The Pied Piper of paedophiles goes on the run (18.10.97)

Daily Mail, 18th October 1997


  1. Troyhand said:
    The People (London, England) > July 23, 2000
    Perverts are being let out of jail to attack children again.

    HERE is a shameful toll of killings by lifelong paedophiles who have been let out of jail to strike again.

    Evil David Evans was let out of prison half way through a 13-year rape sentence – and six months later killed schoolgirl Anna Humphries, 15, in Penley, Clwyd.

    Sex beast Terence McCready killed eight-year-old Karin Griffin in Mansfield, Notts, just a month after being freed in 1991 under a loophole in the Mental Health Act to be treated in hospital rather than prison.

    In 1993 Colin Hatch, 21, sexually abused and murdered London schoolboy Sean Williams while out on licence. Hatch had been freed just 11 weeks earlier from a three-year sentence for another child sex attack.

    Ex-soldier Ronald Jebson committed a bestial double murder just 29 days after being released from a two year sentence for indecently assaulting a six-year-old girl.

    He lured Susan Blatchford, 11, and 12-year-old Gary Hanlon to Epping Forest before sexually assaulting and strangling them both.

    The 62-year-old fiend was linked to the paedophile killer gang run by Sidney Cooke, which was believed responsible for the murders of nine boys.

    Cooke is back behind bars but one of his accomplices,depraved Warwick Spinks, 34, fled the country.

  2. Troyhand said:
    The People (London, England) > November 25, 2001

    Byline: ROGER INSALL

    KING was just one of an underground network of showbiz paedophiles involved in sex abuse and child porn.

    The evil DJs, songwriters, rock stars and boy band managers hid their twisted sex lives for years.

    Some of those who shared King’s sordid lust have been nailed. But others are still getting away with it.

    King, 56, was brought to book following a lengthy police probe into a tip that British perverts were operating in the Czech capital Prague.

    Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning, 59, a friend of King’s since the 70s, was jailed for four and a half years by a court in Prague last year on ten charges of sexually abusing young boys.

    King’s name was mentioned by one of his victims. Denning was in the original Radio 1 line up in 1967 and worked with King as a record producer.

    Denning, of Bracknell, Berks, has convictions in Britain dating back 30 years for sex assault, gross indecency
    and child porn.

    During visits to Prague seeking victims Denning befriended Britain’s most wanted paedophile Warwick Spinks.

    Spinks, 35, was jailed for seven years in 1995 after drugging a 14-year-old boy and selling him to a gay brothel in Amsterdam. He served 30 months then fled the country while on parole.

    Another ex-pal of King, songwriter and record producer Steven Jolley, was jailed for 18 months last month for indecently assaulting a 12-year-old boy.

    Millionaire Jolley, who wrote and produced 1980s chart hits for Spandau Ballet, Bananarama, Diana Ross and Kim Wilde, was arrested at his mansion near Brentwood, Essex.

    The raid was part of a probe into paedophile package tours to Prague organised by vile Spinks in which boys as young as ten were abused.

    Jolley, 50, kept a collection of kiddie porn videos he had shot himself.

    Sick photos and images of children are regularly exchanged among perverts, using encrypted internet websites.

    That was the downfall of another former friend of Jonathan King last year. Rocker Gary Glitter, 57, was jailed for four months for having 4,000 child porn pictures on his computer.

    King and Chris Denning helped Glitter launch his career. They also helped launch 70s band the Bay City Rollers.

    King produced the group’s first hit Keep on Dancing in 1971 and became pals with their former manager Tam Paton and drummer Derek Longmuir.

    Paton, 61, was jailed for three years in 1982 for sex with underage boys.

    Longmuir, 49, was convicted last year of having indecent photos, videos and computer discs of young boys and given 300 hours’ community service.

    Scotland Yard’s Paedophile Unit is trying to build cases against other celebrity cronies of King.

    One is a well-known former Top of the Pops DJ who visits India in search of vulnerable youngsters.

    Another is a wealthy former manager of several top bands. He has money in a boy brothel in Thailand.


    PC PORN: Gary Glitter; FILMS: Derek Longmuir; ABUSE: Tam Paton; VILE DJ: Chris Denning; VIDEOS: Steven Jolley; TRIPS: Warwick Spinks

  3. Troyhand said:…-a060688461
    The Mirror (London, England) > March 23, 1998

    THESE three child sex fiends are at large today because the law has failed – now they must be found.

    Each has a horrific record of abuse and could strike again at any time. Yet police have no idea where they are.

    In two weeks time, the evil trio will be joined on the outside by killer paedophile Sidney Cooke. Over the next year, more than 140 other sex offenders will be freed without supervision.

    Hundreds more perverts have slipped through the net. Now police are putting pressure on the Government to change the law to keep the worst beasts caged. Missing on our streets, possibly living under assumed names, are:

    WARWICK SPINKS, 32, one of the most dangerous child sex offenders in Britain and known as the Pied Piper of Paedophiles. Spinks walked free last July after serving two-and-a-half years of a seven-year sentence for kidnapping, drugging and indecently assaulting a boy of 14 who he sold for sex in an Amsterdam brothel.

    The fiend has boasted of taking part in making snuff movies, where children are killed in sex orgies. He refused to sign the sex offenders’ register, breached probation conditions and disappeared from a bail hostel in Catford, South London.

    STEPHEN BARRELL, 37, was part of Cooke’s gang jailed for 10 years for killing 14-year-old Jason Swift in a homosexual orgy.

    Barrell, of Dagenham, Essex, was freed in 1995 after serving two thirds of his sentence. At the time the sex offenders register had not been set up. Nor was there any supervision order. Police now fear he will link up with Cooke, 68 – ringleader of the gang – when Cooke is freed from Wandsworth jail on April 6.

    JOHN ALAN BROWN, 53, who preys on girls aged six to 13. Manchester-born Brown is highly intelligent with university degrees in criminology and psychology.

    When he was arrested for assaulting two girls at a swimming pool in 1996, police found in his car a lock knife, masking tape, and drugs used to maintain an erection. He is believed to have set up a video business to film school events and uses at least six aliases.

    Public fears were ignited two weeks ago when probation officers warned that 150 sex offenders will be released without supervision because they were jailed before the 1991 Criminal Justice Act. They include Cooke and five equally dangerous child sex beasts who will be able to go to ground. Cooke is refusing to see psychiatrists who could have him certified.

    Last September Cooke’s lover and fellow killer Robert Oliver, 43, was freed without supervision. He was hounded out of five cities. He is now in a secure unit at Milton Keynes, but can leave at any time.

    Home Secretary Jack Straw and Premier Tony Blair are aware of public fears. Now Home Office and Health Department officials are to meet next month in a bid to close the loophole in the law.

    Police want a co-ordinated national strategy to deal with predatory paedophiles. They also want an Internet website urging the public to “shop-a-pervert.”

    It would feature names and photographs of paedophiles who fail to sign the offenders’ register and go missing, and details of those who are on Wanted lists for breaching supervision orders.

    Brian MacKenzie, president of the Police Superintendents’ Association, said last night: “Serious child sex offenders cannot be cured and there is an urgent need for new powers to keep them behind bars until they are deemed safe – if ever. The children must come first.”

    The government working party will also discuss calls for electronic tagging and for strategy to be headed by a Child Protection Czar.

    Under Mr Straw’s new Crime and Disorder Bill child perverts will be kept under supervision for 10 years after being freed. Police will also be given powers to ban sex offenders from loitering near children.


    PHONE THE MIRROR ON 0171 293 3069

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