‘An investigation reveals that at least 1,400 children as young as 11 years of age were subjected to ‘appalling’ sexual exploitation in England’s town of Rotherham during a 16-year time period.
According to an independent probe by Professor Alexis Jay, the children were victims of gang rape and other forms of abuse from 1997 to 2013.
‘No one knows the true scale of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham over the years. Our conservative estimate is that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited over the full inquiry period, from 1997 to 2013,’ Jay said.’
‘One child victim among some 1,400 covered in a report into sexual exploitation in Rotherham has said the officials who failed to act are as guilty as the perpetrators.
Using the assumed name Emma Jackson, she told BBC Radio 5 Live that she had been abused from the age of 13.’
‘Even those of us who warned for years of young girls being traded in provincial towns as sex slaves were shocked at yesterday’s revelations of the scale of the crimes.
Particularly shameful was the silence of police, councillors and senior social workers. For crucial information about the crimes that had been given to the authorities — often by parents frantic about their daughters going missing or turning up drunk and dishevelled late at night — was either suppressed or ignored.
And so the brutal street-grooming and sexual abuse went on for 16 years. One girl quoted in the report says she thought ‘gang-rape was a usual part of growing up’.’
‘Sir Cliff Richard has been interviewed under caution by South Yorkshire Police detectives investigating a sex crime claim involving a young boy.
The veteran star voluntarily met members of South Yorkshire Police at their premises on Saturday, and was not arrested or charged.
South Yorkshire police said they had spoken to a 73-year-old man.
“The man was interviewed under caution but was not arrested. He entered South Yorkshire Police premises by arrangement,” a police spokesman said.’
‘Niger’s Agriculture Minister Abdou Labo has been detained over suspicion of baby trafficking from neighboring Nigeria, officials say.
“Abdou Labo was imprisoned Saturday at the civilian prison in Say, 60 km (37 miles) southwest of Niamey (the capital). This is in the framework of the investigations into baby trafficking,” said a judge, who name was not mentioned in the reports because of his anonymity request.
Labo’s arrest came after 17 people, including his wife and spouses of other politicians, were jailed late June as part of a police probe into a baby-trafficking network. Police suspects that the detainees acquired new-born babies from Nigeria.’
‘Despite his reputation as a womaniser and fondness for malt whisky, a daily habit that brought about his premature death aged just 61, the funeral of Sir Nicholas Fairbairn in 1995 was marked by an outpouring of respect and admiration.
As more than 1,000 luminaries crammed into St John’s Kirk in Perth, the former Tory MP’s significance as a political figure was underlined by the presence of Lady Thatcher, who had promoted the brilliant solicitor to her first Cabinet in 1979.’
‘These are, in no order of importance, the continuing ability of the political Establishment – from all corners of both houses – to hide, cover up, ignore or pervert evidence pointing strongly at the commission of very serious crimes by its members; and the quite extraordinary desire of the odd sociopathic moron here and there to earn a living by exacerbating the level of confusion, in order to allege that showbiz males from a bygone age were also committing equally serious crimes.
As with phone hacking – once the Right-leaning media started to cover it, Murdoch was in big trouble – the same syndrome can be seen in that those media are now gradually taking Westminster’s involvement in organised child molestation and trafficking seriously. Sadly, they’re also yelling their heads off about the celeb-groping sector too, but let’s leave that for a few paragraphs and stick with the real McCoy.’
‘The pulled from the air at the last moment documentary that deals with the Franklin (Murder/Satanism/Child Abuse) cover-up that went right into the White House. ‘
‘Crucial steps towards ending secrecy in the family courts have been set out by a leading judge as he published proposals to open cases to the public for the first time.
Sir James Munby, president of the High Court’s family division, said he was seeking “preliminary views” on allowing the public to attend divorces and other types of case involving family matters such as child custody hearings.
The judge said opening the courts was a key part of his “transparency agenda” which aims to open the court’s often controversial work to greater public scrutiny.’
‘A notorious paedophile visited children’s homes around Britain before advising the Home Office on reform of the child care system, it emerged today.
Peter Righton – a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) which tried to decriminalise sex between children and adults – toured homes around the Midlands and North West before contributing to the Government paper in 1970.
He was later convicted of importing child abuse images and evidence used to convict him is now at the centre of a new inquiry into allegations of a sex abuse gang linked to the British establishment.’
‘Detectives are making arrangements to interview Sir Cliff Richard following a search of his £3.1m penthouse apartment over an alleged sex crime against a boy at an evangelist event at a Sheffield stadium in 1985.
Sir Cliff, 73, who is currently in Portugal, has been told through his lawyers of the request to meet police.
The pop star described the allegation made against him, dating back to an appearance by the American evangelist Billy Graham at Bramall Lane, as “completely false”.’
‘A woman last night claimed she was raped at the age of four by a senior Tory MP who was one of Margaret Thatcher’s closest allies.
Susie Henderson waived her right to anonymity to describe the appalling abuse she alleges was inflicted on her by Sir Nicholas Fairbairn.
The late Conservative politician, who was appointed solicitor general for Scotland by Mrs Thatcher when she became prime minister, has been linked to the child abuse scandal threatening to engulf Westminster.’