Eight before court over child abuse
Published on Friday 15 April 2011 08:49
A woman and seven men, including one from London, have appeared in court charged with being involved in a worldwide internet child abuse ring.To view the original article CLICK HERE
The eight defendants face a total of 113 charges at Portsmouth Crown Court including rape and sexual assault of children aged under 13 and making and distributing indecent photos of children.
Kerry Maylin, prosecuting, told the court the case involved the alleged abuse of two children aged under 13.
It also involved indecent photos being distributed over the internet and 2,000 pages of internet chatlogs dating between 2008 and 2010, the court heard.
Miss Maylin said: "This stems from an international investigation into allegations of rape and serious sexual assault against young children and the passing and distribution of photos and other chatlogs."
She added: "There has been an international element, both Australia and America and many other European countries, which has caused the investigation to take a substantial amount of time."
The eight defendants were remanded in custody by Judge Roger Hetherington until May 23 when pleas to the charges are expected to be heard.
A trial, lasting up to eight weeks, is expected to start on September 26.
The defendants are Melissa Noon, 29, and Robert Hathaway, 36, of Tyseley Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Also charged are Simon Hilton, 28, of Wolsey Road, London; Lee Parson, 37, of Arundel Street, Portsmouth; Stephen Fraser, 41, of Hemingford Road, Cambridge; Mark Day, 45, of Whitefriars Meadow, Sandwich, Kent; Daniel Bell, 26, of St James Road, Emsworth, Hampshire; and John Maddox, 46, of Ellis Avenue, Rainham, Essex.
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