May 2022

County Durham convicted sex offender jailed again after police found out he’d been messaging teen girl on Snapchat

A now three time convicted sex offender has been jailed after police found out he’d been sending sexual messages to a teenage girl on Snapchat.

Pervert Kristoffer Cook was messaging the child on the social media app despite being subjected to a sexual harm prevention order after serving a prison sentence for attempting to incite a child into sexual activity.

The 29-year-old had lied to police telling them he did not own any device which could access the internet, but eventually came clean.

Cook, of Fulwell Road, Peterlee, appeared at Durham Crown Court on Tuesday, via link from HMP Durham, to be sentenced for breaching a sexual harm prevention order, failing to comply with notification requirements, and sexual communication with a child. He pleaded guilty to the charges at a previous hearing.

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Michael Cahill, prosecuting, said in January this year, Cook – a convicted sex offender – was assigned a police manager who would carry out regular meetings with him.

On January 13, the police officer discussed his sexual harm prevention order with him and Cook said he did not own any device which could access the internet. But that was a lie, the court heard.

Mr Cahill said: “On February 28, police received information that the defendant had a Snapchat address. That day, police attended the defendant’s parents’ address where he was living and asked if he had access to the internet.

He produced two basic mobile phones which did not have the internet. The police then cautioned and arrested him.

The defendant then became upset and produced an LG mobile phone from the sofa and said he used it to access Snapchat and that he’d let himself down.”

The LG phone was later analysed and it was discovered that Cook had been messaging an underage girl on the app.

Mr Cahill said Cook asked the girl’s age and “asked if she had a bra on and if he could see her bra”. Cook later told the girl “I want you”.

Cook later admitted purchasing the mobile phone and not telling the police about it and the court heard he had two previous convictions for five offences.

In May 2018, he received a suspended sentence for attempting to incite a child into sexual activity.

Then, in July 2020, he was jailed for attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child. The sexual harm prevention order that he is subjected to lasts until 2028, the court heard.

Judge James Adkin, the Recorder of Durham, said it was a “very serious breach”. He said: “It’s clear you wanted more sexual communication with a child and your previous convictions do you no favours. It’s not the first time you have done these sort of things.”

Cook was jailed for 20 months.

May 2018

Pervert finally sentenced for grooming child

A pervert has finally been sentenced after grooming a child online

The court heard that McDonalds worker Kristopher Cook had been talking on Instagram to a real 10 year old boy wanting sex and sexual activity and asking for naked photos, luckily his sister seen it and intervened.

The police were aware of his activity and were investigating who the Instagram account belonged to and traced it back to perverted Cook.

Cook was also charged with grooming the 14 year old decoy from online child protection team ‘Geordie Chaser’

The judge sentenced Cook to a 12 month prison sentence which was suspended for two years

A 45 day rehabilitation order was given and a 10 year sexual harm prevention order (shpo) was issued

March 2018

Pervert has sentencing postponed so he can enjoy a holiday in Lake District

A paedophile has had his sentencing postponed so he can enjoy a holiday in the Lake District.

Last week, McDonalds worker Kristopher Cook should have learned if he was off to jail after he was found guilty of attempting “penetrative sexual activity” with a child.

But the pervert has been told he is free to instead enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Lakes with his family.

He will instead be sentenced a week later

The South Shields sex offender pleaded guilty to attempting to engage a child under 16 in sexual activity at a hearing on Wednesday, March 14.

The 24-year-old was warned he faced jail by Judge Amanda Rippon, who then agreed to the defence’s request of a delay for the pre-booked break.

Unshaven Cook stood largely silent in the dock as he entered his plea at the brief hearing.

A psychiatric report will also be carried out after the court heard the St Cuthbert’s Avenue man suffered from “a number of educational and emotional difficulties”.

Ordering an all options report, Judge Rippon told him: “I’m releasing you on unconditional bail so you are free to go on that holiday with your family.

“It is possible you may be looking at a jail sentence.”

Cook was caught by online child protection team ‘Geordie Chasers’