More Councils Using Section 20 Arrangements To Keep Children In Care Illegally

Another great blog from Researching Reform – is it any wonder that people say that the state steals and kidnaps children?

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A damning judgment has revealed that another council is using Section 20 Agreements – which are intended to be voluntary – to force children into care indefinitely. 

Herefordshire county council kept a boy in state care for his whole life without getting the consent of a court, which is required by law. The judge identified 14 other children in the council’s care who had been separated from their parents and placed in care for inappropriate periods of time.

In his judgment, Judge Keehan said he had never before come across a situation in which a council had “so seriously and serially failed to address the needs of the children in its care, and so seriously misused, and indeed abused” its statutory powers.

Unlike Judge Keehan, we have often seen Section 20 Agreements being used illegally, across a number of councils. The practice is so common that in 2015, President of the…

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The Pedophocracy by David McGowan

The Pedophocracy by David Mcgowan is one of the classic texts about child abuse, paedophilia and the powers that be.

I know nothing about David McGowan so any information gratefully received. I think the article was written between 2001 and 2004.

I merely reproduce it it from archive of “Whale”  so that people who have not seen it may understand a part of the global picture.

All six parts are reproduced here on this post.

The Pedophocracy

by David McGowan

The Pedophocracy, Part I:  From Brussels …
The Pedophocracy, Part II:  … to Washington
The Pedophocracy, Part III: Uncle Sam Wants Your Children
The Pedophocracy, Part IV: McMolestation
The Pedophocracy, Part V: It Couldn’t Happen Here
The Pedophocracy, Part VI: Finders Keepers

The Pedophocracy, Part I:  From Brussels …

“Paedophiles can boldly and courageously affirm what they choose … I am also a theologian and as a theologian, I believe it is God’s will that there be closeness and intimacy, unity of flesh, between people … paedophiles can make the assertion that the pursuit of intimacy and love is what they choose. With boldness, they can say, ‘I believe this is in fact part of God’s will.'”

Ralph Underwager, ‘expert’ witness for the defense in scores of child abuse cases and former vocal member of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, in an interview in Paidika (a pro-pedophilia publication), conducted in June 1991

To the vast majority of Americans, the name Marc Dutroux doesn’t mean much. Drop that name in Belgium though and you’re likely to elicit some very visceral reactions. Dutroux – convicted along with his wife in 1989 for the rape and violent abuse of five young girls, the youngest of whom was just eleven – now stands accused of being a key player in an international child prostitution and pornography ring whose practices included kidnapping, rape, sadistic torture, and murder.

Dutroux was sentenced in 1989 to thirteen years for his crimes, but was freed after having served just three. This was in spite of the fact that, as prison governor Yvan Stuaert would later tell a parliamentary commission: “A medical report described him as a perverse psychopath, an explosive mix. He was an evident danger to society.”

The man who turned Dutroux loose on society, Justice Minister Melchior Wathelet, soon after received a prestigious appointment to serve as a judge at the European Court of Justice at the Hague. Shortly after Dutroux’s release, young girls began to disappear in the vicinity of some of his homes. Though technically unemployed and drawing welfare from the state, he nevertheless owned at least six houses and lived quite lavishly.

His rather lucrative income appears to have been derived from trading in child sex-slaves, child prostitution, and child pornography. Many of his houses appeared to stand vacant, though at least some of them were in fact used as torture and imprisonment centers where kidnapped girls were taken and held in underground dungeons.

Some of Dutroux’s homes were used in this way for several years following his early release, with a growing body of evidence to indicate that fact to the police. True to form though, authorities failed to act on the information, or acted on it in a way that showed either complete incompetence (according to most press reports), or police complicity in the operation (according to any sort of logic).

Police seem to have routinely ignored tips that later proved to be accurate, including a report from Dutroux’s own mother that her son was holding girls prisoner in one of his houses. In addition, key facts were withheld from investigators working on the disappearances and lines of communication were unaccountably broken, inexcusably hindering the investigation.

Police did search one of Dutroux’s homes on no less than three separate occasions over the course of the investigation. On at least two of those occasions, two of the missing girls were being held in heinous conditions imprisoned in a custom-built dungeon in the basement. Nevertheless, the police searches came up empty, despite the fact that the investigating officers reported “hearing children’s voices on one occasion,” according to the Guardian.

It was not until August 13, 1996, four years after the disappearances began, that authorities arrested Dutroux, along with his wife (an elementary school teacher), a lodger, a policeman, and a man the Guardian described as “an associate with political connections” – elsewhere identified as Michel Lelievre.

Two days later, police again searched Dutroux’s home and discovered the soundproof dungeon/torture center. As CNN reported, three years earlier “police ignored tips from an informant who said Dutroux was building secret cellars to hold girls before selling them abroad.” And in 1995, the same informant had told police that Dutroux had offered an unidentified third man “the equivalent of $3,000 to $5,000 to kidnap girls.”

Incredibly, it was later reported by the Guardian that police actually had in their possession a videotape of the dungeon being constructed: “Belgian police could have saved the lives of two children allegedly murdered by the paedophile Marc Dutroux if they had watched a video seized from his home which showed him building their hidden cell.” The tape had been seized in one of the earlier searches.

At the time of the final search, two fourteen-year-old girls were found imprisoned in the dungeon, chained and starving. They described to police being used as child prostitutes and in the production of child pornography videos. More than 300 such videos were taken into custody by the police.

On August 17, the story got grimmer as police dug up the bodies of two eight-year-old girls at another of Dutroux’s homes. It would later be learned that the girls had been kept in one of Dutroux’s dungeons for nine months after their abductions, during which time they were repeatedly tortured and sexually assaulted, all captured on videotape. The girls were then left to slowly starve to death. Alongside of their decimated corpses was the body of Bernard Weinstein, a former accomplice of Dutroux who had occupied one of the houses for several years. Weinstein had been buried alive.

A few weeks later, two more girls were found buried under concrete at yet another of the Dutroux properties. By that time, ten people were reportedly in custody in connection to the case. Elsewhere in Belgium, the News Telegraph reported that: “The corpses of two women and parts of a third body have been discovered in a freezer at a Lebanese restaurant in Brussels.”

As the body count mounted, the outrage of the Belgian people grew. They demanded to know why this man, dubbed the ‘Belgian Beast,’ had been released after having served such an absurdly short sentence. And to know why, as evidence had continued to mount and girls had continued to disappear, the police had chosen to do nothing. How many girls, they demanded to know, had been killed as a result of this inaction?

Adding further fuel to the fire, as a Los Angeles Times report revealed, was that: “a highly regarded children’s activist, Marie-France Botte, claims that the Justice Ministry is sitting on a politically sensitive list of customers of pedophile videotapes.”

The same report noted that: “The affair has become further clouded by the discovery of a motorcycle that reportedly matches the description of one used in the 1991 assassination of prominent Belgian businessman and politician Andre Cools. Michel Bourlet, the head prosecutor on the pedophile case, meanwhile, has publicly declared that the investigation can be thoroughly pursued only without political interference. Several years ago, Bourlet was removed from the highly charged Cools case, which remains unsolved.”

A report in Time magazine alluded to murky links between the Dutroux operation and organized crime figures. Much later, Marc Verwilghen – the chief investigating magistrate on the case – would bluntly state: “For me, the Dutroux affair is a question of organised crime.” Also mentioned in the Time article was the use of secret “underground tunnels,” not unlike those described by children a decade earlier at the infamous McMartin Preschool.

Outrage continued to grow as more arrests were made and evidence of high-level government and police complicity continued to emerge. One of Dutroux’s accomplices, businessman Jean-Michel Nihoul, confessed to organizing an ‘orgy’ at a Belgian chateau that had been attended by government officials, a former European Commissioner, and a number of law enforcement officers. A Belgian senator would note, quite accurately, that such parties were part of a system “which operates to this day and is used to blackmail the highly placed people who take part.”

In September, twenty-three suspects – at least nine of whom were police officers – were detained and questioned about their possible complicity in the crimes and/or their negligence in investigating the case. As the Los Angeles Times noted in a very brief, two-sentence report, the detainments “were the latest indication that police in the southern city of Charleroi may have helped cover up the alleged crimes of Marc Dutroux.”

The arrests followed raids on the police officers’ homes and on the headquarters of the Charleroi police force and were based on information supplied by police inspector Georges Zicot, who had already been charged as an accomplice. Three magistrates had also reportedly been interrogated by police investigators.

Just days before the arrests, police had also arrested five suspects in the Cools assassination, including a former regional government minister named Alain VanderBiest. Strangely enough, the News Telegraph reported that: “Police investigating the Cools murder in 1991 … have been given helpful leads by some of those arrested in the Dutroux case.” The Telegraph also noted that Cools “had promised ‘shocking revelations’ before his death.”

On October 14 came the straw that broke the camel’s back: Jean-Marc Connerotte, who had been serving as the investigating judge on the case, was dismissed by the Belgian Supreme Court. Connerotte was viewed by the people as something of a rarity: a public official/law enforcement officer who actually appeared to be pursuing a prosecution, rather than a cover-up. The News Telegraph described him as: “the only figure in the judiciary who enjoys the nation’s confidence.”

As the New York Times reported, Connerotte “became a national hero in August after saving two children from a secret dungeon kept by a convicted child rapist and ordering the inquiry that led to the discovery of the bodies of four girls kidnapped by a child pornography network.” He had also, in 1994, arrested three men as suspects in the Cools assassination – just before the case was transferred to the jurisdiction of another magistrate.

His removal from the Dutroux case fanned the smoldering flames of public outrage; the Times report noted that: “Hundreds of thousands of people had petitioned the high court to retain the judge.” Adding yet more fuel to the fire, prosecutor Michel Bourlet was claiming that evidence suggested that a pedophile ring composed of the wealthy and powerful had been protected for twenty-five years.

With the families of Dutroux’s victims calling for a general strike, men and women all across the country walked away from their jobs in protest as railway workers and bus drivers shut down public transportation, bringing some cities to a virtual standstill. The Telegraph reported that: “In Liege, firemen turned their hoses on the city’s court building” to symbolize the massive clean-up that was in order.

On October 20, 350,000 citizens of the tiny nation took to the streets of Brussels dressed all in white, demanding the reform of a system so corrupt that it would protect the abusers, rapists, torturers, and killers of children. The political fallout from the case would ultimately bring about the resignation of Belgium’s State Police Chief, Interior Minister, and Justice Minister – likely sacrificial lambs tossed to the outraged masses to avoid what could easily have exploded into a full-scale insurrection by the people, particularly after police ‘incompetence’ allowed Dutroux to escape and remain at large for a brief time in April of 1998.

There were in fact calls from the people for the entire coalition government to step down. Months later, an opinion survey by Brussels’ Le Soir newspaper found that only one-in-five Belgians still had confidence in the federal government and the nation’s justice system. As the Los Angeles Times reported in January of 1998, “the conviction remains stubbornly widespread that members of the upper crust – government ministers, the Roman Catholic Church, the court of King Albert II – belonged to child sex rings, or protected them.”

The lingering distrust of the people was not alleviated by the fact that a parliamentary inquiry had, in April of 1997, identified thirty officials who had, as the Times tactfully put it, “failed to uncover Dutroux’s misdeeds.” Nearly a year later, none of them had yet suffered any repercussions. Additionally, at least ten missing children suspected of having fallen prey to Dutroux’s operation have never been found.

The commission’s report was, in many people’s eyes, a shameless cover-up. As the News Telegraph summarized, the report “said competition between rival forces had prevented vital information from being exchanged and obvious evidence from being followed up” – rather than acknowledge the obvious, which was that rampant police corruption and complicity were to blame.

Just a few months before the commission issued its report, the Telegraph was reporting that: “Grim rumors … have been circulating that a second paedophile network at least as appalling may have been operating in parallel to that said to involve Dutroux.” The bodies of seven children were believed to have been hidden by the ring, which was thought could be linked to Dutroux through Michel Nihoul.

Two months after that, a man named Patrick Derochette and three of his family members were arrested following the discovery of the body of a nine-year-old girl. Rumors quickly began circulating linking this crime to Dutroux as well. Like Dutroux, Derochette had previously been convicted on multiple counts of child rape. He had been committed to a psychiatric institution from which he was released after just six weeks.

Authorities quickly denied that there was any connection between the two cases. In January of 1998, however, the Telegraph reported that: “new evidence from a lawyer involved in the investigations blows a hole in previous police claims that there was no link between the cases involving the alleged child murderers Marc Dutroux and Patrick Derochette.” Once again, the connection was said to be through Nihoul.

In April of 1999, the Guardian reported that: “the highly respected chairman of a parliamentary inquiry into the case claims that his commission’s findings were muzzled by political and judicial leaders to prevent details emerging of complicity in the crimes … Mr. Verwilghen claims that senior political and legal figures refused to cooperate with the inquiry. He says magistrates and police were officially told to refuse to answer certain questions, in what he describes as ‘a characteristic smothering operation.’”

As of August of 2001, fully five years after Dutroux was taken into custody, his trial had yet to begin. Parents of victims continued to shout of a cover-up, and the Telegraph was reporting that: “It was recently learnt that scientific tests on 6,000 hairs found in the [underground dungeon] began only this year.” These tests could, of course, reveal how many victims passed through Dutroux’s chamber of horrors.

If the Marc Dutroux case were some kind of aberration, it would still be a disturbing story for the level of unspeakable corruption and depravity of the Belgian political and law enforcement establishment of which it speaks. Far more disturbing is the fact that it doesn’t appear to be an isolated case at all.

As 1999 drew to a close, the nation of Latvia was rocked by a child prostitution/child pornography scandal that reached to the very top of the political power structure. The case first broke in August, when police uncovered a massive operation involving as many as 2,000 severely abused children. When media reports began linking top Latvian officials to the case, a special parliamentary commission was formed to investigate.

In February 2000, the chairman of the commission delivered a report to Parliament linking the country’s Prime Minister, Justice Minister, director of the State Revenue Service, and a number of army and law enforcement officers to the case. Efforts were immediately begun to discredit the commission chairman, including allegations that he is tied to the former KGB – a classic case of red-baiting, enabling the allegations to be dismissed as ‘Communist’ propaganda.

The BBC reported in June of 1999 that two unnamed German men had “gone on trial, accused of running a child pornography ring in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.” The pair, along with at least eleven identified but unindicted accomplices, “made video recordings of the gang sexually abusing children between the ages of three and 14 since 1993.”

A large but unspecified quantity of “videos, photography, magazines and CD-ROMs containing child pornography were confiscated.” Also noted was a possible connection to the Dutroux case: “There have been cases of Slovak children being taken to Vienna to make pornographic films. The Belgian paedophile Marc Dutroux … was a regular visitor to one Slovak town.”

The BBC also filed a brief report on a 1996 case that went almost completely unreported in the English language press: “Mexican police broke up an international child pornography ring based in the resort of Acapulco which they said had at least four thousand clients in the United States,” (emphasis added). A UN envoy investigating the case said that the “child pornography sometimes involved babies of less than one month old.”

On September 29 of 2000, The Irish Times reported that: “Eight people were arrested in Italy and three in Russia, and police said 1,700 people were being investigated in Italy,” as yet another pedophile network surfaced. The images traded by this ring were “divided into several categories … The most gruesome, police said, was coded ‘Necros Pedo,’ in which children were raped and tortured to death.”

And so it is that we first confront that most disturbing of topics – snuff films, which we all know don’t really exist. As recently as February of 1999, the New York Post assured readers that: “Snuff films are the stuff of urban legend … how did this legend get started? No one knows.” The unfortunate truth though is that they do, as it turns out, actually exist, and they likely have existed for as long as film has existed, though they weren’t always known by that name.

According to the Post: “The term ‘snuff’ was actually coined during the Charles Manson case, when press reports repeated a rumor that the Manson ‘family’ had filmed home movies of the brutal slayings.” Other reports hold that the term was coined in 1976 by a writer for the New York Times who was in need of a phrase to describe reports of murders following sexual activity being captured on film.

Not long after that, as Carl Raschke wrote: “The Texas House Select Committee on Child Pornography disclosed in the late 1970s that investigators probing leads to organized crime in Houston, Dallas, and other major cities found that ‘slave’ auctions for sixteen- and seventeen-year-old boys were routinely held in Mexico. Some of the boys were featured in brutal snuff or ‘slasher’ movies.”

Raschke also quotes from a study by U.S. mental health professionals that claimed that a child from Mexico “can be packaged, delivered, and sold deep within this country in a short time,” and that many are purchased solely “for the purpose of killing.” In Enslaved, Gordon Thomas reported that: “At the start of the year [1991] Britain’s Scotland Yard was continuing to investigate reports that up to twenty children in London had been murdered last year in [snuff films] and the video tapes sold on the Continent.”

An account of the Italian case carried by the Guardian affirmed the existence of snuff films: “police have discovered a massive international paedophile network selling violent child-pornography videos to clients in Italy, the US and Germany … (authorities are) trying to identify 5,000 people who are suspected of attempting to purchase the videos, some of which appear to contain images of children being tortured and murdered.”

The UK’s Independent, in a follow-up published in November of 2000, also confirmed that the seized materials did in fact include child snuff films: “Horrified investigators gathered images of more than 2,000 children who were filmed while being abused, raped, and … killed.” By that time, close to 1,500 people had been charged in the case, but not – as the Guardian noted – “those in high places who are believed to form a ‘paedophile lobby.’”

As in the Belgian and Latvian cases, there were clear indications of high-level complicity and a strong belief among the Italian people that the facts of the case were being covered up. And as with the other cases, the magistrate heading up the inquiry “provoked a furore by denouncing a ‘paedophile lobby’ supported by politicians which he said openly obstructed the investigators and worked to prevent tougher sanctions for the consumers of child pornography,” according to the Independent.

The New York Times reported in March of 1997 that there is “growing public indignation in France and elsewhere about the recurrent reports of kidnapping, rape or incest involving the very young.” The same Times report noted that: “police across France have detained more than 250 people and confiscated some 5,000 videocassettes” in conjunction with an investigation into a massive child pornography ring. Those detained by police were described as “mainly married professionals.” A dozen of them would soon turn up dead, allegedly suicide victims.

In June, the News Telegraph spoke of over 800 French homes being raided and 204 suspects being taken into custody the week before. Among those detained were: “More than 30 teachers … and a number of priests,” as well as the deputy mayor of the town of Saint Mihiel. By the end of the week, four had committed suicide, including a school headmaster.

Three years later, the BBC filed a very brief report noting that a verdict was due “in the trial of more than sixty people accused of possessing child pornography. One of the judges hearing the case said examining the video evidence made him feel physically sick.” In a familiar refrain, it was reported that: “the French courts have been accused of attacking the easy targets — porn consumers — rather than producers and distributors. And one children’s rights group has alleged that senior public figures were among those investigated — but their cases were dropped before coming to court.”

In 1998, another large-scale international ring was discovered operating out of the Netherlands and Berlin, Germany. The New York Times reported that investigators called the case “nauseating,” in that “images of abuse of even babies and infants were peddled via the Internet and other media.” Police discovered “voluminous records of what appear to be clients and suppliers from countries including Israel, Ukraine, Britain, Russia and the United States.”

The ring was first uncovered when a key member was found dead in Italy. According to The Irish Times, he was murdered by another member of the ring. His apartment in the Dutch town of Zandvoort was found to contain “thousands of digital images stored on computer disks,” as well as “hundreds of addresses of suspected suppliers and clients,” according to the New York Times. The images shocked even veteran sex-crimes investigators, one of whom stated that the seized evidence “left [him] speechless … It looks like the perpetrators are not dealing with human beings but with objects.”

In September 1998, another ring was raided – what the BBC described as “a larger and more sinister paedophile network called Wonderland.” The network was so named in honor of Lewis Carroll’s revered children’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll was widely known to have a predilection for underage girls and boys, and is now something of a patron saint of pedophiles around the globe.

A concerted effort has been made over the decades to cover up Carroll’s pedophilic tendencies, though the truth is evident even in the heavily whitewashed profiles of him that can be found in modern encyclopedias. Microsoft’s Encarta notes that: “Always a friend of children, particularly little girls, Carroll wrote thousands of letters to them,” and also that he “gained an additional measure of fame as an amateur photographer. Most of his camera portraits were of children in various costumes and poses, including nude studies.”

The Encyclopaedia Britannica reports that Carroll’s photographic ‘hobby’ was abandoned in 1880, while dismissing suggestions that “this sudden decision was reached because of an impurity of motive for his nude studies.” Britannica also notes that Carroll – who was raised in an environment where there were “few friends outside the family,” and who was ordained a deacon in the Church of England on the winter solstice of 1861 (an occult holiday) – generally lost interest in his child ‘friends’ when they reached the age of twelve.

Wonderland is also the name of the quarterly publication of the Lewis Carroll Collector’s Guild, which bills itself as a “voluntary association of persons who believe nudist materials are a constitutionally protected expression and whose collective interests include pre-teen nudes.” As Gordon Thomas has noted: “In Wonderland the ‘delights’ of ‘transgenerational sex’ pepper the pages.” Such is the legacy of the men whose literary works are peddled to our children … but here I digress.

The San Jose Mercury News reported that: “Police in … 22 states and 13 foreign countries conducted coordinated raids … aimed at breaking up an Internet child-pornography ring … The ring involves as many as 200 people around the world, who exchanged over the Internet thousands of sexually explicit images of children as young as 18 months.” The Independent later reported that the ring “shared pictures of children being abused — in some cases live via web-cam broadcasts over the internet.”

The raids included homes in “Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Sweden,” according to the New York Times, which added that: “Several dozen people were arrested, but officials said they expected more than 100 to be charged.” The Independent later reported that 107 suspects were ultimately arrested. The Mercury News implied that this may be only the tip of the iceberg: “The ring actually extends into 47 countries.”

The case was described by a British official as “stomach-churning.” The Times reported that “Wonderland Club members are believed to have posed their own children for pictures … In other cases … parents may have taken money to let their children be used.” The Guardian reported that over 1,250 children were featured in the photos and videos, “many of whom suffered appalling injuries and were seen sobbing uncontrollably as they were being sexually violated.” The Independent added that the victimized children were “mostly under [the age of] 10.”

A BBC report held that the combined raids resulted in the seizure of more than “750,000 computer images of children.” A Detective Superintendent with the British National Crime Squad called these images “disgusting and the behavior that has been carried out is absolutely appalling.” Though ignored by the American press, “Wonderland originated in the United States.”

Among the scores of U.S. homes raided, one yielded a “database of more than 100,000 sexual photographs of naked boys and girls.” Interestingly enough, the Times also noted that another raid, “in Missouri, turned up a cache of weapons as well as child pornography in a heavily fortified trailer,” illustrating once again – as did the Dutroux case – the close ties between organized pedophilia and other terrorist assaults against society.

As with the earlier raids in Europe, a rash of ‘suicides’ soon followed. By October 24, the Mercury News was reporting that no fewer than four of the thirty-four American suspects had killed themselves. These included a retired Air Force pilot, a microbiologist at the University of Connecticut, and a computer consultant in Colorado.

In the UK, the Wonderland raids – dubbed Operation Cathedral – resulted in the indictments of eight suspects. One of the eight turned up dead four months later – another alleged suicide. The other seven were given ridiculously light sentences in February of 2001 for their complicity in inflicting unfathomable abuse on countless children. Sentences ranged from 12 to 30 months.

Just a few weeks before the sentences were handed down, the Guardian was reporting that: “Police today arrested 13 suspected paedophiles in the largest ever UK operation against child pornography.” Once again a massive amount of appalling evidence was seized, with most of the material featuring “scenes of children being raped and sexually abused.”

The Independent reported in February of 2001 that: “Detectives working on the [Wonderland] case discovered that many of the paedophiles were also members of other child pornography groups.” One of the groups most closely tied to Wonderland was a ring known as the Orchid Club, which had been exposed by a 1996 investigation in San Jose, California. That investigation had led to the indictment of sixteen men on charges of conspiring to produce and exchange child pornography. Members of the club were identified in at least nine states and three foreign countries.

By the time of the Wonderland raids, the Mercury News was able to report that the purported ringleader of the Orchid Club and “twelve others either have pleaded guilty or have been convicted in connection with that case.” Their crimes included recruiting “young relatives and friends of their own children to be molested and photographed.”

The club was also, like Wonderland, involved in “real-time exploitation of children” on the internet. Club members were able to send in requests and have them acted-out on live feeds. The club also held a pedophile ‘summit,’ at which members “traded stories about pre-teen girls they had molested and photographed in sexually explicit poses.” The summit was held, appropriately enough, on April 20 – the birth date of Adolf Hitler and a major satanic holiday.

In late March of 2001, yet another interlinked global network was exposed. The Independent reported that: “US authorities announced the arrest of four American citizens for involvement in an international child-porn ring called Blue Orchid.” The Los Angeles Times added further details the next day, reporting that “the United States and Russia have shut down a Moscow-based international pornography ring that used the Internet to sell videotapes of children engaged in sexual acts.”

These tapes were said to sell for “between $200 and $300.” An Associated Press release held that: “Police seized some 600 videotapes, 200 digital video disks and many boxes of photographs.” Video duplication equipment and sales and shipping records were also seized, leading to “criminal inquiries in 24 nations … Many of the tapes were bought by people in the United States; others went to Germany, Britain, France, Denmark, China, Kuwait, Mexico and scores of other countries.”

The Times reported that nine people had been arrested and fifteen search warrants issued. The AP report noted that four of those arrested were in Russia, where two suspects had, alas, “committed suicide.” The ring was also said by the Times to offer what were cryptically referred to as “custom-made videos” for the hefty price of $5,000 each. The contents of these videos were not revealed.

What was revealed though was that “the prevalence of child pornography has increased dramatically with the growth of the Internet. There are approximately 100,000 web sites worldwide associated with child pornography.” This point was reinforced the very next day when the UK press reported police raids on yet another pedophile ring.

The Guardian reported that: “More than 30 people, including a … man working for a national youth organization, were arrested yesterday in dawn raids on the homes of suspected paedophiles.” Once again being sold and traded were images “which showed children being abused.”

A report on the case in the Independent quoted a law enforcement spokesman as revealing “that those arrested included members of ‘some interesting professions,’” though demurring from revealing what those professions might be. The official also said that they had “a disturbing scenario of one or two juveniles who have been caught in this way. One of them appears to be a 13-year-old boy.”

The police did acknowledge that the arrested boy was “also a potential victim and would be treated in that light,” which seems rather obvious. Nevertheless, a follow-up to the story that the Independent ran in May reported that the boy had become “one of the youngest people to be listed on the sex offenders’ register.”

The very next month, the Guardian carried a report on Eric Franklin Rosser – accused child pornographer, one of the FBI’s ten most wanted criminals and a former keyboardist for John Cougar Mellencamp’s band. According to the report: “Investigators believe Rosser’s material is among pornography circulated by a British paedophile ring … More than 1,800 members are thought to belong to a club called Teenboys. Its website features boys aged around 12 … Teenboys is considered bigger than the notorious Wonderland Club.”

Meanwhile, a pedophile ring in Australia with high-level government connections was handled in a slightly different way. As The Irish Times reported on July 17, 1998:

“Police suspect a series of gruesome gay hate killings in the Sydney region could be the work of a serial killer whose victims might be linked through a notorious paedophile ring. The latest mutilation murder was that of Australia’s longest serving mayor, Frank Arkell, aged 68, who was bludgeoned to death in his flat and who had previously faced 29 child sex charges.

“In the past few months two other men, one a convicted child sex offender, were attacked in their homes in similar circumstances and also suffered horrific injuries. Arkell, the former Lord Mayor of Wollongong, 50 miles south of Sydney, was a key witness in a royal commission into police corruption which uncovered a network of paedophiles.”

Those serial killers sure come in handy sometimes.


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The Pedophocracy, Part II:  … to Washington

“Paul and Shirley Eberle wrote The Politics of Child Abuse, a book that accuses mothers, mental health professionals, and prosecutors of feeding children stories about sexual abuse. Since the book was published by Lyle Stuart in l986, the Eberles have been cited as experts in sexual abuse trials … What is startling about the Eberles’ reputation as ground-breaking experts in the field is that their dubious credentials have not been widely challenged … Their publication, Finger, depicted scenes of bondage, S & M, and sexual activities involving urination and defecation. A young girl portrayed with a wide smile on her face sits on top of a man whose penis is inside of her; a woman has oral sex with a young boy in a drawing entitled ‘Memories of My Boyhood.'”

Ms. Magazine, December 1988While the size and scope of these operations have grown rapidly in recent years, America has – as it turns out – always been a nation whose laws were friendly to purveyors of child pornography. It was just over twenty years ago – in 1978 – that the very first federal statute on child pornography was passed into law. While forbidding production and sale, the statute placed no restrictions at all on the possession or trade of such materials.

New laws enacted in 1984 forbid the trade of child pornography regardless of whether any money changed hands, though possession still remained legal. In fact, as recently as 1990, private possession of child pornography was legal in 44 of the 50 states, despite the inescapable fact that all such materials were, by necessity, illegally produced and/or illegally acquired.

Technology has for some time now played a key role in greatly expanding the availability of child pornography. The Polaroid camera, for example, eliminated the need for child pornographers to have access to complicit photo labs. Home video cameras did likewise for moving images. Personal computers, digital cameras, web cams, scanners, and – especially – the Internet, have vastly expanded the reach of child pornography networks.

In the age of the Internet, child pornography is a booming business. The Los Angeles Times noted in December of 1999 that: “the number of investigations for Internet-related child pornography is soaring. The FBI launched 1,125 such inquiries this year, more than twice as many as last year.” In the wake of this rising tide, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on December 17, 1999 which struck a serious blow to the prosecution of child pornography cases.

As the Times reported, the decision stipulated that “the government cannot prohibit computer-generated sexual images that only appear to be pictures of children.” A later report noted that appeals court judge Donald Molloy stated that the First Amendment bars the government from criminalizing the generation of “images of fictitious children engaged in imaginary but explicit sexual conduct.”

On January 22, 2001, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of the case. Should the presidential appointers on the high court choose to affirm the decision of the lower court, prosecution of child pornography cases will become all but impossible in all fifty states. Until that time, prosecutors are “barred from bringing virtual-child pornography cases in California and the eight other Western states within the jurisdiction of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.”

As critics have noted, graphics technology now available to the general public is so sophisticated that it is virtually impossible to determine if an image has been digitally altered, and if therefore any actual children were involved in the generation of the image. Justice Department lawyers argued that very point, noting that the “government may find it impossible in many cases to prove that a pornographic image is of a real child.”

Any good defense attorney could, in other words, raise reasonable doubt as to the authenticity of an image. It could in fact be argued that all such computer images “only appear to be pictures of children.” Computer images are not in fact photos, but are digital computer files that display as a facsimile of the original photo. A sound legal argument could be made that all digitally transferred and displayed child pornography is therefore legal, as it doesn’t represent ‘real children.’

That should come as great news to the international child pornography networks, given that the United States is their number-one market. According to investigative author Gordon Thomas, the majority of child pornography produced worldwide is targeted at the U.S., where by the early 1990s it was already a $3 billion a year business, and growing.

Thomas claims that – according to law enforcement figures – over 22 million copies of child pornography videos were sold or rented in the U.S. in 1991. He also writes that much of that pornographic material is produced here, where it is “part of the largest segment of movie making in the United States.” Jan Hollingsworth concurs with that figure, describing child pornography as: “A three-billion-dollar – per year – U.S. industry that grossed twice that worldwide. It [is] bigger than Disney. Much bigger.”

Speaking of Disney, Thomas notes that child porn videos are frequently trafficked internationally by deceptively packaging them as Disney videos. Strangely enough, the first man to benefit from the circuit court decision was Patrick J. Naughton. You may remember him as the executive with the Walt Disney Co. who ran one of the company’s kid-friendly web sites. Naughton was arrested and later tried on child pornography charges.

He was convicted on December 16, just one day before the decision was handed down in the case before the circuit court. Within hours of the appeals court ruling, Naughton was released by federal prosecutors on $100,000 bail. Despite the fact that he was, as the Times acknowledged, convicted of “possessing pictures of actual children,” the decision was made to release him “until the impact of the court’s ruling can be sorted out,” illustrating the significant undermining of existing law that the court ruling portends.

Closely associated with child pornography is, of course, child abuse. It should go without saying that all kids used in child pornography are abused children, their abuse recorded on film and tape for the depraved enjoyment of other child abusers. Also closely associated with child pornography is the always controversial issue of ‘missing children.’

There is considerable debate as to whether there is a problem in this country with missing children. Some claim that 200,000 or more children disappear without a trace every year. Others steadfastly maintain that numbers such as those are grossly inflated, and that abduction of children by strangers with bad intent is actually quite rare.

The problem is that nobody really knows for sure, since the FBI – America’s compiler of crime statistics – doesn’t bother to keep track. As Ted Gunderson, former FBI station chief for Los Angeles, has stated: “The FBI has an accurate count on the number of automobiles stolen every year. It knows the number of homicides, rapes and robberies, but the FBI has no idea of the number of children that disappear every year. They simply do not ask for the statistics.”

Many believe that the numbers aren’t compiled because the FBI doesn’t want to know – or more accurately, the FBI doesn’t want the American people to know. What is known though is that reports of child abuse have skyrocketed. Between 1963 and 1988, reported cases of child abuse rose from 150,000 to 2,000,000 per year, a 1300% increase in just a quarter-century.

Child abuse may in fact be the most prevalent – and possibly the most significant – crime in American society, given that it provides the breeding ground for so much of the more visible crime plaguing Western culture. As Thomas reports: “over 90 percent of the teenage prison population are now victims of child abuse,” and that population is growing rapidly.

In the wake of this rising tide, the Los Angeles Times reported in March 2001 that: “President [a clearly inappropriate use of the word] Bush’s budget will trim a program aimed at preventing child abuse and cut some child care spending … A child abuse prevention program will see an 18% cut.” That money will apparently be much better spent on handing out tax breaks for the wealthy and building missile defense shields … but here I digress.

Author and e-zine editor Robert Sterling has written of what he refers to as “a pattern of trivialization of child molestation evidence” that seems to characterize high-profile media stories. He points out, for instance, that in the highly publicized Woody Allen and Mia Farrow child custody case, all the attention was focused on Allen’s illicit romance with Soon-yi Previn.

Almost entirely ignored in the media coverage was the fact that Allen was also charged with molesting his own seven-year-old adopted daughter, Dylan. While the press dismissed those allegations as unfounded and unworthy of reporting, Sterling notes that “Connecticut state authorities, based on the testimony of Dylan and others, have stated that they do believe Woody did molest her, but decided not to prosecute anyway,” allegedly to spare the child any further trauma.

Sterling also takes note of the “case of the Menendez brothers, who, after admitting to murdering their parents, painfully revealed that they were ruthlessly abused and molested by them over the years.” Their claims were never fully investigated and the boys were “viciously demonized for trying to escape the murder charges and accused of making up their abuse,” though there was in fact clear evidence of that abuse, according to a private investigator who worked on the case.

Also noted is the kid-gloves treatment afforded Michael Jackson when he was charged with molestation: “even though the accusations against him are widely believed to be true, [they] are merely passed off with a laugh among other smirking monologue jokes on Jay Leno.” And of course, though unmentioned by Sterling, sister LaToya was ridiculed by the media when she came forward with stories about the sexual abuse suffered by the Jackson kids at the hands of their father.

Sterling references other cases as well, including the over-hyped au-pair trial in which evidence of prior abuse of the child by his parents was consistently ignored, and the Susan Smith case, in which the media refused to consider whether her own severe childhood abuse could have been a factor in the murder of her children, despite the fact that her father admitted to the chronic abuse.

Coupled with the fact that the press have consistently downplayed the occurrence of child molestation is the equally disturbing fact that that very same media have actively promoted the sexualization of children – a trend that has been greatly accelerated in recent years, and which serves to legitimize pedophilia.

Taking note of the proliferation of young teen – and even pre-teen – sex symbols, Tom Junod wrote in Esquire that: “the entire culture is besotted with the erotic promise of teenage girls … The lure of jailbait now supplies the erotic energy to a popular culture desperate for what’s new, what’s young, what’s alive.”

The Junod article is, by the way, a profile of Greg Dark, one half of the former ‘Dark Brothers’ – notorious purveyors of dark-themed, occult-tinged porno films. Dark is rather noteworthy for openly peddling child pornography, in that many of his films featured a very young Traci Lords, who began working with the Dark Brothers at the age of thirteen.

But Dark has put those days long behind him. He is now working comfortably in the mainstream. And he is no longer marketing teen sexuality. No, now he is creating music videos … for Britney Spears, Mandy Moore and the pre-pubescent Leslie Carter (sister of Aaron Carter and Back Street Boy Nick Carter). That is, according to Dark, a completely different line of work.

Some interesting facts about Dark emerge in the Esquire profile. It is revealed, for instance, that he was raised by a satanist father. Dark’s father “used to read to Gregory from the works of Aleister Crowley, the noted satanist, when Gregory was very young.” His father’s collection of ‘black magick’ books is one of Dark’s most cherished possessions.

Also revealed is that Dark is a master manipulator, as he candidly admits to his interviewer: “And the thing is, I like manipulating people. I’m comfortable manipulating people. I’m good at it.” Junod adds that, during Dark’s porno days, he “asked people to do things … curious things … and they did them.” Such is the nature of the man crafting the images of America’s teen sex symbols and marketing them to millions of pre-teen fans … but here again I digress.

Also closely associated with child pornography is the issue of child prostitution, which – make no mistake about it – is a booming business. A&E’s “Investigative Reports” has noted that law enforcement figures indicate that there are currently some 600,000 child prostitutes working in the United States and Canada and that $5 billion a year is generated worldwide by pimp organizations specializing in the exploitation of children.

A&E also reported that, throughout North America, there is a “growing use of children in the sex trade,” and that young boys make up 51% of that trade. The FBI has, of course, turned a blind eye; for the last quarter-century, “federal prosecutions of major pimp operations have been virtually nonexistent.” As Dr. Lois Lee has noted: “It’s not a high priority with the FBI to go after kids that are being transported across state lines. It’s really a disgrace.”

Dr. Lee is the founder of “Children of the Night,” an organization devoted to helping repair the shattered lives of child sex trade victims. Her facility, said to be the only one of its kind in the world, has seen 10,000 kids pass through its doors. Fully ninety percent of them have suffered a lifetime of abuse – first at home, and later on the streets and alleys of America’s big cities. Most of them suffered their first abuse before the age of three.

Many of these victims are runaways recruited from small towns across the country, then brought to prime child prostitution markets such as Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Once there, they have an average life span of just seven years; many of them never reach adulthood. For as long as they survive though, they reap enormous financial rewards for their pimps. The younger the child, the more popular they are with the ‘Johns,’ and therefore the more profitable for their exploiters.

All of this would tend to indicate that America is in something of a state of denial about the proliferation of child molestation, child prostitution, and child pornography rings, which constitute a vast underground in this country. But does this pedophilic underground extend into the halls of power? Is America’s political, corporate and military elite hiding a particularly dirty little secret from the American people? A secret that, if exposed, could shatter America’s cherished political and economic institutions and bring the house of cards crashing down?

Consider the case of Craig Spence, a behind-the-scenes Republican powerbroker in Washington. In June of 1989, the Washington Times published a story that sent shock waves across Capitol Hill. It seems that Spence had been operating a call-boy ring that supplied young boys, some of them very young boys, to the Washington elite of both political parties.

It was rumored that a list of influential clients ran to some 200 names, and some of them were publicly identified. On the list were such names as former CIA director William Casey, former prosecutor and current cable ‘news’ talking-head Joseph diGenova, nominally liberal Congressman Barney Frank, political activist/propagandist Phyllis Schlafly, and former Attorney General John Mitchell – who once co-hosted a party with Spence.

Also connected to the case were prominent figures in the media; on the guest lists for Spence’s ‘parties’ were names such as Ted Koppel and Eric Severeid – who had both been close friends of Spence’s for more than two decades. Koppel had first met Spence when he was serving as the ABC bureau chief in Hong Kong and Spence was purportedly working as a correspondent in Vietnam.

Spence’s mansion was found to be overflowing with surveillance equipment, including hidden cameras and microphones and an abundance of two-way mirrors. It was alleged that the ring was part of a CIA sexual blackmail operation, gathering compromising evidence on Washington politicos and foreign dignitaries. In August, following his arrest on weapon and drug charges, Spence gave an interview to the Times in which he openly claimed to work for the CIA and with high-ranking members of the Reagan and Bush administrations.

His claims were scoffed at and he was largely portrayed as a self-important blowhard. There are indications though that Spence was involved in covert operations as far back as Vietnam, working under journalistic cover. An associate of his from that time told the Washington Post: “Spence pulled disappearing acts in Vietnam — sometimes for weeks at a time … Then he’d turn up, refusing to say where he’d been.”

In Washington, Spence was known to take his show on the road, giving some of his boys regular late-night tours of the White House. These tours were reportedly arranged by Donald Gregg, the national security adviser to then-Vice President George Bush. Though Gregg adamantly denied the accusation, there were undeniable connections between the two men, including the fact that Spence had once sponsored a dinner for Gregg.

The story quickly dropped off the media radar screen, and Washington and the press proceeded to pretend as though it had never been aired at all. According to a Washington Times reporter, the paper trail was quickly covered-up – some 20,000 documents pertaining to the case were sealed by court order. By the time Spence turned up dead in a Boston hotel room less than five months after the story first broke, he was all but forgotten.

The UK’s Independent reported that: “Boston police said he was found lying on his bed at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, dressed in evening clothes, with no obvious signs of injury. The police refused to comment on the cause of death.” The Post had earlier reported that Spence had told a friend: “I may be disappearing soon. It will be sudden. It may appear to be a suicide, but it won’t be.”

Elsewhere in the country, a political operative named Larry King – hailed as “the fastest rising black star in the Republican Party” – was embroiled in another high-level pedophile ring. King, whose operation was based in Omaha, Nebraska, had connections to Craig Spence as well as to Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Oliver North, and various other major players in Washington.

The story first began to emerge with the collapse of the Franklin Community Credit Union run by King, one of many such entities that went belly-up in the 1980s savings and loan scandals. A special senate ‘Franklin Committee’ was formed to look into allegations of financial improprieties, but soon found itself instead investigating claims of child prostitution, child pornography and ritual homicide. Committee members soon found themselves receiving anonymous threats.

The investigation led to the doorsteps of some of the most powerful men in the state of Nebraska – including newspaper publisher Harold Andersen (a lunch partner of George Bush), local columnist Peter Citron, a judge, the mayor of Omaha, the city’s Games and Parks Commissioner, a prominent attorney, the former police chief of Omaha, businessman Alan Baer, and multi-billionaire Warren Buffet (for whose son King sponsored a political fund-raiser).

Also identified as a perpetrator by some of the victim/witnesses was George Bush himself. The scandal was completely ignored by the national U.S. media, and appears to have been covered by the local press for the sole purpose of discrediting the witnesses and denouncing the investigation as yet another ‘witch hunt.’

The case did attract some attention from the European press though. Pronto, the largest circulation weekly in Spain, reported that the scandal “appears to directly implicate politicos of the state of Nebraska and Washington, D.C. who are very close to the White House and George Bush.” The report also noted that “there is reason to believe that the CIA is directly implicated,” and that the “FBI refuses to help in the investigation and has sabotaged any efforts” by others to do so.

A documentary film crew from the UK’s Yorkshire Television, working in conjunction with the Discovery Channel, worked for months investigating the case. The result of their efforts was a film entitled “Conspiracy of Silence” which concluded that the child victims/witnesses were telling the truth. The documentary was scheduled to air on the Discovery Channel on May 3, 1994.

Just days before its scheduled airing, the film was pulled without explanation and all copies were ordered destroyed. At least one production copy of the video survived the purge, however, and has been known to circulate among those derisively labeled as ‘conspiracy theorists.’ For everyone else, the conspiracy of silence continues.

The Omaha operation, described in the film as a “large ring of rich and powerful pedophiles,” appears to have been in business for several years – with the knowledge of, and for the perverse pleasure of, a variety of city, state and federal authorities. Jerry Lowe, the first investigator assigned to the case by the Franklin Committee, reported back that: “The allegations regarding the exploitation of children are indeed disturbing. What appears to be documented cases of child abuse and sexual abuse dating back several years with no enforcement action being taken by the appropriate agencies is on its face, mind-boggling.”

The investigation revealed that many of the child victims had been recruited from one of America’s most revered charitable organizations – Boy’s Town, to whom King had maintained close ties since 1979. Senator Loran Schmit has said: “Boy’s Town came up frequently during the investigation, but we found it difficult to get information about Boy’s Town,” as did the film crew from Yorkshire Television.

Republican state senator and Franklin Committee member John DeCamp, in his book The Franklin Cover-Up, presents a compelling body of evidence to document the charges made by the child victims and various others associated with the operation. Equally disturbing is the evidence of the massive cover-up that was perpetrated by the FBI, local police, the grand jury assigned to the case, and of course the ever-compliant media.

The cover-up involved, according to DeCamp, the untimely deaths of at least fifteen key players in the scandal – including Franklin Committee investigator Gary Caradori, whose private plane was blown out of the sky on July 11, 1990 with Caradori and his eight-year-old son on board. Caradori had been threatened frequently, as had the witnesses from whom he was gathering information. His vehicle had also been repeatedly tampered with.

His brother claimed that Gary had told him that he had recently come into the possession of a key piece of evidence – specifically a book of addresses and phone numbers – which “if they knew he had it, they’d kill him.” The wreckage of his plane was, as a reporter on the scene noted, “strewn over a ¾ to 1 mile stretch.” A National Transportation Safety Board investigator acknowledged that: “the fact that the wreckage is scattered over a large area certainly demonstrates that it did break up in flight.”

Family members claimed that there were items missing from the plane’s wreckage, most significantly Caradori’s briefcase. Within twenty-four hours of the crash, all of his records had been impounded by the FBI. Nevertheless, the NTSB ruled that the crash had been accidental, with no evidence of sabotage.

The Franklin Committee – led by Senator Schmit, who suspected sabotage – ordered a private investigation into the cause of the crash. Strangely enough, the man selected to conduct that inquiry was William Colby, a fifty year veteran of intelligence operations whose career began in the OSS during World War II. Colby’s hiring was urged by his protégé, Senator DeCamp.

In the 1950s, Colby had served as the CIA station chief in Italy during the notorious Operation Gladio days. In the 1960s, he ran the equally notorious Phoenix assassination, torture and terror program in Vietnam that claimed from 20,000 to 40,000 lives. The program was steeped in mind control operations, including the conducting of terminal experiments on VC prisoners-of-war.

Colby next served as the director of the CIA under President Richard Nixon, before being replaced in that post by President Gerald Ford with George Bush. Considering his past history, Colby was certainly an odd choice to lead an inquiry aimed at ascertaining the truth. Colby’s finding, according to the Omaha World Herald, was that: “although the crash had some strange aspects, there was no specific evidence of sabotage.”

As appalling as the trail of dead witnesses was the fact that the child victims, rather than the perpetrators, were thrown in prison. One of them, a young female victim named Alisha Owen, achieved the rather dubious honor of spending more time in solitary confinement than any woman in the history of the Nebraska penal system. She was sentenced to 9-25 years in prison for allegedly committing perjury, ten years longer than the sentence received by King for looting his financial institution of $40 million.

As DeCamp explained to the “Conspiracy of Silence” film crew: “For some reason, they had to send a signal to every kid who is a potential witness.” Senator Schmit, who told the filmmakers that his career had been destroyed and that he had faced financial problems, believed that a clear signal was being sent to Nebraska politicians as well – a signal to not pursue the investigation any further.

A clearly disillusioned Schmit had this to say: “I used to be a firm believer that the system would work and that people who did things wrong would be punished. And we discovered victims who claimed to have been abused, and who the grand jury acknowledged had been abused, but they did not try to find out who had abused these individuals. Instead, they convicted Alisha Owen of perjury – indefensible from my point of view.”

It would be a full decade before any of the victims received even a semblance of justice, and that would ultimately come not from a criminal court, but from a civil court. In early 1999, a judgment was entered against defendant Larry King in favor of plaintiff Paul Bonacci – one of the most seriously abused of the child victims, whose abuse at the hands of King began when he was just six years old and which included his forced collaboration in the production of child snuff films. The memorandum of the district court’s decision, issued on February 22, 1999, reads as follows:

“Between December 1980 and 1988, the complaint alleges, the defendant King continually subjected the plaintiff to repeated sexual assaults, false imprisonments, infliction of extreme emotional distress, organized and directed satanic rituals, forced the plaintiff to ‘scavenge’ for children to be a part of the defendant King’s sexual abuse and pornography ring, forced the plaintiff to engage in numerous sexual contacts with the defendant King and others and participate in deviate sexual games and masochistic orgies with other minor children. The defendant King’s default has made those allegations true as to him …

“The now uncontradicted evidence is that the plaintiff has suffered much. He has suffered burns, broken fingers, beatings of the head and face and other indignities by the wrongful actions of the defendant King. In addition to the misery of going through the experiences just related over a period of eight years, the plaintiff has suffered the lingering results to the present time. He is a victim of multiple personality disorder, involving as many as fourteen distinct personalities aside from his primary personality. He has given up a desired military career and received threats on his life. He suffers from sleeplessness, has bad dreams, has difficulty in holding a job, is fearful that others are following him, fears getting killed, has depressing flashbacks, and is verbally violent on occasion, all in connection with the multiple personality disorder and caused by the wrongful activities of the defendant King.”

For his years of unspeakable abuse, physical and emotional suffering, and the complete shattering of his life, Bonacci was awarded one million dollars. While a bittersweet victory at best, it was considerably more than most other victims of such abuse have gotten. The trial was significant for another reason as well; it revealed a glimpse of the connections between the King case and various other multi-victim abuse cases around the country.


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  • 20. “Colby Played Role in Probe of Franklin,” Omaha World Herald, April 30, 1996
  • 21. “Bush Budget Seeks Child Program Cuts,” Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2001
  • 22. “The Child Sex Trade,” A&E Investigative Reports
  • 23. “Conspiracy of Silence,” Yorkshire Television and the Discovery Channel
  • 24. Paul A. Bonacci v. Lawrence E. King (4:CV91-3037), United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, Memorandum of Decision, February 22, 1999* Some readers have criticized the use of this book as a source due to the affiliations of the author with various right-wing groups and causes. This is indeed cause for concern. Also of concern is that DeCamp served in Vietnam under his mentor – future CIA director William Colby – as DeCamp himself proudly proclaims in his book. What this means is that he was likely a part of the Phoenix Program. Nevertheless, DeCamp’s book is the only published work to fully explore the so-called Franklin case, and it presents a considerable amount of factual information not available elsewhere.

** This book is also problematic, due to the authors’ decidedly LaRouchian perspective. While the book is, for the most part, factually accurate, much of the analysis and interpretation of those facts misses the mark due to the authors’ ideological bias. As with the DeCamp book, its inclusion as a source should not be interpreted to mean that this author endorses other causes, affiliations, or past actions of these authors.

The Pedophocracy, Part III: Uncle Sam Wants Your Children

August 2001

“It should come as no surprise, then, that long-time CIA and ‘intelligence complex’ operatives turn up on the FMSF Advisory Board. Perhaps the most public member has been Dr. Louis Jolyon ‘Jolly’ West, a legendary figure in CIA mind control circles operating out of UCLA. Another is Dr. Martin Orne, an authority on torture who currently works at the University of Pennsylvania’s Experimental Psychiatry Lab … Still another false memory luminary is Margaret Singer, professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley.”

Toward Freedom, May 1998One of the names raised at the Bonacci trial was that of Michael Aquino. Aquino is the ‘High Priest’ and chief executive of the Temple of Set, an overtly satanic cult that split off from the Church of Satan in 1975. Besides tending to those duties, Aquino also has occupied his time serving as (according to an official biography once circulated by the Temple) a “Lieutenant Colonel, Military Intelligence, U.S. Army.”

Aquino was accused in court by the mother of a victim as being a key player in a nationwide pedophile ring. Paul Bonacci himself has also positively identified Aquino as an associate of King, known to the children only as ‘the Colonel.’ King’s personal photographer has identified Aquino as the man to whom he saw King hand over a suitcase full of cash and bonds.

The photographer, Rusty Nelson, also has said that King told him that Aquino was part of the Contra guns and cocaine trafficking operation run by George Bush and another notorious Lt. Col., Oliver North. Aquino has also been linked to Offutt Air Force Base, a Strategic Air Command post near Omaha that was implicated in the investigation by the Franklin Committee. He was also claimed to have ordered the abduction of a Des Moines, Iowa paperboy.

This was certainly not the first time that Aquino had been implicated as a key figure in large scale pedophile/child pornography rings. In July of 1988, not long before the King and Spence cases broke, the San Jose Mercury News ran a lengthy exposé on the Presidio Child Development Center run by the U.S. Army in San Francisco.

Allegations of abuse being perpetrated at the center first emerged in November of 1986. Alarmed by accusations made by her child, a parent had sought a medical examination which confirmed that the three-year-old boy had in fact been anally raped. The boy identified his rapist as ‘Mr. Gary,’ a teacher at the center named Gary Hambright.

Even with the conclusive medical evidence, “it took the Army almost a month to notify the parents of other children who had been in ‘Mr. Gary’s’ class that the incident had taken place.” Within a year, at least sixty victims had been identified, all between the ages of three and seven, and further “allegations would be made by parents that several more children were molested even after the investigation had begun.”

Amazingly enough, the center remained open for more than a year after the first case of abuse was reported, though the Mercury News noted that “day care centers under state jurisdiction are routinely closed when an abuse incident is confirmed.” And this was considerably more than a simple abuse incident that was confirmed.

The stories told by the children implicated many other perpetrators besides Hambright. They also told of being taken away from the center to be abused in private homes; at least three such houses were positively identified. They also told of being forced to play “poopoo baseball” and the “googoo” game – ‘games’ that involved the children being urinated and defecated upon, and being forced to ingest urine and feces.

Many of them also spoke of having guns pointed at them and of having been told that they and/or their parents and siblings would be killed if they told anyone what had been done to them. Despite the mounting number of victim/witnesses, and the numerous crimes alleged by these children, it was only Gary Hambright who was arrested – on January 5, 1987 – and he was charged with abusing just a single child. And even then the charges were dismissed just three months later, in March of 1987.

There is little doubt that literally dozens of children were in fact severely abused at the center. There was irrefutable medical evidence to document that fact. Five of the children had contracted chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease; many others showed clear signs of anal and genital trauma consistent with violent penetration, which authorities chose to ignore. One mother complained to the San Francisco Chronicle that the FBI never interviewed her or her son, even after doctors had confirmed the boy’s abuse.

There were unmistakable psychological signs as well. As The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry noted in April of 1992: “The severity of the trauma for children at the Presidio was immediately manifest in clear cut symptoms. Before the abuse was exposed, parents had already noticed the following changes in their children: vaginal discharge, genital soreness, rashes, fear of the dark, sleep disturbances, nightmares, sexually provocative language, and sexually inappropriate behavior. In addition, the children were exhibiting other radical changes in behavior, including temper outbursts, sudden mood shifts, and poor impulse control. All these behavioral symptoms are to be expected in preschool children who have been molested.”

The journal article, written by Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D., also noted that: “The Presidio case has confronted both the public at large and the mental health community with an extraordinary and abhorrent situation of grave psychological proportions: the willful molestation of young boys and girls by representatives of the most patriarchal and supposedly protective arm of the American government – the U.S. Army.”

The article further noted the nearly homicidal rage provoked in the fathers of the children abused in this way, as they saw the investigations of the crimes perpetrated against their children stonewalled and covered up. One father is quoted as saying: “When something about the Presidio comes on TV, I want to blow someone away.” Another father echoed this sentiment: “I was ready to blow the army base away.”

One of those who the fathers would have liked to blow away was Michael Aquino, along with his wife Lilith. One child positively identified the pair, known to the kids as ‘Mikey’ and ‘Shamby,’ and was also able to positively identify the Aquino’s home and to describe with uncanny accuracy the distinctively satanic interior of the house. The young witness also claimed to have been photographed at the Aquinos’ home.

On August 14 of 1987, a search warrant was served on the house. Confiscated in the raid were numerous videotapes, photographs, photo albums, photographic negatives, cassette tapes, and name and address books. Also observed was what appeared to be a soundproof room. Neither Aquino nor his wife were charged with any crimes, nor have they been to this day – a fact that Aquino claims proves his innocence.

The next month, a fire – which the Army deemed to be accidental – destroyed the Army Community Services Building adjacent to the Presidio’s day care center. Strangely enough, “the fire occurred on the autumnal equinox, a major event on the satanic calendar,” as the Mercury News noted. The fire also destroyed some of the center’s records.

“Three weeks later, fire struck again, this time at the day care center itself.” A building that housed four classrooms, including that of Gary Hambright, was completely destroyed. Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms determined that “both fires, contrary to the Army’s finding, had been arson.”

In between the first and second fires (with evidence indicating that a third arson attempt had been made as well), Hambright was again indicted, this time charged with molesting ten children. In February of 1988, all but one of the charges were dropped. Shortly thereafter, the remaining count was dropped as well, and Hambright was a free man once again. No further charges were brought against him.

In January of 1988, Aquino filed suit against the Army to have it cleared from his record that he had been investigated as a suspected pedophile. According to court records, he also had the gall to charge “Captain Adams-Thompson [the father of a victim] with conduct unbecoming an officer because the Captain reported the allegations of child abuse to the San Francisco police.”

In denying Aquino’s motion, the court concluded that “there was probable cause to title Aquino with offenses of indecent acts with a child, sodomy, conspiracy, kidnapping, and false swearing,” despite the fact that “the San Francisco police department (SFPD) closed its investigation and filed no charges against the plaintiff or anyone else.”

Aquino and various of his defenders have consistently claimed that no one was ever prosecuted in the case due to a lack of evidence – proof that the entire affair was no more than a ‘witch hunt.’ Of course, the failure to prosecute the federal charges could also be due to the fact that, at the time, the U.S. Attorney in San Francisco handling the case was Joseph Russoniello.

Russoniello would later be identified by reporter Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News as a player in the Contra cocaine smuggling operation led by Lt. Col. Oliver North and company, just as witnesses would later identify Lt. Col. Michael Aquino as an operative in the very same sordid affair. It always helps when your legal ‘adversaries’ are actually on your side.

In May of 1989, Aquino was again questioned in connection with child abuse investigations; this time at least five children in three cities were making the accusations. The children had seen Aquino in newspaper and television coverage of the Presidio case and immediately recognized him as one of their abusers.

Three of the children lived in Ukiah – former home of the People’s Temple – where Police Chief Fred Keplinger was overseeing the investigation of the allegations. The Mercury News quoted the chief as saying that “the children are believable. I have no doubt in my mind that something has occurred.” Aquino was also identified by children in Santa Rosa and Fort Bragg.

In the Fort Bragg case, “allegations of ritual abuse erupted … in 1985 when several children at the Jubilation Day Care Center said they were sexually abused by a number of people at the day care center and at several locations away from the center, including at least two churches.” Aquino was identified as having been at one of those churches.

The Mercury News also reported that there was clear evidence of satanic cult activity on the grounds of the Presidio base, including an abundance of satanic graffiti, a satanic altar, and numerous artifacts of satanic rituals. A former MP at the base is quoted as saying: “We were sitting there, we’ve got a cult on the Presidio of San Francisco and nobody cares about it … We were told by the provost marshal to just forget about it.”

On April 19, 1988 – the eve of Adolf Hitler’s birthday, and seven years to the day before the Oklahoma City Federal Building would explode, allegedly due to an act of ‘domestic terrorism’- an open-house was held on the grounds of the Presidio heralding the opening of the new day care facility built to replace the fire-damaged Child Development Center.

As a final note on the Presidio case, a report in the Marin Independent Journal revealed that Aquino owned a building in Marin County – inherited from his mother, Betty Ford-Aquino – that had been jointly leased to the Marin County Child Abuse Council and Project Care for Children. The stated purpose of Project Care was, interestingly enough, to assist parents in locating day care for their children.

As disturbing as the Presidio case was, it was just one of many ritual abuse cases directly tied to one or more branches of the United States armed forces. As the Mercury News reported: “By November, 1987 the Army had received allegations of child abuse at 15 of its day care centers and several elementary schools. There were also at least two cases in Air Force day care centers,” and another in a center run by the U.S. Navy.

In addition, “a special team of experts was sent to Panama [in June of 1988] to help determine if as many as 10 children at a Department of Defense elementary school had been molested and possibly infected with AIDS.” Yet another case emerged in a U.S.-run facility in West Germany.

These cases erupted at some of the most esteemed military bases in the country, including Fort Dix, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Jackson, and West Point. Many of those making the accusations were career military officers who had devoted their lives to unquestioned allegiance to the U.S. armed forces. Many would resign their posts in outraged protest.

It would be redundant to review all these cases, as most of them followed a remarkably similar pattern. Given though that West Point is America’s premier military academy, and given also that the case – like many others – was linked by witnesses to the Presidio, a brief review is warranted here.

As The Times Herald Record reported in June of 1991: “The incidents [at the West Point Child Development Center] unfolded against a backdrop of satanic acts, animal sacrifices and cult-like behavior among the abusers, whose activities extended beyond the U.S. Military Academy borders to Orange County and a military base in San Francisco, parents charged.”

The case first broke in July of 1984, when a three-year-old girl found herself in the emergency room of the West Point Hospital with a lacerated vagina. She told the examining physician that a teacher at the day care center had hurt her. The next month, the parents of another child leveled accusations of abuse at the center.

As the Mercury News reported: “By the end of the year, 50 children had been interviewed by investigators. Children at West Point told stories that would become horrifyingly familiar. They said they had been ritually abused. They said they had had excrement smeared on their bodies and been forced to eat feces and drink urine. They said they were taken away from the day care center and photographed.”

Despite abundant medical and psychological evidence, and literally dozens of child witnesses, and despite “950 interviews by 60 FBI agents assigned to the investigation, an investigation led by former U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani produced no federal grand jury indictments,” according to the Herald Record.

The Herald also noted that: “In 1987, Giuliani said his detailed investigation showed only one or two children were abused.” This was, it should be noted, a bare-faced lie from the fascistic future-mayor and would-be Senator, as the Herald report divulged: “a still-secret, independent report – produced by one of the nation’s top experts on child sexual abuse – confirms the children’s accusations of abuse.”

This was not the first time that the prestigious academy had shown an appalling willingness to overlook extreme levels of abuse directed at children by army personnel. A year before the abuse case broke, a 22-month-old child was murdered by an Army staff sergeant. The Mercury News reported that: “After a court martial hearing, the sergeant was given an 18 month suspended sentence and dishonorable discharge.”

In other words, he served no time and was essentially given a free ride for murdering a child. With help from Giuliani, the FBI, the U.S. Army, and the grand jury, the abusers of countless children at the day care center (which was, appropriately enough, building number 666 on the academy grounds) were likewise given a free ride.

As with the Franklin case, the children and their parents were to find justice only through the civil courts. The Herald Record reported that: “lawyers for both the government and the 11 child plaintiffs agreed that some children were sexually abused at the center two years ago” (again contradicting Giuliani’s bogus conclusions). The government, however, claimed that it could not be held responsible, due to the “assault exemption in the Federal Tort Claim Act.”

As the New York Times explained: “under federal law the government cannot be held liable for assaults committed by its employees and thus cannot be sued for assault.” In other words, the Army did not dispute the allegations, it just rather cavalierly maintained that it was exempt from being sued. The court saw otherwise and awarded $2.7 million to nine of the child victims – paltry compensation for their suffering, but a victory of sorts nonetheless.

The Times opined that the settlement amount “was large for a child-abuse case in which no criminal charges were filed.” The article claimed that the failure to prosecute the case was due to the fact that “the Federal Bureau of Investigation found ‘insufficient evidence to prosecute,’” when in fact the Bureau appears to have deliberately ignored and/or covered-up that evidence.

And so ended the West Point case, except that – as one mother noted – it was hardly over: “These people stole our children. She’s nothing like she used to be. She’s a very angry little girl. She doesn’t trust anyone. She’s nothing like she was before this happened. It’s never going to be over for them, or for us.”

The mother of a Presidio victim had this to say: “People keep telling us we’ve got to let it go — just forget about it and go on … Three weeks ago, our youngest daughter was having nightmares and our other daughter was closing out the whole world, going to her room and siting there, with no radio, no TV, no nothing. Tell me it’s over.”

“I cannot accept promotion in a system that at first refused to acknowledge and now refuses to deal with the victims of extensive child abuse that occurred at the West Point Child Development Center.”

Army Captain Walter R. Grote, refusing a promotion to Major in June 1985. Grote referred to his protest as a “fight for the human rights of all children.”


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The Pedophocracy, Part IV: McMolestation

August 2001

“Rarely has such a strange and little-understood organization had such a profound effect on media coverage of such a controversial matter. The [False Memory Syndrome] foundation is an aggressive, well-financed PR machine adept at manipulating the press, harassing its critics, and mobilizing a diverse army of psychiatrists, outspoken academics, expert defense witnesses, litigious lawyers, Freud bashers, critics of psychotherapy, and devastated parents.”

Columbia Journalism Review, July/August 1997If there’s anyone who can relate to the sentiments expressed by the Presidio and West Point parents, it is the mothers and fathers of the children from the McMartin Preschool – and there are literally hundreds of them. The McMartin case was, of course, the largest and most well-publicized of the multi-victim, multi-perpetrator ritual abuse cases that sprang forth in the 1980s.

It was also a case that was grotesquely misrepresented by the media, both mainstream and ‘alternative’ – perhaps nowhere more so than in the appalling writings of Alexander Cockburn, the allegedly ‘progressive’ Warren Committee apologist. Cockburn went so far as to write an op-ed piece entitled “The McMartin Case: Indict the Children, Jail the Parents,” which ran in The Wall Street Journal on February 8, 1990.

Virtually everyone agrees that the children of McMartin were victimized, the only debate being whether that victimization was by abusive caretakers or by overzealous therapists and prosecutors. Either way, Cockburn’s stance on the case was unconscionable, and should have sent a clear signal to the progressive community that there was considerably more to the McMartin allegations than met the eye.

The harsh reality is that the McMartin Preschool, in conjunction with at least two other Manhattan Beach preschools and one babysitting service, was the center of a massive child prostitution and child pornography ring whose operations were protected and covered up by any number of local, state and federal officials – or so it would appear.

A glimpse of the true nature and scale of the McMartin case is given by an official correspondence from Sergeant Beth Dickerson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to Agent Ken Lanning at the FBI Academy Behavioral Sciences Unit in Quantico, Virginia, dated February 10, 1985, and reproduced in Larry Kahaner’s Cults That Kill:

“In August 1983, the Manhattan Beach Police Department began an investigation regarding allegations of sexual abuse occurring at the McMartin Preschool … Altogether, approximately 400 children were evaluated by therapists at Children’s Institute International. All interviews were videotaped and 350 children disclosed sexual behavior …“In all, the victims named seven teachers (six women and one male) at the preschool as having molested them. These individuals are currently charged with 209 counts of child molestation. Also named are about 30 other individuals still uncharged, as well as numerous unidentified ‘strangers.’

“McMartin victims allege sexual abuse occurred on school grounds as well as at a local market, churches, a mortuary, various homes, a farm, a doctor’s office, other preschools and other unknown locations …

“Most children state they were photographed in the nude … They mention drinking a red or pink liquid that made them sleepy … Children disclose animal sacrificing (bunnies, ponies, turtles, etc.) and some of this occurred in churches. Victims describe sticks put in their vaginas and rectums and also being ‘pooped’ and ‘peed’ on. Children say that the adults sometimes dressed in black robes, formed a circle around them and chanted.

“In May 1984, another preschool investigation began in the same policing jurisdiction stemming from a McMartin victim who identified the Manhattan Ranch Preschool as a place where he was taken and molested … additional children have begun disclosing sexual abuse (approximately 60) and they have named six or more additional suspects … These children talk of strangers coming to the school and molesting them, being taken off campus and molested, being photographed nude and some talk of animals being abused. The children talk of being hit with sticks and of being ‘peed’ and ‘pooped’ on …

“[T]he resources of the police department and the District Attorney’s office were not sufficient in order to follow up on the multitude of uncharged suspects in both preschools … The Task Force became operational on November 5, 1984. It should be noted that the Task Force has two other preschools under investigation for alleged sexual abuse in addition to McMartin and Manhattan Ranch. One, the Learning Game Preschool, is clearly linked to McMartin.”

An astounding total of 460 children reported being sexually abused at the three closely-linked Manhattan Beach schools. Even more astounding, investigative author Michael Newton (among others) has noted that Children’s Institute International determined that: “a full eighty percent displayed physical symptoms, including vaginal or rectal scarring, anal bleeding, painful bowel movements, and the ‘anal wick reflex’ associated with violent penetration.”The stories told by the victim/witnesses were remarkably similar as to the nature of the abuse, the locations where the abuse took place, and the perpetrators of the abuse. And these were not, as is commonly believed, all preschool children telling these stories; some of the witnesses were former students in their teens and twenties, and their stories corroborated those of the children.

The older witnesses were not allowed to testify at the McMartin trials, however, as the statute of limitations for the crimes committed against them had expired. Many of the younger witnesses were unable to offer testimony as well, for various reasons – most notably because they were too severely traumatized. Even so, as author Jan Hollingsworth has pointed out, prosecutors had at their disposal “more than a hundred child witnesses as old as eleven and a truckload of medical reports bearing documentation of scarred genitals and anuses.”

The stories told by these children, it should be noted, were not fed to them by some diabolical team of therapists and headline-seeking journalists. Many of them were offered spontaneously to hundreds of parents and scores of childcare specialists. And the victims of the McMartin Preschool, all adults now, still tell the same stories today.

While anyone suggesting that the allegations in the McMartin case were true – and that a massive cover-up concealed the true nature and scope of the case – is likely to be labeled a ‘conspiracy theorist,’ the most preposterous conspiracy theory surrounding McMartin has always been the notion that some cabal of overzealous therapists was able to implant ‘false memories’ of heinous abuse in the minds of nearly 500 individuals, and have them persist to this day.

Despite the vast number of eyewitnesses – most of them bearing physical evidence of abuse – and despite the fact that the judge who presided over more than a year of pre-trial testimony ruled that the state had more than enough evidence to proceed to trial, District Attorney Ira Reiner inexplicably dropped all charges against five of the seven defendants in the case on January 17 of 1986. Six days before that, he had summarily dismissed two prosecutors on the case.

At least three dozen other suspects who had been independently identified by numerous witnesses were never indicted at all. One of these was a man named Robert Winkler, arrested in neighboring Torrance, California for running a baby-sitting service out of the Coco Palms Motel that authorities described as a front for a sexual abuse ring. Children in the McMartin case recognized Winkler in news footage as the man they had known as the ‘Wolfman.’

The kids described Winkler as being a frequent visitor to the school, delivering drugs for use in abusive rituals, which were sometimes conducted in churches, a cemetery, or a crematorium. The Wolfman, conveniently enough, turned up dead on the eve of his trial, allegedly of a drug overdose.

Winkler wasn’t the only one to miss his day in court in conjunction with the McMartin case. Judy Johnson, the first McMartin parent to lodge a complaint, turned up dead before her scheduled testimony as well. When her body was found sprawled naked on the floor of her home, her death was said to be due to complications from her chronic alcoholism. She was also derided by defense attorneys and their media allies as a mentally unfit crank.

In truth, Johnson was not known to have any mental problems – or a drinking problem – prior to learning of the unthinkable abuse her child had suffered. Considered a key prosecution witness, Johnson received frequent threats prior to her death and was followed when she ventured out in public. Many of the other McMartin parents were openly skeptical of Johnson’s stated cause of death.

A former Hermosa Beach police officer named Paul Bynum, who had been hired by the parents of victims as a private investigator, turned up dead on the eve of his scheduled testimony as well. His death by gunshot was ruled a suicide, though those close to Bynum dispute that finding to this day.

Among other things, Bynum may have testified about his examination of the tunnel excavation project conducted at the school site. This was, of course, the object of much derision by the media. The fact that the children repeatedly told stories of tunnels under the property by which they could be secretly transported to and from the school, and in which they were subjected to unspeakable abuse in a secret room, was frequently cited as ‘proof’ that the children’s stories were fabrications.

It was universally accepted that the tunnels did not actually exist, that being the consensus view of the media and law enforcement authorities. But while it is true that the investigation commissioned by the District Attorney’s office found no evidence of tunnels, one of the dirty little secrets of the McMartin case is that the tunnels did, in fact, exist.

Many of the parents were not satisfied with the ridiculously superficial examination by the DA’s office, and commissioned another investigation of the site when the property was sold in April of 1990. To lead the project, they hired E. Gary Stickel, Ph.D., a highly regarded archeologist recommended to them by the Chair of the Interdisciplinary Program of the Archeology Department at UCLA. Stickel had served as a consultant to Lucasfilms on the Indiana Jones movies.

Also brought on board were several other technical specialists. As Stickel wrote in his report on the excavation: “By engaging a highly recommended professional archeological team, [the parents] hoped to bring scientific authority to whatever might be found or a definitive resolution for whatever was not to be found.” And what the team found was precisely what the children had been telling them they would find for the previous seven years:

“The project unearthed not one but two tunnel complexes as well as previously unrecognized structural features which defied logical explanation. Both tunnel complexes conformed to locations and functional descriptions established by children’s reports. One had been described as providing undetected access to an adjacent building on the east. The other provided outside access under the west wall of the building and contained within it an enlarged, cavernous artifact corresponding to children’s descriptions of a ‘secret room.’“Both the contour signature of the walls and the nature of recovered artifacts indicated that the tunnels had been dug by hand under the concrete slab floor after the construction of the building … Not only did the discovered features fulfill the research prequalifications as tunnels designed for human traffic, there was also no alternative or natural explanation for the presence of such features …

“If the stories of the children were bogus fantasies, there is no excuse for the tunnels discovered under the school. If there really were tunnels, there is no excuse for the glib dismissal of any and all of the complaints of the children and their parents.”

This investigation was completed before the McMartin trials had concluded, yet this devastating evidence was never presented in court by the prosecution. The existence of this report, complete with photos and maps of the tunnel complexes, was known to the local and national press, but it was never reported. To this day, it is denied that any tunnels ever existed under the McMartin Preschool.The denial of the tunnels is necessary to maintain the illusion that the children were not credible witnesses, that illusion being essential to the cover-up. For if the children were credible, the implications run far deeper than the tunnels under the school. There is, for example, the stories told by the children of being pimped out as child prostitutes in private homes and businesses all over the community.

They also spoke frequently of being photographed and videotaped while being abused. District Attorney Robert Philibosian publicly declared the McMartin Preschool to be an elaborate front for a massive child pornography operation. Twenty-three parents filed a civil lawsuit making the very same claim, one that appears to be strongly supported by the facts of the case.

Other stories told repeatedly by the children are even more disturbing. They told of being forced to witness and participate in the ritual torture, killing and mutilation of animals and, on occasion, of human babies and children as well. They spoke of being forced to drink the blood and eat the flesh of the slaughtered corpses, of witnessing the beheading of infants, and of being forced to stab infants themselves.

They told as well of being sealed in coffins with the mutilated corpses. And they spoke of being subjected to every sort of depraved sexual activity imaginable, including necrophilia, copraphilia and bestiality. The abuse was of such stunning brutality that it is almost beyond human comprehension that anyone could inflict such physical and psychological torture on children.

And yet these stories were soon being told by thousands of other kids across the country as preschool abuse cases spread like wildfire. Young children from all walks of life, and from all parts of the country, all telling remarkably similar stories of horrific ritual abuse – how was this possible? If they were all victims of ‘false memories,’ how vast a conspiracy would be required for therapists all across the country to implant the very same memories in all of these children?

Experts have noted that the victimized children show a level of knowledge that defies rational explanation if the kids have not experienced what they claim to have experienced. For instance, these child victims can accurately describe the look, smell, texture and colors of human viscera. This is an ability, it has been argued, that very few adults possess, other than those who have been trained as surgeons or coroners.

These children also display a remarkable level of knowledge of a wide variety of human sexual practices, including many bizarre acts that, again, most adults do not have knowledge or awareness of. If these children did not experience these things firsthand, then how did they gain such knowledge?

In February of 1985, Officer Sandi Gallant of the San Francisco Police Department submitted a report to her superiors noting the similarities in numerous ritual abuse cases. She had gathered evidence from fellow officers and police departments across the country and summarized the evidence referenced in the police reports submitted to her. An excerpt from her report reads as follows:

“The information contained herein is distasteful and bizarre, to such a degree that one would choose to discredit it. However, research that I have done in this area has revealed that numerous cases of this type are surfacing around the country and in Canada. The similarities in the stories of each child victim used in these crimes tend to give credibility to the information revealed by others. Additionally, the psychiatrists and therapists who have been treating the victims state that the consistency of the stories and the explicit details revealed cause them to believe that these children are telling the truth. It is also the belief of each law enforcement officer who submitted information for this report that the victims are being truthful and that, in fact, children would be unable to make such stories up.“During my research, similarities began surfacing which indicate the strong probability that there exists a network of people in this country involved in the sexual abuse and possible homicides of young children. These cases appear to differ from isolated cases of abuse towards children in that the crimes mentioned here have been committed with one common goal in mind – that of mutilating and murdering children for ritualistic or sacrificial purposes. Many of the cases reported also reveal the possibility of child pornography beyond the normal type of ‘kiddie porn’ in that these children are photographed during rituals with some members in robes or other garb and candles, snakes, swords, altars and other types of ritualistic material being used.”

Gallant had requested that the report be sent on to the chief of police for him to review and forward to the FBI. Following his review, however, the chief declined to submit the report. Gallant also tried to get the U.S. Department of Justice to review the paperwork, but she was – not surprisingly – rebuffed there as well.As for the McMartin case, there has never been any question that the children there were horrifically abused. Though rarely noted in press reports, the jurors were clearly of the opinion that that was, in fact, the case. The hung juries and acquittals were the result of the jury members’ inability to identify the perpetrators of that abuse, which they attributed to the inept presentation of the prosecution’s case.

Another notable fact about the McMartin trials is that the defense was allowed to subject the child witnesses to the longest pretrial hearing in the nation’s history. Facing a battery of as many as seven rabid defense attorneys, the already severely traumatized children were verbally assaulted for weeks on end in a deliberate attempt to break them. The state made little effort to protect these young victims.

Also rarely noted in the reporting on the trials is that the matriarch of the family – Virginia McMartin – admitted on the stand that one of her own granddaughters believed that her children had been molested at the school. McMartin, by the way, had achieved semi-celebrity status in the childcare field. In the mid-1960s, she had traveled to New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and England to visit preschools as a consultant.

In the final analysis, the logical conclusion to be drawn from the McMartin case is that 460 kids did not conspire to all lie about the abuse they suffered. They also did not likely lie about their involvement in child prostitution and child pornography. They certainly did not lie about the tunnels under the school.

They also did not lie about their forced involvement in satanic rituals, in which adults sheathed in black ceremonial robes uttered chants. In fact, at least one such robe was seized from the home of a defendant. And, perhaps most tragically, there is good reason to believe that they did not lie about the blood sacrifices either.



  • 1. Constantine, Alex Virtual Government, Feral House, 1997
  • 2. Hollingsworth, Jan Unspeakable Acts, Congdon & Weed, 1986
  • 3. Kahaner, Larry Cults That Kill, Warner Books, 1989
  • 4. Newton, Michael Raising Hell, Avon Books, 1993
  • 5. Raschke, Carl Painted Black, Harper and Row, 1990
  • 6. Ryder, Daniel Cover-Up of the Century, Ryder Publishing, 1996
  • 7. Stanton, Mike “U-Turn on Memory Lane,” Columbia Journalism Review, July/August 1997
  • 8. Stickel, E. Gary, Ph.D. “Archaeological Investigations of the McMartin Preschool Site, Manhattan Beach, California” (unpublished report of investigation)
  • 9. Summit, Dr. Roland C. “The Dark Tunnels of McMartin,” Journal of Psychohistory, Spring 1994

The Pedophocracy, Part V: It Couldn’t Happen Here

Prosecutor Dan Casey: “Did you exercise any kind of mind control over your wife in order to get her to have sexual contact?”

Frank Fuster: “If I had that power, you think I would use it against … ? You know … I don’t … I have never. I’m a normal human being.”

On August 8, 1984, Bobby Dean stood on the front lawn of the Fuster home in the Country Walk housing development – a picture-perfect, planned community of relatively upscale suburban homes in Dade County, Florida. By all appearances, this was a small slice of paradise – an oasis untouched by the grim realities of American society.

On this day though, Dean had a loaded gun in his waistband and he fully intended to use it. He was there to finish the job that someone else had failed to complete on December 18 of 1980. On that day, an unidentified assailant had confronted Francisco Fuster Escalona (aka Frank Fuster) at his place of business and shot him once in the side of the head.

Fuster survived the attack, which he explained to the police as a botched robbery, though the officers thought it looked more like an attempted execution. Dean didn’t get the chance to make another attempt; police were on the scene in short order to arrest him.

Fuster himself surrendered to police two days later in response to the issuance of an arrest warrant. He had been under investigation following accusations by neighborhood parents that he and his wife, Iliana, had been brutally abusing their children while in the trusted care of the Fuster’s babysitting service – run out of their Country Walk home.

Fuster had, shall we say, rather questionable qualifications to run a day care center. On January 16, 1969, Fuster pumped two shots into the heart of a fellow motorist in New York City, killing him instantly. An off-duty police officer was, curiously enough, an eyewitness to the summary execution.

Even more curiously, Fuster chambered another round and pointed his gun directly at the armed officer – and yet wasn’t shot. He was arrested though, and tried and convicted before the year was out. On Halloween day (needless to say, yet another occult holiday), he was sentenced to a ten year prison term. He was back on the streets in less than four, after which he received ‘psychiatric care.’

In November of 1982, he was convicted again – this time of a lewd assault on a nine-year-old girl. Despite being his second felony conviction, Fuster was sentenced to just two years probation. It was while on probation for the child molestation conviction that Fuster and his underage wife started up the babysitting service.

His probation officer apparently had no problem with this business venture, although it brought Fuster into unsupervised contact with at least fifty kids. At least thirty of them were horrifically abused. Fuster’s probation officer also had no problem with the fact that Frank had self-terminated his court-ordered psychiatric treatment in August of 1983.

No one really seems to have been too concerned about Fuster’s babysitting service, which – in addition to being run by a convicted child molester – was operating without proper licensing and in violation of local zoning laws. Commercial enterprises were expressly forbidden in the residential community.

Nevertheless, the service operated with the full knowledge of the entity managing the complex. In fact, Fuster’s service used the name Country Walk Babysitting Service, implying that his was an officially sanctioned service provided for the community.

The management company, Arvida, denied there were ever any official links to the Fuster operation after Frank’s past and present activities were revealed. This, of course, was to be expected. Given that Arvida was a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, it wouldn’t really do to be perceived as having connections to a child molestation operation.

The fact remains though that the company took no actions against Fuster for the illegal expropriation of the ‘Country Walk’ name or for violating zoning regulations. Dade County also took a hands-off approach to the Fuster business enterprise. Despite the fact that Frank lacked other required licenses, the convicted murderer was issued an occupational license to run the babysitting service.

Detective Donna Meznarich was the first police investigator sent to look into the allegations being made by the Country Walk parents. She was openly skeptical of the charges before she even knew what they actually were. The parents felt that she came calling with an unmistakable attitude of disbelief.

Nevertheless, enough evidence quickly emerged to issue an arrest warrant for Frank Fuster for probation violations. Considerably more evidence could have been gathered had police conducted a timely search of the Fuster home. Facing imminent arrest, Fuster was observed by his Country Walk neighbors hastily packing boxes into a white van.

Fearing the loss of valuable physical evidence, parents contacted the police – who failed to respond. The detective that disregarded the parents’ concerns that day was Donna Meznarich. She also executed the search warrant the next day, on a home largely – though not entirely – cleansed of incriminating evidence.

With Fuster safely in custody, the stories told by the child victims grew increasingly disturbing. They told of being forced to play “pee-pee” and “ca-ca” games. A photo would be produced at trial showing Fuster’s young son Jaime – one of the most severely abused of the victims – sitting in a bathroom smeared thickly with excrement.

The children also told of being forced to drink “magic punch,” later revealed by Fuster’s wife to be a mixture of Gatorade, urine, and various drugs. It would be revealed at trial that a close friend of the Fuster family owned a pharmacy, providing a reliable source for drugs. This friend was particularly close to Fuster’s mother and uncle.

The children also told of having their lives threatened repeatedly, and of having their parents’ lives threatened as well. They had been compelled to play a game, they said, called “who’s gonna lose their head?” This game frequently ended with the ritual decapitation of an animal, typically a bird.

Finally, perhaps inevitably, the children claimed that they were frequently photographed and videotaped – while being sexually abused and during occult rituals. Fuster claimed to have never owned any video equipment, and none was found in the belated search of the Fuster home. Jaime Fuster though recalled seeing video equipment – as well as guns – being packed into the boxes being loaded into the van just before Fuster’s arrest.

Some investigators have speculated that Fuster was in the business of producing custom, made-to-order child pornography videos. He certainly lived quite well for a self-employed mini-blind installer. He had no problem coming up with the down payment for his Country Walk home, and had no fewer than six bank accounts. He was in the habit of making lump sum deposits of as much as $20,000.

Fuster apparently liked to screen home videos for the kids as well, one of which was said to be a snuff film that the children described as depicting two men butchering a woman in a bathtub and then eating her. Some of the kids also, strangely enough, spoke of being hypnotized by Iliana Fuster, who they said wore a ‘hypnotizer’ on a chain around her neck.

The trial of Frank Fuster had notable parallels to the McMartin prosecutions, though it differed in significant ways as well. The Country Walk parents who actively and vocally worked to see Fuster brought to justice were subjected to death threats by phone, obscene messages in the mail, and dead chickens left on their doorsteps – similar to the harassment suffered by their counterparts in Manhattan Beach.

Also like McMartin, the primary defense strategy was to bring in a hired-gun ‘expert’ of questionable qualifications to attempt to discredit the children’s testimony. The children had been brainwashed by the overzealous therapists, it was claimed, as these villainous therapists were crucified as being the true guilty parties in what was clearly a ‘witch hunt.’

The man originally scheduled to play this starring role for the defense was Ralph Underwager, at the time a prominent mouthpiece for a group calling itself VOCAL – Victims of Child Abuse Laws. As the name implies, this group was largely composed of indicted and/or convicted pedophiles. Underwager had been present at the birth of the organization.

The defense suffered a bit of a setback though when Underwager’s credentials as an ‘expert’ in the field of child development were revealed as being nonexistent at a pretrial deposition. He was quietly dropped by the defense and replaced with Lee Stewart Coleman, who also had close ties to VOCAL. Coleman had played a key role in the unsuccessful prosecution of the defendants in one of the McMartin-linked preschools.

Coleman did not succeed in his mission in the Country Walk case, however. Fuster was found guilty on all fourteen counts. One reason for this is that the children were protected from the abusive pretrial treatment afforded the McMartin kids. Additionally, the police and prosecutors – with some notable exceptions – seem to have actually made an effort to win the case.

Why was this prosecution not subverted as so many others were? That is difficult to say, though the answer may lie in the make-up of the parents seeking justice for their children; among them were a police sergeant, a police lieutenant, two former state prosecutors, a former chief assistant state attorney, and a gun-toting vigilante named Bobby Dean.

In the end, Frank Fuster – the man who appeared at his pretrial hearing in what was described as a “catatonic trance” – was sentenced to be imprisoned until the year 2150. Not even the Santeria priest who attended the trial with Fuster’s mother and uncle had the power to save him. And Arvida – which is to say, the Walt Disney Co. – paid $6 million to seven of his victims.

Even so, justice was not necessarily served. According to the victims, at least two other adults were involved in the abuse. The state knew the identity of at least one of them, but he was never charged with any crimes. Had he been, there’s no telling where the investigation might have led; his wife had once run a babysitting service.

With the heightened awareness of child abuse engendered by the high-profile Fuster case, a number of other cases emerged in the Miami area. In one, police inadvertently stumbled upon a collection of hundreds of photos of a convicted child pornographer engaged in sexual acts with young boys, and promptly arrested the man.

Two days after his release on bond, he was found in a Miami hotel room with a bullet hole in his head. His death was, naturally, ruled a suicide. This timely suicide preempted an investigation that could have, it seems reasonable to conclude, led to the elementary school that was directly across from his home/studio.

Another case that broke in the wake of Country Walk was that of Harold “Grant” Snowden, whose wife also had run a babysitting service. Dozens of kids had passed through her care over the course of a decade. It took two trials, but Snowden was ultimately convicted. In 1983, he had been named the South Miami Police Department’s “Officer of the Year.” Stepping up to handle the appeal of his conviction was F. Lee Bailey, who in the late 1960s had represented a U.S. Air Force Captain in South Carolina accused of child molestation involving multiple victims.


1. Hollingsworth, Jan Unspeakable Acts, Congdon & Weed, 1986

The Pedophocracy, Part VI: Finders Keepers

“Little girls have to learn that their fathers are off limits when it comes to gratification of sexual feelings”

Dr. Richard Gardner, another vocal member of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, explaining how children are to blame for their molestation (in The Toronto Star, February 4, 1996)

Just a few years later, yet another case broke in the state of Florida. On February 7 of 1987, not long before the Franklin and the Spence cases broke, the Washington Post ran an interesting story that did not at the time seem to have any particular national significance. The article concerned a case of possible kidnapping and child abuse, and read in part as follows:

“Authorities investigating the alleged abuse of six children found with two men in a Tallahassee, Fla., park discovered material yesterday in the Washington area that they say points to a 1960’s style commune called the Finders, described in a court document as a ‘cult’ that allegedly conducted ‘brainwashing’ and used children ‘in rituals.’“D.C. police, who searched a Northeast Washington warehouse linked to the group removed large plastic bags filled with color slides, photographs and photographic contact sheets. Some photos visible through a bag carried from the warehouse at 1307 Fourth St. NE were wallet-sized pictures of children, similar to school photos, and some were of naked children.

“D.C. police sources said some of the items seized yesterday showed pictures of children engaged in what appeared to be ‘cult rituals.’ Officials of the U.S. Customs Service, called in to aid in the investigation, said that the material seized yesterday includes photos showing children involved in bloodletting ceremonies of animals and one photograph of a child in chains.

“Customs officials said they were looking into whether a child pornography operation was being conducted … Their links to the D.C. area have led authorities into a far-reaching investigation that includes the Finders – a group of about 40 people that court documents allege is led by a man named Marion Pettie – and their various homes, including the duplex apartment building in Glover Park, the Northeast Washington warehouse and a 90 acre farm in rural Madison County, Va. …

“The children, identified in a court document only by the first names of Honeybee, John, Franklin, Bee Bee, Max and Mary, were described as ‘dirty, unkempt, hungry, disturbed and agitated.’ They had been living in the rear of the van for some time, the document said. Yesterday, police spokesman Hunt said one of the children, a 6 yr. old girl, ‘showed signs of sexual abuse’ …

“Five of the children were uncommunicative, according to police, and none seemed to recognize objects such as typewriters and staplers. However, the oldest was able to give investigators some information. She said that the two men ‘were their teachers,’ according to Hunt …

“Before their arrests in the park, [the two adult caretakers] had told police that they were teachers from Washington ‘transporting these children to Mexico and a school for brilliant children,’ according to Hunt. When police asked the men where the children’s mothers were they said they were being weaned from their mothers.”

This was just one of many such stories that emerged across the country in the late 1980s, a phenomenon that would quickly be denounced as a ‘witch hunt’ and as a ‘satanic panic.’ It would be nearly seven years before the press would revisit this particular manifestation of what would come to be regarded as a modern-day case of mass hysteria.It was the U.S. News and World Report that would ultimately provide the follow-up to the Finders story, but this was certainly not in the interest of shining any light on the earlier allegations. Most likely, the strange saga of the Finders would have disappeared forever if not for the rumors surrounding the case that just wouldn’t seem to go away.

These rumors were addressed in the U.S. News report as follows: “One of the unresolved questions involves allegations that the Finders are somehow linked to the Central Intelligence Agency. Customs Service documents reveal that in 1987, when Customs agents sought to examine the evidence gathered by Washington, D.C. police, they were told that the Finders investigation ‘had become an internal matter.’

“The police report on the case had been classified secret. Even now, Tallahassee police complain about the handling of the Finders investigation by D.C. police. ‘They dropped this case,’ one Tallahassee investigator says, ‘like a hot rock.’ D.C. police will not comment on the matter. As for the CIA, ranking officials describe allegations about links between the intelligence agency and the Finders as ‘hogwash,’ perhaps the result of a simple mix up with D.C. police. The only connection, according to the CIA: A firm that provided computer training to CIA officers also employed several members of the Finders.”

It should probably be noted here that the firm that supplied the training didn’t just employ several members of the Finders but appears to have in fact been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Finders organization. It should also be noted that the CIA does not, as a general rule-of-thumb, assign the training of its officers to outside contractors. If a ‘private’ firm is utilized in such a capacity, it is in all such cases a front group of the CIA itself.

In the last paragraph of the U.S. News report, yet more intriguing connections to Langley are revealed. Speaking of group leader Marion Pettie, it is noted that “the CIA’s interest in the Finders may stem from the fact that his late wife once worked for the agency and that his son worked for a CIA proprietary firm, Air America.” Aside from acknowledging these by then widely known (in Washington, at least) CIA connections, the U.S. News reporters did their very best to bury this story once and for all, denigrating the sordid allegations leveled against the group seven years earlier. The article reads as follows:

“The case is almost seven years old now, but matters surrounding a mysterious group known as the Finders keep growing curiouser and curiouser.“In early February 1987, an anonymous tipster in Tallahassee, Fla, made a phone call to police. Two ‘well dressed men’ seemed to be ‘supervising’ six disheveled and hungry children in a local park, the caller said. The cops went after the case like bloodhounds, at least at first. The two men were identified as members of the Finders. They were charged with child abuse in Florida. In Washington, D.C. police and U.S. Customs Service agents raided a duplex apartment building and a warehouse connected to the group.

“Among the evidence seized – detailed instructions on obtaining children for unknown purposes and several photographs of nude children.

“According to a Customs Service memorandum obtained by U.S. News, one photo appeared ‘to accent the child’s genitals.’ The more the police learned about the Finders, the more bizarre they seemed: There were suggestions of child abuse, Satanism, dealing in pornography and ritualistic animal slaughter.

“None of the allegations was ever proved, however. The child abuse charges against the two men in Tallahassee were dropped; all six of the children were eventually returned to their mothers, though in the case of two, conditions were attached by a court. In Washington, D.C. police began backing away from the Finders investigation. The group’s practices, the police said, were eccentric – not illegal.”

The article closed by noting that “some of the rumors can last an awfully long time.” Indeed they can, though the rumors would have to circulate outside of the media, which has never again mentioned the case. This does not mean though that there is no additional information available on the subject. As the U.S. News noted in their report, there is a certain Customs Service memorandum that was written at the time of the original investigation.As this document was in the hands of the News reporters at the time the story was written, as is readily acknowledged, it should logically follow that any pertinent information contained therein would have been faithfully reported. And as we know, the News concluded that “none of the allegations was ever proved.”

Still, it might be interesting to review the document to see what kind of “eccentric – not illegal” practices it was that the group was involved in. The memo is actually a series of memos written by Special Agent Ramon J. Martinez, United States Customs Service. In Martinez’s own words, this is what he observed during his participation in the investigation:

“On Thursday, February 5, 1987, this office was contacted via telephone by Sergeant JoAnn VanMeter of the Tallahassee Police Department, Juvenile Division. Sgt. VanMeter requested assistance in identifying two adult males and six minor children ages 7 years to 2 years.“The adult males were tentatively identified by TPD as Michael Houlihan and Douglas Ammerman, both of Washington, D.C. who were arrested the previous day on charges of child abuse.

“The police had received an anonymous telephone call relative two well-dressed white men wearing suits and ties in Myers Park, (Tallahassee), apparently watching six dirty and unkempt children in the playground area. Houlihan and Ammerman were near a 1980 Blue Dodge van bearing Virginia license number XHW-557, the inside of which was later described as foul-smelling, filled with maps, books, letters, with a mattress situated to the rear of the van which appeared as if it were used as a bed, and the overall appearance of the van gave the impression that all eight persons were living in it.

“The children were covered with insect bites, were very dirty, most of the children were not wearing underwear and all of the children had not been bathed in many days.

“The men were arrested and charged with multiple counts of child abuse and lodged in the Leon County Jail. Once in custody the men were somewhat evasive in their answers to the police regarding the children and stated only that they both were the children’s teachers and that all were enroute to Mexico to establish a school for brilliant children …

“U.S. Customs was contacted because the police officers involved suspected the adults of being involved in child pornography and knew the Customs Service to have a network of child pornography investigators, and of the existence of the Child Pornography and Protection Unit. SS/A Krietlow stated the two adults were well dressed white males. They had custody of six white children (boys and girls), ages three to six years. The children were observed to be poorly dressed, bruised, dirty, and behaving like wild animals in a public park in Tallahassee … SS/A Krietlow was further advised the children were unaware of the function and purpose of telephones, televisions and toilets, and that the children had stated they were not allowed to live indoors and were only given food as a reward …

“Upon contacting Detective Bradley, I learned that he had initiated an investigation on the two addresses provided by the Tallahassee Police Dept. during December of 1986. An informant had given him information regarding a cult, known as the ‘Finders’ operating various businesses out of a warehouse located at 1307 4th St., N.E., and were supposed to be housing children at 3918/3920 W St., N.W. The information was specific in describing ‘blood rituals’ and sexual orgies involving children, and an as yet unsolved murder in which the Finders may be involved. With the information provided by the informant, Detective Bradley was able to match some of the children in Tallahassee with names of children known or alleged to be in the custody of the Finders. Furthermore, Bradley was able to match the tentative ID of the adults with known members of the Finders. I stood by while Bradley consulted with AUSA Harry Benner and obtained search warrants for the two premises. I advised acting RAC SS/A Tim Halloran of my intention to accompany MPD on the execution of the warrants, received his permission, and was joined by SS/A Harrold. SS/A Harrold accompanied the team which went to 1307 4th St., and I went to 3918/20 W St.

“During the execution of the warrant at 3918/20 W St., I was able to observe and access the entire building … There were several subjects on the premises. Only one was deemed to be connected with the Finders. [He] was located in a room equipped with several computers, printers, and numerous documents. Cursory examination of the documents revealed detailed instructions for obtaining children for unspecified purposes. The instructions included the impregnation of female members of the community known as the Finders, purchasing children, trading, and kidnapping. There were telex messages using MCI account numbers between a computer terminal believed to be located in the same room, and others located across the country and in foreign locations. One such telex specifically ordered the purchase of two children in Hong Kong to be arranged through a contact in the Chinese Embassy there. Another telex expressed interest in ‘bank secrecy’ situations. Other documents identified interests in high-tech transfers to the United Kingdom, numerous properties under the control of the Finders, a keen interest in terrorism, explosives, and the evasion of law enforcement. Also found in the ‘computer room’ was a detailed summary of the events surrounding the arrest and taking into custody of the two adults and six children in Tallahassee the previous night. There were also a set of instructions which appeared to be broadcast via a computer network which advised the participants to move ‘the children’ and keep them moving through different jurisdictions, and instructions on how to avoid police attention …

“On Friday, 2/6/87, I met Detective Bradley at the warehouse on 4th Street, N.E. I duly advised my acting group supervisor, SS/A Don Bludworth. I was again granted unlimited access to the premises. I was able to observe numerous documents which described explicit sexual conduct between the members of the community known as Finders. I also saw a large collection of photographs of unidentified persons. Some of the photographs were nudes, believed to be of members of the Finders. There were numerous photos of children, some nude, at least one of which was a photo of a child ‘on display’ and appearing to accent the child’s genitals. I was only able to examine a very small amount of the photos at this time. However, one of the officers presented me with a photo album for my review. The album contained a series of photos of adults and children dressed in white sheets participating in a ‘blood ritual.’ The ritual centered around the execution of at least two goats. The photos portrayed the execution, disembowelment, skinning and dismemberment of the goats at the hands of the children. This included the removal of the testes of a male goat, the discovery of a female goat’s ‘womb’ and the ‘baby goats’ inside the womb, and the presentation of a goat’s head to one of the children.

“Further inspection of the premises disclosed numerous files relating to activities of the organization in different parts of the world. Locations I observed are as follows: London, Germany, the Bahamas, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Africa, Costa Rica, and ‘Europe.’ There was also a file identified as ‘Palestinian.’ Other files were identified by member name or ‘project’ name. The projects appearing to be operated for commercial purposes under front names for the Finders. There was one file entitled ‘Pentagon Break-In,’ and others referring to members operating in foreign countries. Not observed by me but related by an MPD officer were intelligence files on private families not related to the Finders. The process undertaken appears to be have been a systematic response to local newspaper advertisements for babysitters, tutors, etc. A member of the Finders would respond and gather as much information as possible about the habits, identity, occupation, etc., of the family. The use to which this information was to be put is still unknown. There was also a large amount of data collected on various child care organizations.

“The warehouse contained a large library, two kitchens, a sauna, hot-tub, and a ‘video room.’ The video room seemed to be set up as an indoctrination center. It also appeared that the organization had the capability to produce its own videos. There were what appeared to be training areas for children and what appeared to be an altar set up in a residential area of the warehouse. Many jars of urine and feces were located in this area.”

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that most people, upon reading this, will conclude that the practices of the Finders were not in fact merely “eccentric.” The last time I checked into it, running an international terrorist organization specializing in the trafficking of children was definitely illegal. Unless, that is, the organization doing the trafficking is run by the Central Intelligence Agency.Group leader Marion Pettie shed additional light on his non-connections to the agency in an interview with Steamshovel Press in 1998. Recounting the history of his group, Pettie notes that: “Going back to World War II, I kept open house mainly to intelligence people in Washington. OSS people passing through, things like that.”

He wasn’t, mind you, an intelligence asset himself. In fact, according to Pettie, he has spent his entire life trying – as a private citizen – to spy on the spies. As for his wife, he claims he sent her “in as a spy, to spy on the CIA for me. She was very happy about it, happy to tell me everything she found out. She was in a key place, you know with the records, and she could find out things for me.” I guess Langley has been a little lax on the security lately.

Pettie also acknowledges that his “son worked for Air America, which was a proprietary of the CIA. There are some connections, but not to me personally.” Of course not. In fact, Pettie is something of a CIA watch-dog, proclaiming that he has “been studying them since before they were born.”

“I was studying them back in the 30’s. It was ONI back then [Office of Naval Intelligence], and then the Coordinator of Information comes on, and after that it turns into the OSS and OSS turns into the CIAU and the CIAU turns into the CIA. So I’ve been studying that all of my life. But I wasn’t personally working for them.”

Of course he wasn’t. I have no idea where anyone would get a crazy notion like that. Interestingly enough though, this group which claimed no direct connection to the intelligence community quite obviously had very powerful people within that community protecting it. As the final Customs Service memo notes:

“On Thursday, February 5, 1987, Senior Special Agent Harrold and I assisted the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) with two search warrants involving the possible sexual exploitation of children. During the course of the search warrants, numerous documents were discovered which appeared to be concerned with international trafficking in children, high tech transfer to the United Kingdom, and international transfer of currency.“On March 31, 1987, I contacted Detective Jim Bradley of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). I was to meet with Detective Bradley to review the documents seized pursuant to two search warrants executed in January, 1987. The meeting was to take place on April 2 or 3, 1987.

“On April 2, 1987, I arrived at MPD at approximately 9:00 a.m. Detective Bradley was not available. I spoke to a third party who was willing to discuss the case with me on a strictly ‘off the record’ basis.

“I was advised that all the passport data had been turned over to the State Department for their investigation. The State Department in turn advised the MPD that all travel and use of the passports by the holders of the passports was within the law and no action would be taken. This included travel to Moscow, North Korea, and North Vietnam from the late 1950s to mid 1970s.

“The individual further advised me of circumstances which indicated that the investigation into the activity of the Finders had become a CIA internal matter. The MPD report has been classified SECRET and was not available for review. I was advised that the FBI had withdrawn from the investigation several weeks prior and that the FBI Foreign Counter Intelligence Division had directed MPD not to advise the FBI Washington Field Office of anything that had transpired.”

The initial arrest of the Finders in Tallahassee, Florida went almost completely unnoticed by the media. So too did another arrest in that same state in August of 2000, just before Florida gained newfound fame as the land of the ‘hanging chads.’ The arrested man was Wayne Camolli, and the charge was operating an on-line child pornography site.The Los Angeles Times reported that the West Palm Beach home in which Camolli was arrested, not unlike the Finder’s van, “was filled with so much rotting garbage, trash and cat feces that the agents had to borrow oxygen masks and hazardous materials suits from the county fire department to carry out the search.” Seized in the raid were numerous videotapes and a computer.

The most significant aspect of the arrest is that it was initiated by police “investigating Belgium’s most notorious pedophile murder case.” It seems that Camolli had close connections to “Felix DeConinck, a suspect in the kidnapping and molestation of a 14-year-old girl … [and] DeConinck in turn had links to Marc Dutroux.” And so we end up right back where we began, with the case of the ‘Belgian Beast.’

The brief Times report closed by stating that: “U.S. officials couldn’t elaborate on the connection between DeConinck and Dutroux, but said they were part of the same ‘child pornography, molestation and murder investigation.’” It is unlikely that the press will ever revisit the case of Wayne Camolli (tellingly, the L.A. Times article has disappeared from the newspaper’s on-line archives).

As with so many other cases, the final words of the Customs memorandum on the Finders investigation will likely provide the epitaph for this case as well: “No further information will be available. No further action will be taken.”

As a final note, it appears that there may be a hidden agenda behind the recent appearance of a crackdown on internet-based child pornography rings. The Guardian reported in January of 2001 that Interpol “has agreed to set up an electronic library of child sex victims at its headquarters in Lyon, France.” The first images to be processed into that database are 750,000 photos seized by British authorities in the Wonderland raids.

While this could represent a sincere effort by law enforcement personnel to gather evidence against the rings, there could also be a much more sinister goal. As the 2001 Super Bowl made clear, we are now living in an age when electronic ‘facial recognition systems’ are being put to widespread use, meaning that the images of the children stored in Interpol’s computers can soon be positively identified.

Could it be that the database being compiled will be utilized as something of a recruitment list to identify those persons who have been ‘preconditioned’ – so to speak – for future mind control operations? It’s certainly not beyond the realm of possibility. Interpol has, after all, been exposed as an illegal organization with distinctively Nazi roots.

Researcher Arlene Tyner has spent a considerable amount of time interviewing and corresponding with victims of mind control operations. In Probe magazine, she wrote that some of them “were turned over to military/CIA doctors by pedophile fathers or other sexually abusive relatives. CIA officials also blackmailed family members known to produce ‘kiddie porn’ in order to gain control of their already abused and psychologically fragmented children.”

One thing is for certain though. Some day, many of the thousands of victims of the child pornography rings will come forward to tell harrowing stories of their early childhood abuse. They will tell of acts of depravity committed against children that are almost beyond human comprehension – and yet their stories will be documented by the images on Interpol’s computers.

But how many of them will be believed?


  • 1. Bouchard, Joseph E., Ed Bruske, Mary Thorton, John Harris and Linda Wheeler “Officials Describe ‘Cult Rituals’ in Child Abuse Case,” Washington Post, February 7, 1987
  • 2. Davies, Nick and Jeevan Vasager “Global Porn Ring Broken,” Guardian UK, January 11, 2001
  • 3. Landsberg, Michelle “Incest: Stop the Nonsense and Get to the Difficult Truth,” The Toronto Star, February 4, 1996
  • 4. Martinez, Ramon J. “Report of Investigation,” United States Customs Service Documents, February 7, 1987; February 12, 1987; April 13, 1987
  • 5. Thomas, Kenn and Len Bracken “The Finders’ Keeper,” Steamshovel Press, Issue #16, 1998
  • 6. Tyner, Arlene “Mind Control Part 3: The Blowback Effect of Brain Tampering,” Probe Magazine, July-August, 2000
  • 7. Witkin, Gordon, Peter Cary and Ancel Martinez “Through a Glass, Very Darkly,” U.S. News and World Report, December 27, 1993 – January 3, 1994
  • 8. Young, Vaughn and Trevor Meldal-Johnsen The Interpol Connection, Dial Press, 1979
  • 9. “Belgian Porn Scandal Leads to Florida Raid,” Los Angeles Times, August 15, 2000
  • 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]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]


[1] David McGowan The Pedophocracy Part I:  From Brussels,_Part_I:__From_Brussels_…__
[2] David McGowan The Pedophocracy, Part II:  … to Washington,_Part_II:__…_to_Washington_
[3] David McGowan The Pedophocracy, Part III: Uncle Sam Wants Your Children,_Part_III:_Uncle_Sam_Wants_Your_Children__
[4] David McGowan  The Pedophocracy, Part IV: McMolestation,_Part_IV:_McMolestation__
[5] David McGowan  The Pedophocracy, Part V: It Couldn’t Happen Here,_Part_V:_It_Couldnt_Happen_Here__
[6] David McGowan The Pedophocracy, Part VI: Finders Keepers,_Part_VI:_Finders_Keepers__

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


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Dave Sharp – This is My Truth

Dave Sharp asked if I wanted to hear his story of child abuse. I did and here it is.

It is a fascinating and story of how one person has been empowered to act and how those actions have reaped rewards. It shows that each person can take a stand and be counted and be effective. It shows that one person, each and every person can make a difference.

It is a familiar tale of abuse by those in authority in the church abusing their power and authority- this time the Catholic Church, the notorious Christian Brothers  see also posts on  Christian Brothers v Child Abuse Inquiry and others 2004 Jan 27 High Court Eire [9] and Survivors v Christian Brothers and others 2010 Oct 26 Court of Appeal [10]

Is is also a story about how other authorities, in place to help, failed him and failed in their job – the Police and Scottish Government. How long do we have to put up with this. In my view the most important thing is not about justice, certainly not in the way the Crown delivers it, it is not about compensation, it is about telling your truth.

Dave has been through “justice”, he has obtained compensation – importantly without succumbing to a non disclosure agreement, but still wants to tell his truth.

It needs no authority to believe you, it needs no authority to approve of your story, it needs no authorities lengthy and unjust legal process to go through to tell your truth… The more people that do tell their truth, the more we can piece together the horrific picture of what has happened so that it does not happen again.

We need more researchers, we need more bloggers, we need more survivors asking for their records as a subject access request, we need more people asking Freedom of Information questions about records and reports that the authorities have, we need more people pressurising MP’s, authorities and institutions. We need more people collecting links, we need more people archiving links. There are so many tasks to do. We have the numbers – we need to mobilise them. Can you help?

We need more people to just tell their truth – this is the most effective way, in my opinion,  that a survivor can not only empower themselves and begin healing, but make a difference for others as well. It is the best way to get the collective truth.

Do not be put off by how much Dave has achieved and think I can never do that. Take one step at a time. Each person’s story is valuable, anything on top is a bonus and you might surprise yourself.

Dave has started S.A.F.E to help survivors, more details here S.A.F.E. Booklet [2] S.A.F.E. is a group of historical child abuse survivors who have come together with their own money and their own experiences to take to the streets of Scotland to find other survivors who don’t know where to turn. Contact Also see the SAFE booklet for details of WellbeingScotland.

Here now is Dave’s Truth

My name is Dave Sharp and I am a survivor and a campaigner of historical child abuse. Just after I was born my mother died and I was put into the care of the Catholic church where I spent the first 16 years of my life. I was moved about a lot from home to home and even to this day I cannot seem to get hold of my records to finally be able to know where I actually was.

What I do know is that I was in Nazareth House, Kilmarnock and also Nazareth House in Bonnyrigg. At the age of 10 or 11 I ended up in St Ninian’s in Fife which was run by the Catholic order, the Irish Christian Brothers.

Almost from the day I arrived I started being abused. Most of the other boys had families and I was an orphan which meant I was an easy target for the bullies but more important I was a prime target for the predatory priests and brothers.

During the day I would get picked on by the young bucks who were out to impress the gang leaders and my nickname became the orphan. Very quickly I learned that trying to avoid them was impossible and I just had to learn to live with the beatings. When it came to bed time that is when the real horrors started. Most nights you would hear screaming or shouting coming from outside your room as the priests and Christian Brothers would run around dragging young boys out of their beds.

Every night I would pray that the wee boy in the bed next to me called Joe Daly would get picked instead of me and sometimes my prayer were answered and sometimes they weren’t. One day Joe suddenly disappeared of the face of the earth and I started asking everyone where he was. A couple of days later I was taken down to the shower rooms by one of the Christian Brothers and I was blindfolded and had my arms tied behind my back and I had a noose tied around my neck and I was hung from the shower. The Christian Brother said to me that if I did not do what he told me I would be murdered just like Joe and he then beat and raped me.

Over the next six years I was taken out of the home and I was trafficked all over Scotland where I would be taken to houses in and around the Glasgow area with priests in them where I would be taken into a back garden and placed in a coffin with the lid put on and stones would be thrown onto the lid to simulate burial. I would be left in these coffins for long periods of time screaming then taken out and raped. I was also taken over to Ireland on several occasions where I was taken to a house along with other boys where there were Satanic sex parties going on where I was drugged and pelted with tomatoes and strawberries and had red wine poured all over me and raped by multiple men.

Just before my 16th birthday I was taken in a room and told that I was going to live with my father. I was too young to ask at the time why I had never seen him before but when I did meet him he told me that he had been told by the nuns that I had been adopted out to a family that had a farm with horses and my father had decided that he would not look for me.

When I was released from St Ninian’s within weeks my father started hitting me and telling me to go and look for work but I had no idea what he meant. On one occasion he picked up a brush and smashed it against my face and broke my nose. I found myself staying out on the streets more and more and I very quickly found something that could block out all the bad memories, Drugs. My life very quickly spiralled downwards and one morning before dawn I packed a bag and I fled to England.

I managed to find out where one of my brothers lived in Northampton and I stayed with him for a short time but I also found the place to be if I wanted drugs was the big city, London. Within weeks I had the equivalent of a £100 a day drug habit and I spent the next 25 years living a life of chaos and confusion running away from the horrors of my youth. I lived rough on the streets of London and many other places and when I was not sleeping rough I would find a bedsit or a squat or a homeless shelter and try and fit into my surroundings but found it impossible.

I tried to connect with my family and in particular my brother Thomas who lived in Northampton but relationships were impossible. I know now that I was running away from my childhood and the lifelong threat made to my by this evil man. I truly believed that any person I got close to that managed to get out of me what I knew then I would have been murdered. I was also in and out of prison and mental institutions and I suffered from many physical and mental health problems brought on by my ever increasing drug and alcohol use.

During this time I met and saw many children as young as 11/12 who had run away from home or had been kicked out of their home and they would end up on the streets of London. Lots of these children would disappear very quickly and a lot of the ones who stayed around would end up as prostitutes or rent boys. Thankfully I never did anything like that.

All these children would end up in London with just a rucksack to their name and every single one of them had the same things in their rucksack. A change of clothes and photographs of their families.

I will never ever forget the first time a small boy said to me as I was sitting by my campfire in some old derelict building, Dave will you watch my bag? I have a punter and I will be back in an hour.

After an hour he never came back and after two then three then four hours he still hadn’t come back. I couldn’t move because he was the only friend I had in the whole world and I was the only friend he had in the whole world. I waited all the next day and the day after that and after three days I suddenly realised that my friend was not coming back.

I cant remember how many rucksacks I ended up throwing away?

Sometimes I would wake up in some derelict building not remembering how I got there and when the light started to filter into the room I could see lots of abandoned rucksacks all over the floor.

Homelessness was tough. Many times I would manage to get myself into a bedsit or hostel somewhere but I had no social skills and I could not trust anyone. This was my life for the best part of 25 years. During this time I was stabbed three times and I once woke up in hospital with an axe in my head.

Then in 1997 I met Alice. My first real girlfriend. I had been with women before but they were all drug related. Alice was different. Alice didn’t do drugs. One day she told me she had some news for me and was teasing me all day and she finally told me she was pregnant and I just collapsed on the floor in disbelief. I did the honourable thing and I married her on the 20th of April. On the night of the 2nd of June exactly 5 weeks after we were married we went out for a meal and we were just like any other newly married couple. Holding each others hand while we ambled down loves highway. Alice was now 4 months pregnant.

When we got home we both went to bed and in the morning I woke to find Alice was lying on top of me and she was very cold and stiff. I got out of bed and I put the light on and to my horror she was many colours of blue. She was clearly dead. The doctor was called and the police were called and I was given some medication and taken straight into a mental hospital. I stayed for some time and was released for the funeral then taken straight back and eventually released. I later found out through the inquest that Alice had died of natural causes and the baby had also died. Alice was 23 years of age.

I found somewhere to live and I registered with a new doctor and I would turn up every week to collect my medication and things were going smoothly until suddenly all the child abuse started resurfacing. Suddenly I found I could not leave my room and I ended up taking amphetamines and vodka in mass dosages. One day the police turned up at the place I was staying and they found a rope around the light fitting and across the room in the other light fitting the ceiling was all torn down. It was clear I had once again tried to kill myself. The doctor eventually put me back into the mental hospital but this time things were different.

The doctors told me they knew a long time ago that I had been abused as a child but they could not get me to talk about it and many times I had in fact signed myself out of the hospital. They pulled out my medical records that showed at least five attempted suicides. One time I had jumped of a bridge at a train station and landed and broke both my legs and someone heard my screams and I was taken to hospital.

Another time I was up on the top of a multi storey car park where I had tied a rope around my neck and the police shut down most of the town centre and I was eventually encouraged down. I overdosed on drugs I don’t know how many times and when I think back at these times I actually struggle to which ones were genuine attempts of suicide and which ones were a cry for help.

The good thing is that I survived and I was now in a position to actually face up to what had happened to me. This time I was prepared to talk about it but I did not talk about the murder. This was buried deep in my mind and I could not talk about that. At this point I was very frightened and angry and I kept myself myself to myself. The doctors also told me that after all the things that had happened in my life I would be staying in the hospital for a long time.

That night when I was lying in my bed I did something I had never done before. I started to pray. I said God if you are there ,if you really exist then please help me. I cried myself to sleep not realising what was about to happen.

When I woke up and before I even opened my eyes all I could see in my head was a clear blue sky. I felt very peaceful and when I breathed in I felt that my chest was not as painful as it was when I fell asleep. My asthma seemed to have gone. The pain I had in my stomach from years of pain with stomach ulcers had eased.

I got out of my bed and I walked outside my room and I approached one of the doctors and I told him something had happened to me during the night and I explained how I felt and he told me I had been born again. He told me he was a Christian and was very happy for me. He told me that from this day forward my life would never be the same. I said to him that was interesting because during the night I had heard a voice tell me. If you do things my way you will have everything you ever needed. I went outside to have a cigarette and when I put it in my mouth it tasted horrible and I threw it away and I never touched another cigarette.

Over the next couple of weeks I couldn’t stop this urge to help people. I volunteered to make tea for everyone and within weeks I was released from the hospital. I was advised to contact the police and in that is what I did.

The police officer I spoke to laughed at me and told me that there had been lots of men who had been abused and come forward and that nothing had and nothing will be done about it. I did not expect the reaction I got and I started thinking a lot about all the people I met on the streets and in the homeless centres over the years who were Scottish, who had told me that they had reported their abuse to the police and to their local MPs and how nothing was done and this started to play largely on my mind. Something inside me stirred and I knew then that I was not going to let this drop.

As soon as I left the hospital I applied for a psychology course at the local college. Whenever I got the chance I would tell people about what had happened to me and how my life had changed. What I didn’t do was to stop and listen to God and what he wanted me to do. I ran around like a headless chicken and I didn’t listen to my heart. I tried to pick up my bible and read it but I was so hyper I never took anything in.

One day I was sitting long enough for God to speak to me and he told me that he wanted me to go and learn about the word of God. He told me he wanted me to get to know his son Jesus Christ. He told me he wanted me to go to Theology college and listen and learn.

I applied and got accepted into the Highland Theological college in the highlands of Scotland where I took an access course. In the evenings I would go out with volunteer church groups in the Inverness area who looked after homeless people and I started to find that I could connect with these people in a way that made them open up more. I found I could quickly identify with people who had been abused in childhood and my interest started to turn into something bigger.

I wanted to tell my story more and more and I focused more on the abuse I had suffered and how many people had been through the same experiences as me. I found myself running around in my own world and never finding the time to stop and take in what I was being taught at the college and I dropped out.

I managed to stay at the same church and one day I was asked if I would like to go to Brazil to be part of a team that was setting up a commune for homeless people in Sao Paolo and I was just overjoyed. I was also told that while I was over there they wanted me to give my testimony. Even when I was being told these things I knew something big was going to happen on this trip and I heard God speaking to me. Trust me he said. Trust me.

When I first arrived in Brazil and went on the streets of Sao Paolo I found a poverty that impacted me greatly . I also found people who had been abused in childhood and I was taken underneath the city where adults and young children live in desperate surroundings and where children of all ages are sold for sex. I also saw how people with nothing in their lives loved and depended so much on God and they showed me a love that I have carried with me my whole life since.

After just a couple of days I was asked to give my testimony on a radio show that had an audience of 5 million people. I did through an interpreter and I knew that this was the start of an incredible plan that God had for my life.

I found out that there was going to be a huge march against child abuse in the Catholic church in the city of Sao Paolo and I knew I had to be there and when we went there there were over 30 thousand people at this rally and it went on for miles. What stuck out for me was that I noticed there were lots of Scottish flags. I really believe and I still do that something was happening to me and this was a sign from God that I was going to be involved in working with survivors of historical child abuse in Scotland.

A few days later I was told that we would all be going on an all night prayer vigil right in the Amazon jungle. As soon as I was told this I knew that something big was about to happen. Even before I left for Brazil I know something big was going to happen. God spoke to me clearly and told me to prepare for something big and to trust him.

I remember we all got on a bus and we travelled for hours and the bus was full with lots of people standing and everyone was so happy and singing and clapping. The journey took hours and eventually we arrived at the edge of the Amazon jungle.

As soon as I got off the bus I fell to the ground and I felt a great fear come over me. All of a sudden I felt a great big demon inside of my body. This demon was a huge dragon like figure and he was chained to two big pillars. He was very angry and he was spitting hails of fire.

A pastor and an old lady came over and picked me and looked at me like they knew what had just happened and what was about to happen. We then started to walk into the Amazon jungle and an almighty battle started inside of me. This demon got louder and I heard God speak to me and praying over me. I started to hear bagpipes playing and the battle commenced. We walked and walked and I stayed on my feet while all this was going on.

All the way through the jungle I could hear the voices of many people from other churches who had joined us and there was much singing and wailing and screaming.

Eventually we got to a clearing and everyone stopped. Everyone started praying and many people fell to the floor wailing. I fell to my knees and I gave myself completely over to God. My eyes remained closed and I felt like I was on fire.

Suddenly a Pastor called my name and he asked me to look at his hands. On his palms he had a leaf from the ground which was glowing in a golden colour. He asked me to look at the ground and I was astonished to find the ground was covered in small gold stars. He looked at me and he said. The presence of God is all around. I was speechless. My whole body was burning up and I still had this massive war going on inside my body.

The same Pastor then got a group of woman together and he put them in a circle and he then went round and using his fingers he shut their eyes. He then stood in the middle of the circle and whichever woman he pointed to they fell to the ground.

He then asked a group of men to form a circle and he asked me to join it. He then walked around the circle and when he got to me he pointed his finger straight in my face and he asked. Dave. How are you feeling? I told him I was having this incredible battle going on in my body and he asked me how long I had felt like this and I told him. My whole life.

Suddenly he ushered everyone to gather around me and to lay hands on me.

The whole of my body was burning and the demon inside was trying so hard to release itself from the chains attached to the pillar and everyone was praying and suddenly there came a great big wind inside my body. I felt like I was being thrown around and the wind got heavier and and heavier and after some time a huge big gust of wind went through my body and I could feel this great bust of wind and then WOOOSH and in one movement the demon left my body and I fell crashing to the floor.

When I was on the floor I was out cold and for the next thirty minutes or so I saw the whole of the bible. I saw everything that God had wanted me to see and at the very end he showed me a light that was a whiteness that I cannot describe. I believe this was heaven.

When I woke up I never spoke a word to anyone and when we got back on the bus I sat in silence all the way back to where we were living and when we arrived I went straight to my bed and I stayed there for two days. During this time I was so filled with the anointing of the holy spirit. I had to get up out of my bed because sometimes it was too much to take in. Every so often someone would come in and give me food and water and it suddenly hit me that these people do this kind of thing all the time.

A pastor came in to speak to me and I told him what had happened when I fell to the ground and he told me he had heard of this happening to people. I told him that I now understood why God had chosen me to come here. I now knew how people who give their whole hearts to God will have their rewards in Heaven.

I also know why he sent his son Jesus Christ to show me the way the truth and the light. I knew why Jesus had allowed his body to be slashed and smashed in order that my sins be forgiven. I understood then that mans problem is the devil. Is sin.

Yes I had had a terrible start in life and all the paths I could have taken had been blocked and destroyed by devil men but through his blood on that cross Jesus told me and he is telling you that Calvary would and will defeat every power of darkness. Before I came to Christ every curse known to man and every curse given by man through satan was thrown at me but when I came to Jesus every curse was broken,every curse was stopped.

Whether you are a victim of child abuse or a lost child of this world let me tell you this. The devil does not have power over you. God has all the power and through his son Jesus Christ you too can find the way the truth and the life. Every bloodwashed spirit filled child of God in this world,the devil is scared to death of you. Because he that is within you is greater than he that is in this world.

Any sense or hope of love had been taken away from as a child. That is what happens to child abuse victims when you place your life in the hands of someone you believe will love you back. The Catholic church took that hope of love away from me and for the rest of my life I was not able to let anyone into my heart. Jesus Christ had the power through his blood to save me from that hopelessness.

Over the next couple of weeks I was invited to speak at various events. Some had huge crowds and eventually I had to prepare myself for going home. That trip to Brazil taught me a lot. All my life I had been the victim and here I was among people who didn’t even have a pair of shoes to their name and they put all their faith in one man. Jesus Christ.

When I got back home I felt God was telling me to prepare for hard work and to find somewhere to rest and be ready. I moved back down to Northampton and over the next few years I started doing more work with homeless people around Northampton and London and I kept on meeting people who had been abused in Scotland.

I started taking a bigger interest in Scottish politics and finding out what exactly was happening in Scotland as far as historical child abuse was concerned and I found myself having a lot of doors shut in my face and a lot of people who had been let down by various organisations and people in positions of power.

What kept me interested is that I was going round a lot of churches all over the UK giving my testimony and always finding Scottish people who all had the same story as me that they had tried to report their abuse but nothing had happened.

It was now 2002/2003 and the internet was now a huge source of information.

I soon realised that if you wanted information or facts on child abuse there were many countries who readily had this information available but when you try to get such information form any department in Scotland there was nothing. I also tried to make contact with the Catholic church but they ran me round in circles with false promises and hopes and I was often left feeling devastated.

I started going around the country and turning up at child abuse campaigns and demos and I met a lot of people who had the same passion as me and I waited to see what the Lord’s plan was for my life.

In 2010 everything changed for me and many survivors of historical child abuse. By this time I was in contact with many child abuse organisations and survivors who had been abused by the Catholic church in Scotland.

When the Pope made his visit to these shores his visit changed everything. I along with many survivors from Scotland felt so angry that he only apologised to the Irish Catholics on Irish soil and he did not admit to systematic cover ups and there was no apology to all the victims and survivors in Scotland. The anger and abandonment I felt at that time that run through my body was overwhelming. No sooner had he left the country I was on the phone to Cardinal Keith O’Brien the then head of the Scottish Catholics. I was invited to meet with him and then I was told that someone from the Christian Brothers would be coming over from Ireland instead to meet with me and when this Christian Brother came over in early 2011 he met with me and he looked me in the face and he told me that I was wasting my time trying to get any money from them or trying to get them to admit to any abuse.

I looked this man in the eyes and I said to him. You have something belonging to me and I want it back? What is that he said and I replied. My childhood and my heart. I told him that all my life I had walked around with the a concrete slab in my heart and that concrete slab was the hold that the Catholic church had on my life. I told this man that I wanted my life back. The meeting last just over 15 minutes and the man just got up and walked out.

When I got home I prayed to God for guidance and wisdom wherever this journey took me. I really believed at that point that these abusers need to be known to the world and I had to do everything I could to make sure they can never hurt another child.

By late 2012 I had met a number of men who claimed to have been abused in the same St Ninian’s as me and I decided I wanted to go to the police again and get them to investigate. When I called them I was shocked when someone at the end of the phone told me that no other men had come forward to report abuse at this home? I knew this was not the truth.

The police sent someone to my home in Northampton and they took a statement from me and I waited to hear back from them but after weeks and then months nothing happened.. I contacted other guys who had also made statements and they had not had any reply either.

At the same time I contacted Brother Edmond Garvey the Province leader of the Christian Brothers in Ireland and I told him that I had gone to the police and I was coming after them and that I wanted justice. I also contacted Cardinal Keith O’Brien again and I told him that I had gone to the police and I was seeking justice. Over the next 12 months I tried very hard to get anything constructive from the police and the Christian Brothers but their attitude was to just ignore me and hope I would go away. The Christian Brothers started sending me a lot of cryptic messages about the validity of my allegations and even invited me to come over to Ireland to “sort this mess out” but I refused.

I told them that I had a lot of information about myself and other boys being taken over to Ireland and this was now in the hands of the police.

I also tried contacting Cardinal Keith O’Brien but my calls were ignored or I would be told that someone would get back to but they never did. So many times I tried to get answers from the church the Christian Brothers and the police and I was getting no where.

By now I was starting to feel quite depressed and isolated and life became really hard. I was in the middle of a battle with the Roman Catholic church, The Scottish Government and the Scottish Police and I was getting the run around from all 3 of them. I prayed and I prayed and I didn’t give up and I became desperate for help and tried calling many child abuse agencies and finally I got through to Wellbeing Scotland. Shortly after I contacted them I was called one day to my total surprise by a woman called Christine who told me she was from Wellbeing Scotland. She told me she wanted to help me and I told her of what I had been through and we quickly developed a very trusting bond.

She also gave me the number of her colleague Sandra who she said I could also call if Christine was unavailable and over the next few months these two ladies were able to keep me at ground level and they both showed an amazing professionalism that has amazed me to this day. I started to find strength again with the help of these ladies who were able to help me to find answers to all the questions I had.

Christine managed to get the police to start giving me updates and I soon found my feet again to continue my campaign.

One day I called Christine and I told her I had something to tell her that I had never told anyone not even the police when I gave my original statement. I told her that I believed there had been a murder in St Ninian’s and I told her the story about the boy in the next bed to me. Christine told me she would contact the police and they then sent officers to my house to take another statement.

By early 2014 I had heard nothing back form the police. I was becoming very agitated at how I was being treated and the messages I was picking up about other people trying to come forward and so I decided that I was ready to go public and contact the press and see what would happen. I contacted the Scottish Daily Record and they splashed my story all over the front page of their paper. Traumatised Scot tells of horrific abuse as a child at the hands of priests at residential school [8]

A couple days later the reporter called me to say that they had received lots of calls from people who had made the same allegations as me and got nowhere and other people called wanting to speak to me and I said it was okay for them to give my number out. A couple of day later the same paper covered the same story with lots of other men who had come forward making the same claims that I was.

One day a man called me and he said to me my name is so and so do you remember me? I told him that I did not remember a lot from my time in that place. We spoke about St Ninian’s and I told him about the murder and he said to me. Dave. You have got it all wrong about the boy in the next bed to you Joe Daly. I asked him what he meant and he told me that Joe Daly had in fact committed suicide on home leave when he was 12 years old. He had been trying to get his family to believe that he was being abused but they had insisted that he go back and instead he hung himself. I put the phone down and I cried like I had never cried before. This is the boy that used to play table tennis every day with me and the only real friend I had and ever will have my whole life. This was also the boy that I had prayed would be picked instead me. I called the police again and I told them I had to know what had happened to this boy and the police got back to me and confirmed that Joe had committed suicide.

As soon as the police officer put the phone down I fell to the floor and cried my eyes out. I cried out to God. What do I do? What do I do with this. All my life had been a lie. I started asking God how could someone be so cruel as to do something like that to a child? How could this man tell such a lie and how could all those men do such wicked things in the name of the Catholic church that had such an affect on the lives of so many children? That night I cried out to God in anger. Why me? Why have I had such a terrible life? Why have all these bad things happened to me? What do I do now. I heard a voice calling back to me saying? What would Jesus do. So many times I heard God speaking to me and asking me this question when I felt like giving up. What would Jesus do? FORGIVE. A few days later I wrote this poem.


Pointed long tail blood curling red, with cow like horns that grow from his head.

He’s the master of hell with huge burning fires,where chained screaming souls who dared live with desires,

Were given to torture to scream and to yell. No let up from pain in the fires of hell.

And more souls arrive with each toll of the bell,for a lifetime of torture in St Ninian’s hell.

Years later in Heaven at the gates made of gold, he turns up in his tunic with his cross, standing bold.

In his moment of judgment hes expecting the nod, being assessed and soul searched this so called man of God.

Will he be accepted or will he be damned, to the door that’s marked HELL so loudly its slammed.

One minute says St Peter your dress is religious, but you cannot get in without Dave Sharp’s forgiveness.

So God calls me up and he speaks to my heart, which has been through hell and has been torn apart.

My dear son he says in order to live, you must open your heart and you must learn to forgive.

For in order to have the good life you have craved, show mercy and forgiveness and you will be saved.

Show courage and strength and be as brave as a lion. Together we will forgive Brother Ryan.

Now I walk in the sunlight barefoot and free. No devils dressed as priests to harm or haunt me.

I live in the moment with no fear of death .Rejoicing each heartbeat in the warmth of my breath.

Yes I walk in the sunlight knowing in decease. Brother Ryan and I walk with God in peace.

I sat down and I wrote an email to the leaders of the Christian Brothers and the Catholic Church and also to the leading politicians of Scotland and I told them that I was going to get justice for what had happened to me and all the survivors of historical child abuse in Scotland and I was not going to give up until there was a full public inquiry into historical child abuse in Scotland for all the children who had suffered like me. I also told the Catholic Church that they need to be seen to be a part of the healing process for all those men and woman who were drowning in a sea of neglect and abandonment.

I sat and thought about all the other stories I had heard from other survivors and how all the survivors in Scotland were clearly being treated wrong.

A few days later I had a banner made up which said “We the survivors will not go away we want a public inquiry“. I travelled up to Scotland and I stayed outside parliament for 4 days. Not one politician came out and spoke to me during the four days.

I never received one reply from any politician and I made a very determined promise to myself that I was going to get justice. I started to find out about various conferences and forums that were being organised by the government and other agencies in Scotland and got myself invited. I very quickly picked up that a lot of what the politicians were saying were not what they were delivering and I quickly divorced myself from these meetings. I quickly realised that a lot of the messages that were being sent out through these meeting were very very negative and it became quite clear to me that this was a tactic to stop people coming forward.

Shortly after I was called by Christine who told me that she had heard that there was something going on with my case. She told me that many other men had come forward and Operation Winterton was the name of the case. I started to get very excited that my own case was finally being taken serious and something was happening. At the same time I was part of a growing movement to have a full public inquiry in Scotland and I travelled up to Scotland and stood outside Holyrood at least two more times and started putting lots of pressure on all the politicians.

I was contacted by Brother Edmond Garvey of the Christian Brothers who said he wanted to meet with me and that he had found my records which I had been asking for many times and a meeting was arranged to be held at a hotel outside Manchester Airport. I really believed that all my campaigning had paid off and they were going to help me get my life back on track. I met him and he handed me a sheet of paper with one reference to a table tennis competition that I had been involved with. That was the sum total of my records. This man told me that if I wanted to get anything from them I would have to go through a lawyer and that I would have great difficulty getting a lawyer because of the time bar. This meeting was a sick way of trying to put me off my fight for justice. These people wined and dined me and were overly nice but it was all false and I just got up and walked out without saying a word.

Weeks later I switched on my tv one day and I was horrified to hear that Cardinal Keith O’Brien had been exposed as a sexual predator who had been praying on young priests.

This was the man who I had been in contact with for over three years. This was the man I believed had all the power to help all the survivors and he turned out to be a sex abuser. This was another blow to my campaign but I wasn’t giving up.

The Church might be more powerful than the government of this country but I had a story that had to be told and I had the truth on my side and I knew of many other people, men and woman who were suffering just like I had for many years.

This man was a law unto himself. His behaviour and his subsequent treatment was another example where the code of the Canon law was abused . Put simply the Canon law is how the church organises and governs itself. The word Canon basically means rule.

The churches laws have changed much in the 2000 year history. Even in the New Testament we see procedures for replacing an Apostle in Acts 1:15-26.

Judas betrayed Jesus and he allowed Satan to take over his life. At that moment Judas no longer had the guidance of God. He allowed profit and power to rule his heart and he paid the price for it.

For hundreds of years and even to this day we see example after example of Catholic priests and Bishops committing heinous crimes against children and they are somehow allowed to be covered by their own law.

This is why I fear for the Catholic church. This is why I believe God has called me into this ministry. I truly believe that Christianity must demand and help the Catholic church to turn its head towards Heaven and seek the guidance of God in order to find its path to Heaven and I truly believe that the only way it is going to do that is through the children abused in its care.

The church is trapped in a history of sin and is overwhelmed by its own power and wealth.

Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor that walks in his integrity than he who is crooked though he be rich.

Proverbs 28 also says:1. The wicked flee when no one is pursuing but the righteous are bold as a lion.

We the children who were abused don’t want these people to flee all the way to hell. We want them to join us in Heaven at the feet of our almighty God.

Shortly after I decided to hold a vigil outside the Scottish parliament and we invited survivors to join us. We held a vigil to remember all the children whose lives had been taken or lost because of child abuse and we made sure all the politicians knew we were there.

A short time later I was contacted by a law firm in Scotland who said they wanted to represent me and help me in my fight with the Scottish government to receive a criminal injuries payout and not long after I was awarded a five figure sum of money.

I knew that I had been offered this money to shut me up but it just had the opposite affect. I felt really angry that they felt that this was all about money. I knew in my heart that this Ministry was not for sale. Praise God. I started asking questions as to how I was awarded this sum when my abuser was dead and he had been dead for many years and more importantly he had never been charged with any offence of child abuse and I also had lots of information about other boys who had also been abused by him and others and also why were the police so determined to not pursue my accusations of boys being taken over to Ireland? I knew then just as I know now that something wasn’t right and I knew more than I should and I was not going to stop because they had given me this money.

I used the money to my advantage and I kept up my campaigning. I kept the pressure on the politicians and I knew that there were now lots of people doing the same all over the country. I started meeting lots of other survivors and together we kept up the pressure. In 2013/2014 I stood outside parliament three times and I kept up the pressure on the Catholic church to help me get justice from the Catholic order the Christian Brothers by organising vigils and standing outside churches of prominence all over the UK demanding the Catholic church do more to help survivors abused in institutions. I found out where the Irish Christian Brothers administration offices and headquarters were in the UK and I would stand outside with a huge banner that said. Christian Brothers pay for your sins. I managed to get meetings with lots of people and I knew that what we were doing was starting to have an impact. By this time I had the full support of Janine Rennie the CEO of Wellbeing Scotland and it felt like there was a real movement throughout the country.

Eventually I found out that a date had been set for the trial of the men accused of abusing boys in the home I was in but the police called me and told me that I was not needed to go to court as the men who were in the dock were not there at the time I was there. This was shattering news for me. For over two years the police had taken me on this journey and led me to believe that I was very much involved in the case by calling me and asking me questions. Again I was so confused at the fact that I had been awarded criminal injuries but no one had been charged with any crime. To this day no one can tell me how that works.

In 2014 when the Scottish referendum was in full flow I stood outside the Scottish parliament for 10 days with a huge banner that said “FORGET THE REFERENDUM LOOK AFTER YOUR CHILDREN FIRST”. During this time I gave out over 1000 leaflets and almost 100 people came forward to tell me they had been abused as children in Scotland.

I also organised an all day vigil that was held outside St Andrews Cathedral in Glasgow the headquarters of the Scottish Catholic church where over thirty people turned up who were abused and we had a piper play Highland Cathedral in a minutes silence to remember all the children whose lives had been taken or lost because of child abuse in Scotland.

Later that year the court case started and the case took 8 weeks and two men were found guilty. The day the verdict came was a great relief for me and many other men who had been in St Ninian’s. It turned out that almost 70 men had come forward and gave statements to the police to report that they had also been abused in St Ninian’s which didn’t surprise me.

At the same time that this was happening the Scottish government announced that they were at last going to have a full public inquiry into institutional abuse. I was overjoyed. We had done it.

Straight after the case was finished I decided I had to keep up my fight for justice against the Christian Brothers and the Catholic church. When the leader of the Catholic church Archbishop Tagliatari came out in early 2015 and made a full apology to everyone who had been abused by the catholic church I immediately contacted him and demanded a meeting which I was granted.

At the meeting with Archbishop Tagliatari I went not as a representative but as a victim and I took with me all my medical records and I told him that I was not going to give up. I told him I wanted three things from him.

1. I wanted him to arrange a meeting between me and the Christian Brothers

2. I wanted him to help me get Christian counseling and to show all the survivors of historical child abuse at the hands of the Catholic church evidence that they could come forward and receive counseling

3. I wanted him to invite me to a service that was being conducted by him so that I could go in and feel that I could make my peace with the church and find some sort of closure so that I could move on with my life

I told him I wanted proof within six weeks that he was doing this and I never got a single response from him.

 See Daily Record Archbishop Tartaglia hears of abuse hell first-hand after victim given two-hour audience with Scotland’s senior Catholic cleric [6] 

I prayed very hard to ask God to guide me as to what I could next. I waited for a sign from God and one day I heard God saying to me. I want you to go and stand outside the headquarters of the Scottish Catholic church in Glasgow. St Andrews Cathedral. At first I laughed but it kept coming back and eventually I knew this what what God wanted me to do. I knew that I had to do something to show the Catholic church that I will not be ignored any more and that they cannot go on ignoring survivors. I decided that I was going to chain myself to a cross and stand outside St Andrew’s Cathedral for 10 days.

In the autumn of 2016 I arrived in Glasgow. I made a huge eight foot cross and I bought a chain and on the Sunday I walked down to the church before the service started and I stood outside the main door and I handed out a leaflet to every person walking into the church which said..

My name is Dave Sharp. I am a survivor of historical child abuse at the hands of the Catholic church. I spent the first sixteen years of my life in various Catholic run homes and at the age of 10 I ended up at St Ninian’s run by the Catholic order of the Irish Christian Brothers. During this time I was hung from a rope with my hands tied behind my back, blindfolded and raped. I was also taken out of the home and trafficked all over Scotland and Ireland where I was raped by many men. I have met the leaders of both the Scottish Catholic church and the Irish Christian brothers and they have both ignored my cries for help. Starting tomorrow and over the next 10 days I shall be standing outside the Cathedral chained to a cross as a statement of the hold the Catholic church has on my life.

The next morning I arrived along with my friend Sandra and I put up my cross and I chained myself to it. I set up my banner that said “Survivors of historical child abuse. Abandoned by the Catholic Church“. I stood there all day and many people stopped to ask what I was doing.

What surprised me the most was that people started coming from the church and telling me that they were happy at what I was doing and they wanted the subject of Historical child abuse to come out in the open. Many of these Catholics stood with me and asked me questions and even encouraged and wished me well. I knew at that point that I was going to be okay. I was fully committed to doing the full 10 days and it felt good that I was actually getting the support from the very people I thought I would upset.

Over the next couple of days many people came and spoke to me and the campaign got a lot of media attention. I waited to see if someone from the offices or from the priesthood would come out and speak to me but they chose to ignore me and so the stand off began.

By day 8/9 Sandra and myself had spoken to over 60 people who had came forward and told us they had been abused in childhood. Almost all of them at the hands of the Catholic church.

It became clear that the church was not going to yield and on day 9 I sent a message to the church to say that I had made a decision. I told the person to tell the leaders of the church that I was going to stay for 40 days.

On day 12 I received an email from Edmond Garvey who said he wanted to talk to me and I decided I had done enough to make these people stop and listen to me. The next day on the train home and I wrote this poem.

A Hard Reality is Gonna Fall.

Where have you been my God fairing son? Where have you been my loyal young one?

I went back to Scotland to spread your good word, but what I discovered was sick and disturbed.

I’ve been on the front line screaming your name. To get through to those people who are living in shame.

I’ve been in top voice to keep your truth alive. Praising and singing Psalm 20 v5.

I’ve been to a place where the sanctimonious and the pious ignore abused children the Glasgow Archdiocese.

And it was hard. Yes it was hard, for 12 long days but I didn’t fall.

And what did you see my God fairing son? What did you see my loyal young one?

I saw sad and scared Catholics who pleaded with me, to flood the hell fires and help set them free.

I saw through the sadness and fear in their eyes. Too guilty to look up to you in the skies.

I saw that they too had been abused and threatened. A people that knew that their end had been reckoned.

I saw through blacked windows those men in long robes, who siphon your word into disgraceful codes.

And it was hard. Yes it was hard for 12 long days to break down that wall.

And what will you do now my God fairing son? What will you do now my loyal young one?

I’ll stand strong against falsehood and if they knock me to the floor. I’ll bounce right back up singing Psalm 60 v4.

I will walk through the fires and aim for their hearts, and pray that their greed and their power departs.

I will kneel at their feet and I will read out your word, and I will stay there until I know it is heard.

And when they have heard it they will join me as proof. That your word is final and your word is truth.

And it will be hard. Yes it will be hard, but I know Gods word conquers all.

Your loving son.

Dave Sharp.

In May of 2017 I met the insurers of the Christian Brothers in Manchester. I told the lawyer representing me that I was not interested in signing any confidentially clause and after a meeting that lasted over 6 hours of the most disgusting destruction of my life and my family I was finally awarded a payment by the Christian Brothers.

As soon as I received the money I contacted Janine and Sandra from Wellbeing Scotland and I thanked them from the bottom of my heart for everything that they had done for me over the last 4/5 years but I also said that our work has only just begun. I told them about this idea I had about starting a new campaign group called S.A.F.E. and both Janine and Sandra said to me. We are right beside you Dave every step of the way.

I got in touch with one of the biggest law firms in Glasgow who I knew had a good record and history of dealing with child abuse cases. I spoke to one of the partners Pat McGuire. I asked him if he would like to join our campaign to provide legal advice going all over Scotland along with professional counsellers from Wellbeing Scotland going on the streets to look for and encourage survivors of historical child abuse to come forward and have their voices heard and the right to seek justice.

Pat McGuire saw how genuine and how sincere I was in my belief to make this work and he agreed right away to be part of our team.

Within days we had come up with our own brochure and on May 31st 2017 on the day the public inquiry into historical child abuse in institutions started in Scotland we all stood outside and we held a vigil to remember all the children whose lives had been taken or lost because of child abuse and we announced our new campaign.

The following day we turned up at George Square in Glasgow unannounced and over the next two days we spoke to hundreds of people and over 70 people came forward to say that they had been abused in childhood.

Over the following six months we took to the streets of Greenock where over 30 people came forward and we were allowed to set up a stall in the Gay pride weekend event in Glasgow Green where over 50 people came forward, and we were also asked to set up a stall at the Walk for Suicide day in Strathclyde park where over 30 people came forward.

We also went back to George Square and this time I invited survivor groups from Northern Ireland and England and Wales to join us and over 30 people came forward. Evening Times Child sex abuse survivors hold Glasgow rally to highlight atrocities they endured [7]

Just before Christmas I contacted one of the partners from Thompsons a lady called Lindsay Bruce and she told me that since we started working together over 200 people have been in touch with them.

Just after Christmas I sent an email to various people telling them that we had actually got more than 450 people to come forward and I received a phone call from Janine who said to me. Dave. You have got the figures wrong. I have been talking to Pat from Thompsons and the real figure is nearer 600. Praise God.

I have since started speaking again in public speaking where I can about what is happening in Scotland and trying to get people to help us get justice for all these poor souls who have just been abandoned.

Our next destination is going to be Dundee and I am praying with all of my heart that we can reach out to lots of people. [date]

This time I want to connect with the local churches and hopefully we can get the use of a church hall and on one of the evenings we can invite as many people as possible from the local churches, the homeless centres, the drug and alcohol units, the local child abuse agencies and lots of people from the local area to come and hear our testimonies and we can also have people talking about the public inquiry and Wellbeing Scotland and Thompsons and some local agencies.

Over the next six months to a year we shall be covering every corner of Scotland. We are hoping to connect with various organisations throughout the country and we will not stop.

My intention when I set up S.A.F.E. was that in order to get as many people to come forward and in order not to miss anyone I had to make sure that S.A.F.E. was non political and non religious and at the same time get my testimony of what Jesus Christ has done in my life out to as many people as possible. For more information on S.A.F.E see booklet [2]  Over the last couple of years I have found it more difficult to ignore the mood of the people on the streets of Scotland and to realise that the fight is with the political and the religious establishment of this country.

An American Catholic whistleblower said recently that Scotland is one of the few countries left where the Catholic church is actually more powerful than the Government and I fully believe this to be true.

No one can understand why the Catholic church has been allowed to continually turn its back on survivors and quite openly be able to shut anyone up who dares to come forward with a voice. What I experienced with my meeting with them was pure evil nothing more nothing less and I also believe they were in the pockets of Slater and Gordon solicitors in Manchester, who totally ignored my instructions for a counsellor to be at that meeting and also that I would not accept anything less than a six figure sum. The figure in the end was well short of this and even when I tried to raise a complaint I was just ignored.

The reason I speak about the money is because of two reasons.

1. I know I was and am a high profile survivor and campaigner and they knew I was not going to accept any kind of non disclosure signing and whatever I received I was going to go public with it because I was so high profile and everyone knew that in the last 20 years of campaigning it has never been just about me.

2. I knew and still do know of many men and woman in Scotland that have been given really small figures of money and warned and forced to sign these disclosures and the lawyer in Manchester even told me he has dealt in such dealings.

The reason so many survivors have gone down to England to seek any kind of justice is because the government in Scotland stubbornly refuse to create the conditions so that people feel safe to come forward and they will be taken seriously and that is why S.A.F.E. has had almost twice as many people come forward that the Scottish independent public inquiry which has cost the public purse over £10 million so far??

People on the streets are telling us that they are fully aware of what is going on but when you ask them to help then they just turn their back because people just don’t like talking about child abuse.

I fully believe that every single person in this country has a Christian and moral duty to look for all the thousands of survivors of historical child abuse, but the whole political system in Scotland is doing everything in its power to stop this happening and why do I say that? Because everyone knows that if all the survivors came forward it would cost in excess of £200 million which would have a huge impact on the economy as well as the police services and also the local authorities but because this issue has never been dealt with and if it had been dealt with 5/10/15/20 years ago then the prisons and the homeless centres and the bedsits and the drug and alcohol units would not be so full.

The government and the church cannot and must not be allowed to ignore this issue any longer. Institutional abuse only covers a small percentage of the total amount of people who have suffered historical child abuse in Scotland. Some say it could be anything between 5/10 thousand and our message to all these people in 2018 and the message we are taking up to Dundee is.


Please help us find these poor souls.

For references Google search Dave Sharp Abuse [18] Google search Dave Sharp Glasgow Evening Times [19] and see links at end.

Many blessings

Dave Sharp

Child abuse survivor and campaigner.



For more information on see  S.A.F.E. Booklet [2]

The former St Ninian’s School in Falkland.

Media Timeline – mostly of Dave Sharp’s Actions

2004 Jan 27 High Court Eire  Christian Brothers v Child Abuse Inquiry and others 2004 Jan 27 High Court Eire [9] 

2010 Oct 26 Court of Appeal Survivors v Christian Brothers and others 2010 Oct 26 Court of Appeal [10] 

2014 May 16 Daily Record Traumatised Scot tells of horrific abuse as a child at the hands of priests at residential school [8] 

2014 May 17 Daily Record Catholic school sex abuse victim tells how churchman dismissed his suffering and warned he would never win justice [4]

2014 May 21 Daily Record Six men charged over alleged child abuse at school run by notorious Christian Brothers order [5] 

2014 May 22 Daily Record Ex-pupil of Catholic school at centre of sex abuse probe tells how paedo clerics would prowl dormitories at night looking for victims [3] 

2015 Aug 27 Daily Record Archbishop Tartaglia hears of abuse hell first-hand after victim given two-hour audience with Scotland’s senior Catholic cleric [6]

2016 Apr 13 BBC Five men deny abuse at St Ninian’s School in Fife [12] 

2016 Apr 25 Courier Fife Christian Brothers trial: Detective reveals previous investigation [14] 

2016 May 2 Ted Team Website Court cases Fife Christian Brothers Trial Various articles [13]

2016 Jul 23 Daily Record Dave Sharp’s bravery was finally rewarded as ‘Christian’ abusers were finally punished [1] 


2017 Jan 5 cathy fox blog Christian Brothers v Child Abuse Inquiry and others 2004 Jan 27 High Court Eire [9] 

2017 Jan 5 Cathy fox blog Survivors v Christian Brothers and others 2010 Oct 26 Court of Appeal [10] 

2017 Aug 24 Daily Record ‘I was raped, beaten and hung by the neck’ Christian Brothers abuse survivor wins five-figure payout after 40-year fight for justice [15] 

2017 Nov 7 Evening Times Child sex abuse survivors hold Glasgow rally to highlight atrocities they endured [7] 

2017 Dec 1 Holyrood Child abuse survivor in vigil outside parliament while Kezia Dugdale remains in jungle [17] 

2018 Mar 19 Google search Dave Sharp Abuse [18]

2018 Mar 19 Google search Dave Sharp Glasgow Evening Times [19]

  • 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]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]


[1] 2016 Jul 23 Daily Record Dave Sharp’s bravery was finally rewarded as ‘Christian’ abusers were finally punished

[2]  S.A.F.E. Booklet  12 pages

[3] 2014 May 22 Daily Record Ex-pupil of Catholic school at centre of sex abuse probe tells how paedo clerics would prowl dormitories at night looking for victims

[4] 2014 May 17 Daily Record Catholic school sex abuse victim tells how churchman dismissed his suffering and warned he would never win justice

[5] 2014 May 21 Daily Record Six men charged over alleged child abuse at school run by notorious Christian Brothers order

[6] 2015 Aug 27 Daily Record Archbishop Tartaglia hears of abuse hell first-hand after victim given two-hour audience with Scotland’s senior Catholic cleric

[7] 2017 Nov 7 Evening Times Child sex abuse survivors hold Glasgow rally to highlight atrocities they endured archive

[8] 2014 May 16 Daily Record Traumatised Scot tells of horrific abuse as a child at the hands of priests at residential school

[9] 2017 Jan 5 cathy fox blog Christian Brothers v Child Abuse Inquiry and others 2004 Jan 27 High Court Eire

[10] 2017 Jan 5 Cathy fox blog Survivors v Christian Brothers and others 2010 Oct 26 Court of Appeal

[11] 2016 Aug 20 Herald Man to stage ‘crucifixion’ to highlight abuse archive

[12] 2016 Apr 13 BBC Five men deny abuse at St Ninian’s School in Fife

[13] 2016 May 2 Ted Team Website Court cases Fife Christian Brothers Trial several articles

[14] 2016 Apr 25 Courier Fife Christian Brothers trial: Detective reveals previous investigation

[15] 2017 Aug 24 Daily Record ‘I was raped, beaten and hung by the neck’ Christian Brothers abuse survivor wins five-figure payout after 40-year fight for justice


[17] 2017 Dec 1 Holyrood Child abuse survivor in vigil outside parliament while Kezia Dugdale remains in jungle

[18] 2018 Mar 19 Google search Dave Sharp Abuse

[19] 2018 Mar 19 Google search Dave Sharp Glasgow Evening Times

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

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Q Anon – Spirit Cooking and Hollywood Mind Control, Enslaved Children

This post is really for those people who have not heard of Q Anon or Q.

I have been meaning to blog about Q for some time. Now Q has posted something related to mind control and child abuse.

Q is reputed to be someone close to President Trump but who has the plausible deniability of posting on an anonymous message board on 8chan.  Q is helping to take down the criminal cabal, which runs much of the “evil” on the planet, including the child sexual abuse networks.

If you think this is farfetched then please either research the subject yourself or just disregard. This post is not for you.

Basic Q information….

Who is Q?  [8]

Q Anon (and the Deep State) for Dummies [7]

Amongst much else Q has posted on March 8th was posted…

“The spirit cooking discovery is bigger than you know. Follow Maria” [meaning Marina Abramovich, as Q corrects later]

hThis of course refers to the spirit cooking reference in the Podesta emails.  This gives you the  idea – Marina Abramovic featured here in both photos, the second I think with Lady Gaga


On November 3rd 2016, WikiLeaks released Part 28 in their series, which included an email thread between John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, and his brother Tony, an influential Democratic lobbyist. In this email, Tony asks his brother if he is able to attend a “Spirit Cooking dinner.” He says the artist hosting the dinner, Marina Abramovic, “wants [him] there,” and in a previous email in the thread shows the artist herself requesting John’s presence at her New York City home. See 2017 Nov 24  Cathy Fox Blog The Real Origins of /r/Pizzagate and The Pizzagate/Pedogate Movement (Part 1) by fuckcensorship [9]

So any research and digging into Marina may be useful, but by the time this post is published, much more will have been researched into her.

The other subject Q mentions of relevance to child sexual abuse is child slavery and brainwashing…

“They made many current/former enslaved children famous. Hollywood is filled w/ them. Models. Find the loudest voices. Brainwashed. who was adopted? Who was born in? They thought the SHEEP would follow the STARS. Q”


This appears to mean that children are taken when young and mind controlled, dissociating their minds into many alters, which are controllable by other people (their controllers) with keywords or gestures. Q appears to suggest research into who was adopted and where they were born is important.

Could he mean children trafficked from places such as Kosovo and Haiti?

Sheep commonly means the unawakened population who are not aware of the criminal cabal, the illuminati and secret government, NWO Natürliche Wirtschaftsordnung or “Natural Economic  Order”  See Natural Economic Order  [17] and Natural Money website Natural Economic Order by Silvio Gesell pdf [18]

Hollywood is stuffed full of mind control victims – something not really widely recognised as it should be.

I touch on Hollywood here in this post but some of the links in the post are more comprehensive. From Fiona Barnett to Miley Cyrus  [14]

Some links on how CIA control the mind control..

  • CIA – DIA Mind Control and Sex Slavery of Children by Sue Arrigo MD [10]
  • Secrets of the CIA’s Global Sex Slave Industry 2 by Sue Arrigo MD [11]
  • Secrets of the CIA’s Global Sex Slave Industry 3 by Sue Arrigo MD [12]
  • US MK Ultra – CIA’s Mind Control on Children [13]

If you are interested in following Q a good place to start is a summary group such as The Great Awakening board on Voat [5]

This post is part of the March Madness posting on March 10 [6]

Also check 2018 Mar 11 Voat Great Awakening sub Qs latest posts decoded  [15]


8chan Redpilling [20]

  • 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]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]



[2]  Great Awakening Spirit cooking and Hollwood posts

[3] Great Awakening Spirit cooking and Hollwood archive


[5] Voat Group The Great Awakening

[6]  2018 Mar 10 Voat Group The Great Awakening Q post march madness

[7] Q Anon (and the Deep State) for Dummies

[8] Who is Q?

[9] 2017 Nov 24  Cathy Fox Blog The Real Origins of /r/Pizzagate and The Pizzagate/Pedogate Movement (Part 1) by fuckcensorship

[10] 2017 Mar 26  cathy fox blog CIA – DIA Mind Control and Sex Slavery of Children by Sue Arrigo MD

[11] 2017 Mar 17 Cathy fox blog Secrets of the CIA’s Global Sex Slave Industry 2 by Sue Arrigo MD

[12] 2017 Mar 19  cathy fox blog Secrets of the CIA’s Global Sex Slave Industry 3 by Sue Arrigo MD

[13]  2017 Mar 20 cathy fox blog US MK Ultra – CIA’s Mind Control on Children

[14] 2015 Dec 18 cathy fox blog From Fiona Barnett to Miley Cyrus

[15] 2018 Mar 11 Voat Great Awakening sub Qs latest posts decoded

[16] @abramovicm666 Old twitter account for Abramovic

[17] 2018 Mar 12 Natural Economic Order

[18] Natural Money website Natural Economic Order by Silvio Gesell pdf


[20]  8chan Redpilling

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

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Sex Slavery – Slave Girl Return to Hell by Sarah Forsyth and Tim Tate

Human trafficking and sex trafficking is finally moving up the agenda after Trumps Executive order against it in December 2017. Daily Caller FINALLY! President Trump Freezes Assets Of Human Traffickers [47]

People are wondering whether this will result in the mass arrests of any child abusers or traffickers linked to John Podesta and Hillary Clinton. [It should be recognised that this is not a partisan issue as the Republicans are full of child abusers as well]

I have this unfinished blog that I had written on sex slavery. As I do not have the Tim Tate book just to hand, I cannot finish it in the way I wanted so some parts at the end are just notes. The post contains useful information for campaigners on human trafficking, mainly in the UK and thus I publish it, albeit imperfect. It also contains links to many court appeals I have published.

This was Tim Tates second book with Sarah Forsyth. 2013  Sarah Forsyth with Tim Tate Slave Girl Return to Hell, Ordinary British Girls are Being Sold into Sex Slavery; I Escaped, But Now I’m Going Back to Help Free Them. This is My True Story. [1] 

I have previously written on Tim Tates work. His book Slave Girl by Sarah Forsyth and Tim Tate [33]  and his documentaries on slavery Slavery Today – Tim Tate [34]

Here is a pot pourri from this second book.

Sarah has finally managed to kick all her addictions, settle down in a flat near her mother, faced up to her past and the mistakes she made in it. She wanted to write a second book and use it to do something about sex trafficking and some of the people involved. She teams up again with Tim Tate who did not recognise her, when he met her again on her doorstep, because she had changed so much.

In London the Poppy Project [which now appears to have been shut down [41]] found an average of 28 brothels in each of Londons Boroughs with 71 in Westminster, home of Scotland Yard and the House of Parliament. At least 1933 prostitutes were found of 77 nationalities with average age of 21.

Many people get an experience of sex trafficking from one point of view and Sarah likens this to the fable of the Elephant and the Blind Men, where each person feels a different part of the elephant and each comes to a different conclusion as to what the beast is. Sarah wanted to get many experiences to get views from different perspectives of the sex industry.


What was the size of the sex slavery elephant?

Punternet [4] PunterNet UK – Escort Reviews and Directory – is a website which men write Service Provider Reviews of the women that they use. From this it is easy to check how many establishments are in your area. Reading between the lines it is possible to assess some of the “service providers” lack of willingness to do the job. Their twitter is @PunterNetUK

The Poppy Report says 97% were from foreign countries. The official story is that these women are supposed to have come thousands of miles, away from home to work in grubby brothels of their own free will.

The alternative and more likely is that they are tricked and trafficked and forced by violence and threats to be penetrated several times a day.

The book gives several examples of sex traffickers around Britain.  The appeals of some of which I have included the links alongside for those that are available. Two links are not appeals, one is a Judicial Review on refugee procedure and one an extradition request, but I have included those as well for information.

  • Mesut Arslan, Ali Arslan, Martin Doci , Valmir Gjetja, Roman Pacan, Edward Facuna,
    Luton /Ealing 2008 Prosecutor Jason Dunn-Shaw: Judge Martin Beddoe [p45] [25]
  • Yi Yuan Geng 6 brothels across London full of women from SE Asia [p62]
  • Carl Pritchett: Birmingham Cuddles Massage Parlour which had 19 women servicing clients [p63] [p187] [26]
  • Josef Demeter, Natasa Demeterova: Sheffield trafficked people for sexual exploitation [p65] South Yorkshire Police turned a blind eye [28]
  • Thomas Carroll, Shamiela Clark, Toma Carroll: Judge Neil Bidder Cardiff 35 brothels across Ulster and Ireland [p68] [27]
  • David Greenwood, Marius Nejloveanu, Bogdan Nejloveanu: Shangri-La, Belle Air Massage parlour, Manchester Police turned  a blind eye. Birmingham Police arrested the girls for prostitution. Cleopatras in Bury 3 brothels. Greenwoods barrister Ms Elizabeth Jane Nicholls said that the brothels operate with the cooperation of the police [p82] Inland Revenue taxed it! [30]
  • Rong Chen, Jason Owen Hinton, Simon Dempsey: Mr Justice Stephens 2012 Kidderminster
  • Anthony Harrison July 2001 Woolwich Crown Court
  • Sergei Konart, Ekaterina Kolesikova: Southwark Crown Court 2011 Oct, Prosecutor Hanna Llewellyn-Waters
  • John Reece Leicester. This is him on a much later charge [31]

After the David Greenwood trial an investigation by ACPO found 5,890 brothels [p84] and 342 in West Midlands alone.

Cuddles Massage Parlour – The 13 EU women were released as they were “legal” workers, even if they  forced to which was not checked. The rest were illegal immigrants and were shipped off. [p197]

So if there are rules to stop brothels in Britain why are so many carrying on with impunity?

Could it be that special branch, and MI5 use this seedy side to their own benefit and they use the information to control people and blackmail people, whilst turning a blind eye to the law and abuse?

Sarah revisited the streets on which she was sold. She met the Amsterdam Scarlet Cord Scharlaken Coord organisation [p142] that gives flowers to prostitutes and treats them as human beings. She met the police anti trafficking squad [p145] [7]

2008 Making the Visible Invisible Report by Karina Schaapman showed that the vast majority of 8,000 women working in sex industry has been forced to do so, by violent pimps and traffickers. Brings in 83 Million Euro per year. Is Amsterdam city council not complicit?

Sex trafficking is a globalised business, Club Paradise is Europes biggest brothel at La Jonquera run by Jose Moreno. In Madrid women were tattooed with barcodes which said  how much the women had cost and who they belonged to [p134]

  • Poppy Project has not been not funded by government after 2009.
  • Katya in Harrow [p200] story and trafficked to Israel. She took on immigration service as they should have known she was victim of trafficking.
  • Newcastle 100 yards from police station [p223] and one of the charged is police. (Who??)
  • Women get charged not men.
  • Prostitutes Collective [9]
  • Not for Sale Campaign [8]
  • Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe [40] [p120]

If authorities are serious about stopping trafficking, then the Police must start enforcing the law on brothels, otherwise they are complicit. MI5 who do nto work for british chidlren or people but appear to be unaccountable to the, and perhaps they actually work for the Rothschilds and banking interests.

Backpage have 70% of the adverts worldwide for prostitutes [43] 2012 Mar 4 Conchita Sarnoff Huffington Post Backpage Not Complying With Requests to Help Stop Sex Trafficking

Dubious owners or shareholders who profit from prostitution, trafficking and the blackmail industry?

Sunshine and transparency needs to fall on these traffickers and the authorities who allow them

There are also some fantastic videos, organsiations and website in the links below. Just to single out two check out Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking [45], and Imprisoned Women blog [38]

  • 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]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]


[1] 2013  Sarah Forsyth with Tim Tate Slave Girl Return to Hell, Ordinary British Girls are Being Sold into Sex Slavery; I Escaped, But Now I’m Going Back to Help Free Them. This is My True Story.  Paperback ISBN 978 1 78219 226 8

[2] Slavery: A 21st Century Evil – Food chain slaves Season 1 Episode 1

[3] Slavery: A 21st Century Evil Sex slaves Season 1 Episode 2

[4] Punternet

[5] 2015 Jun 23 Birmingham Mail Confidential police reports reveal ‘threats to life’ to failed child sexual exploitation victims

[6] 2015 Jun 24 Daily Mail Police ‘find SLAVES’ in travellers’ camp dawn raid which also nets £155,000 Ferrari, £90,000 Range Rover and a Bentley Golf Cart

[7] Scarlet Cord

[8] Not for Sale Campaign

[9] Prostitutes Collective

[10] Wiki mensenhandel [Dutch for human trafficking]

[11] Free the Slaves

[12] AntiSlavery International

[13] A 21 campaign


[15] 2015 Jun 25 Guardian The secret lives of phone sex workers

[16] 2015 Jun 30 BBC My 25 years as a prostitute

[17] 2015 Jul 12 Guardian

[18] UCL Legacies of British Slave-ownership

[19] BBC Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners

[20] London Backpage Female Escorts

[21] Al Jazeera Slavery Debate in full

[22] 2015 Jul 30 BBC Sex trafficking: Lifelong struggle of exploited children

[23] 2015 Jul 28 BBC Human trafficking: The lives bought and sold

[24] 2015 Jul 30 BBC Anti-slavery powers come into force in England and Wales

[25] 2015 Jun 25 CathyFoxBlog Roman Pacan, Ali Arslan, Edward Facuna, Martin Doci 2009 Oct 16 Court of Appeal

[26] 2015 Jun 25 CathyFoxBlog Carl Pritchett, Nathan Langston 2007 Feb 14 Court of Appeal

[27] 2015 Jun 25 CathyFoxBlog Thomas Joseph Carroll 2010 October 19 Court of Appeal

[28] 2015 Jun 25 CathyFoxBlog Josef Demeter, Monika Demeterova, 2002 July 26. High Court Dublin

[30] 2015 Jun 25 CathyFoxBlog Marius Nejloveanu, Bogdan Nejloveanu. 20 July 2011. Court of Appeal

[31] 2013 Dec 13 Leicester Mercury Leicester man who attacked partner in street gets suspended sentence as ‘a Christmas present’

[32] 2016 Jul 31 ITV Theresa May announces crackdown on modern slavery

[33] 2015 Jun 23 Cathy Fox Blog  Slave Girl by Sarah Forsyth and Tim Tate

[34] 2015 Jul 21 Cathy Fox Blog  Slavery Today – Tim Tate

[35] Unseen uk website



[36] 2004 Jan 30 Mail How Benedict Cumberbatch’s family made a fortune from slavery (And why his roles in films like 12 Years A Slave are a bid to atone for their sins)

[37] wikipedia 12 years a slave

[38] Imprisoned Women blog 

Human Trafficking: A Crime Hard to Track Proves Harder to Fight story of Oksana trafficked from Ukraine to US



[41] POPPY Project The Poppy Project provides support, advocacy and accommodation to trafficked women. They are a first responder for the NRM. Phone: 020 7735 2062 (ask for the POPPY Project duty worker) Email: Website: [No longer found]

[42] Stop the Traffik

[43] 2012 Mar 4 Huffington Post Conchita Sarnoff Backpage Not Complying With Requests to Help Stop Sex Trafficking

[44] PunterNet twitter

[45] Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, Conchita Sarnoff website

[46] Conchita Sarnoff website Trafficked

[47] 2018 Jan 1 Daily Caller FINALLY! President Trump Freezes Assets Of Human Traffickers

[48] Sherloc Case Law Database  Queen v Rong Chen, Simon Dempsey and Jason Owen Hinton

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Child Safeguarding Whistleblower, Thomas Tallis School Part 2 – Supervising

This is the second part of story about a child safeguarding issue at a school, Thomas Tallis School in Greenwich.

A concerned teacher Mick V, expressed concern about a child’s wellbeing and possible sexual abuse  but then found himself the victim of a ficticious “parallel construction” to shut him up. He lost his job at the school as a teacher and himself is targetted as a result.

The first post was2018 Mar 7 Cathy Fox Blog Child Safeguarding Whistleblower, Thomas Tallis School Part 1- Cover Up [2] or download  [2a] and this post is Supervising organisations did nothing about my concerns relating to the possible abuse and neglect of the child [1] There is way more than enough evidence, documents and emails, which are all reproduced at the end to back up Mick V’s Story.

He has tried and tried and exhausted every single avenue and official authority to try and bring attention to the lack of safeguarding to this child. The system has closed ranks and worked together to ignore his concerns for the child and attack him.

This case  illustrates not only that there are corrupt individuals, but that institutional corruption that works to punish the whistleblower, protect the establishments and powerful people and ignore the real needs of the child. Are the corrupt individuals colluding?

All we can do is to keep exposing it. The system is rigged – who rigs it and why? The more information that is out in the public, the more we can shine the light on the corruption and work out the pattern.

This is Mick V’s story. He has been has come through what they have thrown at him so far. Probably damaged, but unbowed. It takes special people to stick to telling the truth come what may.

(Apologies for formatting problems still evident)

Supervising organisations did nothing about my concerns relating to the possible abuse and neglect of the child (Pupil R)


I used to work at Thomas Tallis school and I raised serious health and safety/safeguarding

concerns about the pupil on 12/2/2016:

He is anorexic/emaciated and his state rapidly deteriorated because he was coming to the

school without the food, without his diet plan, was never taking his jacket off in order to hide his

body, the members of staff were ordering him to sit down and then used 2 heat blowers in order

to force him to take his jacket off, he was jumping the school fence EVERY day around 1.p.m.

thus leaving the school unaccompanied and unauthorised, he was using the curtain pole as a

weapon against other pupils, the temperature in the classroom was excessive – 28 degreees

Celsius (82.5 Fahrenheit) on the functioning classroom thermostat,..

In the beginning of January 2016, Mrs Francesca Kamei informed me that he is the “highest risk

pupil out of the school’s 1,800 pupils in terms of his poor mental and physical health”,

Mrs Francesca Kamei also told me that his body is “starved because his mind is starved”, and

that her “calls to hospital doctors were not returned by those doctors”.

Less than 2 hours later after sending my whistleblowing email of 12/2/2016, I was sacked

despite my excellent references from the Deputy Head, my agency, pupils and their parents

throughout my employment there.

The school cited the lack of “funding” as the reason for my dismissal.

The school employed another tutor in my place (who was unsuitable for Pupil1) and provided

false information to ACAS that they did not employ another tutor in my place.

Then the school broke into my locker, stole my list of personal passwords in order to access my

data which they subsequently deleted, amended and blocked from disclosure.

The above is in the breach of FOI Act sections 55 and 77, but the school could not care less.

Some 5 weeks later the school Policeman harassed/intimidated me on my private phone

number (Headteacher provided it to him) in order to stop my complaints about the school to the

external organisations.

The school never provided me with the feedback relating to my concerns.

This is in breach of Law Acts and the school’s Safeguarding Policy.

Greenwich Children’s Services falsely claimed that they do not investigate concerns about the

health and safety/safeguarding of children.

Greenwich Counsellors falsely claimed to me that they will investigate my concerns.

They never did.

Both the Thomas Tallis school and the Winchmore Tutors agency have acted in

totally unprofessional, nasty and malicious way in order to hide their failures and their gross


They consistently acted like aggressive bullies.

And, they acted like that simply because they can.

I am absolutely sure that I am not the first teacher who experienced all their above vendetta

for no other reason but to simply report concerns at the workplace.

Also, judging from my own experience and from what pupils told me, the LSU was the

graveyard for tutors who worked there only because of Mrs Smith.

Pupils loved those teachers and were surprised by their sudden departures without even saying


Both the Thomas Tallis school and Winchmore Tutors agency have repeatedly breached

numerous Acts of Law, guidelines and procedures.

They have been repeatedly proven as totally incapable of telling the truth.

They do not have any scruples/ethics when pursuing their extremely aggressive vendetta

against me only because I raised concerns about school’s health and safety/safeguarding

failures and misconduct:

I was sacked, my locker was broken into, my list of personal passwords was stolen and used to

access my school accounts, my data was deleted, amended and blocked from disclosure, my

concerns were not addressed, I was repeatedly provided with false promises by the school and

the agency’s staff that I will get my data, the school policeman was harassing/intimidating over

my personal phone number to stop my complaints to the external organisations, the school was

planning to have me barred from teaching in order to “pre-empt” me from going to the local

newspaper, the school blocked me from contacting two parents despite express parents’


both I and the agency were blackmailed by the school with future employment – hence the

agency sacked me and colluded with the school to provide false information and negative

references about me, agency even went that far to falsely accuse me of serious charge of

making their staff fearful for their safety, the school provided negative references about me to 6


the school sent their members of staff to my home address with intention to provoke

an incident with their “hand delivered” SAR disclosure (See “Headteacher’s PA writing on the school’s SAR

envelope” [29] and “Headteacher’s PA writing on the school’s letter” [30] , contain the evidence that

Headteacher’s PA writing is on the envelope of the school’s SAR disclosure) which was 95 days

OVER the ICO’s deadline ( School also breached another ICO’s deadline by 120 days with their

disclosure to my FOI request. Regardless, ICO could not care less about the above school’s

breaches of ICO’s own rules),

the school colluded with the Council and other organisations to cover-up this matter,…

In all the above, both Thomas Tallis school and Winchmore Tutors agency totally disregarded

wishes of parents and wishes of pupils I was teaching.

They have both repeatedly exhibited total contempt and cynicism for the safeguarding and

special needs of pupils.

They have both repeatedly exhibited total contempt, disregard and cynicism for me, my family

and my teaching career.

They have repeatedly refused to disclose anything about the Pupil R.

Both the Council and the school have repeatedly refused to even reassure me that he is O.K.

( School’s own policy prescribes “reassurance” to the “referrer”).

All the above indicates that both Thomas Tallis school and Winchmore Tutors agency have been

knowingly and persistently acting against the Public Interest.

After investigating very thoroughly for the past 25 months (I sent more than 1,200 emails), I

have amassed the voluminous evidence of the huge cover-up involving numerous organisations.

I was either totally ignored by their numerous “safeguarders” or they were sending me totally

false, hostile and intelligence insulting statements:

a) In relation to my complaint about the school’s health and safety/safeguarding failures

to the Children’s Services on 21/3/2016  Email from Greenwich Children’s Services [7] :

Mr Gerard Murphy (Head of Complaints Management, Children’s Services 
 Royal Borough of Greenwich) on 25/4/2016 stated that Children’s Services

do not investigate health and safety/safeguarding failures at schools:

there is no role of the local authority in investigating complaints about a school”.

Over the period of last year, I uncovered some of the members of Children’s Services that

should have been involved in issues relating to the Pupil R, but they weren’t:

LADO (Local Safeguarding Designated Officer) who never responded to my several emails +

my letter to the Children’s Services – (is it Mr Ken Palmer who never responded to my emails

of 29/8/2016 and 31/8/2016 ?) and the “Pupil Attendance expert” (who is also an Ofsted

inspector) Mr Jack Kenny, who advertises in each of his emails that he “does not work on

Mondays” , that he reads “Girl on the Train” and that the Greenwich Council is the “Council of

the year 2013”.

Mr Kenny’s only query about any of my LSU pupils was about who funds (is it the school or

LEA?) learning support of my Pupil1.

It is shocking that throughout the 3 month period of my employment, there were no

safeguarding officials of professional bodies visiting the LSU (where the Pupil R was based

and where I used to work).

It is shocking that none of them made any contact with me and asked me for any further information both throughout my 3 month employment and for the past 24 months since my dismissal despite the following facts:

that I was one of only 3 members of staff at LSU who was in direct contact with Pupil R for 3 months,

that I was the member of staff who raised the serious health and safety/safeguarding concerns.

Instead, they repeatedly ignored my numerous emails + letter over the past 25 months and

colluded in the cover-up of their failures and their own misconduct.

All the above facts clearly show how much they really care and know about health and safety/


Greenwich Council’s own whistleblowing procedure (published in June 2013), Par 7.1. states:

Where malpractice is shown to have occurred this may reflect badly on management, systems, or on individual managers. Whistleblowers may fear that management will be tempted to ‘shoot the messenger’. It is important for employees to understand that there will be no adverse repercussions for raising reasonable concerns. The following safeguards exist when following this procedure…”

Evidently, all the above school’s and Greenwich Council’s managers actions are in breach of the above whistleblowing procedures/guidelines and they have been totally ignoring them.

Instead, everything they have been doing was to ensure: that there will be “adverse repercussions” for the messenger

(whom they promptly sack, break into his locker, steal his list of his personal passwords, then break into his accounts, then read his emails, then delete/block the evidence of their failures and misconduct, then harass/intimidate him, then blackmail him with employment,..)

that they “kill the messenger” (send negative and false references about him that cause him to lose employment with 6 agencies)

that they kill his whistleblowing message (delete/block the messenger’s evidence, knowingly spread false information about his message,..).

My emails to Mrs Palmer of Children’s Services on the 21/3/2016 and the 25/3/2016 [22]

My email was not answered by Mrs Palmer (Head of the Children’s Services), even though her

correspondence indicates that she received my email of 21/3/2016 and was fully involved in

this matter on the 30/3/2016, when she falsely claimed that this is an HR matter Head of Children’s Services Ms Gillian Palmer – “this is an HR matter rather than complaint about the school” [22] :

“I believe that this is an HR matter rather than a complaint about the school.”

“In the new term, please would you speak with the headteacher that it is addressed.”

“I do not need to take any further action. Thanks G.”

(Mrs Palmer’s only agenda is to help the school cover-up this matter.

Mrs Palmer was knowingly ignoring her role and responsibilities.

She totally disregarded the fact that my complaint is clearly about health and safety/

safeguarding of pupil(s), hence it was not an HR matter.

Instead, Children’s Services should have actively got involved in this matter and arranged the

meeting in order to establish the facts and the desired outcomes:

How will the school obtain the diet plan for this pupil, how to deal with the Pupil R who jumps

over the school fence EVERY day thus leaving without authorisation and supervision, how to

address the issues of excessive temperature, curtain pole,..Gree

Shockingly. Mrs Palmer is not even disturbed by any of the above serious issues.

She does not even make a single mention of dire situation of Pupil R in her internal

correspondence with Mrs Cussack (HR Manager Social & Care, Finance Directorate).

Neither does Mrs Cussack mention the dire situation of Pupil R.

Instead, she sends an email on the 31/3/2016 to Mr Mark Higgins (Principal HR Adviser,Social

& Care Services (Schools),Finance Directorate,Royal Borough of Greenwich):

“Mark, please see below. I think you are already aware of this case. Can I please ask that

you support the school to address this. Thanks.”

(What does she mean with “support the school”? What about supporting the needs of an

anorexic/emaciated Pupil R and the needs of other pupils at LSU who suffer from 28 degrees

Celsius temperature at LSU, no learning objectives,..?)

Evidently, Mrs Palmer and her fellow safeguarders at Children’s Services totally ignored my

concerns and did not provide me with any feedback despite the urgent and serious nature of my


Consequently, they knowingly breached their own procedures and guidelines of their Children’s

Services in order to whitewash and cover up this matter.

Instead, they are constantly discussing how to silence me instead of dealing with my concerns

about the dire situation of Pupil R and other pupils..

It is shocking that they made no query regarding the wellbeing of anorexic/emaciated Pupil R

and that they did not ask about the Headteacher’s proposed actions of how to specifically

address each of my concerns.

It was not just the school’s, but also the Children’s Services responsibilities to address the

special needs and the dire situation of Pupil R.

Considering all the above, there is no doubt that Mrs Palmer’s identical failures and misconduct

took place at Barnet’s Children’s Services where she was also the Head of Children’s Services.

At the time, Mrs Palmer was severely criticised by the government’s Serious Case Review

(SCR) in relation to the death of Baby S.

Even the above SCR criticism did not stop her from getting the post of the Head of Children’s

Services, but this time at the Greenwich Council:

Mrs Palmer’s and Children’s Services above attempts to cover-up my complaint did not stop at

this stage:

On 25/4/2016, Mr Murphy of Children’s Services sends me his aforementioned email (on top of

this paragraph) in which he falsely claims that Children’s Services do not investigate health and

safety/ safeguarding concerns.


b) Once I complained on the 3/9/2017 to the Greenwich Council ( to ALL Counsellors), they

did not investigate my concerns despite their promises and reassurances.

Cllr Denise Hyland on 3/9/2016:

Thank you for your whistle-blowing email which, as a safeguarding allegation, will now

be dealt with by the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Miranda Williams In

partnership with the Director and Asst Director.”

Cllr Jackie Smith responded and assured me that “this matter will be investigated” on the

7/9/2016. She also stated on the 5/9/2016:

“Please now give us breathing space to deal with this.

The council is used to dealing with such cases and you need to trust it will be dealt with in

a professional and impartial way.”

She also listed the following individuals who will conduct an investigation of my allegations:

Cllr Christine Grice and Cllr Linda Bird (jointly chairing Children and Young People’s scrutiny

panel) Cllr Miranda Williams (Cabinet Member for Children’s Services), in partnership with the

Director and Asst Director, Tracy Russell as Senior Asst Director.

I sent many emails of evidence to Cllr Denise Hyland.

She was simply acknowledging my emails, but never made any query or asked for the clarification or asked for specific evidence.

Despite all their above assurances, the Council never conducted any investigation.

My repeated suggestions of the external team’s involvement, Member of Parliament’s

involvement or representative of the Whistleblowing charity involvement in the Council’s

investigation were totally ignored by the Council.

1) There was even a Greenwich Counsellor who displayed hostility/patronising/cynicism against

me when I raised my concerns with the Greenwich Council back in September 2016:

Cllr Mathew Morrow in relation to my email of concerns related to dire situation of Pupil R to

the Greenwich Counsellors on 7/9/2016 at 18:00:

I would also advise that as you say you are no longer working at the school you are no

longer part of any team that works with this child.  It would therefore be inappropriate for

anyone who is working with the child to share information with you.  

Perhaps this accounts for the lack of responses you have received?”

(Cllr Morrow could not care less the Council’s policy on whistleblowers that claims that

“messengers will not be shot”.

His opinion is malicious and it also does not make sense.

Cllr Morrow also does not have any grasp of safeguarding and the necessity of the


Surely, Cllr Morrow does not encourage any whistleblowing.)

2) The Greenwich NUT representative Mr Tim Woodcock comment on 7/9/2016 at 13:06

in relation to my concern about Pupil R jumping over the school fence every day:

A regular runner for example, may have a simple text system in place that informs

parents etc that the child is no longer on the school premises”.

I will seek assurances that the matter is being properly followed through.”

(Evidently, Mr Woodcock wants to help his Union’s members at the school, but he does not

make any sense. He also never read the Safeguarding Policy.

He also never sought any “assurances” and has never contacted me back despite the gravity

of my allegations and concerns. He is yet another person who mentions ““assurances” , but

does not deliver.)

3) The Greenwich Council also failed to respond to my FOI request within the deadline.

It took the Council 3 times longer to respond to my FOI request than the prescribed

deadline. Eventual Council’s response was totally full of false information.

Council was also highly evasive and unspecific in their disclosure.

Council also refused to release any information about the wellbeing of Pupil R and any

information related to the Council’s quality of care for him.

Council’s above refusal was in breach of FOI Act, Par 31

Evidently, both the school and the Council are of the same opinion that I should not be privy

to such information either as the teacher (Mrs Smith was boasting and reassuring

her bosses that she tells me nothing about pupils’ needs) or as the “third party”.

The Council totally ignored the fact that the wellbeing of Pupil R is in the Public Interest.

c) In relation to my concerns about Pupil R which I reported to the NSPCC:

NSPCC states that it only deals with “specific child”, but my concerns are not related to the

specific child”.

Mrs Catherine Ryan (Helpline Practitioner, NSPCC) on 7/6/2016:

From what you have said in your email, it seems that there are no concerns relating to a

specific child so we would not be able to pass this information on to Children’s services at

this time.”

I then complained to the Chief Executive Mr Peter Wanless who reassured me on 8/7/2016

that NSPCC will investigate my concerns.

Despite his reassurances, NSPCC decided that they will not do anything because NSPCC

does not deal with “individual” cases.

This is totally opposite of the above Mrs Ryan’s email.

Mr Jevwe Ugbowanko (Helpline Practitioner, NSPCC) on 12/6/2016:

I am sorry to read about your concerns; however as an information-sharing agency the

NSPCC Helpline is not able to investigate individual cases.”

Almost 2 months later I received an email from Mrs Ruth Nicholson Grindrod (Assistant Team

Manager – NSPCC Helpline) on 5/8/2016:

We would like to make a referral (please see the above referral number) to the Designated

Officer regarding the concerns that you have raised. In order to assist this referral, any names

of specific members of staff in the education environment who have acted in an

unprofessional manner or in a manner that may have harmed a child or put a child at risk of

harm, would be very useful”

I provided NSPCC with all the above requested information which NSPCC was supposed

to send to LADO (Local Area Designated Safeguarding Officer).

Since there was no communication from LADO for 7 weeks, I asked NSPCC for LADO’s

details in order to contact him directly.

Mrs Anna Lock (Helpline Practitioner-NSPCC) on 1/9/ 2016:

Unfortunately we are unable to provide the name of the Designated Officer (LADO) due to data protection.”

After their above email, NSPCC never contacted me again in order to provide me with the

feedback from LADO.

Needless to say, LADO never contacted me either.

d) In relation to my complaint to ICO about deletion of my data that also contained data

related to the health and safety/safeguarding:

According to ICO, it is O.K for the employer to delete the employees (and whistleblower’s

data) if it is the “usual practice” and if the employer stated that in its “own procedures”.

Mrs Elizabeth Malloch (Lead Case Officer, ICO) totally dismissed my following submissions:

that the school’s own safeguarding policy states that data related to health and safety/

safeguarding should NOT be deleted.

It is also in breach of FOI Act, Section 77 to “delete, amend or block “ such data.

Regardless, Mrs Elizabeth Malloch of ICO legitimises the school’s deletion of data on the


It is usual practise upon departure by a staff member for all information to be deleted..

As this action was taken in line with it’s own procedures I do not consider that there

has been a breach of the DPA”

ICO repeatedly totally ignored the following facts:

1) That the school has accessed my data (by breaking in to my locker, then stealing my list of

personal passwords), and then erased, amended and blocked my data in order to prevent

the disclosure.

This was in breach of the section 77 FOI Act, because my data contained health and

safety/safeguarding records.

2) That the school has changed their statements numerous times and made totally self-

contradictory statements in relation to what happened to my data.

Despite my extensive evidence, the school continued to falsely claim that they do not have

any of my data left on their IT system.

3) That the school police officer harassed me over the phone in order to stop me from

complaining to external organisations.

This is in breach of section 55 FOI Act. (End of page 87)

(Not to mention the Harassment Act)

4) That the school has breached FOI and SAR disclosure guidelines by 58 days and 50

(working days) respectively over the deadlines prescribed by Data Protection Act and FOI


Their above ignorance of deadlines is in breach of section 47(1) FOI Act on the page 86.

5) That the school has repeatedly provided false information in their responses to my SAR

and FOI notices.This is in breach of section 47(2) FOI Act on the page 86.

6) The common sense, the law and the school’s procedures prescribe that I (as the whistle

blower) should have been provided with the ‘feedback and reassurance’ by the authorities.

I received NO such feedback and reassurance’ ( instead, I was sacked, blackmailed,

harassed, my records were deleted which is against the law), hence I contacted ICO

amongst other organisations..

In April 2017, (Complaint case reference FS50654710) Mrs Cressida Woodall (Lead Case

Officer of ICO) brought the decision which was totally opposite to the above mentioned

school’s safeguarding policy:

ICO decided that I should NOT be provided with ‘feedback and reassurance’.

This way, ICO fully supported Greenwich Council’s and NHS’s requests for total secrecy

relating to their failures (or involvement) relating to the abuse of this child.

Evidently, ICO’s decision totally contravenes the above stated common sense, the law

and the attached school’s health and safety policy (which is a standard across all

organisations that deal with vulnerable children and persons).

Back in April 2017, Mrs Cressida Woodall stated that the above ICO’s decision will be

published on the internet and that my name and address will be removed

(this is ICO’s standard practice to remove details of members of public who request FOI).

On the 1/2/2018, Mrs Cressida Woodall informed me that ICO published my name on the

internet ‘due to an administrative error’ .

Considering ICO’s extensive collusion in this huge cover-up, I strongly believe that ICO

deliberately left my name attached to their decision on the internet for 9 months and then

informed me about it with intention of adding an insult to injury.

e) In relation to my complaint to DFE about the school not following its own “Safeguard

ing policy”:

The first time I complained about the school to DFE was on the 26/3/2016.

On the 6/4/2016, K. Walker of DFE totally ignored my concerns about the school not following

its above policy. Instead, he suggested Teacher Support Network,ACAS, ICO,..

There were numerous DFE emails identical to their above email over the next 6 months.

Then, on the 14/10/2016, M. Richardson of DFE starts insisting that I have to prove that the

school never provided me the feedback, instead of asking the school to provide the evidence

that they did provide me with the feedback according to the school’s own Safeguarding policy.

M. Richardson  was also insisting that I provide DFE with the notes of my meetings with

the school.

M. Richardson  totally ignored the fact that I repeatedly advised DFE that there was no such

meeting, hence I cannot provide DFE with the notes of such meeting.

How can one prove that he was never provided with the feedback from Elvis Presley?

Obviously, DFE’s opinion is highly bizarre and unreasonable to say the least.

Yet again, M. Richardson (Ministerial and Public Communications Division,DFE) on 8/12/2016:

I note that the information you have sent includes various email exchanges and sets out your

own interpretation and detailed account of your allegations of school failures. However, it does

not include any documentation which relates to formal meetings held with the leadership of

the school to specifically discuss your complaint. As advised in our email of 4 November, we

require sight of notes or minutes of any formal meetings held, together with a copy of the

final outcome report from the board of governors.

This would contain decisions made following any appeal panel hearing.”

M. Richardson is also unable to tell the difference between my SAR request and my

complaint/concerns about school failures. For M. Richardson, they are both the same:

I fully appreciate that you suggest that you are being obstructed from progressing your

complaint. However, given that the headteacher has recently replied to your subject access

request email dated 24th October 2016 it is unclear how you have come to this conclusion.

If the school have responded to this email, we would expect that they would also respond to a

formal complaint letter addressed to either the headteacher or the clerk to the board of

governors which has been clearly marked as a ‘Formal Complaint’.”

(M. Richardson’s opinion is that if the school responds to the SAR request, that also means

that they are also following their complaints procedures.

M. Richardson’s opinion is also that the school will consider my complaint once I “clearly

mark” my complaint about school’s failures as “Formal Complaint’ .

Unfortunately, I failed to “clearly mark” any of my 6 emails of complaint to the school (including

my whistleblowing email), or otherwise the school would have then addressed my complaint

and follow its procedures (according to M. Richardson).

M. Richardson also totally ignores the fact that I sent 6 emails to the school already (including

an email to the Chair of Governors) which were never responded to by either the school or its

Chair of Governors.)

Mr Ken Pudsey (Quality Assurance Manager, School Complaints Unit,Ministerial and Public

Communications Division) of DFE on 21/12/2016:

We can only intervene prior to the full complaint procedure having been completed in limited

circumstances. Additionally, we have clarified the type of evidence we would require in order

establish the school’s adherence to its complaint procedure.

As you have been unable to provide such evidence we are unable to consider the matter


As can be seen from above, Mr Pudsey still insists that I should provide him with the notes

of meetings that never happened.

However, in the same letter, Mr Pudsey then changed his mind, and finally decided to contact

the school in order to ask them to provide evidence of following their own procedures:

However, for the avoidance of doubt, I would like your consent to contact the school

upon commencement of the new term and satisfy myself that you have not been

unfairly obstructed from making a formal complaint. “

Mr Pudsey of DFE on 18/1/2016:

Thank you for providing me with your consent to contact Thomas Tallis School to discuss your


But, Mr Pudsey has now decided that he will NOT contact the school:

I have established that our previous advice to you (that the department has no grounds to

become involved) is correct.”

As you were a member of staff at the school, it would not be appropriate for the issues you

have raised to be considered under the school’s complaint procedure.

The school has a Whistleblowing Procedure which is intended for staff members to raise

concerns or grievances.”

And these are his reasons for not investigating whether the school followed its own

safeguarding and whistleblowing policy/whistleblowing procedure:

It would be inappropriate for the School Complaint Unit to consider the school’s adherence to

its complaint procedure in your relation to your case, as we would expect for the school to

respond to all staff concerns and grievances in line with its publicised Whistleblowing Policy.”

(What happens in the cases when DFE’s above “expectations” are proven wrong?

Surely, Mr Pudsey is of the opinion that DFE’s expectations are always right.

Anyhow, considering that DFE “expects the school” to follow its procedures, then obviously,

Mr Pudsey’s DFE department should be closed down and he should be out of job, because

he will have no role to fulfil anymore.

Yet again, DFE’s claims insult intelligence.)

I never questioned the appropriateness and legality of the school’s statutory policies, but Mr

Pudsey clearly makes an attempt to reinforce his above futile and illogical argument:

The department is satisfied that the school has the appropriate statutory policies in

place required under education law, and that these policies meet legislative requirements.”

Mr Pudsey on 15/2/2016:

After further contact with Thomas Tallis School, I have reviewed the advice I gave you in my

email of 18 January 2017.

As you are no longer employed at the school in any capacity, neither the school’s internal

grievance procedures, nor its whistleblowing policy are accessible to you.

Therefore, the school’s complaint procedure remains the most appropriate forum for you to

raise any concerns you still believe to be outstanding. Please accept my apologies for the


(Mr Pudsey is now of the opinion that I cannot complain about school’s failures to follow its

own procedures (to provide the feedback to the referrer and not to delete referrer’s data)

because I am not employed by the school.This is totally false and illogical.)

I repeatedly reminded DFE since June 2016 that I took my claim to the Tribunal and that is the

totally separate issue.

Regardless, Mr Pudsey examines my whistleblower’s position and claims that since I am

unemployed, I cannot be “afforded a whistleblower protection”.

His claim is totally illogical, false and irrelevant to my complaint to DFE about the school’s

failures to follow its own procedures:

In terms of whistleblowing, although the Secretary of State for Education is a prescribed

person in respect of matters relating to maintained schools in England, the person making the

complaint must be an employee of the school in order to make a qualifying disclosure and

be afforded the appropriate whistleblower protection.”

DFE is now becoming increasingly more preoccupied with the legalities of my

whistleblowing position.

Mrs Pamela Kearns (Operational Delivery Manager – School Complaints Unit) on 10/3/2017:

Where we can determine that an individual clearly meets the definition of a worker (e.g. a

member of staff employed by a school), the correspondence is allocated to the School

Employment Division (SED).

When someone who does not meet the definition of a ‘worker’ makes a disclosure, the

correspondence is normally passed to the SCU to consider. We generally advise

correspondents to complete the local complaints procedure before we consider the matter


As you stated that you raised concerns two hours before your contract was terminated, you

may meet the definition of a ‘worker’. However, the department cannot confirm whether an

individual is a protected whistle blower.”

( I never asked the DFE to establish whether I was a “worker” or the “whistleblower”, or

not. That is totally irrelevant to my complaint to DFE about the school’s failures to follow

its Safeguarding policy.

I was simply asking DFE for 12 months to investigate the school’s failures and the school’s

disregard for its own safeguarding policy. Evidently, DFE’s intention is to bury my complaint

against the school. )

f) In relation to my complaint to HSE (Health and Safety Executive) about:

the curtain pole being used as the weapon by pupils,

pupil R jumping over the fence every day,

excessive 28 degrees Celsius (82.4 Fahrenheit) at LSU,

2 members of staff who order the Pupil R to sit down and then use 2 fan heaters in order to

force pupil R to take his jacket off,

double glazed windows and doors shut throughout the day and every day under strict

instructions from Mrs Smith and Mrs Wilson.

Mrs Moira Caddick (Concerns Team, HSE) reassured me that she will investigate my above

concerns on the 4/6/2016.

HSE did not refer back to me despite their initial promise, hence I had to chase them up 5

months later.

Mrs Megan Elizabeth Carr ( HM Inspector of Health & Safety, Field Operations Directorate

London, Southern Division, HSE) finally returned my call on the 17/11/2016:

She claimed that HSE went to the school and that the LSU was “not hot”, despite the “hot

weather” and that “everything is O.K”.

Once I probed further, then I realised that the HSE’s inspection was a total charade.

Mrs Carr’s response to my specific queries was:

that the “inspection was done on the 20/7/2016,”

that “there were NO pupils at the school because it was the summer break”,

that “there were the Headteacher and Mrs Maskell present only”,

“We did not see the curtain pole”,

“This issue was never reported before, hence HSE does not have to conduct another


We are not sending reports”,

“We will have to charge you if we write anything”,

“There is no maximum limit for the temperature”

“We conduct inspections randomly, we could not come on the day when pupils are at

the school”

I was deeply disturbed and shocked by above Mrs Carr’s illogical claims, hence I complained to


Below is the response from Mr John Crookes (HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety,

South East London, Southern Division, Field Operations Directorate, HSE) on 24/11/2016:

I therefore see no purpose in reopening this issue several months further on from the original

concerns you raised in April, particularly as you no longer work at the school and

therefore do not have any direct experience of current conditions.”

(According to Mr Crookes, my complaint is not worth investigating, because I “experienced” the

above bad conditions during my employment, and NOT after my employment ended.

But, that is the very reason why I asked the HSE to go to the school and investigate.

This is totally insulting intelligence.)

Neither Mr Crookes managed to get “any direct experience of current conditions” , simply

because he “inspected” — an empty LSU.(?!)

(He went there with Mrs Carr of HSE during the half term break and he did it deliberately as can

be seen in the bellow paragraph)

Mr Crookes never addressed the issue of curtain pole. He replaced that with the issue of

violence and aggression” . Obviously, he saw none of it because there was nobody at LSU.

Having seen this correspondence, I authorised an investigation focussing on the following

issues to be carried out: (a) violence and aggression risks to staff in particular in the learning

support unit (LSU) and (b) high classroom temperatures as an issue of staff welfare.

For a variety of reasons, it would be unusual for us to visit a school during term time and

school opening hours, not least because we would not wish to disrupt lessons or the running

of the school unless it was absolutely necessary. In fact, our understanding was probably

improved as a result of visiting when we did as it meant that school leaders and

managers were under less pressure and therefore able to devote the time more easily to

answering our questions and explaining their systems and procedures.”

(Mr Crookes’ opinion is that his “understanding” was “improved” because the “school leaders

and managers were under less pressure” because there were no pupils at the school.

The very fact is that there were no pupils and that no lessons were held hence the

conditions at LSU could not have been inspected.

It can only be the members of staff who were turning the heating on at LSU.

Surely, LSU itself was not turning the heating on.

Unfortunately, both Mr Crookes and Mrs Carr were unable to recognise the above facts, or they

chose to ignore them.

But, Mr Crookes even goes further by claiming that empty LSU “improves his

understanding” .

All his above claims are extremely illogical, ludicrous and deeply concerning especially

considering that his above target of investigation was “violence and aggression”.

That is his interpretation of my concerns about the pupils using the curtain pole.

Mr Crookes was also in sharp contradiction by stating “school leaders and managers” with Mrs

Carr who told me on the 17/11/2016 that there were only the Headteacher and her member of

staff Mrs Maskell at the school.

Mrs Carr was also searching for the Union Rep instead of either asking me for further

information or/and going during the lesson times in order to investigate in situ.

Unfortunately, Mrs Carr was unable to get in contact with the Union Rep, hence she

closed the investigation”:

Ms Carr asked to speak to the relevant Trade Union safety representative to establish

whether there were any similar ongoing concerns from existing staff. Unfortunately, this

individual was not present on the day, but Ms Carr obtained their contact details and sent them

an email explaining our visit and inviting them to bring any relevant information to her

attention. After several weeks when she had heard nothing further, it seemed reasonable to

conclude that there were no ongoing concerns and the investigation was closed.”

It is shocking and deeply disturbing that HSE did not provide me with their feedback as


Considering their above ludicrous, self-contradicting and false information, they do not have any

regard for the health and safety issues.

Instead, they make total mockery of those issues.

I complained to all Chief Executives of HSE.

They simply rubber stamped the HSE’s whole above charade.

g) I reported on the 27/3/2016 at the Lewisham Police Station the following offences which

breached “Crown Prosecution- Data Protection laws”:

1) That the school has accessed my data (by braking in to my locker, then stealing my list of

personal passwords), and then erased, amended and blocked my data in order to prevent

the disclosure.

This was in breach of the section 77 FOI Act, because my data contained health and

safety/safeguarding records.

2) That the school has changed their statements numerous times and made totally self-

contradictory statements in relation to what happened to my data.

Despite my extensive evidence, the school continued to falsely claim that they do not have

any of my data left on their IT system.

3) That the school police officer harassed me over my personal phone in order to stop me

from complaining to external organisations.

This is in breach of section 55 FOI Act. (End of page 87)

(Not to mention the Harassment Act)

The police staff (PC S.Holon and PC Forsyth Glen) were refusing to record the above


They were also totally unable to recognise the connection between the above offences and the

above Acts of Law.

They were not helpful straight from the start and were repeatedly confusing the meaning of

personal” and “personnel”, the concept of the data on the hard drive and the server,…

If they instead, went to the school and investigated my reports, a lot of time and energy would

have been saved on both sides. (I also exchanged many emails with them.)

As the consequence, I reported the school’s above offences further.

Unfortunately, I encountered the outright hostility, rudeness and cynicism from the Police force:

1) In relation to my list of my personal passwords which the school stole from my school


Inspector Alexander Kay  (BA(Hons) MSc PGCE ) of DPS (Directorate of Professional

Standards) on 1/6/2016:

There is no evidence of dishonesty when we are probably talking about a piece of paper

with writing on it , that another person may assume has no value and is just rubbish”.

In relation to my complaint about school Police officer abusing his position by

harassing/intimidating me over my private phone to stop my complaints about the

school to the external organisations.

Inspector Kay on 7/7/2017:

If an individual passes on a phone number to another, whether we approve of it or not,

that does not make the matter criminal or mean that anyone has acted with ill intent.

I really don’t see any grounds to complain about the officer.”

2) In relation to the school police officer harassed me over the phone

Sgt Tanya Dovey (Professional Standards Unit) did not properly investigate PC Calladine

(school Police Officer) and repeatedly refused to provide any specifics of her communication

with him.

Instead, she and the Professional Standards Champion ( Superintendent Joseph McDonald)

simply claimed in their report of 20/6/2016 that PC Calladinehas been spoken to”.

Both MPS,DPS and IPCC have been repeatedly refusing for 12 months to record my complaints

of theft , against the school Police Officer (PC Calladine), against Sgt Tanya Dovey and against

the above hostile/rude Inspector Kay.

All 3 above organisations have been using the same excuse to dismiss my above complaints:

To raise concerns about the investigating officer is an abuse of process, as the

investigating officer was NOT part of your original complaint.”

The above means that police officers have an absolute immunity, and that the member of

public can never complain against the police officer. It does not make any sense.

I repeatedly asked all 3 above organisations and the Mayor’s office for policing (MOPAC) to

provide me with their complaints procedure that states their above claim.

They all repeatedly failed to provide me with their complaints procedure and ignored my

requests to forward my complaints to their chief executives.

Regardless, they labelled me repeatedly as an “abuser of process” and on that false

basis they dismissed my numerous complaints.

Yet another deeply shocking and disturbing fact:

If you complain against the police unit, they can choose who is going to investigate them.

(They also have the power to refuse to be investigated by the IPCC.)

Interestingly, it is always that very same police unit that chooses to investigate “itself”.

Inspector Duncan Marriott ( Appeals Unit , DPS) was yet another individual who colluded in the

above cover-up and repeatedly refused to forward my complaint to his superiors.

h) It is “open to interpretation” that my concerns about Pupil R relate to health and safety/

safeguarding despite the fact that even HSE was of totally opposite opinion.

Mrs Yore Michelle (Investigator, Parliamentary Ombudsman) on 1/12/2016:

Mr Vakante also argues that the school should not have deleted his profile on their laptop

because the information on it related to health and safety.

This is a matter open to interpretation.”

(Despite my voluminous correspondence with ICO and Mrs Yore, she was unable to distinguish

between my data on my laptop, my data on my school account and my data on my school email

address that also contained the information related to health and safety/safeguarding of pupils.

Despite my several complaints, she totally ignored me and totally dismissed my complaint

against ICO by using her above false premise of “open to interpretation” and other false and

illogical excuses.)

j) Ofsted did nothing meaningful about my numerous complaints apart from forwarding

them to the Children’s Services who just ticked the box and continued with the cover-up.

I complained to Ofsted on the 23/2/2016 that the school was ignoring my concerns about

health and safety/safeguarding failures of the school.

I was even forced to appeal against the initial Ofsted’s decision not to investigate my


Despite the fact that I already informed Ofsted that I went through the school’s complaint

process and that I was ignored by the school, Mrs Lisa Heywood (Complaints about Schools

Team, Ofsted) states on 26/2/2016:

Ofsted inspectors will only consider the matters in the complaint that relate to our inspection

functions. They will not investigate any individual matters.

Therefore, it is important that you formally raise your concerns through the provider’s own

complaint process, if you have not already done so. This is so your concerns can be fully

considered and the provider given an opportunity to respond to you.

Ofsted is unable to consider your complaint further because:

Your complaint may raise wider concerns about the school however you have not

completed all the formal complaints processes as detailed above.”

1) Ofsted never invited me to provide any further information despite my serious allegations

against the school.

Ofsted never inquired or sought clarification from me.

I made numerous explicit queries to Ofsted over many months.

(For example on the 15/3/2016: “Dear Sir/Madam, Did you pass my health and safety/

safeguarding complaint to the local authority (Greenwich,London)?”)

Instead of answering to my above numerous queries, Ofsted was always sending me their

bellow standard emails. That was going on for many months until :

Thank you for your email.

We have noted the content and passed it on to our complaints against school team.

  A member of this department will reply directly to you if appropriate.

  However, should you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.”

On the 23/5/2016, I repeated to Ofsted all the points of my complaint about school’s and also

Children’s Services failures to investigate my concerns.

I also asked Ofsted in the same email to “advise” me “which organisation/individual can

investigate my above complaints/reports regarding school’s health and safety/safeguarding


On the 5/6/2016, Mr Steve Cockbill (Complaints about Schools Team, Ofsted), totally ignored

my above query and stated that “Ofsted is not the regulator for schools”.

My response to Mr Cockbill on the same day (of 5/6/2016) contained information about:

the untrained staff working at LSU

(both Mrs Smith and Mrs Wilson were not trained to deal with challenging pupils)

and that Department of Education, Police and Health and Safety Executive claim that

issues of my complaint come under Ofsted’s jurisdiction.

I also asked Mr Cockbill whether Ofsted raised my “complaint with Greenwich Children’s

services about their inaction regarding school’s health and safety/safeguarding failures.”

I also asked Mr Cockbill “whether Ofsted’s next inspection of Children’s services is

scheduled in the next 6 months”,

I also informed Mr Cockbill that:

Ofsted did not inspect Greenwich Children’s services for 3 and a half years, in breach

of Ofsted’s own guidelines that prescribe that frequency of “single inspections” is once in

maximum 3 years. Why should anyone (member of staff or pupil) suffer in the


Mr Cockbill totally ignored my above email of 5/6/2016.

2) Ofsted never provided me with either school’s or Children’s Services’ response.

3) Ofsted never informed me that they communicated with the school or Children’s

Services and that the eventual Ofsted’s decision was to do: nothing.

4) Ofsted repeatedly refused to verify/inspect (Mr Andrew Wright, Her Majesty’s Inspector for

London region on 27/1/2017, Mr Sam Hainey, Her Majesty’s Inspector for our London region

on 17/3/2017 and Mr Dimitrios Gavrilakis, Executive Correspondence Officer, Ofsted on

31/3/2017) whether the Winchmore Tutors agency’s safeguarding staff have attended

relevant training in terms of safeguarding children despite the fact that the above agency is

very large (500 members of staff), that it operates across all educational authorities across

England and that it has 6 summer camps for children.

(According to the Winchmore Tutors’ policy, their safeguarding officers have to pass the test

every 2 years. Winchmore Tutors have repeatedly instructed me to “move on” and “put this

behind.” Winchmore Tutors did not pass my concerns to any supervising body.

Instead, they sacked me straight after the school complained to them that I reported this

matter to Ofsted. Ofsted could not care less about the above facts. )

j) In my FOI request on 26/9/2016, I asked the NHS Trust the following information related to the quality of care for Pupil R:

Did manageress Mrs Francesca Kamei make ANY contact with your hospital regarding

the below mentioned anorexic/emaciated pupil during the period of year 2015 and ending in

February 2016?”

She claimed that your hospital doctors did not cooperate with the school and did not

return her numerous phone calls related to the health of this pupil.”

BACKGROUND information relating to Mrs Francesca Kamei

Mrs Francesca Kamei is the safeguarding manageress of Thomas Tallis School, Kidbrooke

Park Road,London SE3 9PX”

Mrs Kamei claimed back in January 2016 that the Pupil R is the “highest risk pupil” (in the

school of 1800pupils) in terms of his poor mental and physical health.”

She also claimed that her calls to hospital doctors were not returned by the very same

doctors who were treating his anorexia.(?!). Was this your hospital?

( I requested the above information because it relates to the quality of care provided by both

the school and the hospital in relation to the health and safety/safeguarding of Pupil R and

other children at Thomas Tallis school.

If Mrs Francesca Kamei and/or NHS doctors are failing in their roles, than it affects wider

public, hence this matter is in the public interest.

King’s College Hospital Trust has repeatedly refused to disclose any of the above

information on the basis that it was “sensitive personal data related to a third person”, despite

the very fact that my request for information was centred only on Mrs Kamei’s alleged

communications with hospital doctors who were not (according to Mrs Kamei) returning her


The above Trust has also totally ignored the overriding principles when it comes to the

disclosure of information related to the health and safety of the members of public:

FOI Act, Section 38, par. 31:

FOIA factors that would favour disclosure:

bringing to light information affecting public health and safety;

circumstances where disclosing information would reduce potential danger to people by

making them aware of various risks and enabling them to take appropriate action.

On the 13/4/2016, ICO simply rubber stamped the Trust’s decision to disclose nothing about

communications between Mrs Kamei and the hospital doctors. (ICO reference: FS50654710)

k) I complained about the Headteacher (Mrs Carolyn Roberts) to the NCTL (National College

for teaching) back in September 2016.

My complaint was about the Headteacher’s total disregard of school’s own procedures/

guidelines and about her orchestrating the cover-up of her failures relating to the health and

safety/safeguarding of pupils.

Initially, I was ignored twice, and I was even forced to appeal on 29/9/2016 against

NCTL’s refusal to investigate my complaint about the Headteacher’s gross misconduct.

Hence, NCTL made it as hard and frustrating as possible for me to complain about the


Eventually, NCTL then appointed solicitors who were supposed to investigate my complaint.

The NCTL’s solicitor was Mrs Matilda Heselton of Browne Jacobson solicitors firm.

The only thing I ever received from her (over the 5 month period) were her

acknowledgements of my numerous emails.

There was never any constructive feedback from NCTL.

Bizarrely, neither the above solicitors or NCTL ever asked me for any further

information, clarification,.. of my allegations.

Eventually, NCTL brought their decision to absolve the Headteacher of any wrongdoing

despite my overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

During NCTL’s “investigation”, Mrs Roberts made allegations of my “poor performance” to


Instead of dismissing her allegations which were proven to be totally false, NCTL accepted Headteacher’s totally false allegations as the “evidence” of my “poor performance” , that “following a conduct meeting” it was established that I was “unsuitable to work in the school”.

NCTL’s mindset is when the Headteacher “alleges” something, that immediately counts as the “evidence”.

Unfortunately, the above magic of increasing the credibility by “alleging” something does not apply to me as far as NTCL is concerned. – It only applies to managers and Headteachers, and one of them is – the Headteacher Mrs Roberts.

NCTL totally ignored the fact that there was noconduct meeting” and that there was no evidence of it (notes, witnesses, date,..).

NCTL also totally ignored the evidence of my good performance and the evidence that I was sacked “primarily” due to funding.

NCTL totally ignored the fact that this matter was solely about Mrs Roberts’ misconduct.

Instead, NCTL then aimed their focus on my “poor performance” and then arrived to the conclusion that Mrs Roberts performed well.(?!)

Even if my performance was “poor”, that should not validate Mrs Roberts orchestrating the

breaking into my locker, stealing my list of passwords, deleting/blocking/amending my

data and the school police officer harassing me.

Not to mention that Mrs Roberts’ main role in the cover-up involving the school staff and

Children’s Services was exposed in their internal emails which I also provided to the NCTL.

Despite all the above facts, NCTL legitimised the whole above misconduct of Mrs Roberts.

NCTL was particularly impressed with Mrs Roberts when she “repeatedly stated” something

(as NCTL puts it), as if by repeating something its credibility is improving until it finally becomes

the truth.

Surely, I repeated myself many times in my submissions to NCTL.

Unfortunately, the above magic of increasing the credibility by repetition does not apply to me

as far as NTCL is concerned. – It only applies to managers and Headteachers, and one of them

is – the Headteacher Mrs Roberts.

Evidently, NCTL’s mindset is:

If Mrs Carolyn Roberts claims that the boats cannot fly, she will not be trusted.

If Mrs Carolyn Roberts claims that the boats can fly, she will not be trusted.

If the Headteacher Carolyn Roberts claims that the boats can fly, she will be trusted.

Considering all the above, I complained to the NCTL.

Mr Steve McCarthy ( Corporate Services Manager,Teacher Services Division) stated the

following in his email of 10/3/2017:

“If a case is considered by a determination panel and closed, further evidence is not

requested from the referrer.”

Mr McCarthy’s above statement proves that none of my evidence was ever considered

by NCTL despite the fact that I was sending it for 5 months and from the very first day of my

complaint to NCTL.

If any of my evidence was considered, surely then NCTL would have requested further

evidence, but they never did so.

Both NCTL and NCTL’s solicitor did not even have the decency to inform me that the panel’s

hearing was over whilst I was still sending evidence to them for further months.

Another disturbing aspect is that NCTL dismisses further evidence because the panel hearing was already conducted and the “case is closed”.

That means that the Headteacher is absolved of any wrongdoing/misconduct despite the evidence to the contrary, just because the panel prematurely “closed” the case.

How can this be?

Common sense expects that NCTL would consider further evidence of the Headteacher’s

misconduct and not just simply dismiss it because the “case is closed”.

Yet another disturbing aspect is that I was informed by the NCTL staff that my complaint about the Headteacher will be on the NCTL’s record, and that if I provide any future evidence, then the NCTL will consider it.

This is totally opposite from what Mr McCarthy stated above.

l) Once I learned that I was dismissed “primarily” due to “funding”, I contacted the NAO

(National Audit Office).

Subsequently, I learned that there was some history (in the year 2014) of questionable financial

activities and non-disclosure of its related information ( the Council’s stated reasons for non-

disclosure were that they were “cautious” and that it was “confidential”) at both Thomas Tallis

school and the Greenwich Council see School mislead National Audit Office [26]:

It relates to the “nil” cost of the Headteacher’s bathroom at the school office,

( the bathroom installation was actually paid from PFI funds)

school’s funding for special needs pupils, expenditure on staff/management and recruitment

consultants, hotels and entertainment for staff, PFI funding,.. (ICO Reference: FS50524474).

NAO has put me in contact with Mr Paul Dossett (Partner, Audit For Grant Thornton UK LLP)

on the 29/6/2016.

Mr Dossett advised me on the 29/6/2016 that he will “respond in due course once” he has

investigated progress”.

There was no communication from him until the 16/11/2016 when he informed me that he was

advised that “Thomas Tallis school has become an academy”, hence it is not up to his

office to audit the school.

I was very surprised by this information, I investigated and then I informed him that he was

being misled. [27]

Evidently, someone from the school did not want Mr Dossett’s office to audit the school

for reasons only known to them.

m) On the 10/5/2017, Government’s safeguarding guru/expert professor Andrew Roland claims

that my whistleblowing disclosure about systemic failures was “unsolicited”.

He also falsely claimed that I sent him a “series of unsolicited e-mails”.

(I only sent him a single email in which I provided him with my whistleblowing disclosure.)

Instead of passing on my concerns to the relevant organisation, he was hostile to me and chose

to collude in the cover-up. Evidently, he does not care about safeguarding and his mindset is

incompatible with the concept of whistleblowing.

n) On the 2/2/2017, Mr Graham Ritchie (Head of Policy of Children’s Commissioner’s Office)

claimed: “We would like to raise your concerns directly with the Director of Children’s Services

for Greenwich Council.”

Despite his above promise, he did – nothing.

On the 24/7/2017, Angelique Robold (Head of Advice, Help at Hand, Children’s Commissioner’s

Office) stated: “We do not have the statutory power to undertake our own investigation or to

overturn the decisions of other bodies”.

Evidently, despite my voluminous correspondence with Children’s Commissioner’s Office

nothing was done.

p) IICSA was not interested at all to investigate what happened to the anorexic/emaciated pupil

about whom I have been raising concerns.

IICSA repeatedly refused to hear my evidence of systemic failures, safeguarding system’s total

ignorance (of procedures and the Law) and the cover-up.

IICSA also repeatedly refused to look into my complaint of mistreatment/blacklisting and

harassment of whistleblowers.

IICSA also repeatedly refused to pass on my information to the Police operation “Hydrant”.

On the 31/8/2017, Mrs Helen Ryan (Head of Truth Project Coordination, IICSA):

Unfortunately we would need to have a conversation with the young person about the events

and to enquire about whether he consented to his information being passed on before we

considered making a referral. As such I can confirm that there has been no referral to Operation


I responded on the same day (31/8/2017), and informed yet again Mrs Ryan that all

organisations did not follow the safeguarding procedures that prescribe the “reassurance”

and “feedback” to the whistleblower.

I also provided her with the school’s Safeguarding procedure (it is the same procedure across all

the schools/institutions that have children in their care) and informed her that the safeguarding

procedures do not prescribe that the child has to be “consented” that information (about the

quality of school’s care for that child) is “passed on” to the whistleblower.

It is the – school that has to reassure the whistleblower or IICSA that they provide the quality

care. It is not the child who is supposed to reassure and provide feedback to the whistleblower


Evidently, this is also a common sense, but Mrs Ryan was of the different opinion.

She was adamant that the child has to provide “reassurance” and “feedback”

Regardless, why is it such a big issue for IICSA to contact this child and ensure that he is

safe especially considering that this was NOW the only option (according to Mrs Ryan) to

investigate my serious concerns? I urged Mrs Ryan to contact this child.

There was no response from IICSA after my above email.

q) I wanted the Police to independently verify that the anorexic pupil (whom I used to teach at

Thomas Tallis School) – is O.K. 

On the advice of Shirley Oaks Survivors Charity, I contacted operation Winterkey on the

22/9/2017. I found the Winterkey’s police attitude extremely shocking.

The police officer (Lever or Lee or Rhys?) from operation Winterkey had a rather strange

(bordering patronising/rude/hostile) attitude:

 1)  He was probing me and my reasons for me blowing the whistle instead of investigating

my allegations. 

      He was looking into any excuse NOT to investigate my concerns about the boy.

      He asked me whether I was a journalist because he “does not want this matter to be

splattered over the newspapers”.

      I said I was the teacher of this pupil and that I emailed my concerns to my line manageress

20 months ago.

      He then asked me what my “angle” was.

    I responded that I do not have any “angle” and that I have been raising concerns which were

never investigated by any supervising authority.

2) He stated that my reason for contacting Winterkey was that I am “probably looking forward to

being vindicated and proven right about (my) concerns”.

3) He stated that he cannot “simply look through the police records because someone will ask

him why was he searching for the details of this anorexic boy”.

4) He stated that I cannot prove that anorexic pupil was abused, hence police investigation is

not warranted. 

    ( I informed him that the school’s Safeguarding Officer declared in her own sworn statement

that everything I stated is true. He totally ignored that fact.

He also ignored the fact that the Greenwich Council chose “not to deny” or to “admit” that the

anorexic pupil was subjected to the sexual abuse. 

    He also repeatedly ignored the fact that Greenwich Council repeatedly promised to investigate

my concerns about the pupil, but never did so.)

5) He refused twice to provide me with his email address so I can send him more information/

evidence of my allegations.

6) Once I informed him that I documented everything including the names of individuals (from

supervising organisations) involved, relevant dates and that I can provide him with the

evidence of the huge cover-up, he responded that I will “now very probably ask for his full

name but he will not give it to me.”

    I responded that I do not need his name and that the only thing I have been asking is to get to

the bottom of this matter and to get the “reassurance and feedback” as prescribed by the

Safeguarding policy.

7) He stated that he deals only with old cases of abuse and that he does not know which Police

Unit deals with cases of current sexual abuse.

 8) He phoned me afterwards to inform me that he looked in the police records relating to the

Thomas Tallis school and that he could not find anything relating to the anorexic pupil.

He used that “fact” to refuse starting the police investigation.

 My response was that lack of Police records does not indicate that abuse was not taking


    Lack of any police records might also be because of the cover-up.

    It was rather strange that there were NO police records especially considering that anorexic

pupil was always roaming the school grounds unaccompanied and jumping over the school

fence every day around 1 p.m. thus leaving the school unaccompanied and without


   In these kinds of situations, the school’s police officer (PC Calladine) gets involved and talks

to the pupils and parents because there might be the case of bullying, abuse,..

  He completely ignored my above assertions, but he said that “someone needs to speak to the

anorexic pupil, but he is not the one to do so”. 

    I asked who it is, and he responded that he cannot continue this conversation, because I was

“clogging the line” and that “many people are calling him in relation to the past cases of

abuse, hence this matter is now over”.


All the above information provides only a small glimpse of how relevant authorities and

supervising organisations perceive and treat members of public who raise health and safety/

safeguarding concerns.

None of the above supervising authorities never asked me for any further information/evidence

or to clarify my allegations of the school’s health and safety/safeguarding failures and never

referred anything back to me about the Pupil R.

Despite receiving assurances and reassurances of several aforementioned individuals of those

organisations, there has not been an investigation of my concerns since 12/2/2016 when I was


I wrote to chief executives of each of the above organisations, but they simply rubber stamped

every illogical, ludicrous, self-contradicting and false response from their organisation.

Their organisation’s mindset is totally incompatible with the most basic concepts of:

care for the fellow human beings, common sense, honesty, integrity and ethics.

Instead, they treat oblivious taxpaying members of general public with utter contempt.

Evidently, their mindset is dictated by multi-agency and inter-agency protocols that prescribe:

If Mrs X claims that the boats cannot fly, she will not be trusted.

If Mrs X claims that the boats can fly, she will not be trusted.

If the Manager Mrs X claims that the boats can fly, she will be trusted.

All the above organisations knowingly acted against Public Interest.

Evidently, this extensive cover-up could not just be about protecting the reputations of the

school’s and Council’s managers.

I was waiting for the safeguarding experts to contact me for 25 months.

Since there was no contact from the safeguarding experts, I finally decided to research myself

on the internet about the patterns of behaviour of Pupil R and his other symptoms which I listed

in my previous paragraphs and in my whistleblowing email.

Several of his symptoms are identical in victims of the sexual child abuse.

My whistleblowing email lists some of his bellow stated symptoms:


He is a boy who suffers from anorexia

(bellow information indicates that girls are mostly affected by anorexia due to their obsession

with skinny body image),

His condition developed when he was around the age of 13 (and his condition was severely

deteriorating over the period of next 1.5 years),

He is the “Highest Risk Pupil” (according to the Safeguarding Manageress” out of 1,800 pupils

at Thomas Tallis school), points to the fact that something seriously detrimental to his health

was taking place.

“The incidence of sexual abuse in eating disorder patients appears significant.”


“Boys and men comprise 5% to 10% of all patients. Overall, anorexia nervosa occurs in

approximately 1% of child, teen, and adult populations”

“Because the child’s body has been assaulted, it is often the body that is used to discourage

further attacks.

…anorexia as method of making the body unattractive, trying to make it disappear

( he was in emaciated state ,he was always wearing the same thick and long red skiing jacket


“The child’s strategy is based on the belief that if he is sick, then he is less attractive.

It also gives him more attention from others (he was often seeking attention with his

misbehaviour) potentially keeping him safe from the perpetrator(s).”

Methods of coping and trying to deal with the feelings:”


(He did not want to engage in any learning activity, he had no friends),

Body shyness

(He was not doing any sports activity),

Excessive clothing”

(He was always wearing his thick and long red skiing jacket despite the fact that the LSU’s

temperature was excessive: 82.4 Fahrenheit, just because 2 members of LSU staff constantly

“felt cold” – then they were forcing him to take his jacket off by sitting him down and then

exposing him to 2 heat blowers in the already hot environment of 82.4 Fahrenheit),


(He was most of the time fidgety and anxious),

Chronic depression”

(he was often depressed and disinterested)


(he was NEVER taking off his thick red jacket, he was refusing to attend regular classroom

lessons and even the lunch break because there will then be too many pupils around him – thus

he was jumping over the school fence EVERY day around 1p.m.)


“Anxiety, Depression, Change in eating habits”

(His anorexic/emaciated state),


(He was never following any instructions),


(He was not engaging in any learning activity, he was avoiding interaction with pupils and

members of staff by just sitting and doing nothing or playing video games and drawing cartoon

characters which he eventually finds “boring”.)

Runaway behaviour”

( He used to walk unaccompanied around school grounds EVERY day, then he comes back to

LSU, spends some time there, then walks around school grounds again, then comes back to

LSU, then leaves LSU and then jumps over the school fence EVERY day around 1 p.m.),

Change in attitude towards school or academic” performance

(He was not attending any regular classroom lessons for 1.5 years. Instead, he was always at


Lack of interest in friends “ (he was without friends and he did not want to have any friends),


(He never did any sports activity) or other activities (everything was “boring” to him),

Poor self-esteem, avoidance of relationships”

(He did not feel that he can learn anything, he had no friends, he was always isolating himself),

Unexplained or frequent health problems like headaches or stomach aches”

(He was often suffering from those aches)

Considering the extensive cover-up and the above symptoms of Pupil R, one is forced to

reach a very uncomfortable conclusion.

My civic duty was to report the wrongdoing, and then it should have been up to the supervising

organisations to investigate my concerns/complaints.

Unfortunately, despite their repeated assurances and my very extensive efforts, they did nothing

for 25 months. Therefore, all the above information, the specifics and the evidence of the

extensive cover-up

orchestrated by the numerous supervising organisations in relation to my above concerns about

Pupil R, I passed to the relevant committee with the purpose of it being on the public record.

Both the Council and the school repeatedly refused to provide any information about

Pupil R, even in redacted form.

Mrs Smith did not disclose any information to me about Pupil R or any other pupil.

(She even boasts in writing to her superiors and wants to reassure them – that she told me

nothing about the troubles of Pupil R).

Why is there such secrecy about the Pupil R that the disclosure of any information (relating

to the quality of his care provided by the school) has been repeatedly refused (even in the

redacted form) ?

This did not happen about the information relating to any other pupil.

(Other pupils’ information was redacted and then provided by both the school and the agency in

their SAR’s and in their Tribunal bundle.)

Hence, the following questions still remain:

What happened with Pupil R?

Is he well?

Is he safe?

If he is still at Thomas Tallis school, how is the school addressing his needs?

Are there any learning objectives established to support his educational needs?

What happened to the funding which should have been allocated to support his needs?

What actions did the school take in order to ensure that conditions at LSU improve (curtain pole

should be inaccessible to pupils, both pupils and staff should not be exposed to extreme


  • 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]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]


[1] Mick V – Supervising organisations did nothing about my concerns relating to the possible abuse and neglect of the child

[2] 2018 Mar 7 cathy fox blog Child Safeguarding Whistleblower, Thomas Tallis School Part 1- Cover Up

[2a] Mick V – Thomas Tallis – The Cover Up

[3] Complaint 1 to Greenwich Children’s Services

[4] Complaint 2 to Greenwich Children’s Services

[5] Email chain between me and Counsellor Hyland on 5-9-2016

[6] Email chain between me and Counsellor Hyland on 8-12-2016

[7] Email from Greenwich Children’s Services

[8] Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts ADMITTED that she falsely claimed that she did not have any evidence relating to my good performance

[9] It was Winchmore Tutors, and NOT the Sedgehill school who cancelled my tuition

[10] NSPCC refused to disclose details of the Local Safeguarding Officer (LADO)

[11] Police investigation proves that the school DID provide my phone number to their police officer

[12] School’s BREACH of procedures, guidelines and Law Acts

[13] Supervising organisations did nothing about my concerns relating to the possible abuse and neglect of the child

[14] Winchmore Tutors Agency FALSELY claimed that the Sedgehill school cancelled my tuition

[15] Winchmore Tutors Agency IGNORES my serious concerns about the school

[16] Winchmore Tutors BREACHED satutory guidelines and procedures

[17] “Reassurance and feedback have to be provided to the whistleblower”

[18] Ms Donna Cussack asks the Greenwich Council to “support the school” in order to cover-up my concerns

[19] Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts – “Mick had Ofsted onto us. What more can we do?” to Mr Mark Higgins of Greenwich Council

[20] Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts ORDERS her staff to blackmail my agency

[21] Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts FALSELY claimed to ICO that the school did not give their police officer my phone number

[22] Head of Children’s Services Ms Gillian Palmer – “this is an HR matter rather than complaint about the school”

[23] Deputy Head Mr Shaun Brown – wants to stop me from going to the newspaper with my concerns

[24] Safeguarding records have to be “kept securely and locked – par.2, page 11 Thomas Tallis Safeguarding policy[25] School mislead National Audit Office

[26] Someone complained about Thomas Tallis to ICO pdf

[27] School mislead National Audit Office


[29] “Headteacher’s PA writing on the school’s SAR envelope”

[30] ” Headteacher’s PA writing on the school’s letter”

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




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Child Safeguarding Whistleblower, Thomas Tallis School Part 1- Cover Up

This is the first part of a story about a child safeguarding issue at a school, Thomas Tallis School in Greenwich.

A concerned teacher Mick V, expressed concern about a child’s wellbeing and possible sexual abuse but then found himself the victim of a ficticious “parallel construction” to silence him. He lost his job at the school as a teacher and himself is targetted as a result.

This post contains the first of two articles – The Cover Up [2] . The next post will be Supervising organisations did nothing about my concerns relating to the possible abuse and neglect of the child [1] .

There is more than enough evidence, documents and emails, which are all reproduced at the end to back up Mick V’s Story.

He has tried and tried and tried and exhausted every single avenue and official authority to try and bring attention to the lack of safeguarding to this child. The system has closed ranks and worked together to ignore his concerns for the child and attack him. Are the corrupt individuals colluding?

This case  illustrates not only that there are corrupt individuals, but that institutional corruption that works to punish the whistleblower, protect the establishments and powerful people and ignore the real needs of the child.

All we can do is to keep exposing it. The system is rigged – who rigs it and why? The more information that is out in the public, the more we can shine the light on the corruption and work out the pattern.

This is Mick V’s story. He has been has come through what they have thrown at him so far. Probably damaged but unbowed. It takes special people to stick to telling the truth come what may.

(Apologies for formatting problems still evident)


This case is about the wellbeing of the anorexic boy who was possibly subjected to the sexual abuse.

It is also about the total and repeated failures of the WHOLE safeguarding system and the system’s ongoing extensive attempts to pressurise me to stop exposing this matter.

It is shocking that the raising of concerns about the well being of a child could trigger such extensive cover-up.

The central issue is the wellbeing of this boy, but nobody seems to care about him.

All the information about his wellbeing is classified and secret.

After over 1,200 emails, numerous letters and phone calls to ALL Chief Executives of ALL bellow organisations over the period of the 22 months, I collected the huge amount of evidence that proves that the Thomas Tallis School, Winchmore Tutors Teacher supply agency, Ofsted, Greenwich Children’s Services, Greenwich Council, NCTL (National Teaching College), NUT, NSPCC, DfE (Dept. of Education), Police (DPS and operation Winterkey), ICO, Parliamentary Ombudsman, Children’s Commissioner, HSE, IICSA,… are all in it together.

The above list is NOT exhaustive.

I documented voluminous evidence of all the above. The short summary is below the link

Supervising organisations did nothing about my concerns relating to the possible abuse and neglect of the child”. [1]


They created the system within the system in order to cover-up even the most basic failures of the system.

  • This way they protect the abusers of the most vulnerable in the society.
  • By protecting the abusers, they themselves have become abusers. 
  • I would not be surprised that there are even more sinister reasons behind this (and the other cover-ups) especially considering how far they all went in order to silence me.
  • They are unelected and not accountable to anyone.
  • They keep their positions of power regardless of the outcomes of General elections or Council elections.
  • They are effectively ruling the UK and its population who they view with utter contempt whilst awarding themselves with immunity, huge salaries and bonuses.
  • They use “inter agency protocols” in order to legitimise the cover-up and to destroy any records that can prove their failures and incompetence (even in the most trivial of cases when the SEN child has to change the school, the notes are destroyed)
  • They repeatedly deceive, lie, intimidate, harass, insult, provide ludicrous information and dismiss the whistleblower’s concerns and complaints on totally false/stupid grounds.

Thomas Tallis school stops at nothing  in order to “pre-empt” me from “going with this to the local newspaper”

Thomas Tallis school was doing nothing in order to ensure the wellbeing of this child even though they knew much more than I about his troubles:

Safeguarding manageress (Mrs Kamei) claimed to me that she was “contacting his doctors at the hospital, but her calls were not returned by his doctors”. (?!)

She also claimed that “he was the highest risk pupil out of 1,800 pupils at this school”.

Considering the scale of this huge cover-up, I strongly suspect that something bad happened to him.

I emailed my serious concerns about the pupil to my line manageress Mrs Marie Smith at Thomas Tallis school in Greenwich on the 12/2/2016.

Instead of being provided with the “reassurance” and “feedback”, I was sacked less than 2 hours later despite numerous praises by the Deputy Head Mr Shaun Brown, praises by the parents of my pupils and praises from the Winchmore Tutors agency who employed me at the school.

After sacking, my locker was broken into by the school (Mrs Smith and others), my list of passwords was stolen then my email account and records from my laptop were deleted (it is against the Law to delete the records relating to health and safety), I was harassed, extensively blacklisted,..

Regardless, I continued raising my above concerns for the past 23 months about the anorexic/emaciated pupil, that could have resulted in his serious injury or death.

There were also signs that he was possibly sexually abused.

(Even though I did not state it explicitly in my whistleblowing email, I did mention several possible symptoms of the above.)

Despite my repeated requests, I was NEVER provided with the “reassurance” and “feedback” in relation to my concerns about the school’s neglect of the anorexic pupil.

(This is in breach of the school’s own Safeguarding Policy Page 14, Point 3 and Law Acts.)

“Reassurance and feedback have to be provided to the whistleblower” [17]

The school broke into my locker then stole my list of passwords then deleted/concealed and also amended my data that contains records related to the health and safety/safeguarding of pupils.

The school then deleted ALL my emails from my account and even from accounts of other members of school staff.

I was NOT provided even with the single email between me and other members of staff. 

I only managed to get my whistleblowing email ( and it was in amended form) from the agency 4 months later after my SAR request.

Evidently, my data was NOT kept “locked and safe” by the school as can be seen from the above.

All the above is against the Law (FOI sections 55 and 77) and the school’s own safeguarding policy.

(This is also in breach of the school’s own Safeguarding policy prescribes that safeguarding records have to be “kept securely and locked – page 11, par.2” and Law Acts.)

  • Safeguarding records have to be “kept securely and locked “ [24]
  • School’s BREACH of procedures, guidelines and Law Acts” [12]

ALL supervising organisations repeatedly totally ignored the above facts.

The Headteacher Mrs Carolyn Roberts gave the school’s policeman my private phone number with intention to harass/intimidate me in order to stop my complaints about the school’s failures to supervising organisations.

Headteacher Mrs Carolyn Roberts then falsely claimed to ICO that the school did not give their police officer my phone number.   Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts FALSELY claimed to ICO that the school did not give their police officer my phone number [21]

I then asked the Police force to investigate the harassment.

Evidently, Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts was LYING:

“Police investigation proves that the School DID provide my phone number” [11]

Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts also sent members of school staff to my home address under false pretence of delivering their SAR disclosure with intention of provoking an incident.

Deputy Head Mr Shaun Brown also colluded in the cover-up despite his repeated praises ( in his emails) of my work during my employment at the school.

Relevant Links

  •  Deputy Head Mr Shaun Brown – wants to stop me from going to the newspaper with my concerns [23]
  • Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts ORDERS her staff to blackmail my agency [20]
  • “Headteacher Mrs Carolyn Roberts ADMITTED that she falsely claimed that she did not have any evidence relating to my good performance” [8]
  • Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts – “Mick had Ofsted onto us. What more can we do?” to Mr Mark Higgins of Greenwich Council [19]
  • Ms Donna Cussack asks the Greenwich Council to “support the school” in order to cover-up my concerns [18]

Greenwich Children’s Services and the Greenwich Council 

Ms Donna Cussack asks the Greenwich Council to “support the school” in order to cover-up my concerns

( Evidently, Ms Cussack is NOT at all concerned about the need to support the anorexic pupil who needed a designated professional to take care of him – which the school never provided.

Instead, it is more important for her and her mates at the school that the school gets the Council’s “support” in the cover-up of school’s failures.)

Ms Donna Cussack asks the Greenwich Council to “support the school” in order to cover-up my concerns [18]

As can be seen from all the attachments (scans of their internal emails) both the school, Children’s Services and the Council NEVER discussed my serious concerns about the pupil.

They only discussed how to silence me and ruin my career. 

Head of Children’s Services (Mrs Gillian Palmer) was also involved in the cover-up. Mrs Gillian Palmer was severely criticised by the Government’s Serious Case review relating to her failures in the death of Baby S some 9 years ago.That did not stop her moving to the same post (as the Head of Children’s Services) from Barnet Council to the Greenwich Council:

Relevant Links

  • Complaint 1 to Greenwich Children’s Services [3]
  • Head of Children’s Services Ms Gillian Palmer – “this is an HR matter rather than complaint about the school” [22] (Evidently, she trivialises my serious health and safety concerns about anorexic pupil as an “HR matter”.)
  • Complaint 2 to Greenwich Children’s Services [4] (Neither Mr Murphy or Children’s Services ever responded to my email of 25/4/2016.)

Mrs Palmer’s assistant Mr Gerard Murphy FALSELY claimed that Greenwich Children’s Services do NOT investigate school’s health and safety/safeguarding failures.

Email from Greenwich Children’s Services [7] (For reasons only known to him, Mr Murphy attempted to backdate his email for 3 days. Contrary to him, my email address did NOT change.)

Despite their repeated assurances to do so,Greenwich Council (several Councillors including the leader of the Council – Mrs Denise Hyland) and the Greenwich Children’s Services NEVER conducted any investigation investigation of my concerns and NEVER provided me with any feedback related to the wellbeing of the anorexic pupil even though I have been repeatedly raising this matter with them for 15 months !

 Relevant Links

  • Email chain between me and Councillor Hyland on 5-9-2016  [5]
  • Email chain between me and Councillor Hyland on 8-12-2016 [6]

 The secrecy: Instead of getting the reassurance and feedback, the system claims that ALL the information in this matter is somehow secret, confidential and classified:

According to both the school, Greenwich Council and the NHS Trust even the redacted information about the hospital’s and school’s quality of care related to the anorexic pupil should NOT to be disclosed:

The NUT representative at Greenwich Council refers to the anorexic pupil (who jumps over the school fence every day thus leaving the school unauthorised and unsupervised) as the “regular jumper” (as if this was some kind of fitness regime) whose repeated absences are monitored/recorded on the text messaging system which I do NOT have to know about.

In her email, my line manageress (Mrs Smith) reassures her managers (and the Headteacher) and even boasts to them that she “was totally professional by telling (me) nothing about the anorexic pupil”.

I issued the FOI request 13 months ago also to the NHS Trust relating to their quality of care for this child.

The NHS Trust repeatedly REFUSED to provide any information about the anorexic pupil.

Despite extensively complaining to ICO about all the above organisations, I have been totally unsuccessful in obtaining any valid information about his wellbeing for the past 23 months (?!).

The common sense, the law and the school’s procedures prescribe that I (as the whistleblower) should have been provided with the ‘feedback and reassurance’ by the authorities.

I received NO such ‘feedback and reassurance’ ( instead, I was sacked, blackmailed, harassed, my records were deleted which is against the law), hence I contacted ICO amongst other organisations..

In April 2017, (Complaint case reference FS50654710) Mrs Cressida Woodall (Lead Case Officer of ICO) brought the decision which was totally opposite to the above mentioned school’s safeguarding policy: ICO decided that I should NOT be provided with ‘feedback and reassurance’.

ICO also published my name in their decision on the internet, despite the fact that it is an ICO’s standard procedure to anonymise names of individuals who ask for FOI.


On several occasions, NSPCC promised me that they will pass on my concerns and liaise with the school and LADO (Local Safeguarding Officer in Greenwich).
I never received any response from LADO, hence I asked the NSPCC for LADO’s contact details.

NSPCC refused to disclose details of the Local Safeguarding Officer (LADO) because they are “confidential”. This insults intelligence: the name of this particular LADO and his email address should be available to the public (as it is with other LADO’s).

NSPCC refused to disclose details of the Local Safeguarding Officer (LADO) [10]

I still do not know (after 22 months) whether Mr Ken Palmer is indeed the Local Safeguarding Officer at Greenwich Children’s Services. He totally ignored my emails.

Winchmore Tuttors agency and Ofsted

Winchmore Tutors agency employed me at Thomas Tallis school. 

Winchmore Tutors informed me over the phone about my dismissal on the 16/2/2016 during the half term break (I was dismissed on the 12/2/2016 without my knowledge in less than 2 hours after sending my whistleblowing email to Mrs Smith).

Straight away I informed the Winchmore Tutors agency about my concerns. Agency repeatedly ignored me and told me to “move on”,”move forward”,..

On the 22/2/2016 after more phone calls between me and the agency, I sent an email to the agency repeating my concerns. Agency told me that since I sent my whistleblowing email before I left the school, than the agency has nothing to do with it.(?!)

I was also told NOT to contact Ofsted and to think about my future job prospects with the agency, etc.

Relevant Links

  • “Winchmore Tutors Agency IGNORES my serious concerns about the school” [15]
  •  “Winchmore Tutors Agency FALSELY claimed that the Sedgehill school cancelled my tuition” [14]
  • It was Winchmore Tutors Agency, and NOT the Sedgehill school who cancelled my tuition [9] 

Winchmore Tutors are one of the biggest agencies in England of this kind and are providing tutors to more than 100 local authorities. They also have 6 camps for children.(According to their Ofsted registration.)

Director Mr Craig Varney claims that he is the “Designated Safeguarding Officer”, whilst Mrs Megan Knowles also states in her emails that she is the “Safeguarding Officer during office hours”.

Manageress Mrs Alice Riches also played a huge part in the cover-up.

According to their own guidelines, both Mr Varney and Mrs Knowles have to pass the test related to safeguarding EVERY 2 years.

Winchmore Tutors BREACHED satutory guidelines and procedures” [16]

Despite all the above, Ofsted has repeatedly refused to inspect the safeguarding credentials of the above Winchmore Tutors staff for the past 14 months for the reason that they are NOT registered with Ofsted ( even though they are – please see above.)

I repeatedly complained to Ofsted about their own failures to inform me about their actions with the school and their failures to inspect Greenwich Children’s Services for 3.5 years which is in breach of Ofsted’s own guidelines that prescribe one inspection in maximum 3 years.

I also repeatedly asked Ofsted to verify the safeguarding credentials of the staff at the Winchmore Tutors agency who repeatedly ignored my concerns and told me to “move on”,”move forward”,..

(This is in breach of the Winchmore Tutors agency Safeguarding Policy and Law Acts.)

Ofsted repeatedly refused to inspect the Winchmore Tutors agency and totally ignored my submissions.

Ever since I started complaining about Ofsted, my ex partner started receiving huge number of phone calls (from unknown number), messages and letters (every few days) from Ofsted informing her that she has to be inspected. This has been ongoing for the past 7 (?!) months.

She was a private nanny for many years and was Ofsted registered. (Childminders are inspected by Ofsted, but nannies for private clients are usually not inspected.) Before my complaints to Ofsted, my ex partner never received such calls from Ofsted, hence I do not believe that this is just a coincidence.

It is totally unacceptable that the whistleblower and the whistleblower’s message are treated in this way. It is also totally unlawful.

Lack of protection for both the victim and the whistleblower

1) I researched intensively the issues relating to whistleblowing and child protection over the period of the last 16 months. I confirm that the system of safeguarding and reporting abuse does not work at all, and I strongly believe that my case is not the only one.      There was no investigation of my concerns. Instead, I was sacked and harassed.  (I have an extensive evidence. ATTACHMENT  “Supervising organisations did nothing” [1] ).

     Just one example: In my case, the school used the police officer to harass me and accuse me of harassing them (?!) because I reported their failures and negligence to the external organisations.

     This is totally outrageous and unacceptable.

     The very same thing happened to another whistleblower and was reported in the media just a few months ago:

     “We were contacted by an individual who says he was visited by the police and asked about harassment” after he had gone to the NCTL with allegations about a headteacher.”

  All the above points to the fact that my case is not as unusual one as it seemed at first.

  The organisations will stop at nothing in order to prevent the exposure of their misconduct and failures.

2) Considering all the above, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) is not a deterrent to the wrongdoers and abusers.

    Also, Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 is not protecting whistleblowers.


  •     Only 3% of whistleblowers are successful in the Employment Tribunal, and here are the reasons why:
  •     Instead of the public body pursuing the organisation, it is down to the whistleblower     to prove that his employer breached the health and safety/safeguarding guidelines and relevant Law Acts.
  •    At the same time, the whistleblower (who is now unemployed) is forced to privately fund his lawyer whilst careers and reputations of managers are fully protected with 24/7 legal department lavishly funded by the oblivious taxpayer.
  •  Even if the whistleblower wins, those managers remain in their managerial positions and continue receiving monstrous salaries and pensions.
  •     In my case, it was Head of Children’s Services Mrs Gillian Palmer (not to mention any other manager involved in this cover-up) who has moved from Barnet to Greenwich as the Head of Children’s Services despite the damning report of her misconduct in the Serious Case


3) Employment Tribunal (ET) is NOT interested in the health and safety/safeguarding issues. 

    Instead, it will look only into the legal side of the whistleblower’s employment issues.      Solicitors and Public Concern at Work (PCAW) informed me about the above. PCAW has concerns about PIDA and it can be seen from their website. Also, this charity has even more serious concerns about PIDA and continued abuse of both victims and whistleblowers:

4) I also discovered that NOBODY enforces the following Laws and guidelines:

  a)  Winchmore Tutors Child Protection Policy and Procedures

       Page 1 lists all relevant Law Acts that Winchmore Tutors totally ignored:

    This policy has been compiled with reference to the following key Legislation/Guidance:

  • · United nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (1989)
  • · The Education Act 2002
  • · Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • · The Children Acts 1989 & 2004
  • · The Childcare Act 2006
  • · Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • · Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (DfE 2006)
  • · Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009
  • · Working together to Safeguard Children (HM Government 2015)

b)  ”Thomas Tallis school Safeguarding Policy”:

        Page1 lists guidelines and the Law Acts totally ignored by the school:

  •        • ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 2015 
  •         • ‘What to do if You are Worried a Child is Being Abused’ 2015 
  •         • ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2015 
  •         • Children and Families Act 2014 

c) “Children’s Commissioner – Good practice”

d) DfE’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education”

Considering all the above, the whistleblowers are not protected, hence organisations continue to breach the Laws and guidelines.

This sends the wrong message to other potential whistleblowers hence the victims continue to suffer.

Whistleblowers have the central role in exposing any kind of abuse of vulnerable children and adults, hence it is totally outrageous and unacceptable that we are treated by the system in this way and left on our own when we have to protect ourselves and also to protect the Public Interest.

 I was treated appallingly just for being the whistleblower:

  • I raised my concerns about the anorexic/emaciated pupil on the 12/2/2016.
  • I was sacked less than 2 hours later despite excellent praises from the school’s Deputy Head, my agency, pupils and their parents.
  • I was never subjected to any disciplinary meetings and my performance was good.
  • I reported the matter to Ofsted.
  • As the result, the school blackmailed Winchmore Tutors agency to sack me.
  • I was sacked and then blacklisted with 6 agencies ( so far I have the proof of) and very possibly with other agencies and organisations, just because I complained about the system.
  • I was harassed over my private phone by the school’s police officer to stop my complaints to external organisations.
  • Also, the members of school staff went to my home address with intention of harassing me and provoking an incident.
  • ALL my school data was either deleted or concealed. 
  • (I never received a single email of my correspondence with the school staff.)
  • School even amended (took out certain parts) of my whistleblowing email.
  • Both ICO and Parliamentary Ombudsman repeatedly and totally ignored the above facts.
  • For the past 22 months I have been unable to obtain the job and not even a teacher training (?!) despite teaching at the school/college and also privately tutoring GCSE Maths and Science for over 20 years and despite the fact that there is a great shortage of Maths and Science specialists in the secondary schools (hence the government’s initiative to urgently train such specialists.)
  • Even my application for the government’s initiative for teacher training (to train Maths and Science specialists) was dismissed by the King’s College University (Mrs Visvanathan) on the false grounds:

Mrs Rosanna Visvanathan alleged that I do not have “any relevant work experience” and that I have provided “no evidence of having any interest in the relevant subject area”.

On that basis, she dismissed (?!) my application for the teacher training programme even though it was approved by UCAS.

Mrs Visvanathan totally ignored the following facts:

  • that UCAS accepted my credentials,
  • that I have Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, 
  • that I have PTLLS higher education teaching certificate,
  • that I have numerous excellent references including the references from West Kent College where I used to be the Maths, Science and English Lecturer, 
  • that I have checkable 21 years experience in teaching GCSE Maths and Science to private students.

Principal Professor Edward Byrne AC was totally ignoring my above complaint for months.

I then complained to the Dr Ian E Tebbett Senior Vice President.

He insults intelligence by dismissing my complaint on the false/ludicrous grounds on 23/8/2017:

His perception of my tutoring of Maths and Science is actually negative (?!) instead of being a positive factor. In his opinion, I “placed too much emphasis” on my Maths and Science Tutoring.(?!) He also stated that I did not have “work experience”. (?!)

I complained about his above claims on the 24/8/2017. He totally ignored me.The above is just one of many instances in which the system TOTALLY destroyed my life.

Surely, I am not the only whistleblower in the UK who got destroyed by the system which is supposed to protect all of us.

  • 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]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]


[1] Supervising organisations did nothing about my concerns relating to the possible abuse and neglect of the child 


[3] Complaint 1 to Greenwich Children’s Services

[4] Complaint 2 to Greenwich Children’s Services

[5] Email chain between me and Counsellor Hyland on 5-9-2016

[6] Email chain between me and Counsellor Hyland on 8-12-2016

[7] Email from Greenwich Children’s Services

[8] Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts ADMITTED that she falsely claimed that she did not have any evidence relating to my good performance

[9] It was Winchmore Tutors, and NOT the Sedgehill school who cancelled my tuition

[10] NSPCC refused to disclose details of the Local Safeguarding Officer (LADO)

[11] Police investigation proves that the school DID provide my phone number to their police officer

[12] School’s BREACH of procedures, guidelines and Law Acts


[14] Winchmore Tutors Agency FALSELY claimed that the Sedgehill school cancelled my tuition

[15] Winchmore Tutors Agency IGNORES my serious concerns about the school

[16] Winchmore Tutors BREACHED satutory guidelines and procedures

[17] “Reassurance and feedback have to be provided to the whistleblower”

[18] Ms Donna Cussack asks the Greenwich Council to “support the school” in order to cover-up my concerns

[19] Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts – “Mick had Ofsted onto us. What more can we do?” to Mr Mark Higgins of Greenwich Council

[20] Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts ORDERS her staff to blackmail my agency

[21] Headteacher Ms Carolyn Roberts FALSELY claimed to ICO that the school did not give their police officer my phone number

[22] Head of Children’s Services Ms Gillian Palmer – “this is an HR matter rather than complaint about the school”

[23] Deputy Head Mr Shaun Brown – wants to stop me from going to the newspaper with my concerns

[24] Safeguarding records have to be “kept securely and locked – par.2, page 11 Thomas Tallis Safeguarding policy[25]

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


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Palestinian Children routinely abused by Israel

Palestinian Children are routinely abused by Israel in many ways.

In their own land Palestinians are kept in conditions of apartheid and have different roads and footpaths to Israelis.

Palestinian children routinely have to put up with violence and intimidation from Israelis troops on the way to and from school every day. 2018 Mar 6 Counterpunch Israeli Army’s Lies Can No Longer Salvage Its Image [2] 

95 schools were a target of Israeli attacks which are estimated to be 352 attacks in total. The attacks included breaking into schools and inflicting financial damages, the firing of live and rubber bullets, stun grenades, and gas bombs and the partial or total disruption of school days. 2018 Mar 6 Palinfo 9 Palestinian students killed, 603 injured by Israeli forces in 2017 [3]

Children are imprisoned without due process – “Israel has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the world that systematically prosecutes an estimated 500 to 700 children each year in military courts lacking fundamental fair trial rights,” according to Defense for Children International-Palestine. Children within the Israeli military system commonly report physical and verbal abuse from the moment of their arrest, and coercion and threats during interrogations. Ill-treatment in the Israeli military detention system remains “widespread, systematic, and institutionalized throughout the process,” according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). There are currently about 350 Palestinian children in Israeli jails. Palestine Advocacy Project Ahed  [4]

A justice group for Palestinians arrested in Israel has released an explosive report claiming that 40% of children detained by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem have been subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of Israeli police. 2014 Nov 22 International Business Times  Israel: 240 Palestinian Children ‘Sexually Abused’ in Jerusalem Detention Centres, Group Claims [5]

This post from Press TV highlights how 350 Palestinian children in Israeli jails 2018 Mar 1 Press TV 350 Palestinian minors incarcerated in Israeli prisons: NGO  [1]

This is totally unacceptable from an Israeli state that it seems is unaccountable on world or national stage.


A Palestinian non-governmental and civil organization says the Tel Aviv regime is keeping 350 Palestinian minors behind bars in prisons and detention facilities across the occupied territories.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in a statement released on Thursday, announced that it has recorded 67 cases of child arrests during February.

It further noted that 182 minors are currently being held in Ofer Prison near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Three of the inmates are serving administrative detention, which involves imprisonment without trial or charge.

Loai Mansi, the representative of minor detainees at Ofer Prison, said Israeli soldiers have assaulted and beaten Palestinian minors during detention.

He added that the story of a 13-year-old boy, whom prison guards could not handcuff because of his small hands, is a clear proof that he is too young to be arrested.

Mansi said a total of 117 minors have been transferred to Ofer Prison since the beginning of the current year.

He went on to say that an estimated 168 other minors are currently in Megiddo and Hasharon prisons.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held at Israeli jails. Hundreds of the inmates have apparently been incarcerated under the practice of administrative detention.

Some Palestinian prisoners have been held in administrative detention for up to 11 years.

Palestinian inmates regularly stage hunger strikes in protest at the administrative detention policy and their harsh prison conditions in Israeli jails.

According to reports, at least 13 Palestinian lawmakers are currently imprisoned in Israeli detention facilities. Nine of them are being held without trial under administrative detention.

  • 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]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]


[1] 2018 Mar 1 Press TV 350 Palestinian minors incarcerated in Israeli prisons: NGO

[2] 2018 Mar 6 Counterpunch Israeli Army’s Lies Can No Longer Salvage Its Image

[3] 2018 Mar 6 Palinfo 9 Palestinian students killed, 603 injured by Israeli forces in 2017

[4] Palestine Advocacy Project Ahed

[5] 2014 Nov 22 International Business Times  Israel: 240 Palestinian Children ‘Sexually Abused’ in Jerusalem Detention Centres, Group Claims archive

A justice group for Palestinians arrested in Israel has released an explosive report claiming that 40% of children detained by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem have been subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of Israeli police.

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

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Excellent blog post from sceptic peg on child migration, and also archived here, should it go missing






On 1st March 2018, IICSA released its first report on the Child Migration Programmes that occurred within the UK for decades.  The report is 174 pages long, so I have outlined the contents, findings, institutions involved, problems that occurred etc.

It made shocking reading.


For those that aren’t familiar with what these were – In short UK governments were taking children in orphanages from the ages of five onwards and sending them overseas to places such as Australia, New Zealand, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Canada.  Despite promises of oranges and sunshine and happy lives, many children became part of a conveyer belt of slave labour which included torture, neglect and abuse within a system so flawed that they were left exposed to predators.  The deception that occurred is also part of the…

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George Webb Day 500 Summaries – Crowdsourced Research into the US Criminal Cabal

George Webb, extraordinary journalist, publishes his summary of 500 days of his crowdsourced investigation and research about which he publishes several videos a day.

He and his team has unearthed much evidence on the criminal cabal running the US. He consolidates much of this information into these video summaries.

The videos cover amongst other subjects uranium smuggling, drugs for guns, a spyring in congress, involves Hillary Clinton, pay to play, the FBI, whistleblower reprisals, organ harvesting, “underground railroad” – sexual compromise, opioid addiction and much else.

For those who are asking what is the child sexual abuse angle on this post. This post tries  to show the child sexual abuse in context. Child Sexual Abuse is a small but essential part of the massive criminal activity partly run by the people who are supposedly democratic representatives, who have been hopelessly compromised.

Child sexual abuse networks “Brownstone Operations” are run by the rogue so called “intelligence services” –  for blackmail purposes.

The secret services have thus become a law unto themselves and have become intoxicated by their power, secrecy, lies and unaccountability.

For evidence watch as many videos as you can from George, and follow his court cases that he has going against the main actors.

The UK will have a very similar set up with MI5, MI6, GCHQ, and this is the power behind the paedophiles and child abuse and why child sexual abuse is not investigated properly, especially when it concerns people in power. GCHQ have also been spying on american citizens at the behest of CIA/FBI as it is illegal for the US to do it themselves.

For the videos that mention child sexual abuse see  [5] 2017 Jan 3 cathy fox blog George Webb Videos “Follow the Children”

Who in their right minds would give a bunch of trained liars so much power and so little accountability? Compromised politicians.

See also my other video about George Webb

[4] 2017 Mar 18 cathy fox blog George Webb Summary of Video Links and Notes c.18 March 2017 / Day 134

Without more ado – George Webb @GeorgeWebb

[1] 2018 Mar 1 George Webb 500 Day Summary – Part 1 – AQ Khan and the Al Queda Bomb


[2] 2018 Mar 1 George Webb George Webb Day 500 Summary – Part 2 – Braverman Lost, Braverman Found


[3] 2018 Mar 1 George Webb George Webb Day 500 Summary – Part 3 – Awans Hack DNC Candidates For Hillary and DWS

[6] 2018 Mar 1 George Webb Day 500 – Part Four – Probable Cause For a Nefarious Spy Ring in Congress

[7] 2018 Mar 1 Day 500 – Now Live Action Begins – April Drives, May Car Ring, June Containers, July Awan Arrest, A

[8] 2018 Mar 2 Day 500 George Webb Day 500 Summary – April 2017 – Pain Clinics, Convenience Stores

[9] 2018 Mar 2 George Webb Day 500 Summary – May 2017 – Seth Rich Links

[10] George Webb Day 500 Summary – April 28th, 2017 – Delphi Girls


[11] 2018 Mar 2 George Webb Day 500 – June 2017 – Not Just Awan Contra Containers


[12] George Webb Day 500 – June 2017 – Containers Key To ISIS Supply?


[13] 2018 Mar 2 George Webb Day 500 – July 2017 – Sweet Vindication – Imran Arrested, Hawkshead Upcharge


[14] George Webb Day 500 Summary – August 2017, Lots of Jalloh


[15] 2018 Mar 9 George Webb Day 500 Summary – September 2017 Part 1 – Shinkolobwe


[16] 2018 Mar 13 George Webb Day 500 Summaries – September 2017 – Trello


[17] 2018 Mar 14 George Webb George Webb Day 500 Summary of Entire Year One


[18] 2018 Mar 15 George Webb Day 500 Summaries – Nov- Dec 2017 Summary


[19] 2018 Mar 18 George Webb Day 500 Summary Complete Through March 2018


I also include this one, whilst not labelled as a summary is useful as one

[20] 2018 Mar 18 George Webb Day 150.1 You Only Need Three More Letters For Maersk Line

  • 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]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]


[1] 2018 Mar 1 George Webb 500 Day Summary – Part 1 – AQ Khan and the Al Queda Bomb

[2] 2018 Mar 1 George Webb George Webb Day 500 Summary – Part 2 – Braverman Lost, Braverman Found

[3] 2018 Mar 1 George Webb George Webb Day 500 Summary – Part 3 – Awans Hack DNC Candidates For Hillary and DWS

[4] 2017 Mar 18 cathy fox blog George Webb Summary of Video Links and Notes c.18 March 2017 / Day 134

[5] 2017 Jan 3 cathy fox blog George Webb Videos “Follow the Children”

[6] 2018 Mar 1 George Webb Day 500Part Four – Probable Cause For a Nefarious Spy Ring in Congress

[7] 2018 Mar 1 George Webb Day 500 – Now Live Action Begins – April Drives, May Car Ring, June Containers, July Awan Arrest, A

[8] 2018 Mar 2 Day 500 George Webb Day 500 Summary – April 2017 – Pain Clinics, Convenience Stores

[9] 2018 Mar 2 George Webb Day 500 Summary – May 2017 – Seth Rich Links

[10] 2018 Mar 2 George Webb Day 500 Summary – April 28th, 2017 – Delphi Girls

[11] 2018 Mar 2 George Webb Day 500 – June 2017 – Not Just Awan Contra Containers

[12] 2018 Mar 2 George Webb Day 500 – June 2017 – Containers Key To ISIS Supply?

[13] 2018 Mar 2 George Webb Day 500 – July 2017 – Sweet Vindication – Imran Arrested, Hawkshead Upcharge

[14] 2018 Mar 2 George Webb Day 500 Summary – August 2017, Lots of Jalloh

[15] 2018 Mar 9 George Webb Day 500 Summary – September 2017 Part 1 – Shinkolobwe

[16] 2018 Mar 13 George Webb Day 500 Summaries – September 2017 – Trello

[17] 2018 Mar 14 George Webb George Webb Day 500 Summary of Entire Year One

[18] 2018 Mar 15 George Webb Day 500 Summaries – Nov- Dec 2017 Summary

[19] 2018 Mar 18 George Webb Day 500 Summary Complete Through March 2018

[20] 2018 Mar 18 George Webb Day 150.1 You Only Need Three More Letters For Maersk Line

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused

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

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