January 2017

Sex offender caught chatting to man who was posing as a child breaches protection order


A sex offender who failed to keep police up to date with his address has had his suspended prison sentence extended.

Majid Javanbakht, 35, was given a 16-month jail term suspended for 18 months last October for attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.

He thought he was talking to teenager on a “sex site” , and arranged to meet him.

In fact, he was chatting to a man using a fake profile and a false name, Teesside Crown Court heard previously.

The bogus child, who had suggested he was too young as a 15-year-old virgin, revealed himself as an adult and took Javanbakht to the police station when they met near a Stockton swimming baths.

He told officers he thought it was a jape or a prank.

He maintained he had no sexual interest in children when he appeared in court for his first sexual offence, described as a “one-off experiment”.

He said he was “sexually adventurous” and used the website – used by people to arrange sex – to contact other adults.

He was given a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) and had to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Shortly after his sentence, it became clear to the Probation Service that he had been asked to leave the address which he had registered.

The law stipulated he had to re-register with the police in three days or register as homeless.

He was arrested from a Newcastle takeaway on November 14 last year, prosecutor Jo Kidd told Teesside Crown Court on Tuesday.

Javanbakht admitted breaching the SHPO and breaching his suspended sentence.

Shaun Routledge, defending, said the police knew where Javanbakht worked.

Judge Simon Bourne-Arton QC, the Recorder of Middlesbrough, told Javanbakht: “You now should know that you’ve got to be careful with the order that was imposed against you. You cannot ignore it.

“This was incompetence rather than deliberate because you were asked to leave your home.

“You realise you should have gone to the police but the police knew where you were.”

He increased the sentence of Javanbakht, now of Shieldfield, Newcastle, to 17 months suspended for two years.

October 2016

Man who arranged meet ‘schoolboy’ on a sex site snared by paedophile hunter

A man who arranged to meet a ’15-year-old boy’ on a sex site was snared by a paedophile hunter.

Majid Javanbakht avoided a jail term but has been placed on the sex offenders register after ‘walking into’ the liaison.

The 35-year-old had been persuaded into meeting the ‘boy’, who was someone using a fake profile and a false name and “trying to disguise their voice as a 15-year-old might sound”

Javanbakht maintained he had no sexual interest in children and this was a “one-off experiment”, Teesside Crown Court heard on Friday.

As they discussed meeting, the bogus child suggested he was too young and was a 15-year-old virgin.

He and Javanbakht decided to meet near a swimming baths on June 22 last year, said prosecutor Robin Turton.

The correspondent finally revealed himself at the rendezvous and Javanbakht agreed to accompany him to the police station.

He told officers he thought it was a jape or a prank.


He later pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming, his first sexual offence.

Judge Sean Morris said this was a lesson that anyone interested in such activity would end up in court and on the sex offenders’ register, “with all the humiliation that entails”.

He told Javanbakht: “Had this been a real child, and you had actually met up with a child, there would be no question you would be going away.

“Had there been any suggestion that you had interest in children on your computers or phone, you’d be going away.”

Instead, he said, they revealed “not a single hint” of such interest.

“It appears this was a wholly unacceptable one-off experiment.

“Temptation got in your way. You struck up a conversation with somebody who pretended to be a 15-year-old boy and you arranged to meet.

“You walked into this.”

He said there was no specific targeting or exploitation of a vulnerable child, no continued contact or exposure to extreme sexual content.

He said Javanbakht, of Deepdale Green, Newcastle, was forthright and ashamed and did not make threats, recruit others, lie about his age or indicate he wanted full sex.

He “only just” suspended a 16-month jail term for 18 months with 200 hours’ unpaid work