Glasgow pervert Craig Bradley sentenced after being snared by paedophile hunters

A PERVERT who planned to take a 14-year-old girl to a Glasgow hotel and ply her with alcohol has escaped jail.

On Wednesday at Glasgow Sheriff Court, Craig Bradley, 46, was ordered to perform 270 hours of unpaid work. He will be supervised for 18 months.

Bradley, of Royston, was caught on video as he arrived for what he thought was a meeting with a 14-year-old girl.

He was snared by group Wolfpack Hunters at Buchanan Bus Station on March 4, last year.

He admitted sending sexual communication and arranging to meet a girl.

The footage – live streamed on Facebook – showed Bradley carrying swimming trunks.

When asked why he was there, Bradley responded “Phone my mates, I’m not a paedo.”

He then claimed: “I’m a lawyer.”

The court heard Bradley was using a social messaging platform to communicate with what he believed was a teenager – but was in touch with a decoy from the vigilante group.

Prosecutor Mark Allan said: “The decoy said ‘I’m Kenzie, 14 from Clydebank and I’m not feeling well.’ “Mr Bradley responded ‘That’s a shame, you look so cute’.”

Bradley arranged to take the decoy to a hotel and buy her vodka and coke. He said it was their “wee secret”.

When caught Bradley, he said: “I was going to meet her and send her home, so that she was safe.”

Bradley has lost his job and long term partner since his actions came to light.

Sheriff Alayne Swanson said: “This was a very serious matter, I hope you understand if you breach this order there will be no alternative to custody.”

April 2019

Glasgow man snared by paedophile hunters claimed he was lawyer

A pervert snared by a paedophile hunters claimed he was a lawyer when he was confronted in Glasgow City Centre.

Craig Bradley, 46, was caught on video as he arrived for a meeting with a 14-year-old girl.

He admitted at Glasgow Sheriff Court to sending sexual communication and arranging to meet a girl.

Bradley, of the city’s Royston, was confronted by the vigilante group Wolfpack Hunters at Buchanan Bus Station last March.

The capture – live streamed on Facebook – showed Bradley carrying swimming trunks in a Sainsbury’s bag.

When asked why he was there, Bradley responded “Phone my mates, I’m not a paedo.”

Using the name ‘Craig35’ Bradley was using the social messaging platform Scout to communicate with a 14-year-old decoy called Kenzie.

Prosecutor Mark Allan said: “The decoy said ‘I’m Kenzie, 14 from Clydebank and I’m not feeling well.’

“Mr Bradley responded ‘That’s a shame, you look so cute.”

Bradley arranged to take the decoy to a hotel in Glasgow City Centre.

His capture video also revealed that he promised the decoy vodka and coke and that it was their ‘wee secret’.

He set up a meeting at Buchanan Bus Station on March 4 where he was confronted by the vigilante group.

Bradley told them: “The last time she told me she was 14 and I was going to meet her and send her home so that she was safe.”

In the video, Bradley claimed he was a solicitor before changing his mind and said he worked in an office doing admin.

Sheriff Alayne Swanson deferred sentence until next month for background reports.

Bradley was bailed in the meantime.