Man jailed for Africa sex tourism
A sex tourist has been jailed indefinitely for making repeated trips to Africa to abuse poor children.Jen
Alexander Kilpatrick, a father-of-two, will serve at least five years and four months for 17 counts of sex offences.
The 56-year-old made "harrowing" films of the abuse, said Judge Roger Chapple, at Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court.
Kilpatrick, who was banned from Africa and other sex tourism hotspots, is the first man to be jailed using laws to prosecute those who abuse abroad.
He was arrested in Milton Keynes in a mobile home he used to tour England and where he had also groomed two vulnerable youngsters and sexually assaulted them.
Judge Chapple told Kilpatrick his offences "are specimen accounts of a wider course of conduct representing a catalogue of manipulation, corruption, depravity and degradation that even these courts fortunately rarely hear.
"You took advantage of the abject poverty and the circumstances in which children in Africa and other countries find themselves.
"You plied them with meals, treats and alcohol and then you sexually abused them in the most appalling ways."
The court heard Kilpatrick transferred films of the abuse onto CD-Roms before editing them, setting them to Elvis songs, and then labelling them with his victims' names.
A divorcee, he was arrested in May last year when a French holidaymaker from Ghana spotted him handing out toys during his latest trip.
He was subsequently deported and flown back to Heathrow.
In the UK, Kilpatrick was accused of importing pornography and an international investigation was launched.
Further pornographic films and photographs, some downloaded from the internet, were recovered from his mobile home.
His "obsession" with filming himself as he abused children helped police identify the two youngsters he targeted in Britain.
Hey, let's have him run as a Rethuglican candidate.
I guess he's never heard of AIDS.
I hope he rots in jail
posted by Steve @ 4:05:00 PM