July 2017

Pervert caught trying to arrange child abuse in undercover police sting

A BUSINESSMAN caught by undercover police officers when he tried to set up meetings to commit child sex abuse is facing a jail sentence.

David Jackson, 48, of Blackfriars Avenue, Droitwich, admitted four charges of trying to arrange to travel and meet up with men and women he thought would provide him with the opportunity to abuse children.

He also pleaded guilty to attempting to incite a 12-year-old child to engage in sexual activity in May this year and to four child sex abuse images charges when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Monday (July 24)

The offences took place between November last year and June this year.

Jackson admitted trying to arrange a meeting with a woman who had a child aged six, a woman with a child aged 12, another woman with a child aged 11 and a man with a child aged 11 on separate occasions – but he was talking only to undercover police officers, the court heard.

He admitted having a small number of child porn images on his mobile phone and of distributing two images to an undercover officer.

Nicholas Berry, defending, applied for a pre-sentence report for Jackson, who was described as a family man of positive good character who ran a successful business in Birmingham.

“The court will want a better understanding of how on earth at his age he is in this position,” Mr Berry told the court.

The report will also assess the level of future risk or dangerousness.

Jackson was ordered to register as a sex offender and was further remanded in custody to appear again for sentence on August 24.

“It is inevitable that you will go to jail,” Judge Nicholas Cole told him.

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