Throw away the key

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  1. B_HappyHammer1977

    B_HappyHammer1977 New Member

    Sep 8, 2005
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    Kent, UK
    Paedophile ring smashed by police

    CEOP says it saved 31 children from possible abuse

    Police have smashed a global child abuse network which was co-ordinated through a UK-based internet site, a child protection agency has said.
    The paedophile ring was run by Timothy Cox, 27, who is due to be sentenced for child porn offences.
    Agencies in 35 countries, led by the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP), investigated more than 700 suspects - 200 in the UK.
    Cox, of Buxall, Suffolk, ran a website enabling the exchange images of abuse.
    Chatroom infiltration
    The internet chatroom, called "Kids the Light of Our Lives", was used by paedophiles to exchange images and videos of children being abused.
    Anybody who thinks they can carry out such horrific activities undetected is in for a rude awakening

    Jim Gamble

    CEOP said Cox hosted the website using the pseudonym "Son of God" - a reference to "G.O.D", the online identity of the owner of another paedophile site shut down by police last year.
    More than 75,000 indecent and explicit images were found on Cox's computer and there was evidence that he had supplied more than 11,000 images to other site users.
    Ian Robertson of CEOP told BBC News 24 that the ages of the children whose images were exchanged on the site ranged from babies to teenagers.
    After he was arrested in September 2006, undercover officers spent 10 days infiltrating the chatroom, assuming his identity to collect evidence about other users.
    When Cox was arrested, undercover officers placed a message online saying he had gone for his tea and would be back in half an hour to avoid raising suspicions.
    As many as 70 online paedophiles were waiting to download images of abuse.
    Investigators from the Australian Federal Police, the US Department of Homeland Security and Toronto Police took part in the online surveillance operation.
    In total, 31 children were saved as a result of the investigation, CEOP said.
    Cox pleaded guilty to nine offences at an earlier hearing and will be sentenced later at Ipswich Crown Court.
    He lived with his parents and his sister in a large farmhouse and worked at the family's micro-brewery. The internet website was operated from his bedroom.
    'Horrific activities'
    Jim Gamble of CEOP said his capture "sends a powerful warning to those using the internet to facilitate the sexual exploitation of children".
    He added: "From the apparent 'safety' of his home, Cox spent hours each day planning, promoting and encouraging the abuse and exploitation of children.
    "In doing so he provided a service to hundreds of like-minded individuals, enabling those with a sexual interest in children to share indecent images and discuss further plans for abuse.
    "Anybody who thinks they can carry out such horrific activities undetected is in for a rude awakening."
    Cox had been identified after intelligence connecting the site to the UK was passed to CEOP by Canadian investigators.
    The investigation uncovered another member of the same ring, Gordon Mackintosh from Hertfordshire, who attempted to keep the website going after Cox was arrested. M Mackintosh, 33, used the names "silentblackheart" and "lust4skoolgurls". More than 5,000 images were found on his computer as well as 392 indecent movie files. He pleaded guilty to 27 charges of making, possessing and distributing the material and is due to be sentenced on June 29.
  2. B_Think_Kink

    B_Think_Kink New Member

    Oct 25, 2006
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    Oh my god! That horrible!!! I am happy that they caught the ring, but the amounts of images and videos found means that there has been much abuse happening to those children...
  3. Onslow

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    Sep 8, 2004
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    Sadly pedophiles exist and for every bastard caught there are dozens or hundreds (probably thousands) more. They ruin lives and smile as they do it. Today they use the internet, before this there were other methods, most of, if not all, of which are still being used. The friendly neighbor, the pleasant mild mannered preacher, the toy store owner, the guy behind the shoe counter at the bowling alley, the shoe salesman, the camp counselor, the electrician, the list is endless. May they all rot in damp windowless cold in the winter, boiling in the summer prison cells, subsisting on mouldy bread and tepid water daily along with a dozen wheat crackers and a bowl of cold lentil soup twice weekly. Nah, that's too nice.

    For my own peace of mind, I will say no more at this time.
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