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David Wilson pictured was identified as one of the UK’s most prolific abusers after pleading 96 sexual abuse crimes against 51 children, but police fears he may have targeted 5,000 children in the UK, Australia and America due to evidence unearthed on Facebook.
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- David Wilson pleads 96 sexual abuse crimes against 51 children worldwide
Targeted boys between 4 and 14 years old
Predator uses fake Facebook accounts to exchange sexually explicit images
He then blackmailed victims into sending images of extreme abuse to them.
Wilson of Norfolk has admitted to crimes, including intentionally causing or provoking boys to engage in sexual activity, and will face punishment on January 12.
A pedophile soccer coach posed as teenage girls online to persuade 51 boys to post inappropriate photos and footage.
Former youth team coach David Wilson, 36, persuaded victims between the ages of four and 14 to give the material before blackmailing them to post more extreme videos.
Using unregistered phones, Wilson from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, sent sexual images of young women online in exchange for their boys to send him videos and images. Wilson boosted his confidence before blackmailing his victims – and in some cases harassing his younger siblings or friends. Some children were suicidal because of the abuse.
The National Crime Agency, which has been investigating Wilson for two years, described him as one of the most prolific child sexual abuse offenders they have encountered.
However, investigators uncovered evidence that some 500 victims sent him pictures and Wilson communicated with at least 5,000 children in the UK and abroad. Even if some victims begged him to stop, he showed no mercy – and several child victims even admitted that they wanted to end their lives due to Wilson’s suffering.
Wilson appeared today at Ipswich Crown Court and pleaded with 96 crimes against 51 young children.
It took about 30 minutes for a court officer to read all the charges, and Wilson took turns admitting each of them in turn.
Blackmail between crimes committed between May 2016 and April 2020; deliberately encouraging or encouraging young men to engage in sexual activity; and deliberately causing children to view sexual images. Other accusations included deliberately facilitating the sexual abuse of children by posting pictures of these children.
The agency said Wilson, who will be convicted in January, is one of the most prolific child sexual abuse offenders the NCA has ever investigated.
In June and July 2017, Facebook identified 20 boys aged 12 to 15 who posted inappropriate images of themselves to an account that appears to belong to a 13-year-old girl.
The material was forwarded to the NCA for investigation by NCMEC – the US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – which received industry advice before disseminating it to law enforcement for research.
The NCA uncovered important evidence against Wilson, including the IP addresses used to commit crimes resolved in his home.
The agency also uncovered CCTV footage showing that it had purchased a top-up coupon for a phone number linked to one of their fake Facebook accounts.
When he was arrested in August 2017, the phone he used to commit some crimes was hidden in his bedroom.
He was released on bail for the investigation to continue.
The NCA uncovered the network of fake social media identities it used to commit crimes between November 2017 and January 2018, and it received dozens more referrals from NCMEC.
In total, Facebook materials generated 90 referrals from NCMEC to NCA.
The relevant evidential material contained more than 250,000 messages addressed to victims in the UK, Australia and America.
In April of this year, Wilson was indicted and arrested three times. He was charged with the remaining charges while in prison in August.
Tony Cook, head of child sexual abuse operations NCA, said: ‘David Wilson is a prolific criminal who in this case caused heartbreaking suffering to some children and their families.
She managed to gain the boys’ trust and used social media to use well-applied techniques to convince them that she was a young woman who truly took care of them.
He then manipulated or forced them to send pictures of themselves or other children he desired.
He knew that suffering victims were suffering, but he ignored any requests from them to stop until he got what he wanted from them.
Wilson hid the material posted by the children and used the threat of sharing them among friends to control them.
I commend the victims and their families for their courage in assisting the prosecutor and our investigators for demonstrating that Wilson was diligently and stubbornly responsible.
Wilson is an example of adult sex offenders who use the internet to conceal their true identity, using reasonable online contacts to abuse children.
We know that children are increasingly sharing their personal materials on social media sites.
‘I beg them to think carefully about their online interactions and be aware of the harm and long-term damage caused by manipulative criminals like Wilson.’
In the aftermath of the tragedy, police chiefs urged Facebook to reconsider its move towards end-to-end messaging encryption, which they said would allow predators like Wilson to be undetected.
Facebook Messenger is already protected with strong encryption that enables the company to detect images of grooming and known abuse.
It was Facebook’s first identification of Wilson’s accounts in June and July 2017 that provided the intelligence that initiated this investigation.
Content obtained from Facebook Messenger chats was also very important throughout the operation.
“There is a real risk that if this content were end-to-end encrypted, justice would not be done and Wilson would still harass the victims today.”
The NCA invites anyone who is a victim of a similar crime to report the matter to their local police or seek information and advice from the Thinkuknow website.
A Facebook spokesperson said: ‘There is no room for child abuse and grooming on our platforms.
Facebook has pioneered the industry in developing new ways to prevent, detect and respond to harassment, and we will continue to work with law enforcement to combat criminal activity.
End-to-end encryption is already the leading technology used by many services to keep people safe, and we will improve our abuse prevention capabilities in WhatsApp when we roll out our other messaging services.
For example, through a combination of cutting-edge technology and user reports, WhatsApp bans around 250,000 accounts every month that are suspected of sharing images of child abuse. ‘