Many are now adults and have been traced by police and social workers. But officers have also unearthed a recent allegation of abuse.
A former assistant bishop is among Righton’s long-standing friends.
He came to us through an estate agent with impeccable references.’ She said she was not aware of the current investigation but had been told of his previous conviction for possessing indecent material by police and social workers. But I have discussed this with Mr Righton and he tells me this material was unsolicited. Wellington boots with their names inscribed in the rims stood outside their door.
Scores of boys’ names were found in a diary, some underlined.
These, investigators believe, were boys that had been sexually abused.
But the Evening Standard can reveal that he is now the central figure in a new investigation into the suspected abuse of scores of boys over four decades.
When this investigation began, Righton and his male lover fled to a country estate which is also an educational and recreational centre for children.
In the meantime it was left for officers investigating Righton to contact their counterparts in Suffolk to establish why he had gone to live there.
The Henniker estate has been the family home since 1756, a rambling mansion house set in farmland and woods.Teachers, parents and welfare officials who send children to the estate are unaware of the two men and the police investigation into alleged paedophilia.The pair live at the Suffolk ancestral home of the 8th Baron Henniker.unimaginable,” one spectator told Belgian radio as police continued their excavations at two houses linked to Marc Dutroux, the electrician of Sars-la-Buissiere who will appear in court today.The families of Laetitia Delheze and Sabine Dardenne, the two girls who were rescued from a concrete dungeon beneath Dutroux’s terraced house night, gave thanks for their escape.Evening Standard, 6th May 1993 By Stewart Payne & Eileen Fairweather BRITAIN’S leading consultant on children’s homes is at the centre of a nationwide police and social work investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against boys.