Pedophile Gang Caught Grooming Entire Families So They Could Rape Young Boys

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A U.K. pedophile gang has been caught redhanded grooming entire families so they could rape and abuse their young sons and then broadcast the attacks online.

According to Daily Mail, members of the group would travel all over the country at a moment’s notice to either carry out attacks or watch them being done.

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John Denham, 49, and Matthew Stansfield, 34, were convicted on Wednesday of conspiracy to abuse children under the age of 13. Five of their co-conspirators have already plead guilty to a slew of similar charges. They have been identified as Robin Hollyson, 30, Christopher Knight, 35, Adam Toms, 33, David Harsley, 51, and Matthew Lisk, 32.

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The group of seven faced a total of 30 charges including rape of a child, conspiracy to rape a child, sexual activity with a child and administering a substance with intent. Police have identified three victims – a baby, a toddler, and a pre-schooler – but they believe there are likely many more.

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Police have described the men as “monster’s in disguise.” Though some are convicted sex offenders, others led normal, seemingly respectable lives. Denham was a married father of two who was a youth football coach before his arrest.

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“They don’t stand out as monsters, but they are monsters in disguise,” said Graham Gardner, deputy director of investigations at the NCA. “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,” he added. “The depravity of these men appeared to know no bounds and is without doubt as vile as we have seen.”

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“We’ve encountered grooming where the family have been groomed prior to birth of the baby,” added senior investigator Ian Glover. “They go in that early with the sole intention of abusing that baby once it’s born.”

NCA deputy chief investigator revealed details about the crime to the press:

There has been three types or patterns of offending.

With live streaming you have somebody who has a relationship with the victim, and has managed to get the victim to a location, perfectly normal behaviour and there has been no suspicion from the families.

They have then set up the video conferencing facility. There has been extensive planning amongst the others to get to a location, whether it be someone else’s house, a hotel room, somewhere safe and secure where they can get together for their own sexual gratification but they are watching the abuse of a child online that’s happening live.

You also have the remote viewing, a similar pattern, of people who are abroad and the victims who are abroad, and some of the evidence that comes out of the chat logs indicates that the reason they do that is there’s no harm of getting caught.

And then you’ve got those who are more than happy to get up at four o’clock in the morning as a result of a phone call or text message or some other sort of online communication, they would drive three or four hours the length and breadth of the country to have a limited time period with a victim.

That limited time period could be as little as half an hour or even less, because that’s when the victim is available. Then they go back to work, they drive back up to wherever they’ve come from and carry on with their day.

The gang is due to be sentenced at a later date, but they are all expected to face lengthy prison terms.

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