May 2022

‘Dangerous’ Luton man committing multiple sexual offences against children

A Luton man has been jailed for eight years after he pleaded guilty to 28 offences against girls aged between 12-15 years.

Investigations identified the pervert was talking sexually to over 2,250 children across the world

Conor Godfrey, 28, of Barton Road, admitted to a number of charges, including engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a child, inciting children to engage in sexual activity and making and distribution of indecent images of children.

Following a two-year investigation by Bedfordshire Polices Internet Child Abuse Investigation Team (ICAIT), he was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Thursday (28 April).

The investigation followed a report from a 13-year-old girl Godfrey had groomed online to perform sexualised acts on herself, using Snapchat.

Investigations identified he was talking to over 2,250 children across the world online, including hundreds in the UK.

Seven victims provided accounts to police. Godfrey had met one 14-year-old girl on multiple occasions and performed sexual acts on her.

Godfrey, who was aged between 21 and 27 when the offences took place, posed as a 16 -18 year-old online to groom and gain vulnerable victims trust.

In May 2020, officers arrested Godfrey and subsequently seized several electronic devices.

On the devices were records of multiple sexual conversations with young girls where he recorded his interactions with them, which he would later use to threaten them.

Investigators also found he had accessed other indecent images of children on the internet, as well as having indecent material of the victims.

Godfrey was sentenced to a total of eight years in prison with a four-year extended sentence on licence.

He was deemed a dangerous offender and will be subject to sexual harm prevention order for an indefinite period.