Thursday, August 6, 2015

UK probers link Pinay to ex-PM’s child abuse case

A Filipina twice convicted for keeping a brothel in the United Kingdom is now being linked to sex abuse allegation involving a former British Prime Minister that is currently being investigated by a police watchdog, reports said.

report on The Times said Myra Ling-Ling Forde, 67, operated a brothel out of her terraced home a mile away from the home of the late Sir Edward Heath, a Conservative prime minister known for taking Britain into the European Economic Community.

separate report on The Independent said Forde was identified by sources close to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into Wiltshire Police’s handling of the allegations against Heath.

The report said charges were dropped against Forde in the 1990s after she threatened to expose Heath as a pedophile.

The alleged coverup spurred the Independent Police Complaints Commission inquiry and a call for Heath's victims to come forward, The Guardian said in a report.

Despite her threats, however, Forde was convicted in 1995 for running a brothel full of underage call girls. A report on The Independent said Forde admitted during her trial in 1995 that she started her illegal business due to unpaid mortgages.

She reportedly recruited underage girls for her home-operated brothel, the Oriental Massage Parlour, and taught them how "to talk to clients on the phone and have sex in front of porn films."

Though she denied the allegations made by two minor girls under her employ, she was convicted of controlling prostitutes and jailed. She was once again convicted of inciting prostitution in 2009, four years after Heath's death.

Forde had disappeared since The Telegraph reported that she had been in Kilburn, north London a few weeks ago. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News 

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