Torquay - (Reuterus): Devon police are having none of it, yet: "Just the usual conspiracy rubbish," is how one investigation source put it.
But an under-the-radar online rumor has queried if 19 year-old child sex ring suspect Jake Ormerod's DNA Pa 'is a Cabinet bigwig'.
Red Tops have plastered the Torquay accused's photos all over the internet as well as pics of his flame-haired mother Janet Hoddy.
The saturation coverage sees recent UK top-googled crime suspect Vincent Tabak finally knocked off the No 1 slot of the nation's hate perch.
Ormerod was remanded on bail today after being nabbed by Devon police in a Farcebook and MicePace social networking sting to root out paedo groomers.
He has pleaded Not Guilty at Exeter Crown Court as police continued searching for accomplices.
Earlier this week worried local authority officials warned pupils from the area's 14 secondary schools to stay at home for the duration - unless accompanied by an adult.
"We're not talking about an actual lock-up-your-daughters curfew," a spokesperson said at lunchtime today, "more of general friendly advice until the whole ring is busted."
The case continues.