November 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team

A pervert who groomed what he believed was a child online was caught by a paedophile hunting team

Ian Lewis of  Bridgend appeared at Cardiff Crown Court where he admitted: Inciting a minor under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity

The court was told that Lewis had contacted the profile of who he believed was a child. He sent a string of sexual messages and organised a meeting. 

When Lewis turned up expecting to meet the child for sex, he was greeted by a paedophile hunting team, who explained that the child did not exist was instead a member of another team who pose online as children to catch sexual predators. 

Ruby Decoy was the decoy in this case

Lewis was sentenced to:

  • Two year rehabilitation order 

  • Register as a sex offender for five years 

  • Five year sexual harm prevention order (SHPO)