Gay man gets 40-year sentence for molesting boy he adopted from Russia

Warning: The following story may be disturbing and offensive to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.

UPDATE: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation published an article praising the gay adoption by Mark Newton in 2010. I have posted the full text in this post and saved off a PDF. The article has since been pulled.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the latest example of gay adoption gone awry – this time from Australia. (H/T Mysterious S.)


Standing before an American court convicted of the most heinous of child sex crimes, the double lives of Australian citizen Mark J. Newton and his long-term boyfriend Peter Truong were laid bare.

[…]Moments later Newton was sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing the boy he and Truong, 36 from Queensland, had ‘‘adopted’’ after paying a Russian woman $8000 to be their surrogate in 2005.

Police believe the pair had adopted the boy ‘‘for the sole purpose of exploitation’’. The abuse began just days after his birth and over six years the couple travelled the world, offering him up for sex with at least eight men, recording the abuse and uploading the footage to an international syndicate known as the Boy Lovers Network.

[…]Evidence before the court revealed the abuse began before the couple returned to Australia. One video is said to show Newton performing a sex act on the boy when he was less than two weeks old.

Judge Barker said the pair brainwashed the child to believe the sexual abuse was normal. Newton was also said to have trained the boy to deny any inappropriate behaviour if he was ever questioned by authorities.

Newton and Truong came to the attention of police in August 2011 after their connections to three men arrested over the possession of child exploitation material came to light. The couple had visited the three men in the US, New Zealand and Germany with their son.

[…]Newton and Truong claimed they were being targeted because they were homosexual.

This story comes on the heels of the new Labour Party leader Kevin Rudd’s promise to legalize gay marriage.

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11 thoughts on “Gay man gets 40-year sentence for molesting boy he adopted from Russia”

  1. Peter Truong was featured in this article back 16 years ago (the article was written by Mark Newton!)

    Peter Truong, a 21-year-old computer programmer, considers himself married through the simple exchange of vows between him and his partner. He wants the legal status, but never wanted to have a marriage performed in a church because, he said, he constantly hears the disgust most churches and churchgoers have for him.

    “I believe that when the church can love, can tolerate, can be non-discriminatory and non-biased,” Truong said, “then maybe they can start preaching that themselves. I just think the church is so damn hypocritical.

    “I believe in God, I just don’t believe the church is correctly representing him. I think they’re using God as an excuse for their own intolerance and hatred.”

    “It’ll take a while, but I think it’s impossible to deny that not giving same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples is an infringement of civil rights.”


  2. Why on earth would pedophiles want to masquerade as gay men seeking to adopt? Or priests? Or boy scout leaders?


    1. She doesn’t get second thoughts. She has one chance to escape judgement from God for this in the afterlife. Her one chance is faith in Jesus Christ. She needs to repent completely for what she did and turn away from sin and embracing what the Bible teaches about what God thinks is moral – not what her culture teaches.


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