The NSPCC, one of the largest children’s charties in the world and perhaps the leading culprit in the promotion of child abuse hysteria and the demonization of men, has been forced to review its ruthless business practices after it was exposed as using a cold-calling center that it knew targetted dementia sufferers for donations.
The latest revelations come after the tragic case of 92 year old Olive Cooke, whose death it is widely believed was at least partly caused by hounding from charties, including ‘Save the Children’, for donations.
The NSPCC recieves over £100 million in donations each year from the British public. It is infamous for using most of that money to pay its legions of staff obscene salaries, including a ‘professor of child sex abuse and exploitation’ (who is a radical feminist and who believes that all sex is rape). This week it was revealed that its chief executive earns almost £200k a year, and recently awarded himself a 70% pay rise.
The NSPCC is willing to hound old women to their deaths in order to extort the millions of pounds needed to pay its staff their £100k salaries, as well as fund their campaigns to put ever more men in prison to be anally raped and thousands more teenage girls through the trauma of forced victim labelling and therapy.
Ministers have rejected plans to automatically block internet access to pornography on all computers, saying the move is not widely supported.
A public consultation found 35% of parents wanted an automatic bar while 15% wanted some content filtered, and an option to block other material.
But the government says internet providers should encourage parents to switch on parental controls.
Claire Perry, the MP who led the campaign, said she was “disappointed”.
The NSPCC said parents’ voices were not being heard…
…Nick Pickles, director of Big Brother Watch, which is opposed to default filtering, said: “This is a positive step that strikes the right balance between child safety and parental responsibility without infringing on civil liberties and freedom of speech.
“The policy recognises it is parents, not government, who are responsible for controlling what their children see online and rightly avoids any kind of state-mandated blocking of legal content.”
It was a best-selling ‘true story’ that planted the notion of repressed memory syndrome in the American consciousness.
The shocking account of Sybil, a girl with 16 separate personalities that developed as a result of horrendous childhood abuses, sold seven million copies, and even spawned a recognised syndrome, ‘multiple personality disorder.
The 1973 book told the story of Sybil Dorsett, later revealed to be Shirley Mason, whose personality had been splintered into more than a dozen distinct characters including a baby and two males.
But the titillating tale, serialised across the nation, has now been exposed as a fake, concocted by three women as a calculated money-making invention.
‘Recovered memory syndrome’ was until very recently accepted by mainstream psychiatry, as well of course, by the mainstream media. It has destroyed untold numbers of (male) lives. According to the Mail article 40,00 readers of the story came forward to say that, they too, had managed to ‘recover’ memories of abuse.
The story of Sybil influenced more than just the thankfully now (largely) discredited idea of ‘recovered memories’. It played a huge part in the birth of the child abuse industry in general, and the nonsensical idea that even consensual acts in one’s youth can lead to horrendous trauma in later life, even to ‘multiple personality disorders’.
Esther Rantzen is the founder of ‘Childline’ – a dedicated telephone hotline that allows British children to speak confidentially and with anonymity about any abuse they are suffering from. Although this has obvious merits, it is also a fantastic means of encouraging and enabling children to make false accusations. The onset of paedohysteria in the UK can plausibly be traced back to the foundation of Childline, and hence Esther Rantzen could lay claim to being founder of the British child abuse industry with all the horrors and damage that this has subsequently caused. To her credit, Rantzen has come close to admitting this. Incidentally, although set up and famous as being a means for children to make accusations of sexual abuse against adults, by far and away the most common reason that children phone the hotline is to seek help over being bullied by their same age peers.
This week Rantzen bared her soul to the tabloids over her own childhood abuse, claiming that she was groped by an ‘uncle’ when she as 15. In other words, shortly before she reached the legal age of consent, an older relative made a pass at her. Oddly, despite being famous for her work in the child abuse industry for over two decades, it has taken Esther 55 years to make this allegation against the now deceased relative. Coincidentally, just several weeks before she publishes a book detailing her work with Childline.
Sometimes..in fact quite often these days..I’m sadly reminded of the fact that the UK can no longer call itself a civilised nation. This happened again last week, when the British police and media decided to generate the most contrived and appalling bout of paedohysteria I’ve yet witnessed, and all so obviously on the back of an unpopular ruling by the EU that sex offenders are, indeed human, and have a human right to appeal against a lifetime’s place on the liberal progressive’s pink triangle register.
Last Friday, just a couple of days after the media had already whipped the mob into a frenzy over the EU granting a ‘charter for pedos’, I was puzzled and a little disturbed to see on the front page of the BBC, a report that a 19 year old boy had been arrested for touching other teenagers.
‘Quiet news day?’, I thought to myself. Or did the BBC have a strict quota of ‘paedo’ stories they had to publish each week, even if they seemed to involve nothing more than a young lad groping other teenies? I was a little angry that the BBC had published the lad’s name on the front page of their website, before he had even had his trial. Now he’s going to be branded a paedophile for the rest of his life, even if he is found innocent. But it was when the same story immediately started being regurgigated across other news sites, with ever more hysterical ‘facts’, that I twigged that this was clearly a contrived and carefully manipulated response to recent political events.
ABOUT 50 children may be victims of a sickening sex exploitation ring operating in one of Britain’s holiday resorts.
Police yesterday revealed the youngsters – mostly girls aged 12 to 15 – are feared to have been raped or sexually abused and suspect they were lured by the gang on Facebook or other internet sites.
Detectives are interviewing 20 alleged victims, including some boys, but admit the scale of the horrific abuse could be much worse.
A 19-year-old youth was yesterday arrested as 50 police officers began a major investigation into the alleged sex attacks over three years. More arrests are expected soon
The culprits are thought to be a gang of males in their late teens preying on youngsters in the Torbay area of South Devon, dubbed the English Riviera.
More than 16,000 worried parents with children at 14 secondary schools in the area, including the resorts of Torquay and Paignton, have been sent a letter informing them of the police investigation.
A police source confirmed to the Mirror: “The inquiry is still at an early stage but the number of victims could be 50 at the top end.”
The victims, at least two of whom were children in care, are said to have been abused after getting to know members of the gang – possibly after being groomed on popular social networking sites such as Facebook or Bebo.
Detective Inspector Simon Snell, who is leading the investigation – codenamed Operation Mansfield – said: “We’re treating this very seriously. Each offence took place in Torbay but not in schools. The alleged abuse may have been going on for two or three years.
“We have spoken to 20 children but we just don’t know how many more there are. Some of these children may have been known to each other.
“There appears to be all manner of grooming that has taken place.
“We’re not sure how the victims were being groomed but we’re looking at Facebook, Bebo and the internet”….
…despite pleas for calm, Torbay Lib Dem councillor Jenny Faulkner warned schoolchildren in the area should not go out alone.
“If they are going home they should go straight there. If they’re going to after-school clubs they should go straight there.
“Don’t go about alone – go in groups of twos or threes or fours.
“They should always tell their parents where they’re going so if they’re late the parents know where they are.”
Torbay Mayor Nick Bye was also shocked by the scale of the sex abuse.
He said: “This is the first time I’ve had experience of such a serious matter.
“I’ve already rubber-stamped the costs of the additional teams of social workers working with the victims.”
And horrified parents also spoke of their fears for their children yesterday.
Sharon Houghton, 37, who has three youngsters at different schools in Torbay, said: “It’s hard to grasp what is going on.
“It is obviously very concerning and we have been given very few details about the investigation. I am now thinking I can’t let my kids go out. I want to know where they are at all times. We feel worried and in the dark about what is happening.”
Husband Ray, 58, said: “We have had three letters and I understand they are being sent to schools all over.
“It must be a serious investigation for them to be notifying so many parents. There is no smoke without fire.”
Now let’s just take a brief look at the ‘facts’ presented above in a rational manner. Those accused of the offences are aged 16 – 19 and the ‘abuse’ was going on for up to 3 years. That means that the ‘paedophiles’ were aged 13 – 16 when the offences began. The ‘victims’, according to the reports, were aged 12 – 15. The victims were all known to the offenders and, as it seems that no pedo story these days is complete without a ‘grooming/Facebook’ angle, the cop happily stresses that the teen boys met, or got to know, the girls through social networking sites.
So what we have here, basically, is not an international ring of 40 year old paedophiles abusing and raping young children, as the headlines and hysteria would warrant, but simply teenage boys meeting slightly younger teenage girls from the same town as themselves on social networking sites and then meeting up with them in real life and forming sexual relationships with them.
The reports state that some of the ‘victims’ may have been raped. Note that under British feminist law (introduced by NuLabor) a 15 year old boy having consensual sex with a 12 year old girl is guilty of rape (not just ‘statutory rape’ but actual ‘rape’).
It has always been my opinion that paedohysteria is the result of the accidental convergence of a number of contemporary social trends and forces, most of which are fairly blind. I’ve believed that the main actors are not even consciously aware that they are deliberately stoking the forces of hysteria, let alone possessing any understanding of their true sexual or economic motives. For example, as readers know, I believe that a primary driving force is the sexual fear and jealousy that middle-aged women feel regarding the availability of nubile teenage girls in a free sexual market. Another force, which Angry Harry describes particularly well, is the economic and financial interests that are at play in perpetuating abuse hysteria.
But it was always my belief that these factors all happened to co-incide in a rather blind and unfortunate way. There was nobody really ‘pulling the strings’, as it were, and consciously orchestrating the entire thing. The above story has forced me to change my mind.
Of course, I don’t know the real facts of what happened in this case, I can only go by what the media and the police are telling us. And it seems to me obvious that from these accounts, nothing more has happened than what is happening in every town and city in the Western world – teens meeting other teens through social networking sites and having sex with each other. They used to do it via the school disco, or behind the bike shed, now it’s through Facebook. The media, and the police, have deliberately portrayed this in the manner of a paedophile shock story in response to four recent events that threatened paedohysteria, and all the vested interests that certain powerful groups have in maintaining that modern day witchhunt. Those events were :
The Asian grooming gangs scandal. Although these are also likely greatly exaggerated by the media, the threat stories like these pose is in negating the contemporary (and invented) paedophile stereotype – a white male pervert with an unnatural interest in teenage girls.
The government’s decision to scrap NuLabor’s controversial paedophile vetting scheme that would have forced every adult in the UK to apply for a ‘I swear I am not a pedo’ liscence before going within 50 miles of a person under 18. This appeared to be a definate sign that paedohysteria was abating in the UK, and that British adults were finally beginning to behave like responsible adults again by admitting that the hysteria was getting out of hand and that children and society were being harmed as a result.
The decision by the EU to confirm the right of sex offenders sentanced to a lifetime on the register to appeal to be removed if they can show they are no longer a danger to children. This provoked utter fury in the media – there is only one thing that approaches paedohysteria in its ability to sell newspapers to the British masses, and that is visceral hatred of Europe. The most unediffying sight I’ve seen in years was last week witnessing the leader of so-called British ‘liberalism’, Nick Clegg, defiantly asserting that he was reluctant to accept that sex offenders had rights, and that he would do the minimum possible to comply with European law in granting those rights.
Another EU ruling the week before that had given British prisoners (rapists and paedos) the right to vote.
The Torbay ‘grooming gang’ appears to be nothing but a group of horny young lads consensually fumbling other horny teens. The way they appear to have been used so obviously as media pawns in order to maintain the sexual and financial interests of powerful groups of adults should shame and sicken every rational person in Britain.
CEOP is one of the leading sexual trade union pressure groups child protection societies in the UK. Like most such advocacy groups, it is populated mainly by unspeakably ugly middle-aged women, both feminists and femiservatives, together with a sprinkling of Matthew Hopkins/Heinrich Himmler gene spliced Paedo-finder General type wierdos, such as its former chief, Jim Gamble.
The video above, released earlier in the week, purports to be a warning to teenage girls of the dangers of ‘sexting’, of sending their boyfriends sexy self-shot pics taken on their mobile phones. It seems to me that the message is nothing more than ‘if you show yourself naked you’re a little slut and you deserve everything you get’ type of shaming message. Of course, teenagers should be taught how to avoid being bullied. Teenagers can be bullied by their peers for all manner of reasons. There is nothing in this video that gives the message that the bullies are at fault, as is usual and what you might expect from an anti-bullying campaign. In fact, it seems only a more high-tech, ‘progressive’ equivalent of another video I watched recently – that of a teenage couple being stoned to death in Afghanistan for adultery. Actually, the image of the sexting girl crying whilst being interviewed, with her hoodie top turned up and which then covers her face as she walks out, just before the fat ugly feminist starts speaking, seems almost deliberately intended to evoke the hijab, and to convey an Islamic message. Attractive girls are only safe if they cover themselves up.
Many of the reports into the Afghan stoning have claimed that the murdered couple were only 17 years old. Predictably, there has been little noise from feminists or their obnoxious fake child protection societies. Perhaps, in a decade or two, when feminism in Europe has become fully subsumed under Islam, we will see them release videos of teenagers being physically, and not just figuratively, stoned to death, as a warning against sexting, or any other display of sexual power that makes their older rivals so angry.
To futher understand what motivates feminist child protection charities, take a look, if you can stomach it, at the following video that is hosted on a commercial website based in America :
There are dozens of videos like this on that website, and many other websites like them, sites that make money from showing videos of children being beaten and bullied. I have never once heard any child protection group raise any concern over them. Whilst the middle-aged fuglies and peado-finder generals jet around the world organising lucrative conferences that discuss ever more draconian laws that will send any man who clicks on a single thumbnail of a sexy teen to months of shower rape, there are no demands for these ‘bitch fight’ sites to be outlawed, let alone the sick people who view them to be imprisoned. Notice, as you watch (quite legally) this 14 year old girl having her face stomped upon repeatedly, that at one point she makes a rude gesture at the person filming it. While she is lying on the ground, with the boots of the bully coming down upon her head, she sees that she is being filmed, and clearly realises that her humiliation and pain is going to end up on the internet for millions of people to laugh at and replay for years.
But wait, she’s got her clothes on, so that’s o.k.
Meanwhile, in America, being tricked by a 17 year old jailbait in a nightclub can lead to 10 years in jail for the adult. As I’ve stressed here repeatedly, and I need to keep repeating it because some MRAs still don’t get it, feminists use draconian applications of age of consent laws not in order to protect young girls from sex with older men. No, the real reason, or at least the main reason, is to deter men from approaching any girl who remotely looks like she could be under the age of consent. This is why, in the UK and the USA, the harshest sentances are meted out to men who have sex with underage girls close to the age of consent, and no mercy is shown even when it is accepted that the man believed the girl to be over age. And when the age of consent is 18, as in many states of America, no sane man should ever go near any woman who even looks under 25, for fear that she might turn out to be a ‘child’ of 17 (bear in mind that in today’s world most girls complete puberty and physical growth by the age of 16). Feminists have made a political priority of forcing law courts to dismiss as a defence the belief on the part of the man that the girl was of legal age.
This blog is in some danger of becoming an Angry Harry tribute site, but I can’t help quoting his comment regarding this story :
I have no doubt in my mind that the bartender above should not be in prison but that those officials and politicians who are responsible for implementing such a disgusting policy should be.
Sentiments that I agree 100% with, as every honest supporter of men’s rights should.
You may not have heard of him, but Chris Brandis one of the greatest of anti-feminist heroes. Sacked by femi-nazi’s from his position as Professor of Psychology at Edinburgh University in the 90’s (for writing a book claiming that black and white IQ differences are largely genetic, as well as arguing that Nobel Prize winners who have consensual sex with above IQ teenagers should not go to jail to be raped and beaten), Brand can claim to be the owner of one of the oldest, if not the very oldest, regularly updated political blogs on the internet. Here’s a brief taste of his inimitable writing style, published on his site yesterday :
PAEDOPHILIC PLEASANTRY TO COST TAXPAYER £500K
Showing Britain’s Pakistani youth that paedophilia did not need to involve raping, torture, pimping and (as Labourite Jack Straw put it) ‘treating girls like meat, unmarried affluent graphic design businessman and polo player Giles Cross, then 43, fell for an unnameable-for-legal reasons anorexic fifteen- year-old girl whom he met at stables in Cheshire. Soon the pair were on most affectionate terms (he called her Belle, she called him Beau) and one thing led to another over 15 months in Cross’s ‘Ink’n’Paper’ office.
The pair would talk until 5am on Skype while Cross took thousands of ‘screen shot’ pictures of his beloved in her bedroom. Said the girl [17 by the time of the seven-day 2011 trial in Chester] as Cross was jailed for a savage four years (after her parents discovered the liaison) (Daily Telegraph, 15 i, ‘The predatory paedophile at the polo club’; Daily Mail, 15 i):
“We were kissing, touching and hugging each other. Then he took my jeans off and I was just touching him and kissing. I was OK with that and I didn’t tell him to stop or anything. I trusted him, I thought I loved him. We kept it a secret from everyone.” Defending, lawyer Duncan Bold said that when the alleged victim was being taken to the police station for questioning she was screaming and shouting saying she didn’t want to go. Later on in proceedings the alleged victim’s mother confirmed this.
Another healthy-enough example of age-gapped relations emerged as Italian Duce Silvio Berlusconi, 74, found himself hauled into the limelight of the courts for having a pally and possibly paying relationship with gorgeous flaxen-haired, bee-stung-lipped and –bosomed Moroccan-born belly dancer Miss Karima El Mahroug, 17 – who claimed to have been given jewellery and £6K in cash at one of Silvio’s “‘bunga-bunga” orgies ooops parties.
To prosecute this ‘crime,’ Italian taxpayers would have to cough up at least £1M – and much more if Silvio had to be imprisoned, since his business empire and lawyers would run night-and-day appeals to what was left of Italy’s justice system after years of its being broken by the Mafia.
Apologies once more for lack of updates here, but I’ve been on the road again – this time in Spain. Getting away from the UK is always welcome, especially when it’s blanketed beneath an arctic weather front. Spain, in particular, represents two things that my own nation sadly lacks – sun and civilisation. Unfortunately, while Spain might always have a sunnier climate, the millions of Brits who increasingly flock there seem intent on taking their uncivilised British Sun values with them. Already, for example, there are fears that the rampant knife culture amongst British ferral youths is being exported to the Spanish coastal towns.
Every time I visit Spain, I see less of the civilised world I used to love, and more of the broken Britain that those thick ex-pat Brits are fleeing from, unaware in their dumbed down stupour, that they are carrying with them precisely what they are escaping from – like the unsuspecting hosts of a virulent and devastating plague.
Only a few years ago, in one of the main squares of Madrid, I saw a delightful old man, who must have been in his seventies at least, roller skating around full of youthful abandon and genuine love of life. And whenever a young senorita in a pretty dress caught his eye he would immediately skate up to her, gently take the palm of her hand into his, kiss it adoringly, and tell her how beautiful she was. The girl, often as young as 13 or 14, usually accompanied by teenage boys, would always smile and be genuinely flattered. The boys would laugh and gently tease their friend, but obviously found it as endearing as I did.
White Knight elements aside, it was still a sight beautiful to behold, but also tragic and heartbreaking that it could exist at all. For it was something that would obviously have the wailing of police sirens and social workers descending upon the square within seconds if it took place in London. Probably armed SWAT teams tasering the old pedo if in an American city – all filmed for the entertainment of burger munching inbred redneck viewers of Dateline USA, as they shout paedophile at each other’s cocks.
And it was something that I obviously knew couldn’t continue for much longer even in this last outpost of civilised European values.
Earlier this year, I was in San Sebastian, and witnessed something very similar involving a little teenage puta with her g-string showing. Only this time, the girl did not smile but shouted an obscenity at him. As the old man crawled away in shame and disgust, the girl told her friends with malicious self-satisfied pride that he was probably a child molestor. I genuinely feared the boys would give chase and lynch him.
Until very recently, Spain did not even have a child protection charity. Now of course, it’s a booming multi-million dollar feminist industry there, just like in every other corner of the globe. However, it seemed to get by quite adequately without one in all those years before. The last statistics I checked it had a child murder rate 1/4 the rate of the UK. Teenage suicide and bullying were also very rare compared to here. Now Spain learns that your child might soon be knifed to death in the street at any moment, just like in the UK, but at least feminists you can be sure that old men won’t dare glance at your 15 year old daughter, let alone tell her that she is beautiful. Just like in the UK.
Although Spain now has its own thriving child abuse industry, the British NSPCC still takes the lead, together with the German ECPAT organization. Most Spanish ‘child protection’ laws, which come thick and fast these days, are based on continent wide EU directives that are the result of lobbying by the two above mentioned feminist/femiservative sexual trade union pressure groups.
Michele Elliot – No Friend of Men
Easily one of the most surreal moments in my men’s rights path was seeing the legendary MRA Angry Harry juxtaposed with the leading feminist ‘child protection’ agitator Michele Elliot in a video by the (excellent) ManWomanMyth.
The point of the video was that men are being victimised because the ‘sexual abuse’ of boys is not taken as seriously as that of girls. In a sense, this is obviously true, and the discrepency is valid to highlight as a men’s rights issue. But such highlighting needs to involve a wider context in which the feminist definition of sexual abuse is permitted to be questioned, and why the focus on ‘sexual’ abuse, rather than physical or emotional abuse, is given such primacy by middle-aged feminists.
The same philosophical error, and it is the most fundamental and dangerous error currently found in the men’s rights movement, was committed by the excellent YouTuber ‘Factory‘ in a comment he left beneath an interesting avoiceformen article on abortion :
I personally believe the ONLY ‘official’ MRM position on Abortion is this:
Men’s rights in this regard should directly mirror those of women, whatever those rights happen to be.
No, good sir, you are very, very, wrong, and your position, if accepted as a general principle, would be extremely dangerous for men’s rights. Whatever the rights or wrongs of abortion, men’s rights is never solely about blindly reflecting, or achieving ‘equality’ with, a morality and value agenda created by feminists and based upon the interests of women.
I don’t want to appear to be picking on Factory here. In fact, I only feel justified in naming him at all because he is obviously an otherwise superb MRA, and one who I supported back in the day when he was crazily stuck on about 20 YouTube subscribers. As said, this lazy and naieve belief permeates the entire men’s rights blogosphere. I’m picking him out because he expressed it sublimely in this instance.
I once jested on this site that, if we weren’t careful, men’s rights activists would soon be demanding the right to an abortion. Presumably, since men are biologically incapable of becoming pregnant, Factory must either mean that men should have a physical right to abort their babies in the mother’s womb – not very practical – or he is speaking in the rather figurative sense that men should have the same right to absolve themselves of the legal, moral, and financial consequences of having a baby, as women do when they physically abort their babies.
As a men’s rights supporter, I agree with this latter sentiment. But it’s not a literal ‘mirroring’ of the feminist position, and even if it was, is that the be all and end all for men’s rights? Aren’t there independent ethical considerations regarding the moral status of the unborn child? Perhaps Factory would argue that whether or not there are, they are not a question for men’s rights. But who gets to decide that the unborn child has effectively no moral status independent of the mother (or Father)? Why, feminists of course. Do men have a ‘right’ to abort their babies in some moral or legal sense only if women decide that they need the right to physically exterminate their babies?
Furthermore, who get’s to decide that killing a 26 week old unborn child is a matter of no ethical concern if the mother doesn’t want to cancel that expensive winter ski-ing vacation? Why, the same feminists who decide that men should be locked away to be beaten and raped in prison if they click so much as once on a picture of a fictional 25 year old Japanese cartoon character dressed in a school uniform. That’s who. This isn’t men’s rights. This is men having the skin ignomiously scraped from their bodies as they are dragged around, clinging to the coattails of a feminist value system whilst blindly proclaiming that they have won ‘equality’.
But back to Michele Elliot. Even if you want to pretend that you wouldn’t have killed to have had sex with a hot teacher when you were 15, even if you want a society in which children fear that every woman is a child molestor just as they fear every man is, just a few minutes Googling her name will tell you what kind of men’s rights supporter this American woman really is.
Dr Michele Elliott, the chief executive of children’s charity Kidscape, slammed the court’s decision.
She said: “I’m almost speechless about this. The original 10 month sentence was derisory and now he has been set free which sends the message that ‘it’s not really so serious.’
“Well, maybe the reason the court doesn’t think it’s so serious is because he is famous.”
She fumed: “He could have got a bigger sentence if he had got caught driving without insurance and a licence. It is absolutely absurd. It’s a real blow for those people who are trying to protect children.” (compare with : http://www.angryharry.com/es_chris_langham.htm)
Last night Michele Elliott, of the child protection charity Kidscape, said: ‘Record executives have targeted the young market and the old market, now they seem to be aiming for the dirty old man market.
‘This latest band really does defy description – it is totally pathetic. Child pornography is not funny and should never be laughed at, it is disgusting. I am very sad this song is going to be No.1.’
A barman who admitted having sex with a 12-year-old girl walked free from court after convincing a judge she had tricked him into believing she was an adult.
Michael Graham, 25, met the girl through a social networking website on which she had posted pictures of herself and described herself as a 19-year-old student and single mother who enjoyed drinking and having sex.
The girl was inundated with offers from men, but only replied to Graham because he was the best looking, Leeds Crown Court was told.
…After hearing the background, Judge Jennifer Kershaw, QC, took a sympathetic view towards Graham and gave him a 12-month conditional discharge.
She said there was a ‘striking’ contrast-between how the girl looked in school uniform while giving video evidence to police and the image she used of herself on her website.
Explaining the sentence to the court, she said: ‘I accept the defendant did not know how old this girl was. I accept he did not know she was under the age of 16, still less did he know she was in fact 12.
It seems to me that this defendant was deceived. He was deceived in a number of material respects, both beforehand and during their encounter.’
…A psychiatrist’s report on Graham concluded he had no sexual interest in children and was not a paedophile.
..After the case Michele Elliott, of the charity Kidscape, said she was surprised at the sentence.
‘I find it hard to believe you would be fooled by a 12-year-old girl into thinking she is 19, especially if you talked to her,’ she added.
She said she had ‘some sympathy’ with Graham if he was tricked, however that was ‘tempered by the fact that all he wanted to do was jump on her, get her drunk and have sex with her’.
In other words stay the hell away from anyone who even remotely looks under 21, otherwise you deserve to find yourself in jail as a paedophile nonce.