June 2019

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team

A pervert has been jailed after he was caught in an undercover paedophile hunter sting

William Edge of Stafford appeared at Stafford Crown Court where he admitted a number of online grooming offences

The court was told that Edge had contacted the online profile of someone he believed was a child 

Edge sent highly sexualised messages and images in a clear bid to groom the child for sexual activity, and went onto to arrange to meet the child.

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

The team identified, and then confronted Edge and questioned him on his internet activity.

A member of the team rang the police and Edge was arrested at the scene.

The Judge sentenced Edge to ten months imprisonment 

A sexual harm prevention order was imposed for ten years and he was told to register as a sex offender for ten years