Pervert who went to meet ‘teen’ for ‘sexy fun’ back in court again
A pervert who went to meet a ’14-year-old girl’ for ‘sexy fun’ has been back in court.
Eric Savage was locked up for going to meet the ‘child’ in 2018, but didn’t learn his lesson and today appeared back in the dock.
The 68-year-old admitted speaking to what he thought was a 15-year-old, breaching the terms of an order which was imposed when he was jailed for 15 months two years ago.
Savage appeared at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court for breaching the Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Amanda York, prosecuting, explained Savage is a registered sex offender who was convicted on April 24, 2018, for attempting to meet a female under 16 following grooming.
Ms York said as well as a 15 month custodial sentence a SHPO was imposed, “prohibiting any unsupervised contact with any female under the age of 16”.
Savage is also banned from owning devices which can access the internet unless specific conditions are met.
Ms York stated on October 9, 2019, a member of the Hunting 4 Justice group, informed police Savage had been speaking with the decoy profile in an internet chatroom which purported to be a 15-year-old girl.
Police saw a “lengthy exchange between the defendant and the witness purporting to be a child”.
Ms York explained Savage, of Damson Grove, Rainford, was identified from his profile picture after which “he attended at a police station as a volunteer and made full and frank admissions”.
The court heard Savage has one previous conviction relating to the 2018 snare.
Chester Crown Court had heard he told the decoy ‘it was her secret’ and said ‘I wish I’d be in bed with someone later’.
However when he went to meet the ‘girl’ he was greeted only by members of the Hunting 4 Justice group
Savage was released on unconditional bail and will next appear at Wirral Magistrates Court in February when he will be sentenced.
November 2018: Released to the Speke/Widnes area
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