Archive

Tag Archives: Connah’s Quay

A YOUTH worker employed on a fishing project has admitted sending texts of a sexual nature to a young girl.

Alan Thomas Ellis, 43, was employed by the “Get Hooked on Fishing Project” which aims to get vulnerable people involved in the sport.

But a girl, aged under 16, who went on the course and sent him a text message asking when the next one would be held was shocked to receive inappropriate texts from him.

In court they were described as inappropriate and full of sexual comments.

She later told social workers the text conversation was becoming dirty, it scared her, and social services told police.

Ellis of Leighton Court in Connah’s Quay, but formerly of Castle View Caravan Park at Halkyn, admitted sending six text messages which were grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing.

Paul Abraham, defending, told the court: “Through me Mr Ellis wants to express his regret.”

Ellis was placed on an 18-month community order with supervision and £85 costs.

Daily Post

From 2013

AN AIRBUS security check on a worker’s computer revealed indecent images of children and sparked a police investigation.

When police probed the emails of Broughton factory employee Matthew Woodward they discovered he had received an email from someone claiming to be a 13-year-old girl looking to exchange ‘naughty pictures’.

Woodward, 22, formerly of Cable Street in Connah’s Quay, pleaded guilty at Mold Crown Court to 16 offences.

Judge Niclas Parry imposed a three-year community order and sent him on a sexual offending treatment programme.

Woodward must complete 120 hours of unpaid work and will remain on the Sex Offenders Register for five years.

He is also banned from working with children.

David Mainstone, prosecuting, said that in September 2011 Airbus did a check of the defendant’s computer and as a result his offending came to light.

Police then seized Woodward’s personal laptop and further images of children were found.

Andrew Green, defending, said Woodward’s life had ‘fallen apart’ because of what he had done.

The defendant had lost his job and moved to Derby, the court was told.

Daily Post