Guy implicated of sexting ’14-year-old boy’ on Grindr

An undercover police officer is posing as son

A 45-year-old guy sent intercourse emails to an undercover officer posing as a 14 year-old about online dating application Grindr, a jury got told on Tuesday.

James Shawley is alleged to posses sent communications towards the “boy” providing details of sex functions the guy planned to perform on him and after which wanted to meet up with him.

Julia King, prosecuting, told the jury at Lincoln Crown judge that Shawley, whom at that time ended up being surviving in Bourne, at first called the undercover officer, described in courtroom as Jay, who’d establish a visibility utilizing the display title “fun fun fun”.

Miss master stated: “The fees confronted through this defendant all develop regarding authored conversations he previously online on two various media. One was a dating application, Grindr, and also the other was over WhatsApp.

“This defendant contacted through Grindr a person who fundamentally determined themselves from the label Jay.

“Jay was in truth an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old guy. He used the screen term ‘fun enjoyable fun’. He didn’t start connection with some other consumers and waited for folks to make contact with him.

“The defendant’s beginning line is ‘Hello. Up for discerning fun’.”

Miss master mentioned Shawley expected if Jay was looking for a sweetheart and Jay replied that he probably would when he left college.

“Five moments into this very first conversation the defendant questioned ‘how outdated will you be?’

“Jay answered he was 14. The defendant responded using the term ‘Jesus’.”

Skip master told the jury that during conversations that adopted on both Grindr and WhatsApp, Shawley continued to detail their own sexual preferences and required a picture of Jay in cycling trunks.

“The defendant persisted to create particular records on sexual intercourse he wished to participate in with Jay.”

Shawley was speculated to posses after that positioned to get to know the 14-year-old at the cinema in Huntingdon throughout the morning of December 27, 2021 intending to have sexual intercourse with him.

Police identified Shawley as responsible for the information in which he was actually arrested at their residence in Bourne four weeks before the planned fulfilling.

Neglect master mentioned: “The prosecution instance is the fact that the defendant was indeed caught attempting to do sexual intercourse with a young child. The guy generated plans to meet up what he believed had been children.

“It was actuallyn’t really children however it had been an undercover police officer. He didn’t understand he was handling a grown-up. He considered he had been engaged all the time with a kid.”

When Shawley had been interviewed by police he acknowledge giving the communications, but said his objective would be to shield Jay from other users on Grindr and he desired to shock and repulse Jay into making the website.

Miss King informed the jury: “the guy mentioned he meant to stay your up and maybe not sign up for the fulfilling. The Guy advertised he had been performing in interests associated with 14-year-old son and wanted to guard him from damage posed by rest.”

James Shawley, 45, formerly of Hereward road, Bourne, nowadays staying in Sheffield, denies two expenses of wanting to incite a young child to engage in sexual actrivity alongside further charges of attempting to take part in intimate correspondence with a young child and wanting to setup or facilitate the fee of a young child intercourse offense by arranging to fulfill some body he thought to be a 14-year-old in Huntingdon using intention of making love using child.

The fees associate with the time between December 8 and 23, 2019.

The trial keeps.

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