A 50 year old male has been arrested today (Wednesday 21st June) on suspicion of online sexual grooming of a child under the age of 16, which was an investigator from CSE Interceptors.
The male was arrested after he contacted two of our investigators and then arranged a meeting with one for sexual contact, with the person he thought was child. But when he turned up he was quickly greeted by a police officer who arrested him and took him to Chelmsford Custody for questioning.
Shortly after this arrest another one of our investigators had a 33 year-old male arrested for the same offence.
He was later released on bail.
Please be aware that this person has been arrested after one or more of our investigators were contacted by them. They thought they were contacting a child under the age of 16. We do not entrap anyone and its the persons choice to meet the person they think is a child. Some cases we are unable to name them straight away due to the CPS requirements. They have been arrested on suspicion, and its down to the CPS to either NFA them or charge them for them to appear in court. If they are charged and the case goes to court, we will publish the entire chat logs, pictures and names of the people involved. If the Police feel they are unlikely to bring conviction against them, it doesn’t mean they are not guilty, and we will then publish the chat logs for the public to see.