Worried mum’s warning after befriending Blackpool sex offender at campsite

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“We just want people to be aware in case she’s befriending more families”

Jade Henderson was jailed for 15 months for breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order

Jade Henderson was jailed for 15 months for breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order

A worried mum has issued a warning to other families after a befriending a Blackpool sex offender at a campsite.

Jade Henderson was handed a suspended prison term in 2016 and placed on the sex offenders’ register for seven years after engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a young boy who was aged 11 or 12.

The judge also imposed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to run for five years, which was meant to stop her from having contact with boys.

But last week the 27-year-old was locked up after breaching the order while at a campsite in North Wales.

Now a mum of three young boys who came into contact with Henderson, formerly of Nelson Road, at the site has warned families to be aware of her ‘in case she’s befriending more families’.

The woman, who doesn’t want to be named, said she was with her sons when they met Henderson and her partner, who was known to the family, the Daily Record reports.

She added: “We knew him as I used to work with his ex-wife.

“I hadn’t seen him for a long time before then. We went to our friend’s caravan and he was there and introduced Henderson to us as his fiancee.

“Then she showed me a picture of a beautiful little boy and girl and said they were her children.

“She said they were killed in a car crash. I asked how old they were and she told me they were nine and seven and it was in 2006, and I sat there thinking, ‘Something’s not right’.

“I was googling for a car crash when a picture of her came up and the story about the 11-year-old boy.

“I told my husband and he went to the other caravan to see [Henderson’s partner] but he said he didn’t know anything about it. They upped and left in the morning.

“We just want people to be aware in case she’s befriending more families.”

The mum contacted cops after discovering Henderson was on the sex offenders’ register.

Police visited the family and took statements from her husband and their youngest son.

“She took pictures of my son, who was only six at the time, and we didn’t think anything of it,” the mum added.

“It was only later that we discovered that she told him that she loved him.”

Henderson, who has since moved to an address in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, to start a new life also failed to comply with the SHPO when she failed to tell police she’d moved into a Blackpool hotel where she worked as a live-in manager.

It was in the seaside town she met another family with four kids in January 2018. Preston Crown Court heard she visited them and offered to babysit.

The family then received a newspaper clipping detailing Henderson’s original offence.

The judge said he could find no alternative to imprisonment, adding that Henderson posed a risk to children. She was sentenced to 15 months for five breaches of the order.