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giovedì 8 febbraio 2018

CHILD PORN ADDICTION 26


A St. George man was arrested Wednesday in connection with possessing and sharing at least 76 media files of children being raped, beaten, and sexually tortured. 

The Washington County Sheriff's Office charged the suspect, James Robert Richey, 28, with 10 counts of exploiting a child through pornography, all second-degree felonies. 
Due to the aggravated nature of the videos, Richey — a St. George man — is being held in the Washington County Jail on a $200,000 cash-only bail. 
The probable cause statement indicates the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force forwarded WCSO detectives the case on Jan. 10. 
The ICAC agent who started the case was investigating peer-to-peer file sharing software that allows users on the network to share and download digital files. According to the report, the agent was looking specifically into the BitTorrent network, attempting to locate files that matched known images or videos of child pornography
On Dec. 19, the agent received a file from the BitTorrent network from an IP address that investigators later determined to belong to Richey, according to the probable cause. 
The file the agent received, titled "bdsm1.mp4," was just fewer than 6 minutes in duration and depicted the "beating, torture, and object rape of an infant female approximately 6 months to 1 year old," the statement alleges. 
WCSO detectives received the internet subscriber information from TDS Telecom, and the probable cause states that the name, address, and contact information listed matched that of Richey. 
A search warrant of Richey's St. George residence was drafted and approved on Jan. 31. 
The probable cause states, while searching Richey's bedroom, WCSO detectives uncovered several electronic storage devices, such as external hard drives and a laptop computer. 
Using forensic software, the detectives reportedly located videos and picture files on Richey's devices with names associated with the raping and beating of children aged 3-10 years old. 
Some of the files, which added to a total of 1.87 gigabytes, even referenced a desire to murder the children, the probable cause alleges. 
The WCSO detective received several videos and wrote in the report that their title descriptions matched what the videos depicted. In total, there were 15 videos and 60 images, all of which contained child pornography, the probable cause states. 
At the time the search warrant was completed, Richey was incarcerated in Purgatory Correctional Facility on an unrelated criminal mischief charge that involved domestic violence. 
WCSO detectives interviewed Richey at PCF, and the officer wrote in the report Richey "became visibly upset and began shaking" when he explained he was working with the ICAC Task Force. 
The probable cause indicates investigators were unable to determine if the videos and photos were "homemade" at the time of Richey's arrest.
Richey appeared in 5th District Court via video conference on Thursday before Judge G. Michael Westfall. After reviewing the police report, Westfall opted to leave Richey's bail amount at $200,000 cash-only. 



A perverted pensioner from Derby caught with more than 2,000 child abuse images of young boys has been spared an immediate prison term.
Derby Crown Court heard how more than 550 of the sick pictures and movies found on the laptop of Raymond Stevenson were of the most serious category A type.
They also discovered “concerning” emails he had sent to other paedophiles which saw him “discuss his (sexual) preferences”.
The 2,103 photographs and films had been downloaded over a five-month period earlier this year, but detectives discovered “thousands more” which could not be classified.
And Stevenson, of Mackworth, admitted to the police he had been carrying out his offending for “around five years”.
Handing the 67-year-old an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, Recorder Adrian Reynolds said: “I have to sentence you for a catalogue of dreadful behaviour which you had indulged yourself in for some time.
“The fact is you are one of a number of people who somehow justify this behaviour by seeming to think it is not real people that are being abused.
“That is a grossly distorted perspective to have.
“But I accept you are pretty ashamed of yourself and I do believe you are not going to do it again.
“You are 67 and have never been in trouble before and I have been told there are good prospects of you being rehabilitated.
“So rather than sending you to sit in a cell for a relatively short amount of time where there is the prospect of you becoming more entrenched in this warped mind set I am handing you an intensive sex offenders programme which will make you realise quite how awful this offending has been.”
Katrina Wilson, prosecuting, said police raided Stevenson’s home, in Hounslow Road, at 6.30am on August 22 after receiving information his internet address had been downloading the indecent images.
She said: “He took them out of earshot of his mother and told them they would find indecent images of young boys on his computer.
“Analysis of this laptop discovered 2,103 indecent images and he had also used search terms for young boys, some as young as eight.
“It is right to say there were concerning emails also found which he had sent to other people in which he discussed the images and his preferences.
“In interview he admitted he looked for indecent images of young boys and had been doing so for around five years.”
Miss Wilson said in total officers discovered 537 category A indecent images or films, 386 category B and 1,138 category C as well as 42 prohibited images which would typically show animated pictures of young boys engaged in sexual activity.
She said: “It is fair to say there were thousands more images that could not be categorised due to the sheer number.”
Stevenson pleaded guilty to four counts of making indecent images of underage children.
As well as the suspended sentence he was handed a 10-year sexual harm prevention order and will be on the sex offender’s register for 10 years.
Richard Veni, for Stevenson, said his client was open and frank when arrested in admitting to the police he had been downloading the images for more than five years.
He said: “There is no allegation of any inappropriate behaviour with any child or anyone under the age of 18.
“He is committed to being rehabilitated.”
Speaking after sentencing, an NSPCC spokesman said: “Stevenson spent years searching the internet for the most horrific child abuse imagery he could find.
Behind every child abuse image or video is a victim who would have been subjected to the most appalling abuse and have had their lives ruined.
Every time someone like Stevenson clicks on this material, the demand for more children to be abused increases.
“He must now get treatment as part of his sex offenders programme to help prevent him from carrying out similar actions in future.”
The NSPCC is calling on tech companies, government and law enforcement agencies to eradicate this growing problem at its source by stopping this content from being published and ensuring it is quickly taken down when it does appear online.
Anyone concerned about a child can contact the NSPCC Helpline, 24/7 and in confidence, on 0808 800 5000, while Childline is there for young people on 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk .



Radnor’s Ahr waives hearing in child-porn case Alex Rose 21st-centurymedia.com Jan 5 2018

A child porn “addict” was unmasked as a sexual predator of young girls one of his victims spotted his court appearance on social media.
One of Liam Mackay’s victims was shown a Facebook post about the 28-year-old being sentenced for possessing and downloading thousands of indecent images of children.
The girl, now a young woman, ran out of the room in tears and was sick before confessing to her aunt that Mackay had sex with her when she was 14.
Her confession was later told to police and it led to the discovery of another girl Mackay had sexual activity with in 2012.
Yesterday at Inverness Sheriff Court, Mackay, of Deas Avenue, Dingwall admitted having under age sex and engaging in sex activity with under age girls between December, 2010 and December, 2012.
Sentence was deferred for a background report by Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood and Mackay will re-appear on March 15.
Sheriff Fleetwood had previously sentenced Mackay in 2016.
He told him then he was considering a jail sentence for his “deviant sexual practices.
The Sheriff had been told by defence lawyer Pauline Chapman that her client had become “addicted” to child pornography after accidentally accessing it.
Sheriff Fleetwood commented: “It is difficult to become an addict. You have to keep doing something to become addicted to it.”
Yesterday, fiscal depute Roderick Urquhart told the court that Mackay, who was then aged around 20, worked at a local supermarket and befriended girls outside the store.
He said the first victim became friends with Mackay on Facebook before swapping mobile numbers.
A LONDON Bridge terror attack victim has been revealed as a secret perv caught with over 1,000 child abuse images.
Adam Harris begged not be jailed because he was repeatedly stabbed by warped jihadis as they carried out their rampage last June.
A JustGiving page was even set up to help his family after the attack and raised more than £7,000 - with the creep branded a "legend" and a "hero".
The 38-year-old was caught with sickening images and more than 100 videos of children on his phone and computer.
Blackfriars Crown Court heard the images included "very young children - a boy of eleven or twelve, a girl nine or ten and an indecent image of an infant".



He admitted three counts of making indecent images of children.
Cops removed 225 category 'A' images, 345 category 'B' images and 719 of category C images which were downloaded sometime before January 24.
Neil Fitzgibbon, defending, said: "This gentleman, born in 1979, has limited convictions but he was involved in the London Bridge terrorist attack and was stabbed twice in one of the bars where the waitress was stabbed in the back and he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
"You're dealing with a defendant who has been through the most traumatic experience and I think one would have to step back and say this is someone, having gone through what he's been through - irrespective of the crime - who requires a pre-sentence report."
Harris was charged around five months before the attack where eight people were killed and 48 injured when Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba carried out the atrocity.
After he was stabbed, Harris featured on a fundraising page that read: "Adam Harris was severely injured in the London terrorist attacks on June 3.
"He was stabbed during the attack and has undergone surgery at St Thomas' Hospital.
"Adam showed tremendous bravery to protect friends during the attack.
"This fund is a small gesture of support to help Adam and his family at this difficult time.












FORMER H-E-B EXEC SENTENCED IN CHILD PORN CASE KENS5.com Staff January 6, 2018



A Sacramento pilot who traveled overseas to rape underage girls and worked with a woman in the Philippines to produce child pornography was sentenced to life in prison.

The sentencing of Michael Carey Clemans, 57, comes four months after a federal jury in Sacramento found him guilty of a variety of charges, including traveling overseas to engage in illicit sexual conduct and buying children. He pleaded guilty to separate counts of producing child pornography and receiving child pornography at the start of the trial.

Clemans worked with an overseas associates to locate vulnerable children, directing them to seek out orphans or the victims of typhoons, court documents say.

He is one of 40 people facing sentences ranging from 15 years to life in connection to crimes committed against children and prosecuted by the Eastern District of the California United State’s Attorney’s Office in the past four years, said McGregor Scott, the federal office’s top attorney. Of that group, 16 face sentences of 25 years or more.


“AT FIRST he was very kind, just like an angel,” says a 19-year-old of the man who recruited her into the Philippines’ cybersex industry, “but at the end he was evil.” 

The end took five years to come. One of a dozen siblings, she left her poor family on the island of Mindanao with a pimp who had promised her an education. Instead, she was made to cavort in front of web cameras. 

“I didn’t know that I would be a cybersex model,” she says. 

Six other children were part of the den, two of them just toddlers. Sent to schools where they improved their English, the children received money for beauty products and treatments, so as to present themselves more alluringly to “customers”.

Similar stories abound in the Centre of Hope, a clean, bright shelter for children just outside Manila. It is adorned with lanterns and trees for Christmas; teachers, social workers and psychologists are among those who attend its festive parties. Residents, most of them teenagers, sleep in bunk beds in dormitories that they tidy themselves. The shelter lies hidden behind an unmarked gate. This is so that criminal gangs and, in some cases, family members who have made money by exploiting the 50 girls and one boy who live at the facility cannot find it.

Sherryl Loseno of the Visayan Forum Foundation, the charity that runs the centre, says the problem of online exploitation is worse than ever before. Of the billions of online searches for pornography that occur around the world each month, those involving children account for just a tiny proportion. But that still creates a lucrative business opportunity for the immoral.

Hans Guyt from Terre des Hommes, a Dutch charity which researches online sexual abuse, says that accurate information on the number of victims in the Philippines is impossible to obtain. But he believes that the situation is growing more serious in the country, not least because the content being made there is more depraved than ever. Photographs, videos and live-streaming now more commonly feature animals, toddlers and sometimes even babies.

Experts believe the Philippines is a global hub for the production of such material. Historical, technological and social factors help to explain why. The high level of proficiency in English, a relic of the country’s time as an American colony, means that both children and those abusing them can communicate easily with clients. 

The swift spread of the internet, to which 55% of Filipinos now have access, up from 9% in 2009, means cybersex dens can operate in increasingly remote areas. Widespread mistrust of the police discourages both cybersex victims and those who suspect wrongdoing from asking for their help. And a higher proportion of people in the Philippines use methamphetamines or amphetamines than in any other country in Asia. Those addicts are sometimes willing to resort to abhorrent means to fund their habit.

The problem is too big to be solved through arrests alone. The police break up big cybersex dens to much fanfare every few months, but smaller operations carry on without being detected. Some youngsters even want to enter the business independently; there are cybercafés that willingly host them. Another means of stopping the exploitation is to pursue those paying for horrific content. Many come from rich countries such as Australia and America. After online encounters arranged by her father, one woman at the Centre of Hope was eventually sold abroad to a Danish man, who tortured her by burning her with cigarettes.

Technology allows the authorities better ways of tracking down consumers in faraway places. Terre des Hommes, for example, has created an online avatar of a child using artificial intelligence. The idea is to allow police to use it to ensnare would-be customers in chat rooms. Mr Guyt says that a recent six-week pilot project conducted by the Philippine police was a big success. 

The Australian authorities and Interpol, a group through which the world’s police forces co-operate, are interested too. But once wrongdoers have been identified with the help of the avatar, legal complexities stemming from the international nature of the online interactions mean that the police can only issue a warning message.

Several countries, including America, Britain, Canada and Israel, as well the Philippines, are modifying their laws in response to the jurisdictional morass of online horrors. Indeed, lawmakers around the world are taking the problem of child pornography increasingly seriously. In 2006 just 27 countries had enacted strong legislation to combat it. That number had risen to 82 a decade later, according to the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, a charity.

There is much more to do. The age of sexual consent in the Philippines, for instance, is just 12. Raising it to 16 would also allow those creating pornography involving young teenagers to be punished for rape rather than prostitution (which carries less severe penalties). Congress is considering just such a measure.

But it is more humble interventions that the former victims at the Centre of Hope consider most useful. They say raising awareness among young people, by visiting schools and giving talks, makes a big difference. 

They also set store by attempts to suppress demand. Some of them have travelled to rich countries to help draw attention to the problem. One enjoyed a trip to America to tell her story so much that she now wants to be a flight attendant. Not all victims escape with such optimism.


The latest case revolves around footage depicting a woman engaging in sexual acts with two boys in one video and another woman with one boy in another video.
The videos showed three street boys aged 7 to 13, said Sr. Comr. Umar Surya Fana, director of the criminal investigation unit at the West Java Police, which is probing the case. Police suspect the videos were filmed in two hotels in the provincial capital of Bandung, given the Sundanese conversations recorded.
Police said the videos had been carefully crafted, as there was chatter of adults giving directions. West Java Police have searched the hotels where the criminal acts took place.
There are indications that the videos were produced for pedophile rings. “We are still digging deeper [to ascertain] whether the videos were going to be sold domestically or abroad,” Umar said on Sunday.
West Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Agung Budi Maryoto said he suspected the videos had been filmed over a period of several days around November last year.
“We are hunting down the ones who recorded and directed the videos,” he added.
Police are also aiming to find the three children to develop the case and to give them protection and help.
The Indonesian chapter of Bangkok-based NGO End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) warned that the videos might be a sign of increasing domestic and global demand for child-pornographic content from Indonesia.
This is a multimillion dollar business. Child porn connoisseurs will pay a lot of money for this kind of video. There is growing demand for this, that’s why it keeps being produced,” ECPAT Indonesia coordinator Ahmad Sofian told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.
According to the NGO’s research, child victims of sexual exploitation, such as child marriages, sex trafficking or sexual assault are typically girls between the ages of 12 and 17. However, boys in particular are more prone to become targets of pedophiles, according to a study conducted by the NGO in 15 countries, including Indonesia, in 2016.
“The study shows that more than 95 percent of pedophiles prefer boys,” he said.
Indonesia has various regulations and laws in place to protect children, but rampant cases of violence and assault against children show the regulations fall short of their goal of protecting them.
We are facing a global child pornography business, so we have to be very serious in handling this with capable and skillful human resources,” he said.

Indonesia is among other Southeast Asian countries like Thailand and Cambodia that has long been seen as a haven for pedophiles, including those coming from abroad. The public was shocked when the Jakarta Police uncovered in March last year a Facebook group called Official Candy’s Group, where thousands of users shared child pornography. The members were required to regularly upload links to videos of different victims, some of which were created by the members themselves.





Malaysia No. 1 consumer of child porn in South-east Asia 01 FEBRUARY, 2018

Enticed by the pretty face who sent him a Facebook friend request, 14-year-old Boon* struck up a friendship online with an imposter, a 20-year-old ladyboy who was posing as a teen heartthrob.
One thing led to another, and the unsuspecting Boon fell head over heels in love with a person he believed was a woman over a video live chat. The imposter gained the boy's trust to the point that he got carried away and masturbated while on one of their live chats unaware he was being recorded. The ladyboy sold the clip of the boy on Twitter.
Boon's school friends eventually got a hold of this clip and he became the laughingstock of the school. The embarrassment took a toll on the teen and his grades started to fall, and he fell into depression. His parents eventually got wind of what had happened and took him to file a complaint at the police station.
It was at this juncture that Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children (TICAC) task force were notified. They contacted the US embassy in Thailand for help, and finally traced the Facebook and Twitter accounts to a ladyboy in Khon Kaen province.
"This is one among many criminal cases on the internet that TICAC has investigated through painstaking dedication, perseverance and team work, " said Pol Col Thakoon Nimsomboon, head of operations team.
"Usually the victims are emotionally and physically in a bad shape when we reach them. As a father myself, it is disturbing to witness the trauma these children undergo. Someone has to get the work done, so we are determined to do all that is in our power to first rescue the child victim and than catch the perpetrators. Even though we have to sit through hours of footage of vile acts being done on children to determine the location or name of the victim."
Thakoon, who has a doctorate in criminal justice from a US-based university, said he hopes to increase awareness of child predators lurking onlineParents and teachers in particular have to be on alert, he said, because children today are computer savvy and mature earlier than previous generations.
Alarmingly, while child and adult pornography is widely accessible on the internet, very little has been done globally to protect children from becoming victims, he said.
He suggested data be kept on criminals and shared with the public when deemed necessary. Adding that while government-run agencies have began this process, it is still in its infancy stage.
The public has the right to know if they are safe among their neighbours. To make his point, Thakoon shared a case where a young woman was raped and murdered by a man who lived next door to her.
The case raised concerns at many levels, he said. "Doesn't everyone have the right to know if they are safe where they live so they can take precautions. If I have a young daughter, it is my right to know as a father that the man who has rented the flat next to mine is not a paedophile.
"We can no longer brush this issue under the carpet by saying people who have served a jail sentence especially for heinous crimes have the right to not inform the public when they are released."
Another disturbing observation made by Thakoon was the young age of paedophiles he came to meet during his investigations, contrary to the popular belief that paedophiles are old menThe youngest he has come across was only 15. The Thai teenager had begun targeting toddlers years earlier.
"I was rather taken aback to see this young man tell me how he was sexually aroused by three-year-old children. Before meeting him, I had presumed paedophiles to be much older," he said. "Some of the youngest victims are just a couple of months old."
Offenders come from all walks of life and nationalities. Some are from highly respected careers.
Thakoon said the public and government have to work together to build a society where people have the right to reside in a safe environment. Pol Col Soonthorn Arunnara leads the TICAC team in the northeast. The law enforcement officer is credited for playing a pivotal role in amending the law stipulating penalties for the possession of child pornography.
He said the most challenging aspect of his work with TICAC was to observe society's indifference towards children.
He based this assumption on how criminal cases are prioritised. Raising the rape/murder of Nong Cartoon, the six-year-old who was murdered by a man who had previously killed 10 children, he said: "This case, while making headline news, did little to stir up support to protect our children, in contradiction to drug-related cases where there is huge support. Criminal minds use these loopholes for their benefitTICAC was set up in part to see that our children take first priority." In terms of evidence, he said that when law enforcement work on crimes that are committed online, there is often not as such tangible evidence as they would see in a drug-related case, so it is plausible this could put people off showing a greater amount of interest in addressing crimes of a sexual nature involving children.
Soonthorn said the attitude Thais have towards child pornography was also troubling. During the amending of the law stipulating penalties for the possession of child pornography, he said he received a barrage of criticism from the public for his stance. "By and large the attitude was 'what's the big deal', this really made it all the more necessary for me to see it become law," Soonthorn said.
"Thai society still views the situation of watching child pornography in a light-hearted manner. They feel it is OK to watch because they are not physically touching the child."
To address the issue of cyber crime against children, both officers suggest parents and teachers work closely to offer mentors for different age groups, so when an issue arises, children are able to be counselled by a reliable person. Instead of totally depending on police to keep them safe, they should form neighbourhood watch groups.
As parents themselves, both felt it was up to fathers and mothers to foster better ties with their children, saying: "Parents have to teach children about the birds and the bees before they learn it from people with ill intentions. Keep a close tab on the websites kids are on today. If you build trust with your child, there is little to worry."

The predator next door 8 Jan 2018 YVONNE BOHWONGPRASERT

Dane William Anderson
The U.S. Department of Justice said online predators are using a sophisticated new method called "capping" to produce and distribute child pornography.
Three men who were part of a child porn ring referred to as the "Rippernet" were sentenced to prison time for their roles in what the U.S. Attorney described as a "sinister network of online child predators, responsible for producing and amassing child pornography on a scale rarely seen."
The three were identified 32-year-old Dane William Anderson of Candler, NC; 54-year-old Samuel Heineman IV of Marietta, PA; and 38-year-old Mark Christopher Klein of Hugo, MN.
According to court records, Heineman was the most prolific producer of child pornography using the capping method, which he taught to Anderson. Anderson, in turn, taught it to Klein. The crimes occurred between 2002 and 2015.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said capping is a method of tricking victims into performing sex acts in front of web cams, which were then recorded. Heineman, Anderson and Klein would create false, sexually-explicit online personas of adolescent girls and the victim would believe they were communicating with those girls. 
According to court records, Anderson used the aliases "Heather Acer," "Kylie Harris" and "Kerrie Johnansen" online.
Authorities described Anderson as the "archivist" of the child porn ring, collecting and organizing the porn into files and distributing the material to capper associates. Devices seized from his home in Candler revealed more than 17,000 videos and 10,000 images depicting the abuse of children.
Court records indicate videos seized on Anderson's computer included children as young as six years old being abused.
"It took law enforcement nearly a year to shift through and analyze Anderson’s massive collection of disturbing images and videos,” said U.S Attorney R. Andrew Murray.
The combined number of known victims from the three men is estimated to be more than 2,290, court records indicate.
Officials said in 2013, Anderson met a child victim online and traveled to his home in Henderson County where he engaged in a sex act with the 14-year-old while his parents were out of town.
Anderson pleaded guilty to one count of production and one count of possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Heineman and Klein pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sexually exploit a child. They were sentenced to 21 and 16 years in prison, respectively.
All three of them will serve a lifetime of supervised release when they get out of prison and will be required to register as sex offenders.
The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office assisted in the case.
“This was a heinous child predator conspiracy, crossing international and state borders,” said acting HSI Special Agent Wiest. “Our deepest concern is for the victims of these horrible crimes and we hope today’s sentencing can help them continue on the path of recovery.”

A convicted paedophile with an addiction to “extreme (child) porn” is now working with a child protection charity in a bid to stop others destroying lives.

‘John’ from north west Wales was convicted of several online sex offences involving children.

As part of his rehabilitation he volunteered to seek help from the Lucy Faithful Foundation – which has recently joined forced with North Wales Police for the Stop It Now Campaign – to tackle the growing online demand for sexual images of children.

John’s addiction only came to an end when he received a knock on his door from police in 2015.

Officers seized his computer and he was arrested and charged with downloading indecent images – and his family instantly turned their backs on him as a result.

John is not making any excuses for his behaviour but admits that he had been abused as a child by his father, was an alcoholic and suffered from anxiety.

He said: “I was abused by my father, my mother attempted suicide and I was always an outsider who found it difficult to maintain friendships. So when at the age of 12 I discovered alcohol, it was magical because it helped with my anxiety and allowed me to fit in.”

'I know I am an addict deep down'

John had been interested in pornographic magazines from a young age after being exposed to them by his father but it was when he went to university that the internet took off and he immediately started looking at porn online.

I know I am an addict deep down. Looking at porn gave me an instant fix and I became addicted. I would get drunk and masturbate. I could be driving in my job and I would even pull over at services when I was driving as I needed to relive my stress. I realised it was bad behaviour and that it was affecting my life.”

He thought getting married and having a family would solve his problems.

As time passed John, a professional man, admits to moving onto “extreme porn” in order to satisfy his addiction.

“It freaked me out, I knew it was wrong and I was waiting for the police to come and kick my door down, but as time went on the barrier just wore down. I didn’t care, I had no fear,” he said.

'People would prefer to live next door to a convicted murderer than a paedophile'

When the police came round he initially denied everything. He admits he had no remorse, no fear and selfishly did not care.

He felt suicide was the only option, once he had been released with bail conditions not to return to his home, as he believed it would stop the investigation and would save his family.

But while in a hotel room a relative paid him a visit, telling him that he was not the only family member who had been abused as a child.

It was from there that he decided to call the number on the Lucy Faithful Foundation leaflet he had been handed as he left the police station.

'I would sell my soul to take back everything I have done'

He said: “I was consumed with self-pity. I had lost everything, but I had found hope that I could recover and I was determined to show everyone that I wanted to tackle my behaviour. I embraced the fact that I needed to be honest.

“I know that society would prefer to live next door to a convicted murderer than a paedophile, but the people at the Lucy Faithful Foundation spoke to me like a human being. They helped me understand what I was addicted to.”

John went on courses and appeared before the court where he was convicted.

Now, a few years later he feels his life is back on track and he no longer requires medication and does not drink.

He has set up his own business and he has been reconciled with his family.

'You destroy your life and your family’s life'

“I would sell my soul to take back everything I have done. I put my family through hell and by downloading indecent images of children helped support a horrific industry, but thanks to the Lucy Faithful Foundation I have taken positives out of what’s happened to me.

"I now get up happily every morning. I am no longer selfish and living in the past, I understand my triggers and can take action to avoid them. Hopefully I will never be in that position again," he said.

“A thought that often comes into my mind is that if my father had access to the internet during my abuse; would I have become one of those images? That’s a horrifying thought.

“I am in a good place, but I can imagine a lot aren’t.

“If you are thinking about indulging in this behaviour I urge you to think about what you have before you destroy your life and your family’s life. What you are doing isn’t harmless and there is no way of hiding what you have done. I wish I had seen something like the ‘Stop it now’ campaign. Perhaps I would have asked for help, but you still have that chance get help and call the ‘Stop it Now’ helpline.”

You can call the confidential Stop it Now helpline on 0808 1000900 or visit here





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