This is (now EX) Senior Constable Paul Raeck… One of the very finest in Victorian Police Force who has fallen from grace, to the disgust of his colleagues and family I imagine. Busted for trying to crack onto young girls aged 13 to 15 via facebook pretending to be some young cool dude and engaging in sexually explicit “chats” . At times he masturbated whilst chatting to these children.
Raeck asked the girls to use a webcam to pose naked for him or flash their boobs and told them he was “getting horny”
I hope he gets some decent time in Jail and marked as a sex offender
UPDATE TONIGHT 12/04/12 a PISSY 8 MONTHS is the minimum he will serve. Raeck will also be a registered sex offender for the next eight years!
A FORMER police officer was today jailed for a minimum of eight months after using a fake Facebook persona to target underage girls for sex.
Ex-Boronia police station Sen-Constable Paul Raeck, 34, was jailed for a maximum two years and nine months for using the internet to expose seven victims, girls aged 14 and 15, to his sexual activities and asking a number of them to engage in sexual acts or to pose for him on webcams.
“It’s sad that a police officer who should know better should engage in this kind of conduct,” County Court Judge Richard Maidment said.
“You have thrown away your career as a police officer, you have thrown away your marriage and you have the embarrassment of public humiliation.”
He will serve his jail time in a form of protective custody due to his former employment as a policeman.
I would love a picture of this guy if anyone has one.Anonymously of course.
His behaviour was disguising and we can only be grateful it did not progress further and he was caught when he was. So ex Senior Constable Paul Raeck, previously stationed at Boronia police station. I’m glad your career is ruined and your marriage is over and you are very proud of yourself. The only tiny redeeming feature this bloke has in comparison, to other perverts, is at least he admitted his crimes and obsessions and plead guilty
Policeman pleads guilty over explicit chats with teens
A former Victorian policeman who felt addicted to engaging schoolgirls in sexually explicit “chats” on Facebook today pleaded guilty to seven charges.
Paul Raeck, 34, was a senior constable during 2010 and last year when he became Facebook friends with seven teenage girls.
The County Court heard that Raeck posed as a man called Zane Harrison on Facebook and in mobile calls and text messages with the girls who were aged between 13 and 15.
Prosecutor Fiona Thompson told the court that Raeck informed some of the girls he wanted to have threesomes with them and had masturbated during some communications.
Ms Thompson said Raeck told one girl she was “pretty, hot and sexy” and who described him as “very persistent”.
He had also asked some to provide photographs of themselves naked, told one that she was gorgeous while another initially felt flattered during his communication.
But Judge Richard Maidment also heard that two regarded Raeck as “dodgy”.
Ms Thompson said that when police, including investigators from the Office of Police Integrity, raided his home in July last year, Raeck provided access to his computer and mobile phone from which they analysed incriminating material.
She said that none of Raeck’s offending was committed in his role as a policeman, and conceded that he never intended to meet any of the girls.
Defence barrister Carolene Gwynn said Raeck told investigators that the exposure of his offending was “probably the best thing that has happened to me”.
Ms Gwynn said he also told them it had become “like a bloody addiction” but was relieved and grateful he had been stopped.
She said a number of the girls eventually blocked or unfriended Raeck on Facebook and that some had described him as “gross” and “weird” while another said he was “creeping me out”.
Ms Gwynn described Raeck’s conduct as essentially “talking dirty” and that the offences lacked the aggravating features of meetings, displaying himself in a sexual way or providing the girls with instructions.
Raeck has pleaded guilty to three charges of using a carriage service to transmit indecent communications to a person under 16, one charge of using a carriage service to procure a person under 16 for sexual activity and three counts of using a carriage service for sexual activity with a person under 16.
Here is an article from the Herald Sun as well…
A DIRTY cop used Facebook to urge underage girls to take part in threesomes and send him naked photos, a judge heard today.
Prosecutor Fiona Thompson said that during a year of online offending Senior Constable Paul Raeck, 34, bombarded seven victims with sexually explicit suggestions and continually asked some of the girls to have sex with him.
Ms Thompson said the girls were aged between 13 and 15 and when they were interviewed by police they described Raeck as “creepy” “gross” and “weird” and they were concerned when he suggested meetings.
Raeck set up a fake Facebook page in the name of Zane Harrison, a good looking tradie in his late teens and his profile picture was taken from a male modelling agency on the internet.
Ms Thompson said Raeck hounded some of the girls with lewd suggestions and one said that whenever she logged on to her Facebook site he would immediately contact her.
He told one 15-year-old victim she was “pretty hot and sexy” , asked for a photo of her breasts, suggested a threesome with his 27-year-old mate and asked her to “go parking”.
Raeck asked the girls to use a webcam to pose naked for him or flash their boobs and told them he was “getting horny” and masturbating to their profile photos.
Ms Thompson said the victims mainly ignored his requests and suggestions but one 13-year-old girl removed her jumper while he watched her on a webcam but then stopped when her mother entered the room.
Raeck, who was stationed at Boronia police station, pleaded guilty in the County Court to three counts of using the internet to transmit indecent material to persons under 16, three counts of using the internet for sexual activity with persons under 16 and one count of using a mobile phone to procure a person under 16 for sexual activity.
He has since resigned from Victoria Police.
Ms Thompson said Raeck was caught after a Director of Police Integrity investigation which monitored his mobile phone and internet use.
When police raided their home they found evidence of the Facebook conversations on a seized laptop.
Defence counsel Carolene Gwynn said that when he was arrested it was a relief to her client and he told them “it’s like a bloody addiction”.
Ms Gwynn said Raeck had excellent prospects of rehabilitation and had shown extreme remorse for his actions.
She said it was accepted by the Crown that Raeck never intended to meet the girls and it was in his favour that he never sent pornographic images to the girls or stored them on his computer.
The plea hearing before Judge Richard Maidment is continuing.