Pervert snared by paedophile hunters Dark Justice in Newcastle
This is the moment online predator David Hutchinson is arrested by police after he arranged to meet a 14-year-old “schoolgirl” in Newcastle city centre.
But the teenager did not exist and was used as bait by paedophile hunters Dark Justice to flush out Hutchinson who had been sending explicit messages .
Now the 47-year-old, who is from Wallsend , has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 12 months, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to meet a child after sexual grooming.
Newcastle Crown Court heard how Hutchinson began sending online messages to a girl called “Amy”, who was in fact a member of Dark Justice.
Over time, and after exchanging mobile telephone numbers, the messages became more sexually explicit and the court was told Hutchinson, a father-of-two, asked inappropriate questions and sent obscene pictures of himself.