He then blackmailed his victims into sending increasingly obscene images and at one point tried to encourage a victim to rape a four-year-old boy.
Judge Philip Parker branded Falder an “internet highwayman“, whose behavior was “cunning, persistent, manipulative and cruel”.
The judge, who also concluded Falder was a risky offender, added: “These sentencing remarks underplay your relentless, obsessive desire to continue committing offences”. Some of his victims, who were teenagers at the time, were visibly upset.
An investigation that started in August 2013 and involved as many as 100 investigators across the United Kingdom, the US Department of Homeland Security, Europol, and the Australian Federal Police led to the June 2017 arrest of a postdoctoral researcher in geophysics at the University of Birmingham, deemed “one of Britain’s most prolific pedophiles” by the Courier. “For these individuals it will never end, knowing the abuse caused by you still exists in other unknown persons’
A British judge sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison in what the UK’s national law enforcement agency described as a watershed moment for coming to grips with technology’s ability to support and spread depravity.
Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted to 137 offences, including blackmail, voyeurism and encouraging the rape of a child.
Posing as a female artist looking to do life drawings, Falder, 29, lured victims into sending him humiliating images, many of which ended up on the dark web. He approached 300 people worldwide, some of them teens advertising for babysitting or dog walking jobs online.
Falder also hid cameras in bathrooms to record women and girls naked. He even set up a camera in the home of his parents.
In an online post titled “100 things we want to see at least once,” he listed “a young girl being used as a dartboard,” and the production
An Amherst man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision for having sexual relations with a child.
Leonard Ralston, 23, repeatedly engaged in sexual conduct with a female under the age of 13 over a several-year period. The child reported the abuse to the Amherst Police Department.
Ralston pleaded guilty in Erie County Court in January to a first-degree count of course of conduct against a child. In addition to his court-ordered post-release supervision, Ralston will have to register as a sex offender once released from prison.
A petition to remove an Oklahoma judge who sentenced a convicted child rapist to 15 years of probation is gaining serious momentum online.
Benjamin Lawrence Petty, 36, was recently handed the lenient sentence by Judge Wallace Coppedge for a crime he committed while working as a cook at Falls Creek church camp in June 2016.
Petty, who is blind, allegedly told his 13-year-old victim that he wanted to show her a new type of device he brought to the camp to lure the young girl into his cabin.
Petty then “closed the door to his bedroom, tied [the victim’s] hands behind her back, pulled down her jeans, pushed her face down on his bed, and violently raped and sodomized her,” court records show.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Routt County judge on Friday handed down a 50-year prison sentence to a Steamboat Springs man who District Attorney Brett Barkey described as one of the most insidious child sexual assault predators in recent history.
Miguel Diaz-Martinez, who worked in construction, was accused of exchanging drugs for sex with underage girls, and was originally charged with 41 felonies.
In September, the 61-year-old Steamboat man accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty to three counts of human trafficking for sexual servitude, five counts of trafficking of minors for sexual servitude and one count of attempted sexual assault.
Police began investigating Martinez when officers with the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force came across a lead related to a sex assault. Steamboat police took over the case and identified eight more victims in the ensuing months.