Paedophile hunters confronted pervert, 32, in town centre
Pervert Nazmul Islam was confronted by paedophile hunters outside his workplace after telling a ‘13-year-old girl’ he wanted to go to bed with her.
The 32-year-old was snared after a group calling themselves No Thrills Exposure set up a fake profile on a website for adults.
But the picture they used was clearly of a child under 16 and when the defendant made contact he was told the girl was aged 13.
Islam told her he was 19 years older and during conversations, which spanned two months, he:
Made it clear he wanted to meet her;
Sent her a message saying he wanted her to share a bed with him;
Sent her a naked picture of his private parts.
The paedophile hunters then converged on the defendant’s workplace in Biddulph High Street and confronted him before the police arrived and arrested him.
Now Islam has been sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for two years, at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.
Prosecutor Paul Spratt said: “No Thrills Exposure placed a picture of a child who was plainly under 16 on a website. The defendant logged on to the website and began communicating with her. He was immediately told she was aged 13.
“He did not realise this was a decoy and continued with his conversations with her. He told her he was 19 years older than her.
“The conversation went on for two months. It was sexual on occasion. It was plain he intended that they should meet even though he was told she lived in Blackpool.
“It is plain he intended some sexual contact. He admits he intended to kiss her. He sent her a message saying he wanted her to share a bed with him and he said, ‘Do you want to be under my blanket’? He plainly anticipated they would share a bed.
“In full knowledge of her age he sent her a picture of his person, naked pictures.”
Members of the group turned up the defendant’s workplace on January 27 and police arrived and arrested him.
Islam, of Thetford Road, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child; and attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity.
As part of the suspended sentence Islam must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement for 25 days.
He was made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for five years and was placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.
Judge David Fletcher told Islam: “You knew the person was aged 13. Some of the conversations were overtly sexual. Sending a photo of private parts cemented the sexual nature of the conversation. There was a real inclination to meet the girl.”