Sickest of the sick: Dating website for PAEDOPHILES exposed by Mirror investigation
A Sunday Mirror investigation discovered Family4Love.com encourages male and female paedophiles to get together and raise their own little victims to rape and abuse
Family4Love.com encourages male and female paedophiles to get together and raise their own little victims to rape and abuse – sometimes from birth.
They share their sick experiences and swap images of incest and child sex before arranging a ‘date’ with a view to a quick ‘marriage’ from hell.
We sent an undercover reporter into the site, as a 30-year-old single female – and soon she was talking to a civil servant from the West Midlands.
Over several weeks he boasted online to her of his perversions – including repeated claims of raping a 13-year-old family member and attacks on minors he worked with at a US holiday camp.
He told her he wanted a woman to start a family with and that he “wouldn’t wait much longer than four or five years” to begin abusing their children.
He said what he wanted out of the relationship was “sex with children, teaching them, having a family and doing the same and exploring that and taking the kids and teaching them about their bodies and what to do without fear and embarrassment and training them… it’s simple as that”.
And when our girl agreed to meet him in a London park, the full depths of his depravity emerged.
The history enthusiast spoke of child sex with relish.
He said: “You have to have it. And you won’t be happy until you do. It’s like catnip.”
He said he only stopped abusing his family member because she moved overseas, but claimed he still had “access” to young girls, including a 12-year old girl in London.
The fat grinning paedophile boasted of his grooming skills and said he and the underage family member “had a very enjoyable two or three years together and it was great fun.
“I taught her well. You encourage and support and show them they’re loved – and then you get what you want.”
He dismissed laws on incest and the legal age of consent as arbitrary rules imposed by the Government.
“The law is an ass. Today half the ancestors of the European monarchy would be classed as paedophiles,” he said.
“If you look at William the Conqueror’s wife, I think she got married at the age of 10.”
The man also bragged about his Family4Love.com connections.
He said they included a woman whose 15-year-old daughter is being abused by her dad and a Swedish couple he claims regularly bring their children to London to “swap” with other paedophiles.
The pervert our reporter met is one of around 3,000 members on the Facebook-style site which has users from the USA, Britain and Europe.
It started in the USA but has recently seen a spike in British sign-ups with more than 100 joining the groups specifically for UK users.
On groups called UK Family Love and English Incest, men and women hint at their experiences of abusing children and their plans to do so in the future.
One user calling herself Katie, claims to be in her 20s and from Gloucester.
In the group called UK Family Love she wrote: “I joined F4L in the hope of meeting young guys that believe in family love as I do in the hope of meeting and hopefully starting a family together.”
Special language on the site tells other users when members are already having sexual relationships with other members – they are known as “active families” or “loving families”.
The site was investigated by the American Department for Homeland Security last year and a man was seized in a sting after allegedly trying to arrange an incestuous sexual tryst with what he believed to be a father and his two underage children.
A man was held following a series of explicit conversations on Family4Love about a planned sexual encounter with a 12-year-old boy, his 11-year-old sister and their father.
After his arrest the site closed briefly but was soon back online with a different host attracting more users.
Until three months ago only a handful were from Britain but the site’s popularity here is growing at a disturbing rate.
The sudden rise in UK numbers comes after a National Crime Agency report estimated 50,000 people are involved in downloading and sharing images of child abuse.
Worryingly, the agency’s director general Keith Bristow admitted: “We won’t be able to identify all of them and we won’t necessarily be able to bring all of them to justice.”
The pervert our girl met was certainly not worried about being caught.
He used a fake name on the site and also claimed to have signed up under a false foreign email address to throw British cops off his scent.
He said: “You’ve got 50-odd thousand people the police can’t keep an eye on because there are simply too many. And that’ll just be the tip of the iceberg.”
And he added chillingly: “It’s people trying to control other people and you can’t do it. What are you going to do when there are two million? Three million? Six…? And that’s the way it’s going.”
Over several weeks, our girl spoke to a further four men at length – one of whom claimed to be sexually active with his daughter and son from a broken marriage.
The man, who calls himself Lee on his profile, confessed he had joined the site to find a woman who – unlike his children’s mother – would be interested in becoming involved in the abuse of future children.
When asked what age he would start to abuse his offspring, he simply replied: “Birth”.
A 21-year-old man calling himself Charlie told our reporter he was from the Midlands and claimed he and his fiancée are currently trying for a baby to abuse.
He said: “I’m hoping for a girl but I will leave it until she is about seven to start her.”
Then he asked: “Do you have access to any young ones we could share?”
A couple using the names Abigail and Dave claim to be siblings.
They state on their profile that they live together with their own twin children and like incest. Another Brit user openly admits he is “a bi grandad who loves incest – dad/son, grandad/grandson and daughters and granddaughters”.
In the interests section of his profile, he simply states: “men, women, boys, girls”.
But many users want relationships through the site so they can have children to abuse One calling himself Bob said: “I would love to become part of someone’s family or find someone to start our own open family with.”
Under a 2012 amendment to the Obscene Publications Act, web chats and text conversations can be treated as illegal if they reference or incite criminal activity.
Yet as long as this site goes unmonitored by authorities the likelihood of intercepting abusers before they breed their own victims remains slim.
The Sunday Mirror first contacted Staffordshire Police on November 21 and handed over all of our evidence by the 26th.
They made their arrest on Wednesday.
Det Chief Insp Dave Giles said: “Acting on information received by the Sunday Mirror a 50-year-old man from South Staffordshire was arrested on Wednesday morning.
“He was interviewed by detectives before being released on bail while inquiries continue. Bail has been set and will be reviewed as the investigation progresses.
“It would be inappropriate for us to comment any further on the specifics of the investigation at this early stage. Our priority is to protect and safeguard victims, and gather evidence to support prosecutions.
“It is not appropriate for police to involve witnesses, or their associates, in policing operations as this could ultimately jeopardise a judicial process.”