Corby paedophile caught out by undercover police officer

The officer posed as young girl

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 7:15 am
Northampton Magistrates' Court.

An undercover police officer caught a Corby paedophile who sent sickening messages to what he thought was a young girl.

William Hosegood, 36, pleaded guilty to attempted sexual communication with a child under 16 over the contact which took place between June 25 and July 28 last year.

He thought he was speaking to a girl named Holly and sent her vile images of himself as well as inciting her to perform a sex act.

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But his messages were in fact sent to an undercover officer and he was later arrested.

Hosegood, of Lake Drive on the Priors Hall estate, will now have to register as a sex offender at the Corby Cube.

Magistrates granted him bail and he will be sentenced at Northampton Crown Court on June 4.

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