Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning admits 29 child sex abuse charges, Teen accused in ‘satanic’ murder of girl to stand trial as adult
August 7, 2014 Comments Off on Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning admits 29 child sex abuse charges, Teen accused in ‘satanic’ murder of girl to stand trial as adult
Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning admits 29 child sex abuse charges
Denning, 73, pleads guilty to offences against boys aged nine to 16 between 1967 and 1984, but faces trial on 12 other charges
Press Association theguardian.com, Tuesday 5 August 2014
The former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences against young boys.
The 73-year-old admitted 29 charges involving boys as young as nine when he appeared at Southwark crown court in London on Tuesday. He denied a further 12 charges and will face trial on 24 November.
The offences he admitted were committed between 1967 and 1984 and involved boys aged from nine to 16.
Denning, of Basildon, Essex, was one of the original Radio 1 lineup when the BBC station was launched in 1967. He was also the first announcer heard on BBC2 when the television channel took to the air in 1964.
He was first arrested by detectives from the sex crime inquiry Operation Yewtree in June last year….
Teen accused in ‘satanic’ murder of girl to stand trial as adult
KTRK By Deborah Wrigley Wednesday, August 06, 2014
HOUSTON (KTRK) — At age 16, Victor Manuel Alas is technically a juvenile. Today, before a judge, he was deemed old enough to stand trial as an adult for capital murder.
Alas and an alleged 17-year-old accomplice are accused in an especially horrific killing six months ago in clear lake. A 15-year-old girl named Corriann Cervantes was found dead inside a vacant apartment on El Camino Real.
Investigators said at the time that the victim had been stabbed with a screwdriver, beaten and sexually assaulted. Her killers are also accused of carving an upside down crucifix on her body.
Jose E Reyes, 17, was arrested shortly after the February murder. Alas was taken into custody shortly after that….
As for the motivation behind Cervantes’ murder, prosecutors read from a police report that said Alas told detectives, “He did it so he could sell his soul to the devil.”….
Prep school paedophiles allowed to avoid justice, Model English prep school that hid a dark heart of depravity
December 18, 2013 Comments Off on Prep school paedophiles allowed to avoid justice, Model English prep school that hid a dark heart of depravity
Prep school paedophiles allowed to avoid justice
Andrew Norfolk Chief Investigative Reporter December 18 2013
Paedophile teachers turned one of England’s leading prep schools into a child-abuse factory for two decades but escaped justice for ten years because a judge decided that it was unfair to put one of them on trial, it can be revealed.
Peter Wright, the headmaster of Caldicott School in Buckinghamshire, was at the centre of a web that ensnared more than 30 boys.
Yesterday the 83-year-old was convicted of multiple sex offences against pupils at the school, which was attended by Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Andrew Strauss, the former England cricket captain.
Model English prep school that hid a dark heart of depravity
Andrew Norfolk Chief Investigative Reporter
December 18 2013
Immaculate playing fields, impeccably dressed boys. It seemed the very model of a traditional English prep school, but its heart was rotten to the core. For two decades, parents eager for their sons to win entry to a top public school paid handsomely for the privilege of entrusting them to the care of Caldicott, whose pupils won scholarships to Harrow and Eton.
Many Old Caldicotians look back on those days with affection. Others, less so. Some — far too many — have been haunted for most of their adult life by memories of a childhood betrayed, of innocence stolen by men….
December 5, 2013 Comments Off on Reverend Paul Flowers Co-op Bank boss, Drug Scandal and Child Abuse Allegations
Crystal Methodist in link to school described as ‘sweet shop for paedophiles’ as plans for Amsterdam holiday with male prostitutes is revealed
Flowers was vice-chairman of Rochdale Council’s social services committee
It oversaw Knowl View School for boys with behavioural problems
Now subject to an investigation into the sexual abuse of former pupils
School closed in 1995, after staff member alerted council bosses to problems
Rochdale Council is conducting an inquiry into Flowers’s years as councillor
Texts reveal he planned Amsterdam trip with rent boys after MoS expose
He took coke, crack and weed before leading Remembrance Day service
By Nick Craven, Ross Slater and Ben Ellery
30 November 2013
Shamed Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers was linked to a special school at the centre of one of Britain’s worst child sex abuse scandals, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Methodist minister Flowers was vice-chairman of Rochdale Council’s social services committee which oversaw Knowl View School, during a time when it was described as a ‘sweet shop for paedophiles’.
Yet a series of damning reports – at least one sent to Flowers – about the crimes at Knowl View were hidden from the public.
The residential unit for boys aged seven to 16 with learning and behavioural problems is now subject to a police investigation into the sexual and physical abuse of former pupils.
Meanwhile Rochdale Council is conducting its own inquiry into Flowers’s years as a councillor in the light of his drug-taking, exposed by The Mail on Sunday last month.
The Knowl View scandal broke last year after the Crown Prosecution Service accepted that the school’s founder, the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith, who knew Flowers through the council, should have been prosecuted for child abuse.
The school, founded in 1969, eventually closed in 1995, after a member of staff alerted council bosses to ongoing problems….
Sleaze shame: The fall from grace of Co-op Bank boss and reverend Paul Flowers
From drug-taking and drink-driving to sex offences and fiddling expenses – not to mention being a bungling bank boss – the fall from grace of Paul Flowers has been extraordinary
By: Dominic Midgley
Published: Sat, November 23, 2013
It is hard to think of a man who has fallen further and faster than the Reverend Paul Flowers. This time last week he was a pillar of the community as a Methodist minister, a trustee of Aids charity the Terrence Higgins Trust and chair of governors at a primary school….
November 27, 2013 Comments Off on Satanic ritual child sex abuse claims, Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Admits Rape Attempts
Satanic ritual child sex abuse claims
By JOANNE McCARTHY Nov. 26, 2013
EMBATTLED child sex abuse advocate Liz Mullinar has alarmed supporters with disturbing claims about satanic ritual abuse in response to allegations against her Heal for Life centre.
In a statement yesterday Ms Mullinar claimed 10 per cent of abuse victims at Heal for Life, or more than 500 people, reported being victims of satanic ritual abuse….
Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins Admits Rape Attempts
Sky News 11/26/13
Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has admitted a string of sex offences, including two charges of attempting to rape a baby.
The singer had faced 24 sex-offence charges but pleaded guilty to 11 of them at the last minute, nine of which were unchanged and two of attempted rape of an infant, which were downgraded from actual rape.
The charges included sexually touching a one-year-old and encouraging a mother to abuse her own child during a webcam chat. Watkins also admitted possessing and making child abuse images as well as being behind the plot to rape the child.
Watkins, 36, from Pontypridd, south Wales, insisted he had no memory of what would have been key video evidence at the trial showing him abusing his victim, the court heard.
Prosecuting QC Chris Clee said camcorder footage shot in a London hotel room showed Watkins perform a sex act on the child. Computer analysts found the footage had been uploaded to an online storage facility….
The court also heard details of a plot to turn babies in subservient sex slaves using hard drugs….