Swiss paedophile Beat Meier has convictions for sexually abusing children in the US, Australia, UK, Switzerland, and possibly Belgium and Holland.
He was connected to a British PIE member called Roger Lawrence, and the two were caught by UK customs in 1987 trafficking a 3 year old boy on the Ostend – Dover ferry.
These international connections were a result of the British and Dutch governments – amongst others – failing to legislate against paedophile groups like the Paedophile Information Exchange and Spartacus, which ran ‘contacts pages’ so paedophiles could network more easily.
Meier’s name is also believed to have come up during the Marc Dutroux investigation in Belgium, along with Spartacus boss John D. Stamford.
|Yorkshire Evening Post, 4th January 1988|
The following extract is about an ex-PIE member called Roger Lawrence, who fled to Holland in the early 1980s and joined Spartacus, presumably at around the same time as ex-PIE leader Steven Smith.
Lawrence used several aliases, and was arrested in his car at Dover in 1987 with notorious Swiss paedophile and sadist Beat Meier. The car was searched, and along with a large collection of child abuse films and magazines, the police found a three year old boy hidden under a blanket.
The boy was called Dimitri Thevenin, and had been kidnapped from his parents’ house in Paris. Unbelievably, Roger Lawrence wasn’t charged and was allowed to go free.
Police found that Meier was wanted for sex offences against children in Switzerland, France, Holland and England. “The English charge sheet revealed he had buggered a young boy in the Huddersfield area”. Beat Meier was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court in January 1988 and received just 18 months, the minimum sentence possible.
Judge Raymond Dean QC explained that Meier would be deported to Switzerland as soon as possible, police in Zurich had already taken out a warrant for his arrest for alleged offences against twelve boys and one baby.
This is just sickening! Why didn't the police charge Lawrence? Why did Meier get a minimum sentence? What connections did they have?