April 2018

Convicted paedophile attempted to get schoolgirls to perform obscene acts with dogs

An already convicted paedophile who attempted to get schoolgirls to perform obscene acts with dogs has been jailed for five years.

Burnley Crown Court heard how Jason Andrew Macleod attempted to meet up with four girls for sex but unbeknown to him he was talking to online paedophile hunters ‘Dark Light’

And he was caught when he went to a McDonald’s in Burnley to meet up with a girl called ‘Laura’ who was actually one of the hunters.

That was filmed on Facebook live and Macleod, of Lydia Street, Accrington, was arrested a short time later.

Judge Jonathan Gibson told Macleod, 47, he posed a “significant risk of causing sexual harm to young girls around the 12 to 14 years age group” and deemed him to be a dangerous offender.

He will be on licence for a period of eight years once he is released from prison.

Prosecuting, Richard Archer told the court how Macleod was jailed for three years in 2012 for having sex with a 12-year-old in a field in South Yorkshire.

He was given a sexual offences prevention order, banning him from contacting girls under 16 and preventing him from using any pseudonyms.

But the court heard how Macleod, formerly of Cleaver Street, Burnley, contacted four profiles he thought were underage girls on the social media application ‘Meet 4 U’, using the aliases Jason Matlin, Jim Green and Jay, Jason Foulkes and Jay Green.

Mr Archer said Macleod first contacted a girl he thought was a 12-year-old on February 1 this year.

Over a week Macleod asked for naked photographs of her, told her to engage in bestiality and tried to arrange for them to meet up in his Mercedes to have sex.

Talking to a girl he thought was aged 12 Macleod said he had had sex with many girls her age before and none of them got pregnant.

He told another girl that he wanted a threesome with her and her auntie, sent one an explicit photograph of himself and told another that he wanted to have sex in the car park at Botany Bay near Chorley.

He admitted attempting to get a child to engage in sexual activity and breaching court orders.