November 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team ‘Saving Our Little Ones’

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A man who groomed what he believed was a young girl online has been jailed after he was caught by members of paedophile hunting team ‘Saving Our Little Ones’

Gabriel Manole of Birmingham appeared at Birmingham Crown Court where he was found guilty of:

  • Attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming 

  • Attempting to cause of incite a child to engage in sexual activity

The court was told that Manole contacted the online profile of who he believed was a young girl. 

Manole sent a string of sexual messages to the girl with the intent of meeting the child for sexual activity. 

However, the child did not exist and was instead an adult member of paedophile hunting team ‘Saving Our Little Ones’

The judge sentenced him to 15 months imprisonment

Manole was placed on the sex offenders register for ten years and a three year sexual harm prevention order was put in place