October 2016

Derby pervert sent sex messages to ‘teenage girl’ who was in fact a police officer


A pervert was snared after he sent sexual messages to someone he believed was a teenage girl but was in fact a police officer.

At the time, James Lowrey was awaiting sentence for contacting a real girl. In the latest offence, Lowrey believed the person he was messaging on Kik and Skype was a 14-year-old girl with the user name Lala Lauren, heard Derby Crown Court.

In his messages he said he was the owner of a construction firm and he owned a Porsche and asked if the girl wanted to lose her virginity.

He stated sexual things he wanted to do to the girl and also sent a picture of his genitals. At one point he talked about making the girl his wife and the response he got was: “What does a wife do?” Lowrey replied: “Cook, clean, oh and sex.”

Jailing Lowrey, 41, of Brindley Court, Allenton, for four years for the latest offence, Judge Jonathan Bennett said: “(The offence) related to conversations with a young girl, as it turned out this was not a real girl.

“Very early on in the conversation she told you she was 14, you told her you were 30. You tried to impress her with your job and your vehicle. There were sexual conversations over a number of occasions where you were clearly trying to groom her.

“It became clear to you after a while that she was vulnerable. Her parents were separated. She lived with her father. Her mother had an alcohol problem.”

Lowrey admitted attempting to facilitate contact with a child between November 25 and December 17 and breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

The court heard that in 2008, Lowrey was jailed for six years for grooming and meeting a 13-year-old girl. He was then given a suspended sentence for having a “huge number of indecent photographs”.

In October he pleaded guilty to contacting a 13-year-old girl and taking photographs up someone’s skirt on public transport.

Before he was sentenced for this he committed the latest offence. In December he was sentenced to 12 months in prison from which he was released in June.

Judge Bennett told Lowrey that after two years of serving this latest sentence he would be referred to the parole board which would decide whether it was safe to release him. However he will be released from jail after no more than four years.

Following the four years, Lowrey will be on licence for another three years. He will be subject to a sexual offences prevention order indefinitely.