They were involved in a paedophile ring network that had spread the length of the British Isles
Rod Richards, a former Conservative MP and ex-leader of the Welsh Tories, made the shocking allegation that he had seen evidence linking Sir Peter Morrison to the North Wales children’s homes case, in which up to 650 children in 40 homes were sexually, physically and emotionally abused over 20 years.
Morrison with Baroness Thatcher in 1990
Mr Richards also linked a second leading Tory grandee – now dead – to the scandals at homes including Bryn Estyn and Bryn Alyn Hall, both near Wrexham. He said official documents had identified the pair as frequent, unexplained visitors to the care homes.
Sir Peter Morrison was one of Margaret Thatcher’s closest advisers, and also had links to another alleged paedophile, former prime minister Ted heath who was implemented in abusing boys in Jersey.
Mr Richard’s intervention follows claims last week by former Tory Minister Edwina Currie that Morrison had sex with boys around 16 yrs old when the age of consent was 21 and that he had been protected by a ‘culture of sniggering’. In her diaries, she called him ‘a noted pederast’, with a liking for young boys.
Fleet Street routinely nurtures a crop of untold stories about powerful abusers who have evaded justice. One such is Peter Morrison, formerly the MP for Chester and the deputy chairman of the Conservative Party. Ten years ago, Chris House, the veteran crime reporter for the Sunday Mirror, twice received tip-offs from police officers who said that Morrison had been caught cottaging in public toilets with under-aged boys and had been released with a caution. A less powerful man, the officers complained, would have been charged with gross indecency or an offence against children.
At the time, Chris House confronted Morrison, who used libel laws to block publication of the story. Now, Morrison is dead and cannot sue. Police confirmed that he had been picked up twice and never brought to trial. They added that there appeared to be no trace of either incident in any of the official records.
The sexual tastes of the prime minister’s trusted adviser were an open secret in some quarters but were concealed by a police cover-up and threats of libel by Morrison himself, according to a former editor of the Sunday Mirror, Peter Connew.
Connew said that he saw first-hand how efforts to name and shame Morrison were hampered.
Morrison, the former MP for Chester, was arrested more than once for pestering young boys in public toilets for sex, said Connew. When police officers tried to charge him, the cover-up began.
“Such was the hush-up that nobody could get hold of the log of the arrest,”
“As soon as he was brought in for importuning young boys in public toilets, the seniors would come down. That was the reason the officers leaked the details: they were outraged that the seniors had ticked them off for arresting him.
One victim of systematic child sexual abuse in a childrens home, said he made his allegations to the Waterhouse Inquiry into child abuse before it reported in 2000, but claims they were ignored. Speaking of the abuse he claims he suffered, the victim said ‘various things would happen’ at the hands of a senior Tory politician and he was ‘basically raped’.
He recalled: ‘You were taken by car, where basically you were sexually abused. Various things would happen, drink would be involved, it was basically rape. But it wasn’t just him, there be other people involved as well.’ He added: ‘Cars would pull up outside the home and you were taken.‘There would be a Porsche, there would be a Jag, there were all sorts of cars, and you were basically taken.’
MP Tom Watson has already suggested in the House of Commons that a powerful paedophile network may have operated in Britain, protected by its connections to Parliament and Downing Street. He has refused to publicly name the abuser
Two week’s ago MP Watson told other MPs that a police file relating to Peter Righton, who was convicted in 1992 of importing child abuse images from the Netherlands, needed to be re-examined.
“The evidence file used to convict Peter Righton, if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring,” Watson said during prime minister’s questions. “One of its members boasts of his links to a senior aide of a former prime minister, who says he could smuggle indecent images of children from abroad.
“The leads were not followed up, but if the files still exist, I want to ensure that the Metropolitan police secure the evidence, re-examine it and investigate clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to parliament and No 10.”
Watson gave more detail on his blog. He said he had been contacted by a former child protection specialist who was concerned that not all of the leads the police had when investigating Righton were pursued. “The contact, who has seen the letters, claimed that one paedophile in particular was of great concern. He said that the paedophile, who worked with children, boasted of a key aide to a former PM who could help get hold of indecent images of children,” Watson wrote.
The allegations come amid concern over the scale of abuse allegedly perpetrated by the radio and television presenter Jimmy Savile.
Background on Peter Righton AKA Paul Pelham – Article from September 1992
Child care expert fined over photographs of naked boys
A LEADING expert in residential childcare was fined £900 when he admitted importing and possessing illegal homosexual pornographic material.
Magistrates at Evesham, Worcestershire, heard that the material included copies of a recognised paedophile magazine and photographs of young boys under the age of 16 posing partly dressed or naked. Peter Righton, 66, of Badsey Road, Evesham, admitted two illegal importation charges and one charge of possessing obscene material. He was ordered to pay £75 costs and the magistrates ordered that the magazines should be destroyed.
The chairman of the bench, Robert Rowland, told him: ‘We are aware that you are of previous good character, but we think these are serious matters and the penalty we impose must reflect that.’
Righton, a former consultant to the National Children’s Bureau whose patrons include the Secretary of State for Health, Virginia Bottomley, is known as Peter but appeared in court under his real forenames, Paul Pelham.
He was also the vice-chairman of governors at the old New Barns School in Toddington, Gloucestershire, which closed down in 1992.
He has been a lecturer at the National Institute for Social Work in London, and has worked with the Open University advising social-work managers on the rights of children in care. Gordon Smith, for the prosecution, said that a book and a magazine containing pictures of young men were intercepted by Customs officers at the Dover postal depot in April. The packages were addressed to Righton.
The following month, the police raided his home and found one copy of a magazine called The Stud Boys and three copies of a paedophile magazine, Ben.
Children in care
It is usual within establishments like childrens homes were abuse has occurred that a system has developed and allowed to continue were the abuse is widespread and commonplace and being committed by more than one individual. In some cases those who are not abusers turn a blind eye to the abuse which leaves vulnerable children having no where to turn and no escape.
Residents live in an environment of fear of the next incident of abuse. Children may run away from these homes only to be returned by the Police upon discovery creating a feeling of hopelessness. On some occasions even if the child did disclose the abuse to external sources they were not believed. These systems can develop into establishments were even the residents turn to abusing other residents sometimes at the order of staff involved with the abuse.
Abuse was uncovered at the Bryn Estyn home, near Wrexham, North Wales
The evidence shows that the widespread sexual abuse of children in care has been occurring for decades and those paedophiles involved, include some “high members” of UK society but their abuse has been largely ignored or hidden. WHY ? One simple answer – they were protected. They were involved in a paedophile ring that had spread the length of the British Isles.
Hundreds of children were subjected to physical and sexual abuse, by those who were entrusted with their welfare. Policemen, church ministers, local authority executives, senior businessmen and politicians, have all been identified yet “let off the hook”.
Those named to the Waterhouse tribunal included:
A man who bears the same surname as a prominent Conservative supporter. Two witnesses have told the tribunal of a rich and powerful man who belonged to the alleged ring.
The son of an influential peer who admitted to police that he had been having sex with an under-age boy from one of the homes. Despite his admission, he was never prosecuted.
A powerful public official who has previously been cleared of abuse. Six witnesses have given separate accounts to the tribunal of his alleged rape of young boys. Another has reported him attending parties in Wrexham which were supplied with boys from a children’s home.
Two social workers and two police officers, one of whom was accused of abuse on four separate occasions and exonerated each time, another of whom has since been jailed in another part of the country for gross indecency with a child.
More than a dozen other local men, including an executive with a local authority, a senior probation officer and a director of a major company.
All those named as members of the alleged ring have denied the charges, either in evidence to the tribunal or through their lawyers.
Children’s Homes in Leicestershire – Lord/MP Greville Janner named as child abuser
Frank Beck (died 31 May 1994, aged 52 years) was a convicted child sex offender in the United Kingdom. He was employed by the Leicestershire County Council as the officer-in-charge of several Children’s Homes in Leicestershire, between 1973 and 1986
In 1991 Frank Beck (pic above) was sentenced to five life terms for sexual and physical assaults against more than one hundred children in his care. He was sentenced to a further twenty four years on seventeen charges of abuse, including child rape. At his trial, Beck named LORD/MP Greville Janner (pic below) as a paedophile. Beck stated that: – “One child has been buggered and abused for two solid years by Greville Janner“
Damning evidence concerning JANNER’s sustained sexual abuse of a 13 year-old boy in care emerged during Beck’s trial, but JANNER was shielded by the then Director of Public Proescutions, Sir Alan Green—who resigned shortly after as the result of a “kerb-crawling” incident. Read more on the cover up of Greville Janner on this link
Ted Heath – Haut de la Garrene – Jersey
Sir Edward Heath, the former prime minister from 1970-74, who was known to visit the Jersey care home the Haut de la Garrene among others to take young boys on boating weekends on his yacht called ‘Morning Cloud’.
A source spoke to one of his victims and he said about others who were present, and more important, who was supplying the children to him. The person bringing children for him to abuse is Sir Jimmy Saville. He was seen by the witness, victim, taking young boys onboard Heaths yacht the morning cloud when they were at party conference. Allegedly Saville is known for supplying a number of high profile MP’s with children for them to sexually abuse.
Lord Brittan (Leon, former home sec when Thatcher was in power)
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Sir Ian Macdonald Horobin was convicted and jailed for 4 years for indecency in 1952, after paying young boys for sex
Sir Ian Macdonald Horobin (16 November 1899 – 5 June 1976) was a British Conservative Party politician.
He was educated at Highgate School and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. In 1923 he became Warden of Mansfield House University Settlement. he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Southwark Central from 1931 to 1935, and for Oldham East from 1951 to 1959.
On 29 March 1962, it was announced that Macdonald Horobin was to receive a life peerage. However, on 13 April he withdraw his acceptance and the following month was arrested for indecency. In July 1962, he was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment
She was the interim Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 11 May to 25 September 2010, until Ed Miliband took over the role. MP, Harriet Harman argued for incest to be decriminalised and argued that sexually explicit photographs of children should be legal unless it could be proven that the subject had suffered harm or that the an inference to that effect or to the effect that harm might have been caused could reasonably be drawn from the images themselves
Senior Labour politician/councillor helped paedophile headmaster establish false identity
A paedophile who was sentenced to 21 years in prison has links with a Labour politician who is a senior figure in the judicial system
Derek Slade, (pictured above whilst as teacher and now) who abused boys at the boarding school where he was headmaster in the Eighties, was given help in establishing a false identity by Derek Sawyer, former leader of Islington Council and now chair of the London Region Courts Board.
Mr Sawyer (pictured below) facilitated Slade’s escape from his past by setting up educational companies in which the disgraced teacher used a fake name and CV.
The pair set up International British Educational Projects, which allowed Slade to work with children in India and Africa under the pseudonym Dr Edward Marsh – a name taken from a child who died aged eight in 1955.
He obtained a copy of the child’s birth certificate and acquired a false passport. The pair have a connection that spans four decades
Mr Sawyer, who was an Islington councillor until 2006, became leader of Islington Council in 1992, after the discovery that paedophiles had infiltrated all 12 of its children’s homes. The council barred an inquiry from naming anyone suspected of involvement in the abuse. See Corruption for more
A former assistant director of social services, magistrate and Labour councillor has been jailed for abusing boys in a children’s home scandal which may have had as many as 70 victims over 30 years, it emerged yesterday.
Alan Prescott, 62, who was described at the Old Bailey as a “pillar of his local community”, was sentenced to two years in prison after admitting indecently assaulting four boys in his care between 1970 and 1980 while he was superintendent of a Tower Hamlets children’s home.
More than just political protection – The Krays – MP & Lord Boothby – Click for more info
The Krays had access to many London care homes and would have boys delivered to parties at in a large flat over a music shop in East London. There they would meet with show biz types and DJs including Jimmy Saville, Joe Meeks and on occasion Beatles manager Brian Epstein. The eastern crime squad knew about the Kray gangsters and the sex parties known as ” Pink ballets ” with young lads but let them continue
At these parties , young boys , specially brought over from several children’s homes would be plied with drugs and alcohol.
However these parties were forced to come to an end when Police chiefs got wind that the MP & Ex Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe (pic above with Ted Heath) was attending them along with several other prominent MP’s…
Pictured in 1963 – Ronnie once said to a boy: “You will go home with Lord Boothby. You will do exactly what Lord Boothby wants. Or I will hurt you”
In 1963 Boothby began an illicit affair with East End cat burglar Leslie Holt (d. 1979), a younger man he met at a gambling club. Holt introduced him to the gangster Ronald Kray, the younger Kray twin, who supplied Boothby with teenage boys and arranged orgies in Cedra Court, receiving personal favours from Boothby in return. Ron used similar tactics with the boys as he did with Boothby. The boys were told to behave or else. And they certainly knew what else meant !
Kray biographer, John Pearson, writing in the Independent on Sunday, also claims that the Peer and the MP engaged in gay sex orgies with children and that Boothby had a fondness for boys defecating on him