September 2023

Paedophile sent underage girl money to buy underwear and pose wearing it

An already convicted paedophile from Derbyshire sent an schoolgirl money to buy underwear and then got her to send him a photograph of her wearing it.

Derby Crown Court heard how pervert Alex Green messaged the victim from his Instagram account asking to meet him in York where they could stay overnight.

The convicted sex offender also messaged a different girl, aged just 11, telling her “you look sweaty, you should take a shower”.

And at the time the 39-year-old was forbidden from contacting anyone aged under 18 due to his previous similar crimes.

Jailing him for two years and four months, Recorder Adrian Reynolds said: “I am not going to give you a lecture because the position in this case is quite straightforward. You were given a chance by way of a community order on the strength of your pre-sentence report in 2021 when you were assessed as being able to be managed in the community.

“When judges give that chance they do so on the basis that, from what they read about you, there’s a realistic prospect that offenders will do their best to deal with their sexual attraction to, in your case, young girls.

“That is why there are things like sexual harm prevention orders and why you get visits from (a specialist offender management team). All of those things are there to try and deal with your risk.

“But that does not take into account what happened behind the scenes where, in your position, you have continued to contact young girls. You are paying lip service to this order and it is quite apparent to me that you have expressed a high degree of deviousness and that means you can’t be trusted.”

Eddie Leonard, prosecuting, said the order was handed to Green in 2018 as part of his punishment for sexual offences against children. She said under its terms he was forbidden from contacting anyone under the age of 18.

The prosecutor said: “This offence came to light because on March 11, 2022, the mother of an 11-year-old girl checked her phone, as she regularly did and on it found a message from this defendant’s Instagram account which were inappropriate including one saying ‘you look sweaty, you should have a shower’. She phoned him but he did not pick up so she sent him a message saying her daughter was only 11.

“On March 17, 2022, police then attended his address and recovered a Samsung mobile and on it were messages he had sent to a 15-year-old girl saying he loved her. It was clear he had also sent her money on two occasions.

“One was just under £50 for her to buy underwear and another for £30. He also requested she send him photos of herself in the underwear, which she did, and he also suggested they meet in York and stay overnight.”

Green, of Stuart Close, Tapton, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order, one of making an indecent image of a child and a fourth charge of sexual communication with a child. 

As well as the jail term, Recorder Reynolds revoked the existing sexual harm prevention order and handed him a new lifetime one. The defendant will also be on the sex offender register for the next 10 years.

October 2021

Chesterfield paedophile caught with gamer chat app Discord ducks jail

A Chesterfield paedophile has ducked a jail term after being caught with gaming chat app Discord and Google Hangouts – despite a ban following convictions for child sex offences.

Alex Green, 37, was caught with the apps on two separate devices during a raid of his Stuart Close home on October 15 last year

Derby Crown Court heard officers also found Green in possessions of a Google Nest speaker and a Fitbit smartwatch.

The apps and the device put Green in breach of a five-year sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) imposed in 2018

Under the terms Green was told he must inform police of any new devices capable of accessing the internet within three days.

While he was prohibited from using online messaging apps unless he provided police with his username and password – also within three days.

Prosecutor Abigail Hill said Green was jailed in 2012 for two counts of sexual activity with a child but later breached his SHPO.

As a result in 2018 he was jailed for 18 months, suspended for two years, and a further five-year order was imposed.

Judge Shaun Smith QC heard an inspection of the defendant’s Samsung tablet revealed he had engaged in conversations with an adult woman.

However Will Bennett, Green’s defence counsel, told the court the Hangouts app had been supplied with the tablet and was “something nobody noticed at the time”.

He added: “There was a chat with a woman in her late twenties if not her thirties – the SHPO was to prevent him contacting children.

“The risk of harm in my submission was low.”

Speaking about the Discord app Mr Bennett said Green had “technically” breached the order but he “remains very much in the spirit of the order”.

While the Fitbit could only receive texts and could not receive face calls or be used to view videos – and Mr Bennett added “it would be difficult to watch any sort of pornography” on the Google Nest.

He said that the speaker could only be used to send messages if connected to a phone the police were unaware of.

Green, of Stuart Close, Chesterfield, admitted three counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

Handing him an 18-month community order and noting he had already served his suspended sentence, Judge Shaun Smith QC told Green: “You’re no stranger to these courts for breaching sexual harm prevention orders.

“You’ve breached one before and it must have been quite a serious one because the court imposed an 18-month suspended sentence.

“These are pretty much technical breaches of the order – nothing bad came out as a result. These were not attempts by you to contact children.”

The defendant was also fined £250, made to pay £340 court costs and handed 30 rehabilitation activity days.

Reminding him the SHPO remained in place until 2023, Judge Smith added: “Be careful what you get and what you put on it.”