UK Police kept secret records of Jimmy Savile’s child abuse since the 1960s

According to AP, the UK police had records of entertainer Jimmy Savile’s sexual abuse dating back to the 1960s, and in doing so, prevented the public from learning about his sickening actions. After the sexual scandal exploded, Savile was linked to British royalty figures such as Prince Charles.

AP | MARCH 12, 2013

An independent report into how British police handled allegations against disgraced late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile said Tuesday that police held records that connected him to sexual abuse as early as 1964, but failed to carry out an investigation.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, an independent police oversight group, found that police recorded five allegations and two pieces of intelligence against Savile during his lifetime.

Once one of Britain’s most popular entertainers, Savile’s reputation took a dive after his death in 2011 at age 84, when hundreds of witnesses and victims came forward accusing him of sexual abuse. Police have since described the television and radio presenter as a serial sexual predator who used his fame to target young victims across Britain.

Tuesday’s report suggested that Savile could have been stopped decades ago.

The earliest found intelligence record held by the pedophile unit at Scotland Yard dates from about 1964, but was only uncovered last year, the report said. The record, which just contained brief notes, referred to Savile as a “well known disc jockey” and to sexual abuse involving students at a children’s home. No investigation was carried out as a result of that intelligence, the report said.

“Its existence suggests that, by 1964, Savile was known to (police) officers investigating sexual offences against children,” the report said. “On the basis of what we know now, there appears to have been, at the very least, an opportunity to investigate his behavior then.”

The second intelligence record was an anonymous letter sent to police in 1998. It urged Scotland Yard to stop Savile’s activities, but police marked it as “sensitive” because of his celebrity status. It was never investigated and not shared with other police forces.

The Constabulary report also said that five victims filed to various police forces complaints alleging that Savile had indecently assaulted them from 2003 to 2008, but that authorities’ failure to “join the dots” meant a chance to prosecute was missed.

Tuesday’s report came after a police investigation concluded in January that the presenter’s abuse history spanned half a century, from 1955 to 2009, including 214 offenses mostly against victims under 18.

Over 40 million women trapped in Prostitution

by Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
Pravda.ru
January 18, 2012

The Fondation Scelles has released its latest report on sexual exploitation in which it links the oldest profession in the world directly to organised crime, generating huge profits for those who engage in human trafficking and in which it claims there are currently between 40 and 42 million people caught in prostitution, many of them children.

The Report drawn up by the Scelles Foundation (*) claims that today, prostitution is synonymous with sexual exploitation, human trafficking, dangerous organised crime,generating huge profits for those who use and abuse women and girls. It is “dominated by an unparalleled violence, physical, sexual, psychological, social …” and is nothing less than a “violation of the integrity of human beings and the exploitation of a scandalous state of our moral treatise”.

The report answers those who defend the right to prostitute themselves as being part of their freedom as human beings to do what they want with their own bodies, claiming that this position hides a darker and deeper reality, namely “the oppression of women, the trafficking of human beings”, and “sexual abuse, insecurity, drugs, social exclusion”. It has to do more with the destruction of a human being than with the openness and freedom of a person to do what (s)he wants.

In terms of facts and figures, the report states that there are between 40 and 42 million people working in prostitution worldwide, the vast majority of these being women; 75% of these are aged between 13 and 25 years of age, 90% of them controlled by agencies or pimps. In Europe, the report reveals that there are between one and two million prostitutes, most of these being immigrants, “the victims of human trafficking”. To give an idea of the dimension of the criminal activity surrounding prostitution, there are 30 criminal trafficking networks dismantled every year in France alone.

The report suggests that the glamourisation of prostitution is one of the main dangers, luring women and girls into what they imagine to be a life of luxury, apart attracting punters. The full report will be released towards the beginning of February.

As the world gears up for the next Olympic Games, in London, the report warns that football (soccer) and the Olympic Games are the two sports venues which are “the great planetary stages of sexual exploitation”.

(*)Fondation Scelles “Rapport mondial sur l’exploitation sexuelle : La prostitution au cœur du crime organisé” (World report on sexual exploitation : Prostitution at the heart of organised crime), Directed by Yves Charpenel.

Portland Police Reopen Al Gore Sex Abuse Case

ABC

Portland, Oregon , police have decided to reopen the investigation into a 54-year-old masseuse’s allegations that former VicePresident Al Gore sexually assaulted her in his hotel room in 2006.

“The Portland Police Bureau has made the decision to re-open the case regarding the allegations brought forward against Mr. Al Gore,” a statement posted on the Portland Police Bureau’s website this evening said.

“Consistent with our policy regarding open investigations, the Police Bureau will not be commenting on any additional specifics regarding this case at this time,” it said.

A family spokeswoman said today that the Gores welcomed the new investigation.

“Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore,” Kalee Kreider said. “The Gores cannot comment on every defamatory, misleading, and inaccurate story generated by tabloids. Mr. Gore unequivocally and emphatically denied this accusation when he first learned of its existence three years ago. He stands by that denial.”

The allegations surfaced last week, when the National Enquirer reported on the story, but on June 23 authorities in Portland said they had investigated the woman’s complaints and that the case was closed for insufficient evidence.

The Multnomah County district attorney said the woman, who was not identified by name, had refused to cooperate with police after her attorney made the initial complaint six weeks after the alleged incident.

A spokesperson for the former vice president said then that the family had no comment on the case.

According to a 73-page “Confidential Special Report” made public by authorities on June 23, the “licensed massage therapist” stated she was summoned to a suite at the upscale Lucia Hotel at the request of a guest, where “during the course of this massage session Al Gore did sexually assault me in his room.”

In a detailed statement given to police more than two years after the alleged incident the woman described her surprise at arriving for the VIP massage appointment to find Al Gore drinking beer and opening his arms in a hug saying “Call Me Al.”

Listen to the therapist’s police testimony here.

Al and Tipper Gore Separate After 40 Years of Marriage

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage.

The pair made the announcement to friends Tuesday in an e-mail obtained by Politico.

“We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate,” the couple wrote. “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further.”

Gore’s rep, Kalee Kreider, confirmed the e-mail and separation. She declined to comment further.

The news comes two weeks after the couple marked their 40th wedding anniversary. The Gores first met in 1965 at his senior prom and appeared to be one of Washington’s most affectionate and happily married couples. They famously exchanged a lengthy kiss at the 2000 Democratic National Convention that helped transform his image, deserved or not, as dull and technocratic.   Read More…

U.S. Administration Supports Indecent Vatican’s Paedophilia Immunity

AFP

The Obama administration in a brief to the Supreme Court has backed theVatican’s claim of immunity from lawsuits arising from cases of sexual abuse by priests in the United States.

The Supreme Court is considering an appeal by the Vatican of an appellate court ruling that lifted its immunity in the case of an alleged pedophile priest from Oregon.

In a filing on Friday, the solicitor general’s office argued that the Ninth Circuit court of appeals erred in allowing the lawsuit brought by a man who claims he was sexually abused in the 1960s by the Oregon priest.

The unnamed plaintiff, who cited the Holy See and several other parties as defendants, argued the Vatican should be held responsible for transferring the priest to Oregon and letting him serve there despite previous accusations he had abused children in Chicago and in Ireland.

The solicitor general’s office, which defends the position of President Barack Obama’s administration before the Supreme Court, said the Ninth Circuit improperly found the case to be an exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, a 1976 federal law that sets limits on when other countries can face lawsuits in US courts.

“Although the decision does not conflict with any decision of another court of appeals, the Court may wish to grant the petition, vacate the judgement of the court of appeals and remand to that court for further consideration”.

The case, which was filed in 2002, does not directly address questions raised in a separate lawsuit in Kentucky alleging that US bishops are employees of the Holy See.

But the Vatican plans to argue that Catholic dioceses are run as separate entities from the Holy See, and that the only authority that the pontiff has over bishops around the world is a religious one, according to Jeffrey Lena, theVatican’s US attorney.

In recent months, large-scale pedophilia scandals have rocked the Roman Catholic Church in a number of countries, including Austria, Ireland, Pope Benedict XVI’s native Germany and the United States.

Senior clerics have been accused of protecting the priests involved by moving them to other parishes — where they sometimes offended again — instead of handing them over to civil authorities for prosecution.

The pope, who has himself faced allegations implicating him in the scandal, has repeatedly said priests and religious workers guilty of child abuse should answer for their crimes in courts of law.

Paedophilia in Scotland: A look back at the Hollie Greig case

Why Are Accused Child Abusers and Abettors Hiding Behind the Skirts of Lawyers and Apparently Receiving Protection and Immunity from Prosecution from the Scottish Government and Legal System?…..

By Mark Goode
A highly disturbing case of child abuse is being slowly dragged into the daylight in Scotland concerning the horrific abuse suffered by Down syndrome girl Hollie Greig. hollie greig

From the age of six, Hollie was serially raped and abused by a ring of paedophile swingers in Aberdeen, Scotland over a period of several years. Her abusers were identified by her as including her father Denis Charles Mackie, a senior Scottish Sheriff, a policeman, social workers, a nurse, a solicitor, an accountant, a fire officer, and married couples among others. A number of the rapes were allegedly carried out at the homes of the said individuals. Other children were drawn into the situation, including those of the abusers.

In 2000, and after 14 years of silence, Hollie finally informed her mother Anne about the events which had taken place. Although formal statements were made to Grampian Police, with the exception of her father, none of the 15-strong ring of those implicated as participants in connection with the serial abuse of the children involved were arrested or subsequently questioned in any manner. A curtain of silence appeared to fall over the case at the behest of the Scottish legal system.

The office of The Lord Advocate of Scotland, Elish Angiolini, which regulates and controls all criminal prosecutions in Scotland, decided not to pursue this case, due to “insufficient evidence”. Corroborating evidence by independent researchers and investigators indicates that other than Hollie and her father, none of the 25 perpetrators and victims has ever been interviewed. This would appear to shadow initial events in 2000, when only her father was spoken to by the authorities.

It also came to light that Hollie’s uncle, Robert David Greig, had disturbed Hollie and her father whilst they were engaged in sexual intercourse in 1997, after which a confrontation had taken place and threats were made against him. Within weeks, the remains of Robert Greig were discovered in a burning vehicle. No official inquest was convened to determine the factors surrounding his death. Although the cause of death was initially attributed to smoke inhalation, this finding was brought into severe doubt when the official post mortem report finally came to light several years later, and listed a variety of previously undisclosed physical injuries to Mr.Greig’s person, including skull fractures, 2 broken ribs and a broken sternum. A large quantity of alcohol had also been apparently forced down his throat. It is therefore not beyond the realm of possibility that Mr.Greig had been intercepted by persons unknown, beaten, murdered, and his remains placed in the burning vehicle in an attempt to destroy evidence of his unlawful death.

The UK Column has reported that Hollie received £13,500 compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in April of 2009, even though no formal charges had been brought or complaints upheld by the authorities. The UK Column has also been in receipt of legal threats on behalf of Levy & McCrae, a Scottish legal firm, who have insisted that the organisation remove all references to Scottish Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini and her connection to the Hollie Greig case from its website. Why has the leading legal official of Scotland felt it necessary to resort to taking legal action, and in what capacity is she being represented, as a private individual or Lord Advocate? Additionally, no information seems to be forthcoming as to whether Angiolini or Scotland’s taxpayers are footing the bill for the legal costs that have been incurred. Why has the Lord Advocate not made a personal statement in order to clarify irregularities or wrong-doings in this case, in order to clear the air? Surely, if there is nothing to hide then there should be no conceivable obstacle in this regard. Meanwhile, only silence.

In September of 2009, Hollie was re-interviewed by two officers from Grampian Police in a special facility near Shrewsbury, in the UK country of Shropshire. The details conveyed to the officers were entirely consistent with other information that Hollie had supplied on previous occasions. It is also understood that a representative of Grampian police, a detective inspector, described Hollie as “a truthful witness to the best of her ability and an entirely innocent victim”.

An advocate of Hollie’s case, Robert Green was arrested in Kafkaesque circumstances by Grampian Police on February 12, 2010 on an alleged charge of “breaching the peace”. Mr.Green had previously spoken openly and at length about the circumstances surrounding her situation, and had travelled to Aberdeen from his home in Warrington, Cheshire in order to distribute information to the public pertaining to the case. He was arrested by two plain clothes CID officers just off of Union Street in the city centre of Aberdeen, and was subsequently held virtually incommunicado until the following Monday morning, when he was transported by police to a court in Stonehaven, Scotland where he was almost unbelievably charged in a secret hearing behind closed doors.

Grampian Police were deluged over the said weekend by e-mail enquiries and telephone calls pertaining to Mr Green’s plight, most of which were generally rebuffed by a terse and brief two sentence statement, and with the phone calls in question being rapidly terminated. Robert’s bail apparently and again includes a highly unusual condition for a charge such as a breach of the peace; additionally, he must also report to a local police station in Warrington several times a week.

This case begs an answer to a very simple question. Why has a man who as acted in good faith on behalf of one of the most vulnerable members of society been treated in such a callous and despicable manner by the Scottish police and legal system?

It is apparent that great steps are being taken in an attempt to erase this case from public attention and scrutiny, and also to intimidate others from taking independent action in order to bring a greater focus on Hollie’s case and the corrupted culture which has permitted such abuses to apparently occur in broad daylight, and under the protective wing to the Scottish establishment. Scottish newspapers have been threatened with legal action if they publish details of this case, and allude to any individuals who have apparently sought to cover-up and cloud the situation.

Mark Daly, Cathy Long and Liam MacDougall from the BBC Panorama program met with Hollie and her mother for several hours, along with Robert Green, in connection to a program that they were intending to produce in connection to her story; the journalists were all entirely satisfied with the veracity of Hollie’s story. It subsequently transpired that the said journalists were informed by senior BBC figures that they were to drop their investigation, and although they fought their corner, the three were told that serious repercussions might result if they did not relent. What positive motive would the BBC possess to silence a story and issue of such great public interest? Indeed, the media silence, even within England has been thoroughly deafening. The potential for political scandal, abuse of office and damage to the Scottish government is immense, yet details which could open the floodgates of public derision and scorn for those charged to protect society from the vile activities indicated in this article, and that could potentially bring down the Scottish government remain untouched by the mainstream media. All Scottish members of parliament and local Aberdeen politicians have been made aware of details pertaining to this case, and again, a conspiracy of silence is apparently seeing to it that nothing is said or done.

When the machinery that is supposedly designed to protect us from the predatory inclinations of perverts and abusers is directed against those that are attempting to bring some manner of justice to bear in this and other cases, fundamental questions arise as to quite who is or will be protected; the young and vulnerable, or a tightly protected and apparently prosecution-immune group who appear able to feed on the former at their leisure?. The truth will out.