LONDON (AP) — A British judge sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison Monday in what the U.K.’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 offenses, 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.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Somehow, like with Harvey Weinstein, this doesn’t scratch the surface, and the establishment will be clapping their dirty mits a diversionary scapegoat has been thrown to the dogs.”
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