“It’s horrifying… potentially thousands… TENS OF THEOUSANDS OF UK WOMEN ARE OPENLY SUPPORTING THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN!!!
How the fuck is this society still functioning? Dozens of pro paedophile women drive past my house every day sticking their fingers up.
My dad spent 30 years locking up paedophiles, my mum investigated paedophile rings (solicitors, doctors etc.)… and everyone knows I went full on in trying to combat the problem (MI5)… and we get stalked for doing so!
Every day there’s another horror story in the UK news about child sexual abuse…
(ANOTHER female nursery worker arrested for viewing child rape! A nursery manager this time)
And why does it seem to be only NCA that are actually trying to combat this?
Alison Whateley, 44, worked at Bushy Tails nursery in Teddington
A community order handed to former nursery manager Alison Whateley, who admitted viewing videos of children being raped, has caused widespread outrage – with good reason.
The idea that someone who actively sought out such vile videos of the most horrendous child abuse is allowed to walk free does not sit well, but it’s not the fault of the judge.
Crimes have sentencing guidelines and if judges deviate from them, they are open to appeal, and where they are deemed to be excessive, they are likely to be downgraded.
What made this case even more difficult for Judge Peter Moss is that there are no guidelines for this specific offence, because it falls into a legal grey area. She did not download the footage or even click on it to open it, so she did not possess or ‘make’ indecent images. She did not share the footage so could not be convicted of distributing indecent images.
The 44-year-old from Guildford Road, Farnham, who was a manager at Bushy Tails nursery in Teddington – there is no suggestion any children at that nursery were harmed – entered a chat room app called Zoom and watched videos put in front of her by somebody else, commenting on them.
Her participation in such a group, and obvious enjoyment of it, is abhorrent and unforgivable. But the judge’s hands were tied by the fact any attempt to charge her with a more serious offence would likely have resulted in her being acquitted and walking away without any sort of conviction.
Sentencing guidelines for making or distributing indecent images suggest a maximum jail term of 10 years, while possessing them can carry a maximum of five years in prison.
But because she participated in watching the footage, without storing, downloading or distributing it, she had to be sentenced for “initiating, encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence”. This offence is vague as it covers somebody encouraging or assisting with any offence, and does not relate specifically to child abuse.
So they add “namely the distribution of indecent images of children” to the end of the offence but only to make it clear that’s what she was “encouraging”. Judge Moss called it an “unusual case”.
So, while the shock and anger at a community order for participating in any way in such a disgusting act is understandable, and warranted, it is not Judge Moss’s fault, and he had little choice. There is the other facet of this that, in the eyes of the justice system – rightly or wrongly – Whateley is someone who can potentially be rehabilitated.
She will be monitored and is now on the sex offenders register, and will never be able to work with children again. Her name and face are plastered over the internet and people now know what she has done. If a community order feels like a soft punishment, its widespread publicity is anything but a let-off.
The details of the case
Alison Whateley, 44, from Farnham, was arrested following an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
On August 29, 2017 Whateley, using the username ‘xxx’, was in the online conferencing room when category A (the most serious) and category B child sexual abuse was being streamed. She also made comments about the material to other users, saying she found babies “f****** sexy” and asking to see more abuse of young children.
Investigators traced the ‘xxx’ account to Whateley’s home.
She was arrested on September 26, 2017, suspended from work and later dismissed. There was no evidence to suggest any material was made at nurseries Whateley had worked at or that she had been in sexual contact with any children.
After arrest, she was interviewed under caution and admitted using the ‘xxx’ account. She also admitted having a ‘!!!’ account.
NCA investigators found an audio recording in which Whateley was heard admitting to being a paedophile and expressing an interest in abusing very small children. Whateley claimed she had been visiting the conference room for six months to entrap paedophiles.
But she had made no notes, passed no offenders’ details to law enforcement and had also deleted nearly all her phone’s contents. She initially pleaded not guilty but on the eve of her trial at Guildford Crown Court in February 2019 she admitted encouraging the commission of an either way offence.
She was sentenced on Thursday (March 7) to a 30-month community order and a 50-day rehabilitation order. She was put on the sex offenders register and given a five-year sexual harm prevention order.
A reporting restriction, which banned Whateley being named, was lifted on Monday (March 11).
What is a community order?
Community orders are non-custodial sentences that require the offender to do certain things like attend rehab sessions or do community service. The order can include unpaid work in the community, known as Community Payback.
According to the government, community orders can be given if it is the first time someone has committed a crime or if you have a mental health condition that affects your behaviour. The orders can also be given if the court thinks the defendant is more likely to stop committing crime than if they go to prison.
Graham Ellis, NCA operations manager, said: “The sharing of both live and recorded child abuse on web based platforms is a growing threat.
“Behind every image is a child who has been abused or is still being abused and their protection is at the centre of everything we do.”
Alison Cartmell, specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service, added: “We work tirelessly with partners such as the NCA to make sure those involved in child abuse of any kind are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
POLICE in Scotland will today launch a new campaign against perpetrators of online child sex abuse, following the release of figures showing nearly 1600 crimes were committed in Scotland in just 10 months.
The figures, recorded by Police Scotland, were taken from between last April and February this year, and are made up of instances when an individual communicated with a child for sexual purposes. Police investigations resulted in the detection of nearly 70% of the offences with the perpetrators arrested and charged.
Of the 1600 crimes, 98 were reports of grooming or attempting to groom children for sexual purposes, 90% of which were detected.
Now police chiefs have warned that anyone who tries to engage with kids for sexual purposes will be caught and have to face the consequences.
The campaign has been developed with the help of Stop It Now! Scotland after research that shows the biggest fear of perpetrators is that their families will find out and they will face public exposure.
“Perpetrators of online child abuse are single minded and target children using messaging apps,” said Assistant Chief Constable Gillian MacDonald, lead for Crime and Protection at Police Scotland.
“This includes crimes of grooming children for sexual purposes, indecently communicating with children and causing children to participate in sexual activity.
“Offenders come from all walks of life, all age groups and are predominantly men. Some may not see children as victims, they may not see themselves as abusers. Most don’t believe they will get caught.”
She said the police use a range of techniques to identify perpetrators and catch the vast majority of those who engage with children for sexual purposes and who groom or attempt to groom.
“They will face the consequences of their actions, their families will find out and they will face public exposure,” she warned.
“Our message to offenders or people who think they might offend is get help. Support is out there and Stop It Now! can provide help and advice if you are in danger of offending, or if you have offended. What you are doing is wrong, you will be caught and you risk losing everything.”
Stuart Allardyce, national manager of Stop It Now! Scotland said their work with people who have committed online offences showed that many knew what they were doing was wrong but didn’t know how to stop. He warned their families would suffer if they were caught.
“This campaign seeks to drive home the message that the online grooming of children and young people is illegal and causes huge harm to the victims,” he said.
“There are no grey areas – whether it is sexual conversations with young people online, an attempt to solicit sexual images from them or trying to meet up. All of these things are illegal.
“Our message is clear – get help whether you are already doing these things, or are having thoughts about it. Stop It Now! Scotland is here to help.”
He added: “The long-lasting hurt caused to the families of offenders is often underestimated. We often work with wives and children of offenders who are devastated by the actions of their loved ones.”
Those calling Stop It Now! Scotland do not need to give names or any personal details.
“You will be treated with respect regardless of any crimes committed. Confidential and anonymous help is only a phone call away,” said Allardyce. The £30,000 #StopItNow campaign will run for four weeks and will include adverts across social media channels, as well as outdoor ads on telephone kiosks.