St Neots Child Groomer Jailed

13 April 2016, 15:15

A 51 year-old man from St Neots has been sent to prison for a series of child sex offences.

Gary Wiseman, of Queens Way, was caught after police were given a heads-up about the prolific online child groomer and raided his house in May last year.

Officers found a number of indecent images of children inside his house and he was arrested.

Earlier this year, Mr Wiseman pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences relating to young girls.

Last year (2015) police received information that Wiseman may have been in possession of indecent images of children, and on May 14, officers attended his home address and arrested him.

After being interviewed at Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough, he admitted chatting sexually to children online and being in receipt of indecent images of children over a period spanning the last two to three years.

Officers from the High-Tec Crime Unit (HTCU) forensically examined the contents of Wiseman’s mobile phone which revealed a large amount of indecent images of children.

Wiseman openly admitted to officers that he targeted children online and encouraged them to send sexual photos and videos to him, he then would forward some of these on to other men.

In interview he said how he was ‘really very sorry to everyone that this has affected. I’m ashamed of myself, I should have stopped but curiosity just caused me to keep going back to them’.

On January 21 this year (2016) he was charged with six counts of causing or inciting a child aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity, one count of causing or inciting a child aged under 13 to engage in sexual activity, one count of causing a child to watch a sexual act, two counts of distributing indecent images of children and one count making 229 indecent images of children.

He pleaded guilty to the charges at Peterborough Crown Court on March 22 this year (2016).

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