December 2017

Paedophile avoids prison for grooming child online

A paedophile has avoided a prison sentence after he was exposed by an online child protection team

Graham Anthony Riding’s, 54 of Stockport appeared at Manchester Crown Court where he admitted online sexual offences involving a child

The court was told that Ridings arranged for a 13 year old girl to travel from Croydon to Stockport for sexual activity following online grooming & sending indecent photos & videos of himself masterbating and ejaculating

Riding’s was handed 12 months imprisonment which was suspended for two years 

He was also given 200 hours of unpaid work

He was told that he must attend a programme for sex offenders treatment and he will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years 

Riding’s must remain on the sex offenders register for 10 years