Updates on Harry Cook

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  1. John Paul Marti

    John Paul Marti Valued Member

    There was a very brief segment on the Newcastle Saturday evening news about two remand prisoners being attacked in their cells at Durham Prison. One of which was a Henry Cook. I have no further information.
  2. Patrick Smith

    Patrick Smith Tustom Cuser Uitle

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  3. holyheadjch

    holyheadjch Valued Member

    <we have already warned against this kind of talk in this thread, leading to it being closed twice. We understand this is a very emotional issue, but this thread is now for updates only.>
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  4. SamW11

    SamW11 Valued Member

    According to the LAW PAGES (archive 17/05/2012 - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Crown Court) HC was in court again yesterday

    No further information appears to be available online at present.
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  5. SamW11

    SamW11 Valued Member

    Latest Update;

    News is here

    If you don't want to click on the link it says:
  6. MBrown

    MBrown New Member

    Judgement Day would appear to have finally arrived. From the Courtserve listings for Newcastle CC tomorrow (June 29th).

    High noon, aptly enough .....
  7. SamW11

    SamW11 Valued Member

  8. SamW11

    SamW11 Valued Member

    The Lawpages:
    Nothing further online as yet...

    Although - more papers have picked the story up today & may update later:
    Neither appears to have any new information at this time though.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012
  9. MBrown

    MBrown New Member

    From The Journal

    Karate expert jailed for 10 years after two decades of abusing pupils

    Much more to come in the next few days, no doubt .....

    ETA - Yep, someone's still in the office at the Hexham Courant

    Karate teacher jailed for child sex offences

    .... and now the nationals have started to pick up on it.

    Daily Express - Karate Ace Jailed for Child Abuse(warning - contains mug shot)

    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012
  10. bassai

    bassai onwards and upwards ! Moderator Supporter

    I'm a little surprised he only got 10 years , maybe his age was taken into account ?
    Anyway , hopefully this will bring some closure to the matter and the people involved can start moving on.
  11. John Paul Marti

    John Paul Marti Valued Member

    It's not clear if this is a 10 year tariff sentence or a simple fixed term.

    If it's a fixed term sentence then after deducting remand time he will be automatically released after 4 years and a few months.

    Around the December 2016.
  12. bassai

    bassai onwards and upwards ! Moderator Supporter

    Yeah , I figured something like that , just seems a little , I dunno , light ? considering how long this went on for , and the age of some of the victims.
  13. Kuma

    Kuma Lurking about

    I'm a bit surprised at the relatively short sentence as well.
  14. John Paul Marti

    John Paul Marti Valued Member

    The Judge took into account his immediate confession and the fact he has been fully co-operating with the police in identifying other pedophiles he was in contact with involved in child pornography and sexual abuse of minors. Some here in the UK and some he visited overseas.

    There does seem to have been a lot of arrests this past year on such charges.
  15. MBrown

    MBrown New Member

    More from The Journal, with a further explosive revelation ...

    Haltwhistle karate expert jailed for child sex crimes

    He certainly managed to keep that quiet, eh? Shades of Ian Huntley - perhaps they can share a cell in HMP Frankland, unless Cook somehow manages to avoid being flagged as Category A.

    I'm sure one of the mods will be along to comment soon, but please refrain from any potentially libellous "who knew?" speculation on here ......
  16. andym

    andym Valued Member

    Harry Cook jailed for 10 years - not long enough in my opinion.
    This is a cancer, undermining all teaching and supervision of children - Sandusky, Cook, the Church. I just don't comprehend it. All I can do is express my sympathies to all those who's lives he has cast a shadow over. The direct victims, their families, his family, his former students, every one who read his word's and believed - Cook has betrayed us all.
  17. Blade96

    Blade96 shotokan karateka

    Just wished he'd be put away for a long time. 10 years......Bet dollars to doughnuts lawyers will probably get that time cut down. Its not that long. Glad he cant teach minors ever again though. Crazy sick words that break the tos, he is. I asked people in my dojo if they heard of him. Some did and they said why, what about him? and then I told about this and their jaws hit the floor. They didnt know he was a pedophile and a ephebophile.
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2012
  18. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    I think we all feel the same way. This was a vile crime and we're all glad he was caught, wish all his victims well and hope he never gets the opportunity to do something like this again.

    However, there is something unedifying about people lining up to throw in their own spin on it, or seeking to outdo each other in expressions of outrage (not that I'm saying that has happened yet).

    If anyone has anything to post that sheds new light on this case, please do. This thread will remain pinned so anyone searching for info here on MAP will find it. Forever.

    But if you have nothing more to add than your outrage then please just take that as read. We don't want to lose the facts of this case, which may serve someone well in the future, amongst pages of similar comments.

    Thanks folks.

  19. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    That's basically a British institution mate.
  20. John Titchen

    John Titchen Still Learning Supporter

    I'm locking this thread as it has served its purpose. If any fresh information on sentencing comes to light that adds value to the information here then please pm a Mod so that it can be included.
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