LONDON (ChurchMilitant.com) - A London detective is filing charges against Scotland Yard for psychological damage related to the suppression of child prostitution cases.
Jonathan Wedger, a child protection specialist and detective with London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), is filing a civil suit against Scotland Yard for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) owing to stress he endured because of his investigations into child prostitution.
Since the early 1990s, he has been investigating cases in the London area involving girls between the ages of nine and 17 who have been driven into drug addiction and groomed for prostitution.
He discovered, however, deep corruption within the legal system, finding that police, judges and politicians not only knew about the problem but were sometimes the very perpetrators he was pursuing.
His superiors shut down his investigations and threatened him if he revealed anything. In July 2016, Wedger went public and revealed the troubling details in an interview with Brian Gerrish of Dispatches From the Front on the independent news website the U.K. Column.
Wedger asserts he was threatened. "If you mention a word of this," his superior said, "you will be thrown to the wolves. You will lose everything — and that means your job, your home, your kids, you will lose it all. You need to shut your f***ing mouth."
Owing to the pressure and constant harassment, he remained quiet for years, fearing his children would be taken away from him and placed in the U.K. foster care system, which he calls "a pedophile's playground."
His salary was halved without notice, and his medical bills are piling up. Funding Morality is raising money to help Wedger with living expenses and medical costs resulting from the PTSD he acquired from the bullying he has endured at the hands of police officials and politicians.
A report from 2010 shows police knew of a Muslim rape gang in Rotherham was responsible for the sexual assault of more than 1,400 underage girls. Officials did little or nothing to stop it for fear of being called racist, despite a secret report filed by the police themselves discussing the epidemic of child sex trafficking by Muslim men.
Police also knew that Pakistani Muslims in Birmingham were targeting young girls for sex trafficking but didn't inform the public, since the majority of offenders were Pakistani men between the ages of 17–40.