Rapist caught by spelling mistakes after hacking into victim’s Facebook accountBy Mason White 2:22 PM January 11, 2016
By: Feng Qian
A man of the United Kingdom, who groomed young children and then raped them, was arrested after he made spelling mistakes on Facebook.
22-year-old Liam Cann, who was a church bell-ringer, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Chelmsford Crown Court, for raping six young children.
Cann was accused of grooming children as young as eight years old by giving them money, gifts and FIFA points. Prosecutors described Cann as “a predatory man scouring the world of Xbox for young teenage boys.”
“Once he had gained their confidence, he engaged in sexual activity with them,” prosecutors said.
When concerns were raised about Cann’s relationship with the kids, he hacked one of his victims’ Facebook account and sent a messages to his Facebook account in order to make himself look innocent.
“We don’t usually put people on trial for spelling mistakes in this court,” Prosecutor Stephen Rose said.
However, he was caught when he repeatedly misspelled words else as “eles” in his messages. Prosecutors said that Cann had made the spelling mistakes before and after hacking the boy’s account.
Cann was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 6 years of probation.