|Vittorio Hernandez |||Mar 17, 2015 10:20 PM EDT|
(Photo : REUTERS / Andrew Winning) The sign outside New Scotland Yard reflects afternoon sunshine outside the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police in central London, March 6, 2014.
Because MPs and police officers were reportedly involved, Scotland Yard allegedly covered up their child sex offenses, prompting an investigation to be opened.
The offenses covered the 25-year-period 1970 through 2005. As a result, 14 referrals were made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) which is investigating the charges that the Metropolitan Police force has high levels of corruption.
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The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards and Scotland Yard are already conducting their probe, which IPCC would take over. The alleged corruption include suppression of evidence by the Met, stopping investigations and covering up offenses because those involved are high and mighty people.
The Independent cites as an example Dolphin Square, a property in Pimlico near the Houses of Parliament. Child sex abuses parties were said to be held there with MPs allegedly participating in the debauchery.
Other allegations include the removal of the name of a senior politician implicated by an abuse victim, no action on a pedophile ring discovered because police officers and MPs were involved and police officer sexually abusing a boy and carrying out surveillances on the child.
A BBC report named MP Cyril Smith as being arrested in the early 1980s as part of a probe on the sex parties involving children, but he was released after a few hours, reports Star Tribune.
When Smith died in 2010, prosecutors released information that in the 1970s, eight men pointed to the Liberal MP as their abuser when they were in their teenage years. But Smith was never charged, according to prosecutors.
Because of the graveness of the accusations, IPCC Deputy Chair Sarah Green said the commission would oversee the investigations and ensure it would meet the terms of reference set by the agency.
"Allegations of this nature are of grave concern and I would like to reassure people of our absolute commitment to ensuring that the investigations are thorough and robust," Green said.
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