Following the news that a police investigation into the late Sir Edward Heath has found that some seven cases of sexual offences out of 1580 might merit taking him in for questioning, I have a few more people to add to their list of “persons of interest”.
Top of the list is Emperor Caligula. By all acounts an evil guy! Although he has been dead for 1976 years I’m sure his alleged victims will get justice if police investigations get enough believable witnesses. A very sound use of limited police resources.
Next, Atilla the Hun. Alleged to have been responsible for many heneous crimes. Well worth talking to some witnesses with a view to bringing him to justice.
Andrew Borden (Lizzie’s dad). Alleged to have sexually abused his daughter. Unfortunately he is also dead (in 1892) but perhaps he can be dug up to attend court.
Thomas Hopley. Although convicted of the manslaughter of a 15 year old boy in 1860 I’m sure that if the police dig deep enough they might find that he could have possibly had paedophile tendances. He might fail to turn up at the police station as he was
Frederic Baker, convicted of killing a 7 year old girl in 1867. If police look harder they might find that he may have done more. They can always accuse him of more or they might just find “sweet Fanny Adams”.
Or they can just pick any now dead celebrity, publish any wild accusation against them, needlessly destroy their surviving family’s reputation, all at considerable cost & detriment to the taxpayer.
What is the point??? They cannot be punished or even defend themselves. Such investigations benefit no-one (unless the alleged victims get a cash payment).
None of these dead people are going to re-offend!