Chorley pervert snared by police officer who posed as child online

A man who communicated with someone he believed to be a child online has been ordered to sign the Sex Offender’s Register for five years.

Friday, 20th March 2020, 5:00 pm

Kenneth Heaps, 54, of Church Lane, Charnock Richard, Chorley, pleaded guilty to communicating with a child under 16 between May 7 and September 30 for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification.

An offence of attempting to meet the 14-year-old to commit an offence will lie on file.

It is understood he was caught by an undercover police officer posing as the boy.

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Heaps communicated with an undercover officer online

Judge Andrew Jefferies QC, sitting at Preston Crown Court, imposed a three year community order with a 35 day rehabilitation activity requirement.

He was also given a five year sexual harm prevention order, and barring notice.