In one of the most disturbing cases of pedophilia in history, a bus driver charged with lacing children's candy with his own semen, a and possession of child pornography has now been convicted of his horrendous crimes.
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The series of incidents took place London, Ontario, Canada, where the 31-year-old pedophile has remained in custody for the last year awaiting trial.
<a href="https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/pedaphile-bus-driver-took-job-to-access-kids-crown">The London Free Press </a>reports that the man went by the online pseudonym of “Steps,” and can’t be identified under a court-imposed publication ban on his name and employment details to protect the identity of the children.
<a href="https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/d3edgz/ontario-bus-driver-fed-children-semen-cookies-sold-child-porn">VICE </a>also reported on this story, of which is horrendously graphic, so you have a weak stomach we urge you to turn back now.
According to prosecutors, the suspect would not only bring homemade candy and treats to the students aboard his bus, but he would masturbate onto the candy prior to gifted children.
Oftentimes, the bus driver would film himself masturbating into the snacks, and then he would use his mobile devices to film the children eating the semen-laced treats.
He would then upload the videos to the “dark web,” where he'd charge online users to view and interact to the footage he'd produced.
The bus drive similarly would fill lotion bottles with his own semen, and offer it to the students as they would ride home.
After “Steps” was arrested, he was charged with 78 counts of voyeurism, and possessing, distributing or creating child pornography.
During the pre-trial, defense attorney James Brown argued that his client was both at a moderate risk to re-offend and that he couldn't be “cured,” but instead “managed.”
His online nickname was “Steps,” like the bus steps his victims had to walk up every day he picked them up for school, prosecutors said to the jury.
Psychiatrist Lee Kushnier evaluated the former bus driver, saying that he was remorseful, and could benefit from a treatment program at a correctional institution.
He would later make a plea deal for only 23 of those charges to stick this last summer.
Out of the 23 charges, 18 counts were for production of child pornography, three counts were for voyeurism, one count was related to the distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.
After signing an agreed statement of facts, it would be filed to Ontario Court Justice Allan Maclure and made an exhibit without being read publicly.
Within those pages were disgusting details, we say, which are even worse than what information we do know.
Steps have no prior relevant criminal record before this case, and this was his first job as a school bus driver for a London bus company that drove an elementary school route.
The London police had to bring all of the parents together for a closed-door community meeting at the school after the driver was arrested, the<a href="https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/court-hears-of-school-bus-drivers-child-porn-perversion"> London Free Press </a>reports.
Those meetings would help identify the 39 kids in the videos and explain the court process to their parents.
All of those children had to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases, but fortunately, their tests came back negative.
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The perversion of the driver would be found by a corporal with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), who was investigating TOR users of a “dark web” site called MagicKingdom.
By using TOR’s networks, users conceal their identities and activities by separating user identification and the routing of their own files.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Perfetto says bus driver’s perverse actions and elaborate work in preparing child porn showed he was “very motivated “ to carry out his pedophile fantasies</p>— Hank Daniszewski (@Hankatlarge) <a href="https://twitter.com/Hankatlarge/status/1021785879302598656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 24, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The “dark web” site known as MagicKingdom has a reputation for being a forum for child exploitation and pedophilia.
During the RCMP investigation, they found four videos uploaded to the website in which a man would masturbate on snacks.
Those videos also depicted the man taking the treats to a school bus, where he would then feed that food to the children along with his route, and even make jokes about what the children had eaten.
The RCMP began to search for where the videos may have originated, only to locate additional videos and images.
At least one video showed a young girl asleep on the bus, where the camera pans up and down her body and focuses on her buttocks.
Each of the videos used the nickname “Steps,” and the RCMP found a total of 24 additional videos linked to the same user on another “dark web” site.
That site was called “Child’s Play,” which is intentionally designed to host the perverse content of young children.
Videos posted to that site showed Steps masturbating <i>on the bus</i^, while children were screaming in the background.
RCMP were able to limit the location where the videos were filmed to the London region and sent some of the files to London police to identify landmarks.
Once they were able to identify those landmarks in the videos, it was easy to determine the school where it happened.
The bus company gave police the name of the driver, while Ontario’s transportation ministry provided his address. He was arrested at his home in last July.
A search of the bus driver’s home led to the seizure of numerous electronic devices, where 884 child-exploitive videos and images would be found.
Of the 884 files, he had filmed at least 176 of them on the school bus.
One of the children's mothers submitted a victim impact statement, where wrote that she was “sickened” by the perverted acts.
“The permanence of this makes my daughter a victim over and over again,” she wrote, referring to the videos.
The treats varied from cookies to candy, and all of the children were no older than elementary aged.
During the sentencing process, defense attorney Brown argued for a two-year sentence at the Ontario Correctional Institute, which offers treatment programs for sexual offenders
The two-year sentence would be added to the time already served in jail, but that's not what happened
Assistant Crown Attorney Joe Perfetto, the equivalent of an American prosecutor, suggested the bus driver took the job just to get access to young children.
Perfetto argued that the bus driver was “highly motivated” to act out his perverted fantasies, saying the elaborate extent of the videos proved this.
Again firm in his demands, Perfetto argued for a five-year prison sentence saying the bus driver’s crimes were “disturbing, vile, offensive and unique” behavior was opportunistic.
He went on to say the driver abused his position of trust as a school bus driver.
He also argued that the driver made no effort to seek help for his pedophilia prior to being arrested.
The bus driver was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of a number of child pornography charges.
The school bus driver, who is in his early 30s and a father of young children himself, has been banned from visiting public spaces where children might be, such as parks and pools, for 20 years.
He is also forbidden to use the internet for 15 years, and being forced to attend counseling, as reported by<a href="https://www.theloop.ca/ctvnews/bus-driver-who-gave-children-semen-laced-treats-sentenced-to-5-years/"> the loop</a>.
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