Richmond council ‘was alerted to allegations of child sex abuse’
Former head of children’s services reveals borough’s knowledge about Elm Guest HouseBy Mark Conrad | 23 February 2013 | 1 Related piece
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Terry Earland, former head of children’s services, Richmond council
Senior figures at Richmond council were alerted to allegations of a VIP paedophile ring centred on the borough three decades ago. That was the devastating disclosure made to Exaro by the council’s former head of children’s services.
Terry Earland revealed that on at least two occasions he referred complaints of sexual abuse from children to police and colleagues at the council. But he said that they were not properly investigated even though he is certain that the complaints were genuine.
The police even told the council that they were planning a raid on the guest house because of allegations that boys were being sexually abused there.
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