posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 11:38 PM
Last week saw the arrest of NSW, Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Milton Orkopoulos, facing up to 30 charges involving illicit drugs and child sex.
Mr Orkopoulos, 49, was last Wednesday arrested and charged with supplying two teenage boys with drugs and using government funds to pay one of
them for sex.
Today saw another man with ties to the NSW Labor Party charged for similar crimes.
Roughan was interviewed at Belmont Police Station last night and charged with aggravated sexual assault with a victim under the age of 16 years
and sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 10 years.
Patrick John Roughan, the second man charged was once in the employ of Orkopoulos.
Roughan, a Newcastle Labor activist who once worked with sacked NSW Aboriginal affairs minister Milton Orkopoulos, was arrested last night and
charged with twice raping a young girl when she was aged nine and 10, between November last year and February this
For a long time now there has been speculation in this country of organised pedophile rings operating in the higher circles of Australian society.
NSW has a long history of pedophilia and corruption within it's police force. The Wood Commission almost unmasked this terrible legacy.
The commission instead lowered the age of consent for males from 18 to 16 and pretty much wrapped up it's investigation by stating that most of the
cases were simply homosexual trysts.
But there is a darker side.
The murder of nurse Anita Cobby in 1986 was committed by a gang of brutal animals. The crime changed the face of Australia forever.
John Travers, and his cohorts have maintained that as children they were used and abused by a pedophile ring in Sydney. This did not come out in the
trial (as one would think, to try and bolster their defence) but many years later as they rotted away in prison.
Could these arrests be the first crack in the wall?