March 2021

Paedophile taxi driver said ‘girl’ could get a McDonalds in exchange for sex acts

A paedophile taxi driver told a ’12-year-old girl’ she could get a McDonald’s in exchange for sex acts.

Kevin Hughes made vile comments about the acts he wanted to perform on the ‘child’ but didn’t realise he was speaking to a woman from a paedophile hunter group between February 3 and May 27 of 2019.

The 60-year-old asked the ‘girl’ “if she wants to talk about naughty things” and told her he was naked in his bed.

He also asked vile questions about what the ‘child’ would do if men went into her room, later adding “lots of girls around your age touch willies”.

Hughes, of Old Bidston Road, Birkenhead, admitted possessing 61 indecent images of children, making the images and attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.

The court heard he has no previous convictions.

Hughes was given a 10 month sentence suspended for two years after a judge ruled there was a “realistic prospect of rehabilitation”.

He was ordered to complete 40 Rehabilitation Activity Requirements and 150 hours of unpaid work.

Hughes must sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and comply with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for seven years.