Former Tory MP: I am a homosexual – not a murderer or a paedophile.
Former Tory MP Harvey Proctor has issued a furious response to claims that he murdered two young boys and was implicated in the death of a third.
Mr Proctor – who has not been arrested by police, only questioned – claimed that the case was nothing more than a “homosexual witch-hunt” that had “wrecked his life”.
He also dramatically declared that he wants to be charged by the police, so he could fight the “preposterous” allegations in open court and finally face his mystery accuser – dubbed only ‘Nick’.
Reading from a police disclosure document – given to him when he was interviewed by officers from Scotland Yard’s Operation Midland – he went on to disclose the horrific, graphic details of the alleged murders.
Mr Proctor said he – and co-conspirators Ted Heath and Leon Brittan – had been accused of repeatedly stabbing one victim with a kitchen knife before raping him and being one of a group who punched and kicked another boy until he was unconscious.
“I am completely innocent of all these allegations,” he stated.
“I am homosexual. I am not a murderer or a paedophile.”
Mr Proctor has repeatedly denied any knowledge of the supposed VIP Westminster paedophile ring that was said to have operated during the 1970s and 1980s.
Operation Midland was launched last November to investigate the claims that boys had been sexually abused by a string of VIPs – including politicians, members of the judiciary and senior military figures.
This is the second time Mr Proctor – former MP for Billericay – has been questioned by police regarding the allegations, but charges are still yet to be brought to anybody involved.
Mr Proctor resigned as an MP in 1987 after pleading guilty to acts of gross indecency – related to sexual encounters with male sex workers aged 17-21. At the time of his conviction, the age of consent for gay sex was still 21.
Earlier this month, it was announced the police were launching an investigation into former Prime Minister Edward Heath, after allegations of rape and sexual abuse were made against him.
However, Myra Ling-Ling Forde – the former brothel owner who is alleged to have escaped prosecution by promising to expose the former Prime Minister as a sex offender – later claimed she only ever found him adult “company – and he was happy.”
“You know, he’s not a paedophile, he’s not a paedophile. He never asked me for young children, and I never [supplied] anybody [with] young boys,” she said.
“I’d like to put it straight that he’s not a paedophile. He was just an old, sad, gay man.”