Paedophile got on to bus so he could sit next to boy, 12
A paedophile deliberately boarded a bus at school closing time so he could sit next to a young boy, a court heard.
Anthony Hall suggested to the 12-year-old they should meet in a park and he would bring "chocolate and a blanket".
A court was told that although he had not offended in two decades, he was a "high risk" to children.
Mr Walter Bealby, prosecuting at Stafford Crown Court, said that Hall, 72, took regular trips on the Uttoxeter to Burton bus route and had spoken to the victim over a two-week period.
He said the grooming included stroking the boy's hair and CCTV... read more
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