April 2018

Scarborough Man Admits Child Sex Charges

A Scarborough man has been in court in connection with a child sexual grooming investigation.

Paul Anthony Drake, aged 53 (dob: 23/09/1964) has admitted three charges:

– attempting sexual communication with a child.

– attempting to cause or incite a girl aged 13-15 to engage in sexual activity.

– attempting to meet a girl under 16 after online grooming.

He was arrested near Scarborough Train Station at 11.44am on Saturday (24th March 2018) after being reported to North Yorkshire Police by online child protection team ‘Net Justice’ who confronted him.

The 14 year-old “girl” the man was trying to meet did not exist, and was one of the teams decoy’s

He’ll be sentenced next month.