Revealed: Imprisoned sex offenders register on dating sites while locked in secure hospital for mentally ill prisoners – and profile photo was taken INSIDE the park
Sex offenders registered on dating sites while locked in a secure hospital for mentally disordered inmates, a shocking investigation has found.
An undercover reporter from ITV’s Exposure program discovered that a pedophile patient was able to register on a sexually explicit dating site, and it appeared that he had used a photo of him on the hospital grounds as a profile picture.
A double rapist, who met one of his victims online, took to dating sites while walking around the grounds of Kneesworth House Hospital in Cambridgeshire.
The rapist admitted to visiting the websites on a phone, but was allowed to keep the device.
A double rapist, who met one of his victims online, took to dating sites while walking around the grounds of Kneesworth House Hospital in Cambridgeshire. A stock image is used above [File photo]
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which regulates safe hospitals, has launched an investigation into Kneesworth, part of the Priory Group, which was bought out for £ 1 billion by a Dutch private equity firm earlier this year. .
The priory charges taxpayers £ 185,000 a year to deal with each of the mentally ill criminals housed in the former Edwardian stately home, which was rated ‘good’ by the CQC last year.
Undercover journalist Carlo Lavarini started working as a mental health support worker in Kneesworth earlier this year after only a fortnight of training and with no previous experience.
The program reveals staff incompetence and female staff are looked down upon by sex offenders and other patients. A staff member was caught on camera saying, “They don’t encourage people to wash up, nothing. What do we offer these guys? It’s actually a joke.
Surprisingly, a sex offender at the hospital gave a staff member £ 149 to buy a smart TV at a local supermarket which he was later suspected of using to search the web. Police discovered that it had been used to search for “images of children”, but no charges were laid as there was no evidence that the images had been viewed.
The director of the service told the undercover reporter that the same patient had also ordered and destroyed 14 cell phones in nine months, adding: “He’s doing something fishy with his phones.”
Another child sex offender used the ward’s secure computer to download software that could allow his PlayStation in his bedroom to be used for surfing the Internet.
A staff member told the reporter: “I did her room search and saw all of her plans to set up a chat room for the kids, everything. Why aren’t they doing anything?
A hospital safety coordinator added, “I don’t think the staff have any idea how dangerous this guy is.”
A priory representative said: “Kneesworth Hospital is rated ‘good’ by the CQC and takes public safety and the well-being of patients and staff very seriously.
“We have carried out a thorough investigation and are working closely with the police, the Department of Justice, the NHS and the CQC, who are fully aware of these issues.
“Although services do not have access to Wi-Fi, we have appointed independent experts to review our IT security policies and procedures. Priory provides high standards of care, with almost 90% of its facilities rated ‘Good’ or better by UK regulators. ”
Secure hospital discovered, ITV, tomorrow, 10:45 p.m.