A PADEOPHILE who told a child he would ‘love’ to have sex with her and ‘tie her up’ was also caught with over 150 images and videos of indecent, prohibited and extreme pornography in his possession – including some of babies.

Keiron Boyd is known to the courts for his previous paedophilic behaviour, and this time he was caught out by a decoy group who set up a fake profile of a 14-year-old girl.

Boyd, formerly of Howley, contacted the profile in June this year on Facebook Messenger where the girl’s age was confirmed within the first message.

Soon he exchanged numbers with who he believed was a 14-year-old girl and the pair communicated via text as well as Facebook.

Boyd, whose address was given in court as HMP Altcourse, also sent pictures of himself and his vehicle.

Prosecuting, Sarah Badrawy told the court that despite Boyd knowing the age of the child, he sent ‘highly sexualised messages’ asking her sexual details and telling her that he would ‘love’ to have sex with her.

He also encouraged the child to perform sexual acts on herself with the use of objects and referred to doing ‘naughty stuff’ and ‘tying her up’ at her house.

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Ms Badrawy stated how Boyd made references that the girl should delete some messages he had sent.

The decoy group then reported these messages to the police with screenshots and Boyd was arrested in his mother’s house which is where he was living at the time.

While being arrested, Boyd told his mum: “I need help with my attraction to children.”

Police seized Boyd’s electronic devices and found over 150 images and videos of extreme and prohibited pornography – including children of various ages.

He also had possession of ‘beastiality’ videos.

Boyd appeared before Chester Crown Court today, Thursday, after pleading guilty to making indecent photographs of children, possessing extreme pornographic images, attempt to cause/incite a female child to engage in sexual activity, possessing prohibited images of children, possessing indecent photographs of a child, making indecent photographs of a child, attempt to cause/incite a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual Communications with a child and attempt to groom a child under 16.

Ms Badrawy said that Boyd has eight previous convictions for 25 offences – including six breaches of a sexual harm prevention order and possessing indecent images.

Defending, Jeremy Rawson stated how his client has lived a ‘fairly isolated and solitary lifestyle’.

He said: “Looking at his previous record not much can be said for him.”

However, he told the court how Boyd is ‘qualified’ and has a strong work ethic which he has proven in custody.

Mr Rawson added: “He has made full admissions and saw himself as a lad who is in need of great assistance.”

He told the court how Boyd is remorseful and is willing to change.

Concluding, Judge Patrick Thompson said: “It is clear to me that you have a very unhealthy interest in children – a sexual interest.

“It is clear that you do pose a serious risk of sexual harm to children.”

Boyd was handed an eight-year prison sentence.

He will serve five years behind bars and the remaining three on licence – if released by the parole board.

He was handed a sexual harm prevention order for life and is required to sign the sex offenders register.