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Man, 63, jailed for 20 year string of sex offences against children

John Franks, aged 63

A paedophile has been jailed after being convicted of a string of historic sex offences dating back over 20 years.

John Franks, aged 63, sexually abused children – one aged 11 – over 19 years between 1990 and 2009.

A court heard the pervert was arrested in March 2013 when one victim came forward and reported the abuse.

Franks, from Blandford Road, Quinton, near Halesowen, was jailed for 17 years on Monday following an 11 day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

He was found guilty of six counts of indecent assault, four of sexual assault against a child under 13 and four counts of rape against two victims, aged between 11 and 18 at the time.

After the case Dc Vicky Kelleher, from West Midlands Police, said: “The trial of John Franks was a traumatic experience for his victims and I would like to praise their courage.” One of the victims told us she contacted police to ensure this didn’t happen to anyone else.

“We will always take reports of sexual abuse seriously – and victims needn’t worry that offences occurred many years ago because, as cases like this show, we can still build compelling cases against offenders.”

Anonymous to target pedophiles

‘We are declaring war against you, the terrorists.’

Hacking group Anonymous to target paedophiles using the ‘dark web’ to carry out child abuse.

In the wake of the Westminster child abuse scandal and allegations of establishment cover-ups, hackers Anonymous have decided to expose international paedophile networks.

The hacking group says it is planning on collecting evidence against international paedophile rings and their abuse of children to find the links between different operations and ultimately bring the perpetrators to justice.

Named ‘Operation Death Eaters‘ after Voldemort’s band of evil followers in the Harry Potter series, the group is calling for a global effort in exposing the paedophile rings through the power of social media.

This newest Anonymous campaign comes just weeks after the group declared war on jihadists in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.

Now, they are building a grassroots database of paedophile cases from across the world in order to ultimately expose an ‘international cult’ of child sex abuse.

A Tumblr set up to promote the campaign states: ‘The objective of opdeatheaters is an independent, international, victim-led tribunal/ inquiry into trafficking and paedosadist industry. ‘What is our first step? We need meticulously researched and clearly documented examples of high level complicity in the industry, obstruction of justice and coverups to show the need for independent inquiries.’

Hacktivist group Anonymous plans to expose paedophiles

The UK version of the site states: ‘The CSA inquiry in the UK is an attempt to depict a powerful cult as a string of isolated incidents of “sex abuse”. ‘The complicit UK media is running a huge propaganda campaign to conflate torture and murder with “paedophilia” and call for understanding of “paedophilia”. ‘This is not a group of sad paedophiles who need help and understanding. This is a torture and death cult with a powerful global human trafficking network. ‘WE DEMAND THAT TORTURE AND MURDER BE CALLED TORTURE AND MURDER, NOT SEX. This is an international cult and needs to be investigated as one, not simply as an endless series of isolated incidents confined to the UK. ‘We call upon our comrades globally to help us investigate and demand an end to the trafficking networks with arrests at the top not just the bottom. ‘WE DEMAND AN END TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND ABUSE COMPLICITY WORLDWIDE.’

The Independent refers to an Anonymous statement which claims: ‘The Westminster paedophile ring is one of many cases where Operation DeathEaters has actively pursued and sought truth, in order to end the hideous crimes concealed behind the British elite. ‘In fear of these investigations being bungled over time, the operation’s objectives are clear and simple: source public information before it disappears, push for independent enquiry, and offer support to witnesses and the victims where needed.’

Anonymous also cites a number of high profile cases and investigations in the UK including Jimmy Savile, MP Cyril Smith,the claims regarding Elm Guest House and the now-defunct Paedophile International Exchange

Tens of millions of images of child abuse are believed to be circulating online on the ‘dark web’, many showing such graphic abuse that the media is turning a blind eye to the problem, experts warned this week.

Figures from the European Commission’s Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online suggest 50,000 new child abuse images are uploaded each year – of which more than 70 per cent are images of children under the age of 10.

Heather Marsh, author of Binding Chaos and who works with Anonymous, said: ‘Our central objective is to establish independent, internationally linked, victim-led inquiries into high level complicity, obstruction of justice and cover-ups in the paedosadism and child trafficking industries.  ‘The premise behind OpDeathEaters is to expose high level complicity, obstruction of justice and cover up in the paedosadist industry in order to show the need for independent inquiries.’

On January 10 Anonymous activists released a video condemning the gun attack at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which left 12 people dead.

The hacking group says it wants to collect evidence against international paedophile rings and look into their abuse of children to find the links between different operations and bring the perpetrators to justice

In the clip, which was uploaded to the group’s Belgian YouTube account, a figure wearing the group’s Guy Fawkes mask and a hood says in French in an electronically-distorted voice: ‘We are declaring war against you, the terrorists.’

Sitting at a desk and reading from a piece of paper, the figure says the group will track down and close all accounts on social networks related to terrorists to avenge those killed.

Anonymous has previously carried out cyber attacks on websites belonging to the Government, as well as those of corporate and religious organisations.

In 2012 Anonymous crippled the Home Office’s website by flooding it with huge amounts of internet traffic.


Hacker group Anonymous has been linked to online attacks around the world aimed at punishing governments for policies of which the hackers disapprove.

Members are known as ‘Anons‘ and are distinguished by their Guy Fawkes masks.

The group are seen as anything from digital Robin Hoods to cyber terrorists for their hacking campaigns against government agencies, child pornography sites and the Klu Klux Klan.

In 2008 the online community staged a series of protests, pranks, and hacks Church of Scientology as part if its ‘Project Chanology.’

Later targets of Anonymous ‘hacktivism’ included government agencies of the US, Israel, Tunisia, Uganda, and others, copyright protection agencies; the Westboro Baptist Church; and corporations such as PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, and Sony.

In 2013 they declared war on secretive ‘chat sites’ used by paedophiles to trade images.

Last November they hacked into the Twitter account of the Ku Klux Klan after the white supremacist group distributed flyers threatening ‘lethal force’ protesters in Ferguson.

Dozens of people have been arrested for involvement in Anonymous cyberattacks, in countries including the US, UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey.

Former HHS BigWig is Violent Pedophile

Sexually Violent Predator
Timothy DeFoggi

Former US cybersecurity director gets 25 years for online Child Abuse

by Lisa Vaas on January 12, 2015

The former acting director of cybersecurity for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison over his activities on a child abuse image website that was hidden – but not particularly well – on the Deep Web and accessed via the Tor anonymity network.

Timothy DeFoggi, 56, was convicted on 26 August 2014 after a four-day jury trial in the state of Nebraska. The charges against him were: engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography.

In a Department of Justice release, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell was quoted as saying that DeFoggi used the same technology skills he employed at HHS to conduct his crimes: Using the same technological expertise he employed as Acting Director of Cyber Security at HHS, DeFoggi attempted to sexually exploit children and traffic in child pornography through an anonymous computer network of child predators.

In August, it came to light that the FBI had been silently installing drive-by spyware in its quest to identify and prosecute child abuse image traffickers hiding behind Tor.

The agency not only cracked an unsecured forum for child abuse images hidden on Tor; they then took over three offending sites and booby-trapped them with spyware.

The operation began with an investigation in the Netherlands in August 2011, where national police looking to crack down on the crime of child abuse imagery wrote a web crawler that prowled the Deep Web – which is the portion of World Wide Web content not indexed by standard search engines – siphoning off every Tor address it came across.

They methodically checked out all the hidden addresses the crawler pulled in, determining which were sites devoted to child abuse imagery.

If the sites had been hosted on the World Wide Web then the story would end there: the FBI could have identified the sites’ owners and locations quite easily. On the Dark Web those details are tucked away under the anonymizing routing layers of the Tor network.

But one of the sites, going by the stomach-churning moniker “Pedoboard”, had a good old-fashioned security problem – an administrator account with no password. The FBI walked through that open door and poked around until they found enough clues about the real location of the site to arrest its owner, Aaron McGrath, in November 2012.

They identified McGrath as the administrator of three websites that advertised and distributed child abuse imagery. McGrath was running sites out of the server farm where he worked in Nebraska, along with one server at his home. The agents didn’t shut the sites down. Rather, they baited them with malware and kept them running for three weeks.

Over the course of the investigation, the FBI identified 25 Tor users of child abuse imagery sites, from states all over the US. DeFoggi was the sixth man to be convicted as part of the ongoing investigation. McGrath was convicted in January 2014 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), users of the website advised each other on how to evade detection by law enforcement, including advice about the proper use of encryption software, techniques to hide or password-protect child image collections, and programs to remove data from a user’s computer.

Beyond sharing child abuse imagery, DeFoggi was also accused of plotting to rape and murder children.

From the DOJ’s statement:

Through the website, DeFoggi accessed child pornography, solicited child pornography from other members, and exchanged private messages with other members in which he expressed an interest in the violent rape and murder of children. DeFoggi suggested meeting one member in person to fulfill their mutual fantasies to violently rape and murder children.

Last week, Stu Dornan, DeFoggi’s lawyer, wrote to Ars Technica, saying that his client “will be appealing the conviction and sentence and steadfastly maintains his innocence.”


Dauphin County man deemed sexually violent predator, sentenced to 16 to 32 years

I’m not sure if anyone else is noticing, but this is getting to be an everyday thing.  Our Children are having their futures stolen violently, and they will never reach their full potential.


Ohio delays execution of child killer

Man that killed 3-year-old
Ronald Phillips

COLUMBUS – Ohio said Thursday that it’s dropping the two-drug combination administered to an inmate who repeatedly gasped and snorted during a troubling 26-minute execution.

The state prisons agency also said it will again allow the use of an anesthetic that it used from 1999 through 2011.

The announcement that it’s adding thiopental sodium back to the execution policy immediately raised questions of where the state would obtain such a drug.

In 2011, the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction switched to pentobarbital when the manufacturer restricted thiopental sodium’s distribution, making it impossible to obtain for executions.
As part of Thursday’s announcement, the state said the Feb. 11 execution of a condemned child killer is being delayed as the agency secures supplies of the new drug.

The state said in addition to delaying the execution of Ronald Phillips, set to die for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter, other executions might also be delayed.

Kasich signed a bill into law last month that would shield the names of companies providing lethal drugs to Ohio. The goal of the bill is to make it easier to obtain compounded pentobarbital, the state’s first choice for executions but which it hasn’t been able to find.

Four death row inmates have sued over the new law, saying it restricts information that helps inform the public debate over capital punishment.