July 2018

Paedophile ex-Kent Police IT worker

A former Kent Police IT worker has been locked up for five years after carrying out perverted online chats with girls as young as 12.

Darren Scott, 50, set up an online videoing messaging account under the name of ‘boxers.andt.shirt’ to get in contact with children.

Under this false name Scott would strike up conversations and ask girls what they were wearing, before asking to see them on camera.

Officers carried out a warrant at his home address in Chestnut Lane in Kingsnorth on February 17 2016 where they seized several computers, iPads and phones.

They found several conversations with young girls, with Scott asking them to send him pictures and other conversations of a sexual nature.

Officers found a number of indecent images of girls.

Documents on how to completely erase an iPad or iPhone was also found on his works computer.

He was subsequently charged with three counts of attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity, one count of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, four counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and four counts of making indecent photographs of child.

During the trial at Maidstone Crown Court Scott, who was suspended from his job at Kent Police, denied the offences, but was found guilty yesterday