In the USA, in the Franklin case, there was a cover-up of top people's involvement in child abuse and murder. (The torture of American children, by the US military.)
In Belgium, in the Dutroux case, there was a cover-up of top people's involvement in child abuse and murder. (THE ZANDVOORT NETWORK, JERSEY, DUTROUX, PORTUGAL... )
In Wales and Northern Ireland there have been cover-ups of top people's involvement in child abuse. (Child abuse in the UK: Jersey, Kincora, North Wales.)
In Portugal, there was a cover-up of top-people's involvement in child abuse and murder. (Casa Pia)
In most of these cases, there have been allegations of POLICE involvement in the child abuse.
There have been allegations of links between child abuse and the security services (Child abuse, fascist networks and Bilderberg.)
And sometimes witnesses in child abuse cases die in mysterious cicumstances. (The possible 'murder' of Dianne Maloney, who took a sailing trip with the sea cadets to Jersey's Haut de la Garenne.)
Now there appears to be a massive and sickening police cover-up in the case of child abuse and murder in Jersey, in the UK.
Reportedly the police are now claiming that there were no dungeons at the children's home in Jersey, called Haute de la Garenne.
On 11 November 2008, a police source told the Daily Mail about the Jersey case:
'There were no bodies, no shackles, no dungeons - nothing. Nobody was killed at Haute de la Garenne.'
According to The Mail:
"The extradordinary disclosures, which will prompt claims of a cover-up, come eight months after Mr Harper claimed to have found the remains of a child's skull at the home...
"The officers now in charge will also reveal that there was not a single shred of evidence to back Mr Harper's repeated allegations that children had been murdered. 'We don't know why Mr Harper even started digging at the home,' said the source. 'There is no evidence to suggest anything happened here. None of it stands up.'"
Detective Superintendent Michael Gradwell claims:
The "secret underground chambers" were just holes in the floor, "not dungeons or cellars".
Around 200 witnesses have spoken of torture and deaths at the children's home in Jersey.
The Daily Express (Cached) reported in March 2008:
"As the first picture of a 'punishment room' under Haut de la Garenne in Jersey was released today, a creepy message written on a wooden post against a wall said: 'I’ve been bad for years and years.'...
"The chambers have been described by victims as punishment rooms where they were physically and sexually assaulted and kept in solitary confinement....
"Many of the 160 victims who have come forward recalled being put in the bath with up to 25 other children in freezing water while the attackers watched."
Should you believe the police or the alleged victims of child abuse?
Reportedly the UK police are as corrupt as any in the Third World.
Lenny Harper outside the children's home Haut de la Garenne.
The Belfast Telegraph, 13 November 2008, has a story entitled Jersey probe: Lenny Harper hits back
Lenny Harper was the police officer who suggested that children may have been murdered in a children's home in Jersey in the UK.
David Warcup is the police officer who took over from Harper and who claims that no children were murdered.
The Belfast Telegraph reports Warcup’s claims at a recent press conference and Harper’s response.
Warcup: After being examined by experts from the British Museum, a fragment thought to have been from a skull turned out to be a piece of Victorian coconut shell.
Harper: They spoke about the original find “probably being a piece of coconut or wood.”
The truth is that the item has never been positively identified and the source they quoted was only one of a number of varying opinions.
Furthermore, it has never been explained just how collagen, which is only found in mammals, was found in it.
Warcup: “Shackles” found in rubble turned out to be “a rusty piece of metal”, and there was no evidence to suggest it had been used for anything suspicious.
Harper: They described the shackles as “just rusty pieces of metal.” Of course they are rusty pieces of metal — they have been in the ground for over 30 years.
Furthermore, they ignore the fact that it was not only us who described them as shackles, which one pair obviously are.
Builders who found them in 2003 and left them where they were, tipped off the media that we would find shackles.
Warcup: The “secret underground chambers” were just holes in the floor, “not dungeons or cellars”.
Harper: They said that the cellars are “not cellars or dungeons, but are merely floor voids.”
Surprisingly, I never used the word dungeons.
They are not floor voids.
What we call the cellars (and what the victims call the cellars) are in fact what used to be the ground floor.
What is certain is that victims described them accurately and the abuse that went on in there.
Warcup: Most of the 170 pieces of bone found in the search came from animals. Three were human and two of these dated from between 1470-1670 and 1650-1950 respectively.
Harper: “The bones could be hundreds of years old.”
Well this is certainly not new.
When detailing the results of carbon dating, I made it clear that the dates ranged from 1650 to 1950.
The expert in the UK who had examined the first bones we sent (which included a piece of child's tibia) said that they were very likely the bones of a juvenile human, they had been burnt shortly after death and buried shortly after burning.
In his view they were no more than a few decades old.
1. Lenny Harper, the police officer who was leading the inquiry into alleged abuse at a former children's home in Jersey stepped down from his post.
"Deputy Chief Officer Lenny Harper has headed the investigation since child skull fragments were found...
"Jersey Police said Mr Harper, 56, would retire ... whatever the progress of the Haut de la Garenne probe." -Jersey home officer to step down
2. Northumbria Police deputy chief constable David Warcup took over from Harper.
3. Northumbria Police do not have the best of reputations!
"Seventeen police employees are suspended on full pay for allegations including assault, burglary, deception and being drunk and disorderly...
"Figures obtained by the Chronicle under the Freedom of Information Act revealed Northumbria Police has 12 police officers, a special constable, a community support officer and a civilian member of staff currently suspended on full pay.
"These include two sergeants accused of assault and PCs accused of dishonesty, attempted burglary and inappropriate behaviour.
"One PC has been suspended for 25 months - on a salary of £29,029 and in total these suspensions alone have so far cost the force £215,635.
"The figure is much higher than neighbouring Durham Constabulary where just one officer and one support staff member are suspended on full pay...
"Deputy Chief Constable David Warcup, who takes the final decision on suspending officers, defended his approach." - Cached
4. Northumbria Police
Operation Rose saw more than 200 people investigated but in the end only six convicted.
"The £5m inquiry led to 558 claims of assault, rape and other sexual abuse from 277 residents or former residents of 61 care homes.
"The methods used by Northumbria police have been referred to the Commons home affairs committee, which is studying the handling of hundreds of similar child abuse allegations in care homes.
"The scale of the north-east inquiry has emerged with the lifting of a legal gag. The two years of reporting restrictions on the trials of 32 north-east care workers and teachers linked to 142 allegations of child abuse, ended on Tuesday with the collapse of the final case in Newcastle crown court." - Cached
Sarah Payne's painting. Were masons involved?
5. "OPERATION Rose was one of the country's biggest investigations into historic sexual and physical child abuse.
"The inquiry was launched in August 1997 when a woman in her 20s disclosed to a social worker that she and a friend had been both sexually and physically abused as children while living in a children's home in the Northumbria Police area.
"After a meeting between police and social services, an investigation was launched, centring on council-run care homes in the North-East and stemming from initial allegations in Newcastle and Northumberland.
"Officers manning a confidential telephone line for people who were in care between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s received 23 calls in the first 24 hours, from people complaining of sexual and physical assault.
"Initial inquiries revealed six victims alleging abuse by eight suspects who had worked in homes across the region going back to the 1960s.
"As the inquiry continued, the number of alleged victims escalated.
"In 1998, the inquiry was broadened to include renewed allegations concerning carers working at Witherwack House, Sunderland, which had been subject to an earlier investigation in 1992.
Over the full three-year life of the police investigation, almost 200 care workers were the subject of allegations and 32 were charged.
"In total, 260 residents and former residents of 61 children's homes came forward to make allegations of physical and sexual assault.
"Six people were eventually found guilty of a variety of charges, of which five were jailed." - How Operation Rose began
6. "How many masons I wonder were involved in the child abuse cases at Witherwack Estate, Sunderland. Why were masons at the Sunderland Civic Centre trying to hush the whole thing up?" - Cached
"The forms of punishment employed by the staff at Witherwack House included restraint techniques... I often heard screams of other residents being abused. Indeed I witnessed a rape of a girl who was eight or nine at the time - I tried to intervene but I was beaten senseless for my trouble - it was the best kicking of my life." - Cached
Jersey home dossier to reveal children were murdered...then burnt.
Exclusive by Lucy Panton
A SHOCK secret police report into the Jersey House of Hell children's home reveals youngsters there WERE murdered then BURNED in a furnace to COVER UP the atrocities.
It's feared island authorities may try to hush up the dossier on Haut de la Garenne orphanage but a source told us: "Officers on this case are in NO DOUBT what went on."
Exclusive: Secret Police Dossier Reveals Horror of Jersey Hell Home.
All the Kiddie Killers Left were Burnt Bones and Teeth.
Innocent children WERE raped, murdered and their bodies then BURNT in a FURNACE at the Jersey House of Horrors, says a top-secret police report into the scandal.
News of the World investigation reveals cops have shocking new evidence of how the killings were COVERED UP at the Haut de la Garenne care home.
Our chilling revelations come as officers prepare to hand over their damning dossier from Britain's biggest ever child abuse probe to the island's States of Jersey authorities.
A total of 65 teeth and around 100 charred fragments of bones are all that remain of victims detectives believe were abused and killed before their tortured corpses were thrown into a fiery grave inside the house of hell.
But records of children who stayed at the home over past decades have been destroyed so police have an impossible task of putting names to their grim finds.
A source close to the four-month investigation told us: "There's NO doubt in the minds of the detectives on this case that children WERE murdered in the home.
"Officers believe they have compelling evidence that youngsters' bodies were burnt in the home's furnace then the remains swept into the soil floor in the cellars—the area that became dubbed ‘the torture rooms'.
"The problem has been identifying the children that went missing over the years. No records were kept of who came and left that place.
"Kids were shipped to the home from all over the UK and were never heard of again.
"All the inquiry team have to go on is this grim collection of teeth and bone fragments and no names to match up to the remains.
"Because this investigation has seen so many twists and turns people seem to find it hard to accept that children WERE slaughtered and their deaths WERE covered up."
Most of the dental remains discovered have been identified as children's milk teeth. And we can reveal that among more than 100 bone fragments is a TIBIA from a child's leg and what police believe is an "intact" ADENOID bone from the ear of an infant.
These were all retrieved from a fingertip search of the four cellars in the Home's EAST WING.
Forensic teams also found STRANDS OF NYLON which they have concluded came from the head of a broom.
And, because those type of nylon brooms were only used in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the discovery helped officers to put a date on when the bones were swept into the soil floor.
Cops are now convinced that those charred bones and teeth were emptied from the bottom of the home's industrial furnace—located away in the West Wing—when it was ripped out around that time to install oil-fired central heating.
Officers have spoken to builders who worked on renovations at the home but have been unable to discover what happened to the furnace after that. But they have taken samples from the chimney breast which was left behind.
Around that same time wooden floorboards were laid OVER the old soil floor in the east wing.
And it is there, within the hidden torture chambers just inches below, that the bones, a pair of shackles and children's clothing were found.
Also in the underground rooms police discovered a large concrete bath with traces of blood. A builder has also given evidence that he was asked to dig two lime pits in the ground nearby around that period. Lime pits have often been used to destroy corpses.
So far 97 people have come forward to complain they were abused as children at Haut de la Garenne. Many have described being drugged, shackled, raped, flogged and held in a dark cellar for long periods.
Much of the clothing found at the scene is thought to date back to the 1960s and 1970s when youngsters had to make their own clothes and shoes in the care home work shop.
Cops now believe that whoever was responsible for removing the furnace KNEW that there were children's remains inside. And they think it was moved while disgraced headmaster Colin Tilbrook was in charge of the place.
Tilbrook, now dead, has been described by former charges as being behind "some of the most horrific abuse" at the home.
We can reveal that cops now plan to quiz one of his closest aides who is still alive and living in the UK.
Tilbrook, who ran the home in the 1960s, died aged 62 in 1988 after suffering a heart attack in a public swimming pool. His foster daughter Tina Blee, 38, recently made an emotional visit to Haut de la Garenne to meet abuse victims and bravely told how SHE was raped by the monster every week as a child, after he took her in following his departure from Jersey.
She said: "I needed to come here to say sorry for what he's done. If children were killed here I'm convinced he played a big part in it.
"He was more than capable of murder."
This week police began a forensic examination inside a nearby World War II German bunker which victims say was used as a base for abusing children.
Six witnesses say they were sexually assaulted by staff at the squat brick building which houses a network of underground rooms and passages.
As that work starts, police have closed the doors on their detailed forensic hunt inside the hell home.
Lack of records still hampers police. But we can reveal that one mainland authority, Birmingham City Council, has presented the Jersey force with a list of children who were sent to the home but went missing.
Although four have now been tracked down, after a mammoth search one still remains unaccounted for.
Earlier this year we also uncovered allegations that pictures of BABIES being raped were taken in the care home and circulated by an international child porn ring.
Experts suspect the home was responsible for many of the seedy network's 9,000 sick pictures, discovered in an infamous haul in Holland in the Nineties.
It was dubbed the Zandvoort stash, after the town where it was found—but the source studio was never uncovered.
Police said their latest intensive probe at Haut de la Garenne has produced more than 40 suspects.
Three men have already been charged with sex abuse offences as part of the inquiry. But now, despite the wealth of shocking detail uncovered by officers, there are fears the full truth about the House of Hell could be covered up yet again after the investigation boss, Jersey's tough No2 top cop Lenny Harper, retires next month.
Haut de la Garenne's abused former residents have repeatedly claimed that what happened was deliberately hushed up to avoid tarnishing Jersey's reputation as a family-friendly tourist haven and to give politicians in London no excuse to try to exercise more control over the island.
Although Jersey is part of the British Isles and under the Queen's rule, it has a separate government system and makes its own laws.
Jersey's 53-member parliament has no political parties and its politicians, judges, policemen and business leaders come from a small elite—often linked by friendship or family.
In a separate case recently investigators were frustrated by the island's legal authorities who refused to charge a couple accused of beating their foster children with cricket bats. Despite being told by lawyers and an honorary police officer who reviewed the case that there was sufficient evidence to go ahead, the charges were blocked at the 11th hour.
A police source said: "The argument for not charging this couple was that their natural children have said they're of good character.
"The detailed statements of all the people who claim they were physically assaulted seem to count for nothing."
The Haut de la Garenne file, along with several others, is now complete but is "being held up" by lawyers.
Our inside source added: "There's a strong suspicion that the files are being held on to until Lenny Harper goes and a new team is in place.
"No one will be surprised if the truth about what happened in the care home never surfaces and once more the evidence gets swept under the carpet."
aangirfan: Jersey child abuse; Northumbria Police; Operation Rose