Pedophile Ring Run From Children's Hospital Exposed by Police
Pedophilia network run by doctor from child care home
Police have uncovered a mass pedophile ring that has been running for "decades" from a children's hospital.
An investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse by a doctor at a former psychiatric hospital for children has found that over 100 children have reported they were raped and/or tortured at the hospital.
Complaints go as far back as the 1960s adults have now come forward to complain about the abuse they suffered at the hospital as children.
The pedophilia network was being run by Dr. Kenneth Milner from Aston Hall in Derbyshire, UK.
The child patients were administered drugs which left them in a zombie-like state and unable to move before they were raped by Dr. Milner, other hospital staff, and Milner's associates and other members of his pedophile ring.
Milner died in 1976, but a Derbyshire Police report has found that had he been alive, he would have been questioned over allegations of rape, indecent assault, and child cruelty.
Investigators have concluded that there was sufficient evidence to arrest him and are now trying to establish his connections to other child abusers.
Sky News reports: Investigators trawled medical and administrative documents relating to Aston Hall, which accommodated children assessed to have learning and physical difficulties.
Carol Mackie was just 15 when she was sent there in the 1960s after running away from home.
She went to Derbyshire Police with her allegations in 2011.
The matter was investigated but went no further.
Two years ago, dozens of former patients began to come forward complaining of physical and sexual abuse - prompting a new police investigation.
The report reveals that 115 witnesses were interviewed and that 77 offenses were recorded in relation to a total of 65 victims - including rape, sexual assault, and common assault - against Dr. Milner and other hospital staff at the time.
Children were told they were to undergo "treatment" for their condition, the report said.
The "treatment" consisted of being stripped naked before being injected with sodium pentothal and sodium amytal - sometimes known as "truth serums" - which rendered the victim semi-conscious and unable to move.
The report states:
"This type of procedure would not be acceptable within today's medical standards.
"It is questionable as to whether it was acceptable during the period in question, particularly in the treatment of young people."
The report concludes that had he been alive, there would have been sufficient evidence to justify interviewing Dr. Milner under caution in connection with several potential offenses including rape, indecent assault, and child cruelty.
But it also states no inference can be drawn as to his guilt.
The Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board has also accepted that the claims made by Carol and others were and are genuine.
Derbyshire Police Chief Superintendent Kem Mehmet said:
"I am hopeful that the police investigation has helped those who have been affected by Aston Hall and Dr. Milner with their recovery.
"When a victim of non-recent abuse becomes known to us, without exception we treat their individual needs and requirements as a priority."