The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse was told Janner abused children over a 33-year period, arranging for those “in whom he had a sexual interest” to be brought to the Houses of Parliament.
Speaking at the first preliminary hearing Ben Emmerson QC said: “The allegations in summary are that Greville Janner exploited children and perpetrated a full range of sexual offences against them, including what would now be termed in English law as rape.
“In relation to a number of the complainants it is alleged that Janner abused his position as an MP by arranging for children in whom he had a sexual interest to be brought to the Houses of Parliament.”
These are alleged to have taken place between 1955 and 1988 – but nobody knew it was going on. Nobody thought anything looked a tad odd and nobody thought to ask what the hell was going on. Apparently.
Don’t go getting excited though that anybody will ever be charged with anything. Janner is dead and the inquiry is set to last for five years and has a budget of £17.9m for this financial year alone!