Lawyers for the alleged victims of Greville Janner told the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) that there was a “culture of deference” towards Janner, which has been reported in The Guardian.
William Chapman, representing several complainants, invited the inquiry chairwoman, Prof Alexis Jay, to “call this what it is: a cover-up”, and said there was “a distinct lack of enthusiasm for pursuing Janner”.
He added: “This investigation has provided striking evidence of how wealth and social status insulated perpetrators of child sexual abuse from being brought to justice, to the detriment of the victims of their alleged abuse.”
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The hearing has now concluded, and a report is expected in summer 2021.
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