Pervert HGV driver Michael Billham, 52, is snared by Dark Justice trying to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex

A pervert lorry driver was caught by paedophile hunters trying to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex.

Michael Billham, from Brunswick in Newcastle, made contact with who he thought was an underage schoolgirl over an online teen chat site last September.

The 52-year-old HGV driver sent a series of sickeningly ‘vulgar’ messages detailing explicit sex acts then planned a meeting at Newcastle City centre.

Judge Mallett said Billham, who lost his HGV driving job as a result of the conviction, has shown remorse and a willingness to address his offending.

Prosecutor Mark Giuliani told the court Billham had sent a message to the teen profile on the site, which was for 13-19 year-olds, saying ‘I would like to meet you’ and stating his true age.

Mr Giuliani added: ‘The group responded with ‘I am 13′ and then there follows what can only be described as vulgar messages from the defendant to who he believed was a 13-year-old girl.’

Billham was confronted on camera when he turned up at the Centre for life in Newcastle city centre on September 30 last year.

Mr Giuliani said: ‘There was an intention for penetrative activity.’

Gavin Doig, defending, said no real child was involved and Billham, who lives with his parents, has never been in trouble before and is willing to work with the authorities who can help him.


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Bus driver, 63, who sent sickening bestiality messages to a Dark Justice posing as a 13-year-old girl is jailed for two years

A serial pervert is behind bars after sending bestiality chat to a fake 13-year-old girl he travelled over 200 miles to meet.

Ronald Young was duped by paedophile hunters into thinking he was swapping messages with an underage female he befriended over a teen chat site.

The 63-year-old, who claimed he was 18, said he wanted the schoolgirl to meet his friends and talked about a sex act involving his pet.

Within weeks, Young, who was already on the sex offenders’ register due to past convictions, travelled by train from his home in Scotland to meet his young victim.

He was confronted on arrival at Newcastle Central Station by members of Dark Justice, who trawl the internet to expose paedophile activity.

Young, of Motrose, Scotland, tried to get away but was held by the hunters until the police arrived.

‘He said he wanted her to meet his five friends and spoke of [performing a sex act on] his dog.’

Young was convicted of having indecent images in 2013 and given a community order with a sex offender programme requirement.

In 2014, he was given a suspended jail term for arranging to meet an underage girl at Waterloo station in London.

He was made to undergo a further programme and given a sexual harm prevention order.

Young admitted attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming and breach of a sexual harm prevention order in relation to the latest offences.

The court heard despite the intensive intervention he has undergone, he remains a ‘high risk of sexual reconviction’.

Judge Edward Bindloss sentenced him to a total of two years and three months behind bars.

The judge told him: ‘You clearly thought she was a 13-year-old female. You spoke about what you were going to do when you met with her. You were grooming her.

‘You planned to carry out sexual acts on meeting her.

‘The sexual offenders programme has not helped you resist this sort of behaviour. The sexual harm prevention order has not stopped you talking in the way described.’

Jane Foley, defending, said the only mitigation she could properly advance was Young’s guilty pleas.

You can view his chat logs by clicking HERE