October 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting teams

A depraved grandfather has been jailed following a sting by paedophile hunters who posed as a 13-year-old schoolgirl online.

Security guard Alan Jenkinson, 57, who has three grown-up children of his own, sent the ‘girl’ hundreds of sexually explicit pictures and videos including of him pleasuring himself.

He even sent her a contract in which she promised to lose her virginity to him and promised to allow Jenkinson ‘to teach me everything he knows about the game of life’.

But the ‘schoolgirl’ was actually an adult woman paedophile hunter whose group confronted Jenkinson at his home in Bury and called in the police.

Now he is behind bars.

Prosecutor Nigel Booth told Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court the defendant sent hundreds of sexually explicit text messages to the fake profile over five days in April this year via an internet chatroom and WhatsApp, believing he was messaging a girl of 13.

Among the messages were sexual pictures, some showing a variety of sex toys he had arranged on his bed at home, and videos.

One of the videos showed naked Jenkinson masturbating.

He ordered the ‘girl’ to get contraception and told her not to tell her mother and threatened her if she told anyone else.

The court heard he also sent a contract giving him the right to ‘take your virginity’.

The contract began: “I give Alan Jenkinson consent to teach me everything he knows about the game of life.”

It also required the signatory to submit to Jenkinson to ‘teach me about boys and men’.

Locked Up In October: A Rugby League player turned cocaine empire boss, a teenage rapist and one punch killer

But members of a paedophile hunting group, known as Keeping Kids Safe, swooped at Jenkinson’s home in Bury and confronted him before calling the police.

He was arrested and told police a ‘pack of lies’ during his interview, bizarrely suggesting to officers he knew all along it was fake profile and claiming he was angry and wanted to draw out the person behind it.

Judge John Potter said: “In effect you were sent material by a fictitious profile created by someone who works with an organisation set up to catch those like you who have a sexual interest in children and using social media first to groom children and then to encourage them to send or receive sexually explicit material and thereafter to meet children for the purposes of sexually abusing them.”

He went on: “All of the material sent by you illustrates you to be a person seeking to control, groom, encourage and ultimately meet and have sexual intercourse, ie sexually abuse a female child. This was done for the purposes of your own sexual gratification.

“You clearly and currently pose a risk of causing serious harm to children.”

The sending of the contract and its contents were a ‘gross violation of any person’s rights’, according to the judge, who sentenced Jenkinson to 18 months in prison.

He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order, both for ten years.

Jenkinson, of Heywood Street in Bury, denied three charges, attempting to make a child watch a sexually explicit video, attempting to communicate sexually with a child and attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.

But he was convicted following a trial.

These are the crimes and fires our emergency services had to deal with on Halloween

Earlier, Steven Nickolich, defending, said Oldham-raised Jenkinson had ‘lost his innocence’ when he was 13.

He had been a welder but went into the security industry in 2015, hoping to become a maritime security guard, said Mr Nickolich.

The barrister said his client had been treated for depression for 20 years.

The organisation which snared Jenkinson, Keeping Kids Safe, says it has been involved in 300 cases so far.

It live-streamed the sting operation to a small group of people and published it on the internet following his conviction.

The footage shows Jenkinson being confronted by his crimes on his own doorstep before calling in the police.

At first he claimed he wasn’t a ‘sexual predator’ but later admitted there was ‘something wrong up there’, indicating his head.

After officers arrive, the upset paedophile hunters say they have been branded ‘very intimidating’ and ‘vigilantes’ by a female PC.

The court was told that the child was infact a adult member of a paedophile hunting team called ‘Angels of Innocence’. The team pose as children online in order to catch sexual predators.

Image may contain: 1 person, close-up