Jailed: Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team
A pervert has been jailed after he groomed what he believed were young girls online
46-year-old Samuel Warner, of Ebony Grove, Lincoln appearedat Lincoln Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to:
Two counts of inciting a child aged under 13 to engage in sexual activity
Two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity
Two counts of attempting to sexually communicate with a child
The court was told that Warner had contacted two online profiles that he believed belonged to two 13-year-old girls.
Warner immediately sent a string of sexually explicit chat with the intent of engaging the girls into sexual activity. He also sent a number of naked images of himself.
In September 2017, Warner arranged to meet one of the girls, but was instead met by paedophile hunting team ‘Justice 4 Kids’.
The team asked Warner a number of questions about his internet activity before revealing that the girls he had been speaking to were infact adults from hunting teams ‘S.T.O.P’ & ‘Confronted & Caught’ who pose online as children to catch sexual predators who target children
The judge sentenced Warner to two years imprisonment
He was given a 10 year sexual harm prevention order, and was told to register as a sex offender for 10 years
The mobile phone seized by police will also be destroyed.
Warner was told to pay a victim surcharge of £140.