I have just been reading this document:
I am trustee of a sustainable development charity called Raleigh International. The
director is Marie Staunton who formerly legal officer for NCCL. PIE (the Paedophile
Information Exchange) was affiliated to NCCL until 1983 (the year Ms. Staunton
joined NCCL). On 1 March 2014 Ms Staunton issued a statement agreeing with the
current director of Liberty (the successor organisation to NCCL) that PIE's affiliation
"was and is a source of disgust and horror”.
I am a member of the Association of Women Solicitors, of which Harriet Harman is
also a member. You will be aware of media criticism of Harriet Harman regarding
alleged links between PIE and NCCL during her tenure as a legal officer.
In my capacity as Lord Mayor my steward has been Colin Tucker, a former solicitor
from Edinburgh. In 1989 Mr. Tucker was prosecuted for fraud and acquired. He was
later struck off as a solicitor. In 1983 he was involved in an inquiry into an allegation
of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in Scotland, conducted by WA Nimmo
Smith QC and JD Friel, Regional Procurator Fiscal of North Strathclyde. The inquiry,
which concerned allegations that senior figures in the Edinburgh legal fraternity,
including judges, were engaged in sexual relations with under age boys, found no
evidence of wrongdoing. For the sake of completeness I attach a link to the full
report and the conclusions are found at pages 106-107 of the report.
13/0377.pdf). I can confirm that I have never discussed this issue with Mr. Tucker
and was unaware of his prior history until this matter was brought to my attention.
As you will appreciate, in the course of a long professional career and during my
time in various public offices I have inevitably encountered a very wide range of
people, some well-known, who have held senior positions in business, commerce,
the arts, the charitable sector and politics. I am clear that to know someone and to
meet them occasionally, even on an informal basis, is not the same as being a close
friend or sharing their views. To provide context, I attend on average [insert number]
of events per month which will consist of both formal and informal engagements.
THIS IS THE BIT I AM INTERESTED IN:
I am now reading page 19, the heading is 6 COLIN TUCKERS STATEMENT OR "LIST"
Colin Tucker, by his own admission is a promiscuous homosexual (not really the sort of person most people would want to be the Director of Childrens Services or Adoptions) but what he really doesnt want to admit to is his interest in young boys, and also his ruthless determination to try to throw a Christian lady into jail because she had put a spanner in the works of a child abuse ring masquerading as a charity he was involved in in Ethiopia.
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British teacher faces jail in Ethiopia for exposing paedophiles at children's charity
Last updated at 08:47 03 March 2008
A British teacher faces jail in Ethiopia after being convicted of defamation for her role in exposing paedophiles working in a children's charity.
Jill Campbell - who could be locked up for six months - and her husband Gary compiled a dossier of evidence that helped to convict a British sex offender who admitted abusing a child in his care.
And a second suspect committed suicide.
But Swiss charity Terre Des Hommes-Lausanne (TdH) succesfully brought a defamation case after the couple claimed care home staff tried to cover up the scandal.
Mrs Campbell, 45, will find out on Friday whether she will go to prison after a failed appeal.
Her lawyers have told her that she will be found in contempt of court if she refuses to apologise and could be jailed for six months.
Friends have said that she was distraught at having to tell her two adopted ten-year-old children that she might have to go to prison.
Her husband has apologised to TdH so that one parent will be able to remain at home.
In a statement published by the Ethiopian media last week, he apologised to the charity for alleging that it “knowingly removed their country director, David Christie (also known as David Allan) from Ethiopia in order to cover up a crime”.
The couple have lived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for 14 years and are well known for their charity work.
Friends have rallied to defend the Campbells and insist that without them paedeophile activity would not have been exposed.
“Instead of TdH apologising to the victims, they are forcing Gary and Jill to apologise for blowing the whistle and stopping the chain of homosexual abusers victimising orphans in the care of this Swiss-based NGO,” said told The Times.
Clare Rees, a teacher who works with Mrs Campbell at Sandford English Community School, said: “She's seen as a saint.
“If you walk along the streets here you meet so many people she has helped. That's why this whole thing is so unfair.”
Mrs Campbell became aware of the allegations of sexual abuse through a colleague at the school whose boyfriend worked at Jari.
In December 1996 staff members saw a boy escaping from Christie's bedroom window.
He was dismissed by the charity and left Ethiopia. He was subsequently arrested in 2001 as he travelled to Zambia.
The Campbells had drawn up a dossier of evidence against him, which they circulated widely.
Christie, originally from Bournemouth, was eventually found guilty of abusing boys under 15 and of procuring children for his friends. In 2003 he was sentenced at a court in Addis Ababa to nine years in prison with hard labour.
One of his associates and a frequent visitor to Jari, Mark Lachance, committed suicide after posting a confession on the internet in 1999.
Colin Tucker, a spokesman for TdH, declined to discuss the charity's motive in suing the whistle-blowers.
“Read the judgment. That's the best we can say,” he said. “They defamed us and we have successfully prosecuted them.”
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