Herbert Purdy: Blog

Aug 23, 2016


Prosecution, or Persecution?

It is inconceivable that anyone living in Britain today could not be aware of the seemingly endless string of prosecutions of high-profile men for sexual offences that allegedly go back decades. Eighty-four-year-old entertainer Rolf Harris was jailed in 2014 on charges of offences dating between 1968 and 1986, 82-year-old broadcaster Stuart Hall was jailed in 2013 on charges of offences alleged to have happened between 1967 and 1985, 64-year-old weather presenter Fred Talbot was jailed on charges whose accuser said took place between 1975 and 1976. Then there was 70-year-old Max Clifford jailed on charges from 1977 and 1985. (…)