Man placed on Sex Offender’s Register for life after pleading guilty to child sex offences
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A man who lived in Woking has been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison at Guildford Crown Court today (15 June), after pleading guilty to child sex offences.
Asad Ullah, 28, of no fixed address, had been speaking to what he thought were young girls online in a sexually explicit manner and had planned to meet one of them on 10 November last year.
Ullah had actually been speaking to adult members of the public who had posed as children in order to identify paedophiles online. It was the same members of the public who met Ullah at Woking Leisure Centre when he was arrested by officers.
Ullah was charged with the offences in January this year when he was remanded to prison to await sentencing.
In addition to his prison sentence, he was also given a life-time Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will be on the Sex Offender’s Register for life.
Investigating Officer Dave Evans who works in the Paedophile Online Investigation Team, said: “Ullah displayed dangerous, predatory behaviour towards young girls and it is a relief that he is in prison where he can’t continue to pose a threat to children.
“I know that this is an emotive subject for members of the public, and rightly so, but I would like to take this opportunity to urge people not to take matters into their own hands and to report any allegations straight to us so that we can carry out a full investigation.”
Social media users are also asked to consider the impact on the judicial process before sharing anything online which could harm future court proceedings.
For further support and advice, please contact the National Association for People Abused in Childhood https://napac.org.uk/