The link between magic and pedophilia

It also helps to involve David Beckham and his wife.

For over 18 years, English magician Ivan Russell was successful at what he did.

He entertained kids with magic tricks. He seemed to have great empathy for those whose lives were messed up. Using the photo shown above as proof, he thrilled some kids by saying he was the personal magician for soccer star David Beckham. He even let one child, whose mother had problems with alcohol, stay in his home for a while.

His success was not with magic, however.

Mr. Russell used his skills to abuse 5 children between 8 and 15 years old: four boys and one girl.

The photo above was a shot taken at a restaurant in Spain. He did not know the famous couple. His girlfriend at the time said he tried to get her to pretend to be Victoria Beckham on the phone but she refused.

When he was 42, Mr. Russell was caught and turned in by his girlfriend after hearing him talk about certain images he had on his laptop.

He was sentenced to six years in jail as a “predatory paedophile”.

The judge said:
“He is one of the most selfish individuals I have ever come across. My firm conclusion is that he poses an immediate and continuing danger to children.”
Police believe there may be more victims.

Ivan Russell

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