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Australia’s worst paedophile grins after being found guilty

The man known as Australia’s worst paedophile is facing life in prison, after being found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of raping and trafficking children as part of a disturbing global child porn syndicate.

Peter Scully, 55, faced a regional trial court in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, where he was convicted of one count of human trafficking and 5 counts of rape by sexual assault.

Included in the charges against him is the rape of a one-year-old girl and the torture of multiple toddlers.

 

Australia's worst paedophile Peter Scully (pictured) is facing life in prison, after being found guilty of raping and trafficking children as part of a disturbing global child porn syndicate

Australia’s worst paedophile Peter Scully (pictured) is facing life in prison, after being found guilty of raping and trafficking children as part of a disturbing global child porn syndicate

Scully faced a regional trial court in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, where he was convicted of one count of human trafficking and 5 counts of rape by sexual assault

Scully faced a regional trial court in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, where he was convicted of one count of human trafficking and 5 counts of rape by sexual assault

Scully allegedly filmed these incidents of sexual abuse and torture and uploaded them to exclusive, pay-per-view pornography websites – commonly known as ‘red rooms’ – for European clients. 

The former Melbourne businessman – together with his co-accused partner Carme Ann Alvarez – was sentenced to life imprisonment for qualified trafficking, and received an extra 6-9 years and 11 months for rape.

This marks a conclusion to the three year trial filed against Scully by two of the eight children that he has allegedly abused.

Scully, his partner and cohorts are still under trial for the production and distribution of films portraying the rape, torture and murder of multiple Filipino children whom they allegedly lured with the promise of food or money. 

Included in the charges against Scully is the rape of a one-year-old girl and the torture of multiple toddlers

Included in the charges against Scully is the rape of a one-year-old girl and the torture of multiple toddlers

Footage of Scully leaving the courtroom shows the convicted child molester smirking as he’s led away in handcuffs.

There are 69 more charges outstanding against him – for such various offences as child abuse, kidnapping, voyeurism and murder – in other cities throughout the Philippines.

Scully fled Australia in 2011 pending charges relating to fraud for his alleged involvement in a home buyer scheme.

In 2015 he was arrested for the alleged production and distribution of a number of pornographic films involving children on the dark web.

Scully was sentenced to life imprisonment for qualified trafficking, and received an extra 6-9 years and 11 months for rape. There are 69 more charges outstanding against him

Scully was sentenced to life imprisonment for qualified trafficking, and received an extra 6-9 years and 11 months for rape. There are 69 more charges outstanding against him

One such film, titled Daisy’s Destruction, caused prosecutors to break down in tears after they discovered it.

The video is alleged to show a baby girl being tied upside down by her feet, sexually assaulted and bashed repeatedly.

The little girl was aged around 18-months at the time but survived and is said to still suffer physical and mental torment from the ordeal.

Scully has previously denied a total of 75 charges relating to extreme pornography and other suspected offences.

He is also accused of raping a 12-year-old girl before strangling her and burying the body in a grave underneath a property in Surigao in the south of the country. 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Director Nestor Ramos joins the survivors of his past crimes in celebrating these recent convictions.

‘Three years of fighting for justice of these counts feels more than worth it,’ said Mr Ramos.

‘This evil guy Scully caused the children to live in unspeakable horror, with their childhood stripped away, and nightmares they still get up to this day. This conviction can somehow bring them peace.

In 2015 he was arrested for the alleged production and distribution of a number of pornographic films involving children on the dark web 

In 2015 he was arrested for the alleged production and distribution of a number of pornographic films involving children on the dark web 

‘However, the fight is not over,’ he added.

‘This is not just about putting Peter Scully in jail, but making him regret every count of offense he has committed to the victims.’

The judgment highlights the Filipino government’s determination to curb child trafficking in the Phillipines – a country that has beocme a global hotspot for the online sexual exploitation of children.

Scully’s victims are currently under the protective care of the government and other civil society organisations, undergoing recovery and trauma healing. 

 Scully has previously denied a total of 75 charges relating to extreme pornography and other suspected offences

 Scully has previously denied a total of 75 charges relating to extreme pornography and other suspected offences

Earlier this year it was revealed that some $500,000 of Australian taxpayers’ money had been spent defending Scully since 2015. 

The legal aid was funded through a government controlled support scheme for Australians abroad facing prosecution. 

Known as the Serious Overseas Criminal Matters Scheme, the support system aims to assist defendants who could be sentenced to the death penalty or jail terms of more than 20 years.

The scheme is currently under review by Attorney-General Christian Porter.  

Earlier this year it was revealed that some $500,000 of public money had been spent defending Scully since 2015 

Earlier this year it was revealed that some $500,000 of public money had been spent defending Scully since 2015 



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