A member of Margaret Thatcher's inner circle raped a teenage boy 30 years ago, but was never brought to justice due to an alleged London police white-wash, Britain's The Telegraph reported Sunday.
Investigators are now looking into allegations that Sir Peter Morrison, already exposed as a pedophile three years after his death in 1998, sexually abused a 14-year-old boy in a residence frequented by the so-called Westminster pedophile ring, a group of top-ranking politicians and intelligence chiefs who systematically abused boys in the 1970s and 1980s.
The victim, now in his 40s, told The Telegraph how he reported the ghastly crime to the Metropolitan Police just after it occurred in 1982, but though officers led him and his parents to believe that the perpetrator had been imprisoned, when the family later learned the identity of the rapist, they realized that this had been a lie.
The man, who claims that the police “hushed the whole thing up,” is having his accusations investigated under Operation Fairbank, the investigation into powerful establishment members thought to be involved in the pedophile ring.
“I believe that Morrison was a high-profile guy so he got away with it. Either the police were paid off or they hushed it up because he was an MP.
“I was never the same after what happened - he ruined my life really. I left school soon afterwards because I lost all my confidence. I couldn’t handle what had happened to me," the man told The Telegraph.
Morrison, Thatcher's trusted private secretary, is just the latest in a long list of political figures named as child abusers. At the end of December 2013, two politicians, who are still alive, were added to the list, which now numbers 25.
London's Metropolitan police are already investigating allegations from one man who claims to have been abused the gang at parties in an up-market apartment in central London. Police have declared that they have now begun a murder inquiry, after the man revealed he witnessed the deaths of three boys. They described the victim’s allegations against prominent political and establishment figures as credible.
According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Margaret Thatcher was warned that senior ministers were involved in a child sex ring, when a former activist in her party sent her a 40-page dossier in 1989 outlining the abuse after he was allegedly ordered to recruit the boys.
“I outlined exactly what I had witnessed and informed her I intended to expose it, " the activist told the paper.