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to suck it up and keep quiet about a mishandled CEOP investigation?

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Deedingle Thu 04-Jun-15 20:03:11

CEOP have had reason to send local sex offender unit police here with a search warrant.

It’s become very clear that they have no intent to carry out the investigation CEOP sent them for, and have gone for something random and much easier (us) that will make it look like they have instead. (using up a precious forensic outsource budget on from their POV random likelihood of success as well.)

It feels like it's a very serious allegation to make, and I’ve been trying to convince myself that somehow I haven’t seen what I’ve seen happen, that I’m mistaken or confused, but it’s there all day, every day, and most of the night, and it isn’t getting better and won’t go away. I feel so sick.
I know what I’ve seen and I know what it means, I just want to be wrong.

The police know that while he’d be difficult to catch, a potential paedophile who if it’s who we think, will have future access to vulnerable children, is left undetected. Paperwork will make it appear an investigation took place and uncovered no wrong doing.

But there hasn’t been anything you could honestly call a proper investigation into the crime they say was reported, or use of warrant. (they didn’t bother searching even letting us the new ‘suspects’ choose/tell them what computers and phones to take for investigation or not, which I’m grateful for but shocked at.)

I’m left wondering how many other situations similar to this are happening. My faith in modern CP which I thought had got better, is completely shattered.

We're not criminals but I’m so scared that if we make a fuss they might claim to find something to shut us up, or make our lives even more miserable.

Sucking it up and keeping schtum seems safest, but I’m sick to my stomach and don’t know which way to turn. Would you put protecting your family first, or speak out?

woowoo22 Thu 04-Jun-15 20:06:03

I don't understand. They came to investigate a neighbour but investigated you?

WhataMistakeaToMakea Thu 04-Jun-15 20:07:06

Sorry I don't understand. Are you suspected of a crime being investigated by ceop?

Deedingle Thu 04-Jun-15 20:10:05

Not quite. They came to look for someone unknown but with evidence against in effectively an HMO and went for us acknowledging no evidence connecting us, instead.

Finola1step Thu 04-Jun-15 20:11:24

I'm very confused. Is this to do with your workplace?

Altinkum Thu 04-Jun-15 20:11:27

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EeyoresTail Thu 04-Jun-15 20:11:49

So a previous occupier where you live?

Deedingle Thu 04-Jun-15 20:11:59

Whata, again not quite. Someone is, and they can't easily get them and are randomly investigating us (but no one else here) to see if we might have done anything similar.

BabyMurloc Thu 04-Jun-15 20:12:02

Sorry this doesn't make sense. They were supposed to be investigating someone else but decided to investigate you? On what grounds? Surely you can't have a crime reported then just decide to investigate someone entirely different? I really don't understand your post OP I'm sorry.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 04-Jun-15 20:12:54

So you're saying that someone in your property (HMO) is doing something dodgy online but because the IP address isn't incredibly specific they are looking at ALL computers in the property.

That makes sense.

Icimoi Thu 04-Jun-15 20:13:03

OP, I don't think that last post has come out right. Could you check? What's an HMO?

AyeAmarok Thu 04-Jun-15 20:13:36

Do you mean you live with a paedophile, but they botched the investigation, you know they botched it, but you can't say anything in case you get in trouble if they look into it properly?

Icimoi Thu 04-Jun-15 20:13:51

Sorry, I meant the post at 20.10.

Mushypeasandchipstogo Thu 04-Jun-15 20:14:40

Sorry don't understand your post at all. Also I may be daft but don't understand all those initials!

Altinkum Thu 04-Jun-15 20:15:27

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Deedingle Thu 04-Jun-15 20:16:32

We're equivalence of an HMO with one IP address.
Up to eight possible suspects for the origenal crime which they have evidence to link someone with, one highly likely with few ties but moved on.
We are related to the the IP address holder and were the only one's in at the time. The evidence doesn't link to us, so they're randomly investigating us.

Altinkum Thu 04-Jun-15 20:17:06

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drbonnieblossman Thu 04-Jun-15 20:17:08

HMO = house of multiple occupation

OP you sound in a state but slow down and explain what's happened.

Deedingle Thu 04-Jun-15 20:18:37

Laurie, no they should be, but aren't. Then it would make sense for us too.

I'm sorry I obviously haven't made things clear, I'm very upset.

pluCaChange Thu 04-Jun-15 20:19:55

HMO is House in Multiple Occupation, which is why LaurieFairyCake was talking about confusion in IP addresses.

OP, are you afraid one of your neighbours will go for you if you point the CEOPS in the right direction? Is the offender using your wireless (or are you using the offender's)?

Mushypeasandchipstogo Thu 04-Jun-15 20:20:31


Deedingle Thu 04-Jun-15 20:20:32

Aye, no. I want them to go after any paedophile whoever it is. They aren't.

purplemeggie Thu 04-Jun-15 20:21:15

CEOP = Child Exploitation and Online Protection - it's part of the National Crime Agency.
HMO +House of Multiple Occupation. Not sure about POV.

If I'm understanding the OP correctly, the police had evidence that another occupant of their building was committing online crimes, but on arrival at the property, only the OP (and their partner?) were there, so rather than investigate further, the police simply looked at the OP and their phones/computers. Is that right?

CustardLover Thu 04-Jun-15 20:22:16

And POV = point of view?

Mushypeasandchipstogo Thu 04-Jun-15 20:22:42

Thanks Purple.

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