May 2019

Convicted sex offender masqueraded as paedophile hunter on Facebook

A convicted sex offender who masqueraded as a paedophile hunter on Facebook has been sentenced for further sexual offences

Jamie Baldwin appeared at Worcester Crown Court where he admitted grooming a child 

The court heard that Baldwin set up a Facebook page under the guise of a paedophile hunting team called ‘Guardians Of The Innocent’. He also stated his occupation as a medic, which later turned out to also be fake

Baldwin who used the alias Jamie Founder lied and tricked others to join him into setting up a team that would catch sex offenders who target children online.

However,  unbeknown to those in the team, Baldwin was already a convicted sex offender with a previous conviction for the possession of indecent images of children.

But in a sinister twist, he used his position as a paedophile hunter to contact multiple underage girls online with the clear intent of engaging them into sexual activity.

Baldwin made sexual advances to one girl who was aged under 16. 

It was only after that girl came forward that other hunting teams investigated Baldwin and discovered his past. Those teams contacted police who arrested him and retrieved damning evidence of his online activity

Baldwin was charged with five offences which included:

  • Sexual communication with a female child

  • Engaging or inciting a child into sexual activity

The judge sentenced Baldwin to two years imprisonment of which he must serve a minimum of 18 months with 3 years on licence upon release

(All the sentences are concurrent for all five charges)

A restraining order was placed on him preventing him making any contact with the victim, indirectly or directly.

He was handed an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and was told that he must also register as a sex offender for an indefinite period

September 2011

Teen in jump threat was convicted sex offender

A Worcestershire teen who brought Birmingham city centre to a standstill by threatening to jump off a multi-storey car park has been locked up.

Jamie Baldwin caused chaos for two-and-a-half hours on a June afternoon before he was talked down from the Arcadian Centre, said Simon Phillips, prosecuting.

He had made telephone calls threatening to throw himself off the roof and nearby roads were closed, Worcester Crown Court was told.

Baldwin, aged 19, had come to the attention of police in summer 2009 at the age of 16 when his computer was seized from his home in Rynall Place, Evesham.

He admitted downloading 200 indecent images but 180 were less serious and there were none of the most serious, said Mr Phillips.

Baldwin, who also pleaded guilty to being a public nuisance in the Birmingham incident, was sent to youth custody for one year and a day.

The 141 days already spent in custody will count against the sentence.

Judge Patrick Thomas said the sentence would enable the authorities to help Baldwin. The Birmingham incident had caused a great deal of inconvenience to many people.

He told Baldwin: “You have problems but I don’t think you are stupid.”

He also ordered him to sign on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years