Cross-dresser with baby fetish snared by paedophile hunters for second time in three months
A cross-dresser with a baby fetish was caught twice by the same paedophile hunters while attempting to meet two different underage boys following sexual grooming.
Terence Moore armed himself with a dummy, adult nappies and a baby bottle, before attempting to meet a 15-year-old boy called James.
But the 52-year-old was instead confronted by undercover organisation Dark Justice, which aims to expose men looking for sex with children, for the second time in three months.
Newcastle Crown Court heard Moore first began speaking to ‘James’ in an online chat room in January this year.
Neil Pallister, prosecuting, told the court: ‘The defendant said he was a cross dresser and lived at an address in Newcastle.
‘He asked if he wanted to go to the defendant’s address.
‘The defendant was told at least four times that he was talking to a 15-year-old.
‘He gave his mobile telephone number.’
Mr Pallister told the court how the defendant asked ‘James’: ‘Do you like kissing, f***ing and sucking?’ to which he replied: ‘I’m not sure I’ve never done out like that before, I’m only 15.’
Mr Pallister said: ‘The defendant goes on to say: “I have got baby gear as well. I have got adult baby gear. I have got nappies, dummies and bottles.” ‘
The court heard how Moore organised to meet the youngster on January 29 outside his address in Newcastle.
Dark Justice spotted the defendant and rang his mobile phone before confronting him and contacting the police, who arrested him.
The court heard how Moore’s flat was searched by police.
They found a room set up as a children’s nursery and another room filled with women’s clothing, fetish outfits and wigs.
Mr Pallister said: ‘In the kitchen they found several dummies, formula milk for babies, adult nappies and bibs.’
The court heard how Moore began chatting online to another 15-year-old boy called Gary in March while he was on bail for the first offence.
Moore asked the boy if he could meet at the Town Moor in Newcastle and said he would bring a dummy and women’s clothes.
He was once again confronted by Dark Justice who detained him until the police arrived to arrest him.
The court heard how the defendant’s rucksack contained a number of items including a pair of pink adult bloomers, a fake cigar, a baby bottle, two condoms, lipstick, a wig adult and shoes.
Mr Pallister told the court Moore had been previously jailed for four years in 1988 for two offences of attempting sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13.
Moore, of Newcastle, admitted two counts of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming at a previous hearing.
He was sentenced to 26 months in prison.