HORRIFIED MPs have called in police after receiving information that a top Labour politician is a paedophile who preys on young boys — and has a liking for “young ragamuffins”.
Detectives have been passed details of a string of alleged offences spanning at least 12 years.
It is the latest in a series of sex abuse scandals to rock Westminster — and the most serious because the accused is still a serving MP.
Two other MPs independently reported the former minister to police after being shocked by information they had received. The allegations, from a variety of sources, “made their blood run cold”.
The two have accused their Parliamentary colleague, who cannot be named for legal reasons, of a wave of sickening offences.
They have told detectives they believe that the MP:
— HAD lads “delivered” to his room at a hotel near a police station
— ABUSED boys at a hospital’s mental health unit
— LEFT one so terrified he fears for his life if he ever speaks out
— SHOWED an “unhealthy” interest in the two young sons of a local councillor
— DISPLAYED a liking for “young ragamuffins”, and
— WAS seen as untouchable by police because of his revered position.