November 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team

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A pervert who was caught by a paedophile hunting team has avoided a prison sentence

Lee Derek Henson of Top Valley, Nottingham appeared at court where he admitted sexual communication with who he believed were two young girls

The court was told that Henson had contacted the online profiles of who he believed belonged to a 12 year old and 13 year old girl.

Henson sent a string of sexual messages with the intent to engage in sexual activity with the girls.

However, the child did not exist and was instead an adult member of paedophile hunting team ‘Parental Online Protection- P.O.P’ who pose online as children to catch sexual predators who target children.

The judge handed Henson a three year community order

A five year sexual harm prevention order was imposed and he was told that he must register as a sex offender for a period of five years