Another day, another Mark Zuckerberg failure to recognize and acknowledge the real problems on Facebook, such as elite and underground criminal activity involving child pornography and child sex predators.
Law enforcement say they've taken down monstrous pedophile who ran and operated a dual life network of child pornography for trading and enabling other vicious child sexual predators to have access to the materials on Facebook.
The amazing part of this story is that Facebook immediately has their algorithms set to remove content that's edgy or humorous and flag right wing content with warnings or even calling it fake news, but they allowed this man to continuously upload and share child porn amongst other pedophiles for years.
What in the actual hell is wrong with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook? Why would they allow this to occur on their platform? No excuses. There are simply NO excuses.
Investigators said that the suspect, Edward Bell led a double life, having two Facebook accounts; one for family and friends and one to operate a network of child pornographic materials.
Apparently the 59 year old man was the owner of a successful owner of a bar establishment and he was married.
His wife had no idea that he was connected to an international trading of sexually explicit images of young boys.
During his recent court hearing the Judge and those present in the courtroom heard prosecutors describe what they said was a “sickening act of abusive images of young boys” that Edward Bell had shared on Facebook for “years without being noticed”.
Police had executed their first search warrant of the pedophiles home back in December of 2015, where they were disturbed by what they would find.
Edward Bell immediately confessed to law enforcement what he had done when they raided his home, and that he was absolutely guilty of the accusations pointed towards him.
Prosecutor Michael Bunch said the following in an open courtroom:
<blockquote>“He said the images were from ten years upwards, the investigation suggests nine to eleven year old.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”He used a website which led to his identification to make contact with others in relation to sharing any such images.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”He had two Facebook accounts, one for the family, and one he used to contact people in the Philippines.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”He made full admissions to the offenses.”</blockquote>
According to the Prosecution Edward Bell was found in possession of over 45,000 child pornographic images, mainly of young boys between the ages of 9 and 11, in abusive child sexual situations of torment and horror.
At least 15,000 of the 45,000 images appeared to be unique individual children, whereas some were the same children in various provocative forced sexual assaults of children.
Investigators also have said they rank the types of images from most to least graphic with a letter system of categories.
Category A being the worst possible, usually forced rape and physical beatings of the children, Category B being penetration, sodomy, and oral sex with the children, and Category C being strictly naked images of children without sexual interference from a pedophile outside of the images.
Prosecutors said that 6,700 of those images were of the most serious type, Category A, 8,900 were Category B, and another 29,500 of those images Category C. There was also one image of “Extreme Pornography” which is often brutally raping children with painful objects intent to make them suffer, and in some cases those images are then turned into what's known as “Gore Porn” where the child or victim is executed; an extremely popular underground fetish amongst the most vile of individuals on the planet.
Edward Bell is originally from Felling, Gateshead, a town in England. He had no prior convictions to the newest of charges against him.
As per part of his plea bargain he pleaded guilty to three offenses of making indecent images of child pornography and one of possessing extreme pornography.
During his sentencing Judge Simon Kealey said, “He admitted sharing and was intending to share quite a substantial number of images. In my judgement these offenses are so serious only an immediate custodial sentence, in the circumstances, can be justified.”
Bell was sentenced to a meager 16 Months in prison for his horrendous crimes, made subject to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order, and must register as a lifelong child sexual offender.
Not nearly enough time or punishment for his actions in my opinion, as I've stated before these men and women get out of prison and then commit the same atrocities yet again, and statistics prove this.
There is only one cure for pedophiles, and that is death.
The defense attorney for Edward Bell, David Comb, attempted to justify his client's actions as the result of <i>being some sort of alcoholic</i>, which is preposterous to say the least. He issued the following statement:
<blockquote>“It’s almost two years since that warrant was executed at his home and in that time he has pro-actively undertaken a good deal of work the probation service might have expected to do with him.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>“For a long time he and his wife were publicans. As with many people in that trade he became accustomed to drinking a lot of alcohol without realising that would become a problem.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>“When they were almost forced out of the trade by the brewery and made an unsuccessful investment in a shop with their son, he started experiencing stress, boredom and loneliness.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>“He began staying up late at night in front of the computer, drinking far too much alcohol.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>“He was extremely candid with the police and that was the beginning of a demonstration of the will to change.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”“He has synced his internet use with his wife so she can see what he sees.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”“He is incredibly fortunate to have ongoing support from her and his grown up children.”<//blockquote>
David Comb seemingly implied that his client had stopped drinking alcohol for the past two years and somehow as a result of the behavioral therapy he had underwent during the two years awaiting trial and sentencing that he was a recovered and healed man.
Not only is that defense laughable but to be honest any attorney perpetuating that defense is equally disgusting in my earnest opinion and deserves a personal visit from the victim’s families to <i>let him know</i> just how wrong he is.
As per the argument about his wife and family, I don't give a damn, and frankly they should never see him again except on the day of the rope when he's being publicly executed by hanging.
There is zero excuse for pedophiles to exist and no reason for them to possess child porn images.
Underscoring the initial statements at the top of this story, <i>why in the hell does Facebook allow this type of crime on their website and why aren't they being charged for hosting child pornography on their servers to begin with?</i>
Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly shuts down wrongthink and hate speech both of which are protected by the Constitution, but in turn allows 45,000 images of child pornography (obviously that number could be higher this is just what Police found in this one case) to be shared on their platform?
Many of you may remember when the BBC network <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39187929">found child porn videos and images as well as trading groups on Facebook</a> and reported it to the company, and Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook actually reported the BBC to the police, which is heretical.
The UK Times also found that <a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/facebook-publishing-child-pornography-pdgt87nm6">Facebook was publishing Child Pornography on their website</a> which is indeed a criminal offense in the UK.
What's wrong with Facebook? Absolutely disgusting. I've sent an email to Facebook asking for a statement from Mark Zuckerberg and so far they haven't replied.
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