If you are being investigated for, or charged with, an offence related to hurtcore, you will find that many solicitors are not familiar with the term. You will require a team of specialist hurtcore solicitors who understand this niche area of sexual offences against children.
Hurtcore if a sub-genre of pedophilia that focuses on inflicting hardcore hurt (hence the name) on children. While it can also include sexual activity with children, hurtcore is very much focused on deliberately inflicted physical pain, which is then recorded or live streamed and shared for hurtcore enthusiasts. Most people who identify as pedophiles do not support hurtcore.
Hurtcore has gained increasing attention following the 2015 conviction of Matthew Graham, a 22 year old Australian. Graham was the creator of Hurt 2 The Core, a site within the darkest realms of the dark web that provided a space for members to chat and share hurtcore videos and images. As well as that, he advised people on cleaning metadata from their videos, and how to dispose of bodies. The site was said to average over 300 new member accounts and 15,000 video downloads daily.
If you are investigated for, or charged with, possession of indecent images of children that include elements of hurtcore, this will be a strong aggravating factor in the eyes of the CPS if you come to be sentenced. It may be that you accept you have accessed indecent images, but dispute that any were hurtcore focused. It is vital that the allegations against you are thoroughly reviewed, and our specialist hurtcore solicitors are the experts you need on your side.
We have a team of specialists who can review all forensic evidence, reviewing whether there is a basis for the offences you are alleged to have committed.
These are serious offences and you should seek specialist help as soon as possible. Do not wait to be charged.
Our hurtcore solicitors are ready to help you. Call us now on 01623 397200.