A pedophile was sentenced to three years and two months in jail at Chester Crown Court on December 22 after being trapped by an undercover police officer.
David Parry, 39, of Runcorn, ran a toy stand in a mall.
He believed he was sending a message to a 12-year-old girl, but he was in contact with a policeman based in the East Midlands.
Parry began chatting with the officer during a 12-day sexualized chat on Kik Messenger in October of last year.
He has pleaded guilty to abusing images and sexual communications with a child under the age of 13, reports Liverpool Echo.
He told “Zoe” that he used the online profile name “UKDaddyDom” because he liked “being dominant when I’m with a girl, I like playing the role of dad”.
Parry sent the supposed schoolgirl a sexual photo of himself wearing a ‘Cookie Monster pajama bottoms’, a clip of a man performing a sex act that he then told the police to be him, and graphic suggestions sexual activity.
His arrest led to the discovery of 210 images of child abuse in categories A to C on his two laptops and cell phone – and the discovery that in 2012, Parry had shared two images classified as category A – the most serious group of images to abuse.
The victims were girls aged 5 to 13.
Minutes from Parry’s appearance in North Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on November 23 said he was released on unconditional bail with a requirement to register with Runcorn Police Station.
Since the conviction, ECHO has learned that Parry has already set up a “pop-up” booth at The Box – a sort of micro-business incubator for small independent traders unrelated to each other – in Runcorn Shopping City.
Operating under the name “Halton Hobbies” and “Adaptive Momentum Ltd”, which is registered on the official government website of Companies House, the booth launched its Facebook page in September, and until December 21, the page has been used to promote toys and raffle.
No evidence has been presented to suggest that an offense is related to this.
The last social media post on the Adaptive Momentum Ltd Facebook page on Monday said it was going to be closed: “TUESDAY 21, we’re closed for the day, sorry guys, a few dates to deal with but let’s get back to it on Wednesday.”
He appeared in court on December 21 and the account has been inactive since.
After Parry’s conviction, Dave Pearman, director of Runcorn Shopping City, said ECHO Parry’s license had been “terminated”.
Parry pleaded guilty on November 23 in North Cheshire Magistrates’ Court to three counts of producing indecent images of a child, forcing a child under 13 to watch sexual activity and possession of 210 indecent images of a child, possession of a prohibited image of a child, disseminating an indecent image and attempting to have sexual communication with a child.