March 2021

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team

A pervert has avoided a prison sentence after he was caught by paedophile hunting team when he attempted to groom a young girl online

Paul Simmons, 53 of Brighton appeared at court where he was sentenced to:

  • 16 months imprisonment suspended for two years

  • Must complete 100 hours unpaid work and 35 days of a rehabilitation activity.

  • Will be on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order will be in place for 10 years.

  • Ordered to pay £425 court costs