June 2018

Convicted paedophile caught grooming children online again

An already convicted paedophile has been jailed again after returning to the internet to groom young girls for sex

Darren Hadman appeared at court where he pleaded guilty to sexual communication with a child

The court was told that Hadman had contacted several online profiles of what he believed were young girls. He sent sexually explicit chat with a view of sexual activity.

The age of the profiles were 12 and 2x 13 year old girls. Hadman also sent indecent images of children.

However, the children were not real and were infact decoys from paedophile hunting team ‘The Soloceptors’ who handed in their evidence to police who arrested Hadman

Hadman was sentenced to two years and his time on the sex offenders register was extended

January 2017: Hadman has now been released back to Bourne

May 2015

Bourne man jailed after grooming 14-year-old girl he met in internet chat room

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A Bourne man who groomed a vulnerable 14-year-old girl over the internet before meeting her has been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court.

Darren Hadman made contact with the girl through a chat room and she initially thought he was a 16-year-old boy called Tom.

Esther Harrison, prosecuting, said the girl later learned he was in his 30s but remained in contact with him.

She sent him explicit photographs of herself after he encouraged her. They also exchanged explicit messages.

The pair met up in a car park in Sleaford in March 2013 when Hadman kissed the teenager and groped her.

Police were contacted after the girl’s mother discovered text messages on her daughter’s phone.

Miss Harrison said: “The girl was vulnerable. She came from a rather sheltered background and her parents were very protective of her.

“The evidence is that the defendant had a sexual interest in young girls that led to him possessing indecent images and grooming the girl to send him naked pictures of herself. He then met up and engaged in sexual activity with her.”

Hadman, 40, Wetherby Close, Bourne, pleaded guilty to a charge of meeting a child following grooming between February 1 and March 28, 2013.

Hadman also admitted sexual activity with the girl and a charge of inciting the same girl to engage in sexual activity.

He also pleaded guilty to distributing indecent photographs of a child, possession of 318 indecent photographs of children and five charges of making an indecent image of a child.

Hadman was jailed for a total of three years and three months. He was also given a restraining order banning him from contacting his victim for 10 years.

Michael Cranmer-Brown, defending, challenged the suggestion that the victim was the vulnerable and innocent teenager as portrayed by the prosecution.

He said: “What you have here is a man in his mid 30s who was going through a difficult time in his own relationship.

“He went on the internet and began to chat to, as it turned out, an underage girl. He wasn’t seeking out such a person.”

Passing sentence Judge John Pini QC said: “She was a vulnerable girl. This girl was young for her age and very naïve. She had never had a boyfriend. It was easy for a scheming paedophile to take advantage of her. Children like that need protecting from themselves and they need protecting from people like you.

“Throughout all of this you were the adult and you were the one who should have 
said no.

March 2015

Bourne man admits grooming and sexual activity with 14-year-old girl

A Bourne man who admitted sex offences against a 14-year-old girl after grooming her over the internet was today (Monday) warned he faces jail.

Darren Hadman (40), of Wetherby Close, Bourne, pleaded guilty to a charge of meeting a child following grooming between February 1 and March 28, 2013 when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

Hadman also admitted sexual activity with the girl and a charge of inciting the same girl to engage in sexual activity.

He further pleaded guilty to distributing indecent photographs of a child, possession of 318 indecent photographs of children and five charges of making an indecent image of a child.

Judge John Pini QC granted Hadman bail to appear back before the Crown Court next month for sentence.

But he told Hadman: “There is no doubt on the evidence that you groomed a girl you knew was 14 years of age and took advantage of her. The offences are very serious and plainly pass the custody threshold.”