Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:56 PM
muriel_volestrangler (68,855 posts)
Scotland Yard investigating allegations senior politicians abused children in the 1980s
Scotland Yard detectives are looking into allegations that senior politicians abused children in the 1980s and escaped justice because they were protected by their powerful connections.
During past weeks officers from the Metropolitan Police’s child abuse investigation team have interviewed several adults who claim that they were sexually assaulted as children by MPs in a paedophile ring.
The team was set up following claims by Labour MP Tom Watson in the House Commons that the police should look afresh at claims of a “powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10”.
Until today when the Metropolitan Police confirmed its existence, the inquiry, Operation Fairbank, had been operating in secret at the headquarters of the Child Abuse Investigation Team at Empress State Building in Earl’s Court, London.
Not, of course, the allegations about the North Wales children's homes.
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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:13 AM
dipsydoodle (37,229 posts)
2. I have alluded in the past
to the early 1980's rent boy investigation in the Piccadilly area in relation to this. It was not at that time considered to be in the public interest for names to be released. I've no doubt the files are lurking somewhere on the subject. I maintain my belief there is an association here. As a reminder the age of consent for homosexual acts was not lowered to 16 until 2000 having been previously lowered from 21 , which was set in 1967 , to 18 back in 1994. Child here is referred to as being under 18 which means those below that age were children early 1980's.