Philip Crabtree – of Vale Street, Stoke

STOKE: Pervert Philip Crabtree, of Vale Street, Stoke, has been placed on the sex offenders’ register. 

The 35-year-old has admitted encouraging or assisting in the commission of one or more offences, eight offences of intentionally encouraging or assisting in the commission of an offence; and three charges of making indecent photographs of children. 

Crabtree will be sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after reports are prepared on him by a probation officer and a psychiatrist. His bail was extended.

Vital intervention:

Colin Radcliffe, operations manager at the NCA’s child exploitation and online protection (CEOP) command, said: “Darren Williams drove children to activities where they would play sport and have fun together.

“As it’s clear that he believes children can be horrifically abused for his pleasure his arrest was a vital intervention.

“These men thought they’d found a corner of the internet where they could avoid the consequences of participating in abuse.

“They were wrong and others like them should know NCA officers have skills and tools that mean no one seeking to harm children is safe from the law.

“Protecting children is an integral part of the NCA’s mission and our officers are dedicated to ensuring people like these are brought to justice.”


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