A man who worked in schools to keep young people out of crime was jailed for sexual offenses against children

Darryl Moffatt, from Birmingham, worked for the local Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

He was suspended from his job as a school partnership agent after allegations he was texting boys as young as 14 online

The West Midlands CCP office said Moffatt’s crimes were not related to his work but “nevertheless the shock and disappointment people feel is shared by us”

Moffatt had previously pleaded guilty to seven offenses, including taking indecent photos of a child, disseminating an indecent image of a child, attempting to communicate sexually with a child, and attempting to cause or harm ” entice a boy aged between 13 and 15 engage in sexual activity

Moffatt was arrested on June 19 and West Midlands Police said officers then examined his phones, which revealed he uploaded “various documents” to social media

It also showed that he had been involved in messages, online chats and meetings with young boys

“He abused his position of trust and should have understood the impact his actions would have had on those involved”

In addition to his custodial sentence on Monday at Birmingham Crown Court, Moffatt was sentenced to a sexual harm prevention order for five years He will be on the sex offender registry for 10

“The seriousness of his crimes should not be underestimated,” said a spokesperson for the West Midlands CCP office

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