Leeds pervert snared by paedophile hunter group is jailed
A convicted child sex offender from Leeds who sent a video of himself performing a sexual act to who he thought was a 14-year-old girl has been jailed for two years.
Barry Jones, 55, was snared by a member of a paedophile hunter group posing as a schoolgirl, Leeds Crown Court heard.
Prosecutor, Philip Standfast said Jones, of Woodside Avenue, Meanwood, started talking to who he thought was a 14-year-old girl called Lucy on website Qeep last November.
The court heard Jones made sexual comments to her and asked her to perform a sexual act on another child.
Mr Standfast said Jones moved the conversation to website Kik and told Lucy he had a fast car and suggested they should meet up.
The court heard Jones sent Lucy a video of himself performing a sexual act. Jones admitted inciting a female to engage in sexual activity, attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual activity and attempting to engage in sexual communications with a child.
He was convicted of indecent exposure in 1987, two charges of indecent exposure in 1989 and indecent assault on a female under and over 16 in 1995.
Jones, who was not legally represented, said: “I would just like to say I’m sorry and ashamed.”
He added: “I accept full responsibility.”
Jailing Jones for two years, Judge James Spencer QC, said: “You have previous convictions not only of exposing yourself but then when you were quite a mature person you indecently assaulted a girl.”