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Thursday, 1 October 2020

'You act like you're 18 around me… I love that': The sickening texts a paedophile tradie, 36, sent to a 13-year-old girl he raped – as he's jailed for just TWO years

 

  • Craig Beck, 36, sexually abused a vulnerable 13-year-old girl in Victoria
  • He also bombarded the minor with more than 2500 lewd calls and texts
  • When questioned by police, the tradesman described her as 'clingy'

A paedophile who raped a 13-year-old girl and bombarded her with more than 2500 lewd calls and texts has been jailed for just two years.

Tradesman Craig Beck, 36, arranged secret meetings at the girl's school in Victoria and once took her to a logging plantation for sex.

He also bought her a phone and said their sexual encounters in the Gippsland region, north of Melbourne, would be 'their little secret.'  

Twisted paedophile Craig Beck bombarded the minor with over 2500 texts, some very lewd in nature

 Twisted paedophile Craig Beck bombarded the minor with over 2500 texts, some very lewd in nature

Craig Beck was sentenced to two years jail in the Victorian County Court on Thursday (stock image)

Craig Beck was sentenced to two years jail in the Victorian County Court on Thursday (stock image)

Beck was jailed in Victoria's County Court on Thursday for two years and must serve at least 12 months before he can be considered for parole.

Beck began sending the girl sexual text messages, including asking her what bra and underwear she was wearing, in August of 2019.

He sent her pictures of his genitals and also went to the girl's school during class breaks where he molested her.

'You act like you're 18 around me ... I love that,' Beck said in one text message.

Another read: 'I want you so bad'.

Phone records showed Beck communicated with her 2567 times between August and November in 2019.

When questioned by police, Beck responded by saying the girl had been 'clingy' and was actually the one pursuing him.

Craig Beck groomed a 13-year-old girl for sex in the Gippsland region, north of Melbourne (stock image)

Craig Beck groomed a 13-year-old girl for sex in the Gippsland region, north of Melbourne (stock image)

At one of their illegal trysts at the logging plantation, Beck, who is obese, told the minor he 'hadn't brought her there for the view' and that he 'needed and wanted her'.

He ended up pleading guilty to sexual assaulting and sexual penetrating a child under the age of 16. He also admitted using a carriage service to transmit indecent communications with a child under 16.

Beck must complete a two-year community correction order once he gets out of prison and is a registered sex offender for life.

Queen's former footman turned landlord, 51, who was found with a stash of child sex images is spared community service to make sure his village pub stays open because judge 'doesn't want to upset his business'

 

  • Christian Diamant was addicted to chatting with gay men to discuss and watch child sex abuse
  • Police say the three videos and one picture 'were of the worst category of abuse '
  • Diamant told Canterbury Crown Court he did not have sexual interest in children

A former footman to the Queen turned publican found with a stash of child sex images was spared community service to make sure his village pub stayed open.

Christian Diamant was not given unpaid work by a judge who said he had 'no desire to upset his business'.

The 51-year-old, who owns the White Horse Inn in Bridge, near Canterbury, Kent, admitted three charges of having indecent pictures and videos of children on his iPhone.

Christian Diamant (pictured) a former footman to the Queen found with a stash of child sex images was spared community service so he could continue to run the White Horse Inn in Bridge, near Canterbury, Kent

Christian Diamant (pictured) a former footman to the Queen found with a stash of child sex images was spared community service so he could continue to run the White Horse Inn in Bridge, near Canterbury, Kent

He was found to have 28 indecent pictures and three videos of children when arrested by police in January.

Diamant served as a footman to the Queen at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and was also an under-butler for the Queen, serving at state visits and the wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, in 1999.

But when Diamant appeared for sentencing at Canterbury Crown Court the judge was told he did not have a sexual interest in children and sentenced him to a community rehabilitation order.

The court heard the pub owner admitted having an addiction to chatting with gay men on Grindr and sometimes having video calls and chats online to discuss and watch child sex abuse.

Of the indecent content, the videos and one still picture were of the worst category of abuse, police said.

But his defence solicitor stressed Diamant 'did not have a sexual interest in children' and never shared the content with others.

Diamant was made the subject of a two-year community rehabilitation order with a condition that he attends a sex offenders programme.

He was also made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order which includes restrictions on his use of the internet for the next five years.

Diamant has been allowed to continue to run his pub the White Horse Inn in Bridge, (pictured) near Canterbury, Kent, because the judge said he had 'no desire to upset his business'

Diamant has been allowed to continue to run his pub the White Horse Inn in Bridge, (pictured) near Canterbury, Kent, because the judge said he had 'no desire to upset his business'

The judge, Recorder Stuart Trimmer QC, said Diamant's offending was something he 'slipped into', but that he shows desire to get back on track.

He said: 'You have shown you are deeply ashamed and desperate to address the causes of your offending.

'You've demonstrated steps to address the offending and accepted what you have done. This sentence is to ensure you escape this and do not fall again.'

Recorder Trimmer said he had 'no desire' to order Diamant carry out unpaid work as it would upset his current business at the White Horse.

He took over the White Horse last year, describing himself as a 'fun, flamboyant' pub owner.

When approached for comment after his conviction, he said: 'The judge made his judgement and was sympathetic to me trying to move forward and to protect jobs.'

Incredible moment dog 'catches' tipsy owner as she stumbles and guides her safely onto her bed

 

  • Jax, a two-year-old golden retriever, saved his tipsy owner from taking a tumble 
  • Hannah Quintus, 22, from Iowa was falling when Jax steadied her with two paws
  • Incredible footage of the clever dog has been viewed three million times online

A dog really is a man, or a woman's, best friend. 

Jax, a two-year-old golden retriever, saved his owner from taking a tumble after she came home tipsy after a night out.

Hannah Quintus, 22, from Eagle Grove, Iowa, was heading to bed after a few drinks when she became unsteady on her feet.

Her observant dog Jax jumped up and steadied her with his two front paws, guiding her safely to the bed.    

A video camera in the room recorded the incredible footage and after some deliberation Hannah decided to share it online. 

The black-and-white footage shows Hannah removing some toys from her bed looking a little unsteady on her feet.

Jax attentively watches her with his tail wagging until he sees his owner swaying off balance.

Jax, a two-year-old golden retriever, saved his tipsy owner Hannah Quintus, 22, from taking a tumble after a night out by putting his two paws on her chest as she sways unsteadily

Jax, a two-year-old golden retriever, saved his tipsy owner Hannah Quintus, 22, from taking a tumble after a night out by putting his two paws on her chest as she sways unsteadily

Just before she topples over, he jumps up on his back legs, putting his two front paws on her chest to steady her.

He then helps Hannah to steady herself and sat her down safely on the bed. 

Hannah said: 'Looking back at the footage I was kind of embarrassed but I just thought it was really amazing and funny.

'I've had Jax since he was seven weeks old and he's the best thing that has ever happened to me.'

He stops her from falling and helps Hannah to steady herself and then guides her safely to her bed. The video has been viewed three million times on TikTok

He stops her from falling and helps Hannah to steady herself and then guides her safely to her bed. The video has been viewed three million times on TikTok

Speaking to the Daily Star Hannah said that she has a very close bond with her dog Jax who is very tactile. 

She said he 'loves to be held and he constantly has to be touching somebody'.  

Hannah posted the video to TikTok on April 3, with the caption: 'When you've had too many drinks and your dog saves you.'  

The video has been viewed more than three million times with viewers reacting enthusiastically in the comments.  

One person commented on Jax's caring abilities, writing: 'He would make a really good service dog.'

Another dog-lover wrote:  'We don't deserve dogs, they are so compassionate'.

Superhero dog Jax, 2, has been with his owner Hannah since he was seven weeks old and she says he 'loves to be held and he constantly has to be touching somebody'.

Superhero dog Jax, 2, has been with his owner Hannah since he was seven weeks old and she says he 'loves to be held and he constantly has to be touching somebody'.

Dumbos of the dump: Heart-breaking images show elephant herd eating garbage at Sri Lankan refuse facility - where they accidentally consume plastic while foraging for food

 

  • Wild elephants have been photographed eating rubbish at a dump encroaching on their habitat in Oluvil
  • The herd of 25 to 30 animals have been forced to forage for food at the dump which poses risks to their health
  • Microplastics and non-digestive polythene has been found in the waste and stomachs of the elephants 

Wild elephants in Sri Lanka have been found with plastic products and non-digestive polythene in their stomachs after eating rubbish at a dump encroaching on their habitat.

Heartbreaking images of the elephants foraging for food on a refuse facility in Oluvil were captured by Jaffna-based photographer Tharmaplan Tilaxan. 

The open garbage dump is nestled in the jungles of the eastern province and it poses hazards to the local elephant population, who accidentally eat microplastics in the waste. 

Wild elephants in Oluvil, Sri Lanka, have been found with plastic products and non-digestive polythene in their stomachs after eating rubbish at a dump encroaching on their habitat

Wild elephants in Oluvil, Sri Lanka, have been found with plastic products and non-digestive polythene in their stomachs after eating rubbish at a dump encroaching on their habitat

A herd of 25 to 30 wild elephants regularly visits the open garbage dump in search of food, posing risks to their health

A herd of 25 to 30 wild elephants regularly visits the open garbage dump in search of food, posing risks to their health

The elephants walk through the large dump, which has waste supplied by districts including Sammanthurai, Kalmunai, Karaitheevu, Ninthavur, Addalachchenai, Akkaraipattu and Alaiyadi Vembu

The elephants walk through the large dump, which has waste supplied by districts including Sammanthurai, Kalmunai, Karaitheevu, Ninthavur, Addalachchenai, Akkaraipattu and Alaiyadi Vembu

The open garbage dump is nestled in the jungles of the Eastern Province and poses hazards to the local elephant population, who accidentally eat microplastics in the waste

The open garbage dump is nestled in the jungles of the Eastern Province and poses hazards to the local elephant population, who accidentally eat microplastics in the waste

Mr Tilaxan said: 'In the eastern province, a herd of wild elephants have picked up a peculiar and sad habit.

'Since of late, these elephants have been seen foraging for food in garbage dumps.'

The dump is close to the forest bordering the Ampara district and is thought to be the cause of the new unhealthy behaviour.

Waste from districts including Sammanthurai, Kalmunai, Karaitheevu, Ninthavur, Addalachchenai, Akkaraipattu and Alaiyadi Vembu is dumped there. 

An elephant looks out over the huge, open rubbish dump in search of food. The ground is littered with plastic bags and dangerous waste

An elephant looks out over the huge, open rubbish dump in search of food. The ground is littered with plastic bags and dangerous waste

Two elephants eat search for food in the dump, as scavenger birds join to pick off what is left. While there was a fence erected around the dump, it is now broken and unable to prevent the elephants from entering

Two elephants eat search for food in the dump, as scavenger birds join to pick off what is left. While there was a fence erected around the dump, it is now broken and unable to prevent the elephants from entering

A garbage dump situated near Ashraf Nagar close to the forest (pictured) bordering the Ampara district is considered the cause of the new unhealthy habit

A garbage dump situated near Ashraf Nagar close to the forest (pictured) bordering the Ampara district is considered the cause of the new unhealthy habit

With the enlarging of the dump, the forest is now covered with polythene bags, discarded plastics and other dangerous waste

With the enlarging of the dump, the forest is now covered with polythene bags, discarded plastics and other dangerous waste

The dump has slowly encroached on the adjacent forest, becoming easily accessible to the elephants. 

While there was a fence erected around the dump, it is now broken and unable to prevent them from entering. 

Since the dump has been enlarged, the forest has become covered with polythene bags, discarded plastics and other garbage.

Large quantities of undigested pollutants have been found in the excretion of the wild animals. 

The herd of of 25 to 30 elephants now accustomed to feeding so close to human habitat have also begun to invade nearby paddy fields and villages seeking more food

The herd of of 25 to 30 elephants now accustomed to feeding so close to human habitat have also begun to invade nearby paddy fields and villages seeking more food

Three Oluvil elephants stand next to each other in their natural jungle habitat. The dump has slowly encroached on the adjacent forest, becoming easily accessible to the elephants

Three Oluvil elephants stand next to each other in their natural jungle habitat. The dump has slowly encroached on the adjacent forest, becoming easily accessible to the elephants

Large quantities of undigested pollutants have been found in the excretion of the wild animals. Elephant postmortems have shown plastic products and non-digestive polythene in their stomachs

Large quantities of undigested pollutants have been found in the excretion of the wild animals. Elephant postmortems have shown plastic products and non-digestive polythene in their stomachs

Waste from districts including Sammanthurai, Kalmunai, Karaitheevu, Ninthavur, Addalachchenai, Akkaraipattu and Alaiyadi Vembu is dumped there

Waste from districts including Sammanthurai, Kalmunai, Karaitheevu, Ninthavur, Addalachchenai, Akkaraipattu and Alaiyadi Vembu is dumped there

Elephant postmortems have shown plastic products and non-digestive polythene in their stomachs. 

The herd of of 25 to 30 elephants now accustomed to feeding so close to human habitat have also begun to invade nearby paddy fields and villages seeking more food, adding more tension to the already fraught relationship between villagers and the wild animals. 

Despite a number of roundtable discussions with authorities that arrived at many solutions — including the construction of a reinforced fence around the garbage dump — no action has been taken to prevent the wild elephants of Oluvil from entering the urban areas in search of food, predominantly in garbage dumps. 

Elephants normally travel over 19 miles (30 kilometres) per day and seed up to 3500 new trees a day.