12th October 1974 The Times Child Care Officer is Jailed for Assaults
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Following my post some time ago on Paedophilia around Picadilly 4  , @cassandracogno (whose excellent website is here  and has written much about Playland  ) quoted some of one of the references, (see below) and wrote in the comments “Child-care officer Brian Johnson, 44, of Gladstone Road, Colchester, was jailed for six years. Would Johnson have worked in a children’s home? If so which one? Local to Colchester, Essex or not?”
“1974 Oct 12 Daily Mirror [135a] [135b] Boy Slaves in Vice Orgies – A newspaper photographer, a child welfare officer and an American scientist were members of a vice ring, an Old Bailey judge heard yesterday. At their homosexual orgies young boys were paraded as slaves. The boys were attracted to the home of photographer Ronald Fortune because it had a shooting gallery. Many of the boys were indecently assaulted at Fortune’s home in Darrick Wood Road, Orpington. Fortune, 54, was jailed for five years. Child-care officer Brian Johnson, 44, of Gladstone Road, Colchester, was jailed for six years. Scientist George Jacobs, 43, of Elm Park Gardens, West Kensington, was given a two-year sentence.”
In an article from the Times (then thought of as the paper of record, before Murdoch owned it and destroyed its reputation) below, it says Ronald Fortune was a photographer, (in fact he was a Daily Mail photographer I have been told). Brian Johnson worked for Tower Hamlets Council at the time as child care officer but I am not sure which establishment, does anyone know? George Wayne Jacobs was described as being in American local government, in fact was a scientific officer for NASA  . Ian Bell and Peter Frank Hickman must have been involved in some way with the others, as they are named together in national archives file, that is closed until 2064! see below or  . Peter Hickman was jailed in 1975, received four years for twelve counts of indecently assaulting Barnardo’s boys. More recently in 2014 Hickman was jailed for physical and emotional cruelty, exact charges uncertain. Judge McKinnon said “You were cruel to a six year-old girl routinely, month after month  
12th October 1974 The Times Child Care Officer is Jailed for Assaults 
A London child-care officer and two other men were sentenced at the
Central Criminal Court yesterday to jail terms for offences involving
indecent photographs and indecent assault of younig boys.
Brian Arthur Johnson, aged 44, a former approved school housemaster and
for the past 10 years child-care officer for Tower Hamlets Council, London,
was jailed for a total of six years. Mr Johnson, of Gladstone Road,
Colchester, Essex, pleaded guilty to 12 charges of indecent assault
involving 11 boys, six of them in his care one charge of inciting a child
to comnmit gross indecency with another; and sending indecent articles
through the post.
Ronald William Fortune, aged 53, a national newspaper photographer, of
Darrick Wood Road, Orpington, Kent, who admitted 10 charges of indecent
assault involving boys, was jailed for a total of five years.
George Wayne Jacobs, aged 48, a photographer, described as a “public
figure active in American local government”, was jailed for a total of two
years after pleading guilty to three charges of indecent assault, one of
incitement and one of sending indecent articles through the post
Mr Kenneth Richardson, for the prosecution, said the offences admitted by
the three men related to 22 boys between the ages of 10 and 16. They had
been photographed in various indecent poses, including that of a slave in
chains, and had been sexually assaulted. Mr Fortune had used his Orpington
home as a “snare” for young boys, Mr Richardson said. He kept toys and had
a shooting gallery in the attic, where boys liked to play. Mr Fortune liked
children and hundreds had gone to his home, but for the most part nothing
indecent happened. Mr Victor Durand, QC, for the defence of Mr Johnson,
said that during his career as a childcare officer, he had handled 300
cases. Many of the boys were unwanted children. Witnesses spoke highly of
the good work he had done on behalf of the incurably sick and the deprived
over many years. Mr Roger Frisby, QC, for the defence of Mr Jacobs,
said that he had always been homosexual and had striven to keep it under
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Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.
- 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.
- Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma* [J]
 1974 Oct 12 The Times Child Care Officer is Jailed for Assaults [see above]
 National Archives Description:
George Wayne JACOBS, Ronald William FORTUNE and Brian Arthur JOHNSON:
convicted of indecent assaults on three boys at Orpington, Kent, in May
1974. Ian BELL and Peter Frank HICKMAN, members of the same paedophile
gang, convicted of indecent assaults on other boys. Orderable at item level. This record is closed Closed For 86 years Opening date: 01 January 2064 Reference: MEPO 26/344 http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C11542740
 2015 May 6 Cathy Fox Blog Paedophilia around Piccadilly Part 4 https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/paedophilia-around-piccadilly-part-4-playland-trial-and-cover-up/
 2015 Feb 11 Bits of Books Playland 1970-1975: When protecting ‘millionaires titled and influential’ paedophile punters becomes paramount https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/1972-1976-the-art-of-pervasion-playland-paedophiles-power-and-politics/
 1970 Sep 16 The Day Missing One Elk :$25,000 collar https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1915&dat=19700916&id=VvggAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MnQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=748,2833432&hl=en
 1972 Jan 31 NASA Final Report Research to Determine the Role of Gravity in Neurosecretory Physiology contract NASw-2196 pdf download http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19720011422.pdf
 2014 Nov 9 Square Mile News Ex-Barnardo’s Principal Jailed For Child Cruelty http://squaremilenews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/ex-barnardos-principal-jailed-for-child.html
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