November 2018

Jailed: Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team 

A pervert has been jailed after he groomed what he believed were young girls online

46-year-old Samuel Warner, of Ebony Grove, Lincoln appearedat Lincoln Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to: 

  • Two counts of inciting a child aged under 13 to engage in sexual activity 

  • Two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity 

  • Two counts of attempting to sexually communicate with a child 

The court was told that Warner had contacted two online profiles that he believed belonged to two 13-year-old girls.

Warner immediately sent a string of sexually explicit chat with the intent of engaging the girls into sexual activity. He also sent a number of naked images of himself.

In September 2017, Warner arranged to meet one of the girls, but was instead met by paedophile hunting team ‘Justice 4 Kids’.

The team asked Warner a number of questions about his internet activity before revealing that the girls he had been speaking to were infact adults from hunting teams ‘S.T.O.P’ & ‘Confronted & Caught’ who pose online as children to catch sexual predators who target children

The judge sentenced Warner to two years imprisonment 

He was given a 10 year sexual harm prevention order, and was told to register as a sex offender for 10 years

The mobile phone seized by police will also be destroyed.

Warner was told to pay a victim surcharge of £140.

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