Dear Bishop Butler
Following last night’s Panorama programme aired on BBC 1 and in particular your contribution, I am respectfully requesting that you give your urgent attention to a very serious wrong committed by one of your colleagues over 20 years ago and do your utmost now to redress this wrong in your role as Advocate for Children and your responsibility for Safeguarding.
I quote from a chapter in a book written in 1991 by Tim Tate entitled “Children for the Devil” Pages 340 – 341
Tim interviewed, the at the time Brighton curate, Dominic Walker,who was described as the Church of England’s ” most experienced counsellor” of victims of childhood abuse and it’s main expert on Satanism.
Dominic Walker stated :-
” The people who come to me tend to be referred from other areas. I listen to what they have to say ; usually it does comprise the same sort of details – child abuse, murder,drugs,prostitution.” I sit and talk with them quietly and individually. Quite often these people will tell me the names of those they say were involved. Sometimes they are the people who control the groups, other times they are the names of famous or highly respected people. A number of survivors independantly gave the name of a particular MP as being involved. I don’t believe there was any collusion in their stories because they were seperated by some long period of time.
Have I ever passed on the information I have been given ?
No I have not.
I do not believe that would have been proper ”
CHILD ABUSE – MURDER !!!!!
He did not believe it would have been ” proper ” to pass this information on !!!!
Dominic Walker of course went on to a very successful career as Bishop of Monmouth until his recent retirement.
I would argue as a retired child protection professional and the ” source ” of MP Tom Watson’s PMQ to David Cameron on 24th October 2013, that Dominic Walker’s explanation of his behaviour beggars belief.
He was after all your Church’s ” most experienced counsellor “.
It is absolutely vital that powerful people who have been abusing the most vulnerable children in our society are brought to justice and the balance of power is shifted dramatically in favour of the victim.