Source Pravda.Ru

UK authorities work to expose nation's largest pedophile ring


Operation Hydrant created by UK National Police Chief's Council, is investigating a number of alleged sex abuse inquiries, Pravda.Ru reports. The operation, which does not conduct a particular investigation, said that the 1,433 suspected offenders included 76 politicians, 43 musicians, and 135 from film, television and radio. A further 216 were revealed to have died.

The alleged abuse is primarily thought to have happened in institutions. As many as 666 of the suspects targeted victims in establishment places.

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A total of 154 schools, 75 children's homes and 40 places of religious worship were among the institutions identified.

The UK authorities see "an unprecedented increase" in the number of allegations surfacing, officials said.

As part of Operation Hydrant, authorities investifate incidents spanning from the 1970s till the 2000s. In all of those incidents, inquiries into MPs, actors and the clergy were dropped due to pressure from senior officers.