British police officials are reportedly investigating allegations against six senior parliamentarians believed to have had links with up to five pedophile rings operating at the heart of Westminster.
British media reported on Sunday that, three lawmakers and three members of the House of Lords have been named in a dossier handed to Scotland Yard for inquiry.
The dossier, collected by British parliamentarian John Mann from the Labour party, is comprised of a total list of 22 high-ranking officials deemed “worthy of investigation,” the Sunday Times quoted Mann as saying.
“The evidence against half of them is very compelling. Some of them could definitely be prosecuted,” Mann told the newspaper.
The list was compiled after detailed examination of hundreds of pieces of evidence presented to Mann by members of the public.
Names of 12 former ministers, several of whom “definitely child abusers,” were also included in the list, Mann said.
This comes as the UK police are investigating allegations that several young boys were killed by the pedophile ring. They are believed to have been physically and sexually abused at the hands of Westminster MPs in the 1970s and 1980s.
The UK has witnessed a surge in child molestation and sexual abuse cases, some of which date back to the 1950s.