Friday, May 15, 2015

Tory MP Victor Montagu escaped child sex abuse trial in 1970s

Victor Montagu pictured in 1962.
A senior Conservative politician escaped prosecution for child abuse in the 1970s when he promised the authorities he would not see the victim again, according to files released by the National Archives.

Victor Montagu, a rightwing Tory MP and one-time political secretary to Stanley Baldwin, was let off with a caution by the director of public prosecutions in 1972 for indecently assaulting a boy for nearly two years.

The decision by Sir Norman Skelhorn QC meant Montagu never stood trial and his paedophile activities were never exposed.  (more...)

More coverage:

Police and DPP dropped paedophile case against Tory MP Victor Montagu

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