Peter Righton was questioned about child sex offences in May 1993 and November 1994Posted: August 21, 2014
This new post on Spotlight identifies Peter Righton’s arrest in 1994. Another report given here also identifies an arrest in 1993. Both of these are subsequent to Righton’s conviction for importing child abuse images in 1992.
Evening Standard, May 19th, 1993
‘Two quizzed over child abuse case’
CHILDREN’S homes expert Peter Righton has been arrested and questioned over alleged child abuse.
It follows the Evening Standard revelation two weeks ago that Mr Righton, 67, was at the centre of a police and social work investigation.
We traced Mr Righton to the country estate of Lord Henniker’s family in Suffolk which is also an education and recreational centre for children.
Mr Righton and another man have been placed on bail while papers are submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service.
The police investigation followed the seizure of indecent material from homes in Evesham, Hereford and Worcester, last year.
A recently discovered press cutting shows that Peter Righton was questioned about indecent assaults on children by the Obscene Publications Squad in November 1994 – several months after the Hereford & Worcester investigation had been shut down, and after the BBC documentary Secret Life of a Paedophile had been broadcast. It can be assumed by the absence of any further news reports that he was never charged with an offence, despite clear evidence from his diaries including names and ages of victims, along with the name of the institution where he abused them. The November 1994 arrest took place in Eye, Suffolk – presumably at Lord Henniker’s estate, where he had been living since his 1992 arrest.
The Independent, 10th November 1994
A former lecturer on child social work is being questioned about indecent assaults on children. Scotland Yard’s Obsene Publications Squad arrested Peter Righton, 68, in Eye, Suffolk.
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