Convicted paedophile caught by paedophile hunters
A convicted paedophile has been jailed after he sent sexually explicit messages to several children online
Jonathan Baigent, 41 of Ipswich appeared at court where he pleaded guilty to sexual communication with a child and for breaching a previous sexual harm prevention order.
The court was told that Baigent had contacted the online profile of a 14 year old girl. He proceeded to send sexual messages and arranged a meet with the child in the hope of sexual intercourse with the girl
However, when Baigent turned up at the meet location, he was greeted by a combination of paedophile hunting teams: ‘Cobra’, ‘J4K’ and Storm. The teams questioned him on his internet activity and his previous convictions.
Baigent was told that the girls he had spoken to, were in fact adult decoys from ‘Decoy Central’. The police were called and Baigent was arrested
The judge sentenced him to 12 months imprisonment for breaching his Sexual Harm Prevention Order and eight months for the sexual communication charge
In 2009, he was jailed for 18 months for exposing his genitals to a female on a train
In 2007 and he was jailed for two years for engaging in sexual activity in the presence of three children under 13-years-old.
Given an ASBO. But breached it twice within 2 years