September 2017

Face of predatory paedophile

A ‘despicable’ paedophile travelled to Leicestershire to rape an 11-year-old girl – but was intercepted by police.

Sick Richard Cheatley was first arrested in June when police raided his home and found indecent images of children.

There were some category A images – deemed to be the most offensive showing the actual rape of young children by adults

The 34-year-old was released pending a police investigation but just two days later he was online arranging to meet an 11-year-old.

Police say his clear intention was to rape the youngster.

On July 8 Cheatley, of Viking Way, Corby, travelled to Leicestershire to meet the girl but was arrested by police for arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.

Officers then found more indecent images of children on Cheatley’s devices.

At Northampton Crown Court he was jailed for four years and two months for arranging to sexually abuse a child and possessing indecent images of children.

He was placed on the sex offender register for life