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Paedophile's body found in river(UK)
BBC ^ | 28 Aug 2006 | BBC

Posted on 08/29/2006 6:33:47 AM PDT by Marius3188

A convicted paedophile who was due to be sentenced for sex offences against children has been found dead in the River Taff in Cardiff.

The body of Raymond Croft, 58, from Port Talbot, was found after he missed his sentencing in Swansea last week.

He had previously been found guilty of sexual assault, engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and attempted sexual activity with a child.

Police said there are no suspicious circumstances around his death.

Croft was due to appear at Swansea Crown Court last week to be sentenced for sex offences against children, but did not attend.

Judge John Diehl QC had issued a warrant for his arrest last Friday.

The same day, his body was found in the River Taff, near Sophia Gardens.

Croft had been granted bail five weeks ago while reports were compiled ahead of sentencing.

A South Wales Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that the body of a man found in the River Taff has been identified as that of Raymond Croft.

"There are no suspicious circumstances and the coroner has been informed."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: body; crime; dead; dieufreak; floater; haha; paedophile; pedophilia; river; sexualassault
"Police said there are no suspicious circumstances around his death."

""There are no suspicious circumstances and the coroner has been informed." "

-Interesting.

Police find body, then 'inform' coroner, nothing suspicious. Probably a heart attack or something like that.

Yet, I can easily see 'social justice' being done to him. For, I would think about that one as well.

1 posted on 08/29/2006 6:33:47 AM PDT by Marius3188
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To: Marius3188

In the same area 1200 years ago he would have been taken to a bog where his skull would be crushed and his body thrown in the bog.... about the same result.


2 posted on 08/29/2006 6:35:34 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (If you build it, they won't come...)
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To: Marius3188

Take me to the water, drop me in the river
Push me in the water, drop me in the river
Washing me down, washing me down


3 posted on 08/29/2006 6:36:22 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ( “I'm the Emperor, and I want dumplings!” (German: Ich bin der Kaiser und will Knödel.))
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To: Marius3188

Hopefully this isn't a case of suicide.


4 posted on 08/29/2006 6:36:39 AM PDT by thoughtomator (There is no "Islamofascism" - there is only Islam)
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To: Marius3188

The pig took the coward's way out..........


5 posted on 08/29/2006 6:36:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Marius3188

"missed his sentencing"

Maybe not ...


6 posted on 08/29/2006 6:37:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Marius3188

Saves them the trouble of housing, feeding, educating and training this lowlife for the rest of his life.


7 posted on 08/29/2006 6:37:46 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Amnesia is a train of thought.)
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To: Marius3188

I heard the poor soul was really Rosie O'Donnell incognito.


8 posted on 08/29/2006 6:39:03 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: thoughtomator
Hopefully this isn't a case of suicide.

But, if I could gamble righteously, I'd bet that it was exactly that.
9 posted on 08/29/2006 6:40:10 AM PDT by no dems ("25 homicides a day committed by Illegals" Ted Poe (R-TX) Houston Hearings 8/16/06)
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To: Marius3188

The punchline is "...a good start", right?


10 posted on 08/29/2006 6:53:27 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Marius3188

The punchline is "...a good start", right?


11 posted on 08/29/2006 6:58:07 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Marius3188

He found the cure.


12 posted on 08/29/2006 6:59:40 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: Marius3188

Maybe he accidentally tied a concrete block around his neck before jumping into the river.


13 posted on 08/29/2006 7:01:20 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Marius3188
Why would someone convicted of molesting children be granted bail to wait for sentencing?

"Gee, go out and have one last fling before we put you away!!!"

14 posted on 08/29/2006 7:04:49 AM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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if he was murdered or if it was suicide. i don´t care. i think the world is better off without him.


15 posted on 08/29/2006 7:10:29 AM PDT by darkside321
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To: Marius3188

"He fell"


16 posted on 08/29/2006 7:16:34 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (More and more churches are nada scriptura.)
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To: Marius3188

LOL Brings real meaning to the phrase, "Move along now, nothing to see here."


17 posted on 08/29/2006 7:18:33 AM PDT by exnavy (God bless America)
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To: Marius3188
Police said there are no suspicious circumstances around his death.

Well, case closed, then! Justice 1, child molester 0. First round's on me, lads!

18 posted on 08/29/2006 7:20:16 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Marius3188
Police said that there were chains and concrete blocks tied around his ankles noting that it was the worst case of suicide they had ever seen.
19 posted on 08/29/2006 7:25:44 AM PDT by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: Marius3188

Just like a pedophile to sreal a millstone and try to swim across the river with it!


20 posted on 08/29/2006 7:29:36 AM PDT by Dionysius
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To: Marius3188
his body was found in the River Taff, near Sophia Gardens.



Enjoy the afterlife, Raymond.
21 posted on 08/29/2006 7:38:35 AM PDT by texas_mrs (Stop the OCCUPATION OF THE U.S. by illegal Mexican immigrants)
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To: no dems

Other than the obvious problems with polution of a perfectly good river, this solution seems to make more sense than feeding, housing and letting this preditor back out to prey on the innocent.


22 posted on 08/29/2006 7:44:32 AM PDT by newcthem (Brought to you by the INFIDEL PARTY)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Rest of his life ? Not in today's UK.
23 posted on 08/29/2006 7:50:16 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Marius3188

Hopefully, some good citizen decided to remove this waste of oxygen from the planet.


24 posted on 08/29/2006 8:04:00 AM PDT by pissant
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To: B-Chan

I'll drink to that!


25 posted on 08/29/2006 8:09:23 AM PDT by hunyb
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To: Marius3188

Hmmm .... tried to cross the River Taff, crossed the River Styx instead. Probably doesn't like what he found on the other side ...


26 posted on 08/29/2006 8:14:33 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: reagandemo
Police said that there were chains and concrete blocks tied around his ankles noting that it was the worst case of suicide they had ever seen.

They're joking, right? Suicide? ROFL More like "assisted-by-force" suicide.

27 posted on 08/29/2006 8:16:32 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Marius3188

They found his body in the river? Don't those people have alligators over there? No bodies are ever found in the river in East Texas.


28 posted on 08/29/2006 8:18:37 AM PDT by KarinG1 (Some of us are trying to engage in philosophical discourse. Please don't allow us to interrupt you.)
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To: madison10
I know if one of my kids had been one of his victims he would be sleeping with the fishes for sure. Here in Ky we have 2 types of law legal action and double action.
29 posted on 08/29/2006 8:26:05 AM PDT by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: Marius3188

Hmmmmm ... when I was growing up in small-town America, local paedophiles seemed to have a lot of accidents before they disappeared. Moved on, I suppose.


30 posted on 08/29/2006 8:27:30 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: Marius3188

I do so love a happy ending.
Sniff.


31 posted on 08/29/2006 8:28:59 AM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: Marius3188
"Police said there are no suspicious circumstances around his death. "

Many family members of the victims are very pleased with the way this investigation has unfolded...:)

32 posted on 08/29/2006 8:30:09 AM PDT by oust the louse
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To: oust the louse

Indeed. Nothing suspicious about a family member of one of the victims to get rid of him.

Man, that was alot of 'of's.


33 posted on 08/29/2006 8:32:25 AM PDT by Marius3188 ( I have not told half of what I saw- Marco Polo)
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To: DungeonMaster

OOPS!


34 posted on 08/29/2006 8:33:22 AM PDT by Cheapskate
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To: Marius3188

Just like a paedophile to steal more chain than he can swim with...


35 posted on 08/29/2006 8:34:08 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution © 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Marius3188
"There are no suspicious circumstances and the coroner has been informed."

No question about it, case closed.

36 posted on 08/29/2006 8:35:45 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Marius3188

Only one? Pity.


37 posted on 08/29/2006 8:37:41 AM PDT by IGOTMINE
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To: 1066AD

That is one sick basturd. You Brits need to help this POS along like this POS in this thread.


38 posted on 08/29/2006 8:41:39 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Time to eradicated islambs and mooselimbs! GO PTSC)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

I voted with my feet years ago :)


39 posted on 08/29/2006 8:47:51 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: reagandemo

Police said that there were chains and concrete blocks tied around his ankles noting that it was the worst case of suicide they had ever seen.

They are still trying to figure out how he tied his own hands behind his back. A team of magicians has been hired to investigate further.


40 posted on 08/29/2006 8:52:26 AM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Joan Kerrey
"Police said that there were chains and concrete blocks tied around his ankles noting that it was the worst case of suicide they had ever seen.

They are still trying to figure out how he tied his own hands behind his back. A team of magicians has been hired to investigate further."

A search of the victims premises reveled a copy of Houdini for Dummies.
41 posted on 08/29/2006 9:00:59 AM PDT by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: Marius3188
Police said there are no suspicious circumstances around his death.

yeah...uh-huh... most folks just end up dead in a river...isn't that where most dying people go.

42 posted on 08/29/2006 9:46:29 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: Marius3188

Looks like sentencing has already been taken care of.


43 posted on 08/29/2006 9:51:05 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Marius3188

"cry me a river..."


44 posted on 08/29/2006 6:03:12 PM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001 (If DUmmies' "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, every day would be Fitzmas.)
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To: BenLurkin

No - he arrived earlier than expected to his ultimate sentence.


45 posted on 08/31/2006 5:14:50 AM PDT by TheBattman (Islam (and liberalism)- the cult of a Cancer on Society)
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