February 6, 2014 Comments Off on Police knew of Qld abuse millionaire
Police knew of Qld abuse millionaire
By Eoin Blackwell AAP February 05, 2014
QUEENSLAND police were aware of allegations boys held in state care were being flown to Sydney to be abused by a millionaire and a chef in the mid 1970s, a former assistant police commissioner says.
Retired assistant commissioner David Jefferies has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse he received information a Queensland millionaire, known as JA, flew boys to Sydney to be abused as part of a pedophile ring.
“This JA was certainly known as a millionaire and had, I believe, a construction business, and we certainly had received information about children actually going to his home,” Mr Jefferies said.
“We were aware that boys in state care and from some institutions had in fact been flown to Sydney.”….
Working for Queensland’s Juvenile Aid Bureau from 1968 to 1989, Mr Jefferies said he investigated allegations four pedophiles were operating in the northern Brisbane suburbs and the Gold Coast in the early 1970s.
One, JA, was a millionaire, and the other was a school teacher known to the commission as JB.
He said four suspects were arrested, but he and his partner were waved off investigating JA and JB and told to hand the case to more experienced officers….