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Most Definitely A Time For Change!!!

Updated on November 7, 2012

There is so much going on in the UK at the moment ;connected with the Care and Justice System!!

I am sure that many of you will have heard about the vile reign of Jimmy Saville as a pedophile hiding behind his public status!!

Saville was a an English disc jockey ,television presenter and charity fundraiser.

He also hosted the show 'Jim'll Fix It'.He is known to have raised around £40 million before his death last year .

However today he is known as one of the most prolific British sex offenders !!There are hundreds of child sex and rape allegations against him.

His vile acts which date back as far as the late 60s were committed against vulnerable youngsters.

Because of his status as one of Britain's biggest charity workers he was so wrongly given a free reign of children's wards in the country;too many to mention individually; as well as so many other places giving him the time and opportunity to carry out his vile attacks.

In these last few months so many have come forward who were abused by him all those years ago.I just wish that he was still alive to face his public stripped of his supposed 'good works!!!'

What makes it even more shocking is that this isn't the first time for many of these to be telling of their suffering. They did try to tell all those years ago but our so called 'Higher Uppers' told them not to take it any further and the whole subject firmly closed;indeed TABOO!!!

Each day as I write I have Radio 2 on in the background and some of these victims have come forward telling their stories over the phone.

One lady who was also a nurse was in hospital herself as a patient and unable to move due to an operation on her spine; Saville entered the ward on one of his frequent visits and proceed to molest this girl who was paralysed while she lay in her bed across the ward. This lady who was telling the story said that she was frozen to the spot and tried to tell afterwards but again the whole incident firmly ignored like so many others.

There was a policeman who was a youngster at the time and he knew of Saville's acts on the vulnerable but was told by his boss once when he tried to voice his fears 'TO KEEP QUIET!!'

The reason being that Saville was too large an asset to lose ;to large an asset to fight against!!!

What 'wishy washy' 'lily livered' people were these vile beings no better than Saville himself.

Hundreds have come forward slowly through the past weeks and I just hope that they get the help as some have never even spoken of these vile acts which violated their whole being.

Saville gave each and every victim a life sentence to carry around with them!!!!!!!

These past couple of weeks have also seen the arrest of Gary Glitter( a known pedophile)and also the comedian Freddie Starr who have since been released on police bail!!!

By today the number of people who Saville abused has risen to a horrendous 300;he died last year at the age of 84 yrs.

He is reckoned to have abused scores of girls and boys over a 40 year reign.

The vile scum Jimmy Saville.
The vile scum Jimmy Saville. | Source
The Bryn Estyn Care Home in North Wales where so many youngsters were abused in the late 60s early 70s !!!
The Bryn Estyn Care Home in North Wales where so many youngsters were abused in the late 60s early 70s !!! | Source

Since these brave people have found the courage to speak up about their suffering at the hands of vile Saville another ring of abuse is again lifting its head for a second time concerning children back in the 60s and 70s who were abused in The Bryn Estyn Children's Homes in North Wales!!!

Many did complain and made allegations against so many members of the community and workers at the homes and a police investigation did take place in the 90s but folded up after it was decided at the time that there was not enough evidence to go ahead!!!!!

Prime Minister David Cameron has now ordered the reopening of the case and this time no cover ups;I hope and pray that this is what will happen this time around!!!

One person who phoned in to Radio 2 yesterday morning told of how back in the mid 70s he was at this home and he escaped the grounds and stood beside the Police Station for a long time trying to find the courage to go in and tell of the awful abuse that he was suffering!!Eventually he did find the courage but as he told his story a policeman told him off and took him back to the homes after reprimanding him for wasting police time!!!

According to this brave person who is now a man in his 50s a prominent policeman was one of the abusers along with many other prominent members of the community!!!

The boys were abused at the home and were also taken to a local hotel where they were abused over and over again bu others!!!

Yesterday on the radio a man phoned in who had never ever spoken of his abuse at the homes;not even to his wife of 24 years.He went onto explain that to talk about the abuse would strip him of all his dignity!!! I think that the flood gates had then opened and what he proceeded to say was so so painful ;oh how i felt for him !!

Today as I look back on what he said I do still feel so so sorry for this poor man but my next emotion is to feel how brave he was and I hope that this will again bring many others forward ;that they will find the courage and the strength that this man did!!!

I m not going to share any of what he said but I can only say that it was horrific !!!So so very horrific.

This morning I came across this article in the Telegraph.


A Pedophile is a clever predator on the vulnerable ;they are cunning and they are psychologically convincing!!

However they are only brave while they reign ;only while their cover has not been blown!!

When their abuse is uncovered they are nothing more than bungling cowardly scum!!

Scum of the worst kind!!!

Finally this country is facing up to the sordidness of the past decades which have been pushed under the carpet.


I hope and pray as I sit I here this morning I feel so proud of these people who have come forward ;have so bravely told their story and it is important they have the support and help that they will need !!Many of these have never before spoken of the vile acts that were committed on them!!!

I want to tell them all to stand tall and stand proud ; to realise their full worth ;to realise the courage it has taken them to tell!!

To hold their heads high and even if some of the abusers are dead it matters not because this is their time to shine now .

To show their hearts to the world and to shame each and every abuser ;to strip them of any fake ounce of respect ;to make them stand naked as the vile scum they are.

Saville may be dead but it is only because of the courage of each and everyone who has told and will carry on doing so that the victims of the North Wales Care Home case is reopening.

Sometimes the only way to move forward in life and get the better of an abuser of any kind or of those who knew but did nothing is to be happy in each of our own lives!!!

If you know of any such suffering ;don't keep quiet ;don't sit down and push it to the back of your mind!!!

If you yourself have been abused ;either by a close member of your own family;or by a prominent member of your community then speak out!!!

Whether it was today,yesterday or decades ago it makes no difference!!!

Even if your abuser is no longer alive ,this matters not !!!

Stand Up,Stand Tall,Tell All And Shame!!!


Stand strong and let it go!!!


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    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Louisa for taking the time to read and comment. I know we cannot change the world but one deed whenever needed would make a great start and then maybe like a ripple on a lake this will spread and many will move onwards and upwards to break this vile silence which has ruined so many lives !!!

      I will also take note of the italics and thank you for mentioning. Have a great day and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      This means so very much to me rajan and it sickens me to think of what all these people have been through and just hope they will be given the much needed support from here on.

      I found the strength and I have turned my life around even though my sister was not so lucky and took her own life back in 1999.

      It is a comfort to know that one day they will have to stand before God. Today my message to all is that even if they are dead the way to overcome these vile scum is to be happy in our own lives and to walk on with head held high and self confidence brimming over.

      Thank you again rajan for taking the time to read and leave this comment.

      Have a wonderful day.


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      Louisa Rogers 

      6 years ago from Eureka, California and Guanajuato, Mexico

      Eiddwen, yes I did know about this and how the BBC tried to hush it up. I have an British in-law family so I keep up with things in the UK. It is all terrible, but I will say that at least it is coming out in the open and being talked about, not only in the UK, but in Ireland, in the U.S. and elsewhere-- and the discussion (including your hub) is supporting our growing awareness that this is simply not acceptable. Thank you for your contribution! PS just one thing-- I found the italics a bit hard to read on my aging eyes!

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Eddy... I wish I could be there to give you a hug for writing this. We as a society have come to the place where these people can no longer hide. There have been cases come to light here in Canada and finally the law is beginning to deal with it. The victims are no longer willing to allow it to happen.

      One comfort is knowing that people like these who have passed before they have been caught and those who have covered it up will someday stand before God.

      Hugs to you friend...

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Your words are spot on wrenfrost56 and your commet so appreciated. Have a wonderful day.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much bravewarrior my dear friend and I feel so strongly on this subject;we have to make a statement and shake away any thoughts of shame from the victims.

      Have a wonderful day my friend.


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      6 years ago from U.K.

      The Saville case is one that I am painfully aware of and my heart goes out to all the poor victims that were abused by him. Thank-you for keeping this issue out in the public domain and hopefully others who have gone through such an ordeal will know that it is wrong, it's not their fault and to feel like they can speak out and get help.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, it it absoutely inexcusable for the authorities to negate the violation imposed upon these innocent people. Saville was an asset??? To whom???? For any criminal to be allowed their path of destruction by the goverment is nothing short of abhorrent! If the people of any country cannot feel safe with those who are supposed to protect them, the world is in a sad state indeed.

      Thank you for bringing this forward, Eddy. The world needs to get a grasp of what is right and what is wrong. This is definitely wrong!

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      I am so sorry That Grrl to hear what happened to you and it takes courage to tell your story as you have done here!!!

      I agree with everything you say my dear ;why should these scum of the earth have 'Human Rights' what human rights do the victims have;very often they are given a life sentence!!I really do feel for you and I can relate ;however today I feel that the only way we can beat these vile beings is to stand up strong and be happy in our own lives.This is have accomplished and I just want to send out the message that this is possible to achieve no matter how or where the abuse.

      Thank you so very much for taking the time to read and comment and again my heart goes out to you.Here is to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.


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      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I was molested in a movie theatre as a kid. At the time I was too ashamed and embarrassed - also intimidated to do anything but sit there through the whole movie and wait until I could get out and leave. Now I wish I had told someone. But, at the time I told no one until hours later when I got home on the bus and told my Mother.

      I don't know why our society puts offenders and murderers on a pedastal. Instead of doing something real and concrete about the people molesting, beating or killing we lock up ourselves and our children. We are all afraid of our children being attacked and yet... the molesters (known molesters and violent offenders) are sent right back out with a slap on the wrist.

      I don't understand why we don't have capital punishment. When I ask about it here people were horrified at the idea of killing murders. Someone suggested they should have 3 chances before being punished. Well, I'm not volunteering to be beaten, molested or killed in order to give some offender a few more chances.

      It's all a sick joke and we are the dummies to live this way while allowing the offenders to rule our lives and make us live like cattle awaiting slaughter or rabbits afraid to poke our nose out of our holes. I don't listen to the news any more. I don't want to hear about the latest victim and I just get really angry when I hear about the offender who had already committed several crimes over the years but was set free to have another second chance, at our expense.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      It is time for so many changes to be made midget and if we are all a little bit more aware then maybe this change will come about. Thank you so much my friend for taking the time to read and comment.Have a great weekend.


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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Ties in with my idea of the need to use charisma wisely...this man is a classic case of how it is misused. Thanks for raising awareness, Eddy!

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much shiningirisheyes and I was also abused as a child and my sister took her own life because of this!!!

      Which is why all this means so very much to me !!!

      I have successfully made my way through life and finally know who I am which is why I so badly want others to find their way through life and to stand tall and proud. It is what we deserve and what is rightly ours!!!

      I ask you again my dear friend to say a prayer to all thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a great comment.

      Take care.


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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      As someone who was a victim of child abuse my heart goes out to the numerous victims of these monsters. They are the scourge of the earth and I commend Prime Minister David Cameron for doing more than most ever did. I only hope there are results from the investigations that lead to some type of healing for so many. Although they will carry it the rest of their lives.

      I thank you for writing this article and I am voting it up and sharing.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thanks for taking the time to read and leave your comment Frank.It is indeed so difficult as you say but changes do have to be made!!!

      Everyone needs to stand strong and be vocal ;it shouldn't be a taboo subject which is what it has been for years upon years.!!!

      Thank you so very much and please allow a prayer for each and everyone who has suffered or is suffering.

      Take care Frank.


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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      the devil now has company... it's tough because there is so much happening in the world today and we have to police our children too because our neighbors, friends, clergymen, teachers ect. ect. can't be trusted .. let me stop getting off the subject and not go into a private rant great share Eddy...

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Mhatter for stopping by and thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. It is so sad and disturbing but has to be faced without a doubt.

      If we all become a little more vigilant;a little more astute and take on the responsibly of reporting something that just doesn't seem right ourselves instead of sitting back and hoping that someone else will!!This is what makes everything such a vicious circle !!!

      Again my friend thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a caring comment. Once again please say a little prayer for all who suffering at the hands of such scum no matter where they are from and no matter who they are.!! We all need to become more vocal and we can make difference!!!

      Take care.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also c-m-hall ;I have not heard of that abuser you talk of but I will look him up later !!

      You are spot on when you say

      " I'm glad that these people are in the open and that so many people are coming forward. Abuse is no longer something to keep hidden, nor anything to be ashamed about. But that's the issue. All that shame attached to something the victim didn't do or deserve. "

      You are right times are changing and much good work is done but a young child who has been abused and is nearing adolescence seeks love and wrongly accepts the deeds of these scum as affection;

      Someone wants them..........

      Someone needs them..............

      Someone loves them...................

      As for the pain they are used to that ;so many of them and only when they are healing as adults do they understand the full story of how awful and horrific what was done to them really was!!!

      I really liked what you say here :-"Our world is slowly changing to where it is not a crime to be a victim! Nor is it a crime to speak about being a victim. There are many support groups and the more out in the open these issues are ... and the more and more we all talk about it ... The better our communication. The less we allow these atrocities to occur."

      It is not a shame and the more we talk about it the better our communication!!!

      Thank you so very much my friend and again I repeat my plea for us all to say a prayer ;no matter who we pray to; and pray for those brave souls who have come forward and maybe one day will be bale to help other through their own suffering which they have overcame and turned right round!!!

      Thank you .


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      He is so ugly isn't he flashmakeit and you are right people should come forward to save others also;but sometimes it is so difficult to do so. The psychological invisible but powerful chains twist and lock even tighter at times.

      It is so sad but again the whole world needs to stand up and take stock ;I am humbled by all these comments including yours flashmakeit and this shows that we do care ;we are strong and we can all do our bit!!!

      No matter how small it counts ;no matter how long after it counts; no matter who the culprit was it counts.

      I ask everyone to stand up, tell and shame these vile scum ;there is no place for them in our society.

      Thank you flashmakeit for taking the time to read and again I am sure you will be happy to say a prayer for these who have been so brave and all who have yet to share their suffering.

      Thank you again.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Ruby and yes he looks vile and makes me feel sick !!!When I was small and he used to be on the telly and continued to be so as I grew up and up until he died last year;that was all I saw was an eccentric looking man who did so much good!!!!

      Now what I see as you say is a vile scum of the very worst kind; it shows itself so clearly through and through!!!

      The disgrace also lies with those who knew what went on ; those who stood by and said nothing and those who committed these vile acts with him. As I said Gary Glitter and the British Comedian Freddie Starr who have both been released on police bail!!Gary Glitter already being a known paedophile!!!

      Thank you for reading Ruby and again will you also say a prayer for those who are being so strong and also for others to find their strength to come forward and so sadly the ones who are too small to defend them selves.

      I think it is time to move onwards and upwards!!!

      Thank you Ruby.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      It is so demoralising you are so right; and I hope with my heart that so many will one day very soon walk on tall and proud because for the first time in their lives they know freedom ;they know self pride and they finally know just who they are !!!

      They Belong!!!

      These paedophiles are so sadistically cunning ;they seem so large so powerful !!!Oh yes until their cover is blown and they will then crumble and seep and beg forgiveness!!!What they are actually crying about is the fact that they were caught !!!

      I wonder what your Justice system is like aviannovice???It seems to me that there is a degree of similarity throughout the world; to a certain degree!!!!!!

      Thank you so much again aviannovice your words mean so much and let's hope that our Systems to change for the better!!!

      Again I ask you to take a few moments to stop and say a little prayer for all who are suffering ;and for all who have made the journey to recovery and have survived!!

      Taking that very first step will be the biggest step anyone will ever take;but so well worth it!!!

      Take care.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      You have hit the nail on the head Brenda ; of course very child should be listened to and also every adult who is coming forward some 40 years or so after the abuse. The abuse never ends ;it stays in the mind ;it stays each day ;in actions and the way lives are lived.

      We all deserve a good life;we all deserve trust; we all deserve to be loved!!!

      It is so sickening isn't it Brenda that this vile scum will never actually face up to these crimes;he is not physically here to see himself stripped of his knighthood;for all his assets to be frozen and used at a later to date to help his victims. Soon after the first cases of abuse were disclosed his family removed his headstone from the graveyard where he was buried in the middle of the night!!!!!!For respect to others who were also buried near to him and to respect for his hundreds of victims. Although at the time the numbers were as high as they are now!!!

      Thank you so much my friend and again I ask you to say a prayer for everyone who have found the courage to coke forward;the ones who have yet to do so and also for little ones who are going through it today and are too small to do anything.

      Take care


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      I know moonlake it is so awful ;not too long ago we had the horrific case of Baby P and what beyond belief awful acts his mother and stepfather and lodger did to him. I am not going to divulge any of the acts on here but believe me they were horrific!!!!

      The night before this beautiful babe died he was taken to the doctor who wrote in her notes that "He was a little grumpy!!" He died with multiple broken ribs and and so much more ;yes so much more !!!!!The injuries were horrific;the head of that Social Services Dept. was a Sharon Shoestring and because the Sun Newspaper took up a campaign;due to the departments negligence; she was sacked but later sued the Department for unfair dismissal and won her case.

      I may have been cynical when I said at the time that things would once more slip back to a wishy washy system when the hype had died down and what happened????Yes I am afraid so!!!

      Thank you so much moonlake for taking the time to read moonlake and for leaving this kind and caring comment ;can I ask you to say a little prayer for all who are being abused and also for those who have so bravely come forward some for a second time.

      Take care and thank you.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      That is so sad to hear and this so needs to change ; what an awful corrupt world we live in.A world with morals thrown into oblivion!!!

      We need to stand up and talk not just a handful of people but so so many of us ;we have all become very close here on HubPages ; we have formed friendships ;we have shown we have warm hearts ;we have shown we have compassion.

      So now is the tie to stand strong and give the justice System the shaking it needs. No matter what small part we play ;no matter on what level the abuse is just speak out !!!Help to end someone's suffering!!!

      Thank you so much jose for returning to add more to you comment.

      Thank you and have a great day.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      You are so right tilllsontitan everyone who covers these vile deeds are as bad and as vile as the abusers themselves.

      We need to learn to listen ;we need to walk around with our eyes open and we need to tell when we sense something is not right!!!!

      It grieves me to think of a child who has plucked up the courage to tell ;that part of him telling himself "Once I tell it will all be over with!! I will be strong so that I can put an end to it.

      This is one man's experience when he was in the North Wales home.It carried on thus:-

      With a new heart this child walks into a police station to tell his story only (I can feel his courage at this point) to be dragged back to the abusers by his ear;not believed and to be told that he was a trouble maker!!! . In the homes he lived in he had a number and not a name.

      He was sent to the homes due to horrific circumstances at home!!I will not share any of his experiences fully because it is his story to tell and not for me to publicly share on here.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave a strong and caring comment.

      I ask you again to ask you again say a little prayer for all these brave brave people and also pray for the strength that others need to come forward and speak out !!! It is not their shame; it is not their guilt ; and by telling then being given the much needed support they will need to hopefully one day stand strong and tell the world "I Belong!!"

      Thank you again.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes Billy it most certainly needs to be "dragged into the public eye and never hidden or hushed up."

      I cannot speak out enough on this subject because it is not a matter of a little one cutting his knee ;Mum putting a plaster on it and kiss it better!!!This abuse festers ;we are so different as individuals and it will affect so many in many different ways and at so many different levels!!

      Abuse has always been rife and there has been much has development over the years but still many are so so ignorant of the subject.The immediate family very often can only feel the shame brought on to the family by the victim speaking out!!!Never a thought of the mental anguish caused.

      Thank you so much my dear friend and I ask you also to say a prayer for those who have found the courage and send a prayer for others to find that strength to disclose their anguish also.

      Take care Billy.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Hi carter06 ;yes i agree with you regardless of the work that is done today and I must add here that a lot of good work is done in this filed but child abuse is still so frequent ;still too prolific!!!

      These abusers prey on the vulnerable ;the children in this particular Home were given numbers when they were admitted and were then called by these numbers and not by their christian names. Many had come from volatile backgrounds and so so sadly accept this grooming which pedophiles are known for as affection; so so sadly they feel that they are loved and that someone wants them!!!

      It angers me today that there is such a thing as 'Human rights' for these scum(if they are still alive of course) what about the human rights of their victims ??!!!These people know no remorse and the only time they show any sign of pathetic remorse is when they are caught out.

      They are also so psychologically clever and can dupe anyone not knowing the ways in which their minds work!!!

      I don't know how the justice system works there in Australia;but I hope it is better than the british System. I ask you also to take a few moments to say a prayer for these wonderful people who have so bravely come forward and to those who are yet to do so.

      Thank you so very much and I will keep you updated on these proceedings.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Denise for stopping by and leaving this comment.

      I cannot add much more to what you have already said and yes the saddest part is that these people who were abused as children grow up to feel that they are the ones who are not worthy of recognition;not worthy of their right place in life !!!

      I think many become Chameleons ;as they live each day in the wrong place for them but as a Chameleon they learn to develop themselves to fit into any surrounding. They know not who they are and it is so so sad!!

      I have seen people who grew up on the top ladder in today's 'Social ladder' but because they had never spoken about what happened to them as children later in life they crumble into life's low lives.

      This is heartbreaking to witness and as you say Denise "Money is power and has its benefits in a most dysfunctional way." You are so so right and so so heartbreaking !!!

      Thank you so very much Denise for taking the time to read and leave this sincere comment.Can i ask you to take a few moments and say a prayer to whoever you pray to (it matters not who or what) that these people will find solace and to give strength to those who have yet to tell!!!

      Admire those who have been so brave at this moment in time and I will certainly keep you updated on the outcome of the Children's Home.

      Lots of love and take care Denise.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Your words are so true jose;as you say to tell may not bring total peace but it helps ;it takes courage and strength but it's a starting point and I hope from my heart that so so many more will come forward .It doesn't matter where they are from it doesn't matter the length of the abuse. Abuse is abuse and from my heart again I can't ask enough for so many more to come forward;it will soothe their pains and hopefully they will see these shameful vile scum crumble into bungling idiots before their eyes.

      Thank you so very much jose for stopping by and I will indeed follow these proceedings and will most certainly keep you all up to date!!!

      Today take a couple of minutes to stop and pray for each victim;the ones who have come forward and the ones who are yet to do so.


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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      A break from your usual fair. Though sad and disturbing, you did a good job covering and calling our attention to this.

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      6 years ago from York, Maine

      Saville's been in your news ... Jerry Sandusky's been in ours. I'm glad that these people are in the open and that so many people are coming forward. Abuse is no longer something to keep hidden, nor anything to be ashamed about. But that's the issue. All that shame attached to something the victim didn't do or deserve. Our world is slowly changing to where it is not a crime to be a victim! Nor is it a crime to speak about being a victim. There are many support groups and the more out in the open these issues are ... and the more and more we all talk about it ... The better our communication. The less we allow these atrocities to occur. Thank you for writing about this.

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      6 years ago from usa

      He was ugly! Some times it is hard for a young man or girl to admit that they where raped but I think they should report the person who raped them because they will harm other people. That is a sad story!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Looking at Saville's face gave me a creepy feeling, just think what it did to the children. I hope you will keep us up to date on the children's home. Thank you for writing this story. Hugs..

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The mental stigma of this entire Saville situation is frightening. I do so hope these people achieve peace. They just might, as the man in dead, but they never had their chance to be believed for all those years. It is so shameful and demoralizing. People like Saville always prey on the weak and small, and they know just how to get what they want.

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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Every child should be believed. If the allegation is later proven false then so be it. Failure to take a child seriously makes them carry the burden for many years. This terrible man and his cronies terrorized children and never paid for the crime. That makes me sick at heart and stomach.

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      6 years ago from America

      Child abuse everywhere is out of hand and not enough is being done to the abuser and the ones that are covering up for that abuser. I read a story about a little Mich baby yesterday her father killed her by the awful thing he did to her. To a tiny baby that could not even crawl. It was so bad I couldn’t tell the story to my husband.

      Voted up on your hub.

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      Jose Misael Polanco 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Yes it has become the time to make changes in the criminal justice system too.

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      Jose Misael Polanco 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      if he were tried in CA he would be free to go and all charges dismisses in the district 9 federal court of appeals. It si the most liberal court ever.

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      It is time for society, around the world, to punish not only the pedophile but anyone and everyone that allows a cover-up of these horrendous deeds. No child should ever be made to suffer in this way and no child should be scoffed at when he looks for help!

      Your hub brilliantly points out the need to LISTEN and DO SOMETHING for any child that is hurting, mistreated or abused.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and shared.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This is a sickness that knows no boundaries, and the damage done, as you pointed out, is extensive and often not known. We had a case last year of a football coach at a prestigious university who got away with this for decades. So much much trust lost.....there needs to be accountability and this sort of thing needs to be dragged into the public eye and never hidden or hushed up.

      Great job my friend! I appreciate you speaking up about this.



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      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      This is a powerful story Eddy, another that is shockingly, devastatingly true for many many children and adults...I think what makes it so hard to bare is that many of us who have tirelessly worked in the field of child protection still acknowledge that regardless of raising awareness and education re child abuse it is still far too frequent!!! Thanks for bringing this awful situation to my attention...Agree most def time for change...VUUI & shared

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      I can barely process this as an adult, Eddy...the horror and betrayal that these children experienced by these vile adults, and then by the system that did not believe them. Money is power and has its benefits in a most dysfunctional way.

      Over 300 children have been abused who are now adults with the scars of this man's horrendous acts. Adults who have been damaged and who they themselves may turn around and repeat the cycle. At the very least, who have grown to wonder what was wrong with them...or that they themselves are disgusting.

      Keeping this to themselves all of these years because of disbelief...what a horror. And, the man died before he could get his just dues! What a shame. He needed to experience the pain that these children felt.

      Thank you for a well written, informative hub. I hope you do a follow up on the outcome of the Children's Home. Rated UP/I/U and sharing.

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      Jose Misael Polanco 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Well i really wish for victims of all abuses and molestations to have peace within. Maybe sometimes not even justice or counseling will bring complete relief but will surely help.

      Just looking at his face makes me sick and now i cant image how hard it must have been for people to suffer and bear that burden every day. The burden to try to deal with a public figure with good reputation yet evil intentions being worshipped by all yet hurting the more vulnerable.

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      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much carol for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment. It is so bad and the fact that they have tried so hard to get someone to listen to therm for so long makes my blood boil!!!

      Take care and enjoy your day.


      There has to be change and hopefully this time round someone will listen.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Child abuse is one of the most horrid things in life. I am sure that young children cannot process the horror until they are older. what is in the minds of these people who commit these deeds...And get away with them for years. Well written and well thought out hub. Voted Up.


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