June 2021

Paedophile bought Kinder Eggs to meet girl at McDonald’s

A paedophile bought Kinder Eggs to give to a “girl” he was planning to meet at McDonald’s.

Keiran Alderton was arrested outside B&M in Hunts Cross after talking online to what he thought was a 13-year-old girl, but she was actually an undercover police officer.

The 31-year-old, under the username ‘HornyScouser78’, told the girl he was “going to kiss the face off her” and “kissing might lead to more”.

After he was arrested police discovered sickening child sex abuse images of children on his iPhone, including pictures of children being raped.

Cheryl Mottram, prosecuting today at Liverpool Crown Court, said the decoy profile of a 13-year-old girl, was set up by police on Kik Messenger.

Ms Mottram said: “On June 5 on that application she was contacted by ‘HornyScouser78′”.

After being told the ‘girl’ was 13-years of age Alderton “asked for details about her” and “asked if she ‘liked older blokes'”

Ms Mottram said Alderton then “sent an image of himself in a red Liverpool t-shirt”.

She said he informed the “girl” he was 30 years of age and said it was a ‘shame’ she wasn’t older”.

Alderton asked for a photo and was sent a picture of a girl, to which he replied she was “well fit with nice lips and eyes”.

Ms Mottram said: “He suggested meeting up and asked what they would do when they met up and said ‘maybe a little kiss’.”

She said they then arranged to meet at McDonald’s on June 10, 2020, at 11am.

The undercover police officer asked Alderton to bring Kinder Eggs and Alderton said he was “going to kiss the face off her” and “kissing might lead to more”.

Alderton was arrested “at the retail park outside a B&M store where he had been to buy her Kinder Eggs”.

After his arrest officers found 347 indecent pictures of children on his iPhone, including 35 of the most serious category, which involved images of children being raped.

Ms Mottram said the youngest child in the images was five-years-old.

Alderton, of Feltwell Road, Anfield, admitted attempting sexual communication with a child, attempting to meet a child after sexual grooming, three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child and possession of indecent images of children.

Judge Anil Murray, sentencing, said: “You travelled in an effort to meet what you thought was a child, that went beyond looking at images.”

Determining whether the prison sentence could be suspended Judge Murray explained a pre sentence report deemed him a “high risk of serious harm to children should you reoffend”.

The judge said: “I ask whether you present a risk to the public, the answer is yes.”

Judge Murray added: “There are significant concerns about your sexual preoccupation and level of denial.”

The judge jailed Alderton for two years and two months.

He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and told to adhere to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for the same period.