Conspiring to rape via chatroom
December 1st, 2006

“Three men who had never met have been convicted of conspiring to rape a girl under 16, based on internet messages,”this BBC article says. “They hatched a plot to rape and allegedly murder a girl, making “chilling references to the Soham murders”, Southwark Crown Court heard. David Beavan, 42, of Bransgore, Hants, Alan Hedgcock, 41, of Twickenham, and Robert Mayers, 42, of Warrington, were all cleared of plotting murder. The trio, who will be sentenced next month, made their plans in a chatroom.The jury heard the three men communicated with each other over a free and reputable site which allows users to chat and exchange photographs”. Further,”the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said they believed it was the first case of its kind to appear before the courts”.

Men plotted online to rape girl

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