January 2016

Man caught by paedophile hunters

A man who believed he was grooming a child for sexual activity has avoided prison after he was caught by paedophile hunting team ‘OPIT’

Shaun Holden of Killamarsh in Derbyshire appeared at court where he was convicted of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming

The court was told that Holden wanted the 14 year old girl he was chatting with to bring another school friend that was a Virgin to meet him, so he could ‘show them what a real man is like’

However, the child was really a decoy from online child protection team ‘OPIT’

He was handed a three year community order, five years sexual harm prevention order and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for five years.

Holden is not allowed any unsupervised contact with any child under sixteen years of age.