By David Rose for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 01:15 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 01:19 BST, 1 September 2019
A charity for child abuse victims has suspended its founder after he admitted a drunken sexual encounter with a woman he knew was molested as a youngster.
The Mail on Sunday revealed last week that Peter Saunders, 61, of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, was arrested on suspicion of rape after the incident in 2008. However, he was never charged after the CPS decided there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.
Ahead of The Mail on Sunday report, Mr Saunders stepped down from his position on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the national investigation into abuse at schools, churches and other institutions.
Peter Saunders, 61, Founder of the 'National Association of People Abused in Childhood'