January 2019

Colburn man jailed for child sex crimes after sting by paedophile hunters

A Colburn man has been jailed after being arrested for child sex crimes for a second time.

Anthony Lee Nendick, 35, of Manor Grove, Colburn, was given a 16-month sentence at York Crown Court today.

He pleaded guilty to two charges, attempting to engage in sexual activity with an child and attempting to cause/incite a girl aged 13-15 to engage in sexual activity – no penetration, at an earlier hearing.

He was arrested on Sunday, January 13 after information was passed to police by a paedophile hunter group.

A representative from the group the Child Online Safety Team confronted Nendick at his home.

The confrontation, which was screened lived on Facebook, came about after the defendant engaged in a sexual conversation with a girl online who told him he was 13.

However, Nendick was told he had actually been messaging an adult decoy deployed by the paedophile hunters.

The video is online here

It is the second time Nendick has been prosecuted for child sex offences.

In September 2014, the former soldier propositioned a schoolgirl online, despite repeatedly being told by the girl that his advances were not welcome.

On this occasion Nendick admitted inciting a child to engage in sexual activity at an earlier hearing and received a fine.

Today, Nendick was issued with a ten-year sexual harm prevention order and placed on the sex offenders’ register for ten years.

Sam, from the Child Online Safety Team, who carried out the sting, said after the hearing: “We are very pleased with the result.

“Nendick is off the streets and has plenty of time to on his behaviour.”

January 2019: Caught by paedophile hunting team ‘Child Online Safety Team’ on behalf of ‘Totnes Justice’

Former soldier propositioned schoolgirl with seedy texts

A former soldier who propositioned a schoolgirl in a series of seedy text messages has walked free from court

Lee Nendick was repeatedly told by the teenager that his advances were not welcome – yet still he continued.

Nendick, from North Yorkshire, admitted inciting a child to engage in sexual activity at an earlier hearing.

The court heard that among the sordid messages sent to the girl was a picture of Nendick’s private parts.

Nendick, of Manor Grove, Colburn, Catterick Garrison, was given a three-year community order with supervision.

He was also ordered to pay £300 costs and put on a three-month electronic tag curfew from 8pm to 6am.

Judge Peter Bowers told him: “This was wholly inappropriate and unsolicited behaviour by you

“She showed more maturity and common sense than you did. She gave no reason to believe that your approaches would be welcome.

“What you did at the time obviously caused her to be distressed, and fortunately she had the sense to reject your persistent advances.”

He added: “I accept that you served in the Army with some distinction, and you now bear the psychological scars for the horrors you witnessed.

“That does not excuse what you did, but it raises issues that need to be addressed.”