CLICK HERE TO REPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT CORRUPTION (Provide as much information as possible: full names, descriptions, dates, times, activity, witnesses, etc.)

Telephone: 347-632-9775

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dirty Cop Used Facebook in Underage Sex Scam

A DIRTY cop used Facebook to urge underage girls to take part in threesomes and send him naked photos, a judge heard today.
The Herald Sun by Norrie Ross - April 11, 2012

Prosecutor Fiona Thompson said that during a year of online offending Senior Constable Paul Raeck, 34, bombarded seven victims with sexually explicit suggestions and continually asked some of the girls to have sex with him. Ms Thompson said the girls were aged between 13 and 15 and when they were interviewed by police they described Raeck as "creepy'' "gross'' and "weird'' and they were concerned when he suggested meetings. Raeck set up a fake Facebook page in the name of Zane Harrison, a good looking tradie in his late teens and his profile picture was taken from a male modelling agency on the internet. Ms. Thompson said Raeck hounded some of the girls with lewd suggestions and one said that whenever she logged on to her Facebook site he would immediately contact her. He told one 15-year-old victim she was "pretty hot and sexy'' , asked for a photo of her breasts, suggested a threesome with his 27-year-old mate and asked her to "go parking''. Raeck asked the girls to use a webcam to pose naked for him or flash their boobs and told them he was "getting horny'' and masturbating to their profile photos. Ms Thompson said the victims mainly ignored his requests and suggestions but one 13-year-old girl removed her jumper while he watched her on a webcam but then stopped when her mother entered the room. Raeck, who was stationed at Boronia police station, pleaded guilty in the County Court to three counts of using the internet to transmit indecent material to persons under 16, three counts of using the internet for sexual activity with persons under 16 and one count of using a mobile phone to procure a person under 16 for sexual activity. He has since resigned from Victoria Police. Ms Thompson said Raeck was caught after a Director of Police Integrity investigation which monitored his mobile phone and internet use. When police raided their home they found evidence of the Facebook conversations on a seized laptop. Defence counsel Carolene Gwynn said that when he was arrested it was a relief to her client and he told them "it's like a bloody addiction''. Ms Gwynn said Raeck had excellent prospects of rehabilitation and had shown extreme remorse for his actions. She said it was accepted by the Crown that Raeck never intended to meet the girls and it was in his favour that he never sent pornographic images to the girls or stored them on his computer. The plea hearing before Judge Richard Maidment is continuing.

No comments: