Tia Sharpe case

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phantomnamechanger Tue 07-May-13 20:40:40

I had been wondering about this case ever since it first hit the headlines last year, as my DD is the same age as Tia
uk.news.yahoo.com/tia-sharp-hazell-took-photo-girls-body-163949011.html#R5Rq9Sd distressing details emerging of this case. poor child. I hope her killer gets a very very very long sentence. What a week, with this and the April Jones case. Sick, sick individuals.

Wannabestepfordwife Tue 07-May-13 21:49:41

Nothing has ever made me want to cry and be sick at the same time like the details of this case. Her poor parents having to hear all the revolting details no wonder her mum left in tears. I feel for the jury having to hear the details, I would find it impossible to be impartial.

fromparistoberlin Tue 07-May-13 22:03:25

yes another one who was acessing vile stuff on the net

Its just too upsetting

Footface Tue 07-May-13 22:09:55

It's really makes you wonder what is happening to the world. People argue that these things have always happened, it's just we hear more about it now. It's awful.

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thistlelicker Wed 08-May-13 11:31:47

They haven't found April yet have they :-( so sorry for these girls families

TheSlug Wed 08-May-13 11:56:42

it breaks my heart that April's family haven't been able to bury her sad

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Footface Wed 08-May-13 14:34:26

Had to be porn involved, always porn. I honestly don't know what to say.

April jones and Tia sharpe, but accused accessing porn and child abuse. It's makes you wonder if the Internet should be turned off for a bit

phantomnamechanger Wed 08-May-13 14:47:14

footface- I agree its about the readily accessible absolutely vile porn thats freely available and can be done in secret in your own home. It is terrifying. Abductions and murders are apparently no more common than they always were, but I do think more and more people access thsi sort of thing than ever could have in the past, simply because its so easily available. I also think it's something that SOME people move onto when they get bored of their regular porn and it's no longer exciting them (gross I know)

My vote is for an "opt in" internet porn restriction, so that the vast majority of family homes can be free of this filth

MrsSalvoMontalbano Wed 08-May-13 15:06:09

phantom yes! good idea

Footface Wed 08-May-13 15:35:25

The problem in my opinion that because its is so readily a available, 24/7 people become desensitised to it and as you say for some people they need to push boundaries further.
I also think its bigger than porn, it's a while attitude towards woman that we are objects to be used, abused and tossed away after we have served a propose. Gorno films encourage this type of behaviour, ( hostel 2) was shocking.

I think opting in is an option but I honestly think porn is so mainstream and accepted, and if you don't like it your a prude. I wonder how many people would chose to opt out.

Also money needs to be injected to accessing child abuse sites. I don't really understand how difficult it can be. Everything on the Internet is traceable surely. Do we as a society just not care enough for it to be a vote winner or is there just to many people doing it. Not sure what's worse

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KittenofDoom Thu 09-May-13 16:19:54

No, it's not normal, but such things have always happened.

Booyhoo Thu 09-May-13 16:35:03

at this level of abuse/frequency of occurences? where we have two cases in the uk currently being tried for sexual assault and murder of young girls and at the same time a case iunfolding in the US where 3 young girls/women were kidnapped and brutalised over a ten year time frame.

maybe it's just that it's all being reported at the same time but i'm actually so shocked taht we have 3 stories on the news about the same kind of thing all within the last few days. never mind all the arrests WRT the yewtree investigation. it just seems so much more than i've ever known. all i seem to hear on the news over the ast few weeks/months is of men (mostly) using children and young women to get their kicks.

what the fuck needs to happen for us to get a handle on this?

sorry. i'm getting angrier teh more i think about it.

Princesspond Thu 09-May-13 16:45:55

I said to my DH last night I feel really sorry for the people that have been called to jury service, the horrible details and pieces of evidence that they have to look at. I can barely read about it, to have to sit on those jurys - I can't imagine, so upsetting.

KittenofDoom Thu 09-May-13 17:54:07

It seems more because of the level of reporting. In the past you got a daily paper and the evening news, now there is 24 hour reporting and multiple TV and radio channels. I'm old enough to remember the Moors murders back in the 60s and there have always been cases of murder and abuse of children. It is a coincidence that the TS and AJ cases have come to trial simultaneously, the murders were in August and October respectively. The kidnapping of the US women seems to me a different kind of case, and I would say this is much rarer.

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RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 09-May-13 21:23:17

Hello

Please be careful not to speculate about the accused's guilt while the trial is ongoing. We're sure nobody on here would want to prejudice the outcome of the trial.

Hercule Thu 09-May-13 21:55:32

At the risk of sounding naive I don't fully understand the legislation surrounding what can be posted on the Internet. Are we really supposed to accept there is no legislation? Is that a philosophical point or logistical one? I cannot believe the horrific things which are available for anyone to view, surely these pictures, videos etc. ( kidnap, sexual torture) are incitement to violence and actual crime, especially in light of recent news events. Are we supposed to just sit back and accept that this stuff is out there?

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