Just what the world needs: another Hampstead SRA-hoax-pusher popping out of the woodwork. Actually “popping out of the woodwork” might be a bit harsh, as we’ve run into Richard Carvath before.
Nearly two years ago, he was making claims of “a network of Satanic ritual child abusers” in relation to a case which was making headlines at the time. The basis for these extraordinary claims was unclear.
We confess we’ve paid Carvath little heed since then, but recently a reader brought him back to our attention.
Filming outside schoolyard
In this very brief video, a person appears to be directly outside the playground at a school in Hampstead, filming surreptitiously while children play. The camera focuses on the playground briefly, and children’s voices are heard. The camera is swiftly pointed away, toward the filmer’s shiny black shoes. End scene.
While it is not illegal to film outside a schoolyard, this video raises a number of troubling questions for anybody familiar with the harassment and threats which have been made toward the parents and children of that community.
In the text under the video, Carvath states,
Hampstead. It’s not a hoax. Journalist Richard Carvath says, “There are Satanists in Hampstead who have abused children in secret religious rituals. It’s a fact.”
(Carvath frequently refers to himself in the third person; he also claims to have a “team” of investigators who work clandestinely in a sort of black ops-ish way. These investigators, naturally, are invisible to the rest of us.)
On his blog, where he also shares the above video, Carvath makes the strange claim that he is in possession of a “video of an identified ‘person of interest’ (to the Hampstead Cover Up case) grooming a primary schoolgirl”.
“Why has he not turned this important piece of evidence over to the police?” you may wonder. Ah! Glad you asked. Carvath explains:
I know the police would do nothing with it, except perhaps to warn a few people of what they’d been given. And if I were to put the video out online, the police would also do nothing, but I’d have revealed my hand to the other side. These are some of the risks in considering how to proceed with a serious criminal investigation in which the police are part of the problem.
Riiiiiight. It’s the old “the police are in on it” argument. Why didn’t we think of that?
In another blog post, Carvath claims to have conducted a “careful investigation of the notorious Hampstead case”, and has concluded that “the key, generic allegation at the heart of the case—that of SRA child abuse by a secret group of Hampstead-based Satanists—is TRUE”.
He does not state exactly what evidence led him to this stunning conclusion, but he has shared it, he states, with “several British police detectives”. Considering that his blog also contains a segment devoted to “Met DC Jon Wedger”, this should not come as a complete surprise.
‘Cornwall Schoolgirl Porn’
Interestingly, Carvath’s blog also contains a section titled “Cornwall Schoolgirl Porn”. Yes, we were a bit startled by this too.
In a post titled “Cornwall’s Schoolgirl Porn Shame“, Carvath explains:
As part of a wide-ranging investigation into paedophilia in the South West, I found myself looking into licensed sex premises in Cornwall yesterday.
Right, so before you get any unwholesome ideas, this was for research purposes only.
It’s the sex shop selling hardcore ‘schoolgirl’ pornography next door to the clothes shop selling uniforms to local schoolgirls. Only in Cornwall. You won’t find a licensed sex shop next door to a children’s shop anywhere else in Britain.
And believe us, dear readers, Carvath has inspected…er, researched every last sex shop in Britain. The man knows what he’s talking about, all right? He has done his homework. And then done it again, just in case he missed anything the first time.
Carvath notes that in addition to the usual “lingerie, fetish gear, dildos, lubes, pills and sadomasochism paraphernalia—including whips, chains, riding crops, gags, hoods and various restraining equipment”, he counted 144 R-18 DVDs. And among those, he discovered “plenty of young teenage girls content on offer”.
The “Corrupt Schoolgirls” DVD, he says, contains a whopping “109 minutes of hardcore ‘schoolgirl’ pornography”. Carvath describes the video cover:
The front cover of the DVD case shows four young females dressed in schoolgirl clothing, and four men. The back cover shows various images from the video of the ‘schoolgirls’ being penetrated, sucking penises and with semen on their faces.
And in case we wished to know exactly what to expect from this video, in a separate blog post Carvath shares the audio portion, which he has also thoughtfully turned into a YouTube video. (We assume that in order to obtain this damning evidence of the Truro sex shop’s filthiness, he was forced to buy the video so he could record it.)
Just in case you thought he might be going into all this graphic detail out of prurient interest, however, Carvath claims to have interviewed an unnamed “pornography expert in Los Angeles” about the video. Because journalism.
This anonymous “expert” explains,
“The Corrupt Schoolgirls franchise features at least one girl believed to be owned by a gang. She’s rented out for porn shoots and gangbangs. The girl you hear in the clip’s in harder films, yeah, like even harder than that, like, BDSM nasties, and there’s this one [film in which] she’s a virgin Christian girl and four guys rape her in a gangbang.”
The more we read of Carvath’s blog, the more concerned we became about his possible involvement in covert filming around Hampstead schools.
And we haven’t even delved into the blog post titled “Ealing Police Detain Journalist under Anti-Terrorist Law“, in which Carvath is detained by police outside a Marie Stopes Centre during one of his “lawful, peaceful and silent one-man Free Speech Protest against the imposition of the PSPO* which bans freedom of speech on Mattock Lane”.
We are not told exactly what part of a “journalist’s” job involves engaging in a “lawful, peaceful and silent one-man Free Speech Protest”, but that’s okay. We trust you get the idea. We certainly do.
*PSPO: Public Spaces Protection Order, a geographically defined version of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).