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Byline: DAVID POWELL

AN internet liar falsely branded victims as promiscuous, gay or paedophiles in a campaign to try to right the wrongs of a school life of being bullied.

One woman was falsely accused of sleeping with hundreds of men for money.

Four men were pictured in Llanrwst United FC jerseys with the untrue caption: "Some paedo kiddie fiddlers".

The victims were left disgusted and horrified, Llandudno magistrates heard.

The culprit behind the slurs posted on websites such as YouTube and Facebook was Rory Fyfe Smith, 31, of Station Road, Llanrwst.

He had been bullied at school and was subsequently "righting wrongs which weren't there", Llandudno Magistrates Court heard on Monday.

The court heard Smith had set up blogs involving five women and two men in Llanrwst last summer.

Prosecutor Karen Mullin said the defendant was seen in and around Llanrwst acting in a "furtive manner". She said: "He had a camera and he was trying to photograph a number of people without their consent."

After complaints, he was arrested on August 31 and interviewed at St Asaph police station.

She said he created the false images and videos to get back at people who had bullied or verbally abused him over the years, largely linked to former Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy students from the 1990s who were younger than him.

The prosecutor said he used photos and images from Facebook without consent to create web pages on Facebook, blogspot.com and another using the name "slut" or create slideshows on YouTube. The material was "extremely obscene".

Smith pleaded guilty to seven counts of sending "grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing" material via a public electronic communications network. He asked for a further 27 similar charges to be taken into consideration.

Magistrates adjourned the case until January 17 2011, so a psychiatric report could be carried out on the defendant.

Chairwoman of the bench Nina Brown warned Smith he could face a prison sentence and imposed upon him two interim Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (Asbos).

These prohibit him from sending any threatening, abusive or intimidating messages and from uploading comments or photographs about anyone without their prior knowledge and consent.

Defending solicitor Carla Forfar said he had had an unhappy school life and been bullied. She said: "He has taken random photos of people whom he thought had said something to him or been somehow involved in his school life. He accepts that the (slurs) were without foundation."

He was "righting wrongs which weren't there" against innocent people and is seeing a psychiatrist.

She said Smith, who held his head in his hands in court, was ashamed and regrets his actions.

She said victims wanted the cyber crimes to be aired and vigilantes had already trashed his brother's car. But she also urged everyone to be "on alert" as she felt there was a risk of anyone's personal details being abused on the internet in a similar way.

davidpowell@dailypost.co.uk TARGETS OF A TWISTED MIND ...

THESE are the innocent victims whose lives were turned upside down by Rory Fyfe Smith's campaign of internet lies. VICTIM ONE John Court, 48, a self-employed builder, was advised to look on the internet on August 29 because his name had appeared.

There was an image of him on a job in Llanrwst with the false caption: "Child abuser and kiddie fiddler."

Another wrong caption referred to "gay paedos".

Mr Court was "very shocked and disturbed", said the prosecutor.

On reflection he recalled seeing the defendant "mooching about Llanrwst" with his camera and acting furtively. VICTIM TWO Alwen Jenkins, 24, a primary school teaching assistant in Conwy county, was alerted by a friend that her name was on a blog website.

She logged on and found the incorrect allegation "Alwen Jenkins Child Abuser Trefriw".

The prosecutor said someone had used her real Facebook profile to create the fictional site.

On it a Ms Jenkins accuses a number of people of "deviant and sexually perverse behaviour".

The real Ms Jenkins was "physically sick, crying, extremely shocked and upset".

She feels vulnerable, is on medication and has sleepless nights. VICTIM THREESimilarly, when alerted on August 31, teaching degree student Anna Carwen Johncock found a video slideshow entitled "Anna Johncock The Sordid Truth".

It contained her Facebook entry with the fake caption: "I'm a child sex abuser." Entries included: "I slept with hundreds of men for money."

Ms Johncock was "shocked, upset, horrified and disgusted".

She is especially concerned about the effects on the parents of the children she is teaching. VICTIM FOUR Ian Williams, Anna Johncock's boyfriend, searched for his own name on YouTube.

He found 14 videos including the false caption: "Paedophile and kiddie fiddler."

He felt violated, shocked and disgusted. VICTIM FIVE Student Sophy Victoria Steele-Perkins, 25, got a phone call from a friend about a YouTube site on August 28.

She found an entry about herself and her boyfriend wrongly describing a "Llanrwst paedo conspiracy".

She felt physically sick and "couldn't stop shaking". VICTIM SIX Rebecca Jane Morris Roberts, 30, made a search and found her image with the untrue title "Conwy Valley Movies" and "Some paedo kiddie fiddlers".

She was also wrongly alleged to have had sex with a nine-year-old boy for his pocket money.

The prosecutor said: "She was shocked how anybody could be so malicious" as to write such things about her.

Her name and face had also been superimposed on a naked woman's body.

"She felt she had been targeted because she was on her own on Facebook and feels very vulnerable," added the prosecutor. Her husband, a friend and two other men were also pictured in Llanrwst United FC jerseys with the untrue caption: "Some paedo kiddie fiddlers." VICTIM SEVEN Claire Louise Roberts found she was wrongly branded a child abuser.

She was "horrified and distraught".

She reported the offence and her image was removed, but she later found 20 more with similar content featuring her name.

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