Perverted father in his fifties sends sexual texts to his child’s school friend asking if she wants to have sex with an ‘older man’ – but he won’t spend a day in prison
- A man in his fifties is facing a grooming charge against the Supreme Court of Tasmania
- He started sending sexually explicit texts to his child’s 16-year-old friend in 2018
- He pleaded guilty – was sentenced to five months in prison and fined $ 2500
A father in his fifties narrowly escaped prison after trying to care for his child’s school friend in a series of sick texts.
The Tasmanian man, who cannot be called to protect the victim, began sending a message to the 16-year-old girl in 2018 asking if she wanted to “ fuck an older man. ”
He pleaded guilty to ‘grooming with the intention of purchasing a young person for sexual abuse’ this week from the Supreme Court.
The middle-aged father received a five-month suspended sentence and a fine of $ 2,500.
A man in his fifties narrowly escaped prison after nursing his child’s 16-year-old classmate in a series of sexually explicit texts (stock)
The court heard that the man was caught when the girl told her parents who then contacted the police.
Chief Justice Alan Blow said the man initially did not reveal his identity or age, but became increasingly explicit afterward.
“You didn’t say who you were at first. You made vague suggestions that you and she could chat and have some fun, ”he said.
“As the exchange of messages progressed, you became more and more explicit, revealed that you were much older than her, revealed that you were the father of one of her friends, and asked if she would like to” f *** an older man ” . “
The man eventually revealed who he was and the girl’s friend wrote back saying that he reprimanded his behavior.
The young couple told him that they had agreed to keep the man’s actions secret “for the sake of his child.”
But the man started to send the girl another message the next day, prompting her to tell her parents who had contacted the authorities.
The court heard that the man asked the teenager if she wanted to have sex with an older man (stock)
When sentenced, Justice Blow said the girl was very upset about receiving the messages.
“She still has nightmares about what happened. She is anxious in situations where she is afraid she will meet you. She feels uncomfortable talking to older men, “he said.
“People who commit this type of crime are often sent to prison.”
He said the man was “very ashamed” when his current partner, ex-wife, family and friends all became aware of his insult.
The man is one of the first people to be convicted under the grooming charges for replacing ‘communicating with the intention of enticing someone under 17 years of age into committing an unlawful sexual act’ in February.