Former top lifesaver jailed for child abuse
The child victim has been identified by former police detective Peter O’Connor and was raped by the same man at least three times over a 14-month period in the 1980s.
O’Connor, now retired, said he believes he and another detective from the Major Crime Unit (MCU) were told he should be prosecuted for rape, but that „the other officer“ was still emplo더킹카지노yed at the time – despite „insisting he wasn’t guilty“.
He said: „On at least one occasion, I was told there was going to be a custodial sentence and I was to go into custody with the other detective.
„He told me to leave and I left. And he said the officer who’d worked with me had to go into custody.“
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O’Connor went to police headquarters in January 2015 when he was told about the charges by a detective and said he had heard about ‘other serious’ investigations.
He said: „I just thought that was 우리카지노the end of it. I said to the officer, ‘Are you going to call me, are you going to call me?’ I said, ‘Is that the man who raped me?’“
He has now spoken to police chiefs, who warned him the CPS’s new powers, as they took effect in April 2016, were „very likely to lead to more people being made to rape children“ and it was time the police were „backed ujarvees.comp“.
He is now speaking to the police for the first time about the case, who say they take „extremely seriously“ his claims.
„We look at it and consider the impact that he has had, the fact that he has been able to expose himself, and we take the allegations seriously,“ an unnamed CPS source said.
„We look at them and then they make a decision in relation to the allegations.“
O’Connor, who worked undercover as a detective in the MCU and began the investigation into the notorious Rotherham paedophile ring, said he has „never thought“ that something like this would have happened in the capital.
He said: „I’ve never thought something like this would have happened in London.
„The police have worked hard to do this job, but I just don’t believe people would d