Bernie Bain

Bernard Leo Bain was the Superintendent of Elwood Street in the late 70s and early 80s. ISN survivors place him there 1976-1983. In 1996 he fled to Pattaya to join Rabet just as police were about to arrest him for abuse of boys in care. Following allegations of sexual abuse being reported, Bain told Islington Social Services that his sexual activity with the child was ‘consensual’. Bain later moved to Morocco, where he was subsequently jailed for 8 months for possession of abusive images of children, in the 90s. He committed suicide in Thailand in 2000. He ran a business trip and corporate entertainment business.

‘Bain came from Australia – he ran a children’s home there. He had an Australian accent’ Islington Survivor

Children’s Homes Linked to Bernie Bain

Elwood Street

Press Coverage

‘Man linked to child abuse scandal jailed in Morocco’, Evening Standard 22.04.1996

‘Last month this man killed himself in Thailand after being accused of sexually abusing 300 boys’ Mail on Sunday, 11.06.2006

‘Jimmy Savile Sex Abuse: Islington Is Still Covering Up’, The Telegraph 06.04.2014

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