A former millionaire who abused vulnerable children in his network of community care homes was found guiltytoday of 26 counts of child sex offences, becoming the first person prosecuted following an ongoing investigation into historical child abuse in north Wales.
John Allen
John Allen, 73, created a “culture of fear” over so many years that his victims became “hardened to the abuse”, a court heard.

Allen, who also managed pop bands, had denied 40 charges of sexual abuse against 19 boys and a girl – aged between seven and 15 at the time – while he ran Bryn Alyn Community children’s homes in and around Wrexham between 1968 and 1991.