18 Medomsley Detention Centre prison officers to be questioned over sex abuse scandal


Medomsley Detention Centresource: Chronicle Live
published: Nov 06, 2014

Eighteen prison officers are due to be questioned by police as the investigation into Medomsley borstal becomes Britain’s largest sexual and physical abuse inquiry.

More than 900 victims have now come forward in the inquiry into the horrific abuse at the County Durham detention centre in the 1970s and 80s.

A former prison governor will also be questioned by Durham Constabulary in connection with the abuse probe.

Police believe a paedophile ring was operating inside and outside of the unit taking advantage of dozens of vulnerable youngsters being away from home. Victims say abusers even took them out of the borstal to carry out their sickening sex attacks.

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