Top child advocate at United Nations-funded charity pleads guilty to sexually assaulting boy



  • Updated June 28, 2020

  • Peter Newell, 77, has been sentenced to prison
  • Victim was 12 years old at the time
  • Newell was a top official at the Association for the Protection of All Children charity, which was funded in part by the United Nations

A children's rights activist has been jailed for six years and eight months for sexually abusing a boy in the 1960s.

Peter Newell was the former co-ordinator of the Association for the Protection of All Children charity.

News of his imprisonment comes amidst warnings that predatory paedophiles are exploiting the aid sector after 125 British charity workers were accused of sexual abuse in 2017.

Daily Mail

The 77-year-old from Wood Green, north London, was sentenced last month at Blackfriars Crown Court.

He admitted five indecent and serious sexual assaults on a child under 16.

The Association for the Protection of All Children, or Approach, says its objectives are to prevent cruelty and maltreatment of children and advance public knowledge in the UK and abroad.

It says its focus is on protecting children from "physical punishment and all other injurious... whether inside or outside the home".

Approach operates through the Children Are Unbeatable! Alliance in the UK and the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children. (Continued...)


Top child advocate at United Nations-funded charity pleads guilty to sexually assaulting boy Top child advocate at United Nations-funded charity pleads guilty to sexually assaulting boy Reviewed by Anson Moore on June 28, 2020 Rating: 5

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