May 2003, UK: Mr. Justice Wall, a high court judge, reported social workers to the Social Services Inspectorate after a “extremely worrying sequence of events”.

The social workers lied to a magistrates court, and to the mother of a 1 year boy, after the foster father was arrested as part of Operation Ore, for downloading child pornography.

Social workers also obstructed access to the boy’s case files from his Guardian, and tried to invoke public interest immunity to keep what they were doing a secret.

Operation Ore, launched in 2002, was the largest cyber crimes investigation in the United Kingdom, targeting users, peddlers and producers of child pornography. Critics of the program say Operation Ore also prosecuted those innocent of any crime, including people who were victims of identity theft. The (former) chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop), Jim Gamble, said in a 2007 statement to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, that of more than 2,450 people “successfully held to account”, 93% had admitted their guilt.

Read the Full Story At – “Judge Hits Out At Social Worker’s Lies” by Clare Dyer, legal correspondent.
The Guardian, 5/29/2003: : http://www.theguardian.com/society/2003/may/29/childrensservices.uknews?CMP=share_btn_tw

For Info on Operation Ore:
“Paedophile net: Did Operation Ore change British society?” by by Jon Kelly & Tom de Castella. BBC News Magazine, 12/16/2012: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20237564

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