Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Shameful Truth About The Church Of England



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.

BBC News



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Operation Santuary: 15 Arrests So Far Today.

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.

BBC News


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TV Weatherman Fred Talbot Charged.

  • Nine charges of indecent assault relating to four complainants alleged to have been committed between 1969 and 1977
  • One charge of buggery relating to a fifth complainant alleged to have been committed in 1983.


The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Fred Talbot with eight offences of indecent assault against three boys under 16 years of age, one offence of indecent against a male aged 17 years and one offence of buggery against a 19-year-old male. The alleged offences took place between 1968 and 1983.

Mr Talbot has been bailed to appear before Manchester Magistrates’ Court on 11 February 2014.

Nazir Afzal, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, said:

“We have carefully considered all the evidence gathered by Greater Manchester Police in relation to allegations from five complainants that Fred Talbot sexually assaulted them between the 1960s and 1980s. Having completed our review, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Talbot to be charged with 10 sexual offences relating to five complainants, three of whom were under 16 years of age at the time. The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Fred Talbot with these offences.

“This decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and our guidance for prosecutors on sexual offences. May I remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Talbot have now commenced. He has a right to a fair trial and it is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could prejudice these proceedings. For these reasons, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further at this time.”

The charges are:

  • Nine charges of indecent assault relating to four complainants alleged to have been committed between 1969 and 1977O
  • One charge of buggery relating to a fifth complainant alleged to have been committed in 1983.

CPS Blog

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Breaking: 8 Arrested In Newcastle Over Alleged Abuse Of Children In Care

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.



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Channel 4’s ‘That’ll Teach ‘Em’ Star Denies Sex Offences.


Simon Warr as the Headteacher in the reality TV show ‘That’ll Teach ‘Em’


A teacher and BBC contributor has pleaded not guilty to sex offences alleged to have taken place at two fee-paying Suffolk schools.

Simon Warr, 60, of Great West Road, Hounslow, west London, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court accused of seven offences involving three boys.

The teacher regularly appeared on national television and network radio.

Mr Warr, who was also a part-time contributor on BBC Radio Suffolk, is due to stand trial in May.

One indecent assault and four counts of gross indecency were alleged to have taken place against two boys at the former St George’s School in Great Finborough near Stowmarket between 1979 and 1984.

One indecent assault and one case of gross indecency involving one boy were alleged to have happened at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook between 1989 and 1994.

BBC News


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The Friday Night Song


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DLT on Savile: “Good Luck To Him!”

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.

The Mirror


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