White paedophile gang guilty of raping babies

22nd May 2015

Nadine Osman

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‘Vile and depraved’ UK gang raped and abused babies

A gang of white paedophiles who raped and abused babies and children under the age of five in attacks that were streamed over the internet are facing lengthy prison sentences after being found guilty.

The gang of seven white men aged between 30 and 51 habitually targeted children in Yorkshire, the South East, and the South West. They faced more than 30 charges, including the rape of a child, conspiracy to rape a child, sexual activity with a child and administering a substance with intent against three victims – a baby, a toddler and a pre-school age child.

The shocking details were reported in full for the first time after the last of the trials ended on April 22 at Bristol Crown Court. They preyed on the families of the children they targeted, in one case grooming a couple before their baby was born.

Members would often travel long distances to carry out the attacks together or watch the abuse over the internet if only one had access to a victim.

Online chat revealed that the gang would offer advice and guidance to others on drugging their victims. John Denham, 49, from Wiltshire, and Matthew Stansfield, 34, from Hampshire were found guilty earlier last month.

Robin Hollyson, 30, from Bedfordshire; Christopher Knight, 35, from Manchester; Adam Toms, 33, from Somerset; David Harsley, 51, from Humberside and Matthew Lisk, 32, from East Sussex – had earlier pleaded guilty to the charges they faced. They all face significant prison sentences and some could be jailed for life when they return to court on a date to be fixed. Investigators believe there are other victims.

Police described the men as “monsters in disguise”, working together to commit some of the most “vile and depraved’ child sex offences the authorities have ever seen. The NCA, which led the investigation, said the perverts met after discussing their sexual interests in young children on legitimate social media and adult sex sites. The gang was described as “incredibly skilled” at grooming victims’ families, even striking up relationships with pregnant women to abuse their babies. Deputy Director of Investigations at the NCA, Graham Gardner, said the ring ‘has got tentacles that go round the world’.

The men, who did not know each other outside of their involvement in the abuse, led respectable lives – including a married former actor and a businessman – and concealed their activities from the outside world until they were unmasked. Gardner said: “They don’t stand out as monsters, but they are monsters in disguise. We rarely see criminal behaviour involving the sexual abuse of children to this degree.

“This is serious organised crime at its worst. The men involved in this group actively targeted families to facilitate the sexual abuse of their children, toddlers and babies. The depravity of these men appeared to know no bounds and is without doubt as vile as we have seen.”

The NCA launched its investigation, last September after Toms contacted police and admitted he had abused a child.

Their inquiries led to the unmasking of the ring operating across the UK, which had links to other paedophiles across the world.

In the weeks that followed, the other six members were arrested and a further two victims were identified. Another 21 children have been the subject of safeguarding measures in relation to the investigation.

The NCA has worked closely with the Avon and Somerset, Bedfordshire, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Humberside, Wiltshire and Sussex forces, as well as the Crown Prosecution Service and nine local authorities.

Police combed the suspects’ electronic communications and established that contact between them began on adult online sex forums, which are publicly accessible and legal to use.

Investigators recovered Skype chat logs that recorded conversations between the men, which were described as “disgusting” and “abhorrent” by police.

7 Responses to “White paedophile gang guilty of raping babies”

Khadija AliMay 25, 2015

Very alarming to read that a white gang have been found guilty of raping babies and toddlers. I’ve read numerous similar cases involving White, Christian middle aged men, not just here in the UK but around the world. I understand why The Muslim News chose to lead with the headline “White paedophile gang guilty”. The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Telegraph, The Guardian and all other major media outlets in the UK have no problem reporting on “Asian Muslim paedophiles” which begs the question exactly why are they so reluctant to apply the same logic in the coverage of this story (and numerous others) involving white Anglo-saxon Christian men? Double standards much?

why are they so shy to apply the same method of coverage

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Ian Barnettt.May 28, 2015

Dear Khadija Ali
there is no double standard whatsoever. There is a massively disproportionate percentage of muslim paedophiles both within the uK and indeed world-wide. This is a muslim problem globally as your cult (islam) considers this sort of activity acceptable. Therein lies the problem.

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    JohnMay 31, 2015

    @Ian: Islam is not a cult, Unless you consider Judaism and Christianity a cult too. Islam doesn’t consider it acceptable to rape babies and toddlers, where are your facts? Ask any muslim and they will tell you this IS NOT acceptable.

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Ibrahim mahmoodMay 30, 2015

Dear Ian Barnett

I would suggest you go do your research regarding Islam more. As you are totally wrong our religion does not teach this . These are disgusting acts and do not insult our religion without knowing.

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Ian Barnettt.June 18, 2015

Dear John and Dear Ibrahim

I only deal with facts and not assumptions. I have never heard and sustainable argument that suggests islam is a religion. islam in born through a guy called Mohammed and takes a stance on what already existed. Jews had already held the belief in the ‘One’ G-d. Islam is a cheap spin off though with different traditions. You would be advised to compare Mohammed to say David Korresh (may have spelled his name wrong) of the Davidian’s in Wakko Texas. I see there being no sustainable difference. That too was a cult albeit a more recent one.

Furthermore Ibrahim, I do understand where islam comes from and I have first hand knowledge of how disgusting inbreds you guys are. First hand experience and knowledge not what others say think or do, I am not a lemming.

It is acceptable for muslims to rape toddlers and other indecent acts with children and persons as long as they are not muslim. I am not suggesting that islam condones it, I am saying that the followers of islam, who are only human (supposedly) do condone it.

muslims have no respect for british laws and that is why a third of the prison population is muslim.

Yippee, time for tea and cake. Maybe back later.

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NewtohereJune 19, 2015

See, white people clearly not doing enough to condemn and root out such behaviour. What is about their culture/race/religion/values that produces such vile individuals. Need English leaders to come out more to try and root out the problem – not protect it at the highest levels.

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    Ian Barnettt.June 21, 2015

    Dear @Newtohere
    I agree, more white English people need to learn to be ruthless. Lets stop the talking and being nice.

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