Paedophile may have abused more children in Brixton, Loughborough Estate,

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Louloubelle, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Louloubelle

    Louloubelle Well-Known Member

    Just saw this news story and thought I'd share given the Brixton based demographic of the boards here


    Paedophile victims finally see abuser caged after waiting 21 years for justice
    9:56am Saturday 12th February 2011

    A paedophile who sexually assaulted a number of young girls in the 1980s has been jailed after a 21 year wait for justice.

    Photographer David Trainer, from Lambeth, was convicted of a number of counts of sexual assault on several young girls who he attacked at his flat or nearby swimming baths in Brixton.

    The 56-year-old was jailed for eight years on Wednesday at the Inner London Crown Court.

    Trainer, nicknamed ‘Bungie’, carried out a string of assaults on the girls when he was involved in photography and childrens television programmes.

    He attacked his victims when he was babysitting them or taking them swimming. Young children from the Loughborough Estate in Brixton often visited his flat, some of them stayed overnight.

    A judge ordered Trainer to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for life and he was made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

    DC Kevin Snow from the Lambeth Child Abuse Investigation Command said: “Justice for the victims has been a long time coming. We recognise that the verdict can never restore the lost childhood suffered by the victims but it proves it is never too late to hold an offender accountable for his crimes, it is never too late for justice to be done.

    “The victims demonstrated remarkable strength and courage in coming forward. This was an extremely difficult case and I commend the victims for their resolve and fortitude throughout the investigation and subsequent trial.

    “It is hoped this verdict will send out a strong message to offenders that the Metropolitan Police Service will pursue allegations no matter how long ago the incidents occurred.”

    Police believe there may be others who were victims of David Trainer. They are encouraged to call the Lambeth Child Abuse Investigation Team on 020 7232 6397 in order to speak to a specialist investigator
  2. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Slightly disconcerting that so many of the photos from the "David Trainer Collection" now on Lambeth Landmark are of kids.
  3. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I lived on the Loughborough Estate from 1981 until about 2002. He was very well known in the area. I think, but I'm not sure, that he was also known by kids as 'The Biscuit Man'. Loads of kids would go round his flat, but I wouldn't let my kids visit him because I didn't let them visit people I did not know personally, even if all their friends knew them.

    BERRYMAN New Member

    Brixton Paedophile

    I've known David Trainer for over 20 years & worked with him almost every day for more than 10. I went to court & he was stitched up good & proper. He's been round my house & my kids love him like a favourite Uncle, & so do lots of others. If there is any one out there who is a genuine victim, then let them come forward. His solicitor & the barrister were terrible.The Jury were 8 women & 4 men & they did not listen to the Judge , or the facts, they let their emotions rule their heads. Once you get tainted with these type of allegations, it's impossible to get out of them. I don't believe it at all.He was very well known on the estate & he was on the estate management committee, so he would be well known wouldn't he? Just because he had his door open & kids went to his flat, so did adults, doesn't make the testimony of an abused drug addict fact. The girls who accused him are seriously not well, & if you had been there you would understand. God help him!
  5. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    ...and of course we all know there is absolutely no connection with drug addiction, mental illness and abuse. Also paedophiles do not necessarily have two heads and weird loner behaviour. I worked with a bloke for years, everyone liked him, he was on loads of committees, did great work in the community and he got done for child abuse. I have no doubt he was guilty after hearing the evidence.
  6. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    ....and another thing. Victims have anonymity so how on earth do you know they're drug addicts?
  7. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    ....and yet another thing. If someone you know, like and respect turns out to be guilty of a terrible crime it shakes you to the core (it did when my colleague turned out to be buggering mentally disabled children). You feel you can never trust your own judgement again and for a while you're in denial.
  8. Louloubelle

    Louloubelle Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mrs M

    I saw BERRYMAN's post earlier and was too angry to respond but you've pretty much said what I wanted to anyway.

    It takes a lot of courage for an adult to to stand up against a predator who abused them as a child. The brave survivors who took a stand against their abuser deserve respect and admiration, not derision and scorn.

    It really pisses me off that, even after the abuser is convicted in court, there are still people who would seek to deny the reality of the situation and instead blame the victims.

  9. miss minnie

    miss minnie Well-Known Member

    Would you care to comment on your statement, it appears to me as though you are saying something about women being hysterical creatures who are unable to reason.
    I'm afraid that this sentence makes no sense at all.
    Abused by whom, the accused?
  10. Peewitt

    Peewitt New Member

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