Charity warns abused may be put off coming forward


Correction 10 November 2012: The BBC has apologised unreservedly for broadcasting a report on Newsnight on 2 November over allegations of child abuse which transpired to have involved a case of mistaken identity. As a result the video of the original report has been removed from the website. More details can be found here.

A children's charity says it is concerned that victims of child abuse may be put off coming forward after an investigation by BBC Newsnight in which an abuse victim from north Wales wrongly accused a former Conservative minister of sex abuse.

The NSPCC says the episode has serious implications as people who have suffered abuse may be fearful of the consequences when they see what happens to others who have come forward.

Nick Palit reports.

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