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Inside the mind of the paedophile - and the wife standing by him
Daily Mail (UK) ^

Posted on 06/20/2007 10:59:24 AM PDT by pabianice

Many will find this article deeply disturbing. But as a paedophile ring is smashed, one man jailed for child porn offences gives a brutally honest insight into his warped desires... and his wife reveals why she's standing by him.

Bill Henkel and his wife Sharon sit close together on a sofa in their bright, immaculate detached home in a quiet corner of eastern England.

They are active members of their local church. They sing in old age homes and Henkel, 47, likes to help the elderly of the parish with D.I.Y. jobs.

On the surface, there is nothing remarkable about the couple. The same could be said of their home.

Supportive: Sharon Henkel has stood by her husband Bill in his battle against his paedophile tendencies

Observant visitors, however, might note the absence of any computers - a clue to the fact that this is no ordinary marriage.

In June 2003, Henkel was caught downloading child pornography at work. He was prosecuted, sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment in March last year and released at the halfway point in October.

In the wake of the smashing of Britain's largest internet paedophile ring, reported in yesterday's Mail, Bill's account of his desires and his battle to control them makes compelling reading. It offers a chilling insight into the mind of a paedophile.

This week a court heard how 700 paedophiles had accessed a website - set up by 28-year-old brewery worker Timothy Cox, from Suffolk - containing 11,000 images, including more than 1,000 videos of children being abused.

While Cox was given an "indeterminate sentence", Bill Henkel admits that, in his case, getting caught was the best thing that could have happened to him.

Henkel, 48, once a high-flying IT expert, had known throughout his adult life that his sexuality was warped.

His wife of 17 years, 40-year-old Sharon, had also known - after they experienced sexual problems - that her husband was sexually attracted to young girls.

But she never thought he would offend because she had accompanied him on visits to doctors, psychologists and therapists.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: moralabsolutes; paedophile; paedophilia; porn; pornography
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1 posted on 06/20/2007 10:59:25 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Frightening to believe she is so desperate to have a man in her life that she stands by this perv.


2 posted on 06/20/2007 11:02:29 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: pabianice

Here is the thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1852172/posts
Toronto police help British authorities smash global pedophile ring, 700 arrested


3 posted on 06/20/2007 11:02:52 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: pabianice

Pervs like him are feeding the Internet industry that causes thousands of children to be brutalized.


4 posted on 06/20/2007 11:03:10 AM PDT by AU72
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To: pabianice

If you want to see pedophiles on parade attend Gay Pride Days around the country. NAMBLA is generally openly represented in San Fran and other progressive cities around the world.


5 posted on 06/20/2007 11:04:15 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: pabianice

Just makes me want to puke how the media tries to portray something like this as an illness. The b@astard enjoys seeing children hurt. Period. He is evil and she is not much better.


6 posted on 06/20/2007 11:04:46 AM PDT by texas_mrs (It's an invasion, not immigration)
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To: 3AngelaD
I saw the title and thought this post was about the McGreeveys


Ex Jersey Governor, "I am a gay American", McGreevey.

7 posted on 06/20/2007 11:06:12 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: 3AngelaD
Whoa; hold on. From the article I read, it sounds like this guy has been working with counselors, his faith, and law enforcement to keep his perversion under control. And the guy recognizes it as a perversion...in other words, he is owning up to his crime and making a good faith effort to never do it again.

He isn't justifying his pedophilia, and neither is his wife: they're working to defeat it.

What is wrong with that? Nothing in my opinion. Would that we ALL have someone to help us with our problems.

8 posted on 06/20/2007 11:07:22 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Few of the posts on this thread has info about NAMBLA and the parades.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1794584/posts
Brief history of the modern childlove movement


9 posted on 06/20/2007 11:10:22 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: pabianice
They are active members of their local church.

The great apostasy in full bloom
10 posted on 06/20/2007 11:11:14 AM PDT by The Lumster (USA - where the innocent have nothing to fear!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“..guy has been working with counselors, his faith, and law enforcement to keep his perversion under control,” except he just got arrested for it AGAIN. This is a person who gets his jollies from seeing little girls being harmed. Most of these people can never have their orientation changed, regardless of the help they get. His wife is so desperate to have a man in her life that she has CHOSEN this one. She is as sick as he is. I can tell you are still in Democrat recovery. :)


11 posted on 06/20/2007 11:12:26 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Bullsh1t. He doesn’t want the lifetime jail sentence and is playing victim.

And from some of the incidents I read on that thread at post 3, some of these kids could have died or are dead.

THANK GOD President Bush implemented a federal death penalty for that back in 2001. Because, some of those people in that ring were in the USA.


12 posted on 06/20/2007 11:14:09 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: 3AngelaD

I’d rather die alone.


13 posted on 06/20/2007 11:17:15 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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They are active members of their local church. They sing in old age homes and Henkel, 47, likes to help the elderly of the parish with D.I.Y. jobs.

Henkel, 48, once a high-flying IT expert, had known throughout his adult life that his sexuality was warped.

He aged rapidly there. Or did it just take a year to write the article?

LSM non-proofreaders....

14 posted on 06/20/2007 11:17:27 AM PDT by thulldud ("Para inglÚs, oprima el dos.")
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To: pabianice
That guy looks a lot like Heinrich Himmler.
15 posted on 06/20/2007 11:22:49 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 3AngelaD
Reread the article. He didn't just get arrested again. He got arrested once before, and he was sought out for an interview in the wake of the recent porn ring bust. The article is an example of the poor quality of writing that passes for "news" nowadays, but it doesn't say anywhere that he was busted again.

By the sound of it, he was busted once and is doing everything possible to stay away from it now. I wouldn't let my kids anywhere near him, but I have no problem with the guy working to keep it in check. If he does so, he's really no different than those gays who go through "gayhab" and end up straight.
16 posted on 06/20/2007 11:28:19 AM PDT by Arthalion
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Well son of a gun. I wonder if he is a Lebensborn?


17 posted on 06/20/2007 11:28:51 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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18 posted on 06/20/2007 11:29:22 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 3AngelaD
If you read the article, you would have seen that both of them were sexually abused when they were growing up, and part of his wake-up call was finding a years-old pic of himself and his brother that had been posted by their abuser. It made him think something like "I've been assuming that these kids were enjoying this stuff, but I know I wasn't having a good time when that pic was shot."

You just can't make this stuff up.

19 posted on 06/20/2007 11:29:41 AM PDT by thulldud ("Para inglÚs, oprima el dos.")
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To: Recovering_Democrat; Calpernia

He’s lying. All pedophiles lie.

They never change, never.


20 posted on 06/20/2007 11:31:39 AM PDT by LucyT
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