March 2019

Sexual predator caught by paedophile hunting team

A man who believed he was grooming two children online was caught in a paedophile hunting sting operation.

Kim Payne, 55 of Harrow appeared at court where he was sentenced for:

  • Attempting to meet a child following grooming

  • Inciting a child into sexual activity – including penetration

Royal mail worker Payne had contacted the online profiles of who he believed were two 13-year-old girls. Payne sent a number of sexually explicit messages with the clear intent of engaging the child into sexual activity. He stated several times that he wanted full sexual intercourse with the girls.

The pervert arranged to meet one of the girls on the morning of 3rd, January 2019 at a park in Wembley, London.

However, Payne was met by members of two paedophile hunting teams who explained that he had infact been speaking to their decoys and that he would shortly be arrested. 

The main sting was Scorpion Hunters UK who were assisted by a member of Justice For The Innocent.

The judge handed Payne 24 months imprisonment which was suspended for two years.

A 10 year sexual harm prevention order (SHP0) was imposed and Payne was told that he must register as a sex offender for ten years.

A 60 day rehabilitation programme was set up to help Payne address his perversion.