Exclusive: Police to re-investigate claims of sexual and physical abuse at a former residential school in Cumbria

Last updated Fri 1 Aug 2014

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Granada Reports can reveal that allegations of abuse at a former residential school for boys in South Cumbria are to be re-investigated by police. Underley Hall was a place where pupils, many of them with learning difficulties, should have been safe. According to those we’ve spoken to they weren’t. Their claims of sexual and physical abuse in the 1970s and 1980s are now being re-investigated as part of Operation Tweed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Advice and support for adult survivors of abuse can be found on the NSPCC’s website.


Ex-Christian radio host admits he paid a 12-year-old boy then handcuffed him to a motel bed, raped him and photographed sex acts

  • John Balyo told a federal judge on Tuesday that he photographed sex acts with a 12-year-old boy at a Kalamazoo County hotel
  • He pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation and possessing child pornography
  •  Balyo, who is married and has a stepson, will be sentenced in November
  • The sex crime took place in the same month that Balyo got married  

A former host at a popular Christian radio station has pleaded guilty in a child pornography investigation.
John Balyo told a federal judge last week that he photographed sex acts with a 12-year-old boy at a Kalamazoo County motel in April after paying him then handcuffing the child to a bed. 
He pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation and possessing child pornography. Balyo, of Battle Creek, Michigan, said he knew it was wrong.
Former Christian radio DJ John Balyo, 35, (pictured with an unidentified child), was charged with having sex with a minor. He pleaded guilty in court last week where he told the judge that he knew he was wrong 

Former Christian radio DJ John Balyo, 35, (pictured with an unidentified child), was charged with having sex with a minor. He pleaded guilty in court last week where he told the judge that he knew he was wrong 
The boy’s family were in court for the plea hearing in Grand Rapids and wept as details of sexual assault were heard, Freep.com reported.  
Balyo told the court: ‘I did take images of a child and they were sexually explicit involving bondage and nudity. I performed sex acts as described. I knew it was wrong.’
The 35-year-old was a host at Christian radio station WCSG in Grand Rapids until his arrest in June at a Christian music festival in northern Michigan. 
His arrest was related to state charges of criminal sexual conduct. Balyo faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in federal prison, but he could be sentenced to the rest of his life behind bars. 
Balyo admitted in June that he had a rented storage unit where he kept a ‘bondage kit’ of handcuffs, chains and duct tape, a federal spokesman confirmed to MailOnline. 
It is claimed that Balyo paid a man to arrange a sex session with a minor for him.
He was arrested in June while at the Big Ticket Christian music festival in Gaylord, Michigan.
Handcuffs and other items were found in a suitcase after police searched a storage unit in Plainfield Township.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman told MailOnline in June that while being interviewed Balyo indicated that he had a storage unit and gave officers permission to search the space.
A padlock, rubber gloves and children’s socks were also discovered, MLive reported.
Balyo also had piles of articles about missing children and children’s obituaries, it was reported, along with an erotic photography magazine. 
The accused was denied bail after being charged with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He is now facing the rest of his life in prison.

Balyo is married and has a stepson, according to the Christian Post. Balyo got married in April, the same month that he committed the sex crime.
The DJ allegedly paid resident Ronald Moser, 41, to have sex with a young boy through a website he ran. Authorities who raided Moser’s property on June 5 found him at a home with a boy.
Balyo, (pictured in his June mugshot), who got married in April, admitted to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy in the same month

Balyo, (pictured in his June mugshot), who got married in April, admitted to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy in the same month
Under his plea agreement, Balyo will testify against Moser. 
According to mlive.com, in a photo album allegedly posted online by Moser, there were ten images of a young boy lying face down on a bed.
His hands and feet were bound and he was wearing only underwear, which had been rolled up to show his buttocks, according to a federal agent.
The albums had titles such as ‘very cute boy,’ and ‘sexy boys’, police said.
The FBI said Moser put images online and planned to trade in child porn. It is alleged that Moser ran a website providing sex with underage boys for money.
The investigation into the alleged pedophiles has involved multiple agencies as part of a larger ‘Operation Predator’.
Balyo was fired from his job at WCSG and the station publicly asked for prayers for the former host, his family and alleged victims.
The 35-year-old had been at the radio station for eight years.
In a statement at the time of Balyo’s arrest, WCSG said: ‘We sincerely grieve over these recent events, in particular the tragic impact on victims and their parents. The trafficking and exploitation of minors is absolutely deplorable.
‘The WCSG family is deeply aching and know you may be hurting as well.’
A spokesman added: ‘We know that no one, absolutely no one, is immune from falling into the darkness of sin. And yet, we have hope. Those who truly follow and live for Jesus Christ know He alone has the power to restore broken lives and broken trust.’
Balyo will be sentenced in November. 



  1. Daniel said: August 7, 20141:01 pm

    The date of destruction was very close to the handover of power that was announced on 10 May and which took place on 27 June.

  2. Mischief said: August 7, 20141:55 pm

    After a bout of Googling I discovered that they should actually have been destroyed 3 years after the 1982 trial date, so that’s possibly the most interesting part to this- not necessarily that they were destroyed, but why they were destroyed so late. Since they were possibly kept because they were classified as being of “Long Term Interest”, why then were they finally destroyed in 2007? Just a CPS house keeping/clear out exercise or something more?
    The criteria determining a Long Term Interest case is interesting. It can include something like unusual charges/cases (disorderly house convictions perhaps could, at a stretch, apply there, I don’t know) but it also includes, for example, security/terrorism, secret/top secret and “famous, eminent or notorious people”.
    Unrelated FOI request letter which confirms the 3 year rule
    “Following a search of the information you requested, I can confirm the CPS does not hold the information. If a case file was held by the CPS, it would have been destroyed in accordance to our case file retention policy. Please see page 32 of the CPS Records Management Manual, which stipulates cases finalised at Crown Court (which do not fall within the category of Long Term Interest criteria) are destroyed three years following the final court date or the length of sentence or order. For ease of reference please click on the link: http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/docs/rmmversion2.pdf.”
    CPS Records Manual (see page 36 for Long Term Interest information and criteria)
    https://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/docs/rmmversion2.pdf (page 36)

  3. Anne Wade said: August 7, 20144:07 pm

    Further questions:
    Who destroyed them?
    Who ordered their destruction?
    If anyone has the list, will the government give them immunity from the official secrets act so they can publish it?
    If not, please would they share it here anonymously anyway?

  4. Mischief said: August 7, 20144:35 pm

    Anne, what was asked for, or according to this letter, was a list of suspects “charged”, and not a list of suspects who were arrested.
    Those who were charged is already known. There were three of them, two of whom were the Kasirs.. The third was acquitted.




To: Richard Pym – Chairman of Northern Rock

of 2,000 signatures

Campaign created by TERRY ARMSTRONG Icon-email

Set aside the sale of our home, and return it to the Armstrong family.

Why is this important?

A survivor of sexual abuse himself as a child when Terry discovered a paedophile in the extended family abusing a five year old little girl he lost control, reacted violently and assaulted him. The paedophile got legal aid and took Terry to court and won forcing the sale of the Armstrong home to cover his legal costs. 

The mortgage is with state owned Northern Rock Bad Bank (NRAM) who took advantage of the families situation to take illegal possession of their empty derelict home, Grove Mill Cottage, Hollingbourne, Kent.

NRAM only have security on the cottage but not on the adjoining garden land that isn't mortgaged and the Armstrong's still own. Please use this link to see a video of Terry camping in the back garden -
Northern Rock bank failed to exercise due diligence at the LRO when granting the mortgage in 2003 and only have security on the cottage itself while the family still own the garden land, mortgage free leaving the bank void of security. The Bank, NRAM now refuse to comply with Terry's 'Subject Access Request' that would serve to demonstrate their error because they want to cover up their incompetence and gross negligence.

Consumers need to protect their homes from illegal repossession by the banks not least state owned banks by supporting the Armstrong family in their struggle to return to their home. The bank rejected in writing Terry's offer to settle the mortgage account and sold off the cottage on the cheap to create a 'Fait acompli by arrangement' to Mr Lee Smith a director of Holtwood Developments Maidstone who was made aware of the unusual circumstances leading to the Armstrong family losing their home to a paedophile in advance of finalising the purchase of the Cottage.

Eviction from family homes destroys family life and devastates communities. When a family is evicted from their home they lose their identity and place in society. The family is separated and leads to hopelessness and desperation and can lead to suicide. Terry Armstrong himself suffered PTSD and tried to take his own life.

How it will be delivered

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  • joanna c. about a month ago
    If i was Terry i’d have done the same….probably gone a bit further and left the guy minus his hands and his dick. Well done Terry, hope you can keep your house x
  • paul w. about a month ago
    Because this is absolutly disgusting. Words fail me. The law has failed this family and protected an abuser!
  • barbara r. 2 months ago
    I’ve been persecuted by paedophile gangsters for years, they want me to shut up moaning about the abuse I suffered as a child in a Pindown childrens home in Staffordshire, Chadswell Assessment Centre, the BBC are involved in the persecution and cover up, they did a cover up documentary Care Home Kid that tried to make out there was no systematic abuse of children, knowing full well there was


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  2. Breaking: All Police forces have bn asked to identify all previous & present info held re child sex offences involving high profile abusers
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    Shock: Indiana Couple Abused 4-Month-Old Daughter so Bad ‘She Had Hemorrhaging in Her Eyes’

    By , May 6, 2014

    Andi Suddarth

    An Indiana couple has been arrested after abusing their four-month-old daughter so badly that she had hemorrhaging in her eyes.
    Police have arrested 26-year-old Michael Knott and 23-year-old Andi Suddarth after they brought their daughter to the hospital. The hospital contacted the police because the girl had severe brain injuries, blood on her brain, and hemorrhaging in her eyes.
    According to reports, the couple says they have no idea how the girl was injured but investigators believe the injuries were sustained in February when she was just one month old. Police say the extent of the injuries may not be clear until the girl is two years old.

    Hancock Country Sheriff’s Department Capt. Jeff Rasche said: “It was definitely consistent with injuries that were inflected onto the child and not something that just happened to it.”
    Suddarth has been charged with two counts of felony neglect while Knott is charged with a count of child neglect. The child’s great-grandparents have been given custody.
    Rasche adds “no one else is here to speak for the child, hopefully we have.”
    Knott took to Facebook to defend himself, writing: “Everyone running your mouth about this situation go ahead, my beautiful little girl isn’t blind, she’s doing great she’s laughing cooing, eating, and deff not blind. Everything will show in time that none of this is true. You all keeping running your mouths in the end you will all be proven idiots. Everyone that is supporting us and sending US prayers thank you from the bottom of my heart!”


    The mysterious death of BBC DJ Mike Smith

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    Former BBC DJ, Mike Smith, has apparently died of heart surgery ‘complications’.
    None of his friends knew he was unwell.
    He is the third high-profile BBC name to die in mysterious circumstances this year.
    BBC comic, Rik Mayall, also died of a heart-related ‘incident’, despite his wife declaring on the day of his death:
    At least we know it’s not his heart as he’s just had a check-up and been given the all-clear.”
    Rik knew all about the paedophile ring at the BBC which is linked to government and royalty.
    Presenter Peaches Geldof started to tweet the names of child-abusers linked to Ian Watkins.
    Her close chum at the BBC, Fearne Cotton, used to date Watkins.
    Peaches was soon found dead and a heroin-overdose story was concocted to cover-up her murder.
    This was the exact tactic used to kill both Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence, who also knew about Savile and the paedo-ring.
    Mike Smith claimed that he had to fend off the advances of male DJ’s when he worked at the BBC.
    Many DJ’s linked to Savile were predatory homosexual paedophiles, including Joe Meek, Chris Denning and Alun Freeman.
    Mike Smith and his wife Sarah Greene were nearly killed in 1988 when the helicopter they were in lost power and fell from the sky.
    Their careers suffered and they were rarely seen on TV again.
    By a strange coincidence, Rik Mayall was also nearly killed in a quad-bike accident and again his career never recovered.
    Top BBC presenter Jill Dando knew all about the murderous VIP paedohile ring operating at the BBC.
    She tried in vain to alert her bosses but was soon shot dead to silence her and warn other journalists to keep their mouths shut.
    Jill was friends with Chelsea boss Matthew Harding who was linked to Mandelson and Blair and realised that Mossad was running blackmail-paedophile rings to trap politicians and celebs.
    In 1996, Harding was killed in a helicopter crash when it lost control and fell out of the sky.
    We recently published the following post:
    If you thought for one minute that the BBC is, in anyway, as it appears to be, you’re very sadly mistaken.
    Behind the comforting British TV façade, lies a paedophile network ,so vast and sordid it literally beggars belief.
    It’s ringleaders are so dangerous that speaking out about the abuse can lead to murder.
    The following high-profile names were all killed because they had knowledge of the child-raping ways of the BBC:

    • Jill Dando
    • Kristian Digby
    • Natasha Collins
    • Mark Speight
    • Kevin Greening
    • Paula Yates
    • Rik Mayall
    • Peaches Geldof

    Don’t be fooled into thinking that Jimmy Savile was a lone pervert stalking the broadcast centre.
    He wasn’t.
    Savile was, in fact, working as a VIP pimp, procuring children to be abused and often murdered, by Royalty, Government and showbiz entertainers.
    He managed to hoodwink the British public for over 50 years due to his close links to Prince Philip, the Secret Services and Margaret Thatcher, who were themselves up to their necks in filth of the highest order.”
    ” Without a shadow of a doubt, these high-profile presenters met their end because they had knowledge of the sordid child-raping activities taking place at the BBC.
    In a strange twist, BBC children’s presenter Mark Speight was implicated in the death of his girlfriend Natasha Collins in 2008.
    He subsequently disappeared and was found hanging in a disused section of Paddington Station.
    We now know Rolf Harris has been arrested by officers from Operation Yewtree., investigating a paedophile ring at the BBC.
    It transpires that Mark Speight had done a lot of work with Rolf Harris.
    At Mark’s memorial, Rolf made an emotional and tearful address:
    It was joyful to work with Mark.
    ‘I realise now that I never told him how much I appreciated his programmes.
    ‘You realise you should always tell people what you think, you should tell them you love them because it might suddenly be too late.’
    Rolf sang Sun Arise, backed by a band complete with didgeridoos.
    He also did his version of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven.”
    We know Mark Speight did volunteer work for Childline and was one of their spokesmen and a high-profile campaigner.
    Some say Childline is a “front” organisation used to filter out callers who may have been abused by VIP’s.
    The coroner who held the inquiry into the deaths of Mark Speight and Natahsa Collins was Paul Knapman.
    Knapman was responsible for many high-profile inquests during his 30-year tenure including the following:

    He was heavily criticised for his bizarre and gruesome handling of the Marchioness riverboat inquest in 1989:
    Chris Pond MP raised serious and urgent questions relating to the conduct of Westminster coroner, Paul Knapman.
    He sought to highlight the shocking treatment of families of victims of the Marchioness boat tragedy by the creepy coroner.
    For some unexplained reason, Knapman horrifically allowed the victims hands to be cut off and their body parts and tissues to be removed without permission and treated concerned family members with utter contempt.”
    Knapman was up to his old tricks again when he claimed that BBC DJ, Kevin Greening, had killed himself in a gay bondage session that went wrong.
    The murder of Jill Dando has remained conveniently ‘unsolved ‘ for the past 16 years.
    Since 1998, we’ve heard various theories about possible motives for the murder including the involvement of the Serbian mafia or a revenge attack for her work on Crimewatch.
    Were these theories merely red herrings, planted to throw investigators off track?
    Most certainly, yes.
    You see the brutal murder of Jill Dando was not carried out by a lone-stalker or Serbian warlord.
    She was murdered by the British Establishment with help from sly Israeli intel agency, because she was about to expose the ring.
    Jill’s close friend and confidante, Cliff Richard, has himself been named as a visitor to the notorious boy-brothel Elm Guest House, where vulnerable children were trafficked from local care homes to be abused by filthy VIPs.
    Cliff was interviewed at length by detectives investigating the murder of Jill on several occasions.
    Why was he such an important ‘ witness’ ?
    Jill’s fiance, Alan Farthing, came face-to-face with Jill’s killer but conveniently forgot to tell the police.
    Alan has since risen through the ranks of the medical profession and is now the doctor responsible for the birth of Kate and William’s new baby.
    Was his promotion linked to Jill’s murder?
    Jill’s colleague on Crimewatch, Nick Ross, recently said he’d watch child-porn given half the chance.
    Nick is married to Sarah Caplan the cousin of Esther Rantzen, who is also implicated in the Savile scandal.
    Caplan and Rantzen founded Childline which appears to be a ‘front’ organisation used to filter out callers who may have been the victims of VIP child-abuse.
    Nick Ross founded the ‘front’ Crimestopper’s helpline.
    This helpline conveniently stopped working following an appeal for witnesses to Jill’s murder.
    There were many procedural ‘mistakes‘ made by the Met Police during their investigations.”
    Top judge Lord Neuburger hates social media and wants Twitter to be state-controlled.
    His wife Angela was a top BBC executive.
    She was also the producer of Crimewatch and a close friend and colleague of Nick Ross and Esther Rantzen.
    In 2002, Mike Smith became embroiled in a legal and financial battle with the agent of his sister-in-law, Laura Greene.
    The agent was Jon Roseman.
    Roseman’s most famous client was none other that Jill Dando.
    How very, very strange indeed.
    Is there more to the mysterious death of Mike Smith than meets the eye?
    We haven’t got a bloody clue.
    Have you?

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    2. my brother used to work in the garage which serviced Jill Dandos car, he said she was a lovely lady and not just to look at,
      she was always so polite to the garage workers and always gave him a 50 P tip for himself, she spoke about how rotten and corrupt the BBC was but never any more than this tantalising bit of info.
      My brother said she was a favourite at the garage and very fussy about having the car valetted, my brother said he wondered if she thought it was bugged ?
      The saying that ‘all roads lead to rome’ gives you an idea of how much of the corruption goes back to jews, they run all entertainment , most DJs are jews, almost all agents, they run the BBC for themselves, and rupert murdoch is their man who runs the press. Jill did say she had an avid admirer who was high in the police force, but she was a one man girl and laughed.

    3. Around the time of the Jill Dando murder, the young singer Charlotte Church was tipped off that she was being ripped off by her agent a Jew named Jonathan Shallit.
      After Charlotte examined her documents it turned out she like 3 others were being robbed by Shallit, Shallit explained he needed to make a substantial donation to Israel and Charlotte took legal action to regain her missing money.
      Shallit warned her that he would ruin her reputation. Shallit then went on the BBC to explain what a nice man he was on breakfast TV not once but over several mornings.
      Charlotte then had several daily newspapers rubbish her in which they suggested she was a drunk, promiscuous and a has-been.
      At one point when she got out of a taxi a man rushed at her and lifted up her skirt so a photographer sitting on the pavement could geta pic up her skirt.
      This vindicteness upset Charlotte her family and fans, that a very talented and beautiful girl could be treated this way by the Jews who run showbiz shocked us all

    4. My uncle was a teddy boy in the long jacket and tight trousers in the early sixties, and he said back then Jimmy Savile was well known as a ‘queer’.
      Savile would often be called out to when he was playing his music at dance halls, and Savile would have a couple of bouncers strong arm the lad outside and hold his arms behind his back as Savile hit him with his heavy gold rings on his fingers, and stub his cigar out on boys heads.
      My Uncle Harry tried to find out who Savile’s manager or agent was, but could never find out as he wanted to tip him off about Savile’s behaviour.
      Savile was born on halloween and he said that gave him a special link with the dead, we only found out what kind of a link in recent times, although the rumours were always there.
      But Mecca dance halls knew as they had documents on what he was and so did the BBC, whistleblowers have spoken out
      about Savile from day one yet it took that fantastic article on the Truthseeker website to tell the public the day after his death to kick things off.

    5. I agree with a lot if what is written but not all. My husband was given the all clear four days before a heart attack with a cardiac arrest so was my friend’s father who died. Not everything is suspicious. 
      Keep up the good work. Marion
      Sent from Samsung Mobile

    6. Apparently from the staement of one of the workers at the jersey care home, Jimmy saville was a regular visitor and often brought other VIPs with him to have sex with the kids, a woman cleaner known in early statements as “martha ” also said there were rumours of dead children buried in the grounds, this was denied ferociously at the time by the homes owners.
      She claimed those who spoke out were threatened to keep silent.
      It was Martha whose statements led the BBC to deny the care home was a haven for homosexuals

    7. Sadly I have to agree with Coleman that I did wonder about this when the news broke…and yeah, Marion, I had a close relative who died not long after apparently successful heart surgery, which was just very unfortunate ( another subject might be why they don’t publicise the ratio of strokes after such procedures, just the “success” stories- thus let people make informed decisions- but I digress)……. Not everything is non-suspicious either though and I was immediately suspicious of the news of this gentleman, Mike Smith’s. passing.

    8. hey marion windsor if that is true then sue your doctor for incompetence
      any alternative practitioner worth his salt would have spotted this

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