Child porn man who fled is jailed seven years later (16.12.91)

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Press Association, 16th December 1991

PA161291

Press Association
December 16, 1991, Monday
PAEDOPHILE JAILED OVER CHILD PORN MAG

BYLINE: Sue Clough, Press Association Old Bailey Staff

SECTION: HOME NEWS

LENGTH: 383 words

A paedophile who fled to Holland over seven years ago to escape trial on child porn charges was jailed for 18 months at the Old Bailey today. Steven Smith, 37, a former chairman of the Paedophile Information Exchange which wants to legalise sex between adults and children, admitted publishing an obscene magazine and sending it through the post in 1982. The magazine, edited by Smith, was probably published inside the Home Office where he worked as a security-vetted machine supervisor, said Mr Jeremy Donne, prosecuting. It was sent to PIE members and contained letters and articles where people wrote about their experiences of sex with children and features advocating penetrative sex with young children. Smith fled to Holland to escape trial in 1984 after PIE was infiltrated by Charles Oxley, a Liverpool headmaster who has since died. Mr Oxley went to meetings attended by Smith and two other men, David Joy, now 50, of Russell Street, Loughborough, and David Bremner, now 52, a doctor of philosophy, of Clapton, east London. Joy and Bremner were found guilty of publishing an obscene article and were jailed for 18 months and six months respectively. Smith was arrested at Harwich in February this year after the Dutch authorities deported him when they were wrongly told by Interpol that he was not wanted on any outstanding warrant in London. When Smith tried to have the charges dropped his counsel, Mr Adrian Fulford, told an Old Bailey judge the information was wrong and resulted from “some sort of muddle” between Interpol in Holland and London.

Today in mitigation Mr Fulford said Smith and the others would not have published the magazine if the police had warned them it was in breach of the law. They had not attempted to hide what they were doing and sent copies of the magazine to the National Library of Wales and the British Library. The prosecution offered no evidence on four other charges, which Smith denied, of incitement to commit buggary, to have unlawful sex with a girl under 16 and to indecently assault a boy and girl under 16 in 1982. Formal not guilty verdicts were recorded. Two other charges alleging Smith had 17 child pornography magazines containing indecent photos of children and distributing and showing them were left on the file.

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  1. Troyhand said:

    http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/field-brian.htm
    Brian FIELD
    Real name: Brian Lull

    Classification: Murderer
    Characteristics: Paedophile – Rape
    Number of victims: 1 +
    Date of murder: April 23, 1968
    Date of arrest: 2001 (33 years later)
    Date of birth: 1937
    Victim profile: Roy Tutill (male, 14)
    Method of murder: Strangulation
    Location: Mickleham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
    Status: Sentenced to life in prison, 2001

    Man jailed for 1968 schoolboy murder

    BBC News

    November 15, 2001

    A 65-year-old farm labourer from the Midlands has been jailed for life for the murder, 33 years ago, of schoolboy Roy Tutill.

    The 14-year-old was abducted, raped and strangled in 1968 as he hitch-hiked to his Surrey home from school so he could save his bus fare to pay for a new bicycle.

    Divorced Brian Field, from Solihull, West Midlands, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to the 33-year-old murder – thought to be the longest period between a crime being committed and solved.

    Police believe Field may be responsible for other murders and police forces around the country are expected to examine dozens of cases of missing children and hundreds of unsolved sex attacks.

    Jailing grey-haired Field, Judge Gerald Gordon told him that he had killed a “normal, happy, healthy boy” and that the evidence against him had been “overwhelming”.

    After satisfying his desires and hiding the body in his car boot, Field had returned to his wife and newborn baby.

    The judge said: “These acts and their consequences must have haunted his parents for the rest of their lives and the rest of the family must still suffer from what you did.

    “When you strangled him, I have no doubt you sought to destroy the sole source of evidence against you.

    “Thirty three years later, you have been proved wrong.”

    Killed in ‘panic’

    The judge warned that advances in scientific detection techniques “should stand as a warning that there is no hiding place for sexual and violent criminals”.

    Wendy Joseph QC, told the court that tests had shown Roy had been strangled from behind with a rope and had been sexually assaulted.

    She said: “He described the boy convulsing, gasping for air and said he carried on until Roy suddenly went lifeless.”

    Adrian Fulford QC, defending, said Field had told police he killed the boy “as a result of panic”.

    Field had lived with a “terrible, corrosive and all-consuming secret” over the years, he said.

    DNA speck

    Field, a loner with previous convictions for attacking boys, is believed by detectives to have been one of Britain’s most dangerous paedophiles.

    He was trapped only after a tiny speck of DNA was matched to him when he was stopped by police for drink-driving in the Midlands.

    Field killed Roy to “eradicate a witness” and police fear other boys may have met the same fate.

    West Midlands Police in particular are believed to be looking at unexplained deaths or disappearances in the area.

    Other cases

    Among them are the mysterious disappearances of David Spencer, 13, and Patrick Warren, 11, who were last seen in Chelmsley Wood, near Field’s home, on Boxing Day 1996.

    It was thought they had run away.

    They are also understood to be reopening the inquiry into the death of 15-year-old Mark Billington found hanged from a tree seven miles from his home.

    His parents always maintained he had probably been attacked by a man who murdered him.

    The murder of Roy Tutill remained Surrey’s only unsolved child murder until Field’s arrest in February this year.

    The Kingston Grammar School pupil, known to his friends as Tutts, went missing after leaving the school on April 23 1968 at 3.30pm.

    He boarded a bus with friends for the start of his 15-mile journey home – but hitch-hiked after a few miles as he was saving towards a new bicycle.

    He was last seen trying to stop a car in Chessington, close to his home in the village of Brockham Green, near Dorking, Surrey.

    Stored body

    His body was discovered nearby in a copse at the entrance to the late press baron Lord Beaverbrook’s estate at Mickleham, Surrey, three days later.

    His clothing, including his red and grey striped school blazer, were found folded across his body.

    After his arrest, Field confessed to killing Roy with a rope and keeping the body in the boot of his white Mini car before dumping it.

    He moved from Surrey shortly afterwards and travelled around Britain as a farm machine repair man.

    Detective Chief Superintendent David Cook said outside the court: “By his plea of guilty, Brian Field has publicly admitted that he is a very dangerous person.

    “When you take into account his previous criminal history, it leaves you in no doubt what a danger he poses to society and in particular, to young boys.”

    Police appealed for any other possible victims over the last 30-odd years to come forward.

    West Midlands police said that its officers had liaised with their counterparts in Surrey.

    A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We have been liaising with colleagues at Surrey Constabulary and we will be examining the possibility of links between Field and other uncleared matters.

    “One such matter is the death of Mark Billington, which is now being reinvestigated.

    “We are open-minded about the disappearance of Patrick Warren and David Spencer, but this remains a missing persons inquiry.”

  2. Troyhand said:

    http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=justice_fulford_1

    Profile: Adrian Fulford

    Adrian Fulford was a participant or observer in the following events:

    July 9, 2007: ’Copycat’ London Bombers Found Guilty

    Four men are found guilty of plotting to bomb London’s transport network on 21 July, 2005, two weeks after the 7/7 bombings (see July 21, 2005). After a six-month trial, the jury unanimously convicts Muktar Ibrahim, Yassin Omar, Ramzi Mohammed, and Hussain Osman, of conspiracy to murder. The four are sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum sentence of 40 years. Evidence included thousands of hours of CCTV film, as well as a suicide note left by Mohammed for his girlfriend and two children asking them to “rejoice in happiness.” The men had also been monitored attending a militant training camp in the Lake District in 2004 (see May 2-August 2004). No verdict is reached for two other men accused of being members of the conspiracy. The men, Adel Yahya and Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, face a retrial. [BBC, 7/10/2007] Asiedu is said to have been the fifth bomber who abandoned his bomb at the last minute. He says he went along with the plot because he feared being killed by the others. Yahya is not accused of directly taking part in the attempted bombings, but is charged with assisting the others, for example by buying some of the bomb-making materials. [BBC, 7/11/2007] Shortly before the retrial is to begin, Asiedu pleads guilty and is sentenced to 33 years in prison, while Yahya pleads guilty to a lesser charge of possessing terrorist information and is sentenced to seven years in prison. [London Times, 11/5/2007; Daily Telegraph, 11/21/2007] The defendants claim that the bombs were fakes and that the plot was a protest against the war in Iraq. Prosecutor Nigel Sweeney tells the jury that the plot “had been in existence long before the events of July 7” and was not a “hastily-arranged copycat” operation. Responding to the defense, Sweeney says: “The failure of those bombs to explode owed nothing to the intention of these defendants, rather it was simply the good fortune of the traveling public that day that they were spared.” [BBC, 7/10/2007] The judge, Justice Adrian Fulford, also dismisses the suggestion that the men did not intend to cause carnage. He says, “This was a viable and a very nearly successful attempt at mass murder.” [BBC, 7/11/2007]

  3. Troyhand said:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1364949/Killer-stabbed-sunbathing-girl-16-in-random-attack.html
    Telegraph – 11 Dec 2001
    Killer stabbed sunbathing girl, 16, in random attack

    A MAN who killed a 16-year-old girl as she sunbathed in a city centre plaza was ordered to be detained indefinitely yesterday.

    Inderjit Kainth, 44, carried a kitchen knife with him for a month because he believed that the only way to save himself from “agents” of Birmingham Education Authority was to kill a woman.

    Birmingham Crown Court heard that Kainth at first thought that he had to kill a policewoman and was seen several times loitering outside the police training college in Edgbaston. He was scared off by a resident who believed he was going to burgle his home.

    The unemployed electrician spent the next month carrying a knife hidden in a sheath made out of a shampoo bottle and wrapped in a black bin liner in his pocket, looking for a victim.

    At 1pm on May 12, one of the hottest days of the year, Rosie Ross and a friend had been shopping and decided to take a break in Birmingham’s Centenary Square, which was packed with shoppers and sunbathers.

    She was lying on a wall when Kainth, looking “oddly out of place” in a leather jacket, sat next to her before plunging the knife – which he later described as his “dagger of revenge” – into her stomach.

    Kainth fled, pursued by three boys who caught him after he threw the knife into a canal. Two off-duty doctors tried to help Rosie, but she died later that afternoon in hospital. A few days later her parents Sean, 42, and Karen, 40, from Aldridge, West Midlands, found their daughter’s will, which said that she was “in paradise” and urged them not to be upset.

    Yesterday, Birmingham Crown Court heard that Kainth, 44, an “obsessive” marathon runner who had competed in more than 150 races, was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. The father of five admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

    The court heard he had been suffering from the mental illness since the mid-1980s, when he visited North America to trace a girl he had been obsessed with at school.

    Kainth told psychiatrists that he would win the girl back if he killed a woman. After killing Rosie, the court heard he was “calm, somewhat relieved”.

    Sending Kainth to a maximum security hospital, Mr Justice Eady said Kainth was, and was likely to remain, a serious danger to the public.

    Adrian Fulford, defending, said Kainth had since expressed regret for his actions. “His lack of remorse at the time, we hope, is understood in this context.”

    Last night, Mr and Mrs Ross said: “She always will be our beautiful daughter and sister to Alex. This time last year, we were preparing for Christmas, buying presents for Rosie and Alex. This Christmas, we are lighting candles in memory of our daughter.”

  4. Troyhand said:

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1955&dat=20050423&id=j34xAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QKMFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4514,4531089
    Reading Eagle – 23 April 2005
    British shoe-bomb conspirator sentenced to 13 years in prison

    Saajid Badat admits plotting with Richard Reid to blow up jetliners. Reid failed in his affort to destroy an aircraft. Badat never bought a ticket for his flight.

    LONDON – A British judge sentenced a Muslim scholar to 13 years in prison Friday after he admitted conspiring with shoebomber Richard Reid to blow up a trans-Atlantic jetliner in 2001.

    Judge Adrian Fulford said he beleived that Saajid Badat backed out of an alleged plot with Reid, who was subdued by passengers when he attempted to detonate a bomb in his shoe aboard an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami on Dec. 22, 2001, with 197 people on board…

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