Trigger warning: This post deals with issues of sexual abuse and child abuse may be triggering for some readers.
Eighteen months after his arrest in the Philippines for some of the worst peadophile crimes police have ever seen, the outrageous prison demands of Australian man Peter Scully have been made public.
“He wants five kilos of fresh beef, pork, chicken, anything – like he lives in a resort,” Scully’s former lawyer, Alejandro Jose Pallugna, said.
“Demanding is an understatement,” he continued, telling The Age, “I withdrew as his defence counsel last February as I can’t withstand his crazy and eccentric attitude and personality.”
Peter Scully inside jail. Source: 60 Minutes / Channel 9.
After fleeing Australia in 2011, 53-year-old Scully was arrested at his home in the Philippines in February 2015. It was there that he was believed to have been operating an international paedophile ring and a pay-per-view live stream service that showed children being sexually and physically abused.
The girls living with Scully were tied up and forced to wear dog collars, were routinely photographed naked, assaulted and at one point, even forced to dig their own graves.
The remains of a 12-year-old girl were also found under the floor of his house following the arrest.
Scully now faces 11 charges of sexually abusing children, one who was as young as 18 months old.
Australian police investigator Paul Hopkins explains the charges against Scully. Post continues...
Pallugna said he grew "mightily sick" of Scully's demands, which also included he have a mobile phone within jail and that he be visited at least twice a week, conceding finally, "I withdrew as his defence counsel last February as I can't withstand his crazy and eccentric attitude and personality."