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“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#1 Mar 28, 2013
Andy Cannon, 23, was sexually abused by his gay adoptive parents
Wakefield social services failed to act despite his repeated complaints
Branded him an 'unruly child' and father David Cannon a 'very caring parent'
David and partner John Scarfe eventually jailed for child sex abuse in 2006
Report slams authority for 'folly and gross misjudgement'

A boy sexually abused by his adoptive father and his gay partner was labelled an ‘unruly child’ by social workers who ignored his complaints for years, a damning report has revealed.

They sent Andy Cannon, now 23, back to the couple’s home despite his protests of abuse, praising the gay man who adopted him as a ‘very caring parent’.

The report accuses Wakefield social services, in Yorkshire, of ‘folly and gross misjudgment’. Mr Cannon, who was wrongly diagnosed with mental disorders and prescribed anti-psychotic drugs, believes he would have been listened to sooner if his adoptive father wasn’t gay.

The case ended last year, after half a decade of legal wrangling, when a court ordered a £25,000 compensation payment to Mr Cannon.

Mr Cannon, who now has two children with girlfriend Redeana Hammill, was adopted by David Cannon in 1997.

He and his mother, Elaine Moss, repeatedly complained to social workers about the abuse. In 2004, he was returned to Cannon’s care nine days after running away and making a complaint about him.

Cannon, 54, and his 31-year-old partner John Scarfe were each jailed for 30 months in May 2006 for inciting sexual activity with a child.

Mr Cannon said:‘I believe if my adoptive dad was in a heterosexual relationship then my complaints would have been listened to earlier.

‘It seems the council didn’t want to be seen as victimising gay people – they would rather look politically correct and let them get away with it to avoid any repercussions.

‘The council should have been there to prevent this from happening but they would rather just sweep it under the carpet.’ The report, conducted for Dewsbury County Court by a child welfare specialist, detailed how Cannon was allowed to adopt the boy, despite his mother accusing him of abuse at the time.

A social worker failed to report the allegations to a family court and instead called Cannon ‘a very caring parent who considered his children’s needs’.

Mr Cannon, who has waived his right to anonymity, said:‘When I told social workers they didn’t believe me. When I got home from school, if my dad was wound up by something I would pay for it with a beating. Then later on he would sexually abuse me.

‘I never really had nightmares because I completely switched off from it all – although I get nightmares now. I let it happen and thought that one of two things would happen. Either I’d manage to get away or they’d kill me.’

Wakefield council has apologised to Mr Cannon. A spokesman said:‘We are working with Andy to make sure that in making this apology we deal with all the concerns he has raised.’

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“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#3 Mar 28, 2013
Srotaredomtihstae Spook wrote:
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In a just world the peter swallowers that adopted him and the social works that kept send him back would be burned to death.....just like Hell except hell the burning will never end.
Reader must be in a straightjacket to keep from weighing in on this story with predictable indignation.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#4 Mar 28, 2013
"Cannon, 54, and his 31-year-old partner John Scarfe were each jailed for 30 months in May 2006 for inciting sexual activity with a child."

What kind of wimpy-assed charges are these? In the USA they would be charged with rape and child abuse and put away for years. Jolly old England,geeeeez.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#6 Mar 28, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
"Cannon, 54, and his 31-year-old partner John Scarfe were each jailed for 30 months in May 2006 for inciting sexual activity with a child."
What kind of wimpy-assed charges are these? In the USA they would be charged with rape and child abuse and put away for years. Jolly old England,geeeeez.
"It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash."
---Sir Winston Churchill

“Queen of my domain”

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#7 Mar 28, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
"Cannon, 54, and his 31-year-old partner John Scarfe were each jailed for 30 months in May 2006 for inciting sexual activity with a child."
What kind of wimpy-assed charges are these? In the USA they would be charged with rape and child abuse and put away for years. Jolly old England,geeeeez.
Not only rape/child abuse, but when they got out, they'd also be labeled sexual predator, probably for life and need to register wherever they lived.

Political correctness, carried to an extreme.

Wonder if this avoidance happened out of fear of the accusers being labeled as "bullies," "homophobic," etc.

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#8 Mar 28, 2013
Srotaredomtihstae Spook wrote:
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In a just world the peter swallowers that adopted him and the social works that kept send him back would be burned to death.....just like Hell except hell the burning will never end.
After they are castrated with rusty knives in the town square and the social worker enablers locked away for life. 30 month? Are you kidding me?

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#9 Mar 28, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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Not only rape/child abuse, but when they got out, they'd also be labeled sexual predator, probably for life and need to register wherever they lived.
Political correctness, carried to an extreme.
Wonder if this avoidance happened out of fear of the accusers being labeled as "bullies," "homophobic," etc.
Of course. And bigots. Now I'd like to dig deeper and find out if the social worker was being paid off to look the other way. Making them offically a pimp. And a taxpayer paid one at that. SOB's.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#10 Mar 29, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Reader must be in a straightjacket to keep from weighing in on this story with predictable indignation.
Awww, isn't that sweet.

Georgie misses his misses.

And started a whole thread to try to get her back.
Dominated Daddy

Columbus, OH

#11 Mar 29, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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After they are castrated with rusty knives in the town square and the social worker enablers locked away for life. 30 month? Are you kidding me?
Ooooh, I love how you think sweet mama. Would you let me clean your toilet?

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#12 Mar 29, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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Awww, isn't that sweet.
Georgie misses his misses.
And started a whole thread to try to get her back.
Bob has nothing to fear, believe me.

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