Posted on | July 1, 2013 | 202 Comments
Peter Truong and Mark Newton with their 5-year-old sex toy, 2010
What could possibly go wrong? In July 2010, two men — their names given only as Mark and Peter — were the subjects of an Australian Broadcasting Company feature story with this headline:
The article by Ginger Gorman positively oozed with sympathetic admiration for Mark and Peter, whose son was conceived in 2005 with the assistance of a Russian surrogate mother. Fast-forward three years:
He was only two weeks old the first time Newton, now 42, molested the boy that the Russian surrogate was paid $8,000 to bear for him and Truong, now 36. The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
Police believe the pair had adopted the boy ‘‘for the sole purpose of exploitation’’. The abuse began just days after his birth and over six years the couple travelled the world, offering him up for sex with at least eight men, recording the abuse and uploading the footage to an international syndicate known as the Boy Lovers Network. …
[U.S. District] Judge [Sarah Evans] Barker said the pair brainwashed the child to believe the sexual abuse was normal. Newton was also said to have trained the boy to deny any inappropriate behaviour if he was ever questioned by authorities.
An international syndicate of child molesters — this was the market for which Mark Newton and Peter Truong hired a surrogate to help them create a highly valuable commodity. That’s why they did that “hard work” referenced in the glowing 2010 feature — which the Australian Broadcasting Company has now deleted from its Web site, in a shameful attempt to hide their shameful misdeed in celebrating this shameful couple as an example of “Why two dads are better than one.”
But of course, they’re liberals. They have no shame — only an agenda.
UPDATE: A few more details:
The Queensland Police Task Force Argos, an Australian service branch that targets child exploitation, suspected Newton and Truong of wrongdoings when investigators found images of them with the child among images of the child porn on a fellow sex offender’s computer in August 2011.
Argos conducted background checks and examined the couple’s chat logs. …
U.S. police raided the men’s Los Angeles home and arrested them in October 2011. …
Initially, Newton and Truong claimed they were being targeted because of their sexual orientation.
Of course: They were “targeted because of their sexual orientation” — they were victims of homophobia! By the time they were featured in that 2010 article by Ginger Gorman of the Australian Broadcasting Company, Truong and Newton had been molesting that boy on video — and pimping out the boy to their friends in the “Boy Lovers Network” — for five years. The fact that these two men were key figures in an international sex-trafficking ring . . . when did the Australian Broadcasting Company learn this information? And how long did they hide from their viewers the fact that these child pornographers were the men Ginger Gorman celebrated in her 2010 feature?
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) July 2, 2013