Feb 1 2013
The Daily Mail/Jonathon Blakeley
When I was a youngster, my Old Man always told me that if I ever got lost to stay calm and go and find a policeman. “Okay Dad”, I would say. Fast forward to 2013 and my answer would be “Fuck that for a game of soldiers”.
If the following three articles are not enough to convince you, there are plenty more in the ‘Police’ section on this site to look at.
Police constable, 28, ‘gave three-year-old girl a sexually transmitted disease when he abused her’
- PC James Williams, of Bristol, is accused of assaulting the toddler in a house in the city and giving her chlamydia
- A jury heard the allegations came to light when the little girl complained she was sore ‘when she went to the toilet’
- When her mother asked why, she said Williams had ‘hurt’ her
PUBLISHED: 12:01, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:14, 31 January 2013
A police officer allegedly gave a three-year-old girl a sexually transmitted disease when he abused her, a court has today heard.
PC James Williams, who was based at Trinity Road police station, in Bristol, is accused of assaulting the toddler in a house in the city and passing on chlamydia to her.
On the first day of evidence at his trial today a jury heard the allegations against the 28-year-old came to light when the little girl complained that she was sore when she went to the toilet.
When her mother asked why, she said Williams had ‘hurt’ her and indicated how with her hands.
She also claimed Williams had exposed himself to her, the court heard.
While staying with her father the following day, the youngster repeated some of the claims to him.
Williams, who is suspended from duties as a response officer for Avon and Somerset police, denies sexual assault by penetration on a child under 13.
The girl’s mother shook as she recounted what her daughter told her had happened.
As she stood in the witness box at Bournemouth Crown Court she said the first time she took her daughter to the doctor, she did not tell him what the three-year-old was claiming.
The youngster, whose anonymity is protected by law, was diagnosed with a water infection.
But she was taken back to the GP several days later where the allegations were explained.
She was then admitted to Bristol Children’s Hospital for a full examination where tests revealed she had chlamydia, a disease usually transmitted sexually, which can cause infertility.
Her mother said: ‘I know chlamydia can cause problems for older ladies with them having children and that was one of my worst fears.’
Prosecuting, Kerry Barker said Williams and others who had come into contact with the girl around that time were all tested for the disease.
Mr Barker said: ‘He (Williams) agreed voluntarily to undertake tests for chlamydia and those tests showed he too had chlamydia, and it was the same strain.’
Williams was privately confronted about the allegations by the family, with the girl – now five – in the same room.
Witnesses told the jury that when asked who had touched her, she pointed at him and said that he had.
When asked again she repeated the response, but when asked for a third time she replied: ‘It’s a secret.’
The court heard from several witnesses at that ‘tense’ meeting who said Williams did not deny the allegations at the time.
The girl’s mother told the jury: ‘James didn’t really react.’
During the alleged victim’s first year in nursery school, staff catalogued ‘concerning’ and ‘sexualised’ behaviour towards other children.
After counselling sessions, her behaviour became more normal but she is still ‘very cuddly’ towards other children, her mother said.
The jury heard the girl’s infection was treated with medicine. But then two years later her symptoms returned.
Tests revealed she had the infection again, having had no contact with Williams since the allegations first surfaced.
The case continues.
The Paedophilia Problem In British Police.
Is there an institutional problem of paedophilia in the British Police Force and is that why many escape serious prosecution?
The problem in the British Police with paedophilia in their ranks has been a story that has been bubbling around for quite some time, but the mainstream media and judiciary has buried each and every case that has come to light. The first thing to note is the very careful use of words here, the British mainstream media avoid ever linking Police, Celebrities or the powerful with the word “paedophilia”, it is instead called… “Kiddie Porn” or “Child Porn” or various other euphemisms. On the other hand, if an average person is caught with images of child sex abuse they are almost always labelled as a “paedophile”.
The most recent case that has surfaced is most interesting for many reasons. Michael Vause (ex Police Officer) admitted ten counts of making indecent images & made 563 indecent images.
Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard how Vause was so ashamed of what he’d done that he couldn’t bring himself to speak about it, so he wrote it down to show to police.
So, let’s be clear here ~ upon being found out, he refused to speak to police at all other than in writing, hiding behind the “right of silence” to hide the full gravity of his paedophiliac crimes… What a charming man, who was working for West Yorkshire Police Force in their Professional Standards Department!
Vause admitted ten counts of making indecent images and was yesterday sentenced to a three-year community order with sex offender programme and supervision requirements.
He was also put on the sex offenders’ register for five years and must pay £85 costs.
Staggering! If this was an isolated case, then one could rule it out easily enough as a case of one lone nut-job…It is made worse when you consider that a rioter in London was recently jailed for 6 months for stealing some bottled water worth £3.50.
However, as the Daily Mail also reported today, 50 police officers have been arrested in child porn raids across the country. With Police officers being tasked with investigating child porn they inevitably come into contact with it. One can only imagine what is must be like to see all those images which are taboo and kept from the rest of society. Some Police in the course of their job must have to examine and classify pornographic images. That must have a seriously desensitising effect on some Police who are exposed to paedophiliac images. After a while it could even start to become normal to them. But being a police officer they will also know how to avoid detection. So who watches the watchers ~ who watches the police? Isn’t what we are seeing here just the tip of a much bigger Paedophilia problem within the British Police force?
- Adviser to Britain’s police chiefs jailed after downloading child porn
- Policeman killed himself after child abuse material found, inquest told
- An ex police officer who was a director of the body that runs the Great Yorkshire Show has been jailed for possessing 4,000 images of child abuse.
- Police officer accused of child porn offences found stabbed to death in ‘vigilante attack’
- A police sergeant who admitted using vile child porn websites after his fiancee reported him to colleagues was today spared jail.
- Police officer on indecent images of children charge
- An award-winning police inspector who protected Margaret Thatcher when she was Prime Minister in the 1980s has been jailed for sending child porn to other paedophiles.
- Police officer jailed over indecent images of children
- Police officer charged with possessing indecent images
- Roads Policing officer PC Philip Strolin was charged last night and remanded in custody to appear before Swindon Magistrates’ Court today. The 50-year-old based in Buckinghamshire was arrested on Friday, November 19, and has resigned from the force.
- Philip Savidge, 26, of Alexandra Road, Burgess Hill, pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court today, Friday 2 September, to 42 offences of making and distribution of 54,323 indecent images of children, including the possession of 1,681 prohibited and extreme images.
Going back to the original story about Michael Vause, what is incredible and truly staggering beyond belief, is that the Wakefield Express article leaves you in the position of feeling sympathy for the abuser. It makes much of the suffering undergone by the Michael Vause as a result of having to resign from his job and seeking out mental health support, given his position in the community.
I rest my case…
‘More than 100 police’ under suspicion in paedophilia crackdown
by MARTIN SMITH, Mail on Sunday
A list of more than 2,400 Britons who the FBI believes have subscribed to paedophile websites contains the names of more than 100 police officers, including a detective chief superintendent, it was revealed last night.
But in what was developing into a major scandal, it was also disclosed that it could take under-funded British police up to five years to work their way through the list and bring the culprits to justice.
The list – which contained the names of the two Cambridgeshire police officers who worked on the Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells murder inquiry and who have since been charged with child pornography offences – was supplied to Britain’s National Crime Squad after three people suspected of involvement in paedophile websites were arrested in Texas.
But last night it emerged that most of the 43 police forces in England and Wales working through the list do not have the resources to tackle it. Often the job is passed to private firms.
The arrests of 41-yearold Detective Constable Brian Stevens and PC Tony Goodridge, 34, who worked on the Soham inquiry, highlighted a huge problem which the Government has failed to address.
It was revealed that Stevens, assigned as family liaison officer to Jessica’s parents, and Goodridge were on a list of 279 paedophile suspects in Cambridgeshire. It raised worrying questions about why they were assigned to the case after the force received the list in July.
The county’s new Chief Constable, TomLloyd, said it was ‘bad luck’ that a shortage of officers meant the list was not examined before the ten-year-olds disappeared. But Cambridgeshire is just one of dozens of forces which just cannot cope with the high-tech crime.
Jack Straw, the former Home Secretary, attempted to address the problem last year when he set up the National High-Tech Crime Unit, but its budget was just £24 million over three years to tackle all computer offences including fraud, hacking, paedophilia, copyright theft and money laundering.
Only around 50 of the 2,400 people in the UK on the American list have been arrested, most of them high-profile targets such as police officers.
But senior police sources have told The Mail on Sunday that there are still at least 100 police officers on the list, including one detective chief superintendent, but it could be up to five years before they are apprehended.
One senior officer said: ‘We are dealing with 21st Century criminals with 19th Century policing. This is an escalating problem but the powers that be have failed to take it seriously.’
In contrast to Britain, all 100 names supplied to Irish police were arrested on one morning. Another senior detective said: ‘This is a national scandal which no one is doing anything about. The Government has not offered extra money and we simply do not have the resources.
‘What concerns and disheartens many is that some of the offenders whose names we have been given are probably abusing children. In some cases our failure to act has enabled them to carry on with this behaviour.’
Scanning a suspected computer for images the user may have tried to delete or encrypt is a time-consuming process, taking up to a fortnight.
Clive Carmichael-Jones, from computer security firm Vogon said: ‘We have a lot of sympathy for the police. They just do not have enough money to cope. They are not being properly trained and their technology is often years behind.’
Metropolitan Deputy Assistant Commissioner Carol Howlett, agrees that despite an ‘increasing threat to children on the Internet’, not enough priority is given to catching paedophiles.
As another senior officer told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The Government says we are winning the fight against paedophiles but that is nonsense. Police forces across Britain are overwhelmed with child pornography and don’t know what to do about it.’