Precedent for a Trial of Perpetrator of Child Sexual Abuse who had Dementia?

Since I wrote this a couple of days ago the Daily Mail on 20th April has found 19 cases with people suffering dementia convicted of sex crimes, ten in last year See this link [ 5]

Is this the answer to a trial for Janner or will the kakocracy stop it? It is slightly different as @TonyHatfield rightly pointed out as the defendant is detained under the Mental Health Act but also check out at the end of this article, the other examples provided by other people


Paedophile Greville Janner

HT to Dan for finding this article which can also be found at Western Morning News [1] under the following slightly inaccurate headline.

Man found guilty of abusing six under-age girls

Posted : May 15, 2010

A DEVON man has been found guilty of abusing six under-age girls in a trial held in his absence at Exeter Crown Court.

Jurors yesterday unanimously found that Michael Collingwood, now 69, of Tedburn St Mary, near Exeter, committed 23 sex offences, including raping one girl.

Judge Paul Darlow instructed the jury to formally enter not guilty pleas to the other six sex offence allegations.

Jurors heard the trial in Collingwood’s absence after being told he suffers from severe dementia.

The jury forewoman, giving her verdicts, was required to say she found Collingwood “did the act charged” rather than being “guilty”, due to him not standing trial.

They were told, after the verdict, that he is currently in hospital under a Mental Health Act order, and his future will be decided at a further hearing.

He repeatedly abused six under-age girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Wendy Fuller said after the verdict: “I want to pay credit to the immense bravery shown by the victims in coming to court and reliving the most traumatic experience of their childhood and beyond.

“I sincerely hope the result at court today will help them to somehow repair the considerable damage this depraved individual has caused.”

The court heard police investigated allegations involving four of the girls, in the 1990s, but the case was not brought to court.

A fresh investigation was launched last year after allegations were brought to light involving two other girls.

Collingwood called the rape victim a “good liar”, during that investigation.

end of Western Morning News Article

It is worth reading Barrister bloggers analysis [2] on the legal situation surrounding the CPS decision on Janner  [3] 

Also see this link for a report from earlier this year in London.He was found guilty of the 1991 assault following a trial at Harrow Crown Court on December 5 . However, the pensioner, who now suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s [4]

Also via @MarkWatts 

Rotherham man who was suffering from dementia was jailed in October for sex assault on young girl.

Eastbourne man who was suffering from dementia was jailed in February for stealing nearly £1m.

[1] 2010 May 15 Western Morning News “Man found guilty of abusing six under-age girls” Follow us: @WMNNews on Twitter | westernmorningnews on Facebook HT to Dan for finding this

[2] 2015 Apr 16 Barrister blogger via Cathy Fox Lord Janner . Was the DPP right. What can complainants do next?

[3] 2015 Apr 16 Cathy Fox text of CPS decision

[4] 2015 Jan 20 Get West London Justice Catches up with paedophile pensioner

[5] 2015 April 20 Daily Mail Why is Labour Peer Lord Janner not being prosecuted because he has dementia? At least 19 defendants suffering with the disease have been convicted for sex crimes… and TEN were in the past year

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused


[C] One in Four

[D] Havoca

[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post

[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog

This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email

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9 Responses to Precedent for a Trial of Perpetrator of Child Sexual Abuse who had Dementia?

  1. joekano76 says:

    Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.


  2. JM says:

    nice find……but have to say, my view and from personal experience….hardly a fair trial when the so called ‘guilty’ person, is locked up, drugged. tortured and not even allowed to attend.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. artmanjosephgrech says:

    There many questions which the media who interviewed the DPP failed to pose
    Why was the statement made when Parliament was not in session?
    Why was it made on the day of the Leaders Debate?
    Although the DPP said the decision was hers did she consulted? Or did she receive representations and if so from whom? Was the privy council judicial committee consulted or made representations?

    The announcement was clearly orchestrated given that the police were prepared, the victims and their representatives written to and the Justice Goddard consulted?

    What is the position on the Leon Britain Inquiry and that in relation to Cyril Smith where Nick Clegg made a statement yesterday quoted on 5 Live but elsewhere? Has there been/ is there to be communication about the role of the Goddard Inquiry in these respects.

    Is this development a portent that there to be no prosecution of any living politiicians under investigation as perpetrators.

    Am I being pessimistic or realistic ?
    It could be several weeks before anyone has the opportunity to ask the new Home Secretary Minister for Justice questions.

    PS is there any obstacle to Lord Janner attending and speaking in the House of Lords as he did in the House of Commons

    The statement has been made that he is no threat Given whhat we know how those with the disease behave when in residential care does this mean he will not be looked after at home with nursing supervision as the disease progresses. As was evident from my daily visit to a specialist home over three years far from reducing the sexual behaviour of men one make use to go around showing his aroused member and asking the ladies for sex… they managed telling him to put it away or they would cut it off while the staff found a way of sealing him in his underpants, eventually./ This was not the only example with one man discovered in bed with a female effectively raping her.


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