#AceNewsReport – Mar.24: The victims in this case showed immense courage in reporting the offences and I would like to commend their bravery throughout the whole investigation: “ This conviction shows that even when many years have passed since an offence was committed, offenders can still expect to face justice”
Historic Sex Abuse Case: ‘Man jailed for 22 and a half years for rape and sexual assault of children’ Mark Stephen Hubbucks, aged 63, pleaded guilty to 17 charges relating to four different victims whose ages ranged from around 10 to 14 years old & he also pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent photographs of children. The charges cover a period from 1994 to 2015’
Stella Waata of the CPS said: “Mark Hubbucks carried out repeated rapes and sexual assaults on vulnerable children and made threats to prevent them reporting his crimes. Thanks to a diligent police investigation we were able to build a compelling case that resulted in guilty pleas: “ We want every victim of rape and sexual assault to be able to come forward with the confidence that the police and CPS are dedicated to securing justice for them.
Stella Waata is a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the CPS South West Complex Casework Unit
Mark Stephen Hubbucks (D.O.B. 10 May 1957) was convicted of:
4 counts of rape of a child under 13
6 counts of indecent assault
1 count of attempted rape
2 count of sexual assault of a child under 13
2 count of sexual activity with a child
1 count of indecency with a child
1 count of causing a child to watch a sexual act
3 counts of making indecent photographs of children
Hubbucks was sentenced to 22 and a half years’ imprisonment, to be followed by 2 years on licence.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.13: These offences included counts of indecency with a child, indecent assault, sexual assault of a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual activity with a child, attempted rape and possessing indecent images:
#Historic Sex Abuse Case: Man pleads guilty to 77 counts of child sexual abuse: ‘Paul Farrell, 55 (01.10.65) of Castle Road, Camden, pleaded guilty to a total of 77 sexual offences when he appeared at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday, 12 March’
‘The offences relate to eight victims, committed between 1985 and 2020’
GUILTY: Paul Farrell
Farrell was also charged with three counts of possessing an indecent photograph / pseudo-photo of a child, one count of making indecent photograph / pseudo-photograph of a child and one count of possessing extreme pornographic images, which were heard at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on 3 July 2020. He pleaded guilty to these charges at the same court on the same date.
Some 25 counts have been left to lie on file and one count was vacated.
The court heard that in November 2019, an allegation of non-recent child abuse committed against two boys at an address in north London in the mid-1980s was reported to police.
Officers from the Central North safeguarding team visited Farrell at his work address and arrested him on suspicion of historic child abuse.
A number of devices were seized from his home, and Farrell was released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.
The devices were analysed, and indecent images of children were found. These were graded A – depicting the most serious child abuse – to C.
Upon returning from bail in May 2020, Farrell was charged with three counts of possession of indecent images. More indecent images and extreme pornography would later be found, and further charges brought.
Meanwhile, text messages were retrieved from his mobile phone which led to enquiries being made about other young victims who may have been abused.
Six further victims were identified, and they disclosed that they were sexually abused by Farrell at different periods in the 1980s, 1990s and 2010s with the most recent offences in June 2020 while he was on bail.
In each case, Farrell was a lodger, or babysat, at the homes of his victim’s families, and befriended the parents before abusing the children. The victims were aged between five and 15 when they were abused, at different addresses in London.
Two victims told police that Farrell had taken them to his place of work – a hospital in central London where he was employed as a porter – for a visit and abused them there. None of the victims reported being abused as patients at the hospital.
Farrell is next due to appear in court for sentencing on Monday, 24 May.
Detective Sergeant Jules Manock, from the Central North safeguarding team who led the investigation, said: “The survivors who have come forward have shown incredible bravery and I hope now that Farrell’s guilty pleas can offer them some closure after years of suffering in silence: “ The accounts they gave to police of the abuse they suffered at the hand of Paul Farrell, and how their childhoods were stolen from them, were nothing short of harrowing, and today’s result means a predatory paedophile is now in custody where he can’t harm any more children.”
Detective Superintendent Dave Courcha, from the Central North area, said: “Farrell was extremely calculating and devious in his targeting of children – he lodged at the homes of accommodating families and won their trust, only to abuse their children under their noses over a prolonged period: “ Most of the victims lived with the trauma of what they were subjected to for decades, with two victims waiting more than 30 years before feeling ready to come forward to police: “ I would like to acknowledge the courage of each of the survivors in giving statements and reliving the horrors they went through to ensure that Farrell could be brought to justice: “ I would also like to praise the efforts of the investigation team who worked extremely hard to identify further victims and obtain statements. This is a good example of the Met’s commitment to safeguard the vulnerable and support survivors of sexual abuse: “ Farrell admitting to what he did has spared these survivors the prospect of having to describe the abuse in a court, and he now faces a significant jail sentence: “ Given the predatory nature of his offending over an extremely long period of time, there is a very real possibility that Farrell has abused other children. We urge any further victims to contact police right away – a specially trained team of detectives are ready to listen to your story and support you.”
+ Anyone who has either been a victim of Farrell’s offending, or who has concerns about Farrell’s offending should in the first instance call a helpline set up by the NSPCC for this case – 0800 101 996, or email email@example.com. Any allegations of crime will be passed to police and reviewed.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.06: Peter Tomlinson, 63, admitted 20 charges, including ten of paying for the sexual services of a girl under 13 – by arranging, directing and paying for the live-streamed sexual abuse of children in the Philippines:
18 years for former Chamber of Commerce president who live-streamed child sexual abuse: ‘Peter Tomlinson paid for girls as young as five to be abused in the Philippines Tomlinson paid £5,511 via 127 transactions to accounts in the Philippines between May 2015 and April 2017 for a mix of live-streamed child sexual abuse (CSA) and adult sex shows’
05 march 2021
When arrested by NCA officers in October 2019 at his home on Baring Road, Cowes, he said: “The thing you’re looking for is on my computer in there. It is my escape from reality. That is all it is.”
The NCA uncovered evidence that over a three-year period (2016-2019), he repeatedly paid facilitators for the live-streamed abuse of at least eleven young girls.
The youngest was just five when the abuse began. In January 2018, Tomlinson paid £22 to view a live sex show he had requested involving the child.
In a further exchange January 2019, he said he would pay a Filipino woman £7.66 if she performed a sex act on a ten-year-old girl.
Investigators unearthed proof of thousands of messages between Tomlinson and the female facilitator – who has been arrested and the children safeguarded.
They exchanged 4,166 lines of chat on Skype – 358 indicated to be video calls and 3,809 text messages.
During those calls Tomlinson repeatedly asked for “harder” abuse footage, spelling out what he wanted to see and then complaining about what he received.
In June 2018 he paid the woman £12.99 and then complained saying for that price: “I will expect a show with two girls for 30 minutes.”
Communication between Tomlinson and the woman was at all times of the day and night with him telling her: “I am busy in meetings” and “I’m still working”.
During interview with NCA officers he admitted arranging, directing and paying for live streamed CSA and possessing indecent images of children.
His electronic devices contained 47 category A images (the most severe), 148 category B, 353 category C and 46 extreme images.
Tomlinson pleaded guilty to the initial 12 counts put to him – which included paying for the abuse of two young girls and making indecent images of children, – at Newport Magistrates Court on 18 December 2020.
NCA investigators charged him with the additional eight counts in February this year after proving he was responsible for the abuse of a further nine children in the Philippines.
Today at Newport Crown Court, he pleaded guilty to the eight charges and was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
NCA operations manager Phil Eccles said: “Peter Tomlinson believed he could carry out his sickening offences from the comfort of his own home and get away with it: “ He was directly responsible for the most heinous abuse of children thousands of miles away from him: “ Live-streaming sex crimes exploits the vulnerable; he was helped in this case by facilitators whose motive is to make money: “ Live-streaming is a key threat to the UK, and one of the main forms of financially-driven offending, for which the Philippines remains a key hub: “ The NCA does important work with international law enforcement partners in the Philippines to combat these sorts of crimes: “Anyone like Tomlinson should know that the NCA and UK police will never give up our pursuit of offenders who commit these horrific crimes.”
Child protection charity The Lucy Faithfull Foundation also runs the Stop It Now! helpline – 0808 1000 900 – which offers confidential advice to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s behaviour towards children. www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk
Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Penn State said the day Sandusky was convicted of 45 criminal counts in June 2012 that it was determined to compensate his victims.
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