March 2021

Nine months in jail for man who sent undercover police officer indecent messages

The case had taken this long to get to court due to how extensive the investigation had been, the court heard.

In sentencing, Assistant Magistrate Peter Harris said there was a ‘clear sexual motivation for the offence’ and placed Dowling-Wright on the register for at least five years, alongside his prison sentence.

He also issued a restraining order for five years, ordered the forfeiture of the iPhone and told him he must have no contact with children under 16.