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Old 01-12-2016, 02:55 PM   #23
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The double-standards behind the way we investigate allegations of sex abuse
The media feeding-frenzy over allegations of sex abuse against footballers by their coaches just shows the hypocrisy of investigators, according to Mrs Mike.

She says what happened doesn’t matter anything like as much as who is making the complaint – and This Writer can see her point.

High-profile people like professional footballers benefit from the trust of the media – and, presumably, investigators.

But if the allegation is made by an ordinary member of the public – against a public figure – then the story is different.

The recent collapse of the Operation Midland inquiry due to questions over the credibility of its key witness has led to claims that victims should no longer be automatically believed.

That may seem like common sense to you – anybody’s allegations should be tested, right?

But it also means that it will be easier for those with something to hide to attack the credibility of people who are naturally likely to be highly nervous of authority figures and under extreme stress, simply from coming forward.

And of course, if you are making a historic child sex abuse claim against another member of the public, your chances of being believed have always been low – especially if the allegation is against somebody who has a good relationship with the police.

Mrs Mike has personal experience of that, which means that This Writer has first-hand experience of it as well.

For that matter, how many allegations of sexual abuse and/or rape carried out against adult women actually end in a successful prosecution? I’ll tell you: one-fifteenth – and that’s one-fifteenth of the three-seventeenths of rapes that are actually reported (according to figures that are – I’m sorry to say – several years old).

Don’t mistake me – any investigation that puts a paedophile in jail is welcome.

It’s just a shame our society refuses to apply the same standards to everybody.
In most cases the victums are rarely beleved or its swept under the carpet.
Scotland Yard’s investigation into claims of a VIP paedophile ring was likened to the antics of the bungling fictional detective Inspector Clouseau today as a review of the inquiry was published.

The son of the late Labour peer Lord Janner, who was separately accused of child sex abuse, hit out at how detectives were taken in by a “blatant fantasist” in a 16-month investigation codenamed Operation Midland.

The £2.5 million investigation was opened in November 2014 after claims by a key witness called “Nick” that boys had been sexually abused by public figures more than 30 years ago.

The allegations included accounts of child abuse, murder and torture by politicians and military figures in the Seventies and Eighties. The inquiry was abandoned this year after it found no evidence to support the claims.

Today, Daniel Janner QC told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Inspector Clouseau could have done better and not spent £2.5 million in 16 months investigating what were blatant fantasies.” Inspector Clouseau was played by Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther series of films.
A games of words in the above article imo.
How many of these so called operation inquiries have collasped or been buried and nothing have come of them?
Why don't we have have one called Failure of Operation Enquires? and then have another one the failure of the failure so on so on.

Just a fucking game a pretense that they are looking into child abuse.
The buck always seems to be thrown back at the victum one way or another yet the culprits constantly get away with it.

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