A former finance manager for the convicted paedophile claims his reports to police in 1980 were not properly investigated
A whistleblower says his warning about predatory paedophile John Allen’s sexual abuse of boys was ignored by police – allowing him to rape children for an extra decade.
The pervert’s finance manager reported him to the police in 1980 after six boys complained of being molested by the untouchable North Wales care home entrepreneur.
Two detectives visited Des Frost to hear the allegations, but the claim was dismissed, allowing the sex monster to continue to prey on vulnerable boys at will until the early ’90s.
Last night the married dad-of-four slammed police and accused them of failing to act to prevent 10 years of shocking child sex abuse.
Mr Frost, now 75, said: “My generation look on the police as very responsible people. I wrongly assumed they would do something about my report.
“I’m so disappointed nothing was done. If police had acted, 10 years of terrible sexual abuse could have been stopped.
“I thought they would challenge Allen about this. They didn’t.”
Violent Allen, 73, was handed a life sentence yesterday for three decades worth of sex attacks on vulnerable children in his care homes, some as young as seven.
Mr Frost, who saw Allen most days for nine years, added: “I was a senior manager at Bryn Alyn care home so my report should have sounded alarm bells.
“I didn’t expect screaming squad cars turning up, but I expected police to, at the very least, contact me for the names of the children claiming they were abused.”
Months later, another policeman visited accountant Mr Frost after an ex-care home boy was arrested in the North-east and found with a letter addressed to John Allen, appearing to blackmail him.
But again, officers failed to properly investigate the significance of the correspondence and its link to child abuse.
Allen, now 75, subjected 18 boys and one girl – aged seven to 15 – to horrific rapes and other sex attacks, buying them flashy motorbikes to keep them quiet, and even ordering them to line up in queues for brazen assaults in his study.
He preyed upon youngsters at three separate homes among his growing portfolio of 50 care centres in North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire – providing specialist care for a total of 500 troubled children.
Two CID officers from Cheshire heard Mr Frost’s concerns at the height of the abuse – as he lived on the border with North Wales – assuring him details would be passed onto the neighbouring force.
Both forces were unable to comment on any wrongdoing, and the Independent Police Complaints Commission say no referral – which comes from the constabulary’s themselves – has been passed to them.
Mr Frost said on one occasion he spoke to Allen about a suspicious black eye he’d received, getting the explanation his boss had clambered through a caravan window in the dark, where a 16-year-old boy was living, but had been thumped when the teen thought he was being burgled.
Mr Frost, now living in Chester, said: “I should have done more. But if I’d have witnessed a criminal act, I’d have gone straight to the police again.
“Some people have said Allen was a big dictator, but he could be very personable, anxious to be on the best terms with people.
“His abuse is horrific. In some cases, it was sadistic. I find it difficult to comprehend he got away with it for so long.
“But the authorities were informed, and put their head in the sand.”
Detective Chief Superintendent Wayne Jones, from North Wales Police, said: “All material in relation to any allegations made during that period has been given to theOperation Pallial team.”
Cheshire Police said they could not find Mr Frost’s report as it pre-dated computer records, adding normal procedure would have meant they could presume the enquiry would have been passed to North Wales Police.
A National Crime Agency spokesman, for Operation Pallial, said: “We have spoken to Mr Frost.”