Couuncil worker charged with an online grooming offence

A 56-year-old who was confronted by a paedophile hunter on his doorstep has been charged with an online grooming offence. He was held in custody at Huddersfield police station over the weekend.

He is accused of attempting to cause/incite a boy aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity.

It’s understood ‘Team Impact’ had put a fake profile online, posing as a 14-year-old boy, and had waited to see if anyone messaged them.

Pearson is due before Kirklees Magistrates in Huddersfield this morning (Monday, 8th Jan)