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Back in UK: Paedo who abused slumdog children
A PAEDO who abused “Slumdog” street kids in India sneaked back into Britain yesterday — amid fears he could carry out more attacks.
Allan Waters, 63, was deported after serving a six-year term for molesting five boys at a Mumbai orphanage. The ex-Navy Commander was quizzed by Scotland Yard cops at Heathrow and made to sign the Sex Offenders Register.
But Waters was then released into the community despite serious concerns he will re-offend.A Whitehall source said: “Our hands are tied. Waters hasn’t committed an offence here and has served his time in India.
“He will be monitored round the clock to make sure he doesn’t abuse any kids. But it would be fair to say nobody wants him living next door.”
Slumdog paedo is back in Britain
A CREEP who sexually abused street urchins at his Mumbai orphanage was freed early to Britain yesterday.
Duncan Grant, 68, (pictured above) was met by Met officers at Heathrow.
After being quizzed and signing the sex offenders register, the ex-Navy officer was let out into the community
Grant was freed from an Indian jail after serving four years for an “appalling violation of trust”. He and a fellow Brit — retired Lieutenant Commander Allan Waters — from Porchester sparked global disgust when it emerged they abused five homeless boys at the “children’s shelter” Grant set up using a Brit charity in Mumbai.
His three Anchorage Shelter Homes gave beds to boys from slums that featured in film Slumdog Millionaire. Good Life actress Felicity Kendal, 65, was persuaded to be a patron. She has cut all ties to the pervert.
As well as abusing the boys, Grant and Waters would hand them over to foreign sex tourists.
Grant, from Hampstead, North West London, and Waters, 63, from Hampshire, were convicted in 2006. In 2008, they were acquitted due to “lack of evidence”.
Abuse … Duncan Grant’s ‘shelter’ for orphans in Mumbai
That was quashed this March. India’s Supreme Court ruled: “The street children having no roof over their heads became the prey of paedophiles.”
Waters remains in jail but is expected to be released shortly.
Scotland Yard said: “We work closely to monitor offenders to reduce the risk of offending
London man convicted in Indian paedophilia case
India’s Supreme Court has convicted two Britons of sexually abusing boys at a children’s shelter in Mumbai.
Duncan Grant, of Hampstead, north London, and Allan Waters, of Hampshire, had been acquitted by the High Court in Mumbai in 2008 for lack of evidence.
But the Supreme Court overturned that decision and upheld guilty verdicts from the trial court in 2006 which sentenced the men to six years.
Charity Childline India Foundation said the case was a “real watershed moment”.
Campaign group Fair Trials Abroad, which represented the Britons in court, is yet to comment on the case.
Grant, a charity worker, had set up Anchorage shelter in Colaba, Mumbai, in 1995. Waters, of Porchester, was a visitor to the home, Indian police said.
The pair were charged in 2001 with sexual assault after five boys complained to the police about repeated sexual and physical abuse by the men.
William D’souza, an Indian citizen who managed the shelter, was convicted of aiding and abetting the men and sentenced to three years. He had also earlier been cleared by the High Court, in 2006.
Childline India Foundation had appealed against the High Court’s decision to acquit the men.
Kajal Mennon, executive director of the charity, said: “This was a real watershed moment in child sexual abuse convictions (in India)… as laws are extremely opaque, plus there is a culture of silence.”
She added the case would go towards ensuring that people do not take advantage of India’s “laxity of laws” and the convictions highlighted the need of special legislation for child sexual offences in the country.