Although the late Edward Heath has become yet another public figure accused of child abuse, I find this one less plausible than most. To me the man came across as remote, cold and supercilious. Somehow it doesn't quite chime with the sexual nature of the accusations, with a need to display his most intimate physical compulsions however private the arrangements.
On the other hand and as we have discovered in too many cases, one should not put much weight on a public persona. We know these people in only the most superficial and manipulated sense. In other words, we don't know them.