A former Coronation Street director who sent explicit messages and engaged in phone sex with an undercover cop posing as a year-old girl has been spared jail. Dowd had set up a profile under the name OllieReed in online site, Lycos Chat and made contact with a user called Chantelle13Cymru on Friday, January 12 last year. The user was actually a police officer, only referred to as Alex, who was undercover in an online capacity as part of an investigation into child sex offenders. Dowd had been a member on the chatroom for three years and ten months when he contacted the profile which had been set up by the police officer. Dowd, from Harrogate, North Yorks. Dowd was found guilty of three counts of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and one of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child following a three-day trial in February.
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WalesOnline reports that Cheryl, who has since divorced her husband, called police after the incident. They made an arrest and subsequently found child pornography on the man's computer. David -- who, officials believe, may suffer from a neurological disorder -- plead guilty to eight charges of child pornography and is now a registered sexual offender. He is also being required to attend a sex offender program and is not allowed to contact anyone under the age of 18 on the Web.
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. A year-old Sheboygan man is facing charges after he was caught in a Menomonee Falls police sting after he allegedly tried to meet up with a year-old girl for sex. Paul H. Grade was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday with one count of use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.