August 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team ‘Net Justice’

A sexual predator who believed he was grooming a schoolgirl for sex has avoided a prison sentence

Christopher Mills, 63 of Poole, Dorset appeared at York Crown Court where he was sentenced for online grooming offences including facilitating the commission of sexual activity on a child

The court was told that Mills who is retired, had contacted the online profile of who he believed belonged to a 14 year old girl

Mills sent sexually explicit messages over a 16 week period in a bid to groom the young girl. 

The pervert told the girl he wanted to kiss and spank her

Mills told the girl that he googled ‘child grooming’ and was worried he might go to prison, but said the girl was “worth the risk “. He also asked the child to google ‘Pervert’ and ‘NSPCC’

The pervert finally arranged to meet the girl at Scarborough Hotel that he had booked for them, which clearly showed his intent of engaging the child into sexual activity.

Mills drove over 7 hours from his home in Dorset to reach the hotel in North Yorkshire

However, the child did not exist, and was instead an adult member of paedophile hunting team ‘Net Justice‘ who pose online as children to catch sexual predators.

In July 2018, the team traveled to the hotel to confront Mills.

When they arrived, they learnt that Mills had left a note at hotel reception saying: “I am expecting my granddaughter today can you please send her up to my room”

The team confronted Mills and questioned him over his internet activity. 

The police were called and Mills was arrested.

The judge sentenced Mills to 10 months prison sentence which was suspended for two years

The judge imposed a 10 year sexual harm prevention order and told Mills that he must register as a sex offender for ten years