June 2018

Pervert, 30, snared by paedophile hunter as he tried to meet ’11-year-old girl’

Pervert Mahmoud Morad was snared by a paedophile hunter as he tried to meet an ‘11-year-old girl’ after grooming her online.

The 30-year-old Egyptian met the schoolgirl called Chloe on the internet.

He sent her sexual photographs before he travelled from his Stoke-on-Trent home to Burton to meet up.

But when he arrived, he was confronted by the online child protection team who questioned him. He was later arrested by police 

Now Morad has been jailed for two-and-a-half years at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

The court heard the defendant accessed an adult website called Nearby in November and became aware of someone posting under the name Chloe. She indicated she was aged 11 and posted a photograph to support the claim.

Morad asked ‘Chloe’ to send him intimate pictures of herself and he sent sexual photographs before arranging to meet.

The defendant, who has no previous offences, denied attempting to cause or incite sexual exploitation of a child; attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act; and attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming. But he was convicted of all three charges after a trial this week.

Morad was placed on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.