August 2017

Convicted rapist, 24, is jailed for three years after paedophile hunters Dark Justice caught him trying to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex

A date-rapist who ran away when paedophile hunters caught him trying to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex has been jailed.

Alfred Scott, also known as Alfred Liddle, travelled to Central Station in Newcastle to meet who he thought was a schoolgirl called Jess after chatting to her on social media website Tagged.

But the pervert had been duped by Dark Justice, a group who pose as teen girls online to expose men looking for sex with children

After sending a picture of his penis and engaging in explicit sex chat, the 24-year-old ran away when he was confronted by Dark Justice at the train station. He was later arrested by police.

Scott was jailed for four-and-a-half years in 2012 for raping a woman on their first date after meeting her over the internet, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

He locked her in a room before the attack, in which he bit a slapped her.

When he started chatting to ‘Jess’ in March last year, Scott was still on licence.

Despite Scott believing he was talking to a child, prosecutor Paul Rowland told the court how conversation quickly turned sexual.

‘It was reiterated to the defendant that Jess was only 13 years of age.

‘It became apparent from the conversations he had that he was inviting Jess to send pictures of her body, that can be seen from the content of the messages retrieved from his telephone after he was arrested.

‘Further to that, the defendant sent a photograph to Jess an image of a semi-erect penis, that being his.

‘Throughout the course of the messages correspondence between them, the

defendant also made reference to penetrative sexual acts which he wished to perform upon Jess.’

Dark Justice confronted Scott at Newcastle central train station, where he ran away as he realised there was no teenage girl.

When he was arrested he told police: ‘I knew I shouldn’t have come, I knew it was wrong.’

Scott, of Westmoreland Avenue, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, pleaded

guilty to attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming at a previous hearing.

Judge Deborah Sherwin sentenced him to three years behind bars, with an extended three-year licence period.

He must also abide the terms of a sexual harm prevention order for the rest of his life and sign the sex offenders register.

Judge Sherwin told Scott there was a ‘significant risk’ he’d offend again.

‘You are to be viewed as a dangerous offender.

‘Jessie made it quite clear she was 13 and you continued to communicate with her.

‘Of course Jessie did not exist but you were not to know this.

‘It seems clear to me that had Jessie been a real girl and this was a real conversation, you would have met her intending to have some sort of sexual activity with her, penetrative sexual activity.’

Jennifer Coxon, defending, said Scott had started the conversation over an adult website and had not set out to chat to a child.

‘There is very little I can add in terms of his thought processes at the time.’

She said Scott disputes the idea that he poses a danger and would be willing to comply with court orders in future.

May 2017

Rapist’s sick selfies to ’13-year-old girl’ see him snared by paedophile hunters

A convicted rapist is facing jail after trying to groom a 13-year-old girl on the internet with sick messages and graphic selfies.

Alfred Scott, 24, sent WhatsApp messages saying he was ‘horny as hell’ and an image of aroused male genitalia, but the youngster he thought was schoolgirl ‘Jess’ was in fact paedophile hunters posing as a child.

The pervert, who was jailed for four-and-a-half years in 2012 for violently raping a woman during their first date, was lured to Newcastle Central Station, where he scarpered when he was confronted by vigilantes from Dark Justice.

Scott, also known as Alfred Liddle, from Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, was reported to police and later arrested.

The predator today appeared before Newcastle Crown Court via a video link from HMP Durham after earlier admitting attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.

David Crook, prosecuting, said Scott was told by ‘Jess’ that she was 13 from the outset and reminded again of the tender age when the online conversation turned explicit.

Scott urged her to send X-rated pictures of herself but the man pretending to be Jess refused ahead of a meeting between him and the ‘girl’ on April 15.

Mr Crook said: ‘Just after half-six that day, two of the people of the Dark Justice group, one of them was videoing, went to Central Station to meet the defendant who would have been expecting to meet up with Jess.

‘They recognised him by the photograph he had posted of himself.

‘The defendant when confronted made off.’

When he was arrested, Scott snapped: ‘It wasn’t like that, nothing was going to happen, f***, I shouldn’t have come, I knew it was wrong.’

Judge Tim Gittins adjourned the case until July 24 for psychiatric reports to be prepared.

Dark Justice have secured 90 arrests, 43 convictions and 20 jail terms following their undercover work, according to their website.

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