Update: Hazell is now wanted by police for failing to comply with the Sex Offenders’ Notification Requirements. We understand he is now living in the Hull area

July 2014

Pervert avoids prison for grooming schoolgirl over Facebook


A unemployed pervert has avoided a prison sentence after he was caught grooming a 13-year-old schoolgirl for sex.

29-year-old Matthew Hazell of Dudley was found guilty at Wolverhampton Crown court of grooming a child online and sending sexually explicit messages.

Hazell was given a three year community order with a condition that he attends a sex offender treatment group.

The judge ordered him to pay £340 for the prosecution costs and a sexual offences prevention order was made

Hazell was also told he must register as a sex offender.