Kessingland children’s entertainer spared jail after sex offences

A children's entertainer who committed internet sex offences against four schoolboys he met through his work at holiday parks, including one in Suffolk, has been spared jail today.

Jason Gaunt deliberately took jobs at two resorts so he could groom "impressionable" youngsters for his own sexual gratification.

One of the resorts was at the Parks Resort site at Kessingland beach, near Lowestoft.

Gaunt encouraged the boys to obtain webcams so he could perform sex acts in front of them.

The 22-year-old, of Walsall, West Midlands, admitted a total of 19 charges, including engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and making and possessing indecent images of a child.

He showed no emotion as he was handed a three-year community order at Guildford Crown Court today.

Judge Peter Moss said sentencing guidelines meant he was unable to impose a harsher prison term.

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"These offences, make no mistake, are incredibly serious," he said.

This, he said, amounted to a "very serious breach of trust".