A blogger who was supposedly a huge fan of Girls Aloud was cleared yesterday over writing a sick online fantasy about the torture, mutilation and murder of Girls Aloud. Darryn Walker, 35, described on his 12-page fantasy how he imagined dismembering each of the five band members of Girls Aloud in turn.
The former civil servant described “their luscious soft female bodies on TV clothed in very little. How i fantasised about how i would kill five such sexy girls.” The Crown Prosecution Service claimed Girls Aloud’s younger fans could have easily found or stumbled across Walkers revolting fantasises while searching the Internet for material about the band.
But a computer and Internet expert told Newcastle Crown Court that the article was not easily accessible, and could only be found by those actively looking for such specific material. Judge Esmond Faulks told Darryn Walker that he was cleared. The court heard earlier that he had lost his job after being arrested last year over the incident.
Mr Walkers lawyer, Tim Owen said that his client was relieved the prosecution was now over and said the efforts on his life had been devastating. Mr Owen added: “He has lost his job and has not managed to get further employment.“
Mr Owen claimed that it was never his clients intention to frighten or intimidate the members of Girls Aloud. He added: “He described it as an adult celebrity parody, and was only meant to be for an audience of like-minded people. This type of writing is widely available in unregulated and uncensored form.“
“In terms of its alleged obscenity, it is frankly no better or worse then other articles on the Internet. It was never his intention to upset Girls Aloud.”
All members of Girls Aloud were informed of the courts decision to drop the case, and were unavailable for comment.