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Sickening past of a paedophile

Dr Roderick Morrison Fraser was a child psychiatrist who started studying children in Northern Ireland during the Troubles in August 1969.

He later published a book, Children of Conflict: Growing up in Northern Ireland, which was published here and in the US in 1974.

He was a member of Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), which was founded in 1974 and was involved in child abuse networks across the UK.

He was also a founder of the Azimuth Trust charity which sent young boys on sailing holidays as a front for a paedophile ring.

He was one of eight men charged in New York as part of an organised abuse network.

In 1990 he was sentenced to 12 months in Islington for taking indecent photographs of boys between the ages of 11 and 14 over a 10-year period.

Fraser pleaded guilty to charges of possessing indecent photographs of children.

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