October 2018

Pervert exposed by paedophile hunters

A pervert was trapped by a group of paedophile hunters after trying to entice a girl with an explicit image of a snake.

Domino’s Pizza worker Jitender Kumar, 38, sent the extremely pornographic photo on WhatsApp.

Kumar thought he was sending the image to a 13-year-old girl called Molly but he was snared in a sting set up by a paedophile hunter group called ‘Stolen Youth No More’.

The father-of-two asked the girl if she had a boyfriend and if she had started her period yet, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

John Evison, prosecuting, told the court: ‘He sent her a picture of a bedroom with a teddy bear on the bed.

‘He told her to get the train to Paddington or Euston.’

Kumar said he would send an image of his credit card and asking Molly to come visit him.

Six months later on July 6 Kumar messaged her again, sent her a photo of his face and then forwarded her the explicit image – which he called a ‘China special’.

Kumar was tracked to his place of work, a Domino’s pizza takeaway in east London, by the paedophile hunters Stolen Youth No More’ on July 21.

They held him there until police arrested him and brought him to Brixton police station.

Judge Neil Sanders told Kumar: ‘You are 38-years-old with no previous convictions.

‘As far as you were concerned it is quite clear that you thought that (the girl) was 13 years old.

‘There were quite clear requests by you to meet up.

‘The obvious suggestion is that that should result in sexual intercourse between you.

‘Bearing in mind that there was no meeting, there was no child, and the meeting could not have taken place.’

Kumar of Thorngrove Road, Upton Park, admitted attempting to meet a child under 16 following grooming, sexual communication with a child, and possession of an extreme porn image.

He was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment suspended for 24 months, a 60 day Rehab Activity Requirement, 100 hours of unpaid work, and a five year sexual harm prevention order.