We constantly warn people to be extremely careful using modern technology – be that with mobile phone, texting – downloading from the InterNet and taking part in Chat Rooms.
To think “1984” and the Thought Police is a midge extreme. But only a midge.
We recently attended a Crown Court trial where the police had provided the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) with stunning evidence, stunningly put together to be used with stunning effect by the prosecution barrister to enable the jury to reach GUILTY results for the unfortunate defendant – who had done “nothing” but the intent.
There was no sex in this case – it was about the intention to potentially commit a sex act with an underage lad by a male a few years over age.
The proof was in seized text messages, downloaded porn, and “e mail” etc on Face Party chat room/chat line including one to one.
And we are not suggesting Big Brother has some super snoopy spy in the sky that listens and stores and records all our conversations, reads and logs all our texts and times the bits and lengths of porn we may watch. That’s far fetched – is it ? It is in this case as in this one we knew of no pre arrest surveillance as far as we are aware. No ? No. And we think we are fully aware – in this case.
What there was here was a swift arrest of the two parties and a bursting of the people’s homes that enabled the police to seize mobiles, videos, computers – and quickly analyse hard drive including the use of Face Party and freeze that at their Essex headquarters.
What the police then did – relatively quickly is build up a stunningly impressive sort of flow chart that would show the accused had at say 00 00 watched pictures of the lad, and blown them up on his computer and then at 00 30 spoke or texted racy/ sexy comments to the lad – like Hiya Babe and bet you got a big un. The lad by the way was responding MOST enthusiastically to these messages. He was apparently wanting the sex and putting himself about as available, saying on Face Party he was 18 – and he was looking to meet a gay man up to age 30. But all that is neither here nor there. The lad was not on trial – the man was.
Oh foolish o foolish man
And then THE STUNNER that at 00 45 he watched a movie called 17 year old fucks 16 year old for, suggested the prosecution to the jury, – his “sexual gratification”. i.e. for a wank.
Good golly Miss Molly he was done for - the defendant.
Bang to rights.
The defendant had no previous but he’s now looking at a 10 year prison sentence, Sex Offenders register for life and his career that promised to be glittering has already been ruined totally.
There is some evidence to show that pay as you go mobiles are untraceable but don’t text BET YOU GOT A BIG UN and be v v careful watching any porn that involves under 18. Sex is possible over 16. Photography is not. And Watching porn purporting to be of under 18s very dickey. The actors in the porn may all be in their 20s – but the fact you watched a porn with an under 18 title to it – is proof absolute of your intent and will doom you.
Oh how joyous life was in the days of whispers in dark cottages and winks before wanks in face to face encounters in queer bars – in days, and nights long, long ago when everything was in theory against the law – see OUR HISTORICAL SECTION.