June 2018

Pervert avoids prison after sending sexually explicit messages to children

A pervert has avoided a prison sentence after he was convicted of grooming what he believed were two young children online

Luke Jolly, 21 years old of St Neots, appeared at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to two counts of engaging in sexual communication with a child

The court was told that Jolly had contacted several profiles online, of which he believed were young girls. He proceeded to send sexually explicit messages describing that he hoped to have sexual intercourse with them. He told the ‘girls’ that they should keep their contact with each other secret.

Jolly had in total contacted four profiles which he believed were aged – 12, 13, 13 and 14 year old girls.

However, the profiles actually belonged to online child protection team ‘Totnes Justice’ and were adult women posing as children.

Jolly was handed a suspended sentence.

He was given a two year Sexual Harm Prevention Order

He was told that he must sign on the sex offenders register for seven years

Payment of £85 towards the crown prosecution service and a victim surcharge payment to the court of £115 was also made