Huntingdon man groomed teenage girl
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A man who thought he was meeting a teenage girl he had been grooming online found himself being arrested instead, a court has heard.
Adam Wynn-Greaves, 41, of Thames Road, Huntingdon, was given a 20 month prison sentence, suspended for two years, made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years and put on the Sex Offenders’ Register, also for 10 years, when he appeared at Cambridge Crown Court today (March 15).
He admitted meeting a girl under 16 following grooming and three offences of making indecent photographs.
The court heard he had arranged to meet a girl called Roxanne in Huntingdon, despite her telling him she was 15 during online chats, but was instead met by a man who called the police.
After the hearing Detective Sergeant James Sheffield said: “It was made clear to Wynn-Greaves on a number of occasions that the girl he was speaking to was under age but he continued to speak to her in a sexual way and arranged to meet her with the intention of taking advantage of her.
“While the majority of people use social media to keep in contact with their friends and family, some use it as a tool to contact children and young people.
“Talk to your children about how to stay safe online, keep information private or block someone.”
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Wynne-Greaves admitted using social media applications like KIK to chat to girls online. In September last year he started talking to Roxanne who said she was 15 at the start of the conversation.
He was asked if he was bothered that she was only 15 and he replied that it was “just a number”.
The court was told that Wynne-Greaves and the girl started talking about work and school before the conversation turned sexual and he asked for pictures. He also sent the girl a picture of himself.
Wynne-Greaves was arrested and his phone and iPad were seized. Officers found 163 indecent images, including 43 in category A, the most serious.
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