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Darren: my dread of ‘medical room’ at Dolphin Square flat

Senior Tory politician took girl of 15 into bedroom of fear. ‘I did not see her again’

By Tim Wood | 10 January 2015

One bedroom at the large apartment where MPs and VIPs attended “abuse parties” terrified Darren more than any other.

Darren (not his real name) told Exaro: “This was the bedroom you did not want to be invited into. I called it the ‘medical room’. There was a hospital-type bed with shackles, gimp masks and a tiled, washable floor.

“Fortunately, I was never taken in there, but I remember one boy, who had been dressed up in tight leather shorts who went in with a senior Tory politician and other men.

“I met the victim afterwards, and he told me how he was made to stand in the corner and forced to drink a lot of water. In the end, he wet himself because he was not allowed to go to the toilet. They beat the shit out of him for being a dirty boy.” Darren said that the boy was under 16.

“I was easy prey for a man like Peter” – Darren, on Peter Righton

Darren saw another senior Conservative politician take a girl into the “medical room”.

He said that she was in care. “She was 15, and I had been bumping into her for many years at paedophile parties around the country as I had been trafficked since I was a young boy, initially by my own father. She had a smashing smile and braces, and I never saw her come out. I did not see her again, and fear that she may have been killed.”

Darren is the third witness to come forward to testify to being sexually abused as a boy by a former Conservative cabinet minister and other VIPs at the apartment complex near Parliament where many MPs have their London homes.

He recalled: “The parties would start like any other gathering, with guests standing around, chatting and having drinks.

“There would be women as well, but they would leave before any of the sex took place. I recognised one former Labour woman minister at the gathering. Her attitude seemed to be that she would leave early so the boys could go off and have their fun.

“They were obviously very powerful people, and some had minders, who stood out a mile. Many were very protective of their jackets. I think they worried that I and the other boys would steal their wallets.

“I was often given tips by the people I had sex with. I am sure that it was to salve their conscience as many behaved like beasts. I was shocked at how easily they switched back into their public persona, mingling with other guests as if nothing had happened.”

Darren described how Peter Righton, the notorious paedophile who died in 2007, forced him to go to “abuse parties” at Dolphin Square after sexually abusing him at the age of 15.

By the time Darren was trafficked to Dolphin Square, by his account, he was 17, which was under the age of consent at the time.

Darren went forward to police in 2013. However, the police have set a benchmark to pursue such allegations of sexual abuse against only those aged below 16 at the time.

He accuses police officers at Suffolk Constabulary of smearing him as “mentally ill”.

“I had to get a psychiatric report prepared privately to refute that allegation. I am worried for myself and my family because some disturbing events have occurred since I began naming my abusers,” said Darren. “I am frightened.”

Darren said that he drifted into petty crime after being in care and suffering abuse from an early age.

“I was 17 when Peter began taking me with other teenagers in the locality to Dolphin Square. I am sure that he was making a mint organising paedophile sex parties in London and other locations.

“He would pick up others from children’s homes in the locality. We were all Suffolk boys, aged between 14 and 17.”

“I was easy prey for a man like Peter. He took me under his wing, but he was a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ character.”

Tom Watson, Labour MP, said: “Darren’s story is very similar to others. I hope that all his allegations will be thoroughly investigated by the police.”

Meanwhile, Home Office officials stand accused of attempting to subvert the inquiry into child sex abuse.

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