Norfolk ‘paedophile ring’ case: Police ‘investigating social workers’

Source – BBC News


Police have been investigating the conduct of social workers involved in the case of an alleged paedophile ring, a court has heard.


Six women and four men deny playing any part in the sexual abuse in Norfolk.


The abuse is said to have been carried out against two boys and three girls in and around Norwich and London.


Norwich Crown Court was told two social workers working for Norfolk County Council were alleged to have “tidied up” documents.


Prosecutor Angela Rafferty QC told the court the children were “sexually and physically abused and neglected… in the early parts of their lives”.


Marie Black, 34, from Norwich, denies 26 offences, including four counts of rape and two of conspiracy to rape.


She also denies charges including neglect and ill-treatment, sexually assaulting children under 13, conspiracy to cause children to watch sexual acts and causing child pornography.


Nine others are accused of offences including rape, child cruelty, causing children under 13 to engage in sexual activity and sexual assault.


They are Michael Rogers, 53, from Romford; and Jason Adams, 43, Carol Stadler, 59, Anthony Stadler, 63, Nicola Collins, 36, Andrew Collins, 52, Judith Fuller, 31, Denise Barnes, 43, and Kathleen Adams, 84, all from Norwich.


All deny all charges, except Mr Adams, who admits four of five child cruelty charges against him.