Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Goddard Inquiry into historic child sex abuse in England will now look at claims against Labour peer Lord Janner

New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard said because of
the 'depth of public concern' surrounding Lord
Janner's alleged abuse she could call him and his
alleged victims
Lord Janner's alleged sex attacks on children and the CPS' decision not to prosecute him will be investigated as part of the Government's inquiry into historic child abuse, it was revealed today.

Judge Lowell Goddard said because of the 'depth of public concern' surrounding the case she will also probe whether the Labour peer avoided trial thanks to an establishment cover-up.

As part of her 'exhaustive and critical' inquiry into his alleged abuse, Justice Goddard will call his accusers and has not ruled out calling the peer himself, despite his dementia.

Her announcement piles more pressure on Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, who decided he is too ill to be put on trial for 22 child sex offences because he has dementia.  (more...)

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