Monday, November 22, 2010

Who is Evin Daily ? Well he dislikes Theresa May....

Evin Daly of Child Abuse Watch has presented an award to Jim Gamble of CEOP. So who is Evin Daly? Well I’m not the first person to ask that:

Who is Evin Daly? Evin Daly is an untalented and unknown writer from Boca Raton, Florida who is using the manipulation of words combined with falsehoods to slander Pete Townshend. He also runs a right wing website called The Which he claims is "the Best News Source Known to Humanity" and has published a very creepy article about "Men and Porn" .
Evin Daly has put a grossly disproportionate amount of focus on Pete who has been proven to NOT be a paedophile or in possession of child pornography. If Evin Daly really wanted to save children from abuse, he would be putting his energies elsewhere. Anyone who claims their own version of the news is the "best known to humanity" obviously has severe ego problems. Compared to the work, time, money and career focus that Pete Townshend has put towards children's charities, Evin Daly is a bombastic joke.

 Evin Daly is not a fan of our home secretary Theresa May:

Online child protection chief quits in protest at merger proposals
From the comments:

Home Secretary Theresa May should resign forthwith. Child protection professionals such as Mr. Gamble are few; talentless politicians such a May are plentiful. He will be missed.
Evin Daly

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Jim Gamble, CEO of the UK’s CEOP, receives the 2010 Child Advocate Award

* by ButlerReport, 19 hours ago

Evin Daly, CEO, One Child presents the award to Jim Gamble, CEO of the CEOP London

London, November 17, 2010: One Child International awarded their 2010 Child Advocate Award to Jim Gamble, CEO of the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center). Mr. Gamble is a leading public figure in the fight against child exploitation.

‘Jim is a superb leader and spokesperson in the area of child protection, an area bereft of true leaders.’ One Child CEO, Evin Daly said, ‘He has brought the power of law against those who seek to abuse children.’

Mr. Daly described Mr. Gamble as a trail-blazer that he wishes more child protection agencies would mimic. ‘The area of child protection, particularly online, is an evolving process. The fluidity of abuse through technology is what makes it a challenge. A challenge that demands aggressive and focused counter-measures. CEOP exemplifies that under Jim’s leadership.’ Mr. Daly presented the award to Mr. Gamble at the CEOP headquarters in Pimlico today.

Jim Gamble is Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Center and brings with him over 25 years in UK policing - from leading the fight against terrorism as the head of the Northern Ireland anti-terrorist intelligence unit in Belfast to most recently tackling organized crime as the Deputy Director of the National Crime Squad Jim's specialist achievements have most recently centered on the fight against child sex abuse.

He led the work to set up the National Crime Squad's specialist response cell - the Pedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT) - and was instrumental in forming the first international law enforcement partnership to combat child abuse online - the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT). See CEOP (

One Child International is a child abuse awareness and prevention charity based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Dublin. They provide concise information to a broad audience worldwide designed to effectively protect children from abuse in all its forms. They are child advocates and activists who speak out (loudly) against child exploitation. (See:

The award was etched in cut crystal by Dublin Crystal in Dublin, Ireland.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jim Gamble teams up with Americas John Walsh

Jim Gamble Select Committee 12-10-2010 Part 2

Question: Committee member:
What I’m saying is: You say you are resigning because of government policy. There is a rumour going round that actually you have some other big job offer on the table and that may be having an influence on you as well. Is there any truth in that rumour?

Answer: Jim Gamble:
There is no truth in that whatsoever, and anyone who would believe that I would resign from this job to go to another …

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jim Gamble put out to grass

This morning, while reading the article on the Ore Appeal , an image  of Jim Gamble came into my head and I just had to laugh.


Last month head of CEOP Jim Gamble resigned, four months earlier than his expected departure, in protest at the plans, four months earlier than his expected departure, and has been placed on gardening leave.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Case could clear names of hundreds of men accused of child pornography

Man arrested as part of Operation Ore in 2002 says his credit card details were stolen and used on paedophile sites,

Hundreds of men who say they were wrongly accused of child pornography offences could have their names cleared after a case to be heard in the court of appeal tomorrow.

One of the 3,700 men arrested as part of Operation Ore in 2002, who says his life was ruined after he was falsely associated with one of the UK's biggest online child-abuse rings, will argue that his credit card details were stolen and used on paedophile sites.

The case stems from Operation Ore, an unprecedented police investigation that led to the arrest of 3,700 men in 2002 after they were linked to an American US-based website, "Landslide.

Police and prosecutors claimed that the men had all clicked on a banner advert on the site, which read: "Click here for child porn," and that police had obtained the names and addresses of more than 7,000 UK users who had followed the link.

But the lawyer acting for the man mentioned said that many of the suspects were innocent.

"Criminal webmasters would use stolen credit card details or take them from their own legal adult pornography sites and re-enter them to sign up for subscriptions to their illegal sites for child pornography," said Chris Saltrese. "There is evidence of bundles of different cards all being entered from one place, one after the other. It was simple fraud."

The appeal court will also hear that the banner was only ever one of a series of rotating ads that led to a legal adult pornography site.

Operation Ore has attracted controversy in the UK for the number of suspects it targeted. Critics claim that, whereas in the US, details were available of 35,000 users of the site but only 100 were prosecuted, the UK authorities prosecuted 1,800.

Thirty-nine of the men are reported to have killed themselves as a result of being prosecuted during the Ore inquiry, and campaigners say many others pleaded guilty to avoid the publicity of a trial.

The case, which has been strongly contested by officers involved in the original investigation, comes amid continuing controversy over efforts to target child exploitation online in the UK.

In July the government announced that CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, which is responsible for prosecuting offenders, would be absorbed into the National Crime Agency, following the coalition's programmme Policing in the 21st Century, announced in June.

Senior politicians close to CEOP have said that absorbing the organisation into the National Crime Agency will put children at risk.

"CEOP's effectiveness will be lost," a senior source said. "Effective child protection relies on knowledge running throughout an agency. It will be difficult to develop this in a large organisation like the National Crime Agency."

Last month head of CEOP Jim Gamble resigned, four months earlier than his expected departure, in protest at the plans, four months earlier than his expected departure, and has been placed on gardening leave. A number of other senior managers in the organisation are also thought to have resigned.

Although Operation Ore was conducted by the National Criminal Intelligence Service, a forerunner of CEOP, the investigation has attracted criticism for the organisation, as today's appeal could pave the way for other men to have their convictions overturned.

"I have clients who have lost everything: their jobs, their homes, their marriages, their children and their health," Saltrese said.

ITV Paedophile case flaws

Comments from Orees are:..this is old news  and seems to be good cop / bad cop excuses. It has been pointed out that the evidence 'The Team'  have ,ITV have no knowledge. Chris Saltrese has a good solid case.

The officer in the video and his fears, were ignored , as Jim Gamble along with CEOP went on to destroy lives without hard evidence to back them up, or in some cases no evidence at all. CEOP it seems have no comment. The BBC who assisted Gamble in his witch-hunt also silent.

Quote from an Oree.

It has never stopped Big Mouth from commenting before even when a court case was in session.  Unquote.

'Big Mouth' in case there are those in doubt is of course Gerrys pal Jimbo.

Telegraph: police had serious doubts

Police had 'serious doubts' about child porn database evidence

Police had “serious doubts” about the quality of evidence that led to the conviction of thousands of men for looking at child pornography online, it is claimed.

10:30PM GMT 10 Nov 2010

An investigation into the Operation Ore database, broadcast on the eve of a landmark appeal, alleged that detectives suspected many of those prosecuted were innocent victims of credit card fraud.

Peter Johnston, a former computer crime officer for Merseyside Police, told ITV News that officers rounded up people whose details had been linked to internet child pornography despite doubts over their guilt.

He said: “There then came the calls of ‘let’s get out, let’s get them locked up, let’s get these people off the streets, you can’t have paedophiles wandering round the streets’. My view, and it’s purely my own view, is that yes there was a witch hunt.”

Operation Ore began after authorities in America prosecuted the owners of a website called Landslide Inc, which showed child abuse images, and found the details of thousands of credit card users.

The names of more than 7,000 Britons were found on the database and some were prosecuted even though raids found no indecent images on their computers.

Their lawyers argue that some were victims of a miscarriage of justice, as their credit card details had been stolen and used to buy child pornography.

ITV News says it has uncovered an email from one detective involved in the manhunt who wrote: “I have serious doubts about the quality and integrity of the evidence supplied by the National Crime Squad.

“I strongly advise to hold back on any further action until further notice.”

One man whose home was raided during the operation told the programme, broadcast on Wednesday night: “For a lot of people it has left them destroyed, ruined, bitter, twisted and finished their lives and their families. Broken their families up, broken their marriages up, finished their careers.”

It comes as the Court of Appeal hears a test case involving Anthony O’Shea, who was jailed for five months in 2005 after his details were found in Operation Ore, even though no images of paedophilia were found on his computer.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre said it could not comment on the allegations while the appeal was ongoing. It has previously denied that prosecutions were based solely on credit card evidence.

Witch-Hunters of Operation Ore

Operation Ore article

I have heard an article has been prepared for the Guardian newspaper co-written by Louise Shorter and the Orees lawyer Chris Saltrese to be published hopefully within the next day or so. It may be the first piece of truth we have read in the media for a long, long time.

We will have to wait for the Judges decision and there is no timeline when this will be, so patience is the order of the day.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The eve of Operation Ore appeal

It is the eve of the appeal. I feel as though I were a child again and it is the eve of Christmas. I am apprehensive , yet filled with hope, hope that this time, this time, I pray, let justice be served.

Article from 2009 including audio. ( transcript to follow)

One of Britain's biggest online paedophile inquiries is to be challenged in the court of appeal amid allegations from campaigners that hundreds of men have been wrongly convicted in a mass miscarriage of justice.
For more than two years a small group of experts have claimed that Operation Ore, the police inquiry into thousands of British men, was tainted because the database at the centre of the investigation contained evidence of widespread credit card fraud. Their allegations will be tested for the first time in the appeal court within weeks, when a judge examines a test case that could expose a huge miscarriage of justice, lawyers say.

The single judge will decide whether the case should go to a full appeal.

Chris Saltrese, the solicitor representing the convicted man, Anthony O'Shea, said: "If his appeal is successful the convictions of others for the same offence will fall too. We are talking in the hundreds and we say this is a huge miscarriage of justice."

An estimated 39 men have killed themselves as a result of being arrested and prosecuted during the Ore inquiry, and the details of every individual who was convicted or cautioned have been placed on the sex offenders register.

Senior officers in Ceop, the child exploitation and online protection unit, who co-ordinated the inquiry, have been anticipating the test case for some time. They are adamant that Ore was an extremely successful operation, which led to more than 2,600 British men who downloaded images of child abuse, or attempted to, being brought to justice. The vast majority of them pleaded guilty.

Operation Ore began in 2001 after the conviction in America of a couple behind Landslide Inc, an online trading company that provided access to adult pornography and child abuse images.

US investigators passed the names of 7,100 Britons on the Landslide database to the national criminal intelligence service, a forerunner of Ceop.

The last prosecutions in Ore took place earlier this year.
O'Shea's case is one of an estimated 200 or more involving men who were convicted of incitement to distribute indecent images of children. A father of two, he was jailed for five months in 2005 for two counts of incitement to distribute indecent photographs of children and three of attempted incitement to distribute indecent images. A lesser charge than possession, incitement was used in those cases where someone's details were on the Landslide database but there were no images found on the suspect's computer or in his home.

O'Shea's home was raided in 2002 but no images were found. Saltrese said his case was that he accessed adult pornography but that his legal team would produce evidence that his credit card had been fraudulently used to access a paedophile site within Landslide.

At the time the card was used O'Shea was at a festival in the south-west of England, Saltrese said.
Ceop says its figures suggest that 161 individuals were convicted of incitement, with 68% pleading guilty. But Saltrese, who represents dozens of those convicted, believes the figure could be much higher. A separate campaign group says that it is dealing with the cases of more than 80 men.

"I have clients who have lost everything: their jobs, their homes, their marriages, their children and their health," Saltrese said.
He and his experts have been able to get a copy of the Landslide database – which was never disclosed in full to the defence teams in Ore cases.
"It is absolutely riddled with fraud," he said. "We are not just talking about isolated incidents here. In some cases clients did make a complaint to their credit card companies that they had been the victims of fraud, in others they didn't, but that is kind of by the by – even if they hadn't made a complaint we say the evidence against them is unreliable."

But other experts who worked closely with the police during the Ore inquiry and with defence teams strongly dispute the case put by Saltrese and his team.

Professor Peter Sommer, a leading expert in computer crime, said: "There were very high levels of correlation between people having subscribed to that website and people being found in possession with child abuse images.
"In the incitement cases they did not just use the details on the database as a reason to prosecute. They went to the individual's bank to confirm that transactions had taken place, they checked whether the individual had ever complained that his card had been used fraudulently. They did not charge everyone they investigated."
He said that although the defence teams were not allowed access to the whole database, experts had been given access to parts of it. "I am not saying there may not be individual cases where the convictions might be unsafe but to say there was widespread fraud and a widespread miscarriage of justice does not to my mind stand up."

Brian Underhill, the computer expert who travelled to America to copy the Landslide database for the police as part of the Ore inquiry, told the Guardian: "It's been two years since the allegation of widespread credit card fraud was put forward and I have yet to see a fragment of tangible evidence to support the allegation."

Ceop said that Operation Ore had involved an unprecedented number of cases, each of which was tested several times to ensure the validity of the intelligence and evidence before a prosecution was brought.
It said in a statement: "No evidence of widespread or endemic fraud has ever been found in relation to cases pursued to prosecution as part of Operation Ore. The veracity of any evidence to contradict this should be tested in the criminal justice environment.

"To the best of our knowledge all incitement cases included additional evidence to support the prosecution beyond simple, single credit card details.

"At the time of Operation Ore, individuals were suspected of subscribing to a website offering child abuse images. Those who had would have provided personal data to a registration page ... name, postal address, email address, a personal password and their credit card details ... The IP address of the subscriber may have been captured by the system.
"We would have expected that once a defendant had raised the possibility of being a victim of credit card fraud, inquiries would be undertaken in order to ascertain if that was correct."

(appellant in the appeal) Operation Ore November 11th 2010

Message from xxxxxxxx


Dear xxxxx

I thought I would drop you a line to say hello and to thank yourself and every one else in the group for… well , I was going to say all their hard work, but that doesn’t even come close to describing the sacrifices the team has made on behalf of myself, my family and every other victim of ‘ORE’.

With just a few very long days left, I find myself contemplating the events of the past 8 years. During this time I have experienced some of the worst of what humanity has to offer (I won’t go in to detail as I am sure you can imagine). I have watched the people I care about deeply having to endure the humiliation and stigma of Operation Ore.

This kind of offence not only affects the accused, it embroils their loved ones, and anyone who dares to stand by the accused is guilty by association.

Whilst I have endured the worst of what humanity has to offer I have also witnessed the very best of it too.

I was sentenced to sit in a room for 5 months. Whilst I was sitting in there, missing my wife, longing to see my beautiful children, I found myself at an all time low. I was exhausted, beaten and ready to give up.

“We’re going to fight this” were the first words muttered by what is now known as the ‘Operation Ore Group Action’, words of encouragement spoken with determination and subtle support by my brother and friend xxxx.

This gesture grew and blossomed and a small group of like-minded individuals came together with one recurring and very simple theme: “Where is the evidence?”

The group embarked on a mission to discover the truth. This mission saw innocent, law-abiding, good people, arrested, locked up, their homes raided, their personal and professional integrity questioned. Undeterred, the group persisted, despite the risk and implications that walked hand in hand with this cause.

I want to thank each and every one of you for investing so much effort and time over the past four years, time you could have spent with your own loved one’s and families.

You placed yourselves in the firing line, you stood up for what is right and just. You are the example of the best of what humanity has to offer.

Mum and Dad
And all the others who will know who I mean when they read this

Without your contribution, Thursday’s appeal would not be possible. On behalf of my wife, my parents, and my children, I thank you for having faith in me, I thank you for everything.


(appellant in the appeal)

Louise Shorter Massive miscarriage of Justice

Massive miscarriage of justice’
By Louise Shorter, from insidetime issue November 2010

Legal action set to take place in the Court of Appeal in London could pave the way for hundreds of child pornography convictions, secured during Operation Ore, to be overturned in what is being described by campaigners as a ‘massive miscarriage of justice’

‘Massive miscarriage of justice’
Operation Ore, the codename for the police investigation which began in 2002, was launched after information supplied by US law enforcement agencies purported to show that more than 7,000 UK men used their credit cards to access online child pornography sites. It netted high profile figures such as The Who guitarist Pete Townshend and fed the nation’s fear that paedophilia is endemic throughout modern cyber-savvy society.

But the police operation which ran for more than five years is steeped in controversy, with critics claiming the computer database of users’ names and credit card details was riddled with fraud. Defence experts say the fraud being perpetuated was simple and effective: owners of websites including legal adult pornography re-used credit card details supplied to them to sign up for their illegal services, child pornography. Chris Saltrese, the solicitor representing Anthony O’Shea whose case will be heard at the Appeal Court this month, says: “there are hundreds of people who’ve been convicted of one of the worst crimes imaginable. Lives and families have been destroyed. But the evidence now shows that many of those convicted weren’t paedophiles at all. They were victims of straightforward online credit card fraud.”

Anthony O’Shea’s house was one of more than 4,000 homes raided during the police operation which ultimately led to 2,000 convictions and 140 children being removed from their homes. Though no illegal paedophile material was found on Mr O’Shea’s computer, his credit card had been used attempting to pay for access to sites. In 2005 he was convicted, sentenced to 5 months in jail and placed on the sex offender register for 7 years. His life, he says, and that of his wife, children, sibling and parents have all been destroyed.

Throughout all of the original trials, defence teams were denied access to the full computer database which provided the list of credit card details on which the Ore prosecutions were brought. Taking more than 5 years to secure sight of the database, a defence expert who has examined it now claims ‘indicators of fraud are present in abundance.’ Those indicators include evidence that subscribers paid to access these illegal sites but then failed to view the material paid for, and that credit cards were used to pay for multiple subscriptions even though only one was required.

Last month, in a separate case, a London based businessman, Chris Singam, was awarded £180,000 damages after charges of downloading child pornography were thrown out two weeks before the case was due to be heard in court. Having lost his business, been threatened and ostracised, Mr Singam was eventually told the computer evidence the CPS relied on was “flawed” – his computer had been infected with a virus.
To date, 39 men caught up in Operation Ore are said to have committed suicide.

Louise Shorter was the Producer/Director of the BBC’s long running miscarriage of justice series Rough Justice for 10 years. She now runs a small investigative unit called Inside Justice for Inside Time and aims to secure publicity in the wider media for prisoners who claim they have been wrongly convicted. Submissions to this unit should, where possible, be sent via your solicitor to Louise Shorter at Inside Time.