Posted: December 31st, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: CRIME!, Crimes Against Children, Education | Tags: Child Sexual Abuse, Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, Italian Paedophile, Paedophile, Pietro Lamberti, Social Worker | Comments Off on Italian Court Overturns Paedophile Conviction Because Child was “IN LOVE”
Italy’s highest court has overturned the conviction of a 60-year-old man for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, because the verdict failed to take into account their “amorous relationship”. Pietro Lamberti, a social services worker in Catanzaro in southern Italy, was convicted in February 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison for sexual acts with a minor :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 15th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME!, News, Paedophile | Tags: Adult Grooming, Child Sexual Abuse, Crime, Cyber Safety, Cyberstalking, ephebophilia, Hard Pill to Swallow, hebephilia, Highpants, News, Online Predators, Online Security, Paedophile, paedophilia, Stalking Amendment Act | Comments Off on Horrific Child Sex Ring Cracked
66 Australians are among nearly 400 people arrested after Canadian authorities smashed what they say is one of the worst child sex abuse rings they’ve seen.
Canadian police say their investigation into a multi-million-dollar child sex abuse video website has led to the arrests of nearly 350 people internationally, including teachers, police officers, doctors and priests.
A total of 386 victims of the ring were rescued from harm worldwide, including six in Australia – five in Western Australia, and one in the ACT. The Australian suspects in the operation are aged between 25 and 72 and have been charged with a range of offences including accessing, possessing, producing and distributing online child exploitation material.
The Australian arrests included a Catholic priest, a former priest and two teachers, all from New South Wales. But Queensland is the state with the largest number of suspects, with 33 people facing charges :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 25th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: CRIME!, News, Paedophile | Tags: Adelaide District Court, Adult Grooming, Child Pornographer, Child Pornography, Child Pornography Production, Child Protection Agency, Child Sex Predators, Child Sexual Abuse, Cyber Safety, Cyberstalking, ephebophilia, hebephilia, Highpants, Mark J. Newton, Online Paedophile, Online Predators, Online Security, paedophilia, Peter Truong, Stalking Amendment Act, Steven John Bolbot | Comments Off on 38 Year Old Internet Addict Sentenced to 3 Years Prison for Possessing Child Pornography
A South Australian computer technician who downloaded child pornography and frequented internet chatrooms in order to fulfil his impaired sexual fantasies about toddlers has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. 38 year old Steven John Bolbot, pleaded guilty to an aggravated count of possessing child pornography as well as two counts of producing child pornography.
The Adelaide District Court heard that South Australia Police officers searched Bolbot’s home in February 2012, during the search they found Bolbot using an internet chatroom, they also discovered 2,280 chat logs – of Bolbot role-playing and grooming – and found 246 images of child pornography on hard drives in his possession.
The court heard Bolbot’s social isolation and internet addiction led him to use chatrooms to explore his sexual fantasies about young children. It heard Bolbot was employed as a computer technician in 2009, He was however sacked as a result of the criminal charges.
Several researchers have reported correlations between paedophilia and certain psychological characteristics, such as low self-esteem and poor social skills. While we’ve spent quite a large amount of time outing paedophile behaviour – Paedophilia – there is a gathering body of evidence that describes this abominable behaviour as an illness. Cohen et al – 2002 – in studying ‘Personality Impairment in Male Paedophiles‘ outlines a view of paedophiles as having impaired interpersonal functioning, elevated passive-aggressiveness, as well as an impaired self-concept. According to the authors, pathologic personality traits in paedophiles lend support to a hypothesis that such pathology is related to both motivation for and failure to inhibit paedophilia behaviour :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 15th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: AFP Cybercrime Unit, Australian Paedophile Ring, Child Sex Predators, Child Sexual Abuse, Crime, Cybercrime, Standout | Comments Off on STANDOUT! Australian Federal Police Break Major Child Abuse Network
Australian Federal Police – AFP – say they have smashed a major peer-2-peer network of online child predators, arresting 21 people from around Australia this week.
AFP commenced Operation Conqueror in January, investigating the production, sharing and distribution of child abuse material – video and images – on the internet.
AFP, state and territory police officers carried out 36 search warrants in every state and territory as part of the operation, and arrested 21 people, with a further 6 still being sought for questioning.
“The material that’s been seized can only be classed as abhorrent and personally disgusting,” AFP Cyber Crimes operations manager Glen McEwan said. “Tackling this heinous crime is a key focus for the AFP.”
Hundreds of thousands of images and videos were seized in the raids, Mr McEwan said that one property raided had 26 hard drives – ranging in size from 500GB-2TB – filled with illegal images and videos.
Mr McEwan called on the community to continue passing on information and assistance in prosecuting crimes against children. He says as even though technology evolves allowing criminals to change their techniques, it is just a matter of time before online predators will be caught. Mr McEwan said the images seized were both locally and internationally produced :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 15th, 2012 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, News, Paedophile | Tags: Adult Grooming, Child Pornographer, Child Pornography, Child Pornography Production, Child Protection Agency, Child Sex Predators, Child Sexual Abuse, Cyber Safety, Cyberstalking, ephebophilia, hebephilia, Highpants, Online Paedophile, Online Predators, Online Security, paedophilia, Stalking Amendment Act | Comments Off on New Website Names and Shames Child Sex Offenders
Our distaste for child abuse of any form has been well penned on these pages, it now seems that the interweb is catching up! Australia’s first public sex offenders register will go online later today, publishing the names and faces of known child sex offenders in Western Australia.
The names and faces of about 50 paedophiles will be published on the State Government website, which is being set up in fulfilment of a 2008 election pledge.
The launch is being closely watched by other states, but there are concerns it will prompt vigilantism and cases of mistaken identity.
The website will provide information on some of the state’s most dangerous and repeat child sex offenders, including their photos, names and the suburbs in which they live, although it will not give out specific addresses :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Adult Grooming, Andrew Lanxon Whitford, Child Pornographer, Child Pornography, Child Pornography Production, Child Protection Agency, Child Sex Predators, Child Sexual Abuse, Cyber Safety, Cyberstalking, ephebophilia, hebephilia, Online Security, orsten Heggblum, Paedophile, paedophilia, Stalking | Comments Off on Another South Australian Paedophile Jailed, Torsten Heggblum Claims He Was JUST Helping Authorities Clean-up The Interweb
There are more than just a few things wrong with this post, firstly – clearly – the nature of it is pretty off-putting, secondly, whats with all the paedaphiles in Adelaide? and thirdly, did this guy really say that?
Torsten Heggblum has been jailed for just 18 months for sharing child pornography online, despite arguing he was working to try help authorities stamp out child abuse. Heggblum, 46, admitted two child pornography charges in the Adelaide District Court.
Heggblum will be eligible to seek release from custody after serving 9 of his 18 month sentence.
Heggblum was among 11 Australian men charged in June last year by Australian Federal Police for exchanging images and videos of sexual abuse of children as young as five on an internet site. Police said the material included scenes of bondage, torture and rape.
Heggblum brazenly told the court he was motivated to download 1.3 million images and 11,000 videos found on his computers because he wanted to help authorities detect laboratories where children were being exploited. Judge Michael Boylan said Heggblum’s story was bizarre and jailed him.