Stronger sentences for child sex offenders. Below is an example of a weak sentence almost allowing him re-offending.
A Derbyshire man has walked free from court after being caught in an on-line sting by ‘OPIT’ an undercover teamMarried John Trevor Marples aged 45 from Duckmanton, Chesterfield, was sentenced at Derby Crown Court after pleading guilty to grooming a girl under 16 at a earlier hearing. Mr Marples was given a Three year community order. 150 hours community service and ordered to undertake a sex offenders programme.He was also put on the sex offenders register for five years and banned for life from working with children. He was ordered to pay £60 costs.
Mr Marples admitted to engaging in chats with a girl he believed to be 15 years of age in July 2013.He also admitted talking sexually to the girl asking her if she would like him as a boyfriend and if she would like to lose her virginity, he also sent her images of his genital area.He then arranged to meet the girl at Codnor Market Place, Derbyshire.Marples proceeded to the venue in his works van to meet the schoolgirl.
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