David Shurter blogs about CEOs of four ritual abuse survivor organizations joining forces with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Kevin Annett…
The Sunday People has reported that a Catholic Bishop is under investigation as part of Operation Fernbridge, the police investigation into historic sexual abuse.
Operation Fernbridge is also looking into allegations boys in care in Richmond, south-west London, were sexually abused between 1977 and 1983 – initially at Grafton Close children’s home and then at Elm Guest House in nearby Barnes.
The first charges from this operation are expected within weeks.
The Met is also running Operation Fairbank to investigate alleged child abuse by senior political figures.
- Catholic Church in UK comes under probe for sex abuse scandal (philosophers-stone.co.uk)
- Paedophile ring leader, Colin Peters, linked to Barnes scandal (independent.co.uk)
- New victim links notorious paedophile Peter Righton to VIP child abuse network (mirror.co.uk)
- Council bosses failed to investigate VIP child abuse scandal despite warnings (mirror.co.uk)
- Savile: Police Chief Quits Investigation; Former Government Minister; Orphanage Abuse (aangirfan.blogspot.com)
- MWT: “100% Faith” In Police Inquiry. (theneedleblog.wordpress.com)
- Top Cop Resigns: Honour Before Ambition (theneedleblog.wordpress.com)
- Fernbridge Failures. (theneedleblog.wordpress.com)
- MSM Connect Missing Children With Elm Guest House (theneedleblog.wordpress.com)
- Yewtree Unplugged. (annaraccoon.com)
“The files, which Rudofski’s attorney shared with the Tribune after redacting the names of other victims, contain more than 7,000 records detailing how the diocese purposefully shielded priests, misled parishioners and left children unprotected for more than a half-century.”
Priest cases show abuse issues persist
Joliet Diocese has struggled to fulfill its public promise to better protect children, records show
April 07, 2013 By Stacy St. Clair, David Heinzmann and Christy Gutowski, Chicago Tribune reporters
When Will County sheriff’s deputies found the Rev. William Virtue sneaking into a private quarry in 1986, police records state that the Roman Catholic priest had blankets, two six packs of beer and a 10-year-old boy with him. He fled on foot when officers arrived, leaving the child behind.
Authorities took Virtue into custody after he returned to his car but later released him without charges because the boy’s mother said she had given her…
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