Feeds

Cyberstalker Pedo jailed for seven years

Subjected 17-year-old girl to online sickos

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

An obsessed man, Donald Ridley, has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail after he subjected a 17-year-old girl neighbour to online and offline perverts.

Ridley, 37, befriended the girl - after she had rejected his advances - by showing her how to use the Internet and set up Web sites. However, he then posted personal details, including her address, photos of her and an invitation (seemingly from her) to be raped and abused onto a site bearing her name. He also made sick allegations about the young girl on an Internet site that she freelanced for.

The upshot of this was a constant stream of disturbing emails from perverts - up to 30 a day - as well as some very unwelcome visitors to her house who expected "unbelievably foul sexual services". She was also sent a sperm sample. Eventually, the girl and her mother had to leave their home and set up elsewhere.

Donald's house was raided in December last year after he was named as the supplier of some child porn. There, the police found around 100 child porn pictures as well as the evidence that it was Donald who had posted the allegations against his neighbour. She says she was shocked when she found it who was behind the whole affair.

Judge Samuel Wiggs said what Ridley had done was "repulsive". "Knowing she suffered extreme ill health you sadistically got pleasure from her pain," he told him in court. He pleaded guilty to 25 Internet offences and one charge of possessing and distributing child porn.

The girl in question suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome. She is currently seeing a psychiatrist to get over her fear of answering the door or using a computer. Although she is 18 and can legally be named, she has asked her identity to be kept secret - something that no one seems to have a problem with. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.