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|Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:46 am Post subject: 1982 GCHQ protect Geoffrey Prime, state sanction paedophiles
|Why GCHQ is protecting state sanctioned PIE paedophiles
Paedophile Mason ran lodge set up for GCHQ
ONE OF Britain’s most influential paedophiles was the head of a Masonic lodge founded and frequented by GCHQ spies.
By JAMES FIELDING
PUBLISHED: 19:10, Sat, May 23, 2015 | UPDATED: 19:35, Sat, May 23, 2015
Arrivals at the new GCHQ established the lodge
Keith Harding, former membership secretary of the Paedophile Information Exchange (Pie) was made Worshipful Master of the Mercurius Lodge in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 2011.
The child molester, who died last summer, presided over ceremonies and rituals from an ornate throne.
Harding was convicted of an indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in 1958 and classified a Schedule-1 offender, which meant the offence remained on his criminal record all his life.
His name was also on a list of about 400 Pie members seized by police in 1984, the year the organisation disbanded.
The Sunday Express revealed earlier this month how Harding met MPs Cyril Smith and Leon Brittan in the 1980s when he ran a north London antiques store.
Thirty-five years ago he appeared alongside paedophile television presenter Jimmy Savile in a Christmas special of Jim’ll Fix It.
The lodge boasts of its Government Communications Headquarters heritage on its website.
A source close to Harding revealed: “The Mercurius Lodge is known as the Spies Lodge because it was set up by GCHQ and over the years many intelligence officers have become members.
“These are people trained to find out sensitive information and yet none of them had any idea of Keith’s background and past convictions.
“They even voted him the highest honour by making him Worshipful Master.
“Keith felt the Freemasons were somewhere he finally belonged, he called them his “brotherhood”.
“When he died last year, they arranged his funeral and made sure the ceremony started at midday because the time apparently has significance within Masonic ritual.”
Spies displaced from London and Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, where the German wartime Enigma code was cracked, set up the Mercurius Lodge in 1957.
It meets at the Grade IIlisted Cheltenham Masonic Hall, purpose-built in 1823.
Harding ran the Mechanical Music Museum 10 miles away in Northleach after moving from London in 1987.
In 2013, he organised a trip to the museum for Freemasons and their families.
A photograph shows Harding wearing a Masonic apron, collar and medals during a ceremony a couple of years ago.
The Mercurius Lodge last night declined to comment.
Detectives probing historical sexual abuse allegations revealed on Wednesday they are investigating 1,433 suspects, including 135 from the entertainment industry, 76 politicians, seven sportsmen and 43 from the music industry.
"The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates the possessor from the community" Carl Jung
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|Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:48 am Post subject:
|Geoffrey Prime, GCHQ and the Paedophile Information Exchange
In 1982 a Cheltenham taxi driver called Geoffrey Prime was arrested for sexually assaulting two young girls. His wife then reported her suspicions about him to the police, and it transpired that he had been selling state secrets to the Russians during his previous employment in GCHQ. He had been a spy for over 14 years and had also worked in the Foreign Office and the RAF.
On 20th July 1982, Margaret Thatcher told Parliament that Prime had been charged under the Official Secrets Act. (Guardian 21/07/1982)
On 10th November 1982 Prime was jailed for 38 years, which at the time was one of the longest sentences to be handed down by a British court. “Geoffrey Prime, sentenced to 38 years’ jail yesterday, was rated by the Americans as the most important Russian spy since the war”
Exp111182Later that month, Geoffrey Dickens, a Conservative backbench MP, asked Margaret Thatcher about Geoffrey Prime’s membership of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), an organisation that wanted the age of consent lowered to 4 years old. Dickens had been campiagning against PIE and other paedophile groups since 1981, when he publicly named senior diplomat Sir Peter Hayman as a paedophile and PIE member.
In a written reply to Dickens on 15th November 1982, Thatcher denied that Geoffrey Prime was a PIE member:
“I understand that stories that the police found documents in Prime’s house or garage indicating that he was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange are without foundation, and that nothing was discovered to suggest he was”. (Guardian 16/11/82)
In August 1983, The Sun reported that Geoffrey Prime had been a PIE member, and that “angry Americans” were convinced that the Attorney General, Sir Michael Havers, had held back from mentioning this “to avoid embarassing security chiefs”. Sir Michael Havers, complained to the Press Council and his complaint was upheld after The Sun failed to produce any evidence of their claim. (The Times 22/08/83)
A week later (30/08/83), the Daily Star followed on from The Sun’s story, probably using the same source of information:
Spy chiefs are investigating links between evil child sex campaigners and British diplomats in the United States. Intelligence officers in Britain want to inspect FBI files and are ready to quiz envoys amid fears that a major scandal is about to erupt in Washington.
Both MI5 and MI6 are working on the investigation to discover whether any diplomats are involved with the Paedophile Information Exchange. And FBI agents are believed to have firm evidence linking British traitor Geoffrey Prime with the North American Man Boy Lovers Association (NAMBLA) the U.S. version of PIE.
The alert started after an FBI raid on a house used by American child sex organisers. The raid uncovered contact numbers of PIE members throghout Britain, two phone numbers of British Embassy departments, and the phone numbers of military establishments in Britain.
Star300883It seems highly unlikely that a British paedophile would be a member of an American paedophile group but not its British equivalent. Thatcher would have been very keen to avoid another high profile scandal involving Establishment paedophiles and national security. It was only two years since senior diplomat Sir Peter Hayman had been outed as a paedophile and PIE member, and only a year since the Elm Guest House paedophile scandal had broken with the headline ‘Security Alert in New Vice Scandal’.
Sir Michael Havers had intervened on both occasions. He defended the decision not to prosecute Sir Peter Hayman, and he “was called in to examine complaints” against several British newspapers by Elm Guest House’s lawyers. The papers never reported on Elm Guest House again after the initial ten days, effectively burying the story and allowing the paedophile network’s activities to continue without being bothered by press coverage.
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"The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates the possessor from the community" Carl Jung
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|The child sex attacker and Soviet spy who was in the vile group legitimised by Harman and chums
By Steve Bird for the Daily Mail and Sam Greenhill for the Daily Mail
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Geoffrey Prime was a member of Paedophile Information Exchange
He was jailed for 38 years in 1982 for spying and child sex attacks
Prime’s case was jailed at the Old Bailey in November 1982
Patricia Hewitt was still NCCL’s general secretary - Harriet Harman just left
Geoffrey Prime, aged 44, was jailed for 38 years in 1982 +10
Geoffrey Prime, aged 44, was jailed for 38 years in 1982
As a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, Geoffrey Prime would have been delighted if the vile organisation had won its campaign to legalise sex with children.
It might have meant that this evil child molester — who also betrayed Britain’s secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War — would never have come to the notice of the police and subsequently been jailed for ruthless and calculated attacks on young girls.
Prime was one of many paedophiles who no doubt felt their repellent activities were validated as a result of the Paedophile Information Exchange’s (PIE) affiliation to the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) at a time when Harriet Harman, Patricia Hewitt and Jack Dromey had key jobs with the civil rights group.
Indeed, after Prime was jailed for 38 years in 1982 (for passing highly-sensitive British national security secrets to the KGB over a period of 14 years while working for the RAF and GCHQ), the Old Bailey was told that several magazines issued on behalf of PIE were found by police in his garage.
Yet amid all the furore at the time — with questions being asked in Parliament about whether other members of PIE posed a threat to national security or were under surveillance — there is no record of the NCCL, or the Labour trio, expressing any regret for their links with PIE and its association with perverts such as Prime.
He was unmasked as a spy only after he left GCHQ, where he worked as a Russian-speaking linguist intercepting Soviet communications and was privy to the most sensitive national security secrets.
While a taxi driver in Hereford, he was arrested by police investigating a series of complaints from parents that a dangerous and predatory ‘sex pest’ had been targeting young girls.
He then confessed to his wife about his sex crimes and spying for Moscow.
He had used skills he’d learnt from his KGB handlers to amass 2,287 index cards about schoolgirls in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Written in code on each slip of paper was the child’s address, what she wore, her number he’d found in a telephone book and the time that her parents were likely to be out.
The cards, along with a collection of PIE contact magazines containing material that called for paedophiles to be given equal rights to homosexuals, were found among an array of Soviet espionage gadgetry.
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Prime was one of many paedophiles who no doubt felt their repellent activities were validated as a result of the Paedophile Information Exchange¿s (PIE) affiliation to the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) +10
Prime was one of many paedophiles who no doubt felt their repellent activities were validated as a result of the Paedophile Information Exchange¿s (PIE) affiliation to the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL)
It was in 1978 (before Prime launched his sex attacks) that Harman wrote a submission to Parliament about the Protection of Children Bill, which sought to ban child pornography +10
It was in 1978 (before Prime launched his sex attacks) that Harman wrote a submission to Parliament about the Protection of Children Bill, which sought to ban child pornography
Jack Dromey had sat on the NCCL executive committee for almost a decade from 1970 to 1979 +10
Jack Dromey had sat on the NCCL executive committee for almost a decade from 1970 to 1979
Prime's case went to the Old Bailey in November 1982, a time when Patricia Hewitt was still the NCCL¿s general secretary +10
Prime's case went to the Old Bailey in November 1982, a time when Patricia Hewitt was still the NCCL¿s general secretary
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Last night, retired Detective Chief Inspector Peter Picken, now 72, who played a key role in securing Prime’s confession, told us how the paedophile had subjected his girl victims to a series of prolonged and frightening attacks in 1981.
‘They suffered a horrendous ordeal. Coming from isolated, rural locations, they would have felt very vulnerable,’ he said.
Mr Picken recalled how Prime, then 44, scoured local newspapers for pictures of girls wearing their school or Brownie uniforms or photographed at an award ceremony for sporting or musical success.
He would then track down his target, get their phone number from directory inquiries and call their family home, pretending to be a workman.
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His first victim was just 11 when, in 1980, she received a call from a breathless Prime pretending to be a plumber.
Within five minutes of establishing that the girl was alone, he went to her address, knocked on the door and conned his way in.
Having pulled a hood over his head, Prime threatened his young victim before sexually assaulting her.
The Old Bailey heard how the girl was left ‘crying, shaking and very distressed’.
The following year, Prime stalked a 13-year-old girl with phone calls before visiting her address when her parents were out.
Prime was charged with spying for Moscow and with three sex offences in 1982. The court heard that he had admitted being attracted to girls aged ten to 15 +10
Prime was charged with spying for Moscow and with three sex offences in 1982. The court heard that he had admitted being attracted to girls aged ten to 15
He pretended to be a decorator offering an estimate for painting work. The girl was horrified when he asked to photograph her, telling her that she had ‘grown up’ so much since her parents had employed him as a babysitter.
Angered by her refusal to obey his demands, he tied a handkerchief over his face and grabbed her by the neck as she tried to flee.
He flung her on the bed and threatened to hurt her if she did not co-operate.
Although the terrified girl again tried to flee, he attacked and sexually assaulted her.
A year later, still untraced by police, Prime pestered a 14-year-old girl in a series of calls during which he pretended again to be a decorator wanting access to the property to give a quote for work.
When he called round and finally persuaded her to let him in, he threatened her by flipping open the blade of a bottle opener, then sexually assaulted her.
The girl’s screams eventually forced Prime to flee, but only after he had asked her if she knew of any other girls likely to be on their own in the area.
With a huge police manhunt under way, parents around Hereford were alerted to the attacks and Prime’s distinctive two-tone Ford Cortina was spotted. It wasn’t long before police tracked him down to a cottage he shared with his wife.
Geoffrey Prime at Hereford Court where he was charged with spying. Sentencing Prime to 38 years in prison, the judge condemned him as a 'calculating and rationally motivated spy' +10
Geoffrey Prime at Hereford Court where he was charged with spying. Sentencing Prime to 38 years in prison, the judge condemned him as a 'calculating and rationally motivated spy'
Prime's case went to the Old Bailey in November 1982, a time when Patricia Hewitt was still the NCCL's general secretary and Harriet Harman had only just left the organisation +10
Prime's case went to the Old Bailey in November 1982, a time when Patricia Hewitt was still the NCCL's general secretary and Harriet Harman had only just left the organisation
Prime, known for his arrogance, denied the allegations.
However, after police left, his devout Christian wife Rhona quizzed him further, and he confessed to his predilection for under-age girls, his links with PIE and his spying activities.
She contacted the police, who then searched his home — finding notepads with secret messages to relay to the KGB, writing paper with invisible ink and cash deposits.
During three days of interviews at Gloucester prison, DCI Picken, of the West Mercia force, secured the dramatic confession that Prime was a Soviet spy.
Prime was charged with spying for Moscow and with three sex offences.
The court heard that he had admitted being attracted to girls aged ten to 15.
PIE — with its affiliation to the NCCL — had waged a long-running campaign for paedophiles to be accepted in society as ‘child lovers’ and to abolish the age of consent.
Prime’s case went to the Old Bailey in November 1982, a time when Patricia Hewitt was still the NCCL’s general secretary and Harriet Harman had only just left the organisation after working for more than three years as its legal officer.
Jack Dromey had sat on the NCCL executive committee for almost a decade from 1970 to 1979.
It was in 1978 (before Prime launched his sex attacks) that Harman wrote a submission to Parliament about the Protection of Children Bill, which sought to ban child pornography.
Harman began by saying that the NCCL ‘deplored the exploitation of children’.
But she argued that the Bill should be watered down, to reduce the sentence for anyone merely in possession of offensive photographs of children.
She also wanted a prosecution to be made more difficult, urging that a picture of a naked child should not be considered indecent unless it could be proven that the subject had suffered.
Sentencing Prime to 38 years in prison, the judge condemned him as a ‘calculating and rationally motivated spy’.
He added: ‘Your ruthlessness is demonstrated not only by what you did with this country’s secrets, but by what you did to those girls.’
Not surprisingly, the Prime case stunned the British public and led to questions in Parliament about whether other PIE members were under police surveillance.
Despite this intense focus on PIE, it continued to be affiliated to the NCCL for some time.
Prime was released early from his sentence, in 2001, and received £80-a-week income support and various other welfare benefits.
Now 76, he lives in sheltered housing in a suburb of South London. He receives meals on wheels and is cared for by nurses.
It is deeply ironic that he takes money and support from the state that he once betrayed so happily to its enemies.
Neighbours told us that a few years ago he often visited a leisure centre to swim and work out. But now he rarely leaves the house.
There is a children’s centre with a playground and small park just yards from the four-storey building where he lives — which acts as a haunting reminder of the time in the Seventies when Harman & Co, like it or not, were legitimising the activities of evil men such as Geoffrey Prime.
Additional reporting: Amie Keeley
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