June 2022

Nottinghamshire man travelled across country with ‘sweets and condoms’ to meet up with ’11-year-old girl’

A man from Nottingham who travelled across the country to meet and abuse a child has been jailed.

Daniel Castel-Nuovo, of Harrogate Street, Netherfield, was arrested on May 17 in Southampton by specialist police officers after arranging to meet and commit sexual abuse with an 11-year-old child.

After having conversations online with an account he believed belonged to the underage girl, he had travelled from Nottingham but was instead met by officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

The 48-year-old was found to have brought sweets, condoms, lubricant, wet wipes and baby oil with him. No real children were involved or harmed in the operation.

He was charged with arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sexual offence on the same day (17/5).

On Friday, June 24, Castel-Nuovo pleaded guilty at a hearing at Southampton Crown Court.

He was sentenced on the same day to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment, issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.