Kenneth Martin – Times 30 July 1975 Court

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.  National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C] and Havoca [D]. Useful post on triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.

Redaction Some reports have had victims names redacted and some assault details redacted. This is a difficult balance-  normally I would think that  I should not “censor” details but on consultation with various people I have taken the decision to redact. This is mainly to protect victims, their friends and relatives from unnecessary detail and to stop the gratification of those who seek salacious details. In addition to the obvious “victims redaction” I have thus “assault redacted” on descriptions of assaults but not on the charges themselves. It appears to make no large difference to the vital information for researchers that these documents contain. That information is mainly names of the perpetrators, past addresses, and the charges they faced – on which newspapers are pathetically inaccurate. If you think that the balance is not correct or that a particular redaction needs reconsideration, please say.

For An Index / Timeline of Court Appeal Documents on Cathy Fox Blog [1]

Index Timeline of Newspaper Articles on Cathy Fox Blog [3]

This post is relevant to Paedophilia around Piccadilly Part 4- Playland Trial and Cover Up [2]

Times 1975 July 30

Toys used to lure boys into vice court told
Kenneth Martin, a Soho chestnut man, used expensive toys to tempt young
boys into homosexual vice, it was disclosed yesterday at the Central
Criminal Court. Police officers found Meccano and railway sets, worth
£1,000 each, at his flat and a story of “almost Dickensian child
corruption” came to light. One of Mr Martin’s victims was a boy aged 11 who
turned to male prostitution after a meeting at Playland, a West End
amusement arcade, it was alleged. Some of the toys were obtained in a
spending spree involving more than a hundred offences and £3,200 in dud
cheques, Mr Colin Hart-Leverton, for the prosecution, added. Mr Martin,
of Dansey Place, Soho, was jailed for seven years. Before sentence, he told
Judge Gwyn Morris, QC: ” I have time and time again asked for some form of
treatment for this. But nobody listens “. The judge replied: ” The only
treatment for offences involving small boys is self-restraint.” Mr Martin
admitted four charges of indecently assaulting boys aged 11 and 12, and
was given concurrent four-year prison terms on each. He also admitted eight
offences of obtaining goods by deception and asked for a further 98 to be
considered. He was given three year concurrent prison sentences, on those
charges, to run consecutively to those for indecent assault. The judge
directed his acquittal on four buggery charges. Mr Hart-Leverton said Mr
Martin had previous convictions for buggery and indecent assault.

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Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.  National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C] and Havoca [D]. Useful post on triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.

Links

[1] Cathy Fox Blog 2015 May 8 [constantly updated] An Index / Timeline of Court Appeal Documents on Cathy Fox Blog https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/a-timeline-of-court-and-ewca-documentation-on-cathy-fox-blog/

[2] 2015 May 6 Cathy Fox blog Paedophilia around Piccadilly Part 4- Playland Trial and Cover Up  https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/paedophilia-around-piccadilly-part-4-playland-trial-and-cover-up/

[3] Index Timeline of Newspaper Articles on Cathy Fox Blog https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/newspaper-stories-index-timeline/

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html

[B] NAPAC http://www.napac.org.uk/

[C] One in Four http://www.oneinfour.org.uk/

[D] Havoca http://www.havoca.org/HAVOCA_home.htm

[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post http://survivorsjustice.com/2014/02/26/triggers-what-are-they-and-how-do-we-work-through-them/

[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog http://survivorsjustice.com/

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