Butlin’s lifeguard who tried to have sex with a 13-year-old boy has been spared jail
A BUTLIN’S lifeguard who groomed a 13-year-old boy over Facebook and told him he was “going to have sex with him for hours” has been spared jail.
Alex Hill, 19, begged the youngster to send him naked selfies and arranged for them to meet at a train station so they could have sex.
The perv was a lifeguard at Butlin’s in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, working in the resort’s Splash Waterworld, a popular attraction at the site with rides, water flumes and a heated pool.
He was sacked after he was arrested for child sex offences and was made to clear his locker in front of colleagues, Portsmouth crown court heard.
Hill, of Worthing, West Sussex, pleaded guilty to a string of charges including possessing indecent images of children, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, causing a child to watch a sexual act and attempting to meet a boy under the age of 16 following sexual grooming.
Prosecutor Robin Shellard said the victim’s mother discovered Hill was grooming her son when she opened his Facebook messages.
Mr Shellard said: “Hill sent pictures of him with his penis out to the young boy. Hill wanted the boy to send him pictures of himself for sexual gratification.
“The young child said to Hill ‘just make use of porn’, and Hill said ‘I would rather make use of you.’
“Arrangements were made to meet at Barnham Rail Station to have sex. At the last minute the boy thought better of it and did not go.
“Because of this there was no meeting, it is not known if Hill went there.