December 2017

Mum-of-two helps snare paedophile by posing as gay schoolboy

AN online sex offender who tried to meet a teenage boy in a car park toilet for a sexual encounter has been jailed after being snared by a mother.

Jason Bushell Sutton, of Grande Route des Sablons, Grouville, used gay dating website Grindr to try to arrange to meet what he thought was a 15-year-old boy in the toilets at Patriotic Street car park.

But he had actually been communicating with Cheyenne O’Connor – a 24-year-old online vigilante who was posing as the teenager.

As Sutton waited at the meeting point, Miss O’Connor took covert pictures of the married 48-year-old and later handed them, along with transcripts of their online conversation, to the police. He was arrested a short time later.

Sutton pleaded guilty to attempted sexual grooming and was this week jailed for ten months, banned from being alone with any boy aged under 16 for five years and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

He is the second Islander to be caught by Miss O’Connor, who earlier this year snared a teenager who was trying to meet a teenage girl.

During this week’s case, the Magistrate’s Court heard that Sutton made numerous inappropriate remarks to the ‘boy’ online and made it clear he wanted to meet for a sexual encounter.

He had also asked the youngster to wear tracksuit bottoms for the meeting, which prosecutor Susie Sharpe said was ‘to secure quick and easy sexual contact’.

Miss Sharpe said that during the exchanges the ‘boy’ told the defendant he was still at school and was not 16 until the following September.

‘The exchange escalates quite quickly into suggestions to meet and to engage in sexual activity. Not just to meet at the location but to meet in the toilets of that location. A boy did not turn up, but a member of the public who had instigated the communication did and took a photograph of him,’ she said.

Sutton was arrested on 24 October and made immediate admissions.

Advocate Sue Pearmain, defending, said that her client was caught by a ‘sting’ set up by the woman that took place over three days on a Monday, Tuesday and a Wednesday.

She said that it was on the Tuesday that the person doing the communicating told the defendant that the ‘boy’ was 15 and would not be 16 for nearly a year. By this time, Advocate Pearmain said, a photograph of the ‘boy’ had been sent and added: ‘The photograph was like the apple in the Garden of Eden. The temptation was too much.’

The lawyer submitted that Sutton had been drinking to excess at that time ‘and it was while he was drinking to excess he succumbed to temptation’.

She told the court that Sutton’s long-term partner was standing by him and it was their intention to sell the house they have in Jersey and move back to the UK after 20 years in the Island.

The court heard that the defendant had a responsible job which he had now lost, was a first-time offender and was assessed as being at relatively low risk of reoffending.

She said that Sutton had excellent references from his employer and had been in a stable 26-year relationship with his civil partner.

In sentencing, Relief Magistrate David Le Cornu said: ‘There is substantial mitigation, you are of previous good character and you have shown remorse was well as having excellent work references but I am afraid none of these are sufficient for me to avoid a custodial sentence.

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The court heard that Jason Sutton, 48, sent a series of explicit messages to what he thought was a 15-year-old school pupil on the island of Jersey, beginning in mid-October.

They ‘boy’ had recently come out as gay and was asked by married Sutton to keep their relationship a ‘secret’.

Within two days Sutton had arranged to meet the teen in the toilets of a public car park, asking him to ‘wear trackie bottoms’ and telling him he intended to touch him sexually.

But when Sutton arrived at the spot on October 17, he was photographed by female paedophile hunter Cheyenne, who was hiding in a nearby car.

Sutton admitted attempting to groom what he believed was a teenage boy

Evidence, including photographs and screenshots of messages, were then passed to detectives who arrested the defendant days later during a dawn raid on his home.

Sutton was sentenced to 10 months and was told that he must register as a sex offender. A restraining order was also put in place

November 2017

A mum-of-two helped police catch a paedophile in her area after posing as a schoolboy online. Cheyenne O’Connor snared Jason Sutton after pretending to be a 15-year-old boy on adult dating app Grindr.

Now the 24-year-old has vowed to continue being an online ‘paedophile hunter’ to catch other men like Sutton.

He admitted attempting to groom what he thought was a teenage boy – but was actually the vigilante mum – in court on Thursday.

The court heard that Sutton, 48, sent a series of explicit messages to what he thought was a school pupil on the island of Jersey, beginning in mid-October.

They ‘boy’ had recently come out as gay and was asked by married Sutton to keep their relationship a ‘secret’.

Within two days Sutton had arranged to meet the teen in the toilets of a public car park, asking him to ‘wear trackie bottoms’ and telling him he intended to touch him sexually.

But when Sutton arrived at the spot on October 17, he was photographed by Cheyenne, who was hiding in a nearby car.

Evidence, including photographs and screenshots of messages, were then passed to detectives who arrested the defendant days later during a dawn raid on his home.

Advocate Sue Pearmain, defending, said her client had excellent references from his employer and had been in a stable 26 year relationship with his husband. She said there was no application for bail, as Sutton wanted to start his sentence straight away.

Last week Sutton, of Grouville, Jersey, was remanded in custody and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

He is due to be sentenced on November 20.

After the court appearance, Cheyenne said: ‘This guy [Sutton] is dangerous. I had three others from Jersey message me too.

‘One guy tried to tell me off for being on the site when I was so young. ‘The next morning he messaged me, saying: “Hey sexy. I am horny x”. These men exist and they are dangerous.’

Cheyenne who also posed online as a teenage girl to catch another sex offender earlier this year, has vowed to continue her work online. ‘I am going to carry this on on every app I can think of.

‘If someone is reading this and they think they can go on the internet and groom children they should know that I will make it my mission to catch you,’ she said.

 

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