June 2020

Ilfracombe man guilty of decoy girl sex grooming

An 58-year-old Ilfracombe man will be sentenced by a judge after admitting attempting to incite a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.

Kevin William Jarratt, of Cambridge Grove, appeared before magistrates in Exeter on Monday.

The case involves a paedophile hunter sting operation which included teams UK database, SGTI and Totnes Justice. 

The sting was carried out on Sunday which saw Jarratts house searched and a number of items taken as evidence

Jarratt faced a single charge that between March 28 and March 20 he intentionally attempted to cause or incite a girl aged 14 to engage in sexual activity by sending her explicit images and requesting her to send indecent images back.

The defendant pleaded guilty. He was told to sign the sex offenders’ register.

Magistrates committed the case to Exeter Crown Court for sentence on July 20.

He was remanded on conditional bail until then.