July 2021

Predator lied about being paedophile hunter and wanted to rape girl as mum watched

A paedophile said he wanted to repeatedly rape a 12-year-old girl as her mum watched.

Marc Stokes-Denson even claimed to be acting as a paedophile hunter and continued the chat because he was “concerned”, however, a jury didn’t believe these lies.

Unbeknown to the 45-year-old, he was actually talking to an undercover police officer who posed as ‘Becky’

David Polglase, prosecuting, told Liverpool Crown Court that Stokes-Denson had used the name ‘KinkDomM_UK’ on Chat Avenue and ‘live:d***stokes’ on Skype.

Judge Anil Murray said over two months Stokes-Denson “developed a relationship” with ‘Becky’.

He told her he was sexually interested in her 12-year-old daughter, ‘Lizzie’, and in vile chats spoke about the two of them sexually abusing the ‘child’ together.

Mr Polglase said: “On one specific day, ‘Becky’ allowed ‘Lizzie’ onto the computer to ‘chat’ with the defendant, and he engaged in sexual communication with ‘Lizzie’.”

Stokes-Denson was arrested on Sunday, September 2019, and in a police interview claimed he had reported ‘Becky’ to an online admin, despite having no evidence he had done so.

He claimed he “continued to chat with Becky as he was concerned and wanted to find out more”.

He denied being sexually attracted to children and said he carried on so he would have “evidence” to show police.

Stokes-Denson, of The Close, Walton, was convicted by a jury of arranging to commit an offence of penetrative sexual activity with a child between May 28 and August 6, 2019.

He was also convicted of attempting sexual communication with a child between the same dates.

Judge Murray told Stokes-Denson that he was a “danger of causing serious harm to children”.

The judge said he was not sure if Stokes-Denson’s claim he was “ashamed and sorry” was an admission of guilt, but said he did not accept remorse.

Judge Murray said: “You have shown not a shred of remorse.”

Stokes-Denson was jailed for five years and six months and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

He was also ordered to adhere to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life.