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Oct 19 2011

Soldier denies paedophile ring involvement

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Soldier denies Portsmouth paedophile ring involvement

bbc.co.uk
19th October 2011


A soldier from Hampshire who saw action in Iraq five years ago has denied being involved in a paedophile ring. Daniel Bell, 27, from Emsworth, had linked up with Robert Hathaway over the internet, Portsmouth Crown Court heard. Hathaway, 36, from Portsmouth, has already pleaded guilty to 26 offences, including the rape and sexual assault of two children under the age of 13. Mr Bell told the court any conversations they had had were “pure fantasy”.

Earlier the court heard how Hathaway and his partner Melissa Noon, 30, of Tyseley Road, Portsmouth, set up a nudist forum website as a cover for an international paedophile ring and subjected two children to “shocking” sexual abuse. They also used the internet to make arrangements for other people to abuse the two children, the court heard.

The prosecution said the soldier had an inherent interest in children and chatlogs from online conversations between Mr Bell and Hathaway were read out to the jury. Mr Bell told the jury that he had suffered a number of setbacks in his personal life, had taken to drinking and had sought out conversation with Hathaway out of loneliness. He maintained that even though the pair had discussed sexual activity with children and the possibility of meeting up, it was nothing that he had ever intended to follow through.

Mr Bell told the court he had done it to get attention from Hathaway. He said: “In the clear light of day I am sickened by it – it doesn’t remind me of anything I would do – it makes me hate myself.”

Mr Bell denies two offences of arranging a child sex offence, one of attempting to distribute indecent images of children and two of possessing indecent images of children.
Other defendants Ms Noon, who denies 12 charges, chose not to give evidence. She is charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child, three of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, causing a child to watch a sexual act, three offences of arranging a child sex offence and inciting a child to engage in a sexual act. The 30-year-old also faces two charges of possessing indecent images of children.

Also standing trial is Simon Hilton, 29, of Wolsey Road, London, who denies three charges of arranging a child sex offence. He also chose not to take the stand earlier. John Maddox, 46, of Rainham, Essex, denies causing a child to engage in sexual activity; Mark Day, 45, of Whitefriars Meadow, Sandwich, Kent, denies two charges of arranging a child sex offence and a sixth man, Stephen Fraser, 41, of Hemingford Road, Cambridge, has admitted offences of sexual assault of a child and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

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Oct 01 2011

Another ex-soldier guilty of paedophile assault

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Ex-Soldier guilty of gross indecency against 7yr old girl

29 September 2011
whitehavennews.co.uk


A JURY has convicted a 31-year-old former Whitehaven soldier of committing an act of gross indecency on a seven-year-old girl. Craig Thomas Parker, 31, was convicted of the attack by a majority 10 to 2 verdict. But the Carlisle Crown Court jury on Friday found him not guilty of indecently assaulting the same girl, and not guilty of raping another seven year old girl. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the remaining three allegations of rape.

Parker, of Wokingham Road, Reading, Berkshire, had denied all of the allegations. He said the allegations against him had been a “pack of lies”. Remanding Parker in custody, Judge Paul Batty QC ordered that the case should be reviewed to decide whether or not there should be a retrial on the counts for which the jury could not reach a verdict.

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Sep 23 2011

Another ‘ex’ soldier jailed for rape

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Torquay ex-soldier jailed for raping drunk woman


A former soldier who raped a drunk woman – months after being released from jail for a similar crime – has been jailed for seven years. James Lang, 26 of Laburnum Street, Torquay, attacked the woman in October 2010.

He denied the rape but a jury at Exeter Crown Court in June agreed that his victim was too drunk to consent. Lang was previously jailed for raping another woman while he was in the Army and released in April 2010.

During the four-day trial at Exeter Crown Court, CCTV footage showed Lang with his unconscious teenage victim, who he met in Torquay club during a night out on 4 October 2010. Lang asked a passer-by to help get her up on to his shoulder in a “fireman’s lift” before carrying her up a dark alley. He then he raped her in a doorway.

When questioned by police, Lang admitted having sex with the woman, but claimed she consented. Sean Brunton, prosecuting, said: “She was certainly unconscious, in a stupor.” Rupert Taylor, representing Lang, said that it was not a case of “stranger rape” as they had been seen chatting together in the club prior to the attack.

The court heard that Lang was thrown out of the Army after being convicted of rape while serving in Germany. The former Royal Logistics Corps lance corporal was jailed for four years in April 2008, reduced to three on appeal, after raping a drunk woman in his room in barracks in Osnabruck. He was released in April 2010.

Sentencing, Judge Graham Cottle said he considered an indefinite term for public protection, but added he was satisfied that a determinate sentence was adequate. He also ordered Lang serve a further five years on licence once released. Judge Cottle said: “If not a carbon copy [of his previous offence], it was very similar. You took advantage of a woman insensible through alcohol.”

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The BBC have now changed the title of this story to simply say ‘man jailed’. Why did they do that? People need to be aware of the constant threat to women that soldiers pose. You only have to ask yourself what they’d be like in situations where they don’t face the risk of arrest to have an inkling of what they’re actually like.

Soldiers are not heroes, they are hired thugs with a much larger propensity to rape and other assaults than normal humans.

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Sep 13 2011

English multiple rapist soldier jailed

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Rapist soldier jailed

13 September 2011
AP



A rapist from Northampton has been jailed indefinitely. Jonathan Haynes. who raped three teenagers and tried to abduct two schoolgirls, was given an indeterminate sentence for public protection and ordered to serve at least 11 years imprisonment – but was warned he may never be released. Judge Neil Ford QC, The Recorder of Bristol, described the 30-year-old as a “clever and cunning predator” as he passed sentence.

Haynes was found guilty last month of six counts of rape, two of kidnap and two of attempting to kidnap following a three-week trial at Bristol Crown Court. Haynes raped two girls after abducting them from the streets of Chippenham and attacked a University of Glamorgan first-year student after breaking into halls of residence. The Royal Logistic Corps lance corporal, who was based at Buckley Barracks, Hullavington, Wiltshire, also tried to snatch two 14-year-old girls from a country lane.

Jurors heard the first kidnap and rape happened on September 13, 2009, in Chippenham as the 16-year-old made her way home from a night out at the Karma nightclub. Just 13 days later he raped an 18-year-old student after forcing entry to halls of residence in Pontypridd, South Wales, and the following February he attempted to snatch the two schoolgirls late at night from a country lane near Chippenham.

Weeks later Haynes, who also worked part time as a doorman at the Market Tavern in Stroud, Gloucestershire, kidnapped a 17-year-old girl off the streets of Chippenham and repeatedly raped her. He denied all the attacks, claiming the final one was consensual sex

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Sep 03 2011

Soldier No 2 arrested in Royal paedophile hunt

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Soldier No 2 arrested in Royal paedophile hunt

By JAMIE PYATT, MIKE SULLIVAN and DAVID WILLETS
The Sun
3rd September 2011


A SECOND member of the elite Household Cavalry regiment has been arrested by cops probing an alleged paedophile ring. Detectives swooped on the home of married Lance Corporal Mark Neal, 28 — who has guarded the Queen. Neal, stationed in the shadow of Windsor Castle, was away on exercise. Detectives drove 90 miles to detain him at a tank training range at Bovington, Dorset. He was quizzed on suspicion of conspiracy to sexually assault a child and possessing indecent images.

Neal lives with wife Amy on a Windsor army estate — 100 yards from the home of his pal Lance Corporal of Horse Simon Davies, 37, who is charged with raping a pre-teen girl. Davies’ teaching assistant wife Fiona, 44, is accused of aiding and abetting rape.

The cavalrymen’s arrests came after cops seized a computer from a suspected paedophile in London and found a sick video of a man raping a schoolgirl. It is suspected the images were put on the internet for viewing by perverts.

One shocked friend of Neal said: “I would have bet anything he would not be involved in anything like this. Mark is a loving husband and an exceptional soldier. He was decorated in Afghanistan and is a great bloke and keen Tottenham Hotspur fan.”

Neal was a member of mounted ceremonial escorts for the Queen several times until 2008. Then he switched to the regiment’s tank section at Combermere Barracks, Windsor. Davies joined the cavalry from the Royal Logistic Corps. He took part in pistol training on ranges in Norfolk before a sixth-month tour in Afghanistan in 2009. Both soldiers are being investigated by the Met Police paedophile unit.

One cavalry officer said the regiment — traditionally the Queen’s personal bodyguards — was “in meltdown” over the arrests. He said: “This is a total nightmare. The men are feeling it dreadfully. We dearly hope this is the end of it.”

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Sep 02 2011

Household cavalry corporal in pre-teen rape arrest

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Parents demand answers after child-rape raid

By JAMIE PYATT
The Sun
2nd September 2011


PARENTS last night feared their kids may have been abused at school as a Windsor Castle guard and his wife face paedophile charges. Mums were shocked to learn that teaching assistant Fiona Parsons-Davies, 44, is in custody. She and her husband — Household Cavalry lance corporal Simon Davies, 37 — were arrested on suspicion of raping a pre-teen girl. The soldier performed guard duties at the castle when the Queen was in residence.

The couple were arrested at their home on an army estate in Windsor. The swoop came after detectives probing a child porn ring raided another home and found a computer with a sick video of a man raping a young girl. Davies, who served in Afghanistan, appeared with his wife at Reading Magistrates’ Court last Monday. He faces three counts of raping a girl under the age of 13 and a count of serious sexual assault. He is also alleged to have incited the child to engage in sexual activity. Mother of three Parsons-Davies is charged with rape, aiding and abetting a sex attack and ill treatment of a child. The couple were remanded in custody until December.

Windsor and Maidenhead Council said staff are liaising with police to find out whether any children at the school have been abused. Parents of all 190 pupils will be contacted. The school is due to reopen next Wednesday. Meanwhile forensic experts took computers, photo albums and documents from the couple’s home.

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Aug 15 2011

British soldier raped woman seven times in one day

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Jealous soldier raped woman seven times in one day after she slept with his friend

Robert Kariuki refused to let her go to the toilet during an ordeal lasting several hours
Allan Hall
15th August 2011

A British Army sapper who raped a woman seven times in a ‘humiliating and degrading’ ordeal has been jailed for ten years and dismissed from the service. Kenyan-born Robert Kariuki attacked the woman in her bed, stuffing a teddy bear in her mouth and covering her face with a pillow after she had spent the night making love with his friend. He threatened to kill his victim and stopped her from leaving her room to even use the toilet during a ‘sustained’ series of seven rapes over several hours.

The incident happened in July last year. The woman, a German, had invited Kariuki and another soldier to her flat for drinks in the army garrison town of Paderborn. She was estranged from her British army husband at the time. The court heard she ‘willingly’ had sex with the defendant’s comrade in her bedroom while he slept on her sofa.

But when his friend left the apartment at 7.00am the following morning he went into her room, woke her up and began his rapes. The court martial in Sennelager, Germany, heard how he was ‘jealous’ because she was not attracted to him, even though the woman considered him a friend. Kariuki claimed sex had been consensual and that he had not been aware of what had gone on earlier that morning in the victim’s bedroom.

Kariuki, based in Germany with 35 Engineer Regiment, was imprisoned for 10 years after being found guilty at an earlier hearing on seven counts of rape, two counts of threats to kill, and one of false imprisonment. The defendant, who has relatives in the UK, America and in Kenya, was ‘dependable and industrious’ and had been earmarked for potential promotion to officer, the court was told.

Judge Advocate Alan Large said the fact that Spr Kariuki did not use a condom and forced the complainant to perform oral sex were aggravating features in the case. Sentencing Kariuki, he told him: ‘This was a sustained series of offences. The victim trusted you to stay in the lounge and sleep there. You subjected her to deeply humiliating and degrading sexual violence.’ He will serve his time in a British civilian jail.

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The victim seems to have some kind of weirdo attraction to hired thugs, but at least she’s still alive.

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Jul 28 2011

British soldier charged with rape before returning to war

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Soldier faces rape charge


A soldier due to be sent to Afghanistan must stand trial accused of raping a woman in Belfast. Francis Eliason faces charges connected to an alleged attack at a nightclub in the city last September.

The 29-year-old, whose address was given as Palace Barracks, Holywood, Northern Ireland, faces two counts of rape and one of sexual assault. During a preliminary enquiry hearing at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Thursday he declined to say anything in response to the charges or call witnesses at this stage. District Judge Fiona Bagnall granted a prosecution application to have him returned for Crown Court trial on a date to be fixed.

Eliason, who is understood to be a member of the Mercian Regiment, was released on continuing bail of £500. His solicitor told the court: “He is due to be deployed to Afghanistan in the early part of October.”

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Jul 14 2011

Girl thought rapist would kill her

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Girl, 16, tells jury how balaclava-wearing soldier kidnapped and raped her

14/07/2011


A rape victim told police how she believed her attacker would kill her after he abducted and assaulted her in Wiltshire, a court has heard. The jury in the trial of Jonathan Haynes, a lance corporal with the Royal Logistics Corps accused of raping three women, watched videos of interviews of one of his alleged victims telling police she feared for her life.

The 16-year-old was attacked in 2009 after being abducted on the way home from a nightclub in Chippenham. Haynes, 30, denies being the man who attacked her. In an interview with Wiltshire Police the day after the attack on September 13 the girl told how she had had her hands tied and been bundled into a black car by a man wearing a hooded top who drove her to a deserted location and raped her in the back of the vehicle.

She told police he had threatened to stab her if she looked at him or screamed for help. “I was scared, I thought he was going to kill me, because he said he was going to stab me,” she said. “I kept asking myself why I didn’t get a lift home instead of walking.”

Haynes, of Saxon Street, Northampton, denies six counts of rape, two of kidnap and two of attempting to kidnap. The trial is at Bristol Crown Court. Haynes is accused of carrying out the first kidnap and rape on September 13, 2009, in Chippenham, and is accused of raping a student in halls of residence at the University of Glamorgan in Pontypridd 13 days later.

The following February, it is alleged he attempted to snatch two 14-year-old girls from a country lane near Chippenham. It is also alleged that weeks later Haynes kidnapped a 17-year-old girl off the streets of Chippenham and repeatedly raped her.

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Jul 09 2011

Squaddie had ‘meticulous plans’ for multiple rapes

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Rape soldier’s ‘meticulous plans’

9th July 2011
bbc.co.uk


A soldier accused of raping a student at the University of Glamorgan also “meticulously” planned sex attacks against three teenagers in Wiltshire, a jury has heard. L/Cpl Jonathan Haynes, of the Royal Logistics Corps, cruised the streets of Chippenham, looking for victims to drag into his car, the jury was told. Mr Haynes, 30, of Northampton, denies all charges, including rape and kidnap. The trial at Bristol Crown Court continues.

Mr Haynes denies six counts of rape, two of kidnap and two of attempted kidnap. On Friday, the court was told the level of planning Mr Haynes went to before attacking his victims. Prosecutors say he would drive around Chippenham, identify his targets and then put on a black balaclava and gloves. He would then grab his victims by the throat and drag them into his car before driving them to a secluded spot and raping them. The court also heard how he would then photograph them intimately. After the attacks ended they were ordered to clean themselves to destroy forensic evidence, Bristol Crown Court was told.

Ian Lawrie QC, opening the case for the prosecution, told jurors: “The evidence laid before you establishes that the man responsible for these offences is Mr Haynes and the evidence that is going to be heard will set that out.” The first kidnap and rape happened on 13 September 2009 in Chippenham. Just 13 days later, Mr Haynes is accused of raping a student in halls of residence at the University of Glamorgan in Pontypridd.

The court heard the 18-year-old had been out during freshers’ week and was sleeping on an inflatable mattress on the floor of a friend’s room when Mr Haynes forced entry into the building. “She woke up to a light from a mobile phone being shone in her face and a knife being pressed against her neck,” Mr Lawrie said. “The attacker, who the Crown say was Mr Haynes, forced her to undress and raped her.”

The court heard Haynes knew Pontypridd having worked there previously and his on-off girlfriend also lived in the town. Automatic number plate recognition equipment on the Severn Bridge showed him entering and leaving Wales before and after the rape but he told police he made an impromptu visit to his girlfriend but she was not at home. But Mr Lawrie said an examination of his mobile phone placed him at the campus at the time of the attack.

The following February, he allegedly attempted to snatch two 14-year-old girls from a country lane near Chippenham. Weeks later, he is accused of kidnapping a 17-year-old girl off the streets of Chippenham and repeatedly raping her. Mr Lawrie told the jury that for the first attack, Mr Haynes drove an Audi hire car. That vehicle was fitted with a GPS tracking device, although he had no idea of this.

Following his arrest, Mr Lawrie said detectives traced Mr Haynes’s movements throughout July and August and found he had been cruising the streets of Chippenham during the early hours – a method known as “sharking”. The jury was presented with detailed evidence from the tracking device that revealed Mr Haynes’s movements. Mr Lawrie said: “What this shows is the lie, the crown will say, constructed by Mr Haynes, that he did not know Chippenham that well. The Audi hired to him was cruising on a number of days after midnight.”

Forensic analysis of his laptop computer showed that Mr Haynes carried out hundreds of searches on the internet for information relating to the attacks. Jurors were told that Haynes was using Google to find information on the attempted kidnapping of the schoolgirls before it had even been reported to the police. “He is not only making an inquiry about an offence nobody knows about, he is also checking up on the offences relating to the earlier rapes in Glamorgan and Chippenham,” Mr Lawrie said.

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