May 2021

‘Dangerous’ paedophile jailed for nearly a decade for child sex crimes

A ‘dangerous’ child sex predator who groomed his young victim over a ‘significant amount of time’ has been sentenced

Timothy Schofield, aged 27, of Ken Jones Close, Telford, was jailed for eight years at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Monday, May 17, after he was found guilty following a trial.

The court heard the sentences related to five counts of child sexual offences including grooming and inciting a child of under 13 to send indecent images or have sexual intercourse

Schofield, who was 24 at the time, sought out the girl online in early 2018 and tried to ingratiate himself with her, pretending he was only 17 himself. She was aged under 13

Over a period of about six months the paedophile groomed her online, encouraging her to send him intimate photographs and on one occasion collecting her in his car in Shrewsbury to be with her