A former Salvation Army Sergeant Roy Williams 53, from Newport Isle of Wight has been jailed for 10 years after a transatlantic journey across the World in an attempt to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex.
It was back in June the disgraced volunteer jumped on a plane and travelled to the states after befriending the girl on line.
Williams admitted in court that he tried to persuade a 13-year-old girl to engage in acts that would constitute aggravated statutory rape. He had been grooming her on line for months via text and messages.
Williams hatched a plan to meet the girl but was caught when girls mum found her phone read the messages an alerted the authorities.
The Salvation Army removed Roy Williams’ membership as soon as they were alerted to the charges against him on 3rd August last year
Williams admitted the charge back in March and was jailed this week. The court passed a sentenced of 10 years in prison, with a further 10 years on probation upon his release. The convicted Paedophile is likely to be deported back to the United Kingdom in his release and will be ordered to sign on the Sex offenders register.