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The former leader of a notorious pedophile network that sought to end the consent age dies at the age of 66


The former leader of a notorious pedophile network seeking to end the consent age dies aged 66 after contracting coronavirus in prison

  • Steven Freeman was with HMP Bure near Norwich before his death
  • He tested positive for Covid-19 on December 17 and died three weeks later
  • Freeman was jailed in 2011 for indecent pictures and drawings by children

Steven Freeman was serving at HMP Bure near Norwich when he tested positive for the deadly virus on December 17th

One of the UK's most notorious pedophiles campaigning for the age of consent has died at the age of 66 after a brief battle with the coronavirus.

Steven Freeman was serving at HMP Bure near Norwich when he tested positive for the deadly virus on Dec. 17, according to Sun.

Freeman, who led the pedophile information exchange, died on January 5 at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A source said: “He will not be missed. He was the leader of a really hideous organization. & # 39;

His death was confirmed by a spokesman for the prison service, who added, "Prison and Parole Ombudsman has been informed."

Freeman was jailed in July 2011 for possession of indecent pictures, films and drawings by children after more than 3,000 harrowing drawings were found at his home in Bellingham, south London.

He was given an indefinite period of public protection with a minimum of 30 months to own the "hideous and disgusting" pictures in the Old Bailey.

Freeman led the Pedophile Information Exchange (PIE), a pro-pedophile activist group openly advocating the abolition of the consent age.

It was founded in 1974 by the writer Tom O'Carroll and was affiliated with the National Council for Civil Liberties – now Liberty – until the early 1980s.

Freeman, who led the pedophile information exchange, died on January 5 at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Pictured: HMP Bure near Norwich

Freeman, who led the pedophile information exchange, died on January 5 at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Pictured: HMP Bure near Norwich

His death was confirmed by a spokesman for the prison service, who added, "Prison and Parole Ombudsman has been informed."

His death was confirmed by a spokesman for the prison service, who added, "Prison and Parole Ombudsman has been informed."

The exchange – once referred to as the "international organization of people who deal in obscene material" – advocated "the sexuality of children".

She wanted Downing Street to lower the consent age and offered assistance to adults in legal trouble regarding sexual activity with consenting "underage" partners, the BBC reported.

Freeman was arrested in 2011 after police raided his home in south London and found around 15,000 indecent pictures and films and 3,000 obscene sketches in July 2008.

The court heard that the collection of "hideous and disgusting" child pornography found at Freeman's home was so large that it was among the worst officers had ever seen.

Before his death, he served an IPP prison sentence introduced by Labor in 2005.

This meant that he was detained indefinitely, and it is not known if he ever sought parole after serving his minimum 30-month sentence.

What was the pedophile information exchange?

The Pedophile Information Exchange (PIE) was a British pro-pedophile activist group that was founded in October 1974 and officially dissolved in 1984.

The group advocated the abolition of the age of consent and openly advocated sex between minors and adults.

PIE was founded by Scottish student Michael Hanson, an Edinburgh-based gay student who became the group's first chair, and Tom O & # 39; Carroll.

The group became particularly influential in left-wing and progressive circles, trying to relate their cause to gay rights.

The Homosexual Equality Campaign conference has accepted motions in favor of PIE at least twice.

The group presented their reasoning as a way to sexually liberate children.

PIE was affiliated with the National Council for Civil Liberties (now Freedom).

The NCCL argued that photos of undressed children should not be viewed as "indecent" – and therefore illegal – unless it can be proven that the subject had suffered harm.

In February 2014, Shami Chakrabarti, the director of Liberty, apologized for the previous links between the NCCL.

A number of former members have been arrested for pedophilia.

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