SHOCKING: Worksop paedophile groomed and engaged in sexual activity with underage boys

Gail Wright
Gail Wright

A Worksop paedophile who sent sexual images to five underage boys before going on to engage in sexual activity with one of them has been jailed.

Gail Wright, 44, was sentenced to two years in prison at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday, July 15.

She pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to one count of sexual activity with a child under 16, four counts of causing a child to look at an image of sexual activity and two counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child.

She must also sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.

Wright, of Elmtree Close, Shireoaks, met the boys in 2015 when they were aged 14 and 15 and went on to develop a relationship via Facebook with each of them.

Wright struck up a friendship with the first boy who “felt he could talk to her about things”.

But this escalated into her sending him naked pictures of herself and making sexually explicit comments.

He used a friend’s phone to talk to her one day and didn’t log out of Facebook so when his friend came across the messages, he made contact with Wright.

During this time, she sent nude photos of herself and videos containing sexual acts to all of the boys.

She also bought one of the boys Nike Air trainers and clothes for his 16th birthday after she had begun a sexual relationship with him.

Her behaviour only came to light when the father of one of the boys saw the pictures on his phone.

Eventually all the youngsters’ parents saw what had been happening and it was reported to the police.

Investigating officers found 42 images on Wright’s iPad which she had sent to the boys.

Detective Inspector Pete Quinn, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was an unusual case in that the perpetrator was a woman.

“But this goes to show that although the overwhelming majority of sexual exploitation cases brought to the attention of police are perpetrated by men against girls, we cannot be complacent about the fact that it can happen to anyone, anywhere.

“The teenagers in this case have shown courage and maturity in disclosing what happened and I hope that the sentence handed down today will help them and their families move on from a very distressing time.”