Welwyn Garden City man avoids jail after trying to groom and meet boy under 16

PUBLISHED: 17:47 26 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:56 26 January 2018

Welwyn Garden City resident Tejas Parikh avoided prison.

Welwyn Garden City resident Tejas Parikh avoided prison.

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A Welwyn Garden City man has been sentenced after attempting to meet a boy under 16 years old following grooming.

Tejas Parikh, 37, of Wheatbarn, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court today (Friday, January 26).

He was given a two-year community order, five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, and will be placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.

Parikh has also been ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and told to pay £300 costs.

He had been arrested in Howard Way, Harlow, on October 14 last year.

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