Thursday, October 23, 2014   

Depraved Aussie male gay couple played loving parents to sexually abuse surrogate child
(07-03 12:48)

Police in Australia described as “depraved'' the case of a six-year-old boy obtained by his gay male parents via a surrogate and then sexually abused by them and others.
Authorities in Australia and the United States worked together to bring to justice the men who had lived in the north Queensland city of Cairns and presented themselves as loving dads.
But the baby boy they obtained from a Russian surrogate in 2005 and formally adopted had been offered to others for sexual exploitation from a very young age, AFP reports.
Queensland detective inspector Jon Rouse, who heads the taskforce which investigates online child exploitation and abuse, said: “What's pretty sad about this one is the way this child came into their lives. It's just really a tragedy. It's extremely depraved.''
It is not known whether the boy was conceived by using the sperm of one of the men but he had been living as the couple's son when a chance discovery in New Zealand put police on their track.
Authorities investigating a child sex offender in Wellington had found images of the boy on the man's computer.
The images were not illegal but they raised red flags with Australian police who saw them as “modeling shots.’’ Further investigations unearthed chat logs between the couple and other child sex offenders.
When police raided the home of the gay men, while they were in the United States, they found enough material on laptops and other devices to move to arrest them and to remove the boy from their care.
Both men were arrested in California in early 2012 and charged. Last weekend, one was jailed for 40 years, the other is awaiting sentencing.
Rouse said police were determined to ensure that all offenders were tracked down.
“We are talking about a fairly extensive network of child sex offenders,'' he said.


   
Other World breaking news:
Ebola sleuths scour DR Congo jungle for source of outbreak (10-23 11:36)
Lone gunman kills Canadian soldier in Ottawa attack (10-23 11:14)
Two die in Sierra Leone riot sparked by Ebola blood testing (10-22 18:54)
Suspects retract claims they killed Brits: lawyers (10-22 18:50)
Father of UK hostage dies after appeal to save son (10-22 18:48)
NKorea says Kim Jong-Un freed US detainee on Obama request (10-22 18:44)
Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit (10-22 18:26)
Uganda 'gay' trial dimissed due to lack of evidence (10-22 17:50)
Mexican soldiers allegedly executed 12 surrendered suspects (10-22 17:22)
At least four months to contain Ebola: Red Cross chief (10-22 16:48)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.