Sir Richard Henriques posed with the remit to investigate 'non-recent sexual offence investigations' arrived at some pretty controversial conclusions. One of these being that, contrary to what some Police chiefs might think, not all complainants are victims. Indeed, some even tell lies. Heck, some even do it to get money !
Henriques makes it quite clear from the get-go
Now, that's something I didn't know. In Crown Courts they don't use the word victim. Must re-read (I won't) the High Court Savile case.
Henriques, gives as good as he gets from those who disagree with such absurdities as the notion of a fair trial
That's Chief Constable of Norfolk, Simon Bailey by the way. It gets better - allowing myself a wry smile thinking of the nonsense that is Giving Victims a voice
The application of the word victim as opposed to complainant, may have it's uses. If you're trying to 'raise money' that is
Remember it was a charity that co-authored Giving victims a voice playing a significant role in Operation Yewtree and the notion that all complainants ARE victims
The same charity that wanted 'victims' of an ex prime minister to come forward !
Henriques is very much concerned with prominent folk. He knows they are a special case when it comes to complaints. Here's where I fit the title of my post into his context
As for Bailey and the rarity of the same
Part two to follow - Prominent people
Thanks to Jonathan King for bringing my attention, via twitter back to Sir Richard's excellent report.