Met officer jailed for trying to groom girl with ‘highly sexual’ texts

A Met police officer who tried to send “highly sexualised” messages to a 13-year-old girl has been jailed for more than two years.

Detective Constable Mark Collins, 58, was caught in an undercover sting conducted by colleagues.

He admitted one count of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and six counts of attempting to engage in sexual communications with a child.

The Old Bailey heard Collins, from Fleet, in Hampshire, thought he was talking to a schoolgirl when he sent pictures of his privates over the Kik Messenger app while he was on holiday in Malta.

He also commented on her “body developing” and talked about “naughty urges” and “being horny” in November 2019 in conversations that he said should be deleted.

Good job on busting this attempted child rapist or attempted child porn producer. Who knows what would have went down if they didn’t catch him in time. Additionally, he will be banned from being a cop for life. Good.

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Such a shame when public servants are caught in crimes such as this. This only furthers the need for the kind of work and research that @Prostasia is doing.