A male contacted one of our investigators and has been arrested today on suspicion of sexual grooming at Chelmsford Cathedral.
The 54-year-old man from Chelmsford was detained at around 1.30pm on Wednesday (June 28) in New Street, following a sting.
He is suspected of arranging to meet a child under the age of 16, and has been 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.