April 2018

Man pleads guilty to sexually grooming boy

A pervert has appeared in Jersey’s Magistrate’s Court for trying to meet a 14-year-old boy after ‘grooming’ him online for sexual activity

44-year-old Paul Richard Heptinstall who is originally from Wakefield, West Yorkshire yesterday admitted to attempting to meet the boy on the 20 March 2018.

Heptinstall attempted to meet who he believed was a 14 year old child in a wooded area after telling him he had already had sexual intercourse with two other underage boys.

However, the boy did not exist and it was infact Jersey paedophile hunter Cheyenne O’Connor who had set the profile up to catch online sexual predators.

The court was told that Heptinstall also sent pictures of his manhood to the profile he thought was a schoolboy

Magistrate Bridget Shaw has remanded Heptinstall in custody until his sentencing on 1 May 2018.