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Post by clairesy on Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:46 am

Woman loses campaign to have abusers prosecuted


Crown office says there is not enough evidence to bring criminal proceedings




By
Ryan Crighton


Published:
07/01/2010



A disabled woman who claims she was abused as a young
child by an Aberdeen paedophile ring has been told there is not enough
“credible” evidence to bring criminal proceedings against the people
she accused.


Hollie Greig, who has Down’s Syndrome, claims she was
abused for 14 years from the age of six, and has given police the names
of some of the men she says assaulted her, including a senior police
officer and a sheriff.

The 30-year-old and her mother, Anne, have been
campaigning since 2000 – when police were first informed of the alleged
abuse – for criminal proceedings to be taken against those she claims
were involved.

The abuse is alleged to have taken place in Aberdeen,
and Hollie and her mother claim to have made a statement at Bucksburn
police station in July 2000 naming a senior police officer, who has
since died, and a sheriff, who is still serving.

Hollie was re-interviewed by police last year, raising
Mrs Greig’s hopes that charges would be brought against her daughter’s
alleged attackers.

The Crown Office revealed last night that there was not enough reliable evidence to proceed with the case, however.

A spokesman said: “Historical allegations of sexual
abuse made by a 30-year-old woman in Shropshire have been thoroughly
investigated by Grampian Police.

“Crown Counsel have considered all the available
information and decided that there is insufficient credible, reliable
and admissible evidence to justify criminal proceedings in respect of
these allegations.”

Despite no charges ever being brought, Hollie received
£13,500 compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
in April last year.

It is understood that followed evidence from a Grampian
detective inspector, who described Hollie as “a truthful witness to the
best of her ability and an entirely innocent victim”.

Mrs Greig, 58, said her daughter has experienced
nightmares and panic attacks since she first told her mother about the
alleged abuse.

Last night, her legal adviser, Robert Green, said Mrs
Greig was “devastated” to hear no charges were being brought, but said
her campaign for justice would continue.

Two officers from Grampian Police visited Hollie in
September and spent three-and-a-half hours re-interviewing her at a
special facility at Shrewsbury.

Hollie and her mother moved to Shropshire to escape the alleged abuse.

Mrs Greig claims two of the alleged abusers moved to
Portugal a number of years ago and she went to her local police station
at Shrewsbury to pass on that information when news broke of the
kidnapping of Madeleine McCann.

Madeleine, who was three at the time, was kidnapped
from her family’s holiday apartment at Praia da Luz in the Algarve in
2006. Police believe she was taken by a paedophile.


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Post by clairesy on Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:52 am

this is just terrible...how can they let her down that way??I understand that evidence is pretty scarce all these years later but surely there is some sort of investigation they can carry out into the backgrounds of these accused??

I feel sorry for this woman.And frustrated that they are not goign to look into it further ...it could be that they have abused others.I would imagine they have.And i dont think we have heard the end of it just yet.Now that it as hit the news i would imagine if there are others then they will come forward(hopefully) to tell.

I think its interesting that two of them moved to Portugal. What made the 30 year old woman tell of what she went though for all those years under their twisted control, was little Madeleine's abduction.She must have been so scared to come forward.But brave to,takes a lot of guts to push your own feelings aside caused from those horrible memories and think of someone elses feelings instead...to come forward only because of someone elses plight...and not your own hurt.Bless her.

I would like to know who these two are that moved to Portugal.Im goign to try and keep my eyes peeled for more news on this story.
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Post by vee8 on Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:41 pm

I have total sympathy for this family, as I know exactly what they're going through. My own daughter went through much the same, and though the police believed every word she said, it came down to a case of her word against his, and therefore not enough evidence to prosecute the bast*rd. As some of you know however, Karma caught up with him.
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Post by Pedro Silva on Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:12 pm

Shame on you Crown Counsel.

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