June 2017

Pervert had sexual images of eight-year-old children, is jailed after abusing 14-year-old

A Maidstone man has been jailed for sexual activity with a schoolboy he groomed online and later met at a train station.

Theo Black, of Hart Street, was sentenced to four years and six months’ imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court on Wednesday for engaging in sexual activity with a child and possession of indecent images.

In September 2014, the 14-year-old male victim encountered Black on a social networking app.

The boy agreed to meet 26-year-old Black at a southeast London station. When the victim arrived, Black took him to an address in Beckenham.

The victim told Black that he was 14, but despite this, Black initiated and engaged in sexual activity with the child.

The incident was reported to police and Black was arrested on Tuesday, 24 February 2015.

When Black’s electronic devices were examined by specialist officers they revealed evidence of indecent images and film clips of children aged between eight and 14 engaging in sexual activity.

Black was charged on October 4 with sexual activity with a child under 16 and possession of indecent images of children.

Prior to the start of the trial, Black pleaded guilty to one count of being in possession of indecent images.

On Monday, April 23 at Croydon Crown Court, Black was found guilty of sexual activity with a child under 16. He was remanded in custody pending his sentencing hearing.