A former BBC Radio 1 DJ flew to the Philippines to attempt to meet youngsters about messaging them about graphic intercourse acts, a courtroom heard.
Mark Web page, 62, of Ingleby Barwick, denies 5 expenses of arranging the fee of a kid intercourse offence. Three of the costs relate to his alleged webcam exercise with Filipino youngsters.
The remaining two relate to conferences Web page organised whereas within the Philippines, Teesside Crown Court docket heard.
On the second day of his trial, the courtroom was informed that Web page visited the Philippines in October 2019 and used numerous on-line personas and social media pages to speak with girls.
Web page, a former stadium announcer at Middlesbrough FC, was allegedly an lively member on the relationship web site FilipinoCupid.com – the place he’s stated to have shaved 9 years off his actual age – claiming to be aged 52, again in 2019.
Prosecutor Jo Kidd stated Web page arrange a Fb profile within the title of ‘Thi G’ and is alleged to have used it to contact a 13-year-old woman while within the Philippines in March 2019, earlier than promising her 1,000 pesos (£14).
The prosecution claimed that the previous DJ was attempting to rearrange to fulfill a woman in a buying centre throughout his 2019 journey.
He’s additionally stated to have messaged a woman ‘How previous is she? She come alone’ earlier than agreeing to ship 1,000 pesos through Western Union.
In one other alleged chat Web page is accused of attempting to fulfill a 13-year-old woman and a boy, while he was staying on the Prince Plaza II Condotel in Makati.
The courtroom heard that Web page despatched graphic messages about intercourse acts he needed the varsity youngsters to carry out.
A number of hours later – the prosecution say after Web page met a woman – he’s alleged to have texted ‘Thanks Babe’ earlier than transferring 2,000 pesos, the equal of £29.
Different alleged chats concerned a Filipino girl asking for cash for ‘tuition charges’ and different customers requesting ‘a load’ – which is alleged to imply sending credit score for a cell phone.
Web page is alleged to have used his Skype account from his former Ingleby Barwick residence to hold out express video calls with youngsters on-line.
He’s alleged to have requested a 14-year-old woman to hold out intercourse acts on a 12-year previous, however the prosecution say the older woman refused.
On Tuesday the courtroom heard additional proof from PC Stephen Rookes – who informed the courtroom that Web page had left his pc on and his cloud account signed in, when he and his colleagues raided his residence in January of final yr.
Police investigator Paul Ripley additionally took to the witness stand and talked in regards to the totally different personas Web page is alleged to have used on-line, together with ‘Pete124’ and ‘Pancho’ and ‘Garrison1287’.
However Web page’s defence barrister Trevor Burke QC informed the courtroom that his shopper’s relationship profile said that he needed to fulfill a single girl, who didn’t have youngsters and was between the ages of 25 and 34.
Mr Burke stated that customers of the Filipino cupid web site must be over 18; as does anybody accumulating cash from a Western Union account.
The courtroom heard that Web page has been divorced since 2007 and has cared for his three youngsters since then.
Web page has denied the allegations and the trial is anticipated to proceed until the top of the week.