Having been on trial for 11 counts of violent crimes against children, not to even mention the cases which police decided were not "of merit" for court, Peter Steen was found Not Guilty on all counts.
Now look at the defence witness who purposely joined the support group on Facebook, thus putting himself open to direct interaction with prosecution witnesses - Contempt of Court.
Judge Parry, who, as a solicitor, represented most of the accused during the Waterhouse Inquiry - Insider info on events and prior knowledge of people. A Jury member would have to recuse themselves in similar circumstance.
Below is Daz Laverty's take on it
This man walked free from court on the judges orders today as the jury couldn’t reach a unanimous decision. Maybe they should have read the publicly available Lost In Care Report. Everything below is taken from it. Justice? You having a laugh?
The other main alleged physical abuser was Peter Steen, who has been named by 19 complainants.
Steen was about 36 years old when he joined the Community as a residential care worker at Bryn Alyn Hall.