Jail for paedophile who targeted child

Andrew Bolderson
Andrew Bolderson

A paedophile who has admitted grooming a young boy from Daventry into performing sex acts has been jailed.

Andrew Bolderson (pictured), aged 28, pleaded guilty to a number of charges of inciting a boy aged under 13, who can not be named for legal reasons, to engage in sexual activity and be involved in pornography.

The court heard that Bolderson committed the offences while on bail for possessing indecent images of children.

The court heard Bolderson had “blackmailed” the young boy into sending indecent images of himself after he started sending messages to him online.

Bolderson, of Stationers Place, Hemel Hempstead, was arrested after the boy’s parents uncovered the online messages, including one where he had made plans to meet the boy in his home town. After analysing his computer, officers found he had 22 indecent images of children, including four in the most serious category.

Judge Lynn Tayton said Bolderson was somebody who represented a “significant risk of causing serious harm”.

She sentenced him to a year in prison for possessing the indecent images.

For the other offences he was sentenced to four years in prison, to be served consecutively to the one-year sentence, followed by an extended licence period of six years.

He is likely to serve at least two thirds of his prison sentence. Bolderson will be placed on the sex offenders register for life. He must pay a victim surcharge of £120.