November 2012

Pervert avoids prison after grooming 13-year-old schoolgirl

A pervert has avoided an immediate prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to grooming a schoolgirl for sexual activity

Craig Hill, 26 of Telford appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court where he admitted grooming a child for sexual activity

The court heard that Hill who ran a local mobile disco, groomed the 13 year old victim by sending inappropriate and sexually explicit messages. 

The messages continued over a six month period, and included Hill attempting to persuade the child to meet up with him for sexual contact 

The judge ordered Hill to register as a sex offender for five years

Hill was banned from working with children

The judge told Hill that he must also participate in a community sex offender group and that he will be supervised by probation for three years