May 2019

Married paedophile’s £20,000 proposal for sex acts with mum and her young son

A paedophile tried to persuade a woman to engage in vile sex acts with her son after using a fake profile on a online chatroom.

Phillip Glass, 37, posed as a young mother with a fictional child using a “fake avatar” on the mums group where he began talking to a Middlesbrough woman with a young son.

The Stockton man went on to exchange sick messages with the her, where it was discussed how they would share a bed with his fictional daughter and her son, and perform sex acts on each other – involving the youngsters, Teesside Crown Court heard.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, ultimately refused.

But Glass then offered her £20,000 to persuade her to allow her son, who is of primary school age, to be involved in sexual activity.

Prosecutor Harry Hadfield said the defendant spoke to the woman on messenger platform Kik when the conversation quickly turned sexual.

‘Would you let me do things with your son?’

Glass requested access to the woman’s son “to do naughty things” as the pair discussed having sexual activity with her son and Glass’ imaginary kid in March last year.

He asked: “Would you let me do things with (your son)?”

After seeking assurances that it would stay between them, the mother replied: “Then maybe yeah.”

The conversation, which lasted for around two days, continued to go into vile sexual detail as Glass asked if the woman would perform oral sex on her own son, and even let the child have sex with her.

He had suggested they could be a “sexual family”, “if it works between us”.

The woman ultimately later replied to Glass saying: “I’m sorry I will not be letting anyone touch (my son) in that way”.

Glass went on to offer her £20,000 and £10,000 to persuade her into allowing the youngster to engage in sexual activity.

The woman then went to the police, but only after she deleted the messages to hide her involvement – they were recovered and the pair were arrested.

Police seized Glass’ devices where a number of indecent images of children were found, including six-and-a-half hours of video footage in the most serious category A.

They also found still images – 36 were in category A, 21 in category B and nine in category C.

When interviewed, he claimed the chat was all a fantasy but did admit he is attracted to young girls.

The woman told police she did not intend to meet Glass, who was posing as a woman called Emily, and would not have allowed her son to engage in any sexual activity.

‘The best mitigation is his guilty plea’
Alex Bousfield, mitigating for Glass, said: “The best mitigation is his guilty plea.

“He’s lost his family, his wife, his home.”

He added: “He’s already suffered a lot.”

The court heard that the woman had a “difficult childhood” and “difficult experiences growing up”.

The sentencing hearing was told that she has learning disabilities, depression and that trauma suffered in her early years may have affected her ability to show emotions.

Judge Howard Crowson was told that the child is now in care.

Glass, of Bowesfield Lane, Stockton, was sentenced for attempting to arrange/facilitate the commission of a child sex offence and making indecent images of children.

The Middlesbrough woman for attempting to arrange/facilitate the commission of a child sex offence.

Glass was caged for five years and the woman was jailed for three years and four months.