DUP councillor arrested over claims of child sexual grooming by ‘paedophile hunter’ group

Belfast Live says a DUP councillor has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual grooming following claims made by a so-called "paedophile hunter" group.

DUP councillor arrested over claims of child sexual grooming by ‘paedophile hunter’ group

Belfast Live says a DUP councillor has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual grooming following claims made by a so-called “paedophile hunter” group.

William Walker is a representative for Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and works in DUP Strangford MP Jim Shannon’s constituency office.

The 59-year-old councillor was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.

He has been released on bail pending further enquiries. The DUP said the allegations will be “expeditiously” examined by party officers.

It follows claims made to the PSNI by an online paedophile hunter group based in England. The self-styled group uses what they call “decoys” to pose as underage children and wait to be contacted by adults.

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/dup-councillor-arrested-over-claims-23195706

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