This is JOSHUA BOTHA of CHATHAM KENT, he is a nonce who has been grooming a 14 yr old girl.
The grooming process began at he end of October 2016 at the gym the both attended in the town. He saw the girl was in a vulnerable state outside the gym where she was crying over a fall out with her friend.
He saw this as an opportunity to get close to her, by hugging her to console her and told her she can tell him anything.
After he suggested they went for a cuppa and a chat, they left the gym.
Upon leaving the gym, they went to a friends place of work where she began opening her heart to him telling him all her problems.
She told him she had been self harming because she was being bullied at school and he assured her he could help her to stop self harming because he too used to do it.
NOW BEFORE I CARRY ON, IT IS OF MY OPINION FROM THE MOMENT HE COMFORTED HER IN THE GYM BECAUSE HE SAW SHE WAS VULNERABLE AND TOOK THE OPORTUNIST APPROACH TO GROOM HER.
BELIEVING HE WAS HER FRIEND WHO ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD HER AND SOMEONE SHE COULD OPEN HER UP AND TALK ABOUT HER DEEPEST PROBLEMS.
Even though he knew she was 14 he pursued her and made it his mission to groom and abuse her.
He even made her believe he loved her and endeavoured to put a strain on the child’s mother and families relationship.
This man was confronted in passing before where he had blamed the girls step dad for the allegations that were put towards him.
Naturally the local police weren’t to concerned with the allegations reported by the child’s mother. After the initial call they arrived to take the report but it was some weeks later they actually bothered to go and take a statement from both the victim and the family.
Let’s see how they deal with the case now……