This story is huge over here.
One of Portugal\’s most famous television presenters and a former ambassador were among six men found guilty yesterday of involvement with a paedophile prostitution ring that exploited children from state-run orphanages.
The guilty verdicts handed down to TV presenter Carlos Cruz and the five others exposed the truth of more than three decades of rumours about systematic abuse of young boys at the 230-year-old Casa Pia network of orphanages.
Wikipedia is a good briefer on the whole thing.
As with the Margaret Hodge thing in Islington, just yet another example of the way in which while, in theory, the warm embrace of the State can make things better, in practice it doesn\’t always work out that way.