A young male was communicating with who he thought was a young child. He wanted to meet him for sexual activity and cuddles. The male who plays instruments at gigs and also tutors people was extremely embarrassed at being arrested.
The male turned up at Tesco in Braintree to meet but when he was greeted by officers from Essex Police he made off and was stopped further down the road.
He was taken into custody, and later released under investigation.
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.