April 2021

Paedo pensioner with ‘obession’ for young girls caught by undercover decoy – twice

A paedophile pensioner with a sexual interest in very young girls was snared by an undercover cop posing as a 12-year-old.

Vile Robert Shaw began speaking with the decoy in July 2019 and quickly moved the conversation to Kik messenger to ask her to send photos of herself in her school uniform.

The 65-year-old, from Doncaster, asked her how big her breasts were and tried to get her to show him.

Shaw also sent her a picture of himself in the bath before police raided his house and found a laptop and mobile phone with extreme porn on.

Detectives also came across sickening search terms including “incest”, “illegal”, and “rape”.

When questioned he said he was bored rather than sexually motivated.

When he was released, he continued in his perverted ways and messaged yet another fake account, this time purporting to be a 13-year-old.

He asked this decoy again if her breasts had started to grow.

Shaw was charged by police and admitted two counts of attempting to communicate with a child, attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity, attempting to make indecent images and possession of extreme pornography.

During a hearing a Sheffield Crown Court, Judge Graham Reeds said Shaw was “obsessed with sexual development” and added that he had a “sexual interest in pre-pubescent children”.

Shaw had already spent four weeks in prison since his arrest and will be released from custody immediately after he was handed a 10-month sentence, suspended for 18 months.

Judge Reeds added he had already experienced time in prison and that there would be a more realistic prospect of rehabilitation if he was released and put on a programme.

Shaw, of Thomas Road, Stainforth, must also carry out 40 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

He will be on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years and will be made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for the same amount of time.