A PAEDOPHILE jailed for multiple offences is working at McDonald’s serving Happy Meals to children.
Convicted paedophile Oliver Horwood loses job at McDonald’s amid tabloid report…..
A convicted paedophile who was pictured working at a Gravesend McDonald’s has lost his job, the fast-food giant confirmed today.
Oliver James Horwood, 20, was photographed by The Sun serving up happy meals to children and other customers, just months after he admitted to charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, inciting a child to engage in sexual exploitation and making indecent images.
All of the offences took place between July 2012 and September 2014, and he was first arrested over the incidents in June 2015.
In October, Horwood, originally from Dartford, was sentenced to 16-months in prison, but has been released early.
When approached, Horwood reportedly told The Sun that the restaurant knew everything about his previous convictions, with a family member reportedly later telling the tabloid “he’s a good worker”.
But following an international investigation, a McDonald’s spokesperson told us: “McDonald’s and its franchisees have strict policies in place when it comes to recruiting employees and matters such as this are taken extremely seriously. We can confirm that an investigation was carried out immediately and that the individual no longer works at McDonald’s.”
Following his conviction last year, detective constable Mark Bennett said: “Horwood aggressively bullied and manipulated a child online to fulfil his own desires. He has now been brought to justice for this and in doing so we have been able to protect children from him.
“I would urge anyone who is suffering at the hands of people like Horwood to tell someone they trust. Kent Police will investigate with sensitivity and will do anything possible to protect children and bring offenders to justice.”
A spokesperson from NSPCC said: “Horwood deceived and exploited young girls into engaging in sexual activity with the sole aim of creating indecent images.
“These are images of abuse plain and simple and he used them to blackmail them into further sexual activity.
“Hopefully the sentence will enable his victims to move on and encourage others to come forward and expose online predators. They will need support to move on from their experiences but with the right help they can move past it.
“If anyone is worried about a child they can call the NSPCC helpline for advice on 0800 800 5000. Children can call Childline for free, 24 hours-a-day on 0800 1111 or visit http://www.childline.org.uk.”
The Sun snared Oliver Horwood, 20, handing food to youngsters in Despicable Me 3 movie-branded boxes.
Convicted paedo Oliver Horwood has been spotted serving Happy Meals to kids in McDonald’s
Pictures and article by CHRIS EADES
Among those served by Horwood, who was wearing a grey uniform with the name tag Oli and a crew leader badge, was a girl aged under ten.
The pervert got early release from a 16-month sentence only days ago.
When confronted by The Sun, Horwood initially said: “I don’t know what you’re talking about, mate.”
He eventually admitted: “I went to prison, yes. What does it matter?”
Horwood insisted McDonald’s “know everything.”
A member of Horwood’s family later even claimed the busy store in Gravesend, Kent, had begged him to join staff because “he’s a good worker”.
The 20-year-old was released from jail just days ago but has already nabbed a managerial position at the Kent branch
The convicted paedo was handing food to youngsters in Despicable Me 3 movie-branded boxes.
But McDonald’s was last night investigating how Horwood got a manager’s job.
It said: “We are taking this extremely seriously and are investigating as a matter of urgency.”
The Sun was tipped off about Horwood serving children in McDonald’s after a member of the public contacted pervert tracking website UK Database.
A source said: “As a family friendly restaurant McDonald’s should hang its head in shame.
“Families queuing for food would never imagine the company would use staff on the sex offenders register.”
Horwood, put on the register for ten years, admitted at trial inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and making indecent images of kids.
Horwood threatened to expose two of his girl victims on the internet if they did not cooperate
Maidstone crown court was told he tricked girls into sending him explicit images.
He also used a fake identity for sordid online chats with ten victims, who were aged between 13 and 15.
Trial judge Charles Macdonald QC sentenced Horwood, from Dartford, to a stretch in a young offenders’ institution for what he described as “extremely unpleasant activity.”
Detective Constable Mark Bennett said after the trial: “Horwood aggressively bullied and manipulated a child online to fulfil his desires.”
Dartford paedophile jailed for sexually bullying child for more than two years
A Dartford man has been jailed for sexually bullying a child for more than two years.
Oliver James Horwood, of Sinclair Way, was sentenced to 16 months for a number of sex offences on the child between July 2012 and September 2014.
In Maidstone Crown Court on August 16, the 20-year-old pleaded guilty to charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, inciting a child to engage in sexual exploitation and making indecent images of children
Horwood aggressively bullied and manipulated a child online to fulfil his own desires.
Horwood used a false identity while having perverted online chats with 10 victims, aged between 13 and 15.
He talked about threesomes and encouraged the girls to take intimate photos. He asked one to send him an image of her performing a sex act.
The court was told that he threatened to expose two of the girls on the web if they did not do as he asked.
The 20-year-old was arrested on June 2 last year.
Horwood’s name will appear on the sex offenders’ register and a sexual harm prevention order was made, both for 10 years.