October 2018

Convicted paedophile sentenced

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A convicted paedophile that avoided a prison sentence last year after he groomed what he believed was a 13-year-old girl has now been jailed

Shane Ryan, 40 of Mansfield Woodhouse appeared at Nottingham Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences

In court Ryan was described as at a high-risk of re-offending by the court, after his admission to having fantasies and an attraction to children 

The court heard that last year, Ryan avoided a prison sentence after he was caught in a paedophile hunting investigation. 

However, Ryan went straight back online and began talking to another profile, that he believed belonged to an underage girl. However, for a second time, he was again exposed a sexual predator

The judge sentenced Ryan to;

  • Two years & eight months imprisonment

  • Indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order

  • Indefinite Sex Offenders Register

December 2017

Man sent intimate picture of himself to ‘decoy account’ he believed to be 13-year-old girl

A 39-year-old man is ‘ashamed and remorseful’ after he was prosecuted for sending an intimate picture of himself to a girl he thought was just 13 years old.

Shane Ryan, of Brookside Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse, also sent a video online to the child of him performing a sexual act.

Nottingham Crown Court heard there was no 13-year-old – just a “decoy account online”, said prosecutor Sarah Munro.

The account was set-up by a man who was part of a group, not named in court, that later tracked down Ryan at his home and waited for police to arrive.

At Nottingham Crown Court, he pleaded guilty, over a video link from HMP Lincoln, to attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity between October 28 and October 31 this year.

After his plea was entered in November, he attended court for sentencing today (December 22), and was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for five years.

He was also given a sexual harm prevention order, and will be disqualified from working with children.

Judge Steven Coupland, who handed out his punishment, gave him a three-year community order, 15 rehabilitation activity days and 200 hours of unpaid work in the community.