Friday, 1 May 2015

Children`s panel chairman abused teenager

"A children’s panel chairman sexually abused a teenage boy before official meetings to decide the youngster's future."
"The victim wept as he told a jury how Daniel Ross attacked him at the panel's Glasgow headquarters in the early 1990s. The now father-of-four recalled how Ross "groomed" him and went on to abuse him again before vital hearings."

"Ross, who was also a special police constable, had by this time already preyed on another vulnerable boy he met through the children's panel and attacked a third young man."

"The 62-year-old escaped justice for decades until one victim said the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal brought back memories of his ordeal and he went to police."

"Ross, who is no longer involved with the panel system, denied the allegations at the High Court in Glasgow. But he was found  guilty of six sex charges after a week-long trial. Ross showed no emotion as he was remanded in custody pending sentencing next month."

Paedophiles in positions of power gravitate towards children, particularly the vulnerable whose parents are not there to look out for them.
This is one of the reasons why a Named Person for every child in Scotland is such a bad idea.
Think about the power a Named Person and their associates will have to gather and manipulate data and to build a wedge between parent and child.  It is a system ripe for abuse.

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