September 2021

Pregnant woman having baby with a man she had no idea is a convicted paedophile

A pregnant woman is having a baby with a man she had no idea is a convicted paedophile.

The woman, who has not been named, met Jamie Henfrey, 24, online in October last year – shortly after he was released from prison and sent home to Glen Parva, Leicestershire.

Henfrey who is formerly of Aylestone in Leicester was jailed for 13 months in May 2019 for a string of convictions, including possessing indecent images of children.

He was first convicted in 2017 for trying to groom a 12-year-old girl online. The child was an undercover policeman.

In April this year, Henfrey sent explicit pictures and videos of himself to a police-run snapchat account pretending to be another 12-year-old girl called Holly.

He also told her what explicit acts he wanted her to perform – with detailed instructions.

Recorder Sandeep Kainth said Henfrey was “depraved” and called his crimes “absolutely grotesque”.

Henfrey had told his girlfriend – who he lived with in Birmingham – that his visits to probation officers was about money he owed people, even though a court order meant he was obliged to tell the truth.

The order also banned from sharing a house with a child.

Henfrey admitted breaching his sexual harm prevention order twice at Leicester Crown Court on Friday.

He also pleaded guilty to attempting sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act

Prosecutor Jonathan Dunne said Henfrey was “flying under the radar” of people meant to keep others safe.

Recorder Kainth said Henfrey told a “pack of lies” to his girlfriend about his convictions.

He was sentenced to 41 months in prison.