Man jailed following online grooming case

Thu 05th, Apr

Man jailed following online grooming case

A man has been jailed after being found guilty of arranging to meet a child for sex whom he groomed online.

Following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), Christopher Seymour, aged 44, of Broad Park Road, Coventry, was today sentenced to three years imprisonment at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday (4/4).

Seymour pleaded guilty to one count of arranging to meet a child under 16 following grooming.

Seymour was arrested on 10 January and charged with the offence the same day.

Seymour also received an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will on the sex offenders register for life.

Detective Inspector Mike Hall from SEROCU, leading the team investigating team, said: “Protecting children from exploitation is one of the most important missions we, the police, have. Predatory sex offenders operate in our communities and online. We all have a role to play in reporting these incidents to keep children safe. The police will work tirelessly to bring these offenders to justice and safeguard children. 

“This is an example of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit using the full capabilities available to us in order to catch sexual predators before they have the opportunity to act. 

“If anyone has been a victim of child sexual abuse, I would urge you to report it to your local police force by calling 101. We will always follow up allegations of abuse, no matter when they occurred. Victims can talk in confidence to experienced investigators and we can also help them get access to a range of other support services. Likewise anyone with information relating to those seeking to exploit children should report this matter to Police or your local authority”