massive collection of child porn
He admitted he was consuming adult pornography for six hours a day before he became interested in child pornography online.
A York man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison plus an additional five years on licence for historic child sex offences.
Adrian Joseph Rennie, 29, of York, was jailed on Friday (July 20) after pleading guilty to multiple child sex offences following a trial at York Crown Court.
Rennie, who is already serving a ten year prison sentence for previous sexual offences against children, pleaded guilty to six charges of raping boys and 14 charges of causing or inciting boys under 13 to engage in sexual activity.
The investigation into the crimes, for which Rennie was sentenced today, was conducted by North Yorkshire Police’s York Serious Crime Team based at Fulford over a period of three and a half years.
It involved specialist officers in addition to Child Intermediaries and other agencies to gather the evidence culminating in today’s sentence.
‘Cunning and predatory’
Following sentencing, a spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police, said:
Adrian Rennie has today been sentenced for his grave sexual offences against children. Rennie is a cunning and predatory paedophile who has offended against male and female children.
However, all of his cunning came to nought when victim after victim came forward, each taking strength from the other to unmask a chain of offending totalling approximately seven years.
I would pay tribute not only to those brave children, but also to their families who have cared for and supported their loved ones so well.
There was a stark contrast in court between the cowardly and shameful behaviour of Rennie, who targeted the most vulnerable, and the courage and dignity shown by the families, there to see justice done.
The spokesperson singled out the Independent Sexual Violence Advisors for their care and assistance to the victims and their families. “They have been outstanding in guiding them through the investigation and court process as well as providing support and counselling,” she said.
“Court attendance can be distressing for victims and witnesses and we would also like to thank the volunteers in Witness Support, who do so much to in their free time to help and reassure them.”
A FORMER football coach, with links to clubs in Oldham, is one of the first to be jailed as part of a nationwide investigation by GMP into non-recent sexual abuse in football.
He pleaded guilty to four counts of indecent assault on a teenager boy during the 1990s.
The court heard how Toner – who was also known as Bill – claimed to be a scout from Manchester City Football Club and had connections to clubs in Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Cambridgeshire.
He first met his victim, an aspiring Bury footballer, by offering one-to-one coaching sessions with him after telling him he had potential. After the sessions, Toner would inappropriately massage the boy before sexually touching him.
The abuse spanned years and the victim felt he could never tell his family or report the offences to police. He eventually turned his back on the sport and stopped playing shortly after in a bid to escape the abuse.
However, following national coverage of non-recent sex abuse in football he bravely reported Toner to Manchester City Football Club, who encouraged him to contact the NSPCC in 2016- who in turn contacted Greater Manchester Police.
An investigation – code-named Operation Corduroy – was launched which spanned nationwide involving partners including the NSPCC, Football Association and local councils.
Detective Sergeant Dave Jones, from GMP’s Operation Corduroy investigation team, said: “This victim dreamed of being a footballer, just like many others, and Toner ripped that dream away from him and made it a living nightmare. He used his esteemed position as a football scout to perversely prey on a vulnerable young boy with a promising career ahead of him.
“His abuse was sickening and deplorable and the victim felt he had no other choice but to turn his back on that dream in a bid to escape it. Toner robbed him of his childhood and this man has had to endure this pain knowing that Toner was out there all the while walking free.
“His bravery and courage throughout this investigation has been commendable and by taking that first step of reporting his ordeal, he can now see his abuser put behind bars. Today is a breakthrough for all victims of this type of offence and we hope that this case has opened the door for others to feel confident in reporting their abuse to police.
“This has been an extensive investigation involving partners nationwide who have all played a crucial part in helping to secure this conviction and I want to also thank them.”
Greater Manchester is a fantastic place for sport and we want to ensure this is a safe space for children and young people.
To report child sexual exploitation, call police on 101 or 999 if a child is in immediate danger. Alternatively, visit www.itsnotokay.co.uk to find contact details for local ‘It’s Not Okay’ team.
Jose Maveli arrested for cover-up
The Crime Branch on Friday arrested Janaseva Shishubhavan chairman Jose K Maveli for covering up the alleged sexual harassment of children that happened inside the orphanage.
Robin’s arrest was also for concealing the crime that happened inside the centre.
Jose K Maveli has been arrested under sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), Crime Branch DySP Rustom, who is the investigating officer in the case, confirmed to TNM.
“He has been arrested under POCSO. There is a particular section in POCSO, 21 (2) that if any information regarding POCSO violation takes place by the authorities, it has to be reported before the police officer concerned or at a police station. If a person in charge of an institution fails to do so, he has committed an offence under this section. The actual offence was committed by a former inmate one and half years ago. He was a minor then and is now 18 years old,” the officer added.
The three had been summoned on Thursday by the officer, who interrogated them and recorded their arrest by evening.
The orphanage, with centres based at Aluva and Nedumbassery in Ernakulam, was being run by Maveli. The government took over both the centres earlier in May, after allegations of irregularities surfaced.
The state government on June 21 told the Kerala High Court that children housed at the Shishubhavan were sexually abused and subjected to physical torture. The government also said that four children had gone missing from the orphanage.
In a report submitted by the Social Justice Department, prepared by the Child Protection Officer Manjeri, Vishnu, an employee at the centre used to take the children to his room and forcibly make them see pornographic content. Vishnu reportedly beat up the children if they refused to go to his room and did not follow his instructions to ‘imitate’ what they were being shown.
Jose Maveli has been in other controversies earlier. In October 2016, he and a group led by him had beaten 27 dogs to death. This was a day after a 90-year-old man died after he was attached by a group of stray dogs at his residence in Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram.
A 69-year-old retired sub-inspector of police was arrested by the Madurai city police on Saturday for alleged sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl. According to the police, R. Thiraviam, a resident of Kurinji Nagar in Aathikulam, took the girl to his home in the morning and assaulted her sexually. As the child reportedly screamed and ran out of the house, his neighbours surrounded Thiraviam’s house and informed the police. The man, who locked himself up in the home, was subsequently taken into custody by the police.
The girl’s family alleged that Thiraviam, who was acquainted with the girl, had called her to his home few times before.
A case was registered by All Women Police Station (North) under various provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, including those dealing with sexual assault and harassment. He was remanded to judicial custody after producing him before a magistrate.
A FORMER MEMBER of the Irish Defence Forces has been jailed for 18 years for the “horrendous” sexual abuse of his daughter throughout her childhood from the age of three.
John Murphy (61), formerly of Nephin View Manor, Foxford, Co Mayo, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the rape, indecent assault and sexual assault of his eldest daughter, Sophia Murphy, at locations in Co Galway and Co Mayo on dates between 1988 and 2001.
He also pleaded guilty to a final incident of sexual assault of his daughter in 2010.
Murphy is currently serving an eight-year sentence in Arbour Hill prison for sexual abuse involving Ms Murphy’s two younger sisters, imposed last February at Castlebar Circuit Court.
Take back your life
Ms Murphy, now aged 33, was aged between three and 15 years of age at the time of the majority of the offences. She has waived her right to anonymity so her father can be named.
In her victim impact statement which she read to the court, Ms Murphy outlined that she wished to go public to encourage other people in her position to come forward. “Silence protects the abuser and imprisons the victim. Take back your life; break the silence. You are not a victim for sharing your story, you are a survivor,” said Sophia Murphy.
She addressed her father during her statement: “Dad, you stripped me of every human right, my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my confidence, my innocence, my childhood, my education, my teenage years, a normal life, even my own voice – until today.”
Mr Justice Michael White noted the “length, intensity and depravity of the sexual abuse”. He said the garda evidence and Ms Murphy’s victim impact statement had been “harrowing and exceptional”.
He said Sophia Murphy had shown “remarkable lucidity” in her victim impact statement and was a “very dignified person” who had overcome the abuse to become a loving mother and partner and take up fulfilling employment.
God bless her; that wasn't easy.
In outlining the aggravating factors, Mr Justice White took into account the impact of the abuse on Ms Murphy and the particularly serious nature of the abuse, perpetrated over a period of time. He said the breach of trust from a man who should have been protecting his daughter was a “very grave wrong”. He said Ms Murphy had great love and affection for her father but hated what he was doing.
Mr Justice White said that taking into account the depth, length and nature of this abuse, the headline sentence – before taking into account the mitigating factors – had to be life imprisonment. The judge said in his view, Murphy’s remorse was genuine and he had acknowledged the great hurt he had caused his daughter. He noted Murphy’s guilty pleas and his serious health problems.
Mr Justice White imposed consecutive sentences totalling 18 years, which were backdated to when Murphy went into custody in December 2017.
Garda Thomasina McHale told Patrick Reynolds BL, prosecuting, that she received a request in May 2015 to call to Sophia Murphy’s home, where she reported that she had been extensively sexually abused by her father as a child. A further incident was alleged to have taken place when she was 25 years old, in 2010.
Sophia Murphy later gave a 110-page written statement to gardaí outlining the details of the abuse, which occurred initially at family homes in Co Galway, as well as later in Co Mayo. She was also sexually abused in the family car while on the way to visit her grandmother.
Murphy admitted raping his daughter when interviewed by gardaí. Ms Murphy outlined to gardaí that throughout her childhood, there had been constant grabbing and touching. Her father would grab her bum or breasts numerous times over the course of 24 hours.
She told gardaí she could not explain how often the sexual abuse happened, she said it was horrendous and happened at every opportunity. She said that her father had all the control.
Murphy was arrested in October 2016 and interviewed by gardaí. He admitted sexually abusing his daughter two or three times per week and raping her when she was about 13 or 14 years old.
Murphy has 73 previous convictions for the sexual assault of four victims. He received an eight-year sentence in February for sexual abuse involving Ms Murphy’s two younger sisters.
Murphy, who worked in the defence forces and security, was aged between 31 and 44 years old during the time he abused his young daughter.
Diarmuid Connolly BL, defending, asked the court to take into account Murphy’s co-operation with gardaí and the value of his early guilty plea in this case. He said he had been given very definite instructions by his client to apologise to Sophia Murphy.
He couldn't bring himself to do it??? How sincere is that, getting someone else to apologize?
He said a probation report from February 2016 put Murphy at low risk of re-offending. He said his client had not taken up opportunities he had to avail of bail, proving his contrition and remorse. He asked the court to take into account the publicity which the case would attract. He said his client was not an old man but was a sick man, who had also suffered extensive psychiatric issues.
The Vatican has dismissed a deacon in central Chile over child sexual abuse allegations. The country's influential Catholic Church is facing a widespread abuse scandal that has put Pope Francis under pressure.
Rubio was arrested on accusations of sexual abuse of minors and improper conduct when he was in charge of a school in Las Cabras in 2013. The Rancagua archdiocese dismissed him from his duties while the investigation was underway. He is the latest of several Chilean priests or church figures to be implicated in the pedophilia inquiries.
His case was highlighted in May when a television report revealed a network of religious figures collectively known as "The Family" had allegedly carried out sexual abuse. Rubio was interviewed in the report and quoted as saying he had "made a mistake but not committed a crime."
Rubio was called Luis Rubio Contreros by 24horas, and was accused of sending child pornography to another man. He called it a moral failure, but not a crime. It was both.
The church investigated the network, suspending 14 priests and other religious figures as it did so. Prosecutors in Rancagua also opened their own investigation.
Widespread abuse scandal
Several members of Chilean church's hierarchy are accused of covering up or ignoring acts of child abuse by pedophile priest Fernando Karadima in Rancagua during the 1980s and 1990s.
All 34 bishops from Chile offered their resignations to Pope Francis over the scandal in an unprecedented move in May this year. The pope accepted five of them.
In the last 15 years, at least 80 Catholic priests and other clergy have faced sexual misconduct charges in Chile.