August 2020

Scarborough Online Child Sex Offender Jailed

A man from Scarborough has been jailed for three years, after admitting a series of online child sex offences.

Christopher Croucher 36, of North Marine Road, was sentenced at York Crown Court on Tuesday (4 August 2020).

He had previously pleaded guilty to: 

  • 14 counts of causing/inciting a girl aged between 13 and 15 to engage in sexual activity;

  • Five counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child;

  • One count of attempting to meet a girl aged under 16 after grooming.

The offending occurred between April and July 2018.

There were no actual victims in this case. Croucher had been interacting with adults, who he thought were underage girls.

As well as imprisonment, Croucher was also made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and he will be on the sex offenders’ register for life.