June 2019

Perv sent pics of private parts to girl he thought was 15 and asked her for sex

A pervert sent a picture of his private parts to a girl he believed was only 15 and asked her if she wanted sex.

But sleazy Jose Sanchez was caught out when a paedophile hunters group snared him in a sting operation outside the Mercure Hotel in Ayr.

Sanchez, 33, a sheet metal worker at Prestwick Airport, appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court last week for sentencing.

He previously admitted at an earlier hearing to intentionally attempting to communicate indecently with a person he believed to be a 15 year-old girl called ‘Chloe.’

The crimes took place between August 9 and September 9 last year and the charges on the indictment also state that Sanchez committed the offences for the purposes of sexual gratification, and that he did repeatedly send the girl written messages of a sexual nature and indecent photographs.

And Sanchez, of Eglinton Terrace, Ayr, further admitted travelling on September 9, 2018 with the intention of meeting the fake 15 year-old girl with the intention of having sex with

Fiscal Depute Ed Sheeran told the court how Sanchez got in touch with the fictitious 15 year-old via the Skout app.

Mr Sheeran told the court how, over the course of time, the witness “repeatedly made references to ‘Chloe’ being 15 and underage.”

“Despite this,” said Mr Sheeran, “The accused asked her ‘Have sex and it’s illegal and you never had sex?’

Sanchez also made a reference to a sexual act with his tongue.

Mr Sheeran continued: “The accused also sent her a picture of his private parts , asking whether she would like to have sex with a guy. It’s clear he was obtaining sexual gratification.”

The court was also told how a meeting was arranged between the pair on September 9 and on attending the meet Sanchez was confronted by the decoy Chloe and other members of the Wolf Pack Hunters UK group, who filmed the incident live.

Mr Sheeran said: “A meeting was set and the decoy, along with other persons, met Sanchez and challenged him in relation to his actions.”

Police were contacted and Sanchez was arrested and taken to Ayr police office.

Mr Sheeran added: “Police witnesses made statements and the accused was interviewed.

“He spoke freely and made full admissions. He was cautioned and charged and made no reply.”

Sheriff John Montgomery said to Sanchez, who was in court with an interpreter and supported by his family from Spain: “You cooperated with the police in relation to this. I have decided that a custodial sentence is not necessary in the circumstances.”

Sanchez was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work in the community which must be completed in the next six months and placed under supervision for six months also.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register.