It really is high time somebody had a word with Prince Charles.
Despite being heir to the throne, the man is a hopeless judge of character.
Not content with befriending child-rapist Jimmy Savile, we then hear of his links to Rolf Harris and Sai Baba, the paedophile mystic guru.
If that wasn’t bad enough, it now emerges that Charles was chums with Arthur C. Clarke, the late controversial science-fiction author.
In 1998, Clarke gave an interview in which he tried to justify his filthy views on children:
” Sitting in a room he calls his Ego Chamber, Arthur C. Clarke finally admitted his lifelong secret – not only is he gay but he prefers sex with beach boys.
Clarke gives the name Ego Chamber to the study in his Colombo home because the walls are lined with his books and framed photos of himself with celebrities from the Pope to Princess Diana.
The room has state-of-the-art computers, satellite TV, video recorders and other hi-tech gadgets which Clarke boasts he uses to communicate with pals at the Pentagon.
When we asked Clarke about suggestions that he may have been one of the original pioneers of sex tourism in Sri Lanka he gave a wry smile and said: “I am more amused than disgusted that anyone should think that.
“I am all in favour of efforts to stop it. But how do we stop it without interfering with the rights of responsible adults.”
Then he repeated a phrase often used by paedophiles: “I think most of the damage comes from the fuss made by hysterical parents afterwards. If the kids don’t mind, fair enough.”
In recent years Clarke’s name has been linked with two notorious paedophiles, one of whom – a Swiss millionaire – was kicked out of Sri Lanka on the orders of the president for abusing impoverished beach boys.
He is now awaiting trial in Zurich accused of sexually abusing up to 1,500 young boys and like Clarke was friends with a lot of Sri Lanka’s top politicians, senior policemen and influential government figures.
Clarke is said to have attended parties at the tycoon’s home.
When asked if he had, Clarke replied:
“I may well have done. I mean the very first man I met here in 1954 was a paedophile and made no bones about it.
He was in intelligence in the army, a fantastic guy.”
Clarke said of his sexual preferences:
“Here it would embarrass everyone right up to the president. I mean, I am chancellor of the university, a public figure, that is the problem so I would be swallowed alive.”
I would probably be outed, you see.”
These days the frail, white-haired old man gets around with the aid of a wheelchair and crutches following a polio attack 15 years ago.
But Clarke’s fading health does not stop him enjoying his favourite pastime - playing table tennis with schoolboys at a notorious pick-up haunt for perverts called the Otters Aquatic Club.
Crumbling and in need of a coat of paint, the Otters is a meeting point for Westerners who lust after young boys.
Those who hang around its games room, pool and tennis courts are perfect prey and are easily persuaded to sell themselves for 1,000 rupees (pounds 10) – a small fortune to them.
Clarke goes there regularly in the afternoon, hobbling on a walking stick, to challenge boys – some as young as 12 – to a game of ping pong.
Asked what his definition for paedophilia was Clarke said:
“There are two different definitions, anyone who interferes with young boys who are not old enough to know their own minds and that’s my definition. It varies for me.”
Asked how he knew whether the boys really did know their own minds as he had not known them for long, he said:
“Because pure and simply they looked reasonably mature. Mature enough for me.”
Told one of them was just 13, he said: “If he really was 13 he will be a very mature 13.”
Asked if he thought that was morally wrong he replied: “No.”
Told that some of the boys had told us they would not have had sex if he had not given them money he said: “I’m sure. But I didn’t make anyone do anything they didn’t enjoy doing.”
We the find the following BBC report:
” The science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke has met Prince Charles at a banquet in Sri Lanka just days after postponing a ceremony to be invested with a knighthood because of newspaper allegations saying he was a paedophile.
The 80-year-old author – best known for writing “2001: A Space Odyssey” – met the Prince at a reception at the banquet, held in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo
Prince Charles had been due to invest Mr Clarke with a knighthood at the author’s home in Colombo on Wednesday
However St James’s Palace agreed to postpone the ceremony at the author’s request.
Mr Clarke indicated on Thursday that he wanted to go ahead with the investiture, but Buckingham Palace officials made clear that Prince Charles didn’t have time to do it on the last day of his state visit to Sri Lanka.”
Another report details Clarke attending banquet with Prince Charles even after details were published of his sordid antics in Sri Lanka:
He brazenly mingled with dignitaries at the dinner in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Thursday night, even shaking hands with Charles.
Just four days earlier the Sunday Mirror had revealed how the 80-year-old author of 2001: A Space Odyssey had admitted to paying for sex with young boys.
Afterwards he agreed to pull out of a ceremony in which he was to be knighted by Charles, but denied being a paedophile.
But Clarke is a LIAR. And we have the evidence to prove it.
On the right we reproduce part of a tape recording of our reporter Graham Johnson’s interview with Clarke.
We also have a copy of a secret document which names Clarke as a paedophile known to members of the North American Boy Lovers Association, one of the world’s most notorious child sex networks.
US detectives, who arrested leaders of the association 10 years ago, say Clarke was named by other paedophiles they quizzed during an FBI investigation.
The perverts had set up children’s homes in Thailand as fronts for their sick activities.
One of its leaders was Jonathan Tampico, 48, a top nuclear scientist who worked for the American Government.
He served two-and-a- half years in jail for molesting a boy of 12 and is now on the run with a million-dollar warrant on his head for further porn offences.
He told detectives he had stayed at Clarke’s home in Colombo and had swapped letters with the author.
Another known paedophile, former church minister John Wakefield Cummings, 56, is serving a 24-years-to-life sentence after admitting molesting 17 boys in his care.
He told police in Sacremento, California, that Clarke had been contacted at his Sri Lankan home by a paedophile who was on the run from the American authorities.
In a sworn statement made to an investigator for Sacremento’s district attorney (see below), Wakefield Cummings told how the pervert fled to Sri Lanka where he was able to contact the paedophile community through Clarke.
He then fled from Sri Lanka to Indonesia.
Detectives contacted a child welfare group to warn them about Clarke’s activities.
A senior Sacramento detective said: “We never had any reason to take action against Arthur C. Clarke because he was outside our jurisdiction.
“But Clarke’s name did keep coming up. We were looking into members of The Boy Lovers Association who all seemed to know or be aware of him.
” He ended up connecting to a lot of people we were investigating” .
“Tampico was one of those who said he went to Sri Lanka. I have seen letters between him and Arthur C. Clarke.
There was nothing overtly sexual in them but they were clearly corresponding.”
He added: “Cummings told us in the course of interviews that Arthur C. Clarke is a paedophile.
He said Sri Lanka used to be a popular destination for the paedophiles.
But then the government changed and they were all thrown out. He said Clarke was one of the few they didn’t expel because of his status.”
Ron O’Grady, of ECPAT confirmed he had been warned about Clarke by police in Sacremento.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s special paedophile investigation unit has not yet decided whether it will launch an inquiry into the author, one of the island’s most well-connected residents.
Local people are now demanding his deportation.”
Why on earth Prince Charles was going to award a knighthood to Arthur C. Clarke is anyone’s guess but a disturbing picture is emerging of the sort of company our future king likes to keep.
Why the hell would anyone want to befriend a paedophile?
Do tell us Charles.
You seem to an expert.