UN slams Vatican for ‘efforts to cover up’ pedophile priests in sex abuse scandal, More than 20 schools face compensation claims from alleged abuse victims in wake of Jimmy Savile scandal ‘Savile scandal made mum tell cops about Roache rape’ Alleged victim’s son speaks out, Freddie Starr arrested for third time over sex abuse claims

January 18, 2014 Comments Off on UN slams Vatican for ‘efforts to cover up’ pedophile priests in sex abuse scandal, More than 20 schools face compensation claims from alleged abuse victims in wake of Jimmy Savile scandal ‘Savile scandal made mum tell cops about Roache rape’ Alleged victim’s son speaks out, Freddie Starr arrested for third time over sex abuse claims

UN slams Vatican for ‘efforts to cover up’ pedophile priests in sex abuse scandal

By Alexander Smith, NBC News contributor  1/16/2014

The Vatican faced blistering criticism from a United Nations committee Thursday over allegations it protected pedophile priests at the expense of victims in what constituted a worldwide sex abuse scandal.

It was the first time representatives of the Holy See were questioned in public on cases of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy around the world.

The U.N. committee’s main human rights investigator, Sara Oviedo, led the most intense grilling the Holy See has received on the issue, according to a report by The Associated Press.

Given the “zero tolerance” policy of the Vatican, she asked, why were there “efforts to cover up and obscure these types of cases?”….
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/16/22324032-un-slams-vatican-for-efforts-to-cover-up-pedophile-priests-in-sex-abuse-scandal

More than 20 schools face compensation claims from alleged abuse victims in wake of Jimmy Savile scandal
Jan 12, 2014
By Keith Perry

….More than 20 schools face compensation claims from alleged abuse victims after the Jimmy Savile scandal.

They include fee-paying institutions Caldicott, in Farnham, Bucks, where Deputy PM Nick Clegg went and Ashdown House, East Sussex, London Mayor Boris Johnson’s prep school.

The allegations span from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Jessica Standley, of lawyers Slater & Gordon, said since Savile there had been “an increase in victims reporting abuse at institutions”….
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jimmy-savile-scandal-more-20-3013389

‘Savile scandal made mum tell cops about Roache rape’ Alleged victim’s son speaks out

THE son of a woman accusing Bill Roache of rape has said she wouldn’t report him as she “didn’t want to cause a rift in his family”.

17th January 2014

The man, who was not identified, added that he only became of his mum’s experience after the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Giving evidence, the alleged rape victim’s son said he recalled a conversation with her about the time the Jimmy Savile and Cyril Smith cases emerged in 2012….

The man told his mum that she should go to the police as there may be more women out there and that “sometimes it takes that one person to have the strength to come forward”.

“She really didn’t want to. She was telling me straight away that some things are just best left alone in the past.

“She didn’t want to cause a rift between his family and on top of that she desperately didn’t want anyone to find about it.”

He said that remained the case and some members of her family still don’t know.

Roache, 81, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, denies the rapes and five counts of indecent assault involving the four other complainants aged 16 and under on dates between 1965 and 1971….
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/361003/Bill-Roache-trial-Humiliated-rape-victim-only-told-cops-after-Jimmy-Savile-scandal

Freddie Starr arrested for third time over sex abuse claims
The comedian was first arrested over a year ago by detectives from Operation Yewtree, the investigation launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal

By Hayley Dixon 14 Jan 2014

Freddie Starr has been arrested for a third time by police investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

The comedian, 71, was told that he faces a further allegation of sexual offences when he attended a police station in Warwickshire by appointment.

Starr was first arrested more than a year ago by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Yewtree, the investigation launched in the wake of claims against Savile….
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/10572394/Freddie-Starr-arrested-for-third-time-over-sex-abuse-claims.html

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