15 September 2017
THE COST of Operation Pallial — the police investigation into historic allegations of child abuse in North Wales — has risen to £4.3 million.
The figure, obtained by Rebecca under a Freedom of Information request, was the total at the end of March this year.
A further £1.2 million has been earmarked for this financial year.
The inquiry, carried out by the National Crime Agency on behalf of North Wales Police, is largely underwritten by the government.
The Home Office has paid 85 per cent of the cost — leaving the North Wales force with a bill of £671,000.
An additional £278,000 has been spent by the National Crime Agency.
SO FAR nine men have been convicted and eight have gone to prison as a result of Operation Pallial.
One was gaoled for life and the others for a total of 55 years and 9 months.
The retired North Wales Police superintendent is the most controversial figure in the child abuse scandal.
He was first accused a quarter of a century ago.
At the time the Crown Prosecution Service decided there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him.
Anglesea then successfully sued two national newspapers, the magazine Private Eye and HTV in 1994.
He received £375,000 in damages.
In November 2016 he was gaoled for 12 years after new witnesses came forward.
A jury unanimously found him guilty of four counts of indecent assaults on two boys in the 1980s.
He died in prison after serving 42 days of his sentence.
John Ernest Allen
In 2014 John Allen, the former head of the private Bryn Alyn Community complex in Wrexham, was sentenced to life for sexually abusing 19 children in the 1970s and 1980s.
It was his second conviction — in 1995 he was gaoled for six years for abusing six residents of Bryn Alyn.
Allen is the most prolific child abuser in the North Wales scandal.
The former head of Gatewen Hall, part of the Bryn Alyn Community, was gaoled for 9 months in April this year.
He admitted possessing 51 indecent images of humans and animals engaging in sexual acts.
In June 2015 he was acquitted of two counts of historic indecent assault.
In 1999 he was gaoled for eight years for a serious sexual assault on a boy, an indecent assault on another boy and several counts of child cruelty.
Keith Alan Evans
The former care-worker at the Bryn Alyn Community was given an eight months suspended sentence in March 2016 for a physical assault on a resident in 1983.
He was cleared of physically assaulting six other boys.
A serial sex offender, Cooke was gaoled in October 2015 for 14 years on 15 counts of indecent and sexual assault.
The court heard five vulnerable young boys were lured to his home in Wrexham and plied with alcohol and other drugs before being abused by Cooke and others.
Cooke has used many aliases during his long career — he now calls himself Mark Grainger.
He has convictions for child abuse stretching back to the 1970s.
The former Wrexham publican, an associate of Gary Cooke, was sent to prison for 10 years on eight counts of indecent and sexual assault.
An ex-local radio reporter, Norry was another of those involved in Cooke’s paedophile ring.
He was gaoled for 11 years on six counts of indecent and sexual assault.
Gaoled for three and a half years on one count of sexually abusing a boy at Gary Cooke’s home.
The former Metropolitan Police officer was gaoled for four and a half years on two charges of indecent assault.
Huxley was working as a civilian at Wrexham Barracks at the time of the offences.
THE CPS are considering files on further suspects.
Operation Pallial continues to investigate other historic abuse allegations.
Published: 15 Sept 2017
THE MYSTERY OF ARFON JONES
THE POLICE COMMISSIONER for North Wales has declined to answer Rebecca questions about his role in the case of Gordon Anglesea. He has refused to ask the Home Office to strip the disgraced former superintendent of his fully-funded police pension. And he won’t explain why his damning testimony against Anglesea at last year’s trial never surfaced in the 1996-2000 North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal …
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Excellent work ! But are the bulk of these evil men freemasons ?. We know
about Supt. Anglesea. and the masonic protection he received over 20 years.
The Australian situation re: the ” Wood Report” exposes freemasons are involved
at government level, Prime Minister and downward through the ranks.
Ted Heath. ex prime minister, mentioned in “dispatches” daily mail recently, was
Heath. a mason ? This Masonic issue needs to be finalised once and for all, either
decent honorable, masons insist the Craft is cleaned -up, or accept the charge they
are a force for evil.
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