February 2021

Paedophile worked with West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner’s office

A man who worked with the office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has been jailed for two years and eight months over child sexual offences.

Darryl Moffatt, from Birmingham, pleaded guilty to a total of seven offences in December 21 and was jailed today.

The 30-year-old had been a school partnership engagement officer for the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC)

Moffatt worked with secondary schools across Birmingham to commission activities to help steer young people away from crime, although a statement from the OPCC said “the crimes he has been found guilty of are not connected to his work.”

He held the role between September 2017 and June last year before his arrest on June 19, and was immediately suspended.

Moffatt, of Short Heath Road, Erdington, had pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent photographs of a child and one charge of distributing an indecent image of a child.

He also admitted two counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child, and one count of attempting to cause or incite a boy aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity.

An investigation by West Midlands Police discovered Moffatt downloaded various material from social media and the internet – and had been involved in a series of messages, online chats and meetings with boys as young as 14.

Moffatt was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court and will be the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for five years – and will be placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.