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Prince Andrew & The Paedophile: How Birmingham man accused of abuse mixed with royalty


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Royal had no idea Birmingham sea cadet boss was alleged to have abused kids when they met in 2001

 

Yeah right. This story sounds all too depressingly famiiar.

 

Prince Andrew and the 'paedophile' - How Birmingham man accused of abuse mixed with royalty

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From: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/prince-andrew-paedophile-how-birmingham-20315967

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A MAN who met royalty. A man who rubbed shoulders with civic dignitaries. A man made a member of the Order of the British Empire.

And a man accused of being a monster by a string of alleged victims who say they were physically and sexually abused by the "pillar of society".

This is the moment Sea Cadet chief Peter Sherwin met Prince Andrew.

Sherwin, at the centre of a scandal that has rocked the charity, was introduced to the royal during a 2001 ceremony at TS Stirling, marking the Birmingham unit's successful lottery funding bid.

 

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To date, the Sea Cadets have paid out over half-a-million pounds in out-of-court settlements to "survivors" who say they were abused by the regional lieutenant commander.

 

Legal firm Bolt Burdon Kemp has been approached by 22 alleged victims who claim they suffered at the hands of Sherwin after joining the cadets.

He died in 2014 aged 67, still held in such lofty regard by the public that there were plans to carry his coffin through the streets on a gun carriage.

 

This week, one accuser told our reporter: "He was this icon in the community. In reality, he was the classic calculating, predatory paedophile. He was straight out of the text book.

"He was a sad individual. If he was around now, would I do something that would see me put inside? I probably would."

 

Turning a blind eye...

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Sherwin's CV glistened with good deeds and revealed a raft of community work. A question mark now hangs over the motivation for those caring positions.

He was, alleges Jessica Standley, associate solicitor at Bolt Burdon Kemp, the subject of complaints in the 1980s but continued to be allowed "unfettered access" to cadets.

He was, maintains the "survivor" who spoke to us, reprimanded for his "heavy handed" tactics way back in the 1960s. He maintained: "There was a letter of complaint sent to London in the early 80s and, basically, people were told to put up or shut up."

The Sea Cadets, an organisation that works with 10,000 young people across the UK, has stated it was only made aware of the allegations when West Midlands Police contacted its safeguarding team in July, 2013.

Sherwin, suffering from lung cancer, was arrested in October of that year, but the case later dropped due to lack of evidence.

He was immediately suspended by the cadets following his arrest, but re-instated when cleared.

 

"Lack of evidence" - because freemasons and Common Purpose agents protect their own.

 

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JESSICA Standley, associate solicitor at Bolt Burdon Kemp, has acted, or is still representing, 22 individuals who have made allegations about Sherwin.

She said: “Complaints were made in the 1980s and had proper investigations taken place and procedures been followed then others could have been spared the traumatic experiences they went on to suffer.

“Sherwin had total control and access to cadets over decades and many continue to feel let down that action was not taken earlier.

“Sherwin’s death means he cannot be brought to justice through the criminal courts, but I hope that those impacted are able to obtain justice, and find closure through recognition of what they have been through in their civil cases.

"It is clear to me, given the time that Sherwin was involved in the Cadets, that many people will have been impacted by his actions and, sadly, I do not think we will ever know the true extent of his wrongdoing.”

Jessica urged anyone with information or concerns to contact her at Bolt Burdon Kemp.

 

On a lesser scale, its Jimmy Savile all over again, nothing happened until after the perpetrators death, thus ensuring their silence, and making sure that the 'biggest secret' remains thus so.

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On 4/4/2021 at 10:17 AM, Grumpy Owl said:

 

Yeah right. This story sounds all too depressingly famiiar.

 

Prince Andrew and the 'paedophile' - How Birmingham man accused of abuse mixed with royalty

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From: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/prince-andrew-paedophile-how-birmingham-20315967

 

 

Turning a blind eye...

 

"Lack of evidence" - because freemasons and Common Purpose agents protect their own.

 

 

On a lesser scale, its Jimmy Savile all over again, nothing happened until after the perpetrators death, thus ensuring their silence, and making sure that the 'biggest secret' remains thus so.

 

 

 

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