March 2022

Pervert Steven Boorman from Sittingbourne locked up after targeting ‘children’ on Facebook

A paedophile who targeted ‘six children’ on Facebook, ordering one to not tell her mum, has been jailed.

Steven Boorman, from the Sittingbourne area, believed he was “badgering” and sending indecent images of himself to schoolgirls

But the 39-year-old was attempting to simultaneously groom paedophile hunters, telling one to “be a big girl,” and another “mum does not need to know”.

Canterbury Crown Court Judge Catherine Brown jailed Boorman, of no fixed abode, for 16 months.

Boorman “badgered and pressurised” the fake Facebook profiles over a series of weeks in autumn 2020, prosecutors said.

Representing himself from HMP Elmley, he said in mitigation: “I’ve never done this before, the drink overtook me. I would like to get back to normal, I’ve lost all my family.”

Boorman will be subject to a lifetime of notification requirements and 10-year sexual harm prevention order.

He pleaded guilty to nine sexual offences in August last year.