- WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT
- Sick tattoo chosen by 'Evil 8' paedophile Alfred Impicciatore can be revealed
- He posted the inkwork to his Pinterest page in the folder 'my tatts'
- West Australian District Court found him guilty of sexually penetrating girl, 13
- In police interview, Impicciatore claimed he thought she was 17-years-old
- In Australia's most grotesque case, girl was pimped out by her own father
Published: 18:08 EST, 8 November 2017 | Updated: 08:33 EST, 10 November 2017
This is the vile tattoo of a paedophile who raped a 13-year-old girl pimped out by her own father in Australia's most egregious child abuse case.
This week former Perth master builder Alfred 'Freddy' Impicciatore, 47, was found guilty of four counts of sexually penetrating the teenager.
He was the last of the so-called 'Evil 8' paedophiles – who variously raped, drugged and filmed the schoolgirl – to face court over the vile sexual abuse.
Now it can be revealed Impicciatore, described as a 'chubby chihuahua owner' by his victim, posted online that he had a tattoo reading 'learn to love your inner monster'.
Last of the 'Evil 8': This week Alfred 'Freddy' Impicciatore, 47, was found guilty of four counts of raping a teenage girl who had been pimped out by her own father
'Learn to love your inner monster': Impicciatore uploaded a picture of a Where The Wild Things Are style tattoo to his 'my tatts' PInterest page prior to his arrest
Impicciatore uploaded a photo of the ink to his Pinterest folder, 'my tatts', at some point before his arrest in late 2015.
The folder contained pictures of other tattoos on his forearms, one of which was clearly visible during court appearances.
The page was wiped from the internet along with his other social media accounts after his initial arrest and can now be reported following the guilty verdict.
Impicciatore's victim was raped or indecently dealt with by six other men, including the evangelical Christian pastor David Volmer, after her father pimped her out online. A seventh man's case was later found to be unrelated to the girl.
The girl's father, who cannot be named as it would identify his daughter, has been jailed for 22 years.
In his decision, Judge Mark Herron said the father met Impicciatore on the messaging app Kik after the builder posted an ad looking for 'girls or women'.
Other tattoos in Impicciatore's 'my tatts' folder: The positive and negative signs on his forearms (bottom left) were visible during his court appearances
The former builder was a surprisingly active user of PInterest
Impicciatore admitted sexually penetrating the girl in a police interview where he was described by the judge as 'rattled'.
He said the girl's father raped her first.
In the police interview, he said he was 'spun out' after being told the girl was 13-years-old. He claimed the girl's father told him she was 17.
He said the father spoke to him about 'you know, doing it on a regular basis and being best mates'.
'It was really weird,' he said.
During the judge-alone trial, Impicciatore's lawyer John Hawkins argued his client's admissions during the police interview were unreliable.
Impicciatore was stressed and anxious, 'tired and cold' and wanted to end the interview quickly, the court was told.
But the judge found 'to an extent, his stress and anxiety were because… of (Impicciatore) knowing what he had done and having to face up to it…
'He was troubled by what he knew he had done and was wrestling with his conscience'.
His DNA evidence was also found on a torn condom wrapper in the father's bedroom, the court heard, and the judge found him guilty on all four counts.
'SPUN OUT': EXTRACT FROM HIS POLICE INTERVIEW
Impicciatore, at court
POLICE: Freddy, we're talking about a 13 year old kid.
IMPICCIATORE: F***, you just spun me out.
POLICE: I know.
POLICE: But I'm going to lay it on the line for you.
IMPICCIATORE: Ah, god.
POLICE: We're talking about a 13 year old kid that's getting prostituted out by her father.
POLICE: That's the bottom line here. Alright. So now —
IMPICCIATORE: Just f***ing (indistinct).
POLICE: I'm going to give you a break.
IMPICCIATORE: F***ing hell.
POLICE: And just give you time to process that…We'll just have a little break.
Impicciatore and a female friend fled to New South Wales when he was meant to appear for trial. Police released this picture of a red Nissan Pulsar
Where are you going? Impicciatore was found in Merriwa, New South Wales, with female friend Rachel Galvin (pictured)
Impicciatore had a troubled journey to the guilty verdict.
On May 22, he skipped the first day of his initial trial.
Police blasted out an alert seeking his whereabouts, claiming he fled Western Australia with female friend Rachel Galvin and had dyed his hair red.
He was found with Ms Galvin more than 3,700km away in the township of Merriwa, two hours' drive south of Tamworth, New South Wales.
'The only rational inference which can be drawn from it, that he fled from a consciousness of guilty, reinforces the findings I have already made,' Judge Herron said.
Impicciatore will be sentenced in March next year.
Asked about his client's tattoos, Impicciatore's defence lawyer told Daily Mail Australia he was unable to comment.
The girl is now in care and was said to be receiving treatment.
THE STATUS OF THE 'EVIL 8'
By Australian Associated Press
Raped and offered the girl to the others, but cannot be named to protect her identity. He was sentenced in June last year to 22-and-a-half years behind bars. Earliest release date is October 2035. He lost an appeal against the length of his sentence, which he had argued was manifestly excessive
Former pastor Dawid ('David') Volmer admitted stupefying the girl with amyl nitrate and raping her in front of her own father
Former pastor and father-of-two was sentenced in November 2015 to 10-and-a-half years in prison after admitting he stupefied the blindfolded girl with an inhalant and raped her in front of her father. Eligible for parole after eight-and-a-half years
RYAN TREVOR CLEGG
Pleaded guilty to 15 charges, including sexually penetrating and indecently recording a child, and was jailed in January for 12 years and nine months. Eligible for parole after 10 years and nine months. His case sparked outrage when it emerged he lived close to a child care centre while on bail and was then taken into custody
NICHOLAS ADAM BEER
Admitted sexually abusing the girl alongside her father while she was shackled to a bed and forced to wear bondage gear. Sentenced in September last year to seven years in jail, eligible for parole after five years
TROY PHILLIP MILBOURNE
Had a shower with the girl and then had sex with her on a bed. He pleaded guilty to seven charges, including sexual penetration of a child, and was sentenced in November last year to five years and three months behind bars. Parole eligibility after three years and three months
BENJAMIN SIMON CLARKE
Sentenced in June last year to three years after pleading guilty to 12 charges, including indecently recording and dealing with a child, admitting he photographed the girl wearing lingerie and nude at an abandoned mine site. Eligible for parole after 18 months
He was implicated in the investigation but never charged with offences related to the girl. He was jailed for using an online chat forum to engage in sexual conversations and exchange nude photographs of other children
CONVICTED AFTER A TRIAL:
ALFRED JOHN IMPICCIATORE
Pleaded not guilty to four charges of sexual penetration of a child, despite confessing to police, and had a judge-alone trial following outrage that he twice secured bail after repeatedly failing to show up to court and changing lawyers several times. He will face a sentencing hearing in March.
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The Canadian pilot and five members of a British family died in the crash north of Sydney in December 2017.
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Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55699581
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Simon Atkinson, BBC News in Brisbane
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While shutdowns are common around the world, the tough and sudden stay-at-home order for Brisbane has caught people on the hop here after months of near normality.
But while such a rapid, hard lockdown off the back of just a single case of Covid-19 will seem crazy in some parts of the world, I’ve not come across too many people complaining.
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And nobody here wants Brisbane to go through what Melbourne suffered last year. Even if it means going without mangoes.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55582836
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