March 2021

Steven Tonks, of Windmill Road, Gillingham, jailed for online grooming

A pervert has been locked up after engaging in online conversation with a person he believed to be a 12-year-old girl.

Steven Tonks admitted attempting to groom a child online when he appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday.

He was arrested in Goudhurst Road, Gillingham, after it was revealed he’d made sexual remarks and sent explicit images of himself during the interaction in November 2018.

Tonks, 50, of Windmill Road, Gillingham, was sentenced to a year in jail for attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.