Paedo ‘posing at little girl’ jailed for five years
A sex offender who pretended to be an 11-year-old girl online was actually talking to another paedophile also pretending to be underage.
Jonathan Wales, 41, masqueraded as a child and began talking to Simon Riley, 21, who is currently serving 12 years in the US for counts including sexually exploiting a minor.
Sick Wales, who had been convicted of making and distributing indecent images of children and given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order, was discovered after Riley’s computers were seized by British authorities in September 2015.
Believing a child was at risk, National Crime Agency officers investigated and found Wales was using the fake profile.
At the same time the NCA began receiving reports from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in North Dakota of indecent images of children being uploaded from an IP address in the Kensington area of London.
Between May 28 and November 29 2015 Wales – using an email account in the name Robert Dawes – shared 11 moving images of abuse on two websites, with six at the most serious level.
In July this year Wales was arrested at his home and on Friday, he pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court to three counts of making indecent images of children and one of breaching a sexual harm prevention order
Wales was jailed for five years after admitting the three charges.
Simon Riley, 21, of Swansea, was jailed for 12 years in North Dakota last month under Operation Puckrel.
He was arrested while on holiday in Florida after he admitted three charges at a court in North Dakota in April this year.
He had 20,000 indecent images and sent explicit messages over Kik Messenger to a 13-year-old girl.
English teacher Caroline Parry, 45, of Middlesbrough, was jailed for 18 months also under the same operation for possessing indecent images of children and extreme pornography.
The pervert teacher had taken part in explicit online chats over a number of years and was jailed at Teeside Crown Court in May.