March 2018

Pervert jailed after grooming child online

A pervert has been jailed after he groomed what he believed was a 14 year old schoolgirl for sexual activity

Scout leader Simon Hill, 47 of Wimbledon appeared at Kingston Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual communication with a child and inciting a child into sexual activity

The court was told that Hill who has a job in security had just left a scout meeting, when he was apprehended by online child protection team ‘Exposure Central’

The team identified the sexual predator through screenshots from the chat log between Hill and the decoy from ‘First Line Defence’

Members of the team questioned Hill over his internet activity whilst they waited for police to arrive to arrest him. Hill admitted that he sent depraved and highly sexual messages to who he believed was a schoolgirl.

Hill contacted the profile and his first message was ‘hello young sexy schoolgirl’, to which the decoy replied her age of 14. Hill continued that he found her sexy, and over the course of several days, he sent many sexually explicit messages directed at what he wanted to do with the child

The judge sentenced Hill to 18 weeks imprisonment and was told that he must register as a sex offender for seven year

A seven year sexual harm prevention order was also imposed

Hill was banned from working with children for life