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A British court has sentenced Darryl Moffatt to two years and eight months in prison after pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent photos of a child, distributing an indecent image of a child, two counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child, and attempting to cause or incite a teenage boy to engage in sexual activity. Moffatt had been working in schools for the West Midlands Police in a program that tries to steer young people away from crime. Police say none of his victims attended a school in which he worked.

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  1. Police say none of his victims attended a school in which he worked.

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  3. A British court has sentenced Darryl Moffatt to two years and eight months in prison after pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent photos of a child, distributing an indecent image of a child, two counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child, and attempting to cause or incite a teenage boy to engage in sexual activity.

    Not to defend a kid diddler, but between British-speak and legalese, I can’t definitively tell what specific crime was committed. The combination of charges makes the ‘child pornographer’ undertone clear, but I don’t see how “causing or inciting a teenager to engage in sexual activity” and “attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child” doesn’t describe every parent who’s sent their kid off to prom and *attempted* to warn them not to get pregnant.

    1. You had a really fucked up prom.

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    2. It sounds like he talked dirty to some teen male and tried to get him to trade dirty pics. Apparently he was not a diddler.

      Plea deals make it really impossible to know what he actually did, versus what he agreed to.

      Could be that he did nothing, but lacked the funds for a successful trial fight.

      The only thing that’s clear is that the report only mentioned his employment to make the story salacious, as it’s clear he didn’t prey on anyone at work.

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