Many thanks to the new commenter, Jammy Dodger, who posted a most interesting comment on our recent post, “Wedger’s lies: ‘Foxy’ appealed sentence, was denied“. We are reprinting the comment here, as we believe it may help to cast some light on Wedger’s police career.
In 2010 Paul Robin Denton was jailed for 12 years, convicted of rape. The story was covered in The Harrow Times.
In the article Detective Constable Jon Wedger stated: “The level of abuse and the time period it has been spread over has had an overwhelming impact on the victim. Denton has shown no remorse for his actions, even making her go through the ordeal of the trial.”
He also said: “I hope knowing he has been held accountable for his actions will go someway to helping his victim come to terms with what has happened and allow her to move forward with her life.”
Denton protested his innocence. In 2012 all 12 of his convictions were overturned. They were deemed unsafe and he was acquitted.
He was also arrested for a different offence in 2008. His wife had made an allegation that he had abused their child. The investigating officer was DC Jon Wedger of the Metropolitan Police Child Abuse Unit. The case went to trial and he was found not guilty.
On the blogsite Christian Faith Under Fire, Denton claims that his wife set him up because he had submitted an application to court for contact. A court date was set and she was due to attend. The break up was bitter.
Thought bubble: Acrimonious split, custody battle, child abuse allegation. Sounds familiar. Thought bubble: another reason why Wedger/Maloney may have shunned Hampstead case. Also on the blog, Denton says that his wife knew that she was committing perjury but was a led by (amongst others) ”investigating” officer DC Wedger.
Elsewhere on the site, Denton recounts his experience of arrest and incarceration. He states that: “The Investigation was as insipid as the false accusations that fueled it.”
He claims Wedger accepted gifts from his wife’s sister, in front of witnesses, and asserts: “The policeman was guilty of impropriety and he knew it. No person in public office investigating a trigger offence accepts a gratuity from the complainant or a gift”.
I have to admit that I have not read the whole piece in its entirety. It is lengthy, rather ranty and uses words such as ‘cuntpower.’ However, the essence is that Denton claims he was stitched up by his wife and DC Jon Wedger.
In the same token, I have not deeply looked into Denton’s background. There are scattered posts on the net describing him as a preacher, Scientologist and a Rainbow Tribe cult leader.
Much has been written about the Rainbow Tribe movement. Heavily criticised, there are accounts online that it is a white supremacist group with Christian apocalyptic prophecies. On the website New Age Fraud, adminstrator educatedindian reposted a comment from a forum that states the movement is ‘a dangerous cult’: http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=4814.0
As I have said I have not really delved into Denton’s background.
But whether he is a shady character or not isn’t the point.
The point here is that Jon Wedger took cases to court that were unsuccessful and that may have brought into question his investigation skills. It certainly would have been a dent in his career. Thought bubble: The boss pulled him in.
We have looked at Denton’s Christian Faith Under Fire blog and agree with JD that it comes across as ranty, aggrieved, and even paranoid at times. In his reaction to having being arrested and placed on bail, Denton reminds us not a little of Sabine McNeill.
However, one can be a very difficult, obstreperous person and still not be guilty as charged.
It’s interesting that Wedger was involved not only in the 2008 child sexual abuse charges—of which Denton was acquitted—but also in the subsequent rape and assault charges, which were eventually overturned. In the first instance, Denton identifies him as “detective Constable Jon Wedger from the Metropolitan Polices Child Abuse Unit”, but he was also the officer in charge at the rape and assault trial, which had nothing to do with child abuse.
Denton accused him of bias (he worded it rather more strongly than that), but we’ve seen enough of the Hoaxtead mob’s assertions that the police are always stitching them up for malicious reasons to be a bit gun-shy of that sort of claim, unless there’s evidence to back it up.
We’ll continue looking into this, and once again, thanks to JD for doing the heavy lifting.