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Pedophile Who Made Dad Rape Child Is Sentenced

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A British pedophile who forced a father to rape his own toddler has been sentenced.

Matthew Falder, 29, was sentenced to 32 years in prison and will only be eligible for parole in 2038 if he is deemed not dangerous, reports Sky News.

Falder admitted to committing 137 crimes over an eight-year period. These include encouraging rape, sexually exploiting children, blackmail, and voyeurism.

The research physicist and Cambridge University graduate committed all of his crimes online. He used his technological skills to hide behind over 70 false identities, blackmailing various victims into various lewd acts in a spree described by Judge Philip Parker QC as "a tale of ever-increasing depravity."

"In more than 30 years of law enforcement I've never come across an offender whose sole motivation was to inflict such profound anguish and pain," said Matt Sutton, a senior investigating officer at the UK's National Crime Agency, CNN reports. "Matthew Falder reveled in it. His primary motivation was for power and control, suffering and humiliation. Believing he had superior intellectual and computational abilities, he was confident he could outwit law enforcement."

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Birmingham Crown Court heard how Falder forced one father to rape and torture his 2-year-old son also made a young girl lick a toilet seat and eat dog food. Three of those he forced into sending humiliating images attempted suicide.

"You wanted to assume total control over your victims," Judge Philip Parker QC told Falder in court. "Your behavior was cunning, persistent, manipulative and cruel. The damage you did is ongoing and will never end. Victims know those images still exist on the computers of unknown people."

Prosecutor Ruona Iguyovwe told the court Falder showed "no shred of sympathy," even when his victims told him they were contemplating killing themselves.

Instead, he would respond by reinforcing his demands.

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Victims recalled how Falder posed as a depressed female artist called Liz, offering money for topless pictures.

He would then threaten to expose the photos if the victim did not send more explicit and humiliating pictures.

One man was even blackmailed into eating his feces and drinking urine.

"I was ashamed," another 15-year-old victim said, saying how he felt about the situation: 

Obviously you've heard what the pictures were like. They were awful. And I didn't want any of my friends to know that I wanted to do that. It was all online, through the internet. I felt that no one would understand because there was no one there holding a knife to me saying 'you will do this', even though it felt like that. I don't talk to my family anymore at all because, for me, I felt that they wouldn't understand and didn't understand what had happened to me.

Sources: Sky News, CNN / Featured Image: Colin/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Jonathunder/Wikimedia Commons, Raimond Spekking/Wikimedia Commons

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