Ulverston child sex offender jailed
An Ulverston man who targeted children online to engage in sexual activity has been jailed for 6 years.
Gerard Philip Wilson, aged 61, of Urswick Road, Ulverston was sentenced today (21st August) at Preston Crown Court for the following offences:
Two counts of attempt to engage in sexual activity in presence of a child
Adult meeting a child following grooming
Three counts of sexual activity with a child
Cause / incite a child to engage in sexual activity
Attempt to cause / incite a child to engage in sexual activity
Attempt to cause a child to watch / look at an image of sexual activity
Three counts of making indecent photograph / pseudo-photograph of a child
Three counts of distributing an indecent photograph / pseudo-photograph of a child
Wilson pleaded guilty to all offences at an earlier court appearance.
Wilson has also been placed on the sexual offender register indefinitely and received an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).
Wilson’s offending came to light after contacting an undercover police officer who he believed to be a child. He was subsequently arrested and the Constabulary’s Digital Media Investigation Unit conducted enquiries on devices belonging to Wilson which uncovered the scale of his offending between 2013 and 2017.