Matthew Falder admitted to 137 offenses relating to 48 people
One of the UK’s most prolific and dangerous pedophiles had blackmailed his victims into extremely degrading acts such as ‘licking toilet seats’ and eating ‘dog food’, before sharing the photos on the dark web a court has heard.
Pedophile Matthew Falder admitted to 137 offenses relating to 48 people, including the extortion of abusive images from his victims.
The court heard that he also e distributed images on the dark web hardcore’ websites.
The Cambridge degree scientist, who pursued his horrific acts for at least eight years without being caught, also encouraged a young person to rape a 4-year-old boy.
RT reports: Falder, 29, of Edgbaston, Birmingham, had racked up so many offences it took as long as 35 minutes for them to be read out in full. Prosecutors told the court how he targeted vulnerable individuals, including anorexic teenagers, by posing on the internet as a depressed female artist offering them money for images.
Opening the case, Ruona Iguyovwe said Falder got victims “to produce increasingly severe self-generated indecent images of themselves, the focus of these images being to humiliate and degrade the victims.”
The court heard that once he got hold of the first compromising material, he would then hold that against his victims to get more pictures out of them. Falder is also accused of blackmailing one of his victims to lick toilet seats and eat dog food.
The 29-year-old is alleged to have told one to “choose carefully,” or he would “send the images to everyone on Facebook associated with your school, and in letters to your parents and teachers, explaining with printouts of all the pictures that you will strip for money.”
The pedophile was tracked down and arrested at Birmingham University, where he was doing a postgraduate course, on June 21 last year.