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Wrestling boss jailed after grooming a 12 year old fan.

Wrestling boss jailed after grooming a 12 year old fan.

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 4:42pm 30th June 2017.

A Wrestling boss who use to run Total Action events in Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable & Milton Keynes has been jailed after grooming a 12 year old fan.

Steven Biggs, of Northumbria Gardens, Northampton, had pleaded not guilty to attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

But he was found guilty by a jury on Thursday and has been jailed for 18 months.

The offending occurred in early 2015 and Luton Crown Court was told that Biggs no longer had any contact with the promotions and the company had closed.

His victim, now aged 14 had to give evidence to the jury. Her mother said in a statement that her daughter's childhood had been stolen and irreparable damage had been done to her.

Miss Chetna Patel, prosecuting said

Biggs had been in contact with the girl online, and sent her images of himself masturbating. He was sexually grooming her in an attempt to meet up with her.

Biggs was the 'promotor, organiser and manager of the wrestling group'.

"He knew that young females were in awe of the wrestlers and used that to send her messages."

 Lisa Bald, defending said:

"There is no suggestion this was a joint enterprise, they were all acting individually. "This case has had a massive impact on him over the last two years. Prison would mean he would lose his job, his housing and contact with his two children."

She urged the court to suspend the sentence.

But Judge Barbara Mensah said that was not possible.

"It is true the other men sent messages that were very explicit and very disgusting and more shocking than your subtle overtures. But a 12 year old was more likely to be deceived by someone like you, using everyday language. The harm you caused was just as great, if not greater than the others," 

She also made Biggs the subject of a five year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, so that he can not have unsupervised contact with girls under 16.

Two other wrestlers had been given suspended prison sentences in February after admitting also grooming the girl online, but it was not suggested that the three had been acting together.

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