August 2018

Pervert sent filthy pictures of himself to 14 year-old girl 

An online predator sent indecent pictures and a video of himself to what he thought was a 14-year-old girl, not realising he had been trapped by a paedophile hunter.

Matthew White, from Warrington, sent the pictures and video via social media on June 16.

Two weeks later an online child protection team arrived at his house.

When confronted White, 32 admitted sending indecent images to one of the activists.

He was later arrested by the police and charged. When he appeared in court White pleaded guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause a child to watch sexual activity.

White, whose address was given as HMP Altcourse when he appeared at Chester Crown Court, was jailed for 12 months on August 3 and ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

White was also ordered to pay a £140 victim surcharge.