Child abuse expert vows to fight on until ‘whole sordid picture’ of Islington’s paedophile ring revealed
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Original whistle-blower tells 440 strong crowd at House of Commons abusers are still out there
A child abuse expert pledged to fight until she revealed “the whole sordid picture” of Islington’s paedophile scandal at the House of Commons today.
Addressing more than 400 people at the Child Abuse inquiry - Time for Action and Justice meeting, Dr Liz Davies criticised the alleged cover up of the systematic paedophilia that took place in the borough’s care homes during the 1970s - and said the abusers are still out there.
She said: “I first exposed the child abuse in 1992 and I’ve born witness to crimes against children, sexual assault and abduction.
“The 14 inquiries Islington launched were a complete sham. All my records went missing, so I can be forgiven for thinking it was an absolute cover up.
“The Paedophile Information Exchange was operating just one street away from me, although I didn’t know it at the time
“The powers that be can destroy all they want, but we have our memories and we won’t forget what happened to us.
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“We’ve had parts of the jigsaw and now the whole sordid pitch is being put together.
“We have to deal with di-information and people trying to discredit us. It’s been same since 1992 we know the main players, we fight them off every day and we won’t stop until we get what we deserve.”
Dr Davies, a reader in child protection at London Metropolitan University, in Holloway Road, Holloway, first blew the whistle on Islington’s paedophile ring.
Now she is spearheading the survivors’ campaign for justice.
She said: “I’m honoured to be here today bringing together so many survivors. This is your day, absolutely
“For 25 year some of us have been doing this.
“Since 1992 when I exposed child abuse in Islington, we’ve been whispering in dark corners.
“Today we are shouting out loud and that’s very different.
“This is a long running campaign to protect current children, which we can’t do without survivors bravely coming forward, and gaining justice.
“Many perpetrators we know about and there are lots and lots still around. They aren’t all dead.”