Michelle Knight Cleveland Kidnap Survivor Speaks Out, Catholic Boys Home Visited by Jimmy Savile
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Abuse home was visited by Savile
Written by BY STEVE LOWE 02/08/2013
MORE claims that Jimmy Savile visited a Catholic boys home accused of sexually and physically abusing its children.
For many years there have been allegations of abuse at the former St Francis Boys Home in Shefford.
The home was run by the St Francis Society, as part of the Catholic Church.
Two former boys have won out of court settlements against the church, which still refuses to admit to former priests abusing the residents of the home. Many of them are now taking out a ‘class action’ against the church, which guarantees them anonymity, as potential victims of sexual abuse.
There is evidence that Savile used to visit the home, as a Catholic church is part of the complex and he used to visit the church when staying at Henlow Grange health and beauty farm.
Two former boys have said they remember Savile being at the home, while another said he was told that Savile had a ‘twin brother’.
Police are investigating the claims of abuse and have interviewed many of the former boys….