April 2023

‘Entrenched’ Penzance paedophile sent money to victim’s mum in the Philippines

A paedophile with “an entrenched sexual interest in children that will never go away” is back behind bars for engaging in sex chats with a Filipino child.

Franklyn John Williams, 75, also went money to the victim’s mum in the Philippines.

Williams, from Penrose Court in Penzance, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to attempted sexual communication with a child.

He was released from prison and in January of last year two PCs attended his home to complete a risk assessment.

They examined his phone and found a suspicious Facebook Messenger conversation.

The girl he was communicating with was nine or ten-years-old and lived in the Philippines.

In the disgusting chats Williams complimented the girl and made lewd comments.

Pictures were exchanged and he sent her a topless photo of himself in bed saying that he’d like to kiss her and wished she was there with him.

Ms Constable added that Williams is considered a high-risk sex offender.

The court heard how Williams has sent money to the Philippines also also helped pay for a school out there.

He sent money to the victim’s mum which helped her pay for a washing machine.

Sentencing Williams, Judge Simon Carr outlined the sexualised nature of the conversation and said the reasons were obvious why Williams sent money to Asia.

He added: “You have an entrenched sexual interest in children that will never go away.”

Judge Carr jailed Williams for 15 months, near to the maximum sentence he could legally pass for such an offence.