In 2014, a series of often seemingly intertwining child sex abuse stories have engulfed the UK in what has become the biggest scandal of modern times. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that the whole country feels duped, dirtied, and, worse, connected in some way. Culprits and alleged culprits have included celebrities, the social services and police (whose systemic failures resulted in an estimated 1,400 children being sexually exploited in the town of Rotherham between 1997 and 2013), politicians (the evidence of a pedophile ring operating within the corridors of Westminster during the 1980s is now incontrovertible after London´s Metropolitan Police described allegationsfrom an anonymous survivor as "credible and true" this month), and even employees of the Royal Family (British tabloid the Sunday People recently revealed that the House of Windsor was also implicated in abuses centered around accusations from a 16-year-old boy).
Child abuse inquiry: no-one has immunity from scrutiny
- Category: Paedophile Rings
- Created: Thursday, 09 July 2015 23:28
- Written by Channel 4 News UK
Opening the long-awaited inquiry into child sexual abuse, Judge Lowell Goddard pledges that “no matter how powerful”, no-one will be allowed to obstruct inquiries.