Douglas Slade, 75 and Christopher Skeaping, 72 former members of the Paedophile Information Exchange (P.I.E.) have been found guilty of sexual offences of boys which took place between 1965 and 1980.

Slade, who the Sunday People described as “one of the most violent men in Britain “ was arrested in the Philippines in 2015 was yesterday found guilty at the Bristol Crown Court of 6 sexual offences and 7 counts of indecent assault against boys. He will be sentenced on Friday. Skeaping was found guilty of one charge of indecent assault and will be sentenced shortly.

P.I.E was established in 1975 as a network which campaigned for sex with children to be made legal by lowering the age of consent. The National Crime Agency have described Slade as a “prolific abuser who could act with impunity.” Detective Sergeant Paul Melton of Avon and Somerset Police has said, “it is clear from the evidence that both Slade and Skeaping were part of a network of men who wanted to abuse children.”

The National Crime Agency have confirmed that they will continue their work , “to tackle the threat posed by UK transnational child sex offenders.”


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