December 2017

Pervert caught by paedophile hunters

A pervert has been jailed after he was caught by paedophile hunters

Truck driver Derek Abbott appeared in court via video link where he was sentenced for a number of child grooming offences

The court was told that Abbott had contacted the profile of two young girls aged 12 & 13 online. He sent a number of sexually charged messages to the children and even sent pictures of his manhood

In one message, he stated that ‘age is just a number’

However, the child did not exist and was in fact an adult 

Online child protection team ‘National Child Protectors’ acted on the info and went to confront him

The team eventually tracked Abbott down to a lorry park. When they knocked on his cab door, they found him masterbating with his trousers round his ankles. The team called police who swiftly arrested Abbott

The judge handed Abbott:

  • 20 months in prison

  • 10 years on the sex offenders register

  • 10 year sexual harm prevention order (SHPO)