July 2021

Pervert caught in police sting

A pervert from Blackburn has been jailed after engaging in sexualised online conversations with someone he believed was a 13-year-old child.

Suhail Mogra, 25, of Whitewell Place, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on July 1st to a total of 34 months in prison, after being caught by police who were posing as the girl online.

Mogra began a conversation with the ‘girl’ on messenger app, Kik, in March 2020, before asking if she would like to meet him in a hotel room and perform sex acts on him. The conversation then moved onto Whatsapp.

Police carried out a warrant at his address in April 2020, seizing his mobile phone and other devices.

At court he pleaded guilty to arranging/facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.

As well as the prison term he was also given a ten year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and has been entered on to the Sex Offenders’ Register.

The conversation took place as part of a police operation to target paedophiles using internet chat rooms and messenger apps for the sexual exploitation of children.