If you saw an AP story headed Australian Man Admits Using Boy in Internet Porn June 29, 2013, you probably wondered whether it was a regular Australian man (i. e. a white guy) or one of the awful Asian or Lebanese immigrants Australia has been getting. (Immigrants contribute a lot to Australia's sex crime statistics.)
The AP story had very few details and said
The men had been living with the boy in California, where they were able to use falsified records to legalize an adoption, according to court records obtained by The Associated Press. The men's names are not being released by the AP to protect the identity of the boy, who prosecutors say had been rescued and was being cared for in California.
It's fine to protect the identity of the victims, but when names are kept secret, the reader can't determine the racial aspect of sex crimes.
New York Daily News has names, and it turns out that it's a gay Australian couple (a white man and his Vietnamese boyfriend) who adopted a little Russian boy, had sex with him from the ages of 2 to 6 (he's been rescued, and is in the care of the State of California) and traveled around the world with him, making child porn, and allowing other men to have sex with him.
Australian pair in L.A. convicted for making child porn with ‘adopted son’ from Russia
Mark J. Newton was sentenced to 40 years in prison and was ordered to pay $400,000 in restitution to the child. His boyfriend, Peter Truong, pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.
By Michael Walsh, New York Daily News, June 29, 2013
An Australian couple is accused of making hardcore child porn with their "adopted son" for an international porn syndicate known as the Boy Lovers network.
On Friday, Mark J. Newton, 42, was sentenced to 40 years in prison and was ordered to pay $400,000 in restitution to the child. His boyfriend, Peter Truong, 36, pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.
The couple bought the child from his Russian mother for $8,000 in 2005.
Investigators say Newton and Truong flew the boy between Australia, the United States, France and Germany to record at least eight other pedophiles sexually abuse him.
They shared images and videos on their perverted network, which specialized in depictions of boys between 6 and 8 years old, federal prosecutors said.
"Personally … I think this is probably the worst (pedophile) rings ... if not the worst ring I've ever heard of," investigator Brian Bone of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service told Australia’s Seven News.
Newton addressed the U.S. federal courtroom in Indiana in shackles Friday. His voice quavered as he said, "being a father was an honor and a privilege that amounted to the best six years of my life."
The word "gay" does not appear in the article. (It does in the comments!) That's in spite of the fact that the pair claimed "profiling":
Initially, Newton and Truong claimed they were being targeted because of their sexual orientation. The head of the Queensland task force, Detective Inspector Jon Rouse, roundly dismissed this accusation.
"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," said Rouse.
If Detective Inspector Rouse is aware that some "genders" are more likely to do this kind of thing than others, he can't say so. It would cost him his job.