I just wanted to recommend this excellent resource site which you can find HERE. It has some great information concerning Church of England child abuse.
Yesterday, retired priest Vickery House was arrested for indecent assault on a child.
A retired Church of England priest from West Sussex has been charged with historic sex offences against boys and young men dating back over 40 years.
Vickery House, 68, faces eight charges of indecent assault on a 15-year-old boy and five males aged 17 to 34 between 1970 and 1986.
They were allegedly committed in East Sussex and Devon while he was a priest.
Mr House, of Brighton Road, Handcross, is on bail and will appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 27 February.
This is turning out to be very fast moving. This morning only eight people had been arrested. Now 15 people have been arrested including two women.
Thirteen men and two women have been arrested in Newcastle on suspicion of conspiracy to rape.
Northumbria Police said 13 properties in the city had been searched as part of Operation Sanctuary.
A force spokesman said the inquiry involved allegations of sexual assault involving teenage girls and young women – some in the care of the local authority.
The city council said it was working with police to help alleged victims.
Council leader Nick Forbes said the authority was informed about the investigation a week ago and he was “shocked and appalled” by the allegations.
This is Operation Sanctuary.
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Gary Calvert is quoted as say;
I understand that these types of allegations can cause the public concern and I want to reassure the community that police take crimes of this nature extremely seriously and will thoroughly investigate them.
Our overarching priority is to protect any victims or potential victims and to bring any offenders to justice.
I must emphasise that the suspects do not come from one community but a range of communities and it would be very wrong to speculate until we have the full facts which may take some time.
The victims include teenage girls as well as young adults.
Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rape after a series of early morning raids in Newcastle.
Police officers searched eleven properties across the city after allegations of sexual abuse from several alleged victims, some of whom are in care or had been in care.
All of the complaints come from teenagers or young adults.
Filed under FNS, Personal
I wonder what Savile thought of DLT ?
The DJ, who is standing trial accused of indecent assault and sexual assault, said if he suspected Savile was a paedophile, he would have reported him
Dave Lee Travis told police he knew fellow BBC DJ Jimmy Savile liked young girls and thought “good luck to him”, a court has heard.
The veteran broadcaster told officers after his arrest on suspicion of sexual offences that he would have reported Savile if he had known he was a paedophile.
But the star, who is on trial accused of indecently assaulting 10 women and sexually assaulting another, told police that he did not think the girls were under-age, jurors at London’s Southwark Crown Court heard.