A Global Paedophile Ring Busted from Australia*
A 10-month operation by an Australian police anti-paedophile taskforce put an end to a global ‘dark net’ of child abusers that had 45,000 members. An Australian administering a paedophile ‘bulletin board’ was sentenced to 35 years in jail for child abuse.
Queensland’s Taskforce Argos targeting child abuse disclosed a clandestine paedophile ring, saving potentially hundreds of children from sexual exploitation, reports the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Members of the ring residing in Australia, Europe, United Kingdom and the US ranked inside the network in accordance with the quantity and originality of materials they uploaded for common use inside the site. The name of the network, using encryption software to hide identities and mask people’s browsing history, has not been publicly disclosed by a South Australian District Court.
Investigation of a global child abuse led Argos to Australian national ringleader, who turned out to be Families SA (South Australia) employee Shannon McCoole from Adelaide. He was childcare worker with the agency from 2011 to 2014.
McCoole was busted thanks to the unusual ‘hiya’ greeting he used on the web, which led to police finding a Facebook page with a photograph of a Volkswagen four-wheel drive utility with a visible registration plate, which in turn led them to McCoole.
“He was a 32-year-old male. Lived alone, no real relationship or no recent partners from what we’ve gathered,” the ABC cited Detective Brevet Sergeant Stephen Hegarty of SA’s Sex Crimes Investigation Branch. And the man “immersed himself in child-related work” as well.
After four days of surveillance police knocked at McCoole’s door and arrested the suspect. The jackpot was found on his computer, which stored over 50,000 child porn images.
Metadata on McCoole’s camera was also used as evidence, as well as a freckle on his finger which matched one of the child abuse images discovered by Danish police in May last year that initiated the actual criminal proceedings in Australia.
Once McCoole was taken out of the game, police officers replaced the administrator in the paedophile ring and began the second stage of the operation, working 24-hours a day to expose as many paedophiles around the world as possible.
“Phase two was to take over the network, assume control of the network, try to identify as many of the key administrators as we could and remove them,” Detective Inspector Jon Rouse told ABC.
“This wasn’t an 8am-4pm, Monday-to-Friday operation. Even when the guys knocked off work we were all communicating outside work,” Rouse said.
“Ultimately, you had a child sex offender network that was being administered by police,” he added, stressing that the first thing done was closing membership of the board.
This stage lasted for whole 10 months and resulted in identification of paedophiles in at least three Australian states, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, together with criminals in other countries.
“US, Europe, United Kingdom. [It was] global,” Rouse said.
“This required us engaging with those targets in real time while law enforcement went through doors. [There were] time zone challenges, but good work by authorities across the world,” the ABC cited Rouse.
In August 2015, Shannon McCoole was proven to have sexually abused at least seven children in his care, aged between 18 months and three years, taking pictures and sharing them over the web.
McCoole pleaded guilty to 20 state and commonwealth charges relating to sex with children and child pornography, and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Initially Judge Paul Rice, who described McCoole as having “no moral compass” and being “evil and depraved,” had set a 65-year punishment. McCoole’s non-parole period has been set at 28 years.
The court heard McCoole, who reportedly came from a good family, told the court it was “hard to explain or understand how I committed these crimes.”
“I have researched why the hell I am the way I am and I just don’t know,” McCoole told the court, adding that he had never been sexually abused himself.
To avoid anything similar from ever happening again, certain measures have been implemented, Education Department Chief Executive Tony Harrison informed the ABC.
“We have tightened the recruitment and screening process for prospective staff and strengthened oversight of residential care facilities,” he said.
“Candidates for residential care positions now undergo a comprehensive psychological assessment process during recruitment, which includes a face-to-face interview with a registered psychologist.”
“The abuse was orchestrated by a former Whitlam Government Education Minister Kim Edward Beazley, a police commissioner, an Australian sporting icon, a Sydney University lecturer and a prominent screen actor.”
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Fiona Barnett‘s family, who had Nazi connections, moved to Australia. A 1951 marriage certificate records that Fiona’s grandmother Helena married a Nazi called Peter Holowczak in Australia. Peter Holowczak sexually assaulted Fiona from her earliest years until age 12.
Peter used to entertain young Fiona with stories about the ‘olden days’ in Poland when he killed Jews for a living in a death camp. Peter and Helena often took Fiona to be sexually abused by members of the Nazi community who had settled in an area south of Sydney which ran from the Sutherland Shire to Wollongong.
These Nazis “practised the mystery religion that underpinned Nazism.”
Peter and Helena Holowczak gave Fiona over to a national child sex trafficking ring when she was preschool age.
The ring included police officers, psychiatrists, biochemists, psychologists, actors, writers, politicians, university lecturers and medical doctors, including a local Engadine GP named Doctor Mark.
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This child trafficking ring also engaged in other crimes including gun and drug trafficking.
Fiona witnessed child sex trafficking between Sydney, Wollongong, Bathurst, and Canberra.
- Holsworthy military barracks;
- Regina Coeli Memorial Catholic church;
- St John’s College Catholic Chapel at Sydney University;
- The Caltex oil refinery in Kurnell;
- Garrawarra Cemetery;
- Bathurst City Hall;
… and in many of the national parks located between Sydney and Wollongong.
Fiona witnessed multiple acts of child abduction, drugging, child sexual assault, torture and murder.
Members of the paedophile ring were sexually aroused by necrophilia, bestiality and sadism.
The ring also contained a large number of female perpetrators.
At age of 15 years, Fiona witnessed the wife of an Engadine police officer lure a 15-year-old boy into her car at Cronulla Beach.
The boy was murdered.
At age eight years, Fiona suffocated while being abused. She lost consciousness and awoke in the Sutherland Hospital. A female nurse told her that her mother was present. It was not her mother. It was the Engadine policeman’s wife. Dr Mark got the hospital staff to release Fiona into his care.
In 1985, Fiona witnessed approximately 10 children raped and murdered in Bathurst, during the weekend of the Bathurst car race. Some of these children were victims of kidnappings. Other children were born unregistered so that they could be used as sex slaves.
“The abuse was orchestrated by a former Whitlam Government Education Minister Kim Beazley, a police commissioner, an Australian sporting icon, a Sydney University lecturer and a prominent screen actor.”
The prominent screen actor raped Fiona in front of a large crowd that included numerous priests and police. From the age of 16 years Fiona began disclosing the abuse to health professionals. None of them reported the allegations to the police.
Fiona feared reporting the abuse to the New South Wales police because policemen were among the perpetrators.
Fiona had witnessed people being tortured and murdered for disclosing – or for trying to leave – the paedophile ring.
After reading this in the Herald Sun (August 27, 2008) Fiona felt it would be safe to report her experiences to the New South Wales (NSW) police and be taken seriously.
Fiona contacted the NSW police and the detective in charge of the St Stanislaus, Bathurst case, Justin Hadley. Fiona briefly described to Hadley the crimes she had witnessed in 1985 in the Bathurst City Hall and he asked her to go to her local police station.
Tweed Heads police refused to take Fiona’s formal statement. They mocked her witness testimony, and sent her home. She never heard from them again about this matter.
Tor Nielsen had provided similar information to the NSW Police. Nielsen reported witnessing 60 children being raped in the same Bathurst location Fiona had named. Nielson also noted that St Stanislaus College has accommodated the NSW police during the Bathurst car races for many decades.
Tor Nielsen’s testimony was detailed on his website ‘The Catholic Cover-up’. The Catholic Church forced him to remove the site just prior to the announcement of the current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Blood tests revealed that Nielsen was drugged with a substance that induced psychosis. Nielsen alleges that the drugs were administered by corrupt NSW health practitioners. The NSW Director of Public Prosecutions dropped the charges against St Stanislaus’ staff and priests.
Multiple victims then came forward.
The authorities were forced to bring charges against certain St Stanislaus staff. However, Tor Nielsen’s lawyer mysteriously fell out of an 18-story window after Nielson publicly exposed the Bathurst paedophile ring.
Lawyer Frederick Jordon Chambers, a former St Stanislaus student, was due to testify at one of the College’s paedophile trials. Before he could appear, he was found dead.
Fiona wrote to the NSW police minister and to the NSW police commissioner. The police commissioner essentially dismissed her complaint. This is in spite of the fact that the testimony of Tor Nielsen and Fiona tallied with other reports of victims abused at Engadine BoysTown and Bathurst.
In her letters to the NSW police minister and commissioner, Fiona requested that her witness testimony be written down and supplied to the taskforce assigned to investigate the Engadine BoysTown paedophile ring.
In 2013, Fiona tried to contact Justin Hadley, the Bathurst detective in charge of the St Stanislaus operation.Hadley’s colleague told Fiona that it was too late for her information to be provided to police or to benefit the Bathurst victims. Fiona left a message for Hadley to contact her, but he never did.
Following Fiona’s publication of her first article regarding a northern NSW paedophile ring, she received several threats.
Wollongong City Council was referred to in the Wood Royal Commission investigation into the NSW Police Service. Two former Wollongong Lord Mayors, Tony Bevan and Frank Arkell, reportedly ran a paedophile ring in the 1960s to 1990s.The ring involved child sex trafficking between Wollongong and Sydney. This was the same child trafficking ring that Fiona witnessed as a child. Both mayors were ritually murdered.