March 2018

Pervert has sentencing postponed so he can enjoy a holiday in Lake District

A paedophile has had his sentencing postponed so he can enjoy a holiday in the Lake District.

Last week, McDonalds worker Kristopher Cook should have learned if he was off to jail after he was found guilty of attempting “penetrative sexual activity” with a child.

But the pervert has been told he is free to instead enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Lakes with his family.

He will instead be sentenced a week later

The South Shields sex offender pleaded guilty to attempting to engage a child under 16 in sexual activity at a hearing on Wednesday, March 14.

The 24-year-old was warned he faced jail by Judge Amanda Rippon, who then agreed to the defence’s request of a delay for the pre-booked break.

Unshaven Cook stood largely silent in the dock as he entered his plea at the brief hearing.

A psychiatric report will also be carried out after the court heard the St Cuthbert’s Avenue man suffered from “a number of educational and emotional difficulties”.

Ordering an all options report, Judge Rippon told him: “I’m releasing you on unconditional bail so you are free to go on that holiday with your family.

“It is possible you may be looking at a jail sentence.”

Cook was caught by online child protection team ‘Geordie Chasers’