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Brian Daley – Penketh

March 2018

Pervert ordered to carry out unpaid work

A COURIER caught out in a ‘paedophile hunter’ sting has been spared a prison sentence.

Brian Daley, from Penketh, sent a series of lewd messages to what he believed were 14 and 15-year-olds girls – but were in fact decoy accounts set up by self-styled paedophile hunters.

However, on Thursday, March 8, he was spared jail and was instead ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that – over the course of a week in January and February this year – the 39-year-old exchanged a number of texts with members of the Justice Will Be Served group, who were posing as underage girls.

In a ‘chain of progressively more suggestive messages’, he asked whether the girls were virgins and suggested that they meet up at Warrington Bus Interchange.

Daley, of Clifford Road, told one of the girls he wanted to ‘get naked’ with her and ‘explore that body from top to bottom’.

previous hearing at Warrington Magistrates Court last month heard further details of messages sent by Daley, in which he said he was ‘sexually aroused thinking about her’.

Other vile messages sent by Daley said ‘all I’ve got on my mind is you in your knickers and bra’, ‘age is just a number’ and ‘who abides by the law these days?’.

At around 10.30pm on Tuesday, February 6, he was confronted at the home where he lived with his fiancee and mum by members of the group.

The sting was streamed live on Facebook, with the video – in which Daley was wearing his dressing gown – viewed by more than 40,000 people before it was removed.

He told group members: “I wouldn’t have gone through with it – I’m just someone who likes to chat.”

Daley – a former security guard who is now hoping to find work as a self-employed courier – had previously admitted two counts of engaging in sexual communications with a child, an offence which carries a penalty of up to two years behind bars.

But her honour judge Hilary Manley instead order him to carry out 200 hours of paid work and imposed a three-year community order.

Sentencing, judge Manley said: “It was obvious that you wanted to meet up for sex.

“These are serious offences and young people need to be protected from people like you, who seek to engage with them in sexually charged conversations online.

“But I am going to back down from sending you to prison because it would be far more practical to impose an order to ensure that you never offend again in this way.

“This will be a far better way of protecting the public.

“If you breach this order in any way you could be sent to prison.”

Daley, who had no previous convictions, was also ordered to undergo a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 30 days and to pay a victim surcharge.

A notification requirement of five years and sexual harm prevention order was also imposed by judge Manley.

February 2018

Security guard could face up to four years behind bars following sting by ‘paedophile hunters’ 

A SECURITY guard who was caught sending sexually explicit messages to what he believed were 14 and 15-year-old girls could face up to four years in prison after being caught out in a ‘paedophile hunter’ sting.

Brian Daley, from Penketh, sent a series of lewd WhatsApp messages to self-styled paedophile hunters posing as underage girls.

Today, Thursday, he admitted two counts of engaging in sexual communications with a child at Warrington Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard the founder of an organisation named Justice Will Be Served set up a social media profile on Saturday, January 20.

Eleven days later, Daley sent a message to this account under the name of Scott.

Over the course of the following week, he sent a string of sexually explicit messages to what he believed was a 14-year-old girl over WhatsApp.

The 39-year-old told her he was ‘sexually aroused thinking about her’ and asked to see pictures of her.

Other vile messages sent by Daley said ‘all I’ve got on my mind is you in your knickers and bra’, ‘age is just a number’ and ‘who abides by the law these days?’.

On Monday, the group set up another account which again received messages from ‘Scott’.

In these texts, he asked the supposedly 15-year-old girl whether she was a virgin while graphic messages detailed sexual acts.

At around 10.30pm on Tuesday, Daley was caught in a sting broadcast live on Facebook by Justice Will Be Served.

Confronted at his house where he lived with his fiancé and mum, wearing his dressing grown, the video has so far been viewed by more than 40,000 people.

Police attended the property and arrested the call centre security guard.

Daley, who has no previous convictions, will be sentenced for his crimes at Liverpool Crown Court next month and could face up to four years in jail.

He has been released on bail until that date on the condition that he has no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 16 and does not use any devices with access to the internet.

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