Wayne Sudama, 41 caught in Dark Justice sting

A pervert from South Tyneside claimed he only turned up to warn a teenage girl about internet dangers when he arrived to meet her.

Wayne Sudama was confronted by paedophile hunters after believing he had been chatting to a 13-year-old schoolgirl called Roxy over dating site Waplog in 2015 but had been duped by Dark Justice, a group that searches the internet looking for men wanting underage sex.

Newcastle Crown Court heard the 41-year-old dad, of Cambridge Avenue, Hebburn, told the girl he thought he was talking to “you are so hot” and, after inviting her to stay at his home, suggested he would get vodka so they could “snuggle up and take it from there”.

 

The court heard that, during the exchange of messages, Suduma told “Roxy” she could sleep in his bed and arranged to meet her at the Centre for Life in Newcastle. Paul Reid, prosecuting, told the court: “A Facebook search revealed his name and photograph and Dark Justice went to the Centre for Life.

 

“The defendant turned up at around 8pm. They identified him from the photographs and called the police.”

 

The court heard Sudama ran off when he was confronted by the group but was recorded on video and he later handed himself in to the police. Mr Reid added: “He said he had no intention of doing anything sexual and said he wanted to shout at her to ask what she was doing talking in this manner online.

 

He said he had children of his own. He said he had no sexual intent. “His intention had been to warn her about what she was doing.” Sudama admitted attempting to meet a child after grooming.

 

Judge Stephen Earl sentenced him to 14 months in jail, suspended for 18 months, and ten years on the sex offenders register. The judge told him: “This was more than just the actions of someone who had realised there was a child online that needs telling off. Clearly, you have not meant that, by virtue of your plea.

 

Even if that was the case, you took it way past that point.” Judge Earl accepted Sudama had never been in trouble before and said he did not expect to see him before the court again.

 

The judge told him:

“Your good name goes and you are publicly humiliated.”

 

David Callan, defending, said Sudama has a job and led a “blameless” life up to now. He said no sexual or pornographic images were sent by Sudama during the messaging.

Wayne Sudama

Snapchat

Snapchat is an ephemeral messaging app that is popular with teenagers which allows them to share user-generated photos, texts and videos, ie ‘snaps’.


Once a ‘snap’ is sent to someone else, it can last on the screen of the receiver for a matter of seconds before disappearing. There is also a feature called ‘Snapstory’ where you can put your ‘snaps’ on your ‘story’ for more than one person to see for 24 hours.

Safety advice/tips

Manage your privacy settings.
The default “My Friends” privacy setting allows Snapchatters to
send and receive media from only Snapchatters they have added
to their friends list. We recommend that any child using Snapchat
does not change their privacy setting from “My Friends” to
“Everyone.” For more information, visit Snapchat Support.

Create an account.
Snapchat’s for everyone, not just for teens! Parents might find that
creating an account gives them a new and fun way to
communicate with their kids. You can learn more about getting
started by visiting here.

Personal Information.
Remind your kids to be careful about sharing any personally
identifiable information. Information like phone numbers, home
addresses, and financial and medical information should never be
shared.

Saving Snaps.
Even though Snaps aren’t saved by default, it’s always possible for
someone to save a Snap before sending it, or for a Snapchatter on
the receiving end to take a screenshot. One can even take a
picture of a Snap with another camera or use other tools to save a
copy. It’s important to remind kids to never send Snaps that are
illegal, could get them in trouble now or in the future, or would be
embarrassing if seen by people like grandparents or college
admissions officers.

Protect passwords.
Like all services, make sure your kids have a strong and unique
password, and they don’t share it with anyone. They should also
enable two-factor authentication, for an additional layer of security. If
someone else has your teen’s password, it’s possible for the other
person to impersonate your teen or compromise your teen’s account.
For more information, click here.

Device-level controls.
Android and iOS operating systems offer parental controls for mobile
devices. Use these to manage your child’s phone usage as needed.

Keeping it real.
Snapchat is a service designed for your real friends, but there are still
ways for your kids to find people they don’t know (such as finding
Snapchat usernames or Snapcodes on other services). Remind your
kids that it’s not safe to meetup with a person they meet online.

Bullying.
Bullying violates Snapchat’s Community Guidelines and is not
tolerated on the platform. Make sure to talk to your kids about why
bullying is wrong. Also remind them to talk to you or any other trusted
adult if they are ever on the receiving end of bullying or unwanted
content. For more advice on talking to your kids about cyberbullying,
click here.

Nudity.
Aside from violating Snapchat’s Community Guidelines, teens need to
know that storing or exchanging nude or sexually explicit images of
anyone under 18, including themselves, can be a serious crime. For
more on this, click here.
Please see Snapchat Support for more information.

Safety tools

Delete and block friends

To delete a snapchatter who you’re friends with, follow the steps below: 

  1. Tap your Bitmoji in the top left-hand corner of the Camera screen. This will take you to your Profile screen.
  2. Tap “My Friends”.
  3. Enter the Snapchatter’s name in the search bar.
  4. Press and hold their username and tap “Remove Friend”.

By default, only friends you’ve added on Snapchat can contact you directly or view your Story. However, if you select “Everyone” under “Who Can Contact Me”, even Snapchatters you haven’t added will be able to send you Snaps and Chats. Customise your privacy settings here.

Follow the steps below to block a Snapchatter who you’re friends with.

*If you block a Snapchatter, they will no longer be able to view your Story or send you Snaps and Chats.

  1. Tap your Bitmoji in the top left-hand corner of the Camera screen. This will take you to your Profile screen.
  2. Tap “My Friends” on the profile screen.
  3. Tap their name.
  4. Tap the gear icon below their name and select “Block” to prevent them from sending you Snaps or Chats and viewing your Story.

To block a Snapchatter who has chatted you, follow the steps below:

  1. Swipe left on the name of the Snapchatter who chatted you to open the Chat screen.
  2. Tap the blue bar icon (three blue lines).
  3. Tap “Block” to prevent them from sending you Snaps or Chats and viewing your Story.

To block a Snapchatter who has added you, follow the steps below:

  1. Tap “Added Me” on the profile screen.
  2. Tap their name, then tap the gear icon next to their name, or simply swipe left on their name
  3. Press “Block” to prevent them from sending you Snaps or Chats and viewing your Story.

You can find more useful tips in the list below:

  • Privacy settings: Only those who you add as friends can view your snaps. If someone who you haven’t added sends you a snap, you will get a notification, but you have to add them as a friend to see what they sent you. You can change who can see your snaps by changing your privacy settings.
  • Reporting: If you experience harassment, or bullying, you can report inappropriate snaps.
  • Location: Locations in Snapchat are shown in Snap Maps, there are three options for who can see your location; only me, select friends and my friends

13 years +

To be eligible to sign up for Snapchat, you must be at least 13 years old.

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Convicted paedophile Stephen Short using Badoo dating website

In 2015 Stephen Short, the then 57-year-old pervert tried to groom what he thought was a 13-year-old “girl”, he traveled from his house in Blyth, Northumberland to Newcastle upon Tyne and when confronted he had wine to ply the “girl” with and Viagra to assist him on his devious act.

 

Now 59-year-old Short has signed back up to Badoo, the same website he used to groom the “girl” who infact was a Dark Justice decoy.

He has now moved out of Blyth and is now residing within the North Shields area.

Short pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child under 16 following sexual grooming and was sentenced to:
– 16 Months imprisonment
– 10 Years Sex offenders Register
– 10 Years Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Badoo describes it’s self as:

Badoo is a great place to meet fun new people in your area and around the world. It’s packed with exciting users who want to chat, maybe even meet up, and share experiences, interests and friendship. We bring social networking to life by allowing you to chat, make new friends, share photos, maybe even date. You can also tell people about your interests and who you are, and play fun games that let you meet new people. You never know who you’ll find on Badoo.

You can view the video of Stephen Short getting confronted by Dark Justice in 2015 (below): 

If anyone has been unfortunate enough to meet Stephen and he has been around your children, please ring the police as it is a breach of his Sexual Harm Prevention.

 

 

 

Sex offender Barry Scott on dating website

Barry Scott, formerly of Wallsend, North Tyneside was caught by Dark Justice in 2015 after he bought vodka to ply the 14-year-old decoy with, he also bought condoms to as he intended to have sex with the “girl”.

The now 52-year-old has appeared back on the Badoo dating website, stating he is 45-years-old and is living within the Newcastle upon area.

The Badoo website describes it’s self as:

Badoo is a great place to meet fun new people in your area and around the world. It’s packed with exciting users who want to chat, maybe even meet up, and share experiences, interests and friendship. We bring social networking to life by allowing you to chat, make new friends, share photos, maybe even date. You can also tell people about your interests and who you are, and play fun games that let you meet new people. You never know who you’ll find on Badoo.

If anyone has been unfortunate enough to meet Barry and he has been around your children, please ring the police as it is a breach of his Sexual Harm Prevention.

 

 

 

Police are appealing for witnesses after 15-year-old girl is sexually assaulted in Newcastle

Between 5.30pm and 7pm on Thursday evening (25/5) a 15-year-old girl was walking towards Manors Metro via Oxford Street when she was approached by an unknown male.

The man has then grabbed the girl at which point she has pushed him away and fled the area.

Officers searched the area after the girl reported the incident to police later that evening but they were unable to trace the individual responsible.

Now police are appealing for any witnesses to the assault, or anyone who may have seen a man acting suspiciously in the area, to get in touch.

The man is described as white, aged in his 30s, around 6ft 2in tall and of medium build. He was clean shaven and had dark eyebrows.

He was wearing a black zipped hooded top, black trousers and black trainers. He spoke with a Geordie accent and was believed to be drunk at the time of the incident.

Extra police have been deployed in the area to carry out enquiries and to reassure any people who may be concerned about the incident. Those patrols will continue this weekend.

If you are that man, or believe you may know the person responsible, then contact police on 101 quoting reference 1323 25/05/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Leeds pervert caged after being caught by Dark Justice trying to meet a child for sex

John Darren Boughton, 38 of Leeds, West Yorkshire traveled from his home to Newcastle upon Tyne after logging in to a children’s chat room under the alias ‘! perv uk m’and  sending a string of sexual messages to what he thought was a 13-year-old girl.

Boughton went on to ask the “girl” if she was a virgin and asked if she would of have sex with him.

 


He turned up in Newcastle early hours in the morning on an estate which he believed the “girl” resided at, but unbeknownst to him Dark Justice were waiting to confront.

When confronted, Dark Justice were on the phone to the police and they were on en route, but Boughton had other intentions and ran off but a Dark Justice member pursued him on foot back to his car where he noted his registration down and passed it to the police, his car pinged an ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) and he was arrested near the MetroCentre, Gateshead.

The offences were carried out between 28th – 30th October 2016 and he was charged with attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming and plead guilty to the offence.

Boughton got handed a 16 month prison sentenced and he was also ordered to abide by a sexual harm prevention order and sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.

E-fit released after 10-year-old girl sexually assaulted outside of a Stockton Community Centre

Police are releasing an E-Fit and appealing for information after a 10-year-old girl was approached by an unknown man in Stockton.

 

The incident occurred on Sunday 14th May at 6pm when an unknown man approached a group of children playing on the grassy hill area of the Parkfield Community Centre in Stockton. The man encouraged the 10-year-old  girl to sit with him, he spoke to her, and sexually assaulted her by kissing her hand.

The girl moved away from the man and informed a family member of what had happened.
The man is described as being mixed race, in his 20s, of short build and around 5 ft 4” to 5 ft 6” tall with short black messy hair with sideburns, a thin moustache and beard which appeared as short dark stubble. The man spoke in broken English which appeared to be his second language and he carried a mobile phone which had a black case.

 

Following the report of this incident, the Stockton Neighbourhood Team has increased their activity in this area.

 

Anyone with information on the identity of the man in the E-fit is asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Kevin Carter on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

Richard Oglesby