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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale Investigation Report

Other institutions

35. We heard evidence about sexual abuse at other institutions in Rochdale. This included information about the convictions of four men – Thomas Mann, Dennis Leckey, Anthony Andrews and Raymond Cullens – on numerous charges of sexual abuse at schools and children’s homes. A more thorough internal investigation should have been carried out into the complaints made against Dennis Leckey, but otherwise the evidence about these other offenders showed that the police and Rochdale Council were capable of confronting allegations of child sexual abuse, investigating them quickly and thoroughly, and taking decisive action. This served to highlight the failures at Knowl View School all the more.

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