February 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunters jailed

A sexual predator who believed he was grooming two young girls for sexual activity has been jailed

Martin Brian Williams of Kirkham appeared at Preston Crown Court where he admitted two counts of sexual communication with a child and meeting a child following sexual grooming

The court was told that Williams had contacted two separate profiles online, he believed were young girls. He sent a string of sexually explicit messages with the intent of meeting both girls for sexual activity.

Williams set up a ‘meet’ but instead of a schoolgirl, an online child protection team were there to intercept him. The team filmed the confrontation and asked Williams questions about his online behaviour before police arrived to arrest him

The sting involved three teams: Soloceptors, Dark light and J4K and all evidence was handed to police who in turn charged Williams

Police searched his car and found a bottle of vodka with three glasses along with baby lotion and wet wipes.

Williams was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment 

He was told that he must register as a sex offender for 10 years, and a 10 year sexual harm prevention order was also issued