Never Forget: The Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE)

Never Forget: The Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE)

The Pedophile [Paedophile] Information Exchange (PIE) was a powerful organization set up in the UK in 1974 to campaign for the legalization and normalization of pedophilia. Its members were almost all homosexual and were members of leading homosexual rights groups, such as Campaign for Homosexual Equality which fostered and encouraged them. This taken with the similar evidence from pedophile groups all over the world including NAMBLA in the USA provides notable evidence of the links between homosexuality and pedophilia.


PIE was first set up in 1974 in Edinburgh by Ian Campbell Dunn and Michael Hanson whom the Sunday Times described as “gay rights leaders”. In 1975 it relocated from Edinburgh to London, and Keith Hose became its chairman.

The founder members included Peter Righton, Charles Napier, Kenneth Plummer, Richard Alston, Tom O’Carroll, Leo Adamson and Warren Middleton (alias John Parratt), all homosexuals and campaigners for homosexual rights. Other members included Stephen Adrian Smith, Barry Cutler, David Joy, Peter Bremner, Father Barry Ingram a Catholic priest, Lee Edwards, Mike Williams a scoutmaster, and Richard Travell a Sunday School teacher, all male homosexuals. Among secret members later exposed were Sir Peter Hayman, former British High Commissioner to Canada. Stephen Smith who was at one time chairman of PIE, worked as a machine supervisor at the UK Home Office where he used their office equipment to print PIE newsletters and magazines. He also used his work contact details as the official address and telephone number of PIE. So the organization could be said to be well inside the British Establishment.

PIE had very few female members but those few were lesbians. One of them Nettie Pollard, PIE member number 70, was Gay and Lesbian Officer for the UK National Council for Civil Liberties, a supposedly libertarian but actually very leftwing organization. She invited Tom O’Carroll to sit on NCCL’s Gay Rights committee.

It has been alleged that Sir Jimmy Savile was a member of PIE.

History of Campaigning

PIE issued its own periodicals one being The Magpie in which members argued their case i.e. there was no harm in pedophilia, society was stupid, the laws were oppressive and abolishing the age of consent was “progress”. Another of their journals was called “Minor Problems” edited by Peter Bremner (alias Roger Nash). It billed itself as ‘a new radical review for free intergenerational and child sexuality’, covering up its editor’s membership of PIE. It attempted to attract subscribers through a mix of social-work jargon and a bogus claim that its publishers were ‘an independent editorial collective, not bound to any organisation or group, not adhering to any dogmatic theories, not limited by preconceived ideas, not working for any profits.’ For good measure it gave a false ISBN classification number.

PIE members lobbied Parliament and demonstrated there. They issued demands that the age of consent for sexual activity should be reduced to four (years).

In 1977 PIE sent delegates to the NCCL conference at Swansea, and invited pro-pedophile campaigners from the Continent to come to Britain to speak. One of these was Dr Edward Brongersma, a Dutch MP, who spoke at the conference of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality in Nottingham in August 1977, in favor of reducing or abolishing the legal age of consent, and received a standing ovation.

In 1983, PIE members marched in the annual London Gay Pride March, a fact reported with jubilation in the homosexual-related magazine CAPITAL GAY, by Eric Presland, another homosexual/pedophile. They were led by Leo Adamson, a campaigner of GYM (Gay Youth Movement), who spoke on behalf of PIE at GYM’s annual conference and in July 1983 represented PIE at the ILGA conference in Vienna. Many of its members including Ian Campbell Dunn and Warren Middleton worked closely with leading homosexual rights campaigners such as Peter Tatchell who publicly espoused their cause and published a contribution to one of Warren Middleton’s books on the subject. (See entry on Tatchell).

Prosecutions of Members

In 1978 Peter Bremner was given a three-month prison sentence suspended for 2 years and fined £150 for indecently assaulting 3 boys, two aged 8 and one aged 5.

In 1981 Tom O’Carroll, chair of PIE from 1977 to 1979, was charged with ‘conspiracy to corrupt public morals’ because the contact advertisements section of Magpie ran invitations from adults seeking children for sex, or offers of child pornography. He was convicted and imprisoned. This was the first of his three criminal convictions.

In 1982 Charles Oxley, a Christian campaigner, infiltrated PIE under the name of David Charlton and then sent his findings to the press.

Steps were taken against PIE by the MP Geoffrey Dickens and there was a newspaper campaign against it. The News of the WorldThe Sun and the Daily Star all ran exposé articles about PIE.

Ian Campbell Dunn and Peter Bremner were convicted and jailed in 1983 for obscene publications and inciting adults to have illegal relations with minors.

David Joy, member 66 was jailed in 1984 for 18 months for publishing obscene material in a PIE newsletter.

In 1984 it officially disbanded.

Belated Prosecutions

Most members of PIE were not prosecuted for many years after the network officially closed. Stephen Smith (alias Stephen Freeman) fled to Holland in 1984 to escape trial on child pornography charges, but was extradited in 1991 and was jailed for 18 months. He admitted publishing an obscene magazine and sending it through the post in 1982. He also faced charges of molesting a 10-year-old boy. Smith was defended by Adrian Fulford, a barrister who later became a QC and then Britain’s first openly homosexual judge. There is no proof that Fulford was ever a member of PIE but he regularly acted as its defence lawyer in prosecutions. Smith was convicted again on even more heinous child pornography charges in 2011. There was a huge cache of very disturbing material obtained by abusing actual children.

David Joy was sentenced to 2 years in 1996 after admitting indecent assaults dating back to the 80s. In January 2006 police found 1,129 obscene images of children aged one to 13 at his rundown flat in Loughborough, Leics. Some were in the level 5 category – featuring sado-masochism, torture or bestiality.

Charles Napier, the PIE treasurer, was jailed in 1995 for molesting a boy in the 1980s and got 15 months in prison. It was the second conviction of this lifelong serial abuser.

Righton (a.k.a. Paul Pelham) was a senior figure in UK Social Work. He has been exposed as an arch-criminal, who masterminded networks of systematic sex abuse of vulnerable children all over the UK for 40 years, and kept a diary in which he recorded his own raping and abuse of hundreds of boys. He and Alston founded New Barns School, a school for emotionally disturbed children, which he used to get access to boys. He was convicted for possessing and supplying child pornography in 1992 but never jailed for any of his offences.

Michael Ingram was a serial abuser of boys who was finally convicted in 2000, but committed suicide before being sentenced.

Peter Bremner was jailed again in 1994 for six months for using Minor Problems to incite adults to seek children for sex.

Warren Middleton was finally jailed in 2011, alongside Steven Adrian Smith, Barry Cutler, John Morrison and Leo Adamson- all for offences relating to child abuse images.

Continued Influence of PIE

Although PIE officially disbanded in 1984 its members have continued campaigning regardless. In 1986 Warren Middleton edited a pro-pedophile book entitled Betrayal of Youth (acronym BOY) with chapters contributed by Peter Tatchell and several official members of PIE. It advocates abolition of all age-of-consent laws and defended incest.

Kenneth Plummer, PIE member number 236, a regular correspondent of Righton, was Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Essex University. He was one of the contributors to the book Perspectives on Paedophilia, ed. Brian Taylor (1981), written and produced almost entirely by homosexuals. In 1990 he contributed a chapter to a book that used polysyllabic sociological terminology to apologize for pederasty, Male Intergenerational Intimacy. Prof. Plummer writes a blog that makes it very clear that his interest in the subject is not merely academic. He has admitted to The Sunday Telegraph that he was once a paid-up member of PIE, but claims this was just to facilitate his research. Plummer has written “By applying sociology to the field of pedophilia we may partially relativize it, humanize it, normalize it.”

Pedophiles Rebrand Themselves as ‘Minor-Attracted Persons’

Britain’s most notorious child-sex offenders are using mainstream websites such as YouTube, Twitter and Instagram to rebrand paedophilia as a harmless sexual preference, an investigation for The Mail on Sunday has found.

Hundreds of disturbing accounts are being set up every day which refer to both potential and prolific abusers as ‘MAPs’ – Minor-Attracted Persons – to escape the ‘stigma’ attached to the word paedophile.

The anonymous users have even created their own rainbow ‘MAP Pride’ flag – with some arguing they should be celebrated as a niche group alongside the LGBT community.

LGBT-style slogans such as ‘#MAPPride’ and ‘#Mappositivity’, are seen as an attempt to cast paedophilia as part of society’s wider move towards sexual liberation.

The Mail has learned that former chairman of PIE, Tom O’Carroll (pictured above in a YouTube video), Britain’s most notorious pedophile campaigner, continues to use online forums to argue for the legalization of pedophilia

Material found online includes memes proclaiming ‘Gay MAPs are amazing’ and cartoon characters saying: ‘Repost if you think maps should be able to date minors.’

One paedophile account @SandMapMinorva – since suspended – posted: ‘Minor-attraction is natural.’ 

Profiles of the anonymous users, which use cartoon avatars rather than photographs, often list the ages of children they are most attracted to, in some cases as low as ‘two to seven’.

Otep Shamaya, a gay rights campaigner, said: ‘They are a fiendish group of sub-humans and they will find no haven in the LGBTQ community. We utterly rebuke their delusional and evil claims.’

The horrifying propaganda has chilling echoes of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) campaign in the 1970s and 80s which piggy-backed on the gay liberation movement to push for pro-child abuse policies, such as lowering the age of consent to just four.

It was disbanded in 1984, but The Mail on Sunday has learned that its former chairman, Tom O’Carroll, Britain’s most notorious paedophile campaigner, continues to use online forums to argue for the legalisation of paedophilia.

O’Carroll (pictured above as chairman of PIE in the 1970s) was given a two-year jail term for child pornography offences in 2006 and joined the Labour Party in 2015 but was ousted a year later for being a ‘safeguarding risk’

In one ‘interview’ which YouTube has refused to take down, O’Carroll, 75, argues that a sexual relationship between an adult and child is as natural as a mother’s relationship with her baby. 

O’Carroll was given a two-year jail term for child pornography offences in 2006 and joined the Labour Party in 2015 but was ousted a year later for being a ‘safeguarding risk’.

As well as YouTube, he has campaigned to legalise sex with children on his WordPress blog. 

Elsewhere on YouTube, explicit footage appears in videos aimed at children. 

One woman, Sarah, was horrified to find some of the content by accident. ‘My nephew, when he was five, was watching a YouTube video when the Disney characters started snorting cocaine and having an orgy,’ she said.

The findings are all the more concerning given that many children are being encouraged by schools to use sites such as YouTube as part of their home education during the pandemic.

While social media giants remove users for posting racist or extremist material, the ‘MAP’ posts are allowed to stay – despite protests – because it is deemed acceptable to discuss attraction to minors as long as it does not ‘glorify’ paedophilia.

Disturbingly, the campaign is also drawing strength from academics calling for paedophiles’ voices to be heard.

Dr Craig Harper, senior lecturer in psychology at Nottingham Trent University, signed a 2018 letter written to Twitter demanding that paedophile accounts which were shut down by the social media giant be restored.

Controversially, Dr Harper maintains that ‘paedophilia and child abuse are not the same thing’ and ‘paedophilia is a sexual attraction pattern that shares common features with other sexual orientations’. He declined to comment when contacted by this newspaper.

Child sex abuse survivor Jacqui Dillon, who runs the Beck Road Alliance online support network, said: ‘This is absurd and dangerous. Twitter and other corporations are now providing paedophiles with access to children online.’

Twitter said it had ‘zero tolerance for any material that features or promotes child sexual exploitation’. 

After being alerted by this newspaper, YouTube removed some postings and has increased protection for young viewers.

WordPress said it had suspended all three blogs linked to O’Carroll.

Limits to Liberalism

Even many left-leaning or liberal individuals out there have had enough with child pedophilia.

By Michelle Aarons at Medium

“Our children falling victim to pedophile attacks can probably be considered one of the worst nightmares of any parent. Predatory behavior by such persons can destroy a child’s innocence and leave one scarred for life. We have heard horror stories and recognize the dangers.

I had a near-traumatic experience in my childhood, although I am grateful that it did not progress into anything serious. I have a childhood friend who was scarred for life by a pedophile attack, however.

In many jurisdictions, sex offenders are required to be part of a registry so that the community is warned of the potential dangers.

Just recently, pedophiles have become more visible, hoping to gain acceptance and sympathy from society. This stems from the successes that the LGBTQIA community has had in terms of gaining wider acceptance from the global community after being shunned for so long.

Persons with predispositions toward sexual attraction for children and minors now believe they should be accorded the same benefit. Since the word “pedophile” connotes nothing but negativity, they have come up with their a rebrand. They want to be called Minor-Attracted Persons or MAPs.

The term minor-attracted person (MAP) refers to people with any condition that means they are sexually attracted to minors (those below the age of consent).

I believe this is wrong on so many levels.

No matter how you put it, anyone who endangers or places unnecessary risk to a young child who doesn’t know any better is unacceptable. The term “below the age of consent” speaks for itself. To fantasize and ultimately indulge in an activity with anyone who is not mature enough to consent is an offensive and impermissible act.

Photo by Isaiah Rustad on Unsplash

A call for support

As parents, our children look to us for their safety and protection. They are our responsibility. When this security is put at risk, we fight tooth and nail to keep our loved ones out of harm’s way.

Children need to be protected, and it is our responsibility as adults to provide them safety and security. Yes, we are all for diversity and inclusion, but this does not mean we should sacrifice innocent childhoods.

MAP are looking to gain the same support society has given to the LGBTQIA community. They are even finding ways to be associated with the LGBTQIA movement, such as through the so-called MAP “rainbow” flag. But how can you brand pedophiles as even acceptable members of society when they are a threat to our children?

It’s nothing new

Although this matter seems to be getting a lot of attention now, this is actually nothing new. In England, back in the 70s and early 80s, pedophiles actually had a public forum that members to share their views on unhealthy attraction for children. The chair of the PIE (Pedophile Information Exchange) was a known pedophile named Tom O’ Caroll.

O’Caroll publicly lobbied that pedophilia should be legally accepted and that pedophiles should establish an international network. Strangely enough, its members were composed of people who held high-profile positions, some even working in child-care homes. Carroll himself has his own blog, which has not been questioned despite complaints.

“The content of what Tom O’Carroll is writing does not constitute as an offence,” the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre wrote in response to a complaint from child protection expert and former social worker Liz Davies. “He is stating his opinion, and although distasteful he is entitled to free speech.”

Is this what urges MAP on — giving them a sense of pride for who they are and what they are fighting for?

The search for an alliance

Proponents of MAP are looking to the LGBTQIA community as unwitting allies of their movement. They believe that they have every right to exercise their rights. Their campaign seems to veer towards the PIE’s past campaign, pushing for pro-child abuse policies, even as far as waiting to bring down a child’s age of consent to 4 years old.

Fortunately, the LGBTQIA community are not as free-thinking as they were probably imagined by MAP advocates. There has to be some kind of limit to what people can accept. One cannot imagine how we can knowingly place a child’s whole life at risk to satisfy supposedly mature adults’ cravings.

“They are a fiendish group of sub-humans and they will find no haven in the LGBTQ community. We utterly rebuke their delusional and evil claims,” says Gay Rights campaigner Otep Shamaya.

No matter how liberal and modernized society has become, one thing remains the same. Children must be protected. They are meant to be raised in a secure environment where parents nurture them to become responsible and productive adults, not individuals damaged by abuse and exposure to dubious interpretations of sexual identity.”

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