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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Sunday, 30 November 2014

John Allen Found Guilty of 26 Charges of Child Sex Abuse in Welsh Care Homes

A hotelier has been found guilty of 26 charges of historical sex abuse against children who lived in his string of care homes. He was charged in the investigation called Operation Pallial, into child sex abuse in care homes across northern Wales between 1953-1995.

John Allen, 73, was convicted by a jury at Mold crown court of committing various offences at a number of residential properties in and around the Wrexham area. 

He was found guilty of 21 counts of indecent assault, one charge of indecency with a child and four serious sex assaults.
John Allen

Allen was cleared of two other serious sexual assaults.

The jury is continuing to deliberate on 12 counts.

Opening the case, prosecutor Eleanor Laws QC, said Allen created “a sexualised atmosphere alongside a culture of fear”.

She said Allen employed staff to look after the children but he involved himself in some of the work duties including at night and was “a regular and formidable presence”.

Laws said boys at the homes described Allen as being abusive and at times violent and would often be under the influence of drink.

Most of the victims felt they had no choice but to put up with Allen’s attentions as they became “hardened to the abuse”, she added.

Giving evidence, Allen said he had no sexual interest in young boys and thought the complainants were after compensation in the wake of the publicity of his previous convictions.

The jury had been told that Allen was convicted in 1996 of indecently assaulting six boys, aged between 12 and 16, at his care homes in the 1970s.

Allen claims that was a miscarriage of justice.

Allen from Ipswich, had denied 29 counts of indecent assault, nine other serious sexual assaults and two counts of indecency with a child, on various dates between the late 1960s and 1990.

The case was adjourned until Thursday when the jury will return to resume its deliberations.