Saturday, 18 April 2015

CPS announces that Greville Janner will not be prosecuted over allegations of child sex abuse!

It has been recently announced by the Crown Prosecution Service that Greville Janner, (pictured), Baron Janner of Braunstone, will not be prosecuted over allegations relating to 20 charges of indecent assault and buggery against minors (mostly children in local care homes), because it would not be in the public interest, as 86-year-old Janner, is suffering from dementia.

A former President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Janner, a QC since 1971, was the Labour MP for Leicester West from 1970 to 1997 before he was elevated to the Lords. The seat of Leicester West had been previously held by his father, Sir Barnett Janner, a former chairman of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain.

In 1991, Frank Beck, the director of a Leicestershire children's home, was convicted of child abuse and given five life terms. During his trial, he accused Janner of having abused a child and a witness claimed to have been one of Janner's victims while he was in care. Janner denied the claims and in a commons statement, said there was not a 'shred of truth' in the allegations that had been made against him. Janner was interviewed by the police in 1991, in the first of three previous investigations which did not lead to a prosecution. Accompanied  by his solicitor, Janner has been reported as having replied "no comment to the questions put to him." Further investigations took place in 2002 and 2006.

In April 2014, Lord McDonald a former Director of Public Prosecutions, told the Guardian newspaper that the decision not to prosecute Janner in 2007, had been made by officials in Leicestershire who did not contact head office in London about the case.

In September 2014, 'The Times' reported that Mike Creedon, a serving Detective Sergeant, (now Chief Constable of Derbyshire), had claimed that senior police chiefs had "severely limited his enquiries into paedophilia against Janner, despite 'credible evidence' that warranted further investigation."

Three years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2009, Jenner was demanding that senile men in their 90s, who had been accused of Nazi war crimes, should be prosecuted. He told the Jewish Chronicle: " I don't care what bloody age they are....These criminals should have been dealt with years ago."

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