A 45 year old man delivered sex emails to an undercover police officer posing as a 14 year old regarding online dating application Grindr, a jury ended up being informed nowadays (Tuesday, might 11).
James Shawley try alleged to bring delivered messages for the “boy” offering information on gender acts the guy desired to perform on him and right after which planned to experience your.
Julia King, prosecuting, told the jury at Lincoln top judge that Shawley, which at that time ended up being located in Bourne, initially called the undercover officer , regarded in court as Jay, that has set up a profile using the screen title “fun enjoyable fun”.
Lincoln Crown Judge
Neglect master stated: “The expenses faced by this defendant all arise out of composed conversations he previously online on two different news. One is a dating program, Grindr, while the some other was actually over WhatsApp.
“This defendant contacted by way of Grindr somebody who finally determined themselves because of the term Jay.
“Jay was at fact an undercover police officer posing as a 14 yr old boy. The guy made use of the display title ‘fun fun fun’. He did not begin experience of more consumers and waited for people to get hold of your.
“The defendant’s opening range was “Hello. Up for discreet fun'”
Lose King mentioned Shawley expected if Jay wanted a sweetheart and Jay replied which he probably would as he kept school.
“Five minutes into this earliest discussion the defendant requested ‘how older are you?’
“Jay replied he had been 14. The defendant answered with all the word ‘Jesus’.”
Skip master told the jury that during talks that followed on both Grindr and WhatsApp, Shawley proceeded to detail his own intimate needs and required an image of Jay in swimming trunks.
“The defendant continuing to manufacture certain sources toward sexual activity he wished to practice with Jay.”
Shawley try speculated to has next arranged in order to meet the 14 year old during the cinema in Huntingdon from the morning of 27 December 2019 intending to have sex with him.
Authorities determined Shawley as responsible for the messages and he is arrested at his home in Bourne four period before the prepared appointment.
Miss King said “The prosecution situation is that the defendant was in fact caught wanting to engage in sexual activity with children. He produced plans to meet up what the guy planning ended up being children. It wasn’t in fact a young child nevertheless was actually an undercover police officer. The guy did not learn he was coping with a grown-up. He think he had been engaged at all times with children.”
Whenever Shawley was interviewed by police he acknowledge sending the emails but stated their intention was to secure Jay off their people on Grindr and then he wanted to shock and repulse Jay into making your website.
Lose master informed the jury “He said the guy intended to stand your up-and not sign up for the fulfilling. The guy reported he was performing in the passion with the 14 yr old boy and desired to shield him from injury presented by other people.”
James Shawley, 45, formerly of Hereward Street, Bourne, and from now on residing Sheffield, denies two costs of trying to incite a child to take part in sexual actrivity together with further expenses of attempting to do intimate interaction with a child and trying to arrange or enable the fee of a child sex offence by arranging to satisfy anyone he thought to be a 14 year old in Huntingdon together with the intention of sex making use of the youngsters. The charges associate with the time scale between 8 and 23 December 2019.