April 2022

Sick paedophile’s pathetic excuse after police catch him red-handed

A paedophile thought that he was having “naughty chat” online with a 12-year-old girl and had a series of “graphic and explicit” conversations about sex with her but really it was a decoy girl 

Perverted sex offender Luke Alder later tried to talk his way out of trouble by pretending that he was actually only trying to catch other sexual predators through his sexualised messages.

He was caught with stashes of sickening child sexual abuse images that involved kids as young as two, Hull Crown Court heard.

Alder, 30, of Eastgate, Goole, admitted attempting to cause a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity and attempting to communicate sexually with her between August 14 and 21, 2020.

He also admitted three offences of making indecent images of children and another of possessing prohibited images of children on September 15 last year.

Stephen Robinson, prosecuting, said that police were alerted by the regional organised crime unit that Alder had been having sexual conversations with a decoy internet profile of a 12-year-old girl on a children’s chat account.

He asked the fake girl if she had ever had a boyfriend and told her that he would be her boyfriend.

He asked her intimate questions and asked her for a photograph. The decoy sent a picture of her in pyjamas but Alder told her to take them off and asked for a picture of her topless.

On another day, Alder quickly asked the girl if she wanted “naughty chat” and whether she might become pregnant if they had sex. He made sexual suggestions and asked her to send a picture.

Alder was arrested on September 15 last year and police found 19 indecent images of children and two videos in the most serious Category A on his computer equipment, 18 images in Category B and eight in Category C as well as 38 prohibited images of children.

“Some of the images showed children in pain or distress,” said Mr Robinson. Some of the children were aged as young as two years old, with others aged up to 15.

Alder was jailed for three years and he was given a sexual harm prevention order for life. He will have to register as a sex offender for life.