On Sunday 16th July 2017 a man was arrested by the police within the Low Hill area in Wolverhampton following a bust from Internet Interceptors on Facebook.
Stung by the Internet Interceptors, a man arranged to meet a 15 year old boy who he planned to “kiss, cuddle and perform sexual acts with”. Parents around this area have been shocked about this situation and are now on high alert about their children’s safety online. The NSPCC states that there were 45,456 child sexual oﬀences with children aged 5 or under within the UK.
We spoke to local residents and parents to get their opinion on what happened, here is what they had to say;
“To be honest it is what it is, there are probably paedophiles in every road. I’m going to be honest! If we don’t get told there are paedophiles in the area, then there isn’t a lot we can do” another parent stated”
I’m disgusted, absolutely disgusted with paedophiles in general. They should be locked in a room with the parents”.
One father quoted “The fact that he doesn’t live far away, and there are so many kids in the area, it’s frightening really”.