The more we find out about the child sex abuse images on Abraham’s phone, the more central the phone begins to seem.
On Sunday, we discussed how and why Abe might have acquired such images; the discussion following that post was fascinating, and we thought we’d post a few relevant comments here.
Discussing where the images might have come from, Dave points out that Ella had spoken of the children taking nude photos of one another:
This is what Ella wrote in her original email/statement:
“About a year and a half ago I have caught the children were doing something inappropriate in the little bathroom. When I came in, A had her panties down and G had my phone in his hands. I have learnt that G was filming A. (This could be done without even unlocking the iPhone). There was about 50 seconds of the video footage on the phone”.
Obviously that puts the footage on Ella’s phone to a time when neither R or Abraham were around.
Araya made her comment about April or May this year (iirc) after just speaking to Abraham. Suggesting Abraham had recently found out that the police found footage/images on his phone. I have always viewed them as separate video footage. Having said that, in the same email/statement Ella claims that R had hit G around the ear a year before, which we now know was actually Abraham in Morocco.
So, timing aside, the pictures might very well have been of Ella’s children.
Miss Moneypenny agrees:
Another interesting detail: The ‘naked’ children on Abe’s and Ellas phones were in Ella’s house, not RD’s. Slam dunk. That story – the lie to cover the truth – about RD having had the children steal the phones in order to frame RD suddenly really shows us the writing on the wall. Crystal clear.
If I had been in Ella’s position, if the original story of two children exploring/playing with the phone were true, then I would delete these images. Why keep them? Let alone transfer them, or allow them to be copied onto new boyfriend’s phone. It does not make sense.
It doesn’t make sense, unless Abe wanted to keep those images for some reason. Then it would make sense to have the images on both phones, for redundancy.
Anna notes that Abe might have been preparing for a contingency:
I’ve always wondered whether the net wasn’t already closing in on Christie, (or maybe he had paranoid fears about it closing in), and he expected to be quizzed about child abuse when they came back from Morocco or was concerned the kids were going to reveal stuff about him to teachers and social services. Getting the stories straight at the airport and on the plane might have been because he feared that the children were going to ‘tell’ on him when back in England and he needed to ensure that this couldn’t happen, deflecting his abuse onto Dearman. I also wondered whether stuff went on that Ella didn’t know about and he was scared the children would talk. Those ‘interviews’ at the airport etc are so fraught with desperation and the need to know the kids had the story down pat that I’m convinced he wasn’t just coaching a SRA story (bad enough though that is), and torturing them in the process, but that he had something else to hide.
We agree: making videos in short chunks in airports as they travel seems like a very strange choice. As Anna says, there’s a sense of urgency about it, as though it’s important to get the stories straight ahead of time.
Mark Trellis sees the entire story as a cover-up for Abe, which is one possibility:
Anna your comment may be near the mark. And I was just listening to one of the tapes [on Abe and Ella’s blog]; the children’s voices sound very rehearsed, eg ‘because my mum is not one of the cult’ is just not how children of that age or ken talk naturally.
And then it came to me: Your theory could be right: Perhaps it is so mad, so all encompassing, as to make any allegations (towards Abe) seem as ridiculous as the rest of the ‘fantasy’, which would have easily been disproven had the police really looked at the crotches of all. So this part of the rehearsed story could have been a good cover story to later fob off any accusations, and calculated. ie Abe could then be lumped in with all those other wild stories the kids came up with. But when the plan went wrong, the tattoos became a ploy, and something to hold onto.
The Watcher sums it up well:
I think you are right Anna, he was expecting to be facing serious allegations when he returned from Morocco.
I believe the mislaid phone was the key to the whole thing.
My take is this. Christie’s phone went missing. He knew it contained material which, if it came to light, would lead to criminal investigations. His paranoia led him to suspect that the children had it, and had passed it on to their father during his newly reinstated contact with them. This was a highly threatening situation for Christie. He decided the best form of defence was attack, considering absolutely nobody else but himself.
So the mislaid phone, which contained incriminating evidence, may be at the centre of the hoax: knowing that he could face serious prison time for its contents, Abe launched a hate campaign against the children’s father.
Ultimately, it seems to be all about the phone.