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Video: ‘Nick’ tells of how MPs ‘liked to inflict pain’ during abuse

Survivor appeals for others to testify about sexual assaults on children at Dolphin Square

Liked to see us in pain, on a regular basis

Nick, talking about a former MP

CAUTION: this video interview is chilling and upsetting.

Two former Conservative MPs enjoyed inflicting pain as they sexually assaulted boys, one abuse survivor told Exaro.

“Nick”, as he is known to protect his identity, recorded an anonymous video interview with Exaro, with his voice distorted, to talk about the sexual abuse that he suffered as a young boy at Dolphin Square, the complex near Parliament where many MPs have their London flats.

He is appealing for other survivors of abuse by MPs and VIPs at Dolphin Square and elsewhere to come forward to help bring about justice.

In part, he agreed to record what is a chilling video interview “to encourage others to come forward.”

He said: “There must be other boys out there that were part of the same group, and it would be really good if they could come forward as well.”

Exaro last weekend revealed how detectives had opened a new investigation into historical allegations that MPs and other VIPs sexually abused children at Dolphin Square.

The Metropolitan Police Service’s paedophile unit, under its wide-ranging ‘Operation Fairbank’, launched the new line of enquiry following a report on Exaro in July of two separate witnesses’ accounts of child sex abuse at Dolphin Square more than three decades ago.

One of the witnesses, Nick, has since given detailed statements to the Met about how MPs and other prominent people sexually abused him more than three decades ago.

In his video interview with Exaro about abuse at Dolphin Square, Nick said: “You would have to perform various sexual things, but it would always culminate in being raped.”

He talked about sexual abuse by two politicians there, saying: “Particularly nasty individuals, one was probably a lot worse than the other.

“One was a former cabinet minister, and the other was just an MP, but nasty, liked to inflict pain. Liked to see us in pain, on a regular basis.”

“Both physically and sexually – as much pain – certainly one in particular. The more pain we were in, the better.”

Exaro is not naming either of the former MPs for legal reasons.

Nick has talked to Exaro over several months. He previously said that he did not trust the police enough to detail his allegations about politicians and other VIPs, and preferred to talk to Exaro.

After the officer in charge of Operation Fairbank asked Exaro to be put in touch with the witness, we passed on the request, and Nick decided to contact the detective.

He said: “A lot of information, I think, l has been coming into you guys. And, I think, to encourage others to come forward, there must be other boys out there, that were part of the same group, and it would be really good if they could come forward as well.

“I have been very lucky. I have had good deal of support – from my own counsellor, from you at Exaro. And also from a couple of other individuals as well who have been helping me to get my information out there and encourage others to come forward.

“The police contacted you, wanted to speak directly to myself. And after consideration, yes, I have gone to them, and have made, or started to make my statements with them.”

“And the police have been very good. They have been very good.”

“And they have made it as easy as it can be. Yes, the questions are extremely difficult to answer, but they have been very good, and very patient. And, yeah, I have had a very positive experience with them.”

Nick came to Exaro’s studio in our offices in Fleet Street to record a 14-minute video interview, with his identity concealed and his voice distorted, with the aim of encouraging others who were sexually abused at Dolphin Square to come forward.

Interviewer: Mark Watts
Camera and lighting: Peter Proniewicz-Brooks
Editing: Noah Angell
Production: Mark Conrad, Alex Varley-Winter and Frederika Whitehead

Read more of Nick’s story on Exaro soon. If you have information that might help our investigation, please contact us. Keep re-visiting Exaro for more on this investigation.

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Article Comments

I do believe this because I know it does go on, and these men probably went to private or public boarding schools. A totally unnatural environment in my view.
thank you 'nick' for bravery. i cannot imagine how hard it must have been to come forward. thank you exaro for taking on this fight. let's hope to God that justice is served on these wicked human beings.
The video seems to be blocked to the general public, like others. Censored? I believe it is likely that there are scores and scores of politicians and high ranking police and security services and other wealthy persons who have every intention of preventing anyone from being tried in this matter. They will be seen to investigate, and may well do some investigating, however. Politicians have already said, before any investigation whatsoever, it may be that nothing can be done. It has been that way for decades, with everything covered up. With the rise of the internet, some victims are able to leak things again, just as they tried 10, 20, 30 years ago before being silenced by the police. Literally silenced - which they still are effectively (unless with the new investigation, and that means with the establishment). Silenced except to report on what is said on the subject in parliament and by official figures, and nervous attempts to define what is public interest. Silenced with the threat of being taken away and silently imprisoned or sectioned in an asylum for "treason" for breaking a D Notice which the government has issued fallaciously in the interests of "national security" (in case victims will speak publicly against government members or their circles). I remember hearing of some of these D Notices that people were told they will "never expire", but there can be an exception of commenting in public interest terms on current (only current) inquiries. Therefore, their order to keep the subject and details silent will "never expire". There you are - that's the "justice" which was quietly meted out to the victims - survivors is a better word - and the few who supported during the last few decades, and it still stands today and will tommorrow etc. Though there is to be a new inquiry, still anyone has hanging over them, including the press, the D Notice threats from any time in the last decades, and perhaps fresh D Notice threats are still being made. You can report what is part of the inquiry, but still one may be risking what one says. If one does not wish to take part in the inquiry, but instead report online, that might be a risky thing. Rip Jill Dando. This life, though it may contain inhuman, unbearable pain in which each tiny instant lasts an epoch for you, it is relatively the shortest thing th, less than a drop in the ocean of endlessness which cannot be avoided by any. However its form varies immensely. Ms Dando, a lovely soul, is in the best place.
... I see the video is there and can be watched if people register first with Exaro News and then sign in to their profile. I have just joined the Exaro site, so I didn't know. Anyone can register with the site and sign in to watch this piece of news.
... In the article Nick is quoted as saying that the police have been very good and also patient, genuinely. That is some very good news. However, I had to write what I wrote in the longer comment above. That is most, most important. We don't know if or how much it is still happening today. It is how things have been for years. "You will not get a chance, forseeably, probably not in this decade, to take issue in legal terms about what you have said happened to you", was one phrase I know victims were dealt by police and security services in the past.
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