Four local police forces in Britain as well as the Independents Police Complaints Commission are investigating allegations of child sexual abuse by former British Prime Minister Edward Heath.
Known as Ted Heath, he brought the Conservative Party to power in 1970 by defeating Harold Wilson’s Labour government. In early 1974, Wilson and Labour would regain power. The following year, Heath was successfully challenged for the Tory party leadership by Margaret Thatcher who, of course, would become Prime Minister at the end of the decade. Heath would remain an MP until his retirement in 2001, having served in the British House of Commons for more than 60 years. He died in 2005 at the age of 89.
It is being reported that these allegations could have come to light in the ’90s when one of the local police forces was investigating a brothel owner, but was dropped after she threatened to expose Heath in court.