A perverted football coach snared by ‘paedophile hunters’ outside the Houses of Parliament after he tried to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex has been jailed for a year.
Ashley Emery, 44, swapped sordid messages with the fictional schoolgirl before suggesting they meet in the centre of London.
He said: ‘If ever there was a case that demonstrates what sexual grooming was, it is this case.'In the video, Emery initially denied turning up to meet anyone but then admitted what he had done.
Emery then asked to sit down after a dizzy spell and explained: ‘What I say and what I do is two different things - all I can do is apologise.
Indeed, so dysfunctional was Eliza’s childhood that, at the time of her father’s death in 1983, she had five stepmothers (including Emery’s live-in-lover Fay Hillier, a showgirl who was 30 years his junior), three different father figures who’d featured in her mother’s life, a brother Michael and two older half-brothers, Gilbert and Nicholas, from Emery’s earlier marriages.‘I can’t settle down with a man,’ she says. That could be because of insecurities from my childhood.