Pedophile goes on vacation with a 15-year-old girl and her family after convincing them that he was a teenager!
A pedophile spun one hell of a story and was able to convince a 15-year-old girl's family that he was a teenager so that he could join the family vacation.
In this bizarre case of pedophilia, a pedophile managed to convince his 15-year-old victim's family that he was actually a teenager so that he could go on a family vacation with them. The man has been sentenced to jail for a total of six years.
Clinton Stothard is a 31-year-old man who groomed the girl carefully step by step while communicating via the internet and made her believe that he was her 19-year-old boyfriend. He even targeted multiple other girls online and coaxed them into sending him sexually explicit photographs of themselves.
One of his earlier victims was a 14-year-old girl from Bristol and she exchanged up to 3,000 calls and text messages with him during a two-week period. The Sheffield Crown Court last week sentenced him to six years in prison and the judge even described him as,"every parent’s worst nightmare" and also "a shark swimming in the waters of the internet...preying on children."
The predator, Clinton Stothard, is originally from Barnsley in South Yorkshire and had previously pleaded guilty to a total of 18 charges which related to 39 offenses against four children. Apart from being jailed for a total of six years, Stothard will also be made to serve an extended period on a license for approximately 12 months.
He will also be subjected to a sexual harm prevention order to ensure that he does not live with anyone under the age of 18. The police have been given permission to monitor and keep a track of his search history and internet use.
With regards to the question that is on everybody's mind: How could he convince the victim's family into thinking he was a teenager? experts have this to say: Many pedophiles are extremely clever, often charming, patient people, and could be also one of society's most popular members. The grooming is not restricted to the victim alone. Pedophiles spend a lot of time grooming the parents, friends, and neighbors of the children around them, just as they groom the kids themselves.
Their intention is to create a persona of a trusted caretaker, friend or guardian so that the family will have no doubts about their motives and this is how they win the trust of the family as well. The groomers work in such a manner so that they fit into their victim's lives in order to fulfill their nefarious purposes. The more they know about the child, the more trust they can build with the victim and their parents. This information is mighty useful in manipulating the victim's life as well as the family's.
The Avon & Somerset Police came to know and identified Stothard after Barnardos brought attention to his contact with the underage girl in Bristol. Once Clinton was arrested, the arrest officers took a closer look at all his electronic devices which only revealed the level and extent of his pedophilic tendency and nature.
The investigation on Clinton also led the police to make one more arrest. The man has been jailed for four years for child sex offenses. Owen Hall is a 26-year-old man who groomed the same 14-year-old girl who was targeted by Stothard and encouraged and incited her to engage in sexual activity.
The detective constable of Avon and Somerset Police Dept, Kim O'Donnell, "Clinton Stothard is a predatory pedophile who masqueraded as a 19-year-old and used a variety of aliases as he befriended and groomed his victims.
Such was the extent of his deceit that he effectively groomed one girl’s entire family – winning their trust so much they felt comfortable taking him on holiday. The intensity of his grooming was quite frankly shocking, with another of his victims bombarded with thousands of calls and texts over a short period of time.
I hope the sentence handed down by the court goes some way to providing all those he preyed on with some sense of closure and that this case sends a message to those who commit such crimes, that we are committed to protecting the most vulnerable members of our society and geography will not be a barrier for us."
Hardly had the noise died down in this case, that the Avon and Somerset police listed another such incident on their Facebook page.
Philip Good of Bishport Green has been charged with attempting to cause / incite a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity. He was arrested on Monday afternoon.
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