#OpIlluminatusPiedPiper – Retired Police Detective Sergeant Ray Savage – I believe Ella Draper she was speaking 110% truth – Detective Superintendent Peter Coles “the Satanic abuse of children is no doubt a reality”


DetectiveSuperintendentPeterColesI accept there is, the Satanic abuse of children is no doubt a reality, I haven’t personally experienced it but I accept it as a reality” (Detective Superintendent Peter Coles).

As one police officer of 20 years, I had the opportunity of actually sitting with the mother in this case for 3 hours. I can absolutely tell you with my experience of interrogation over 20 years period as a former detective sergeant she was speaking 110% truth. I know there’s been no investigation, there’s been no proper police statement taken from this woman because of the way she’s been harassed. I also know that we have child abuse in this country to epidemic levels. I was on Saturday sitting with a former MP from the Home Office who categorically stated to me that we’ve got now about 1 in 10 children being abused, and we have a police force that’s in denial”. “It comes from Senior levels, we now need to recognize this and start acting on it to change the ethos of what is wrecking so many childrens lives and costing so much deprivation and degradation to the way we live on this planet“. “We have a former Home Office minister who has said that we’ve got 1 in 10 children being abused, and it is going on now, it’s not historic, it was historic, but it’s happening now. And Ella and those 2 childrens case is not unique, I sat with her for 3 hours and what she shared was 100% truth. And I know, no police officers have properly investigated this” (Retired Police Sergeant Ray Savage).


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#OpZion – Jews destroy British University debate – Cowards who can’t handle truth – Extremists trying to control British people


University conference questioning Israel’s right to exist ‘cancelled’ after public outrage

A BRITISH university has been forced to consider cancelling a conference questioning Israel’s right to exist, following a high-profile public backlash.

PUBLISHED: 14:39, Tue, Mar 31, 2015

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Organisers claim the university’s vice chancellor Professor Don Nutbeam has ignored them

Many political leaders and students were furious after learning the University of Southampton was to host a three-day conference titled International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism in April.The university’s website described it as “the first of its kind” and plans to discuss  the legitimacy of Israel as a nation.

Although the university said it was still in “discussions” about the future of the symposium, organisers, which include two professors at the university, said they have already been given the boot.

They said they were told the university didn’t have enough resources to deal with twin groups of pro and anti protesters and threat of angry clashes.

They had described the conference as: “Unique because it concerns the legitimacy in International Law of the Jewish state of Israel.”

The description on the university’s website adds: “Rather than focusing on Israeli actions in the 1967 Occupied Territories, the conference will focus on exploring themes of Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism; all of which are posed by Israel’s very nature.”

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A petition calling on the cancellation of the conference attracted more than 6,400 signatures

This is a sad decision for freedom of speech

Conference organisers

But Fareham MP Mark Hoban described it as “provocative” and “unhelpful.”Outraged students set up an online petition on which has now attracted more than 6,400 signatures.

Following mounting pressure the university fears the safety of staff and students could now be put at risk.

A spokesperson for the institution said: “The University of Southampton is in discussion with the organisers of the conference ‘International Law and the State of Israel’ about the possibility of withdrawing permission for the event to be held on campus.

“However, this review process is still ongoing.

“Any decision will be judged purely on considerations around the health and safety of our staff, students and for the general public.”

Upset organisers claim their right to freedom of expression has been taken away from them.

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The university fears students, staff and visitors could be put at risk

Among the organisers are law and philosophy professor Oren Ben-Dor and engineering professor Suleiman Sharkh.In their joint statement, which totals nearly 950 words, they said they were faced with “extreme astonishment and sadness” after being told the university “intends to withdraw its permission” to hold the academic conference.

It added: “Freedom of speech inherently involves taking risks, and hence the presence of risk cannot be used to curtail it!

“The UK Government and many other governments have refused to give in to attempts by Islamic extremist to stop the publication of pictures of Prophet Mohammad despite serious risks of violence.

“The correct response by the governments was to confront and contain that violence and not to cancel the publication of these pictures by Charlie Hebdo and others.

“This is a sad decision for freedom of speech and for historic Palestine (which includes what is now the Jewish State of Israel and the 1967 Occupied Territories) and all the people who live there.”



#OpDateRape – Jewish company Facebook is ‘illegally’ tracking people’s internet searches across the web, even if they do not have an account & opt out of tracking – Jews bring antisemitism on themselves


Facebook ‘illegally’ tracks all visitors to its site even if they do not have accounts, are logged off or have opted out says new report

  • Academics say that social network is breaching EU privacy laws
  • Claims users who visit, even without signing in, are tracked
  • Others who opt-out in Facebook’s privacy settings traced for next 2 years
  • Social network, with 1.3bn users, say report has ‘factual inaccuracies’

Facebook is ‘illegally’ tracking people’s internet searches across the web, even if they do not have an account with the social network.

The technology company is using so-called internet ‘cookies’ – little pieces of tracking data – to collect information about people’s activity online, each time they visit a website which features a Facebook button.

Academics in Belgium claim that Mark Zuckerberg’s social network is breaching EU privacy laws by placing the tracking cookies on computers without the user’s consent to log their browsing data.

Privacy: Academics in Belgium claim that Facebook, founded by Mark Zuckerberg (pictured last week) and with 1.3bn users, is placing tracking cookies on computers without the user's consent

Privacy: Academics in Belgium claim that Facebook, founded by Mark Zuckerberg (pictured last week) and with 1.3bn users, is placing tracking cookies on computers without the user’s consent

Facebook buttons are on more than 13 million ordinary websites, including those run by the government and the National Health Service, and allow users to do things such as ‘like’ a website, or ‘share’ the link on their own Facebook page.

A new report from the University of Leuven and a Brussels university claims that Facebook is tracking internet users in Europe for two years even if they have expressly opted out.

Facebook has more than 1.3 billion users but there are millions more visits from people who are not signed up.

The researchers say Facebook is putting tracking cookies on internet users’ laptops, PCs and phones when the visit – so they can target them with online advertising.

This includes anyone clicking on a fan page or other pages still available without a login, or even when they visit some of the 13million pages with a Facebook module on it and do not click on it.

The company first plants a tracking cookie on a user’s computer whenever they visit a website hosted on, such as a page for a friend’s birthday party, a fan page for a celebrity, or for a brand or shop.

After that, any web page they visit which features a Facebook button will relay information back to the social network.

And the problem only becomes worse if they try to protect their privacy online, by ‘opting out’ of allowing web companies to track them.

Under EU privacy law websites must gain consent before using a cookie, with few exceptions, and websites must ask users to accept cookies when they visit for the first time.

Privacy campaigners have today accused Facebook of taking ‘staggering’ liberties by behaving in this way, and suggested that people can only really protecting themselves if they stop using the internet.

Many online companies use cookies, sent over the internet and ‘planted’ on people’s computers, to gather as much information as they can about their users.

These little pieces of data send information back to the companies’ servers, allowing them to ‘remember’ the user. Often this can help them do simple things like ‘remembering’ the user, so that they don’t have to log in afresh every time they visit a particular website.

But cookies are also used to gather information about what websites people have visited, at which times of day, so that companies can target them with carefully tailored adverts.

This practice, known as ‘behavioural advertising ‘, means that users who research a particular car online, for example, would then see an advert for the same car when they visit an unrelated website.

Users can theoretically stop companies from tracking their information in this way by clicking an ‘ad choices’ button, featured on many websites. Once they click that button, people are invited to pick and choose which internet companies are allowed to track them, or just ban them altogether.

However, researchers said today that Facebook takes the request to ‘opt out’ of online tracking as a cue to plant an extra cookie on people’s computers instead.

Claims: People who visit Facebook without signing in or one of 13million external pages with a ‘like’ module are allegedly automatically tracked – even if they expressly opt-out

The special cookie, called ‘datr’, gives that person’s computer or smartphone a unique tracking number, and allows Facebook to follow its activity for the next two years.

Report author Brendan Van Alsenoy told the Guardian: ‘European legislation is really quite clear on this point. To be legally valid, an individual’s consent towards online behavioural advertising must be opt-in.

‘Facebook cannot rely on users’ inaction – not opting out – to infer consent. As far as non-users are concerned, Facebook really has no legal basis whatsoever to justify its current tracking practices.’

The report’s authors said that those who make the effort to opt out of getting Facebook cookies are given one as a result.

Co-author Günes Acar said: ‘If people who are not being tracked by Facebook use the ‘opt out’ mechanism proposed for the EU, Facebook places a long-term, uniquely identifying cookie, which can be used to track them for the next two years.’

‘If you take measures to protect your privacy from Facebook, you are actually going to be followed more on the internet,’ said Rob Heyman, another of the authors of the report.

Privacy campaigners said today that Facebook seemed to have forgotten that people are private citizens, rather than money-making machines.

‘It is both staggering and disappointing that Facebook feels the need to track non-Facebook users, people who don’t want to interact with the social platform,’ said Renate Samson, chief executive of the lobby group Big Brother Watch.

‘Just because internet companies can do something doesn’t mean that they should do it. This takes it a big step further than what [European Commission Attorney Bernhard] Shima was saying, which is that if you don’t want to be spied on, you should opt out of Facebook. Actually, you need to opt out of the internet.’

Mr Shima said last week that people should close their Facebook accounts if they want to ensure that US security services are not spying on their information.

Facebook today said that the report was inaccurate and the researchers had persistently ignored their request to meet.

A Facebook spokesman said: ‘This report contains factual inaccuracies. The authors have never contacted us, nor sought to clarify any assumptions upon which their report is based. Neither did they invite our comment on the report before making it public.

‘However, we remain willing to engage with them and hope they will be prepared to update their work in due course.’

‘Earlier this year we updated our terms and policies to make them more clear and concise, to reflect new product features and to highlight how we’re expanding people’s control over advertising. We’re confident the updates comply with applicable laws including EU law.’

Facebook was last month accused of acting in violation of EU privacy laws by the same academics who claimed they had just expanded its old policy, not changed it, which Facebook denied.

The group claimed the social media site ‘placed too much burden’ on users, rather than protecting themselves.

The site uses cookies – small files which it places on your web browser or device – to collect information which can then be transmitted back to Facebook. The move has been condemned by privacy campaigners

The site uses cookies – small files which it places on your web browser or device – to collect information which can then be transmitted back to Facebook. The move has been condemned by privacy campaigners

‘If a Facebook user opts out, Facebook promises to stop collecting or using browsing information for the purpose of showing ads. Running a number of tests, we confirmed that Facebook still tracks its users when they visit a webpage containing Facebook social plugins, even after the user “opts out”,’ the researchers concluded.

‘Facebook tracks its users across websites even if they do not make use of social plug-ins, and even if they are not logged in.’

In January an Austrian court said it will consider a class action against Facebook by 25,000 people who are claiming their privacy has been breached.

The David v Goliath case is being spearheaded by law student Max Schrems, who wants Mark Zuckerberg’s social media site to compensate him and his supporters with a symbolic £400 each.

A hearing in Vienna on April 9 will consider whether the lawsuit is admissible.

Mr Schrems began his legal challenge last June, claiming that Facebook supplied personal information to the US Prism spy programme. Over the next few months 25,000 people added their names to the lawsuit.

The programme is the U.S. secret service’s worldwide monitoring and data mining system and was exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden last year.

Mr Schrems is claiming damages of £397 (€500) per supporter, meaning that if the case was expanded and the activists won, Facebook would have to pay out a total of £23.8million.



Five books that are worth reading & having in your book collection


The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

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Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology

Link here

Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Link here

The Synagogue of Satan

Link here

Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada, Past and Present By Kevin D. Annett, M.A., M.Div.

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#OpIlluminatusPiedPiper – US Marine Field McConnell – Former UK Prime Minister John Major is a paedophile – entrapped and blackmailed by BBC paedophile handlers



Valerie Hobson and her Bullingdon husband John Profumo, allegedly used BBC pedophile handlers to entrap and blackmail former U.K. Prime Minister John Major through Black Wednesday” (Field McConnell, 2012)


McConnell, F, (2012). Marine Links BBC Savile’s Pedophile Handlers to Some Treasonous Bullingdon Wives. Abel Danger. United States of America. Accessed 31/03/2015


#OpIlluminatusPiedPiper – 21 Children’s homes & Care homes Jimmy Savile was involved with


Claims that Jimmy Savile abused children in more than TWENTY schools and children’s homes across England to be investigated after police review

  • Allegations to be investigated span three decades from the 1960s
  • Local authorities and other institutions will look into claims
  • School and homes from across the country will investigated
  • Lessons may be learned to improve currently used procedures

Claims that disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile abused children in more than 20 children’s homes and schools across England are to be investigated.

Allegations dating back to the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s have been handed to the Department for Education (DfE) following a review of documents by the Metropolitan Police.

Local authorities and other relevant institutions have been asked to further investigate the claims, Education Secretary Michael Gove said in a written statement.

Jimmy Savile at the height of his fame. Claims to be looked at span three decades

Jimmy Savile at the height of his fame. Claims to be looked at span three decades

Among children’s homes and schools to be further investigated are Henshaw School for the Blind, one of four institutions in Savile’s birthplace of Leeds, and a Barnardo’s children’s home in the London Borough of Redbridge.

Children’s homes and schools in focus are spread across England, including Bournemouth, Devon, Gloucestershire, Leeds, London and Manchester among other areas.

Mr Gove said that, to ensure consistency with the NHS Savile investigations, he would repeat arrangements put in place by the Department of Health to oversee the new inquiries.

New files on the late entertainer Jimmy Savile (left) or going to be investigated by the Department for Education, headed by Michael Gove (right)

Human rights lawyer Lucy Scott-Moncrieff will oversee the process, undertaking a similar role to Kate Lampard in the NHS trust investigations, he added.

‘I have asked Lucy Scott-Moncrieff to ensure that investigating organisations take all practicable steps to establish what happened and why at the time of the incidents, and any lessons there might be to inform current safeguarding practice in our schools and children’s homes,’ Mr Gove said.

Alan Collins, abuse lawyer at Slater and Gordon which represents 140 of Savile’s victims, said: ‘We welcome any investigation that will uncover further how widespread Savile’s abuse was. It is important that we know exactly when, where and how this predatory paedophile committed his horrific crimes.

‘Mr Gove’s announcement comes in the same week that he said in the Commons Government would investigate the possibility of introducing mandatory reporting for heads of institutions where children and the vulnerable are cared for.

‘The victims we represent believe that had such a law been in place when Savile was alive the silence he shrouded himself in which allowed his abuse to go undiscovered would have been broken.

‘It is frankly shocking that people in authority who become aware of abuse are still not committing a crime if they decide to cover it up.’

Exposure: The Other Side Of Jimmy Savile, which was shown on ITV in October 2012, ultimately led to a joint review by the Metropolitan Police and NSPCC into allegations that the television presenter abused women, girls and boys.

The findings of the review, published in January last year, saw 214 criminal offences, including 34 rapes, recorded against Savile’s name across the UK between 1955 and 2009.

Uncovering the scale of his depravity in their report, detectives said the Top Of The Pops presenter sexually abused a teenager at a hospice, one of 14 medical sites he used to prey on his victims.

He also committed 14 offences at schools across the country, partly when children had written to him for his popular BBC series Jim’ll Fix It.

A national investigation known as Operation Yewtree was launched after the abuse claims.

Detectives have run the investigation in three strands – allegations involving Savile, those involving Savile and others, and those involving others.

A number of high-profile names have since been charged under the operation, including veteran entertainer Rolf Harris.


Unnamed children’s home, Bournemouth

Colletton Lodge, Devon

The Ride Children’s Home, Hounslow

Parklands Children’s Home Local, Gloucestershire

Sevenoaks School, Kent

Northways Residential School, Leeds

Beechcroft Children’s Home, Leeds

Henshaw School for the Blind, Leeds

Notre Dame Grammar School, Leeds

Unnamed care home, Islington

Hollies Care Home, Southwark

St Leonard’s Children’s Home, Tower Hamlets,

Sarah Laski Home, Manchester

Broome House Children’s Home, Manchester

Unnamed children’s home, Manchester

Aspley Wood School, Nottingham

Bassetlaw School, Nottinghamshire

National Children’s Home Penhurst Action for Children Oxfordshire

Beach Holme Children’s, Surrey

Broomfield Children’s Home,  Surrey

Barnardo’s children’s home, Redbridge



#OpIlluminatusPiedPiper – Islington Childrens Homes, Haut de la Garenne & Jimmy Savile – 14 inquiries in Islington have established paedophiles operated in all 24 childrens homes – Gang rape & murder of 14yo Jason Swift – Sidney Cooke may have supplied Savile with children


Islington child abuse victim: Why I won’t talk to the Town Hall inquiry into Jimmy Savile link

Jimmy Savile: alleged link to Islington children’s home

Jimmy Savile: alleged link to Islington children’s home

Published: 11 April, 2014

VICTIMS of child abuse in Islington are unlikely to cooperate with any new inquiry by the Town Hall into allegations that Jimmy Savile was involved in the abuse scandal which rocked the borough 20 years ago.

Last month, Education Secretary Michael Gove ordered Islington to investigate information uncovered in the historic police inquiry into Savile which links him to children’s homes in the borough in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

But former abuse victims say they have no trust in the Town Hall, and would only speak to an independent inquiry.

It is understood that at least one former victim is “in litigation” with the Town Hall.

Despite recognition that a huge paedophile ring preyed on Islington children’s homes in the 1970s and 1980s no one has ever been prosecuted and all the records of the homes and the names of the children who went to them have been “lost”.

The saga has infamously dogged the former leader of Islington Council, Margaret Hodge, who went on to be children’s minister in Tony Blair’s government. She was criticised for not taking the allegations seriously enough when they first surfaced in the 1990s.

At the weekend she issued an apology, telling the Sunday Telegraph: “I have apologised a number of times over the last 10 years for our failure to understand about child abuse and take children’s voices seriously in the 80s.

“I am sorry. Our naivety was shameful and I’m really glad we’ve learned since then the importance of listening to the voices of children who have been abused.”

The scandal is now haunting her son-in-law, Councillor Joe Caluori, who is in charge of children and families at the council. But Town Hall chiefs insist he will play no role in the new inquiry and that an independent person would oversee any investigation.

Mr Gove failed to state which children’s home Savile is alleged to have been involved with in Islington, and there is some frustration at the Town Hall that they have been given scant information to work on.

One home, Conewood Street children’s home, became notorious when the scandal was first exposed.

Jason Swift, 14, who was abducted in King’s Cross in 1985 and gang raped, is believed to have lived there. He died during his ordeal and a number of men, predominantly based in Hackney, were subsequently jailed for his death, including Sidney Cooke who was given 19 years for manslaughter in 1989.

He is still in prison following further convictions in 1999. It has recently been alleged that Cooke may have provided victims for Savile.

Margaret Hodge, the former leader of Islington Council

The 14 inquiries already held into the abuse claims in Islington have established that paedophiles operated in all of Islington’s then 24 homes.

But no one has ever been prosecuted. Campaigners point out that former staff members who left the Town Hall during the inquiry have never been questioned. Some are still involved in children’s services in other parts of the country.

Dr Liz Davies, a whistleblower in the 1990s who is now a reader in child protection at London Metropolitan University, in Holloway, told the Tribune: “Although there were 14 previous inquiries, attendance was voluntary and no one was called to provide evidence. Some staff left their posts and went abroad and did not return until the inquiries were finished.

“Numbers of staff who have never been accountable went on to gain senior posts in social services and other agencies. They have never provided any account of their role within Islington children’s services at the time when the abuse network was identified.”

Former abuse victim Demetrious Panton, who is now a lawyer, told the Tribune that he would not speak to any Islington-led inquiry.

“The individuals who could have shed light on what happened are either in litigation with Islington over the issue, or far too scared and traumatised,” he said.

He added that he had been told by other abuse victims of Savile’s connection to Islington. But added: “I’d be willing to talk to an independent body but I’m not going to engage with the borough of Islington.

“There are a lot of individuals I know, abuse survivors, who have not yet contacted Islington or the police about what they know. There is a real lack of trust.”

A Town Hall spokeswoman said: “Eleanor Schooling, the council’s director of children’s services, has been asked by the Department for Education to oversee the investigation.

She will appoint an experienced, independent professional from outside the council to lead it.

“Our investigation will follow the clear and detailed guidance provided to us, and we will then submit a draft report to Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, who has been appointed by the DfE to provide the Secretary of State for Education with assurance that all of the investigations are robust and thorough.

“Elected members are never involved in any individual child protection investigations, and this is no different.

“The DfE was not able to provide the name of the children’s home in Islington where the complainant lived – this will be part of the inquiries to be made by the independent investigator.”

This will not go away’

DR Liz Davies said in a statement this week:  
“The investigation into this home must be independent of Islington. Since last week I have received a number of calls from care leavers/survivors and I do not know which authorities to refer them to as no one is currently investigating the historic crimes that took place in Islington children’s homes.

“These survivors need to be able to speak to sympathetic and knowledgeable professionals from the police and children’s services who can investigate all allegations thoroughly.

“An independent, specialist team needs to be established in order to seek justice for these adults who were children in the care of this authority.

“This matter will not go away. It is too vast. Too many children were harmed and now as adults they live with the horrific memories of their experiences in the care system. Their cases have largely remained unresolved and unheard.

“One day something remarkable will happen. I will be invited to speak with an independent investigative team and will be able to represent the interests of those children I worked with in the 90s as well as those care leavers who have contacted me in subsequent years. I don’t think this is too much to ask.”



Fresh Savile link to Islington child abuse scandal

06:45 20 November 2014

Disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile

Disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile

An expert “firmly believes” child-abusing TV presenter Jimmy Savile was linked to Islington’s notorious paedophile scandal, following new revelations.

It emerged this week a leading antiques expert from Holloway, who appeared on television with Savile, was a senior member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) – according to confidential social services reports seen by Radio 4’s Today programme.

Keith Harding, who had a workshop in Hornsey Road for many years, was a guest on a Christmas edition of Jim’ll Fix It to mend a 13-year-old girl’s music box, which her brother says was a “set-up” by the production team.

Dr Liz Davies, who originally blew the whistle on the borough’s paedophile ring, says this, alongside an investigation into an unnamed Islington children’s home launched by the Department for Education (DfE) in March, amounted to proof.

She said: “I firmly believe there was a link between Savile and Islington children’s homes.

“This is just another way he ties in. There is one victim, who is too scared even to talk to me, who remembers being driven round the borough by Savile in a taxi. So much paedophilia was going on in the borough at the time. PIE was very much based here, and another international paedophile ring was in Davenant Road [Upper Holloway].

“There was a culture of it at the time. A lot of it was very overt, and they were furiously infiltrating the libertarian and gay rights moments, of which there were lots in Islington.”

Harding, who died in June, was said to have been convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in the late 1950s and was a “schedule 1” offender – meaning his convictions remained on his police file for life.

Dr Davies said: “I just wish I had known he was at that workshop for all those years.

“I knew nothing about him, although he was very upper class and mixed in those sorts of circles. I haven’t had any reports of Islington children being taken to his address.

“I’d like to know who in Islington knew him and did have contact with him?

“We found out a couple of years before he died. It’s such a shame it takes so long because now he will never face the music.”

A spokesman for the DfE said the Savile investigations, including relating to the Islington children’s home, were expected to be published in January.



Jimmy Savile sex abuse: ‘Islington is still covering up’

Two decades on from her expose of sexual abuse in children’s homes, Eileen Fairweather talks to the survivors too scared to go public

Michael Gove has asked Islington Council for details of child abuse in the Seventies and Eighties, a scandal after which it shredded every incriminating file, sacked whistleblowers and smeared victims as mentally ill

Michael Gove has asked Islington Council for details of child abuse in the Seventies and Eighties, a scandal after which it shredded every incriminating file, sacked whistleblowers and smeared victims as mentally ill Photo: Alamy

The man’s messages to the little girl sounded sweet. He reminded her that he was the friendly volunteer from the hospital, said he missed his poppet and hoped she’d write back. I found his messages online in a forum abroad for sick children. I don’t know if the child replied to him, and cannot now check, because the disease that hospitalised her has killed her. But I desperately hoped she never answered – this cheery guy is an alleged serial child rapist.

This has been claimed by three traumatised women who once lived in a now-notorious Islington children’s home. The man was allowed to take them for “outings” to the park and an Islington worker’s nearby flat. There he allegedly abused them while the others were forced to watch. The youngest was five. The man is also suspected of procuring little girls from the home for Jimmy Savile.

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, announced in the Commons last month that the Metropolitan Police has identified 21 special schools and children’s homes in which Savile preyed on youngsters. Mr Gove named most, but said that the Islington home’s identity is unknown. I know its name, and suspect that Islington Council guesses it. Mr Gove trustingly asked the north-London council, exposed in the 1990s for employing paedophiles, pimps and child pornographers at all 12 of its children’s homes, to identify it. But how can Islington be trusted to uncover its own cover-up?

The supposed mystery stems from a much larger cover-up by the then-Labour authority to protect the liberty of the evil and the reputations of the ambitious. Children – including dying little girls – are still in danger because few of the scores of perverts who infiltrated Islington’s care system between the Seventies and the Nineties have been brought to justice.

Instead, Islington shredded every incriminating file, sacked whistleblowers and smeared victims as mentally ill.

I worked on the London Evening Standard investigation that first exposed the Islington scandal. Along with a colleague, Stewart Payne, I spent three months in 1992 secretly interviewing terrified whistleblowing staff, parents and children before the newspaper published a damning investigation. It was promptly attacked by then-council leader Margaret Hodge as a “sensationalist piece of gutter journalism”. We were falsely accused of bribing children to make up their heartbreaking stories. Mrs Hodge has since apologised and explained that her officials lied to her.

But the Standard’s then editor, the late Stewart Steven, proved indomitable. He funded us to keep digging – for three long years.

The Standard’s dossiers of evidence generated 13 independent inquiries and won two British Press awards. The final, damning Ian White Report in 1995 responded to the newspaper’s 112-page dossier of evidence. Parents, children and staff reiterated to White the paper’s allegations – including that violent pimps openly collected children from the home, and were even allowed by staff to stay overnight in children’s rooms.

White, then director of Oxfordshire social services, confirmed that Islington allowed at least 26 workers facing “extremely serious allegations” to leave its employ without investigation. Staff accused of everything from rape to child prostitution had been allowed to resign, often with good references. He described Islington as a “classic study” in how paedophiles target children, aided by the council’s naive interpretation of gay rights. “Equal opportunities… became a positive disincentive for challenge to bad practice… and a great danger”.

He called for the 26 staff to be barred from childcare and investigated further, naming them in a confidential annexe. But almost none were. As the scandal raged, Islington destroyed records. Ian White confirmed that “this happened at assistant-director level”. He “found no evidence of collusion”. But he was not allowed to question Islington’s assistant director Lyn Cusack, or her staff.

Mrs Cusack was married to a local senior police officer, Detective Superintendent Don McKay. She resigned in November 1993, citing personal reasons. Days earlier, the Standard had alerted the Social Services Inspectorate to Islington losing evidence requested by three different police forces investigating child sex rings, and the linked Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).

Islington was deeply influenced by and had many connection to the Paedophile Information Exchange. In the fatally naïve 1970s to mid 80s, PIE openly campaigned for sex to be legalised with children from age four, and for incest and child pornography to be legalised. The National Council for Civil Liberties – now Liberty – allowed it to affiliate and its then legal officer Harriet Harman wrote a paper effectively backing some PIE demands. The assumption in those “progressive” days was that paedophiles simply loved children and wanted to “liberate” their sexuality.

Mrs Harman, whose role has been exposed in recent media stories, has described Margaret Hodge as her best friend in Parliament. Mrs Hodge’s late husband, Henry Hodge, also an Islington Labour councillor, earlier chaired the National Council for Civil Liberties. It is unknown if they ever discussed PIE.

In 1985, Mrs Hodge announced that Islington Council would positively discriminate in favour of gay staff. It exempted self-declared gay men from background checks, and paedophiles pretending to be decent gay men cynically exploited this. It emerged that Islington deputy superintendent Michael Taylor was in PIE after he received a four-year prison sentence in July 2000 for abusing two boys at Islington’s Gisburne House in the Seventies.

PIE founding member, Peter Righton, then Britain’s top “expert” on children’s homes, had even founded a training course for residential workers. Paedophilia, he declared in one essay, was “no more bizarre than a penchant for redheads”.

At least one Islington abuse victim was placed – by a key member of the Islington abuse ring, Nick Rabet – at a special boarding school outside London with which Righton was closely involved. The victim haltingly disclosed his abuse to his Islington social worker, who was deeply concerned. But in 1989, the social worker vanished, supposedly carrying the victim’s files under his arm. When the Standard asked questions about the school, Islington denied ever sending any child there. It also lied about this to police.

The White Report said that the social worker’s disappearance should be investigated by police. But it never was. This recommendation was redacted from the censored version of the report that Islington published last year. But I still have the original and live in hope of one day tracing that social worker. My understanding is that he was “heavied” and fled abroad.

Police and social services inquiries into PIE were also abruptly shut down. This led to the senior child protection manager bravely blowing the whistle in 2012 to Tom Watson, whose PMQ about an establishment paedophile ring leading to No 10 silenced the Commons. PIE supplied children from homes to wealthy establishment figures. It was the ultimate cross-party crime, which many wanted buried.

Sue Akers was a detective inspector and head of Islington police’s Child Protection Team at the scandal’s height. I begged her to study the paper’s evidence and place a believed child brothel under surveillance. But she refused to meet me. The failure of Islington police to act on intelligence provided by a terrified 13-year-old who admitted recruiting dozens of named children for three pimps was criticised by a secret 1993 inquiry into “Boy A”. But it was suppressed. Akers became a deputy assistant commander, responsible for all Metropolitan Police child-abuse investigations.

Hodge’s successor, Derek Sawyer, ran the council between 1992 and 1994, when the abuse inquiries were set up, and became head of police and probation bodies, and chairman of the London Courts Board. In 2010, Sawyer’s partner in an international education business, Derek Slade, was imprisoned for 21 years for brutally abusing 12 boys at St George’s boarding school in Suffolk. There is no suggestion that Mr Sawyer knew his friend was a paedophile.

As the Islington scandal dragged on, many of the alleged offenders simply moved abroad to prey on even poorer children. Like Jimmy Savile – and the Joker, as I have come to think of the hospital volunteer I mentioned earlier – some accessed children through charity work.

For legal reasons we are unable to name the Joker and have concealed identifying details. The allegations against him were never examined, and it is possible that they are false or result from the confused memories of young children. The Standard was similarly unable at first to name any of the alleged child abusers on Islington’s payroll. But that changed when key ringleaders were arrested abroad. Astonishingly, so-called Third World police managed what Britain’s finest could not.

Nicholas John Rabet, former deputy superintendent of Islington’s home at 114 Grosvenor Avenue, was charged in Thailand in 2006 with abusing 30 local boys – the youngest was six – and killed himself. I was finally able to describe his role in a nationwide child pornography ring serving wealthy British paedophiles; while ex-Cambridgeshire DC Peter Cook went on the record about how police inquiries here were mysteriously closed down.

The arrest and death of fellow ringleader Bernie Bain, former superintendent of Islington’s home at 1 Elwood Street, made it possible to name him. Bain abused numerous boys in his care, including Demetrious Panton, whom Margaret Hodge secretly branded “extremely disturbed” to BBC bosses in an attempt to halt a documentary on what she knew of the scandal. Mr Panton – now a lawyer – forced her to apologise for this cruel slur in the High Court.

Bain left Islington’s employ after Mr Panton, aged 11, revealed his abuse, which the council – influenced by PIE-type thinking – decided was “consensual”. The young victim spent the Eighties writing to Hodge’s councillors protesting otherwise. But Bain was left free to become a millionaire through a mysterious travel company. After the Standard started publishing, he fled to Morocco and was imprisoned there in 1996 for abusing children. He killed himself in 2000.

Detective Chief Superintendent John Sweeney, who took over Islington police’s child protection team after the scandal was exposed, traced long-ignored victims. He told me: “When I first learnt about the homes, I thought it couldn’t possibly be that bad. But it was worse.”

In the years since the White Report of 1995, more victims and abusers have come to light. However, Islington’s wholesale destruction of key files has enabled the council to avoid responsibility. I was asked in 2009 to help a solicitor representing one of Bain’s victims, who now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Islington denied that this person was in their care as a child, and even that they ever employed Bain. The basis of their denial? They had no records for either.

Mr Panton revealed last week: “Just yesterday, I made a witness statement on behalf of someone who was also horribly abused by Bain. I knew him as a kid and his life and health have been destroyed by what happened to him. But Islington has denied any responsibility. So Islington is still covering up.”

I tracked down the Joker last autumn after I was given his details by someone who helped expose the scandal. I have known Shelley, as I shall call her, for many years and trust her forensic mind. She is concerned with protecting his three alleged victims as they remain traumatised. She knew nothing about the girls’ sufferings until Karen, the eldest, broke down and blurted out their story.

They were not yet ready, she said, to talk to the press or police. Many abuse survivors can only reveal what they suffered bit by bit – some suffer a self-protective partial amnesia. One was buggered at just five years old. I asked Shelley if it was possible she was being spun a fantasy. But she remembered the girl from care, and other details about what had occurred there.

Today Shelley has a good job, as does Karen. “Karen is very smart and sophisticated. But when she told me what happened, she fell apart. It was like she’d ripped off a scab. Afterwards she spent the day in bed, just crying.”

It is understood that, as adults in the early Noughties, two of the Joker’s alleged victims contacted the council, hoping for justice; that the council awarded them a smallish sum in compensation; and informed them the man had moved abroad and police could not find him.

Did Islington even alert police? It took me just two days to find him. I wept when I realised that he was accessing terminally ill children in an impoverished country. I discovered from his messages that the expat seemed lonely and kind. He wore funny hats to cheer up the children.

As a volunteer, he now visited them in hospital and at their homes. One unsuspecting mother said he was like a caring older relative in their time of need, and even invited him to stay. I found a photo of him at one hospital. I showed it to Shelley. She wasn’t taken in by his friendly grin: “That’s him. God, he’s ugly.”

When I learnt about the Joker, I spoke to Liz Davies, the former Islington senior social worker who blew the whistle on perverts targeting the council’s homes. Dr Davies is now Reader in Social Work at London Metropolitan University. I asked her how anyone could abuse a dying child. “Dead children can’t give evidence,” said Dr Davies. “There’s a training DVD about it. Some paedophiles target them.”

A reporter anonymously admitted last year that he had found Jimmy Savile on a mattress at the BBC with a little girl. She was bald, a cancer victim at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where Savile “volunteered”. Savile hissed that if the reporter told anyone, his career was over. The reporter stayed silent.

Karen told Shelley: “None of us talked much as kids about what was being done to us… we felt ashamed. But the other girls mentioned being required to travel in Jimmy Savile’s taxis.”

Savile’s charity projects included ferrying disadvantaged children in taxis to places like Blackpool Pleasure Beach. At least one Islington survivor recalls being taken there by his abuser.

Child protection investigators have long been aware that corrupt taxi drivers are commissioned by paedophiles to transport children: “kids on wheels”, it has been called. One taxi driver was imprisoned in 1990 for prostituting boys. The same year, the Islington Gazette proudly recorded Jimmy Savile’s visit to open the council’s new housing complex for disabled people. The story focused on the likes of a three-year-old with cerebral palsy and a paralysed woman who had been at Stoke Mandeville.

Once this story is published, Shelley and I will give police the information we have. But she and the victims do not feel able to confide in police without the protection of media coverage.

What is certain is that neither these victims nor any others have much trust in Islington Council coming clean with the name of the home where abuse took place, as requested by Mr Gove. This is because the current Islington cabinet member with responsibility for children and family services is Joe Caluori – the son-in-law of Margaret Hodge.

Mr Panton said: “Do I think it is right that Margaret Hodge’s son-in-law now has this key position? Of course not. He may be a fine councillor, but I would think it is better that he is not in this position, given the association. While the politicians of the Eighties have moved on, their influence is still highly visible. It cannot be appropriate for any inquiry into this matter to be overseen by this MP’s relative.”

Mr Panton believes that “an independent police investigation into Islington is crucial. I know many abuse survivors who have not yet contacted Islington or the police. There is a real lack of trust – it is hard to tell your story when you risk being disbelieved or attacked.”

The whistleblower Dr Davies adds: “I think there could be more than one home with Savile connections. Children from Islington’s home at 114 Grosvenor Avenue were taken to Jersey by Rabet, and Savile visited Jersey’s Haut de la Garenne home. Survivors of abuse there have described being taken to an Islington children’s home.”



#OpIlluminatusPiedPiper – Freemason Paedophile Ring – Royal family friend necrophiliac paedophile Jimmy Savile was linked to paedophile Peter Howarth deputy head of Bryn Estyn care home in Wrexham, North Wales


In common with local government practice at the time, the two major councils in North WalesClwyd and Gwynedd – had a series of council-owned alongside privately owned and operated children’s homes. These provided residential care for children in line with the guidelines provided by both the Welsh Office and the British government. Homes and facilities in the region included:[2][not in citation given]

  • Clwyd
    • Council owned: Bryn Estyn; Cartrefle; Little Acton Assessment Centre; Bersham Hall; Chevet Hey; Park House; Upper Downing; South Meadow; Ysgol Talfryn
    • Privately owned: Bryn Alyn; Ystrad Hall School; Clwyd Hall School; Gatewen Hall; Tanllwyfan
  • Gwynedd
    • Council owned: Queens Park ; Ty’r Felin; Ty Newydd; Cartref Bontnewydd
    • Privately owned: Do’l Rhyd School and Ysgol Hengwrt
  • National Health Service facilities: Gwynfa Residential Unit (psychiatric hospital for children)




Jimmy Savile linked to North Wales child abuse scandal

Jimmy Savile has been linked to the North Wales child abuse scandal, according to victims

Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile Photo: REX

Boys were reportedly molested to entertain Savile at Bryn Estyn care home in Wrexham, North Wales.

One victim said he was raped repeatedly by deputy head of the home Peter Howarth.

He said that he and other boys would also have their pyjama bottoms pulled down by Howarth for Savile’s entertainment.

The boy, known as “Ben” said that Savile would regularly visit the care home with his brother in a chauffeured limousine.

Boys would be taken to visit him at Howarth’s flat if they behaved well.

The victim told The Sun newspaper: “Howarth pulled down my pyjama bottoms in front of Savile. I was helpless as Jimmy watched.

He thought it funny entertainment. This happened to a number of boys.”

According to “Ben”, Savile would ask him: “What do you want me to do? Can I fix it for you.”

The victim added: “He kept on looking at me and smiling and laughing. Then he started rubbing my leg. After that I went to bed but he had other children brought up to him.”

The former Bryn Estyn children’s home in Wrexham, Wales, which closed following claims of child abuse in the 1970s and 80s

Howarth was one of the few people convicted through the original North Wales police investigation into child abuse, carried out between 1991 and 1993.

He was jailed in 1994 for 10 years for sexually abusing teenage boys. He died in jail.

Another victim of Bryn Estyn was Steve Messham, who claims he was repeatedly abused as a child by a senior member of the conservative party, as well as others.

Yesterday he told Channel 4 News that he passed photographs of children being abused, including himself, to the police but they failed to act.

He also said the men who abused him as a teenager frequently threatened him, saying: “If you tell anyone, I’ll have you killed.”

The Home Secretary Theresa May said that a new investigation into the allegations of child abuse by a senior Tory is “right and proper” amid doubts over whether a previous public inquiry was “appropriate”



Victims tell of horror inside North Wales care home where gang rape, strip searches and vicious canings were a way of life… and Jimmy Savile was a regular visitor

  • Victim Keith Gregory claims he knows 12 or 13 people who have killed themselves because of events that happened at Bryn Estyn in 70s and 80s
  • ‘Everything was in-house, kept in secret within the walls of the home’, says Mr Gregory who said he was whipped, beaten and caned during this stay
  • Man named Ben, who was cared for at the home, says he had his trousers pulled down for Savile’s ‘entertainment’ and so did other boys at the home
  • High-profile visitors to the home allegedly included 2 senior former Tories
  • ‘Children whose parents had died in horrific circumstances were targeted more because they knew nothing could be done about it’, says Mr Gregory
Keith Gregory, pictured, claims he was abused in a children's home in the 1970s which Jimmy Savile used to visit

Keith Gregory, pictured, claims he was abused in a children’s home in the 1970s which Jimmy Savile used to visit

Keith Gregory was just 11-years-old when he was taken away from his parents in the 1970s to Bryn Estyn children’s home in North Wales.

Forty years later, he has revealed the horror inside the care home where gang rape, strip searches and vicious canings were a way of life – and where Jimmy Savile was a regular visitor.

Mr Gregory claimed young boys used to lie in their beds and pretend to be asleep to avoid being taken to a flat and abused by staff and visitors – those that were taken came back sobbing.

He knew of children being driven off to a hotel where they would be gang raped and said he was beaten bloody and subjected to humiliating strip searches.

His revelations came as a man, named Ben, claimed boys at the home were molested for Savile’s ‘entertainment’.

He said he was raped repeatedly by the deputy head Peter Howarth – who was later jailed for abusing boys – and he and other boys there would also have their pyjama bottoms pulled down by Howarth so predatory paedophile Savile could ogle them.

He told The Sun: ‘Savile just eyed up my privates and laughed.

‘He thought it was funny, entertainment. This happened to a number of boys.’

Then the Jim’ll Fix It star made Ben sit on his lap, ‘then he started rubbing my leg. After that I went to bed but he had other children brought up to him’, said the victim.

'Paeodophile ring': Bryn Estyn, a children's care home in north Wales, where it was alleged Savile visited and children were molested for his 'entertainment'

‘Paeodophile ring’: Bryn Estyn, a children’s care home in north Wales, where it was alleged Savile visited and children were molested for his ‘entertainment’

Peter Howarth, the former Deputy Head of the Bryn Estyn boys home was jailed in 1994 for ten years of abusing boys. He allegedly repeatedly raped Ben

Peter Howarth, the former Deputy Head of the Bryn Estyn boys home was jailed in 1994 for ten years of abusing boys. He allegedly repeatedly raped Ben

He claims youngsters were sent to Mr Howarth’s flat if they had been ‘good boys’ and Savile and his brother Johnny would sometimes be in the flat with the boys.

Johnny, who died in 1998, was sacked as a recreation officer from a psychiatric hospital over claims he raped a former patient.

Howarth was jailed in 1994 for ten years for abusing boys and he died in prison.

The news comes after other victims named former ex-Tory MP Sir Peter Morrison – Margaret Thatcher’s Parliamentary Private Secretary – was another regular visitor. He died in 1995.

Ben, now 51, who does not want to use his full name, said he knew boys were taken off in smart-looking cars at night by visitors – and now realises one of the visitors was Morrison.

Other victim Mr Gregory, now 55, who is now a county councillor in Wrexham, said: ‘I know of 12 or 13 people off the top of my head who have killed themselves because of Bryn Estyn.

‘On my first day I was told to wait outside a staff member’s door, as he would want to speak to me, so I waited and leaned against the wall.

‘When the member of staff saw that, he punched me in the stomach and shouted “when I talk to you, you stand to attention”.

‘I refused to apologise and he dragged me in, tore my clothes off and caned me from the back of my neck to the bottom of my feet. I was beaten bloody.

Sir Peter Morrison who was a regular visitor
Savile visited the home

Sir Peter Morrison, left, and Jimmy Savile, right, were both regular visitors to the children’s home

‘They didn’t bring in a doctor. Everything was in-house, kept in secret within the walls of the home.

‘They would do searches after a visit, where they’d check you everywhere. It made me hate visits from my family. It was very invasive – they would check your penis and your bum.

‘They said it was because people could smuggle stuff in, but why didn’t they just search the visitors? It was just an excuse to touch us.

‘We had what was called ‘Borstal showers’, where a man would come in and watch us.

‘One teacher used to take you into the shower – which was like a cattle pen – and turn them on alternatively freezing cold and boiling hot and force you to run all around them, and he would whip you with a very fine stick if you slowed down.

‘I tried to report this, and other things going on. There were beatings and we were made to lean against walls, supporting ourselves with our fingertips, for hours at a time.

‘We were made to hold floor buffers – big metal things – in the air for hours. It used to kill our hands and arms. It was torture. I’d had enough.’

Victim Mr Gregory spent almost three years at the home, pictured, and claimed he was subject to beatings

Victim Mr Gregory spent almost three years at the home, pictured, and claimed he was subject to beatings

He said he reported the goings on to a care worker, who came in and set up a case conference with members of staff and members of the governing body, but ‘they just started laughing at me’.

He added: ‘I became aware of people being taken from their beds at night. They made you feel powerless.

‘There was a flat on the grounds where we were told all the ‘good boys’ would go to watch films. But they were given something to drink and then they would abuse them.

‘We used to lie in our beds and pretend to be asleep and put our heads under the sheets. We didn’t know who they were going to come for. You’d hear the kids being put back into their beds crying their eyes out, sobbing their eyes out. It sounds horrible, but you’d be glad when it wasn’t you.

‘We knew of people visiting this flat. People turned up regularly.

‘We also knew of kids being driven off to a hotel where they would be gang raped. That didn’t happen to me, but it was common knowledge. I knew it carried on.’

He said there were youngsters whose parent’s had died in horrific circumstances, and these were targeted more, because officials knew nothing could be done about.

Mr Gregory, who spent almost three years at the home, said he knew some of the lads ended up as sex workers in London and Manchester after being thrown out and ending up on the streets.

He said he later was visited by a former police officer who was investigating the Waterhouse Inquiry into child abuse in Wales.

Alleged victim: Steven Messham accused a senior Tory politician from the Thatcher years of being involved in a widespread paedophile ring at the children's care home

Alleged victim: Steven Messham accused a senior Tory politician from the Thatcher years of being involved in a widespread paedophile ring at the children’s care home

He added: ‘In the inquiry there were a lot of people we were not allowed to name, all the visitors (the report focused solely on Bryn Estyn staff and care workers). If you wrote a name they would cross it out.’

‘If the authorities had looked into the names we supplied during the Waterhouse inquiry, there’s a chance they could have caught more paedophiles. Links could have been found.

‘And that would have stopped another 12 years of innocent people being abused.’

Earlier this week David Cameron ordered an independent investigation – likely to be led by a judge – into whether an inquiry ignored claims a senior Tory was involved in child abuse at the home.

The Prime Minister said he would ask an independent figure to review the Waterhouse Inquiry into into abuse at the home in the 1970s and 1980s.

It follows allegations that a senior unnamed Conservative was among those involved in abusing children but were not properly investigate at the time.

It came after Mr Messham claimed in an interview with BBC’s Newsnight that he was taken out of Bryn Estyn and ‘sold’ to men for sexual abuse at a nearby hotel.

Mr Messham said a senior Tory from the time – who was not Sir Peter Morrison and who was not named by the programme, had been involved.

He said he was raped by a ‘leading politician from the Thatcher years’ and said the top Tory told him he’d be killed if he told police.

Steven Messham revealed he was contacted by detectives following last Friday’s programme which alleged he was raped ‘more than a dozen times’ by the man, described by Newsnight as a ‘shadowy figure of high public standing’.



#OpIlluminatusPiedPiper – Grafton Close Children’s Home – Paedophile Catholic Priest Father Tony McSweeney – Priesthood knew of allegations but quietly moved him to another parish – Paedophile Care Home Manager John Stingemore


‘Fat Vicar’ who conducted Frank Bruno’s wedding is jailed for abusing boy at children’s home after court rejects claim his size meant he couldn’t have molested boys as they sat on his lap

  • Father Tony McSweeney, 68, watched as a friend repeatedly fondled boy
  • The Catholic priest collected child porn and kept a sex toys in a drawer
  • Obese, he claimed he could not have molested children because of his size
  • Priesthood knew of allegations but moved McSweeney to another parish 
  • Conducted the wedding of boxer Frank Bruno and his ex-wife Laura 

Father Tony McSweeney, 68, watched as care home manager John Stingemore, his paedophile friend, fondled a teenager in the shower of Grafton Close Children’s Home

The ‘Fat Vicar’ who conducted Frank Bruno’s wedding has been jailed for three years for abusing a boy at a children’s home.

Father Anthony McSweeney was locked up after the court rejected his claim that his 20st size meant he could not have molested boys as they sat on his lap.

The 68-year-old, who officiated at the boxer’s wedding to ex-wife Laura, watched as care home manager John Stingemore, his paedophile friend, fondled a teenager in the shower of Grafton Close Children’s Home in Hounslow, west London, between 1979 and 1981.

The Catholic clergyman, once part-time chaplain at Norwich City FC, also collected vile child porn over ‘decades’ and was caught with a drawer crammed with sex toys by his cleaner, Southwark Crown Court heard.

McSweeney was leading the congregation at St George’s Church in north Norwich when the claims against him emerged in 2013.

He was originally charged with Stingemore, 72, but the care home manager died weeks before the trial was due to start.

McSweeney’s 15-year-old victim remembered a ‘massive’ trainee priest who was a ‘right bulk’ visiting Grafton Close.

Together with Stingemore, McSweeney forced the young teenager to expose himself to them and touched him under the pretence of making sure he was ‘clean’ four or five times.

‘This was joint enterprise by both men to use the victim for their own sexual gratification,’ said prosecutor Sarah Plaschkes QC.

‘On a number of occasions this defendant, together with the officer in charge of the home John Stingemore, would be present when the victim was in the bathroom.

‘Mr Stingemore would touch him by, in his words, lifting his balls and making him bend over.’

The men groomed the ‘vulnerable’ and ‘isolated’ boy by using the washing routine to ‘confuse the child’ and to hide their true motivation.

Both pensioners were accused of targeting children while Stingemore, of Stonehouse Drive, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, was in charge of the council-run home.

The disgraced clergyman was found guilty of one count of indecent assault.

Together with Stingemore (pictured), McSweeney forced the young teenager to expose himself to them and touched him under the pretence of making sure he was ‘clean’ four or five times

Together with Stingemore (pictured), McSweeney forced the young teenager to expose himself to them and touched him under the pretence of making sure he was ‘clean’ four or five times

The morbidly obese Catholic priest argued he could not have molested boys as they sat on his lap because he was too fat to fit a teen on him

The morbidly obese Catholic priest argued he could not have molested boys as they sat on his lap because he was too fat to fit a teen on him

He was further found guilty of three charges of making indecent photographs of children after sickening images of sexual abuse were discovered on his Dell laptop dating between 2012 and 2013.

He was cleared of three counts of indecent assault and one of taking an indecent photograph of a child relating to two boys who lived in the home he volunteered in.

 McSweeney sat open-mouthed as he was jailed for three years for his crimes.

Judge McCreath explained the clergyman ’was prosecuted and convicted on a joint enterprise basis and on clear evidence that the touching of the child was done with approval and encouragement and for his sexual gratification.’

McSweeny was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order which restricts his access to boys between 12 and 17 years old and monitors his internet use.

In 1998 McSweeney nearly lost his career when his cleaner discovered his stash of sex toys, truncheons and pornographic videos – featuring boys between 14 and 16 years old – at St Peter’s Catholic Church in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex.

He was originally threatened that he would be “banished” from the priesthood, but after around six months was quietly moved to a new parish, St George’s, in Norwich.