July 2022

Paedophile turned up at crematorium to meet 11-year-old girl for sex

A paedophile turned up at a crematorium to meet an 11-year-old girl for sex.

Nicholas Tarbard of Macclesfield was in possession of a hunting knife, a screwdriver, two pairs of scissors, sex toys, and a condom as he waited for the child.

A court was told he thought he had been talking to three girls aged 11, 12, and 13 on social media.

Tarbard had several conversations with each of them, many of a sexual nature, and he had requested inappropriate images of them.

He had even sent indecent images of himself during the conversations.

But he had actually been snared by paedophile hunters.

On Sunday July 18th 2021, Tarbard had arranged to meet up with who he thought to be the youngest girl, aged 11, at Macclesfield Crematorium.

However, unbeknown to Tarbard, he had actually been speaking online to three adults acting as decoys.

As he was was waiting at the Crematorium he was confronted by the decoys who then called police.

Tarbard, 35, of no fixed address, appeared at Chester Crown Court where he was sentenced to four years imprisonment and four years on licence

He pleaded guilty to four counts of attempting to engage sexual communication with child, attempt to arrange to facilitate child sex offence at an earlier hearing.

When officers arrived at scene, they searched Tarbard who was in possession of a hunting knife, a screwdriver, two pairs of scissors, sex toys and a condom.

During questioning, he answered no comment to everything posed to him by officers, even when shown messages that he had sent to the three different decoys

He was arrested and subsequently charged with arranging the commission of a child sex offence and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

As well as being sentenced, he was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for an indefinite period and received a Sexual Harm Prevention Order also for an indefinite period