Jimmy Savile linked to North Wales child abuse scandal

Boys were reportedly molested to entertain Savile at Bryn Estyn care home in Wrexham, North Wales.

One victim said he was raped repeatedly by deputy head of the home Peter Howarth.

He said that he and other boys would also have their pyjama bottoms pulled down by Howarth for Savile’s entertainment.

The boy, known as “Ben” said that Savile would regularly visit the care home with his brother in a chauffeured limousine.

Boys would be taken to visit him at Howarth’s flat if they behaved well.
The victim told The Sun newspaper: “Howarth pulled down my pyjama bottoms in front of Savile. I was helpless as Jimmy watched.

He thought it funny entertainment. This happened to a number of boys.”

According to “Ben”, Savile would ask him: “What do you want me to do? Can I fix it for you.”

The victim added: “He kept on looking at me and smiling and laughing. Then he started rubbing my leg. After that I went to bed but he had other children brought up to him.”
The Home Secretary Theresa May said that a new investigation into the allegations of child abuse by a senior Tory is “right and proper” amid doubts over whether a previous public inquiry was “appropriate”

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/9660546/Jimmy-Savile-linked-to-North-Wales-child-abuse-scandal.html


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  1. Re John Whittindale, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee:

    Former teacher jailed for sex abuse of boys
    Kathryn Knight
    The Times, 2 September 1995
    A former British Council worker who sexually abused boys at his home was sent to prison for nine months yesterday. Charles Napier, 48, a former teacher and half-brother of John Whittingdale, MP, who was a private secretary to Margaret Thatcher, was a treasurer of the Paedophile Information Exchange and had convictions for child abuse going back as far as 1972, Kingston Crown Court was told.
    Napier found a job with the British Council in Cairo after being banned from teaching jobs in British schools after a conviction for indecent assault. He was sacked when British Council officials discovered the offences.
    He admitted in a pre-sentence report that he was still sexually attracted to boys, and had also expressed continuing sexual feeling for children in a recent letter, the jury was told.
    During the two-week trial, the jurors heard that Napier, who had denied to charges of indecent assault between 1982 and 1985, had lured young boys to his home in Thames Ditton, Surrey, with promises of boat trips and computer games.
    One victim, now aged 25, said Napier had befriended him when he played truant and had later lured him into his bed before sexually assaulting him. Napier had also been given probation as far back as 1972 after being found guilty of similar offences against young children.
    Judge Geoffrey Mercer said information showed Napier was a continuing threat to children. “It clearly shows the continuing sexual attraction towards boys and it is clear from the pre-sentence report that you do not deny that”. He would have passed a “considerably greater” sentence had it not been for the fact that the offences had been committed before the maximum sentence had been increased to ten years.
    Napier, who has been living abroad, was also ordered to pay £1,000 costs.

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