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Schoolgirl uses DSi camera to catch a paedophile

Nintendo's choice to incorporate a camera in its DSi handheld has lead to the arrest and conviction of a British paedophile, after a quick-thinking schoolgirl snapped "indisputable proof" of his guilt.

Complete with built-in camera

Complete with built-in camera

John Fisher, 46, allegedly first assaulted his unnamed victim when she was just nine years old. The terrified child told her mother about the attack, but the court has heard that "nothing was done".

When he returned more than a year later, the girl was ready - grabbing her DSi and using the built-in camera to photograph the second assault.

In court, Fisher reportedly denied assaulting the girl, but when confronted with the image on the handheld console, he had "no choice but to concede he had done exactly as she had reported," explains Suffolk Police officer Det Con Annabelle Bunn.

Det Con Bunn has praised the girl after the hearing:

Her quick thinking in using her games console to take a photograph of him touching her provided indisputable proof of what had happened. She was brave enough to come forward and report the incident and give us a full and accurate account of what had gone on.

Despite denying he had ever committed any similar offences prior, Fisher admitted to two offences of sexual assault in January 2010 and November 2011, for which he was jailed for three and a half years. He was ordered to sign the sex offenders registry, after acknowledging that he was attracted to girls in their early teens. He has also received a sexual offences prevention order, meaning for the next ten years his contact with children under the age of 16 is severely restricted.

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8 Responses to “Schoolgirl uses DSi camera to catch a paedophile”

  1. WITH FIRE says:

    Mr. Fisher needs to be EXECUTED! People like him, and people who DEFEND [pedos] should be given NO SECOND CHANCES!

    That girl, she’s a brave one. I wish her all the best, and i hope she can get this entire ordeal past her, and live her life safe and worry-free.

  2. Ibraheem says:

    A hug from me to that brave girl! <3

  3. michael says:


    Pick up a dictionary you moron. Being a Paedophile isn’t against the law nor does it hurt anyone. What this guy did is child abuse and is inexcusable but has nothing to do with paedophilia. For all you know he might not be one. Sexually abusing a child doesn’t mean you are a paedophile but calling for his execution and for the death of people with a sexual preference for children( which is proven to be as hardwired as being gay or straight) does make YOU an ignorant bigot. People like you are helping NO ONE, not the child or the people with this preference. Go crawl back into your cave and educate yourself.

    • Simma says:

      Have you picked up a dictionary? this story clearly states, the girl was 9 at the time of the first attack, making her legally classed as a prepubescent child. So by dictionary definition, by admitting the sexual assault he IS a paedophile :S

      Oh and your vehement but incorrect defence of the guy makes you sound like one too…

      • Guest says:

        Thinking and doing are completely different. Having a fetish is legal. Assaulting a real person because of it is not. Even more so because the defendant is a minor.

  4. WTF? says:

    Michael…Have you touched any children lately?

  5. Rene says:

    Good onya NDSI! Helping to solve crimes as well as play games! Every kid should own one! :)

  6. Rafaella says:

    quanto custa um ds e a onde que se compra

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