A man who sent photos of his penis to a fictitious school girl and asked if she wanted to do ‘something naughty’ has been jailed.
Jason Tilbury, 50, thought he was talking to a 15-year-old girl named Holly via social media when he requested they have sex ‘at least four times’.
They arranged to meet at Newcastle railway station, where he was confronted by a group of paedophile hunters who had set up the fake profile to snare online sex offenders.
In a series of lewd messages Tilbury said to the girl: ‘You want to do something naughty? Do you want to meet and kiss and hold hands? ‘Would you like us to go to bed together?’
Tilbury also sent pictures of his penis to the girl and requested photos of her ‘cleavage’,
He said she was a ‘big risk’ because of her age, adding: ‘We have to be careful you don’t get pregnant’.
He offered to pay her rail fare and they agreed to meet at Newcastle railway station between March 19 and 24 last year.
Tilbury was left speechless when asked why he sent pictures of his genitalia to an underage girl, before being carted away by police.
He pleaded guilty to arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence at Teesside Crown Court and has now been jailed for 27 months.
Tony Cornberg, defending, said Tilbury ended up ‘completely out of his depth’ feeling regret, shame and embarrassment. He branded him a ‘lonely’ figure and said he was on medication for depression
A pre-sentence report assessed Tilbury as a low risk of future sexual crime. But judge Stephen Ashurst said although Tilbury was ashamed he displayed grooming behaviour and said the only way to deal with him was to hand down an immediate custodial sentence.
A member of the paedophile hunting group dark justice said it was ‘brilliant’ to see sex offenders get real punishment. He said: ‘The chat became sexual straight away, when he found out how old she was he clearly saw a weakness.
It wasn’t long at all, maybe a week, until he wanted to meet. ‘He was always trying to cover his tracks, I think the sentence is brilliant, offenders are getting real sentences.’
Tilbury must abide by a sexual harm prevention order and sign the sex offenders register for ten years.