June 2018

Harlow paedophile jailed for arranging to meet with two teen girls for a threesome

A Harlow pervert who arranged to meet with a 13 and 14 year old girl for a threesome has been jailed today for his sick crimes.

David Mills, 43, of Parsonage Leys , messaged two decoy Facebook accounts set up by vigilante group Public Justic PHL in an attempt to arrange a meeting with who he believed were two underage girls.

In a string of vile messages between Mills and the ‘girls’ in 2015, he spoke about having unprotected sex with both of the girls and how he would look after one of them if she became pregnant as a result.

He even suggested that the girl could live with him if her parents “kicked her out”.

He was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court today (Friday June 22) to more than three years behind bars for the attempted meeting and three counts of making indecent photos of children which were found on several of his devices.

Mills, who lost his job as a coach driver following his conviction on May 11, was due to meet the ‘girls’ at Kings Cross station on Saturday, September 5, 2015, but instead took a job taking pensioners to the seaside in Southend.

Police were then alerted to Mills, and a search warrant was executed at his property on September 15 of that year.

He obstructed police from entering his house and tried to hide his phone in a ‘desperate’ attempt to stop them from finding any incriminating material on it.

Richard Burrington, prosecuting, at the conclusion of his trial on May 11, told the court how officers had found a Nokia and Microsoft phone on his bedside table, with the Nokia housing an indecent image of a child and a Whatsapp message to a girl under the age of 16.

He answered ‘no comment’ in police interview later that day, but in subsequent interviews told officers that it was the work of a hacker who was trying to set him up.

During the course of his trial he claimed the indecent images and conversations could have been the work of a man called ‘Barry’, who he had a disagreement with a few years prior.

Michael Stradling, mitigating for Mills, told the court how some members of his family had not supported him following the outcome of his conviction.

He said: “Some members of his family have been supporting him but not all of them.

“He is in telephone communication with his father and his brother wished him all the best but other members have not supported him and that has had an effect on him personally and caused him distress.

“He is not in a position to be a social person – since his conviction he has been inside his bed sit, not answering the door and not going out.”

A series of sick messages sent from David Mills to the ‘girls’ showed the true extent of his twisted sexual desires.

In one message, Mills appears to contemplate the prospect of going to prison for his actions if he was caught.

He messaged: You wouldn’t go to prison as long as no one knew you had sex with me – it would be me going to prison and I’m not going to tell anyone.”

He continued: “If you did get pregnant I would support you.

“I would meet you each week and give you money and if your parents kicked you out I would have you here living with me.”

Mills, who has one previous conviction for indecent exposure in 2000, even spoke about abusing a younger child with one of the supposed teenagers

Other messages – too graphic to show and report – were also read out in court to the jury during the course of his trial.

A probation report found Mills would pose a risk to society.

Mills stood motionless as he was sentenced to immediate custody by Judge David Pugh at Chelmsford Crown Court.

With his shirt untucked, Mills watched on as Judge Pugh said: “I am satisfied that this falls in the top category for harm. There was significant planning, grooming and there is a disparity in age.

“I take into account that this was an attempt and there were no real victims to be met.

“The report suggests you pose a high risk of causing harm to children, but I bear in mind that your first offence does not relate to children and these offences are three years ago and there is no suggestion of reoffending.”

He will serve half of his sentence in custody and the remainder out on licence as well as being served with a sexual harm prevention order indefinitely.

An order for the forfeiture and destruction of his devices was also granted.

Read the full indictment here:

  • Count 1: Attempting to arrange the commission of a child sex offence – 42 months

  • Count 2: Attempting to arrange the commission of a child sex offence – 42 months concurrent

  • Count 3: Making indecent images – 12 months concurrent

  • Count 4: Making indecent images – 8 months concurrent

  • Count 5: Making indecent images – 4 months concurrent

May 2018

Harlow paedophile arranged to meet two 13-year-old girls for a threesome

A Harlow pervert who arranged to meet up with two thirteen-year-old girls for a threesome at Kings Cross Station has been found guilty.

David Mills, 43, of Parsonage Leys, messaged two decoy Facebook accounts set up by paedophile hunters ‘Public Justice PHL’ in an attempt to arrange a meeting with what he believed to be two thirteen-year-old girls.

He was also convicted of storing indecent images on his phone and laptop after it took a jury only 90 minutes to reach their verdict at Chelmsford Crown Court 

Mills, who works as a coach driver, was due to meet the ‘girls’ on Saturday, September 5, 2015, but instead took a job taking pensioners to the seaside in Southend.

Police were then alerted to Mills, and a search warrant was executed at his property on September 15 of that year.

The court heard how he obstructed police from entering his house and tried to hide his phone in a ‘desperate’ attempt to stop them from finding any incriminating material on it.

Officers found a Nokia and Microsoft phone on his bedside table, with the Nokia housing an indecent image of a child and a Whatsapp message to a girl under the age of 16.

He answered ‘no comment’ in police interview later that day, but in subsequent interviews told officers that it was the work of a hacker who was trying to set him up.

He claimed the indecent images and conversations could have been the work of a man called ‘Barry’, who he had a disagreement with a few years prior.

But Richard Burrington, prosecuting, told the court that the evidence pointed towards Mills having a sexual interest in children.

He said: “It is his own Facebook account which leads police to his front door.

“They found a Toshiba Laptop with indecent images of children as you might expect if the owner had a sexual interest in children.

“This is not some spectre or phantom operating as a villainous hacker.

Mills denied knowledge of the Whatsapp messages despite them being sent a matter of days before he was arrested and it being one of only three conversation threads on his phone.

He has been granted bail until his sentencing hearing on Friday, June 22 where a custodial sentence is expected to be passed for two counts of attempting to arrange the commission of a child sex offence and three counts of accessing or saving indecent images of children.