Child Abuse Scandals in the Intelligence Community


Sexual abuse is apparently rife within the upper echelons of the so-called security establishment, and on March 27, 2019, The Daily Telegraph ran with an article titled “MI6 spy escaped prosecution over child porn images.” The incident took place in 2006 and has now just come to light as part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The article noted:

“The discovery of illegal material resulted in the officer losing his job and being charged with two counts of possession of indecent images, but the charges were dropped after the prosecution offered no evidence.”

The short piece then concluded with another shocking historic observation about the paedophilic activities of the well-connected British diplomat Sir Peter Hayman (1914-1992), explaining:

“It also emerged that MI6 had a file on former diplomat Sir Peter Hayman in which he was described as ‘an unpleasant and pompous man who used to like playing Father Christmas in Ottawa so that he could [have] children on his knee.”

In the late 1970s Sir Peter was questioned about his interests in paedophilia, but the paper continues…

“However, Sir Peter was never prosecuted, leading to claims that his offences were covered up due to his diplomatic role and alleged connections with MI6.”

As it turns out, recently declassified papers also point out how…

“Margaret Thatcher was adamant officials should not publicly name Sir Peter Hayman, a senior diplomat connected to a paedophile scandal, even after she had been fully briefed on his activities…” (“Thatcher stopped Peter Hayman being named as paedophile-link civil servant,” The Guardian, February 2, 2015)

Tragically such cover-ups seem quite normal in the ruling-class as they are in the intelligence community, as in 2017 the former head of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, resigned “after police investigators found that he gave a character reference in a support of a paedophile priest who went on to reoffend.” (“Former spy chief helped paedophile priest,” The Times, February 25, 2019)

“The priest, Father Edmund Higgins, was convicted in 2013 but his eight-month sentence was suspended after Mr Hannigan provided the character witness. Five years later, last June, Higgins was jailed for 31 months after being caught boasting online of his sexual interest in babies. When his house was raided, police found more than 800 illegal images, 201 of which were in the most severe category. Higgins admitted possessing and making child abuse images.”

As if this was not bad enough, the week before the newspaper explained how a policeman who “worked as a specialist anti-terrorist police officer with the Ministry of Defence,” “had sex with a 14-year-old girl after using a messaging app’s location service to find her home has been jailed for eight years.” (“Policeman jailed for sex with girl he found using Snapchat map,” The Times, February 19, 2019)


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