Isle of Man Child Sexual Abuse Update Feb 2016

Much has happened in the 8 months since this blogs initial post on Isle of Man child sexual abuse [155].

Two Women Break Through the Taboo

Sadie Sanders and Lisa Taylor have stepped forward and bravely broken through the taboo that exists about child sexual abuse in this relatively small island community of approximately 88,000 [164]. Sadie and Lisa have chosen to go public about the fact that they were abused [122] [123]  [126] [120] [151]  [148] and received the praise of Juan Watterson, Home Affairs Minister [108] Whilst the taboo has not disappeared, more people are coming forward and talking about the issues, the more people that break through, the less the taboo. Lisa says she was getting approached by 3 women a week [148]

Lisa and Sadie appear on Manx Radio Women Today telling their stories (from about 8 minutes) [171] on 16 March, as well as Paula Gelling of Victim Support

Petition for heavier sentences for child sexual abusers is promised change

Lisa and Sadie launched a petition and campaigned to make the sentences harsher for child abusers [113] [123] [122] [110] [148] achieved a fantastic response of over 5,600 signatures altogether, both online  [122] and off line.  This backing showed the support for this change and although Chief minister Alan Bell appeared to show unwillingness at first [117], then recently, just after a meeting with the campaigners to receive the petition [162], the Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson announced  “At the moment having sex with a minor holds a [maximum] sentence of about seven years- this needs to be doubled.

He said “We recognise that the law in this area is outdated and has not kept pace with modern society- specifically modern technology.” Changes to the Isle of Man Sexual Offences Act 1992 will bring Manx law in line with the UK and the legislation will be brought to the IOM Parliament, Tynwald, after the Isle of Man general election in September [163]

More Children on CSA Plans than UK

6% of Island children on the child protection register are being monitored on a sexual abuse plan. These are children who come to the authorities attention that have been sexually abused – slightly higher per head of population than the UK’s figure of 5% per cent. This is according to Debbie Brayshire, head of Child Services on the Isle of Man, who also says there are still plenty of other children who don’t feel comfortable coming forward [115]. This is obviously not good news that there are more abused, but hopefully they are being better protected now.

Grainne Burns, a youth officer urged agencies to collaborate to improve the quality of life for vulnerable children on the Isle of Man. She had arranged an event, ‘Closer Links’ aimed will bring together youth workers and the voluntary sector who work with young people with workshops on issues like eating disorders, legal highs and child sexual exploitation [107] Hopefully this was successful, as more joined up thinking is needed in all spheres. It would be good to hear how it went.

Inspectors from Scotland will visit the Island this year to review what progress has been made in giving young people a better start in life. It’s almost a year since the Strategy for Children and Young People was introduced – it came off the back of a damning report by the Scottish Care Inspectorate in 2013, which found vulnerable children were not being given enough protection. The five-year document aims to ensure children grow up healthy and are safe from harm and abuse. Gary McManus is from the Children’s Services Partnership [102]

Police – More Child Sexual Abuse Cases

The workload on Manx police dealing sex abuse cases has increased sharply. Cases reported to the Police have more than doubled to 294 from 130 for the previous yearly period [108] [109]  [166*].  This was described as partly due to the ‘Jimmy Savile effect’ when victims of historic abuse have now found the courage to come forward. Reports in Isle of Man Newspapers in which victims have spoken out have also had an effect.

Hopefully this increase represents an increased willing to report rather than an increase in actual cases. However as the issue of child sexual abuse has not been tackled sufficiently before it could also represent an increase in actual cases as well. This can be due to the fact that abusers get away with it, so continue and more start abusing. It can also be due to htat a samll proportion of those abused , go on to abuse so the problem gets bigger each generation. Figures seen recently estimate this as 1 in 8. However most people who have ben abused would be horrified that anyone could do this.

Police – “Historic” Abuse

Police also have been busy in investigating “historic” child abuse and have pledged their support to victims [104]

“Police on the Isle of Man are pledging to do all they can to help victims of historical sexual abuse” [104] and urging people to come forward  and “we will listen to people and do all we can to help people seek justice” [106]

Some of these cases have reached court. In August 2015 Andrew Mark Byrne was jailed for indecent assault offences in early nineties, and indecent images from 2001 -2014 [120]  [151] [158]. In September Peter Kewley who committed offences between 1979 and 2015  [157] [Appendix 3] and in November Michael James Moore was sentenced for offences in th eearly 1990’s [106]  [158]  [105]

Police – Current and Recent Abuse

A man faces serious sexual charges and is on remand. The offences were allegedly committed between December 2001 and June 2012. [160]

A woman  denies assaulting a 13-year-old boy near to Cronk Y Berry School on September 23rd [103]

Police- Men Breaching CSA Court Orders

A man John Harry Bridson who was on the sex offenders register for serious sex offences [41] ,  breached the order more than 30 times. He was sentenced to 2 years in jail [121] [168*]. He should not be allowed to commit 30 offences, including moving house and getting a job, as well as getting near to children,  before having serious action taken against him, but yes it is a good thing serious action finally occurred.

Bridsons was one of the cases that helped bring about “Sarahs law” when Bill Henderson (Douglas North) who raised Bridson’s conviction in the House of Keys in approx 2013 as he called for Manx trials of a scheme to allow parents controlled access to information on paedophiles. It would be good to have an update about how well it is working.

Police – Child Abuse Material

A man has been charged with 10 offences of possessing, making or publishing the images between 2007 and October 2015 [101]

Facebook Grooming

A Facebook fraudster may have stolen personal information and photos from dozens of Island teenagers after posing as a friend. He arranged to meet girls as young as 13 [159]   [161]

Historic Failures

It is worthwhile just quickly looking at who has failed many abused children in the past.

  • Government politicians and child care professionals in charge of safeguarding have failed to adequately protect the children and have covered up abuse;
  • Police have failed to adequately investigate abuse and covered it up from the general public rather than publicise it,
  • Media have failed to adequately investigate child sexual abuse and failed to publicise it properly.
  • Private organisations such as King Williams College, Methodists, Salvation Army have failed chidlren in allowing child abuse in their organisations.

All these sectors have let sexually abused children down. This must be admitted and recognised, as part of the healing process, not further covered up, hidden or glossed over.

Examples of the public sector failing victims of child sexual abuse have been

  • Operation Ore
  • Operation Spade
  • IOM offshoot of Operation Cleopatra, child sexual abuse at Childrens Home Knottfield

The public still do not even know what happened in these investigations. Why not?

What are the organisations that failed victims doing at present?

  • Police are now pledging to do “all they can to help victims of historical sexual abuse” [104] Detective constable Emily Perkins says police can, and do, help bring justice for the victim and their families [104]
  • Government are due to review sentences of child abusers in September 2016.
  • Media now report some child sexual abuse, in particular some good articles by Adrian Derbyshire for Isle of Man Today, who cover the topic more than anyone else. Manx Radio and Energy FM cover some stories.
  • It is uncertain what the private institutions are doing.

However there is much still to be done.

Police

Support for Survivors

What support is available for victims when approached by Police over “historic” child abuse? Is it adequate? Is professional child sexual abuse counselling immediately available? If not why not?

It is irresponsible of the authorities involved to put victims in such a position without such support being available.  If proper professional counselling is not available then both Government and Police need to think how to make it available or adapt their investigations accordingly.

There is not yet a survivors support group or network on the Island, as the child sexual abuse issue has been hidden so much previously. Perhaps help is needed to kickstart this often very useful means of support, by a UK survivors organisation which does just this eg  Voicing csa [170]

I would be grateful if victims could tell me what their experience was of what support has been offered to them, either if you chose to disclose it to your doctor or if the police suddenly turn up and broach the subject of historic abuse.

There is much more to write on this issue, but I am still waiting after 10 days for a reply from the Police Protection Unit and also the Safeguarding Children Board, as well as further reply from IOM Victim Support. I will therefore wait for a future blog post. However I am grateful to Juan Watterson, Home Affairs Minister for his immediate reply to follow the issue up.

Police should make also make a statement regarding what happened at the time to Operation Ore, Operation Spade and the investigation into Childrens Home Knottfield, which was an offshoot of Manchester Police Operation Cleopatra. It is not acceptable to keep these things hidden as though nothing had happened.

Are Police doing enough about the scale of child abuse material being downloaded in the Isle of Man? The prosecutions do not appear to match the numbers downloading.

Media

The media are still not investigating enough, nor covering enough Manx child abuse stories. I am lacking research and detail on ownership of IOM media but make the following observations of coverage of child abuse since my last blog in May, and open to correction as always.

Over half of Isle of Man Todays output about child sexual abuse is about abuse that is not on the island and not connected to the island. This is lazy journalism or more like churnalism, and bloggers need to step up to fill the gap of reporting, especially in cases of monopoly press. In depth articles in the Examiner and the Manx Independent are not available online.

Manx Radio may cover much in spoken word, I do not know, but hardly any is widely available on searching on the net, but I am willing to be corrected.

Energy FM have covered some csa stories, albeit briefly but usefully, and this appears to be a welcome new development.

All media should investigate what happened in Operation Ore, Operation Spade, the Childrens Home at Knottfield, King Williams College, Methodists, Salvation Army to mention just half a dozen to be going on with, to tell the public fully what happened.

Government

Government should be proactive and strongly encourage, at the very least, the Police and Private institutions to come clean about what happened.

They should set up a Hillsborough type Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry into what happened, the failures of the past, and how to never again make the same mistakes, and how to make things better for survivors in the future.  All the papers should be made available.

The Government should publish where to find childrens records from various institutions on the island, so that each survivor does not have to go the tortuous route to find where they are or even if they exist.

It is not acceptable to leave uncovering the secrets of past child sexual abuse and institutional mistakes to survivors and bloggers.

Private Organisations and Institutions such as King Williams College, Methodists, Salvation Army should be open about what happened and write a report and publish it about what happened in their organisation.

Other Questions

What happened to childrens care records from the past for children in Government care?  and in all institutions on the island?  Where are they now? If you have managed to find your records or know where they are please email me on IOM@cathyfox.33mail.com and I will publish a database of what records are where.

The Childrens Home at Ramsey in the 1970s I think was run by England. Does anyone know who owned it, who managed it and which local authority ran it or sent children to it? Where are the records of the children who went to it?

What were all the childrens institutions on the island back as far as people can remember? Lets list them all.

Does anyone know more about the abuse mentioned on page 43, 44, 83 approximately of the Report [64] about 6 cases of child sexual abuse on the island by Methodists?

Is anyone else willing to help research or even blog on child sexual abuse in the Isle of Man? If so this psot may be useful [56]  or contact me. Can anyone visit archives? or even do Freedom of Information requests on the newly launched FOI? [153]

If you can help at all please email me on IOM@cathyfox.33mail.com

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Basic Timeline May 2015 – Feb 2016

2014? Methodist Report [64]  Methodist Report with cases in Isle of Man

2015 May 11 IOM Today  [141] X Paedophile Hunter wins BAFTA -off island Stinson Hunter

2015 May 22 IOM Today [146] X Police rescue boys from clutches of Leeds paedophile -off island Alan Chater Leeds

2015 May 25 IOM Today [144] X More victims of paedophile Leeds vicar come forward after man wins six-figure payout – off island Terence King Yorkshire

2015 May 25 Cathy Fox Blog [155] Child Sexual Abuse in the Isle of Man 

2015 May 25  Cathy Fox Blog [156] 10 Steps on How to Research Child Sexual Abuse in your area – A Rough Guide Uses IOM as an example

2015 Jun 2 IOM Today [145] X Sunderland girl found hanged in home had been abused by paedophile – off island Kevin Palmer

2015 Jun 22 IOM Today [119] Tynwald rejects call to make falsely alleging child abuse a criminal offence

2015 Jun 26 IOM Today [142] X Paedophile hunter jailed – off island Andrew O’Neill

2015 Jul 20 IOM Today [143] X Dewsbury paedophile showed victims pornography before performing sex acts – off island Dewsbury sex offender Michael Foley

2015 Jul 30. 3FM  [115] Number of children on sex abuse plans higher than UK Six per cent of Island children on the child protection register are being monitored on a sexual abuse plan – slightly higher per head of population than the UK’s figure of five per cent.

2015 Jul 30 IOM Constabulary Facebook Page [154] Man charged with indecency towards a child Occurred at Poyll Dhooie

2015 Aug 6 IOM Today [147] X Yorkshire police ‘probe Ted Heath links to Savile and paedophile ex-mayor’- off island Heath, Savile, Jaconelli.

2015 Aug 21 IOM Today [120] Paedophile jailed for five years and five months re Andrew Mark Byrne.

2015 Aug Change.org [113] Tougher sentencing for paedophiles in the Isle of Man Petition by Lisa Taylor

2015 Sept 3 IOM Constabulary Press release [157] [Appendix 3]- Peter Kewley of Douglas was found guilty on 8 counts of indecent assault relating to 4 children, who at the time of the offences were under the age of 16. These offences were committed between 1979 and 2014. Today Mr Kewley was sentenced to 10½ years imprisonment

2015 Sept 3  IOM Today [123] Victim’s campaign for harsher sentences for paedophiles

2015 Sept 3 IOM Today [138] 2015 Alleged paedophile from Wearside arrested in Met Police sting –off island Thomas Alderson Wearside

2015 Sept 4 IOM Today [122] Victim of child abuse wants courts to get tough on paedophiles Lisa Taylor audio

2015 Sept 8 IOM Today [111] He took away my childhood

2015 Sept 8 Energy FM [117] Politicians cannot influence increased paedophile sentencing

2015 Sept 11 IOM Today [140] X Beyond human instinct: Yorkshire paedophile jailed with gang who streamed abuse over internet – off island David Harsley, 51, from East Yorkshire, John Denham, 50, from Wiltshire, Matthew Stansfield, 35, from Hampshire, Adam Toms, 33, from Somerset, Christopher Knight, 35, from Manchester, Robin Hollyson, 31, from Bedfordshire, and Matthew Lisk, 33, from Sussex.

2015 Sept 17 IOM Today [126] Victim calls for longer sentences for paedophiles refers to [IOM Examiner [167*] week of 13 Oct 2015 headline- Sharp Rise in historic child sexual abuse cases]

2015 Sept 18. 3FM  [112] Man accused of indecent assault to stand trial

2015 Sept 18 IOM Today [151] He took away my childhood -Andrew Byrne

2015 Sept 21 IOM Today [130] X Paedophile jailed for most shocking images judge has ever seen off island Richard Eddleston

2015 Oct 5. 3FM [110] Campaigners take paedophile petition to the streets

2015 Oct 13 IOM Today [109] * Police dealing with more cases of sexual abuse refers to 2015 Oct 13 IOM Examiner [166*] Sharp Rise in Historic Child Sexual Abuse Cases see IOM Today

2015 Oct 16 IOM Today [128] X Scarborough paedophile flew to Philippines to have sex with 14-year-old girl off island Roy Dove

2015 Oct 16 IOM Today [148] Phenomenal response to petition calling for tougher sentences for paedophiles

2015 Oct 18  IOM Today [137] X 80-year-old paedophile jailed – off island Harold Simmons Preston

2015 Oct 20 IOM Today [139] X Nottinghamshire paedophile spared jail after grooming teenager – off island Nigel Gilliatt Nottingham

2015 Oct 21 IOM Today [136] X Notorious Morecambe Paedophile jailed – off island Anthony Goad Morecambe

2015 Oct 23 Energy FM [1o8] Sex abuse cases increase by 126 per cent

2015 Oct 25 Three FM [7] ‘Closer Links’ to strengthen children’s agencies

2015 Oct 30 IOM Today [131] X North East pervert captured by paedophile hunters Dark Justice – off island Ian William

2015 Oct 30 IOM Today [132] X Doncaster paedophile jailed for 11 years – off island David Joseph Coates

2015 Nov 5 Manx Radio [106] Ramsey man sentenced to 11 years in prison

2015 Nov 5 IOM Today [158] Man who raped child is jailed for 11 years

2015 Nov 7 Energy FM [105]  Police praise bravery of sex-abuse victim

2015 Nov 9 Energy FM [104] Police pledge support for sex abuse victims

2015 Nov 12 IOM Today [133] X Paedophile priest who hid previous convictions jailed – off island Brian Horrobin Mormon

2015 Nov 20 Energy FM [103] Woman denies assaulting teenager near school

2015 Nov 25  IOM Today [125] X Dead body of suspected Chesterfield paedophile found at house off island Colin Stephen Slack

2015 Nov 26 IOM Today [121] *Paedophile breached order to stay away from children more than 30 times [Manx Independent [168*] week of 26 Nov 2015 Headline – Paedophile lied and lied and lied]

2015 Dec 4 IOM Today [149] X Jail for Notts pervert who shared thousands of child sex images – off island Brett Green Nottingham

2015 Dec 21 IOM Today [135] X Paedophile pensioner “spent too much time” with young footballers – off island Robert Russell, Ashton

2015 Dec 31 IOM Today [129] X Judge criticises social services over boy cared for by paedophile relative – off island Leic City Council

2016 Jan 12 Energy FM [102] Inspectors to review progress on vulnerable children

2016 Jan 13 IOM Today [124] X Court throws out paedophile’s appeal against convictions Tony Allison off island

2016 Jan 14 Energy FM [101] Man accused of possessing indecent images of children

2016 Jan 14 IOM Today [127] X Paedophile jailed for raping and assaulting young girl in Morecambe off island Paul Heath

2016 Jan 26 Manx Radio [159] Facebook fraudster targetted Island teens

2016 Jan 27 3FM [153] Government staff are being advised on how to implement the Freedom of Information Act.

2016 Jan 29 IOM Today [161] Peel teenager thwarts Facebook faker who attempted to meet 13-year-old girls

2016 Feb 1 Energy FM [160] Remand for man who faces string of sex charges

2016 Feb 2 IOM Today [162] Petition calls for tougher sentences for child sex offences

2016 Feb 3 BBC [163] Plan to review Isle of Man child sex offenders sentences revealed

Cumulative Combined Enhanced Timeline 1950 – 2016 Feb

X refers to off island story  * refers to a copy is needed of this articel. Links less than [100] refer to my previous article but link should work 2015 May 25 Cathy Fox Blog [55] Child Sexual Abuse in the Isle of Man 

1950 Leonard Desmond Craine, 73, had more than 20 convictions for attacks on women and children during a 37-year reign of terror. Mr Craine’s first conviction was for indecent assaults on women in 1950. Abuse on island? [27]

1960 Father Neil Gallanagh was  fined for assaulting a nine-year-old boy on the Isle of Man, while he was a priest in Northern Ireland. [13] He went on to abuse many others.

Leonard Desmond Craine, 73, had more than 20 convictions for attacks on women and children during a 37-year reign of terror. During the 1970s he was jailed for sex attacks on two girls under the age of 14 . Abuse on island? [27]

1971-1981 Ernest Hinsley Platt on the island and indecently assaulted two boys in the Salvation Army Band. [4]

1971- 1985 Richard Owen, child sexual abuser was head of biology at King William’s College [1]

1979 -2014 Peter Kewley of Douglas committed offences between these dates. He was found guilty on 8 counts of indecent assault relating to 4 children under age of 16, sentenced to 10½ years imprisonment on 2015 Sept 3 [157] [Appendix 3]

?prob as early as 1960s-1983 Sexual abuse on children by at the least two people working there at Isle of Man Children’s Home,  Glencrutchery Road, Knottfield before it moved to Woodbourne Road, Douglas which closed in 1983 [2] [Note it is said to be nothing to do with any childrens home now present on Woodbourne Road]

c. 1981-1985 Andrew Byrne committed csa offences against Sadie Sanders. Moving account of how it affected her, and now her campaigning, see 2015 Sept 8 IOM Today He took away my childhood  [111]

1982-85 Richard Owen, Housemaster of Junior House and later convicted (see Dec 28 2000) of abusing pupils over this time abused pupils, aged between eight and 12 years, in his care from 1982-85 while he was house master of Junior House. Dr Paul Bregazzi, the college principal in 1985, gave Owen the option of resigning or allowing a full investigation to take place!! [Cover up] Owen resigned and set up a hosiery business in Cheadle, Staffordshire.[1]

1987 Leonard Desmond Craine, last conviction was in 1987 when he was sentenced to six months in jail for indecent assault. Abuse on island? [27]

1990s early, Andrew Mark Byrne carried out  four counts of indecent assault on a child.  See 2015 Aug 21 for details and sentencing [120]  Also indecent imagery offences were committed between 2001 and 2014.

1990s early, Fifty-year-old Michael James Moore, Ramsey committed four counts of rape and two indecent assaults on a child. See 2015 Nov 5 Manx Radio [106] for details, and sentencing to 11 years

2000 July 31 IOM Today [29] Plan to name paedophile dropped

2000 Aug 1 IOM Today [35] MHK backs NOTW naming of paedophiles

2000 Aug 11 IOM Today [2] Paedophile Investigation Continues. As part of Operation Cleopatra run by GMP the Islands police family protection unit appealed for information from former residents and staff at the Isle of Man Children’s Home, Knottfield, Woodbourne Road, Douglas, which closed in 1983. A special hotline received at least seven calls. Detective Sergeant Richard Power said the calls had produced useful lines of inquiry which are being investigated. What happened? Why did the case get covered up and receive no publicity?

2000 Sept 4 IOM Today [56] Plan to jail repeat offenders for 20 years

2000 Nov date ? Richard Owen convicted [1]

2000 Dec 28 IOM Today [1] Child abuse teacher jailed Richard Owen at King Williams College. Richard Owen, 58, of Cheadle, was convicted last month by a seven-member jury of five indecent assault offences after consistently denying the charges. Jailed for four-and-a-half-years by Deemster Kerruish. Owen, who was head of biology at King William s College between 1971-85, abused pupils, aged between eight and 12 years, in his care from 1982-85 while he was house master of Junior House. Dr Paul Bregazzi, the college principal in 1985, gave Owen the option of resigning or allowing a full investigation to take place [cover up]. Owen resigned and set up a hosiery business in Cheadle, Staffordshire. He had a previous conviction for indecent assault in 1965 prior to his appointment at the college in 1971. [where?] Advocate Dawn Jones defended.

2001 -2014  Andrew Mark Byrne carried out indecent imagery offences between 2001 and 2014. See 2015 Aug 21 IOM Today  [120] also indecent assaults on children in 1990s

2001 Dec – 2012 Jun Antony Carus is charged with committing offences in this time period [160]

2001 Jan 29 IOM today [4]  Former Salvation army Band member jailed for sex assaults  Ernest Hinsley Platt, 66, was jailed for 14 months by Deemster Kerruish. He lived on the island between 1971 and 1981. He abused 2 boys over aged 11. Both boys were in Salvation Army band. One between 1971-74 Platt admitted two counts of indecent assault and two of procuring an act of gross indecency on the boy. He asked for two further indecent assaults on the second boy, committed between 1976-81, to be taken into consideration. Advocate Dawn Jones defended and Advocate Michelle Norman prosecuted. Platt said he had been abused as a child during his time in a children’s home. Maybe part of Op Cleopatra GMP?. Platt moved to Cornwall.

June 2001 – February 2003 John Howard Grundey committed offences with images on computer. [Appendix 1]

2002 Mar 5 IOM Today  [47] Sex Offenders register comes into force. The register, which anyone found guilty of or cautioned for any of a list of offences must sign up to, came into effect on Monday under regulations in the Criminal Justice Act 2001. Detective Sergeant Richard Power, of the family protection unit, said: ‘The purpose is to compel convicted sex offenders to register with the police as long as the offence appears in the schedule of offences. Detective Constable Neil Cracknell, who will coordinate the register, said offenders will be on the register for varying lengths of time depending on the sentence they have been given. ‘For sentences of 30 months or more you are on indefinitely, for six to 30 months it’s 10 years, under six months it’s seven years and any other is five years,’ he said. Chief probation officer David Sellick revealed one of the leading psychologists for dealing with sex offenders, Dr David Briggs, is drawing up a programme for offenders and working with the probation service and police.

2002 Aug 22 IOM Today [51] Sex Offenders Register numbers greater than expected. ‘Last year we dealt with 165 investigations, the year before it was 120. This year (from April), we have so far had 72. When the Island’s register came into effect in March this year, the family protection unit estimated there were about 12 people already in the system who would be required to register. However, just five months later, there are already 10 people registered and seven more in prison who have been ordered to register on their release.

2002 Sept 9 IOM Today [37] Police Warn against vigilante action. ANGRY parents have started a petition to get a convicted paedophile moved from his Port Erin home. The Examiner can reveal the man was first convicted for indecent assaults against women in 1950 and was sentenced to six months in prison for an indecent assault in 1987, his last conviction. During that time he committed a series of violent offences and indecent assaults against woman and children. The man has at least 20 convictions. Because his last was 15 years ago he has not been forced to sign up to the sex offenders’ register. This was Leonard Desmond Craine who died later in the year [27]

2002 Oct 17 IOM Today [30] Parents Demand to know indentity of paedophile. It’s understood the man was spoken to by police after a parent spotted him outside Albert Road school in Ramsey. Both Albert Road and Auldyn Infants Schools have since tightened up security and police have increased patrols around the schools. Mike Faragher, head teacher at Albert Road, said: ‘That was the first information that we received.

2002 Oct 28 IOM Today [32] Island housing convicted paedophiles claim rejected. Full story see today’s Isle of Man Examiner. Shocking claims the Island is housing convicted paedophiles from the UK have been dismissed by Chief Constable Mike Culverhouse

2002 Aug 1 IOM Today [52] Former Teacher jailed for child photographs. A pervert has been jailed after he took photographs underneath the skirts of unwitting children. Former teacher Gerard Cleary, 48, was told by acting Deemster Brian Carter his actions had caused serious public offence and there was no alternative but to jail him for four months. Detective Constable June Scully headed investigation. Advocate Stephanie Jackson prosecuted, advocate Simon Watson defended. Unmarried Cleary, who has no children, had been suspended from teaching since he was charged and resigned from his post at Rushen Primary School last month. Cleary was born in Salford and taught in Prestwich, Radcliffe and Bury before coming to work in the Island in 1991. Cleary was jailed for four months for each offence, the terms to run concurrently.

2002 Aug 8 IOM Today [31] Internet paedophiles warned by police. Inspector Ormond-Smith added: ‘Child abuse is a subject which gives great concern to the community and the Criminal Justice Act was brought in to give police greater powers to identify paedophiles and prosecute those who are found with this type of literature.

2002 Nov 28 IOM Today [27] Paedophile Dies. A CONVICTED paedophile who sparked a petition by angry Port Erin residents has died. Leonard Desmond Craine, 73, had more than 20 convictions for attacks on women and children during a 37-year reign of terror. Mr Craine’s first conviction was for indecent assaults on women in 1950. During the 1970s he was jailed for sex attacks on two girls under the age of 14. His last conviction was in 1987 when he was sentenced to six months in jail for indecent assault.

2002 Dec 5 IOM Today [48] Anger as sex fiend returns. Alec Dawson, who was jailed for 29 months for gross indecency and two offences of indecent assault, has been staying in David Gray House in Broadway, Douglas. He was placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years and if his sentence had been just a month longer he would be on it for life. He is also on licence until February 2007. Dawson was jailed after exposing himself to two nine-year-old girls and performing an indecent act in front of them and for two offences of indecent assault on a three-year-old. He was jailed in February. Two months ago Dawson was living in Ramsey and there were calls for his identity to be made public. ‘The reason why a person would be put in David Gray House is because it is assessed as being safe and that the right supervision can be exercised by probation.

2002 Dec 20 IOM Today [26] No Comment on Paedophile Investigation. Operation Ore. Detective Chief Inspector Dave Bell refused to say whether suspects have been identified in the Island.

2002 Dec 20 IOM Today [50] No video ban for island parents.THERE are no plans to introduce in Manx schools proposals in Scotland which would see parents banned from filming their children in nativity plays and concerts.

2003 Jul 31 IOM Today [15] Pervert jailed for 12 months. Peter George Kett had a total of 36,000 photographs downloaded onto the computer. Some of the images  images showed boys performing sex acts on each other and girls being abused, said Linda Watts prosecuting. The 32-year-old, who worked for Barclays Bank in Douglas, was jailed for a year and placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years by Deemster Doyle on Monday. Advocate Jim Travers said the defendant was abused by his father as a child and wanted to find out what he could about child abuse. The deemster also ordered Kett to leave the Island for five years after his jail term and ordered the computer to be destroyed.

2003 Feb 3 IOM Today [33] Raids on alleged net paedophiles. Homes around the Island have been raided as part of the Operation Ore crackdown on alleged paedophiles. Several houses have been targeted by officers, people arrested and evidence removed from homes as the worldwide hunt for people viewing sick images of children on the internet spreads to the Isle of Man. The force has refused to confirm Operation Ore raids are under way. Detective Chief Inspector Dave Bell

2003 Sept 29 IOM Today [49] Chatrooms Decision wont solve problems – police. Sergeant Andy Turner heads the police’s family protection unit.

2003 Dec Original Source unknown -apologies [23] [See Appendix 1] Porn case man put on register. A MAN who admitted having images of naked children on his computer has been given a 12-month conditional discharge. John Howard Grundey, 57, who recently moved from the Isle of Man to Oatlands Avenue, Bar Hill, Cambridge, admitted five offences of possessing indecent or pseudo images of children.He appeared before High Bailiff Michael Moyle on the Isle of Man on December 23 when he was handed the conditional discharge and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for a year. Prosecutor Pamela Butterworth. On it were images of naked children and he was arrested. Advocate Jason Stanley said the offences were committed between June 2001 and February 2003 and were not as serious as some.

2004 Jul 23 IOM Today [40] Manx Telecom considers anti porn measures.  Technology to bar paedophiles from viewing child pornography on the internet could be introduced by Manx Telecom. The company confirmed it would be interested in adopting BT’s Clean Feed filter system, which blocks illegal websites, including those showing sick images of children.

2006 Aug 11  IOM Today [57] Gay Sex age lowered to 16. Gay sex at 16 will be legal from September 1. And the controversial scrapping of section 38 – which made the promotion of homosexuality illegal – will also come into force. The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act will come into force, equalising the age of consent for gay and straight couples and finally removing section 38 – both moves felt by many to be long-overdue. The law also makes internet grooming and abuse of position offences. [Of interest from a blackmail point of view]

2008 Feb 26 Manx Radio [44] Paedophile scheme to be monitored. It’s a case of wait and see for the Isle of Man and ‘Sarah’s Law’.

2008 Mar 6 IOM Today [25] Paedophile was allowed to accompany young gymnasts.A paedophile was allowed to accompany young gymnasts on an off-Island trip, a court heard. The revelation came to light during the trial of gymnastics coach Harold Brian Volante, who denies eight charges of indecently assaulting seven girls. The man had raped and indecently assaulted children aged two-and-a-half to 12 in the 1960s and 1970s. Mr Volante went on to become the head coach of the Ellan Vannin Gymnastics Club in Pulrose and had been member of British Gymnastics Association since the 1980s.

2008 Mar 13 IOM Today [58] Gymnast encouraged coach to flick her bra, court hears. Mr Volante admitted telling the same girl to say the words ‘f**k me’ to him while they were alone in an office

2008 Jun 10 IOM Today [28] Police appeal over suspected paedophile. Rugby man Brian Hughes, who is suspected of abusing children over a 40 year period. No evidence to suggest he is in the Island.

2008 Jun 23 IOM Today [14] Douglas man held 1,100 indecent pictures of children. Karl Anthony Inglis pleaded guilty to nine counts of possessing indecent printed or moving images of children before a Court of General Gaol Delivery on Monday. Inglis was placed on the sex offenders register for five years, ordered to notify the authorities of any travel plans during that period and banned from taking work with unsupervised access to children.Darren Taubitz advocate.

2008 Jul 28 IOM Today [59] Volante appeals against indecent assault convictions. appeals are now scheduled for a two-day hearing on September 4 and 5. Hal Volante has launched an appeal against his conviction for indecently assaulting girls. Advocate James Quinn. In March this year a jury convicted Mr Volante of four counts of indecent assault on young girls aged 10 to 15, but acquitted him on four further charges. Mr Volante was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years and a one-year supervision period. A Sexual Offences Prevention Order placed a 10-year ban on him from coaching children

2008 Sept 4 Volante appeal [59]

2009 Mar 24 Manx Radio [43] No plans to trial ‘Sarah’s Law’. The Isle of Man has no plans to start a trial of the so-called Sarah’s Law. A scheme is currently being trialled in southern England which allows parents access to information on paedophiles living in their community.

2009 Mar 27 IOM Today [41] Former soldier on sex offenders’ register assaults child. A FORMER soldier has been jailed for indecently assaulting an eight-year-old girl. John Harry Bridson, c/o Isle of Man Prison,  charged with indecent assault. Acting Deemster Turner. Stuart Neale, prosecuting, told the court Bridson was arrested in May 2008 after the girl, who cannot be identified, spoke about the incident at a house in the west of the Island in April 2007. The court heard Bridson was dishonourably discharged from the Army after being convicted of indecent assault on a 15-year-old girl in 2000, by a court in Newcastle. He then received a caution for indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 2002. Paul O’Neill, defending.

2009 Nov 16 IOM Today [53]Bill threatens to make Isle of Man a police state’ – claims MLC. To create new offences to protect children from paedophiles, including actions such as inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and causing a child to watch a sexual act, plus heavier penalties for the printing or selling of obscene publications.

2010 Mar 12 3FM [17] Law Made for Protecting Children Against Paedophiles Up for Discussion in Tynwald. Douglas North MHK Bill Henderson will ask the Home Affairs Minister if the Isle of Man will follow the UK’s lead and introduce Sarah’s Law

2010 Apr 10 Telegraph [13] Catholic Church decided not to unfrock priest who abused deaf boys. Fr Neil Gallanagh was moved to the school in 1973 despite having been fined for assaulting a nine-year-old boy 13 years earlier on the Isle of Man, while he was a priest in Northern Ireland. Gallanagh abused boys while working as the chaplain of St John’s School for the Deaf in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, in the 1970s. The abuse first came to light in 2002, by which time he was working as a parish priest in Horsforth, Leeds. In 2005, by then 75 and retired, Gallanagh pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting two teenage pupils at the school.

2010 Jun 17 Manx Radio [19] Sex offender admits further charge. Geoffrey Paul Sayle, of David Gray House has breached a sexual offenders’ order by approaching some young boys while they were playing in the sea.

2010 Jul 7 BBC [10] Anti-paedophile vetting plans scrapped on Isle of Man Plans to create a new vetting system aimed at identifying paedophiles have been scrapped by the Isle of Man government.

2011 May 28 IOM Today [45] Campaign starts to bring in Sarah’s law here. More than 2,000 people have pledged support after campaigners set up a Facebook page calling for a law to enable parents to discover if sex offenders in the Isle of Man have access to their children.

2012 Oct 4 IOM Today [54] Chief Constable prepares to stand down after five years Mike Langdon

2013 Aug 8 Manx Radio [42] Police warn social media vigilantes. Earlier today, officers removed a post from their Facebook page after users posted names and photos of people they accused of being paedophiles.

2013 Aug 21 IOM Today [34] [165] Isle of Man Examiner letters, August 19, 2013

2013 Sept 23 IOM Today [38]  Nursery worker is sentenced. Passing sentence Deemster Alastair Montgomerie noted Andrew James Maddrell, a former employee at the Sandcastles nursery in Douglas, had pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child and making indecent photographs of children only in August this year shortly before he was due to stand trial, having initially denied them. He was sentenced to 5 years 3 months imprisonment.

2013 Sept 23 BBC [18] Child sex assault Isle of Man nursery worker jailed. Andrew James Maddrell admitted in court Aug 9 . 232 indecent images of children three days earlier. The court heard that of those images, 97 were level four and three were level five, the most severe.

2013 Sept 26 IOM Today [39] re Manx Independent [169*] Sept 26- Oct 2 2013 * “In addition, there’s a full page of coverage after the jailing of paedophile Andrew James Maddrell

2014 Feb 4 IOM Today [20] Rapist sentenced. An Isle of Man teacher has been sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison after being found guilty by a jury of one rape and 10 sexual assaults. Davoud Taghinejad who was employed at the Isle of Man college committed the offences against the girls aged between 13 and 17 who he taught maths to privately at his home in Douglas. For the rape, Taghinejad was sentenced to nine years and for the sexual assaults he received a further six years. His name is to be placed indefinitely on the Sex Offenders’ Register. Deemster Alastair Montgomerie

2014 Mar 6 BBC [5] Isle of Man abuse risk children ‘needs not met’. Children at risk of abuse and neglect in the Isle of Man are not being given enough protection, according to a Scottish social care watchdog.

2014 Mar 8 IOM Today [46] refers to Examiner More on the Manx causes supported by a paedophile in his will

2014 Mar 13 Essex Chronicle [11] Dead paedophile scout leader Chris Dobson left £500k to charities. DEAD paedophile Chris Dobson left a host of charities most of his £500,000 will, the Chronicle can reveal. The former primary school teacher, Scout leader and stalwart of the community died on December 15, 2012, before a stash of child pornography was unearthed at his home by potential buyers. Dobson donated sums of £106,226 to the Erin Arts Centre on the Isle of Man and Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters (£1,000). The Erin Art Centre was unavailable for comment.

2014 Mar 14  BBC [16] Isle of Man abuse risk children ‘needs not met

2014 Mar 19 IOM Today [24]  Isle of Man beneficiaries in paedophile’s will. ‘Last September we got a call saying that this gentleman [Dobson] had visited the Isle of Man many years ago and had left us a legacy,’ said Mr Bethell, Erin arts Centre. The Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters’ Association has declined a legacy of £1,000 because it comes from the estate of a dead paedophile.

2014 May 27 BBC [21] Man admits indecent images of children charges. A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to four charges relating to indecent images of children. Daniel Edward Kelly, from Peel, denied two further counts of possessing, making and publishing indecent images of children at Douglas courthouse. He was granted bail and will appear in court again on 22 July.

2014? Methodist Report [64] with cases in Isle of Man page 43, 44 etc

2015 Feb 20 Doncaster Free Press [22a] The Star [22b] Former Doncaster man avoids jail over sex offences against 12-year-old boy. Adam Burley, 44, who now lives in the Isle of Man, was given a two-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to buggery, gross indecency and indecent assault at Bradford Crown Court. Offences had taken place in Doncaster between 1986 and 1989 against a 12-year-old boy.

2015 May 11 IOM Today  [141] X Paedophile Hunter wins BAFTA -off island Stinson Hunter

2015 May 20 IOM Today [155] ? 261 public figures in ‘abuse’ probe

2015 May 20 Belfast Telegraph [55a] 261 public figures in ‘abuse’ probe

2015 May 22 IOM Today [146] X Police rescue boys from clutches of Leeds paedophile -off island Alan Chater Leeds

2015 May 25 IOM Today [144] X More victims of paedophile Leeds vicar come forward after man wins six-figure payout – off island Terence King Yorkshire

2015 May 25 Cathy Fox Blog [55] Child Sexual Abuse in the Isle of Man 

2015 May 25  Cathy Fox Blog [56] 10 Steps on How to Research Child Sexual Abuse in your area – A Rough Guide Uses IOM as an example

2015 Jun 2 IOM Today [145] X Sunderland girl found hanged in home had been abused by paedophile – off island Kevin Palmer

2015 Jun 22 IOM Today [119] Tynwald rejects call to make falsely alleging child abuse a criminal offence

2015 Jun 26 IOM Today [142] X Paedophile hunter jailed – off island Andrew O’Neill

2015 Jul 20 IOM Today [143] X Dewsbury paedophile showed victims pornography before performing sex acts – off island Dewsbury sex offender Michael Foley

2015 Jul 30. 3FM  [115] Number of children on sex abuse plans higher than UK Six per cent of Island children on the child protection register are being monitored on a sexual abuse plan – slightly higher per head of population than the UK’s figure of five per cent. 

2015 Jul 30 IOM Constabulary Facebook Page [154] Man charged with indecency towards a child Occurred at Poyll Dhooie

2015 Aug 6 IOM Today [147] X Yorkshire police ‘probe Ted Heath links to Savile and paedophile ex-mayor’- off island Heath, Savile, Jaconelli.

2015 Aug 21 IOM Today [120] Paedophile jailed for five years and five months re Andrew Mark Byrne was sentenced to five years and five months in jail and an indefinite period listed on the Sex Offenders Register following conviction for four counts of indecent assault on a child, 30 counts of making indecent images and videos of children and one count of breach of Sexual Offences Prevention Order. The indecent assault incidents occurred in the early 1990s. The offences involving indecent imagery were committed between 2001 and 2014.

2015 Aug Change.org [113] Tougher sentencing for paedophiles in the Isle of Man – Petition to Alan Bell Chief MHK, as sentence is only 7 years for child sexual offences

2015 Sept 3 IOM Constabulary Press release [157] [Appendix 3]- Peter Kewley of Douglas was found guilty on 8 counts of indecent assault relating to 4 children, who at the time of the offences were under the age of 16. These offences were committed between 1979 and 2014. Today Mr Kewley was sentenced to 10½ years imprisonment

2015 Sept 3  IOM Today [123] Victim’s campaign for harsher sentences for paedophiles Refers to Manx Independent headline “Give Paedophiles longer sentences” * and has video of Lisa Taylor

2015 Sept 3 IOM Today [138]  X Alleged paedophile from Wearside arrested in Met Police sting –off island Thomas Alderson Wearside

2015 Sept 4 IOM Today [122] Victim of child abuse wants courts to get tough on paedophiles Lisa Taylor video. A victim of child sex abuse has launched a petition calling for tougher sentences for paedophiles. Lisa’s petition calls for a review of sentencing powers in such cases.

2015 Sept 8 Energy FM [117] Politicians cannot influence increased paedophile sentencing – Politicians can’t influence the Isle of Man Courts in sentencing paedophiles. That’s the message from Chief Minister Allan Bell in response to a petition calling for him to take action on ensuring that the law reflects victims’ suffering.

2015 Sept 11 IOM Today [140] X Beyond human instinct: Yorkshire paedophile jailed with gang who streamed abuse over internet – off island David Harsley, 51, from East Yorkshire, John Denham, 50, from Wiltshire, Matthew Stansfield, 35, from Hampshire, Adam Toms, 33, from Somerset, Christopher Knight, 35, from Manchester, Robin Hollyson, 31, from Bedfordshire, and Matthew Lisk, 33, from Sussex.

2015 Sept 17 IOM Today [126]  Victim calls for longer sentences for paedophiles- Refers to Manx Independent *headline “Paedophile has ruined my life”* by Sadie Sanders

2015 Sept 18 IOM Today [151] He took away my childhood Andrew Byrne. Sadie Sanders, who has waived her right to anonymity, was abused from the age of eight until she was 12 by twisted Andrew Byrne who last month was jailed for five years and five months for his crimes. For 23 years she never told a soul about the ordeal she had suffered as a little girl. Police only uncovered 39-year-old Byrne’s crimes when they found diaries at his Douglas home detailing his offences against Sadie.

2015 Sept 21 IOM Today [130] X Paedophile jailed for most shocking images judge has ever seen off island Richard Eddleston Preston

2015 Oct 5. 3FM [110] Campaigners take paedophile petition to the streets – The two women leading the fight have already secured over 2,300 signatures through an online petition and have met with the Home Affairs Minister to discuss legislation. 

2015 Oct 13 IOM Today [109] * Police dealing with more cases of sexual abuse features headline of IOM Examiner*  “Sharp rise in historic child sexual abuse cases”

2015 Oct 16 IOM Today [128] X Scarborough paedophile flew to Philippines to have sex with 14-year-old girl off island Roy Dove

2015 Oct 16 IOM Today [148] Phenomenal response to petition calling for tougher sentences for paedophiles – Max sentence for csa 7 years. Lisa Taylor, who has joined forces with fellow abuse victim Sadie Sanders, says the petition now has almost 3,000 names. The campaign has won the support of the Chief Constable and Home Affairs Minister. Chief Constable Gary Roberts said victims were coming forward partly as a result of the Jimmy Savile scandal – but also because of the bravery of Lisa and Sadie in coming forward to tell their stories. You would not believe the amount of women I have spoken to who have been abused as a child and never talked about it. I must come across three ladies a week – it’s incredible.’

2015 Oct 18  IOM Today [137] X 80-year-old paedophile jailed – off island Harold Simmons Preston

2015 Oct 20 IOM Today [139] X Nottinghamshire paedophile spared jail after grooming teenager – off island Nigel Gilliatt Nottingham

2015 Oct 21 IOM Today [136] X Notorious Morecambe Paedophile jailed – off island Anthony Goad Morecambe

2015 Oct 23 Energy FM [108] Sex abuse cases increase by 126 per cent- The number of sexual offences being reported to police on the Island has risen by 126 per cent. There were 294 incidents logged between April 2013 and the end of March this year – that’s up from 130 the previous year. In Tynwald this week the Home Affairs Minister paid tribute to two victims of sexual abuse who have “busted the taboo” and spoken publically about the issue.

2015 Oct 25 Three FM [107] ‘Closer Links’ to strengthen children’s agencies – Agencies are being urged to collaborate to improve the quality of life for vulnerable children on the Isle of Man. A new event, ‘Closer Links’, will bring together youth workers and the voluntary sector which works with young people.

2015 Oct 30 IOM Today [131] X North East pervert captured by paedophile hunters Dark Justice – off island Ian William

2015 Oct 30 IOM Today [132] X Doncaster paedophile jailed for 11 years – off island David Joseph Coates

2015 Nov 5 Manx Radio [106] Ramsey man sentenced to 11 years in prison – A Ramsey man, Fifty-year-old Michael James Moore  convicted of four counts of rape and two indecent assaults on a child, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, and placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely, for historical child sex offences. The offences happened in the early 1990s.

2015 Nov 5 IOM Today [158] Man who raped child is jailed for 11 years Detective Constable Emily Perkins from the Public Protection Unit added that in the last few months alone there had been the successful conviction of two other sex offenders, one in September 2015, who was convicted of eight offences which took place between 1979 and 2014, the other in August 2015, who was convicted of four counts of indecent assault on a child which occurred in the early 1990s.

2015 Nov 7 Energy FM [105]  Police praise bravery of sex-abuse victim of Michael James Moore

2015 Nov 9 Energy FM [104] Police pledge support for sex abuse victims – Police on the Isle of Man are pledging to do all they can to help victims of historical sexual abuse. Officers say that’s regardless of when in life a person has been abused. Last week a Ramsey man was jailed for 11 years for raping and indecently assaulting a child in the early 1990s – it follows two other successful convictions of historic sexual predators. Detective Constable Emily Perkins says police can, and do, help bring justice for the victim and their families

2015 Nov 12 IOM Today [133] X Paedophile priest who hid previous convictions jailed – off island Brian Horrobin Mormon

2015 Nov 20 Energy FM [103] Woman denies assaulting teenager near school – A Douglas woman will stand trial after denying assaulting a teenager outside a primary school. 34-year-old Keely Dallimore appeared before the Magistrates Court at Douglas Courthouse yesterday. She denies assaulting the 13-year-old boy near to Cronk Y Berry School on September 23rd.

2015 Nov 25  IOM Today [125] X Dead body of suspected Chesterfield paedophile found at house off island Colin Stephen Slack

2015 Nov 26 IOM Today [121] *Paedophile breached order to stay away from children more than 30 times – refers to Manx Independent* headline “He lied and lied and lied” about John Harry Bridson who was on the sex offenders register

2015 Dec 4 IOM Today [149] X Jail for Notts pervert who shared thousands of child sex images – off island Brett Green Nottingham

2015 Dec 21 IOM Today [135] X Paedophile pensioner “spent too much time” with young footballers – off island Robert Russell, Ashton

2015 Dec 31 IOM Today [129] X Judge criticises social services over boy cared for by paedophile relative – off island Leic City Council

2016 Jan 12 Energy FM [102] Inspectors to review progress on vulnerable children- Inspectors from Scotland will visit the Island this year to review what progress has been made in giving young people a better start in life. It’s almost a year since the Strategy for Children and Young People was introduced – it came off the back of a damning report by the Scottish Care Inspectorate in 2013. That found vulnerable children were not being given enough protection. The five-year document aims to ensure children grow up healthy and are safe from harm and abuse – Gary McManus is from the Children’s Services Partnership

2016 Jan 13 IOM Today [124] X Court throws out paedophile’s appeal against convictions Tony Allison off island

2016 Jan 14 Energy FM [101] Man accused of possessing indecent images of children – A Port Erin man has appeared in court accused of possessing over 3,500 indecent photographs of children. 56-year-old Ian Mcloughlin has been charged with 10 offences of possessing, making or publishing the images between 2007 and October last year. At Douglas Courthouse this week Mcloughlin said he was giving ‘no indication of plea’- he’s due to be committed to the Court of General Gaol Delivery on March 8th.

2016 Jan 14 IOM Today [127] X Paedophile jailed for raping and assaulting young girl in Morecambe off island Paul Heath

2016 Jan 26 Manx Radio [159] Facebook fraudster targetted Island teens Arranged to meet girls as young as 13 A Facebook fraudster may have stolen personal information and photos from dozens of Island teenagers after posing as a friend.

2016 Jan 27 3FM [153] Government staff are being advised on how to implement the Freedom of Information Act.

2016 Jan 29 IOM Today [161] Peel teenager thwarts Facebook faker who attempted to meet 13-year-old girls

2016 Feb 1 Energy FM [160] Remand for man who faces string of sex charges Antony Carus faces 11 charges including rape, indecent assault, buggery and gross indecency.
The offences were allegedly committed between December 2001 and June 2012.

2016 Feb 2 IOM Today [162] Petition calls for tougher sentences for child sex offences Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has been presented with a petition calling for tougher sentences for child sex offences. A public campaign launched last year by Lisa Taylor and supported by Sadie Sanders has generated more than 5,600 signatures.

2016 Feb 3 BBC [163] Plan to review Isle of Man child sex offenders sentences revealed Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson said: “At the moment having sex with a minor holds a [maximum] sentence of about seven years- this needs to be doubled. We recognise that the law in this area is outdated and has not kept pace with modern society- specifically modern technology.” Mr Watterson plans to bring changes to the Isle of Man Sexual Offences Act 1992 which will bring Manx law in line with the UK. The legislation will be brought to Tynwald after the Isle of Man general election in September.

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X refers to off island story,  * refers to a copy is needed of this article. Links less than [100] refer to my previous article [55] but link should work 2015 May 25 Cathy Fox Blog [55] Child Sexual Abuse in the Isle of Man 

[64] 2014? Methodist Report  with cases in Isle of Man http://www.methodist.org.uk/ministers-and-office-holders/safeguarding/past-cases-review

[101] 2016 Jan 14 Energy FM Man accused of possessing indecent images of children http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_407721.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

[102] 2016 Jan 12 Energy FM Inspectors to review progress on vulnerable children http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_407276.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

[103] 2015 Nov 20 Energy FM Woman denies assaulting teenager near school http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_400195.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

[104] 2015 Nov 9 Energy FM Police pledge support for sex abuse victims http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_398736.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

[105] 2015 Nov 7 Energy FM  Police praise bravery of sex-abuse victim http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_398613.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

[106] 2015 Nov 5 Manx Radio Ramsey man sentenced to 11 years in prison http://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/paedophile-jailed-for-historical-child-sex-offences/

[107] 2015 Oct 25 Three FM ‘Closer Links’ to strengthen children’s agencies http://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/closer-links-to-strengthen-childrens-agencies/

[108] 2015 Oct 23 Energy FM Sex abuse cases increase by 126 per cent http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_396720.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

[109] 2015 Oct 13 IOM Today * Police dealing with more cases of sexual abuse http://m.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/police-dealing-with-more-cases-of-sexual-abuse-1-7511344

[110] 2015 Oct 5 3FM Campaigners take paedophile petition to the streets http://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/campaigners-take-paedophile-petition-to-the-streets/ Lisa Taylor and Sadie Sanders

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[112] 2015 Sept 18  Man accused of indecent assault to stand trial http://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/man-accused-of-indecent-assault-to-stand-trial/

[113] 2015 Aug Change.org Tougher sentencing for paedophiles in the Isle of Man https://www.change.org/p/allan-bell-tougher-sentencing-for-paedophiles-in-the-isle-of-man?recruiter=55349897&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_page&utm_term=mob-xs-notification-custom_msg&fb_ref=Default

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[115] 2015 Jul 30 3FM  Number of children on sex abuse plans higher than UK http://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/number-of-children-on-sex-abuse-plans-higher-than-uk/

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[117] 2015 Sept 8 Energy FM Politicians cannot influence increased paedophile sentencing http://dlvr.it/C5Cbmw

[118] 2015 Aug 21 3FM Jail for paedophile who’s become ‘more dangerous’ http://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/jail-for-peadophile-whos-become-more-dangerous/

[119] 2015 Jun 22 IOM Today Tynwald rejects call to make falsely alleging child abuse a criminal offence http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/tynwald-rejects-call-to-make-falsely-alleging-child-abuse-a-criminal-offence-1-7321354

[120] 2015 Aug 23 IOM Today Paedophile jailed for five years and five months http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/paedophile-jailed-for-five-years-and-five-months-1-7421352 Andrew Mark Byrne

[121] 2015 Nov 26 IOM Today *Paedophile breached order to stay away from children more than 30 times http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/paedophile-breached-order-to-stay-away-from-children-more-than-30-times-1-7590481

[122] 2015 Sept 24 IOM Today Victim of child abuse wants courts to get tough on paedophiles http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/victim-of-child-abuse-wants-courts-to-get-tough-on-paedophiles-1-7442110 Lisa Taylor audio

[123] 2015 Sept 3  IOM Today Victim’s campaign for harsher sentences for paedophiles http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/victim-s-campaign-for-harsher-sentences-for-paedophiles-1-7440841

[124] 2016 Jan 13 IOM Today Court throws out paedophile’s appeal against convictions http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/court-throws-out-paedophile-s-appeal-against-convictions-1-7673653 Tony Allison off island

[125] 2015 Nov 25  IOM Today Dead body of suspected Chesterfield paedophile found at house http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/dead-body-of-suspected-chesterfield-paedophile-found-at-house-1-7590279 off island Colin Stephen Slack

[126] 2015 Sept 17 IOM Today * Victim calls for longer sentences for paedophiles http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/victim-calls-for-longer-sentences-for-paedophiles-1-7465753

[127] 2016 Jan 14 IOM Today Paedophile jailed for raping and assaulting young girl in Morecambe  http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/paedophile-jailed-for-raping-and-assaulting-young-girl-in-morecambe-1-7674856 off island Paul Heath

[128] 2015 Oct 16 IOM Today Scarborough paedophile flew to Philippines to have sex with 14-year-old girl http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/scarborough-paedophile-flew-to-philippines-to-have-sex-with-14-year-old-girl-1-7519142 off island Roy Dove

[129] 2015 Dec 31 IOM Today Judge criticises social services over boy cared for by paedophile relative http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/judge-criticises-social-services-over-boy-cared-for-by-paedophile-relative-1-7650063 off island Leic City Council

[130] 2015 Sept 21 IOM Today Paedophile jailed for most shocking images judge has ever seen http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/paedophile-jailed-for-most-shocking-images-judge-has-ever-seen-1-7472742 off island Richard Eddleston

[131] 2015 Oct 30 IOM Today North East pervert captured by paedophile hunters Dark Justice   http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/north-east-pervert-captured-by-paedophile-hunters-dark-justice-1-7544751 off island Ian William

[132] 2015 Oct 30 IOM Today Doncaster paedophile jailed for 11 years http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/doncaster-paedophile-jailed-for-11-years-1-7544361 off island David Joseph Coates

[133] 2015 Nov 12 IOM Today Paedophile priest who hid previous convictions jailed http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/paedophile-priest-who-hid-previous-convictions-jailed-1-7565904  off island Brian Horrobin Mormon

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[135] 2015 Dec 21 IOM Today Paedophile pensioner “spent too much time” with young footballers http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/paedophile-pensioner-spent-too-much-time-with-young-footballers-1-7636120 off island Robert Russell Ashton

[136] 2015 Oct 21 IOM Today Notorious Morecambe Paedophile jailed http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/notorious-morecambe-paedophile-jailed-1-7528165 off island Anthony Goad Morecambe

[137] 2015 18 Oct IOM Today 80-year-old paedophile jailed http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/80-year-old-paedophile-jailed-1-7519423 off island Harold Simmons Preston

[138] 2015 Sept 3 IOM Today 2015 X Alleged paedophile from Wearside arrested in Met Police sting http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/alleged-paedophile-from-wearside-arrested-in-met-police-sting-1-7442803 off island Thomas Alderson Wearside

[139] 2015 Oct 20 IOM Today X Nottinghamshire paedophile spared jail after grooming teenager http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/nottinghamshire-paedophile-spared-jail-after-grooming-teenager-1-7522734 off island Nigel Gilliatt Nottingham

[140] 2015 Sept 11 IOM Today X Beyond human instinct: Yorkshire paedophile jailed with gang who streamed abuse over internet http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/beyond-human-instinct-yorkshire-paedophile-jailed-with-gang-who-streamed-abuse-over-internet-1-7453571 off island David Harsley, 51, from East Yorkshire, John Denham, 50, from Wiltshire, Matthew Stansfield, 35, from Hampshire, Adam Toms, 33, from Somerset, Christopher Knight, 35, from Manchester, Robin Hollyson, 31, from Bedfordshire, and Matthew Lisk, 33, from Sussex.

[141] 2015 May 11 IOM Today  Paedophile Hunter wins BAFTA http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/paedophile-hunter-wins-bafta-1-7253994 off island Stinson Hunter

[142] 2015 Jun 26 IOM Today Paedophile hunter jailed http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/paedophile-hunter-jailed-1-7329937 off island Andrew O’Neill

[143] 2015 Jul 20 IOM Today Dewsbury paedophile showed victims pornography before performing sex acts http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/dewsbury-paedophile-showed-victims-pornography-before-performing-sex-acts-1-7368668 off island Dewsbury sex offender Michael Foley

[144] 2015 May 25 IOM Today More victims of paedophile Leeds vicar come forward after man wins six-figure payout http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/more-victims-of-paedophile-leeds-vicar-come-forward-after-man-wins-six-figure-payout-1-7285046 off island Terence King Yorkshire

[145] 2015 Jun 2 IOM Today Sunderland girl found hanged in home had been abused by paedophile http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/sunderland-girl-found-hanged-in-home-had-been-abused-by-paedophile-1-7288689 off island Kevin Palmer

[146] 2015 May 22 IOM Today Police rescue boys from clutches of Leeds paedophile http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/police-rescue-boys-from-clutches-of-leeds-paedophile-1-7279498 off island Alan Chater Leeds

[147] 2015 Aug 6 IOM Today Yorkshire police ‘probe Ted Heath links to Savile and paedophile ex-mayor’ http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/yorkshire-police-probe-ted-heath-links-to-savile-and-paedophile-ex-mayor-1-7390283 off island Heath, Savile, Jaconelli.

[148] 2015 Oct 16 IOM Today Phenomenal response to petition calling for tougher sentences for paedophiles http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/phenomenal-response-to-petition-calling-for-tougher-sentences-for-paedophiles-1-7516329

[149] 2015 Dec 4 IOM Today Jail for Notts pervert who shared thousands of child sex images http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/jail-for-notts-pervert-who-shared-thousands-of-child-sex-images-1-7607103 off island Brett Green Nottingham

[150] IOM Today http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/police-officer-and-pcso-guilty-of-misconduct-over-vigilante-murder-1-7636916 off island not available

[151] 2015 Sept 18 IOM Today He took away my childhood http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/he-took-away-my-childhood-1-7466811 Andrew Byrne

[152] newsdesk@newsiom.co.im

[153] 2016 Jan 27 3FM Government staff are being advised on how to implement the Freedom of Information Act. http://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/training-rolled-out-ahead-of-foi/ FOI Cabinet Office and the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

[154] 2015 Jul 30 IOM Constabulary Facebook Page Man charged with indecency towards a child https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1022005637833774&id=202507643116915

[155] 2015 May 25 Cathy Fox Blog Child Sexual Abuse in the Isle of Man https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/child-sexual-abuse-in-the-isle-of-man/

[156] 2015 May 25  Cathy Fox Blog 10 Steps on How to Research Child Sexual Abuse in your area – A Rough Guide https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/researching-child-sexual-abuse-in-your-area-a-rough-guide/ Uses IOM as an example

[157] 2015 Sept 3 IOM constabulary Press release [Appendix 2]- Peter KEWLEY of Douglas was found guilty on 8 counts of indecent assault relating to 4 children, who at the time of the offences were under the age of 16. These offences were committed between 1979 and 2014. Today Mr KEWLEY was sentenced to 10½ years imprisonment

[158] 2015 Nov 5 IOM Today Man who raped child is jailed for 11 years http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/man-who-raped-child-is-jailed-for-11-years-1-7554616

[159] 2016 Jan 26 Manx Radio Facebook fraudster targetted Island teens http://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/facebook-fraudster-targetted-island-teens/

[160] 2016 Feb 1 Energy FM Remand for man who faces string of sex charges http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_410783.html

[161] 2016 Jan 29 IOM Today Peel teenager thwarts Facebook faker who attempted to meet 13-year-old girls http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/peel-teenager-thwarts-facebook-faker-who-attempted-to-meet-13-year-old-girls-1-7701151

[162] 2016 Feb IOM Today Petition calls for tougher sentences for child sex offences http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/petition-calls-for-tougher-sentences-for-child-sex-offences-1-7711397

[163] 2016 Feb 3 BBC Plan to review Isle of Man child sex offenders sentences revealed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-3547708

[164] 2016 Feb 2 Countrymeters info Isle of Man http://countrymeters.info/en/Isle_of_Man Population 88,549

[165] 2013 Aug 19 Isle of Man Examiner [165] letters via IOM Today [34]

[166] 2015 Oct 13 IOM Examiner [166*] Sharp Rise in Historic Child Sexual Abuse Cases see IOMToday  [109]

[167] 2015  approx Sept 17 Manx Independent [167*] “Paedophile has ruined my life” by Sadie Sanders via IOM Today [126]

[168] 2015 approx. Nov 26 Manx Independent [168*] Paedophile Lied and Lied and Lied re John Harry Bridson referred to in 2015 Nov 26 IOM Today [121]

[169] Sept 26- Oct 2 2013 Manx Independent [169*]  “In addition, there’s a full page of coverage after the jailing of paedophile Andrew James Maddrell ” 2013 Sept 26 IOM Today [39]

[170] Voicing csa http://voicingcsa.uk/

[171] 2016 Feb 16 Manx Radio Women Today http://www.manxradio.com/radioplayer/od/3434/

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]

Appendix 1 [See article 2015 May 25 Cathy Fox Blog [55] Child Sexual Abuse in the Isle of Man  Appendix 1]

Appendix 2

[1][154] 2015 Jul 30 IOM Constabulary Facebook Page Man title=”Thursday, 30 July 2015 at 08:34″>30 July 2015

Man charged with indecency towards a child

Sgt Vinny Lund at Ramsey has released the following press release.

At about 11.20am the morning of Wednesday 29th July (yesterday) Police at Ramsey arrested a 24 yr old local man in the vicinity of Whitebridge Avenue, Ramsey.

This was as the result of the report of an alleged incident said to have occurred in the area of Poyll Dhooie, Ramsey at about 10.20am the same day.

The arrested man has subsequently been charged with indecency towards a child under 16yrs, he was detained by police, and appears at court this morning.

Sgt Lund “Police are anxious to hear from anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the Whitebridge Ford, or Poyll Dhooie around 10am on Wednesday. In particular we would like to speak to dog walkers who were in the nature area of Poyll Dhooie, and also a man and a woman who were feeding ducks by the ford. If you have any information, or if you were in the vicinity please contact us at Ramsey on 812234, or 631212.”

OIC is PC Mike Diamond.

Appendix 3

[2] PRESS RELEASE: [Approx 2015 Sept 4, Direct from Manx Constabulary I think]

On Thursday 3rd September at a Court of General Gaol Delivery in front of Panel Deemster CROSS, 68 year old Peter KEWLEY of Douglas was found guilty on 8 counts of indecent assault relating to 4 children, who at the time of the offences were under the age of 16. These offences were committed between 1979 and 2014.

Today Mr KEWLEY was sentenced to 10½ years imprisonment in what was described by Deemster CROSS as a “Significant and gross abuse of trust” and described Mr KEWLEY as a “Ruthless sexual predator”.

A/Sgt 219 HAXBY will state. “THIS INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT AND DISTRESSING FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED DUE TO THE VERY SENSITIVE NATURE OF THE OFFENCES COMMITTED AGAINST THE VICTIMS. WE ARE PLEASED THAT THIS INVESTIGATION HAS NOW COME TO A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION FOR THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THE HIGHLY INAPPROPRIATE AND OPPORTUNISTIC ACTIONS OF MR KEWLEY, AND WE ARE HOPING THAT THIS FINAL PROCESS WILL BE SOME FORM OF CLOSURE FOR THE VICTIMS INVOLVED.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE VICTIMS INVOLVED IN THIS INVESTIGATION FOR THEIR BRAVERY TO REPORT THE MATTER TO THE POLICE AND THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND COURAGE DURING THE INVESTIGATION AND COURT PROCESS.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK STAFF AT THE VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT THEY HAVE PROVIDED TO THE VICTIMS THROUGHOUT THIS INVESTIGATION AND THE SUPPORT THEY CONTINUE TO PROVIDE. THANKS ALSO TO MS BRAIDWOOD AT THE ATTORNEY GENERALS CHAMBERS FOR THE WAY THIS INVESTIGATION WAS DEALT WITH TO A SUCCESSFULL PROSECUTION.

THE ISLE OF MAN CONSTABULARY AND INPARTICULAR OFFICERS WITHIN THE PUBLIC PROTECTION UNIT WOULD ENCOURAGE ANY PERSON TO CONTACT THE POLICE IF THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE VICTIMS OF RECENT OR HISTORIC SEXUAL ASSAULT OR ABUSE. OFFICERS WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE EXPERT ADVICE, GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS.”

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]

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