Thursday, May 20, 2010
MYSTERIOUS DEATHS OF CHILDREN
Lianne Smith ran a nursery for children aged 3 to 6 in Barcelona.
In the UK, she was head of the Cumbria County Council department set up to protect children.
She is supected of killing her two young children, five-year-old Rebecca and 11-month-old Daniel, in a Spanish hotel.
On 8 may 2010, in Barcelona, her partner, Martin Smith, was arrested.
The 'former TV psychic' is accused of rape, gross indecency, indecent assault and attempted rape, all against a child under 16.
The allegations date back to 1995.
It was back in December 2007 that Lianne Smith, her daughter Rebecca, and Martin Smith went missing from the UK.
The school caters for up to 14 children aged six to 12.
Dylan's family were due to apply to regain custody of their son in November 2009.
Dylan's body was spotted by kids playing outside, hanging outside his bedroom window.
Teachers found him still alive, suspended from a large Victorian window.
Dylan was driven to a hospital in Lancaster where died.
His family said he had showed no warning signs of a desire to commit suicide.
Uncle Shaun McDonald told how Dylan had been excitedly looking forward to trips back home to see his dad Peter and mum Sharon at Hallowe'en and Christmas.
Mr McDonald, from Warrington, said: "When Peter went to see him on Sunday, he was laughing and joking.
"They took him out for meals and Dylan was really looking forward to coming back home later this month.
"We've been told he may have had an argument with a teacher, or another pupil on Monday, and he was a bit down on Tuesday.
"But, essentially, why he did this is a mystery."
Knowsley Council, whose care Dylan was in, stated that an enquiry was underway.
Dylan had spent the last three years at the care home.
His uncle said that he had a good relationship with his parents and would see them every fortnight on visits.
A sex abuse victim at Jersey's Haut de la Garenne children's home "told how two of his pals hanged themselves after being raped."
"Carl Denning also chillingly recalled how a boy died mysteriously in a sick bay used by staff and their paedophile pals. (Jersey kids' home Haute de la Garenne Sex abuse victim Carl.)
A boy of 14 hanged himself because he could not bear going back to the notorious Jersey children's home, Haut de la Garenne.
Michael O'Connell had told best friend Terence Bizouarn in 1966 he would kill himself rather than return to Jersey's Haut de la Garenne - and he took his own life four days later. (Boy hanged himself over return to Jersey's Haut de la Garenne care home)
'Disinformation agent' David Rose has tried to make out that the problems at Haut de la Garenne were exaggerated. (Bungled Jersey child abuse probe branded a '£20million shambles.)
This is the same David Rose who told us that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. (David Rose - disinformation agent?)
Neve Lafferty, 15, from Helensburgh in Scotland, and Georgia Rowe, 14, from Hull in England, were staying at the Catholic Church's Good Shepherd care home in Renfrewshire, in Scotland.
On 4 October 2009, the two girls fell to their deaths from the Erskine Bridge over the River Clyde. ('Suicide' girls' care home reveals runaway figures.)
On 6 October 2009, we read about a damning report into Birmingham's children's services following a series of child deaths. (Social services deemed 'unfit' to protect city's needy children)
In 2009, the Ryan Commission revealed endemic abuse in children's institutions in Northern Ireland.
Ireland's most notorious paedophile, Fr Brendan Smyth, regularly preyed on children in the Nazareth institutions. (Spotlight on catalogue of cruelty)
In October 2009, we learnt that the UK Government’s childcare watchdog (Ofsted) has appointed John Goldup as its social care director. (Top Ofsted job for official embroiled in council child sex scandal.)
Goldup will have effective control of the protection of kids in care homes and nurseries across the UK.
During the Eighties and early Nineties, Goldup was the second top person in the children’s department at Islington Council in London.
A major child sex ring operated throughout Islington borough’s care homes in the 1980s and 1990s.
On 1 October 2009, we read about a child abuse scandal at the council-run Merkland Children's Home in Moffat, in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.
Peter Harley, the officer once in charge at the home, was jailed for 15 years. (Council makes £20000 payout to sex abuse victims after children's ...)
In Thailand, and elsewhere, it is agents of the government who reportedly keep the child brothels in business.
In Belgium, it was top policemen and judges who reportedly protected Dutroux's child abuse network.
In the USA, the military have been linked to organised child sex abuse networks.
Is it the same in the UK?
On 6 May 3009, The Guardian (UK) revealed that children from a UK children's home have ended up in UK brothels.
A 59-bed local authority home "has been used as a clearing house for a trade in children that stretches across four continents."
Since March 2006, at least 77 children have gone missing from the home, which is operated by the London borough of Hillingdon.
Some of the children "simply walk out of the front door into waiting cars."
Where are the police?
In 1992, Belgian Justice Minister Melchior Wathelet released Marc Dutroux on parole.
Dutroux had served slightly more than three years of a 13 year sentence for raping young girls.
Dutroux was later convicted of having kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six girls during 1995 and 1996, ranging in age from 8 to 19, two of whom he murdered. - Melchior Wathelet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The following comes from Werkgroep Morkhoven :
"According to a police document from the Dutroux enquiry, obtained by The Sprout, serious allegations about Wathelet’s involvement in paedophilia came to light.
"In these documents, a police source and senior psychotherapist informed a colleague of a session he had been having with a client. The client disclosed the details of events in Verviers (where Wathelet was Mayor) during 1992. He spoke of orgies that had been taking place in a country house where two children had been involved.
"These children, between 8 and 10 years old, had come from a children’s home, with the complicity of the director of the home. The 'party', it is alleged in the police documents, was organised partly by Wathelet. The client reported his involvement in the parties to the children’s welfare office in Verviers and to the local police. In return he received threats from both organisations and from other parties...
"This case was never investigated; as the police report confirms: 'the 2 dossiers on the child welfare services have disappeared'.
"Three years after this report, Wathelet became Belgium’s Minister for Defence in June 1995 but was rapidly nominated to the post of Belgium’s representative at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, where he arrived on the 2nd September."
The Jersey Attorney General, William Bailhache ( AG defends rape case bail decision)
According to The Times, 14 August 2008, the Jersey child abuse case appears to be being hampered by certain important people.
Jersey detective’s fury as release of abuse suspects 'scares off 'witnesses.
Former policeman Lenny Harper claims that the island’s Attorney-General, William Bailhache, and his office are held in 'total contempt' by victims of child abuse after repeatedly failing to bring offenders to justice.
Mr Harper’s memo claims suspects are being freed without charge on apparently spurious grounds.
It has been alleged that these dangerous child abusers had links to child abuse on the island of Jersey and beyond.
(aangirfan: Jason Swift; Islington children's home; hundreds of ... / aangirfan: THE ZANDVOORT NETWORK, JERSEY, DUTROUX, PORTUGAL...)
In The Mail on Sunday, 3 August 2008, Eileen Fairweather, wrote that Birmingham council illegally sent children into care on Jersey, according to a report by John Hemming, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley.
According to The Mail on Sunday:
1. Member of Parliament John Hemming discovered that Children were illegally placed in care on Jersey by Birmingham social services.
The whereabouts of at least one of these children remains unknown.
2. John Hemming, believes children from other parts of the UK were taken to Jersey.
3. Hemming says: 'The Government has refused to order councils to check properly because it does not want to open a can of worms, on the links between abusers in England and Jersey.'
4. UK Schools Minister Kevin Brennan has told Parliament that children from the UK cannot be placed in care in Jersey without a court order.
Yet Birmingham children were sent to Jersey without such orders.
5. Hemming has asked English councils (local governments) to check their records but 'Most seem only to have done cursory checks, just checking recent electronic files, or asking around the office.'
Some councils, including Islington, have refused to check their records.
6. In Islington in North London a child sex network infiltrated 12 children's homes, while Margaret Hodge (friend of Tony Blair) was council leader.
Key staff, The Mail on Sunday revealed, were from Jersey or had strong Channel Islands connections.
Liz Davies, a former Islington senior social worker, said:
'It is becoming clear that children at Haut de la Garenne (on Jersey) were sent on holiday to children's homes in England which were also notorious for abuse, while the children in the English homes they went to were sent to Haut de la Garenne. They literally swapped beds...
'I am perturbed that police in Britain have not written to all local authorities on the mainland to demand they check which children they sent to Jersey.'
In 1985, 14-year-old Jason Swift was killed by a child-abuse gang.
Jason is believed to have lived in Islington council's Conewood Street children's home. (Jersey child abuse link to Islington, London)
Sidney Cooke, Leslie Bailey, Robert Oliver, and Lennie Smith, were imprisoned in 1989 for the manslaughter of Jason Swift.
Cooke and his gang had sexually tortured and prostituted a number of boys.
The gang is believed to have killed at least nine children.
Cooke was sentenced to 19 years in prison.
In 1998, Cooke was let out of prison eight years early.
There have been allegations that very powerful people have been involved in a child-abuse ring connected to Islington children's homes. ( Jersey child abuse link to Islington, London)
In 1982 Margaret Hodge (nee Oppenheimer) became Islington council leader.
She became a close friend of Tony Blair, who lived in Islington, a few doors away from Hodge.
In February 1990 Liz Davies and David Cofie, senior social workers, discovered evidence of sex abuse of children and reported it to a residents' meeting attended by Mrs Hodge.
In May 1990 Mr Cofie and Ms Davies were told by Lyn Cusack, assistant director of social services, to stop interviewing children about the abuse claims.
On 1 May 1997 Tony Blair moved from Islington to Downing Street.
In June 2003 Mrs Hodge was made minister for Children. (Another minister under fire: call for Hodge to quit over child ...)
The Independent, 9 March 2008, has an article on missing children (Our children are missing: Most vulnerable youngsters are targeted) which tells us the following:
Sarah Benford, 14, disappeared from Welford House children's home in Northampton in April 2000.
She is still missing.
The UK's Police National Missing Persons Bureau has 1,418 "open cases" of missing children.
According to Police figures more than 100 children who should be in care have been missing for at least four years.
Many children who go missing are not reported to the police.
Member of parliament Helen Southworth says: "All figures on children missing from anywhere are estimates because, astonishingly, there is no requirement for data to be recorded or collected nationally."
Almost 1,000 children went missing from UK residential and foster care in 2007.
The number that went missing from care increased from 570 in 1997 to 950 in 2007.
1. Cosham's Children's Cottage Homes in Portsmouth, across the water from Jersey, is at the centre of a child abuse scandal.
Two former child residents of Cosham's Children's Cottage Homes claim children were taken from their dormitories during the night and disappeared.
Reg Tugatt, 59, a former resident of Cosham's Children's Cottage Homes says he saw 'suspicious holes dug'.
Reg has given police a map showing holes dug in the vicinity of Cosham's Children's Cottage Homes - in a wood and near an orchard. (Police handed map of holes at child abuse scandal home / Second 'abuse' victim speaks out)
Reg said he was taken into care at the home in 1956, aged eight, and stayed there for three years.
2. A spokeswoman for Hampshire Police said: 'We have no plans to dig up any sites in Portsmouth and continue to hold the position that there are no links between allegations made in reference to the Children's Cottage Homes in Cosham and the ongoing investigation in Jersey.'
3. Les Cummings, 63, is campaigning for an apology from Portsmouth City Council for the abuse he claims to have at the hands of his foster father and at the Children's Cottage Homes.
A total of 21 men and women told detectives they suffered physical and sexual abuse as children at Children's Cottage Homes.
A 78-year-old woman from Devon was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault but when police passed the file to Crown Prosecution Service lawyers they decided there was not enough evidence to charge her.
Les Cummings went to police to ask them to look again at their earlier investigation into the claims of 21 men and women.
The Crown Prosecution Service examined allegations against the centre but decided not to prosecute.
Both Reg and Les claim that a number of children were taken from their dormitories during the night and disappeared.
4. In 2001, former Mayor of Portsmouth Freddie Emery-Wallis, 'was jailed for nine months after he was found guilty on five counts of indecent assault against two teenage boys.' (Polar)
5. There have been allegations of a large child abuse ring, involving top people, in the Portsmouth area - Cached
6. Police announced on 25 February 2008 that they were investigating claims that the Jersey case was linked to abuse at the Children’s Cottage Home in Portsmouth. - Policed reopen Hampshire child home investigation
7. Fort Monckton, near Portsmouth is reportedly used for the training of MI6 recruits - (Sacked spy's blog takes on MI6).
Child abuse in the UK: Jersey, Kincora, North Wales...
Edward Paisnel, the Beast of Jersey, was the son of wealthy Jersey landowners.
During the period 1958 - 1971, Paisnel abducted and abused a number of children.
Paisnel was a fan of the 15th-century Breton, Gilles de Rais, who murdered around 200 children.
The authorities discovered that Paisnel had a secret satanic chamber. (Sir Peter Crill obituary - Times Online)
Paisnel claimed he was a member of a satanic group. File: /files/Religion/Wicca/witchcraftDeviltry.txt
No other members of the 'black magic group' were ever arrested.
In 1971, Paisnel was convicted of thirteen sex offences against young children, ( The Human Beast ) and sent to jail.
Paisnel, the Beast of Jersey, visited Jersey's Haut de la Garenne orphanage dressed as Father Christmas during his reign of terror in the 1960s (Notorious paedophile dubbed the 'Beast of Jersey' linked to ...)
The police and MI5 are alleged to have links to child abuse in Northern Ireland.
1. "For years, MI5 had been aware of a homosexual vice ring operating within the Kincora Boys Home in East Belfast, which was run by William McGrath, a notorious homosexual....
"McGrath... was employed by MI5 since the mid 1960s.
"Amongst various other Loyalist members of the homosexual ring were John McKeague, who ran the Loyalist paramilitary organisation, the Red Hand Commandos, which was involved in many sectarian killings...
"So, MI5 allowed the ill-treatment and sexual abuse of residents at the Kincora Boys Home to continue..."
2. "The role of MI5 sponsored boys homes/abuse circles in Kincora, Northern Ireland, Dunblane, Scotland and probably Cardiff mirrors on a smaller scale the systematic role that State- sponsored child abuse has played in the centres of power in the US and Brussels."- portland imc - 2007.05.11 - Scotland’s May 2007 Election Fiasco
3. "Scallywag Magazine alleged that MI5 used to take foreign diplomats to the North Wales homes, give them boys to 'play' with, secretly filmed them as they buggered, abused and tortured boys then kept the tapes as evidence.
Over a dozen victims who complained of abuse by the paedophile ring 'have met suspicious deaths'." - North Wales paedophile ring, top people, the police and the security services
Now defunct magazine Scallywag covered events at Bryn Alyn in detail
October 1997 (PUBLIC FIGURES NAMED IN PAEDOPHILE RING By Nick Davies 1997) :
"Policemen, social workers and prominent public figures have been accused of belonging to a paedophile ring which indulged in a relentless campaign of physical and sexual abuse in children's homes in North Wales.
"The names of the alleged members of the ring have been given by witnesses in public sessions of the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal, but they have been suppressed by the tribunal's chairman, Sir Ronald Waterhouse QC, who has threatened the media with High Court proceedings if they print them.
"The Guardian today publishes for the first time detailed evidence about the alleged ring, which is said to have been based in Wrexham, and to have infiltrated local children's homes over a 20 year period.
"Witnesses claim that members of the ring used their connections with police and social services to conceal their activities. All of the accused have denied the allegations.
"Those named to the tribunal include:
"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."
4. "I believe that Hamilton was a major provider of pornographic photographs and videos to a ring of men prominent in Central Scotland, including police officers who protected him from numerous allegations of physical abuse at boys' camps and clubs he ran." - aangirfan: Dunblane
5. Margaret Hodge (née Margaret Oppenheimer) was linked to the alleged cover up of a pedophile scandal. In 2003, Hodge was appointmented as Minister for Children by Tony Blair.
Allegations of child abuse at the Islington children's home were borne out by official inquiries.
6. In a number of Leicester children's homes, between 1973 and 1986, various adults were involved in sexual abuse of children. (Uncovering The Past Abuse of Children in Care ).
These were homes run by Frank Beck. At his trial in 1991, Beck was found guilty of 17 counts of physical and sexual abuse.
There was a Police Complaints Authority investigation into why so many of the complaints made to police by children had been ignored.
7. Quarriers Homes, Nazareth House and St Ninians in Scotland - An independent report for the Scottish government found that there has been massive child abuse in Scottish care homes. (Scotland’s shame )
The Herald, 23 November 2007, provides the details (‘These are the voices that need to be heard’) :
"When she was nine - or thereabouts - she (Elizabeth McWilliams) was raped by the man Quarriers called her house father. 'He took his chance,' she said matter-of-factly.
"Some children complained of abuse. That had consequences. 'Boys,' she said. 'Well, they were hung up on door hangers and their penises tied to doorhandles.'"
Quarriers Homes is a Christian community.
Helen Holland was sent to Nazareth House in Kilmarnock, a children's home run by nuns.
At Nazareth House Helen was raped by a priest.
"When she was eight, a nun pulled a hood over her head to help a priest rape her. The sexual abuse went on for three years until, aged 11, she fell pregnant. The same nun kicked her in the stomach until she miscarried."
She was 'beaten to a pulp' by a nun.
There was abuse at many other homes (The landmark cases: abuse in children's homes )
At St Ninians: "In 2003 Michael Murphy, 69, formerly known as Brother Benedict, a monk with the de la Salle order, was jailed for two years on ten charges of physical abuse during the 1960s, including torturing pupils with an electric shock device, force-feeding them vomit and whipping them with knotted boot laces."
8. Moira Anderson
11-year-old Moira Anderson was last seen boarding a bus in Coatbridge, near Glasgow, Scotland, in 1957.
She was on her way to the shops to buy a box of chocolates for her mum’s birthday.
According to The Sunday Times (Pressure on police to release paedophile dossier), 23 April 2006, Strathclyde Police have a dossier listing members of a child-abuse ring.
This dossier may identify the people who kidnapped Moira.
The dossier is said to implicate senior public figures, including senior police officers and members of the Crown Office and former Scottish Office.
These public figures are said to have abused children in Strathclyde (the Glasgow area) during the 1950s and 1960s.
The dossier is said to list vehicles and safe houses used in Glasgow, Monklands and Paisley where children were hidden before being taken to sex parties.
Strathclyde police have decided not to release the dossier.
The dossier was written by James Gallogley, a convicted child-abuser who died in Peterhead prison in 1999.
Satanic child abuse and the police
Cover-up of the Jersey-Portsmouth link?
PORTSMOUTH AND JERSEY
The British security services, fascism and child abuse.
Corrupt Jersey policemen try to block Jersey child abuse and murder investigation.
Jersey child abuse link to Islington, London
Jason Swift; Islington children's home; hundreds of missing children
Torture and death of British children; the death of Gareth.
The 1999 child abuse scandal in Latvia
The Police Chief, the Judge and Child Abuse
'Jersey care home boss raped his own foster daughter'
Jersey; top people; a cover-up?
Bryn Estyn Boys' Home in North Wales
Child abuse at the Kincora boys' home
Jersey: the cover-up begins?
Jersey, Dutroux and cover-ups
Jersey - Channel TV names top people caught up in the child abuse scandal
Philip Martin Bailhache and Haut de la Garenne in Jersey
Dukes, Freemasons, Jersey...
Child abuse in the UK: Jersey, Kincora, North Wales, Dunblane, Islington, Leicester, Quarriers Homes, Nazareth House, St Ninians, Coatbridge
Satanic child abuse and the police
Rapes and murders in Canadian boarding schools; thousands died.
Child abuse and murder in Canada
Jersey and famous people
The bin Laden links to the Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey)
Child abuse; Jersey; Kincora; North Wales; Dunblane
Satanic child abuse on Jersey.
update: 4 june 2010
Blundering council staff 'forgot' suspected child abuse victims
Hundreds of suspected child abuse victims were “forgotten” by council staff and wrongly left waiting several weeks to be assessed by social workers, officials admitted.