Man with fetish for young boys' hair jailed - Broxbourne


A man with a fetish for young boys' hair has been jailed for four years. Stephen Brewster trawled websites and chatrooms searching for young teenage boys he could groom for sex. He got them to send pictures of themselves pulling their hair and even asked them to cut off their locks and send them to him.

The 47-year-old single man thought nothing of travelling miles in his car to keep his rendezvous with boys he thought he could persuade to have sex with him.

Today, Friday, 10 January 2014, at Luton Crown Court Brewster, a former baker for Tesco, was told by Judge Richard Foster that he had taken advantage of vulnerable youngsters he had met.

On some occasions, Brewster of Chilworth Gate, Broxbourne, even paid the boys he met for sex.

He was arrested at his home last July and today he appeared in court from custody pleading guilty to causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, two offences of causing or inciting a child to engage in prostitution, two offences of meeting a child following sexual grooming, two offences of paying a child for sexual services, and three offences of sexual activity with a child aged 15. He also admitted two offences of possessing indecent photos of a child.

The court was told Brewster had travelled as far as Newcastle and Norfolk to meet boys. One teenager he met in Southend he took back to his flat in Herffordshire.

He asked youngsters to send him pictures and videos of themselves and locks of their hair. To start with Brewster would hide his true identity from the youngsters when talking to them in chat rooms and pretended to be younger. When meeting them, they were often shocked to find him a tubby middle aged man.

His victims were aged between 14 and 17.

One of the boys was told police: "I really wish he was dead, because then I know he's never coming back to hurt me again."

When finally arrested at his home last summer, police found images of child sex abuse on his computer as well as hair clippings from youngsters.

Miss Bossie Sheffi defending said Brewster was genuinely sorry for his victims and their families.

Judge Foster told Brewster he was a danger to the public. He sentenced him to 4 years imprisonment, explaining that Brewster would have to serve two thirds behind bars before being considered for release and he would be subject to an extended period of licence.  He was also made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

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