Grewal today announced arrests of 21 individuals who are charged with sexually exploiting children online. Three defendants — two men and one woman — are charged with sexually assaulting or attempting to sexually assault children. Many cases in this operation stemmed from cyber tips from NCMEC, but others involved undercover chat investigations where perpetrators were attempting to meet children or other individuals online in order to free chat lesbian assault children. The arrests, made between March 18 and July 31, include the following cases: Aaron Craiger.
Barry Lees, 61, of Conquest Road, Bedford, was arrested after two officers pretended to be girls called Olivia and Hannah.
He pleaded guilty at Luton Crown Court to two charges of attempting to meet under 16 for sexual activity and three charges of possessing indecent images of children. He was jailed for two years.
arrestw During the trial, prosecutor Sarah Porter said: "The two officers posed as a 13 and year-old girl on Chat Avenue. He asked for pictures and they made it clear how old they were.
There were images at B and C. Defending, Sam Stockwell said Lees had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity: "He gave full and frank admissions to the police.
He said he will undertake treatment. Judge Richard Foster said Lees had a "horrific record" of sexual offending. He will be on the sex offenders register and must abide by a sexual harm prevention order for life.