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A paedophile police chief who escaped justice for 30 years has died less than two months into his 12-year jail term for sex crimes against two boys. Former Superintendent Gordon Anglesea, 79, used his position and "connections with authority" to molest his two victims, while running a "naughty boy school"…
A couple have told how their lives have been shattered after they were wrongly accused of historical child cruelty allegations dating back more than 40 years. A jury this month cleared Denis and Aideen Jones, 63, of all charges of child cruelty against two boys between the mid-1970s and 1980…
A woman who was awarded an OBE for services to the vulnerable has spoken out after being wrongly accused of child cruelty. Aideen Jones, 63, and her husband Denis, 66, were acquitted of all five charges relating to child cruelty towards two boys between 1975 and 1980 whilst working at…
Paedophiles involved in abusing children in care who believe they are "untouchable" should be "looking over their shoulder", the Welsh Secretary warned. Stephen Crabb said successes by an ongoing criminal investigation into recent allegations of historical abuse in the North Wales care system shows offenders can be tracked down. He…
A former professional wrestler who was at the centre of a predatory paedophile ring that abused vulnerable young boys at sex parties has been jailed for 14 years. The five victims aged between 10 and 15 were abused by Gary Cooke (right), 64, and four others who operated in the…
A report published this week by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales hopes to identify emerging lessons that any future operation could learn from. The report also examines the implications of Operation Pallial for children and young people in care settings. In November 2012, Operation Pallial was set up to examine…
Police investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse in the North Wales care system have said 275 people have come forward to report that they were assaulted or mistreated. As of the beginning of June, Operation Pallial, which is being led by the National Crime Agency (NCA), is investigating 49 people…
A 74-year-old man has been charged with assault and child cruelty as part of an investigation into historic child abuse in the care system in North Wales. Peter Steen, from the Wrexham area, is charged with three offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and four charges of child cruelty,…
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