Monster named ‘Kiwipedo’ who tried to buy a child younger than seven on the dark web for just $15,000 to use as his sex slave is thrown behind bars – as a folder called ‘Pure Evil and Darkness’ is found on his computer
- Aaron Joseph Hutton jailed for five years after fronting Auckland District Court
- Hutton pleaded guilty to attempting to deal in someone under the age of 18
- Court document says he spoke to people who could ‘traffic children’ on dark web
- Hutton claimed he was playing a game of ‘cat and mouse’ with authorities
A man who went by the username Kiwipedo on the dark web has been jailed after he tried to buy a girl under the age of seven for $15,000.
Aaron Joseph Hutton, 36, was jailed for five years after fronting Auckland District Court, in New Zealand, on Friday.
He had pleaded guilty in July 2020 to attempting to deal in someone under the age of 18 for sexual exploitation and possessing 417 pieces of objectionable material, Stuff reported.
Court documents claim Hutton spoke to paedophiles and was looking for someone who could ‘traffic children internationally’ on the dark web.
Court documents claim Aaron Joseph Hutton (pictured, at Auckland District Court) spoke to paedophiles and was looking for someone who could ‘traffic children internationally’ on the dark web
The dark web was designed for the United States military, but has been overrun by criminals because they can conceal their identity on the platform.
A Department of Internal Affairs agent posed as a dark web user and exchanged a series of messages with Hutton.
Hutton asked the agent how the ‘search’ was going and said in another message: ‘As for the trafficking still keen just trying to organise my life so I can accept the item.’
The court heard Hutton had been speaking with another agent and planned to arrange to meet a seven-year-old girl.
Police used a tracing device that led them to Hutton’s workplace in August 2015.
They also searched his home and hard drives where they found folders titled ‘Pure Evil and Darkness’ and ‘Sick and Twisted’.
Further details of Hutton’s arrest have been suppressed on court orders.
Hutton said he had no intention to commit a crime and that he did not have paedophilic tendencies.
Aaron Joseph Hutton, 36, was jailed for five years after fronting Auckland District Court, in New Zealand, on Friday
He said he also knew he was speaking to a DIA agent and he was simply engaging in a game of ‘cat and mouse’.
Crown prosecutor Sam McMullan said Hutton thought it was some kind of joke after he pleaded guilty.
Judge Roberts said Hutton had a ‘dreadful purpose’ and that he harboured an ‘unhealthy interest’ in young girls.