February 2022

Man tried to lure two-year-old for sex in Surrey and had toys and lube in car

A man has been sent to prison for three years after grooming three young children online and arranging to meet them in Camberley for sex.

Scott Bamford, a 54-year-old of St. Johns Road, Wednesbury, Darlaston, Walsall, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court, having earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sexual offence.

According to Surrey Police, Bamford engaged in sexually graphic conversations on an online chat website and made arrangements to meet three children, one of whom was aged two, seven and ten years old, in Camberley earlier this year.

He arrived at a car park in the town that day and was subsequently arrested.

In the boot of his car were children’s toys appropriate for different ages and sweets, along with condoms and lubricant.

During this investigation, the three victims were not at risk. 

The arrest took place after an investigation by specialist officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). Bamford was charged on the same day as his arrest, and it’s understood that none of the victims were placed at risk.

In addition to his prison sentence, Bamford was also made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and was ordered to sign on the Sex Offenders’ Register for an unlimited period.