North Wales child abuse: 140 alleged victims
- Category: Paedophile Rings
- Created: Monday, 29 April 2013 23:16
- Written by Channel 4 News UK
Since the investigation was triggered, alleged victims have come forward with 140 claims of abuse against a total of 84 individuals – covering locations in England, Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
The 140 complainants can be divided into three groups: those who have made allegations to the police before but are providing more information, those who have spoken with the police before but not made allegations, and those who are new complainants. 76 of the 140 were new complainants.
The report said that there had been multiple allegations made against 16 people. Ten of these 16 are dead.
Detective Superintendent Ian Mulcahey, who is leading Operation Pallial, said: “Almost everyone that Operation Pallial is aware of has now been video interviewed by specially trained officers. Many have provided graphic accounts of abuse, in some cases of very serious criminality.
“These are serious allegations that will be thoroughly investigated. We are prioritising our activities to ensure that any level of ongoing risk to the public is minimised.”
Operation Pallial has now conducted video interviews with 122 out of the complainants, whilst the remaining 18 have been unavailable or are reluctant to continue with their allegations.