Birds of a feather
In fact paedo allegations have surrounded Heath for years, including the suggestion that he was a regular visitor at paedo-brothel Haut de la Garenne in Jersey. (Jimmy Savile sued the Sun newspaper when they revealed he had visited the "boys' home". He was obliged to stay his action when a photo turned up of him surrounded by boys at the home.)
Barrister Michael Shrimpton QC has claimed that Ted Heath used to moor his yacht Morning Cloud at Jersey in order to enjoy the company of boys aged 12 to 15 from the home. These boys were subsequently murdered to keep them quiet. (That said, Shrimpton has a history of dubious claims and nobody would take him seriously if he weren't a barrister.)
Most likely Heath was just an occasional homosexual paedophile at a time when homosexuality was illegal and paedopilia was not something the public even believed existed.