Paedophile Used Minecraft to Groom Boys

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    Paedophile Adam Isaac, 23, used the computer game Minecraft to groom young boys and convince them to perform sexual acts over Skype a court has been told.

    Isaac is from Merthyr Tydfil in Wales and targeted boys aged between 12 and 14.  He gave them money for intimate photographs of themselves.  He admitted eight sexual offences against children.  He was sentenced at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court on Friday.

    Rachel Knight, prosecutor said, “The offences occurred after Isaac became the group leader of 20 participants in the Minecraft game involving the two boys.

    “The defendant sent money to the boys on PayPal and used the game to groom them. The parents of the boys did not know what was happening. In the case of the 12-year-old he was playing the game at night while his parents were asleep.”

    Minecraft is an award-winning, popular game where players construct virtual world using 3D blocks.

    The court was told how Isaac used the world to build his own sexual fantasies and trap and groom children within it.

    It was revealed in court that Isaac would perform sexual acts on himself, as well as pay children to engage in sexual acts and had indecent imagery of another child.

    He was caught after a father of one of the victims went to the police after reading his Skype chat.  In a statement, a family of one of the victims said, “The offences occurred after Isaac became the group leader of 20 participants in the Minecraft game involving the two boys.

    “The defendant sent money to the boys on PayPal and used the game to groom them. The parents of the boys did not know what was happening. In the case of the 12-year-old he was playing the game at night while his parents were asleep.”

    Isaac admitted several charges and he has now been banned from using the internet as well as a prison sentence.

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