The Sordid filthy ugly truth about Stuart Stanfield (allegedly a convicted paedophile) owner of ModTheSims2

There are some shocking allegations that Stuart Stanfield, the owner of ModTheSims2, is a convicted paedophile, who was placed on the sex register for 5 years in the UK for sexual deviancy and child pornography, then moved to Ireland to escape the register. A friend told me about all this stuff recently and I’m as shocked as you are.

Here are the links:

http://sims2-snapshots.livejournal.com/3852.html?thread=9996

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:9no6kMOxhtMJ:z11.invisionfree.com/SaveTheSimsCommunity/index.php%3Fshowtopic%3D9%26view%3Dgetlastpost+stuart+stanfield+sex+register+modthesims&cd=7&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&source=www.google.co.uk

http://phorum.mustnotbenamed.com/index.php?action=printpage;topic=775.0

I’ve saved them in case they vanish mysteriously, as these things tend to do.

Mod The Sims 2 Exposed

As we all know, Mod The Sims 2 (MTS2) is part of the foundation for Sims 2 content and information accessible by the fanbase. With it and its sister site, Sims 2 Community (S2C), owner and administrator Stuart Stanfield, AKA Delphy, has worked to obtain a leader status within the community. You would be hard pressed to find any member of the Sims community who hasn’t heard of Delphy or MTS2, and that includes the Maxiods over at EA. As a leader in the community and thus a role model to others, Stanfield is expected to display a character that the rest of the community can look up to and follow. After discovering the following information, however, it is apparent that Stanfield is not only dishonest, but abusive of his position within the community.

Criminal Charges

In June of 2001, Stuart Stanfield pleaded guilty to 30 charges of making indecent photographs. After his wife contacted authorities, his personal laptop was searched and shown to have, among hundreds of pornographic images, 30 images involving children engaging in indecent acts.

From an article published on thisishampshire.net: 

http://www.thisishampshire.net/archive/2001/06/25/Hampshire+Archive/5617500.Child_porn_man_fined___2_500/

“[Stanfield] admitted to police he had looked at the pictures three times and knew what he had been doing was illegal. He left the images, later found by his wife, on his computer, being “too lazy” to delete them.

He told the court: “He had not been seeking out child pornography but didn’t do anything about weeding out those images involving children. He accepts he is sexually interested in older teenage girls. For his own gratification he has downloaded pornography on a number of occasions but he emphatically denies any suggestion he is a paedophile.”

He was fined £2,500 with £585 costs after Judge Paul Darlow accepted Stanfield had not distributed the material and a pre-sentence report stated he did not present a risk to children. He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.”

Not long after this occurred, Stanfield moved from the UK to Ireland, where there is no sex offender registry. As a registered sex offender, part of Stanfield’s probation included being barred from travelling to the US (hence the reason he was unable to make it to the EA convention he was invited to and had to send someone else) and having no contact with any minor for five years. He violated that probation by beginning MTS2. Remember, he was charged in June of 2001, and MTS2 was created in March of 2004. This puts Stanfield in the third year of his five year probation, and thus in violation of it. By opening a site for a game with a largely adolescent fanbase, he was putting himself in contact with a considerable number of minors.

Those who have been close enough to Stanfield have all, of course, gotten his personal account on the incident. He offers up the story given to the court, but with changes; he claims he was unaware that the girls in the photos were underage and while he had intended to delete them, didn’t get around to it before his wife discovered them. His interest in older teenage girls proves to be true, according to at least one account of a then 18 year old girl who had an online affair with him late 2005 into 2006. He not only provided her with money to purchase a webcam but to fund other purchases as well.

It appears that Stanfield does indeed pose a risk to children on some level, in spite of the Judge’s thoughts otherwise. A few younger girls, roughly 14-15 in age, have stated that Stanfield, while not soliciting sex from them, has at the very least been extremely inappropriate and overtly sexual with them. One of the girls says that over a course of months she spoke with him in private on MSN, he would frequently solicit personal information from her, asking her things such as how far she’d gone with a boy, what color underwear she was wearing, and what her bra measurments were. When said girl was informed of his history as a sex offender, she attempted to approach the subject with him in conversation, which resulted in him not only claiming the information as untrue, but having a go at her before blocking her.

He has also been confirmed as purchasing a webcam and underwear for at least one minor female, aged 15.

Here’s one of the sources

http://www.thisishampshire.net/archive/2001/06/25/Hampshire+Archive/5617500.Child_porn_man_fined___2_500/

Child porn man fined £2,500

COMPUTER programmer Stuart Stanfield’s wife blew the whistle on him after she discovered child pornography on his computer.

Armed with a search warrant, vice squad officers carried out a dawn raid on his West End flat and he immediately admitted to having the material.

Andy Houston, prosecuting at Southampton Crown Court, said Stanfield’s laptop was seized, which showed he had downloaded photos of young girls engaged in indecent acts.

The 25-year-old admitted to police he had looked at the pictures three times and knew what he had been doing was illegal. He left the images, later found by his wife, on his computer, being “too lazy” to delete them.

James Newton-Price, defending, said Stanfield had downloaded hundreds of pornographic images, of which 30 involved children.

He told the court: “He had not been seeking out child pornography but didn’t do anything about weeding out those images involving children. He accepts he is sexually interested in older teenage girls. For his own gratification he has downloaded pornography on a number of occasions but he emphatically denies any suggestion he is a paedophile.”

Mr Newton-Price added that, after the break-up of his marriage, Stanfield had taken an overdose and spent two days in hospital. He also quit his job.

Stanfield, of Quob Lane, West End, pleaded guilty to 30 charges of making indecent photographs.

He was fined £2,500 with £585 costs after Judge Paul Darlow accepted Stanfield had not distributed the material and a pre-sentence report stated he did not present a risk to children. He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

I’ve cached the pages in case they are removed. Lots of the evidence has been removed over time,and if anyone has links or pages they’d like to send me, please do.

I always suspected there was something dodgy about Delphy.

There is a huge amount of evidence against him out there. Site lookups like Whois etc. can turn up all kinds of truths.

If you have kids who use ModTheSims2 I’d tell them to stay away. Personally, I’d call for a total ban on the site.

You can also find out about it here:

10 Responses to The Sordid filthy ugly truth about Stuart Stanfield (allegedly a convicted paedophile) owner of ModTheSims2

  1. Lee says:

    What! Woooow! Do you mind if I re-post this?

    • lostaccount says:

      Okay by me. I’m only going by what I found out about the site’s owner. Was shocked when I was told about it, even more shocked when I read the posts about it, but can’t say I was really surprised. From my dealings with Delphy and some of the other modding site owners, I got the impression they were kind of seedy. Now I know why.

  2. Ash says:

    I bet they REALLY loved Inteen, I only used it for story purposes, was so sad to see you go.

  3. Suzy says:

    I am really really shocked. I’m glad, though, that there are people like you who care enough about the truth. Thank you.

  4. Leesha says:

    Oh my God, I can’t believe this! That is SO FUCKED UP! And no one cares, it’s like people just ignore it????

  5. I know you posted this years ago, but I have to ask, is it revenge for ripping off your mods?

  6. after seeing the barbecue the baby mod i shouldn’t be surprised by this but i am!!

  7. joanamcc says:

    Do you mind if I repost this? I’m just shocked beyond words!!! How can people just stand by it and ignore it? (And to think I’m a member of said site and was oblivious about this until now makes me sick).

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