The People, 18th May 1986
The Times, 6th September 1996
by Stephen Farrell
A SENIOR British diplomat who smuggled paedophile videos into the country was in jail last night, facing a sentence of up to seven years. Robert Coghlan, 54, will be sentenced today after a jury at Southwark Crown Court found him guilty of importing 109 obscene tapes, 70 containing child pornography, in March this year.
Customs investigators said he was part of a secret international paedophile network. They described the videos as among the worst they had seen. Coghlan showed no emotion when the seven men and five women took less than an hour to reach a verdict after a three-day trial.
After the case James McGregor, deputy chief investigation officer for HM Customs, said there was little doubt that Coghlan belonged to a paedophile ring. “It is a secretive network in which people work by making, exchanging and selling this sort of…
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13 year old Tony McGrane was murdered near his home in Kings Cross in 1986. Islington Council wasn’t mentioned in any of the press coverage, but the Daily Mail reported that he was ” a regular truant from Conewood Assessment Centre School”. There was no such school, but there was a children’s home called Conewood Street Assessment Centre in Highbury which was run by Islington Council.
14 year old Jason Swift, who was raped and killed in 1985 by Sidney Cooke, Leslie Bailey, Lennie Smith, Robert Oliver, Stephen Barrell, and a number of unidentified men, is also thought to have attended Conewood Street Assessment Centre in the months before his death, although this wasn’t mentioned in any of the press coverage, and any files that Islington Council held on Jason have almost certainly been destroyed, along with many other files on children in their care.
In 1983, John Picton, an…
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Nicholas Rabet was the former deputy manager of Islington Council’s children’s home at 114 Grosvenor Avenue.
Police charge a British national with child molestation in Thailand’s tourist town of Pattaya. A British man has been charged with molesting underage children in Thailand, using computer games to lure dozens of boys to his home, police said on Saturday (July 16, 2005). Nicholas John Rabet, 56, was detained on Thursday (July 14) at a rented house in the resort town of Pattaya. During a raid on his house, police confiscated 11 game machine consoles, snacks and plastic bags filled with clothes of children who came to play at his place. Police Colonel Preecha Soonthornsiri said Rabet offered his house as a free game arcade for children aged between 6-14 on the condition they took off their clothes while playing the games to prevent them from stealing…
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