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
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
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.
Posted: August 24th, 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, Paedophile, paedophilia, Stalking | Comments Off
Paedophile Andrew Lanxon Whitford has been jailed for just two years and nine months after being convicted of the distribution and possession of more than 30,000 items of child pornography.
A South Australian court was told that an undercover police officer made contact with Whitford through a P2P website the paedophile used to distribute his illegal material, soon after contact the police officer received child pornography material.
Adelaide District Court Judge Wayne Chivell, was told that Andrew Lanxon Whitford, 60, was arrested after police received a tip-off that Whitford was using a P2P web site to distribute his illegal material. The court was told Adelaide police seized his computer equipment and found an estimated 30,000 images and videos. Whitford pleaded guilty to aggravated disseminating and possessing child pornography.
In handing down his sentence, Judge Chivell said that he couldn’t understand how anyone could derive pleasure from such material.
“How any person can derive pleasure from viewing this material is beyond me,” Judge Chivell said. “Some of the child pornography material is of the worst kind. The offending was at the serious end of the spectrum. The offending occurred over a period of months and you did not cease voluntarily.”
Posted: July 5th, 2012 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, Paedophile, That Human Condition | Tags: Adult Grooming, Child Pornographer, Child Pornography, Child Pornography Production, Child Protection Agency, Child Sex Predators, Child Sexual Abuse, Cyber Safety, Cyberstalking, ephebophilia, hebephilia, Online Security, paedophilia, Stalking | Comments Off
Hundreds of paedophiles prowling on the internet have been identified in an operation in 141 countries, Austrian Federal Police said. In Austria alone, operation “Carole” found 272 suspects, making it the biggest ever police sweep against child pornography in the small country.
The investigations, which lasted almost a year, began in Luxembourg when the operator of a root server based there reported two websites containing large quantities of child pornography to the authorities. Chief Inspector Harald Gremel, the operations coordinating officer, said Austrian Federal Police were alerted by Luxembourg authorities after they found child pornography was being watched worldwide from several Luxembourg-based home pages.
The website’s files, indicating a worldwide clientele, were seized by police and passed on to investigators in 141 countries, Austrian police said, without elaborating on the countries or the number of people involved.
The 272 Austrian suspects, all male and aged 17 to 70, came from all types of background and professions, including teachers and kindergarten staff. All of them were found in possession of paedophile images or videos. In two cases actual abuse of children could be proven, police said.
Searches at the suspects’ homes turned up vast amounts of material, which is currently being examined. Many of the suspects are thought to be from Vienna. Police declined to say whether investigations were continuing outside of Austria.
In March 2011, an Europol sweep identified 670 suspects and made 184 arrests in what was then the biggest case of its kind. In June of this year, law enforcement agents in the United States arrested 190 people in a cross-border – Operation Orion – investigation into child pornography.
Operation Orion Nets Nearly 200 Child Pornographers
ONLINE SECURITY! Remember Where Your Children Are ?
Posted: May 13th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, News, Paedophile | Tags: Adult Grooming, Child Sexual Abuse, Cyber Safety, Cyberstalking, ephebophilia, hebephilia, Highpants, Online Predators, Online Security, paedophilia, Stalking Amendment Act | Comments Off
The internet is an integral part of our lives, it takes up a substantial amount of our time, we work through it, spend leisure time on it. It’s an ease to forget that this place is unreal, that all is not what it seems.
For those with children, it’s a huge concern
There is no way of telling who your children are conversing with, not for you nor for them, that your children are secretive is a given. Those who are intent on doing your children harm are also secretive, this is the daunting prospect all parents must cope with.
National Family Week “Families Make All the Difference” kicks off on May 15 this year , coinciding with the United Nations “International Day of the Families” also May 15. So what does this have to do with Online Security? Everything! Families are THE best security system for you to protect your children from online harm, from nefarious internet predators. Families enable us to create a safe, enjoyable and educational place for children to be :: Read the full article »»»»