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Australian police probe surrogate boy abused by dads

By Sapa-AFP | Jul 03, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 29 ]

Australian police 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.

"None of these cases are very good," Queensland detective inspector Jon Rouse, who heads the taskforce which investigates online child exploitation and abuse, told AFP.

"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 with one of the men's sperm 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 "modelling shots". Further investigations unearthed chat logs between the couple and other child sex offenders.

When police raided the couples' home, while they were in the United States, they found enough material on laptops and other devices to ensure their arrest and the boy's removal 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.

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That's why these things ( gays and lesbians) must not be allowed to have children that's just bullshit.

Jul 03, 2013 10:29 | 0 replies

It confirms everything I have said on this site regarding those quasi-australoids. I have told you every so often that you must leave your heterosexual instinct alone. Now look what you have done to the poor boy. But then Australia is not known for harbouring venerable heterosexist or is it? It is a country built on the punishment of criminals. Australia is a living proof of the success of penal colonies. Ah, but your wife is beautiful.

Jul 03, 2013 12:1 | 0 replies

I think I'm pretty open minded,but this case right here, makes me agree with everyone. Gays and Lesbians should not be allowed to live with kids ever.

Jul 03, 2013 12:13 | 0 replies

DeCock111, you can dance and sidestep all you want. STRAIGHT males are the main abusers of children. YOUR kind. That's why you act out like this if another kind does the same. All the years you believed it is only reserved for your kind. And yes, you're right. Many, many,many,many cases are not reported. Of straight males abusing children. We've become so used to it that even if the man is caught, the newspapers don't carry the story. You should really go spend some time in an abused children's home and find out who abused them, gay or straight males. S!ck nonsense is making babies and abusing them, which is what MOSTLY straight males do.

IndigenousNconservative, so, you're a straight male. So, the largest group of child abusers are straight males. You should DEFNITELY not be allowed to have children because you fall in a very dangerous group.

Jul 03, 2013 12:16 | 0 replies

oldlady12

hah ahah.lol....I rest my case with you....
but there is a part of me that feels sorry for you...something is not right there...your ramblings make me wonder... however….

Jul 03, 2013 12:22 | 0 replies

@Mrazane
I dont get why gay people want children?!!! There is a very clear and simple process to beget children and you chose not to take that path, you have chosen to perverse nature so live with the consequences of that. This is really sick any form of abuse be it from gays or straight is just so wrong.
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What about straight people who DO want children but DO NOT want to engage in the "simple process to beget children". Should they be allowed to adopt?

Jul 03, 2013 12:23 | 0 replies

DeCock, you can rest, you can laugh, you can feel sorry...still doesn't change the fact that STRAIGHT males are the main child abusers the world over. You straight males are the largest threat to the safety of children all over this planet.

Jul 03, 2013 12:31 | 0 replies

This is really scary now, but of course what does one expect - this world is full of sick people. God help us!!

Jul 03, 2013 12:33 | 0 replies

Have Ausies run out of sheep? nxa.

Jul 03, 2013 12:40 | 0 replies

Sorry if I am rude, but I really wish to know. If a gay couple adopts a child, does the child call them both "Daddy" or is there a mother there? This has always confused me yazi..

These guys, I don't even want to speak about them, they acted as demons!!

Jul 03, 2013 12:47 | 0 replies

These are not 'gays', they are paediophiles.

Jul 03, 2013 12:50 | 0 replies