Friday, November 6, 2015

CSA inquiry plans to start hearings soon – after series of mishaps

Lowell Goddard and her panel
Justice Lowell Goddard is set to announce this month that the troubled inquiry into child sex abuse will hold hearings sooner than expected.

One option for initial hearings is to examine the failure to prosecute Sir Cyril Smith, the late Liberal MP, on three occasions for sexually abusing boys even though there was enough evidence.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) admitted in 2012 that it would not then have refused to prosecute Smith on the same evidence s had happened in 1970, 1998 and 1999.  (more...)

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