May 2023

Paedophile who groomed more than 70 boys worked as children’s holiday camp manager

A paedophile who groomed more than 70 kids worked as a children’s holiday camp manager.

Cameron Osman pretended to be a 16-year-old girl on social media platforms and engaged young boys in sexualised conversation.

The sick 44-year-old man involved himself in a fantasy online world where he pretended to be a teenage girl called “Lizzielemon” who had a fetish for dominating boys in school uniform and sports gear, and for conducting teacher and student role play scenarios

Osman, from Southampton, groomed 76 boys across the UK and Wales with all of his victims said to be between 12 and 16 but was caught via an investigation by the National Crime Agency.

The beast was tracked down to a friend’s address in Crowborough, East Sussex after he had quit his job at a holiday camp in the days leading up to police finding and arresting him. The NCA found no evidence that Osman groomed boys at the centre.

His laptop and mobile phone were seized and he was found to have contacted 76 boys all of whom have been identified and safeguarded, it was confirmed.

Investigators in the United States also found chat logs showing sexualised communication by Osman with underage boys in 27 countries

He had also searched online for underage boys in Columbia, a place he was said to be planning to visit.

Osman pleaded guilty to 36 charges including attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual communication with a child, and making indecent images of children when he appeared in the dock of St Albans Crown Court to be sentenced on June 30.