Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

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, 22 November 2015

More Than 300 British 'VIPs' Being Investigated for Child Sex Abuse

More than 300 'VIPs' being probed over sex abuse in wake of Jimmy Savile scandal

BY BEN ROSSINGTON
The Mirror
Chief Constable Simon Bailey, who is in charge of Operation Hydrant, says suspects include TV and radio personalities, athletes and politicians
Sex abuse: Police are investigating complaints against hundreds of VIPs
More than 300 ‘VIPs’ are being probed by police over historical sex abuse allegations, the officer in charge of the investigations revealed.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey, of Norfolk police, revealed that 302 people in the public eye - including TV and radio personalities, athletes and politicians - were on the radar of his Operation Hydrant team following complaints.

Hydrant was set up to coordinate probes into child sex abuse at state institutions - such as hospitals, children’s homes and schools - or carried out by those with “public prominence”.

It was launched last year in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal and other high profile abuse cases.

Mr Bailey, the police national lead on child abuse, said 2,156 people had been identified as suspects, including the 302 VIPs. The last update in May saw 261 well-known names under suspicion.
Jimmy Savile's ex-BBC
producer 'Uncle Ted' quizzed
by Operation Yewtree cops
over alleged sex offences

He believes historic child abuse allegations are, after fighting terrorism, the “biggest policing challenge of the 21st century”.

Mr Bailey revealed the prominent figures were made up of 147 are television and radio personalities, 17 sports stars, 39 from the music industry and 99 elected officials.

“But the data increases on a weekly basis,” he said. “We have alleged abuse in 753 institutions to date and 286 deceased offenders.”

The Hydrant commander said he is in the process of drawing up new guidelines for investigating officers on how to handle witnesses and alleged offenders.

The move comes after the public naming of alleged abusers - and the damage to their reputation that comes with it - but where cases have proved impossible to build.

Norfolk Police Chief Constable
Simon Bailey is leading investigation
But Mr Bailey said all witnesses had a right to go to police with the confidence they would be believed and then work to have their stories corroborated.

He told The Sunday Times: “If you are a victim of crime and you have the confidence and courage to report that crime, it doesn’t have to be sex abuse, it could be that you’ve been burgled, you would expect to be believed.

“That doesn’t mean there is then complete blind faith and we don’t look at the evidence and seek corroboration.

“This is not somebody coming in and someone saying, ‘Right, you’ve told us that, so that has categorically happened.’”