This afternoon a 63 year old male from Bishops Stortford was arrested for online sexual grooming of a child under the age of 16. The dentist has since retired from the practice in Bishops Stortford following his arrest.
The male agreed to meet the person he thought was a child and return to his home for sex. But the male was confronted by officers from Essex Police and Hertfordshire Police and then taken into custody in Hertfordshire.
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.