August 2019

Sick messages of paedophile who said “when a girl is 8 you can do what you want”

A paedophile who exchanged sick messages with an undercover police officer about how he could ‘get away’ with sexually abusing young children has been jailed for a second time.

Philip Stone, 49, of Salford, believed he was sending the messages to another pervert, who called himself ‘Paedo Dad’, on a chat site.

Under a false name, Stone contacted the user for about a month and they talked about abusing ‘Paedo Dad’s’ daughters.

But Stone was in fact being snared into an investigation launched by Greater Manchester Police into the abuse of children online.

Little did he know, the girls were made-up and he was talking to an undercover police officer.

During their conversations, Stone said he had a ‘good addiction’ to images of child abuse and admitted to liking the ‘extreme stuff’.

After ‘Paedo Dad’ told him that his daughters were aged eight and 10, Stone said that ‘at that age, you do what you want and get away with it’.

He arranged to meet with ‘Paedo Dad’ and visit his home after they had spoken about his ‘sick pleasure’ and how his daughters kept quiet despite being abused.

But Stone never showed up to the meeting and was arrested in June this year.

At Manchester Crown Court , Stone admitted one charge of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sexual offence.

He was jailed for four years, with an extended licence period for the public protection.

This is the second time he has been imprisoned for offences of this type.

In 2013, he was jailed after he handed himself into police for making plans to abuse two children and being in possession of indecent images.

He had been released from prison in 2016 and was still on licence at the time he was sending messages to ‘Paedo Dad’.

The court heard how Stone first began exchanging messages with the undercover officer in May this year.

Prosecutor Gavin Howie said Stone became interested in the conversation when the ‘dad’ stated he was open to allowing others with similar fantasies to abuse his children.

“Stone then told him he was looking for ‘decent chat with our types'”, Mr Howie added.

“He made it clear he had a sexual interest in young people.

“He said that he had a ‘good addiction’ to young people and that anything was possible if you plan very carefully and cover your tracks.”

After a phone conversation between Stone and the undercover officer, they arranged to meet in a public area first before going to his house.

But Stone sent a text to say he was ‘sorry’ and would not be coming.

Stone, of Clippers Quay, Salford, was also made subject of an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

This will prohibit him from using the internet and from making contact with children.