Esther Bakers Story

Esther has courageously publicly told her story in the hope that others who knew about this abuse on and around Cannock Chase, Staffordshire in the late eighties and nineties will come forward.

Esther has received abuse on social media, and incredibly irresponsibly a recording was made of her and others at a private meeting with the Inquiry Secretariat by a misguided survivor and released to the press.

She has come forward, shown her courage and gone public, and now it is up to the police and others who knew about this at the time to show their courage and come forward, to help catch these criminal child rapists.

There are three articles all available from Sky. I have now put the 8 minute  video  interview with Esther which was available on You tube, but the 15 sec police video from the first article on this page is perhaps only available on the Sky page.

1. Abuse Survivor: Cops Guarded As I Was Raped  [1]

2. Abuse Survivors Lose Faith In Goddard Inquiry [2] 

3. Politician Abused Me Regularly, Survivor Says [3]

Abuse Survivor: Cops Guarded As I Was Raped

Esther Baker tells Sky News she was sexually abused by different men, with officers sometimes standing guard for the perpetrators.

08:29, UK, Tuesday 26 May 2015


[6]

By Tom Parmenter, Sky News Correspondent

A woman has told Sky News how uniformed police officers stood guard as abusers sexually assaulted her as a young girl.

Waiving her right to anonymity, Esther Baker, 32, spoke exclusively to Sky News about her tormented childhood that saw her sexually abused by men at various locations.

She claimed police officers would stand guard for the perpetrators and on some occasions even joined in the abuse in woodland on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.

She said: “I got the feeling very much that they were protecting somebody, that they were with one of the men.

“One of them (police officers) I knew from church. There were a few occasions where they would be in uniform, and I kind of knew, I learnt that when they were in uniform that it was going to be a rough night.

“On occasion they would – they would sort of join in,” she added.

Ms Baker recalls one police officer apologising to her.

“There was one that I can remember, one of the times I tried to run away and tried to get away from them and he came after me, caught up with me and he was carrying me back to where the rest of them were and he said he was sorry,” she said.

From the age of six, Ms Baker was taken to be abused by different men on Cannock Chase, at various properties around Staffordshire and beyond.

Other children were often there and sometimes they were given alcohol: “We were all pretty much the same, same ages, we never spoke, I don’t know where they came from, who brought them.”

She says the sexual abuse was often filmed and involved men of varying ages from different parts of the country.

She said: “I don’t quite know how to explain. I was brought up in a religious household and one thing that kept me so sure that what they were doing was right was that there were references to people, Lords and a judge.

“I picked up on those names, because I thought one of them must have been God because one of them was ‘Our Lord’.

“I just thought that they were on God’s authority.”

Decades on, Ms Baker has now finally decided to speak out and has made the painful decision to approach the police again, who have assured her that her claims will be investigated thoroughly.

She has recently taken part in a series of gruelling video interviews with detectives recounting the abuse.

She decided to speak to Sky News in the hope of finding other victims or the police officers who were involved.

She said: “I would say to the one that was sorry that he knows who these people were and why they were there.

“I need them to fill in the gaps that I just don’t know, I need people that were adults then but they couldn’t stop it for whatever reason, it is time for them to stop it now.”

The other children who were allegedly abused on Cannock Chase may also hold vital information.

Ms Baker added: “I know they are terrified to come forward, I know what they were told, I know what threats were made and I know why they are scared.

“But every one of us that comes forward will hold a different piece of the puzzle. I can’t fill it in on my own.”

Ms Baker has given the name of one politician to the police and a detailed account of the years of abuse.

She said: “I always swore I would never go near the police again – never … but I have hid it for 20 years, that has not worked, that hasn’t taken the fear away – I have got nothing to lose anymore.”

Ms Baker has ongoing support from the Lantern Project on Merseyside who work with survivors of sexual abuse.

:: Anyone who has concerns about a child or wants advice can contact the NSPCC for free 24 hours a day, by calling 0808 800 5000, or emailing help@nspcc.org.uk

2.

Esther Baker tells Sky News she has lost faith in the Goddard Inquiry into child sexual abuse, saying it feels “fake”.

02:52, UK, Tuesday 26 May 2015

The new Chair of the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Justice Lowell Goddard

The Goddard Inquiry into child sexual abuse still hasn’t heard its first evidence, but it has already lost the trust of some survivors.

Esther Baker is one of them. In the early days she saw the inquiry as an opportunity to finally disclose her wretched childhood.

Being abused simply became part of her routine. She learnt to cope by repeating nursery rhymes or her times tables in her head as countless men took advantage of her.

The promises in recent months from politicians vowing to “uncover the truth” and “leave no stone unturned” gave her the hope that this time might be different.

She engaged with the process, took part in meetings and even received a letter from Home Secretary Theresa May thanking her for her “invaluable assistance”.

Ms Baker though has lost faith in the process.

Justice Lowell Goddard was the third choice to lead the inquiry and was brought over from New Zealand to ensure she was independent of the British establishment, which finds itself at the centre of many allegations of child abuse.

Ms Baker will wait and see how Justice Goddard performs.

Esther Baker

Esther Baker told Sky News the Goddard Inquiry feels ‘fake’

But the false starts, the disagreements and infighting between survivor groups and having her private meetings recorded and then leaked to a newspaper have left her disillusioned.

She said: “At this stage now I don’t trust the inquiry. When I first went into it I did. I put all my trust in it really.

“It feels dirty, the inquiry to me. I don’t think they understand how fake it feels now. It feels stage managed and it feels like it is a game.

“It feels like they are playing a game with survivors now.”

The scope of the inquiry is so wide that it will take years to wade through the troubling and complex evidence.

Some would like it to be wider still. The Kincora children’s home in Belfast, where children were allegedly trafficked to England to be abused, will still not figure under current plans.

Ms Baker’s is just one of thousands of stories.

Last year at the sentencing of John Allen, a care home boss from north Wales who abused youngsters for decades, the judge said he had seen a “procession of sad broken men” pass through the witness box.

The reality is that there is a procession of individuals to be found in every corner of the UK.

Survivors of abuse are not one group of people. They are all individuals who have suffered in different ways and who want different things.

Justice Goddard has an enormous job on her hands.

:: Anyone who has concerns about a child or wants advice can contact the NSPCC for free 24 hours a day, by calling 0808 800 5000, or emailing help@nspcc.org.uk.

3.

Politician Abused Me Regularly, Survivor Says

A rape survivor tells Sky News that a politician was one of the “core members” of the group who allegedly abused her.

08:32, UK, Tuesday 26 May 2015

Esther Baker

Esther Baker told Sky News she was abused as a child in the 1980s and 1990s

Abuse survivor Esther Baker has named a politician as one of the men who abused her while police officers stood guard.

She told detectives at Staffordshire Police that he was one of a number of men who would regularly abuse her in the 1980s and 1990s.

She believes a Lord and a judge may also have been among her abusers.

Ms Baker described the political figure as: “One of the core members. He was there quite often – I was one of his favourites.

“I used to play the piano, and he was quite taken with that … there were different houses.

“I would sit on his lap and he would want me to play.”

The politician is not from Staffordshire but is from the current political era.

Ms Baker has given a graphic and detailed account to detectives and explained to them how she only recently realised who the man was.

She said: “I would know that face anywhere. I have lived with it and others in my head for over 20 years, I know every inch of him.”

Urging other potential witnesses or survivors to come forward, Ms Baker said: “I always swore I would never go near the police again – never.

“I was scared because it feels like, yeah, they are going to know I have said something so the only way I can now protect myself is now to tell.

“I just hope others will do the same. That is the only way we are going to be safe.”

Ms Baker has ongoing support from the Lantern Project on Merseyside, which works with survivors of sexual abuse.

:: Anyone who has concerns about a child or wants advice can contact the NSPCC for free 24 hours a day, by calling 0808 800 5000, or emailing help@nspcc.org.uk.

The Guardian [8] VIP paedophile ring allegations: woman waives anonymity to accuse politician

The Mail Online [7] VIPs raped me in wood as police stood guard: Child sex abuse victim claims judge and peer were among gang

Express and Star [9] Victim breaks silence with ‘very serious’ claims of abuse by politician on Cannock Chase as police watched

Burton Mail [10] Woman who claims she was abused as a child in Staffordshire makes appeal for others to come forward

Roumania [11]

2015 May 26 London Evening Standard p7 [20] I was abused as a child by a politician. A Lord and a Policeman stood guard

2015 May 29 Express and Star 29th [12] ‘I’ve taken control by telling of Cannock Chase sex abuse’

2015 May 29 Shropshire Star Victim Esther Baker speaks out over vile abusers [16]

2015 May 30 Mirror  Lib Dem MP insists he ‘did not rape little girl in the woods and is not a paedophile’ [13]

2015 May 30 Exaro Three women name former MP as paedophile  [14]

2015 May 30 Exaro Former Liberal Democrat MP denies claims of Child Sexual Abuse [18]

2015 May 31 Sunday Times (paywall) Accused ex-MP fears child sex claim is a plot [15]

2015 Jun 2 Express and Star EXCLUSIVE: Woman at centre of Cannock Chase sex abuse claims speaks to the Express & Star, as alleged attacker denies claims [17]

2015 Jun 2 Exaro David Hencke Esther Baker Child Sex Abuse Allegations:A challenging case for Staffordshire Police [19]

2015 Jun 12  Soundart Radio Irreverent Buddhist ‏@Irreverent_B Jun 11
and @Esther joins to discuss abuse, inquiries, survivors issues & LOOKING forward [21]

2015 Jun 15 BBC Radio 5 [22]  Esther  (only available on i player until mid July – woul dbe grateful for separate audio file)

 2015 Aug 18 Breitbart   [23]

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. Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness [G]  and Meditation [H] may be useful.

I believe The Lantern Project @LanternProject have been helping Esther.

Links

[1] 2015 May 26 Sky News Abuse Survivor: Cops Guarded As I Was Raped  http://news.sky.com/story/1490565/abuse-survivor-cops-guarded-as-i-was-raped

[2] 2015 May 26 Sky News  Abuse Survivors Lose Faith In Goddard Inquiry  http://news.sky.com/story/1490572/abuse-survivors-lose-faith-in-goddard-inquiry

[3] 2015 May 26 Sky News Abuse Survivor: Politician Abused me Regularly http://news.sky.com/story/1490575/politician-abused-me-regularly-survivor-says

[4] CathyFoxBlog A Fortnight in the Life of the Overarching Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry. Where now? https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/a-fortnight-in-the-life-of-the-overarching-child-sexual-abuse-inquiry-where-now/

[5] Cathy fox blog Pindown, Operation Thor and the cover up of child sexual abuse in childrens homes in Staffordshire https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/pindown-operation-thor-and-the-cover-up-of-child-sexual-abuse-in-staffordshires-childrens-homes/

[6] Sky You Tube Esthers video into with Tom Parmenter https://youtu.be/uCbmUTs_lHo

[7] 2015 May 26 Daily Mail Child sex abuse victim claims politician was among men who regularly assaulted her in woods while uniformed police stood guard http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3097281/Child-sex-abuse-victim-claims-politician-one-men-regularly-assaulted-uniformed-police-stood-guard.html#ixzz3bFph5vwU

[8] 2015 May 27 Guardian VIP paedophile ring allegations: woman waives anonymity to accuse politician http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/may/26/vip-paedophile-ring-woman-waives-anonymity-link-politician-abuse?CMP=share_btn_fb

[9] 2015 May 27 Express and Star Victim breaks silence with ‘very serious’ claims of abuse by politician on Cannock Chase as police watched http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/05/27/victim-breaks-silence-with-very-serious-claims-of-abused-by-politician-on-cannock-chase-as-police-watched/

[10] 2015 May 27 Burton Mail Woman who claims she was abused as a child in Staffordshire makes appeal for others to come forward http://t.co/s3VNT2da4f

[11] Roumania http://www.realitatea.net/fetita-de-sase-ani-abuzata-sexual-de-un-politician-marturisiri-cutremuratoare_1708363.html

[12] 2015 May 29 Express and Star ‘I’ve taken control by telling of Cannock Chase sex abuse’ http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2015/05/29/ive-taken-control-by-telling-of-cannock-chase-sex-abuse/

[13] 2015 May 30 Mirror  Lib Dem MP insists he ‘did not rape little girl in the woods and is not a paedophile’ http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lib-dem-mp-insists-did-5793397

[14] 2015 May 30 Exaro Three women name former MP as paedophile http://www.exaronews.com/articles/5571/three-women-name-former-liberal-democrat-mp-as-paedophile

[15] 2015 May 31 Sunday Times Accused ex-MP fears child sex claim is a plot http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Crime/article1562763.ece?CMP=OT

[16] 2015 May 29 Shropshire Star Victim Esther Baker speaks out over vile abusers http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/05/29/victim-esther-baker-speaks-out-over-vile-abusers/

[17] 2015 Jun 2 Express and Star EXCLUSIVE: Woman at centre of Cannock Chase sex abuse claims speaks to the Express & Star, as alleged attacker denies claims http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2015/06/02/exclusive-cannock-chase-sex-abuse-victim-reveals-she-feared-for-life-as-alleged-attacker-denies-claims/

[18] 2015 May 30 Exaro Former liberal democrat MP denies claims of Child Sexual Abuse   http://www.exaronews.com/articles/5572/former-liberal-democrat-mp-denies-claims-of-child-sex-abuse

[19] 2015 Jun 2 Exaro David Hencke Esther Baker Child Sex Abuse Allegations:A challenging case for Staffordshire Police https://davidhencke.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/esther-baker-child-sex-abuse-allegations-a-challenging-case-for-staffordshire-police/

[20] 2015 May 26 London Evening Standard p7 I was abused as a child by a politician. A Lord and a Policeman stood guard https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CG-GKtQWgAAQ5nY.jpg

[21] 2015 JUN 12 soundart Radio Irreverent Buddhist ‏@Irreverent_B Jun 11
and @Esther joins to discuss abuse, inquiries, survivors issues & LOOKING forward https://t.co/EhQBlGzWGF

[22] 2015 Jun 16 BBC Radio 5 Esther (only available on i player until mid July) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05yl3t2

[23] 2015 Aug 18 Breitbart  WESTMINSTER PAEDOPHILE SCANDAL, LABOUR MP: ‘I SEE PEOPLE IN PARLIAMENT WHO SHOULD BE IN PRISON http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/08/18/westminster-paedophile-scandal-labour-mp-i-see-people-in-parliament-who-should-be-in-prison/

[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/

[G] Jim Hopper Mindfulness http://www.jimhopper.com/mindfulness/

[H] Jim Hopper Meditation http://www.jimhopper.com/mindfulness/#cultivate

[I] The Lantern Project http://www.lanternproject.org.uk/ The Lantern Project @LanternProject have been helping Esther.

This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email cathyfox@bigfoot.com

cathyfox the truth will out, the truth will shout, the truth will set us free

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