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Church-going businesswoman who took part in paedophile ring

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This just disgusts me, those poor children!

A middle-aged businesswoman has been jailed for six years for her part in a paedophile ring that met on the internet and abused two children.


Church-going Monica McCanch, 55, linked up with school governor Archibald Wood and retail manager Steven Horton to subject a 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy to a catalogue of abuse that included rape.

They submitted the youngsters to a six-hour ordeal, forcing them to perform sex acts and to watch as the adults engaged in sex.


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I do wonder why the press insist on applying labels to these people like 'church going' in this case. Are they suggesting that because she went through the motions of being christian she is more guilty, or perhaps they are suggesting that church attending people should all be considered possible paedophiles, or do they just add these descriptors to pad out the article
 
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Maxi_77 said:
I do wonder why the press insist on applying labels to these people like 'church going' in this case. Are they suggesting that because she went through the motions of being christian she is more guilty, or perhaps they are suggesting that church attending people should all be considered possible paedophiles, or do they just add these descriptors to pad out the article

Probably because if the shite hits the fan and you get accused of a unlawful act[which at the moment means you are guilty until proven innocent, then if you are proven innocent you are still guilty thanks to the nagging shites]they always go on the side of the saintly church goer and not the "always in the pub disgusting" person.

We also have to look at "The net" once again the net is to blame. He/she is always on that computer. What dark deed is he /she doing on that thing.
 

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Hmm, I think they are trying to imply the opposite. The church, one assumes, teaches the difference between right and wrong, and the virtues of goodness and the sins of evil. So perhaps she should have known better?!

...like it makes a difference! A sex offender is a sex offender, be they tinker, tailor, soldier, church-goer.

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Defendents themselves often bring the matter up in pleading mitigation. It indicates that she accepts she did wrong, though it is somewhat difficult to square her professed beliefs with practice. Also it should be noted that according to the Home Office's own data (and affirmed by the Church of England) the prevalence of paedophilia appears to be significantly more common amongst regular church-goers than non-church goers. What the statistics do not address is the probability that sex offenders probably attend church to get closer to their potential targets, in, what is after all, a trusting environment. Similarly, with regard to Prison Statistics: most prisoners profess to be religious, but this may simply be a ploy to attract sympathy and early release. After all, it seems to always impress the Parole Board, and seems to be especially effective in the USA at garnering premature liberty.
 
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