Skip to comments.Gay couple jailed for abusing their foster children (UK)
Posted on 06/23/2006 9:29:46 PM PDT by DBeers
Two homosexual men who sexually abused young children placed in their foster care were jailed yesterday.
Ian Wathey, 41, and his partner Craig Faunch, 32, were found guilty of a string of offences against four boys aged between eight and 14.
The pair used the boys for sexual gratification within months of being approved as foster carers by Wakefield council.
A mother of eight-year-old twins raised concerns about them with social services after finding a photograph of one of the boys as he used the lavatory.
The authorities chose to take no action after accepting the two men had been "naive and silly" for taking the photograph to embarrass others into closing the bathroom door.
They started abusing their charges three months later, in February 2004, and the offences continued over an 11-month period, Leeds Crown Court was told.
Faunch abused four boys and Wathey targeted one victim. Judge Sally Cahill, QC, said neither of the pair had shown "empathy, remorse or any responsibility for their actions".
Wathey was jailed for five years after being convicted of four counts of sexual activity with a child and one offence of causing a child to watch sexual activity.
Faunch received a six-year prison sentence after he was found guilty of five charges of engaging in sexual activity with a child and two of taking indecent photographs of a child.
Judge Cahill told Faunch: "Once you realised social services were going to take no action in respect of the photos that had been found, and believed your ridiculous story about why you had taken it, you went on to abuse others in your care believing yourself to be safe from the authorities."
She found it "incredible" that the photographs had not been reported to police in time to possibly prevent the abuse.
The twins were videoed naked by Faunch, a third boy was involved in sexual activities with both men, and a fourth was touched by Faunch.
Their victims included a 14-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, who had a mental age of seven and was forced by Wathey to watch explicit gay pornography.
Judge Cahill said another youngster with a "very troubled background" was only in their care for a few weeks before being abused by Faunch.
She told Faunch: "His need for care by you was obvious to all. That you chose to victimise and abuse that boy shows the very depths, in my view, that you were prepared to go. You no doubt saw him as an ideal victim.
"You are presented as a couple but this is not a case about homosexuality, it is about a breach of trust."
Both men, from Pontefract, west Yorkshire, were placed on the sex offenders register for life and also given a life ban from working with children.
Under the terms of a Sexual Offence Protection Order they are not allowed to be alone with children or vulnerable people.
Judge Cahill considered them a continued risk to children and ordered them to serve an extended period of three years on licence.
She said they were placed in a position of trust when they were allowed to foster, adding: "You abused that trust in respect of your victims most horribly. It is quite impossible to know what the long term effects will be. There is no doubt in my mind that for one of those boys it will be life-long."
Police were eventually called in to investigate the couple after one of the boys told a woman he had been touched by one of the men.
Wathey and Faunch, who took part in a civil partnership ceremony five weeks ago, are believed to have been the first homosexual couple in Yorkshire to be allowed to act as foster parents.
Kate Penrose, the senior Crown prosecutor for west Yorkshire, said yesterday: "As foster parents they took vulnerable children into their home and should have provided them with a stable and loving environment.
"Instead of being treated with kindness and dignity they were subjected to abuse at the hands of two people who were responsible for their safety and well-being.
"Children in the care of foster parents have often had a difficult start in life and have a right to expect protection."
Wakefield council has ordered a full independent inquiry into the case.
Kitty Ferris, the council's service director for children in need, said the pair had not been allowed to act as foster carers since the allegations were made against them.
She said: "Although correct procedures were carried out at every stage, the service has reviewed its internal procedures to identify what lessons should be learned."
DUH... How about identifying the lessons once known that were set aside in the delusional rush to be politically correct and please the disordered at the expense of the innocent who should be the primary concern...
An update on the UK foster care sexual abuse story.
Bring back the death penalty for these 2 (edited for content)s.
....and the judge is an idiot!!!
The sick and twisted are running the zoo, that's why.
The solution to this will not be preventing sodomites/ pedophiles from being "parents", it will be calling that behavior "normal".
Anything but allow children their right to be raised as nature intended.
"and the judge is an idiot!!!"
It occurs to me, we and other western nations all have some Muslim judges coming down the pike.
I wonder how good they will be at administrating the laws of our countries.
No surprise here.
They were the first in their area to be approved as homosexual foster parents. I wonder how many more kids are going to be raped so the Left can feel morally superior?
nmh, foster care is a very dangerous place for any child. Even in homes with heterosexual parents. I'm certainly not defending these sickos, but the fact is it's a terrible system that rarely works well. Child abuse is rampant and seldom reported. The parents can just claim the child is self inflicting and usually get away with it. The children in these systems have very few advocates, unfortunatly.
I hate to imagine. The future looks bleak, that's for sure. The crap will hit the fan someday, what ever the outcome from that, who knows.
We allow our rights and freedoms to be slowly stripped away, and weakened as a society which is supposed to control the government, allowing government absolute control over us.
By the time people wake up, it's already too late. Once that enemy of freedom and democracy gets control of government, it's over, we are doomed.
It's not a case of homosexuality the same way that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. Another "PC" nutcase on the bench!
Absolutely unbelievable that foster children were given to perverts to foster.
Let's not open "Fatimah's Box" OK!! Remember Pandora??
Is this hard to believe or what???/sarc
How many times have you seen the stupid argument 'we don't need an Amendment to the Constitution to ban this and that an Amendment is supposed to protect rights'?
I would like to rub this dung in their faces every day.
"So what!! They had abused the widdle boys?! My heart bleeds!"
Ah...the real objective of homosexual marriage comes into view...
Society has a hierarchy of responsibilities. At the top is protecting the young. Homosexuality is, by definition, ABnormal, i.e., a deviation from the norm of the human race. Forget about whether or not it's a sickness and just look at the facts: Purposefully placing troubled children into an ABnormal home is ASKING for more trouble for those children. Hurting children should no more be placed with homosexuals than they should be placed with alcoholics or prostitutes. It is criminal behavior on the part of society. If foster homes aren't working, then society should consider creating group homes with strict oversight.
In this regard, the muslim judges will not have to go far to be superior to the existing whackos, including the homosexual and homophilic judges. Check with Ruth Badie Ginsburg who wishes to lower the age of consent to 12.
The principle responsible party for this molestation/rape of these young boys rests with the adoption agency that set the stage for perverts to have their way. What do you want to bet the foster care employees are given a pass?
Even Dickens would be horrified. Did England change for better since his times?
They might be better.
Sure...that's where all these leftist female judges came from; along with the leftist female college professors, and leftist female members of Congress.
Dickens wouldn't recognize his nation. Check out this book.
Is Bill O'Reilly in favor of homosexuals fostering children?
Yes, Bill O. chided the MA diocese for getting out of the adoption biz just because they didn't believe in same-sex adoption. I won't watch that jerk any more.
It looks interesting, thank you.
Explain myself? What are you, Google impaired? Lazy people can't do a simple search anymore. Pathetic! http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2002_Sept_17/ai_91567126
I'm sorry, I just can't read the details. It would make me want to buy a plane ticket and go over there and give the subhuman scum the punishment they deserver. Why the (deleted) the death penalty isn't given to subhuman scum who molest children I can't figure out.
And the headline shouldn't read a "homosexual couple", it should say "a couple of homosexuals".
DB, I can't say what I really want to say. But I can think it. My only solace is that real justice exists and will happen, even if my eyes don't see it.
Note to your tag line:Intelligent design is the PC word for God. It is not permissible to say God in the public forum, so the alternative new approach is intelligent designer, a word supported by the Hollywood few.
(Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
Yes, it is the PC way but I wanted to make it VERY CLEAR Who that Designer is.
It really bothers people.
As long as homosexuals are allowed to adopt children, sexual abuse is going to increase at an equivalent rate.
I can see more and more cases of sexual abuse by homos will come to press as the numbers increase of homos fosterering and adopting children.
The Authorities simply no longer accept that it is a disorder.
This is just one more target of the homosexual activists, in order to give homosexuality a 'moral foothold', and to provide them with a prime recruiting ground.
Get them early, and they have them for life.
Anyone know why most homosexual men applicants want to adopt boys?
It needs to be stopped.
All you have to do is look at some facts about adoption that make it all clear.
When a normal (heterosexual) couple try to adopt statistics show they adopt a boy or a girl in almost equal numbers 50/50.
When a homo male couple adopt, 95% of the time they go after a boy.
HMMM I WONDER WHY THAT IS.....
"They might be better"
The disturbing fact is, they really are here.
The Muslims are now a fact of life in all of Western Civilization. This isn't temporary, we are forever changed and we will never know what our future would have been if they had never been allowed into our societies.
"Wathey and Faunch, who took part in a civil partnership ceremony five weeks ago, are believed to have been the first homosexual couple in Yorkshire to be allowed to act as foster parents."
1 for 1--perfect record so far.
Homos can't reproduce, so they recruit. This is the way they do it.
YUP, in regard to moral convictions, Mr. O'Reilly is a leaf blowing in the wind...
LOL - the left is lucky that I do not write the headlines -this one would have been "homosexual sex partners playing house".
I wonder how you feel about this one
Its a Man abusing his FEMALE foster child. So now what. Bigger point if you search google you find many of these cases. You judge for yourself the amount of Gay vs. Straight. From the posts on this thread you may be suprised. Maybe the Foster Care system is the bigger problem.
Has Andrew Sullivan started referring to these two as "political prisoners" yet?
I am NOT indicting ALL homosexuals for these offenses,but c'mon!!This is TOTALLY unnecessary!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reminds me of how "gay" rights pushers and their assistants the MSM (but I repeat myself) talk about two women or two men and "their" children.
These people are barking, raving insane.
Approximately one third of all child molestation is same sex.
Homosexuals comprise about 2% of the population.
End of story.