November 2017

Man sentenced after online grooming sting

A man has been sentenced after being caught grooming a 14 year-old child by an online child protection team

Paul Howsam of Walthamstow, East London appeared at court where he admitted sexual communication with a child aged under 16

Howsam was sentenced to 8 Months imprisonment 

He was given a 5 Year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and was told that he must register as a sex offender for a period of five years