Thursday, June 9, 2011

Book - The Modern Day Leper

Added a new book to our list of sex offender related books called "The Modern Day Leper.

Book Description:
With all the publicity regarding sexual crimes against children, society feels less threatened when strong laws are in force limiting where sex offenders can live, work and play. They are led to believe that convicted sex offenders are very likely to commit new crimes, and are a threat to the community. This book exposes many of the myths surrounding the preceived threat of allowing sex offenders to live in our communities. It expalins how our criminal justice system has failed to apply justice when dealing with these cases.


NY - Ex-NYPD cop Matthew Fanning sentenced to up to 10 years for downloading child pornography

Matthew Fanning
Original Article

06/09/2011

By Thomas Zambito

A victim of child rape - whose attacks were filmed and put on the Internet by her dad - lashed out Thursday at a retired NYPD cop as he was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for downloading the sadistic videos.

Former officer Matthew Fanning, his hands cuffed behind his back, listened while a prosecutor read the now 19-year-old girl's statement in Queens Supreme Court.

"Every day people are sharing videos of me being raped in the most sadistic way," wrote the woman.

"I wonder if the people I know have seen this image. I wonder if the men I pass in the grocery store have seen it. They are trading my trauma like treats at a party."

Her father has been sent away to prison for raping and recording the attacks that were distributed online.

"Every time they're downloaded I'm exploited again," wrote the 19-year-old, who recently dropped out of college because of the continued stress.

Fanning, 48, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child.

Prosecutors say he kept videos of children as young as 3 years old having sex with adults on a computer in his South Ozone Park home.

He apologized to the young girls in the video.

"I pray for them and their families every day," he told Justice Fernando Camacho.

"The phrase Lord knows I'm sorry comes to mind," Fanning added. "I swear to God nothing like this will ever happen again. I ask for God's forgiveness today."

Fanning, who retired from the NYPD on a 75% disability pension, will receive treatment as a sex offender while he's locked up, said Assistant District Attorney Kateri Gasper.


UK - Ex-policeman (Philip Savidge) on child porn charges

Philip Savidge
Original Article

Update: Ex-policeman jailed over child porn (27 months)

06/09/2011

A former police officer from West Sussex has been charged with making and distributing more than 50,000 indecent images of children.

Philip Savidge, 26, was an acting sergeant with Sussex Police but resigned on the day he was arrested on September 20 last year.

The ex-officer, of Alexandra Road, Burgess Hill, answered bail and was charged with 42 offences in relation to the making and distribution of 54,323 indecent images of children.

It has been alleged that among the haul were 1,681 prohibited and extreme images, a spokeswoman for Sussex Police said.

His charge follows an investigation into file-sharing programmes by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and the Sussex Paedophile Online Investigation Team.

Savidge has been bailed to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on June 21.


LA - Louisiana Senate approves bill to keep sex offenders off social network sites

Original Article

06/08/2011

By Ed Anderson

The Louisiana Senate voted Wednesday to deny convicted sex offenders access to social networking sites after firing the final legislative shots in a war on feral hogs in rural and urban areas.

In rapid-fire order the Senate approved more than 40 House bills, sending them either back to the House for approval of changes or to Gov. Bobby Jindal for his approval or veto of bills it did not change.

Rep. Ledricka Thierry
By a 34-0 vote, senators approved House Bill 55 (PDF) by Rep. Ledricka Thierry, D-Opelousas, a bill that Jindal included in his legislative package as a way to crack down further on child sex predators.

Thierry's bill would ban any convicted sex offender whose victim was a minor from using chat rooms and social networking sites.

Sex offenders convicted of four other specific crimes also would be banned from using the social sites. Those crimes include indecent behavior with a juvenile, video voyeurism, computer-aided solicitation of minors and pornography involving juveniles.

The only exceptions in the law are for offenders who get permission from a court or a probation or parole officer to use the sites.

The bill calls for a penalty for a first conviction of up to 10 years in jail or a maximum $10,000 fine. Later convictions would result in a fine up to $20,000, and five to 20 years in prison.

Jindal is expected to sign the bill.