03-08-2010, 10:42 AM #1
UK - Ashleigh Hall, 17, raped & murdered, Darlington, 25 Oct 2009
Page last updated at 14:27 GMT, Monday, 8 March 2010
A convicted sex offender has admitted the kidnap, rape and murder of a County Durham teenager who he met on a social networking site.
Peter Chapman, who has a history of violent sex assaults, befriended 17-year-old Ashleigh Hall by posing as a teenage boy on Facebook.
In October, after agreeing to meet him, Ashleigh was suffocated and dumped in a farmer's field near Sedgefield.
Chapman, 33, pleaded guilty to the charges at Teesside Crown Court.
Chapman, who was brought up by his grandparents in Stockton, has a history of sexual offending, it has since emerged.
Since the age of 15, he has been the subject of several sexual assault investigations and in 1996 was jailed for raping two prostitutes at knifepoint.
The 19-year-old Chapman was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment and released in 2001.
Prosecutor Graham Reeds QC said: "He needed a plan which made it more likely that he would get into her car so that he would be able to overpower her for sex.
"Having invented 19-year-old Peter to make contact with girls he now decided to invent Peter's dad in order to persuade Ashleigh that it was safe to get into his car.
"The plan he devised was calculated and wicked and it worked."
more details here - warning -- this is one brutal monster.
My heart aches for her mom.
Does any country keep these dangerous predators locked up any more?????
ETA: story has been updated
Facebook murderer to serve at least 35 years
Last edited by Texas Mist; 03-08-2010 at 03:44 PM.
03-08-2010, 03:01 PM #2
03-08-2010, 11:22 PM #3Registered User
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35 years would have been a better sentance when he raped the two prostitutes at knife point. This teenager would have still been alive!
Once a SO always a SO. Lock them up and throw away the key!
03-09-2010, 12:38 AM #4Former Member
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well you know how they sold a light sentence the first time.....'they were hookers they were asking for it' ;(
03-09-2010, 01:58 AM #5
Appears the UK can't monitor their monsters any better than the US does.
Mothers around the globe are losing their children -- because the RSO shouldn't be out of prison in the first place, and when they are out roaming the streets, they do what they want....It's been tough hearing moms cry this last week or so because their daughters were taken from them so brutally - and because the legal system could have prevented it.
Facebook murder victim's relatives query police tactics
The family of a teenager who was raped and murdered by a convicted sex offender is questioning how closely police monitored his whereabouts.
It emerged police had lost contact with Chapman in the months before the crime. Ashleigh's mother, Andrea Hall, said: "Them sort of people should be tagged."
Speaking outside court, she said the authorities should have done more to monitor Chapman's whereabouts after his release from prison.
Mrs Hall said: "Them sort of people shouldn't be allowed out into society anyway. I blame them (the authorities) for letting them out.
"He should not have been let out whatsoever and for the people that are supposed to keep an eye on them, they should keep an eye on these sort of people."
Her comments came after it emerged that, following his release from prison, the sex offender was able to move around the country, seemingly free from monitoring.
Merseyside Police said there was a nine-month gap between officers realising the sex offender had fled his home and them issuing a nationwide wanted notice for him in September 2009, one month before the murder.
Last edited by Texas Mist; 03-09-2010 at 02:00 AM.
03-09-2010, 02:03 AM #6Former Member
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great. 9 months to reaize he wasnt there.
did some of garrido's po move to england and pay this guy 'house visits'?
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