September 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team 

A pervert who groomed what he believed was a 13 year old girl has avoided a prison sentence

Shane Walker of Oldham appeared at Manchester Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to sexual offences related to the online grooming of children

The court was told that Walker had set up a profile with a fake name and contacted the online profile of who he believed was a 13 year old girl. He sent highly sexualised chat.

He threatened to put a gun to the back of the 13 year old girls head and also stated to her that he would go on to rape her and kill her if she didn’t send indecent images of herself

However, the girl did not exist and was instead a ‘decoy’ from paedophile hunting team ‘Dark light’

Walker was sentenced to a three year community order

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