Neil Davies

Neil Davies, a male transvestite, was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court of two counts of attempting to cause a child to look at sexual images, two of attempting to engage a child in sexual communication and one of paying for the sexual services of a child under 18.

He was sentenced in May 2018 to a three year community order with 200 hours of unpaid work and requirements to complete the Horizon sex offenders programme.

Davies, 47, was also handed a sexual harm prevention order restricting his internet access and access to children, and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for five years.

Despite being told repeatedly that he was contacting underage girls, Davies sent pictures of his penis to a group of paedophile hunters. One of the profiles he contacted via Kik (a social networking app) was a girl he understood to be 13 years old who he told he was wearing a child’s skirt and g-string underwear.

During his police interviews Davies also volunteered that he had paid a 15-year-old girl to perform a sex act, although unbeknownst to Davies the girl turned out to be 17.

When confronted by the paedophile hunters (a group called Soloceptors) he tried to excuse his criminal intentions towards female children by blaming his wife, saying “I just don’t get any attention at home from the Mrs.”

The court heard Davies had lost his job as a result of his actions.

Video still via Soloceptors/ Liverpool Echo

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