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Video: Kincora was used for ‘political leverage’ – Richard Kerr

Survivor of child sex abuse at Belfast children’s home says: ‘The truth needs to come out’ By Mark Watts | 19 July 2015 Watch Video CAUTION: this video interview is distressing. Former Kincora boy Richard Kerr says in a powerful interview that child sex abuse at the children’s home was all about political leverage. Speaking in the video […]

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Richard Kerr: how I was trafficked from Kincora to Europa hotel

Joseph Mains took boys ‘in his care’ to Whip and Saddle bar to be picked up by guests By Fiona O’Cleirigh | 5 June 2015 Kincora warden Joseph Mains took two boys in his care to the bar of the Europa hotel in central Belfast. He would buy them drinks, but that was not his only interest. Mains […]

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Richard Kerr: how Kincora warden fixed a job for me at Europa

Men carried on with sexual abuse after Joseph Mains arranged ‘cover’ as hotel bellboy By Fiona O’Cleirigh | 5 June 2015 Kincora boy Richard Kerr was fixed up with a job as a bellboy at the Europa hotel by the warden at his children’s home. The warden, Joseph Mains, arranged the job as cover for the boy he […]

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Richard Kerr: ex-judge sexually abused me at Elm Guest House

Former Kincora boy speaks of ‘nightmare’ visit to notorious venue in south-west London By Fiona O’Cleirigh | 18 May 2015 Kincora abuse survivor Richard Kerr today tells how he was first taken to Elm Guest House by a retired judge who sexually assaulted him there. “He got a little violent, and he slapped me in a room, and […]

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Exaro and David Hencke up for top awards over CSA inquiry

Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards shortlists Exaro for ‘campaign of the year’ By Exaro Team | 1 December 2014 Exaro and the work of eight of its journalists are shortlisted for this year’s British Journalism Awards. The eight contributed to a series of articles on Exaro that led to the overarching inquiry into child sex abuse. In addition, […]

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David Cameron pressed at PMQs on inquiry into child sex abuse

Parliamentary pressure mounts as 40 MPs ask Theresa May to set up independent panel By David Hencke, Frederika Whitehead and Fiona O’Cleirigh | 11 June 2014 More MPs are joining the cross-party group that wants home secretary Theresa May to set up an inquiry into historical cases of child sex abuse. It came as another supporter for an inquiry, Duncan Hames, […]

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Pressure builds in Parliament to address child sex abuse in UK

Chorus of calls for independent inquiry as 146 MPs from across parties back campaign By David Hencke, Frederika Whitehead, Fiona O’Cleirigh and Alex Varley-Winter 11 June 2014 Updated many times, latest: 7 July 2014, with additional MPs, comments, and amended figures in second paragraph, as well as altered second headline. MPs from across the political divide are backing the call […]

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Video: ‘Jane’ gives her account of rape by ex-cabinet minister

Appeal for anyone with information about sex attacks by top politician to come forward By Mark Watts, Fiona O’Cleirigh and Mark Conrad | 21 May 2014 Anyone who recognises the circumstances surrounding an alleged rape of a young woman by a former cabinet minister is being urged to come forward. The woman – known as “Jane” to protect her identity – […]

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Russia’s EU ambassador ‘warns of intervention beyond Crimea’

Vladimir Chizhov’s private comments at embassy lunch left Western diplomats stunned By Fiona O’Cleirigh | 9 April 2014 “We all laughed a lot, and even the ambassador laughed” – Source at the embassy lunch BRUSSELS: Russia’s ambassador to the European Union issued a startling warning to other diplomats at a private lunch, Exaro can reveal. Vladimir Chizhov, permanent […]

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‘Operation Fernbridge’ arrests ex-manager of Elm Guest House

Police detain Haroon Kasir ‘on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children’ By Mark Conrad, Fiona O’Cleirigh and David Hencke | 10 July 2013 Detectives arrested the former co-manager of the guest house at the centre of a VIP paedophile ring that was allegedly based in south-west London. Haroon Kasir, known as Harry, was arrested at an address in west […]