Paedophile Blames ‘Bad Eyesight’ For Trying To Sleep With Teen Boy

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A paedophile who got caught trying to arrange sex with a 13-year-old boy has claimed that it was all a misunderstanding caused by his short sightedness.

60-year-old Charles Lawrence III, explained he misread a text message and claimed he thought the boy he was arranging to meet was 18, the New York Daily News reports.

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Lawrence was sentenced to two years in jail on Friday for ‘enticing a minor’ after an undercover investigation caught him using Grindr to meet young boys last year.

Ten other men were caught by the undercover operation which was formed as part of a U.S. reality show called Hansen vs Predator.

His lawyer said Lawrence believed he was meeting a teen of legal age before he was arrested in the October 2015 sting in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Lawyer Edward Gavin said:

The text he received had a one and a three which he mistook for a one and an eight.

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As he was sentenced, Lawrence claimed that he wasn’t a paedophile despite telling the teenage boy that he would be the teenager’s sex teacher.

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Lawrence, a former accountant, pleaded guilty in April to second-degree attempted sexual assault, attempted risk of injury to a minor, and enticing a minor to give an obscene performance.

Hansen vs Predator will start airing in the U.S. on September 12 as part of the syndicated series Crime Watch Daily.

 


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