Detectives to re-open 1980s yachting chartiy investigation

A

report in today’s Daily Mirror claims that detectives are to re-open an

investigation into claims of child sexual abuse at a sailing charity in the

1980s.

The

development comes in the light of on-going allegations against the TV

personality, Sir Jimmy Savile.

The

Mirror says that, like Savile, another BBC presenter was accused in the

1980s of using a charity as a cover to abuse vulnerable children – but this

time a sailing charity.

It

reports that the mystery BBC presenter was investigated at the time after police became

aware of allegations he was abusing boys during sailing trips.

No

charges were ever brought against the star – for reasons that remain unclear.

A child

protection source is said to have told the Mirror: ‘The charity was used as a

way of taking indecent pictures of the boys and there was also physical abuse

occurring.’

One

man was later convicted of abusing boys during the yachting outings and jailed for

four years in the early 1990s, the paper reports.

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