November 2015

Pervert caught by hunting team ‘Dark Justice’

A pervert has avoided prison, after grooming what he believed was a schoolgirl online

Andrew Long, 40 of Sunniside, Gateshead thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl he had been grooming online.

But oblivious to the consequences, Long was actually sending sexually explicit messages and images to paedophile hunting team Dark Justice.

Long arranged a meet but failed to attend. He was later arrested and charged

Long admitted:

  • Attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming 

  • Attempting to cause a child aged 13 to 15 to watch/look at an image of sexual activity

He received a 10 months sentence suspended for two years and put on the sex offenders register for 10 years.