Disgraced police officer jailed for trying to arrange sex with an underage girl online
A disgraced policeman who downloaded child abuse images had also tried to arrange sexual activity with a young girl online.
But unbeknown to James Calveley Evans, he was actually in contact with an undercover police officer called “Baz”.
The 33 year-old of Maes Pennant, Mostyn, Flintshire was jailed for two years and four months at Caernarfon crown court today after pleading guilty to the charges.
Sentencing Evans, Judge Rhys Rowlands told him: ”These are extremely serious and disturbing offences committed as charged in February and March and which involved you not only accessing vile images of young children but also sending some on to others together with the attempt to arrange sexual activity which thankfully came to nothing.
“I have read the nature of the communications.
“They started with you asking to be sent photographs of two young girls.
You had been told they were eight and twelve.
“The nature of what you were suggesting doesn’t bear repetition, suffice to say it shows seriously depraved thinking on your part.”
Evans, who was a PC with North Wales Police, pleaded guilty to trying to arrange a child sex offence over the internet.
He also admitted three offences of distributing indecent images and three of possessing them.
He must now register as a sex offender for ten years.
He was also made subject to a sex offences prevention order, also for 10 years.
Judge Rowlands said: ”The offences are aggravated by the ages of some of these children and the nature of what is shown.”
The judge accepted that Evans was sorry but said: “These offences when taken together are far too serious to be dealt with by anything other than an immediate custodial sentence.”
Defence barrister Alisdair Williamson said: ”The court is faced with a man whose disgrace is complete.
“He has indulged in lurid and disgraceful behaviour.”
Prosecuting counsel Sion ap Mihangel said there were 737 indecent images of children and 16 videos.
The court heard that Evans, who was also the son of a policeman, has since quit as a police officer.