Police are finally investigating child abuse, murder and other hideous acts that allegedly took place within the shadow of the nation’s Parliament.
Warning: This post deals with child sex abuse allegations that may be triggering for some readers.
A special investigation byThose men are known collectively as the Westminster paedophile network — and the details of their alleged crimes are nothing short of sickening.
Many of the children, some of them just eight years old, were too young to articulate what had been done to them. Even if the little girls and boys had spoken out, they likely would have been silenced by the powerful figures implicated in their abuse.
In each case, the trauma these innocent kids endured at the hands of a high-profile group of men cannot be understated.
The ring is now the Jimmy Savile child sex abuse revelations. British police are investigating claims the Westminster ring in particular may have killed several children, and abused dozens or even hundreds of others from the 1970s onwards.in the aftermath of the explosive
On last night’s episode of 60 Minutes, abuse survivor Richard Kerr described how he was raped “maybe twice, three times a week” from the age of nine by members of the ring. The sex abuse started within a week of his moving to the notorious Kincora Boys Home, which was run by three men now convicted of abusing 11 boys.
Along with other boys living at the Northern Ireland home, Kerr was picked to be trafficked to London. There, he was abused at the Dolphin Square complex — an apartment block near Parliament that was home to more than 70 MPs and at least 10 Lords at one time.
“I felt afraid to say no,” Kerr said of the repeated abuse he endured.
“It happened to others [too],” he added. “Why would it go on for so long? Why didn’t somebody just step in and say, ‘we need to investigate this’?”
Two of the other boys trafficked to London with him have since taken their own lives, Kerr told Channel 4 News.
Esther Baker is another brave survivor of abuse. She told 60 Minutes on last night’s program how, for at least five years from the age of six, she was abused by a group of men that included two well-known politicians.
“There were a big group of girls and a group of men,” Ms Baker said of the traumatic events she endured. “And the men would basically single out the girls, pick who they wanted, and we would be abused.”
The visibly emotional woman, 32, added: “There would be about seven or eight men there each time. On occasion, there were police.”
The 60 Minutes team also spoke to Kevin Allen, 53, who believes his brother Martin Allen was murdered by the paedophile ring more than three decades ago.