November 2016

How paedo hunters snared man who asked teen to act out porn film

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A man who asked a 15-year-old girl to reenact porn scenes with him pleaded guilty after been caught by paedophile hunters.

Jonathan Haswell believed he had been sending graphic pictures of his body to the underage schoolgirl online.

But the 44-year-old, of Gateshead, had been snared by a vigilante group called Dark Justice who confronted him on camera as he tried to meet the fake girl in Newcastle city centre.

During online conversations, Haswell had told the schoolgirl they could watch porn together and copy what was happening on screen. He also asked her to send pictures in her underwear.

When the vigilantes confront him on film, Haswell admits he is carrying a pornographic movie.

He pleaded guilty to attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity, at Newcastle Crown Court.

He was sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for two years, with sex offender registration for ten years.

Haswell now has to abide by a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life.