British Security Services Allowed Convicted Paedophile Doctor To Continue To Practice And Work With Children

Mick Hall @ Organized Rage takes a look at British security service skullduggery.

The pretty façade of Kincora boys home in which savage crimes against children took place.
After Colin Wallace a former officer in the British army's Intelligence Corps in Northern Ireland and a psychological warfare specialist revealed the Kincora Boys' Home sexual abuse scandal, British governments have done all they could to cover up what is a vile secret of the British state.

It long ago became clear British army intelligence and the security services were aware boys at the home were being abused and members of the RUC and senior political figures conspired to cover up a paedophile ring that included senior members of the establishment.

Although three members of staff at the home, prominent unionist William McGrath, along with William Semple and Joseph Mains were jailed for abusing boys in their care, there has long been a belief that the true extent of the crimes perpetrated against vulnerable children were covered up to protect paedophiles in positions of influence and power. Including unionist and English politicians, and possibly senior members of the armed forces, police, and security services.

Kevin Winters a solicitor who represents some of the victims who were abused whilst residents in Kincora Boys Home said this last year, "The Kincora case includes state agents in a very dark episode of the conflict in Northern Ireland." 

Since David Cameron said "no stone will be left unturned in uncovering child abuse rings in the 1970s and 1980s" his government has done its best to shut this subject down. The Metropolitan police inquiry Operation Midland into a VIP paedophile ring accused of killing three children more than 30 years ago has been shut down. An investigation into a former chief of staff of the British army has been whitewashed away, and today we learn an investigation into a paedophile doctor who abused boys from the Kincora Boys Home and had close links to the security services in Northern Ireland, was allowed to continue working with children after his sexual abuse convictions were blocked on grounds of national security.

According to Henry McDonald a well respected Ireland correspondent:

A report into the activities of Dr Morris Fraser found that health boards, medical
professionals and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) failed to stop him working in the health service in Northern Ireland, including as a child psychiatrist at Royal Victoria hospital in Belfast.

Fraser was convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in London in 1971. The report, published yesterday, claims that, despite being aware of this, the RUC failed to act against the doctor.

The report claims that because of a series of cover-ups by the authorities, Fraser remained on the medical register after he was again convicted of child abuse in 1974. It also emerged that freedom of information requests for documents on Fraser were turned down on national security grounds.

His victims included boys sent to Kincora boys’ home in Belfast, where a paedophile ring operated, some of whose members were being blackmailed by MI5 and the RUC.

The report’s author, Dr Niall Meehan from Griffith College in Dublin, said there were suspicions that “he was working for the authorities in some way. People talk about these matters being in the past, but the victims of this abuse are alive – these are matters of the present. Children were abused while the authorities knew that they were being abused.”

Although he was sent to prison for possessing and distributing child abuse images in 1992, Fraser only voluntarily stopped being a doctor three years later.

Kincora boys’ home is coming under the spotlight again as a public inquiry looks at child abuse in care homes, schools and hospitals in Northern Ireland.

One of the key allegations is that the security forces knew children were being sexually abused at the home in the early 1970s, but they blackmailed the abusers to spy on fellow unionists and loyalists.
Richard Kerr, a former Kincora resident, said he had been sent to be assessed by Fraser when he was 12.

On a second visit, while alone in Fraser’s clinic at Royal Victoria hospital, Kerr claims that Fraser told him to take his trousers down.

“For some reason, within a minute, he had some sort of Polaroid camera. He started taking shots. He said not to worry – he’s a doctor. But I felt embarrassed,” he said.

Kerr was subsequently sent to Kincora, where he was later abused by people who ran the institution.

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Anthony McIntyre

Former IRA prisoner, spent 18 years in Long Kesh. Free Speech advocate, writer, historian, humanist, and researcher.

1 comment to ''British Security Services Allowed Convicted Paedophile Doctor To Continue To Practice And Work With Children"

  1. We can have no confidence in the impartiality of British or Northern Ireland security forces and it looks like anyone at Stormont has not done anything about this terrible abuse.


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