VIP paedophile ring victim: 'Uniformed policemen kept guard'

Police are investigating claims that a British woman was sexually abused as a child by senior figures of the British establishment, while uniformed policemen stood guard, and in some instances, joined in.

Esther Baker, 32, from Liverpool, waived her legal right to anonymity in an interview with Sky news to tell of the horrors inflicted on her as a young girl, which began when she was just six, in the hope that other victims of child sex abuse will speak out.

Baker claims the abuse took place in woodland on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire during the 1980s and 1990s, and continued until she was 11, according to the Guardian. One of the perpetrators she claims, is a well-known politician, whose name she has given to the police, and who is thought to still be alive. She also believes a lord and a judge abused her.

Speaking of the police, Baker said: "I got the feeling very much that they were protecting somebody, that they were with one of the men".

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"One of the [police officers] I knew from church," she continued. "There were a few occasions where they would be in uniform and I kind of knew, I learnt that when they were in uniform that it was going to be a rough night."

Baker says that her and other children were given alcohol and the abuse was often filmed. The politician, who cannot be named for legal reasons, would make Baker sit on his knee while she played the piano.

Baker's abusers are part of the 1,400 suspects being investigated by police across the country as part of a child sex abuse inquiry stretching back decades. Around 260 are thought to be high profile individuals, and 76 are thought to be politicians. The cases include the recent high-profile convictions of Rolf Harris, Gary Glitter and Max Clifford.

Jon Drake, assistant chief constable of Staffordshire police, said: "Staffordshire police is in the early stages of investigating a number of very serious allegations from the 1980s and 90s. Specially trained officers are carrying out a number of interviews with the victim to build up an understanding of what took place, and her recollections of all those involved."

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He added: "To be clear, regardless of role, anyone who has been involved in criminal offences will be investigated to provide justice for the victim.

"Child abuse is a terrible crime, whenever it occurs. We are keen to hear from anyone who knows more about the allegations, or any other victim of child sexual abuse, and they can contact the police through 101, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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