Pervert groomed young girl on website

convicted - Peter Boulton
convicted - Peter Boulton
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A PAEDOPHILE who used an internet dating website to groom a woman’s young daughter for his sexual fantasies is behind bars again.

Peter James Boulton has previously served a prison sentence for getting a 14-year-old girl drunk so he could take pictures of her semi-naked.

After his release the 46-year-old moved to Doncaster to start a new life, but could not resist the temptation of pursuing another young girl when he began dating her mum over the internet.

When his online conversations turned sinister the mother-of-three realised the seriousness of the situation and alerted the police, Doncaster Crown Court was told.

Officers who raided his home in Auckland Road, Doncaster, discovered a mobile phone and laptop computer which contained more than 150 pornographic images and videos - including one of sex acts with a dog.

Boulton, a decorator, was jailed for a total of two-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to seven charges of making indecent images, one of distributing such material, and one of possessing extreme pornography.

The court was told that he has since begun a relationship with a new girlfriend, named in court as Jane Broughton. She is standing by him, despite knowing his past, because he has acknowledged his problem with sexual fantasies.

Prosecutor Brian Outhwaite said the offences came to light last July when Boulton met a woman on the PlentyofFish.com dating site and she mentioned she had three daughters - aged 21, 15 and nine.

He later met the girls and, as time passed, his online comments to the woman became more sexualised and he started to suggest meeting the youngest girl.

Boulton revealed his fantasies and his previous sexual activity with a girl of 14 in another part of the country, at which point the police were informed.

When arrested he admitted making the indecent images and accepted sending them “to loads of people”, said Mr Outhwaite.

Defence counsel Andrew Fitzpatrick said Boulton had made frank admissions and there was no attempt to impede the police inquiry.

The offences were committed when he was out of work and had time on his hands and was feeling very frustrated.

Mr Fitzpatrick said his new girlfriend, Ms Broughton, provided a firm and positive influence on him and she was prepared to stand by him.

“She in no way condones his behaviour but recognises a desire on his part to turn his life around and that he recognises he has a problem with sexual fantasies,” Mr Fitzpatrick said.

“He wants to work through them now that he has a positive relationship.

“In other aspects of his life he is a very decent man and he is realistic enough to know he faces a custodial term.”