August 2018

Pervert avoids prison after grooming child online

A pervert has been handed a community order after grooming what he believed was a child online.

Terrance (Terry) Taylor of Leeds appeared at Leeds Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to:

  • Adult attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child

The court was told that Taylor had contacted what he believed were the online profiles of at least 10 girls who were aged from 11 to 15

The pervert sent sexually charged messages explaining his intent to engage in sexual activity with the girls. He also suggested meeting several of the girls.

However, the girls did not exist and were in-fact adults from online child protection teams ‘Net Justice’ & ‘Totnes Justice’, who pose online as children to catch internet predators.

Members from ‘Net Justice’ & ‘No More Silent Voices’ confronted Taylor at his home. They questioned him on his internet activity.

The police were called and Taylor was swiftly arrested.

The judge handed Taylor six months imprisonment which was suspended for 12 months

He was told that he must complete 150 hours of unpaid work and undertake a 30 day rehabilitation activity requirement 

A sexual harm prevention order for seven years was imposed and Taylor would have to register as a sex offender