On Monday, Michael Spencer was sentenced to twelve years in prison after abusing a five-year-old girl over the Internet and getting caught by an undercover FBI agent based in Virginia. Spencer convinced the girl in a live chatroom, which specialized in the sexual exploitation of children, to perform a sex-act on him over Skype. The incident was video recorded by the FBI, who then traced Spencer to him home in Skegness, England.
A few days later, police knocked on Spencer’s door and arrested him. According to the Licolnshire Echo, they took his computer and phone, which showed he had been distributing indecent photographs of children; and on the morning of his arrest he had been exchanging messages about sexually abusing children.
Additionally, authorities found that Spencer was having regular unprotected sex with a 15-year-old girl with mental health problems. Tragically, Spencer got the teen pregnant and she had an abortion. Now the girl is detained in a secure psychiatric unit and has tried to commit suicide more than twenty times. Spencer’s sexual offences took place between July 2011 and July 2014.
During the court case, Spencer admitted to charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and inciting child pornography. He also admitted sexual activity with the 15-year-old together with possessing, making and distributing indecent images of children.
Recorder Nicholas Syfret QC, who sentenced Spencer, ordered that he remain on license at risk of being returned to jail until 2031. He told the perpetrator, “These were monstrous offences. I have no hesitation in finding that you are dangerous.” Spencer’s defense attorney, Terry Boston, said, “He is in denial. He cannot accept what he has done is as bad as it was. He is thoroughly ashamed of himself.”
Unfortunately, abortion aids perpetrators like Spencer and destroys the lives of girls in the meantime. In the United Kingdom, minors can get an abortion without the consent of a parent. While most people agree that parental involvement is imperative, the abortion industry has historically lobbied against measures to protect underage girls.
For example, in the United States Planned Parenthood has opposed parental involvement laws in 21 states. And what’s worse is in states where parental consent laws are in place, they’ve violated them and put minors at risk. If girls under the age of 16 need parental consent before having medical treatment and surgery, abortion should not be an exception.