February 2019

South Yorkshire man jailed for online grooming offences

Paul Neil Tunstill, of The Bridleway, Rawmarsh, pleaded guilty to one count of causing or inciting a female child under 16 to engage in sexual activity.

A 40-year-old man South Yorkshire man has been sent to prison after admitting sending sexually explicit messages to someone he believed was a 13-year-old girl.

Paul Neil Tunstill, of The Bridleway, Rawmarsh, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court today (Friday 9 February) where he was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

He was also handed a 15-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

He pleaded guilty to one count of causing or inciting a female child under 16 to engage in sexual activity at a court hearing last month.

The court heard how Tunstill spent around two months sending sexually inappropriate messages to someone he believed was a 13-year-old girl.