September 2020

Paedophile lured girl 100 miles away from her home to have sex with her after meeting her online

A paedophile filmed himself having sex with a girl after luring her 100 miles away from her home.

Joel Chadwick, from Tameside, met his young victim online, a court heard.

He knew she was underage but despite this he encouraged her to share explicit images with him.

The 20-year-old later arranged and paid for the girl to travel to Manchester from Birmingham to meet him.

He took the victim back to his home where he recorded himself having sex with her.

Police were called over concern for the welfare of the child.

The victim was then found and safely returned to her family in Birmingham.

Chadwick was arrested and detectives later discovered items and messages on his mobile phone showing that he was offering to supply drugs.

He previously pleaded guilty to eight offences which included:

  • Five counts of making indecent photographs/pseudo-photographs of a child

  • Detaining a child so as to keep him/her from a person having lawful control

  • Possessing extreme pornographic images portraying an act of intercourse/oral sex with a dead/alive animal

  • Offering to supply cocaine

  • Offering to supply a controlled drug of Class B

  • Engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl

  • Arranging/facilitating the commission of a child sex offence

  • Engaging in sexual communication with a child.

The 20-year-old, of of Wilshaw Grove, Ashton-Under-Lyne, was sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court to two years and five months in prison 

He was also issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten years.