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OPERATION ARKSTONE

Nine arrests, two in Kendall with possible links to the William Tyrrell case. Fourteen children have been identified thus far with investigators left to examine over ten thousand images of what is considered the most horrific cases of child sexual abuse Australia has ever seen in the hopes of identifying more.
For the crimes committed against the children aged between four and seven years old, so serious are these offences as to carry life sentences. It may come as no surprise to some that it's reported these men worked in child care.


Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child abuse and exploitation are urged to call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.
You can also make a report online by alerting the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation via the Report Abuse button at www.accce.gov.au/report.
 

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Someone at work pointed out to me that in ye olde days, girls pregnant at ages like 14 was the norm and they weren't consifered pedos
Pre days of education for women, it simply didn’t matter if they were knocked up at 14. As long as the were no longer dad’s cost centre and preferably marrying into money.

So Jeff Epsten wouldn’t be a pedo based on my limited knowledge back in the day.

So we have a social cut off being 18 but a biological cut off being somewhere around 12 or 13.
 
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Greens activist Jonathan Peter Doig arrested over alleged child sex abuse offences

Jonathan Peter Doig will appear in Sydney’s Central Local Court on Wednesday.
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  • 5 minutes ago June 9, 2020 (via The Australian)
A former Greens candidate who ran at last year’s federal election has been charged with three child sex abuse offences after the Australian Federal Police executed a warrant at the climate activist’s home in Sydney.
The Australian can reveal Greens member Jonathan Peter Doig, who ran in the southern Sydney seat of Cook against Scott Morrison, was arrested at his Gymea Bay home by AFP officers on Tuesday afternoon following a lengthy investigation.
Mr Doig will appear in Sydney’s Central Local Court on Wednesday accused of allegedly paying more than $120,000 over 10 years for child sex-abuse material, including the live-streaming of child abuse from The Philippines.

The 57-year-old was charged with procuring a child to engage in sexual activity outside Australia, using a carriage service to solicit child-abuse material and possessing child-abuse material obtained or accessed through a carriage service. The alleged offences carry maximum sentences of 15 years’ imprisonment.
An AFP spokesman confirmed a Sydney man had been arrested at his home as part of an ongoing investigation.
Police will allege the child sex-abuse offences were committed over a 10-year period and included possession of child-abuse material and soliciting child-abuse material via payments made to individuals overseas, known to be involved in producing live-streaming of child sex-abuse.

Mr Doig, who posted on Facebook in April about donations he made to support food relief in Manila, allegedly made financial transactions to beneficiaries, including minors.
The arrest of the former Greens candidate, who has posed in social media photos with Greens MPs, comes as law-enforcement agencies push for greater powers to detect sex offenders using encryption to hide in the dark web.
Greens candidate Jonathan Doig, second from left, with Greens councillor Dominic WY Kanak, left, former federal Greens leader Richard di Natale and Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi
Greens candidate Jonathan Doig, second from left, with Greens councillor Dominic WY Kanak, left, former federal Greens leader Richard di Natale and Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi

Mr Doig, who has lived at his Gymea Bay home since 1999, is a perennial Greens candidate running in state and federal elections.
In a profile published before last year’s NSW election, the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader said Mr Doig’s grandfather had served two terms as the Liberal MP for Burwood.
The UNSW City Futures Research Centre lists Mr Doig as a software engineer, who has worked in spatial systems for almost 30 years.
The Australian attempted to contact Mr Doig.
The arrest came after The Australian last month revealed the AFP, Department of Home Affairs and Britain’s National Crime Agency had partnered with anti-child trafficking officers in Manila to bust a child sex-abuse racket and rescue three children who had been used for live-streaming of child rape.
The international sting was sparked after an Australian man was detained by Australian Border Force officers, having returned from The Philippines.
AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw has previously warned that traffic across the dark web was on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with local child-grooming attempts through the internet.


In February, Mr Kershaw said he was prepared to name and shame tech giants that blocked authorities from identifying criminals on the dark web to prevent the rape and torture of children.
Companies, including Apple and Facebook, are moving towards end-to-end encryption, making it more difficult for security agencies to track criminal behaviour.
“If I’m feeling as though certain companies are not co-operating, we will actually end up outing them and probably damaging their reputation,” Mr Kershaw told the National Press Club. “That’s one of the techniques law enforcement has used before, to say ‘if you’re a company that’s going to be obstructionist with law enforcement and not help us out when it comes to protecting our children, then, again, all bets are off’.”
The Morrison government is considering providing security agencies with new powers to ¬access end-to-end encrypted content in the fight against online child sex-abuse networks if tech companies fail to co-operate with investigations.
In April, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said tech companies had to “step up” in combating “pedophiles and terrorists” hiding behind the use of encryption.
Security agencies this year identified 256 Australians suspected of paying more than $1.3m for live-streamed child abuse and rape from The Philippines over the past decade. The Australian is not linking Mr Doig’s alleged offences with other child sex-abuse cases and investigations linked to The Philippines.
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation director-general Mike Burgess this week said there had been a rise in online crime and scolded tech companies for pushing back against governments in relation to “abhorrent” behaviour.
The Greens have been vocal critics of Coalition attempts to strengthen encryption powers for national security agencies, which were aimed at targeting criminals, including pedophiles, who were using the dark web in a bid to avoid detection.
In December 2018, following the passing of the Telecommunications (Assistance and Access) Bill, Greens digital rights spokesman Jordon Steele-John criticised the legislation as a “threat to online safety, security and privacy of every single Australian”.
 

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Mr Doig will appear in Sydney’s Central Local Court on Wednesday accused of allegedly paying more than $120,000 over 10 years for child sex-abuse material, including the live-streaming of child abuse from The Philippines.
Live streaming abuse from impoverished countries is a huge problem.

I'm not sure this is part of Operation Arkstone but the arrests just keep coming.
 

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Not sure I'd be putting my hand up for that if my husband was caught up in something like this. :huh:

"His wife is prepared to allow him to return home and will monitor his conduct," barrister Gregory Stanton said.

 

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Not sure I'd be putting my hand up for that if my husband was caught up in something like this. :huh:

"His wife is prepared to allow him to return home and will monitor his conduct," barrister Gregory Stanton said.

"For better or for worse" but surely this is the worst of the worst. No way i could forgive a man who watched live rape of children. Are these creeps participating with audio input into these disgustingly cruel and painfully degrading acts on innocents? I'm so proud of our Federal Police going after these lowest of the low lifes, no matter who they are! 👏
 

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Not sure I'd be putting my hand up for that if my husband was caught up in something like this. :huh:

"His wife is prepared to allow him to return home and will monitor his conduct," barrister Gregory Stanton said.

"For better or for worse" but surely this is the worst of the worst. No way i could forgive a man who watched live rape of children. Are these creeps participating with audio input into these disgustingly cruel and painfully degrading acts on innocents? I'm so proud of our Federal Police going after these lowest of the low lifes, no matter who they are!
perhaps she's in denial?
but you have to understand "forgiveness", which supposedly works in favour of the forgiver, not actually the forgivee ... having said that, i can't get a handle on forgiveness. there's someone who has asked me to forgive them, in order for ME to move on from what they've asked my forgiveness for.
can i give it? nope.
'monitoring his conduct' doesn't mean she forgives him though ... there are plenty of folk who likely wouldn't mind lending her a hand to "monitor his conduct"


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perhaps she's in denial?
but you have to understand "forgiveness", which supposedly works in favour of the forgiver, not actually the forgivee ... having said that, i can't get a handle on forgiveness. there's someone who has asked me to forgive them, in order for ME to move on from what they've asked my forgiveness for.
can i give it? nope.
'monitoring his conduct' doesn't mean she forgives him though ... there are plenty of folk who likely wouldn't mind lending her a hand to "monitor his conduct"


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I worked in Barwon Prison here in Vic for a few years and all the wives, girlfriends and mothers of rapists and pedos are in denial. Every week they come in to visit their boys and tell you how they're innocent as you process them into the prison.
 

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I worked in Barwon Prison here in Vic for a few years and all the wives, girlfriends and mothers of rapists and pedos are in denial. Every week they come in to visit their boys and tell you how they're innocent as you process them into the prison.
Reminds me of how Chris Watts mummy is still trying to mitigate what he did
 

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A southwest Sydney man accused of transmitting the most serious category of child abuse material online is facing a maximum of 15 years' imprisonment if convicted.
Police raided the 68-year-old Lakemba man's property on Thursday and seized devices allegedly containing material that involved the torture and sexual abuse of children.

 

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Man charged after 'teen' meet up
An Illawarra man accused of online child grooming has been granted bail on the condition he does not use the internet.

It was alleged the man thought he was talking to a 13-year-old girl online when he told her he wanted to perform sex acts on the teen.

Instead, he had been talking to specialist detectives, who organised a meet-up at which he was arrested.

The man has been granted conditional bail but he is not permitted to use the internet before facing court again in July.


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... you forgot to mention sisters and daughters


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I'm not sure I ever remember a sister of one of them coming in and I can forgive the daughters, generally they were young and would come for court ordered visits with a guardian accompanying them or were dragged along by their delusional mothers.
 

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I'm not sure I ever remember a sister of one of them coming in and I can forgive the daughters, generally they were young and would come for court ordered visits with a guardian accompanying them or were dragged along by their delusional mothers.
Of age daughters in my experience can be pretty unforgiving actually, I've known a few to burn their fathers completely just for dating someone closer to their own age after her parents have split up. For a host of reasons, embarrassment, loyalty to mum might factor in and it creates distrust raising uncomfortable questions "Has he been perving on my friends?" GTFO
 

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A southwest Sydney man accused of transmitting the most serious category of child abuse material online is facing a maximum of 15 years' imprisonment if convicted.
Police raided the 68-year-old Lakemba man's property on Thursday and seized devices allegedly containing material that involved the torture and sexual abuse of children.

Sadly it's more common than what the media report on/know of.
My good friend who holds a senior position in a related Cyber Crime unit estimates their 'conviction rate' is only 20% of the actual known activity or cases under investigation. Thanks to 'due process', mainly legal procedures, it can often take years before perpetrators get a knock on the door...

I was indirectly involved in the legal process on behalf of AFP to extradite some expat Aussies from a few SE Asian countries about 10 years ago.
FYI, legally it's the only crime Aussies commit overseas they can be extradited for and at the time of my involvement extraditions averaged 5-6 Aussies a year, but if they are not high-profile or exceptional cases then generally the media aren't interested.
 
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Like a plague.

A southwest Sydney man accused of transmitting the most serious category of child abuse material online is facing a maximum of 15 years' imprisonment if convicted.
Police raided the 68-year-old Lakemba man's property on Thursday and seized devices allegedly containing material that involved the torture and sexual abuse of children.

So sorry for the poor children, torture and sexual abuse, is there no end to the depravity? Let's just pray the children were rescued from all of these horrible situations. It's one thing to catch the creeps, it's quite another to stop it happening to the victims and others in the future.😢
 

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More arrests today up around Albury, including a woman and some children have been removed from a bad situation. It's hard to believe how many people must be involved in this trade.

 

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Detective Superintendent Hudson says the arrests should serve as a warning to anyone involved in the use of child abuse material.

"Our message to offenders are that we will demonise you and we will be coming for you," she said.
 

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