A Salvation Army worker threatened a boy with a knife and broke his nose during four years of almost constant physical and sexual abuse at a boys’ home in Melbourne, an inquiry has heard.
Ross Rogers was just 11 when he was sent to the Box Hill home in 1965 and has detailed the horrific treatment he received at the hands of Willem Willemsen, which started within months of his arrival.
The odd-job man and medical officer took every opportunity he could to abuse the boy, often putting a hand over his mouth to stop him screaming.
“On more than one occasion he held a knife to my throat to threaten me,” Rogers told the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse in Adelaide on Thursday.
On another occasion Willemsen became aggressive and hit Rogers with a plank of wood, breaking his nose.
Willemsen repeatedly warned the boy against revealing what was happening.
Read more http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/oct/08/salvation-army-worker-physically-and-sexually-abused-boy-of-11-inquiry-told
Patrick Robert John Rock de Besombes is scheduled to appear in Court on October 16th (allegedly)
Following this advisory notice from the Met police re Operation Midland (tho not directly related to Rock)
he wishes to draw attention to the risk of publishing material that gives the impression of pre-judging the outcome of the investigation and any criminal proceedings that may follow, or which might prejudice any such proceedings.
so we’re using published commentary to describe the close association between Dave and Patrick
Let’s talk about ROCK and Team Cameron shall we?
I’m sure Dave is very concerned about Rock’s welfare – given their close long-term associations?
It seems that someone has ensured that Rock’s ”welfare” is being taken care of…
Would that be Rock’s – or Cameron’s protection?
No links given – intentionally. Makes it more of a challenge ? *smiley face*
A new report suggests that up to 200,000 households with working members in Britain will push into poverty by the government’s latest welfare reforms.
The Resolution Foundation, a British think tank, published the report just a day after Prime Minister pledged an “all-out assault on poverty” and urged the government to protect the most vulnerable and lowest-paid workers.
The think tank’s findings countered not only David Cameron’s message during the Conservative Party’s annual conference but also promises made by Chancellor George Osborne.
According to the report, the number of working households in poverty will rise by 100,000 next year as a result of changes announced by Osborne in July. A further 100,000 working households would fall below the poverty line by 2020 after a second phase of cuts.
Based on the figures, the number of poor household in Britain will be around 2 million by 2020. The Resolution Foundation says even the minimum wage would not offset the losses incurred by tax credit cuts.
Read more http://presstv.ir/Detail/2015/10/08/432556/UK-welfare-cuts-to-push-more-into-poverty