A pervert caught grooming what he believed were young girls online inlcuding one who was 12-years-old has been jailed
David Symonds of Durrington appeared at court where he admitted several offences relating to sexual offences against children.
The court was told that Symonds contacted several online profiles of who he believed belonged to young girls. He sent a string of sexual messages with the intent of engaging in sexual activity with the child.
At one point, he exposed himself on WhatsApp during a live call, to who he believed was a 12 year old girl
However, none of the girls existed and instead were decoys from various paedophile hunting teams, including: JFTI Scottish Division and Cobra
Justice for the innocent carried out the sting operation on Symonds, and questioned him over his internet activity. The police were called and he was swiftly arrested.
The judge handed Symonds 22 months imprisonment and placed him on the sex offenders register
Decoys with logs involved in this sting opeartion: Natasha decoy, Kate decoy, Meg decoy, Lynne decoy, Chelsea decoy, Kerry and Amanda from JFTI Scottish Division, Izzy from Cobra.