"Show trial" of Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr in London
by Joe Vialls
When British police arrested Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr on suspicion of the abduction and murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, they did so in the certain knowledge that absolutely no hard evidence existed incriminating either suspect. The reason for the rapid arrests on 17 August 2002 at first appeared disarmingly simple. Just hours earlier, two small bodies had been found near the perimeter fence at USAF Lakenheath in Cambridgeshire, England, and the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street was terrified of a massive political scandal involving American servicemen transiting through the United Kingdom.
To gain an international perspective on this politically sensitive scenario, try imagining what would happen if two little Australian girls were abducted, brutalized, murdered and then found near the perimeter wire of the American base at Pine Gap in the Australian Northern Territory. Within the hour, sensing possible danger for their political masters over in Washington, Prime Minister John Howard and Attorney General Daryl Williams would probably order the Australian Federal Police to charge some poor retarded sap in Geelong or Girrawheen with the offence. No evidence needed - just enough political deception to shift the public gaze away from the American presence.
This certainly appeared the most likely scenario when Huntley and Carr were first arrested in Cambridgeshire, but over the nine months that followed, it became increasingly obvious that this cover-up was a lot more than a hasty deflection for a perverted American with an unhealthy taste for underage English schoolgirls. Normally in a case like this, the false charges against Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr would have been dropped after about three months, with the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman remaining open for discreet inquiry at a more leisurely pace.
Not this time. Someone somewhere in a position of stratospheric political power wanted Huntley and Carr convicted of murder, jailed for life, and the case closed forever. And whoever this someone was, he demonstrated his very obvious ability to manipulate three British County Police Forces, The Metropolitan Police Service, the British Home Office in London, and the American Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington. Even at this early stage you must ask yourself who on earth is capable of wielding this colossal raw political power, and why he or they have chosen to do so in the [apparently] isolated case of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
A few weeks into the investigation, Cambridgeshire family liaison officer Detective Constable Brian Stevens appeared to uncover a new lead, and then the roof fell on his head and his career. At dawn on 12 September 2002, DC Brian Stevens was arrested on suspicion of child pornography offences, allegedly detected by the child pornography monitoring American “Operation Candyman”, run by the FBI with active CIA assistance. His actual arrest was manipulated by officials at The British Home Office in London, using the Metropolitan Police anti-pornography unit known as Operation Ore. Anything Brian Stevens might claim after that date would be tainted with the very same “pedophile” tag he was trying to uncover.
Think about this, people, think about it! One of the lowest ranking officers in one of the smallest British county police forces was deliberately silenced and discredited by the truly awesome combined power of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, the British Home Office and the Metropolitan police. But the false charges against Stevens would not stick, and were finally dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service [CPS] on 21 August 2003. However, this was not to be the end of Brian Steven’s persecution. On 12 September 2003 West Midlands police arrested him again, and today Detective Constable Brian Stevens stands accused of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
As always the devil lies in the detail, so in order to understand the level of deception surrounding this sickening pedophile crime and its stratospheric international implications, it is necessary to take a very long trip down memory lane, and follow every step of the fatally flawed investigation. We need to cut through the complex web of government and media lies that led to two innocent young people being incarcerated in the most appalling of conditions, and to the destruction of a diligent British police officer’s career.
Shortly after Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr were arrested, British and American media organizations demonized both so successfully that public attention was diverted away from the American base at Lakenheath where the bodies were actually found, and focused instead on the young couple from Soham who had earlier willingly spoken to television crews about their concerns for the well being of the two missing 10-year-old girls. Both knew the girls reasonably well. Ian Huntley was the caretaker at Soham secondary school, and Maxine Carr was a former teaching auxiliary in Holly and Jessica’s primary school class.
Millions of viewers around the world watched Ian and Maxine being interviewed by the media, and most were impressed by the openness of their statements and their genuine willingness to help if possible. Experts in non-verbal communication also noticed that Ian and Maxine’s involuntary body and eye movements perfectly matched what they were saying verbally to the journalists.
Put another way, both Huntley and Carr appeared to be telling the truth both verbally and non-verbally, an almost impossible feat for even a trained liar to fabricate. It is critical to note here also that both came across on television as perfectly normal, sane individuals, a reality later to be inexplicably challenged by police and psychiatrists in Cambridgeshire.
If Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr had been involved at all with the abduction and murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, would they have then been stupid enough to run the gauntlet of about 5,,000 American servicemen en-route, and dump the two small bodies in a location clearly visible from Lakenheath Control Tower, taxi track, and main runway?
An American serviceman with detailed knowledge of activities and procedures inside the base might get away with it unseen, but certainly not two civilians from Soham in Cambridgeshire. So the perimeter would be an ideal dumping ground for an American eager to return to “safe” territory at USAF Lakenheath, before either entering their barracks on the base, or catching a shuttle bus to USAF Mildenhall.
In an attempt to demonize Ian Huntley still further, police “leaked” the damning information that he had been arrested for rape a number of years earlier. Well, yes, almost. While still a teenager Huntley had consensual sex with his girlfriend, who was only 15-years-old at the time, an offence in the United Kingdom known as statutory rape. He was never charged with an offence however, and his former girlfriend [now age 21 years] recently confirmed it was a mutual crush [love affair], with enthusiastic sexual consent on both sides.
So for a while at least, police and media managed to deflect attention away from the two massive nearby USAF bases at Lakenheath and Mildenhall, and the political minefield lurking just below the surface if the British public ever find out about the very large numbers of children abused, raped, and sometimes murdered by American servicemen on overseas duty. So let us properly consider the “American Connection”, before returning later in this extended report to the unbelievable ongoing psychological abuse of Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr.
Though earlier in the investigation police declared they would be interviewing “700 known sex offenders” of British nationality, there was no mention of interviewing the 5,000+ US servicemen based in close proximity to Soham Village, or determining which other American servicemen has transited through the two bases, and on which flights, since Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman first disappeared on 4 August 2002.
The simple fact that Holly and Jessica’s bodies were found within yards of the USAF Lakenheath perimeter fence, which in turn provides access to the American barracks within, should have had British police knocking on Lakenheath’s front door immediately. Unfortunately, any such action might have accidentally undermined Prime Minister Tony Blair’s personal slavish dedication to George W Bush's “War on Terror.”