‘Child Protective Services agencies are intended to take care of children with nowhere else to go, but corruption has infiltrated the government custodial system – putting kids at great risk. National Safe Child founder Tammi Stefano takes a look at the problem and reveals cases of CPS children who ended up working in the growing human sex trafficking trade in this short clip from the full length Buzzsaw interview with Sean Stone.’
‘Sir Cliff Richard’s lawyers have hit out at MPs following the publication of a letter that revealed the singer was facing more than one sex abuse allegation.
In a letter sent to Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, Sir Cliff’s representatives said the disclosure was “unnecessary” and had caused him “a further round of unnecessary and extremely damaging media coverage with no due process”.
Earlier this week Mr Vaz’s committee published a letter from South Yorkshire’s chief constable in which he said the police investigation into Sir Cliff has “increased significantly in size” and involved “more than one allegation”.’
‘The former glam rock singer Gary Glitter faces the prospect of dying in jail after being sentenced to 16 years for sexually abusing three schoolgirls.
The 70-year-old, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was found guilty of one count of attempted rape, one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, and four counts of indecent assault. All six offences were committed in the 1970s and 80s.
Glitter, dressed in a black velvet coat and burgundy scarf, showed no reaction as he was led from the dock after being sentenced at Southwark crown court in London on Friday.’
‘Ministers and officials were “too dazzled or too intimidated” by Jimmy Savile to ask “hard questions” which could have unmasked the “evil predator we now know he was”, Jeremy Hunt admitted on Thursday.
The Health Secretary apologised again to the paedophile’s victims on behalf of the Government.
And he revealed investigations were underway at three more NHS trusts into the pervert’s activities.’
‘Jimmy Savile was seen wheeling the body of a four-year-old child in a pram into a hospital mortuary, a new report into the paedophile’s sick behaviour has revealed.
The former TV presenter, who died in 2011, had unrestricted access to Stoke Mandeville Hospital despite his reputation as a “sex pest”.
On one night in the 1970s, a night porter saw Savile wheeling the dead body of a child into the morgue.
Another witness, a former therapist at the hospital, said he had been told Savile had been seen “trying to have sexual intercourse with dead bodies in the hospital mortuary”‘
‘Jimmy Savile abused 63 people connected to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but one formal complaint was ignored, an independent report has found.
It found Savile’s reputation as a “sex pest” was an “open secret” among some staff – but allegations probably did not reach managers.
The formal complaint – made in 1977 by a victim’s father – should have been reported to police, it added.
A separate report said “elements of the Savile story” could happen again.’
‘The investigation into historic sex offences against Sir Cliff Richard has expanded and now includes more than one allegation, South Yorkshire Police (SYP) have said.
Richard, 74, was questioned, but not arrested, last year over allegations he sexually assaulted a boy under the age of 16 at a religious rally in Sheffield in 1985.
South Yorkshire’s chief constable David Crompton said the investigation into the veteran singer has now “increased significantly in size” since his home was first raided by officers last August.
Crompton said he has written letter to Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, to say he could not give a definite date when the investigation would be concluded, but the force is in regular contact with Richard.’
‘The former Colorado police chief who led the investigation into the murder of six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey has admitted that officers botched the initial handling of the crime scene.
Mark Beckner, former chief of the Boulder Police Department, gave his most extensive comments on the case to date in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on Reddit on Saturday. But he has since said that he had no idea he was speaking on a public forum, and that he regretted his ‘naivete’.
‘I talked to the organizer, and my impression was that this was a members-only type group that talked about unsolved mysteries all around the world,’ Beckner, 59, told the Daily Camera.
Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her family’s home on December 26, 1996, hours after her mother, Patsy Ramsey, called 911 to say her daughter was missing and a ransom note demanding $118,000 had been found.’
‘The former Home Secretary who authorised the use of Taser stun guns has called for a review into their use after new figures found that they were deployed on more than 400 children in 2013.
David Blunkett asked for the review after Home Office figures revealed that 431 children were involved in police Taser incidents in 2013, an increase of 37 per cent on the previous year.
The youngest person shot with the 50,000-volt stun gun was 14, research from BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast found, while police threatened to deploy the weapon on a boy as young as 11.’