July 10, 2014
The names of at least ten politicians are being named ‘again and again’ by people calling a child abuse hotline, it was revealed today.
Senior police officers and judges are also among the ‘famous’ members of the establishment being identified by alleged victims, according to a charity.
The telephone calls have come since Theresa May announced an independent inquiry into how claims of child abuse were dealt with by public institutions, political parties, the church and the BBC.
Dr Jon Bird, operations manager for the National Association for People Abused In Childhood, believes ten politicians will ‘at last’ face prosecutions.
‘The names of people in very high places – politicians, senior police officers and even some judges – have been going around as alleged abusers for a very long time,’ he told Sky News.
‘Since the Jimmy Savile revelations, there’s been a sea change in the way police and the CPS respond to these sort of complaints and now, at last, it looks like these people are going to be investigated.’
Dr Bird said the same names have come up ‘again and again’ during calls to their helpline.
It came as the NSPCC demanded a sea change in child abuse prosecutions by making failing to report child abuse a crime.
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