January 2018

Pervert tried to seduce ‘girl, 13’ and told her “I want to get you pregnant” in chilling dating site messages

A pervert sent chilling messages to a ’13-year-old girl’ he was trying to seduce online – but was caught by vigilantes in a sting operation.

Jack Bartlett, 20, called the imaginary teenager “sexy” and told her, “I want to get you pregnant“, in a conversation on a dating site, a court heard.

He also sent her the message: “When we meet, trust your life with me.”

The court was told it was “crystal clear” the ‘girl’ – who was actually an adult posing as a teenager – was only 13

Bartlett, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire, admitted attempting to incite a girl to engage in sexual activity between November 10 and 26.

The defendant, who had been in custody, has now been handed a three-year community order and 50 days’ rehabilitation.

Grimsby Crown Court heard Bartlett sent “crudely sexualised” messages to the non-existent girl, as well as intimate pictures of himself.

Craig Lowe, prosecuting, said volunteer group called One Reason, also known as Paedophile Hunters, alerted police about a conversation on an adult dating site.

An adult pretended to be a 13-year-old girl and some of the chat was of a sexual nature, the court was told.

Bartlett asked for intimate pictures of the ‘teenager’, called her “cute” and “hot”, and made sexual suggestions.

He told her in a message: “When we meet up, we can have sex.”

He asked “Are you really 13?” and told her: “You look cool. You are cute for 13. I really like you,” the court heard.

Bartlett also said: “I’ll wear a condom. I really like you and I want to teach you things. Have a great day, sexy.”

And he wrote: “You are a beautiful, cute, sexy girl.

“When we meet, trust your life with me.”

In other messages, the defendant said: “I am your first true love and I’ll love you, baby girl. I want to get you pregnant.”

Mr Lowe said: “It was crystal clear that she was saying that she was only 13 and he well knew that.”

Bartlett was also given a five-year sexual harm prevention order and must register as a sex offender for five years.