Today (Sunday 23rd July 2017) a 31 year old male from Sudbury in Suffolk was arrested on suspicion of online grooming of a child. The male was communicating with one of our decoys when the conversation turned to sexual fetishes that the male wanted the young boy to do.
The conversation lasted for about two days when a meeting was arranged by the male. The male turned up at the location where Hertfordshire Constabulary were waiting and arrested him.
This male has been released under investigation, and the police will update us when they have more information.
More to follow….
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.