Timeline of a Child Rapist 4 – William Alexander Goad

This is another article I have been holding for some time to finish the last bits, but is better public than perfect…It needs some work, usually where marked by + or unresolved references. If anyone wants to add to article feel free to comment or send things for me to add or correct or you can take this and improve it.

William Goad aka Bill aka Billy aka David Scott aka George Healey was possibly the  countries most prolific child rapist.

William Goad who was found guilty of sexual abuse of children over decades in Plymouth. He is being sentanced on the 04 Oct 2004 Irving of Exeter Nick Irving 07831182833Timeline  William Goad

1944 Sept 12 Goad born [75] [29]

1957-1961 Goad attends Forde Park Approved School where he says he was abused [29]

1964 Goad abuses a boy who worked for him selling rosettes at Plymouth Argyle  [29]

1964 Goad abuses boy, 1964 or thereabouts,  (then aged 8 or 9) who went as a cub to a camping club which Goad helped to run. Another adult, a man named John, was also involved [75]

1965 First count of abuse admitted by Goad [18]

1972 Oct Goad First Child Sex Conviction, for offences of indecency with a child and indecent assault, he was made the subject of a probation order [75]. Convicted of indecency with child and indecent assault on male. Made subject of probation order for three years [29]  Put on probation and sent on sex offenders course [18]

1976 Goad interviewed about market “In Plymouth I am not interested in having a market here just once a year. What I’m interested in doing in Plymouth is to have a permanent open air market run by the council.” [74]

1977/78 Goad abused boy in Birmingham [75]

1979/80 Goad offences against boy C  [75]

1979-1983 Goad offences against boy Q [75]

1980’s “Goad leased warehouses and opened Pan Shops, Barbican Discounts” [74]

1980 Jun 30 Goad Second Child Sex Conviction, for indecent assault, indecency with a child, gross indecency and attempted indecent assault, he was made the subject of a suspended sentence [75]. For indecent assault suspended sentence [18]. Goad convicted of two counts of indecent assault, two counts of procuring an act of gross indecency and one count of indecency with children [29] Man called Bob tried alongside [fileon4]

1982-4 Goad offences against boy D [75] including offence in Taunton or Torquay with another man Scoutmaster.

1980s early. The report by PSD notes that in the early 1980s the Task Force conducted observations on Goad’s house “as a result of intelligence received believed to be regarding underage sex at the address”[1] . One of the two officers who carried out the observations told PSD investigators he recalled how a Detective Constable [Mike] Foulden was seen going to the address. An Inspector who led the operation, but who has since retired, also confirmed Det Con Foulden’s unexpected presence at Goad’s home. Paul Wyatt notes that other officers had flagged Det Con Foulden up to senior officers in the early 1980s for his possible links to Goad, yet he was later given a significant role in investigating allegations against the market trader [1]

1984 Goad offences against boy F [75]

1984 Goad offences against boy R [75]

1984/5 Goad offences boy G [75]

1986 Paul Wyatt has bitterly complained that in 1986, when he was collected for interview by two officers about the abuse he suffered at the hands of Goad. One of them was Det Con Foulden. During the trip to the police station, he said the officer said to him: “We’ve heard that Billy Goad popped your cherry”. As a result of this comment, and others during police interview, Paul felt he could only reveal a small part of the abuse he suffered [1]. “Foulden threatened me with a charge on an incident which involved me and someone else. “The only way he could’ve found out about it was from direct contact with Eddie Pratt, a man closely linked to Goad, who was later exposed by BBC Panorama as a paedophile. [1]

1987 Goad offences against J [75]

1987 Paul Wyatt alleges he was abused by Goad aged 13-16, but not the full extent []

1987 Police investigation 1  of 3 referred to that there were concerns about [29]

1987 Apr 23 Goads Third Child Sex Conviction. Plymouth Crown Court [29]. Goad convicted of three counts of indecent assault on Mr Wyatt. Three other offences being taken into consideration. Sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for two years [29] [75] [18]. In 1987 Goad was sentenced to six months, suspended for two years, for the three counts of indecent assaults on Wyatt. He was found not guilty on sexual assault charges on six other boys [1]. Wyatt fears these other boys were also interviewed – and put off giving a fuller account – by Det Con Foulden. He said: “Foulden interviewed several boys. “He was one of the main investigators. “Goad got not guilty’s on all but my charges.”[1]

1987 late. Ray Zolla Gave police statement,  Jumped off 140 foot cliff and survived [74]

1987 Nov [?? surely April] Wyatt gave evidence with a few others at Goad trial Plymouth Crown Court [29]

1989 – 1993 Goad offences against M in Birmingham, Bristol or Cornwall, at
Barbican Discounts and elsewhere in Plymouth [75]

1991 Goad and business partner open Cornish Market World in St Austell [29]

1992 Goad offences against N [75]

1994 Mr Paul Wyatt makes full disclosure of sexual assault by Goad [29] after seeing Goad in the city centre, accompanied by a “young blond-haired boy, no older than eight years.” He said: “It dawned on me that Goad was still abusing young boys and I felt strongly that I had to stop no matter what the cost to me, so I made a full statement to another CID officer.” This statement fully disclosed the abuse he suffered, how Goad had raped him and others, how Goad had made friends with Paul’s friends, lent Paul’s father money to start up a business venture, had supported the Scout group Paul was in before blackmailing Paul in procuring his own friends into starting working for him.“He told me that my father’s business was failing and if I did this for him he would stop the bank from taking my family’s home and all our possessions. I gave the police names of other victims” [29]

1994 Operation Emotion began [29]

1995 Jan. Goad arrested [1] CPS say another prosecution based on the same 1987 case would be an “abuse of process” and case dropped [29]

1995 Police investigation 2 of 3 referred to that there were concerns about [29]

1996 Confidential meeting regarding allegations against Goad and “prominent men in society” who “have or did have associations with this ring” [29]. Mr Wilson counselled many of Goad’s victims who came to him suffering substance abuse. Hearing their testimony led him to be a vigorous supporter of their campaign for Goad and others to be brought to justice. Revelations by a victim of Goad were shared at that meeting by a consultant psychiatrist with two CID officers and a child protection officer, noting how the young man revealed that Goad’s house was “kitted out like a boys’ club”. Boys were given payment of BMX bikes for the abuse they suffered and some boys’ parents had their debts paid or overlooked. Other boys were taken away for weekends by Goad “and associates”. The minutes state: “The weekends away were spent in other large cities such as London and Manchester where the boys were shared with other men in these cities. The boys were threatened to keep quiet and were paid off. It appears some prominent men in society have or did have associations with this ring.”The minutes warn that: “Given the nature of this ring and the prominence of some of its members confidentiality was vital. [29]

1996 to 1997 – Further allegations against Goad formally made by two victims to police leading to Operation Emotion 2 [29].

1997 One of those who did make a statement to the police in late 1997 was Ray Zolla [64] Spelling out the full horror of Goad’s abuse was hard. But then came nothing, no major inquiry or news of an arrest, no support for the victims. As months went by, there was no sign Devon and Cornwall Police had grasped the scale of Bill Goad’s abuse [18].

1990s late In the late 1990s the force conducted its biggest ever child abuse investigation. [+] More than 300 people made allegations against 190 people from 41 residential care homes. Four former Forde Park staff were convicted after trials and sentenced to a total of 22 years in jail. However, Ms Thompson said there was no cross referencing between the investigations [29] In the Forde Park case only a handful out of a couple of hundred perpetrators were prosecuted [90].

1997 Oct Boy H threatened with shotgun [75]

c. 1997 Goad under false name David Scott moved to Ivybridge, Devon before fleeing to Thailand [64]

1998 Intelligence on the police system that Goad was living under a false name in a flat in Ivybridge according to Det Constable Shirley Thompson [29]

1998 Phillip Egar gave police statement and later committed suicide on Christmas Day [74]

1998 < Jun Police investigating Goad which led to him getting passport [75]

1998 Jun 7 Goad Applied for passport in false name [75] Obtained false passport by deception. Charged in 2004 [18]

1998 late Goad flees to Thailand on false passport [29] [75] under name George Healey

1998 -2003 thought to be in Pattaya, Thailand on false passport under the name of George
Healey and was living openly there with two Irish 15 and 16 year old gypsy
boys []

1998 Oct Operation Emotion 2 launched to investigate abuse and rape claims [29]

1998 Dec 25 Christmas Day Goad victim Phillip Egar, aged 28, took a heroin overdose, a few months after he had given police statement [74].

1999 Oct While he was on the run, Goad travelled to Spain to meet Kenneth James Gorvin, associate and business partner of over 30 years.  There they struck a deal. What exactly they agreed isn’t known, but what is clear from the company documents is that Bill Goad resigned from the business and transferred his shares. Ken Gorvin became the sole director of a new company in which he and his family hold all the shares [74].

2003 Goad ventured back to the UK and stayed at this hotel on the outskirts of Plymouth, he was caught and arrested on his way back from a meeting with Gorvin and lawyers to discuss the Cornish market’s trading hours. It was then police found out Goad was booked into the hotel under his false identity. It was by credit card in the name of Kevin Gorvin, his business partner [74]

2003 Jun 4 was arrested At the time he was travelling on a train. When arrested he said to the officers, “What chance has a man got if some little junkie accuses him of sexually abusing them after 15 years? They’re just after compensation. That’s what’s it’s all about” [75]. Goad arrested on train in UK on false passport. After Herald reports he has been charged 10 more victims come forward [29] Goad possessed a Pattaya country club membership card, a Pattaya International Hospital Card under a false name, a Krung Thai bank card using the same false name, and information suggesting a link to an address in an area of Thailand. Police also found that he had been booked into the Holland Inn hotel in Saltash as under the same false name [29].

2003 Jun/Jul After Goads arrest he underwent heart surgery. He was interviewed by Police, but declined to answer questions. He read a statement out, in which he denied the allegations [75]

2003 Ms Thompson revealed she and Det Con Livingstone had met with a high ranking officer who congratulated them on their work after Goad’s arrest in 2003. “He told us – ‘watch your back – you will come across brick walls’.”She admits there was a sense that Goad was untouchable and protected by people who had “sold their soul to the Devil”. She added “I got the sense I wasn’t going to be a popular person in the police. I was told they [Goad’s victims] were all ‘loose cannons’ [29]

c. 2003 Police Operation Emotion 2 [64]

2003 Aug Boy B went to police on arrest of Goad [75]

2004/5 Study of e-mails, much later uncovered in the UK suggested one of his businesses was transferring around £3,000 a month to Goad during 2004 and 2005 [29]

2004 Mar 12 Goad had pleaded guilty to one count of obtaining property by deception, that count featuring in a second indictment [75]

2004 Sept 3 Plymouth Crown Court, on re-arraignment he pleaded guilty to fourteen counts of buggery with a person under the age of 16 and to two counts of indecent assault upon a male person, the substance of the indictment [75]

2004 Sept 3 A Professional Standards Department [Devon and Cornwall Police] investigation has found that a “policy book” entry for Sept 3, 2004 states “all new victims making contact with the police post the plea and direction hearing [of Goad] will have their crimes recorded and will be provided support through the Plymouth Victim support services. All details to be held on the file post the trial” [29]

2004 Det Con Livingstone told The Herald that during investigations “[we found] some kids were told by police that they were ‘lying little queers’.”He added; “I heard stories about boys being held down, of parties of men turning up, paedophile rings. Some [of the men] were older, older than Goad. They would’ve been in charge at the time. He learned from them, learned tactics and contacts.”[]

2004 Sept Goad jailed for life [29]

2004 Oct 4 Goad 4th Child Sex Conviction was sentenced to life imprisonment for each of the offences of buggery, with an order that he serve six years and two months imprisonment before being considered for parole. We emphasise those words. It was not before he be released; it was before he be considered for parole. He was sentenced to concurrent terms of three years’ imprisonment for each of the offences of indecent assault and to twelve months’ imprisonment for the offence of obtaining property by deception. He was also ordered to pay a total of £50,000 towards the prosecution and defence costs. One offence of buggery and one offence of indecent assault was taken into consideration [75]

2004 Oct 4 BBC [48] Paedophile receives life sentence. A paedophile who boasted of beating his own “record” of sexually abusing 142 boys in a year, has been given a life sentence at Plymouth Crown Court. William Goad, 60, of Ford Park Road, Plymouth, was described in court as a “voracious, calculating, predatory and violent” paedophile. Goad had pleaded guilty to 14 specimen counts of serious sexual assault and two counts of indecent assault. The first count of abuse admitted by Goad took place in 1965. Goad also received a concurrent 12-month sentence for obtaining a passport by deception in 1998. Judge Taylor

2004 Oct 5 Guardian [18] Paedophile gets life sentence. Judge William Taylor. Goad targeted children he employed in shops and market stalls. He owned two houses overlooking school playgrounds, set up play areas, and ran a camping club, as well as approaching children on the street. He even offered some boys a £50 “finder’s fee” to introduce him to their friends. Goad raped these children in his home, his warehouse, his van, on camping trips and in a cottage in Dartmoor, buying their silence with drugs, money, sweets and toys, and threatening violence if they told anyone. He admitted 14 specimen counts of buggery, the first of which dates back to 1965, and two of indecent assault. He admitted 14 specimen counts of buggery, the first of which dates back to 1965, and two of indecent assault. He also pleaded guilty to obtaining a false passport in 1998, when police launched their investigation. Goad had already been taken to court three times for indecent assault, but was put on probation and sent on a sex offenders course in 1972, while in 1980 and 1987 he received suspended sentences. Goad, 60, who once boasted he had beaten his own record of abusing 142 boys a year.. [18]

2004 Oct 5 BBC [22] Paedophile is told to pay £50,000. Ford Park Road, Plymouth. Goad was told on Tuesday to pay £20,000 towards prosecution costs and £30,000 towards his defence team’s costs. At a brief hearing on Tuesday, the court heard that Goad had £26,325 in his bank account, with a further £25,000 due to be transferred within 21 days.

2004 Oct 5 Daily Telegraph [62] Voracious Paedophile given life. “voracious, calculating, predatory and violent homosexual paedophile”. Martin Meeke, QC, prosecuting. Goad boasted to a victim he had abused 142 boys in a single year and frequently had 10 youngsters at his home at any time. He employed boys at his shops and market stalls. When he discovered police were on his trail he fled, using a false passport, and moved to Thailand where police believe he carried on abusing children. He later returned to Britain on a false passport.

2004 Oct 6 Free Library Mirror Group [55] My troubled boy overdosed on heroin after he was raped by Goad.. I’d kill the bastard; MUM FURY AT WORST PAEDO. A MUM revealed yesterday how William Goad, Britain’s worst paedophile, drove her son to kill himself.  Phil Eggar was 28 when he died on Christmas Day, 2001, from a heroin overdose.

Nov 2004 In November 2004, Ms Thompson attended an Adult Protection Case Discussion with a senior police officer, Community Drug Service worker Phil Wilson and a senior Primary Care Trust lead. During that meeting, Mr Wilson “mentioned that the names of other men that have been brought up by the Goad victims as being involved in abuse.” He asked: “Are these people going to be investigated? Do the victims need to make new statements? [29]

2004 Nov 9 BBC [41] Paedophile evidence ‘not followed up ‘. The Detective Chief Inspector who ran the operation to catch him, Michele Slevin, said intelligence gathered from the Goad inquiry was followed up but without success.  “At the end,” said DCI Slevin, “we were only able to charge Goad with ‘offences committed with others unknown’ because other offenders hadn’t been identified or located at that time. “And obviously we weren’t going to suspend Goad’s trial for the sake of identifying or locating any other offenders” 

John Livingstone, one of the detectives involved in the Goad investigation, told File On 4 that dealing with new evidence brought forward by victims since his conviction had been problematic. “They [the victims] do say they were abused by other men, sometimes instructed by Goad and sometimes involving him.”A lot of what we’ve got is first names and places and to tie it all up is a logistical nightmare. “We can go round the country to talk to victims who were abused here but we wouldn’t have the facility to investigate further. That would have to be done on a national level.” ++<

2004 Nov 9 BBC [42] [73] File on 4 Transcript

Manchester Gay Village with Lifeshare. It’s one of the few outreach schemes in the UK aimed at keeping in touch with young male sex workers. It’s run by Tez Clegg. They are in touch with 35 male prostitutes , but there are a lot more. Pimp takes them to Blackburn, Crewe, Stockport, Wigan In September, the pimp forty year old Raymond Colin Hawthorne was jailed for seven years.

Sara Swann, who has researched child prostitution and advises government policy-makers, says local authorities often turn a blind eye to the problem. Manchester’s Area Child Protection Committee were asked why there appears to have been so little done to tackle the issue of teenage boys selling sex on the streets. It’s the body responsible for implementing government guidance to try to prevent the sexual exploitation of youngsters. But they refused to be interviewed or even to issue a statement. Tink Palmer, a former principal policy officer at the children’s charity Barnardos, Manchester’s failure to act is not untypical, and that’s an open invitation to child sex abusers.

Goad. Interviews with Detective Constable Shirley Thompson and Detective Constable John Livingstone

Urry: Although he’s the only one who’s been jailed, File on 4 has discovered that Britain’s most prolific paedophile wasn’t acting alone. Goad was part of a network of child sex offenders, stretching across the UK. There’s some evidence to suggest it may be an international ring. One of his victims, Ray, says he was forced to have sex with other men at Goad’s instigation. 5 other men Manchester with Goad all sexually abused him. Ray once passed out once on railway line due to drugs.

Livingstone: We are aware that Goad travelled regularly to places like Thailand. He would often take boys on holiday to America. There is some intelligence to say that he actually wanted to retire to America and start businesses up there, so what connections he’s got over there it would be impossible to say without further inquiries.

Phoenix Survivors Shy Keenan. Mr Goad’s money, because we know that it didn’t just disappear, it’s been relocated, then it needs to be found. Secondly, we feel that there were other people obviously connected to Goad and his activities and those people need to be looked into and properly investigated. The fact is that many of these men are mentioning the same names and giving up similar information, and they don’t know each other, so they certainly have valuable information, and I am not finding it difficult to understand it, and I don’t find it vague. The rules, the information, the laws, everything is in place for them to be able to deal with it. Also, you know, there’s plenty of advice out there from lots of us for the victims of these networks. If they don’t choose to take it, there’s really not much we can do. But the fact is, if you leave these people to go on and on, you will end up with loads of cases like the Goad case. I mean, we’re talking about hundreds of victims. There really shouldn’t be an argument about whether or not we can afford to stop these people. We absolutely have to, because we can’t afford not to.

Urry: We wanted to ask the Association of Chief Police Officers about the questions raised by this programme, but no-one would be interviewed. A spokesman told us the chief officer who speaks on these issues wouldn’t comment because he wasn’t familiar enough with the individual cases. Those cases demonstrate that investigations aren’t getting to the perimeters of paedophile networks, or catching more offenders.

The Detective Chief Inspector who ran the Goad inquiry, Michele Slevin, insists they are doing their best. Much more [42] [73]

2004 Nov 10 BBC [61] Police reject abuse case claims. [However] only three people were identified either by name or nickname, as being involved in allegations of sexual abuse. “The allegations against all three of these men have been investigated, however, there proved to be insufficient evidence to charge any of these individuals.” There had been no shortcuts in the six-year investigation into the offences committed by Goad, said the force in a statement. William Goad, who used to run a market stall at Par near St Austell..  However, Shy Keenan from Phoenix Survivors, the group representing Goad’s victims, told BBC File on 4 the number of offenders still at large who were connected to Goad were in double figures. She claimed there was no evidence of fully resourced follow up investigations into these criminals. “I don’t accept that the information has been vague, and I would say categorically that names have been given of other men involved in this. “I don’t believe Devon and Cornwall police have done all they can in this particular case. There is much more they should still do.”

2004 Nov c. 17 Days later Panorama received a long letter from Parkhurst Prison. Remarkably Bill Goad told us he too thought he’d been treated leniently, let off with a fairly short tariff. [74]

2004 after Goads conviction Paul Wyatt founded the Operation Emotion support group which he said heard from hundreds of Goad’s victims. Paul said: “These men were refused the opportunity of making a statement. They were given crime reference numbers and a telephone helpline number to ring. Of the 17 men who originally were part of the trial which led to his eventual conviction, some had named other paedophiles connected to Goad who had also abused them. This information eventually led to the convictions of many other paedophiles in the last few years.Paul said: “I was abused by at least two men who weren’t connected to Goad. Other boys who were being abused by Goad frequented these two men’s addresses and Goad would go to pick them up there. I was as well. I was abused at their homes in St Budeaux in the 1990s [29]

2005 Jan 12 cathyfoxblog [75] William Alexander Goad Court of Appeal. Rejected. The sentencing judge fixed the minimum term by starting with the proposition that if he were sentencing in relation to those offences of buggery the determinate element of the life
sentence would be 18 years. From that, he made a deduction of three years
(or one-sixth) to take account of the plea of guilty. He was then required
by law, as he explained, to reduce that figure by half to take account of
the element of remission and to deduct from it 16 months, which the
offender had by then spent on remand, which left a sentence of six years
and two months.

2005 Jan 12 BBC [60] Paedophile jail appeal rejected

2005 Jan 12 The Sun [87] M’luds shame over paedo

2005 Feb John Baker Director of Social Services Plymouth City Council [74]

2005 Feb 4 BBC [70] A one-man crime wave?

2005 Feb 6  BBC Panorama programme [74] claims there are more abusers, including Eddie Pratt [29]. Victims Ian Gibbons, Ray Zolla and Paul Wyatt talk to programme,  as well as  Lyn/ne McDonald whose son Phillip Egar committed suicide, Judge William Taylor recorder of Plymouth and the Judge that sentenced Goad, Phil Wilson Drugs Counsellor, Danny Salmon, DC Shirley Thompson Child Protection Team and DC John Livingstone Child Protection Team. Pre 1998 that system was the responsibility of Devon Social Services until it changed to Plymouth City Council.

Ian Gibbins Social Security records showed that he was seeing Goad, a known sex offender in 1980s. John Baker was Director of Social Services Plymouth City Council 2005. Ian went to Glenbourne Unit, Psychiatric Unit .

Ray Zolla knew of abuse by Goads friend Bob. The programme checked that out and he was a sex offender and he had faced the same indecency charges in 1980 where Robert was known to his victim as Bob.

DCI Michele Slevin Senior Investigating Officer Goad Case 2005

Danny Salmon was a key witness against Bill Goad, but he’s also one of several boys who’ve named another man, a paedophile with a long record called Eddie Pratt. But the police never did trace Eddie Pratt. It took us less than a day to find a man of the same name running a bar in Brittany.

In October 1999, while he was on the run, Goad travelled to Spain to meet Ken Gorvin, associate and business partner of over 30 years.  There they struck a deal. What exactly they agreed isn’t known, but what is clear from the company documents is that Bill Goad resigned from the business and transferred his shares. Ken Gorvin became the sole director of a new company in which he and his family hold all the shares.

In 2003 Goad ventured back to the UK and stayed at this hotel on the outskirts of Plymouth, he was caught and arrested on his way back from a meeting with Gorvin and lawyers to discuss the Cornish market’s trading hours. It was then police found out Goad was booked into the hotel under his false identity. It is not entirely clear whether the false identity was still George Healey but at least the hotel appears to have been under a credit card in the name of Kevin Gorvin, his business associate []

The law says victims of abuse have to sue within six years of turning 18. For Ian Gibbons it’s too late, he’s too old, and he’s been warned his record may put off the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. They make awards to victims of violent crime, but not always if they themselves have gone on to  offend. Howard Webber Chief Executive, Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for more than 40 years since the scheme has been set up, that people with a serious criminal record should be refused compensation unless there are good mitigating circumstances. If you’re raped as an 8 year old boy, is that a good mitigating circumstance?

2005 Feb 6 BBC [53] [74] Panorama transcript “Crime Wave”.

2005 Feb 6 BBC [59] A letter from William Goad

2005 Feb 7 BBC [71] Panorama Crime Wave

2005 Feb 10 BBC [72] Panorama CrimeWave Comments

2005 April Operation Faber launched to investigate Pratt, Peter Norsworthy and three others [29] After the programme was broadcast in February 2005, the force took action – and gave Ms Thompson three months off from her new post in Cornwall to assist Det Con Livingstone to investigate the claims, under the banner Operation Faber [29] As they conducted a series of video interviews the names of both other victims and abusers were revealed. But again, she said she was told not to go beyond the boundaries of the investigation and stick with a small group of suspects. She said she ignored the expectation she should take details over the phone, and would instead visit alleged victims face to face, to continue making video interviews. As a result of the work by Ms Thompson and Det Con Livingstone, Peter Norsworthy was convicted at Plymouth Crown Court in 2006 and jailed for 15 years for a series of vile sexual assaults, including nine rapes [29]

Paul said: “I was abused by at least two men who weren’t connected to Goad. Other boys who were being abused by Goad frequented these two men’s addresses and Goad would go to pick them up there. I was as well. I was abused at their homes in St Budeaux in the 1990s. In April 2005 I gave those names to police.“What if these other hundreds of victims, that never made statements, were abused by others as well? [29] Also cf St Budeaux child abusers [83]

2005 Number of concerns in Police investigation 3 referred to [29]

2005 April Pratt contacts police saying he will return to UK to be interviewed [29]

2005 April Police finally launched Operation Faber into Pratt, Peter Norsworthy and three others [1] [29]

2005 May 4  Mr Wyatt gives video interview to police, of abuse by seven men, including Eddie Pratt [29]

2005 May Eighteen days after Paul gave a video interview, disclosing his abuse at the hands of seven men, including Pratt, Pratt committed suicide by hanging in France [1]

2005 May 22 Pratt commits suicide [29]

2005 May 24 BBC [58] Police check ‘accomplice’ death. Eddie Pratt, 56, is believed to have been found hanged in Loudeac, Brittany. ++

2005 Jun 28 Guardian [57] When time’s up for justice

Peter Garsden, vice-president of the association of child abuse lawyers. The association is mounting a campaign to try to persuade parliament to change the law on time limits, which is denying redress to thousands of victims of sexual and physical abuse. In England and Wales, the time limit for suing over a deliberate assault, including rape, is six years from when the incident occurs or, if later, from when the victim turns 18. There is an alternative route for those abused in children’s homes or schools – suing the management of the institution or the council responsible for it for negligence for failing to protect the victims. Here, a different time limit applies: three years from the date the victims knew the incident caused them harm – or, for a child, three years after reaching 18. That time limit is extendable at the court’s discretion, but lawyers say this is rarely exercised. In 2001, the Law Commission recommended a radical overhaul of the law on time limits in England and Wales. But for the past four years the government has sat on the report, while the courts tell victim after victim their cases have been brought too late.

Congregation of Poor Sisters of Nazareth in Aberdeen. Abuse details. +

As a 13-year-old at boarding school in England, Steve Foster (now 44) was sexually abused over three years by the school chef +

2005 Jun 28 BBC [47] Goad could escape compensation

2006 Feb 13 Guardian [19] Victim takes claim against ‘lottery rapist’ to appeal court

The claim by the woman, Mrs A, is one of three test cases to highlight the strict six-year time limit for launching compensation claims for deliberate assaults. The Law Commission, the official law reform body, recommended five years ago that the law should be reformed to prevent further injustices. The government has accepted the case for change but has failed to legislate. Meanwhile, thousands of victims of child abuse, rape and sexual assault have been told that they brought their cases too late.

2006 Apr 9 Free Library Birmingham Post and Mail [52] We were victims of Child Sex Ring; Call for probe on Midlands Sex Beasts.

TWO women claim they were victims of a secret Midland paedophile ring involving some of Britain’s most notorious sex attackers.  The mothers claim they were drugged and abused when they were children – and have contacted police about their allegations.
The alleged victims alerted cops to their abusive past after Austin Griffiths, 77, was jailed for 11 years for paedophile offences.  The grandad, formerly from Balsall Heath, Birmingham, was found guilty of sexually abusing a young girl and boy at Plymouth Crown Court in December 2004.  Now the women claim he was a member of a Midland paedophile ring which included Birmingham pervert Arthur Birch, millionaire businessman William Goad – dubbed Britain’s worst paedophile – and sex beast Eddie Pratt. But despite contacting Devon and Cornwall police about the alleged ring, the women say detectives have ignored their claims. They have now made a formal complaint to the Independent Police Complaints Commission about their treatment. One of the women said: “We just want to expose the awful crimes that Austin Griffiths has committed and to make people aware of his connections with other paedophiles.  “He had been seen out drinking with Arthur Birch on several occasions and was known to keep his company.
“He ran a market stall in Plymouth with William Goad, and a shop in Stoke with him where they sold second-hand videos.  Griffiths left the Midlands and moved to Plymouth in the 1980s with his second wife Pat. But he regularly returned to the region to visit his family.  He did not hold down regular employment but worked for Midland Counties dairies in the 1960s and was a lorry driver for a while, as well as working with Goad.  Arthur Birch was convicted of seven indecent assaults on children and three serious sexual offences, and was jailed for eight years in 2001. The former care worker at the Tennal Assessment Centre in Har-borne, Birmingham, was one of five men jailed for a total of 3 7 years for carrying out a campaign of sexual abuse. He died in prison aged 82. “He also associated with Eddie Pratt, who has been linked to Goad.

Austin Griffiths search [91]

2006 Apr 9 Sunday Mercury via Scribd/ Free Library [68] Child Abuse Networks – Part One — Pedophile Rings; Top Schools; Prisons; Children’s Homes 

2006 Oct 17 Norsworthy jailed for 15 years for nine rapes and three indecent assaults [29] The operation in the jailing of Peter Norsworthy for 15 years for nine counts of rape [1]

2006 Oct 17 BBC [39]Predatory’ paedophile is jailed. Peter Norsworthy, 60, from Plymouth, was found guilty of raping, indecently assaulting and intimidating a number of teenage boys between 1992 and 2001. Norsworthy, of Taunton Avenue, was found guilty on 13 counts, including nine of rape, three of indecent assault and one of intimidation. He was sentenced to 14 years for eight specimen counts of rape, four years for one count of rape and one year for each of the three indecent assaults, with all the sentences to run concurrently. Mr Justice Jack. Det Sgt John Livingstone, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said that he felt there were victims of Norsworthy who had not been able to come forward and he believed they were only just “scratching the surface” of what had happened. He said the investigation into Norsworthy came out of Operation Emotion, the inquiry that convicted William Goad.

2006 Oct 17 Mail Online [40] Cheers in court as paedophile is jailed

The 60-year-old, of Taunton Avenue, Plymouth, Devon, was found guilty on all 13 counts: nine of rape, three of indecent assault and one of intimidation, all on males under the age of 16 between 1992 and 2001. He was sentenced to 14 years for eight specimen counts of rape, four years for one count of rape and one year for each of the three indecent assaults, with all the sentences to run concurrently.

2007 Feb 6 [66] James Brokenshire MP – Centre for Social Justice

2008 Jul 1 Plymouth Herald [36] Police close in on city’s Fagins

Devon and Cornwall police have now launched Operation Fagin – a year long awareness campaign – to tackle the dangers posed to children who run away from home or go missing. Det Insp Ian Fraser-Roe said the operation was designed to safeguard children. “We’re putting children at the centre of our investigations into missing children”, he said. Through multi-agency work police have set about identifying individuals who lure or ‘groom’ young people into crime, sexual exploitations or drugs supply.

2008 July Ray Zolla took the unusual step of issuing civil proceedings against Goad.[67] 

2008 Jul 31 Plymouth Herald [35] New centre supporting victims of sex assaults

Twelve’s Company, set up in the wake of the horrific sex attacks by notorious predatory paedophile William Goad, recently relocated to the historic Millfields and has made use of a Home Office grant to create one of the UK’s handful of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC). Martine Cotter, chief executive of Twelve’s Company, said the one-stop location will provide specialist medical and aftercare services from the moment of crisis, through the criminal justice system and beyond. The aim of the charity was to work alongside the police and the Plymouth Community Safety Partnership to improve the care provided to victims of rape and sexual assault in not just Plymouth, but also West Devon, Caradon and South Hams.

2008 Sept 24 Plymouth Herald [34] Predator’s legacy of torment

He created the Mount Gould Camping Club, which he ran himself, encouraging young boys to join. As a former director of Cornish Market World, which still houses Ben’s Playworld, one of the largest indoor children’s play parks in the South West, staff noted he would happily sit and watch the children play for hours at a time. He owned two houses in Plymouth – in Tavistock Road and Ford Park Road – both overlooking school playing fields. Others marvelled at the open house policy which saw teams of youths hang out, drinking pop, eating snacks, playing table football or pool at Roville, one of Goad’s homes.

Re effects on victims. The authority invariably argues a victim’s own criminality bars them from compensation for their suffering. Sgt Livingstone argues the abuse they suffered preceded any criminality – and often helped create it. “One guy came into the room as the top dog of the prison. He had this big pony tail. He thought we were there to speak about some offence. “I happened to mention Goad and he physically shrank. Shirley [Det Con Shirley Thompson who worked alongside Sgt Livingstone] and I were amazed at the reaction. From a confident hard man to almost a little boy. He refused to go public. “For the court case all of those we dealt with had criminal records, drug-related, alcohol-related, violence. It all seemed to be a product of the abuse. “But when you spoke to them, got to know them, they were nice people. You forget their appearance, their record. They were very decent people.

Sgt Livingstone admitted there were previous investigations into Goad. He said: “They didn’t go anywhere. Why that is I can’t say. “There were rumours he was very well connected with authority types.”

2008 Sept 15 Daily Mirror [14] Britain’s worst peadophile William Goad may have abused 3,500 boys

2009 In 2009 Paul Wyatt was able to get a law firm to look into the details of Goad’s finances. They noted that Goad had nine previous directorships and was linked to two addresses, one in Ford Park Road and one in Ladysmith Road.However, while he was in Thailand, he resigned these directorships, signing them over to others [29]

2009 Shy Keenan [64] Where Angels Fear: A Terrifying True Story of Little Children Trapped in a … Blackpool, Manchester, Birmingham. 1997 Ray Zolla police statement. Goad AKA David Scott moved to Ivybridge, Devon before fled to Thailand. Emotion 2 around 2003

2009 Oct 1 Plymouth Herald [37] Paedophile’s victim ends bid for money.

Mr Wyatt said that Goad could have been made to pay some costs and compensation for his actions had his assets been seized when he was first arrested. “He did have money at one time, but in just one company £800,000 has disappeared into thin air,” he said.

2009 Oct 1 West Briton [84] Paedophile’s victim ends bid for money

2010 Jan 6 Plymouth Herald [33] Victims to relive vile abuse in a bid to keep Goad in jail

Sentencing him at Plymouth Crown Court, Judge William Taylor ordered that he serve a minimum of six years and two months before being eligible for parole. As that term is up in December, the parole service has started an assessment which includes inviting victims to make statements. “If we want our voices heard, I along with the other victims now have to endure the process of making victim impact statements, triggering more nightmares, more flashbacks, more depression.” Det Sgt Foale said five of Goad’s victims, of 15 on file, were this week due to receive letters asking them if they wished to give their views.

2010 Jun 18 Western Morning News [85] Abuse victim helps charity

2010 Nov 30 Plymouth Herald [32] Britain’s most notorious paedophile’s plea: ‘Treat me like a human being’

Sergeant Livingstone noted how a number of civil claims for compensation revealed that much of Goad’s money disappeared from his bank accounts just before he left the country for Thailand. Paul Wyatt, one of Goad’s victims, said he felt “relieved” Goad was refused parole, saying it would have been a “travesty of justice” if he had been freed.

2010 Dec 1 West Briton [16] Infamous predatory paedophile fails in bid for parole

2010 Sept Her Honour Judge Linda Sullivan QC exercised her discretion to allow the case to proceed in spite of the primary limitation period having expired many years ago. During the trial at Winchester County Court Ray Zolla bravely faced his abuser, who represented himself. The Attorney General had appointed Treasury Counsel to cross examine Ray on behalf of Goad, the first civil claim where this has happened [67]

2010 Dec 3 Judgement given in civil case between Ray Zolla and Goad [67] The judge found against Goad, and ruled that his horrific abuse of Ray was of an exceptional nature. She awarded extra (aggravated) damages to Ray on the grounds that “the Claimant was forced to procure other boys for the Defendant to abuse and so suffers exceptional guilt in respect of this; the fact that the Defendant refused to plead guilty to offences relating to the Claimant and the sneering, abusive and offensive comments the Defendants has made about the Claimant in correspondence.” The exact amount of the damages award has not been disclosed, but is a six-figure sum.

2010 Dec 3 Hickman Rose [67] 3 December 2010 – Six-figure damages for man abused by ‘prolific paedophile’. Also Ray Zolla partial life history.

2010 Dec 7 Western Morning News [15] Man tells how painful memories of child sex abuse led to armed siege

A MAN sexually abused by Britain’s most notorious paedophile has spoken of how he ‘went mad’ in his own home, prompting a five-hour armed siege.Ian Gibbons, aged 35, told of the 25 years of offending, drug abuse and suicide attempts since he was abused by William Goad.

2010 Dec 15 Plymouth Herald [31] Sexual abuse victims offer help to others

Goad’s victims initially joined to run their own self-help group, but linked up with Twelve’s Company until around 18 months ago, when members decided to work on the project alone. The group now includes victims of other paedophiles, not just Goad. Richie Hawkins – who has waived his legal right to anonymity to speak on behalf of the group – joined six months ago.  Operation Emotion was no longer solely about Goad. Operation Emotion hosts an education therapy course and offers advice and training to other organisations working in the same field.

2011 Jul 18 WhatDotheyKnow [13] FOI Request re Goad

1. What are the names of the three people identified during the criminal investigations into the crimes of William Goad and Peter Norsworthy?
2. Has any other sex offender been identified as a member of the Paedophile ring since the conviction of William Goad and Peter Norsworthy?
3. How many of the Victims of William Goad and Peter Norswothy witnessed sexual abuse by convicted wife killer Malcolm Webster?
4. How many of the Victims of William Goad and Peter Norswothy witnessed sexual abuse by confirmed paedophile and rapist Dennis Mackie?
5. How many of the victims of William Goad and Peter Norsworthy were “Looked after children” ie children in the care of the Local Authority at the time they were abused?
6. What steps do Devon & Cornwall take before deciding whether to close a case or pass it to the criminal prosecution service, when a witness has made an allegation against an alleged sex offender?

Answer- The William Goad and Peter Norsworthy cases were high profile investigations and there is a huge amount of information held in relation to each of them. The William Goad case spanned 10 years and the volume of information collated in relation to that case extensive. I am unable to confirm or deny that Devon and Cornwall Constabulary holds information falling within the description specified in parts 1 – 5 of your request. It is estimated that to establish whether this information is held would be likely to take longer than 18 hours worth of searching. In this case you should be aware that requests for information that relate to police investigations are like to attract specific exemptions under the Act, particularly section 30– investigations and proceedings and section 40 – personal information. We may be able to provide some information in relation to part 6 of your request should you re-submit that part of your request only.

2011 Oct 7 Plymouth Herald [76] Paedophile who worked with youths jailed for attacks. Ivor Trevillion.

2011 Oct 12 The Packet [77] Groping stagehand is jailed for four years . Ivor Tevillion

2011 Oct 13 West Briton [17] Mother’s world ‘torn apart’ as paedophile stands trial- Ivor Trevillion

2012 Oct 12 Andrew Drummond [81] William Goad lived openly in Pattaya with Gypsy Boys While on Run

British law enforcement officers based at the Embassy in Bangkok, then headed by Customs Investigator John Hector monitored Goad’s movements liaising with DC John Livingstone in Plymouth. In Pattaya he lived with two Irish travellers, aged 15 and 16, whom he had known for several years, and he paraded them around gay haunts in Boyz Town and Sunee Plaza. It is understood that a number of bar owners in Sunee Plaza knew his real identity and why he was wanted by British police.

2012 Oct 20 BBC Plymouth [63] Paedophile William Goad dies in prison

William Goad, 68, from Plymouth died of “natural causes” overnight at HMP Albany, on the Isle of Wight. The MoJ said: “As with all deaths in custody, the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation.”

2012 Oct 20 Plymouth Herald [56] Plymouth paedophile William Goad dies in prison

Initial inquiries against Goad began in 1998 and involved scores of officers. It was hampered by Goad fleeing to Thailand in 1998 on a false passport, aware that police were on his tail. More than one hundred men were traced and interviewed in connection with the case. More than half told police that they were sexually abused by Goad but many could not face the prospect of a court case. Ten of Goad’s victims came forward after reading an Evening Herald report about his remand in custody in July 2003. The earliest abuse case city police have unearthed dates back to 1964 when Goad was himself just 19 years old. His victim was a boy who went to work for him selling rosettes at Plymouth Argyle.

2012 Oct 20 Mail Online [23] Voracious and predatory’ paedophile who abused up to 3,500 boys dies in prison

‘HMP Albany prisoner, William Goad, was pronounced dead at 00.20 on October 20 2012.

2012 Oct 21 BBC [46] Paedophile William Goad ‘never paid out’ to victim Ray Zolla

He said Goad had hidden his assets and blocked his solicitor’s attempts “at every twist and turn” to get the money. Mr Zolla’s solicitor, Kate Maynard, said she had been pursuing Goad’s money for two years. Mr Zolla said: “I never did it for the money, I did it to get justice. It nearly destroyed me, but I was not going to be defeated. “Standing in the dock against him was the most empowering thing I could do. “It finally brought my voice into the room and not just in a written statement but face-to-face, because he deserved the humiliation.” Zolla said “Life has changed. I got re-married and things are going really well. “I’m about to celebrate my first anniversary and live a normal life with a good family around me. “A lot of things have improved since that conviction.”

2012 Oct 22 SWNS [50] Victim of millionaire who was ‘Britain’s worst paedophile’ may never get compensation after pervert’s death

Goad, of Plymouth, Devon, died in prison on Saturday aged 68 and because he had managed to file for bankruptcy Ray believes he will never get his compensation. A report into Goad’s finances a few years ago found at one point he was worth as much as £25 million but that had fallen to £3million. “At one point, he wanted to represent himself in the case which meant he would have been able to cross-examine me. “Thankfully the Attorney General stepped in and a barrister was appointed. His actions just showed how unrepentant he was.”

2012 Oct 22 Plymouth Herald [7] Victims’ relief as William Goad, ‘Britain’s worst paedophile’, dies

Goad was a director of Cornish Market World, and once owned shops throughout the South West, including two branches of Barbican Discounts in Plymouth. He also owned two properties in the city. It had been thought he may be worth as much as £25million. But a report into Goad’s finances a few years ago found that he was worth at most £3million, but probably a lot less.

2012 Paul Wyatt made complaint led to internal investigation by Professional Standards Department [29] He has repeatedly claimed there were other paedophiles linked to Goad who were never held to account.

2012 Nov 17 OnlineNigeria The Sun [51] Sara Payne and Shy Keenan: Police must probe active abusers, not just dead ones

[86] 2012 c.Nov  The Scottish Sun Police must probe ACTIVE child abusers, not just those that are dead

Former Detective Constable Shirley Thompson, the woman who nailed loathsome Goad, has accused police chiefs of ignoring active child abusers while huge investigations are launched into those already dead. She says police have never done enough to trace Goad’s accomplices. But Shirley and several of Goad’s victims maintain there is a larger “paedophile ring” associated with the businessman who was once worth £25million, and they are still at large. But she said victims often referred to a much larger group of people who also abused children or helped Goad. She said: “A number of them mentioned being gang-raped by more than four people. “Could anything more have been done with this information? Yes. “I personally know of about 30 people who called to claim Goad had abused them after he was sentenced and were dealt with by phone interview. “If they were interviewed face to face, much more information could be gleaned.” Goad went on the run from 1998 until his 2003 capture. Shirley claims reports in the pervert’s case file suggested police knew where he was living while he was at large but didn’t arrest him. She said: “I saw a file that showed they knew he was living in Ivybridge, Devon, under the name David Scott. “Between 1998 and 2003, he was living in Pattaya, in Thailand, under the name George Healey. Again I saw a report which showed police knew about this.” Goad was caught when he returned from Thailand to visit the UK and used a credit card which showed up as of interest to the police. He was arrested on a train from London to Plymouth.

2013 Operation Rayon launched

2013 Sept 13 Guardian [10] Activities of dead paedophile William Goad to be re-investigated

2013 Sep 13 BBC [45] New probe into William Goad paedophile ring allegations. BBC Spotlight video with Paul Wyatt. 50 victims come forward since Goad died. Goad was part of a “bigger network of paedophiles” which included people in positions of “power and trust”. IPCC investigation.  Ms Thompson said when she was called into the inquiry in 2003 after Goad was arrested, a number of victims identified several abusers other than him. However, it became “apparent”, she said, some senior officers wanted to restrict the inquiry and focus the attention on Goad. “I heard a conversation that said: ‘Stick with what you’ve got – we need to put a lid on it’,” she said. Devon and Cornwall Police said the new investigation was “not directly connected” to the historic William Goad investigation.

2013 Sept 13 ITV [65] Devon and Cornwall Police have launched an urgent investigation into claims that a paedophile ring associated with the notorious Plymouth child abuser William Goad is still at large.Despite names of other alleged offenders being given to officers as part of the inquiry that saw Goad jailed for life, no action was taken. Plymouth paedophile ring could still be abusing. The Force’s professional standards department has now carried out its own investigation into the failings and says there remains the possibility that other offenders are out there and have continued their abuse of children.

2013 Sept 13 Plymouth Herald [29]  Paedophile ring linked to Britain’s worst abuser ‘still at large’ [5 star info]

Police have admitted that the hundreds of men who have contacted police since Goad was jailed in 2004 have never been fully interviewed and could hold key information on possible associates of Goad. Police sources have said the Goad re-investigation had the potential to dwarf the current Savile inquiry. Confidential documents seen by The Herald have also revealed that as far back as 1996, police were aware of allegations that Goad was part of a paedophile “ring” which included “prominent men in society”. The same document notes how boys were “threatened to keep quiet”.

A “strategy meeting” between police, a consultant psychiatrist and a drug rehab worker in June of that year notes that boys were disclosing how Goad “and associates” were taking boys away to London and Manchester “where the boys were shared with other men in these cities”. The confidential report also notes how boys said they were “threatened to keep quiet and were paid off”, adding “some prominent men in society have or did have associations with this ring”. The Herald has learned that the PSD report, which was passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, led to Devon and Cornwall Police’s Deputy Chief Constable David Zinzan asking the force’s Criminal Case Review Team to “draw up a terms of reference for a new police investigation” which aimed to “address the conclusions highlighted” within the report.  The reports also highlighted concerns around record keeping central to the original investigation’s remit, revealing how a key “policy book” – which contained decisions about why no action was taken against alleged paedophiles – could no longer be found. It noted that of six names given by Mr Wyatt during a video interview on April 5, 2005, only one – Eddie Pratt – was subsequently investigated. The report found there was “no paperwork, policy book or any other documentation… to comprehend the rationale for this.” Pratt took his own life the following month and was believed to have left a note reading “Ha ha”. The report admitted that “as no account was ever obtained from these victims [who have come forward in the intervening years] it is not known if they were abused by anyone else other than Goad.” Det Sgt Mark Metherell from the Professional Standards Department told The Herald Mr Wyatt’s complaint against police raised “number of concerns surrounding the investigations Devon and Cornwall Police undertook in 1987, 1995 and 2005 into the paedophile William Goad” “Following consultation with the IPCC Commissioner, Rachel Cerfontyne, Deputy Chief Constable David Zinzan has asked for the Devon and Cornwall Criminal Case Review Team to draw up a terms of reference for a new police investigation which will seek to address the conclusions highlighted within the Professional Standards Department investigation.”Det Insp Mike Cooper has now been appointed as the Senior Investigating Officer to “investigate allegations made during and since the previous enquiries.”He said: “I will be managing a very experienced team of specially trained officers seconded from the Plymouth Sexual Offence Investigation Unit, the Public Protection Unit and the Major Crime Investigation Team. Shirley explained “the CPS said we couldn’t run with any more.“The interviews and statements showed there were more victims and more offenders out there.” However, she said: “A senior officer said to my boss ‘put a lid on it and concentrate on Goad’.“When I asked ‘when are we going to do Norsworthy and the others named?’ They said ‘we’re not’.”Allegations about victims being forced to ‘snatch’ other victims in different parts of the country as they were driven about by Goad were also left un-investigated. A Professional Standards Department investigation has found that a “policy book” entry for Sept 3, 2004 states “all new victims making contact with the police post the plea and direction hearing [of Goad] will have their crimes recorded and will be provided support through the Plymouth Victim support services. All details to be held on the file post the trial”.She has now revealed that her growing frustration at the force’s refusal to investigate potential suspects named by witnesses saw her break ranks and contact the BBC’s Panorama in the hope of shaming Devon and Cornwall Police into action. After the programme was broadcast in February 2005, the force took action – and gave Ms Thompson three months off from her new post in Cornwall to assist Det Con Livingstone to investigate the claims, under the banner Operation Faber. As they conducted a series of video interviews the names of both other victims and abusers were revealed. But again, she said she was told not to go beyond the boundaries of the investigation and stick with a small group of suspects. She said she ignored the expectation she should take details over the phone, and would instead visit alleged victims face to face, to continue making video interviews.

Locations where boys were abused, such as a venue in Blackpool, were ignored. Allegations he had taken boys on trips to America were also ignored. She said Goad’s background was also not considered relevant, including his own claims that he had been abused while at Forde Park approved school in Newton Abbot. In the late 1990s the force conducted its biggest ever child abuse investigation. More than 300 people made allegations against 190 people from 41 residential care homes. Four former Forde Park staff were convicted after trials and sentenced to a total of 22 years in jail. However, Ms Thompson said there was no cross referencing between the investigations. She said: “Someone should have gone to Thailand and got his computer. There’s an immense possibility and probability that there was communication between him and other paedophile offenders in Britain. “I could work to the end of my days just linking one interview to another. Cases which have been out there for at least 30 years have just been left.”Ms Thompson’s greatest concern is why there appeared to be such difficulties in bringing Goad to justice. In 2008, Det Con Livingstone told The Herald there had been previous investigations into Goad but “they didn’t go anywhere. Why that is I can’t say.” Ms Thompson revealed she and Det Con Livingstone had met with a high ranking officer who congratulated them on their work after Goad’s arrest in 2003. “He told us – ‘watch your back – you will come across brick walls’.”She admits there was a sense that Goad was untouchable and protected by people who had “sold their soul to the Devil”. Ms Thompson said that although the original investigation into Goad – Operation Emotion – began in 1994, it appeared to take years to take a handful of statements. Yet she later found that in 1998 there was intelligence on the police system that Goad was living under a false name in a flat in Ivybridge. Ms Thompson said Goad knew full well he was being investigated and was able to flee the country in 1999 to Thailand. During the intervening years, he had transferred the vast bulk of his business empire to another person+++

2013 Sept 13 Plymouth Herald [30] The monster is dead but his crimes live on

2013 Sept 13 Daily Mail [11] Police hunt millionaire paedophile’s accomplices after report finds they failed to do enough to find people who helped him prey on 3,500 children

The force has responded by promising a full-scale re-investigation that sources say could be bigger than Operation Yewtree – the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation.

2013 Sept 14 Plymouth Herald [6] Hunt for members of abuse ring linked to William Goad

Devon and Cornwall Police have launched a fresh investigation into the allegations, nine years after market trader Goad was jailed for life. It follows a complaint by one of his victims that previous inquiries ignored claims made by himself and other men about other alleged abusers. Police have admitted that the hundreds of men who have contacted police since Goad was jailed in 2004 have never been fully interviewed and could hold key information on possible associates of Goad. Confidential documents have also revealed that as far back as 1996, police were aware of allegations that Goad was part of a paedophile “ring” which included “prominent men in society”. An internal police investigation into the complaint concluded that the original inquiries were carried out to the standards appropriate at that time, but there was a recognition that protocols had since moved on. One of the detectives on the original inquiry – former Detective Constable Shirley Thompson – has revealed that at the time she repeatedly voiced concerns to senior officers that other paedophiles linked to Goad were still at large. However, she said she heard an investigator being told to “put a lid on it and concentrate on Goad”. The complaint made by Paul Wyatt, one of Goad’s victims, in November last year led to an internal investigation by the force’s Professional Standards Department. It found that while the force correctly followed its policy at the time, there remains the “possibility” that other victims “might have also been abused by other offenders and thus the lack of any police action has potentially meant these offenders have retained their liberty and continued their offending behaviour”. Mr Wyatt said: “I want other victims to be listened to and given the opportunity to make a statement. The terms of reference for this new investigation need to be transparent and open, rather than hidden and lost. Only then will justice be done and this case properly laid to rest.” Det Insp Mike Cooper said: “I will be managing a very experienced team of specially trained officers seconded from the Plymouth Sexual Offence Investigation Unit, the Public Protection Unit and the Major Crime Investigation Team. “I can confirm the team will be working closely with Mr Wyatt throughout this complex and sensitive investigation.”

2013 Sept 14 Western Morning News [12] Hunt for members of abuse ring linked to William Goad

2013 Sept 14 The Star [69] Police probe paedophile ‘gang’

2013 Sept 14 Plymouth Herald [2] Judge who jailed paedophile Goad believes he did not act alone

In an exclusive interview with The Herald, Judge Taylor said he noted the concerns of others that Goad may not have acted alone and that other offenders may still be free. “On a personal note it would offend against common sense to assume that Goad behaved in this way entirely on his own,” he said. “By implication that there must be not hundreds, but thousands of victims who have yet to be heard, is it not in the public interest of justice for these matters to be investigated and resolved one way or another? “There are many broken lives out there who simply want to be heard. “If it is deemed to be in the public interest to investigate these matters further should not the Home Office provide funds independently of Devon and Cornwall Police to enable this to take place effectively?”

“The law, climate and protocols which were in existence over these years have changed fundamentally and Goad’s offending and the long term effects on victims are better recognised today. “The requirement for corroborative evidence – that is independent of the complainant – is no longer required and multiple complainants and allegations can now be heard together where in the past they could not.”

2013 Sept 16 Plymouth Herald [49] Plymouth paedophile victim adds his voice to reinvestigation calls

Ian Gibbons said: “I know of one guy who every time I see him he breaks down in tears. He can name four other paedos living in Plymouth, still plying their trade, as it were. He said that when he walks past them he wants to kill them. They’re old men now. He was just given a crime number and told to talk to something like Twelves Company

In 2005 Ian was allowed some access to his social service files. He was horrified to find notes which clearly stated that social workers knew he was being visited by Goad, referred to as “Billy Goad – sexual offender”. Ian’s then foster carer said she had become concerned after he had spoken about a man called Bill. Ian had apparently told his foster carer Goad was a “millionaire and would give me whatever I wanted”. Ian said that by the time he was 13, Goad would regularly take him to different locations around the city to carry out the sexual assaults. He said Goad was even able to visit him while he was at St Luke’s boarding school in Teignmouth. Ian said what angered him in later life was learning that social services had clearly been aware he was in regular contact with a known sex offender – but nothing was done. “They [the police] knew about Goad. They would make little comments when I was being arrested, when I was 10 or 12. Stuff like ‘you’re one of Goadie’s boys, you’re one of Billy’s boys’. It was a joke to them.” Ian paid tribute to drug counsellor Phil Wilson, who worked as a Primary Care Trust rehabilitation leader in Plymouth, but whose life was cut short in April 2009 in a traffic collision. Ian said it was Phil’s tenacity and overriding concern which saw the Goad case progress, having heard first-hand from numerous clients about Goad’s offending which drove so many young Plymouth men to drugs, self-harm and suicide. Phil knew Plymouth police weren’t doing enough,” Ian said. “He went to Exeter [police] and asked why wasn’t Goad being arrested.”

Later Ian was confronted by armed men he believed were sent by Goad. He said: “I was walking down the street and a car pulled up. From the passenger front seat a guy pointed a sawn off shotgun at me and said ‘your daughter would look good in a small white box’. She was only one-and-a-half at the time. Then the guy said ‘drop your statements’. How did they know I’d done more than one statement? Who could have got that information?”

2013 Sept 17 Plymouth Herald [5] William Goad victim says he feared for his life after giving police statements. Paul Wyatts being threatened.

2013 Sept 17 Plymouth Herald [4] Plymouth MP Oliver Colvile backs reinvestigation into William Goad

2014 Jan 24 Plymouth Herald [3] Britain’s worst paedophile William Goad left just £50,000 – not enough to compensate his victims

A LONG-running quest to see victims of Britain’s most prolific paedophile financially compensated for the abuse they suffered may have come to an end – because his final estate amounted to just £50,023. A public notice had been placed in The Herald on October 31, 2012, and saw Plymouth solicitors Fursdon Knapper act for the executor – Peter Goad, William’s brother. They appealed for anyone who had a claim against the estate to contact the firm before January 7, 2013. In the mid 1990s Goad launched Ben’s Playworld, a childrens play zone hosting a range of activities aimed at two to 12-year-olds, including mega-slides, giant tubes and a massive ball-pond. After conviction, staff said he used to spend a lot of time at Ben’s Playworld.

2014 Jan 30 Cornish Guardian [21] Paedophile abused hundreds over four decades

He opened Cornish Market World in 1991, which became at one point Britain’s biggest indoor market with more than 300 stalls.

2014 Feb 2 Plymouth Herald [28] Male survivors of sexual abuse in Plymouth launching new self help group

Now two survivors of sexual abuse, Richie Hawkins – who has waived his legal right to anonymity – and Gary, whose wants to keep his identity private, have launched Male Survivors South West and are urging others to get the support they need. Richie said the group have also been working with Steve Bevan of AMSOSA (Adult Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse) who has more than 23 years experience of holding workshops across the world with male survivors. Richie said: “Therapy is not about getting rid of it, it’s about living with it. Email them on info@malesurvivorssouthwest.org.uk or via their website [82]

2014 Feb 28 Plymouth Herald [1] Did corrupt Plymouth policeman tip off Britain’s worst paedophile William Goad?

Goad himself used to boast to his victims that he was untouchable. As a result of a complaint by Paul Wyatt, a victim of Goad’s whose testimony was key in securing his conviction, detectives from Devon and Cornwall Police’s Professional Standards Department (PSD) studied allegations that police officers were seen going to Goad’s address while he was under observations by a officers from special “Task Force”. One officer, who has since died, is repeatedly mentioned in the report and his action have been described as “suspicious” and the decision to have him be part of a later investigation into Goad’s abuse as “concerning”. The report by PSD notes that in the early 1980s the Task Force conducted observations on Goad’s house “as a result of intelligence received believed to be regarding underage sex at the address”. One of the two officers who carried out the observations told PSD investigators he recalled how a Detective Constable (Mike) Foulden was seen going to the address. An Inspector who led the operation, but who has since retired, also confirmed Det Con Foulden’s unexpected presence at Goad’s home. When police finally raided the property, believing they would find incriminating evidence such as video recordings, they instead found nothing, except “Masonic material”, he report says. The officer carrying out the observations told PSD investigators that “it appeared that Mr Goad was expecting the police”. The retired Inspector also told PSD investigators he believed the operation might have been compromised by Det Con Foulden. The matter was referred upwards to another senior officer.

Paul has bitterly complained that in 1986, when he was collected for interview by two officers about the abuse he suffered at the hands of Goad. One of them was Det Con Foulden. During the trip to the police station, he said the officer said to him: “We’ve heard that Billy Goad popped your cherry”. As a result of this comment, and others during police interview, Paul felt he could only reveal a small part of the abuse he suffered. He did not make a fuller statement until 1994, which saw the launch of a new investigation.

He said: “Foulden threatened me with a charge on an incident which involved me and someone else. “The only way he could’ve found out about it was from direct contact with Eddie Pratt, a man closely linked to Goad, who was later exposed by BBC Panorama as a paedophile. Police finally launched Operation Faber into Pratt and others in April 2005. Eighteen days after Paul gave a video interview, disclosing his abuse at the hands of seven men, including Pratt, Pratt committed suicide by hanging in France. The operation [ended?] in the jailing of Peter Norsworthy for 15 years for nine counts of rape. In 1987 Goad was sentenced to six months, suspended for two years, for the three counts of indecent assaults on Paul. He was found not guilty on sexual assault charges on six other boys.

Former Det Con Shirley Thompson said the PSD investigation still leaves questions unanswered. She said: “I still would like to know the justification for not going to Thailand to seize Goad’s computer after he returned to the UK under a false name. “It could have given us a lot of information. “We know he was sending e-mails and had access to a computer, because we had access to information he was sending them to his business partner in England. “If he was a major drug dealer they would’ve had an officer on the next aeroplane. “But the rape of young boys? They were not even going to suggest it. It was a case of “put a lid on it” because they were frightened allegations of corruption were going to come out. “Why was there no investigation of Goad’s Blackpool trip where he procured boys? No investigation into allegations about Goad’s journeys to other cities with kids being kidnapped and abused? “Why was Goad allowed to live under an pseudonym in Ivybridge before he fled to Thailand? “If Goad did not know police were after him, why did he use a pseudonym?” In September last year, The Herald exclusively reported how the former detective had repeatedly urged her bosses in 2004 to go further with the investigation into other alleged abusers linked to Goad, but to no avail. She said she had first heard Det Con Foulden mentioned in the 1990s in relation to another case. She said: “I was a probationary officer, dealing with a nuisance phone call case. The woman mentioned a man who was linked to boys’ homes. She said Det Con Foulden would go ‘dining’ with this man on a weekly basis. “Years later the man committed suicide after a boy made allegations of abuse. “I heard there had been surveillance years before so I contacted the detective who made the surveillance. “The detective said I wouldn’t find any of it, saying ‘some people are untouchable’. “I went to a CID officer asking what should I do with the information I was being given by this woman about this abuser. The detective said leave it with me, but came back later and said if I valued my job, I should burn the lot.” “I do believe there was a corrupt officer who compromised the initial inquiries. “There is still so much that needs answering.  “As Paul has said before, there should be a public inquiry. “I believe that because of complacency, neglect and corruption, it led to a decade more of boys being raped by Goad.”

2014 Feb 28 BBC [43] William Goad: Did corrupt officer tip off paedophile? An internal investigation has cited the “suspicious” behaviour of an officer, but said he had died and there was not enough evidence to take further action. The report, seen by the BBC, reveals senior officers also believed their investigations were compromised claiming Goad appeared to be expecting them before his home was searched. The report also describes an occasion when police were returning property to Goad and he started to mention the names of police officers he knew. The report cites one officer – whom the BBC has chosen not to name – who was observed visiting Goad’s home on a number of occasions, which was under surveillance during the 1987 inquiry. This officer later asked for information on the case despite not being assigned to it and his “suspicious” behaviour was referred to supervisors. The report states: “What cannot be evidenced, however, is whether he [the officer who visited Goad’s home] was ever spoken to in any capacity about the concerns about him, or if he was spoken to, if he was able to give a suitable explanation for his actions.

2014 April Operation Rayon closed [27]

2014 May 2 Plymouth Herald [27] Child sex abuse investigation by Plymouth police brings “closure” to Goad victim

Operation Rayon was launched last July after an official complaint by Paul Wyatt, whose evidence helped secure a life sentence against paedophile trader William Goad, the former owner of Cornish Market World and Ben’s Playworld. Paul said the Rayon investigators had done “an absolutely brilliant job”, speaking to more than 40 witnesses across the UK, gathering a mountain of intelligence about potential suspects and, in Paul’s words “police did everything right this time”. The team began by reviewing the previous investigations into Goad – Operations Emotion 1, Emotion 2 and Operation Faber, not only to find out what had been done, but to understand “what lines of inquiry were not considered appropriate at the time and why”. More than 40 witnesses were interviewed by the handpicked team of specialist detectives, with officers travelling across Devon, Cornwall, Sheffield, London, Dorset, Kent and Bedfordshire. Police have admitted their new inquiry has looked at a number of named men, believed to be up to six men, and several more who were “partially” named or identified by alleged victims. In addition officers have learned of a property in Plymouth being rented and sublet to potential vulnerable victims who were allegedly abused there. Det Insp Mike Cooper said that while these allegations were “intrusively investigated” over the next 10 months and while numerous victims and witnesses were interviewed, it did not result in the arrest or prosecution of any suspected offenders.

He said: “The reasons why we did not formally proceed against any suspected offenders has been fully explained to victims. “Although the investigation has formally now closed we have constantly reminded the victims and witnesses that we have interviewed that our door is always open if they want to disclose in the future.” Fifteen victims linked to the original Goad case – who were spoken to by the previous investigation team, but whose evidence was not progressed through the courts at the time – were indirectly contacted by Operation Rayon investigators via other agencies. However, Det Insp Cooper said none of these men wanted to revisit that part of their lives. Though the Operation Rayon team gathered a mountain of intelligence and carried out numerous interviews, Det Insp Cooper said the team found “no obvious links to Goad or his known associates at the time.”

One included a “ginger haired man” who had worked at the Chatham naval estate was one suspect never found. Wyatt said he was also told of the one potential suspect who died during the life of Operation Rayon and he raised the possibility of police naming him.

2014 Oct 23 Plymouth Herald [26] Plymouth ex-cop stripped of her pub says she was made a scapegoat

2014 Dec 8 Plymouth Herald [8] Top award for Herald journalist Carl Eve

2014 Dec 12 Press Gazette [20] ‘Local hero’ Carl Eve on holding the police to account in Plymouth over a flawed paedophile investigation

Paul Wyatt [one of Goad’s victims] was right and everything he said was true. There was definitely a collection of men, who were not exactly an archetypal ring, but they certainly dealt with each other. The investigation exposed an acceptance of fault: that officers 20 odd years ago never did what they should have done at the time.”

2015 Mar 17 Plymouth Herald [25] Plymouth ex-detective said Cyril Smith child abuse probe mirrors Goad inquiry

Shirley said her attempts to get other cases fully investigated in 2004, after Goad was jailed, met with silence. It took another year – and a damning BBC Panorama programme criticising Devon and Cornwall Police – to see an investigation into other men previously mentioned. Even then, only one – Peter Norsworthy – was brought to justice. But by then she said she had been sidelined and left the force soon after suffering breast cancer. She said: “In relation to the child abuse inquiry in London, I wonder how many whistle blowers have lost their jobs or been ignored and sidelined over the years? “Now they’re talking about the Met investigating the Met over whether they protected suspected paedophile MPs. “They need specialist independent investigators, who cannot be influenced or pressured. That way no-one could threaten them with disciplinary action, threaten them with the Official Secrets Act. They would be able to go where the evidence guides them – not senior officers and not politicians.” Shirley said that despite being told not to go on fishing trips for information, she would often gather damning statements from victims before alerting her superiors. She said: “We would interview victims who led us to other victims and we’d interview them and so on. After we’d gathered the evidence senior officers would write the action up after the fact, when it should’ve been the other way around. When other suspect names were mentioned we were told ‘don’t go there’.

2015 Mar 18 Plymouth Herald [24] Claims abuse inquiry halted ‘no surprise’

2015 Jun 5 West Briton [83] Former Bishop of Truro spokesman Jeremy Dowling pleads guilty to sexually assaulting five young boys (Also cf Goad St Budeaux abusers [29]

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Places/Addresses

Ford Park Road and one in Ladysmith Road [29]

Pan Shops, Barbican Discounts [74]

Police

1972 Oct Goad First Child Sex Conviction

1980 Jun 30 Goad Second Child Sex Conviction

1987 Apr 23 Goad Third Child Sex Conviction

1994 Operation Emotion began [29] ended?

1998 Oct Operation Emotion 2 launched to investigate abuse and rape claims [29]

c. 2003 Police Operation Emotion 2 [64]

2004 Oct 4 Goad 4th Child Sex Conviction [75]

2004 Nov 9 BBC [42] [73] File on 4

2005 Feb 6 Panorama [29]

2005 April  Operation Faber launched  

Op Faber closed?

2008 Jul 1 Operation Fagin launched [36]

Devon and Cornwall police have now launched Operation Fagin – a year long awareness campaign – to tackle the dangers posed to children who run away from home or go missing. Det Insp Ian Fraser-Roe said the operation was designed to safeguard children. “We’re putting children at the centre of our investigations into missing children”, he said.

Date? Op Fagin closed

2009 Where Angels Fear Shy Keenan and Sara Payne published  [64] [64b]

2010 Op Emotion not just about Goad [31]

2013 Sept 13 Plymouth Herald

MEMBERS of a paedophile ring linked to Britain’s most prolific child abuser William Goad may still be at large, police have admitted. Devon and Cornwall Police have now launched a new investigation, nine years after Plymouth pervert Goad was jailed for life. Police have admitted that the hundreds of men who have contacted police since Goad was jailed in 2004 have never been fully interviewed and could hold key information on possible associates of Goad.

Confidential documents seen by The Herald have also revealed that as far back as 1996, police were aware of allegations that Goad was part of a paedophile “ring” which included “prominent men in society”.The reports also highlighted concerns around record keeping central to the original investigation’s remit, revealing how a key “policy book” – which contained decisions about why no action was taken against alleged paedophiles – could no longer be found. It noted that of six names given by Mr Wyatt during a video interview on April 5, 2005, only one – Eddie Pratt – was subsequently investigated. The report found there was “no paperwork, policy book or any other documentation… to comprehend the rationale for this.”

The report admitted that “as no account was ever obtained from these victims [who have come forward in the intervening years] it is not known if they were abused by anyone else other than Goad.”

Det Sgt Mark Metherell from the Professional Standards Department told The Herald Mr Wyatt’s complaint against police raised “number of concerns surrounding the investigations Devon and Cornwall Police undertook in 1987, 1995 and 2005 into the paedophile William Goad”. [29]

 

2013 Operation Rayon launched []Det Insp Mike Cooper[45]

Devon and Cornwall Police’s Deputy Chief Constable admitted the original investigation’s lines of inquiry may have been too narrow and Operation Rayon was launched. The team began by reviewing the previous investigations into Goad – Operations Emotion 1, Emotion 2 and Operation Faber, not only to find out what had been done, but to understand “what lines of inquiry were not considered appropriate at the time and why”. More than 40 witnesses were interviewed. Det Insp Mike Cooper said that while these allegations were “intrusively investigated” over the next 10 months and while numerous victims and witnesses were interviewed, it did not result in the arrest or prosecution of any suspected offenders.

2014 April Operation Rayon closed [27]

Precedent – 2010 Sept Her Honour Judge Linda Sullivan QC exercised her discretion to allow the case to proceed in spite of the primary limitation period having expired many years [67]

Goad travelled to America, Birmingham, Manchester, Blackpool

Connected to Other Child Abusers

[52] Women claim Austin Griffiths was a member of a Midland paedophile ring which included Birmingham pervert Arthur Birch, millionaire businessman William Goad – dubbed Britain’s worst paedophile – and sex beast Eddie Pratt.++

[39] ‘Predatory’ paedophile is jailed. Peter Norsworthy, 60, from Plymouth, was found guilty of raping, indecently assaulting and intimidating a number of teenage boys between 1992 and 2001.

john [75]

How many of the Victims of William Goad and Peter Norswothy witnessed sexual abuse by convicted wife killer Malcolm Webster? 4. How many of the Victims of William Goad and Peter Norswothy witnessed sexual abuse by confirmed paedophile and rapist Dennis
Mackie? [13]

Wyatt has repeatedly claimed there were other paedophiles linked to Goad who were never held to account.[29]

Former Detective Constable Shirley Thompson, the woman who nailed loathsome Goad, has accused police chiefs of ignoring active child abusers while huge investigations are launched into those already dead. But Shirley and several of Goad’s victims maintain there is a larger “paedophile ring” associated with the businessman [86]

New probe into William Goad paedophile ring allegations. BBC Spotlight video with Paul Wyatt. 50 victims come forward since Goad died. Goad was part of a “bigger network of paedophiles” which included people in positions of “power and trust”. IPCC investigation .wyatt’s complaint – that some allegations of abuse by Goad and others were ignored by police during the original inquiry – was investigated internally by Devon and Cornwall Police’s professional standards department. Det Insp Mike Cooper [45]

Former Bishop of Truro spokesman Jeremy Dowling pleads guilty to sexually assaulting five young boys ) Also cf Goad St Budeaux abusers [29]  [83]

FOI info +

Companies

Business partner and fellow director Kenneth James Gorvin.

Gorvin and Goad fellow directos on all three companies- Barbican Discounts of Plymouth Ltd, Markets South West (Plymouth) Ltd, and Barbican Property Associates Ltd.

Joint owner with Gorvin of a huge indoor market in Cornwall – Cornish Market World.
Two branches of Barbican Discounts stores.

Barbican Discounts of Plymouth Ltd reg no 02214257
Inc 1988 diss 1989 reg address 12 Portland St, Southampton SO14 7EB

Markets South West (Plymouth) Ltd reg no 0290946
Inc 1994 Reg address as above (original reg address 33 Crwys Rd, Cardiff CF2 4YF)

Open Corporates [78]

MARKETS SOUTH WEST (PLYMOUTH) LIMITED

Barbican Property Associates Ltd reg no 02421840 (no accounts ever filed)

Also

DIRECT VENTURES LIMITED Company is dissolved Director 11/07/1991 28/10/1999
06/2007 BUY NOW
TORMOUTH LIMITED Company is dissolved Director 13/08/1992 31/08/1996
11/2008 BUY NOW
MARKETS SOUTH WEST (PLYMOUTH) LIMITED Company is dissolved Director
17/03/1994 – 07/2010 BUY NOW
CUBIC VISION LTD. Company is dissolved Director 28/06/1995 30/04/1996
05/2011 BUY NOW
WINNINGTON LIMITED Company is dissolved Director 22/09/1995 16/11/2000
07/2010 BUY NOW
CORNISH MARKET WORLD LIMITED Company is dissolved Director 10/12/1996
28/10/1999 10/2009 BUY NOW
BARBICAN DISCOUNTS OF PLYMOUTH LIMITED Company is dissolved Director
30/09/1991 – 04/2007 BUY NOW
BARBICAN PROPERTY ASSOCIATES LIMITED Company is dissolved Director
30/09/1991 – 05/2007 BUY NOW
MARKETS SOUTH WEST LIMITED Company is dissolved Director 30/06/1991 –
04/2007

[79] DueDil  Tormouth Ltd

Name & Function Status Portfolio Mr William Alexander Goad (born 69 years ago)
Director, Market Administrator 13 Aug 1992 — 31 Aug 1996 (4 years, 18 days) Retired Open0 Retired5 Closed4

Mr Kenneth James Gorvin (born 53 years ago) Director, Market Administrator 13 Aug 1992 — 31 Aug 1996 (4 years, 18 days) Retired Open2 Retired6 Closed14

Mr Kenneth James Gorvin (born 53 years ago) Company Secretary 13 Aug 1992 — 31 Aug 1996 (4 years, 18 days) Retired Open2 Retired6 Closed14

Mr Keith Laurence Webb (born 64 years ago) Director, Market Administrator 13 Aug 1992 — 28 Feb 1994 (1 year, 6 months, 15 days) Retired Open0 Retired4 Closed2

TORMOUTH LIMITED
Company Number 02530112 Status Dissolved Incorporation Date 13 August 1990 (almost 23 years ago) Dissolution Date 26 May 1998 Company Type Private Limited Company
Jurisdiction United Kingdom Registered Address PEACHEY HOUSE, BEPTON ROAD, MIDHURST WEST SUSSEX GU29 9LU United Kingdom SIC Codes 52.12 – Other retail sale in non-specialised stores Previous Names MARKETS SOUTH WEST (1990) LIMITED (1996-08-02)

Direct Ventures Ltd

Company Register Status Company is dissolved Registered date 11/04/1991
Company number 02600355 Type Private limited with Share Capital
Country of registration GB Previous Names Previous name BEADTIE LIMITED
Date changed 03/07/1991 Previous name MARKETS SOUTH WEST (HOLDINGS) LIMITED Date changed 09/04/2001

Company Accounts Category Dormant Date filed up to 31/03/2005 Next due date 31/12/2006 Year end date 31st March Annual Returns Date filed up to 13/04/2005
Business Activities SIC Code 74990 Description Non-trading company

[80] Company for Check William Alexander Goad

Goad was a director of Cornish Market World, and once owned shops throughout the South West, including two branches of Barbican Discounts in Plymouth. He also owned two properties in the city. It had been thought he may be worth as much as £25million. But a report into Goad’s finances a few years ago found that he was worth at most £3million, but probably a lot less. [7]

Set up and ran The Mount Gould Camping Club

Key Sources

To bring Goad to justice and for me to write this article, it took

  • The incredible bravery of the victims and survivors,
  • The doggedness and dermination of Detective Constable Shirley Thompson,
  • File on 4 team  – Transcript [42] [73]
  • Shy Keenan incredible knowledge, understanding and guiding hand see Where Angels Fear Shy Keenan and Sara Payne [64] [64b]
  • Panorama  Team – Transcript check  [29]
  • Plymouth Herald and excellent investigative award winning reporter Carl Eve @CarlEveCrime especially articles [29] and x
  • Court of Appeal documents – Goad via T

Thanks and my respect to all

I think there is a lot more to come out about Goad and his connections, and I am unconvinced by Operation Rayon. As with all these Police Investigations no final Report is available to the paying public.

Please consider researching child sexual abuse or a child abuser in your area or institution.   10 steps to  researching child sexual abuse in your area [92]

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]

Links

[1] 2014 Feb 28 Plymouth Herald Did corrupt Plymouth policeman tip off Britain’s worst paedophile William Goad? http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Did-corrupt-Plymouth-policeman-tip-Britain-s/story-20731744-detail/story.html

[2] 2013 Sept 14 Plymouth Herald Judge who jailed paedophile Goad believes he did not act alone http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Judge-jailed-paedophile-Goad-believes-did-act/story-19796774-detail/story.html

[3] 2014 Jan 24 Plymouth Herald Britain’s worst paedophile William Goad left just £50,000 – not enough to compensate his victims http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Britain-s-worst-paedophile-William-Goad-left-just/story-20493237-detail/story.html

[4] 2013 Sept 17 Plymouth Herald Plymouth MP Oliver Colvile backs reinvestigation into William Goad http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth-MP-Oliver-Colvile-backs-reinvestigation/story-19805048-detail/story.html

[5] 2013 Sept 17 Plymouth Herald William Goad victim says he feared for his life after giving police statements http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/William-Goad-victim-says-feared-life-giving/story-19805047-detail/story.html

[6] 2013 Sept 4 Plymouth Herald Hunt for members of abuse ring linked to William Goad http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Hunt-members-abuse-ring-linked-William-Goad/story-19796545-detail/story.html

[7] 2012 Oct 22 Plymouth Herald Victims’ relief as William Goad, ‘Britain’s worst paedophile’, dies http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Victims-relief-William-Goad-Britain-s-worst/story-17147895-detail/story.html

[8] 2014 Dec 8 Plymouth Herald Top award for Herald journalist Carl Eve http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/award-Herald-journalist-Carl-Eve/story-25407321-detail/story.html

[9] 2014 Feb 28 BBC William Goad: Did corrupt officer tip off paedophile? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26388164

[10] 2013 Sept 13 Guardian Activities of dead paedophile William Goad to be re-investigated http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/sep/13/dead-paedophile-william-goad-re-investigated

[11] 2013 Sept 13 Daily Mail Police hunt millionaire paedophile’s accomplices after report finds they failed to do enough to find people who helped him prey on 3,500 children http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419958/Police-hunt-millionaire-paedophiles-accomplices-report-finds-failed-to-people-helped-prey-3-500-children.html

[12] 2013 Sept 14 Western Morning News Hunt for members of abuse ring linked to William Goad http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Hunt-members-abuse-ring-linked-William-Goad/story-19796545-detail/story.html

[13] 2011 Jul 18 WhatDotheyKnow FOI Request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/paedophile_ring_of_multi_million?unfold=13.

[14] 2008 Sept 15 Daily Mirror Britain’s worst paedophile William Goad may have abused 3,500 boys http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-worst-peadophile-william-goad-341087

[15] 2010 Dec 7 WesternMorning News Man tells how painful memories of child sex abuse led to armed siege http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/painful-memories-sex-abuse-led-siege/story-11719899-detail/story.html

[16] 2010 Dec 1 West Briton Infamous predatory paedophile fails in bid for parole  http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Infamous-paedophile-fails-bid-parole/story-11452880-detail/story.html

[17] 2011 Oct 13 West Briton Mother’s world ‘torn apart’ as paedophile stands trial http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Mother-s-world-torn-apart-paedophile-stands-trial/story-13545195-detail/story.html

[18] 2004 Oct 5 Guardian Paedophile gets life sentence http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/oct/05/childprotection.society

[19] 2006 Feb 13 Guardian Victim takes claim against ‘lottery rapist’ to appeal court http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/feb/13/ukcrime.claredyer

[20] 2014 Dec 12 Press Gazette ‘Local hero’ Carl Eve on holding the police to account in Plymouth over a flawed paedophile investigation http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/local-hero-carl-eve-holding-police-account-plymouth-over-flawed-paedophile-investgation

[21] 2014 Jan 30 Cornish Guardian Paedophile abused hundreds over four decades http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Paedophile-abused-hundreds-decades/story-20527178-detail/story.html

[22] 2004 Oct 5 BBC Paedophile is told to pay £50,000 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/3716866.stm

[23] 2012 Oct 20 Mail Online Voracious and predatory’ paedophile who abused up to 3,500 boys dies in prison http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220650/Voracious-predatory-paedophile-abused-3-500-boys-dies-prison.html

[24] 2015 Mar 18 Plymouth Herald Claims abuse inquiry halted ‘no surprise’ http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Claims-abuse-inquiry-halted-surprise/story-26189850-detail/story.html

[25] 2015 Mar 17 Plymouth Herald  Plymouth ex-detective said Cyril Smith child abuse probe mirrors Goad inquiry http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth-ex-detective-said-Cyril-Smith-child/story-26188129-detail/story.html

[26] 2014 Oct 23 Plymouth Herald Plymouth ex-cop stripped of her pub says she was made a scapegoat http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth-ex-cop-stripped-pub-defends-allegations/story-23358365-detail/story.html

[27] 2014 May 2 Plymouth Herald Child sex abuse investigation by Plymouth police brings “closure” to Goad victim http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/CHILD-sex-abuse-investigation-Plymouth-police/story-21043861-detail/story.html

[28] 2014 Feb 2 Plymouth Herald Male survivors of sexual abuse in Plymouth launching new self help group http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Male-survivors-sexual-abuse-Plymouth-launching/story-20538975-detail/story.html

[29] 2013 Sept 13 Plymouth Herald Paedophile ring linked to Britain’s worst abuser ‘still at large’ http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Paedophile-ring-linked-Britain-s-worst-abuser/story-19790530-detail/story.html

[30] 2013 Sept 13 Plymouth Herald The monster is dead but his crimes live on http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/monster-dead-crimes-live/story-19790493-detail/story.html

[31] 2010 Dec 15 Plymouth Herald Sexual abuse victims offer help to others http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Sexual-abuse-victims-offer-help/story-11671385-detail/story.html

[32] 2010 Nov 30 Plymouth Herald Britain’s most notorious paedophile’s plea: ‘Treat me like a human beinghttp://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Paedophile-s-plea-Treat-like-human/story-11732617-detail/story.html

[33] 2010 Jan 6 Plymouth Herald Victims to relive vile abuse in a bid to keep Goad in jail http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Victims-relive-vile-abuse-bid-Goad-jail/story-11499212-detail/story.html

[34] 2008 Sept 24 Plymouth Herald Predator’s legacy of torment http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Predator-s-legacy-torment/story-11428111-detail/story.html

[35] 2008 Jul 31 Plymouth Herald New centre supporting victims of sex assaults http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/New-centre-supporting-victims-sex-assaults/story-11427074-detail/story.html

[36] 2008 Jul 1 Plymouth Herald Police close in on city’s Fagins http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Police-close-city-s-Fagins/story-12696212-detail/story.html

[37] 2009 Oct 1 Plymouth Herald Paedophile’s victim ends bid for money http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/PAEDOPHILE-S-VICTIM-ENDS-BID-MONEY/story-11500630-detail/story.html

[38] 2014 Sept 30 Plymouth Herald Judge quits as chair of Plymouth University governors amid sexual harassment claims and bitter dispute http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Judge-quits-chair-Plymouth-University-governors/story-23020253-detail/story.html

[39] 2006 Oct 17 BBC ‘Predatory’ paedophile is jailed http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/6060488.stm

[40] 2006 Oct 17 Mail Online Cheers in court as paedophile is jailed http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-410991/Cheers-court-paedophile-jailed.html

[41] 2004 Nov 9 BBC Paedophile evidence ‘not followed up ‘ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/file_on_4/3995805.stm

[42] 2004 Nov 9 BBC File on 4 Transcript on Goad http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/09_11_04_fo4_paedophiles.pdf

[43] 2014 Feb 28 BBC William Goad: Did corrupt officer tip off paedophile? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26388164

[44] 2015 Feb 25

[45] 2013 Sep 13 BBC New probe into William Goad paedophile ring allegations http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24081380

[46] 2012 Oct 21 BBC Paedophile William Goad ‘never paid out’ to victim Ray Zolla http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20018133

[47] 2005 Jun 28 BBC Goad could escape compensation http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/4632219.stm

[48] 2004 Oct 4 BBC Paedophile receives life sentence http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/3714640.stm

[49] 2013 Sept 16 Plymouth Herald Plymouth paedophile victim adds his voice to reinvestigation calls http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth-paedophile-victim-adds-voice/story-19801471-detail/story.html#ixzz2fNyjHllw

[50] 2012 Oct 22 SWNS Victim of millionaire who was ‘Britain’s worst paedophile’ may never get compensation after pervert’s death http://swns.com/news/victim-millionaire-britains-worst-paedophile-compensation-perverts-death-26410/

[51] 2012 Nov 17 OnlineNigeria The Sun Sara Payne and Shy Keenan: Police must probe active abusers, not just dead ones http://uk.onlinenigeria.com/latest-additions/83902-sara-payne-and-shy-keenan-police-must-probe-active-abusers-not-just-dead-ones.html#ixzz2bOAdtMQP

[52] 2006 Apr 9 Free Library Birmingham Post and Mail We were victims of child sex ring; call for probe on Midland Sex Beasts. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/WE+WERE+VICTIMS+OF+CHILD+SEX+RING%3B+CALL+FOR+PROBE+ON+MIDLAND+SEX…-a0144252455

[53] 2005 Feb 6 BBC Panorama transcript http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/programmes/panorama/transcripts/crimewave.txt

[55] 2004 Oct 6 Free Library Mirror Group  My troubled boy overdosed on heroin after he was raped by Goad.. I’d kill the bastard; MUM FURY AT WORST PAEDO. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/My+troubled+boy+overdosed+on+heroin+after+he+was+raped+by+Goad..+I%27d…-a0122850690

[56] 2012 Oct 20 Plymouth Herald Plymouth paedophile William Goad dies in prison http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth-paedophile-William-Goad-dies-prison/story-17134932-detail/story.html#axzz2bO52pMIY

[57] 2005 Jun 28 Guardian When time’s up for justice http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jun/28/law.ukcrime

[58] 2005 May 25 BBC Police check ‘accomplice’ death http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/4576259.stm

[59] 2005 Feb 6 BBC A letter from William Goad http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/4241345.stm

[60] 2005 Jan 12 BBC Paedophile jail appeal rejected http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/4168083.stm

[61] 2004 Nov 10 BBC Police reject abuse case claims http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/3999929.stm

[62] 2004 Oct 5 Daily Telegraph Voracious Paedophile given life  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1473343/Voracious-paedophile-given-life.html

[63] 2012 Oct 20 BBC Plymouth paedophile William Goad dies in prison http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20014945

[64] 2009 Shy Keenan and Sara Payne Where Angels Fear Chapter 20 in full re Goad https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=5vs_cICtaiwC&pg=PT58&lpg=PT58&dq=william+goad+child+abuser&source=bl&ots=SGGEfkU1Cj&sig=s7QwrfcbOjYaBlynBkgvQ3k_IXI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=z7lwVZLRHYatU9_BgdgE&ved=0CCAQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q&f=false

[64a] 2009 Shy Keenan and Sara Payne Where Angels Fear ISBN 978 0340 93745 7 Goad Chapter 20, also page 143, Chapter 22, Chapt 23

[64b] 2009 Shy Keenan and Sara Payne Where Angels Fear available via Itunes https://t.co/NHs2gPe6fW

[65] 2013 Sept 13 ITV Plymouth paedophile ring could still be abusing http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2013-09-13/plymouth-paedophile-ring-could-still-be-abusing/

[66] 2007 Feb 6 James Brokenshire MP – Centre for Social Justice http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=william%20goad%20child%20abuser&source=web&cd=19&ved=0CE8QFjAIOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk%2FUserStorage%2Fpdf%2FInner%2520City%2520Challenges%2FJames-Brokenshire-MP.pdf&ei=z7lwVZLRHYatU9_BgdgE&usg=AFQjCNFQkcqYSSTILJcHGjc0QCR58b7xMQ&sig2=4f7x5VUSr2us5yM_WzaNjw&cad=rja

[67] 2010 Dec 3 Hickman Rose 3 December 2010 – Six-figure damages for man abused by ‘prolific paedophile’ http://www.hickmanandrose.co.uk/Press-Releases/3-december-2010-six-figure-damages-for-man-abused-by-prolific-paedophile.html

[68] 2014 Jun 7  Scribd Child Abuse Networks – Part One — Pedophile Rings; Top Schools; Prisons; Children’s Homes http://www.scribd.com/doc/228585832/Child-Abuse-Networks-Part-One-Pedophile-Rings-Top-Schools-Prisons-Children-s-Homes#scribd

[69] 2013 Sept 14 The Star Police probe paedophile ‘gang’ http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/338543/Police-probe-paedophile-gang

[70] 2005 Feb 4 BBC A one-man crime wave? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/4237355.stm

[71] 2005 Feb 7 BBC Panorama Crime Wave http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/4225827.stm

[72] 2005 Feb 10 BBC Panorama CrimeWave Comments http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/4241239.stm

[73] 2004 Nov 9 via cathyfoxblog File on 4 “Paedophiles” Transcript https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/file-on-4-paedophiles-transcript-9th-november-2004/

[74] 2005 Jan 12 via cathyfoxblog Panorama Crime Wave Transcript https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/panorama-crime-wave-transcript-bbc1-6th-feb-2005/

[75] 2005 Jan 12 via cathyfoxblog William Alexander Goad Court of Appeal https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/william-alexander-goad-court-of-appeal-12-january-2005/

[76] 2011 Oct 7 Plymouth Herald Paedophile who worked with youths jailed for attacks http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Paedophile-worked-youths-jailed-attacks/story-13500297-detail/story.html

[77] 2011 Oct 12 The Packet Groping stagehand is jailed for four years http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/9301035.Groping_stagehand_is_jailed_for_four_years/

[78] Open Corporates MARKETS SOUTH WEST (PLYMOUTH) LIMITED http://opencorporates.com/companies/gb/02909426

[79] DueDil  Tormouth Ltd https://www.duedil.com/company/02530112/tormouth-limited/people

[80] Company Check on William Alexander Goad http://companycheck.co.uk/director/901462880

[81] 2012 Oct 12 Andrew Drummond  William Goad lived openly in Pattaya with Gypsy Boys While on Run http://www.andrew-drummond.com/2012/10/britains-most-prolific-paedophile.html

[82] Male Survivors South West MSSW http://www.malesurvivorssouthwest.org.uk/

[83] 2015 Jun 5 West Briton Former Bishop of Truro spokesman Jeremy Dowling pleads guilty to sexually assaulting five young boys  http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Bishop-Truro-spokesman-Jeremy-Dowling-pleads/story-26642332-detail/story.html Link to Budehaven +

[84] 2009 Oct 1 West Briton Paedophile’s victim ends bid for money http://www.westbriton.co.uk/PAEDOPHILE-S-VICTIM-ENDS-BID-MONEY/story-11500630-detail/story.html

[85] 2010 Jun 18 Western Morning News Abuse victim helps charity http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Abuse-victim-helps-charity/story-11711285-detail/story.html

[86] c. 2012  The Scottish Sun Police must probe ACTIVE child abusers, not just those that are dead https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/the-scottish-sun-police-must-probe-active-child-abusers-not-just-those-that-are-dead/

[87] 2005 Jan 12 The Sun – M’luds shame over paedo https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/the-sun-mluds-shame-over-paedo/

[88] Icke Forum re Goads Companies http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1061662130&postcount=73503

[89] Icke Forum Dopey  http://paedofiles.com/savile-forum/?pgno=658

[90] 2015 Feb 13 Cathy Fox Blog Survivors from Forde Park speak out  https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/forde-parke-devon-survivors-speak-out/

[91] Austin Griffiths search http://z14.invisionfree.com/Unity_Injustice/index.php?showtopic=41&st=15

[92] 2015 May 25 Cathy Fox Blog 10 steps to  researching child sexual abuse in your area https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/researching-child-sexual-abuse-in-your-area-a-rough-guide/

 

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5 Responses to Timeline of a Child Rapist 4 – William Alexander Goad

  1. You seem to be doing as a single individual for nothing what the National Inquiry team is paid to do, Cathy!!!

    • I think its better that way. I know it will get done, I know it will be made public and will not be covered up. I am not doing it for money, nor have unnecessary legal constraints over me.

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