Pedophile Caught Thanks To Girl's Nintendo Camera

A girl in the United Kingdom put away a man who molested her thanks to the camera on her Nintendo DSi, using it to surreptiously capture his assault and force a confession.

John Fisher, 46, did admit to the abuse after his accuser (unnamed) snapped a picture of his hand groping her. Fisher's going to prison for 3 1/2 years as a result.

The girl, now 11, said Fisher, as a family friend, had abused her since she was nine yet nothing had been done until she "had the presence of mind," according to a prosecutor, to photograph him with the DSi. When the girl showed her mother the picture, she immediately contacted the cops. At first, Fisher denied the assault, but he admitted it when confronted with the picture.

A report by The Daily Mail says Fisher "admitted two offences of assault by penetration" over the past two years.

"[The victim's] quick thinking in using her games console to take a photograph of him touching her," said a police representative, "provided indisputable proof of what had happened and she was brave enough to come forward and report the incident and give us a full and accurate account of what had gone on."

Paedophile caught after victim takes picture using Nintendo game [The Daily Mail]


Comments

    There's something obviously wrong with the legal system when you get more time in jail for pirating music and movies for personal use than you do for this bastardly act.

      +1

      Exactly right RobbyM

      And there is something wrong when she had to damn well take a photo of it before her mum believed her? (Or had she just not told anyone before that? :S ...poor girl)

    He didn't realize she was photographing him? Not even when the little 'camera is on' LED turned bright pink and the "Ka-CLINK!" photo-sound-effect, which can't be turned off by the way, blared from the DSi's speakers?

    Obviously, there's a lot of things that are really disturbing about this story... but nobody had pointed out the oddity of her allegedly using a DSi and how dumb this guy had to have been to be unaware of his picture being taken... so I figured I would. :-P

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