October 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team 

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A pervert who believed he was grooming online has been sentenced

Martin John Barker, 51 from Preston was today sentenced at Preston Crown Court after spending 7 weeks on Remand

He pleaded guilty to :

  • Enticing a child ( under 16 ) into Sexual Activity.

  • Enticing a child ( under 16 ) to witness Sexual Activity.

Barker was apprehended by paedophile hunting teams ‘Catching Online Predators’ and ‘Fleetwood Enforcers’ – China Dekoi was the decoy

He was sentenced to :-

  • 8 months prison sentences for each charge to run concurrently, Suspended for 2 years.

  • 6 months Electronic Tagging Curfew 7pm-7am.

  • 10 years Sex Offenders Register.

  • 10 years Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

  • Engage in The Horizon Project ( Rehabilitation Program ).

  • No Unsupervised Access to any females under 18 years of age to run the length of his S.O.R.

  • SHPO orders of 10 years.

  • There was no further action after he admitted possession of Child sexual abuse images after a download of his electronic devices was made by police