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Post  Mr Nobody on Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:19 pm

That's absolutely disgusting.
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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  Jagunco on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:18 am

Holy shit he's from my neck of the woods as well.
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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  tonyk on Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:28 am

Another one following in Cook's footsteps.Liam O'Grady,former World and European karate champion and a role model for kids. Rolling Eyes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078713/Karate-champion-Liam-OGrady-sent-5-000-texts-girl-13-sexually-abused.html

At least Cook had the decency to plead guilty but this guy decided to deny his guilt and make his victims give evidence in court.When he was found guilty he cried like a girl.


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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  Mr Nobody on Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:19 pm

Another disgusting loser.
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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  the spaniard on Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:14 am

I bet he will have plenty of oportunities to use his Karate at the jail's showers Rolling Eyes

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  Nick Hughes on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:47 pm

Sadly they segregate them so he's probably not going to be at risk.

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  Chris on Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:20 am

Nick Hughes wrote:Sadly they segregate them so he's probably not going to be at risk.

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In UK Prisons there is no segregation based on offence. In fact the officers and other staff are not allowed to refer to a prisoners convictions in public. As a result, unless there is an identified attack leading to a person being placed in a High Risk unit the sexual offenders are placed in general population.

Having said that, a lot of prisons operate a system where the prisoner can make a request to be housed on a specific block. Not always allowed but for prisoners who are likely to spend a considerable time in the prison they are usually accomodated. This has tended to lead to most cat B and C prisons having an unofficial sexual offenders wing.

I've done a decent number of prison visits and even on those occasions where I was not informed of where the sexual offenders had gathered I could immediately tell. There was without fail an atmosphere of paranoia and eerie inspection by the prisoners. Generally the wings are noisy,cheeky, full of lip and bravado. The Sexual Offender wings are almost silent, nothing but whispers and dark corner gatherings. They set my teeth on edge.
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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  Nick Hughes on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:07 am

That's interesting...over here they're mostly always kept apart for their own protection.

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  combatnige on Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:00 am

Nick Hughes wrote:That's interesting...over here they're mostly always kept apart for their own protection.

Nick

What a shame

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  tonyk on Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:23 pm



Date set for sentence

By ROSALIND SAUL

Last updated at 10:25, Monday, 02 April 2012

A NEW date has been set for the sentencing of former Haltwhistle karate instructor Henry Wilson Cook.

Last May, Cook (62), formerly of Castle Hill House, pleaded guilty to 14 indecent and sexual offences dating back to 1984.

At Newcastle Crown Court in January of this year he admitted a further 29 charges, including sexual and indecent assaults and possessing over 55,500 indecent images of children.

It is believed the images, discovered by police in Cook’s possession, amount to one of the largest ever seizures of child pornography in the North-East.

At the Crown Court on Friday sentencing was listed for the week commencing May 14.

Cook, currently on remand in Durham Prison, was once regarded as one of the foremost martial experts in the world.

http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk/news/news-at-a-glance/date-set-for-sentence-1.940073?referrerPath=news



PS,There was a brief report on the local news about two remand prisoners being attacked in their cells in Durham prison.One of them was Cook.

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  Nick Hughes on Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:26 pm

That's interesting...I wonder what the outcome was? I.e. did he prevail and defend himself, let himself get hit out of guilt, or did he get ambushed and his stuff failed?

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  tonyk on Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:39 pm

It was a brief mention on a local TV report.The fact that the attack was reported on TV news indicates it must have been quite serious.

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  tonyk on Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:24 am


Karate expert jailed for 10 years after two decades of abusing pupils

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A karate expert, from Northumberland, who sexually abused pupils, including during a lesson on fighting off sex attackers, has been jailed for 10 years.

Henry Cook, known as Harry, also had more than 55,000 child porn images and 600 videos on his computer.

He abused five girls in his class, one as young as 11, in what the judge at Newcastle Crown Court described as ``the most appalling catalogue of sexual depravity which spanned 26 years.

Cook, 62, of Haltwhistle, Northumberland, who has written a critically-acclaimed book on the martial art, even abused one of his young victims during a lesson on how to tackle sex attackers.

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  tonyk on Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:26 am

Karate teacher jailed for child sex offences

Last updated at 17:04, Friday, 29 June 2012

KARATE instructor Harry Cook was jailed for 10 years on Friday after admitting a string of sex offences against children dating as far back as the 1980s.
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Cook (62), formerly of Castle Hill Terrace, Haltwhistle, was a world renowned expert in martial arts.

He pleaded guilty to a total 49 charges, spanning four decades and involving five victims.

He was also found in possession of over 55,000 images of children and over 600 films.

At Newcastle Court, Judge Roger Thorn sentenced Cook to 10 years in prison. He will be on the sex offenders’ register and be barred from teaching children for life.

One of Cook’s victims described him as "the lowest form of predator" who abused his position of trust.

In a statement after the court hearing, the victim said: "After living with the immense horror for over 20 years, I feel some justification and I'm relieved that people can now see him for what he truly is.

"I feel total disgust and loathing towards him for all he has done, and he is now where he belongs."

http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk/news/karate-teacher-jailed-for-child-sex-offences-1.970626?referrerPath=news

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  tonyk on Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:27 am


Haltwhistle karate expert jailed for child sex crimes

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A RENOWNED karate expert who groomed a string of young pupils over more than two decades has been jailed for 10 years.

Henry “Harry” Cook gained the trust of his students’ parents at his martial arts lessons before luring his victims – as young as 11 – into secluded locations and convincing them to engage in sexual activity.

The married father-of-two, who is revered in the martial arts world and who has written a critically-acclaimed book, even attacked his pupils during a lesson on fighting off sex attackers.

During the late 1980s police launched an investigation into his relationship with one young girl he was abusing but officers were helpless to prosecute him and he was released without charge.

Despite the warning, Cook continued to attack his pupils, and between 1984 and 2010 targeted five victims.

Cook befriended the girls, groomed them with gifts of perfume, books and skimpy clothes, then sexually abused them in the loft of his home, in his mother’s house, in abandoned buildings and in a dojo – a Japanese-style martial arts gym – in his back garden.

When detectives eventually seized his computer they discovered more than 55,000 child porn images and 600 videos on his hard drive. Now the 62-year-old has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars for the abuse after admitting more than 30 offences.

Sentencing at Newcastle Crown Court, Judge Roger Thorn told Cook: “You gained an international reputation in the field of karate and you became an influential person, held in high regard by very young pupils.

“The irony of all that is that in training those youngsters you were teaching children how to resist violent attacks from paedophiles when all along that’s exactly what you were.”

Cook met his first victim in 1984 and he introduced her to his family before beginning a “relationship”. He groomed her to the point that she “idolised him, trusted him and even wanted to protect him”.

Cook, formerly of Castle Hill Terrace in Haltwhistle, Northumberland, was branded “devious, sly, secretive, manipulative, self-opinionated and unpredictable” by one of his victims.

She continued: “I just want to stop hurting. I want the bad times to stop and the nightmares to go away. I want to stop anyone else going through, I want this part of my life to be over.”

Jamie Adams, defending Cook, said: “No-one, in particular the victims of these offences, feels that anything I say on behalf of Mr Cook is meant to detract from the harm or the wrongfulness of what he has done.”

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  Wayne Harrison on Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:21 am

Chris wrote:
Nick Hughes wrote:Sadly they segregate them so he's probably not going to be at risk.

Nick

In UK Prisons there is no segregation based on offence. In fact the officers and other staff are not allowed to refer to a prisoners convictions in public. As a result, unless there is an identified attack leading to a person being placed in a High Risk unit the sexual offenders are placed in general population.


In Northern Ireland prisons it's pretty fluid. At times there's the wings for specific sex offenders you speak about. Mostly though they are locked up, effectively segregating themselves.


in Northern Ireland even with the sex offender locked up they still come out of their cells. For visits, doctor/dentist, phone call, even dinner. Granted these appearances can usually be at times when most other prisoners are in their cells, though UK prisons (with their focus on criminal rehabilitation) will have ordinary prisoners coming and going from the wing/landing. Vigilante attacks happen often to sex offenders in Northern Ireland when they go for phone calls/food.



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The Sexual Offender wings are almost silent,

Long-term/and lifer wings can be the same.

warmest wishes

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  Mr Nobody on Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:01 pm

They are all the lowest form of scum and deserve to rot in hell.
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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  Ace Ventura on Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:08 am

The court report says that his likely release date is 27/06/17

Unreal.

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  tonyk on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:55 am

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Care-home-founder-Stephen-Hyland-guilty-rape/story-17005051-detail/story.html

The founder of a children's care home has been found guilty of rape, indecent assault and cruelty charges.

Stephen Hyland, 54, of Aller Road, Langport could face prison after he was convicted of eight offences against two school-age girls.

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This guy is worse than Cook due to being a complete hypocrite.I remember him pontificating on his forum about how good they were because they were not discussing Harry Cook and that one should always think of the victims.WTF? Hyland was some kid of social worker and said he had spent years helping victims and knew what it was all about and what they would be going through.Karate has become worse than the Cathloic church when it comes to harbouring perverts.

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Post  Ace Ventura on Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:47 am

tonyk wrote:.Karate has become worse than the Cathloic church when it comes to harbouring perverts.

Apart from being appalled - again, this is a bit of a generalisation on both institutions.

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  tonyk on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:37 am

Ace Ventura wrote:
tonyk wrote:.Karate has become worse than the Cathloic church when it comes to harbouring perverts.

Apart from being appalled - again, this is a bit of a generalisation on both institutions.

Maybe,but I do have to question why children have to be trained by old or middleaged men.Surely a late teens/earlytwenties shodan would be more appropriate for teaching children?

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Post  Ace Ventura on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:40 am

tonyk wrote:
Ace Ventura wrote:
tonyk wrote:.Karate has become worse than the Cathloic church when it comes to harbouring perverts.

Apart from being appalled - again, this is a bit of a generalisation on both institutions.

Maybe,but I do have to question why children have to be trained by old or middleaged men.Surely a late teens/earlytwenties shodan would be more appropriate for teaching children?

MAybe we don't have anyone else to do the teaching? To be honest I'd ather teach adults with over a years experience but that won't pay the hall costs!

Would a tenager have the experience and knowhow of how to teach kids?

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  David Turton on Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:27 am

Thats a totally impractical solution

we have several small clubs in ASMAA-SDF who only have ONE instructor.. so thats the one they use regardless of age, gender of anything else

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  tonyk on Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:49 am

Ace Ventura wrote:
tonyk wrote:
Ace Ventura wrote:
tonyk wrote:.Karate has become worse than the Cathloic church when it comes to harbouring perverts.

Apart from being appalled - again, this is a bit of a generalisation on both institutions.

Maybe,but I do have to question why children have to be trained by old or middleaged men.Surely a late teens/earlytwenties shodan would be more appropriate for teaching children?

MAybe we don't have anyone else to do the teaching? To be honest I'd ather teach adults with over a years experience but that won't pay the hall costs!

Would a tenager have the experience and knowhow of how to teach kids?

Some teenagers are mature enough to teach.I can see your point about only having one person to do the teaching but that person has to find ways of safeguarding themselves against any allegations of unacceptable conduct.The conduct of
people such as Cook and Hyland tend to tarnish the entire industry and this often leads to everyone coming under srutiny.

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Re: Harry Cook: A man of budo.

Post  David Turton on Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:57 pm

the percentage is so small re: Cooks etc that it will probably cause more worry trying to prevent something before it can happen

if you have the CRB's Insurance, qualifications and the trust of your peers etc, then dont stir up potential witch hunts before we have a witch

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