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Friday, 1 February 2013
PAEDOPHILE BARRISTER WITHOUT ANY REMORSE WAS REWARDED MEANWHILE NO PAYOUTS FOR NON-BARRISTERS WHO'S CASES BREECH HUMAN RIGHTS GUIDELINES
A victim of a barrister who was jailed for sexually abusing boys spoke of his anger that the European Court of Human Rights had awarded his abuser more than £5,000 in compensation and costs.
David Meek waived his right
to anonymity to protest over the money received by his abuser, Rupert
Massey, who had complained that the case against him took too long to
come to court.
However, he has received
a payout of £5,496 after the European Court found he had suffered
"distress and frustration" because of the "unreasonable"
length of proceedings against him.
He was arrested in 1995 after
one of the children complained to police. He was charged in 1997 and
in 1999 he was convicted of 16 offences of indecent assault against
the three boys.
He had tried to challenge
the judgment, but was told there were no grounds for doing so.
"Where was the European Court when I was sitting at home tearing my hair out because of yet another adjournment in the case?
"The people that matter, the victims, the police and the prosecutors, were never consulted over his claim for money and that can't be right."
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) also criticised the payout, calling it "perverse".
A spokesman said: "My reaction is one of bewilderment. Everybody has rights. But when people commit offences against children I struggle with the fact these people have the same rights as the rest of us.
"By pleading not guilty he [Massey] made it a lot worse for his victims.
"This man made them take the stand at his trial and go through the pain and heartbreak of having to relive the most awful things in front of a court."
Judges at the court in Strasbourg were told that the length of time between Massey's arrest and the case coming to trial was so great that his human rights were breached.
The court upheld Massey's
claims, awarding him £2,750 damages and £2,750 in legal
MASSEY A MEDIA LAWYER ABUSED FORMER CHILD STAR MARK EADIE
FORMER child star of TV's Grange Hill told of the secret abuse he suffered at the hands of Rupert Massey a showbiz lawyer.
Mark Eadie spoke out when jailed Rupert Massey planned an appeal against his conviction for 16 indecent assaults.
The ex-actor, who has fought depression and a breakdown, was too ill to testify against Massey at the trial in Wolverhampton.
In the late 70s, Mark was Andrew Stanton in Grange Hill - getting into scrapes with Tucker Jenkins, played by EastEnder Todd Carty. He met Massey at 14 and was invited to Bournemouth, where the lawyer lived.
Mark, now 35 and married with children, said: "He recognised I was vulnerable and in need of cuddling." He said the abuse began almost immediately.
Massey, who found him acting roles, expected him to share a double bed and swim naked in the sea.
When Mark learned Massey was under investigation and recalled: "I began to realise he was an animal. I fell apart."
Massy is part of an Elite Paedophile Ring connected to the BBC, the Police and Jimmy Savile which is currently under investigation, WIll he be interviewed about his buddies?
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