Convicted paedophile caught by paedophile hunting team
An already convicted paedophile who arranged to meet a 13 year old girl following sexual grooming has been jailed
Victor Balfour, 64 years old of Westwey Road, Weymouth appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court toady where he had previously admitted:
– Sexual communication with a child
– Inciting a child into sexual activity
– Attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming
Breaching a previous sexual harm prevention order
Balfour, who was already under a sexual harm prevention order, and who was supposed to have his internet activity monitored by police contacted the online profile of who he believed belonged to a schoolgirl
Balfour sent highly sexually explicit chat with the full intent of meeting the child and engaging her into sexual activity
Balfour told the child to get on a train and travel to Weymouth so she could sleep at his house.
The court heard was told that Balfour arrived at Weymouth train station in November of this year to greet the girl he had arranged to meet following several months of online sexual grooming.
However, he was met by members of two paedophile hunting teams called ‘UK database & ‘Protecting Pompey’s Innocent’
The teams explained who they were, and what they did before questioning Balfour on his internet activity.
Balfour initially denied he had contacted the girl. However, after the teams presented him with their evidence he fully admitted he sent sexually explicit messages to the girl .
The team told a shocked Balfour that the 13 year old girl he had been speaking to was actually a decoy from the UK database.
Decoys are adult members of the team that pose online as underage girls in order to catch sexual predators that target children. The decoy was Chantii Decoy
The police were called and Balfour was arrested at the scene
Today, the judge sentenced Balfour to three years imprisonment
A sexual harm prevention order was imposed until further notice and Balfour was told that he must register as a sex offender for life
During sentencing, the court was told that Balfour had a significant criminal past
In 2015, Balfour (then of Cardiff) was handed a community order after he groomed a real nine year old girl on WhatsApp.
During that investigation, the police discovered indecent images and movies of children on his mobile phone – some classed in the most serious category and of girls as young as nine
A search of the device’s internet browsing history revealed terms such as “young teens wanting sex”
In May 2018, Balfour breached his sexual harm prevention order and received a suspended sentence
Pervert breached sexual offences prevention order
Victor Peter Balfour, also known as Victor James Balfour, aged 64, of Westwey Road, Weymouth.
Admitted without reasonable excuse, did something, namely accessed social networking sites, which he was prohibited from doing by a sexual harm prevention order.
Committed to prison for 4 months suspended for 18 months. To pay costs of £85.
Also admitted without reasonable excuse, did something, namely deleted internet history, which he was prohibited from doing by a sexual harm prevention order.
Committed to prison for 4 months concurrent suspended for 18 months. Overall length of sentence is 4 months.
Man who had indecent images of girls as young as nine avoids prison