Medomsley Centre inquiry: Claims prison officers routinely raped hundreds of boys


Medomsley Detention Centreoriginally by: Mirror Online
published: 14 August 2013

Claims a ring of violent paedophile prison officers routinely raped hundreds of teenage boys in a borstal are finally being investigated – after an alleged police cover-up.

Senior officers have launched a major inquiry into the horrific sex abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre, County Durham, after complaints were ignored by police or dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.

One brave victim, who has waived his right to anonymity, said: “I was raped every single day.”

John McCabe was abused, aged 17, for six months by prison officer Neville Husband. He said: “I was asked to work in the kitchens. That’s where I met him.

“He told me if I didn’t do what he wanted he’d kill me and nobody would care. “I thought I was the only boy he abused. Now I know there were more. A lot more. And it wasn’t just him.”

John, of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, added: “I’m fighting for justice for those boys, for myself. Too many people have got away with this for far too long.”

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