David Edwards

David Edwards
Photo: North Wales Police

David Edwards, a male transvestite, was convicted at Mold Crown Court in August 2019 of five charges of attempting to incite a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity.

Edwards, 62, was jailed for eight months and made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.

Edwards had engaged in a large number of sexualised messages over 10 days (including sending a naked picture of himself wearing only a cowboy hat) to a girl named ‘Daisy’ whom he believed to be 13 years old. He also asked ‘Daisy’ to send him her underwear. In fact, the profile had been set up by Shadow Hunters, a group of online paedophile hunters.

The group passed the information to another group, Leave Our Kids Alone, who went to Edwards’ home in North Wales and called the police. The confrontation was caught on camera and streamed live on the internet, with 37,000 people watching it.

Shadow Hunters also caught another trans-identified male sex offender, Alistair Chapman, who was also convicted of multiple child sex offences in August 2019. Examples of other trans-identified male sex offenders caught by paedophile hunters are collected under this tag.

When Edwards was arrested, police seized his computer equipment and the cowboy hat as well as some underwear. Edwards told the police that the underwear was sent to him by a friend who, like him, was bisexual and a cross dresser.

Media reports

UK & Ireland Paedophile Database https://theukdatabase.net/2019/08/01/david-edwards-buckley/

Daily Post https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/internet-paedophiles-who-more-bargained-17403152

The Leader https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/17810538.online-pervert-posed-naked-wearing-just-cowboy-hat-trapped-vigilante-group/ archive

Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/thisneverhappens/comments/cl4cdi/uk_loner_pervert_who_posed_naked_in_cowboy_hat/