November 2017

Pervert’s dad says ‘not again’ when his son is confronted by paedophile hunters

A pervert’s dad said ‘not again’ when his son was confronted about trying to meet underage girls for sex.

Wearing Batman pyjamas, Warren Milne answered the door to his home to a online paedophile hunters, who had caught him messaging what he thought were teenage girls on the internet.

In fact, he was chatting to members of Predator Hunters, a group who had set-up fake profiles as fictional schoolchildren in a bid to find men searching to groom and meet youngsters online.

Milne, of Hillhead Road, West Denton, Newcastle, was already subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order that he was given by Newcastle Crown Court in June this year after committing similar offences last year.

On that occasion, he was allowed to keep his freedom but was made subject of the order, which banned him from communicating with people under 16.

But, by August 20, the 24-year-old was back up to his old tricks and began explicitly chatting to what he thought was four underage girls online,

He was, in fact, messaging members of Predator Hunters, who turned up to confront Milne on his doorstep on September 17.

Now, Milne is facing an immediate jail sentence after he admitted four counts of attempting to communicate with a girl under 16 for the purpose of sexual gratification and one count of breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

He appeared via video link from prison at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to enter his pleas.

Sue Baker, prosecuting, said the charges were ‘attempt’ to communicate as the ‘victims’ were actually decoys.

District Judge Kate Meek said the case was so serious that Milne should be sent to Newcastle Crown Court for sentence.

The judge said: “The offences you have pleaded guilty to will be committed to the crown court.”

Gregg Stephens, mitigating, made on representations and will mitigate in full at the sentencing hearing.

Milne was remanded in custody to next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on November 30.

September 2017

Convicted pervert caught for second time

An already convicted pervert that was spared prison earlier this year after he groomed what he believed was a schoolgirl has been caught again just two months after being sentenced.

Unemployed Warren Milne, 24 of Newcastle appeared at court where he faced two counts of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity 

His latest offences took place online, and involved two female decoys from online child protection team ‘Predator Hunters’

Milne believed the decoys were girls aged 11 and 13 years old.

Almost immediately, Milne sent sexually explicit messages. 

During the next few weeks, Milne sent pictures of his penis to the decoys and tried to coax them into sending indecent mages of themselves.

He continued to pressure them, which concerned the members of ‘Predator Hunters’ to such a degree that they felt they had to meet him immediately to expose him and his activities to the police.

The team went to his address and confronted him.

His parents who were present were informed of his re-offending, before the police arrived to arrest him

Milne admitted the latest offences and the judge remanded him in custody to appear for sentencing next month

The court was told that Milne was already a convicted sex offender who had been sentenced in June this year. 

The pervert groomed what he believed was a schoolgirl online, but was exposed by online child protection team ‘The Hunted One’

On that occasion, the judge allowed Milne to walk free from court with an 8 month prison sentence which was suspended for two years.

He was ordered to take part in a 54 day sexual offender programme. He was given a 10 year sexual harm prevention order and told that he must register as a sex offender for 10 years.

 

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