First arrests expected soon following dawn raid in connection with suburban guest house that operated as gay brothel.
A list of names seized by police probing allegations of child abuse includes ministers, members of the royal household and a world-famous pop star, the Sunday People can reveal.
All were recorded as visitors to a suburban guest house that operated as a gay brothel.
Now some could be suspects in an investigation into a network of powerful people who were secret paedophiles for years.
Late last week police ramped up the inquiry – and arrests are believed to be imminent.
Nine officers raided the North London home of former child protection worker Mary Moss after she initially declined to co-operate with the investigation.
Documents and a laptop were seized. Ms Moss later handed over a further 19 files she had hidden in a neighbour’s shed.
The papers include a list of men who went to sex parties in the 80s at the Elm Guest House, Barnes, South West London.
Among the names are two former Conservative Cabinet ministers and four other senior Tories.
There is also a Labour MP, a prominent Irish republican and a leading National Front member.
Others on the handwritten note are two members of the royal household – one a former Buckingham Palace employee – plus the owner of a multinational company and two pop stars.
One of those is a best-selling musician, but like some others on the list he is not suspected of being involved in the child abuse.
The list was taken at meetings in 1988 between the guest house’s manager Carole Kasir and child protection officials.
Other documents seized are believed to identify 16 boys who were allegedly trafficked to the guest house from local care homes. Police have asked Richmond Council for a full list of children in care at the time.
Officers will also be examining copies of cash receipts and *the guest house’s visitor records.
Operation Fernbridge is investigating claims that boys who were in council care were brought to the Elm to be sexually abused by bigwigs and VIPs.
It was launched after Labour MP Tom Watson claimed a paedophile ring used top-level connections to dodge justice.
As well as Richmond, social services records from nearby Wandsworth, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow will be checked by detectives.
The first people to be arrested are not expected to be famous.
But sources close to the investigation are increasingly confident some big names will be caught in the police net.
Renowned figures linked to the scandal so far include the former Liberal MP Cyril Smith and the one-time Keeper of the Queen’s Pictures Anthony Blunt, who was disgraced as a traitor and spy.
The Sunday People was the first to expose the “paedo palace” last month. Its owner Kasir was 47 when she died of a suspected overdose in 1990.
At her inquest, child protection workers told the coroner of her meetings with them two years earlier.
She reported that boys from nearby Grafton Close council home were *brought to her premises and abused.
The claim was never fully investigated by police. Kasir was at the Elm when cops raided a party there in 1982.
Twelve boys then told police they had been abused by men in the house but complaints were not pursued.
The only prosecution in the wake of the raid resulted in Kasir being convicted of keeping a brothel.
Campaigners believe she did not know of the child abuse until shortly before she reported it in 1988.
It appears a 2003 probe into activities at the Elm also fizzled out. Now Operation Fernbridge may be on the verge of bringing offenders to justice.
It was triggered by a speech Tom Watson made in the House of Commons.
He told MPs there was “clear intelligence” of an abuse network of powerful men with influence at the highest level – in Parliament and even in Downing Street.
A lot of it was gathered in the 1992 investigation into paedophile Peter Righton.
The Met launched Operation Fairbank with a staff of five collecting intelligence on long-standing allegations.
After interviewing adult witnesses they started Operation Fernbridge to look solely at the Elm.
Ms Moss said of last week’s police raid: “They were friendly enough but I thought it was heavy handed and a complete violation of my *privacy.”
The Met said on Friday: “The investigation will be led by the Child Abuse Investigation Command.
"The allegations under Operation Fernbridge were initially assessed under Operation Fairbank, which was from information passed to police by Mr Tom Watson.”
The MP said: “I believe a great injustice was done in the 1980s.
"To stop something like this happening again I am asking victims to summon the courage to come forward now.
“Whatever has happened in the past your voices will be heard now.
“You can contact the police. Or if you feel more comfortable you can contact me directly.”
Pervert MP Cyril Smith was pals with satanic child sex monster
Victim Michael Roberts reveals his devil-worshipping stepdad Michael Horgan organised abuse
Paedophile MP Cyril Smith was in league with another appalling child sex abuser who set up satanic rituals and raped children as young as TWO, the Sunday People has discovered.
Victim Michael Roberts, 40, today bravely puts aside his right to *anonymity to tell for the first time how he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone politician Smith.
And shockingly he has revealed his devil-worshipping stepdad Michael Horgan organised the horrendous ordeal. Horgan made a deal with the man who went on to be knighted after years as a *respected Member of Parliament.
Michael claims Smith, who was also a close pal of Jimmy Savile, told him he had been “a naughty boy” before forcing him to take part in a perverted spanking and groping ritual.
Now studying for a counselling *qualification, Michael fought back tears as he recalled: “I was frightened of him because of his size. But by then I was getting abused by so many people I’d just got used to it.”
Horgan, who has also used the name Shaun O’Donnell, became known as the High Priest of Satan.
He was jailed for 10 years and placed on the sex offenders’ register after he was found guilty of six sex abuse *charges in 1992. Smith died in 2010 aged 82.
The twisted pair are believed to have bonded initially over their mutual love for Elvis Presley before finding they also shared a sexual interest in children.
Abusing *the young and vulnerable became an obsession.
Horgan organised a series of satanic-themed orgies for like-minded paedos.
In one of them he raped little Michael and an even younger female child before watching on as others did the same.
The monster, whose youngest victim was only two, also hung up his stepson and the girl on hooks.
In further horrendous episodes he stripped the children naked, blindfolded them and tied them to a cross next to a black magic altar so that his “disciples” could use them for sex.
The abuses were often filmed to be gloated over later.
Horgan also forced the children to carry out disgusting sex acts on other kids, including their friends and each other.
He organised outdoor “parties” for these activities on Saddleworth Moor, where child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley had buried their victims.
Youngsters from two to 13 were drugged, tortured and sexually abused during the satanic “ceremonies”.
The shock revelation over the satanist and MP’s friendship raises questions over any role Smith and Jimmy Savile may have played in Horgan’s paedo ring.
Horgan was also pals with Raymond Hewlett, the child rapist questioned in relation to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Michael added: “Michael Horgan used to take me out to ‘visit’ people *regularly. It didn’t seem that far away. It didn’t take us long to get there. We went there in a taxi. Just me and Michael Horgan.
“I can’t remember where it was, just that it was a long row of houses and that it wasn’t far from where we lived in Rochdale.”
Michael says the visit had obviously been set up beforehand as local MP Smith *greeted him by his first name when he walked in the room.
He added: “We went into the house. He was a big fat guy. They (Horgan and Cyril) were talking between themselves. It looked like it had been pre-planned because he (Cyril) said, ‘Hello, Michael.’ Then he said I had been ‘naughty’ and that he had to spank me three times.
“He spanked my bum three times and then he touched me up. He touched my private parts.
“It didn’t last five minutes *because my stepdad was stood there and said, ‘You’ve got to go,’ and that was it.
“That was the end of it. For some reason, all of a sudden, we had to get back. I don’t know why.”
Smith, elected to Parliament in 1972, first rose to national prominence when he awarded his mother Eva the title of First Lady of Rochdale after he became the town’s mayor in 1966.
He lived with her in her small terraced house in the Lancashire town until her death in 1994.
Never married, Smith’s later years were dogged by rumours about his sexuality and allegations of child abuse.
According to police records, prosecutors were given evidence about him in 1970, 1998 and 1999 but charges were never brought.
He was finally exposed as a *paedophile in November last year. The Crown Prosecution Service admitted he should have been charged.
One of his victims claimed he was sexually abused in a room in the Houses Parliament as MPs walked past.
Michael said: “I nearly fell off my chair when I saw it come on the news. I went into shock when I saw him.
“I thought, ‘Oh my God, it has finally come out. At the time he abused me I didn’t know who he was. In my mind I called him the fat man.
“It wasn’t until years later that I *realised he was an MP. I remember being there and being spanked and that it stung, like when someone slaps you.
“I smelt a funny smell off him. A musty smell and there was a musty smell in the house as well.
“I remember a brownish coffee table in the room and that’s about it.”