December 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunters

A pervert who was caught in a sting operation after he turned up to meet a child following sexual grooming has been jailed

Alun Bohen, 37 of Aberdare appeared at Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences

The court was told that Bohen had contacted the online profile of who he believed belonged to a 12 year old.

Bohen sent a string of sexual messages that clearly showed his intent to engage the child into sexual activity.

The pervert arranged to meet the child at Pontypridd train station in June this year. 

However, he was confronted by members of a paedophile hunting team called ‘Welsh Child Protectors’ who questioned him on his internet activity.

The team explained that the child was infact an adult member of another paedophile hunting team, who set up profiles of children online to catch sexual predators

The judge sentenced Bohen to five years and four months in prison and told him that he would have to register as a sex offender

The judge added that Bohen posed a ‘significant danger to children’