Convicted paedophile running schools resource website

A man convicted of downloading indecent images of children ran a successful education resource website widely used here in Northern Ireland. Sparklebox is run by Samuel Kinge (formerly David Kinge) who was found guilty of making and possessing indecent images of children, including ‘abuse of babies’. He is reported to have been discovered with over 400 of these images. Samuel was sentenced on 8th January 2010 to one year in prison, of which he will serve 6 months, and restricted internet use for 15 years. He had previous similar offences. After the previous offence, he faked his own death using a social networking site (posting “Daniel Kinge died on November 18”) in order to change his name and reinvent himself.

I have reported this to the Minister for Education and yesterday tabled a question for urgent answer asking her to ensure that children in this region are not given material from this website.

  • Mark McGregor

    Conall,

    Based on the current status of the website and statement from West mercia Police and CEOPS what grounds for banning have you raised with the Minister?

    Or are you going to indulge in a bit of tabloid populism and scaremongering on the hill?

  • Carsons Cat

    Mark,
    Maybe he’s seen that episode of Brass Eye and they can actually come out through the computer screen at you!!

    Remember, its Nonse-Sense!

  • Skintown Lad

    why don’t they just monitor the content of the website?

  • Alan

    Surely this should be on a personal blog, rather than on Slugger. Do we end up with 108 MLA’s posting their staff’s latest constituency work for all to see ?

  • jtwo

    *paging Greg Carlin*

  • JaneJeffers

    ‘ang ‘im

  • Cynic2

    Perhaps SF will offer him counselling or the chance to move his website to Donegal while offering all the parents / children who have logged in advice to ‘just get over it and get on with your life’.

  • Mark McGregor

    Conall,

    Maybe an alteration to the title to add ‘was’ would help keep Slugger the right side of legal. Law agencies have made it clear the site is not currently run by anyone with such a conviction.

  • Rory Carr

    So! Conall would like us to know that he is opposed to the inclusion on the web of images portraying the sexual abuse of children.

    I am so glad to hear it. I wonder is this also SDLP policy and if so when it might have been adopted.

    Of course the question then arises as to what Conall’s and the SDLP’s position on the availability of such images might have been before the adoption of any such policy.

    Surely they weren’t then in favour of it?

  • JaneJeffers

    I believe that all known masturbators should be prevented from using websites to prevent the possibility that they abuse themselves.

  • claire

    Rory Carr

    What a mean-spirited, pathetic, sad, begruding person you have consistently shown yourself to be.

    You know perfectly well that there is no party in NI which would in any way support the display of images showing the sexual abuse of children.

    Have you nothing else in your sad life to do but patrol Slugger (and perhaps other sites) and to make snide remarks about the SDLP and its representatives?

    Maybe you should get a life and leave your bedsit in London (or wherever you are) occasionally.

  • Some other links to the story here

  • The problem with paedophiles, as Sinn Fein are discovering, is they find a way in, every time a door is locked to them they find another way.

    It is disgusting to find that yet another of these evil people has found a temporary way around the rules, but at least he has been found out and will be charged and stopped. If only we could be so sure of some others.

  • Cynic2

    “The problem with paedophiles”

    ….. and they network with people of a like disposition who share their evil little secrets …..just like politicians

  • Cynic2

    Yes they do, which is why all political parties must be fast and definite in their denunciation of these and all perverts.

    No one can be blamed for who joins a party. Blame will be attached if that party is seen to protect any perverts in their midst.

  • The Raven

    jtwo beat me to it. Wonder when Grieg will come a-runnin’…?

  • The Raven

    jtwo beat me to it. Wonder when Grieg will come a-runnin’…?

  • Rory Carr

    Oh dear! I seemed to have touched a nerve with Claire.

    I wonder how she knows that I have a little pied-a-terre in London. Is she one that has possibly been invited there once but never asked back I ask myself?

    Ah well, too late to make amends now I suppose, her enmity seems fixed in stone.

  • Reader

    Rory Carr: I wonder how she knows that I have a little pied-a-terre in London.
    You drop plenty of hints, and place plenty of topical and local references. So I doubt you have found a stalker!

  • granni trixie

    I feel that it gives an unfair advanatage to one party when an SDLP MLA posts on Slugger – and the posts are so inevitable. By and large Slugger is an MLA free area.

    (plus: looks to me that no women are delegated to lead debates on Slugger – more power inequalities or what?

  • Alias

    “I have reported this to the Minister for Education and yesterday tabled a question for urgent answer asking her to ensure that children in this region are not given material from this website.”

    And ask her to put an “Over 18” restriction on her own party’s website while you are at it.

  • Rory Carr

    “…all political parties must be fast and definite in their denunciation of these and all perverts.”

    Hear! Hear! Pippakin. And while we’re about it let’s have their position on cannibalism, human sacrifice, the burning of witches and throwing Christians to the lions. Without clear and forthright statements from the parties we will not be able to discern which politicians are opposed to such practices and which are in favour of them.

  • Hogan

    Conall

    I have to agree with Alan (comment 4).

    As a regular reader of your musings on O’Conall Street (and its just my opinion) i am of the view that you (or Mick) should re-consider your status as a contributor to slugger.

    If i want to read what an MLA has to say i will visit their site or blog. I don’t really expect to see it here on slugger.

    Issues of equality of access are obvious i.e. how many other MLAs have been invited by Mick to be contributors. I know David Ford is an occassional commentor but its not the same as having the freedom to start your own threads.

    in addition your thread is simply a constituency/public awareness matter. I think most people are confident you will do well as an MLA, but i don’t need threads on Slugger telling me how clever you’ve been to dig out an emotive issue in your first week.

    As an SDLP MLA i’m sure you’ll have no problem digging the equality language and hanging up the username and passwords.

    As i said… just my opinion… its up to you…(or Mick).

  • stiofain

    Agreed Hogan
    Is this an SDLP blog?

  • Reader

    I don’t have the least bit of a problem with an MLA being one of the bloggers on this site. The other commentators each have their point of view, and after all, an opinion piece is only as powerful as the argument, supporting detail, and presentation makes it.
    And, by the way, I hope Conall’s next article is better than this populist, scaremongering, nonsence.
    (I never did see that episode of Brass Eye. ‘Nonce-sense’ – brilliant)

  • I have no problem with the political affiliations of any blogger on this site.

    I am please when anyone goes exposes paedophiles and only wish everyone was so public spirited.

  • JaneJeffers

    I FOR ONE AM 100% AGAINST PAEDO SCUM AND WANT ALL THE MLAS THAT SUPPORT EM NAMED N SHAMED

  • Peter Fyfe

    Maybe he was inspired by the peodo dressed as a school.