April 2020

Halstead pervert jailed for trying to meet teen boy for sex in Pitsea

A pervert has been jailed for four years after being snared when trying to meet a child for sex.

Dean Carey had sent sexually explicit messages to a 13-year-old boy in 2017, and then had tried to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old boy last September in Pitsea.

However, he was intercepted and subsequently arrested

The 48-year-old of Clovers, Halstead, was arrested on both occasions for exchanging explicit messages to teenage boys.

Last month, Carey pleaded guilty to a series of offences including causing a child to engage in sexual activity, engaging in sexual communications with a child, attempted sexual communications with a child, facilitating the commission of a child sex offences, breaching a pre-existing Sexual Harm Prevention Order, and three counts of making indecent images if children.

On Thursday 16 April he was sentenced to four years in prison with a further six on licence for causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

Carey has also been given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.