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: 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.
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 on Andrew Lanxon Whitford Jailed For Child Pornography
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 on Hundreds of Paedophiles Netted in International Sting
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
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