Paedophile press is the set of print publications aimed specifically at paedophiles. It can provide news, essays and information about paedophilia and childhood, but also erotic contents.
During the 1960’s and decades before the internet, the general thought was that paedophiles acted alone, but by then they had already set up a sophisticated and well organized worldwide network, that involved thousands of paedophiles. The distribution of pro-paedophile propaganda had begun to spread like it had never done before
Throughout the 60’s and 70’s the gay scene was ultimately exploited by paedophiles that wanted to share their visions and perverted ideologies on child sexual abuse. By the mid 70’s connections with the South London group of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) was made and allowed more like minded individuals a platform.
Paedophile Action for Liberation had developed as a breakaway group from South London Gay Liberation Front. It was the subject of an article in the Sunday People, which dedicated its front page and centre-spread to the story. The result was intimidation and loss of employment for some of those who were exposed. It later merged with PIE.
The Spartacus International Gay Guide is an international gay travel guidebook published annually since 1970, originally by John D. Stamford, currently by Bruno Gmünder Verlag in Berlin, Germany. It was alleged that it was an international paedophile ring with an estimated 30,000 members
Paedophile “travel guide” spanned the world !
A little known fact about the spartacus guide, that has surprisingly not been mentioned, is that the publication was a good resource for paedophiles who were looking for children to molest. Listing countries, areas addresses and prices to spend the night with a child. Such as the Elm guest house scandal, promoting Elm for its sauna and video room and featuring the coded “discount” to Spartacus members message. Spartacus International, a gay guide, identified Peter G as its commercial manager. It was the mechanism through which the Spartacus Club attracted members.
Among the adverts reportedly placed by Elm Guesthouse was one that read: “10 percent for Spartacus club members.” Advertised by Harry Kasir, who has now denied being involved in the sexual abuse of children
Peter Glencross was the “Advertising and distribution national sales agent” for Spartacus in the UK. This is a copy of his business card:
Prostitution of even the smallest children is so fully integrated into many national cultures that my recent analysis of Spartacus: The Travel Guide for Gay Men > (a world guide available in American bookstores) found that 47 percent of the 139 nations cited addressed possibilities of legal or illegal sex with boys. Many otherwise “respectable” countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Japan (where adult “lobbyists” have successfully reduced the age of sexual consent to 13 years) provide advertisements and addresses for boy brothels- from “House of Boys” in Frankfort, to “Boystown” in Thailand. Looking at Germany, 48 citations appear for paedophile organizations or bars where boys may be obtained to sexually please the weary world traveler.
Spartacus said in one issue: “love-starved boy lovers flock to Thailand from countries where their tastes are socially taboo and prohibited by law.” In a modern, sexually brutal version of “The Ugly American,” Spartacus provides brazen advertisements for prostituting young Thai boys. In Thailand, ($771 per capita income in 1986) a man pays $12 for sex with a boy or youth while a hotel room will cost him about $25.
Once you have selected your new friend, you can either take him to your hotel, or you can rent a room above the bar (in most places). Note that you must pay the bar a take- out fee which usually varies between 100 and 200 baht, but you must also pay your friend….usually 300 to 500 baht, depending upon your satisfaction.
To the cynic, Spartacus’ graphic descriptions of what their constituency may expect sexually from nude “go-go boy” sex shows, bars and such, strongly suggests either governmental involvement in the child sex traffic and its golden real estate fallout, or nationwide child prostitution by governmental disinterest and default.
A German company has since taken over Spartacus International and transformed it into a respectable publisher of gay guides.
Some of those involved in the publication
John Stamford – A former church minister published international guides for child molesters. He died before his trial. Stamford used a homosexual travel guide called spartacus as a front for a mailing ordering service offering information on child prostitutes in Thailand, Brazil and other nations. The organisation was alleged to have operated through a box number in London. The details of each of the members, including their sexual preferences, the desired age of the children and preferred countries of origin were stored on a computer. The members received personalised lists of children.
Executive Editor, Frank Torey
In 1979 appeared the first issue of Pan: A Magazine About Boy-Love, an international non-pornographic magazine about paedophilia published in English in Amsterdam by Spartacus, containing articles, photos of kids (within nudes) and other content of interest for paedophiles. In total were published 21 issues, until December 1985. Experts on paedophilia as Frits Bernard and Edward Brongersma collaborated regularly.
Paedo Alert News (PAN: A Magazine About Boy-Love)
Paedo Alert News was an English-language international magazine aimed specifically at homosexual paedophiles, officially published in Netherlands between 1979 and 1985 by the Spartacus association.
Roughly bi-monthly, the magazine contained news, articles, essays, photography, information on pedophilia and childhood and other material of interest to pedophiles. Specialists as Edward Brongersma and Frits Bernard were frequent contributors.
The magazine begun publication as Pan: a Magazine about Boy-Love in June 1979. Following a legal threat from the unrelated imprint Pan Books, the original name was changed to Paedo Alert News (P.A.N.) in the 13th issue.
Below are just three direct links to their sick propaganda – all other issues can be found here – click this
The group was named after the leader of the Roman slave revolt, who has long been a gay icon, especially after the scene in Stanley Kubrick’s 1960 film in which the character of Crassus, a senator, is helped to bathe by his young slave, Antoninus.
Stamford masqueraded as a libertarian gay, but championed the Paedophile Information Exchange, a network that promoted sex with children.
Between 1979 and 1985, Stamford also published PAN, or Paedo Alert News, which described itself as a “magazine about boy-love.”
Spartacus was exposed by The Sunday Times in 1986. Undercover reporters were offered two boys in Manila, aged 8 and 14. Stamford was quoted as saying: “If you are discreet, I can guarantee you will get as many boys as you want in the Philippines.
“Our chaps there will fix it up, and all it will cost you is a meal for the guides, and just the equivalent of a pound or so for the kid per night.”
Stamford died in prison of a heart attack aged 56 in Belgium in 1995 just before he was due to stand trial on child sex charges.
Paedophile information exchange and Magpie
PIE was set up to campaign for an acceptance and understanding of paedophilia by producing controversial documents. But its formally defined aims also included giving advice and counsel to paedophiles who wanted it, and providing a means for paedophiles to contact one another.
To this end it held regular meetings in London but also had a ‘Contact Page’, which was a bulletin in which members placed advertisements, giving their membership number, general location, and brief details of their sexual and other interests.
Here some of the real ads that were used
No. 273 Energetic middle-aged male sincere and discreet Iks boys 8-15 yrs and the various ways in which they dress. Int swimming. Wld lk to hear from others with similar ints.
No. 390 Male. Interested public school type boys, 12-16, either in football shorts or corduroy trousers, wd like to meet young male, 20-30, with similar interests. (S W London/Surrey).
No. 379 Male Int girls 6-13 wd lk to correspond/meet others with similar interests; music, sports, fashion, Hi-Fi, photography, dance, reading, films. (Blackpool).
No. 373 Doctor, male. Poet and author, interested photos little girls in white pants and little boys out of white pants. Wd like to hear from male or female with similar interests. All letters answered. Perfect discretion. (Reading, Berks).
No. 401 Anglican priest, south London, anxious to meet other paeds for friendship and help.
Replies were handled by PIE, as with a box number system, so that correspondents were unidentifiable until they chose to exchange their own details. Since the purpose of this contact page was to enable paedophiles to contact one another, advertisements implying that contact with children was sought and advertisements for erotica were turned down. The Contact Page ultimately resulted in a prosecution for a ‘conspiracy to corrupt public morals’.
PIE produced regular magazines that were distributed to members. The original Newsletter was superseded in 1976 by Understanding Paedophilia, which was intended to be sold in radical bookshops and be distributed free to PIE members. It was mainly the concern of Warren Middleton, who attempted to make the magazine a serious journal that included extracts from sensitive paedophilic literature and articles from psychologists with the aim of establishing respectability for paedophilia.
When Middleton ceased active work with PIE, Understanding Paedophilia was replaced by the magazine Magpie, which was more of a compromise between the proselytising of the earlier publication and a forum for members. It contained news, book and film reviews, articles, non-nude photographs of children, humour about paedophilia, letters and other contributions by members.
In 1977 PIE produced another regular publication called Childhood Rights. When the editor (‘David’) retired, this content was assimilated into Magpie.
19 september 1977 – Police hold back outraged mothers as they attack members of the paedophile information exchange with eggs , stink bombs and rotten-eggs as they arrived for their first open meeting in London at the Conway hall in Red Lion square