Last week EC did an interview with William Ramsey, in which they discussed the Hampstead SRA hoax. Ramsey was an excellent host, well-informed and reasoned in his approach. It’s safe to say, though, that this interview was not universally popular amongst Ramsey’s usual followers, some of whom grew quite heated in defending Abe and Ella against the children’s allegations of abuse.
In the aftermath of the interview, we were asked to provide evidence of the allegation that Abraham Christie had a long criminal record prior to his involvement with Ella and the children. It was a very reasonable request, and we were happy to comply, but it occurred to us that despite making references to Christie’s record over the years, we’d never really collated the evidence in one place.
Time to fix that.
1. The CRIS report
One of the many documents which Ella’s lawyers gave her when they returned her court bundles to her in December 2014 was the Crime Reporting Information System (CRIS) report which the police had compiled during their investigation of the allegations. As we now know, Ella passed a copy of this report to Sabine McNeill, who published it online.
In this snippet of the CRIS report, DI Cannon is discussing whether to lay charges against Abraham in respect of the abuse of the children. Referring to Abraham, he states,
He has convictions for offences against his own children and I would suggest [this may cause] future safeguarding issues with these victims if they returned home.
2. The Finnbarr recording
When Finn Hagan visited Abraham and Ella to interview the children, possibly on behalf of Brian Gerrish, he was surprised by an approaching adult while he was interviewing the little boy. He hastily stuffed his phone into his pocked without turning it off, and so captured a conversation in which Abraham sounded extremely jittery at the idea that DC Martin was involved in this investigation:
Abe sounds nervous as he says, “They want to talk to me. I wonder why they want to talk to me”, and then “It’s him. It’s him, who we suspected, S.T….” The child exclaims, “Steve!” and Abe confirms, muttering, “It’s him, it’s him, it’s him.”
Ella interjects, “They were really pressurising me today”.
But Abe is on his own track: “It’s him. We know it’s him.” The child says, “I think I know what, it’s both of them. Fat lady and Steve…” but Abe goes on: “He likes, he doesn’t like babies. He likes boys. Steve, Steve likes boys. He came for F******” (referring to Abe’s teenage son).
Finnbanrr says, “Who’s that, the cop?”
Abe replies, “Yeah, he came for F*****”. And he didn’t get him because of me, right, he didn’t get him because of me…and now, he sees I’m here again, another child case. Well, I keep turning up. He keeps turning up”.
“Strange”, says Finnbarr.
Keep in mind that Abraham and Ella had not reported the children’s allegations to police; Jean-Clement Yaohirou did that, and when they arrived the police had a hard time convincing Abe and Ella to allow them into the house to see the children.
Now that the police were involved, Abe’s worst nightmare had come to pass: the officer who already knew him as a child abuser was in charge of interviewing the children. The last thing Abe wanted was the police finding out that he’d been involved in abusing still more children.
3. The ‘step-father from hell’
In the early days of the hoax, a commenter on one of Sabine’s blogs pointed out that she had had personal experience of Abraham as a child abuser. She would later comment on Hoaxtead Research, making similar allegations.
4. The Pauffley judgment
In her public judgment following a comprehensive fact-finding hearing, Mrs Justice Pauffley stated in part,
163. The history of the key protagonists may also play a part in untangling the intrigue so as to get at the truth. Mr Christie has a background of criminality for drugs offences, violence and dishonesty. More recently, [in May 2014] he received a police caution for assaulting his adolescent son.
5. The IPPC report
In spring 2016, Abraham and Ella published the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) response to their complaints about the way the police investigation had been handled. The report revealed a number of important issues, which we covered in a series of posts at the time.
In one section, the report described how the police said they were going to take the children on a drive-round to identify locations where alleged abuse had taken place. Knowing the children were going to be asked questions they might not be able to answer, Abraham and Ella took them on a drive-round by taxi the night before the police one was scheduled.
…information which was received from concerned members of the public who called police. The members of the public describe seeing a female child and Mr Christie (on one occasion confirmed by CCTV). It was described that Mr Christie was encouraging the girl to talk about ‘baby murder’. It was also described that Mr Christie was saying that he had just been released from prison and was discussing decapitation. The girl appeared distressed.
So as of September 2014, Abraham had no compunction about disclosing that he had just come out of prison, presumably immediately before he met Ella in May 2014 and moved in with her.
So there you have it: four separate pieces of evidence which, taken together, paint a picture of a serial child abuser who has been convicted and imprisoned for his offences. There can be no further question that this is the case; the next question is, when will he be back behind bars?