In Yorkshire, in the UK, Child abuse can get covered up.
1. The father Piers Grant-Ferris Ampleforth child abuse scandal was hushed up.
2. There was a police inquiry after a BBC investigation revealed a paedophile ring reportedly targeting schoolgirls in West Yorkshire.
One former victim said up to 50 girls, some as young as seven, were taken in vans to houses where they were forced to have sex, often with several men. (Bradford Police in child sex ring inquiry)
3. In 2003, there were arrests after raids in West Yorkshire.
There were claims concerning a satanic child abuse ring.
All charges were dropped without explanation by the Crown Office in 2004. (UK Legal — Satanic child abuse true according to new report.)
4. Saddleworth Moor lies partly in West Yorkshire. The Moors murders were carried out by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between 1963 and 1965. The victims were five children some of whose bodies were discovered in graves dug on Saddleworth Moor.
Now we have the case of a father and his three children.
1975: A father began to abuse his son and 2 daughters in Sheffield in Yorkshire.
If the children resisted, they were beaten black and blue, kicked and burnt by the flames of a gas fire. One child had a limb broken.
Relatives of the abused children said that when they told the authorities about the abuse the authorities threatened them with prosecution for slander. (social services failings )
1978: The Authorities were told about the abuse.
The authorities began monitoring the family.
1982: A further five claims of abuse were made.
The authorities failed to take the children into care.
1988: The girls started to become pregnant as a result of sexual abuse by their father. Soon they had been made pregnant 16 times.
1992: The family moved to Lincolnshire. The abusive father's wife and the 15 year-old son escaped.
1997: The son told police about the sex abuse but they took no action.
1998: One of the daughters rang the charity 'ChildLine'.
She was told that she might not be allowed to keep her children.
2004: The father and one daughter moved back to Sheffield.
The authorities ignored suspicions of incest.
2008: The girls reported the abuse they had suffered. The father was sent to prison.
The Court of Appeal reduced his sentence from 19-and-a-half years to 14-and-a-half.
NOBODY CAME - the story of brothers abused in a Jersey children's home.
On 11 March 2010 we read more about this 'British Fritzle'. ('British Fritzl' made daughters pregnant 18 times after social services failings)
A report has revealed that for many years 'care workers were aware of repeated allegations of incest but did nothing'.
The report lists failures by 28 separate agencies.
The authorities received 12 reports of physical abuse by the father and seven specific allegations of incest.
The two sisters were questioned about the paternity of their children 23 times.
Nobody has been sacked or disciplined.
Jorge Puello remains at large
Austrian Josef Fritzl kept his daughter locked in a cellar for 24 years and fathered seven children by her.
He raped her repeatedly, fathering her seven children.
The case was revealed in 2008, when one of the seven children became seriously ill and was taken to hospital.
aangirfan: Fritzl and the security services
Satanic child abuse and the police
aangirfan: CHILDREN DYING IN MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES
aangirfan: SYVRET; WARCUP; GRANGE; CHILD ABUSE.
aangirfan: BABY PETER AND A TOP CHILD ABUSE NETWORK
aangirfan: ORGANISED CHILD ABUSE AND GOVERNMENT AGENTS
aangirfan: THE COVER UP OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
aangirfan: CHILDREN TRAFFICKED FOR SEX