September 2017

Kingswood pervert tried to get naked pictures of young girls through online messaging app Kik

A Kingswood man has been jailed after he was caught trying to get naked pictures of underage girls on social media.

Daniel Povey used online messaging app Kik to approach someone he thought was a 12-year-old girl.

The security officer repeatedly asked for nude pictures and videos from the girl, and sent images of himself carrying out a sexual act.

But the ‘girl’ was in fact a fake profile set up by undercover police to catch online paedophile predators.

And when they arrested the 29-year-old, they found images of naked girls, some as young as eight or nine, on his phone.

Judge Mark Horton, during Povey’s sentencing at Bristol Crown Court today, said: “This case results from a very important and effective police inquiry in an attempt to identify predatory paedophiles who attempt to seek out young, vulnerable girls on the internet.

“It is clear that it was planned by you.

“It is clear that on your phone you had ready-made recordings of yourself masturbating which you would send to girls. You had prepared stories for presentation on chat lines to young girls and those stories were the kind of lurid, highly imaginative fanciful sexual discussions and stories which were unrelated to reality but which you sought very soon during the conversation to start discussing with her, to suggest you wanted to do it to and with her.”

The court heard that Povey, of Tenniscourt Road in Kingswood, started a conversation under the user name Howling Wolf with the girl, named ‘Chloe’, on September 21 last year.

Chloe quickly identified herself as being a 12-year-old schoolgirl, and Povey then sent the girl a prepared story of a sexual nature.

The judge said: “It’s an extremely sexual story, even to an adult.”

Prosecutor Julian Howells said: “[Povey said] ‘How would you like me to do that to you’? The girl says she doesn’t know and the defendant continues ‘do you want me to show you?’.”

During the course of their conversations, Povey sent the girl a picture of his erect penis.

He also encouraged the girl to carry out sexual acts on herself and sent her a video of a woman performing a sexual act on herself.

The conversations continued over a number of days and Povey encouraged the ‘girl’ to send naked images of herself.

‘Chloe’ had been invented by police officers working undercover to catch online predators, the court heard.

Povey was arrested in February this year and his phone was confiscated by officers, who found images of naked girls on it.

In his Kik profile he had given his age and occupation but also said he was an ex-soldier, which was not true.

The images were of children as young as eight or nine, sent to him by girls who have not been identified.

During police interview, Povey said that “alarm bells were ringing” when Chloe told him her age. He said that he “knows right and wrong”.

Judge Horton said: “However interested young people are in sex, however they may want to be more mature than they are, these offences exist to stop children being sexualised at too early an age and being damaged.

“Had this been, as you believed it to be, a real 12-year-old girl, the damage to her, which would have been emotional, psychological, for that period, was likely to be extremely high.”

Povey pleaded guilty to six offences – two counts of attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act, one count of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and three counts of making indecent images of children.

He was jailed for three years and three months, will be on the sex offenders register for life and will never be allowed to work with children or vulnerable people.

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