March 2018

Pervert pleads guilty to grooming child online

Brian Turnbull 60, of St Mungos Park, Aspatria thought he was chatting to a 14-year-old girl online

Turnbull started sending the 14-year-old explicit texts and pictures before he suggested meeting up.

He then travelled 60 miles from Newcastle to Carlisle to meet her – only to meet the two members of Dark Justice.

This morning (5th March), Turnbull pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child under 16 following sexual grooming. He will be sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court on 27th April.

During a previous short hearing the allegation shown on court papers said: on one or more occasions met or communicated with a 13-year-old girl, not reasonably believing she was aged 16 or over, attempted to meet her and intended to do something to or in respect of her during or after the meeting, which, if done, would have involved the commission of a relevant offence defined under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, allegedly have sex with her.