-  # Mark Newton
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42yrs old (2013)
Sentenced in June 2013, in the USA (Indianapolis), to 40yrs jail.
Mark Newton - Paedophile - Pleaded guilty in 2013 to numerous charges.
Newton's domestic partner, Peter Truong, was also jailed in Dec 2013 to
30 yrs jail/ 24 yrs non parole.
See also - The Boy with the Henna Tattoo - Four Corners AUS
This is a documentary about two Australian men (Mark Newton and Peter Truong) that traveled with their adopted son
for him to be abused by men all over the world. This film will bring you out of your
comfort zone, but knowing about the things that happen to children is
important - so that its possible to do something about it.
Named: the Australian paedophile jailed for 40 years
Australian paedophile Peter Truong (left) and domestic partner Mark Newton, pictured with the boy
they bought as a baby and allowed men around the world to abuse.
Standing before an American court convicted of the most heinous of child sex crimes, the double lives of
Australian citizen Mark J. Newton and his long-term boyfriend Peter Truong were laid bare.
‘‘Being a father was an honour and a privilege that amounted to the best six years of my life,’’ the
American-born Newton, 42, told the court.
Moments later Newton was sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing the boy he and Truong,
36 from Queensland, had ‘‘adopted’’ after paying a Russian woman $8000 to be their surrogate in 2005.
Police believe the pair had adopted the boy ‘‘for the sole purpose of exploitation’’. The abuse began
just days after his birth and over six years the couple travelled the world, offering him up for sex
with at least eight men, recording the abuse and uploading the footage to an international syndicate
known as the Boy Lovers Network.
‘‘Personally .. I think this is probably the worst [paedophile] rings ... if not the worst ring I’ve
ever heard of,’’ investigator Brian Bone of the US Postal Inspection Service told reporters outside
the US federal court room in Indiana.
US District Judge Sarah Evans Barker said the pair deserved a harsher punishment but were tried at
district court level to avoid subjecting a jury to the repulsive images that had been produced.
‘‘What can be said? What can be done to erase some of the horror of this?’’ Judge Barker said in
handing down her sentence.
Newton and Truong gave an interview to a local ABC reporter in Far North Queensland in 2010 on their
battle to have a child as a gay couple. Their search started in 2002 in the US, where they both were
working, and when they did not have any success Truong travelled to Russia and found a woman who
they ‘‘clicked with personality-wise’’. She was paid $8000 and, as per their agreement, granted
the couple sole custody of the boy, handing him over five days after his birth in 2005.
The family planned to live in Cairns but that was delayed because Australian authorities initially
refused to grant the child a visa. That took 2 years and upon their eventual arrival in Australia
they said Customs quizzed them for hours. Police were also sent to the family’s house in Cairns to
check up on the pair.
In the radio interview, 20 months before their arrest, Newton was asked if he felt the extra attention
was because authorities suspected there was ‘‘something dodgy ... something paedophlic going on here?’’
‘‘Absolutely, absolutely, I’m sure that was completely the concern,’’ Newton replied.
Evidence before the court revealed the abuse began before the couple returned to Australia. One video
is said to show Newton performing a sex act on the boy when he was less than two weeks old.
Judge Barker said the pair brainwashed the child to believe the sexual abuse was normal. Newton was
also said to have trained the boy to deny any inappropriate behaviour if he was ever questioned by
Newton and Truong came to the attention of police in August 2011 after their connections to three men
arrested over the possession of child exploitation material came to light. The couple had visited the
three men in the US, New Zealand and Germany with their son.
While the couple were visiting family in the US, Queensland police searched their Cairns home and
found enough evidence to alert their US counterparts who raided their Los Angeles base and took the
boy into custody.
Newton and Truong claimed they were being targeted because they were homosexual. However after his
arrest in February 2011, Truong gave investigators the password to the computer hard drives police
had seized. It detailed the years of abuse.
The boy remains in the care of extended family in the US.
QLD boy's horror, raised by global pedophile ring
He was a child star but all for the wrong reasons.
He made his debut at just 22-months old - not for a toy store advertisement or even a family friendly PG film. This was for hardcore global pornographic syndication.
He would be filmed being sexually abused by his “adoptive parents” and at least eight other pedophiles in Australia, France, Germany and the United States.
His horrific introduction to the insidious world of pedophilia dated back to 2005 when his Russian mother sold him for $8,000 to a member of Boy Lovers – a sophisticated global network of men whose sexual preference are boys aged between six and eight years old.
The boy was “adopted” by American Mark J Newton who lived in Brisbane and Cairns with his Australian boyfriend, Peter Truong.
Such was the extent of the abuse, the boy, who will be called Adam for legal reasons, grew up believing the abuse and exploitation was a natural part of his daily existence.
Newton even coached Adam on how to deny any inappropriate activity if questioned by investigators.
He was so indoctrinated that when interviewed by a queue of US experts, Adam did not reveal the severe sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his “parents” and the Boy Lovers network.
Queensland Police Taskforce Argos, which targets pedophiles, also fear the same techniques may have been used on several other children who came into contact with the men.
Newton and Truong’s secret life began to unravel at a New Zealand home in August 2011 when a fan of their work and fellow sex offender was arrested with computer drives containing “happy snaps” of Adam and his parents among images of child exploitation.
To the untrained eye, the pictures depicted a family outing, but to a network of veteran detectives the snaps triggered grave concern.
“On examination of the drives, they located some of the images – whilst they were not of a nature that would constitute a criminal offence, to the trained eye, and there is a network of investigators across the world who do this on a daily basis, the images were not what you would see as a traditional family snap,’’ said Detective Inspector Jon Rouse, head of Queensland police Taskforce Argos which targets pedophilia.
“The pictures were kind of modeling shots, it looked wrong to us,” said Inspector Rouse in an exclusive.
However a detectives’ hunch was not sufficient for a search warrant but it was enough for both Argos and New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs to launch an investigation.
Argos conducted background checks and used their specialist victim identification staff to identify who the people were in the photos and locate the boy. At the same time New Zealand authorities examined chat logs and information contained on their offender’s hard drives.
“The information and text from those logs was the catalyst to gain grounds for a search warrant. The text clearly indicated communication between the suspects (Truong and Newton) and other child sex offenders where the child had been sexually abused and the material live-streamed in some cases to these other offenders,’’ Insp Rouse said.
Further checks revealed Truong and Newton had travelled extensively, and at that time, had left Queensland for the US.
Argos conducted several raids in Queensland including the men’s Cairns home where they found a sophisticated set-up of surveillance cameras.
Concerned for Adam’s welfare, Queensland police alerted their US counterparts who raided the men’s Los Angeles home and took them into custody and placed Adam into care in October 2011.
“Now the information we provided them at the time was tantamount to what you would call the smoke but not the gun. We had our concerns, the chat logs and material but it was not enough for the US authorities to actually prosecute the two men. It was enough, however, for us to ensure that the young boy was kept in care…’’ he said.
The police raids in north Queensland uncovered a significant volume of material but it was encrypted and Argos investigators did not have the pass phrases to unlock it.
Using the material that was not encrypted, the taskforce victim identification team spent months piecing together a timeline of the men’s life.
“These two individuals were meticulous about cataloging nearly everything they did, all of their travel. The young boy featured very heavily in most of this material. Everything from airports to theme parks….they documented everything which was to their detriment,’’ he said.
The information also helped police identify some of their associates.
“So the backend of all this work being done, we had encrypted material we had a strong suspicion contained child exploitation images. We had a boy in care and the two offenders at large in Los Angeles protesting their innocence and the matter progressing through the (US) Family Law Court,’’ Insp Rouse said.
At the time Newton and Truong claimed authorities were targeting them because of their homosexuality.
Insp Rouse rejected the men’s claims saying Argos targets anyone who harms children.
"If you're harming a child - I don't care what your gender is - we will take action. Our interest is the child, not your sexual preference."
Through their strong ties with their overseas counterparts, Argos learned the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) was investigating the Boy Lover network.
USPIS investigator Brian Bone was alerted to the photos of Adam found on the New Zealand offender and recognised he was the same boy who featured pornographic footage and images uncovered in several of their investigations.
Argos sent all of the evidence they had collected to the US along with the technique Newton and Truong, both computer experts, had used to encrypt their hard drives.
The men were arrested in February last year.
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