Douglas Slade, a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange has been sentenced to 24 years for abusing young boys.

The Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) was a notorious organisation which campaigned for legislation to lower the legal age of consent.

Slade was found guilty of 13 charges of abusing 5 children between the 1960s and 1980s.

DS Paul Melton of Avon and Somerset Police said, ” Slade was part of a network of men whose sole aim was to find vulnerable children to abuse.”

When sentencing Judge Euan Ambrose told Slade, “Your interest in young boys is well established. It led you to become involved in 2 notorious organisations, PIE and Paedophile Action for Liberation. I am satisfied that you were involved in both organisations. It reflected your interest in sex with young boys and your wish to see sex between adults and young boys decriminalised.”

Christopher Skeaping also a member of PIE is due to be sentenced for indecent assault against one of Slade’s victims on a date to be fixed by the Court.

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