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lunedì 23 ottobre 2017

CHILD PORN ADDICTION 20

A Toronto man who police believe had close contact with children in Scarborough in the late 1970s and early 1980s has been charged with five child pornography offences.
The Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation Section executed two search warrants in the Keele and Bloor streets area and the Jane Street and Eglinton Avenue area Tuesday, Oct. 10.
During the searches, police found images and video of child sexual abuse.
Walter Weber, 56, of Toronto, has been charged with two counts of possession of child pornography, two counts of accessing child pornography and one count of making available child pornography.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-8500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
Reports can also be made through www.cybertip.ca — Canada’s National Tipline for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children.
Actor Theodore Fraser was doing a worthwhile job of going into schools and teaching online safety advice to children.
But in reality he represented exactly the kind of danger he was warning of.
Unknown to his wife, family and church, for some ten years he went online and downloaded child sex abuse photos and films.
And as well as sending out photos of his erect penis to a youngster, he tried to get two girls to send him intimate photos of them.
Fraser, 30, of College Road in Clifton, pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent images of children and distributing 785 indecent images of children.
He also admitted two charges of attempting to incite a child aged 13 and 15 to engage in sexual activity and attempting to cause a child aged 13 to look at an image of sexual activity.
Judge Mark Horton jailed him for 31 months.
He told Fraser: “There can be no question that you were taking advantage of what you believed to be girls of that age and you were manipulating them and seeking to persuade them to send pictures of themselves.”

Julian Howells, prosecuting, said police acting on information searched Fraser’s home and seized his computers.
Mr Howells said: “The defendant requested an early interview. He worked as an actor visiting schools and teaching children to stay safe online.
Fraser admitted downloading child abuse material from the age of 19.
He said he had tried to stop, but continued, and deleted material when he went to university and got married.
Analysis found he had more than 2,000 indecent photos, the majority of which were deemed to be in the lowest abuse category, Mr Howells said.
The court heard Fraser had 785 folders available for file-sharing with others.
Further evidence showed he had sent two photos of his erect penis to a girl aged 13 in the USA, and attempted to get her to send him a photo of her engaging in a solo sex act.

Fraser also attempted to get a girl aged 15 in the USA to perform a solo sex act, the judge was told.
The actor told police he would give his age online as 17, 19 and 22 and wanted to have sex chats for sexual gratification. He said he was ashamed and had been to Lucy Faithfull Foundation to seek help.
Rosaleen Collins, defending, said her client had showed enormous remorse and had strong support.
She said though her client admitted improper downloading for a decade, the charges only spanned 2012 to 2016, and therefore represented modest, intermittent activity.
Miss Collins said though her client thought he was having a dialogue with teenage girls online, it was not necessarily the case.

Clifton actor who taught children online safety in schools had 2,000 child sex abuse pictures Geoffrey Bennett 11 OCT 2017

The chairman of Radnor Township's board of commissioners has been arrested on child porn charges after graphic sexual abuse images involving babies and toddlers were allegedly found on his computers.

Philip Ahr, 66, was charged with child pornography possession and child pornography dissemination, sexual abuse of children, and criminal use of communication facility, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

"The ages of these children is particularly disturbing. Anywhere from infants to 2-4 to 3-6, and all in those different categories," said District Attorney Jack Whelan. "Very disturbing."



"A portion of the images and videos depicted sadomasochistic sexual abuse, and children being sexually abused by animals," the D.A.'s office noted in a news release issued Wednesday morning.


Authorities said the investigation began in late August after they received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Ahr uploaded and shared child pornography.

According to the D.A.'s office, on September 21, investigators executed a search warrant on Ahr's Bryn Mawr home.

Ahr told investigators he used Yahoo Messenger to sext with unknown individuals, which involved sexual talk about children, the D.A.'s office said.

According to officials, Ahr told detectives that during one of these conversations, an unknown person sent him about a dozen child pornography images of girls who Ahr estimated to be approximately 13-years-old.

Officials said Ahr admitted to detectives that he sent and received images of child porn to and from an individual he was chatting with.

According to authorities, Ahr stated, "obviously I knew the images were illegal and don't know how I could say otherwise."

During the search of his home, police confiscated a desktop and laptop computer.

Authorities said a forensic examination of the hard drives recovered video and graphic images mainly comprised of prepubescent girls under the age of 10, but also infants and toddlers. Additionally, more than 1,000 web links to pornographic images, some including child pornography, were located as a result of the examination.

Whelan said in a statement: " As an elected individual and Chairman of Radnor Board of Commissioners, Mr. Ahr took an oath to serve and protect the residents, and for that reason, we hold him to a higher standard of conduct."

Ahr's attorney said he had just received the criminal complaint and did not offer any further comment.

At a news conference, the commissioners discussed removing Ahr from the board.

"I made a formal request of Commissioner Ahr to resign from his position on the board. If that does not happen by the end of the week, I will take action to call a special meeting so that we can remove him," said Commissioner Elaine Schaefer.

Ahr had no comment leaving the county detectives office. Ahr's attorney told Action News that he had just received the criminal complaint and did not offer any further comment.

Town leader faces child porn charges over images of toddlers, infants, animals October 12, 2017

An investigation that started with a suspicious man taking pictures of students at a high school football game resulted in his arrest on sexual battery, child pornography and other charges.

Ojai police began looking into George Baker Jr., 64, of Oak View after they were alerted to a suspicious man taking picture of students at a game at Nordhoff High School on Sept. 29.

Baker was removed from the property and an investigation was launched that resulted in identifying two underage victims.

Police allege Baker battered one of the juveniles and sexually battered the other, in addition to taking provocative photos of both.

Officers arrested Baker at his job on Oct. 6 and executed a search warrant at his home.

They say they found child porn which had been downloaded from the internet, as well as apparent attempts to create his own child porn.

Baker is out of jail on $50,000 bail and has a court date on Oct. 25 in Ventura Superior Court.

Some alleged female juvenile victims remain unidentified.

Detectives asked anyone with information to contact Detective Will Hollowell at (805)477-7042.

Oak View man arrested for sexual battery, child porn ABC7.com staff October 12, 2017

The jury trial for a Gainesville man facing multiple charges related to sexual abuse of a child is set to begin at 9 a.m. on Nov. 6 in the 235th District Court, according to court records.
Andrew Colby Livingston, 33, remained in custody Friday in lieu of $420,000 bail on charges of possession of child pornography, continuous sexual abuse of a child, injury to a child and sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Cooke County Jail records.
In a previous interview with the Register, Gainesville Police Chief Kevin Phillips said the pornography offense occurred in Gainesville.
Last week, the court allowed Jim Hatcher to withdraw as Livingston’s legal counsel.  
According to the motion filed with the Cooke County District Clerk’s Office,  Hatcher said he was unable to represent his client due to a “conflict of interest.”
James Moss is Livingston’s new court-appointed attorney.

A ‘sci-fi writer’ caught with child abuse images claimed he was researching a story.
John Davies tried to explain away vile images on his computer by telling officers that he was writing about a schoolboy victim of sexual abuse.
But the 45-year-old was locked up by a judge who rejected his excuse as ‘wholly incredible’ - saying children were subjected to ‘torture’ by the ‘wicked’ so people like Davies could view it.
At his Manchester Crown Court sentencing Davies’ solicitor claimed he had entered the ‘alien world’ of child abuse imagery while under the influence of drink.
The call centre worker’s offences came to light after American sources tipped off the National Crime Agency that a Facebook user with the profile name ‘John Smith’ had uploaded suspected indecent images of children of the most serious legal category to the internet.

The IP address was linked back to Davies’ partner, who was arrested and questioned on suspicion of the offences before it emerged who was responsible.
A video showing the sexual abuse of a young boy was found on Davies’ laptop along with 22 indecent images of children aged between seven and twelve.
Prosecutor Charlotte Crangle said the arrested man denied any knowledge of the offences but told officers he was in a long-term relationship with Davies who lived with him.
When Davies was arrested he admitted to using the ‘John Smith’ Facebook profile for online chat. During the course of these conversations he was sent indecent images of children and admitted to sharing them, Miss Crangle said.
The court heard he told officers that he writes science fiction short stories - and was researching a story about a schoolboy being abused.
Analysis of the laptop also revealed internet search terms relating to the offences and a ‘shredder tool’ designed to permanently delete files.
Davies, of Oakhill Court, Salford, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing indecent images of children.
At his sentencing his defence solicitor said he still insists the offences were not committed for sexual gratification.
The ‘socially isolated’ Davies had entered ‘a world which was somewhat alien to him’ while under the influence of alcohol, Max Saffman, defending, said.
Mr Saffman said his client, who has no previous convictions, knew what he was doing was wrong and as such admitted it to police when they questioned him.
The barrister said Davies had taken time off from his job at Ticketmaster as he suffered from anxiety in the 14 months he had waited for the case to reach court.

He asked for the recorder to suspend any custodial sentence adding: “These proceedings have taken their toll on him.”
But Recorder Atherton said ‘a message must go out’ that the offences are unacceptable.
He jailed Davies for six months, handed him a sexual harm prevention order and made him subject to notification requirements for seven years.
Recorder Peter Atherton, sentencing, said the offences were ‘appalling’.
Wicked people subject children to this sort of abuse and torture because there are people like you out there who will access them,” he said.
“If there were not people like you the incentive for it to happen would not be there.”

Writer found with 'appalling' images of children said he was researching a science fiction story Beth Abbit 18 OCT 2017

A man who shared sexual abuse images of children as young as eight months has been jailed for two years.
Matt De Vere, 34, a deputy pub manager, was part of an online paedophile ring that shared images of children being raped, Chelmsford crown court heard.
Charlotte Newell, prosecuting, said police examined five electronic devices belonging to De Vere and found more than 3,000 images of abuse.
Some of the children portrayed had been tied up, struck with a belt, or appeared to be drugged or asleep.
De Vere, of Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, admitted at an earlier hearing to 13 offences including distributing and making indecent images of children, encouraging others to share images, and possession of extreme pornography, which the court heard was largely bestiality.
Sentencing him to two years in prison, the judge, Patricia Lynch, said: “You were part of a paedophile ring and the group of you were encouraging and distributing, and it’s because of your actions that more vulnerable children are going to be filmed as the demand for this sort of filth increases.”
A sexual harm prevention order was made for an indefinite amount of time, De Vere’s electronic devices were confiscated and he was barred from working with children or vulnerable adults.
The online paedophile ring was infiltrated by undercover police officers in the US and Canada, and some offenders were traced to the UK, Newell said. The paedophiles had used legitimate video conferencing software such as Skype and Zoom to communicate and share images and videos of abuse.
De Vere was arrested in June 2016 after investigators in the UK examined Skype conversations belonging to Peter Allott, a former deputy headteacher of a west London school who was jailed for similar offences last year.
De Vere and Allott had sent each other abuse images of children.
Newell said: “Mr De Vere asked for more, saying ‘please say you’ve got more like that, please please, best I’ve seen’.”
Police examined five electronic devices including an iPad and smartphone, and found 3,455 indecent images of children, including 1,179 at the most serious category A level.
The offending spanned November 2015 to June 2016, but the court heard there was evidence of access to indecent material as early as 2013.
Newell said De Vere used the name “Max Thunder” in online conversations and he had “a particular sexual interest in fathers abusing their sons”.
Christopher Martin, defending, said De Vere was “disgusted with himself”, had admitted his guilt at the earliest opportunity and was seeking help. He added that De Vere was abused as a child.
Lynch said she took this into account, but told De Vere: “I think I can be certain that it’s not nearly as bad as some of the abuse that you were watching with your paedophile friends.”
Punam Chopra, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Matt De Vere used what he believed was the anonymity of the internet to distribute distressing images of children and to encourage others to share them with him, including ones depicting the horrific abuse of a baby.
“He used legitimate conferencing software to share and receive these images and it is clear from the messages exchanged that he took pleasure in viewing child abuse.
“The CPS worked with investigators from an early stage to secure compelling evidence of De Vere’s activities and faced with that evidence, he pleaded guilty.”

Paedophile who had 3,000 abuse images jailed for two years Press Association 20 October 2017

More than 2,000 people from Yorkshire visited a website which offers help for those who want to stop viewing sexual images of children in the last year. T

he charity which runs the Stop it Now! Get Help website says 2,226 people from around the region used the site in the 12 months to September 30, up from 1,268 for the previous 12 months.

Child Porn Addiction: Stop it Now! Get Help 13 marzo 2017


In the same period 72 men from Yorkshire called a confidential helpline to get help so they could stop viewing graphic images of children, and 35 called with concern about someone else. 

The number of online abuse images being shared is believed to be on the rise, with National Police Chiefs Council Lead for Child Protection, Chief Constable Simon Bailey, saying last year that at least 100,000 people in the UK were now regularly viewing online sexual images of children

"Operation NetSafe" to tackle on-line child abuse 8 maggio 2017

UK overwhelmed by online child abuse 1 marzo 2017

Child sex crimes recorded every 10 minutes in the UK 23 marzo 2017

Child abuse survivor blasts police chief’s plan to spare paedophiles jail 2 marzo 2017


And a senior Yorkshire police officer warned last night that he and his colleagues were dealing with an unprecedented volume of child sexual abuse cases,including non-recent abuse, ongoing abuse, online abuse and peer-to-peer abuse”. Detective Superintendent Darren Minton of West Yorkshire Police said the number of abuse cases was “continuing to rise”.

He said: “It is positive that offenders are recognising their behaviour and seeking support to get help, however we know that many more are not, and are systematically complicit in the abuse of adults and children by viewing this material

“Many offenders think that these offences are victimless, as they are not physically abusing the person or child in the images themselves. “However in every image is a vulnerable individual who has been exploited and abused for the gratification of others

“These crimes do not go un-noticed. Our teams are dedicated to finding those who view, share and produce this content and take positive action to bring them to justice.” 

According to analysis by charity the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, which runs the Stop it Now! Get Help website, men who have viewed sexual images of children are less likely to reoffend once they understand the harm their behaviour is causing

Clinical manager Tom Squire said: “But there are still thousands of men out there viewing sexual images of under 18s. So we need to get to them too, to help them understand what they are doing is illegal and incredibly harmful – and to get them to stop.” 

More than 900 of the visitors to the website came from Leeds and Sheffield, with hundreds more from York, Bradford, Hull and Huddersfield. 

Professor Tink Palmer from the Ripon-based Marie Collins Foundation, which helps work with victims of online sexual abuse, said the statistics from the website were only the “tip of the iceberg”

She said: “The market for these images continues to grow and we must all continue to work together to educate people regarding the harm caused and to rid the internet of this material.”


A Hamilton man who amassed about 600,000 images of porn, including videos of children engaging in sexual activity, has been sent to jail.
Since police discovered his collection at his home, Stephen George Hine has lost not only his job as an engineer but also his family, after his wife left him and the family home put up for sale.
Hine, 50, sat looking dejected in the dock of the Hamilton District Court as his lawyer Rob Quin tried to get him a sentence of home detention, but Judge Philip Connell deemed his offending too serious and today sentenced him to two years and five months in jail.
Quin asked to have Hine's sentencing adjourned as he had been accepted on a SAFE Network treatment programme to help him with his pornography obsession which had been deemed as an "addiction" by a psychologist, he said.
However, that was declined by Judge Connell.
Crown prosecutor Martin Dillon said it was not known how long it had taken for Hine to amass the some 600,000 images and videos - 290,000 of which involved children in a variety of sexual activity. A portion also depicted bestiality and sadism.
Hine had earlier pleaded guilty to 37 charges - 17 of possessing objectionable material, 19 of knowingly making copies of objectionable material and one of failing to carry out his obligations in regards to computer search systems.
The most serious charge - distribution - carries a maximum 14-year jail term.
Dillon said the "significant" number of images were discovered on four separate devices.
Police seized four storage devices containing the publications.
"The offending essentially involved a large volume of offending images found across those four storage devices. there were a total of 600,000 files identified by police of which over 290,000 files related to child nudity, pornography or sexual exploitation or abuse of children as well as bestiality ... there was other adult and sexual related themes."
Hine's had 36 files for which he was charged under the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993.
Ten were in the less serious category 1 which depicts children posing nude, with no sexual activity.
Two were in category 2 - children involved in sexual activity. Five files were classified as category 3 - non-penetrative sexual activity involving adults and children.
However, most files - 14 - were in category 4 which shows penetrative sexual activity between adults and children.
There were five files in the most serious category 5 - which involves sadism or bestiality.
Dillon said aggravating the situation was not only the size of his collection but also the length of time he had been involved.
"Here you have over 290,000 files across four storage devices, offending you can't describe as a brief foray into the world of child pornography and that is supported to some extent ... with the defendant describing his offending stretching back some years."
Dillon said although it was Hine's first time before the courts, he should get limited credit for previous good character due to the length of his offending.
"This offending can't be regarded as a momentary lapse of judgment. The pornography collection in this case is very significant ... it was pre-meditated and somewhat determined."
'HE'S LOST PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING'
However, Quin said although he had to concede there were some serious files and the size of the collection, there had been determinations in higher courts clarifying how the files were distributed today.
"While I have to concede it is a large collection, my submission is it's perhaps not as aggravating as it should be ... because of the ease of which these images can be downloaded and collected with current technology. How quick it is to access the files over the internet, how quick it is to download it, how easy it is to store them."
The offending had effectively destroyed his life, Quin said, with Hine not only losing his job as an engineer, "but pretty much everything", including his family.
"He's had a long career in the engineering industry but he had to give that work up due to inability to use a personal computer. His wife of a number of years has left him after the offending came to light.
"The family home is currently being sold and he is currently living in rental accommodation."
He had also seen a psychologist for his offending who has diagnosed him as having an addiction.
He said there was no suggestion that his client had been in chat rooms or engaging with the community.
Judge Connell said there was an "overwhelming number of children" depicted in Hine's collection either being abused by adults or being "encouraged to abuse each other in all manner of sexual activity".
A pre-sentence report described Hine as being at high risk of reoffending but at low risk of harm to others.
Quin had urged the judge to consider a sentence of home detention, but Judge Connell said he couldn't look past the volume of his client's collection which had taken place over some time, as well as the seriousness of the images and videos.
Hine will now be automatically added to the child sex offender register due to his prison sentence.
NAME SUPPRESSION DECLINED
Although Hine had not applied for suppression previously, Quin made a list ditch application due to the Herald being at court. However, it was turned down by Judge Connell who determined it was in the public's interest to know of Hine's addiction.
"First of all, it seems to me to be important that the community is aware that someone like Mr Hine has offended in this way. It's about indicating to the community that in the future they will at least be on guard if there's any suggestion of further offending."
The judge questioned whether that outweighed the concerns of the family, and said while he was "certainly sympathetic ... for me the need for the community to know about this and this particular defendant outweighs that consideration so I don't allow suppression."
200 IMAGES UPLOADED DAILY
Judge Connell outlined the child pornography epidemic to the court.
He said there were more than 200 new child sexual abuse images being uploaded daily on the internet.
"The number of sexual predators connected to the internet at one time is estimated to be some 750,000. The United Nations has estimated that between 10,000 and 100,000 minors are victims of child sexual abuse networks.
"The number of child sexual abuse images has quadrupled between 2003 and 2007."
He said the demand for new child sexual abuse images resulted in the continuing cycle of children being sexually abused.
"It's said that an estimated 20 per cent of all pornography traded over the internet is child pornography.
"Since 1997 the number of child pornography images on the net has increased by 1500 per cent.
One of the fastest growing areas on the internet for used by child exploiters and traders is the peer to peer networks, which Hine was operating on.

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