Dr. Matthew Falder, 28 years old, came from a wealthy family in Cheshire, UK.
Wealthy enough so that his family could send him to Cambridge University where he could earn a Doctorate and meet his long-term girlfriend.
The average tuition fee for a doctorate at Cambridge is about $50,000 per year, with costs and boarding that comes to a whopping $100k on average. It takes about 5 years to complete the degree Mr. Falder came out of University with.
So all went well for Mr. Falder, or at least so his parents thought.
Till last year when the police came knocking on the door and arrested Mr. Falder for no less than 137 pedophile offenses ranging from blackmailing, sending abuse images and sharing videos with other sex offenders on the dark web.
Whilst doing this, he used online names such as ‘666 devil’ and ‘evilmind’ just so he could degrade and humiliate the well over 50 victims he abused online over a period of seven years.
Amongst the other offenses he was charged with: sexual exploitation of a child, voyeurism, making and distributing indecent images of children (all the time whilst encouraging the rape of a four-year-old so that he and his sick buddies could watch this online).
Mr. Matt Sutton, investigating officer of the National Crime Agency calls it a landmark case, saying he never seen anything like it before: “In 30 years of law enforcement I have never come across such horrifying offending where the offender’s sole aim was to cause such pain and distress.”
Mr. Sutton praised the victims who helped to bring this case to an end: “There are more than 50 victims in this case and I commend them for their bravery in helping us convict a truly evil offender. It has been an extremely complex investigation into a prolific online predator, who over several years believed he could evade law enforcement to sexually and sadistically exploit vulnerable victims.”
Mr. Falder’s father, Stephen, told Sky News: “This has turned our lives upside down. It came as a complete shock and the family is totally devastated.”