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Beeb should've had procedures

False allegations made against people without a lot of money or the connections of a public 'celebrity' can destroy a person's career.

The BBC (and the police) should have learnt from the case of Jonathan King's conviction for child abuse in 2001 that any rumour, or allegation, of sexual or any other child abuse should be investigated (Write Back, October 25).

There should certainly have been controls put in place by the BBC after the King conviction, preventing access to young children by any individual celebrity alone, in a room without a chaperone.

Much of the child protection procedures are in fact designed to prevent just such an occurrence - not just to protect the children, but also to protect adults from false accusations.


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