December 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting teams

A pervert who groomed what he believed was a young girl has been jailed after he was caught by a joint operation involving three paedophile hunting teams

Richard Altham, 26 of Lancaster appeared at court where he admitted sexual offence offences

Altham had been sexually grooming online what he believed to be, a 13 year old female child (decoy) and had sent sexually explicit messages.

Altham attended court and was sentenced to the following:

* 15 months custodial sentence

* 10 years sex offender register

* Sexual harm prevention order indefinite

Sentenced on 18/12/2018