November 2018

Pervert caught in paedophile hunter sting in Maidstone admits having ‘sex chats’ with children

A pervert snared by paedophile hunters has admitted grooming and having ‘sex chats’ with what he believed was a child.

Peter O’Keefe, from Norwich, was confronted by online group Shadow Hunters UK in Upper Fant Road in Maidstone, in April.

He appeared at Maidstone Crown Court today (November 30) and pleaded guilty to attempting sexual communication with a child between January 11 and April 4 this year.

O’Keefe also admitted attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act on February 13, and attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and attempting to cause a child to engage in sexual activity between January 11 and April 4.

Sentencing was adjourned by Judge Adele Williams until January 25.

O’Keefe was released on bail with conditions including restrictions on his use of the internet and no unsupervised contact with a child.

He must also live and sleep at his address in Plattens Court, Wroxham.