Thursday, 31 October 2013

More victims come forward in historic abuse investigation

Last updated Thu 31 Oct 2013

Police: "The victims have shown extreme bravery"

Detective Chief Inspector Brad Howe, Durham Police video

Investigation into former youth detention centre
Detectives have launched a new investigation into a former youth detention centre in County Durham amid allegations that hundreds of young inmates may have been systematically abused there in the 1970s and 80s.
 
A new investigation into alleged abuse by staff at Medomsley Detention Centre in the 1970s and 80s has uncovered some shocking testimony. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees Police say 94 alleged victims of sexual abuse at a County Durham detention centre have now come forward. Officers believe there are many others still unreported.

A new investigation into alleged abuse by staff at Medomsley Detention Centre in the 1970s and 80s has uncovered some shocking testimony.
Senior prison officer Neville Husband and caretaker Leslie Johnson were convicted of sex offences in 2003. Both have since died.
Police are now investigating other members of an alleged paedophile ring within the centre.

Detectives have launched a new investigation into a former youth detention centre in County Durham amid allegations that hundreds of young inmates may have been systematically abused there in the 1970s and 80s.

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