Operation Midland was launched by the Metropolitan Police last November, after they received information that there was a VIP paedophile ring operating around Westminster 30 years ago, where young boys were sexually abused. There are also allegations that three of the boys who have been linked to the VIP paedophile ring were murdered.
Many of the illegal sexual activities that went on were said to have taken place at the Dolphin Square apartment complex in London, which is where many MPs have a home. Harvey Proctor, former Conservative MP, has a home within the 16,000 acre grounds of Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, and that home is currently being investigated by detectives. Proctor currently works for the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, who also live on the same estate with their five children.
While police were raiding his home, Proctor phoned in to Radio 4’s Today show to deny that he had anything to do with the paedophile ring and that he had never attended any of the sex parties in which young boys were abused. In 1987, Proctor was convicted of gross indecency for being engaged in sexual relations with young boys. However, he says that although they were crimes at the time, they would not be considered illegal anymore as the age of consent for homosexuals has been lowered from 21 to 16 since that time. He pleaded guilty at the time when it was discovered that one of the boys was aged 19 instead of 21.