July 2018

Pervert avoids prison after grooming and abusing schoolboy

A man from Grays who was convicted of several sexual offences involving a schoolboy has avoided a prison sentence

Paul Gleeson, aged 35, of Caravel Close, Grays was found guilty of the following charges at Basildon Crown Court 

  • Between 13/04/2018 and 02/05/2018 at Grays, being a person aged 18 or over, attempted for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification, intentionally communicated with a boy, a person under 16 who you did not reasonably believe to be 16 or over, the communication being, sexual, namely sent explicit messages, images and videos.

  • Between 13/04/2018 and 02/05/2018 at Grays being a person aged 18 or over, for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification, intentionally attempted to cause a child aged 14, whom you did not reasonably believe was aged 16 or over, to watch a third person engaging in a sexual activity.

  • Between 13/04/2018 and 02/05/2018 at Grays in the county of Essex, being a person aged 18 or over, for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification, intentionally attempted to cause a child aged 14, whom you did not reasonably believe was aged 16 or over, to look at an image of a person engaging in a sexual activity.

The court was told that Gleeson had already spent almost 8 weeks on remand

Gleeson was stung by paedophile hunting team ‘No Excuses’ on behalf of ‘Groom Resisters Scotland – Neo Hunter was the decoy

The judge handed Gleeson a 24 month community order

He was told that he must register as a sex offender for five years and adhere to a five year sexual harm prevention order

A 50 day rehabilitation activity requirement was also issued

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