His family and the hospital matron were paid for their silence. ;

• Malan was described as an especially “cruel uncle” by the boys, who called him “Ears” because of his prominent ears;

• Apart from Bird Island, the paedophile ring of senior National Party officials also took boys to Allen’s luxurious house in Schoenmakerskop near Port Elizabeth and to a beach house in Witelsbos in the Tsitsikamma forest, 82km west of Jefferys Bay; and

• According to Steyn’s sources, which included two army agents and a retired policeman, Malan was the “most likely contractor” of the hitmen who murdered Wiley and Allen. One of the sources claimed that the third minister who was “seen as a possible presidential candidate” should not be overlooked for his role in the deaths.

Minnie carefully compiled a file – including statements and tape recordings – to take Malan to court.

But this file was removed from his office one day without his knowledge by a “Brigadier Schnetler” and “two highly placed officers from head office in Pretoria”.

Minnie did not get it back and his investigation was scuppered.

But even before the file was taken, the chief state prosecutor in Port Elizabeth warned Minnie in “fat red letters” written on the docket: “Any investigation into this matter should be discontinued immediately.” Signed: “John Scott.”

Minnie, then a warrant officer, continued his investigation in secret. He later resigned and started working undercover as a paid police informant. Eventually, he left the police.

The former policeman reveals a deep personal secret in the book – that he was raped at the age of 12 by 16-year-old twin brothers.

This was, he says, what drove him to write the book about the paedophile ministers, despite interference from on high, threats and an attempt on his life.

Minnie identified Allen as the kingpin of the paedophile ring, thanks to information he received from a young white boy who was also hospitalised with injuries to his lower body.

The day Allen died, he was due to appear in the magistrates’ court. Minnie had arrested him in his home in Schoenmakerskop the previous day.

After arresting Allen, Minnie drove him in his car to a police station to register a case of sex with minors – statutory rape – and possession of child pornography.

During the ride Allen, he wrote, “sang like a canary”.

“And then he drops a bombshell: he mentions a name. And not just any name, but the name of a very powerful Cabinet minister. I’m taken aback, then he names two more Cabinet ministers. He threatens to open the whole can of worms. Is this guy for real? He’s clearly not prepared to take the fall on his own,” writes Minnie.

“He offers me a bribe to make everything go away; R100 000 to be precise.”

When Allen was not in the magistrate’s court at 09:00 the next day, a warrant for his arrest was issued.

A shocked Minnie later found out from a colleague that Allen was found on the beach at Schoenmakerskop with a bullet wound to the forehead.

His Walther Parabellum PPK pistol, a pistol with a powerful recoil, was still in his hand, according to the person who discovered his body.

There were no gunpowder burns on the skin around the wound.

Wiley, the minister of environmental affairs, and bosom friend of Malan, was found dead in his house in Noordhoek, Cape Town, with a bullet wound to the right temple a few weeks later.

Steyn writes: “Paedophiles, extortion, an imminent Cabinet scandal of epic proportions and the urgent need to protect certain famous politicians played a role in Dave Allen’s and John Wiley’s deaths.”

Both Allen’s and Wiley’s inquests ruled out foul play. But Minnie and Steyn believe a lot of contradictions and conflicting evidence indicate assassinations carried out to make them look like suicides.

Steyn believes members of a security branch, such as the former Civil Cooperation Bureau of the SADF, were the hitmen.

After Wiley’s mysterious death shortly after Allen’s, Steyn investigated the cases and the connection between them for seven weeks. But her newspaper, the Cape Times, was lukewarm about the story and her reports were significantly watered down.

Before writing the book, Steyn and Minnie’s paths crossed fleetingly in Port Elizabeth in 1987 when Minnie was a member of the police’s narcotics bureau. Sparks flew.

As part of her investigation into the two suicides, Steyn went to Port Elizabeth where she met Minnie in the Elizabeth Hotel.

According to a former Cape Times colleague, Steyn was an “extremely meticulous, determined journalist who wore high heels and carried a briefcase”.

She thought she was making progress with Minnie when she mentioned the name of the “most senior Cabinet member” who was allegedly involved in the paedophile ring.

Minnie, who was called Max by his colleagues, after Mad Max, was a hard drinker who didn’t shy away from bloody bar brawls. He jumped up and, before storming out in fury, spat: “F*** off you b***h. Are you trying to get me killed?”

He didn’t trust her one bit and suspected she was working for the security police. It was only while the book was being written that Steyn learnt that Minnie ordered police snipers to “take her out” if he died an unnatural death.

Last year Steyn learnt from the publishers of The Lost Boys of Bird Island that Minnie was writing a book about his investigation. Minnie asked her for forgiveness for his behaviour with a note and flowers.

Minnie emigrated in 2007 at the age of 47 to start a new career. He is teaching English in China.

Steyn, who also worked for the Rand Daily Mail and The Star newspapers, is the co-owner and manager of a bookshop in a coastal town.

“This book is the voice the victims never had,” she said on Friday. “This book is their truth that they could never tell. It is the justice they never saw.”

Minnie said: “Shock accusations of this kind against prominent people initially sound incredible. .”

He is calling on all those with information about what happened and how it was covered up to come forward, even anonymously, by emailing hermanmoby@gmail.com.

https://city-press.news24.com/News/apartheids-paedophiles-20180804

The Lost Boys of Bird Island: three apartheid ministers named in paedophilia ring

2018-08-06

The Lost Boys of Bird Island: three apartheid ministers named in paedophilia ring

Magnus Malan is one of the ministers who was named as a central figure in the trafficking and sexual abuse of children of colour in Bird Island.

News24 has released information about three ministers who were central figures in a paedophilia ring during the apartheid era.

Magnus Malan, John Wiley and a third minister of the National Party were labelled as paedophiles in a book titled, The Lost Boys of Bird Island. 

Authors, former policeman Mark Minnie and ex-journalist Chris Steyn, saw the country go into a frenzy over the damning allegations contained in their book when it hit the shelves on Sunday.

What do we know about the three ministers involved in paedophilia ring?

Magnus Malan, who died in July 2011, was the Minister of Defence during P.W Botha’s tenor as president of South Africa.

His firm hand in using the military to instil order during apartheid made him one of the most feared members of the National Party.

He was also the one who helped devise Botha’s “total strategy” against the liberation movements.

John Wiley, after disbanding his political party, the South African Party (SAP), in 1980, he served as the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism under P.W Botha’s leadership.

He died in 1987 of a gunshot wound to the head, and the case involving his death remains unsolved. His son, Mark Wiley, currently serves as the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) legislator in the Western Cape.

The third minister alleged to be a central figure in the paedophilia ring was not named in the book after publishers were warned against it by their legal advisors.

It is speculated that he resides in a holiday home in the Eastern Cape and that he was on course to become P.W Botha’s successor.

The disturbing acts of cruelty the children were subjected to at Bird Island

In the book, Minnie and Steyn detail how the three ministers, including John Allen, the dishonoured businessman from Port Elizabeth, would take children of colour to Bird Island, in Algoa Bay, and molest them.

The perverted men were said to have forced these children to satisfy their sexual fantasies. It is alleged that one boy was sent to the hospital in a critical condition after a gunshot was released into his anus.

At the time, it is alleged that Malan, who went by the nickname Ore, used the military’s air force helicopters to traffick the children to the island. Allen was said to be responsible for recruiting the children.

Tafelberg Publishers speaks out about the importance of the book

Wiley, who was the only English-speaking member of Botha’s National Party, and Allen died under suspicious circumstances after they were meant to appear in court on charges related to the possession of pornography.

Steyn and Minnie were active in the case of the children being trafficked by Malan and his cohorts. Minnie was forced to resign from the police. Steyn’s investigative articles that revealed a lot about the ministers were never published by the Cape Times.

The controversial book is published by Tafelberg Publishers, and Maryna Lamprecht highlighted the importance of exposing the depravity of the apartheid system. She stated that,

“it dehumanised people in every possible way, even to the point of exploiting vulnerable children sexually to satisfy the needs of powerful politicians.”


General Magnus André De Merindol Malan was the Minister of Defence in the cabinet of President P W Botha and Chief of the South African Defence Force (SADF). Magnus Malan founded the Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB) which murdered anti-apartheid activists. Revelations about the CCB‘s activities led in 1993 to Malan’s demotion and retirement, and in 1995 to his unsuccessful prosecution for murder.[1]

Former diplomat Patrick Haseldine has alleged that Magnus Malan was personally involved in the Lockerbie Bombing, suggesting that the target on Pan Am Flight 103 was United Nations Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson, on his way to the signing ceremony at United Nations headquarters of an agreement granting independence to Namibia.[2]

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Magnus_Malan

https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/sunday-times/20130811/282007555030204

Lord Cullen led inquiries into the Dunblane shootings, and in March 2002 led the five-judge tribunal which heard the failed appeal of the alleged Lockerbie bomber.

A former senior judge / aangirfan: Dunblane / aangirfan: Lockerbie – who were the key players in the trial?

Lockerbie – who were the key players in the trial?

http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2007/09/lockerbie-who-were-key-players-in-trial.html

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Colin Tucker, steward to Fiona Woolf, Fettesgate and the Scottish ‘Magic Circle’ Affair, and Wider Networks – Part 1

Tucker’s defence counsel, the late Robert Henderson QC. Henderson has been in the news again since his daughter Susie has claimed that she was abused by both him and the late former Scottish Solicitor General Sir Nicholas Fairbairn (Emma Cowing and Graham Grant, ‘I was raped aged 4 by top aide to Thatcher: Woman claims she was abused by senior Conservative MP who visited notorious guest house with paedophile Cyril Smith’, Daily Mail, August 14th, 2014), who has also been alleged to have been a visitor to the notorious Elm Guest House in Barnes, a key location for VIP guests to abuse young boys, said to have been delivered from care homes

Tucker is also listed as a partner in a company entitled ‘LD Inns’, address 24 Howe Street, Edinburgh EH3 6TG, from March 9th 1988 to July 17th, 1989, together with a Burnett Walker and David Ben Aryeah. It turns out this was the notorious Laughing Duck gay bar (see Rory Knight Bruce, ‘Below the Law: It is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Court of Session to the Laughing Duck’, Spectator, January 27th, 1990), mentioned at various points in the 1993 report, and listed with a three star rating in the 1982 edition of Spartacus International Gay Guide for Gay Men; membership of Spartacus, which was run by Roman Catholic priest John Stamford, who was later convicted of sending pornographic material through the post, also notoriously gave discounts for stays at Elm Guest House, and championed PIE; Stamford also published PAN: A Magazine about Boy-Love

Tucker was also for seven years an elder at St Cuthbert’s, next to Edinburgh Castle (Bruce McKain, ‘Solicitor tells fraud trial his partner had hold over him’, Glasgow Herald, December 16th, 1989). Burnett Walker was also a director of a delicatessen, Victors of Edinburgh; Edinburgh-born David Ben-Aryeah worked for the Israeli military, as a travel agent, and was one of the first journalists to report on the Lockerbie disaster

http://ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/colin-tucker-steward-to-fiona-woolf-fettesgate-and-the-scottish-magic-circle-affair-and-wider-networks-part-1/


 


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PizzaGate

What the elite are most afraid of is the truth, that we citizens of the world are catching onto their evil machinations, and that justice will be done when the genocidal controllers are finally held accountable for their centuries of crimes against humanity.

We’re turning the corner now uncovering the dirty rotten truth like never before. With realities like PedoGate exposing the sickos at the top of the power food chain, we’re realizing that those in our crime cabal governments, high courts, royal families, that an incredibly high percentage of them are child molesters engaging in Satanic rituals as part of their international child trafficking rings, destroying the young lives of our most precious, vulnerable population. 

The global masses are finally waking up to the gross injustice and horror that the .01% who own and control everything on the planet are still doing to us. As we learn the truth, we must fight for justice. For all those who have been damaged and destroyed, we owe it to them to hold the guilty accountable.

…the main theme is empowerment, not to succumb to the vicious division and hate that’s befallen so many. Arming ourselves with the truth and becoming activists toward healing and positive change will be our salvation. … Embracing those we care about and love the most in our daily lives, living as joyously in the moment as is humanly possible with them, while learning to balance what’s most important to us both personally and spiritually, to become committed catalysts for positive change. This path will bring out the best in us and others. Together we can make a difference. We outnumber them gazillion to one!

http://empireexposed.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-conversation-on-how-to-overcome.html

 

The question for us all is how do we stop this and protect children against unthinkable and fiendish acts of seemingly deranged and evil adults….,we need to address and challenge the authorities under which auspices these crimes are committed be they churches, parliaments, hospitals,  tv studios, children’s homes or nurseries and bring down those who sit in positions of power and abuse that privilege to the detriment of children, parents, families and societies and communities at large.

https://demilitarizedzoneblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/presidio-a-child-abuse-scandal-in-san-francisco/

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“ConspiracyTheory ” is a lazy perjorative term, coined by the CIA. When used it is often intended to insult, demean and diminish any argument no matter how well researched. It is frequently used by those guilty of conspiracies who do not wish for the evidence to be examined.


Difficult to disassemble facts from conjecture in the pizza stories. However there is now an army of investigators on social media who are prodding at all and any info. That of itself raises awareness of the nature of the abuse rings much like the football revelations in the UK.

If the elite thought that they could use this to turn off the tap – they have made a wrong call.

There are a wealth of new sites to explore and check out. Sure -they will attempt to close out alt media – but it won’t be tomorrow. So until then – the more dot joining the better.

Eventually decent people power will rectify the current imbalance.


 

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Left: Artist Marina Abramović and Debbie Harry. Right: Jeffrey Deitch, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. (All photos: Linda Yablonsky)

Let Them Eat Cake

WHEN TWO PROTEAN ARTISTS face off against each other, the confrontation can be titillating. So it went last week in Los Angeles, over the Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual artist-designed fundraiser, conceived this year by Marina Abramović. “The shit has hit the fan,” Abramović said on Thursday, when the leaked draft of a letter that choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer wrote, but hadn’t yet sent, to LA MoCA director Jeffrey Deitch went viral on the Internet.

Rainer was protesting Abramović’s plans for the gala, “An Artist’s Life Manifesto,” scheduled for Saturday, November 12. The “entertainment,” Rainer wrote, promised to exploit the young people Abramović was training to perform for such meager pay that it amounted to abuse by the rich. Their job was to either lie naked under plastic skeletons revolving on the $100,000 dinner tables, or poke their heads through the $50,000 and $25,000 table tops while turning themselves on lazy Susans and locking eyes with guests throughout the evening.

The prospect of this “grotesque spectacle,” the outraged Rainer wrote, reminded her not of Abramović’s The Artist Is Present, the performance empress’s three-month-long sit at the Museum of Modern Art last year, or of her Nude with Skeleton from 2002, but of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1975 film Salò, where fascist sadists sexually abuse beautiful youths. “Subjecting her performers to public humiliation at the hands of a bunch of frolicking donors is yet another example of the Museum’s callousness and greed, and Ms Abramović’s obliviousness to differences in context and to some of the implications of transposing her own powerful performances to the bodies of others,” Rainer wrote, suggesting that MoCA rename itself “MODFR, or the Museum of Degenerate Fund Raising.”

 

But it was the contretemps, not the exploitation issue, that notched up the pre-gala buzz. On her Facebook page, one LA artist called Abramović “deluded” and hoped the performers would rebel. Another posted an article about Vanessa Beecroft’s 1998 invitational performance at the Guggenheim Museum, where nearly naked models had to stand for hours while tuxedoed swells stared at them and nobody cried abuse. Yet the controversy barely flickered to life among the artists and curators at Regen Projects’ Thursday night opening for Sue Williams’s sexually scatological paintings, while Abramović joined the frolickers at collector Eugenio López Alonso’s dinner for designer turned photographer Hedi Slimane. But Deitch took the bait and invited Rainer to a rehearsal on Friday. Abramović, though cooperative, was not pleased.

She was especially exercised by the letter’s allusion to fascism, when she had spent her life opposing everything that her parents, Communist Party heroes in the former Yugoslavia, stood for. The gala, I gathered, would be something like a reverse Occupy MoCA, where wealthy, overdressed patrons would be given white lab coats to “democratize” the proceeding. Five hundred people had auditioned to be the heads and nudes on the tables, knowing they would be paid only $150 for their several hours on display. Though the chosen performers had signed confidentiality agreements to ensure the event would come as a surprise, one of them had complained to Rainer and then quit.

At a prerehearsal gathering that turned into a pro-Abramović rally, Rainer appeared a bit shaken by how quickly her unsent letter had gone public, but sat quietly among the ninety performers while Abramović acknowledged her presence and addressed her complaints. The small fee was all the museum could pay, she said, adding that she was getting no fee at all. She was hiring young people not to take advantage but because it took stamina to get through one of her durational pieces. “I’m the idiot,” she said. “I’m sixty-five and still doing this!”

Their performance as gala centerpieces would not be easy, she said, but she was taking every precaution to protect them. Diners would be instructed not to feed them, touch them, talk to them, or disrupt their performance in any way. Guards would make sure they were unmolested, but if anyone wanted to leave, they could walk out at any time. “It’s an experiment,” said Abramović, “not an entertainment. There’s a huge risk of failure, but this is my work.” This was greeted by a tremendous cheer of support and the rehearsal went forward, with Rainer interviewing the performers one by one. “I wonder how she’d like it if I did that at one of her rehearsals,” Abramović sniffed later.

…the museum on Grand Avenue was filling with a parade of patrons who seemed oblivious to the debate. In very short order, I came across last year’s gala artist, Doug Aitken, Americans for the Arts advocate Nora Halpern, Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin, actress Rosanna Arquette, Guggenheim Foundation deputy director Ari Wiseman, and artists Mark Bradford, Alex Israel, and Rosson Crow. The latter was on the arm of designer Jeremy Scott and decked out in a vintage yellow gown by Don Loper—“Lucille Ball’s favorite designer,” Crow was quick to point out. Strolling through the collection galleries, I came across former gala artist Francesco Vezzoli (in Prada) with model Shala Monroque (in Rodarte). “I’m happy that Marina can still raise controversy,” Vezzoli said. “I wish the same for me at her age.”

While Minnie Driver, Gwen Stefani, Will Ferrell, Kirsten Dunst, Pamela Anderson, and David LaChapelle walked the red carpet outside, burlesque artist Dita Von Teese (in Jean Paul Gaultier) and sometime filmmaker and jewelry designer Liz Goldwyn (in a vintage red dress) joined the crowd previewing “Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles” and “Kenneth Anger: Icons,” a Hollywood Babylon showcase of Anger’s films and memorabilia, within. “We’re a very creative museum!” said chief curator Paul Schimmel, noting that the shows came on the schedule only recently, and giving the impression he wasn’t all that thrilled at their entry. (His sweeping, and historic, Pacific Standard Time show at MoCA’s Geffen Contemporary took years to pull together.) “You just gotta roll with the punches and all the changes,” he said.

Guards asked everyone to proceed to the humongous dinner tent outside, where one tenet of Abramović’s manifesto was projected over the entrance. “An artist should avoid falling in love with another artist,” it said. Under it, a group of the hired performers helped patrons into their lab coats, though some, like Crow, refused.

Left: Rosanna Arquette. Right: Jerry Brown’s table.

Inside, all thought of exploitation quickly faded, as the 769 guests, who included California governor Jerry Brown and Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as well as Beecroft, took their seats before the rotating heads and nudes-with-skeletons and dug into their food unfazed. (It was delicious.) Some people did hold the gaze of the heads; others winked and elicited forbidden giggles. After brief speeches by gala cochairs Eli Broad and Maria Arena Bell, and another by Deitch, who called Abramović and Deborah Harry, the evening’s main entertainment, “giants in their field,” Abramović took the stage to exhort everyone to keep on their lab coats for the sake of the experiment at hand. (Not all obeyed.) She went on to explain that it hadn’t been her idea, but the museum’s, to use only women as the nudes. Artists rarely made manifestos anymore, she said, referring to the gala’s title, adding that they were necessary in these troubled times to establish a “codex of moral and social behavior.”

John Baldessari and Meg Cranston seemed pleased to be seated ringside, where half-naked and very buff pallbearers periodically mounted the catwalk-like stage carrying a shrouded body on a bier. At trustee Wallis Annenberg’s front-and-center table, Governor Brown was smiling but seemed uncomfortable at the nude before him. “That’s a fake vagina, isn’t it?” asked collector Michael Ostin, refusing to believe that the woman on display did not have “some kind of enhancement.”

He was not the only doubter. During Serbian folk singer Svetlana Spajic’s performance of a haunting tune from Robert Wilson’s The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, someone at the table beside mine loudly expressed his displeasure to Broad Foundation curator Joanne Hyler, dealer Sara Watson, Creative Time director Anne Pasternak, and Schimmel. “This is offensive!” he shouted. “This is shit, not art. Who is she kidding? Jeffrey! Yo, Jeffrey! Stop this!” The source turned out to be artist Thomas Houseago, who evidently had imbibed more than his share of the “Rauschenberg Spirit” wines. He continued his diatribe during a reading by the performers of Abramović’s full manifesto (“An artist should not steal ideas from other artists; an artist should not make themselves into an idol . . . ”) before leaving his dinner partners in peace.

Left: The Marina Abramović cake. Right: Performer Svetlana Spajic.

Once again, the pallbearers mounted the stage, only this time the person under the shroud was the platinum-haired Harry, who sang her first number from a reclining position on the bier before hopping off to do “Heart of Glass,” followed by a rousing “One Way or Another” that brought much of the cheering, camera phone–wielding audience to its feet. After her final number, two more shrouded bodies were brought onstage. Under them was dessert: two eerily lifelike cakes fashioned to look like Abramović and Harry by LA’s Rosebud Cakes and Raphael Castoriano’s Kreëmart organization. Wielding lethal-looking knives, Abramović joined Harry to cut out the hearts of each of their cakes to a shouting, astonished crowd.

Chaos followed, as guests fought over pieces cut by the bare-chested pallbearers. “I want the breast! Give me the vagina!” they screamed, hardly noticing that Tilda Swinton had arrived for photo ops, looking very much like David Bowie in his Thin White Duke phase. When it was all over, the cut-up cakes resembled mutilated bodies that made for a ghoulish sight.

A man I didn’t know accosted me. “Is it me or was this all about violence against women?” he asked. “It’s you,” I said. “Look at that cake!” he exclaimed. “It’s a horribly mutilated woman with knives in her chest. Doesn’t that bother you?” “It’s a cake,” I said. “It represents all the indignities women have suffered at the hands of men. It is women telling their own history.” Apparently, the point was lost on him. “It’s disgusting,” he replied. I asked his name, which he declined to give. “I’m in the social register!” he growled, brushing past me to let Deitch know that this violence against women would result in the withdrawal of funding from the museum.

“Don’t be afraid of art!” Deitch said, when the man stormed off. “Wow,” he added a moment later. “That was intense.” In the end, the gala raised $2.5 million.


1972 Rothschild Illuminati Ball

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On the diner table are dismembered dolls and cracked skulls. This imagery is also prevalent in countless music videos. Its all about the occult elite’s MK culture.

A mannequin-cadaver type thing.

A mannequin-cadaver type thing on the diner table.

https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/pictures-rothschild-family/

A few tidbits about the Rothschild clan – with a little Bronfman connection

The Rothschilds cozied up to the Hapsburgs and the Hesse Royals, eventually becoming the Bank of England. It was a Rothschild who  commissioned Jesuit scholar Adam Weishaupt to organize a secret group, later exposed by Bavarian police, as a conspiracy, called the ‘Illuminati’.

There are probably thousands of conspiracy “rabbit-holes” investigators have gone down in search of this elusive group. If they still exist, how much power do they wield?  Are there human sacrifice practices involved in their rituals?

In 1846, London’s Independent newspaper ran a story “The Rothschild Libel” reporting on a political pamphlet that went in a sense Belgium “viral” and was signed “Satan”.

Charles Taze Russel, founder of the Jehovah Witnesses, wrote a letter to Lord Rothschild, sent from Palestine, about an ersatz Israel lining out how Jews could re-take the “holyland”.

With excessive wealth, the Rothschilds began to hold elaborate socialite gatherings. Surrealist artist Salvador Dali created massive headdresses for a ball held in 1972 at the Chateau deFerrieres. The leaked photos show dismembered baby dolls, taxidermy animals,and references to cannibal dishes. In line with the theme, horror filmmaker, Roman Polanski filmed some of his “9th Gate” film at the location. Polanski is in exile for child sexual slavery charges and is of course the survivor of the Manson Family murders at his mansion in Los Angeles.

There is no direct link of the Rothschild legacy to the recently busted sex/slave cult NVIXM, yet the Bronfman sisters, patrons of the criminal group, are from a family who has done business with the Rothschild’s.

Bronfman Rothschild is a high end financial and business advisers. The logo blends the Letter B with R.

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Edgar Bronfman who made a fortune pushing whiskey, namely Seagrams, moonlighted as Head of the World Jewish Congress. Like most rich families involved in criminal activities, he hid behind philanthropy.

As we examine the Rothschild history, we learn they built a temple of sorts, a few miles north of Bohemian Grove in the woods above San Francisco.

Once a year, the big business leaders, media personas, banking and politicians meet for exchange, speeches (Richard Nixon claimed his “best” speech was given there) and camping as well as some suspected less publicized activities, ranging from prostitution to human hunting.

The group’s San Francisco headquarters takes care of business aspects of the yearly romp, with its initial fee of $25,000 a head.

Ironically, there is a Mike Rothschild who runs an online website debunking “conspiracy theories”.

If one questions whether wealth combines – here is something to consider: Of the infamous Rockefeller Eastern Establishment and oil tycoons, it was reported in 2012, merged with the Rothschilds concern in the RIT Capital Group.

The net worth of the Rockefellers circa 2017 was reported to be $340 billion. That of the Rothschilds, $400 billion.

https://frankreport.com/2018/12/08/a-few-tidbits-about-the-rothschild-clan-with-a-little-bronfman-connection/


Tragic party host von Bismarck found dead in London flat

· Eccentric German count was plagued by two deaths
· Signs of heroin overdose after body discovered
4 Jul 2007
He was the eccentric German aristocrat with a penchant for fishnet stockings and lederhosen whose debauched parties had twice ended in death.

 

The first time was at Oxford University in 1986, when the daughter of a Conservative minister overdosed in his bed. The second was last year, when a man plunged 60ft to the ground from the roof terrace of the 44-year-old count’s luxury apartment in Chelsea, west London.

This week, a third and final tragedy struck Gottfried Alexander von Bismarck – his body was discovered by paramedics at his flat.

The great-great-grandson of the Iron Chancellor, who united 19th century Germany, had apparently died of a heroin overdose.

The paramedics had been called in by an estate agent who had the keys to sell the property; it is understood he had been asked by a member of the count’s family to look round because of their concern that they had been unable to raise him for several days.

Reports suggested drugs paraphernalia were found near the body. A Met spokeswoman last night would not say whether the police were treating the death as suspicious. Results of a postmortem are expected today.

The life of the flamboyant count – full name Gottfried Alexander Leopold Graf von Bismarck-Schonhausen – was marked by the highest highs and the lowest lows, often one directly following the other. At Oxford he was notorious for wild parties at which severed pigs’ heads were served and guests toasted each other in blood, while he played host dressed in fishnet stockings or lederhosen.

In 1986, at a party in the student count’s rooms at Christ Church College to celebrate the end of exams, Olivia Channon, daughter of the millionaire trade minister Paul Channon, was found dead in his bed.

She had died due to respiratory failure caused by an overdose of heroin and drink. Although von Bismarck always claimed he had not seen Ms Channon “chasing the dragon”, heating heroin on silver foil and inhaling the fumes – and was never implicated in her death other than to be charged separately for possessing drugs – the incident haunted him for the remainder of his life.

In 1991 he said: “There are still people who will not speak to my parents because of it, who said to my mother, ‘What a rotten son you have, he has disgraced the name of Bismarck’.”

After time in rehab, then a spell back in Germany working as an actor, and in a job helping firms in the former GDR on the road to privatisation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he resettled in London some years ago.

He kept out of the headlines until last August, when a man fell from the roof terrace of his London home during a wild party. Anthony Casey, 38, had a “substantial” amount of cocaine in his body when he plunged 60ft, an inquest heard in October. Mr Casey had been feeling unwell when he asked the count for the key to the roof terrace.

The coroner, Paul Knapman, said that a room in the flat contained what most people would consider “unusual” and “bizarre” items, including buckets of sex toys, a butane gas canister and a box of dozens of syringes.

He added: “In common parlance, in the early hours of the morning, there was a gay orgy going on.” Dr Knapman recorded a verdict of misadventure.

Hedonism ran in the von Bismarck family. His great-great-grandfather was made prime minister of Prussia in 1862, and is credited with engineering modern Germany by defeating France in 1870-71 and uniting the various German states into an empire. He also loved food and drink and was a famed raconteur at parties.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/jul/04/germany.world

Count Gottfried von Bismarck, was a louche German aristocrat with a multi-faceted history as a pleasure-seeking heroin addict,hell-raising alcoholic,flamboyant waster and a reckless and extravagant host of homosexual orgies.The great-great-grandson of Prince Otto,Germany’s Iron Chancellor and architect of the modern German state, the young von Bismarck showed early promise as a brilliant scholar,but led an exotic life of gilded aimlessness that attracted the attention of the gossip columns from the moment he arrived in Oxford in 1983 and hosted a dinner at which the severed heads of two pigs were placed at either end of the table. This aura of dangerous “glamour” charmed a large circle of friends and acquaintances drawn from the jeunesse dorée of the age; many of them knew him at Oxford,where he made friends such as Darius Guppy and Viscount Althorp and became an enthusiastic, rubber-clad member of the Piers Gaveston Society and the drink-fuelled Bullingdon and Loders clubs.

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Debbie Harry with Camilla who is a big fan

Debbie Harry

…analysing the video for Blondie’s Rapture, and pointing out the voodoo, occult and mystic symbolism in it. I wondered if Blondie were into that sort of thing, or perhaps I was seeing things. It turned out they were, and one of them – the bassist Gary Lachman…

He first encountered the occult in 1975, when he was playing bass in Blondie, and sharing an apartment with fellow band-members Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. ‘They had a fun, kitschy aesthetic appreciation of the occult, little voodoo dolls, pentagrams, a model of a nun with an upside-down cross painted onto her forehead.’

He was introduced to the writings of Aleister Crowley through Tommy Ramone, who leant him a couple of books. After he’d left the band, Gary became more and more interested in Crowley’s ideas and rituals. One day in LA, he signed up to join the Ordo Templi Orientis, a secret cult dedicated to following Crowley’s religion of ‘Thelema’. For a while he got very into Crowleian magic – he got himself a robe, did every ritual in Crowley’s Magick in Theory and Practice, tried out sex magick with his girlfriend, even consumed a wafer containing menstrual blood as part of a ‘gnostic mass’.

http://www.philosophyforlife.org/crowleys-children/


The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.

Edward Bernays (“father of public relations,” nephew of Sigmund Freud, subject of BBC documentary Century of the Self)

http://nowickgray.com/last-curtain-miles-mathis/

M ⚖️☀️🥓👌⚜️@go0meg

some of the Freud clan. Linked to Miramax/Weinstein



This is what mind control looks like.

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/980276086587080704

 

Bullshit Man‏ @bullshit_hero

And they wonder why people are turning towards YouTube and indie media for their news when this brain-washing bullshit is served up to the masses daily. “News repeaters, not reporters”

Alleged MKULTRA Victims to File Lawsuit in Canada

May 23, 2018

A group of victims and family members affected by the CIA’s infamous MKULTRA program is planning to file a class-action lawsuit against several organizations for brainwashing experiments in Canada.

The lawsuit is being prepared by Survivors Allied Against Government Abuse (SAAGA). According to the group’s Facebook page, it will sue “several organizations who were guilty of or complicit in the brainwashing experiments that took place at Montreal’s Allan Memorial Hospital and The Douglas Hospital through the 1940’s, 50’s and 1960’s.”

The experiments at the hospital are fairly well documented. Scottish psychiatrist Ewen Cameron, with financing from the CIA under its MKULTRA program, subjected patients at the behavioral health center to electroshock treatments, experimental drugs such as LSD, and other controversial methods in an attempt to “de-pattern,” or wipe the minds of patients, then “re-pattern,” or reprogram them.

Some of Cameron’s victims suffered severe mental harm and were unable to function properly afterward. Symptoms included memory loss to the extent that they no longer recognized their own parents, or forgot how to use the restroom and how to speak.

Among the victims was Jean Steel, who was admitted to the Allan Memorial Institute in 1957 for manic depression and delusional thinking. Cameron allegedly subjected the 33-year-old to chemically induced sleep for weeks at a time, as well as electroshock, experimental drugs, and recorded messages played on repeat.

Steel’s daughter, Alison Steel, filed a lawsuit in 2015, according to Canada’s CBC news outlet, and in 2017 received an out-of-court settlement from the Canadian government of $100,000. In 1992, close to 70 patients were also compensated with $100,000 by the Canadian government for the abuses.

In the current case, close to 40 individuals met on May 20 in Montreal to discuss the class-action lawsuit, according to CBC. They are planning to request a public apology and compensation.
While part of the funding for the programs in Canada came through the CIA, they were also funded by the Canadian Health and Welfare Department.

The MKULTRA program has been a focus of heavy controversy for years. In 1973, the CIA destroyed many documents on the program, which was tied to bizarre and often abusive experiments on human consciousness.

A 1983 CIA document on the program, declassified in 2007, states that “because of reports that the Soviet Union may have developed the capability to affect human behavior through the use of drugs, the Agency initiated a program of research in this area called MKULTRA from 1953 to 1964.”

It states that much of the research was conducted with the drug LSD, and this part was often not classified. The more abusive programs, however, were kept secret.

The 1983 document states, “Other MKULTRA research was performed in a questionable manner; research and tests were conducted on individuals who were not witting that they were the subjects
of a research program and that they were being given a drug.” According to FOIA request website MuckRock, MKULTRA previously ran under MKDELTA and continued under projects BLUEBIRD and ARTICHOKE.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/alleged-mkultra-victims-to-file-lawsuit-in-canada_2535273.html

CIA brothels 1977


TrishTheDish‏ @TrishaDishes

Operation Mockingbird, a CIA program of serving propaganda to MSM news outlets with the specific intent of deceiving the public, is still alive & well. The 2013 NDAA made it legal.


Kevin Spacey was given a private tour of Buckingham Palace by Prince Andrew – and he even sat on the THRONE

The Duke of York personally escorted the actor into the heart of the Palace, including areas that are strictly off-limits to most visitors

12th November 2017

Senior royal sources claimed pictures of Spacey were taken inside the Queen’s hallowed throne room.

It is Buck House’s centrepiece, decked out with glittering chandeliers and silk wallpaper.

Last night sources close to the Duke said he had “no recollection” of Spacey being let inside.

Royal experts described the July party — whose guests included Andrew’s daughter Eugenie, 27 — as “tawdry”.

And it revived questions about the Duke’s choice of friendships with the rich and famous.

Both Spacey, 58, and Andrew were pals of paedophile US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was jailed for trying to hire a 14-year-old girl as a prostitute.

Andrew, 57, quit as a UK trade envoy in 2011 after the friendship was revealed.

A royal source said: “Buckingham Palace is not a theme park to be used for private tours, it’s the heart of the  monarchy.

“The Duke’s decision to invite Spacey for a personal guided visit was not ideal then.

“Against the backdrop of the current allegations against Spacey, it looks even worse.”

Spacey was artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre from 2004 to 2015 and became a darling of the British arts scene.

But last month Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp accused him of trying to seduce him at 14.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said last night: “The Palace is home to a number of members of the Royal Family who, from time to time, host guests in a private capacity.”

Spacey’s lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4894752/sleazy-kevin-spacey-was-given-a-private-tour-of-buckingham-palace-by-prince-andrew/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-billionaire-pedophile-who-could-bring-down-donald-trump-and-hillary-clinton

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Dame Judi Dench criticises Kevin Spacey’s removal from film

26 September 2018

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-45649671

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Vicount Ian Kerr CGC‏ @IanKerr

 

Is that BBC DJ Fearne Cotton in the background ? Part of the BBC Billy Cotton dynasty ? Ex ‘girlfriend’ to the pop music paedophile Ian Watkins, currently serving 33 years ? Tut tut.

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Fearne Cotton – ex-boyfriend Ian Watkins pleads guilty to attempted rape on a baby

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2516831/Fearne-Cotton-seen-looking-subdued-ex-Ian-Watkins-pleads-guilty-attempted-baby-rape.html

Fearne Cotton Presents Her Collection

Fearne Cotton presents her AW14 Fashion Collection For Very.co.uk at The Groucho Club on July 30, 2014 in London, England.

Bono once serenaded Bill Clinton with a version of “Happy Christmas, Mr President” and Madonna hired the entire venue for private party.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/26/revolt-groucho-members-claim-clubs-feng-shui-ruined-renovation/

Fearne Cotton’s great-uncle –

Bill Cotton Jr – close to paedophile Jimmy Savile

Call for an inquiry into the cover-up of child abuse on the Groucho Club’s members forum

The Groucho club’s management has refused to issue a full and transparent account of the child abuse network, the rapes and the sexual haressment and assult of an employee.

Many of the celebrities now facing allegations, arrested or convicted in the past few years for sexual depravity such as the infant rapist, Ian Watkins, Weinstein, Spacey, Glitter, Saville, Harris, Hall, Max Clifford and others have frequented the Groucho Club. Harvey Weinstein is a lifetime member and was invited to write a chapter in a book about the Groucho Club where he talks about his membership.

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Anti-Trump protesters risk 60 years in jail. Is dissent a crime?

22 Nov 2017

Over 200 people who were arrested on Trump’s inauguration day risk up to 60 years of jail. Meanwhile, the white supremacists in Charlottesville walk free

How do prosecutors decide when to dust off the rioting statutes and whom to charge? Apparently, the reasons for the alleged rioting are important.

Sports riots are “people letting off steam.” Riots by white supremacists evidently occur with no criminal consequences. And why should law enforcement behave differently? Neither scenario threatens the state itself.

When people stand in opposition to the government, like the demonstrators did on January 20, the analysis changes; suddenly conduct becomes “rioting,” deserving of a lifetime in prison.

This is classic content-based discrimination of freedom of speech and assembly, and selective prosecution. The state cracks down when it disapproves of the reasons why a riot occurs, but holds back when rioters are not responding to state violence and oppression. Notably, the first time prosecutors used the riot statutes in DC was to punish protestors following Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination.

All this raises the questions—who gets to define “violence,” and what of the permissibility of state-sanctioned violence? Does the state not commit violence when it brutally attacks anti-Trump protesters and arrests them without probable cause? Does the state not commit violence by trying to put hundreds of people behind bars for decades? Does the state not commit violence by failing to intervene against armed force exacted by white supremacists? Does the state not commit violence when it protects hate speech and punishes government critics?

Trials for the inauguration protesters begin mid-November and will continue for a year. As media ramps up coverage, do not forget what these trials are about – not rioting, not broken windows, but punishing dissent.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/22/donald-trump-administration-punishing-dissent-protesters

Parliament Lied to the Daily Mail to Cover Up Barclays’ Role in Pedogate while Judiciary Chief Paul Kernaghan investigated for his role in Ted Heath’s paedophile ring.

  • Jes Staley appointed CEO of Barclays in 2015
  • Staley was lobbied into his position by elite paedophile pimp Jeffrey Epstein.
  • UK’s Treasury Select Committee told the Daily Mail it would quiz Staley.
  • Parliament’s response to FOIA confirms Staley’s appointment was never challenged.
  • Staley threatened to have gold rigging lawsuit quashed against his bank.
  • Police files show Judicial Internal Affairs boss Paul Kernaghan, tasked with investigating corrupt judges involved in Barclays gold rigging cover up, was a named suspect in RAINS list, that identified Ted Heath’s and Cyril Smith’s paedophilia five years before it became mainstream news.
  • Former Lord Chief Justice, Baron Thomas, and former Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss MP, covered up a judicial paedophilia normalization programme, and allowed Kernaghan to keep his post while he was under investigation for his role in child abuse rings.
  • The current Lord Chief Justice, Sir Ian Burnett, appears to have nullified the gold rigging lawsuit within 24 hours of Baron Thomas being notified of Deutsche Bank’s involvement in its £65 billion money laundering operation.
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Above left, Staley and wife. Above right, Epstein and Prince Andrew.

Readers of the SGT Report or The International Reporter may be aware of an article they kindly published for me in the Summer in which I reviewed some of Epstein’s links into the British banking system.

Of particular and personal interest to me is one Jes Staley, current CEO of Barclays, who threatened to have my lawsuit against his bank struck out of court. His bank appears to be incriminated by Deutsche Bank in a parallel lawsuit in New York.

The Daily Mail had published an article concerning Staley’s appointment, for it appears that the top position was gifted to him by his friend, the infamous paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein was reported to have threatened the nation of Great Britain should the establishment have hired someone else.

Now while the Treasury Select Committee in that article told the Daily Mail and its readers it would grille Staley on these very serious allegations, a response to a Freedom of Information Act request told another story:

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Mark Garnier MP and John Mann MP were both explicitly named in the Daily Mail article. I had written a letter to them shortly after the FOIA response came back (on the 26th July 2017) to ask why there was an apparent contradiction. Neither MP responded. Jeremy Lefroy, my constituency MP, said he would ask the head of the Treasury Select Committee for an explanation. Mr Lefroy is almost singular – a politician who provided the UK courts a letter of recommendation, advocating summary judgement against Deutsche Bank for gold manipulation. Precious metal rigging is up there with #pizzagate when it comes to discussion in mainstream politician venues. In the event that some ‘honest’ explanation is found, it will be published in a follow-up article.

As a side note, Staley is an executive of the Robin Hood Foundation, from which disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein resigned on the 10th of October 2017. Weinstein seems to be a sadistic sexual predator and is involved with the Clintons, the Democrats and Jeffrey Epstein – just like Jes Staley.

Diana Jenkins, the ex-wife of former Barclays executive Roger Jenkins (not to be confused with Barclays’ Anthony Jenkins) was recently alleged to have been running an elite paedophile ring in Hollywood circles. Diana Jenkins is involved with the Clintons, the Qataris and Haiti, having funded Sean Penn’s ventures into that country. Roger Jenkins is currently in custody and facing a trial for corrupt deals with Qatar. Qatar fund ISIS, who are known to swap arms for gold – the price of which Barclays’ cabal friend – Deutsche Bank – is known to have suppressed.

The FOIA implies Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee told an outright lie to the Daily

Mail and its readership suggesting the Westminster paedophile ring has agents therein. One may think that the Financial Markets and Services Group – another Parliamentary Quango – would be interested in a banker appointed at the decree of a convicted paedophile pimp Jeffrey Epstein. None of its members would reply to an email to them on these matters written in August of this year. Interestingly the father of a prominent member of that group is on the RAINS list, along with Ted Heath, Cyril Smith, Michael Winner, Paul Kernaghan and many others.

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The RAINS List (Ritual Abuse Information Network and Support)

As a result of naming and shaming particularly insidious characters in the executive of the UK Judiciary, I have been contacted by people involved with their own battles against corruption against the very same people. Some of these are in the police and intelligence services, and they were kind enough to supply me with an internal memo, otherwise known as the RAINS list. Up to now it has been top secret and even Chief Constable Mike Veale was not disclosed a copy when he was investigating allegations of child rape against former Prime Minister Ted Heath. Mike Veale concluded that a number of independent allegations against Heath from the 1960s were entirely valid. Veale had been pressurized by many MPs to whitewash the investigation, some of whom have friends and colleagues named in the RAINS list. One famous Daily Mail columnist who railed against Veale earlier this month is also on the list.

The document was compiled between 2005 and 2007 – way before the allegations against Ted Heath and Cyril Smith caught the mainstream attention. It also named Michael Winner, the deceased executive from the same mould as Harvey Weinstein. It alleges a child abuse cult. Ted Heath was accused in it of wearing a set of fake claws when he molested his victims, which is the appendage of a sadists’ sexual fantasy. The fact that individuals named on that list have been determined to be guilty for the type of allegations made elsewhere gives very great credibility to its source. Not all of the names are suspects, some are informants, so it would be irresponsible to release the entire document.

The important message is that the RAINS list alleges a paedophile ring, not just names of

people under investigation, and that Cyril Smith and Ted Heath were part of the same ring. There are a number of MPs still living on that list, and some still serve in the House of Lords so its release is greatly feared by those culprits that know of its existence. In the case that I am suicided, arrested, dispossessed or my reputation ruined, the full list will go public. But I will expose one name here – perhaps the most serious entry on the list, for he is Paul Kernaghan, Judicial Appointment and Conduct Ombudsman – the man who judges the judges in the UK.

He was a former police chief, who retired early and given new life in the judiciary. He has been alleged to have covered-up paedophile rings while he served as police chief from several independent sources, and these have led to an ongoing investigation. His entry in the RAINS list claims he was involved in a Satanic Freemason ritual. The allegation would have come from detectives in the paedophile ring so we can figure those rituals would involve the abuse of children.

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Kernaghan is known to me, because he let the former Lord Chief Justice, Baron Thomas, avoid recusal from office for violating the Data Protection Act. Thomas had refused to admit that his successor, Sir Ian Burnett, never had a transcript of hearing when Burnett dismissed over twenty allegations of misconduct against former Judge Simon Brown QC in my lawsuit against Deutsche Bank for gold rigging. In that lawsuit I alleged Deutsche Bank were involved in a Russian money laundering operation. Subsequently Deutsche Bank, RBS, Barclays and HSBC (all defendants in my lawsuit) are shown to be involved exactly as alleged to the tune of £65 billion. Email records show that Burnett closed the appeals 24 hours after my letter to Thomas arrived in his email folder.

Now it is unthinkable that Kernaghan could be under investigation not just for blocking a police investigation into paedophile rings, but under investigation for indulging in those vices himself as part of some perverted sub-cult of Freemasons, while the former Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss and the current Lord Chancellor David Lidington MP and the former Lord Chief Justice Baron Thomas and current Lord Chief Justice Sir Ian Burnett were never informed. They would have to know that Kernaghan was under investigation, and that he was named in the RAINS list. He was entirely unfit for office. At the very least he should have been suspended until the investigation was concluded.

Of course, if they did know, they would be in perfect position to blackmail Kernaghan, and Burnett would be sure to have kept his office and Thomas avoided disgrace for the cover up of the most serious financial frauds. Baron Thomas has personally put men in prison (Tom Hayes et al) for Libor rigging. For that matter, Julian Assange has spent more than half a decade holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy as a result of Thomas’ decrees. Wikileaks has released documents that showed gold rigging fraud was established at the national level. Liabilities for gold rigging are estimated to

be more than an order of magnitude higher than those of Libor manipulation.

Judge Simon Brown QC, before his early ‘retirement’ appears to have done judicial favours for businessman Alan Jackson who is involved with Acorns – a charity for dying children. Such a charity is a perfect vehicle for some special kinds of activity is it not? One wonders whether Brown’s payment involved visits to those dying children, and whether Kernaghan ever met Brown or Jackson at a Freemason ceremony, and if so, what were kind of rituals went on? Brown was administrating a charity for a boys’ school from 2002-2005.

In my latest hearing Deutsche Bank still claim to be undertaking their gold trading audits, they claimed in Reuters – even after they released 75 audiotapes incriminating themselves in the New York lawsuit. They refused to hand over receipts and would neither confirm nor deny destroying them. Anshu Jain’s lawyers claimed he was entitled to received enhanced damages due to the attack I made on the reputation of judges. Judge David James Worster awarded them £15,000 on that basis. Presumably Jain intends to distribute the winnings to Kernaghan and Burnett. Worster invited me to appeal his ruling that deemed my allegations of Deutsche Bank’s gold rigging as ‘totally without merit.’ The appeal would involve Kernaghan and Burnett, executives of the judiciary. The Birmingham Courts have refused my request for a copy of the court recording. Not a single lawyer from the New York lawsuit would help me, not one answered an email. It is ironic then that they have complained that the US Department of Justice had refused to disclose materials that would help them with their lawsuit. What comes around goes around.

I remind the reader that Truss and Thomas ran a paedophile normalization programme that failed miserably and led to the abuse, rape and murder of children. Kernaghan never reproached either for that. Well he wouldn’t would he?

https://www.sgtreport.com/articles/2017/10/29/pedogate-uk-the-rains-lis

FBI RECORDS ON JEFFREY EPSTEIN

https://vault.fbi.gov/


An epidemic of destroying the lives of children by the Old World Order has been taking place globally.  

Their abuse is a source for them of fulfilling evil rituals and pleasures within their Baal-based belief system, and also a source of fund-raising through mafia enterprises, human slavery, trafficking, pornography, and prostitution.

Furthermore, they have used these children for blackmail of top world leaders.

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Jun 13, 2017

This is a recording from 1967, It describes events we see in the news today with shocking accuracy. Everything was pre planned and they only have one goal.

https://youtu.be/6X_xB1JJ_Es

THE DEEP STATE – 50 Year Old Recording Explains Why The World Is Going Crazy

Thucydides‏ @zakenpief

They are covering everything up. Everything. You a fool if you think they will not. The British elite LOOTS & MURDERS for 300 years now.

They all part of same secret boys club, Rothschild-Zionists. They are all PART of the conspiracy against the people.

IT IS A SYSTEM THAT IS BEHIND IT. The same system of the elites regards the LIVES of British people worthless as the lives of everyone else.

https://youtu.be/QFJ3Nebdric

 

 

Gordon Middleton‏ @fvvrapledge

And a whipped castrated parliament that perpetuates it.


 
 

Royal Family, Paedophilia, Satanism & Murder

Aug 29th, 2017

HUNDREDS & HUNDREDS OF ARTICLES & BLOGS

Has to be seen to be believed

 

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and the Hon Robert Hanson

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Woody Allen and Sarah Ferguson – both friends of Jeffrey Epstein

Spy Magazine Woody Allen & Fergie Ferguson November 1992

Billionaire Paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Black Book – Lord and Lady Hanson / the Hon Robert Hanson / Brook Hanson

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/billionaire-paedophile-jeffrey-epsteins-black-book-lord-and-lady-hanson-the-hon-robert-hanson-brook-hanson/


cardiff.news @newsincardiff

The media will never expose the truth as they’re part of it. It’s the independent media that will expose this.

 

Flashback to June 11th, 2013 when NBC was reporting real news.

Serious allegations concerning the State Department,” the NBC anchor announced, before launching into the disturbing details that mainstream media would be unable to report on in 2017.

The Video (here)

Excerpts From The Video

Serious allegations concerning the State Department,” the NBC anchor announced, before launching into the disturbing details …

According to internal State Department memos the agency might have called off or intervened into investigations into possibly illegal, inappropriate behavior within it’s ranks allegedly to protect jobs and avoid scandals.

This concerns a time when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.

There is an old saying in Washington that the cover-up is worse than the crime. But in this case both parts of it are disturbing”, Chuck Todd continued.

Allegations of prostitution and pedophilia, and allegations that those crimes were somehow covered up or not looked into. So the State Department this morning is having to respond to those claims, and those investigations involve misconduct by State Department officials, including an Ambassador and security agents attached to then secretary of state, Hillary Clinton.

The allegations are that these investigations were whitewashed, quashed altogether, and that those orders came from high up.

NBC has obtained documents relating to ongoing investigations into some disturbing allegations involving State Department personnel and at least one ambassador. A State Department memo says, quote, “the Ambassador routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to solicit sexual favors from both prostitutes and minor children.

The memo also says a top State Department official directed State Department investigators to “cease the investigation” into the ambassador’s conduct.” It’s just one of what another document describes as “several examples of undue influence” from top State Department officials.

Archived Reporting

The Washington Examiner and Breitbart have both ran stories about the cover up at the State Department under Hillary Clinton.

Source: Breitbart

A former senior investigator with the State Department’s criminal investigative unit has turned whistleblower and alleged to both the media and Congress that senior staff within State Department covered up investigations into appalling behavior committed by members of Hillary Clinton’s security staff and our ambassador to Belgium. One of those alleged to have interfered was Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s chief of staff.

The case in which Clinton enforcer Mills allegedly intervened centered upon Brett McGurk, Obama’s nominee to be US ambassador to Iraq.

McGurk’s expected nomination fell apart after a computer hack exposed his racy e-mails and an extramarital affair with Wall Street Journal reporter Gina Chon.

According to the memo, the SID “never interviewed McGurk, allegedly because Cheryl Mills from the Secretary’s office interceded.”

“Without that interview, SID has been unable to close the case,” the memo concludes.

Mills is a longtime associate of the Clintons, going back to 1992, and was also at the center of the first scandal to hit Hillary’s State Department: Benghazi. Gregory Hicks, the former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya, testified before Congress that Mills instructed him not to cooperate with the Congressional investigation into the September 11 terror attacks.

Mills isn’t the only high-ranking official being named. Patrick Kennedy, the Undersecretary of State for Management, is directly accused of killing an investigation into our Ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, who is accused of slipping away from his security detail to solicit sex from minor children.

Gutman was a big Democratic donor before taking the post, having raised $500,000 for President Obama’s 2008 campaign and helping finance his inaugural.

At least seven agents in Clinton’s security detail hired prostitutes while traveling with her in various countries, including Russia and Colombia.

Investigators called the use of prostitutes by Clinton’s security agents “endemic.”

Source: Washington Examiner

State Department Inspector General officials edited out passages of a high-profile report in 2013 that could have embarrassed Hillary Clinton just days before she quit President Obama’s Cabinet.

“One case, which triggered outraged comment from several [special investigations division] sources, relates to allegations that a Regional Security Officer engaged in serious criminal conduct including sexual abuse of local embassy staff during a series of embassy postings. Sources also reported that a senior [diplomatic security] official successfully protected some agents on the Secretary’s Detail from investigations into misbehavior while on official trips,” the November 16 draft said.

It is unclear why this critical text was stripped from the report before the inspector general published it in February 2013.

Another passage that was removed from the public report suggests officials in Clinton’s office may have protected an ambassador from a child abuse investigation.

“Sources reported that a senior ‘7th Floor’ Department official ordered [diplomatic security] to stop the investigation of an ambassador accused of pedophilia, and another such senior official had [diplomatic security] stop an investigation of an ambassador-designate,” the draft reads.

The seventh floor is the location of the secretary of state’s office, as well as the offices of the deputy secretary and the undersecretaries, according to the State Department’s website. If any of these details were removed because of exculpatory information, this is never stated.

The same section of the final report, titled “Need for Independence,” makes no reference to the pedophilia allegations or the sexual abuse charges that were covered up by State Department staff.

Congressman Ed Royce, the leading Republican on House Foreign Relations, says he does plan to have an investigation and no doubt hearings are going to come soon too

http://www.commonsenseevaluation.com/2017/03/28/nbc-news-hillary-clinton-covered-up-pedophile-ring-at-state-department/

https://spidercatweb.blog/2017/04/10/red-shoes-pedo-paedo/


List of acknowledged pedophilia elites

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 List of acknowledged pedophilia elites
  • American Indian and First Nations children on suffered abuses from clergy and teachers across North America, widespread until only decades ago.[citation needed]
  • 2012 Charged with running a prostitution ring out of a New York apartment that relied on police protection to provide wealthy clients with minors for sexual encounters, 44-year-old mother of four Anna Gristina took a deal of 4 months time already served, a much more lenient punishment than facing seven years if guilty at trial.[29][30][31][32]

See also

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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.”

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/12/us/arizona-child-pornography-psa-trnd/index.html?sr=twCNN051217n/a1253PMVODtopLink&linkId=37512381


US state department accused of covering up ‘prostitution’ investigation

12 Jun 2013

The State Department tried to cover up investigations into allegations that US diplomats and bodyguards were hiring prostitutes, a former official has claimed.

US ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman, Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium, Princess Mathilde of Belgium and outgoing Prime Minister Yves Leterme attend a memorial service at the Saint Michael and St Gudula Cathedral in Brussels

US ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman, Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium, Princess Mathilde of Belgium and outgoing Prime Minister Yves Leterme attend a memorial service at the Saint Michael and St Gudula Cathedral in Brussels Photo: EPA/NICOLAS MAETERLINCK

Aurelia Fedenisn, a former State Department investigator, told CBS News that her unit had found evidence of widespread sex and drug scandals but were told not to look into it.

Among the allegations are claims that Howard Gutman, the US ambassador to Belgium, solicited sex from prostitutes and children in a public park.

The claims of a cover-up were rejected by senior State Department officials, however they raise the prospect of further tainting the record of Hillary Clinton at the State Department, which is already under scrutiny for her handling of the Benghazi consulate attacks in September last year.

A memo from the Department’s inspector general, which has been seen by The Daily Telegraph, said an investigator found evidence Mr Gutman “routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to solicit sexual favours from both prostitutes and minor children”.

Mr Gutman, a donor to President Barack Obama who raised a total of $775,000 for his 2008 campaign, said the allegations against him were “baseless”.

“To watch the four years I have proudly served in Belgium smeared is devastating,” he said. “I live on a beautiful park in Brussels that you walk through to get to many locations and at no point have I ever engaged in any improper activity.”

The memo said that plans to put Mr Gutman under surveillance to corroborate the allegations were dropped on the orders of Undersecretary of State for Management, Patrick Kennedy.

“The agent reportedly received notification that U/S Kennedy had directed DS [The Bureau of Diplomatic Security] to cease the investigation and have the agent return to Washington,” the memo said.

“Upon the agent’s return, SID management reportedly directed him not to open a formal investigation but instead to submit an Information Memorandum to U/S Kennedy.” Last night Mr Kennedy denied that he had squashed the planned investigation into Mr Gutman. “I have never once interfered, nor would I condone interfering, in any investigation,” he said in a statement.

The inspector general’s memo also said Mrs Clinton’s personal bodyguards routinely hired prostitutes while travelling abroad with the former secretary of state, and that the practice was “endemic”.

It included allegations that US security contractors in Baghdad bought narcotics from an “underground drug ring” near the American embassy.

According to Ms Fedenisn, a 26-year veteran of the Diplomatic Security Service, investigations into the allegations were called off by senior officials to avoid political embarrassment.

“We were very upset. We expect to see influence, but the degree to which that influence existed and how high up it went, was very disturbing,” she told CBS News. Lawyers for Ms Fedenisn said she was unavailable for interview by The Daily Telegraph.

A State Department spokesman declined to discuss specific cases but said: “The notion that we would not vigorously pursue criminal misconduct is not only preposterous, it’s inaccurate.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10114694/US-state-department-accused-of-covering-up-prostitution-investigation.html

Gutman denied the accusations as “baseless” and the State Department adamantly denied that any allegations of questionable or illegal behavior by diplomats have been covered up, and that any proven wrongdoing would be punished administratively or prosecuted criminally.[23] On June 11, 2013, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the allegations were under active investigation by an independent inspector general.[24][25][26] Despite these allegations, Ambassador Gutman served his full term, including representing the United States at the invocation of the new Belgian King on July 21, 2013.[27] On June 21, 2013, the White House announced Denise Bauer as the new nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Belgium.

After his completion of service, when he was free to talk, Ambassador (Rtd.) Gutman appeared on a popular Belgian talk show, Reyers Laat (nl), and addressed the allegations and “nonsense” towards the end of his ambassadorship and explained his recollection of the events in question.[27] Finally, in October 2014, the State Department investigation cleared Ambassador Gutman and the State Department issued the following Statement in apology: “The Inspector General’s report makes clear there was no wrongdoing and that the allegations wrongfully leaked from internal OIG documents were in fact unsubstantiated. It can’t erase the pain these leaks caused those public servants who were falsely accused, but it does vindicate them and puts an end to a painful chapter for many. Most importantly, the report concludes there is ‘no systemic problem’ in the Department’s investigations. The irresponsible leaks did not occur on the watch of this Inspector General, but we appreciate that he has brought this difficult story to a conclusion.”[28][29][30][31]


Pizzagate turned PedoGate Leads to … most comprehensive article yet

This article will examine the current status of the so called “Pizzagate” scandal. But from here on out this presentation will refer to it as PedoGate for several reasons. Pedogate involves global child sex trafficking networks that have been operating over a lengthy period of time, far beyond the WikiLeaks release of the John Podesta emails and his obsession over “pizza,” and incriminating contents found on disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop leading up to last November’s election.

PedoGate also extends far beyond the so called Comet Ping Pong pizza parlor in Northwest DC that was last year’s epicenter of alleged child sex crime activity resulting from an intensive online investigation linking Comet to the Podesta brothers, the Clintons, Obama and George Soros. And though virtually every business on that entire DC block located so close to the White House may well be [or have been] involved in a major Washington child trafficking sex ring based on substantive circumstantial evidence uncovered, PedoGate addresses the growing global epidemicof children being abducted from their hometowns and moved across both state and international borders for the purpose of sexual exploitation as victims of pedophilia, pornography, Satanic ritual abuse and even sacrificial murder.


#Pizzagate is important as it brings to the attention of many people not previously aware, not only the extent of child sexual abuse but also the extent of ritual abuse, mind control and the Luciferian / satanic belief of many of the “leaders” of the world, who are actually a huge criminal cabal in charge of corporations who wage war, and release propaganda and diseases amongst the rest of us.
Often people have trouble believing that some people, who look the same as us, can be so “evil” and do such things as rape babies and traffick children. It is easier to believe when you understand that they are psychopaths who have no empathy and their belief is to “do as thou wilt”, and to invert anything good and they actually derive energy from their rituals and abuse. Many are mind controlled themselves from an early age and just repeat the indoctrination and behaviour perpetrated on them, as Hollywood proves. They arrive at their power and position because they are controllable by blackmail.

The child abuse network is global, and involves many secret societies as well as many people in government, so we are up against some strong forces, but we are stronger and if you can help, please do by researching and investigating and spreading the child abuse information.

The corporate media amusingly has launched their unintentionally ironic “fake news” agenda to attempt to discredit #pizzagate.

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BFP Roundtable: Pedophiles Run the Government & No One Gives a Damn!

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Bill Clinton did indeed officiate the 2010 wedding of Hillary’s close confidante Huma Abedin and her sexting-addicted former husband and failed NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

The picture comes via Newsbusters, who managed to track it down through the 2016 documentary Weiner (a rather mesmerizing film for those interested in human psychology, particularly narcissism and self-delusion; trailer below). Newsbusters notes how hard it was to actually find visual evidence of Clinton’s participation in the doomed-from-the-start wedding:

 

http://www.dailywire.com/news/8792/photo-time-bill-clinton-officiated-weiner-abedin-james-barrett

https://thenarrowgateweb.com/2017/03/


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Labor pick talked tough on underage sex crimes but gave billionaire ‘sweetheart’ deal

March 3, 2017

President Donald Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his new pick for secretary of labor during a news conference on Thursday at the White House. Acosta’s nomination follows Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw his nomination.

A decade ago, a Miami Beach father who traveled to Cambodia to pay for sex with three underage girls was found guilty in federal court and convicted of sex tourism involving children.Kent Frank, 50, was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Miami’s U.S. attorney at the time, Alex Acosta, declared in a news release that society “cannot permit such individuals to seek sanctuary in our community.”

“We will prosecute sexual abuse of children aggressively, both when the targets are children in our community and when the defendants travel to target children abroad,” he vowed.

But Acosta, now President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor, made a very different call in another, far more sordid case just months later. The agreement Acosta approved for Palm Beach billionaire Jeffrey Epstein — a “sweetheart” plea deal, according to attorneys for Epstein’s victims — could come back to haunt his Senate confirmation hearing if any senators question Acosta’s judgment in one of the most high-profile cases of his career.

READ MORE: Feds planned to indict Epstein, but U.S. attorney retreated from child sex-abuse charges

Using his private staff to coordinate the illicit sexual activity, Epstein had paid dozens of girls cash to engage in nude massages, masturbation, oral sex and intercourse in his palatial mansions in Palm Beach, New York City and the U.S. Virgin Islands between 1999 and 2005.

Epstein, then 55 and defended by an all-star legal team, pleaded guilty to a state charge of soliciting minors for prostitution. He registered as a sex offender in Florida and agreed to pay damages to 40 female victims ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old. As part of the plea agreement negotiated by Acosta’s office, Epstein wouldn’t be charged in federal court — even though the feds had drawn up a proposed 53-page indictment that carried potential punishment ranging from a mandatory 10 years in prison up to a life sentence.

Epstein ended up serving just over a year in a Palm Beach County Stockade — while local authorities allowed him during his incarceration to go to work or do whatever he wanted for six days out of every week.

Acosta’s “non-prosecution agreement” — initially kept secret from Epstein’s victims — was signed by the billionaire and his lawyers in September 2007 and amended through the end of that year. The deal also immunized several of his co-conspirators from federal prosecution, a rare bonus.

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

Michael Jackson with Donald Trump’s children at Donald Trump’s hotel Mar A Lago in Palm Beach.

Trump controlled by Mossad

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Donald Trump and Mossad asset Ghislaine Maxwell out on the town in New York City in 1997.

October 29, 2016

Part I

Any inquisitive person should be asking themself why a seemingly anti-establishment candidate like Donald Trump has been allowed to get as far as he has in the U.S. presidential race for election November 8.

The simplest answer is that he isn’t anti-establishment and is only fronting a very convincing facade for public consumption.

The family-made rich man has been strategically propped up as the all-accommodating GOP extremist opponent of candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, herself part of the very same establishment and even personal friend to Trump—at least prior to the race.

The two candidates come from the same organized criminal syndicate that leads back to Israel, its murderous Mossad terrorist organization, and the Lansky international crime syndicate. Furthermore, as we shall see, Trump is nothing more than a puppet of Mossad and is likely under their control through opportunism and, darker yet, blackmail.

Sexual blackmail and Illuminism

...it has proven to be the most useful form of blackmail employed, especially in the political world.

Every person in a position of power should be suspected of being controlled through this form of blackmail…

Mossad’s child-sex ring procurers Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell is the daughter of late British parliamentarian and media magnate Robert Maxwell

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According to a Jan. 29, 2016 article on Vice News,

“Epstein and Maxwell were repeat guests at Mar-A-Lago. In 2000, they hung out there with Prince Andrew, who arrived for vacation on Trump’s private plane. That same year, the Palm Beach Post reported that Trump, Epstein, Prince Andrew, and Maxwell were all at a tennis tournament/celebrity event at Mar-A-Lago.”

Bill Clinton is alleged to have ridden Epstein’s plane from 10 to 20 times.[x]

 

Ron Burkle – in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508273-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book-redacted.html

http://gawker.com/190980/shady-billionaire-rundown-ron-burkle-vs-jeffrey-epstein

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Ron Brurkle and Clinton.

Befriending Bill and Hillary Clinton — and giving them access to his private 757 jet — gave Ron Burkle more insight into world affairs than any graduate program might have.

At one point the billionaire businessman was on half of all the trips the former president made abroad. Burkle says he met 47 world leaders in 47 countries. There was a private meeting Clinton held with Nelson Mandela that went on for hours; Burkle was in the room.

Burkle, who never finished college, says he found the travel so enlightening that he structured his son’s schooling around it, arranging for a private tutor to join them on the jet so his child could join the international trips with Clinton.

Burkle has boosted the careers of politicians who went on to control pension funds that invest massive amounts with his firm, Yucaipa. He’s had a former president on his payroll, ostensibly able to open doors nobody else can.

When Burkle did not want embarrassing details in his divorce records available to the public, California lawmakers and a governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to whom he had been donating generously passed a state law allowing him to seal them.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-clinton-burkle-20160107-story.html

 

 

Donald Trump and convicted child prostitute pimp Jeffrey Epstein with model Ingrid Seynhaeve at the Victoria’s Secret angels party at the Laura Belle club in New York City, April 1997—around the same time period when young girls are alleged to have been raped by both Trump and Epstein. (Photo by Marina Garnier)

“He’s a lot of fun to be with,” says Trump of Epstein

At the very least, Donald Trump must have known that one of his miniskirt-clad child workers was ‘working’ for his friend Jeffrey Epstein’s at his mansion a mere 10 minutes away from Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort. At worst, Trump was helping the Epstein-Maxwell procurement of young, disadvantaged girls for the sexual-blackmail factory the pair were operating and/or Trump was one of Epstein’s child-sex clients himself.

In 2002, while Epstein was using child-sex slaves at his various homes in New York, Palm Beach, and in the Virgin Islands, Trump told New York Magazine that Epstein, his friend of 15 years, was a “terrific guy”.

“He’s a lot of fun to be with,” Trump continued. “It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

 

 

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Seamy scandals surrounding Mar-a-Lago. Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire convicted paedophile friend of Prince Andrew, was a regular visitor.

Virginia Roberts, who alleged in court papers that she was encouraged to have sex with Andrew by Epstein — claims strenuously denied by the Prince, which were later struck out by a judge — worked there as a changing room assistant aged 15.

…   a 2002 story in Vanity Fair listed Trump as one of a small group of mega-rich businessmen, including newspaper publisher Mort Zuckerman and Revlon chairman Ronald Perelman, who periodically dined with Epstein at his Palm Beach estate. And a 2003 story in New York reported that Trump had dined at Epstein’s Upper East Side home, a nine-story building that is reportedly the largest private residence in Manhattan.

That dinner, for 30 people, was also attended by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, businessman and philanthropist Les Wexner, former British Cabinet minister Peter Mandelson, and Bill Clinton aide Doug Band. (Another Lolita Express passenger)

https://news.vice.com/article/the-salacious-ammo-even-donald-trump-wont-use-in-a-fight-against-hillary-clinton-bill-clinton

All in it together.

 

Trump’s new Labor Secy nominee gave sweetheart deal to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein – Prince Andrew’s friend who trafficked in under-aged girls

Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta gave ‘sweetheart deal’ to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

President Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary is likely to face scrutiny for the “sweetheart” deal he gave to billionaire convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/labor-pick-acosta-gave-sweetheart-deal-sex-offender-epstein-article-1.2975065

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/labor-pick-acosta-gave-sweetheart-deal-sex-offender-epstein-article-1.2975065

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Trump, the pedophile, goes after pedos. Trump, the pedophile, wants Alexander Acosta to come on board to his administration because Acosta protected Jeffrey Epstein, who, in turn, protects Trump, his —– “client.”

Acosta may face some questions about the Epstein case and his time as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division under President George W. Bush.

Acosta was criticized in two 2009 reports from the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General, citing him for failing to supervise a rogue section chief and writing an Ohio judge days before the 2004 presidential election supporting a Republican viewpoint on voter challenges.

‘Astonished’

Kristen Clarke, the president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said she was “astonished” at Acosta’s nomination.

“Acosta led the Civil Rights Division at a time that was marked by stark politicization, and other improper hiring and personnel decisions that were fully laid to bare in a 2008 report issued by the Office of Inspector General,” Clarke said in a statement.

She said political and ideological affiliations were used as a litmus test to evaluate job candidates and career attorneys. “It is hard to believe that Mr. Acosta would now be nominated to lead a federal agency tasked with promoting lawful hiring practices and safe workplaces,” Clarke wrote.

Another issue that may bedevil Acosta in a confirmation is Epstein, a billionaire with reported ties to both Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew.

Last year, new documents revealed the “sweetheart plea deal’ for Epstein — who was facing substantial prison time — where both Acosta and then-State Attorney Barry Krischer bowed to pressure by Epstein’s powerful cadre of attorneys.

Victims were kept in the dark about the deal that included a federal non-prosecution agreement. Epstein pleaded guilty to two minor state charges.

“The government does not write even a single sentence explaining why it entered into an NPA (non-prosecution agreement) with a sex offender who had committed hundreds of federal sex offenses against young girls,” a court motion read in civil litigation seeking in invalidate the plea deal.

http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/crime–law/trump-labor-nominee-was-involved-corruption-crackdown-epstein-deal/jMPFen2uTe5fAv3FITVIgK/

 


Stringing Cheese: Understanding Jeffrey Epstein’s “Little Black Book”

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Jeffrey Epstein’s “Little Black Book” can be a wealth of information if an investigator understands how to read it. This article will provide an overview on how it was found, what the notations mean and outline some of the significant people who’s names were circled within its pages.

Note: This is not a discussion of Jeffrey Epstein’s “Lolita Express” flight logs – another incredibly useful resource which will be discussed in a future post.

This article part of a series, “Stringing Cheese”, by Pizzagate Wiki admin, PeterVenkman. Stay tuned for more!

Introduction

Alfredo Rodriguez
Alfredo Rodriguez

According to FBI Special Agent, Christina J. Pryor, in her December 9th, 2009 affidavit, a member of a plaintiff’s team for one of Jeffrey Epstein’s civil suits came into contact with Alfredo Rodriguez, a subpoenaed witness in that civil suit. Rodriguez had served as Epstein’s house butler or manager for Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion during 2004 and 2005.

Rodriguez revealed to the FBI’s cooperating witness that he had concealed evidence from previous Epstein trials. He informed the cooperating witness that he had documents that he considered a “Holy Grail” or a “Golden Nugget,” containing the names of hundreds of additional Epstein victims and the victims’ phone numbers. The victims were from diverse geographic locations, including New York, New Mexico and Paris, France.

Those documents would take the form of a small bound book and some additional papers – a collection the press dubbed Jeffrey Epstein’s “Little Black Book.” Rodriguez concealed the book from earlier investigations, revealing the book only in 2009 to this cooperating witness, because he felt that he should be paid for the book (he attempted to charge $50,000 for it) and because he felt the book served as an “insurance policy” which could protect him from Epstein. The book would be recovered as part of a sting operation with an undercover FBI agent, who acted as an associate of the cooperating witness, and Rodriguez would be charged with obstructing justice and sentenced to 18 months in prison – a longer sentence than Epstein himself received.

Here is a copy of Pryor’s affidavit.

Your days r numbered.

Former Secret Service Agent Threatens To Reveal Details About Bill Clinton And Epstein’s “Lolita Express”

Nov 24, 2017

In a furious twitter exchange with a Clinton aide on Friday, former secret service agent Dan Bongino threatened to reveal new details about Bill Clinton’s 26 documented trips aboard notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, nicknamed the “Lolita Express.”

Bongino and former Hillary Clinton aide Nick Merrill started feuding after Merrill challenged Bongino’s claim that Clinton was the most “manipulative political person in a position of power [he had] ever met in my entire life,” as Paul Watson pointed out.

Merrill fired back that Hillary “has enormous respect for the Secret Service & a great relationship with the agents on her detail.” He also alleged that Bongino was never on the Clintons’ detail – a claim that Bongino almost immediately disproved by supplying a photo of him sitting behind Hillary Clinton back in 2001.

I’ve worked for Hillary Clinton for a decade and 2 things are true.
1) She has enormous respect for the Secret Service & a great relationship with the agents on her detail.
2) This guy was never on the Clintons’ detail, & I don’t recognize him in the slightest. https://twitter.com/foxnews/status/933504096736370689 

This pic is from NY Newsday’s inside cover taken at the US Open in 2001. It’s one of literally hundreds of operations I conducted with Hillary documented throughly by official US govt paperwork of which I still have copies. You’re welcome to stop by & review the paperwork.Thanks. pic.twitter.com/C0lmJRlrDm

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After accusing Merrill of being a “fraud”, Bongino dropped a ominous-sounding threat: “Be careful Nick, people know things not yet released publicly about your messiah Hillary. Don’t poke the bear loser, you may not like the results. #Epstein #EmailGate,” tweeted Bongino.

I’ve worked for Hillary Clinton for a decade and 2 things are true.
1) She has enormous respect for the Secret Service & a great relationship with the agents on her detail.
2) This guy was never on the Clintons’ detail, & I don’t recognize him in the slightest. https://twitter.com/foxnews/status/933504096736370689 

Be careful Nick, people know things not yet released publicly about your messiah Hillary. Don’t poke the bear loser, you may not like the results.

He then taunted Merrill by asking: “Dear Nick, are you guys sure you know everyone on the Epstein planes?”

I’ve worked for Hillary Clinton for a decade and 2 things are true.
1) She has enormous respect for the Secret Service & a great relationship with the agents on her detail.
2) This guy was never on the Clintons’ detail, & I don’t recognize him in the slightest. https://twitter.com/foxnews/status/933504096736370689 

Dear Nick, are you sure you destroyed ALL of the Blackberries. Was there govt property in the bunch?

For those who are unfamiliar with his story, Jeffrey Epstein is a New York City financier who pled guilty in 2008 to a single count of soliciting sex from an underage girl. He eventually spent 13 months in prison and was forced to register as a level three sex offender (considered the highest risk of re-offending) though stories of his lust for girls as young of 12 have spread like wildfire in recent years.

Epstein allegedly installed beds in his custom jet, and also purportedly filmed powerful men during romps with underage girls to obtain materials for blackmail.

According to Fox News, Epstein allegedly had a team of traffickers who procured girls as young as 12 to service his friends on Epstein’s “Orgy Island,” an estate on Little St. James in the US Virgin Islands. Epstein now lives permanently in the US Virgin Islands.

Clinton chose to continue his association with Epstein even after the lurid trial, according to the Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, “everyone within his inner circles knew was a pedophile.” Speculation that Clinton was involved with Epstein was noted in “Bill Clinton Was Here”: The Elite One-Percent’s ‘Orgy Island’ Exposed.” An article by the now defunct Gawker titled “Flight Logs Put Clinton, Dershowitz on Pedophile Billionaire’s Sex Jet” added to speculation about Clinton’s troubling relationship with the convicted sex offender.

Bill Clinton took repeated trips on the ” Lolita Express”—the private passenger jet owned by billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein—with an actress in softcore porn movies whose name appears in Epstein’s address book under an entry for “massages,” according to flight logbooks obtained by Gawker and published today for the first time. The logs also show that Clinton shared more than a dozen flights with a woman who federal prosecutors believe procured underage girls to sexually service Epstein and his friends and acted as a “potential co-conspirator” in his crimes.

 

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