June 2022

Paedophile trapped by undercover cop posing as mum of two in Doncaster sting

A paedophile was snared by an undercover police officer who arranged to meet him in Doncaster while pretending to be a single mum with a toddler and a baby.

Sheffield Crown Court recently heard how 27-year-old Kaiman Caffrey had been communicating online with the undercover South Yorkshire Police officer, who was posing as a single mother of two girls aged four-years-old and four-months-old.

David Eager, prosecuting, said: “During this discussion arrangements were made by the defendant to attend at what he believed was a home address of that single mother with a four-year-old and a four-month-old.”

Mr Eager added that the online conversation included suggestions of digital and oral penetration and an arrangement was made to meet in Doncaster with a view to having sex with these “children”.

Caffrey, of Applegarth, Clayton, Bradford, was followed by an unmarked police car as he travelled to Doncaster from his home on January 19, according to Mr Eager, and as soon as he suspected he was being pursued he called his mother and asked her to dispose of his computer.

Mr Eager said: “He simply suspected he was being followed and indeed an unmarked vehicle was following and he turned around and made away.”

Officers followed Caffrey and he did not stop, according to Mr Eager, and he rammed the police vehicle before he was detained.

Mr Eager added: “He was within a matter of a few minutes of the address where he believed he was gong to carry out the rape of two children. It was only at that minute he believed he had been rumbled.”

Caffrey pleaded guilty to arranging or facilitating a child sex offence, causing criminal damage and distributing indecent photos of a child after he sent three images to the undercover officer

Judge Sarah Wright, who acknowledged Caffrey’s remorse and efforts to address his behaviour, adjourned his case and released him on bail to consider his progress before sentencing on November 18.

She warned Caffrey she was not making any promises about the sentence but she expected him to access support and therapy and if he committed further offences he will be remanded into custody.