February 2019

Pervert filmed himself having sex with schoolboy

A pervert who filmed himself having sex with a 14-year-old boy has been locked up for two years.

A court heard Eugene Forrest met the youngster after making contact with him through the adult dating app Grindr.

He then filmed the youngster having sex with him without his knowledge

Leeds Crown Court was told the offences did not come to light until after Forrest was arrested for separate sex offences when he was caught by online paedophile hunting group Predator Exposure

Forrest was given a 32-month prison sentence in August 2017 for admitting attempting to incite a child to sexual activity and sexual grooming Forrest, formerly of Shafton View, Leeds, believed he was talking to a 13-year-old boy on Grindr before making arrangements to meet him.

He suggested meeting up on Domestic Street in Hunslet but was caught by the paedophile hunting group who had alerted police.

Investigation of his mobile phone revealed he had also met a 14-year-old boy and filmed sexual contact between them.

Forrest returned to court where he pleaded guilty to two offences of taking indecent photographs of a child and two of distributing indecent photographs of a child.

Heather Gilmore, prosecuting, said the distribution offences relate to him sending the images to the victim.

The court heard the victim was contacted by police but he refused to become involved in the police investigation.

Sentencing Forrest, judge Christopher Batty said: “It is plain that you have, in my view, an attraction to underage children, boys. “I am afraid I cannot overlook these very serious offences.”

August 2017

Leeds paedophile jailed after paedo hunters tip-off

A 46-year-old man confronted by a paedophile hunting team when he thought he was meeting a 13-year-old boy following online chats about sex has been jailed.

Eugene Forrest, of Shafton View, Leeds, believed he was talking to a teenager on the dating app Grindr in June.

They arranged to meet but when Forrest arrived he found a member of the group Predator Exposure.

He admitted attempting to incite a child to sexual activity and sexual grooming and was jailed for 32 months.

Leeds Crown Court heard that conversations between Forrest and the group member posing as the boy were of a sexual nature whereby Forrest was encouraging the teenager to “try gay sex”.

He suggested meeting up on Domestic Street in Hunslet but was caught by the group who had alerted police.

Sentencing Forrest, Judge Geoffrey Marson said: “It’s nonsense to say you have no sexual interest in boys, this would never have happened if you didn’t.”

Forrest was also made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order which bans any contact with children.