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Pervert Sir asks pupil, 13, for pics

Published April 30, 2013 by misty534

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A SLEAZY teacher asked a schoolgirl of 13 to send him pictures of herself.

Vile Kyle Young, 26, told the alarmed pupil how he thought she was “stunning” and “sexy” in a series of perverted messages on a social networking website.

The sicko Sir used Facebook to beg for photographs of the child, who attended the school where he taught.

And, after making the twisted request, he tried to deny it and claimed his online account had been HACKED.

Hamilton Sheriff Court heard the brave victim told her grandmother and authorities at Clyde Valley High in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, who called in the police.

Depute fiscal Jacqui Spiers said: “She accepted a friend request on Facebook as she didn’t recognise the name and wanted to find out who it was. The accused then initiated conversation.”

Miss Spiers told how Young asked the girl to send pictures — but then appeared to backtrack and claimed someone else had sent the message.

She added: “The accused then said, ‘It’s Kyle. Someone fraped me. You won’t say anything please? Will you grass me in?’”

Miss Spiers explained to the court that “fraped is an expression used on Facebook when someone leaves their phone or computer unattended, and someone else posts on their behalf pretending to be them”.

Following the youngster reporting the internet correspondence, the house where Young lives with his parents was searched by police and his laptop was seized.

He admitted contacting the girl and was then arrested and charged.

Young, of Motherwell, Lanarkshire, admitted sending sexual messages to the girl in March 2011 while teaching technology studies.

He has since been suspended from his job.

Sheriff Thomas Miller deferred sentence on Young until June.

A North Lanarkshire Council spokesman said yesterday: “As soon as we became aware of these allegations, we carried out a full investigation.

“Mr Young has not worked for North Lanarkshire since 2011.

“He has been reported to the General Teaching Council.”

Young last night refused to comment.

the Sun

SOUTH CUMBRIA GROUP DEMANDS MEETING TO PRESS CHILD SAFETY FEARS

Published April 3, 2013 by misty534

MEMBERS of a Facebook group have called for a meeting with police and their MP to raise fears they have over local paedophiles.

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QUESTIONS Group spokeswoman Keilly Devlin, who is calling for a meeting with police and local MP John Woodcock to discuss concerns about child safety in Barrow and South Cumbria

 

The group was set up less than three weeks ago but it has already attracted almost 2,000 members.

Members say they want to work with police and agencies to make sure children are being protected in the Barrow and wider South Cumbria community.

The Facebook page has been deemed as controversial by some and police blasted the site as “inappropriate”, claiming it could create more danger to the public by forcing sex offenders underground.

Last week, officers quizzed the organiser of the group but those in charge say they are not doing anything illegal but are simply running a legitimate group to protect children and keep parents informed.

Mum-of-three Keilly Devlin is a spokeswoman for the group.

The 37-year-old said: “As well as the e-petition we are also trying to set up a meeting with our members and hopefully the police, Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock and Neighbourhood Watch representatives from all areas.

“I know some parts of the town have a Child Watch scheme running so I’m hoping they would want to attend as obviously they have concerns themselves, otherwise there wouldn’t be any need to have such areas.

“I want us all to get together in the next two weeks and have a question and answer session where the police and members can maybe work together or at the very least address any fears they have.

“We don’t want to work against the police but we aren’t happy with the way the system is working at the minute.

“How must an abused child feel when they see and hear abusers being protected in the way they are?

“I’m sure on some level that must make them think that in some way their needs and wishes aren’t as important as the abuser. That can’t be right can it?”

A spokesman for John Woodcock said the MP had not been approached by the group.

Detective Inspector Nick Coughlan said: “We have not received any invitation to any meeting to discuss this issue. However if we are asked to engage then we will do so, as protecting the public is the absolute priority of Cumbria Constabulary and our partner agencies.

“We work closely to manage the risks of offenders living in our communities and monitoring offenders in Cumbria is done through a set of arrangements that aims to manage the risks posed by sexual and violent offenders. They bring together the Police, Probation and Prison Services in Cumbria. Together it is our responsibility to monitor those who may pose a threat to our communities.”

 

North west evening standard

Facebook and Twitter-linked sex crimes quadruple in four years as paedophiles exploit social network users

Published April 1, 2013 by misty534
  • Total of 1,642 cases since 2009 where sites were involved in offences
  • Number of crimes has soared from 139 a year to 614 over that period
  • Over half of the 1,395 victims of all offences except rape were under 16

Sex offences linked to Facebook and Twitter have more than quadrupled over the last four years, worrying new figures revealed today.

A total of 1,642 cases where the social networking sites were used to commit a crime or were involved in some way afterwards have been reported to police since 2009.

The number of cases each year soared from 139 to 614 over that period, while the number of alleged rapes has risen from 22 to 117.

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Worrying: Sex offences linked to Facebook and Twitter have more than quadrupled over the last four years as pedophiles increasingly use the site to target young girls and vulnerable women (file picture posed by model)

 

Disturbingly, the data reveals that paedophiles are increasingly using the sites to target children.

More than half of the 1,395 victims of all offences except rape were under the age of 16, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show.

Some victims only realised they had been abused after reading boastful messages left on Facebook by their attackers.

A senior police officer told the Daily Mirror that predators are exploiting personal information online to identify and groom vulnerable women.

Peter Chapman's victim Ashleigh Hall  Online dangers: Teenager Ashleigh Hall (left) was murdered in October 2009 after secretly arranging to meet a stranger posing as a teenager who turned out to be Peter Chapman (right)
Facebook killer Peter Chapman

The officer said: ‘We know that some sex offenders will wander the streets looking for vulnerable people late at night.

‘But there is absolutely no reason to think they won’t spend time online doing exactly the same.’

The figures, released by 25 police forces across England and Wales, show the majority of offences involve Facebook.

Among the most shocking and high-profile was the case of 17-year-old Ashleigh Hall, who was lured to her death after meeting a stranger on the site in 2010.

The teenager believed she was she was going to meet a boy of 16 whom she had befriended, but he turned out to be 36-year-old Peter Chapman.

Her body was found at the side of a secluded country road in Sedgefield, County Durham, known locally as a lovers’ lane.

Chapman was jailed for 35 years.

Afterwards, Ashleigh’s mother, Andrea, spoke of the ‘terrible lesson’ she had learned and calls for stricter controls online.

She begged other parents: ‘Tell your kids to be careful on the internet.

‘Don’t meet someone without telling your family where you are going.

‘Don’t trust anybody and don’t put your children on Facebook or other sites if they are underage. We have learned a terrible lesson.’

Facebook is believed to be used by millions of British schoolchildren.

Under current terms and conditions, under-13s are not allowed t hold a Facebook account account, while those between 13 and 18 are given protection about what details they can post.

But it is easy to circumvent these rules.

Facebook and Twitter have not yet responded to a request from MailOnline for comment.

In January, new fears about the effect Facebook could have on children arose after it emerged that prostitutes have been using the site to advertise their services.

While it has always been difficult to avoid adverts for prostitutes in sites such as phone boxes, the rise of social networking has made it even easier to access explicit content.

The pages, which can be created by anyone and do not require approval by the sites’ management, provide details such as addresses, phone numbers, prices and the specific services.

Ryan Chambers

A ‘very dangerous and predatory’ teenager was jailed last year after sexually abusing four girls he met on Facebook.

Ryan Chambers, pictured, amassed the names and phone numbers of more than 1,000 girls aged between 12 and 15 years by making flattering remarks about their profile pictures on the social networking site.

The 19-year-old would bombard the girls with chat up lines in the hope they would ‘rise to the bait’ before inviting them round to the flat where he lived alone and have consensual sex with them.

He was found guilty of eight counts of sexual activity with a child, involving four girls, after a two-and-a-half week trial and was jailed yesterday.

They also found four videos on his mobile phone of oral sex with two of the victims.

He was jailed for three years and nine months in May last year.

 

 

by Simon Tomlinson Mail Online

BARROW PAEDOPHILE-WATCH GROUP ORGANISERS QUESTIONED

Published March 28, 2013 by misty534

POLICE have quizzed the organiser of a Facebook group set up to name and shame convicted paedophiles.

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upset Group administrator Keilly Devlin who says the Facebook page is a non-violence group and they have done nothing wrong LINDSEY DICKINGS

And the man targeted by police claims officers demanded access to computers and said the group needed to be shut down.

The visit by police came just hours after the Evening Mail ran the story about the Facebook group Tuesday.

Despite the crackdown organisers remain defiant and are vowing to continue their fight to protect children.

The group was set up just over two weeks ago in Barrow and already has more than 1,700 members.

The group ‘names and shames’ offenders across South Cumbria, telling followers where they live and what they have done.

A leading detective branded the site as “inappropriate”, claiming it could create more danger to the public by forcing offenders underground.

Group organisers hit back saying they were not doing anything illegal but simply running a legitimate group to protect children and keep parents informed.

John Wright, 43, who set up the group, says police turned up at his Salthouse Road home, Barrow, at 3.30pm on Tuesday.

The security guard said: “They came to my house demanding the page was shut down.”

Ian Craig, another administrator of the group, claims that he was also visited by police.

He said: “I’m not a happy person. I was woken by police wanting to check my computer for any activities regarding this page.

“I have shown them everything on here is non-violent to anyone named and shamed.

“It’s a group that likes to protect their kids, they have told me to delete myself from this page, which I won’t do.”

Keilly Devlin, a 37-year-old mum-of-three, from Barrow, is also a site administrator.

She said: “I’m really upset and frustrated that the police have acted in the way they have.

“I say stand up, stand proud – we have done nothing wrong.”

A Cumbria police spokesman said: “Police officers visited a man in Barrow yesterday to provide advice following concerns about an inappropriate Facebook discussion group about alleged offenders.

“The comments on that group are unregulated and the information may be incorrect and extremely harmful.

“The man was provided with advice and urged to take down the site which could compromise the monitoring programme that police and partners operate, 24/7, to manage the risks of offenders living in our communities.

Police also explained that this could have a negative impact on public safety.

“The visit was purely to provide advice. There were no searches and computers were not seized.”

A Facebook spokesman said the social network was “highly self-regulating”, and people can and do report content that they find questionable or offensive.

He added there are clear rules to make sure the content and opinions don’t go completely unchecked, adding: “We take our rules very seriously, and act quickly when they are broken.”

In relation to the Barrow group the spokesman said: “ The group did not violate our policies – there is a clear message on the group that tells members of the purpose of the group, which is non-violent.

“If the police has legal reasons to take the group down, they should contact directly our security team.”

Don’t click that link! New Facebook spam features child porn and an account-controlling virus

Published March 27, 2013 by misty534

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When will we learn? When something is shared on your Timeline with a suspicious-looking link and a vague write-up like “This is amazing” – even if the person who posted it is your most trusted friend – don’t click on it! A few weeks ago, that link would have led you to an endless loop of surveys; today, it’s a virus and incredibly graphic child pornography video.

Like most viruses that infiltrate the Facebook accounts of the unawares, this particular one invites users to “Watch this if you’re curious,” then seizes control of your account and propagates the same malicious link to all people on your friends list – which they will find annoying and very likely upsetting, to be sure. According to Daily Dot, we owe all this thanks to a group of high school kids in Connecticut who found the offending video share-worthy and passed it on to their friends. It escalated to a full-on FBI investigation when at least three cities alerted the agency of its existence.

The New Britain Police Department thought the best way to address a Facebook problem like this one is through Facebook itself.  They issued this warning on their page:

 

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Similarly, considering the origin of the virus outbreak, the Consolidated School District of New Britain posted one on their Facebook page as well.

Facebook maintains that it has zero tolerance for child pornography and will go through exhaustive efforts to eradicate such content from the social networking site.

This type of occurrence is bound to happen again, and the more you know, the better. No matter how much you trust the sharer, subject the content to scrutiny. Make sure the post is described well beyond indistinct invitations to click the link. If it’s not, don’t hesitate to verify through a comment. It’s better to be safe than be sorry, or in this case, be un-friended for undesirable Facebook activity.

Take time to read the Facebook community standards and don’t underestimate the value of discussing it with children who have accounts, if that’s the case. The only good news in this situation is that the authorities are trying to identify the man in the video, and the proliferation of it on Facebook means it will be hard for the perpetrator to hide much longer. 

 

Croydon Facebook prowler Umesh Kulasingham jailed for sexually abusing schoolgirl

Published March 27, 2013 by misty534

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An internet paedophile who sexually assaulted a schoolgirl after grooming her online has been jailed for eight years.

Umesh Kulasingham of Croydon, used a number of aliases and had communicated with the victim in 2009, when she was just 10-years-old.

After gaining her trust over a period of time, the 39-year-old convinced her to indecently pose for him over the internet. He then sent the girl indecent images of himself.

Inner London Crown Court heard after the activity stopped, Kulasingham contacted the victim again in August 2011 through her friend.

He threatened to send pornographic images of the girl to friends via the internet if she refused to meet him. He then met his victim and sexually abused her.

He remained in contact with her and his offending only came to light when the victim’s brother and sister discovered explicit text message on a mobile phone.

Kulasingham, who used the aliases Fiaz Khan, Arun Kula and Don GT, was arrested by officers from the MPS’s Operation Sapphire Complex Case Team and to this day has refused to disclose his computer password.

Following a trial in January, Kulasingham was found guilty of two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a girl aged between 13 and 15, two counts of grooming a girl under 13 and 13 counts of possession of indecent cartoon images of children.

He was also found guilty of one count of failing to provide passwords for encrypted computers.

DC Sarah Garrick said: “Kulasingham is a very intelligent, cunning, calculating, deceitful man, who hid the true nature of his offending from all his family.

“He created Facebook accounts from his address in alias names which he then used as cover to contact the victim. It is unknown how many other females he has contacted in this way.

“All of his contact with this victim was by the use of Facebook, MSN, Skype, webcam and numerous text messages. He has groomed a very young naive female.

“We know from interrogation of his mobile phone and computer that remains locked, that he was in contact with a number of other young girls who have never come forward.

“Today’s sentence reflects the devious methods he has used for his own gains. We believe there are a number of victims who have not come forward and would encourage them to do so.”

Anyone who has been contacted by this individual or someone else using the same method, should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

by Croydon Guardian

 

SOUTH CUMBRIA POLICE BLAST ‘PAEDOPHILE WATCH’ FACEBOOK GROUP

Published March 26, 2013 by misty534

A FACEBOOK group set up to inform parents about the location of convicted paedophiles has attracted more than 1,600 members – but has been slammed by police.

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CONTROVERSY Details of paedophiles across South Cumbria are readily available on the social media site, which police have condemned picture posed by model
 

The group names and shames offenders across South Cumbria, telling followers where they live and what they have done.

One of the group’s administrators says they are not doing anything illegal but simply running a legitimate group to protect children.

But a leading detective branded the site as “inappropriate”, claiming it could create more danger to the public by forcing offenders to go underground.

The group’s page, which was set up just two weeks ago, says: “This is non-violence page (sic) we do not support physical attacks. This page is just to expose and educate.

“The most important thing is the protection of our children and grandchildren.

“Just to recap this is to expose convicted abusers not hearsay.”

Keilly Devlin, a Barrow mum-of-three, is an administrator for the group and believes it helps protect children and inform parents.

The 37-year-old said: “From my point of view and the reason I joined is because it highlights convicted paedophiles living in our area.

“It basically names them so parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles know who the paedophiles are and what they’ve been convicted of, so parents can make an informed choice of where they let their children play. We are vigilant not vigilante.

“We are totally fed-up with paedophiles, child molesters being protected from us caring parents and our children. This country seems to have its laws twisted. How can it be right? Paedophiles have more rights to protection than our innocent, trusting children.”

Miss Devlin added that she was worried about the backlash from the police but the group had been running for some time and not one person had been threatened or hurt.

She added: “All the information we put on our (page) is from local papers and also information gathered from the Freedom of Information (Act).

“At the end of the day we don’t feel we are being informed or our children protected, we are running a legitimate group, we’re not doing anything illegal, we’re just trying to protect our children.

“The police will probably say that the paedophiles that have been named will just go underground. But, if this was to hopefully take off in every town or city in the country in a paedophile version of neighbourhood watch the paedophiles wouldn’t be able to go underground, they would stay right where we can see them; the country and more importantly our children would be a lot safer.

“It would be great if we could have a national database with pictures, convictions and locations of these people.”

Detective Inspector Nick Coughlan, speaking on behalf of the police and Cumbria Probation Trust, said: “Protecting the public is the absolute priority.

“We work closely, 24/7, to manage the risks of offenders living in our communities and sites like this, where members of the public want to take matters into their own hands, are inappropriate and undermine what agencies work to achieve.

“Dedicated teams from police and other MAPPA (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement) agencies continue to put in place measures to protect the public when offenders are housed in any community by ensuring offenders are identified and their activities are controlled.

“Should information about individuals’ living arrangements be released, offenders may go underground where they could not be effectively managed and supervised – causing a greater risk to the public.

“The comments on the site are not regulated and information may be incorrect and extremely harmful.”