Baby boy bought for $8000 for sex had adult sexual awareness by 22 months

A QUEENSLAND man who bought a baby boy for $US8000 and shared him with other pedophiles committed crimes that “simply shock the conscience”, prosecutors have told a US court.

A QUEENSLAND man who bought a baby boy for $US8000 and shared him with other pedophiles committed crimes that “simply shock the conscience”, prosecutors have told a US court.

Peter Truong, 36, faces a maximum 40-year sentence, but could get as little as 24 years when he goes before a judge in Indianapolis next week.

The former Cairns resident has entered guilty pleas to one count of conspiracy to sexually exploit a child and conspiracy to possess child pornography.

Truong’s partner, Mark Newton, 42, also from Queensland, was jailed in June for 40 years.

“Essentially, Newton and Truong bought a child, falsified the circumstances of his birth and citizenship, sexually abused him to such a degree and so early in his life that by 22 months old, the child’s sexual awareness as depicted on video rivals that of an adult,” US prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memorandum.

Newton and Truong met in the US in the late 1990s, a romance bloomed, and around 2003 they looked for ways to adopt an infant boy, according to prosecutors.

In 2005, they allegedly came across an advertisement by a woman in a “foreign” country who was pregnant and willing to sell the child for $US8000.

Authorities began to look at Truong and Newton in 2011 after the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs conducted a forensic search of a computer seized from a Kiwi and found chat logs referring to Truong, Newton, the boy and live streaming video of the boy engaged in sexual acts with another boy.

Australian and German authorities also investigated a trip Truong, Newton and the boy took to Germany.

Prosecutors will ask that Truong be sentenced to 33 years’ imprisonment, although under the plea agreement he could receive a term as low as 24 years.

Prosecutors will file under seal their reasons for recommending a sentence lower than the 40-year maximum.

The boy, who today is eight years old, was placed in the care of the Los Angeles County Department of Child Services when Truong and Newton were arrested in LA in 2011.

12 responses to “Baby boy bought for $8000 for sex had adult sexual awareness by 22 months

  1. I hope these SICK MAGGOTS rot in HELL for what they did to this innocent baby and that they do NOT see the light of day in their lifetime again!!!
    I’m sure that the prison inmates will make them wish they were dead to be frank when they get finished with them. God have mercy on their souls!!!

    • clarificationplease??

      Angelicrealtor1…….how can you condemn them to HELL in one sentence then ask God to have mercy on them in then next?

  2. Sad to think a mother would sell her child for $8000 ….obviously those two were not checKed out first, no adoption mentioned…

  3. My prayers are for that little boy. That he heals and thrives despite what was perpetrated on him.

  4. Unfortunately in foreign countries especially those that are considered 3rd world countries it’s far too easy to obtain a child and these sick bastards know it! Human trafficking is a HUGE problem all over the world. Most “missing” people are believed to have sold into this awful practice. I truly pray for that young man that God will heal him physically and mentally.

  5. Words can not describe how I feel at this minute. Oh to be able to be the one to mete out the punishment to these two depraved s.o.b.’s.

  6. I’m speechless… What in Gods name is wrong that these types of people!!! Why only 40yrs why not life, a child shared and raped is only worth 24 to 40yrs. Rot in hell and I hope someone just takes you out of your miserable life. The poor child will never be the same trust and believe that.

  7. so much done to me

    I Hate Pedophiles.

  8. It doesn’t really matter whether the sick perp gets 24 or 40 yrs. He will never serve out the full term anyway. Even the worst of prisoners hate child molesters and he will most likely receive his “just do” while serving his term.

  9. Only a demon possessed people can do something of this magnitude. Demon possession still exist. This is a perfect example. We can’t fathom this atrocity because it’s beyond our human capacity, definitely spiritual. Absolutely sickening. Lord bring justice in this situation.

  10. Castrate, tattoo pedophile on their foreheads, then imprison. Sit back and let it happen.

  11. Respects My Body

    Omg I’m in tears….I can’t believe this.. Poor angel baby. Many everyone of them suffer..

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