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Thursday, 9 May 2013

The investigations must continue


Barbara Hewson

Jimmy Savile

Stuart Hall

 It is a sinister development that Hewson, amongst others, seem to be seeking a downgrading or in some cases abandonment, of the whole historic child abuse investigations. It is this very type action which has prevented, disguised and concealed these crimes for so many years and has prevented the criminal sex offenders from being investigated and where necessary, brought to justice. Describing charges as “a witch hunt” and “"low-level misdemeanor’s and ""nothing like serious crime", is an insult to the victims of these perverts and to the concept of justice.
As a barrister, she should be shamed into an apology for these crass and inflammatory remarks, but of course, it would be naive to think that over the decades that these conspiracies to prevent justice and the crimes themselves have been carried out, that there has been no involvement or active participation by some members of the legal profession.
It would be compounding the effects and the injustices already self evident from the investigations to date to allow any abandonment of further enquiries. Only now are some of the victims achieving any sense of closure or satisfaction after years of being ignored or even threatened should they continue with their allegations. For some of course there will never be closure or satisfaction as they are no longer with us for one reason or another. The conspiracy of silence and the web of intrigue is finally being broken. It would be a criminal act in itself to stop now.