UK Internet Porn Filter Adviser Patrick Rock Arrested For Possession of Child Porn

Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 9.29.47 AMPatrick Rock helped author plans for controlling internet images of child abuse, among other things.

Via The Independent

A senior adviser to David Cameron was arrested on child abuse images allegations, Downing Street said tonight.

Patrick Rock, who had been involved in drawing up proposals for internet porn filters, resigned after being questioned by police. Officers from the National Crime Agency examined Downing Street’s computer systems and offices used by Mr Rock, 62.

He was an been adviser to the Conservative party for 30 years and got to know Mr Cameron in the mid-1990s when they were both worked for Michael Howard when he was Home Secretary.

The Prime Minister brought him into Downing Street in 2011 to work in the Number 10 policy unit. He took responsibility for home affairs issues and was among officials who were involved in drawing up controls against internet images of child abuse.

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  • kowalityjesus

    Its like zealous homophobes: I would be suspicious of anyone espousing an extreme grudge.

    • Thurlow Weed

      Zealous anti-fascists are alright. And, people who hate aluminum siding.

      • kowalityjesus

        I thought I was the only one. Tacky, tacky!

        • Thurlow Weed

          The guy who invented it is in Hell, damned forever.

    • Gjallarbru

      Catholic priests seem to have the market covered on this kind of behavior. They preach against sex all the time, never mind homosexual pedophilia. Yet look at them…

      • Thurlow Weed

        Rock was not a Catholic priest, so I reckon Rome still has some competition outside of the church.

        • Gjallarbru

          Yes, but the Catholic church has been doing it for much, much longer. They are in league of their own just for that, but they also claim to act in the name of God, which also sets them apart.

          • kowalityjesus

            The problem with your statement is that EVERYONE was doing it for much, much longer. Why don’t you say “the English Monarchy” or “the Muslims” or “the Soviets” instead? Why pick on the Church, bigot?

          • Gjallarbru

            Frankly, the churche’s behavior where I’m from has been nothing if not a complete policy of “hiding” their pedophile members(no pun intended). They have never penalized any of their priests for their “indiscretions”, they just moved them around. Some local Catholic runned orphanages were little more than instutionalized pedophiles dens.

            And technically, I’m Catholic too, so call it self-derision.
            Your faith might feel offended by my comments, but the history of Catholicism doesn’t leave it with an impeccable image. At the very least, what the Church has done in its existence has left to easy criticism, in particular regarding pedophilia.

            I will admit that Pope Francis does make more sense to me than his predecessors. He seems to truly have the desire to straighten & strengthen the Church. At this time, he is a credit to the Church. Still, I don’t feel that is reason enought to hold my tongue, as I reserve the right to say what I please.

            But what the F does the Soviets have to do with anything. Got anything I can read for myself which would enlighten me?

          • kowalityjesus

            Well, on the subject of homosexual persecution (which I guessed you were referring to because of my original comment), there are plenty of red-hot pokers shoved up asses scattered throughout history no shortage was overseen by English royalty, for example, not just persecution by Catholics. I know of Soviet and Russian persecution biographically because famous gay Russian musicians, like Tchaikovsky and Sviatoslav Richter were fuckin miserable because of it.
            As for pedophilia, yeah, I have heard accounts to differing degrees of slap-on-the-wrist. It definitely isn’t everywhere, but generally pretty bad. As to the reaction, when a lot of your scarce-ish employees, who are trained in Seminary school and employed throughout the rest of their lifetime, turn out to be bad apples you try to keep from getting hung out to dry. They are, however, NOT the only entity with institutional pedophilia today, though I would have to search conspiracy websites to give you references.

          • Gjallarbru

            By the way, I meant no harm to you personnally. I still feel I can criticize the Church as I see fit, and I don’t feel this makes me a bigot.

            Yet, I find myself conflicted about your reaction. Although I claim the freedom to say what I please, I don’t like to hurt others, and find no pleasure in it. For that reason alone, I wish to present you my appologies for whatever needless venom you have felt from my words.

          • kowalityjesus

            Hmm, I may be wrong, but I think this is the first time in 1700 comments on Disinfo that anyone has apologized to me! Very heartwarming, thank you! No worries, you were NOT particularly offensive. Generally I can take a lot, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. I would just like to attack the popular trend of ‘bashing Christianity as the adolescent rebellion of Western Civilization,’ and would like people to realize that Christians have a right to not being persecuted just as we don’t rag on Jews or Zoroastrians out of common decency. It really is a sign of potency that the Lilliputins sling their grapples onto Gulliver, as I see it.
            You may speak as you wish, I am here for the knowledge and lulz like anybody else, with all ensuing consequences. [a gracious bow]

          • Andrew

            Not to defend the Catholic Church, of which I used to be a member, too strongly, but Pope Benedict apparently defrocked almost 400 priests for child abuse over two years. Not as good as turning them over to the police, but it’s better than the aiding and abetting and coverup that expletive John Paul II engaged in.

            Also, I strongly suspect that most pedophilia occurs within families. Which may be why parents periodically engage in “witch hunts” for it elsewhere–hypervigilance or projection.

          • Gjallarbru

            I honestly don’t know about these 400 priest, I’ll take your word for it. Still none I what wrote should be seen as anything more than a bit of satire.

            Still, I do believe you might be right about most pedophilia being outside the Church. But I would submit to you that the Church is an excellent place to hide your nature if you are a pedophile.

      • kowalityjesus

        “Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown ‘obsessed’ with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from critics.” At least we have chosen someone to lead us that puts the values of Christ first.

  • suburbanbatherson

    Rock was arrested three weeks ago… He seemed to have been warned the day before and resigned from Downing Street.

    In the three weeks since the government and PM covered this up, the right wing British press have run with anti-Labour stories (most relevant to the 1970s) about the Peadophile Information Exchange and affiliation with the National Council For Civil Liberties.

    The scumbag press clearly have no real concern about the state sanctioned exploitation of children. They are happy to be the government attack dog when asked, then spend thirty years ignoring revolting cases such as “Elm Guest House” and the antics of many great and good, including a former Tory Home Secretary.

    Rock and Cameron go back a long, long, long way… This should be extremely damaging.

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