news items: Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein, UK child abuse inquiry, Tor child abuse images, Black magic case

Prince Andrew named in US lawsuit over underage sex claims in case related to banker Jeffrey Epstein but he denies involvement, Alan Dershowitz, Simon Danczuk states the child abuse inquiry is being deliberately sabotaged by Government, the Ministry of Defence pays out £2 million to settle cadets’ sex abuse claims, Allegations of child sex abuse in Indian country,  Tor’s most visited hidden sites host child abuse images, Police investigating 718 cases of child abuse in Northern Ireland and the Establishment cover-up of child abuse in UK.

Prince Andrew named in US lawsuit over underage sex claims
In case related to banker Jeffrey Epstein, woman alleges in court filing that she was forced to have repeated ‘sexual relations’ with duke
A woman who claims that an American investment banker loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged in a US court document that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/02/prince-andrew-named-us-lawsuit-underage-sex-allegations   http://goo.gl/vN8dA1 

Prince Andrew denies involvement in ‘sex slave’ case: Read the claims and the full legal text
Below is the full text of the legal document detailing the allegations of the alleged Espstein ‘sex slave’ scandal which is claimed to have involved Prince Andrew. It has been edited only to remove legal jargon and other legal references.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson has strongly denied that the Duke of York had and involvement or knowledge of such matters. http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/prince-andrew-denies-involvement-in-sex-slave-case-read-the-claims-and-the-full-legal-text-9954942.html    http://goo.gl/vPfBEZ 

Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew’s paedo billionaire pal ‘tried to stop girls he abused talking to FBI’
Court papers claim that Epstein tracked down girls and promised to ‘look after them’ if they kept quiet
Prosecuters believed Jeffrey Epstein was tampering with potential witnesses when he was investigated over underage sex crime allegations, court documents have revealed. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeffrey-epstein-prince-andrews-paedo-4925351   http://goo.gl/dg43HQ

How A Famous Harvard Professor Got Caught Up In A Financier’s Sex Abuse Scandal
One of America’s most famous lawyers, Alan Dershowitz, is being accused of having sex with an underage girl who was allegedly being exploited by one of his clients.
Dershowitz — a professor emeritus at Harvard Law who’s famous for defending O.J. Simpson — refutes those allegations, which were made as part of a lawsuit filed by lawyers including Paul Cassell (a former federal judge) on behalf of women who were allegedly sex trafficked as minors by the financier Jeffrey Epstein. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-alan-dershowitz-got-involved-in-jeffrey-epstein-case-2015-1     http://goo.gl/TXhLHA

Dershowitz: ‘I’m an Innocent Victim of an Extortion Conspiracy’ Jan 2, 2015  By Jacob Gershman
Attorney Alan Dershowitz is swinging back at what he describes as fabricated claims, alleged in a U.S. court document, that he was involved in a prostitution ring connected to the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal….
“It’s a completely, totally fabricated, made-up story,” Mr. Dershowitz told Law Blog in an interview Friday. “I have never had sex with an underage woman. They made up this story out of whole cloth. I’m an innocent victim of an extortion conspiracy.”…. http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2015/01/02/dershowitz-im-an-innocent-victim-of-an-extortion-conspiracy/   http://goo.gl/ZyHs5G  

Simon Danczuk: child abuse inquiry is being deliberately sabotaged by Government
Labour MP claims vested interested are seeking to protect ‘high profile’ abusers
The Government is deliberately sabotaging the inquiry into historic claims of child abuse to protect “high profile figures,” a Labour MP has claimed. h ttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11307460/Simon-Danczuk-child-abuse-inquiry-is-being-deliberately-sabotaged-by-Government.html  http://goo.gl/UGCmwG 

Couple accused of abusing a child in ‘black magic’ case are found guilty of all counts
indecently assaulted a schoolgirl and held her down while her husband raped her
convicted in 1982 for five sex offences and for indecent assault and for aiding and abetting another man to rape a 14 year old girl as part of a devil worship ritual http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/couple-accused-abusing-child-black-8331997   http://goo.gl/LT1UJV 

Ministry of Defence pays out £2 million to settle cadets’ sex abuse claims
One case involved a teenage girl who was sexually abused by her adult cadet instructor and gave birth to her abuser’s child http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11315528/Ministry-of-Defence-pays-out-2-million-to-settle-cadets-sex-abuse-claims.html   http://goo.gl/X7SZLT

A man of healing, a saga of suffering
Allegations of child sex abuse are complicated by a legal maze in Indian country

Child sexual abuse on the reservations is at the root of the many problems that follow for Indian children — depression, alcohol and drug abuse, juvenile detention and suicide, according to Indian country experts http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2014/12/28/a-man-of-healing-a-saga-of-suffering/
http://goo.gl/23SAEo   

Tor’s most visited hidden sites host child abuse images
Most traffic to sites hidden on the Tor network go to those dealing in images of child sexual abuse a study suggests. The six-month study sought to catalogue hidden services on the so-called “dark net” and work out which were the most popular.
It found lots of sites peddling illegal drugs but the most popular were those involved with abuse.
However, the researcher behind the study said it was hard to conclude that people were behind all the visits. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30637010    http://goo.gl/RCKTzM  

Police investigating 718 cases of child abuse in Northern Ireland
And calls to local NSPCC helpline show sharp rise
Officers are probing 718 “live” cases where the victim was aged under 18.
The figure is thought to include a number of historic allegations relating to children’s care homes. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/child-abuse-media-coverageof-highprofile-cases-has-given-more-children-courage-to-seek-help-30869078.html     http://goo.gl/Ugi9KJ  

There WAS an Establishment cover-up of child abuse as the powerful looked after themselves, says former inquiry chief
Lady Butler-Sloss says Establishment did not think abuse was serious
Senior members of British society in the past did not think child abuse was as serious or important as protecting politicians and other members of the elite, she suggested http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2892595/There-Establishment-cover-child-abuse-powerful-looked-says-former-inquiry-chief.html   http://goo.gl/qoPrvX  

John Mann MP says scale of historical child abuse claims ‘too many for state’
The number of victims claiming historical child abuse could reach the tens of thousands and is too many for the state to cope with, an MP says. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30647646  

Cleanse web of all child abuse images, urges NSPCC chief
has identified nearly 28,000 offending web pages – more than twice last year’s total. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/01/cleanse-child-abuse-images-web-nspcc-chief    http://goo.gl/vpBsR9

Child abuse images must be removed from the internet before viewing them becomes an acceptable part of home life, says NSPCC chief http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2893541/Child-abuse-images-removed-internet-viewing-acceptable-home-life-says-NSPCC-chief.html   http://goo.gl/N1ayWR

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