It’s always difficult to know just how seriously to take any information handed out by Angela Power-Disney. She has only a passing acquaintance with the truth, such that we’re not convinced she would recognise it if she saw it; and she’s prone to making grandiose statements based on dodgy information which (she claims) always comes from “impeccable sources”. (See, for example, her bizarre allegations regarding Ella Draper making and selling child sexual abuse videos.)
So it is with some trepidation that we note that Angela is now claiming that Rupert Quaintance has launched an appeal.
But an appeal against what? His conviction? His sentence? Our Magic 8 Ball says, “Reply hazy; try again”.
But just in case Angela is a) correctly informed and b) telling the truth, here’s a quick rundown of the appeals process, which is a longish one.
The person must make an application for appeal, within 28 days of their conviction. This application comes before a tribunal of three judges, who decide whether the application has any merit. If they believe it does, an appeal hearing is granted.
The appeal hearing takes place, and a decision is made: the person’s appeal is either accepted or rejected at this point.
Much depends upon whether the person is appealing their sentence or their actual verdict.
If the hearing agrees that the sentence is disproportionate to the crime in question, then person’s sentence will be adjusted. If the hearing is about the actual conviction, and it goes in the person’s favour, then a retrial will be granted. In Rupert’s case, the retrial would involve only the two guilty verdicts he received on 30 August.
All of this can take some time; we understand that the tribunal of three judges, for example, may take up to six weeks to convene.
So…if Angela is correctly informed, and if she is telling the truth, a decision about Rupert’s appeal may be made by about mid-November at the latest. This leads one to wonder: why bother, when he could be out of prison by mid-January if he keeps his nose clean?
There’s little point in speculating on his motive right now, as it all seems very hypothetical, hinging as it does on Angela’s truthfulness and reliability. However, for some reason when we close our eyes and think, “Now why would he be bothering to do this?”, certain magical signs appear, which we are certain must be some sort of portent. They look like this: £££$$$£££$$$. We have no idea what they mean.
Angela’s diversion tactics
Since Rupert’s trial, when her name was mentioned frequently, Angela has appeared deeply concerned that her role in harassing the parents at Christ Church Primary School may eventually catch up with her.
She’s been putting up a great many videos lately, in an apparent attempt to portray herself and Rupert in the most favourable light possible.
Yesterday, for example, she re-posted this interview with Rupert, originally published on 28 February 2016:
Angela pointed out, “Around 12 minutes referring to RD alleged abuser, Rupert clearly says “I DON´T WANNA HURT HIM” …I wonder if his barrister had spotted this?”
Well now, to be fair, Rupert did say that…but it was in this context:
(09:55) R: I dunno…I assume maybe one of those commenters is the dad?
Angela: He has about…forensic IT specialists have confirmed that he’s got between 20 and 40 sock accounts that he uses….
A: And he makes conversations back and forth to himself…
R: I noticed that on some of ‘em, I started looking around at some of ‘em, and I noticed that if you followed some of the names and stuff around what you would find is that they all link back to the same channel. Trying to make it look like there’s all this support, but if you’re going to troll with multiple accounts, you need to change your voice—like if you typed in all-caps on one of them, don’t type in all-caps in the other one. Find a different voice to use for that other account.
A: And occasionally he would slip. If he got busted and somebody went to the wall with him on trolling comments, then he would say something outrageous like “My children’s faces are on YouTube” and he’d just blow it, blow his cover.
R: Do we have screenshots of any of that?
A: No, there’s so much evidence that has been gathered by people that are professionals, that have done it for nothing. There’s, you know, so much evidence. IP server tracking to porn distribution worldwide including snuff movies…
R: Right. The one thing that I was thinking what I’m gonna do is that I’m one person removed from hacker members of Anonymous, um, they don’t like paedophiles at all. So I was thinking about…so I’ve gone to them with stuff before, and it’s usually stuff that they don’t want to touch, which I don’t blame them. I don’t blame them for drawing a line in the sand. The whole paedophile thing? They’re good at gettin’ in there and they gave all the names of the people with the Ashley Madison accounts, which is funny because it was like 85% men, and mostly fake female accounts on there, and like you know, there was nobody on it. Really, there were people paying to cheat, so there’s no reason they can’t find this guy. If he’s posting, if he—they can figure out his IP address and zero in on him. I don’t want anything to…I don’t wanna hurt him. I would love to interview him though. I could make him squirm.
So…Rupert didn’t “wanna hurt him”. He just wanted to set Anonymous on him, so that they could “figure out his IP address and zero in on him”. Why, that’s hardly a threat at all!
Funnily enough they continued this conversation about three weeks later, on a video titled “Hampstead…Rupert & Angie…LAYING FOUNDATIONS“.
Angela: Ricky Dearman, the one that you want to track, has the children, and is planning to take them to America imminently.
Rupert: Well somebody…like…I don’t know…we can probably get somebody to spot him out.
A: Yeah, well we’ve got some pretty cool IP people who are tracking his location and it’s been between San Francisco and London, San Francisco and London.
R: Well you know what’s stupid about him is that he’s got the bug, you know, you know what I’m saying? He’s got the bug, he’s got the acting bug. So he’s not going to be able to shut his fucking mouth and stay under the radar. He’s gonna come over here and he’s gonna make it eeeeaaasy pickin’s for Rupert. I’ve actually got some of his videos, the two—you know how hard it was—how does he have an IMDB for some piece of shit film that you can’t even fucking watch anywhere, that I had to go and find up on YouTube?
A: He’s a pimp for the elite, he’s like Jimmy Savile, he provides children for raping and sodomising and cannibalising.
Fortunately for Rupert, the Crown prosecutor wasn’t able to use these videos in evidence against him, since he had not posted them and could well argue that he hadn’t consented for Angela to make them public.
However, should Angela ever come to trial in this matter, and we sincerely hope she will, the Crown will have no such compunction. #justsayin