August 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team

A man has been jailed after he groomed what he believed was a 14 year old boy

Sean Thompson, 23 of Peterlee appeared in court where he admitted sexual communication with a child.

The court was told that Thompson had contacted what he believed was the online profile of a 14 year old boy.

Thompson made it clear from the start that he was interested in engaging in sexual activity with the boy. Thompson went onto send his address for the boy to visit.

However, the profile was infact the creation of a paedophile hunting team.

The team went to Thompsons address and asked him a series of questions about his online activity. The police were called and Thompson was swiftly arrested

Thomson appeared in court on the 31st August 2018, and was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment

The judge placed him on the sex offenders register for 10 years and a 10 year sexual harm prevention order was also imposed