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() Child abuse charity suspends 61-year-old founder after he admitted having a drunken sexual encounter with a former victim Peter Saunders, 61, of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, was arrested on suspicion of rape after incident in 2008  He was never charged after CPS decided there was insufficient evidence  Mr Saunders stepped down from his position on the Independent Inquiry  The charity receives £350,000 a year from taxpayers

By David Rose for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 01:15 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 01:19 BST, 1 September 2019

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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'

Peter Saunders, 61, Founder of the 'National

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