Bremner and Joy 20 Dec 1984 Court of Appeal – PIE

Redaction

Some court reports have had victims names redacted and some assault details redacted.

This is a difficult balance –  normally I would think that  I should not “censor” details but on consultation with various people I have taken the decision to redact. This is mainly to protect victims, their friends and relatives from unnecessary detail and to stop the gratification of those who seek salacious details.

In addition to the obvious “victims redaction” to protect victims details, there may also be “assault redaction” across most of the spectrum of abuse. The assaults are left in the charges, but mainly redacted when repeated with reference to the individual. I have also redacted unnecessary detail of assaults.

Redaction may obscure sometimes the legal reason for the appeal, but should make no large difference to the vital information for researchers that these documents contain. That vital information is mainly names of the perpetrators, past addresses, institutions where assaults occurred, the actual charges the perpetrators faced, and dates – on which newspapers are pathetically inaccurate and this information enables the links between people and places and abuse at various times to be ascertained.

Some transcripts may have been subject to automatic reading software and whilst effort has been made to correct these, the text should not be regarded as definitive.  Common mistakes in reprinting here are that quotation marks are sometimes not correct, replaced by odd symbols.

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This appeal is unredacted  by cathy fox blog

Index of Newspaper and Journal articles on this blog [1]

Index of Court Appeals on this blog [2]

EWCA Crim J1220-5   No. 6311/B/84

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL

Thursday, 20th December 1984

Lord Justice O’Connor

Regina

v.

David Peter Bremner

and David Arthur Joy


(Transcript of the Shorthand Notes of Marten Walsh Cherer Limited, Pemberton House, East Harding Street, London, EC4A 3AS. Telephone Number: 01-583 7635. Shorthand Writers to the Court).

MR. P. THORNTON appeared on behalf of the Appellant Bremner.

MR. S. LESLIE appeared on behalf of the Applicant Joy.

JUDGMENT

(As approved by Judge)

MR. JUSTICE MACPHERSON: David Bremner and David Joy were convicted at the Central Criminal Court on 13th November 1984 and were sentenced on the following day by H.H. Judge Owen. Bremner, for an offence contrary to section 11 of the Post Office Act 1953 (count 2), to 6 months’ imprisonment. He was acquitted of count 1, which was a joint count against these two men and a man named Smith, of publishing an obscene article, and of a number of other serious offences in relation to these matters. Joy, on count 1, was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment and on count 2 to 6 months’ imprisonment concurrent. He was likewise acquitted on counts 3, 4, 5 and 6, which were the serious matters to which I have already referred, Bremner has leave to appeal against sentence: Joy’s application for leave to appeal against sentence has been referred to the full court by the registrar.

The co-accused Smith absconded to Holland before the trial so that he took no part in these matters.

At the material time with which these offences were concerned in 1981 and 1982, Bremner and Joy were both members of an organisation known as the Paedophile Information Exchange, generally known as “P.I.E.”, whose object was said to be to advocate sexual relations between adults and consenting children and to compaign for such relations to be legalised. A Mr. Oxley had infiltrated P.I.E. in June 1981. He did some work and attended meetings of that organisation and its executive.

Among items sent by post to Mr. Oxley was a magazine entitled “Contact No. 6”, dated July 1982, which is the subject matter of counts 1 and 2. In particular, one article in that magazine, which had been translated by Joy, was the thrust of the allegations made by the Crown against these men. Smith’s name appeared in the indictment and it seems to have been accepted that he was most involved in the production of the article. But, as I have indicated, Joy translated the article and both these men were members of the executive which was responsible for the mailing of Contact No. 6 to the members of P.I.E.

On 17th May 1983 police officers interviewed Bremner and on 18th May they interviewed Joy. Neither admitted being involved in distributing the magazine, although Joy admitted being a member of P.I.E. They were both arrested and charged in due course. P.I.E., according to the papers, seems to have been disbanded in about August 1984.

The jury heard this case for some six days and, as I have indicated, they convicted Joy of counts 1 and 2 and Bremner of count 2.

Bremner is 45 years old and had one previous court appearance in 1978 for three charges of indecent assault on three separate boys for which he was given suspended sentences. Joy is 43. He had one previous court appearance in 1980 for five charges of indecent assault for which he was given suspended sentences.

We have been referred in some detail in the course of this appeal to the sentencing remarks of the learned judge, which we have fully taken into account. The judge indicated that if Joy had been convicted of the incitement offences, his sentence would of course have been much heavier.

In the case of Joy the grounds of appeal set out that the sentence of 18 months’ imprisonment is excessive. Mr. Leslie indicates that that is the heart of his application today. He says that to be in prison even for a short time for a man convicted of offences of this kind is a crushing matter, and that 18 months was too long. In this court it was to be noted that he criticised the learned judge’s approach to the matter, referring to more than one extract from the sentencing remarks, where the judge dealt with the possible corrupting effect of the article and the intent in the mind of the accused man. It is to be noted and stressed that in the notice of appeal these grounds do not appear, and the court would wish to indicate that it is wrong where a judge is to be roundly criticised in that fashion that the notice of appeal should not expressly state the grounds.

As the judge said in sentencing these two men, it is important to remember that a jury convicted them both and in the case of Joy found that he was involved in the publication of an obscene article, and in the case of both of them that they played their parts in the distribution of indecent material. The two oases were of course different and the judge, as Mr. Leslie accepts, marked the distinction by his overall sentences.

We propose to deal first with the application of Joy. It is argued that his sentence is too long. It is true that the matter is to some degree old in the sense that the distribution of this article took place some 2½ years ago. It is also true that P.I.E. no longer functions. That of course may be as a result of its exposure and the prosecution of these men. But the judge took all these relevant matters into account. He heard the case for six days and heard their evidence and saw them himself. The article found to be obscene is plainly so and it is important, as the judge said, that intellectual respectability should not cloak the offence of which the jury found Joy to be guilty. In our judgment, the judge was not wrong in what he said about the tendency of this article to corrupt, and in his assessment of the jury’s finding so far as intent was concerned, he was also correct. He was, in the judgment of this court, perfectly right in his reasoning on sentencing on count 1 in the case of Joy. In all the circumstances that sentence was perfectly proper. Joy’s application is refused.

As to Bremner, he received a sentence of 6 months’ imprisonment for his part in the distribution of this article. He knew that it would be circulated and, in counsel’s words today, he knew that the general tenor of the magazine was indecent; but he did not know that obscenity would be contained in it. He told Mr. Oxley that he wished the magazine to be within the law. But he held the post office box number of P.I.E. and was therefore certainly responsible for its in-coming mail, and he was also a member of the executive which were together responsible for for all that emanated from that organisation.

We do not read the case of R. v. Stamford (1972) 2 Q.B. 391 , as limiting the object intended to be achieved to the protection of the post office workers. It is intended to preclude the use of post office services for the distribution of indecent material. Abuse of the mail is the offence, in a phrase. Such abuse is plainly made out in the circumstances of this case. We certainly do not believe that the relevant subsection is aimed at the risk of accidental opening by post office workers. Furthermore, in so far as those who choose to abuse the mail believe from any report which may be made to them that prison sentences should not follow conviction under section 11, we do not agree that that is right. We echo the words of Bridge L.J. in R. v. Marion Smith , where he said towards the end of his judgment: “It may be that the time has come when the policy of the court towards such offences when they are brought to book ought to be more severe than it has been”.

In Bremner’s case there was reference by counsel to the use of the word “publication” at page 3B by the trial judge. It is said that the judge in using that word may have been regarding Bremner as more likely to have been guilty of count 1 than count 2. But in fact the judge was dealing at that time with a defence submission that Bremner had only a limited appreciation of the nature of the article sent through the post. We see no grounds on which that use of the word can be objected to on behalf of Bremner.

The cases cited show what the position is. If the mail is abused an offence is committed and the jury so found. In the judgment of this court, 6 months was a perfectly proper sentence. The appeal of Bremner against that sentence on count 2 is accordingly dismissed.

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.
  • One in Four [C]
  • 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]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
  • Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
  • A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
  • ShatterBoys -“Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Inspiring change, Through Shared Experience Whilst Building Connections…Together We Can Heal[N]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [P]

Links

[1] Index of Newspaper and Journal articles on this blog https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/newspaper-stories-index-timeline/

[2] Index of Court Appeals EWCA on this blog https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/a-timeline-of-court-and-ewca-documentation-on-cathy-fox-blog/

Let justice be done though the heavens fall – Fiat justitia ruat cælum

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Irish Child Abuse Survivor goes on Hunger Strike

There has been much dissatisfaction with Caranua [2] , the independent State Body set up to help people who, as children, experienced abuse in residential institutions in Ireland and have received settlements, Redress Board or Court awards.

It is supposed to help with things like housing, education, medical needs or counselling.

Many people accuse it of being obstructive to people in desperate need. Perhaps someone who knows more can write an article on Caranua, or post links in comments, to say why the situation is so bad for many and that a survivor feels so strongly as to to go on hunger strike because of it.

Many thanks to Shame of Ireland website [3] for bringing my attention to this. In the spirit of solidarity and friendship can survivors reach out to those in Ireland.  Twitter @ShameOfIreland

This article is from the Irish Independent by Kathy Armstrong

2017 Jul 31 Independent.ie ‘The State doesn’t care’ – Brave survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse at industrial school [1] 

Industrial School Survivor goes on Hunger Strike because ‘The State doesn’t care’ Kathy Armstrong July 30 2017

A man who was sexually, physically and emotionally abused at an industrial school as a child has gone on a two-week hunger strike after he claims survivors are “ignored”.

William Gorry (52) has claimed that survivors are made to feel like they should “be quiet and appreciate what they’re given” by the State.

                  William Gorry who was in Mount Carmel orphanage in Moate

He also claims they are being failed by Caranua – a State body which gives financial support to people who were abused in residential homes to help with things like housing, education, medical needs or counselling.

There were thirteen children in William’s family and he grew up near Daingean in Co Offaly, his life was turned upside down when his mother left when he was nine-years-old.

He told Independent.ie: “My parents were loving and did everything they could for us but eventually my mother just couldn’t cope and left the house.

“I remember we had no running water, no electricity, my father was trying his best to keep us all together but instead of providing support the Midland Health Board took us into care.”

Along with two of his brothers and three of his sisters, William was sent to Mount Carmel industrial school in Moate, Co Westmeath, which was run by the Sisters of Mercy.

He claims: “Sometimes it was okay but mostly it was Hell, I was emotionally, physically and sexually abused over the years.

“We would get beaten by priests, lay staff and nuns who were supposed to care for us.

“We were screamed and yelled at, I was told that I was useless, stupid, blind and hopeless, nobody would love or want me.

“I was humiliated, the way I was spoken to or about. The way they spoke to my family visitors and about me to them.

“I was isolated to confined space and often punished severely.

“Many times I got slapped and boxed across the face, I remember being locked in a hot press in darkness for hours until I was bruised and blistered.”

He has also spoken candidly to Independent.ie about allegedly being abused throughout his childhood by school staff, clergymen and other students.

William finished school when he was 16 but returned as he “couldn’t cope with the outside world” for years of after-care and left for good when he was 20.

William, who now lives in Dublin, opened up about the devastating impact the abuse has had on his life.

He said: “It’s affected me emotionally, I feel like it’s stopped me from doing a lot of things and I’ve quite a lot of unhappiness in my life.

“I find it hard to form friendships, getting close to people and trusting them is hard, I feel like I’m always watching myself.

“I haven’t been able to move on or have a life of love and happiness, it’s like a tension inside of you and you’re just supposed to be happy with what you have.”

William has been unable to find work and survives on a blind pension as he has a severe vision impairment.

He said that he received help of over €36,000 through Caranua but is unhappy with how they are run, particularly with their CEO Mary Higgins, who referred to abuse survivors as “damaged” earlier this year.

Ms Higgins has since withdrawn her comments but William says he won’t be happy until she steps down.

William said he was so hurt by her remarks that he returned his payment to them earlier this month by taking out a loan.

He said: “I find that Caranua can be judgemental to abuse survivors.

“Ms Higgins’ remarks also felt too deep, yes we’re damaged and even more damaged and re-abused, it brought up a lot of bad memories.”

William went on hunger strike earlier this month to highlight how distressed he is with the level of support given to abuse survivors here.

He said: “I feel like you have to go through so much and I’m not able to move forward with my life.

“I’ve written to the Taoiseach to see if I can arrange a meeting with him about this, I haven’t heard anything back and I think that shows the State doesn’t care about me or survivors.

“I feel all my life I’ve been trapped by the State, I’ve been silenced and told to be grateful for what I get, people don’t realise what mental torture this is.

“I feel I got forced to a point of having to go on hunger strike to show what I’ve been through.”

He began his hunger strike on July 10 and called it off after two weeks after meeting with the Department of Education regarding his issues and suggests that survivors need to be able to meet each and to express their concerns in a safe and fair environment.

He said: “I want people to have somewhere that they feel comfortable talking about things, that would be good for them.

“I think survivors have been ignored for too long and it’s about time we didn’t feel gagged.”

A Spokesman for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told Independent.ie: “It’s not appropriate to comment on individual cases due to client confidentiality.

“This Department has received correspondence regarding a particular case involving matters which fall under the remit of the Department of Education and the Department of Social Protection.

“The Department followed appropriate procedures and asked officials in the Department of Education and the Department of Social Protection to contact the individual concerned at the earliest opportunity.

“That contact has been made and an offer of further assistance has been made.”

A representative for Caranua said that legislation “prevents Caranua discussing any details about an applicant or potential applicant with a third party without their written permission.”

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.
  • One in Four [C]
  • 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]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
  • Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
  • A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
  • ShatterBoys -“Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Inspiring change, Through Shared Experience Whilst Building Connections…Together We Can Heal[N]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [P]

Links

[1]  2017 Jul 31 Independent.ie ‘The State doesn’t care’ – Brave survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse at industrial school http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/the-state-doesnt-care-brave-survivor-of-childhood-sexual-and-physical-abuse-at-industrial-school-35970264.html

[2] Caranua http://www.caranua.ie/

[3] Shame of Ireland website http://theenchantingvalley.ning.com/

Let justice be done though the heavens fall – Fiat justitia ruat cælum

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[Le6] Lewisham Council – Whistleblower Documents 2 – Introduction to Leeways

Lewisham Council have been and still are delaying and obstructing legitimate Freedom of Information requests and consequently covering up child sexual abuse.

It is a criminal offence under the FOI Act to “alter, block, destroy or conceal information”. I believe that individuals in Lewisham Council are guilty at the least of blocking and concealing information, and so it may be that some individuals have to be reported for this offence.

I have now instigated a Stage 1 complaint against Janet Senior the person supposed to have carried out a Stage 1 Complaint Investigation into the Monitoring Officer of Lewisham Council, Kath Nicholson.

Janet Seniors Complaint Investigation into Kath Nicholson was so incompetent that it actually carried out a complaint into 3 people, although she has now admitted that she did this erroneously and that no complaint had been made against the other two. The investigation was a whitewash.

Kath Nicholson was working for Lewisham back in the 1980’s when the investigation into the failure of child care at Leeways report was being carried out by Elizabeth Lawson. So she is likely to know what secrets have been buried. Is this why she failed to carry out her duties as Monitoring Officer into the failings of Lewisham Council to answer my FOI requests into child sexual abuse? Perhaps its time for a change so that Lewisham Council can come clean.

Elizabeth Lawson was the lawyer who wrote the Leeways Report, into the failings of the child care system at Leeways Childrens Home which allowed child abuse Ronald Cooper to become manager and abuse children. Remarkably she was at the time the “go to” lawyer for Lewisham Council Child Protection. So the Leeways Report can hardly be said to be independent. Lewisham Council just paid their usual child care lawyer to do the investigation into what went wrong in child care at Leeways.

Only a small part of the child sexual abuse in Lewisham has come out at present. For documents now in the public domain see [Le4] Summary of Information on Lewishams Child Sexual Abuse Documents [5] and  [Le5] Lewisham Council – Whistleblower Documents 1 [6]

Lewisham Council has proved by its actions, that it wishes to cover up the child sexual abuse. Please could more whistleblowers and survivors come forward and tell their story – anonymously if you wish. I know that there are scared people who witnessed what went on in Lewisham. Those people who in the past have contacted me, please do so again.

I am thankful that there are kindhearted souls out there who care about children being sexually abused and wish the truth to come out about it.

Here are some more documents which help give the background on Leeways.

Whistleblower Documents 2 – Introduction to Leeways

 

Any more documents gratefully received le6jul2017@cathyfox.33mail.com

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.
  • One in Four [C]
  • 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]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
  • Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
  • A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
  • ShatterBoys -“Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Inspiring change, Through Shared Experience Whilst Building Connections…Together We Can Heal” [N]

 

 

Links

[1] Operation Greenlight Lewisham  https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/918#-25

[2] 2017 Jul 7 Cathy Fox blog [Le3] Lewisham Chief Executives Report https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/le3-lewisham-chief-executives-report/

[3] 2017 Jun 21 cathy fox blog [Le2] Lewisham Council Obstruction of FOI Request https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/l2-lewisham-council-obstruction-of-foi-request/

[4] 2017 Jun 19 Cathy Fox Blog  [Le1] News Articles on Leeways Childrens Home https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/l1-news-articles-on-leeways-childrens-home/

[5] 2017 Jul 11 cathy fox blog [Le4] Summary of Information on Lewishams Child Sexual Abuse Documents https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/le4-summary-of-information-on-lewishams-child-sexual-abuse-documents/

[6] 2017 Jul 17 cathy fox blog [Le5] Lewisham Council – Whistleblower Documents 1 https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/le5-lewisham-council-whistleblower-documents-1/

[7] Operation Greenlight https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/london/lewisham/

 

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Islington Councils’ “flop” choice of “top” lawyer

Islington Council said it was “shocked and concerned” and promised to set up an inquiry led by a “top” lawyer to examine new evidence relating to a former mayor, Sandy Marks,  pro-paedophile past.

Yet they have chosen a lawyer James Goudie [5] who is acting for Lambeth Council over its own child rape scandal see Islington Council takes step toward reopening kids’ abuse investigation…but survivors’ groups aren’t happy [6]

                                                                     James Goudie QC

If that was not bad enough, child abuse campaigners have long thought that the networks in the two boroughs were connected eg 2013 Were Islington and Lambeth paedophile rings connected? [2]

How can a lawyer possibly investigate the abuse network on one hand and yet also have acted for a culpable party of the abuse network on the other? How can he be seen to be impartial and fair or independent?

Further to that, in this case he is acting for both simultaneously. It is a cut and dried conflict of interest. Goudie should choose to resign. He cannot possibly continue with this conflict of interest. Victims and survivors will not be able to trust him knowing the job he is doing now.

On the offchance that even with his insider knowledge of Lambeth abuse, Goudie does not realise this conflict of interest, I have sent this article to him.

How can the Council leader Watts possibly pretend Goudie is “independent”? He promised “we will appoint an independent QC to examine the evidence…” [4] He is not independent. Simple, choose again.

The terms of reference – what a mess. Everyone knows that Inquiries have many times in the past been deliberately limited by their terms of reference.

The Council appears to be trying to pass off as the parameters of the investigation “to advise the council whether or not this newspaper’s investigation “could reasonably be said to call in question the integrity of the White Report”” [6]

This is not only far too narrow, but is actually absurd. Setting up an inquiry into whether a relatively quick and small but revealing investigation, essentially about 1 person, could reasonably be said to question the integrity of an already discredited Report?

What if the answer is Yes, which already is quite clear, what then? What a waste of time, but perhaps that is the intention?

The terms of reference of the inquiry should be to find out the truth of what happened, to find out the facts.

Sandy Marks was Mayor and Social Services Committee Chair but she also chaired the London Boroughs Regional Planning Committee between 1991-5 which made decisions about putting children into secure units.

However Sandy Marks is just one person who was politically influential at the time. There are many others that need to be looked at.

John Rea Price for example was the Director of Social Services for a long time, 1972-92. He must have some comment to make about this scandal which took place during his time in Islington. Surely he can be helpful to survivors now and reveal what he knows?

There was abuse in 22 Islington homes and foster placements over 40 years with many abusers and facilitators. To have an inquiry into one mayor would appear to be not only  failing the children for which Islington Council had a Duty of Care, but also negligent.

It is surely time that the Inquiries of the 1990’s must be revisited as part of a police led investigation.

This decision has been botched by Islington in an arrogant, ignorant and crass manner.

Councillor Watts “stressed the council today is a “very different organisation” and said child protection is a top priority.”

It does not seem to be.

Islington Survivors Network website [13]  twitter @IslingtonSN email  islingtonsn@gmail.com

NEW

To help people in their investigation of Islington abuse, Daedalus of Operation Greenlight [12] has just now kindly made the White Report searchable. It is quite large pdf download at 7Mb Report of the Inquiry into the Management of Childcare in the Borough of Islington orginally dated May 1995 [10] Also webcitation [14] pdf download

Also now searchable is 1995 Jul 24 Care Review Sub committee discussion of White Report searchable  [11]

HT Daedalus

On a personal note the White Report was the first report I got released via FOI, 4 years ago. I have improved a bit at blogging since the posts below!

See also

  • The White Report Child Abuse in Islington 1995 [7]
  • Discussion by Islington Council Committee of White Report [8]
  • Other Islington documents and posts on this blog [9]

Appendix 1

                                                               Richard Watts

What Richard Watts said

Council leader Cllr Richard Watts this week condemned support for paedophilia as “abhorrent” and said: “I’m shocked and concerned at the information as presented by the Gazette.

“This raises new questions about the council’s response to the allegations in the 1990s.

“I have instructed that we will appoint an independent QC to examine the evidence, and provide advice on the best action to take.

“They will be free to pursue any line of inquiry, and we will be bound by their recommendations.”

The report will be passed to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

“On behalf of Islington Council, I’m extremely sorry for the council’s past failure to protect vulnerable children,” Cllr Watts added.

“I know those who were abused continue to suffer.”

He said new evidence would be treated “extremely seriously” and encouraged survivors to talk to police so “those responsible can be brought to justice”.

He stressed the council today is a “very different organisation” and said child protection is a top priority. [4]

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.
  • One in Four [C]
  • 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]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
  • Voicing C
  • SA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
  • A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
  • ShatterBoys -“Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Inspiring change, Through Shared Experience Whilst Building Connections…Together We Can Heal” [N]

Links

[1] 2017 Jul 25  cathy fox blog Judge Adrian Fulford – Can we trust him? https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/judge-adrian-fulford-can-we-trust-him/

[2] 2013 Mar 23 Spotlight Were Islington and Lambeth paedophile rings connected? https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/were-islington-and-lambeth-paedophile-rings-connected/

[3] 2017 May 11 Islington Gazette Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/islington-kids-homes-scandal-shame-of-ex-mayor-sandy-marks-pro-paedophile-past-1-5012565

[4] 2017 May 11 Islington Gazette Islington kids’ homes scandal: Council promises lawyer-led inquiry into new evidence http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/islington-kids-homes-scandal-council-promises-lawyer-led-inquiry-into-new-evidence-1-5012583

[5] Chambers and partners  James Goudie https://www.chambersandpartners.com/UK-Bar/person/225192/james-goudie

[6] 2017 Jul 27 Islington Gazette Islington Council takes step toward reopening kids’ abuse investigation…but survivors’ groups aren’t happy http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/kids-abuse-scandal-town-hall-takes-step-toward-reopening-investigation-but-survivors-groups-urge-caution-1-5124026?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

[7] 2013 Jul 22 cathy fox blog The White Report Child Abuse in Islington 1995 https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/the-white-report-redacted/

[8] 2013 Jul 22 cathy fox blog  Discussion by Islington Council Committee of White Report https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/discussion-by-islington-committee-of-white-report/

[9] cathyfox blog search islington https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/?s=islington

[10] 1995 May Report of the Inquiry into the Management of Childcare in the Borough of Islington orginally dated May 1995 ie The White Report redacted searchable-1 https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/10mb-the-white-report-redacted-searchable-1.pdf

[11] 1995 Jul 24 Care Review Sub committee discussion of Whie Report searchable https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/485362white-discussion-searchable.pdf

[12] Operation greenlight https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/

[13] Islington Survivors Network website http://islingtonsurvivors.co.uk twitter @IslingtonSN email islingtonsn@gmail.com

[14] White, Ian ; Hart, Kate. REPORT OF THE INQUIRY INTO THE MANAGEMENT OF CHILD CARE IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF ISLINGTO. . 2017-07-28. URL:https://cathyfox.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/10mb-the-white-report-redacted-searchable-1.pdf. Accessed: 2017-07-28. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6sIbrOaDS)

 

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Tower Hamlets – Working Document – creating a full Timeline

This post is deliberately partially completed to show part of the process of creating a full timeline on an area, and to act as a focus for crowdsourced research on Tower Hamlets.

If anyone has any links or info on Tower Hamlets please put in comments or email me on towerhamlets@cathyfox.33mail.com #CrowdsourceResearch #scrx

Tower Hamlets Borough Council have been refusing to release a document on child sexual abuse. It is always wise and often worthwhile to delve a bit into authorities that are reluctant to be transparent.

In first part I will describe what I have done to get this far in creating a Timeline, in the second part is the timeline and links itself.

When summarising the abuse in an area, a Timeline is essential so that people can see quickly an easily what happened when. It takes maybe 10 hours for an area. If this was carried out for each area or institution then we would be over halfway to finding out and showing what institutional child abuse across the country.

First point of call for me are these 3 sites

  • Cathy Fox Blog on Child Abuse! [60]  This was the search I carried out for tower hamlets [60a] Only 4 – disappointing and one or two probably only a small connection with Tower Hamlets
  • Spotlight on abuse [61]  Simple search for tower hamlets on the sit  [61a]  This is the archive of my search when I did it [61b] Only 4 – disappointing again
  • Operation Greenlight Tower Hamlets Search [62] This may be slightly more complex, some pages you need to learn how to use. You may have to sign in, I am not sure. I think you just have to click on the “brain” then type Tower Hamlet in the Search, then click on the term Tower Hamlets when you see it. Then Tower Hamlets should be at the centre with masses of links. I cannot show you via an archive so I have snipped a picture.

These links are mainly from Spotlight on abuse and some of their own. 4 articles probably from Spotlight, 3 childrens homes, and 5 /6 individiduals. Not too bad. Each box can be clicked on and also take care to use the slides to see more information. Navigate your way round to see all the articles and links

The other part worth checking of Operation Greenlight is the scroll down from main page [63]  and click on area, for this London, then scroll down and click on Tower Hamlets and see what information  is there. In this case – disappointing only 1 – Russia Lane care home – click on that and see the articles there.

At this stage I just put the links at the end of this article. Then I add them to the timeline.

More sources of information are the comments on the blogs.  I went back to spotlight and checked the comments. Some crowdsource researchers add comments to the main articles with supplementary research. In this case Spotlight comes up trumps -16 comments many useful, some are just pingbacks. These can sometimes be mess, text mixed with links.

Next site I checked is  [65] TED Database. Great site, still growing, each article has the source document links. I searched for Tower hamlets. Another 4 articles

Next site UK database [66] – This could be one of the most useful sites but unfortunately this site strips the date and source from the articles, making them much less useful Furthermore it is plagiarism. I search for Tower Hamlets. Then for each article that comes up, copy and paste a couple of sentences and search for the original article with this. Then add that source to the links.

The list is now getting bigger, some of the links are just people living in tower hamlets but there are a couple relevant to council child abusers.

As the list is getting long, I use the preview button on wordpress, and copy and paste the links from links on preview to the timeline on edit.

Now I carry out google searches for tower hamlets, child abuse and paedophile. I am just starting on this. Now this is published I will archive it at various stages.

The process so far has taken about 5 hours so far – if this is done for each area, institution or offender, we will be massive step further forward in knowing what happened in child sexual abuse locally and nationally.

OK 43 links so far and a bit of a mess all over the page but as it goes on it can be tidied up

Over the next week or so I will complete the timeline and the steps I take to complete it. There are still other sources for research and then a read of the timeline from start to finish, taking out all the information from the documents found and filling in the details in the timeline.

Archives of process after publishing

2017 Jul 26 cathy fox blog Tower Hamlets – Working Document Archive 1 [67a]

 

 

Timeline

1974 Oct 12 The Times Child Care Officer is Jailed for Assaults [5] 

1978British History Online, A History of the County of Essex: Volume 7, ‘Hornchurch: Introduction’, A History of the County of Essex: Volume 7, W.R.Powell (editor), 1978, pp. [18] St. Leonard’s, Hornchurch Road, formerly called Hornchurch Children’s Home, was built in 1889 by the poor-law guardians of the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, to the design of F. J. Smith. It was designed as an improvement on the barrack type of home, and comprised 11 ‘cottages’, each originally for 30 children, with school, workshops, bakery, swimming bath, infirmary, and other buildings, on an 80-acre site. It was extended between 1893 and 1895. The home was taken over by the L.C.C. in 1930, and in 1965 by the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

1992 Nov 2 Court News UK The chief surveyor for London’s Tower Hamlets Coun [35] [35a] 

1996 Operation Mahoon acal Operation Mapperton

1997 May 23 Independent Abuse check on all foster parents [41] 

1999 Mar 19 Guardian Borough of hate and hit squads [12] 

2001 Apr 12 Times Paedophile jailed for ten years may have abused hundreds [6]  

 

2001 Oct 9 Guardian via Spotlight Former councilor jailed for sex abuse [8]

2001 Oct 24 BBC Abuse victims fight for name change [44] 

2001 Oct 24 Guardian Purging of the demons [7] St Leonards, Prescott

2002 Feb 26 William John Starling 2002 Feb 26 Appeal Court [2]

2002 Aug 21 BBC Abuse victim’s compensation cut [15] 

2009 Mar 11 Court News UK Jones; 14 Years for ex Childrens Home Boss who Raped and Molested Girls [10]

2011 Dec 28 Newham Recorder Sex offender jailed for breach [42] 

2012 May 16 Romford Recorder Developers change name of housing development after concerns about link to notorious Hornchurch children’s home [16]

2013 Jan 15 Applying for a Rehearing in Family Proceedings https://exposethemonster.wordpress.com/page/15/ [22]

2013 Apr 10 East London Advertiser Former Tower Hamlets social worker jailed for child abuse [40] 

2013 Apr 11 Mail Gymnastics coach who sexually abused seven girls as young as six walks free from court as judge accepts his ‘remorse’ despite attempts to blame victims [39] 

2014 Jan 25  WDTK FOI Child sexual abuse St Leonards Children Home and others by Bill Starling, Alan Prescott and Haydn Davies [23] 

2014 May 29  Kent Online Dover lorry driver Martin Adams jailed for 14 years at Canterbury Crown Court after raping child  [34]

2014 Mar 27 East London Advertiser Probe into Tower Hamlets children’s home in Jimmy Savile ‘sex abuse’  [14]

2014 Sept 30 Steve Liddicott, Interim Head of Children’s Social Care. Report of an Investigation into an allegation about Jimmy Savile and St Leonards Children’s Home  [31] webcite [31a]

c. 2015 Aug Standard  Paedophile teacher jailed for historic sex abuse of three boys [37] 

2016 Apr 13 cathy fox blog  St Leonards Childrens Home, Hornchurch, Essex Child Abuse [3]

Bill Starling – Basildon / Hornchurch

2016 Jul 6 Wharf Tower Hamlets man jailed for online child sex offences [33]

2016 Sept 12 WDTK FOi Institutional Abuse [29] answer [29a]

2016 Sept 20 Mirror Pervert jailed for 16 years after filming himself raping young girl 120 times and grooming second victim [32]  [32a]

2017 Mar 10 Mirror Ex-vicar jailed for sex abuse after victim with motor neurone disease makes legal history by BLINKING evidence [33] 

2017 Jan 15 WDTK FOI St Lenoards Childrens Home [28] 

2017 Apr 21 WDTK FOI  Report on abuse of children in care of Tower Hamlets [27]

2017 Jul 3 cathy fox blog  [Ha2] Mark Trotter, Child Abuser, Hackney Council  [11]

2017 Jun 7 Essex Live Witham ex-charity director with ‘glittering’ career fined for downloading hundreds of illicit images [36] 

2017 Jun 24 Dr Sally Baker website  Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng And Tessa Jowell [1] 

[30] ACAL valuable info

Links

[1] 2017 Jun 24 Dr Sally Baker website  Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng And Tessa Jowell http://www.drsallybaker.com/uncategorized/tower-hamlets-paul-boateng-and-tessa-jowell/

[2] 2017 Jan 11 cathy fox blog William John Starling 2002 Feb 26 Appeal Court – St Leonards https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/william-john-starling-2002-feb-26-appeal-court-st-leonards/

[3] 2016 Apr 13 cathy fox blog  St Leonards Childrens Home, Hornchurch, Essex Child Abuse https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/st-leonards-childrens-home/

[4] Operation Greenlight Tower Hamlets https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/918#-32

[5] 2016 Jan 23 cathy fox blog 12th October 1974 The Times Child Care Officer is Jailed for Assaults https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/12th-october-1974-the-times-child-care-officer-is-jailed-for-assaults/

[6]  2001 Apr 12 Times via Spotlight Paedophile jailed for ten years may have abused hundreds via Spotlight  https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/paedophile-jailed-for-ten-years-may-have-abused-hundreds-12-04-01/

[7] 2001 Oct 24 Guardian via Spotlight  Purging of the demons https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/purging-of-the-demons-24-10-01/

[8] 2001 Oct 9 Guardian via Spotlight Former councilor jailed for sex abuse https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/former-councilor-jailed-for-sex-abuse-9-10-01/

[9] 2009 Oct 4 Mail on Sunday via Spotlight Top Ofsted job for official embroiled in council child sex scandal https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/top-ofsted-job-for-official-embroiled-in-council-child-sex-scandal-4-10-09/

[10] 2009 Mar 11 Court News UK Jones; 14 Years for ex Childrens Home Boss who Raped and Molested Girls https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/london/tower-hamlets/russia-lane-care-home/ re Michael Jones BETHNAL GREEN, EAST LONDON. A former children’s home boss who raped and molested two girls in care was jailed for 14 years today (Tues). Michael Jones, 58, carried out a series of depraved attacks on one youngster from when she was aged five.

[11] 2017 Jul 3 cathy fox blog  [Ha2] Mark Trotter, Child Abuser, Hackney Council  https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/ha2-mark-trotter-child-abuser-hackney-council/

[12] 1999 Mar 19 Guardian Borough of hate and hit squads http://www.theguardian.com/politics/1999/mar/19/uk.politicalnews3

[13] 2014 Mar 27 London 24 Jimmy Saviles http://www.london24.com/news/crime/jimmy_savile_abuse_claims_at_london_children_s_homes_investigated_1_3491725 n/a London24.com article, 27 March 2014:

“Review of documents by Metropolitan Police officers has uncovered allegations dating back to the 1960s that the DJ abused children in homes and schools across the country. Five of the 21 named in a statement by Education Secretary Michael Gove are in London, including a Barnardo’s care home in Redbridge. Claims are also to be investigated that abuse took place at Hollies care home in Southwark, St Leonard’s in Tower Hamlets, The Ride in Hounslow, and an unnamed home in Islington.”

[14] 2014 Mar 27 East London Advertiser Probe into Tower Hamlets children’s home in Jimmy Savile ‘sex abuse’ http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/crime-court/probe-into-tower-hamlets-children-s-home-in-jimmy-savile-sex-abuse-1-3491769

[15] 2002 aug 21 BBC Abuse victim’s compensation cut http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2206268.stm

[16] 2012 May 16 Romford Recorder Developers change name of housing development after concerns about link to notorious Hornchurch children’s home http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/developers-change-name-of-housing-development-after-concerns-about-link-to-notorious-hornchurch-children-s-home-1-1379884

[17] n/a http://peoplematter.tv/artistmanagement/PC/PChbook.htm

“Against All Odds”, by Paul Connolly:

“Paul Connolly is a celebrity fitness trainer and encourages his clients to enjoy the physical and mental gains of regular physical exercise. Yet the reality for him is that exercise gave him the chance to escape the mental shadow cast by growing up in the infamous St Leonard’s Children’s home in East London.

Paul now runs a successful Personal Training Business, is the creator of Boxerobics and happily lives with his partner and two sons in Essex – although this is a far cry from his abandonment at two weeks old.

All seven of his siblings were also rejected by his parents when Paul was taken into care but his mother perversely would not allow him to be adopted. Vulnerable already, “every child in care has the realisation at an early age that they are utterly alone in the world and nobody even cares whether you live or not” worse was to come when at the age of 7 he was moved to St Leonard’s.

In 2001 house parent ‘Uncle Bill’ was found guilty of rape and indecent assault on children in his care and Principal of the home, Alan Prescott found guilty of indecent assault during their time in charge of the home. Shockingly Paul was told by the police prior to the trial that, of the eight children in his dormitory, six were dead (“several by slow suicide in the form of heroin abuse and at least two by faster means”) and that his best friend at the home, Liam, had jumped under a train.

While Paul suffered physical abuse and a near starvation diet worse for him was the ceaseless verbal abuse (“you’re rubbish, you Irish lowlife scum. Prison fodder from the day you were born, nobody ever loved you”) which was repeated so often like a mantra that he began to believe it was true and to react by becoming aggressive and violent.

For Paul salvation came in the form of boxing. While other contemporaries from the home were in trouble for mugging and street violence he was ‘beating up’ people in the boxing ring and getting praise and medals in exchange. It also meant he had no interest in alcohol or drugs and via the club had the beginnings of a support network. He became an amateur boxing champion winning local and national titles. ”

[18] British History Online, A History of the County of Essex: Volume 7, ‘Hornchurch: Introduction’, A History of the County of Essex: Volume 7, W.R.Powell (editor), 1978, pp. 25-31: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42809

“…St. Leonard’s, Hornchurch Road, formerly called Hornchurch Children’s Home, was built in 1889 by the poor-law guardians of the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, to the design of F. J. Smith. (fn. 117) It was designed as an improvement on the barrack type of home, and comprised 11 ‘cottages’, each originally for 30 children, with school, workshops, bakery, swimming bath, infirmary, and other buildings, on an 80-acre site. It was extended between 1893 and 1895. The home was taken over by the L.C.C. in 1930, and in 1965 by the London borough of Tower Hamlets. …”

[19] http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Shoreditch/ The Workhouse – Shoreditch (St Leonard’s), Middlesex, London. Scroll down to Hornchurch Cottage Homes for description, photographs (1909/1910 and 2004) and layout (1920)

[20] n/a Informal summary of the report to Tower Hamlets Corporate Management Team on the investigation of an allegation concerning Jimmy Savile and St Leonard’s children’s home – full 24-page report available at: http://www.childrenandfamiliestrust.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/St-Leonards-Report-V10-1-2-published-26.02.151.pdf%5D

Report to: Tower Hamlets Corporate Management Team
Date of Meeting: 30th September 2014 (original draft agreed 27th May 2014)
Report Revised 24th September 2014 (revisions followed comments from Verita on
behalf of DfE)
Author: Steve Liddicott, Interim Head of Children’s Social Care

The Department for Education had received information about Jimmy Savile relating to several children’s homes and schools dating back to the 1060s, 1970s and 1980s. One specific allegation concerned a child at St Leonard’s children’s home.

In autumn 2012 a former resident of St Leonard’s, anonymised as Mr G, contacted Operation Yewtree to report that that he had been abused by Jimmy Saville in 1976 or 1977, during a visit to the BBC Television Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush, London. Mr G would have been 11 or 12 years old at the time. He and other young people at St Leonard’s had successfully applied for tickets to see a recording of “Jim’ll Fix It”. Mr G said that Savile had invited him into his dressing room and sexually assaulted him.

(In the lates 1990s a police investigation of allegations of abuse at St Leonard’s [Operation Mapperton] led to the trial and conviction in 2001 of several former members of staff, including Alan Prescott. Mr G gave evidence to the police investigation, which concluded that he had been abused at St Leonard’s.)

An investigating team led by Steve Liddicott, Interim Head of LBTH Children’s Social Care Services, and including the council’s child protection advisor and allegations manager, a legal advisor, an insurance investigator and the council’s communications officer met in April and May 2014 and produced a draft report submitted to the LBTH Corporate Management Team in May 2014 and a final report agreed in September 2014.

Mr G told the LBTH Allegations Manager (“LADO”) that he did not want to be interviewed or to be involved in the investigation. He was described as appearing to be “of the view that he had suffered abuse and it would not go away regardless of any investigations or reports”. He did not remember the names of anyone else who had been with him on the trip to Jim’ll Fix It. He had not mentioned the incident before he contacted the police in 2012. According to the LBTH investigation team his main concern appeared to be to have the incident on record as additional evidence of Savile’s abusive activities. Apart from the apparently chance encounter at the BBC, Mr G did not suggest that there was any other link between the home and Savile.

A member of the team reviewed files relating to Mr G and St Leonard’s. “A consultation [was] undertaken with a police officer involved in both investigations [it’s not clear which two investigations are referred to]”. The LBTH investigation team also “sought assistance from” the Department for Education, the police and the BBC. The Dame Janet Smith review had no additional information suggesting a link between Savile/Jim’ll Fix It and St Leonard’s /Tower Hamlets .Some current LBTH employees (not from the home) provided anecdotal evidence. The team found no evidence that contradicted Mr G’s report of Savile’s abuse and considered it probable that the abuse had occurred as he had described. It also found no evidence that the children and young people at St Leonard’s had been abused by outsiders.

The team found a small number of records relating to the policies and procedures applicable at St Leonard’s and other LBTH children’s homes at the time. There appeared to have been a substantial loss of records since the 1970s. Record keeping and retention at the home was poor and no information relating to this particular trip was found.

Although the investigation widened its focus from Savile himself to investigate whether other celebrities might have visited the home and examine evidence of fund-raising activities involving outside organisations and individuals as well as trips from the home to events in London, it did not pursue these issues in relation to any other Tower Hamlets children’s homes. It also decided not to to interview former members of staff or residents from St Leonard’s when Mr G was unable to provide information about the other individuals who went with him on the Jim’ll Fix It trip or the date when the incident occurred.

[21] HT to Owen for many of the above links See also the Tower Hamlets Local Safeguarding Children Board website:
http://www.childrenandfamiliestrust.co.uk/the-lscb/

[22] https://exposethemonster.wordpress.com/page/15/ tower hmalets mentioned a few times – worth a look

[23] 2014 Jan 25  WDTK FOI Child sexual abuse St Leonards Children Home and others by Bill Starling, Alan Prescott and Haydn Davies https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/child_sexual_abuse_st_leonards_c#outgoing-329020 I believe that at St Leonards Childrens Home 1965 -1984, Myrtle Cottage and Wallis Cottage and The Greensteads child sexual abuse happened from at least 1965-1984 perpetrated by 3 Tower Hamlets employees Bill Starling, Alan Prescott and Haydn Davies. Please could you send me a copy of the Review that was carried into the abuse around the time of the trial in October 2001

I can confirm that a 50 page report
exists with the title ‘Report on allegations of the abuse of children in
the residential care of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets from 1966
onwards’.

[24] 2001 Oct https://theukdatabase.com/2012/04/16/bill-starling-basildon-hornchurch/ Paedophile Bill Starling – jailed for the ritual abuse of 12 children at two care homes – raped and assaulted dozens more vulnerable youngsters.

[25] https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/the_cover_up_sexual_abuse_within#outgoing-504164

[26] Corve Lane Community Home Essex http://south-ockendon.cylex-uk.co.uk/company/corve-lane-community-home-15928105.html

[27] WDTK FOI  Report on abuse of children in care of Tower Hamlets https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/report_on_abuse_of_children_in_c#outgoing-643628

[28] WDTK FOI St Lenoards Childrens Home https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/st_lenoards_childrens_home#outgoing-613420

[29] 2016 Sept 12 WDTK FOi Institutional Abuse https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/institutional_abuse#outgoing-577886 Stephen Hawkings School

[29a] answer https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/357813/response/879562/attach/2/Response%20all%20information%20to%20be%20supplied.pdf

[30] ACAL valuable info http://www.childabuselawyers.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/04.03.ACALNewsletter1.pdf

[31] 2014 Sept 30 Steve Liddicott, Interim Head of Children’s Social Care. Report of an Investigation into an allegation about Jimmy Savile and St Leonards Children’s Home http://www.childrenandfamiliestrust.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/St-Leonards-Report-V10-1-2-published-26.02.151.pdf [31a] http://www.webcitation.org/6sB5S8u5n During the 1970s, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets was responsible for well over 1000 children in care, considerably more than the 310 children and youngpeople currently in the council’s care. In the 1970s a significant proportion of childrenwere looked after in children’s homes whereas currently, over 80% are in a family placement. In 2014, Tower Hamlets directly provides 2 small children’s homes, each caring for up to 5 young people. St Leonards closed in 1984 .[warner compliance] All records pertaining to services provided in any children’s home run by the council are retained for minimum of 75 year

[32] 2016 Sept 20 Mirror Pervert jailed for 16 years after filming himself raping young girl 120 times and grooming second victim http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pervert-jailed-16-years-after-8949101 via TED Lee Stuart Curley – Tower Hamlets, East London [32a]    https://tedteamsite.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/lee-stuart-curley-tower-hamlets-east-london/

[33] 2016 Jul 6 Wharf Tower Hamlets man jailed for online child sex offences http://www.wharf.co.uk/news/tower-hamlets-man-jailed-online-11575135 via TED [33a] Samuel David Lopez Florez – Tower Hamlets https://tedteamsite.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/samuel-david-lopez-florez-tower-hamlets/

[33] 2017 Mar 10 Mirror Ex-vicar jailed for sex abuse after victim with motor neurone disease makes legal history by BLINKING evidence http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ex-vicar-jailed-sex-abuse-10003983 [33a] via TED Cyril Rowe – Bournemouth https://tedteamsite.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/cyril-rowe-bournemouth/

[34] 2014 May 29 Kent Online Dover lorry driver Martin Adams jailed for 14 years at Canterbury Crown Court after raping child http://www.kentonline.co.uk/dover/news/martin-adams-guilty-17910/

[35] 1992 Oct 2 Court News UK The chief surveyor for London’s Tower Hamlets Coun http://courtnewsuk.co.uk/the-chief-surveyor-for-londons-tower-hamlets-coun/ re Alan Brooks via [35a] UK Database https://theukdatabase.com/2013/03/04/alan-brooks-romfordtower-hamlets/ alan brooks

[36] 2017 Jun 7 Essex Live Witham ex-charity director with ‘glittering’ career fined for downloading hundreds of illicit images http://www.essexlive.news/witham-ex-charity-director-with-glittering-career-fined-for-downloading-hundreds-of-illicit-images/story-30377493-detail/story.html

[37] c. 2015 Aug Standard  Paedophile teacher jailed for historic sex abuse of three boys https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/paedophile-teacher-jailed-for-historic-sex-abuse-of-three-boys-a2922761.html

[38] 2016 Jan 23 Cathy fox blog Times 1974 Oct 12 https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/12th-october-1974-the-times-child-care-officer-is-jailed-for-assaults/ brian johnson

[38a] 1974 Oct  https://theukdatabase.com/2014/11/27/paedophile-ring-members-jailed-1974/

[39] 2013 Apr 11 Mail Gymnastics coach who sexually abused seven girls as young as six walks free from court as judge accepts his ‘remorse’ despite attempts to blame victims http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2307610/Bob-Bellew-Gymnastics-coach-sexually-abused-girls-young-walks-free-court-judge-accepts-remorse-despite-attempts-blame-victims.html Bob Bellow

[40] 2013 Apr 10 East London Advertiser Former Tower Hamlets social worker jailed for child abuse http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/crime-court/former-tower-hamlets-social-worker-jailed-for-child-abuse-1-2013048 Soifar Rahman

[41] 1997 May Independent Abuse check on all foster parents http://www.independent.co.uk/news/abuse-check-on-all-foster-parents-1263059.html

[42] 2011 Dec 28 Newham Recorder Sex offender jailed for breach http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/crime-court/sex-offender-jailed-for-breach-1-1163838

[43] 2001 ? Oct via uK database https://theukdatabase.com/2012/04/16/bill-starling-basildon-hornchurch/ chk

[44] 2001 Oct 24 BBC Abuse victims fight for name change http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1617617.stm

[45] https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/east-england/essex/st-leonards-childrens-home/ comments

46] 2012 Nov 20 The Most Shocking Call You’ll Hear This Year: A First-Hand Account Of Child Abuse https://mystoryaboutsocialservices.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/baby-raped-from-the-age-of-12-weeks-old-and-no-one-did-anything-about-it-child-protection/ Sarah in East Dulwich called James O’Brien to tell him her story: raped from the age of just 12-weeks and the victim of a ritualistic abuse throughout her time in residential care. She reported it and no one did anything. The result is the most shocking account you will hear this year. tagged #williamstarling?

[47] http://towerhamletsabuse.blogspot.co.uk/

[48] 2011 Dec4 https://labour25.com/2011/12/04/grabbing-choking-ejaculating/ prescott

[49] https://duckduckgo.com/?q=laming+review&t=ffsb&ia=web

 

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Judge Adrian Fulford – Can we trust him?

Judge Fulford

Judge Fulford presided over Roger Laing 2015 Oct 2 Court of Appeal  [7] No aspersions are being made about whether the right decision was made in this particular case of child abuse.

However the appeal brought to mind that Judge Fulford was accused in 2014 by the Mail of backing the Paedophile Information Exchange PIE and being in groups that supported it. High Court judge and the child sex ring: Adviser to Queen was founder of paedophile support group to keep offenders out of jail [8]

He has apologised for some of his links but says he has no memories of others, states the Guardian,  Judge apologises for involvement with NCCL group linked to PIE [9]

The Mail on Sunday states “But he said he had “no memory” of being a founder member of the Conspiracy Against Public Morals, which continues “was set up to defend PIE leaders facing criminal charges.”

An official investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office took place by Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore. It concluded on 18 June 2014, that the allegations against Fulford were “without substance” and he “was not and had never been a supporter of PIE or its aims”. Following his exoneration, Fulford resumed sitting as a judge on the full range of appeals [10]

Unfortunately the Ministry of Justice and the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office have not been transparent about the investigation.

They issued a dismissive press statement [11a] and below, stating that Fulford was exonerated after after two “lengthy” interviews with “searching questions” put to him by fellow Justice, Justice Lord Kerr, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom to which Adrian Fulford reponded!

HT Daedulus of Operation Greenlight [22] for the jpg of Press Statement

How much easier if their names were given as well..

Just for information the Lord Chief Justice was Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, who is John Thomas, Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd [18] and without the titles just plain John Thomas. The Lord Chancellor was just plain Chris Grayling  [19]. Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore turns out to be Brian Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore or just plain Brian Kerr [20]

The Ministry of Justice has refused to publish a copy of the report on grounds of confidentiality and personal information [11b]. They even took the statement down from their website after a year as revealed by this FOI request [11]

Whilst the Mail group is often gossip from the gutter, the MOJ / Judicial Conduct Investigations Office unheaded, undated and unsigned statment is breathtaking in its arrogance.

It does not even address the issue of group that Adrian Fulford is supposed to have founded – “Conspiracy against Public Morals” which supported PIE.

It is not denied that Fulford (Adrian) was there at the third meeting on 11 Sept 1979 nor even that he founded the group. In October 1979 the Mail says Fulford wrote a full-page article in gay rights magazine Broadsheet, in which he was described as ‘the founder’ of the PIE support group.

Among those also attending the 11 Sept meeting were Sandy Marks and Tim Brown.

Sandy Marks and Tim Brown were both members of the radical Fallen Angels collective who according to Charlotte Russell, the pre-eminent researcher in this field, “the Fallen Angels took it upon themselves to call the Gay Movement to account, their final three sentences underlined concluding their case” [16]

  • “The question is whether gay complicity in the oppression of children and pedophiles is to persist”
  • “The ILGA must acknowledge adult-child relations as crucial to the development of a coherent sexual politics.”
  • “We demand the right to form alternative relations with kids – on their terms, and to affirm the erotic in those relations.”

Tim Brown wrote “Show me an adult who is not a paedophile…Sex with children is wonderful… Children are wonderful they should not be subjected to any kind of guilt trip or legal shit about their bodies and their sexuality. It is theirs and nobody else’s.” Tim Brown, London N19 [16]

Sandy Marks chaired the Islington social services committee during the children’s homes scandal of the 1990s, attended a conference with a radical pro-paedophile activist group called Fallen Angels in 1980.

Her other paedophilic  links are explored in this article Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past [17]

These articles by Ms Russell confirm the agenda of the Fallen Angels and much else

  • CONSPIRACY AGAINST PUBLIC MORALS: PAEDOPHILIA & PUBLIC MORALS (OCTOBER 1980) [13] 
  •  IGA Conference April 1980: The Fallen Angels take PIE’s fight to Barcelona  [14]
  • Little Angels? A letter to Socialist Challenge from Fallen Angel Tim Brown (October 1979) [15]
  • Fallen Angels: Paedophilia – Summary Submission to the ILGA Conference, Barcelona 1980 [16]
  • Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past [17] 

“.. Islington had become a focal point for the politicisation of paedophilia,” said Ms Russell.

Although Adrian Fulford is reported as saying that Tom O’Carrolls presence ‘left me feeling extremely uncomfortable’, he does not mention that the Fallen Angels made him feel at all queasy.

Sandy Marks has said various things about the time, one of which is she cannot remember events of this time due to illness. Islington Council have said they are shocked and that there will be an investigation by a “top lawyer”. It is not clear who the “top” lawyer is, or how “top” they will be, whether the investigation has begun or when the Report will be published.

It is essential that Adrian Fulford must give evidence to this inquiry. He clearly would have first hand evidence, from the inside, of what happened at the time. Perhaps he could be “top witness”.

Clearly if someone of his position does not give evidence, then the Islington investigation cannot be remotely to be said to be a thorough investigation. It would be negligent not to.

It would also be very interesting as to what Sandy Marks might have to say about Adrian Fulford..

As long as the MOJ is secretive and dismissive, and justice is not seen to be done then there naturally will be suspicions. The public obviously do not know the detail of what was considered, but would be right to demand further information. Is it right that Judges investigate themselves and then publish the report? These Judges could even be friends.

Ministry of Justice and Child Protection Policy

Also worrying is that the Ministry of Justice does not have any child protection policy  [11c]

  1. Can you email me the Child Protection Policy of the Ministry of Justice?”

The MoJ adheres to the requirements of the Children’s Acts 1989 and 2004. To establish whether the information was held I conducted a thorough search, and made enquires within Judicial Office as well as Civil and Family Justice Policy areas.  It may help if I clarify that the information being requested is not held by MoJ because there is no legal or business requirement for MoJ to do so.  There is no MoJ wide Child Protection Policy each business area would consider the need for a specific policy given the context of the work which that area carries out.  The work of the MoJ is vast and diverse and as such one policy would not necessarily encompass the entirety of its business sufficiently and different areas of the MoJ have policies designed to address their unique needs.    

Judges and Blackmail

If a Judge was a paedophile supporter it would be quite within the bounds of possibility, in fact the very MO of the “security” services that the judge was blackmailed by the deep state, the secret services. He could be put into positions of power to do the bidding of those very services. Indeed the secret services are often accused of running the child abuse networks for this very purpose.

Lord Justice Fulford, is now a Lord Justice of Appeal and as of 1 January 2016, is the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales. He was also appointed as the Investigatory Powers Commissioner for a 3-year term on 3 March 2017 [10]

Fulford’s job is to “authorise and oversee the use of snooping powers by public authorities” [12].

Some people may still be worried that he is “authorising and overseeing” authorities who could have control over him by blackmail.

Some may be worried that as Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales, Sir Adrian Fulford has not been publicly exonerated of being free of any sinister influence over him in the public positions he holds.

Is it right that a Judicial Report about the links to paedophile and child abusing groups, of a man who is Investigatory Powers Commissioner and the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales, is kept secret?

Shame on the murky Judicial Conduct Investigations Office and MOJ.

The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office  – a body that is supposed to investigate complaints into the judiciary.

  • Is that not extra reason for justice to be seen to be done?
  • Is that not extra reason to be transparent?
  • Is it the same old story that power breeds arrogance?
  • Is it the illusion of justice that is being propagandised to the people?
  • Are the judiciary being blackmailed by the deep state?
  • How do we know that the following is not the true scenario?

Brian had a couple of chats with his friend Adrian, perhaps at the urinals down at the club. Adrian replied. Brian told John and Chris who were in the bar, that there was nothing to it.  Squeaky clean old boy, squeaky clean. It was all dressed up as legit, titles added, committee names, hyperbole, as per, so on and so forth. Jobs a good un.

John, Chris, Brian and Adrian all know Andy. Its in the interest of national security, after all.

Apparently so is raping children….

If its not, then the Report of the Inquiry into Sir Adrian Fulford must be published.

Update 25 Jul 2017 18.00

The Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales is a member of the Court of Appeal appointed by the Lord Chief Justice.  ie Adrian Fulford was appointed by John Thomas. John Thomas who is one of the guys who has dismissed all complaints against Adrian Fulford and agreed that there is no evidence to support allegations of misconduct.

Hold on. The guy who appointed him and therefore has a vested interest in finding that he did not appoint a dud, and therefore poor judgment, has dismissed all complaints against the guy he chose to appoint! A clear conflict of interest.

The Lord Chief Justice , ie John Thomas is also involved in the selection of the Justices of the Supreme Court [22] ie John Thomas is involved in the selection of Brian Kerr the investigator of Adrian Fulford. John Thomas and Brian Kerr.

The Lord Chancellor is also involved ie Chris Grayling was consulted in the selection of Brian Kerr,  and both Chris and Brian dismissed the allegations against Fulford.

This procedure is not fit for purpose and there should be an independent investigation into Fulford, the due process of the complaint about Fulford and the role of John Thomas and any conflict of interest that he had.

Update 28th Jul

Len Lawrence, poisoned air pilot, has also had problems with Adrian Fulford as summarised below in Appendix 1. His blog is here [25]. The judiciary with the aid of medical profession and police got him locked up and stole his house. A pattern we see repeated across the country.

Appendix 1

Lord Justice  Sir Adrian Bruce Fulford

  Judge Adrian Fulford – Can we trust him?      

1. Adrian FULFORD placed upon me on the 14th day on February 2013 what is identified as a gagging order, without a court  hearing.

  1. Adrian FULFORD never explained why he upheld Master Basil Yoxall, Queen’s Bench Division, decision not to disclose to the Court of  Protection and the Family Division,  the Court of Protection, Medical Certificates, CP3’s that had been issued to protect me following my brain injury.
  1.  The Court of Protection, Medical Certificates, and files held by Lord Justice Fulford and Master Basil Yoxall  have been recovered for me.

 WHY WOULD LORD JUSTICE ADRIAN FULFORD  WISH  TO  SILENCE  A  POISONED  ROYAL NAVY VETERAN,   WITH AN ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY ?

        [ who had been identified by the Law Society as an extremely vulnerable adult ] 

  1.    A member of the Government Legal Services,  solicitor Helen Mary Clift,  office of the Official Solicitor,  held but did not disclose to any judge or court the  Court of Protection, Medical Certificates,  that had been issued to protect me.   Helen Mary Clift  has a remarkable track record of non disclosure to the court and judiciary,  including  to Mrs Justice Pauffley.
  1. In 2013 City of London Police identified offences of fraud and other more serious offences, including perjury, against me. These offences were  also covered up by a few  police officers  within  Thames Valley Police  and Avon and Somerset Police.  They have now been identified.

6.Remove the threat of prosecution under the Official Secrets Act to police officers,  former Special Branch officers,  the Security Services,  the Military  and  abuse inquiries  could be  concluded much sooner.   The majority of those that  severe in Government Service  do not  serve to cover up abuse!

  1.   Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, former lord chief justice of Northern Ireland  report exonerating  Lord Justice Fulford should be published.

    The report exonerating Lord Justice Fulford should be published ...

  1. Finally,   the  Judicial Conduct Investigations Office  and  the office of  TheJudicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman. 

       In my case  the above  omitted to  inform  the Lord Chief Justice and  Secretary of State for Justice, of the  existence of Court of Protection, Medical Certificates.

These two offices have a proven record of  not being able to be trusted ! 

 

The videos below may help to refresh some  memories.  

Dr Morris Fraser : The Paedophile Doctor – YouTube.

Chris Moore investigates why child psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser, a convicted paedophile, was not struck off …

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Royal hospital paedophile doctor Morris Fraser continued to work with …

Leonard Lawrence

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.
  • One in Four [C]
  • 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]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
  • Voicing C
  • SA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
  • A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
  • ShatterBoys -“Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Inspiring change, Through Shared Experience Whilst Building Connections…Together We Can Heal” [N]

Links

[7] 2017 Jul 23 Cathy Fox Blog Roger Laing 2015 Oct 2 Court of Appeal  https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/roger-laing-2015-oct-2-court-of-appeal/

[8] 2014 Mar 8 Daily Mail High Court judge and the child sex ring: Adviser to Queen was founder of paedophile support group to keep offenders out of jail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576451/High-court-judge-child-sex-ring-Adviser-Queen-founder-paedophile-support-group-offenders-jail.html

[9] 2014 Mar 9 Guardian Judge apologises for involvement with NCCL group linked to PIE https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/09/lord-justice-fulford-apologises-involvement-nccl-linked-pie

[10] 2017 Jul 23 Wikipedia Adrian Fulford https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Fulford archive http://archive.is/ScvPz an official investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office took place. The investigation, by Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, concluded on 18 June 2014 that the allegations against Fulford were “without substance” and he “was not and had never been a supporter of PIE or its aims”. Following his exoneration, Fulford resumed sitting as a judge on the full range of appeals.

[11] 2015 Oct 23 WDTK FOI Lord Justice Fulford child abuse cases https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/lord_justice_fulford_child_abuse#outgoing-488659

[11a] WDTK Statement on Fulford https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/298848/response/760614/attach/3/fulford%20press%20statement.pdf

[11b] 2016 Feb WDTK Answer refusing Report  https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/lord_justice_fulford_child_abuse#incoming-769490

[11c] WDTK answer https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/298848/response/760614/attach/4/101004%20Ms%20Angie%20Nickson%20final%204%202%20003.doc

[12] 2017 Mar 3 The register UK’s first Investigatory Powers Commissioner: Lord Justice Fulford https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/03/uks_first_investigatory_powers_commissioner_lord_justice_fulford/

[13] 2017 May 18 Bits of Books CONSPIRACY AGAINST PUBLIC MORALS: PAEDOPHILIA & PUBLIC MORALS (OCTOBER 1980) https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/conspiracy-against-public-morals-paedophilia-public-morals-october-1980/

[14] 2017 May 11 Bits of Books IGA Conference April 1980: The Fallen Angels take PIE’s fight to Barcelona  https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/iga-conference-april-1980-the-fallen-angels-take-pies-fight-to-barcelona/

[15] 2017 May 11 Bits of Books Little Angels? A letter to Socialist Challenge from Fallen Angel Tim Brown (October 1979) https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/little-angels-a-letter-to-socialist-challenge-from-fallen-angel-tim-brown-october-1979/

[16] 2017 May 11 Bits of Books Fallen Angels: Paedophilia – Summary Submission to the ILGA Conference, Barcelona 1980 https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/fallen-angels-paedophilia-summary-submission-to-the-ilga-conference-barcelona-1980/

[17] 2017 May 11 Islington Gazette Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/politics/islington-kids-homes-scandal-shame-of-ex-mayor-sandy-marks-pro-paedophile-past-1-5012565

[18] 2017 Jul 24  re 2014 Wikipedia John Thomas, Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Thomas,_Baron_Thomas_of_Cwmgiedd

[19] 2017 Jul 24 re 2014 Cameron–Clegg coalition wikipedia http://archive.is/bEDVh

[20] Wikipedia Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore http://archive.is/iExVM

[21] Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Fulford

[22] Operation Greenlight  https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/918

[22] 2017 Jul 25 Wikipedia Judges of the supreme court https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judges_of_the_Supreme_Court_of_the_United_Kingdom  http://archive.is/pHNLy

[23] Investigatory Powers Commissioner appointed: Lord Justice Fulford https://archive.is/XSuOU

[24] 2014 Jun 18 Guardian The report exonerating Lord Justice Fulford should be published  https://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/18/report-lord-justice-fulford-published

[25] Len Lawrence webpage https://lenlawrence.wordpress.com/

 

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Matthew Andrew Carter aka William Charles Harcourt, Serial Child Rapist

Matthew Andrew Carter aka “William Charles Harcourt”, “William Harcourt” and “Bill Carter”

As William Harcourt, he was mentioned in this court appeal Roger Laing 2015 Oct 2 Court of Appeal [2] He was accused of child sexual abuse whilst in charge of Reynolds House Childrens Home, Bromley, London.

There was too much information about him to put in the the Laing appeal post, so I have put it into this separate post.

He was finally jailed in 2013 in Florida for committing child abuse in Haiti. The abuse was committed at a Haiti childrens help centre, Morning Star Center which Carter helped run from 1995-2011. It provided shelter, food, clothing, and school tuition to Haitian children. Four survivors of abuse from Reynolds House, London also gave evidence.

Haiti is a hotbed of child trafficking [6] [7], sexual abuse and organ harvesting [8] associated with the Clinton criminal network and their ratlines. Laura Silsby aka Laura Gayler was baled out of jail in Haiti by the Clintons [5]. It is not known whether Carter is connected to any of this.

Previously Carter / Harcourt had got away with charges in London in 1975, Cairo around 1986 and Florida 1993. There is also talk of abuse in Jamaica [9]

There will be much to come out about Harcourt / Carter. Please leave any information, anonymously if you wish, in comments below.

Timeline

1945 April 27 Matthew Andrew Carter born [3]

1974 Sept Matthew Andrew Carter known as Harcourt was suspended from Reynolds House Childrens Home [2]

1975 William Harcourt Trial, London. Harcourt was charged with eleven offences of physical and sexual assault on seven male children at the Reynolds House home. Harcourt’s trial collapsed when several of the complainants withdrew their allegations. He was Head Superintendent at the Reynolds House Childrens Home, Bromley, London [2]  Roger Laing was the Deputy Superintendent. The police investigated Harcourt whilst Laing was working at the home.

1986 Carter testified that he lived in Egypt for several years beginning in 1986 [9]. Probable time of Cairo allegations.

1992 Sept 29 Carter booked (arrested) in Polk Count, Florida [3]

1993 Nov 10 Carter released from jail in Florida –  He was charged with 12 charges of sexual battery, and indecent assault upon a child but seems to have been found not guilty [3]

1995 – 2011 Carter resided at and operated the Morning Star Center near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, prior to his arrest on 2011 May 8. This was a residential facility that provided shelter, food, clothing, and school tuition to Haitian children. The children who lived at the Morning Star Center were from impoverished families that could not feed, educate, or otherwise support their children. The evidence at trial showed that Carter specifically targeted children in need and preyed on their vulnerability [1]

2011 May 8 Carter arrested in Miami International Airport [9]

2013 February 28 Florida jury found Carter guilty of five counts of travelling in foreign commerce from the United States to Haiti for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with children and one count of attempting to do so [1]

At trial, 16 Haitian victims who resided at the Morning Star Center between 1995 and 2011 testified. Additionally, four witnesses testified that they were sexually abused by Carter in London during the 1970s. Carter previously was charged with and acquitted of charges related to the sexual abuse of children in London, Cairo, and Winter Haven, Florida.  [1]

2013 Jul 31 sentenced today in Miami to 165 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for child sex tourism offenses  [1] “For 15 years, Matthew Carter, under the guise of serving as an international humanitarian, sexually abused more than 50 Haitian children”

2015 Jan 27 Court Listener  United States v. Matthew Andrew Carter, 13-13518 (11th Cir. 2015) Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [9] Much information here.

2015 July 29 Terminating ruling by Judge Blackett sitting at Croydon Crown Court, in case against Roger Laing [2]

2015 Sept 16 Hearing date for Roger Laing appeal [2]

2015 Oct 2 Court of Appeal Judgment for Roger Laing,  Judge Fulford [2]

5. The Head Superintendent at the home was William Harcourt. The defendant was the Deputy Superintendent. The police investigated Harcourt whilst Laing was working at the home. He was charged with eleven offences of physical and sexual assault on seven male children at the home. Harcourt’s trial in 1975 collapsed when several of the complainants withdrew their allegations. Harcourt returned to his native home in the USA where, in 2013, he was convicted and sentenced for a number of serious sexual assaults on children.

6. In November 2012 the complainant attended at a police station for an ABE interview having previously contacted the NSPCC helpline. He alleged that Harcourt, who lived on the top floor of the care home, had sexually abused him in his living quarters on a regular basis (at least three times a week). On some occasions the complainant’s friend, B (who has since died), had been present. Any failure to comply with Harcourt’s sexual requests resulted in the complainant receiving a beating. We note that the defendant questions the accuracy of this account as regards Harcourt, because the surviving records tend to indicate that Harcourt and the complainant were only at the home at the same time for a matter of a few weeks.

7. The complainant disclosed that the defendant also sexually abused him. Unlike Harcourt, however, Laing never abused him at the care home

13. A stated that although Harcourt and the defendant injured him, he was not permitted to attend hospital. He and the other boys were kept locked up night and day in the home; indeed, they were effectively treated as prisoners.

34. In the judge’s view, however, the prosecution was at fault for not making all possible and relevant inquiries. In particular, he decided that the police should have contacted the social workers involved at the care home in 1974, along with the key witnesses at the trial of Harcourt in 1975.

The Harcourt trial is mentioned further but these above are the most relevant parts [2]

Appendix 1 –  2013 Jul 31 FBI archives Michigan Man Sentenced to 165 Years for Child Sex Tourism Offenses

WASHINGTON—A former Michigan resident was sentenced today in Miami to 165 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for child sex tourism offenses, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale, and Special Agent in Charge Alysa D. Erichs of the ICE Homeland Security Investigation’s (HSI) Miami Office.

Matthew Andrew Carter, 68, aka “William Charles Harcourt” and “Bill Carter,” formerly of Brighton, Michigan, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard of the Southern District of Florida. On February 28, 2013, a jury found Carter guilty of five counts of traveling in foreign commerce from the United States to Haiti for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with children and one count of attempting to do so.

“For 15 years, Matthew Carter, under the guise of serving as an international humanitarian, sexually abused more than 50 Haitian children,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Raman. “He held himself out as a savior to vulnerable children in Haiti but in fact cruelly forced those children to choose between poverty and submitting to repeated sexual abuse. Child sex tourism is a heinous crime, and today’s sentence demonstrates our commitment to bringing the weight of justice on anyone who seeks to exploit our most vulnerable citizens, wherever they reside.”

“Today’s sentence brings to a close a horrific chapter in the lives of these victims,” said U.S. Attorney Ferrer. “While nothing can ever undo the abuse these victims endured throughout the years, we hope that today’s sentence restores them with some sense of confidence and trust and satisfaction that justice has been served.”

“Crimes against children are some of the most heinous our agency investigates,” said ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale. “It is even more despicable that Mr. Carter used his position of trust to abuse children who relied on him for care. Today’s sentence should serve as notice to other child predators. We will find you, arrest you, and make sure that you are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, from 1995 to 2011, Carter resided at and operated the Morning Star Center near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, prior to his arrest on May 8, 2011. The Morning Star Center was a residential facility that provided shelter, food, clothing, and school tuition to Haitian children. The children who lived at the Morning Star Center were from impoverished families that could not feed, educate, or otherwise support their children. The evidence at trial showed that Carter specifically targeted children in need and preyed on their vulnerability. Between 1995 and 2011, Carter frequently traveled between the United States and Haiti in order to raise funds from churches and donors for the continued operation of the center. Carter sexually and physically abused the children in his care and custody at the center during this period of time. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Carter used force to get these children to comply with his sexual demands and required the children to participate in sexual acts in order to receive food, remain at the center, and/or continue to receive school tuition payments.

At trial, 16 Haitian victims who resided at the Morning Star Center between 1995 and 2011 testified. Additionally, four witnesses testified that they were sexually abused by Carter in London during the 1970s. Carter previously was charged with and acquitted of charges related to the sexual abuse of children in London, Cairo, and Winter Haven, Florida.

The case was investigated by HSI Miami, HSI Country Attaché Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and the HSI Santo Domingo Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit. Substantial assistance was provided by the U.S. Secret Service Miami Field Office; Haitian National Police Brigade for the Protection of Minors; Haitian Social Services; Ministry of the Interior for Haiti; Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Regional Security Office for the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince; Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince; London Metropolitan Police Service; FBI’s Washington, Boston, and Miami Field Offices; ICE-HSI Attaché’s Offices in London and Cairo; U.S. Coast Guard; and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in Port-au-Prince.

The case was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Bonnie L. Kane of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria K. Medetis of the Southern District of Florida. This content has been reproduced from its original source.

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.
  • One in Four [C]
  • 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]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
  • Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
  • A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
  • ShatterBoys -“Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Inspiring change, Through Shared Experience Whilst Building Connections…Together We Can Heal” [N]

Links

HT to @thewakeupcall09 for some of these links

[1] 2013 Jul 31 FBI archives Michigan Man Sentenced to 165 Years for Child Sex Tourism Offenses https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/miami/press-releases/2013/michigan-man-sentenced-to-165-years-for-child-sex-tourism-offenses

[2] 2017 Jul 23 cathy fox blog Roger Laing 2015 Oct 2 Court of Appeal https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/roger-laing-2015-oct-2-court-of-appeal/

[3] date 1990s? Mugshots.com Matthew Andrew Carter http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Polk-County-FL/Matthew-Andrew-Carter.6030961.html

[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromley_London_Borough_Council

[5] Steemit Psychanaut Laura Silsby (Child Trafficking in Haiti with ties to Clinton) is now Laura Galyer, working at AlertSense (Amber Alerts)/#pizzagaterelated https://steemit.com/silsby/@psychanaut/laura-silsby-child-trafficking-in-haiti-with-ties-to-clinton-is-now-laura-galyer-working-at-alertsense-amber-alerts

[6] 2017 Jan 25 Zerohedge  The Clinton-Silsby Trafficking Scandal And How The Media Attempted To Ignore/Cover It Up http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-25/clinton-silsby-trafficking-scandal-and-how-media-attempted-ignorecover-it

[7] 2017 Jan 27 Revenge of the Herd George Webb Re: Braverman, Haiti, Black Budget & Child Trafficking – Project Camelot https://revengeoftheherd.com/2017/01/27/george-webb-re-braverman-haiti-black-budget-child-trafficking-project-camelot/

[8] 2017 Jan Steemit vapid  Organ Harvesting in Haiti: A Webb Companion and Alternate Theory https://steemit.com/organharvesting/@v4vapid/organ-harvesting-in-haiti-a-webb-companion-and-alternate-theory

[9] 2015 Jan 27 Court Listener  United States v. Matthew Andrew Carter, 13-13518 (11th Cir. 2015) Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/2773672/united-states-v-matthew-andrew-carter/

 

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