December 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team 

A pervert who sent sexual messages to young girls online has been jailed

Andrew Richards appeared at Birmingham Crown Court where he admitted several sexual offences involving children

Richards contacted the online profile of who he believed was a 12 year old girl. He sent a string of sexual messages with the intent of engaging in sexual activity with the child. However, the profile actually belonged to an adult decoy from paedophile hunting team ‘Soloceptors’

When police analysed Richards phone/computer, they discovered that he had also contacted an 11 year old girl, who was a real child. Again, sexual messages had been sent

The judge sentenced Richards to three and half years in prison and told him that he must register as a sex offender for life