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Post  PeterMac on Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:43 am

This is a neat round up of the Child and other abuse operations in the UK
Did we realise there were so many ?

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/aug/04/police-child-abuse-inquiries-operation-yewtree-to-operation-midland

Police child abuse inquiries: Operation Yewtree to Operation Midland
The allegations against Edward Heath are just part of one of a complicated range of UK police investigations into child abuse by prominent individuals

A wide range of child abuse inquiries are open in the UK with at least five police forces investigating allegations made against the late former prime minister, Sir Edward Heath.
Revelations about the former Tory leader highlight the sheer volume and scope of child abuse inquiries across the UK – a labyrinthine world of disturbing allegations spanning decades, county borders and professions.
Here is a breakdown of the key inquiries, their names and their remits.

Operation Hydrant – the supervisor
Operation Hydrant is not an investigation into child abuse but the name given to a coordination hub, led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), to oversee the huge array of inquiries into allegations of child sexual abuse within institutions or by people of public prominence. In May, the Hydrant team released figures that revealed police across the country are investigating more than 1,400 men – including 261 high-profile individuals – over allegations of historical child abuse.

Operation Fairbank – the umbrella inquiry
Operation Fairbank is the Metropolitan police’s umbrella inquiry into child sex abuse claims involving high-profile figures including politicians. Starting in 2012 as a scoping exercise to establish evidence for formal investigation, it went on to spawn a number of other inquiries, including Operations Fernbridge and Midland.

Operation Fernbridge – Grafton Close and Elm Guest House
Operation Fernbridge was launched by the Met in February 2013 to examine allegations of abuse in the early 1980s at Grafton Close children’s home in west London, and at Elm Guest House in Barnes, south-west London. Two men were charged in connection with Grafton Close, including Catholic priest Father Anthony McSweeney, who was found guilty and jailed for three years. The other man – John Stingemore – was found dead at his home in St-Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. Upon McSweeney’s sentencing, Fernbridge was closed and investigations into Elm Guest House were taken over by Operation Athabasca.

Operation Athabasca – Elm Guest House
Set up in March after McSweeney’s sentencing, this new inquiry took on allegations about a paedophile ring centred on Elm Guest House during the late 1970s and 80s. Cyril Smith, the late Liberal MP, accused since his death in 2010 of being an inveterate child abuser, was said to visit the property. Allegations into Smith are being investigated by Greater Manchester police. At least three MPs were reported to have been questioned in 1982 after a police raid on the guest house. The owners of Elm Guest House, Haroon and Carole Kasir, were subsequently convicted of running a brothel. The property was later turned into flats. Police are still appealing for information.

Operation Midland – Dolphin Square
Operation Midland was set up by the Met to examine claims that boys were systematically abused by a paedophile ring made up of men from politics, the military and law enforcement agencies at locations across southern England, including Dolphin Square estate in Pimlico, south-west London, a plush residential development popular with politicians. It is also examining claims that three boys were murdered. It is understood one of the alleged murders relates to the death of Vishal Mehrotra, who was killed in 1981 at the age of eight. His father, retired magistrate Vishambar Mehrotra, said he was contacted by a male prostitute at the time who said the boy may have been abducted and murdered by “highly placed” paedophiles at Elm Guest House. It has been reported that claims against Heath are being investigated under this strand of inquiry.

Operation Yewtree – Jimmy Savile and others
Operation Yewtree is a Met investigation launched in October 2012 into sexual abuse allegations, predominantly the abuse of children, against disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile and others. A report into Savile’s alleged abuse was released by the Met in January 2013, which highlighted a litany of failures by police and prosecutors to bring him to justice. Publicist Max Clifford, entertainer Rolf Harris and DJ Dave Lee Travis are among high-profile figures unconnected to Savile to be convicted for sex crimes under the operation. Separate inquiries into Savile’s abuse were set up by the NHS, Department for Education and BBC.

Operation Jaguar – Sir Cyril Smith
Greater Manchester police took overall command of the investigation into allegations of sexual abuse made against the late Sir Cyril Smith, who died in 2010. He was the subject of allegations and investigations over decades during his career, first as a prominent local councillor in Rochdale and later as the town’s Liberal MP. He was never prosecuted. It has been claimed he abused teenagers at Cambridge House, a privately run “hostel for working boys” in Rochdale, and raped boys at Knowl View residential school in the town.

Other inquiries
Among other inquiries are
Operation Cayacos, which is looking at claims of a child abuse network linked to convicted paedophile Peter Righton, a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, which campaigned to make sex between adults and children legal.
Operation Pallial, is a National Crime Agency investigation into abuse at care homes in north Wales.
Operation Garford, investigating allegations centred on Kesgrave Hall school from the 1970s to the 90s.
The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry is investigating the abuse of children in Jersey’s care system over many years, including at the former children’s home Haut de la Garenne. It is not expected to publish its findings until late 2016.
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Post  Andrew on Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:12 am

I would hazard a guess that there's probably more than that as well.

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Post  PeterMac on Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:08 pm

I am sure you are right.
There will be one in Rochdale, one in Oxford, one in Oldham, one or more in Bradford . .
In fact one in every City with a substantial Muslim population.
And that is before they start looking at white abusers
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Post  Freedom on Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:01 am

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hunting-the-paedophiles-inside-the-nca/on-demand/60439-001

The heading is rather unfortunate - "paedophiles inside the NCA". It is an investigation by the National Crime Agency into paedophiles targeting young boys online.
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Post  Mimi on Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:32 pm

I watched that last night - it`s a real worry for parents bringing up young kids these days. It`s the ruination of a young kid`s life and enough to make him top himself. So glad they caught the Bahrainis in the end - I assume that was CEOP involved.

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BBC radio presenters child sex charges

Post  Bampots on Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:33 am

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/08/tony-julie-wadsworth-bbc-radio-presenters-child-sex-offences

Two BBC radio presenters have been charged with sex offences against four children. Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who have presented on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM in Birmingham, are due to appear before Warwickshire magistrates court on 11 May.

Warwickshire police said Tony Wadsworth, 68, of Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, has been charged with five counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency.

Julie Wadsworth, 58, of the same address, has been charged with seven counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency. They both also face one count of committing an act outraging public decency.

The charges relate to four children, aged between 11 and 15, between 1996 and 1999, Warwickshire police said.

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Post  candyfloss on Thu May 19, 2016 10:18 pm

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Post  dandaar on Thu May 19, 2016 11:17 pm

Daniel Finkelstein and David Pannick Q.C. who both write for the Times are trying to cast doubt on the sex allegations against their late buddies Leon Brittan and Grenville Janner.
This a very powerful cabal and you wonder if the victims will ever see justice.
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Post  Bampots on Thu May 19, 2016 11:30 pm

You have to ask yourself why , if the allegations against Leon Brittian,Greville Janner,were so weak that TPTB allowed the massive amount of stories and allegations in the press and the cost of the Police and CPS investigations. Greville Janner continued to claim House of Lords expenses while feigning sorry I mean declaring some form of dementia. The idea that victims can come forward and expect considered fair treatment re their claims has become more difficult as a result of recent events!

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Post  Andrew on Thu May 19, 2016 11:41 pm

The quote, TPTB.....

So what exactly does it stand for...

(Yes, I know - but I think it might stand for something else)
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Post  Bampots on Thu May 19, 2016 11:47 pm

That Pratt...... fill in the rest as you see fit Andrew!

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Post  Freedom on Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:41 am

This is a case where the offences were committed abroad but the perpetrator was sentenced in the U K. Is that a usual arrangement?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36458472#"
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Post  Andrew on Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:54 am

They should send the monster back for the death penalty.

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Post  Freedom on Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:57 am

I may be having a senior moment (again) but I can't think of any other cases where offences abroad have been dealt with in the U K.
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Post  froggy on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:29 pm

Freedom wrote:This is a case where the offences were committed abroad but the perpetrator was sentenced in the U K. Is that a usual arrangement?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36458472#"


It might be to do with the fact that Malaysia has the Death Penalty and so he couldn't be extradited to stand trial there.
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Post  Andrew on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:39 pm

Given 22 life sentences.

But out when he's 55.

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Post  costello on Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:02 pm

Andrew wrote:Given 22 life sentences.

But out when he's 55.


Maybe he's 'immortal' Andrew.
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Post  Andrew on Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:11 pm

Hope not.

But as I say, he was given not 1, but 22 life sentences.

He can get released when he is just 55 years of age.

More like a half sentence.

Not good enough. Again imo.

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Post  PMR on Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:16 pm

And they've only recently informed the youth groups he had dealings with in the UK
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Post  bluebell on Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:41 pm

PMR wrote:And they've only recently informed the youth groups he had dealings with in the UK


I'd not heard that PMR. Has it actually been confirmed that he was involved in youth groups in the UK?
I thought that the statements from the police force was that we can be rest assured he didn't commit any such crimes here - but how on earth can they be sure of that? pale

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Post  PMR on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:10 pm

The BBC has learned that the National Crime Agency (NCA) only contacted two churches Huckle attended in Kent and London - which cannot be identified for legal reasons - last week, almost 18 months after Huckle was first arrested.
It says it has now referred that aspect of its investigation to the Independent Police Complaints Commission to see if it could have improved its response.

Copied from BBC website, on the one o'clock news on Radio 2 it said he taught Sunday school at these churches
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Post  Freedom on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:28 pm

Loads of links on the Wikipedia page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Huckle
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Post  Andrew on Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:03 pm

http://news.sky.com/story/1709353/huckle-uk-held-back-information-on-paedophile
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Post  Freedom on Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:14 pm

Will he still be alive when the trial starts.....

http://news.sky.com/story/1707744/man-aged-101-in-court-on-child-sex-charges
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Post  Freedom on Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:27 am

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/fire-chief-wrongly-accused-of-sex-attack-freed-after-three-years-in-jail-thanks-to-loyal-wifes-detective-work/ar-BBuITz4?li=BBoPOOl&ocid=mailsignoutmd

An interesting story about someone convicted of rape purely on the say-so of a malicious fantasist.
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