The Paedophile Information Exchange
(PIE) was a UK
pro-paedophile activist group, founded in October 1974 and officially disbanded in 1984. In January 2006 the Paedophile Unit
finally arrested the last of its members on child pornography
charges, with David Joy warned by his sentencing judge that his beliefs may preclude his release ever from jail.
Early history and activity
PIE was set up as a special interest group within the Scottish Minorities Group
by founder member Michael Hanson, who became the group's first Chairperson.
Since the majority of enquiries were from England
, PIE relocated to London
in 1975 where 23-year old Keith Hose became its new Chairperson. Hose had connections with the South London group of the Gay Liberation Front
(GLF). GLF thinking questioned the family as the basis of an economic, social and sexual system and certain sections of GLF favoured the abolition of the age of consent
; their youth group had staged a march in support of this demand (however, it should be noted that the age of consent for homosexuals was 21 at the time, in comparison to 16 for heterosexuals).
Paedophile Action for Liberation had developed as a breakaway group from South London Gay Liberation Front. It was the subject of an article in the Sunday People
, which dedicated its front page and centre-spread to... Read More