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A former resident of a notorious Belfast boys' home is set to mount a legal challenge against the findings of an inquiry that rejected claims that senior establishment figures used it to abuse children. Richard Kerr (pictured), who alleges he was abused by "very powerful people" with links to the…
At least one MI6-run agent was aware of sexual abuse being committed in a notorious Belfast boys' home, according to one of the agency's historic intelligence documents. A classified MI6 note containing the claim about the Kincora abuse scandal was presented in evidence as a senior ranking MI6 officer was…
There was no evidence of paedophile or prostitution rings involving members of the establishment at Kincora boys' home in Northern Ireland, a retired detective has said. The east Belfast home has long been at the centre of allegations about a group of abusers involving high-profile political and military figures in…
A former resident from Kincora Boys' Home has described being stripped naked and sexually assaulted on his first day at the Belfast facility. The man, given the cipher HIA199/R3, broke down in tears, after telling the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) Inquiry, how he was singled out and abused over four…
Vulnerable children were sexually assaulted just weeks after arriving at Kincora Boys' Home, a public inquiry has heard. Detailed and graphic accounts of a litany of abuse by staff members during the 1970s were given to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) which is examining allegations of state sponsored child…
Kincora Boys' Home closed on October 1, 1980 in the wake of the sex abuse scandal which broke in January of that year and resulted in the suspension of three senior care workers. Here is a summary of the briefing the HIA was given on each individual. Joseph Mains was…
Security chiefs at MI5 and MI6 have told a public inquiry there is no evidence they knew about or covered up child abuse at the former Kincora Boys' Home. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has also rejected allegations that its staff deliberately withheld information about illegal activities at the east…
Hundreds of top secret police documents about the former Kincora Boys' Home have been declassified and handed over to a public inquiry, a lawyer has revealed. Some 26 boxes of material have been retrieved from Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) archives and given to the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA)…
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