June 2017

Pervert set up sex business by enticing schoolgirls to meet up with fellow paedophiles

A perverted teenager who tried to set up a sex business by enticing schoolgirls to meet up with fellow paedophiles is facing jail.

Calum Sawyers, from Penicuik, Midlothian, contacted a 14-year-old girl online in a bid to get her to have sex with adult males in exchange for thousands of pounds.

Sawyers told the youngster, who lives in Essex, she would receive up to £50,000 depending on what sex acts she agreed to carry out.

The depraved 19-year-old offered her the cash payments to engage in sexual acts with adults and told her she could earn more if she agreed to be filmed having sex with animals.

Sawyers, a law student, also contacted a 15-year-old schoolgirl, from Newcastle, through Snapchat and offered her £150 for sex.

He sent the girl pictures of himself and a video depicting him receiving oral sex from an unknown woman.

His online chats were uncovered after the 14-year-old told school pals about the contact and the chats with the 15-year-old girl were discovered after police seized his mobile phone.

And during police investigations into Sawyers activities he also had computer equipment seized which revealed he had downloaded disgusting child sexual abuse images and videos showing the rape and torture of children

Some of the images were at the worst end of the spectrum and featured children performing solo sex acts and girls between eight and ten being orally raped by an adult male.

Sawyers admitted four sex offence charges committed between December 2015 and March last year when he appeared in the dock at at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

Prosecutor Aidan Higgins told the court Sawyers contacted the 14-year-old Essex girl in a bid to get her to go “into business together” by selling her body.

Mr Higgins said: “This all came to light in early February last year after the 14-year-old girl told friends she was receiving messages from the accused requesting her too carry out sexual acts for money.

“This was part of a business opportunity he said he had set up. He proposed they go into business together and that would involve her meeting males and engaging in sexual acts for money.

“He told her she could make a lot of money this way and there were detailed messages about the sorts of things involved.”

Mr Higgins added Sawyers had told the girl she would be paid £1000 for “normal sex” and between £3000 and £10,000 for kinkier acts featuring urine and torture.

The fiscal said depraved Sawyers also offered the schoolgirl £25,000 to be involved in “kiddy play” sessions and around £50,000 for sex acts involving animals.

After she had told pals about Sawyers teachers at her school soon found out about the online sex chats and contacted police.

The contact with the 15-year-old girl was uncovered after police seized two mobile phones from Sawyers and when traced she told police she had been contacted by the pervert in February last year.

She said he had asked her for “topless pictures” of herself and had sent her indecent pics of him with a woman.

The fiscal added the girl then “saw the danger” of their online conversations and stopped all contact with him.

Sheriff Frank Crowe placed the pervert teenager on the sex offenders register for a time still to be determined and deferred full sentence to next month.

Sawyers pleaded guilty to indecently communicating with the 14-year-old girl and sending her indecent images between December 1, 2015 and January 31 last year.

He also admitted to a similar charge with the 15-year-old girl between March 5 and 8, 2016.

The teenager pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children on March 16 last year, and to making indecent images at his home address between March 4 and 16 last year.