Dr Morris Fraser is a career paedophile whose abuse of boys was detected in 1971, but whose position as a doctor, after four abuse convictions, ended voluntarily in 1995. Why was he not stopped when the RUC confirmed Fraser's abuse in October 1971? Sir Anthony Hart's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIAI) should have investigated. It is a mystery why it did not do so.
Fraser used his post as a Royal Victoria Hospital child psychiatrist, and role as a scout leader on Belfast's Antrim Road, to target children. In the early 1970s, a contrived panic about the effect of the Troubles on children gave Fraser an international media profile.
Like a lot of abusers, Fraser conspired with others and became a manipulating liar.
Two institutions supposed to safeguard the public should have halted Fraser in his tracks, the police and the General Medical Council. The doctors' body spent over a year faffing about, but faced extraordinary levels of police non-cooperation. In turn, police minimised Fraser's crimes and refused to tell his employer about their celebrity doctor. (more...)