19th Sep, 2019

Paedophile jailed for arranging sex with child

Rob George 13th Aug, 2019 Updated: 13th Aug, 2019

A CONVICTED Malvern paedophile who arranged to meet a 12-year-old girl in a hotel for sex has been jailed for three years.

Kenneth McKellar-Bond travelled up from his home in the town to meet who he believed to be a Derbyshire father and his 12-year-old daughter on November 23 last year.

The 57-year-old checked into a hotel near East Midlands Airport and sent a text to the girl’s ‘father’ with directions to his room

But when McKellar-Bond answered the door – wearing nothing but a dressing gown – he was met by the police officers who had orchestrated the sting rather than the young girl.

In the hotel room officers found wrapped gifts that the former IT project manager had been planning on giving to his victim, as well as sex toys, ropes, wine and Viagra.

Bond pleaded guilty earlier this year to intentionally arranging sexual activity and attempted sexual communication with a child and was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Friday (August 9).

Det Insp Paul Carrington from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit’s Online Investigation Team, said: “The level of planning that Bond put into his trip to the East Midlands was extremely disturbing and his Internet chat was of the most graphic type imaginable.

“Within a short space of time Bond was doing everything he could – believing this was a real child – to commit horrific sexual offences.

“McKellar-Bond showed no remorse during his interviews and we will continue to do all that we can to make sure that dangerous predators like him are caught at the earliest opportunity.”

An NSPCC spokesman said: “This is a shocking example of how predators stalk the internet searching for opportunities to abuse vulnerable children.

“The sickening details of this case show how much of a danger McKellar-Bond is to children, and it’s vital he engages properly with any treatment given to him whilst he serves his sentence.”

Anyone concerned about a child can contact the NSPCC’s free and confidential helpline on 0808 800 5000 while children and young people can contact Childline on 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk.

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