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Edinburgh teenager guilty of extorting £87,000 in chatline sting

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  1. PumpkinPie 17 Aug 2010, 6:40pm

    He became emotional in court when found guilty, shouting: “They are the paedophiles. These men say they are victims, why did they give me the money in the first place? Why is it me that’s sitting here and not them?”

    Ah, the lament of a “vigilante” being brought to justice is music to my ears. Sweet, sweet music. :D

    Pro-tips for all budding vigilantes:-
    -If you’ve tricked them into doing something, they’re not guilty.
    -If your vigilantism leads to you getting richer instead of people being arrested, you’re not doing it right, even by the extremely low standards of vigilantism.

    At the very least, people like him are good for a laugh. You know, when they’re not murdering, or assaulting, or extorting, or throwing bricks through the windows of pediatricians because they think “pediatrician” means “paedophile”. Haha, those crazy guys.

  2. Well, I truly think that this was a despicable and evil thing to do. His statement after he was found guilty shows that he has absolutely no remorse and no understanding. I have no sympathy for him at all.

  3. QUOTE He became emotional in court when found guilty, shouting: “They are the paedophiles. These men say they are victims, why did they give me the money in the first place? Why is it me that’s sitting here and not them?” UNQUOTE

    Because you extored money for two years and not once did you pass any information over to the police?

    It gets better…

    QUOTE His lawyer Fiona Cooper said her client had not been the one to lead the men into conversations about underage sex and said he saw himself as someone who was trying to prevent paedophilia UNQUOTE

    How can she say he was preventing paedophilia when all he was doing was extoring money? Not once did this person pass anything information over to the police.

    I hope they throw the book at him. Hard.

  4. The chap sounds disturbed. He might have been a victim of a peadophile, and is taking revenge. I hope he is not jailed, buit sent for therapy. Also, I hope the men in question are indeed, investigated.

  5. You hope that people are ‘investigated’ for being goaded into making impolitic statements about their desires or fantasies by a self-righteous criminal? Investigated for what, exactly? No crime has been committed, except by this guy, of course. He is certainly keen to appropriate the mantle of victimhood, I’ll grant you that, but there’s no reason why we should take his own self-image af face value.

  6. Sister Mary Clarance 19 Aug 2010, 5:50pm

    Blackmail is the vilest of crimes. If he thought these people were paedophiles he should have reported them to the police. I don’t believe for a second he did think they were, because I think he was too busy with thinking about himself and how to entrap his next victim.

    The misery this calculating little piece of sh1t must have caused is unthinkable. He stuck the knife in and twisted and twisted, bleeding the money out of victims blinded by fear.

    I have the utmost contempt for people like him that can inflict such cruelty on another human being, not in the heat of a moments rage, but in such a calm and carefully thought out way.

    I hope prison allows him to experience torture to the same degree he inflicted on others. I hope it is a living hell!!!!

  7. he/she/it is at it again on cam4, same person as the photos in teh daily record are the same as teh person on cam 4.

    http://www.cam4.com/c2cdsl

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