Sunday 29 June 2014

Missing Evidence?

Just been informed that 

During my time in Erddig Road, Hightown, Wrexham (Bryn Alyn halfway house where I spent my third trimester) all daily logs from my assigned staff were; 

i,   Noted in a daily log book.
ii,  Delivered to Alison (surname unavailable, probably lived in the local village same as Claire the Cook), the secretary at Gatewen Hall.
iii, Typed up by Alison to be entered into the Unit's daily logs.
iv,  Added to the PC daily log which Alison backed up every day onto floppy disks.

Can the police confirm that every record of events in Gatewen Hall was destroyed in the fire that occurred whilst records were held overnight in a "Pickfords" Furniture Packing and Shipping Warehouse in Chester?
Were Alison's floppy disks part of that evidence?
Were all copies of the logs provided?
Or is that info not available to yourselves?
Three copies of each days events were made by the Secretary alone, for one unit. Where are they now?

Saturday 28 June 2014

Bryn Alyn Community

I bring you some documents from Bryn Alyn Community 1993 - 1994.
Most are internal documents, including the Bryn Alyn's response to the findings at the conclusion of a Tribunal, including DfE, to decide Registration of several units. 

Friday 20 June 2014

Dept Of Health Knew About Righton

In 1993, Hereford & Worcester social services department produced a report about paedophile ‘child care expert’ Peter Righton and his connections with other child sex abusers who were working in schools and children’s homes across the UK.
The report (dated 13.05.93) was sent to Virginia Bottomley’s Department of Health via Sir William Utting. It clearly stated that the abuse networks were still active and that children in care were at risk, yet the Department of Health – who have overall responsibility for children in care – did nothing to stop the abuse from continuing.
The report stated:
The infiltration of the social work profession by paedophiles appears to be an extensive and serious problem. It has become apparent that there may be a co-ordinated network of professionals at every level who are involved in the abuse of childen.”
“Amongst the men who have been identified from information in Righton’s home as paedophiles or likely paedophiles are a Bishop, current social services and education staff, and civil servants. A number of these individuals have criminal records for the sexual abuse of young boys, and, in the case of teachers, are on the D.E.S.’s List 99
“It is also clear that Righton has used his professional roles and/or contacts to meet and subsequently abuse a significant number of children either in care or known to Social Services Departments in various parts of the country.”


Friday 13 June 2014

Ex Cop Reveals Knowl View Errors

Rochdale Council misled police looking into alleged paedophiles linked to a residential school by withholding a report detailing claims of serious sex abuse there, a former detective says.
Det Supt Bob Huntbach, who is now retired, led inquiries into people linked to Knowl View School in 2000 but says he did not see the 1991 report.
Mr Huntbach says arrests would have been made had he been given it.
The council says it will not comment until it has completed its own inquiry.
Mr Huntbach said he asked Rochdale Council for all the relevant paperwork but claims he was never given the unpublished report, which detailed serious sexual abuse at the school.
"I was not told what I should have known," said Mr Huntbach, who at the time was head of the police domestic violence and child abuse unit in Rochdale.

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I'm really annoyed as an individual now in retirement thinking I could have done more”
Bob HuntbachFormer Detective Superintendent
The BBC showed him the report, written and sent to Rochdale Council in 1991 by a health professional who had visited the school.
'Criminal issues'
It detailed boys as young as eight involved in sexual activity while others had been "forced" to have sex.
The report also stated that men from as far away as Sheffield were travelling to public toilets in Rochdale to have sex with Knowl View boys aged between eight and 13.

Sunday 8 June 2014

Marc Roy Norry

A former Radio Merseyside presenter will appear in court next week to face charges of historical sexual abuse against two boys.

DJ Marc Roy Norry, 54 – who worked at the Paradise Street headquarters of BBC Radio Merseyside from January 1981 to September 1987 – is among six men who will be brought before magistrates in North Wales next week.

Norry, 54, from Connah’s Quay and a 62-year-old man from Wrexham, who has not been named, will appear at Mold Magistrates Court on June 12.

The serious sexual offences were alleged to have taken place against two boys aged younger than 16, between 1981 and 1986, in Wrexham.

Norry is charged with six serious sexual offences including four counts of indecent assault.

During his stint at Radio Merseyside, where he worked for close to seven years, he presented the Sunday night general music show 10pm to midnight and ‘It’s Saturday’ on Saturday mornings from 7am to 10am.

According to his CV, Norry also did numerous swing shifts and he stood in during holiday periods including drive time, mid morning, breakfast and ‘hold your plums’.

He also participated in numerous live outside broadcasts from the Lord Mayor’s Parade to the big county shows to occasional radio car work.

Norry started his career on the original Radio Deeside, which was set up as one of a series of community stations by the BBC in 1978, prior to the launch of BBC Wales.

He played a part in the return of a community radio station in Deeside last year.


Reginald Gareth Cooke, aka Mark Granger

All taken from Waterhouse

  52.32  The Crest Hotel was said to be a "motel" in Yorke Street, at which at least two traders attending the beast market in Wrexham on a Monday would stay and where some homosexuals would meet them on a Sunday evening.

  52.33  The Lift Project was founded in 1972 by Owen Hardwicke, a Roman Catholic priest of over 40 years standing now, and described by him as his "brainchild". He was a parish priest for 15 years before qualifying for the CQSW in 1972 and he then became a lecturer at Cartrefle College from 1974 to 1980.
The object of the Lift Project, as we understand it, was to provide accommodation for homeless persons in need; it was funded initially by private donations and later by an urban aid grant. The Project owned a number of premises from time to time but eventually had only one cottage left, in Haigh Road, Hightown.

  52.34  B's evidence about Gary Cooke was that they met, before B was in care, when B was an army cadet and Cooke was an instructor based at Connah's Quay. Cooke abused him sexually on about half a dozen occasions before he went into care, at a time when he did not know what was right or wrong and when he felt that he could not tell anyone about it. Subsequently, he saw Cooke on many occasions when he was in care.
Cooke would, for example, wait in a car for him in Bryn Estyn Lane when he had a pass out (often when he himself had not known in advance that he was to have a pass and had not asked for one) and it was Cooke who introduced him to numerous other paedophiles.
Cooke was B's link with almost all the paedophiles whom he named, including the men who frequented the Crest Hotel on Sunday evenings and persons associated with the Lift Project.

  52.40  Gary Cooke, who was born on 7 January 1951, made three written statements to the Tribunal and was extensively cross-examined when he gave oral evidence to us. His first convictions for indecent assaults on a boy were on 12 September 1963, when he was only 12 years old; and he was subsequently convicted of paedophile offences in 1980, when he received five years' imprisonment, and in 1987, when he received seven years' imprisonment. His most recent convictions were in December 1995 when he received two years' imprisonment for two indecent assaults on a male aged 18 or 19 years.
Most of his proved victims were not in care at the time of his offences but, according to the records before us, two of them in respect of whom he was convicted in 1987 were in care when offences of buggery and indecent assault of one and taking indecent photographs of the other occurred. One of the counts in the 1980 indictment, which alleged buggery with William Gerry, then aged 14/15 years and in care, was ordered to be left on the Court file on the usual terms.

Friday 6 June 2014

Lord Hansard Publication, Gary Cooke

The noble Baroness said: In moving Amendment No. 17, I shall also speak to Amendments Nos. 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36 and 44.
These amendments deal with extending the measures in this Bill to others in a position of trust. They also include the preparation or, as I understand it is known in the trade, grooming of a young person for sexual purposes. It is worth remembering why the abuse of trust provision was put into this Bill in the first place. Certain Members on the Government Benches in another place were unhappy and uneasy about lowering the age of consent. They brokered with the Home Secretary the abuse of trust clause. They, like us, felt that if the age of consent was to be lowered, some young people would be in a particularly vulnerable position and some people who held positions of trust over children ought to be subject to the measures in this Bill.
Amendment No. 17 deals with preparing a young person for later sexual activity. Amendments Nos. 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 34, 35 and 36 are consequential. Amendment No. 44 defines social care workers, and there are many references to the different types of people who are involved and who are to be included in the additional categories.
Those of us who support these amendments were heavily influenced by the findings of the Waterhouse report. For those who have read it, the report makes chilling reading. For anyone who cares about the protection of children, it makes particularly chilling reading. The abuse of trust offence will operate only where there is a continuing professional relationship between the child and the abuser. For example, when a child leaves a home, he is no longer protected from those who were his carers. An abuser may with impunity groom a child for abuse, so long as that person refrains from sexual activity until after the child leaves his care. Another example would be that of a school teacher who "romances" a pupil during the final term at school but says that they must wait until the pupil is 16 and has left the school before having sex. That would also apply when a child leaves a detention centre.
Care workers understand the care system. They also understand how vulnerable young people can be manipulated. That is precisely what happened with the unscrupulous care workers named in the Waterhouse report. They groomed young people for abuse, including abuse after the young person had left care. The Waterhouse report concluded that Reginald "Gary" Cooke had ready access to children in residential care in the Wrexham area. This is significant, since Cooke was employed as a care worker for only a little more than a year. There was no ongoing professional relationship, yet he still had access. One of the buggery victims in respect of whom Cooke was convicted in 1987 was 18 years old and not in care at the time of the offence. The victim had earlier

Thursday 5 June 2014

Anthony Edgar Gartside Wright, Paedo

by Oonalu

Antony Grey is the pseudonym of Anthony Edgar Gartside Wright. After taking a degree in history at Magdalene College, Cambridge (1945-1948), he worked as a journalist on The Yorkshire Post, Leeds, before moving to London in 1949 where he was employed in the Secretary's Department of the British Iron and Steel Federation and (from 1961) as a public relations executive with the London Press Exchange. One of the earliest voluntary helpers since 1958 of the newly-formed Homosexual Law Reform Society, he joined the Society's executive committee (using the name 'Antony Grey') as Honorary Treasurer in 1960 and became Secretary of the HLRS and also of its sister counselling and research charity, the Albany Trust, at the end of 1962, at first on a part-time basis and full-time from 1964. Grey campaigned tirelessly for the law reforms advocated by the Government-appointed Wolfenden Committee's report (1957), writing many articles, making numerous speeches to interested groups, lobbying MPs, and organising action to promote the passage of the (Arran/Abse) Sexual Offences Bill through Parliament until it became law in 1967. He resigned in 1970, but again became Secretary of the Sexual Law Reform Society - successor to the HLRS - and Director of the Albany Trust from 1971 to 1977, continuing to press for further liberalisation of the law and social attitudes. He was invited to become Chairman of the National Federation of Homophile Organisations (NFHO), 1971-72. Following his retirement from the Albany Trust in 1977, he was involved in counselling and training work and was for some years a member of the executive committee of the British Association for Counselling. In 1998 Antony Grey was awarded the Pink Paper Lifetime Achievement Award. He has published Quest for Justice: Towards Homosexual Emancipation (1992), Speaking of Sex (1993), and Speaking Out (1997)(Collected articles). Histories of the HLRS/SLRS and of the Albany Trust/Albany Society may be found in the description for the Albany Trust papers.