My inbox has been literally inundated by very nearly two messages asking if I’m going to share any more cuttings from my scrapbook.
Well, I can reassure my eager correspondent (can I call you ‘BF’ for short?) that I’ve not been idle since I published my first selection, just over a year ago – I have spent many hours hunched over a glossy magazine in a quiet corner of the newsagents working my right hand into a cramp and getting sticky cutting-out paedo-related stories with my stiff, old scissors and pasting them into my scrapbook with my trusty pot of glue.
Paedo satisfies twisted urges by viewing footage of himself as a child – shocker
The Bootle Champion, 26 November 2016
Paedophile, Terry Robinson, aged 52, twice convicted of child pornography offences in 2015, is again facing trial after police, during a routine search of his home, found a stash of films containing child nudity.
Forensic experts viewed over two hours’ worth of footage before eventually finding a reel which contained ten seconds of disturbing footage of a two-year-old boy naked in the bath, and another reel containing footage of the same boy playing naked on a beach. In both instances the boy’s genitals were, at moments, clearly visible.
Under interrogation Robinson claimed that his parents had given him the cine films so that he could digitise them for their Diamond Anniversary celebrations next year. Robinson also claimed that he was the boy in the films. Police admitted that this appears to be the case.
Dr Carton, an expert on paedophiles in prison, explained “It is common knowledge that each viewing of child pornography repeats the abuse the victim endured. There is no reason to think that this effect is nullified simply because the image in question was recorded fifty years ago and because the victim and the viewer happen to be the same person.”
Dr Carton added “It is also common knowledge that children who have been abused grow up to become paedophiles. If you combine these two facts then it is feasible that Robinson is a paedophile because when ‘adult Robinson’ viewed footage of himself as a child with abusive intent, the ‘child Robinson’ in the footage experienced actual abuse.”
Terry Robinson’s parents, Cyril and Enid, residents of Sunny Gardens Retirement Home, have also been brought in for questioning over the matter. Police have reassured public concerns by stating that the cine films in question will be destroyed after the trials.
WordSearch – Famous Paedos
The British Journal of Social Work, January 2016
Hone your paedo-spotting skills and keep your loved-ones safe with our ‘Famous Paedos’ wordsearch! There are 20 famous paedophiles hiding within it. Spot them before they get your kids!
We will publish the solution in our next issue.
Book Review – ‘What Dread Hand – a portrait painted in pain’ by Aurora de Belfox
The People’s Friend, 8 November 2016
Chances are that you’ll already have heard of Aurora de Belfox’s ‘What Dread Hand’. It seems that one can’t turn on the television or radio, or pick up a newspaper without finding it being discussed, praised, argued over or condemned.
Like horror films, misery memoirs ask the questions – how much more do you want? how much more can you take?
But what happens when ordinary violence, child abuse and neglect just won’t do the job any more? what happens when last year’s ‘Angela’s Ashes’ simply won’t deliver this year’s kicks?
I’ll tell you what happens – a book like ‘What Dread Hand’ happens. This is a book in which the most horrific, insidious abuse is so presented as to entirely blur boundaries between ‘perpetrator’ and ‘victim’.
De Belfox goes so far as to claim that she suffered less damage at the hands of Paul, her abuser, than at her mother’s, whose modelling career leads her into drug addiction, bulimia, sex addiction, and a fast turnover of boyfriends. While De Belfox ramps up her mother’s violence and neglect, her depictions of her abuse at Paul’s hands titillate, and minimise the horror of what he’s doing.
Aurora first meets Paul when he is forty and she is six. Little Aurora is desperate for the affection and attention from some dependable adult. Paul, a local jobbing gardener, picks up on this and focuses his attentions on little Aurora with an effectiveness that suggests to me that she is not the first child he’s abused.
She takes him to her garden to show him her ‘secret hole’… a hole in the garden fence, through which she spies on her neighbour’s garden.
In a twist that breaks bounds of credibility and will provide solace and stimulation to perverts everywhere, De Belfox has Aurora seduce Paul: behind the cover of the bushes, she hides Paul’s car keys in her knickers and, pretending that her hands are tied behind her back, asks him to retrieve them.
From then on Paul has little Aurora in his power.
He makes himself invaluable to Aurora’s mother by being a seemingly trustworthy, reliable and free baby-sitter – her out-of-control, hedonistic life-style making her ever more dependent on Paul’s ‘services’.
Very soon Aurora is spending more time at Paul’s house than at her mother’s. Paul panders to Aurora’s every whim and indulges her in a way that her struggling mother is unable to.
And here, far from calling out Paul’s manipulativeness, in a startling example of Stockholm syndrome, De Belfox expends many words trying to depict Paul as a loving and sensitive character. Paul helps Aurora with her school-work, buys her new clothes, takes her to Brownies, makes her laugh with his jokes and stories, develops her love of reading and writing, teaches her the mandolin, takes her to museums and the cinema, teaches her to swim and ride a bike, takes her for walks in the countryside and shares with her his love of nature etc ad nauseam…
All of which might sound laudable. But De Belfox seems not to realise that all the attention Paul lavished on her was a deception! This book had me wanting to scream at De Belfox ‘what you call ‘love’ was not real! It was a smokescreen for your abuse!’
In another of the many instances that test credibility beyond reason – Paul and Aurora work together to convert a spare room into a bedroom for her. But come her bedtime, Aurora doesn’t want to sleep alone, and De Belfox has little Aurora trying to persuade Paul to let her sleep in his bed with him!
Not surprisingly, Paul agrees, and De Belfox has little Aurora ‘eagerly rushing up to his bedroom’! Which raises the question of why a child would ‘eagerly rush’ to what can only be the most appalling of sufferings?
And there in the bedroom, between their going to bed together and her falling asleep in his arms, she pays the heaviest of prices for all the attention and indulgence Paul has expended on her (though De Belfox unconvincingly claims that Paul never tried to rape her).
And so the book continues until Aurora’s mother finds herself a boyfriend who cares enough to notice that Paul is a paedophile, and informs the police.
But neither little Aurora nor the adult she becomes seem particularly grateful for this selfless act.
Indeed, according to De Belfox, the ‘dread hands’ of the title are not those of her abuser, working their way about her underpants, but those of the police who arrest Paul, or of the social workers and psychologists who do their best to make Aurora realise the gravity of what she has endured.
But De Belfox would have us believe that the most ‘dread hands’ are those of her mother who, struggling under the pressure of being a single mother and a drug-addict, is occasionally harsh and physical towards little Aurora. This seems monstrously unfair – how can one doubt that, deep down, as a mother, she loved and cared for daughter? But whilst De Belfox entirely exculpates her abuser she is not so understanding of her mother, forgiving her nothing.
I don’t know how much of this book is true – my gut-instinct is that it is either some insidious propaganda or a publishing hoax.
But if it is indeed the truth then what ‘What Dread Hand’ teaches us is that there are some truths that are best left unspoken.
Camden’s own paedo football coach caught red-handed
Camden Gazette, 18 August 2016
We may have our own paedophile football coach scandal here in Camden!
To the casual observer Fabian Azikiwe, originally of Kenya, is a highly respected and much-loved football coach. His under 10’s team regularly do well in both the London Little League and the national under 10’s league.
Amongst the alumni of his squad are the Chelsea defender Adam Duncan, Manchester City’s goalie Zak Stephens and Jude Sanchez of Stoke City – all of whom, when contacted by the Camden Gazette, spoke of Azikiwe with the greatest affection and respect.
But this success may be nothing but a smoke-screen that hides a history of grooming that might go back to when he started training Camden’s under 10’s twenty-one years ago.
With the media’s recent focus on grooming and paedophiles coaches, some parents had become suspicious of the amount of time and effort Azikiwe devoted to ‘his boys’.
Things came to a head last month when Azikiwe was seen to put his arm round a boy who was tearful after a particularly nasty collision on the pitch.
After that incident a group of concerned parents started to monitor Azikiwe’s behaviour towards their sons.
A spokeswoman for this group explained “Paedos target children who suffer from parental neglect or with low self-confidence. They will make children feel special in order to win the child’s trust. Azikiwe encourages children in trouble with the law, or from struggling families, to join his squad, and has been known to pay the subscriptions for these children. At Christmas he’ll buy football boots for any child whose family can’t afford a pair.”
She continued “He never forgets their birthdays. Azikiwe always makes time to listen to a child and will go to great lengths to give a child the impression that he cares. The boys confide their worries, fears and problems to him. The children worship Azikiwe and consider him as a father-figure.”
Azikiwe has not been above using family tragedies to wheedle his way into a child’s affection:
“I remember when the dog died and our son was inconsolable – when he learnt of this Azikiwe came round and comforted our son. At one point Azikiwe put his arm round my son’s shoulders and gave him a hug. At the time I thought it was sweet of him, but I know better now and the thought of it sends a shiver down my spine.”
Police are proceeding with investigations. So far victims have been reluctant to come forward. Police are hoping that increased media coverage will encourage more of Azikiwe’s victims to contact them and help expedite the prosecution of the case. A fund has also been established to compensate any victims who present themselves.
Spot the paedo competition
The British Journal of Social Work, December 2015
It’s Easy! Pick out the paedo for a chance to win our tip-top prizes!
Study the photograph carefully. One of the men in it is a paedo. Use your skill to place a circle round who you think it is. You must mark only one person per entry but you can enter as often as you like!
Enclose a £5 fee with each entry and send to:
Spot the Paedo competition
The British Journal of Social Work
c/o Reg Cockney
PO Box 128
A Panel of Experts including top psychologists, criminologists, policemen and social workers will decide who the paedo is. All entries that agree with this panel’s verdict will be entered for a random draw. The first name picked out wins the Jackpot!
So pick up that pen and enter now!
Congratulations to the winner of last week’s competition – a Mrs Betty Forceps of Bootle, who managed to correctly identify the paedo in the following photograph.
Sick Paedo walks free on Technicality
Dundee Courier & Advertiser, 13 October 2016
Sick paedo pervert Paul Singer walked free from Dundee Crown Court yesterday after having exploited a loop-hole in the law to avoid justice.
Last February locals spotted Singer (aged 17) holding and passionately kissing a girl who appeared to be about ten years old.
They covertly filmed him with their mobile phones, handing the footage over to the police, who called at Singer’s school the next day, withdrew him from lessons, and after questioning, cautioned and arrested him.
Police at the same time raided his home, taking away a computer and several books.
An analysis of Singer’s computer revealed that he had several times visited sites which promote paedophilia – including one particularly odious site that dares claim that paedophiles can be ‘virtuous’.
Amongst the books taken from his house was a copy of ‘Lolita’ by the paedo author Vladimir Nabokov, a book of poetry by the paedo poet Ernest Dowson, a book of photographs by the paedo children’s author Lewis Carroll, and a book called ‘Harmful to Minors’ which claims that teenagers can be sexual.
Police also found a clothing catalogue hidden in his mother’s knitting basket, and a publicity flier for the local swimming pool hidden in the letterbox, both of which contained images of children in swimming costumes.
Under questioning Singer revealed that his victim was a Sally Matthews, of Wimberley Gardens, Dundee.
When police interviewed Matthews she told police that Singer had on several occasions kissed her on the mouth, once introducing his tongue. Matthews (aged 18) refused to confirm that Singer had done anything more.
Reluctantly directing the jury to find Singer not guilty, Judge Mather-Geoffries summed up:
“If it were down to me you’d receive a custodial sentence. As it is the law is ill-equipped to deal adequately with such a case. You are evidently a paedophile and you thought that, because your victim was older than you and had passed the age of consent, you could get away with acts that are clearly paedophilic in their intent. You targeted and exploited the need for love and affection of a girl who, because of an unfortunate medical condition, can never expect to experience and share romantic or sexual love.”
Though the Judge’s hands were tied when it came to sentencing he was able to place Singer on the sex offender’s register, confiscate the aforementioned books and forbid him from approaching his victim or his victim’s home.
Sally Matthews, who suffers from a rare pituitary condition which has halted her physical development at the age of ten, is currently studying English Literature at Edinburgh University and plays violin in the National Youth Orchestra.
After the trial, Singer’s victim appeared distressed and refused to answer press questions. We understand that she is undergoing post-trial psychological evaluation. She is likely to require prolonged counseling and therapy with a trauma specialist as a result of the abuse she suffered at Singer’s hands.
[This story caught my eye for several reasons – not least because this condition doesn’t seem to be as rare as generally thought. Here is another story from the Daily Mail: ‘The woman who will never grow up: 20-year-old looks like a young child due to rare condition affecting her growth hormones’. There is also a film released in 1981 called ‘Fallen Angel‘ in which a 17-year-old actress, called Dana Hill, plays an entirely convincing 12-year-old girl – L.S.M.]