Posts tagged with  " compensation "

Messham says "They sorted it all out, but today they deny it"

January 21, 2005:

They sorted it all out, but today they deny it Jan 21 2005, By Matt Withers, Daily Post A CHILD abuse campaigner accused of a £30,000 benefits fraud yesterday insisted he had done nothing wrong.Steven Messham told Warrington Crown Court he had been told he did not have to declare he had up to £40,000 […]

Councillor King says I didnt help him cheat benefits

January 20, 2005:

I didn’t help him cheat benefits. By Matt Withers, Daily Post THE man in charge of North Wales’ police watchdog yesterday denied giving advice on benefits to an abuse scandal victim accused of fraud.Steven Messham is facing charges of fraudulently claiming more than £33,000 in benefits, despite having up to £40,000 in the bank.The 42-year-old […]

Child abuse victim denies £33k fraud

January 19, 2005:

Child abuse victim denies £33k fraud. By Matt Withers, Daily Post A NORTH Wales child abuse scandal victim fraudulently claimed around £33,000 in benefits despite having up to £40,000 in the bank, a court heard yesterday.Steven Messham told benefits bosses he had little or no savings while tens of thousands of pounds – much of […]

Teacher's false sex claim payout

January 18, 2005:

A teacher has won £22,000 compensation for being unfairly dismissed following sexual allegations by two girls at a school in mid Wales. Iwan Rees, a teacher at John Beddoes school, Presteigne, was dismissed after complaints by the girls aged 12 and 16. A tribunal in Cardiff criticised the investigation by the school and Powys County […]

Abuse claim is smear, says campaigner [Ireland]

November 14, 2004:

Repoirt by Dearbhail McDonald: THE founder of Let Our Voices Emerge (Love), a charity that represents priests and nuns wrongly accused of abuse, is being investigated for child neglect. Florence Horsman Hogan, a paediatric nurse and mother of four, has been accused of neglecting her two youngest children, aged 6 and 10. An anonymous caller […]

Revealed: past lies of abuse witness

October 31, 2004:

A WOMAN whose claims of Satanic child sex abuse helped put eight people in the dock had a history of making false allegations, which was known to police, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. Angela Stretton was the key police witness in the Lewis abuse case which collapsed this summer with charges against all the accused […]

It's getting worse for vulnerable parents

October 19, 2004:

Two months ago, health.telegraph explored the problem of children being taken into care after their parents had been falsely accused of ill-treatment. Since then, reports Cassandra Jardine, more than 40 couples have defied the rules of secrecy to tell of their own experiencesSince the acquittal of Sally Clark, Angela Cannings and Trupti Patel, a large […]

I will not be bought

September 13, 2004:

A MAN who claims he was the victim of abuse at the hands of Catholic priests has vowed he will not be silenced.Jim Beresford, 56, of Raw Nook Road, Salendine Nook, says he was physically and sexually abused as a teenager while attending an industrial school near Dublin in the early 1960s.Now solicitor Jonathan Dixon, […]

Probe into collapsed abuse case

July 13, 2004:

Independent experts have been called in by Western Isles Council to assess its handling of a child abuse inquiry which collapsed. The case against seven men and a woman was dropped after the Crown Office announced last week there was not enough evidence to prosecute. Some of those who faced allegations of offences on the […]

Katrina Meaclem missed out on precious time with her dying father because of false sexual abuse allegations. (New Zealand)

May 20, 2004:

False abuse claim robs woman of dying dad By JARROD BOOKER Katrina Meaclem missed out on precious time with her dying father because of false sexual abuse allegations. Sixteen years after her father’s death, Meaclem, 29, cannot forgive Dr Diane Espie, who examined her and added considerable weight to existing claims that she had been […]

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