April 2022

Jail for man who sent explicit images to schoolboy

A former radio DJ and convicted paedophile who breached a court order by sending sexually explicit images to a schoolboy over social media has been jailed.

Terry Turner, (36), began talking to his victim, who was 14 at the time, in early 2020 after he had joined a social media platform.

Between 7 July and 8 November 2020, Turner mainly used WhatsApp to send six messages of a sexual nature as well as a total of 25 indecent images.

The matter was reported to police after the teenager aired his concerns and Turner was arrested.

Last week, Turner, of Ambury Road, Huntingdon, was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court.

He had entered guilty pleas to charges of engaging in sexual communication with a child and three breaches of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order at a previous court hearing.

Turner was jailed for a total of two years, given a new Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years and he was also given an indefinite restraining order.

Turner avoided prison in 2020, after he was caught in a police paedophile sting operation trying to meet a child for sex at a branch of Greggs

January 2020

Radio DJ escaped jail despite being caught in a police paedophile sting operation

A radio DJ has escaped jail despite being caught in a police paedophile sting operation trying to meet a child for sex at a branch of Greggs.

Terry Turner, 34, was most recently presenting on Embrace Radio in Northamptonshire, and he had been a presenter on HCR 104fm in Huntingdon, Diesel City Radio in Peterborough and BCR in Bedford.

However in November, Turner began to send sexual messages to someone he believed to be a 14-year-old. He even arranged to meet the child at Greggs in Huntingdon, with full intention of having sex.

But the presenter was caught out and before he could get to the bakery, was arrested by police on December 2

He had fallen foul of a police sting, and the 14-year-old he believed he had been messaging was actually a police officer and arrested.

Turner was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court, appearing via video link from prison.

He admitted inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child but was spared an immediate prison sentence.

Passing sentence at Cambridge Crown Court, Judge David Farrell QC told Turner: “You became involved in conversations with a person you knew full well was only 14 years of age. Conversations of a sexual nature were undertaken and you discussed plans and arrangements to have sexual activity.

Turner was given two suspended prison sentences of 12 months and four months to run concurrently.