July 2021

Grandad chats to ‘girl’, 13, about sex while his wife is at work

A grandad discussed having sex with a ’13-year-old girl’ because he said he was ‘bored’ after retiring.

Desmond Brown, 68, chatted to a person he thought was a schoolgirl online when his wife was away at work.

He claimed he used to work as a joiner in a school and once had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female pupil.

But the pervert, who discussed meeting up and taking her for a drive, was actually talking to an undercover police officer.

The OAP was previously spared jail for two counts of indecent assault on a woman and indecent exposure in 1981.

He walked free from court again, after saying he had suffered abuse himself and was now paying for psychotherapy.

Liverpool Crown Court heard an officer created an account on the website Chat Avenue, posing as “Bella”, 13, from Exeter.

Brown, of Gairloch Close, Warrington, had a username of “LongHorn95” with a photo of himself and claimed to be 55.

Simon Duncan, prosecuting, said he messaged Bella, who told him she was 13 and “bored” when the chats began in August 2019.

Brown made his claim about previously dating a 15-year-old and Bella asked if they ever did any “naughty stuff”, to which the pensioner said they had “intimate contact”.

He used a fake profile name “Steve Wilson” as a cover in further chats on the app Kik Messenger.

Bella said his contact with the 15-year-old girl sounded “exciting” and Brown asked her if she wanted to try it.

He tried to phone her but she declined the call and he asked if she would send a photo, but “nothing weird”, to verify who she was.

Bella avoided this and they instead discussed her sexual experience.

Brown said “he would be gentle with her” and “would not do anything she didn’t want to do”.

When another request for a photo was avoided, Brown said they should stop chatting “as it was too dangerous”, adding he was scared about entrapment.

However, they discussed meeting up, when he suggested taking her for a drive and said he would perform a sex act on her and if they had sex he would wear a condom.

Brown asked her to delete their conversations and when she wouldn’t join a video chat, ignored two further messages from her.

He was arrested at his home on October 24, 2019, when no indecent images were found on his electronic equipment.

When interviewed, Brown told police he was “bored” and thought he was chatting to an adult for “sexual gratification”.

He said he had no sexual interest in children and made up the story about the 15-year-old.

Brown admitted engaging in sexual communication with a child between August 8 and September 10, 2019 – despite the fact there was no actual child.

The judge handed him 10 months in jail, suspended for two years, with a 20-day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.

Brown must comply with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and sign on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.