Facebook fears after British sex offender logged on to murder

Questions were last night raised about the monitoring of the online activity of sex offenders after it emerged that a convicted rapist was able to use the social networking site Facebook to befriend a vulnerable teenager he then raped and murdered.Peter Chapman, 33, was pretending he was 19 years old when he convinced student Ashleigh Hall, 17, to be his Facebook friend. Chapman, who had previously received a seven-year prison sentence for raping two prostitutes, collected the girl in his car from her house before driving to a lay-by where he tied her up, raped and strangled her.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/facebook-fears-after-sex-offender-logged-on-to-murder-1918330.htmlAlso see:Chapman was a manipulative liar who used the internet to kill
Facebook gave Peter Chapman the means of luring a vulnerable girl to her deathAshleigh Hall was a typical messy teenager, interested in boys, the internet and mobile phones. And like so many others her age she was highly impressionable, with little experience of the opposite sex.Peter Chapman by contrast was a manipulative and cunning liar whose long and brutal history of serial violence against women had seen him serve time in prison and put him on the sex offenders’ register. They should never have met. Yet Miss Hall was to fall fatally for the mendacious lies of the older man which he spun on the social networking site Facebook. It was here that Miss Hall’s killer convinced her he was a handsome young man interested in getting to know her and then pretended to be the boy’s father to lure her into his car where he raped and murdered her.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/chapman-was-a-manipulative-liar-who-used-the-internet-to-kill-1918335.htmlFacebook murderer who posed as teenager to lure victim jailed for life
A serial sex offender was today sentenced to life in prison after he admitted kidnapping, raping and murdering a teenager whom he ensnared using a fake profile on Facebook.Peter Chapman was told he must serve at least 35 years in prison by judge Peter Fox today, following the killing of Ashleigh Hall, who was 17.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/08/peter-chapman-facebook-ashleigh-hallSex offender Peter Chapman killed girl after posing as a teenager on Facebook
A homeless sex offender posed as a handsome teenager on Facebook to lure a 17-year-old girl to a secluded location where she was kidnapped, gagged, raped and murdered.As Peter Chapman was jailed for life yesterday with a minimum term of 35 years, police urged parents and internet companies to see the case as “a wake-up call” to the “scheming, devious tricks of predatory paedophiles” online.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article7054518.eceBritish Facebook killer jailed for life
A 33-year-old man was jailed for life on Monday after admitting the kidnap, rape and murder of a teenager he met on the Facebook social networking site.Convicted sex offender Peter Chapman had cultivated his victim, Ashleigh Hall, 17, by pretending to be a student.Chapman was told by Judge Peter Fox, the Recorder of Middlesbrough, he would serve a minimum of 35 years in prison, the Press Association reported.

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