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Postman from Cornwall admitted grooming children on Internet

Discussion in 'News' started by Halfhidden, May 28, 2010.

  1. Halfhidden

    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    View attachment 68 A postman from Cornwall has admitted using social networking sites to abuse hundreds of children over a five-year period.

    Michael Williams, admitted at Truro Crown Court to 27 charges of inciting sexual activity, grooming and distributing indecent images.

    He also admitted voyeurism and possessing indecent images.

    Williams, 28, of Penryn, approached children on Facebook and Bebo.

    After the case, police officers said they feared many more youngsters may have been abused by Williams because his job and his his use of the internet meant he had approached hundreds of children.

    Speaking after the court hearing, Det Insp Simon Snell, from Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "He is a predatory, manipulative and prolific offender.

    Michael Williams, who was secretary of a local football club, pleaded guilty to sexually grooming children and inciting sexual activity with a child.

    He's thought to have used social networking sites to find his victims.

    At Truro Crown Court, Michael Williams admitted charges of inciting sexual activity, grooming and possessing and distributing indecent images.

    He also admitted voyeurism, as well as possessing or making indecent images.

    Williams, 28, from Penryn, also asked for another four offences of a sexual nature to be taken into consideration by the court.

    The charges he admitted to included:

    * Three counts of grooming children over the internet
    * Eight counts of sexual activity with a child aged between 13 and 15
    * Nine counts of causing or inciting a child over 13 to engage in sexual activity
    * Four counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity
    * One count of voyeurism
    * Two counts of making or possessing indecent images

    Sentencing of Williams, from Tresooth Lane, has been adjourned for three months for the preparation of psychiatric reports.
     

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