July 2021

Predator who wanted to be called ‘daddy’ snared by paedophile hunters after sexual messages

A paedophile who sent explicit messages and wanted to be called “daddy” by two ‘schoolgirls’, was snared by paedo hunters.

Jordan Holroyd believed he was engaging in sexual conversations with 13-year-old ‘Ruby’ and 14-year-old ‘Chanel’ on social media chat platform SayHi before being snared by vigilante groups

The 27-year-old from Stockton previously used the same pattern of messaging them, then asking for a telephone number and contacting them on WhatsApp before the messages turned sexual, Teesside Crown Court heard.

Holroyd, who has learning difficulties, autism and ADHD, appeared in court on Friday for sentencing.

Nigel Soppitt, mitigating, told court how his client Holroyd now has secured accommodation after becoming “effectively homeless” before his previous hearing.

Holroyd previously pleaded guilty to three child sex offences, including attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and two counts of attempting to sexually communicate with a child.

The Middlesbrough court previously heard details of the crimes and how he asked both youngsters to call him “daddy” in a number of explicit messages.

Jenny Hague, prosecuting, outlined two decoy internet accounts created by two paedophile hunting groups, namely Cobra UK and Predator Exposure

The first profile was of 13-year-old girl ‘Ruby’, alongside a “picture of a 13-year-old child”, which was set up on SayHi platform in 2018.

Holroyd contacted ‘Ruby’ on May 2, 2019, stating he was called “Jordy” and 25-years-old.

Ms Hague said there was “no sexual conversation” on the app but Holroyd later asked for a telephone number and continued the conversation on WhatsApp.

Holroyd shared sexual messages with the girl which amounted to 95 pages in length, the court heard.

The conversation began on May 2, 2019, with ‘Ruby’ reminding the defendant she was 13-years-old and began with talking about hobbies but it soon turned “sexual”.

The prosecutor told how Holroyd asked what she was wearing, about her underwear, “roleplay” and she should “call him daddy”.

The sexual messages continued and Holroyd showed “paranoid and erratic behaviour”.

Holroyd was also snared by a second decoy profile and believed he was talking to 14-year-old ‘Chanel’ on SayHi.

He engaged in the same routine asking for a telephone number and contacting the schoolgirl on WhatsApp.

He contacted the girl on June 20, 2018, asking for a photograph, later referring to himself as “daddy”.

The organisations passed the information to Cleveland Police and Holroyd was arrested and interviewed under caution.

At first, he made no reply but after being shown the messages, he “accepted he sent them” and “wished he hadn’t sent them”.

Ms Hague told how Holroyd, previously of Kennedy Gardens, Billingham, had no previous convictions.

Judge Tim Stead imposed 16-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, warning: “Do anything wrong and you will be brought back here and you could be sent to prison.”

Holroyd, of Yarm Road, Stockton, was also made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for five years and notification requirements for 10 years.

April 2021

Judge warns paedophile he faces jail after admitting vile charges

A Billingham man has admitted child sex offences, but must wait to learn if he’ll be sent to jail.

Jordan Holroyd appeared at Teesside Crown Court on Monday where he entered guilty pleas to three charges.

They are: attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and two counts of attempting to sexually communicate with a child.

Nigel Soppitt, defending, said Holroyd, 27, indicated his guilt in the Magistrates’ Court, adding “there seems to be a number of mental health problems”.

He requested sentencing be adjourned for the preparation of a psychiatric report

Judge Stephen Ashurst said the court would benefit from the preparation of reports and set June 18 for sentence.

He told Holroyd, of Kennedy Gardens, Billingham: “Your case will be listed for sentence on Friday the 18th of June.

“You can have bail between now and then.”

The Judge added there were “no promises” over sentence and “nothing is ruled in or ruled out at the moment”.