Westminster Paedophiles: Charles Napier, Peter Righton and how a convicted child abuser got work with the British Council
Did you know that a paedophile whosexually abused young boys has links to the Tory Party? The Times begins its news of Charles Napier, a 67-year-old pervert:
The half-brother of a Conservative MP has been jailed for 13 years for carrying out hundreds of sexual assaults on young boys at a school where he taught.
When ‘Rapier Napier’ was scheduled to stand trial for his crimes against children, the Times made the link to Tories still more overt:
Half-brother of MP on sex abuse charge
That was the headline. The story began:
The half-brother of a senior Conservative backbencher was charged yesterday with a child sex offence as part of a Scotland Yard investigation into historical abuse allegations. Charles Napier, 67, who is related to the Tory MP John Whittingdale…
Mr Napier lives with Mr Whittingdale’s mother in Sherborne, Dorset, where he is known for directing amateur dramatics productions.
That story mentioned Napier 5 times and Mr Whittingdale four times.
The Indy also leads with the political angle:
Tory MP’s half-brother Charles Napier sentenced to 13 years over ‘prolific’ child sex abuse
What of Napier’s life a teacher at a Dorset prep school? That might have been the story’s main thrust in less conspiracy-hunting times.
In 1996, the Times reported on Napier and Peter Righton:
Bit harsh on the innocent MP, no, to share not only top billing but the story’s substance with a predatory paedophile?
In 1992, the Sun wrote of Righton:
In 1998, Nick Davies talked of a network of child rapists in schools:
Often the links between abusers lie beneath the surface of less horrific conspiracies. Take, for example, the case of Greystone Heath, an approved school for boys in Warrington, which for years enjoyed an unsullied reputation until police finally discovered that it had become a hot spot for paedophiles.
It appears to have started in 1965 when a 21-year-old student teacher named Keith Laverack went to work there. Over the ensuing four years, he raped at least 16 boys, three of whom he shared with his colleague, Brian Percival, the clerk and storeman at the home. Once these two men had established sexual rights over the boys at Greystone, other abusers joined the staff: Alan Langshaw, who raped at least 24 boys; Dennis Grain who raped at least 18; Roy Shuttleworth who raped at least 10; Jack Bennett who indecently assaulted two; and Steve Norris who assaulted an unknown number.
The Greystone abusers then fanned out. Keith Laverack went to childrens’ homes in Cambridgeshire; Alan Langshaw became Principal of St Vincent’s Catholic boys’ home in Formby; Grain and Shuttleworth were both promoted to other homes in the Warrington area; Steve Norris went to North Wales. At their new homes, all of them continued to rape boys who were in their care and wherever they went, they crossed the paths of other paedophiles.
In Cambridgeshire, Keith Laverack worked with numerous colleagues, four of whom are now also suspected of abusing children. Dennis Grain worked in Doncaster for the same group of private schools as Terence Hoskins who went on to become headteacher of St Aiden’s Community Home in Widnes, where he liked to thrash naked boys with a cane, which he then pushed into their backsides, while his housemaster, Colin Dick, indecently assaulted those who caught his eye. Dennis Grain had previously attacked boys in Danesford childrens’ home in Congleton, opening the door to three others, John Clarke, Joseph Smith and Brian Hudson, who set about the boys with relish. Dennis Grain, in the meantime, went off to work at Eton, where he became a housemaster. The web is almost endless.
A ring of paedophiles? How did Napier find work as a teacher with the British Council after his conviction for abusing underage boys? Were the British exporting paedos, as the Catholic Church once relocated wayward priests to remote areas? Did the Swedes know the man in theor country was a paedophile? Did they know and not mind?
One other interesting fact in the Times report is this:
Napier, who is a former treasurer of the Paedophile Information Exchange, told one victim: “Don’t be a baby.” Another later attempted suicide.
Leading light of the 1970s groups that lobbied for legal sex with children four-years-old and above- and why four years old: is it the conversation the child rapists like? – is a child abuser. What are the odds?
The Indy adds:
He became a senior figure in PIE after leaving the school and had links with Peter Righton, a former social worker and notorious paedophile, whose home was raided in 1992. The raid revealed hardcore child abuse images and years of correspondence between paedophiles around the world. The inquiry led to a flat where Napier boasted he had access to young boys while he worked for the British Council in Cairo.
A former child protection worker, Peter McKelvie, passed details of the Righton files to Mr Watson, which led to his statement in parliament. The files included claims that a high-level group of paedophiles were involved in the abuse of children at the Elm Guest House, a well-known meeting place for gay men, in south-west London.
So. We should thank Watson for exposing Napier?
Napier, of Sherborne, Dorset, had been convicted twice before for abuse against boys but on the first occasion was given a probation order. In the second case he was jailed for nine months in 1995. He also admitted yesterday two other separate allegations of indecent assault against two 13-year-old boys after he left the school.
Not quite. Napier was a known paedophile.
In 1994, Napier appealed his convction:
On 14th August 1995 at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court, the applicant was convicted on two counts of indecent assault upon a male person, and was sentenced to 9 months’ imprisonment concurrent on each.
His application for leave to appeal against that conviction has been referred to the Full Court by the learned Single Judge.
The principal ground of proposed appeal centres around a television programme which was made on the subject of paedophiles in general, and a man called Righton in particular, sometime before the trial of the applicant. It is necessary to set out the dates in some detail. At some stage, we are not told exactly when, but it is in all probability in 1994, the police raided the house of Righton, and they discovered a whole lot of photographs of naked boys, together with letters written by the applicant, which indicated that he too shared Righton’s proclivities and therefore he came under suspicion. At about the same time a documentary was being made by the BBC on the subject of Righton and child abuse, called “Children at Risk”.
The complainant in the applicant’s case, whom we shall refer to as D, made a statement under the Criminal Justice Act implicating the applicant in March 1994. The film was shown on relatively prime time at 8.00 p.m. on 1st June 1994, but it was not until 10th January 1995 that the applicant was arrested and, as already stated, his trial took place in August.
Napier said this made his trial prejudiced. He lost.
Leading social worker Righton was only arrested once:
Mail on Sunday, 27 January 2007
By Eileen Fairweather
When the Archbishop of Canterbury supported the Catholic Church in the gay adoption row last week, many were surprised.
Dr Rowan Williams, usually considered a moderniser, was criticised by liberals for asking Tony Blair to exempt Catholic adoption agencies from Government regulations – being introduced in April – which will force all agencies to offer children for adoption to gays.
The Guardian newspaper, in a comment piece, even suggested that the church’s moral authority was ‘fatally compromised’.
Now it has emerged that Dr Williams may have been influenced by his close involvement with a remarkable couple who rescued a boy brutalised by a notorious social services paedophile ring.
Horrified by the inference that the Archbishop is homophobic, the couple have spoken for the first time of their friend’s ‘immeasurable’ help as they struggled to save a child driven to despair by abuse while in the care of the London borough of Islington.
And they described how Dr Williams even devoted an entire week’s prayers for Liam, the terribly damaged boy they went on to foster.
Liam Lucas was just one of the children abused by predatory paedophiles who took advantage of far-Left Islington Council’s childcare policies in the Eighties and Nineties, when it pro-actively recruited gay social workers.
Paedophiles exploited its well-intentioned commitment to equal opportunities and soon most of Islington’s 12 children’s homes had child molesters on the staff who cynically pretended to be ordinary homosexuals. Numerous children and other staff made allegations of abuse, but were branded homophobes and ignored.
And this from the Standard in 1994, blaming the lilberal culture:
All terrible stuff. But still nothing to pinpoint a peadophile ring in Westminster, let alone one hidden by Government…