Friday, September 3, 2010
FLASHBACK: Prison Planet Archive – Elite Sex Rings
One of Portugal’s most famous television presenters and a former ambassador to Unesco were among those who abused boys in a paedophile ring involving the country’s state-run orphanages, according to a court verdict released today.
The verdict being read out today at a Lisbon court brings to an end the long-running scandal over a child prostitution racket involving young boys from the Casa Pia network of orphanages.
Clients included people from the country’s professional, government and media elites, according to trial evidence. Systematic sexual abuse involving orphanage employees was also revealed.
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Newspaper websites and television stations provided live running coverage of this morning’s reading of what the Portuguese legal system calls the “proven facts” of a case that has shocked the country.
Former secretary of state for families Teresa Costa Macedo, who presented the evidence to Ramalho Eanes and sent a dossier to police that was later lost, said she received anonymous threats by phone and post.
“They said they would kill me, flay me and a lot of other things,” she said.
This article was posted: Friday, September 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm