Paedophile group member jailed for 24 years
A member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, a group which campaigned for sex with children to be decriminalised, has been jailed for 24 years.
Douglas Slade, 75, was expelled from the Philippines in 2015 and brought back to the UK to be charged with 13 offences of abusing children between the 1960s and 1980s.
Slade, formerly of Sea Mills and Totterdown in Bristol, was convicted of all charges against him following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.
The offences, committed in Bristol and other parts of the country between 1965 and 1980, were against five boys – the youngest aged 10 at the time.
Judge Euan Ambrose jailed Slade for 24 years and ordered him to serve an additional 12 months on licence upon his release.
“Your interest in young boys was well established,” the judge told Slade, who has no previous convictions.
“It had led you to become involved in two notorious organisations, Paedophile Action for Liberation and the Paedophile Information Exchange.
“I am satisfied that you were involved in both organisations. I cannot determine the precise role that you played.
“You liked to boast about having been involved in setting them up, whether that was in fact true or not.
“It reflected your interest in sex with young boys and your wish to see sex between adults and young boys decriminalised.”
Slade was convicted of seven offences of indecent assault and six offences of buggery against his victims, who were aged between 10 and 16 at the time.
Victim impact statements provided to the court showed the “extremely deep and long lasting” effect of the abuse on their lives, the judge said.
Those targeted had home lives that were chaotic, with Slade providing them with parties, alcohol and cigarettes.
“The dreadful truth was that behind all that lay the objection of persuading these boys to have sex with you,” the judge said.
Slade, who suffers from diabetes and high cholesterol , remained emotionless as the sentence against him was passed.
The investigation into Slade began in 2010 when one victim came forward to report being abused by him and several others in the 1970s.
A second victim was identified and three men were convicted of sexual offences but charges could not be brought against Slade as he was living in Angeles City in the Philippines.
Avon and Somerset Police worked with the National Crime Agency to identify further victims, with Slade expelled from the Philippines in 2015, brought to the UK and charged.
“What has happened is your past has caught up with you – a past about which you appear wholly unrepentant,” Judge Ambrose added.
Slade was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and adhere to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order banning him from contacting boys aged under 16.
Following the sentencing, Detective Sergeant Paul Melton of Avon and Somerset Police said: “Slade was part of a network of men whose sole aim was to find vulnerable children to abuse.
“He’s shown absolutely no remorse for his sickening crimes or for the lasting emotional and psychological damage he’s caused. No child will ever be safe in his company.”
Christopher Skeaping, 72, formerly of Hounslow in London, will be sentenced for one count of indecent assault against one of Slade’s victims at a date to be fixed.
Douglas Slade (left) and Christopher Skeaping, (right), were convicted at Bristol Crown Court
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Paedophile Information Exchange member guilty of sex abuse
A member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, dubbed one of the “vilest men in Britain”, has been convicted of 13 child abuse offences.
Douglas Slade, 75, was arrested in the Philippines in 2015 and deported back to the UK to face 13 charges relating to the abuse of five boys.
Slade was found guilty at Bristol Crown Court of six serious sexual offences and seven counts of indecent assault.
The crimes took place between 1965 and 1980.
Another man, Christopher Skeaping, 72, formerly of Hounslow in London, was found guilty of one charge of indecent assault dating back to 1980.
Slade was an early member of the notorious pro-paedophile group PIE which was set up in 1975.
One of Slade’s victims, who met him in 1980 when he was 15 years old was repeatedly raped and offered to other men during visits to Slade’s Bristol home.
“I was in a desperate situation at home,” the survivor said.
“I was looking for somewhere that would be a refuge for me.”
Slade and Christopher Skeaping were convicted after a six-year investigation
Slade’s history of paedophilia was exposed in the Sunday People where he was named as one of the “vilest men in Britain”.
Slade “was one of the main instigators” of the group, running a helpline for paedophiles from his parents’ home.
“It was a network of people who abused children and handed children between men in order that they could abuse them.”
Sentencing will take place at Bristol Crown Court on Friday.
Paedophile from Bristol could face new charges over 1970s abuse
A PAEDOPHILE from Bristol who fled Britain after being exposed as a sexual predator is being investigated over child abuse in the 1970s.
Detectives in Bristol are working on a case which could see Douglas Slade, 73, extradited to the UK for offences linked to a nationwide paedophile network.
Wealthy businessman Slade, pictured, who lived in Bristol during the 1970s and 1980s, was a founder of the reviled child sex advocacy group Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).
He left Britain in 1985 for Angeles City in the Philippines, where he has been accused of molesting boys as young as eight.
Before he left, Slade is suspected to have abused numerous underage boys passed between PIE members who tracked down youths for illegal sex.
He is currently under investigation by Bristol CID as part of its Operation Bluestone inquiry into historical sex abuse cases, according to correspondence seen by a national newspaper.
The cases date to the 1960s and 1970s and include one case in Ireland.
One man allegedly abused by Slade and other PIE members, who is not part of the current UK investigation, contacted the Daily Mail to describe how he was molested by Slade and then passed between paedophiles from 1979, when he was 14.
The 50-year-old man said he was introduced to Slade by another prominent PIE member, former racing car driver Christopher Skeaping, who was jailed in 2009 for sex attacks on a boy aged 12 in the late 1980s.
Skeaping lured boys to his West London home where, it is claimed, he introduced the victim to Slade, who invited him on a number of occasions to his home in Knowle West before passing him on to other paedophiles, including an elderly jeweller and a nightclub owner in the city.
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It is understood that at that time Slade lived in Bristol between stints working as a recruitment agent for construction companies in Dubai, travelling to countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to find young men to work on building projects.
The victim, who has not been named, claimed one of the boys lured to Slade’s Bristol home was only 12.
He said: “Skeaping rode a huge BMW 1100 and had big American cars. For kids of 13, 14 and 15, those are exciting things. Douglas Slade turned up at his home one day. I was a very quiet child and he just picked up on me and I ended up going to Bristol several times.
“Apart from the sexual side of it, Slade was actually very nice to me. He made me feel special. He was doing nice things for me and it all seemed quite a good thing.
“I suppose if that’s what grooming is, I was being groomed.”
The victim now plans to go to police with his testimony
He said: “I was affected by what happened to me for some years, but I got over it by being positive and coming to terms with it.
“If there is anything I can do to prevent this continuing, that is what I want to do. It is outrageous that these things are continuing to happen when they shouldn’t.”
Slade was exposed as a paedophilia advocate along with Skeaping in 1975 and was caught by a national newspaper telling fellow paedophiles: “If you want to have sex with children don’t bottle it up – do it.”
Slade’s case is being monitored in the Philippines by Catholic missionary and anti-paedophile campaigner Father Shay Cullen who runs the Preda Foundation to help the victims of child sex abuse and trafficking.
Father Cullen helped bring Slade to court in 1995 when he faced up to 40 years in jail for abusing boys at his previous home in Angeles City, before charges were dropped.
Neighbours of Slade said boys as young as eight were still regularly going into his home since his release on bail for molesting and taking nude pictures of boys from the school opposite where he lives.
Slade is wealthy through his food distribution business, Home Base, which provides meat to restaurants in the Philippines.
Notorious British paedophile pays eight-year-old boys £2 for sex after building a house opposite Filipino primary school and boasting: ‘If you want sex with children don’t bottle it up – do it’
A notorious British paedophile has built a house in the Philippines overlooking an elementary school and allegedly lures pupils as young as eight into his home where he abuses them for the price of a pair of flip-flops.
Wealthy Douglas Slade, 73 – a founder of the vilified Paedophile Information Exchange which campaigned for child sex in the 1970s – has been repeatedly arrested for taking nude photos and molesting underage boys in the Philippines.
But despite being on bail for cases involving pupils from the Amsic Elementary School in Angeles City, he continues to take pupils into his home, paying them the equivalent of two pounds a time for sex acts and photos
Widower Slade, who grew rich from a food business he set up after moving to the Philippines in 1985, donates money to the school which claims it has received no complaints about him from parents – even though its pupils are among his alleged victims.
He has repeatedly had child sex charges against him dropped and was caught on camera in an ITV documentary in 1995 boasting that he could bribe prosecutors and the families of victims to avoid being convicted.
Since then, Slade – originally from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire – has built a new home overlooking a school for eight-to-12-year-olds where he is accused of committing multiple assaults on boys from the poor neighbourhood teeming with young children behind his house.
Boys as young as eight line up outside his house to be invited in by Slade who takes nude photos of them and gets them to perform sex acts on him for 150 pesos, say neighbours – the price of a pair of the ubiquitous flip-flops worn by nearly every boy in the Philippines.
‘The boys sit on his doorstep after school,’ said 17-year-old Angelica Alcantara, who lives near Slade’s home, and says he has resumed inviting boys in since his arrest. ‘He comes out and picks the ones he wants to come in and they go inside.
‘He pays them to pose naked for pictures and to do other things for him. Afterwards he gives them 150 pesos (£2) and sends them home. He only picks boys. He never invites girls inside, even though they ask sometimes because they want the money.’
Randy Antedo, 38, said he moved his family from the neighbourhood to a new home around mile away when he discovered his eight-year-old son Christian had been going into Slade’s house with a friend, also aged eight, last year.
‘I am angry – a lot of people here are angry because of what he has been doing’ said father-of-five Mr Antedo, who said he felt powerless to do anything because of Slade’s wealth.
‘A lot of kids have been going into his house and he gives them money to buy flip-flops after. We don’t know what went on inside with our son, but we are very concerned and we moved away because we wanted to protect our children.’
Slade made headlines in the 1970s when he was a founder of the Paedophile Information Exchange and ran another underground group called Paedophile Action Liberation which campaigned to legalise child sex.
He fled Britain after being exposed as a paedophilia advocate in 1975 and being caught by a national newspaper telling fellow deviants: ‘If you want sex with children don’t bottle it up – do it.’
In 1995, he was warned he faced up to 40 years jail after being arrested at his previous home in Angeles City for allegedly molesting three boys aged 12 and 13. He denied the charges, claiming he had only given the boys ‘grandfatherly kisses’.
The charges were dropped after Slade boasted on camera how he could pay off the prosecutor or pay the children’s families to drop the charges in return for money. He said his lawyer would discuss terms with the families ‘like Michael Jackson discussed terms’.
He was arrested again in 2006 when he was allegedly caught with naked boys in the swimming pool of his previous home. Charges were also dropped.
In March 2013, Slade – who claims to have once been a chef on the Royal Yacht Britannia and now runs a food business called Home Base – was arrested over similar accusations by two 14-year-old boys but the case was dismissed for lack of evidence.
In his submission to the court, Slade claimed he suffered from diabetes, took insulin injections three times a day and had not had sex for almost a decade. He said he was physically incapable of the sex acts he was alleged to have indulged in with the boys.
Then in July this year, Slade was arrested when he sent his laptop for repairs and a technician found images of naked children on it believed to be from the school opposite his home and reported him to the Philippines National Bureau of Investigation.
He was charged with having child pornography and three boys aged 14 and 15 then came forward to report him for abuse. Slade is currently on bail for child abuse and under investigation for possessing child porn, police say.
Shouting from his balcony overlooking the school, Slade refused to meet with a Mail Online reporter but claimed the charges against him were concocted and said one of them had been dismissed – apparently referring to child pornography case.
Slade obtained a court ruling that the evidence taken from his computer was stolen and inadmissible but that ruling is being challenged by prosecutors, Mail Online has been told.
‘There have been five cases (against me) in four years,’ Slade shouted. ‘They’ve all been dismissed. Somebody is trying to f***ing get rid of me.’ Asked why, Slade replied: ‘If I knew that I’d be as smart as you are.’
He refused to discuss the cases saying: ‘It’s over now. The more I say the worse it gets … Nothing good ever comes of talking to journalists. I’ve been bothered by a*******s like you for 35 years.’
When Mail Online took his photograph, he got up off his chair and bolted inside, bellowing furiously: ‘I don’t want my picture in the papers. I’m 73 years old. You’re an evil b*****d.’
The following morning, the deputy principal at Amsic Elementary School, who asked not to be named, confirmed to Mail Online that Slade was a benefactor but declined to say how much money he had donated.
‘Mr Slade is one of our stakeholders and is helping our school. He has been living opposite us for about 10 years now and one of the things he has done is donate some materials for our computer room,’ she said.
Asked if she was aware of the accusations against him, she said she was aware of the reports of his arrest but said: ‘In our school we have no received any complaints (about him).’
‘We thought the case was already closed because he was released by the police and he is back at his house.’
Mail Online has passed on the information it gathered from neighbours and the school to police in the Philippines.
· The criminal case against Douglas Slade is being monitored by two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Father Shay Cullen who runs a charity in the Philippines called the Preda Foundation, helping victims of child sex abuse and trafficking. Details of the foundation’s work can be found at http://www.preda.org.
Exposed: Douglas Slade was first publicly shamed for his evil appetites in 1975
‘Vilest man in Britain’ Douglas Slade arrested on string of child-sex charges in the Philippines
A paedo campaigner who was once branded the vilest man in Britain by the Sunday People is facing a string of child-sex charges in the Philippines.
Ex-navy chef Douglas Slade – who helped mastermind the sickening Paedophile Information Exchange – was arrested for allegedly abusing Filipino youngsters for as little as £2 a time.
Cops said they also found depraved images of boys on the 74-year-old’s laptop.
Police raided his home in the red-light district of Angeles City after a tip-off he was photographing children there.
Cops claim Slade – who has cooked for the Queen – lured poverty-stricken kids with offers of food or by paying them between £2 and £3.50 to pose for lurid pictures.
Three of the boys – all under 12 and one of them only nine – claim he also molested them, a crime carrying a jail sentence of up to 20 years.
Slade was first publicly shamed for his evil appetites in 1975 when we revealed he was one of three ringleaders of PIE, which campaigned to legalise child-sex.
The group was backed by the National Council for Civil Liberties, led by Patricia Hewitt – later a Cabinet minister under Tony Blair.
We sent undercover reporters to infiltrate PIE after Slade published an explicit guide on how and where to pick up vulnerable kids in the group’s news-letter Palaver.
Our damning report sparked a national outcry against PIE – and forced the organisation to disband.
Slade, originally from Aylesbury, Bucks, moved to the Philippines in the 1990s and was arrested twice on suspicion of abusing kids. But he was never charged.
Last night Shay Cullen, a Catholic priest and child-welfare worker in the Asian archipelago, said many perverts escaped justice by paying hush-money to the children and their families.
He said: “Lots of British paedophiles are coming over here.
“They treat children as sex-toys for their gratification and buy them for the price of a hamburger. But they will be caught.
“We are doing all we can to see that justice is done and to prevent victims and their parents being paid off.”
Slade’s most recent arrest came after he sent his laptop to be repaired.
A technician spotted indecent images and tipped off cops at the National Bureau of Investigation.
Slade was charged with having child pornography and given bail.
Parents of three children at a school near his home then came forward to accuse Slade of sex abuse.
Marlyn Capio, a legal officer for local children’s victim support group Preda, told the Sunday People: “They say it is their children in some of the photographs that have been found on his laptop.
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“They all allege the children were lured into his house with toys so he could abuse them and take pictures of them nude.
“It is easy for children to get to his house as it is next to the school and this is how he was able to entice them in.”
Capio added: “The children say they were physically abused by him while he made them pose for pictures.”
Slade was first arrested in the Philippines on suspicion of molesting boys as young as 11 in 1995.
He was dubbed the Pork Pie Paedophile because he had set up a firm selling Western food to expats.
Court reports claimed he had abused the youngsters after offering them free swimming lessons in the pool at his luxury house in Angeles.
But Slade said in a defence statement: “If I ever gave the children a kiss on their cheeks it was more grandfatherly than malicious.”
He added the charges were “trumped up” and claimed he was merely letting deprived kids use his pool.
He was arrested again in 2006 over similar claims.
But according to Father Cullen, neither case led to a prosecution.
The Philippines is one of the world’s top producers of child porn.
Sickos can even watch kids being abused live on the internet.
A Unicef report warns up to 600,000 street-children are at risk from paedos.
As part of a massive crackdown on the activities of perverts, the government has banned anyone who is a registered sex offender in their home country from entering the Philippines.