Sex Racket At Children’s Home
Kincora Boys Home
The scandal first came to public attention on 24 January 1980 after a news report in the Irish Independent titled “Sex Racket at Children’s Home”. The newspaper stated that despite allegations of abuse first surfacing in 1977 and the Royal Ulster Constabulary at Strandtown and Donegall Pass stations, Belfast, giving the Director of Public Prosecutions a report detailing allegations of boys being sexually abused and prostituted, naming prominent Northern Ireland businessmen as involved, no prosecutions had taken place. On 3 April 1980 three members of staff at the home, William McGrath, Raymond Semple and Joseph Mains, were charged with a number of offences relating to the systematic sexual abuse of children in their care over a number of years; they were all convicted. Mains, who had been the warden, was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment, Semple, an assistant warden, to five years, and McGrath was jailed in December 1981 for four years (Wikipedia).
The Terry Inquiry
The Terry Inquiry had been commissioned because there had been widespread disquiet, unease and skepticism about the Police inquiries into Kincora and rumours of widespread paedophile rings.
The two Chief Constables held a joint press conference on 28th October 1983, in which they released only the conclusions of the Report, presumably Page 19-27 (000020-000028) of the full report.
The Terry Report was written before the more famous Hughes Kincora Report, which was essentially an internal Social Services investigation. Continue reading
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Note From The Author: Children Of African Descent
GOD GAVE ME MY CHILDREN,, NOT THE STATE.