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Metropolitan Police probed over child abuse 'cover-up' claims

The police watchdog is investigating alleged corruption in the Metropolitan Police, including claims it covered up child sex offences because MPs and police officers were involved.  The Independent Dolphin Square Police Complaints Commission is investigating 14 referrals spanning four decades.

It said the claims were of "high-level corruption of the most serious nature".

The Met said it had voluntarily referred the allegations, which arose from an investigation launched in 2012. 

The investigation, known as Operation Fairbank, is looking into historical child sex abuse claims involving politicians and other public figures.

Peru: ex-chief of national police arrested for alleged role in baby trafficking ring

Raul Becerra and his partner are accused of belonging to a group that took babies from women to sell.

 Raul Becerra, former head of the national police force, speaks during a police ceremony in 2016. Authorities in Peru said Tuesday that Becerra is accused of involvement in a baby trafficking ring. A former national police chief in Peru has been arrested along with his partner for allegedly belonging to a baby trafficking ring, Peruvian authorities say.

Police and prosecutors seized the former police general Raul Becerra in a dawn raid on his home on Tuesday along with his partner Cintia Tello. Both are accused of belonging to an organisation of more than a dozen people, including doctors, who took babies from poor women to sell.

Metropolitan Police officer charged with sexually abusing children

Alleged paedophile has been suspended from work with specialist crime and operations unit

 

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been accused of sexual offences against children.

PC Daniel Cooper, 31, works in the specialist crime and operations unit of the UK’s largest police force.

Police are failing to act on sexual assault complaints, report finds

A recent report by Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has found that police are failing to properly record complaints of sexual assault and other forms of abuse.

The CCC’s June 2019 audit found that Queensland police were facing an increasing number of complaints for “failing to respond to duty” – from 1,381 in 2015, to 1,607 in 2016, and to 1,840 in 2017.

The CCC concluded that, from 2017 to 2018, there had been a 14% increase in these complaints, following a 15% rise from 2015 to 2016.

Four cops among six Paedophiles convicted, faces death penalty for gang raping 8-year-old girl

Six Paedophiles  were convicted on Monday over the notorious 2018 gang rape and murder in India of a young girl from a Muslim nomadic tribe that provoked horror and stoked inter-religious tensions. 

Sexual violence, including against children, is rife in India and outrage over the so-called Kathua case contributed to the government imposing the death penalty for child rapists. According to the charge sheet, eight-year-old Asifa Bano was abducted and taken to a village in the Kathua district of the northern Indian region of Jammu on January 10 last year. In an ordeal lasting five days, she was sedated and held in a Hindu temple, repeatedly raped over five days and then strangled and beaten to death.

Cop in court over child grooming

Vikram Gopinath leaving the Melbourne County Court yesterday. He is a police officer who has pleaded guilty to try to groom a child in his care in Mildura in January 2017.Picture: The Age/Luis Enrique AscuiVikram Gopinath leaving the Melbourne County Court yesterday. He is a police officer who has pleaded guilty to try to groom a child in his care in Mildura in January 2017. Picture: The Age/Luis Enrique Ascui

VIKRAM Gopinath was working as a Senior Constable at Mildura Police Station when he met and began sending explicit messages to a 16-year-old girl who was in state care.

Gopinath, 29, was charged with misconduct in a public office and attempting to procure a child aged 16 or 17 under his care for sexual penetration in January, and this week entered a guilty plea at Melbourne’s County Court.

Sacked police chief protected pedophiles, inquiry told

Sacked senior NSW policewoman Lola Scott was involved in a cover-up of a pedophilia ring involving notorious child sex offenders, a federal parliamentary inquiry heard today.

Former NSW policeman Glen McNamara today presented his submission to a parliamentary standing committee into crime, alleging Ms Scott helped protect convicted pedophiles Robert "Dolly" Dunn and Colin Fisk.

Mr McNamara, a former undercover police officer, said he wore a concealed listening device to record conversations between Dunn and other pedophiles about a drugs ring and their pedophilia activities.

He said Ms Scott, who was sacked late last year by Police Commissioner Ken Moroney, was made aware of an undercover investigation into Dunn in 1989 but ignored evidence which could have convicted him.

"The tape was perfectly clear and audible," Mr McNamara said in his statement.

"Lola Scott took possession of this audio tape. I strenuously advised (her) that Dolly Dunn and Colin Fisk be immediately arrested. My advice was not acted upon."

Mr McNamara said Ms Scott authorised a P16 form for Dunn in 1990 which protected him from prosecution.

"(But) she had an extraordinary knowledge of (Dunn's) criminal activities," Mr McNamara told the inquiry.

The committee resumed today despite Labor MP Daryl Melham moving in December 2002 to have evidence heard behind closed doors.

The move led to accusations by committee chair and Liberal MP Bronwyn Bishop that the ALP was trying to stifle witnesses who may have given damaging evidence against the NSW Labor government in the run-up to next month's election.

Former homicide detective and National Crime Authority investigator Mick McGann, who is due before the inquiry tomorrow, is expected to tell the commission the Wood Royal Commission into police corruption was itself corrupt.

The inquiry continues.

AAP

Source : https://www.smh.com.au/national/sacked-police-chief-protected-pedophiles-inquiry-told-20030219-gdgarv.html

Cop who investigates child abuse is himself charged with child sex offences

Child sex abuse charges have been brought against a detective in the Metropolitan Police Child Abuse Investigation Team.

Detective Constable Chris Maitland, 40, faces 14 charges, some of which relate to making indecent images of a child.

He will appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday on two charges of sexual touching of a girl under the age of 13, five of making an indecent image of a child and an additional seven of making an indecent image of a child.

Maitland was remanded in custody in November on suspicion of possession and distribution of indecent images of children

He was released on bail, but arrested again on Tuesday on suspicion of sexual touching.  He has been suspended from his post.

Source : https://www.rt.com/uk/336109-police-charged-child-

Retired York police officer who pleaded guilty to child sex offences gets two years in prison

A retired York Regional Police officer was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday. Donald Clark, 67, pled guilty last week to one count of sexual exploitation and sexual interference, both charges related to the sexual abuse of children.

Clark was a York police officer between 1974 and 2006, and had a part-time role driving York police vehicles to garages for repairs from 2007 until his arrest in Nov. 2015.

“York Regional Police will not tolerate the victimization of members of our community,” said York police Chief Eric Jolliffe in a press release Friday.

Former police officer's jail sentence for sex offences against teen reduced by SA Court of Criminal Appeal

Dale Martin Knoote-Parke's sexual relationship with the girl followed a long friendship, one justice wrote.

A former SA policeman jailed for sex crimes against a teenage girl has had his sentence reduced on appeal, with a Supreme Court justice saying while the offender was "weak and thoughtless" he was not a paedophile.

Dale Martin Knoote-Parke pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old girl he met at a blue light disco while he was working in an administrative role in the Police Commissioner's Support Branch.

He was sentenced to three years and two months in jail with a non-parole period of 21 months, but he appealed against the sentence arguing it was manifestly excessive.Dale Martin Knoote-Parke close up

Warwickshire police officer charged with child sex offences

Christopher Cambray

Former ‘rookie of the year’ Christopher Cambray, 42, is currently suspended from his sergeant role with Warwickshire Police pending the outcome of the inquiry.  The officer has been charged with 11 child sex offences, including possessing and making indecent images, sexual activity with a child and paying for the sexual services of a child. 

The married dad first appeared before Birmingham magistrates on April 28. He is due to attend a plea and case management hearing at Birmingham Crown Court on August 20 when he will have an opportunity to enter a plea.

North-West police officer charged with decades old sex offence

A NORTH-WEST police officer has been charged with maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person. 

The offence is alleged to have occurred over a period between 1996 and 1998, prior to the 42-year-old joining Tasmania Police. 

The officer has been suspended from duty and has been summoned to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court at a later date.