Lewis Bruce

VIDEO: This is moment 21-year-old Lewis Bruce was caught trying to meet a child for sex.

Lewis Bruce, 21 of Washington, Tyne & Wear was sentenced today (23/11/16) for attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.


He sent multiple graphics messages and told the ’13-year-old’ Dark Justice decoy how he wanted her to use his mouth as a human toilet and have sexual intercourse.

He arranged a meeting at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, on route to the meeting he sent a text message saying: “Just bought some condoms incase we have sex”. When he turned up to the meeting he was confronted by members of Dark Justice he immediately ran off and was arrested later that night at his home.

When questioned about where his mobile device was by police, he claimed he sold it at Intu Metrocentre the day beforehand but in reality he had smashed the phone and had destroyed the sim card.

4 Whilst on bail for the first offence, he contacted another one of Dark Justice decoy profiles which proclaimed ’13-years-old’, but again he sent explicit messages and wanted to meet her with her cousin who was ’11-years-old’.

He was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order due to him having a number of mental health issues – The Secretary of State has to approve of his release, with sex offenders registration indefinitely.


You can watch the video of the confrontation below: 

Dark Justice snare 43-year-old North Yorkshire man Peter John Reynolds.

Peter John Reynolds, 43 of North Yorkshire was sentenced yesterday (14/11/16) for attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.

He sent multiple graphics messages and pictures of his private parts and told the ’14-year-old’ Dark Justice decoy how he wanted to have sex with her.

He arranged 2 meetings but failed to attend both so Dark Justice handed their evidence to Durham Constabulary because at the time Reynolds claimed he lived within the County Durham area, but it soon became apparent he lived within the North Yorkshire area and was arrested by North Yorkshire police and quizzed by Detectives.

He was sentenced to nine months imprisonment, suspended for twenty four months, with sex offenders registration for ten years.

Reynolds, of North Yorkshire, now has to abide by a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for seven years which places various restrictions on his access to the internet & children.

Joseph Henderson

Scottish dad of four snared by Dark Justice paedophile hunters pleads guilty to grooming a child

JOSEPH Henderson was trapped by a fake profile and set off to meet 13-year-old only to be arrested with his lawyer blaming the “Machiavellian” tactics of Dark Justice.




A SCOTS dad has admitted grooming and attempting to meet a 13-year-old girl after falling into a trap set by vigilante paedophile hunters Dark Justice.

Dad of four Joseph Henderson of Bellshill, North Lanarkshire , visited an adult website and made contact with ‘teenager Jessie’.

But the Dark Justice group had set up amy’s fake profile on an online chat site. They swapped messages with Henderson after he made contact with the 13-year-old.

Newcastle Crown Court heard that in conversations spread over four weeks, Henderson said the girl was “beautiful” and “hot”, and that he wanted to kiss and cuddle her.

Gavin Doig, prosecuting, said Henderson wrote to the fake profile saying he wanted to kiss her “neck, shoulders and tummy button”.

But Mr Doig said Henderson stated he was prepared to wait until the girl was ready to take things further.

The prosecution said Dark Justice’s responses were “tempting Mr Henderson to express intentions to go further than he himself is expressing an interest in doing”.

Dark Justice were described as “Machiavellian” by a barrister defending Henderson, who admitted grooming and then trying to meet a 13-year-old girl.

Henderson drove to Newcastle, thinking he would meet the girl but instead he was met by police and arrested.

He admitted attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.

Jamie Adams, defending, said Henderson was at a low ebb following the break-up of his marriage and a subsequent relationship, and he was drinking heavily and taking cocaine.

The barrister said Henderson visited the chat site, which was for adults, “looking for company and solace”.


Mr Adams said Dark Justice was a “vigilante organisation”, adding: “One can understand the purpose but it is sometimes Machiavellian in the way it acts.”

He said his client was encouraged “to say more than he wants to say”.

In his sentencing remarks, Recorder Euan Duff said the fictitious profile had made “rather inviting remarks” to the defendant.

“However, it is undoubtedly a serious offence,” the judge said.

Henderson was handed a three-year community order with rehabilitation requirements.

The judge said: “I hope you will never bother a court again. I am perfectly sure you will learn from this unfortunate experience.”

Henderson must register as a sex offender for five years.

Outside court Dark Justice said: “We don’t entrap people. It was his choice to come to Newcastle.

“Look at all the investigations we have carried out. If we were that dishonest, why didn’t he plead not guilty?”

Dark Justice have helped to secure almost 40 convictions in the two years they have operated.

Jonathan Haswell

Dark Justice snared a man, 44, who thought he was about to meet an underage girl so they could re-enact porn films.

Jonathan Haswell believed he had been sending graphic messages and pictures of his private parts to a 15-year-old girl online.
But the 44-year-old had been snared by Dark Justice, a two-man organisation set up to catch men looking for sex with underage girls.


Haswell had told the schoolgirl online they could watch pornographic films together and copy what was happening on screen.

He asked the schoolgirl, who told him she was only 15 and had never had a boyfriend, for pictures in her underwear.

When Haswell turned up to a pre-arranged meeting in Newcastle city centre he confessed he was carrying a pornographic movie.

At Newcastle Crown Court Haswell pleaded guilty to attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.


He was sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for two years, with sex offenders registration for ten years.

Haswell, of Birtley, Gateshead, now has to abide by a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life.

Haswell was the 61st person to be caught by Dark Justice.

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