Obviously the church couldn’t risk its reputation, so owned up to the crime and threw itself upon the mercy of the Head of the Minors' Protection Brigade …. to no availINTERNATIONAL POLICE DIRECTORATE
OF CYBER-INFILTRATION AGAINST CYBER-PEDOPHILES
At the request of Commissioner General of the Federal Police, elected as Director of Europol.
I am contacting you shortly after a computer seizure of Cyber-infiltration (Authorised, in particular in the field of
Child pornography, Paedophilia,
Exhibitionist, Sex Trafficking
to inform you that you are subject to several legal proceedings in force. For your information, the law of March 2007 aggravates the penalties when propositions, sexual assaults or rapes have been committed using the internet and you have committed the offences after being targeted on the internet (ad site), then during email exchanges (instant messaging) with several minors, the nude photos of you that you send to the minors have been recorded by our cyber gendarme and constitute the evidence of your offences. You are requested to make yourselves heard by mail by writing us your justifications so that they are examined and checked in order to evaluate the sanctions, that within a strict time limit.
If you fail to do so, we will be obliged to transmit your report to the deputy prosecutor at the Créteil court of first instance and specialist in cybercrime, in order to draw up an arrest warrant for you, which I will then transmit to the Gendarmerie closest to your place of residence for your arrest and to file you as a sex offender, and to transmit your file to several national television news channels for broadcasting, where your family, friends and the whole world will see what you are doing in front of your computer.
Now you have been warned
You have committed an offence, because on pornographic and naughty websites there are also minors, which is forbidden by law.
We present you with the following choices:
1 - JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS: the courts could take the necessary steps to prosecute you, and make the case public, thereby deterring others from playing this game on the net.
2 - AMICABLE SETTLEMENT: the judiciary could settle this problem amicably, in which case you will have to pay a criminal fine of 4 550,49 Dollar provided for by national legislation.
Father Dougal wrote back
I wonder why Europol are so keen to settle out of court?This is a very delicate matter which we would like to keep confidential.
Luckily we are a well funded church, so my main concern is not the cost of the fine, but how to protect the reputation of the church.
We agreed to pay the fine through Moneygram, but …..For your own good and that of your relatives and colleagues, please settle out of court and we will send you an official document stating that all charges against you have been dropped.
Now you are warned.
Listen sir we have called several times impossible to recover the MTCN, do not take the risk that this case is revealed publicly follow my instructions to the letter. Send us the MTCN, or I must remind you that you have no choice! Do as I say or expect the worst.
A payment by Bitcoin was suggested, but obviously as a church this is not permitted. Luckily Europol have a bank account (reported) but …….
Other forms of transfer were suggested but …..Dougal wrote:There is a problem with your bank account.
I have just returned from the bank where they told me your account is flagged as suspicious and under investigation. They would not give me any further detail, but would not transfer the money because of this.
Is this something you are aware of? What does it mean, I have not heard of this sort of thing before.
Can you check the bank details you gave me are correct?
Tempers became frayedDougal wrote:Unfortunately as a church we are very limited on the methods of money transfer we can use.
Neither cashapp or zelle are permitted. I do apologise, you must find us very old fashioned.
I have spoken to the Bishop but this would require permission from the grand council of the general synod, and they don't meet again until July.
Even a phone call to Bishop Lenny couldn’t resolve the issueListen for the good of the church do what I tell you if you do not do the negotiation will stop and we will make the deal public you be warned.
Then Dougal had the clever idea of using a world renowned shipping company to send cash to Europol, but .......
No court in the world accepts payment by parcel post.
Cash payments are only allowed when you go to the office in person to make the payment.
When you talk about the principles of your church!
So your church accepts that its staff do child pornography, pedophilia, cyber pornography, exhibitionism, sex trafficking?
Dougal then ups the ante
But they didn’t biteThe Cardinal has asked me to offer you £6,000 in cash. This would cover the fine and the inconvenience of receiving cash.
Dougal has one last tryI am sorry to tell you that your proposal is not acceptable and we do not accept the pot de vain so just pay the 4550.49 pounds provided for by the national legislation for this purpose.
You know what I have given my word to ensure total discretion in this matter once the transaction is completed so stop wasting time I am the only one to control this.
Surprise surprise, this offer was acceptedI have been authorised to make you an offer of £10,000 cash. This is our final offer.
If this is not accepted then we will opt for judicial procedure and pass the case to the church’s legal team
Seems odd that Europol has an office in the Ivory Coast, but who are the church to question such a prestigious organization.I want the parcel to be delivered to our correspondent's address in Abidjan.
If you can do this then I agree to accept the £10,000 in cash as a compensation and workaround.
Phew! It’s a huge weight off of Dougal's shoulders, knowing that the money is now in the safe hands of our favourite 5 star shipping company.