Crewe paedophile jailed for grooming 12-year-old on-line
A paedophile has been jailed for three years after grooming a 12-year-old girl and keeping indecent images of her on his mobile phone.
Andrew Enjuanes, of Hawthorn Lane, Crewe, started talking to the minor via dating website Badoo in February 2012.
After initially swapping flirtatious messages, the 33-year-old requested the girl send him explicit photos in exchange for money, cigarettes and vodka.
Appearing at Chester Crown Court last Wednesday (March 11), Enjuanes pleaded guilty to inciting a female under the age of 13 into engaging in sexual activity and making and possession of indecent images.
The court heard how the girl’s parents noticed a change in her behaviour both at home and at school, which prompted them to check her mobile phone. They discovered messages of a sexual nature from recipient ‘Andrew E’ and a number of images, which the girl had sent to the defendant via the instant messaging app Kik.
They immediately went to the police.
Further examination of the girl’s phone and personal laptop revealed an ‘enormous amount’ of salacious conversation over the course of a 16-month period, illustrating the defendant’s attempts to solicit indecent images in exchange for money.
A total of 24 images were sent, including indecent images of the victim.
Following his arrest on July 5, 2013, Enjuanes admitted that the pair had met up four times but denied any physical contact had taken place
Enjuanes said he remained in his car on all but one occasion.
In a statement read out by Miss Maria Masselis, prosecution, the victim spoke of her ordeal, explaining how she now suffers from panic attacks and flash backs.
She said: “I feel fearful and I struggle to form new relationships, I’ve had thoughts of self-harm and don’t feel I have had a chance to lead a normal teenage life. I just want to go back to how I used to be.”
The girl’s mother, in a statement, described how she has watched her ‘happy, excitable and beautiful’ daughter grow ‘secretive, quiet and withdrawn’.
Sentencing Enjuanes to three years imprisonment Judge Roger Dutton said the defendant knew exactly what he was after and continued to pursue the girl even after her age became apparent.
He explained: “You engineered a situation where a girl who had unadvisedly put herself into a dating website, was contacted by you on a regular basis with a view in the end, to make her exhibit herself in a sexual way. It is quite plain that you had no answer to your sexual urges and your responsibility to your family was not in line with your own sexual satisfaction.
“I have thought very carefully as to how to approach this, but it is my duty to do what is right and just.”
Enjuanes was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register.
Investigating police officer DC Scott Simmonds said: “The defendant used the internet to take advantage of a vulnerable victim for his own sexual gratification. This crime has had a lasting impact on the victim and I hope that the defendant admitting his guilt and serving time in prison will bring a degree of closure for them. I would strongly advise all parents to speak openly with their children about how to stay safe when using the internet. Anyone who has been subjected to this type of crime should feel confident that they will receive the support they need from the police and other agencies. Anyone with any information about this type of crime is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”
“She doesn’t have to look over her shoulder”
The parents of the the victim say they can begin to rebuild as a family but the ‘hard work starts now’. The mother of the girl said her daughter has been serving her own sentence and the mental scars caused by her ordeal will stay with her forever. The girl’s father added, it’s closure for his daughter because ‘she feels like she has been believed’.
He said: “There is no end to it, there is no winners, no celebration, we don’t sit here and get any satisfaction about the fact that he has gone to prison. Our daughter has now said she can walk down the street for the next couple of years without looking over her shoulder. The mental torture for her is frightening and it is only her who experiences it but we live with it.”
The girl’s parents want this case to act as the catalyst for other youngsters to come forward if they have been through a similar traumatic experience. They stressed that parents need to be more vigilant when it comes to checking their children’s mobile phone especially during their early teens.
The girl’s mother added: “If there is someone out there that has been through the same thing, they need to understand that it is not their fault Please don’t just trust what your child says, the most vulnerable age is 11-13-year-olds. When we speak with our daughter she not only has flash backs of what happened, she also has flash forwards of what could have happened. I cannot praise the police and DC Scott Simmonds enough, anyone else that has gone through a similar situation must come forward.”