May 2017

Pervert jailed for sex crimes against children

A Spalding DJ who committed sex offences against teenage girls was this afternoon (Friday) jailed at Lincoln Crown Court.

Roy Hayes contacted his victims over Skype, persuading them to strip and perform sexual acts as he watched.

Hayes masturbated while the acts were taking place and recorded the footage.

Hayes (44), of Gaunt Close, admitted two charges of inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity and a further charge of attempting to incite a girl to engage in sexual activity.

He also admitted three charges of making indecent images of children.

Judge Simon Hirst jailed Hayes for four years and eight months. Hayes was also given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and was placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

The judge rejected a defence plea that Hayes should be spared an immediate jail sentence to allow him to receive help.

Judge Hirst told Hayes: “There were videos and sex chats concerning the sexual exploitation of children. The offending is too serious.”

Michael Cranmer-Brown, prosecuting, said that police began investigating Hayes in March 2016 as part of an inquiry into indecent images of children being made available for sharing over the internet. “Officers went to his home address.

He was asked if he had any knowledge of this activity.

He said he had.” Police took away computer equipment which was later examined. 4,500 indecent images of children were found including some which featured children as young as five years-old being abused. The images were downloaded over a six and-a-half year period.

Mr Cranmer-Brown added: “In due course the police also found material that was on the computer indicating that the defendant had been engaging in Skype communication with under-age girls. “He engaged in sexual conversation with them, instructing them to engage in sexual activity and he had been masturbating when this had been taking place.” Two of the girls, aged 13 and 14, were later spoken to by police.

The third girl, who told Hayes she was 15, was never traced. Hayes, who used the identity “rockdjuk”, had stored a number of video clips of the girls performing sex acts at his instigation.

March 2017

Spalding man admits inciting under-age girls to engage in sexual activity

A Spalding man has admitted inciting under-age girls to engage in sexual activity after his computer was examined.

Roy Hayes (44) pleaded guilty to three sexual offences when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court today (Monday).

The first offence related to Hayes inciting a 13-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity on April 7, 2014.

Hayes also admitted a second charge of inciting a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity on October 11, 2012.

The third offence related to Hayes attempting to incite a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity on July 30, 2014.

Michael Cranmer-Brown, prosecuting, said the offences came to light after Hayes pleaded guilty to making indecent images and his computer equipment was further analysed by police.

Mr Cranmer-Brown said: “Video footage recovered from his computer made it perfectly plain he was in contact with under-age girls and getting them to do things to themselves for his own sexual gratification.”

Chat logs recovered by the police suggested Hayes had an interest in under-age girls, the court was told.

Mr Cranmer-Brown added: “These offences make it a much more serious case.”

Hayes, of Gaunt Close, Spalding, was granted bail until May 19 when he will be sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court.

Judge Simon Hirst agreed to adjoun sentence for the preparation of a probation report but warned Hayes he would now have to comply with the sex offenders register.

The judge told Hayes: “You have pleaded guilty to serious matters here.

“I am concerned about you in terms of what risk you might pose to children, so I would like a report on you.”