A pervert who believed he was grooming a young girl online has avoided a prison sentence after he was exposed by an online child protection team from Coventry called ‘Godiva Hunter’
Daniel James Alexander Gilderson, of Derby appeared at Warwick Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to sexual communication with a child and meeting a child following sexual grooming.
The court was told that Gilderson was interviewed by paedophile hunters after he travelled from Derby to meet who he believed was a 14-year-old schoolgirl he had groomed online. Condoms were later found in his car
Gilderson sent sexual conversations and explicit images and videos of himself to the “decoy”.
He admitted to having “monsters in his head” and freely admitted that he was speaking to other underage girls online
Gilderson was sentenced to 14 months in prison which was suspended for two years and ordered to take part in a rehabilitation activity course (35 days)
He must register as a sex offender for ten years
A sexual harm prevention order for 10 years was also issued which prohibits him from being in contact with any female child aged under 16