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Posted 18 April 2011 - 02:35 PM

Sex predator targets teens on Facebook

Caroline King | 18th April 2011


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An Auckland woman is targeting Christchurch teens over Facebook.
An Auckland woman is targeting Christchurch teens over Facebook.

A 28-year-old female sex predator is using Facebook to lure Christchurch school kids.

The Auckland woman has made contact with at least 10 teenage boys - and she is also targeting girls, The Star has learned.

They pupils are aged between 13-16.

Police are interviewing students before questioning the woman.

Police will not comment but The Star has been told she has been previously convicted for sex with a minor.

Canterbury co-ordinator for youth services Senior Sergeant John Robinson
said the woman used several bogus identities to lure pupils.

One was a "hot" 16-year-old girl, and a physical education teacher aide. She always posed as an attractive young woman.

"I fear she's going down the lines of trying to groom these boys," he said.

She deposits $20 into the boys' bank accounts and they then ring her.


One of the boys had been in a "relationship" with the woman for about 10 months.

It had been online and on the phone.

Police were alerted to the woman's activities by St Thomas of Canterbury College principal Christine O'Brien.

The issue had been brought to the school's attention about 11 days ago after a teacher saw on her daughter's Facebook the woman's "sexually explicit" conversation with a St Thomas of Canterbury College pupil.

She had posed as a young teacher aide.
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The parent thought the woman was a teacher at Thomas of Canterbury College and was having an affair with a student.

Ms O'Brien checked the teachers' register and discovered the teacher did not exist.

"It then unravelled over the last couple of days," she said.

The school sent an email warning to parents on Wednesday.

Ms O'Brien said the school was shown the online messages by students and they had "very explicit sexual connotations".

"She poses a real risk," she said.

"It's a good example of a wake-up call to young people and their parents to be aware of this risk."

Ms O'Brien said it was difficult for the boys to talk about.

"They try to maintain their bravado but underneath there is a deep sense of embarrassment, shame, and a sense of being used."

She said the woman spun very elaborate stories to convince the students.

"She was very plausible," she said.

Ms O'Brien said she was also concerned that the woman had elicited the students' bank account details and parents' credit card numbers.

Senior Sergeant Robinson said parents should warn their children that not everything was as it seemed online.

He said parents should not ban their children from using Facebook but educate them that scammers operated online.


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Anyone who has had something similiar to this happen to them by a woman called Christine RYAN should also report it to the http://www.police.govt.nz/ regardless of how historic it is.


She too is known to the Police, for taking advantage of males, including that of young boys & those whom are vulnerable in unlawful sexual ways.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:04 PM

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Facebook predator unmasked

By David Fisher
5:30 AM Sunday Apr 24, 2011

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This is the real face of the woman accused of being a Facebook predator.

Natalia Burgess, 28, of Mangere in Auckland, has assumed multiple false online personalities to form internet relationships with teenagers.

Her identity has so far remained a secret as she stayed hidden behind a web of online personas.

But the Herald on Sunday was able to penetrate her attempts to disguise her identity - and discovered she is known to police.

We have found Burgess has at least six other online personas including: Laura Jane West, Jordz Williams, Becca Maria Jullienne, Abby Jane Zoe William and Racheal Marie Drent.

The personas were bolstered by photos taken from the Facebook profiles of genuine people.

Burgess was unwilling to comment yesterday.

A man who answered her phone said: "We're not doing anything unless it goes through the lawyer."

Over a year, Burgess used her multiple online personalities to form internet relationships with dozens of teenage boys and men across the country.

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Almost 40 boys at St Thomas of Canterbury school in Christchurch were caught up, along with dozens of others.

Many believed they were in relationships with attractive girls their own age.

She would arrange to pay for some to have their mobile telephones topped up with credit - and they would spend hours through the night talking to her.

Along the way, the Herald on Sunday has found Burgess also pretended to be a family member of murdered Christchurch woman Emma Agnew and set up an internet memorial page expressing her grief.

We have also found she pretended her father was among the 29 men killed in the Pike River mining disaster.

One of her fake profiles - Laura Jane West - posted a bereavement message that read: "I miss you and I will never stop loving you, R..i.p daddy terry xx."

The only miner to have lost his life with that first name was Terry Kitchin.

His family last night said he had three children and none carried the name Laura West. They also did not know Burgess.

The Herald on Sunday has learned that Burgess grew up in Westport as the adopted daughter of a religious family. Friends say she stood out in the town being Samoan by birth but adopted into a European family.

The Herald on Sunday has also been told by some caught up in the scam that they spent hours on the phone to Burgess or the personas which have emerged as fakes.

Burgess would also play the false personalities off against each other - having them arguing online over rights to various boys and men.

Victims have also told how the false personas would be used to back up each other's stories - including one case in which a young man was told over the internet of a false persona committing suicide.

He believed the woman was real and had killed herself in despair over a relationship gone wrong.

Burgess then set up RIP memorial internet pages - and used as tributes online videos made in homage by an eager suitor.

The revelation of her identity comes as police finish interviewing many of the boys at St Thomas of Canterbury who fell victim to her scam.

Youth division senior sergeant John Robinson said the case would be reviewed by lawyers to see if any law had been broken. No one was facing charges yet.

Robinson - who would not address Burgess by name - said the law around "grooming" by online predators was being studied.

Police had previously said they believed a sexual motive lay behind the fake Facebook relationships.

He said there had been air tickets sent to schoolboys to get them from Christchurch to Auckland. The trips had not gone ahead after parents became involved, although one trip to visit a persona who had made a "suicide attempt" almost did.

Robinson said reluctance on the part of the victims had also resulted in threats toward family members by the various personas used. The nature of the threats showed the person controlling the personas had a large reserve of knowledge drawn from the internet.

"The lesson in this is be careful what you put out there. We want people talking about this a lot more than they are," said Robinson.

He said rules around keeping computers in a central family area no longer applied when mobile phones allowed internet connections anywhere. It meant parents needed to have more open conversations about internet dangers with their children, he said.

Motueka youth leader Ethan Williams, 18, said he formed an online friendship with Laura Jane West last year - and was then introduced to her "sisters" Burgess and Jullienne.

He said the Jullienne persona claimed to be the sister of Anna Jullienne, who plays Nurse Maia Jeffries on Shortland Street.

Each of the personas had different photos accompanying their online biographies and Facebook pages.

While in the online relationship, Williams made videos as a tribute to their relationship and his friendship with her "sisters". The Herald on Sunday showed him yesterday that his videos were linked to online obituary pages for the women.

"This is crazy," he said, seeing the pages. "Who would go to this much effort? I feel like a complete idiot.

"It's like an episode of Shortland Street. They get sick of someone so they kill them off."

Williams said he was told by Burgess she was 23 and on home detention for an assault-related conviction.

The online relationship started breaking down after about a month. Williams said he also became suspicious of inconsistencies in the stories.

"It got really weird. Natalia and Becca started threatening other friends over Facebook."

Correspondence provided by Williams showed Burgess threatening to "smash" a female friend that he knew in real life, not just over the internet.

Student Kyle Lawson, 21, said one of the personas told him another had committed suicide.

"One of them told me she had walked into a house and the other one had killed herself over some guy."

Lawson said: "It reinforces everything you get told about the internet. You've got to be careful with Facebook. You don't know who's on the other side."

Hamilton's Toni Hanham's photos were used as part of the scam - and then featured on a memorial "RIP" page. She said her friend's Facebook profiles had been searched for new photos of her used to support false identities.

"It was a shock - you can't even believe that it happened. It's actually horrible," said Hanham.

"I figured her to not be very attractive if she has to use other people's photographs to get attention."
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Facebook predator had sex with minor
By David Fisher
5:30 AM Sunday May 1, 2011

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The so-called Facebook predator has broken her silence amid revelations she has had sex with at least one 15-year-old boy - and claims to have slept with other teenagers.

The mother of one victim has also come forward saying police could have stopped her a year ago but failed to act when approached.

The bizarre world of Natalia Yvette Burgess, 28, has been unravelled by
the Herald on Sunday.

We have exposed a myriad of online fantasy worlds driven through social networking websites and aimed at schoolboys - a week after
we revealed that Burgess was the woman at the centre of a police inquiry.

Burgess has created multiple fake Facebook personalities in which she
has posed as a number of attractive teenage girls.

Among others, she has used the names Amie Marie West, Laura Jane
West, Jordz Williams, Becca Maria Jullienne, Abby Jane Zoe William
and Racheal Marie Drent.

The Herald on Sunday has also established that she has carried the fantasies over into real life, claiming to have had sex with boys more than 10 years her junior after meeting them online.

The mother of one teenage boy says her complaint was ignored by police - and she still doesn't know if her son slept with Burgess at the
illegal age of 15.

And the mother of another teenage boy who Burgess had sex with has said a senior police officer was removed from the case after he told her boys
were less affected as victims of sexual predators than girls.



Police confirmed that both women had been in contact with officers over
issues relating to Burgess.

However, a police spokesman said they had no recollection of the
issues the mothers had raised over police attitudes or lack of action.

Common fantasy themes have also emerged from the online world
Burgess inhabits:

* She will approach the mother of teenage boys she has had sex with to
tell them that she is pregnant. Burgess uses images of pregnancy
scans and photographs of positive pregnancy tests as proof.

* She claims to be the mother of a three-year-old child fatally injured in a car accident. The story shifts between the accident just happening
- or the child being on life support about to be disconnected.

* She will use one online persona to tell victims that another false
identity has committed suicide, describing how she found the body and
detailing the reasons for the death - sometimes making an emotional
connection to the boy.

* When the schemes go sour, Burgess will threaten the families of the boys she has become involved with. The threats will include claims of connections to criminal gangs.

Burgess was back on Facebook last week using profiles which the Herald on Sunday has connected to some of the false identities she uses on the internet.

When we contacted her, she said she had hired a lawyer who was handling media queries.

But she also said she had gone to church on Sunday morning with her
religious family where she had to cope with the public revelation that she was the woman dubbed "the Facebook predator".

She said she did not carry out the online scam alone - and named as an
accomplice a man who had previously called himself a victim.

"He knew about the fakes because he helped me do one," she said.

Investigations into Burgess by the police continue with inquiries
focused in Christchurch where up to 40 students at St Thomas of Canterbury school were caught up in her online world.

Police say Burgess used multiple online aliases with false photographs to convince the boys they were forming internet relationships with girls
their own age.

The mother of a Wellington teenager told the Herald on Sunday she
was horrified to find Burgess was still targeting teenagers after her 15-year-old son entered a physical relationship with her.

The woman - who cannot be named for legal reasons - said she first
met Burgess among the spectators at a school cricket match when her
son was aged 15.

She said she asked her son if Burgess - about 23 at the time - was "a bit old" for him "but it was sort of palmed off".

"It's not easy questioning your teenagers too closely," she said.

It later emerged Burgess had first met the boy's 18-year-old brother
through NZDating.com.

But she said Burgess learned her son had a younger brother and she
approached and "friended" him over Facebook.

The truth of their relationship emerged months later after the
teenager disappeared one evening.

At a family meeting after he returned, it emerged he had been seeing Burgess and had been having sex with the older woman.

It later emerged both her boys had lost their virginity to Burgess but it was only the 15-year-old who she continued seeing.

The woman said Burgess not only saw her son for sex in the evening
but would also do so during the day, when the boy would have been in
school uniform.

She said Burgess would take the boy to parks and reserves for sex.

Then Burgess rang the woman. "She said she was pregnant to one or the
other of the boys. This was our first grandchild and it was one or the
other of the boys."

The announcement was a bombshell - and one that the woman was
determined to get to the bottom of. She began demanding DNA proof
"and that's when the death threats began".

The woman said the threats came from both Burgess and an online
persona who claimed to be her sister.

The family were convinced there were two people although later discovered the other persona was false.

The house was "egged" on a number of occasions, and the doorbell was rung at night with no one at the door.

In the months that followed, she said Burgess turned up at her son's
part-time job to tell his colleagues that she was pregnant to him.

"They (her sons) thought they could handle it but she's obsessive. She
weaves in these stories. She finds out about all their friends and weaves in people in the neighbourhood.

"I don't know if she knows herself where the truth ends and the facts
begin. She tells so many stories."

The woman said she and her son went to police. She said the police
pursued the case - although the initial detective sergeant investigating the case was replaced after he told her that boys pursued by sexual predators were not as affected in the same way as girls.

She said the officer seemed unsympathetic, calling at one stage to tell
her: "You need to get both your boys tested for STDs and HIV."

It emerged later that Burgess was not pregnant and had not been.

She had claimed to have had a 3-year-old daughter in Westport, yet
this also appeared to be untrue.

The woman said the stress of the case placed immense pressure on the
family and left her so run down she fell victim to an infection from which she struggled to recover.

"It nearly killed me."

Her son had previously been a model student but began truanting, and eventually had to be transferred to another school after teasing over the case turned to bullying, she said.

The police involvement did eventully lead to Burgess ending contact.

The mother of another teenager said her son was also nominated as the
father of a baby that Burgess never had.

She said her son initially met the Laura and Amy West personas
over the internet.

He was upset to be later told that Amy West had killed herself, before finding solace in the online friendship of another of her "sisters" - Burgess.

The mother said she followed the advice of experts and kept tabs on
his internet access.

This led to Burgess becoming her Facebook friend - and finding common
ground after Burgess claimed to be a mother to a three-year-old girl.

The woman also developed contact by text message with a persona
claiming to be Burgess' father.

After three months of online contact, Burgess' "father" offered to take
her children - a boy aged 15 and a girl aged 14 - to Rainbow's End
amusement park in Auckland.

The woman said she now realised that it was foolish agreeing to let her
children go with someone she had only met online.

But back then, believing the man she had known online for three months, she agreed to her children going on the trip.

Burgess turned up at the house and said her father had been delayed and
would meet them at the amusement park, she said.

The woman got a panicked call from her children hours later who
had been left at a house in South Auckland. She said they had not been to Rainbow's End - and that while away she had used her daughter's
phone to make a 111 call reporting an accident involving her "daughter".

The woman said she went to police in South Auckland to lay a complaint and was unhappy when told that Burgess was known to officers and would not follow through on threats.

Eventually, after repeated complaints, Burgess was issued with a trespass notice.

Burgess then emailed the woman saying she was pregnant to her son,
sending emailed pregnancy scan pictures and images of positive
pregnancy tests as "proof".

She said it was unclear when Burgess had sex with her son. "He was
either 15 or 16."

To the woman's horror, there are photographs of Burgess and her son on internet pages in bed together.

"I really feel for the families of these boys in Christchurch. If the police had questioned her 12 months ago it could have spared them.

"What the hell does a 28-year-old woman want with a 15-year-old boy?"

The Herald on Sunday spoke to others who had similar stories of contact with Burgess, including a woman and her daughter, 23, who been stalked by her for years.

Burgess had met the woman's daughter in a Manukau bar when she was 17 and had a photograph taken with her.

Burgess began visiting the girl's workplace, leaving gifts including a necklace - and using the picture of the two of them to create
an online profile.

With her mum, she eventually visited police.

Burgess was subject to a legal order which forced her to not use the girl's photograph.

This week, both women went back to police to make a fresh complaint after they found photographs of the girl - now a young woman - used on a new internet profile.

The young woman asked the Herald on Sunday to publish her
picture to let the world know: "I am not Natalia."

She said the use of the picture had become so widespread she would be
approached by men when she was out socialising who believed they had
online relationships with her.

The Herald on Sunday has managed to trace ownership of the website back to a Facebook profile used by Burgess.

One woman who met her online said Burgess had six phones and multiple online personalities.

She claimed she was mother to a child - and claimed to have fallen
pregnant to her online friend's boyfriend.

The claim caused disruption in the relationship - even though Burgess was not pregnant.

Burgess then claimed her daughter was fatally injured in a car crash.

She said Burgess turned up at her home to say that her daughter was
on life support at Middlemore Hospital and it was about to be turned
off.

Police were called and Burgess was removed, she said.

The questions around Burgess are as close to home as her neighbours.

The Story sisters - Jayne, Matilda and Roberta - said the older
woman would wait outside their home to talk to them.

They said she always had one of a number of phones to her ear and
pretended to speak into it, although it appeared at times there was no one to talk to.

Matilda Story said Burgess had told them that she had been visited
by a Christchurch teen she had met online: "She told us she slept with a
16-year-old boy."

And Roberta Story said she also claimed to have a relationship with a
teen neighbour who had been killed in a car crash.

"She never knew him. Dad keeps telling us to stay away from her, and
we do. But she keeps coming around."
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Facebook predator denies suicide responsibility

By David Fisher and Caroline King
5:30 AM Sunday May 15, 2011

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Facebook predator Natalia Burgess said last night she did not feel responsible for the suicide of a man dumped by her online persona.

"I don't know how you can blame someone for suicide," she said.

But Burgess did express remorse for the death of Peter Russell.

She said she "broke down crying" when she heard he had died. But she then admitted continuing in an online relationship with Russell's 16-year-old brother for months after his death.

Burgess said she had been diagnosed with a "borderline personality disorder" and needed medication to keep it under control.

But she added she had not taken her medication for a period over the fake personas, and in 2009 was abusing illegal drugs. Now the allegations against her are even more serious as evidence emerges of the emotional manipulation used against those she targeted online.

Burgess said: "I probably did f ... k with his head for the five months we were going out."

Burgess also said she had been visited by police officers last Thursday. She said she was told she was a known sex offender and that she was being monitored.
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The only place for this creature is a Psychiatric Ward for life, or a sewerage pond, together with Christine RYAN who also had sex with minors & is also known to the Police for her abhorrent behaviour.
These ******* sewerage stinks.

Typical of such offenders to be in denial.

We hope & pray those whose lives have been ruined by these ********* get appropriate & ongoing support.

The psychological scars harm just as much, if not more, than the physical harm.

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Government to launch inquiry into 'outdated' cyberstalking laws

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Saturday, 18 June 2011

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The government is to launch an investigation into the growing problem of cyberstalking, The Independent has learnt.

The cross-party crackdown will tackle the country's "outdated" legislation on internet harassment, which includes no legal definition of "stalking".
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The inquiry will be conducted by the Justice Select Committee, chaired by the Plaid Cymru MP Elfyn Llwyd. It was prompted by a flurry of recent cases in which stalkers have used texts, tweets, chatrooms and sites such as Facebook to intimidate their victims – sometimes with tragic consequences.

"Around one in five people will experience stalking in the UK in their lifetime and unfortunately what we are now seeing is a growing trend in 'cyberstalking'," Mr Llwyd told The Independent.

Cyberstalkers can currently be charged under the Protection from Harassment Act, which dates back to 1997 – long before the explosion of social networking. But the Act takes a broad approach to the crime of harassment, which it defines as "putting people in fear of violence", and carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison. There is no mention of stalking, nor its online equivalent.

"Harassment tends to focus on individuals and campaigns tend to be shorter-lived," said Jennifer Perry, of the Network for Surviving Stalking. "But stalking is obsessive.

"Stalkers will spend hours every single day trying to contact their victim. But they will also contact their friends, colleagues and family. And Facebook and similar sites provide the perfect portal to do this."

The Computer Misuse Act of 1990 covers elements of online harassment, but campaigners say it does not go far enough to protect victims.

The investigation comes as Ian Puddick, a plumber, was cleared yesterday of harassing his wife's lover over the internet after he tweeted, blogged and posted videos online. He was enraged by his spouse's 10-year relationship with the City director Timothy Haynes.

In 2010, Tom Mullaney, 15, of Bournville, West Midlands, hanged himself after family and friends claimed he had been threatened with being attacked at school through Facebook.

Harry Fletcher, assistant general secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers and an adviser to the inquiry, said: "There is an urgent need to review the stalking laws, for more training for criminal justice professionals and real support for victims. It is of concern that at best one in three complaints are recorded as crimes by the police and just 12 per cent then proceed to a disposal at court."

MPs joining the investigation include Roger Williams, leader of Welsh Liberal Democrat MPs, the senior Labour figures Barry Sheerman and John McDonnell, and the Tories Claire Perry and Robert Buckland.

Cases of Online Harassment

*Ian Puddick was in court this week for launching an internet campaign (through Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs) against Timothy Haynes after he discovered that the City broker had had a 10-year affair with his wife.

*Tom Mullaney, 15, hanged himself in May 2010 after he was threatened with being attacked at school through Facebook.

*On Wednesday this week the Royal Navy sailor Paul Sykes, 29, appeared in court after attempting to circumvent a harassment order by posting messages on his ex-wife's Facebook wall in a bid to win her back. The magistrates conditionally discharged Sykes for 12 months and told him to pay £85 in costs. He was also handed a 12-month restraining order preventing him from contacting his estranged wife.

*The Red Cross worker Angela Hoyt, 34, from Hatfield, Hertfordshire, was murdered in May by her former boyfriend Martin Collett after he allegedly posted obscene and hate-ridden material on her Facebook page, including an anti-Israeli video. He was found dead at a nearby railway line. The Independent Police Complaints Commission has begun an inquiry into the police response to Miss Hoyt's pleas for protection from Mr Collett.

Case Study

One victim, who gave her name only as Pauline, 50, told The Independent how she suffered an horrific campaign of internet stalking between November 2009 and March 2011.

Her stalker, whom she refused to name, used Twitter, Facebook and emails to direct all her friends, family and colleagues to four websites that he had specially created. The sites bore images of dead bodies onto which he had superimposed a picture of her face and a series of sinister poems penned to smear her name.

He also bombarded her with a barrage of threatening emails and tweets over the two-year period.

“It absolutely ruined my life,” said the mother of three. “The worst part is the lack of control I had over it. It affects you physically, financially, professionally and personally.

“I met the police six times, pushed from officer to officer, but they simply didn’t know how to handle it. They were completely lost. When they finally did arrest him, he was bailed and fled to France. I haven’t heard about it since.”

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Facebook predator and victim face off

By David Fisher
5:30 AM Sunday Jun 12, 2011

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It was an uneasy meeting - the so-called Facebook Predator face-to-face with the woman whose identity she stole to snare boys and young men over the internet.

Natalia Burgess could not take her eyes off Natalie Maybury and frequently reached out to touch her arm.

Burgess admitted having pictures of Maybury hanging in her bedroom and using her image as the basis for fake internet profile "Laura West".

The meeting came after the Herald on Sunday revealed Burgess as the person behind a decade-long scam in which she assumed false online identities.

In each case, Burgess pretended to be an attractive young woman. She formed online relationships with young men and made her stories convincing by assigning a cellphone number to each false identity.

In some cases, the 27-year-old had sex with teenagers a decade her junior. In at least one, she had sex with an underage boy.

Some have told the Herald on Sunday they attempted suicide after getting mixed up with her and she has been blamed for one death. In almost all cases, the relationships started with Maybury's face.

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The 24-year-old said she had lived in fear for years and left three jobs because her face became well-known through Burgess' scam.

People approached her in the street or struck up conversations at bars believing they had met "Laura West".

In some cases, people made assumptions about the nature of their relationship based on Burgess' online fiction.

Burgess and Maybury had met once - in 2004 at a bar in South Auckland. Burgess had a photo of the pair and used it to pretend she was best friends with "Laura West".

"They were gold to me," said Burgess.

She put framed photos of Maybury on her bedroom wall to strengthen claims about their friendship in case she lured someone to her South Auckland home.

Maybury said she complained to police in 2006.

Burgess said a "plea bargain" allowed her to plead guilty to another charge in return for police dropping Maybury's complaint.

Maybury said the case should not have been dropped, "The police have let me down."

Burgess provided Maybury and her mother Cushla with what she said were all the usernames and passwords to the fake accounts. She promised to stop using fake internet profiles.

After being exposed by the Herald on Sunday, Burgess was admitted to hospital and later placed in mental health care. She was discharged after a few days.

During the meeting, Burgess named two other people as accomplices. She provided transcripts showing she had given them passwords for false accounts. But she said she was primarily responsible and had pursued her scam for years.

Police investigating allegations against Burgess are considering legal advice.
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Unbelievable that the Herald staff conducted this meeting between one of the victims & Burgess.

We can only hope that the information obtained from Burgess helps with getting her prosecuted and used as example to stop such abhorrent behaviour.

We also hope that Natalie Maybury didn't & doesn't fall for her "tricks" again.

Predators are known for doing that and getting away with endangering people's lives further.


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Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:16 PM

Why don't they target dirty old men?
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MAKO/Files online - Listing Female paedophiles/sex offenders/child killers- Female Offenders - Australian Listings.

They should name all these kind of offenders internationally in each country so they are easier to identify & so those who may be vulnerable
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Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:52 PM

Woman accused of child-sex bailed next to school

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A woman who allegedly had a baby with a 13-year-old boy has been bailed to an address bordering a high school.

Cecelia Rona Hale, 32, has been charged with sexual connection with a young person aged 13 between July 1, 2012, and July 4, 2012.


The South Auckland woman was also charged with assaulting the child using a glass as a weapon between October 1, 2012, and October 31, 2012.

Previous media reports stated Hale was 36 and the boy was aged 11 at the time of the alleged offending, however, court documents put their ages at 32 and 13.

It is understood Hale and the boy had sex several times before she became pregnant.

The boy is understood to have told the principal of his school, who alerted police and CYF.

Hale first appeared in the Manukau District Court in February and was bailed to an address which backs on to another school, James Cook High School in Manurewa.


Principal Vaughan Couillault was unaware Hale was so close.

"From a community point of view it would have been good if someone had popped into my office to give me a bit of a heads-up," he said.

Hale's exact bail conditions are not known, but Couillault was concerned if she was not being electronically monitored because he believed there was "potentially a risk to the community".

Couillault added that if an alleged male sex offender had been bailed close to a school there "would be all sorts of uproar" and measures would be put in place.

"I don't see the difference between a male and a female. They've allegedly taken advantage of a young person," he said.

"And sure, there's the innocent until proven guilty thing, but I think when my community finds out, there would be some furrowed brows, that's for sure."

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confirmed CYF was involved with the case. It is understood the baby has been taken into CYF care.

Anyone found guilty of sexual connection with a child under the age of 16 faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:41 PM

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Hale was 36 and the boy was aged 11 at the time of the alleged offending, however, court documents put their ages at 32 and 13.

It is understood Hale and the boy had sex several times before she became pregnant.


How long has this been against the law?
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Facebook predator revealed
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A woman who enticed a 13-year-old boy into phone sex and tricked other teens into online relationships has finally admitted her offending.

Natalia Burgess, 29, was unmasked in early 2011 after scores of Christchurch boys admitted they had been drawn in by her posing as an attractive teenage girl on numerous fake Facebook profiles.

Parents spoke of the horrendous effects on sons who had been caught in her web, and one mother believed Burgess was at least partly responsible for her son's suicide in October 2010.

After a lengthy police investigation, Burgess was charged with two counts of obtaining by deception and one of interfering with a computer system.

Last week in Manukau District Court, after months of "tension" between lawyers, she pleaded guilty to the offending and the full details of her deception can now be revealed.

Between 2008 and 2011, Burgess created numerous fictitious personas by taking photos and details from girls' Facebook and Bebo accounts.

In February 2011, she approached a 13-year-old boy posing as a teenage girl. The names of the victims and her fake accounts have been permanently suppressed by the court. The summary of facts states she had phone sex with the boy "on a number of occasions".

"She stated she couldn't remember certain parts of her life due to her being a heavy drug user but made partial admissions to the facts outlined," police said.

Another charge stemmed from an incident in April 2008, when a relationship with a 16-year-old turned sour after the pair had grown close over several months.

Burgess even spoke to the boy's mother. After saying she was struggling to look after a non-existent daughter they gave her $379.

When the boy refused to give her his internet banking password she became angry and said she would not pay him back. The teen's mother told Fairfax her son attempted suicide twice over the next year.

Burgess also pleaded guilty to lying about a pregnancy in 2006 while living in Wellington. She went to The House of Grace - a home for pregnant teens that agreed to accommodate her as long as she paid living costs. After accumulating a $1400 debt, management approached Burgess and questioned whether she was pregnant.

She produced a letter purporting to be from a doctor but staff were suspicious about the poor spelling and grammar, called the doctor and discovered Burgess had lied and she was kicked out of the home.


Judge Gerard Winter was prepared to sentence Burgess last week but at the last minute, her father tendered his house as a possible home detention address.

She was remanded in custody until November for probation to check the suitability of the property but Judge Winter stressed that did not mean she would avoid jail.

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This is the real face of the woman accused of being a Facebook predator.

Natalia Burgess, 28, of Mangere in Auckland, has assumed multiple false online personalities to form internet relationships with teenagers.

Her identity has so far remained a secret as she stayed hidden behind a web of online personas.

But the Herald on Sunday was able to penetrate her attempts to disguise her identity - and discovered she is known to police.

We have found Burgess has at least six other online personas including: Laura Jane West, Jordz Williams, Becca Maria Jullienne, Abby Jane Zoe William and Racheal Marie Drent.

The personas were bolstered by photos taken from the Facebook profiles of genuine people.

Burgess was unwilling to comment yesterday.

A man who answered her phone said: "We're not doing anything unless it goes through the lawyer."

Over a year, Burgess used her multiple online personalities to form internet relationships with dozens of teenage boys and men across the country.

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Almost 40 boys at St Thomas of Canterbury school in Christchurch were caught up, along with dozens of others.

Many believed they were in relationships with attractive girls their own age.

She would arrange to pay for some to have their mobile telephones topped up with credit - and they would spend hours through the night talking to her.

Along the way, the Herald on Sunday has found Burgess also pretended to be a family member of murdered Christchurch woman Emma Agnew and set up an internet memorial page expressing her grief.

We have also found she pretended her father was among the 29 men killed in the Pike River mining disaster.

One of her fake profiles - Laura Jane West - posted a bereavement message that read: "I miss you and I will never stop loving you, R..i.p daddy terry xx."

The only miner to have lost his life with that first name was Terry Kitchin.

His family last night said he had three children and none carried the name Laura West. They also did not know Burgess.

The Herald on Sunday has learned that Burgess grew up in Westport as the adopted daughter of a religious family. Friends say she stood out in the town being Samoan by birth but adopted into a European family.

The Herald on Sunday has also been told by some caught up in the scam that they spent hours on the phone to Burgess or the personas which have emerged as fakes.

Burgess would also play the false personalities off against each other - having them arguing online over rights to various boys and men.

Victims have also told how the false personas would be used to back up each other's stories - including one case in which a young man was told over the internet of a false persona committing suicide.

He believed the woman was real and had killed herself in despair over a relationship gone wrong.

Burgess then set up RIP memorial internet pages - and used as tributes online videos made in homage by an eager suitor.

The revelation of her identity comes as police finish interviewing many of the boys at St Thomas of Canterbury who fell victim to her scam.

Youth division senior sergeant John Robinson said the case would be reviewed by lawyers to see if any law had been broken. No one was facing charges yet.

Robinson - who would not address Burgess by name - said the law around "grooming" by online predators was being studied.

Police had previously said they believed a sexual motive lay behind the fake Facebook relationships.

He said there had been air tickets sent to schoolboys to get them from Christchurch to Auckland. The trips had not gone ahead after parents became involved, although one trip to visit a persona who had made a "suicide attempt" almost did.

Robinson said reluctance on the part of the victims had also resulted in threats toward family members by the various personas used. The nature of the threats showed the person controlling the personas had a large reserve of knowledge drawn from the internet.

"The lesson in this is be careful what you put out there. We want people talking about this a lot more than they are," said Robinson.

He said rules around keeping computers in a central family area no longer applied when mobile phones allowed internet connections anywhere. It meant parents needed to have more open conversations about internet dangers with their children, he said.

Motueka youth leader Ethan Williams, 18, said he formed an online friendship with Laura Jane West last year - and was then introduced to her "sisters" Burgess and Jullienne.

He said the Jullienne persona claimed to be the sister of Anna Jullienne, who plays Nurse Maia Jeffries on Shortland Street.

Each of the personas had different photos accompanying their online biographies and Facebook pages.

While in the online relationship, Williams made videos as a tribute to their relationship and his friendship with her "sisters". The Herald on Sunday showed him yesterday that his videos were linked to online obituary pages for the women.

"This is crazy," he said, seeing the pages. "Who would go to this much effort? I feel like a complete idiot.

"It's like an episode of Shortland Street. They get sick of someone so they kill them off."

Williams said he was told by Burgess she was 23 and on home detention for an assault-related conviction.

The online relationship started breaking down after about a month. Williams said he also became suspicious of inconsistencies in the stories.

"It got really weird. Natalia and Becca started threatening other friends over Facebook."

Correspondence provided by Williams showed Burgess threatening to "smash" a female friend that he knew in real life, not just over the internet.

Student Kyle Lawson, 21, said one of the personas told him another had committed suicide.

"One of them told me she had walked into a house and the other one had killed herself over some guy."

Lawson said: "It reinforces everything you get told about the internet. You've got to be careful with Facebook. You don't know who's on the other side."

Hamilton's Toni Hanham's photos were used as part of the scam - and then featured on a memorial "RIP" page. She said her friend's Facebook profiles had been searched for new photos of her used to support false identities.

"It was a shock - you can't even believe that it happened. It's actually horrible," said Hanham.

"I figured her to not be very attractive if she has to use other people's photographs to get attention."
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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:39 PM

Online predator Natalia Burgess jailed 26 months

Last updated 12:20 22/11/2013

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A woman who tricked teens into online relationships has been sentenced to 26 months in jail.

Natalia Burgess, 29, was unmasked in early 2011 after scores of Christchurch boys admitted they had been drawn in by her posing as an attractive teenage girl on numerous fake Facebook profiles.

Parents spoke of the horrendous effects on sons who had been caught in her web, and one mother believed Burgess was at least partly responsible for her son's suicide in October 2010.

After a lengthy police investigation, Burgess was charged with two counts of obtaining by deception and one of interfering with a computer system.

In September she pleaded guilty to the offending. She appeared for sentencing today in Manukau District Court.

Between 2008 and 2011, Burgess created numerous fictitious personas by taking photos and details from girls' Facebook and Bebo accounts.

In a victim impact statement read to the court by Judge Gerard Winter, a 13-year-old boy said Burgess approached him posing as a teenage girl.

The names of the victims and her fake accounts have been permanently suppressed by the court.

In his victim impact statement the boy said Burgess had phone sex with the boy "on a number of occasions".

Burgess denied this particular claim and it was not part of an agreed summary of facts presented to the court. However the judge let it remain in the victim impact statement.

Police said that Burgess "stated she couldn't remember certain parts of her life due to her being a heavy drug user but made partial admissions to the facts outlined".

Another charge stemmed from an incident in April 2008, when a relationship with a 16-year-old turned sour after the pair had grown close over several months. Burgess even spoke to the boy's mother. After saying she was struggling to look after a non-existent daughter they gave her $379.

When the boy refused to give her his internet banking password she became angry and said she would not pay him back. The teen's mother told Fairfax her son attempted suicide twice over the next year.

Burgess also pleaded guilty to lying about a pregnancy in 2006 while living in Wellington.

She went to a home for pregnant teens that agreed to accommodate her as long as she paid living costs.

After accumulating a $1400 debt, management approached Burgess and questioned whether she was pregnant. She produced a letter purporting to be from a doctor but staff were suspicious about the poor spelling and grammar, called the doctor and discovered Burgess had lied and she was kicked out of the home.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 04:27 PM

Facebook predator Natalia Burgess denied parole
6:16 PM Tuesday Oct 21, 2014

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A Facebook predator who duped teenage boys into online relationships has been denied parole.

Natalia Burgess, 30, is serving two years and two months in prison on charges of obtaining by deception and interfering with a computer system.

She created online profiles of women aged between 18 and 20 to communicate with teenage boys, requesting access to their social media and bank accounts.

Described as a "very complicated and complex young person" in a decision by the Parole Board, with mental health issues and a difficult family background, she was still "a high risk to the community".

However, she had received positive reports from prison authorities, and had been "quite stable in recent times", the board said.

It recommended she undergo one-on-one counselling with a psychologist, after she was denied access to treatment programmes because she is serving her sentence in a semi-segregated unit, meaning she is not allowed to leave that unit.

"We believe she is an undue risk to the safety of the community at this time. She clearly needs the one-on-one counselling, not just to address the criminogenic factors but also to help her prepare a directed, workable and relevant after release safety plan, and also a plan to address what seems to be intensive media attention," the board said.

"It may well be that on her release from prison that attention will continue and she knows how best to handle it without it causing further psychological damage to her."

She also did not have suitable or approved accommodation lined up to be released on parole, the board said.

Burgess will next be eligible for parole in January.

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• Sentenced to more than 10 years' jail
• Found guilty of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and indecent act on a minor
• Victim was 10 when offending started

A female teacher who sexually violated and manipulated a boy was no better than male predators who abused girls, a court heard today.


Stacey Reriti was sentenced to more than 10 years in jail for her exploitation of a boy who was only 10 when the offending started in 2011.

She was found guilty last month on six charges of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and one charge of doing an indecent act on a minor.

At her sentencing today, the High Court at Wellington heard the boy felt betrayed, and his entire family felt Reriti's actions would be "a scar" on their lives forever.

Reriti used to teach at Natone Park School in Porirua.

Prosecutor Dale LaHood
today said aggravating features of Reriti's offending included the "vulnerability" of the victim.

The boy was especially vulnerable at the time, Mr LaHood said, because one of his parents "was extremely unwell".

"Far from being a compassionate supporter" of the boy, Reriti manipulated him, the prosecutor said.

"The breach of trust in this case is extreme."

Reriti, he said, betrayed her duties as a teacher, a leader, and a deputy principal.

Mr LaHood said Reriti manipulated the boy emotionally.

"The real harm [to] this victim won't be known for some time."

Gender "shouldn't be a factor"

The starting point for Reriti's punishment should be 14-15 years in jail, the prosecutor said.

He suggested Reriti's gender shouldn't mean she should escape the sort of punishment a male teacher found guilty of child sex offences would face.

Mitigating features possibly included Reriti's lack of previous convictions, he said, but the length of her offending against the boy made this arguably irrelevant.

The offending continued until 2014.

Reriti's lawyer Stephen Iorns said the disgraced teacher suffered from "serious psychological and psychiatric illness".

There was no escaping the fact "traumatic" situations she'd experienced when younger, and her recent mental state, contributed to the offending, he said.

However, he described Reriti as vulnerable, and said a long jail term would not be good for her.

"Prior to this offending, Miss Reriti was on track to have a very impressive career."

But now, he said, "her career is over".

Justice Mark Woolford
equated some of Reriti's offending with rape. He said the charge of unlawful sexual connection carried a penalty of up to 20 years' imprisonment.

He reminded the court that the victim was only 10 when the offending started, at a secluded area the teacher drove the boy to.

"You lay on top of him and kissed him as well as asking him to kiss you..."

Further visits to "secluded areas" followed.

"This occurred reasonably regularly," the judge said.

For these offences, she was found guilty of doing an indecent act.

But the offending escalated from kissing, culminating in sexual intercourse.

"Because a woman cannot be charged with rape" these incidents all resulted in charges of unlawful sexual connection, the judge said.


"A scar" on their lives forever


The boy, now in his mid-teens, made a victim impact statement, Justice Woolford said.

"He feels that his childhood has been taken from him and struggles to see how anything positive can come out of what has happened."

The boy felt betrayed, and his entire family felt Reriti's actions would be "a scar" on their lives forever.

"It has taken a toll on his family who have all felt the strain and the stress of these proceedings."

The court heard the boy was also disgusted after recalling sexually explicit texts Reriti sent him.

"He felt sick at what you said to him, and realising how you had control and manipulated him," the judge added.

"Some of the texts were extremely sexually explicit. You told him you loved him. You also requested naked pictures of him."

If the boy didn't do as commanded, the teacher would threaten him.

"You would threaten to report him to police."

Reriti was guilty of a gross breach of trust that would have long-term impacts on the boy, the school, and the community, the judge said.

"You have ruined that trust and have caused the victim to be suspicious of female teachers generally."

"Nothing in this case mitigates this offending."

Reriti showed no remorse or understanding of the offending, Justice Woolford said.

Reriti gasped and cried as the verdicts of "guilty" were read out last month.

During the trial, she accused the boy of being a liar and "manipulator".

Justice Woolford acknowledged Reriti was mentally unwell, and said her offending was less pathological and degrading than in some similar cases.

"It reflected a perturbing view that you were capable of [having a relationship] with a 10-year-old boy."

For the sexual violation charge, Reriti was sentenced to 10 years and six months in jail.

For indecent assault, she was sentenced to three years' imprisonment.

For the other offences, she was sentenced to eight years' jail, to be served concurrently.

There was no audible emotion from Reriti or the public gallery when the sentence was read out.

A conservative lobby group welcomed the sentence but said rape laws should be updated to remove the "gender inequality" which prevented Reriti from being charged with rape.

"This sentence sends a strong message that gross breaches of trust will receive the full weight of the law," said Bob McCoskrie, Family First national director.

"However, we would question what mitigating circumstances existed which allowed the sentence to be reduced from the prosecutor's starting point of 14-15 years. This offending was calculated and manipulative," Mr McCoskrie added.

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UPDATED 10.35AM Police are investigating an online predator who posed as a teenage girl to lure boys as young as 13 into sending nude selfies online.

The New Zealand Herald exclusive has revealed the imposter went by the name Ella, used a profile photo of a girl with long brown hair, and claimed to go to Christchurch Girls' High School.

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After befriending and striking up conversations with students from other Christchurch schools, the imposter sent boys sexually explicit videos and photos.

The Herald is aware of at least two boys who sent nude photos back, when asked to reciprocate.

A police spokesperson says indications are the imposter is based in New Zealand.

Police say they're working to identify the person and are keen to hear from anyone with relevant information.

Facebook has shut down the imposter's account.

Netsafe's Martin Cocker told Mike Hosking they're trying to improve the Harmful Digital Communications Act in New Zealand to prevent this kind of exploitation.

But the best protection, is to not send the photos, he said.

Cocker said finding the culprit won't be easy, but will be traceable within our country. He expects the predator will be found with the cooperation of social media sites.

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Lifeline - 0800 543 354
Suicide Crisis Helpline (open 24/7) - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
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