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.




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.

Pervert who was SPARED prison for sexual activity with a girl, 13, is jailed for two years after sending explicit images to ‘paedophile hunters’ Dark Justice posing as ANOTHER young child

A pervert who was spared jail when he groomed a 13-year-old girl is now behind bars after vigilante paedophile hunters caught him trying to meet another child.

Richard Oglesby, 26, was told to sign the sex offenders’ register in 2011 after he had sexual activity with an underage teenager he befriended on Facebook.

He underwent treatment to try and stop his offending but has now been jailed for two years after being trapped by a Dark Justice sting.

Newcastle Crown Court heard the group, who pose as children online to expose paedophiles, had set up a profile on a messaging site called Scout.

Oglesby made contact with the ‘girl’ – who Dark Justice named Hayley – late last year, then quickly said ‘bye’ when told it belonged to a 13-year-old.

But the court heard that within weeks, Oglesby got in touch with the ‘girl’ again and initially engaged in friendly chat, which quickly turned sexual.

Prosecutor Emma Dowling told the court: ‘He asked, “do you want some company in bed?”

‘Eleven minutes later, he sent another message asking “are you a virgin?”.’

The court heard the graphic chat developed into Oglesby sending the ‘girl’ a picture of his penis, with the caption ‘mmm, you like?’ and asking for naked pictures of the schoolgirl in exchange.

When Oglesby turned up to meet the ‘girl’, so he could ‘get a kiss’, he was confronted by Dark Justice and drove off.

The group, who have been responsible for dozens of convictions of paedophiles, tracked him to his home and handed a file of evidence about him to the police

Oglesby, from Sunderland, admitted attempting to meet a child after grooming.

Judge Amanda Rippon sentenced him to two years behind bars with a lifelong Sexual Harm Prevention Order and ten years on the sex offenders’ register.

The judge told him: ‘You began conversations with what you understood to be a 13-year-old girl.

‘The conversations were relatively platonic for the first few weeks but that changed and you decided you would ask her whether or not she was a virgin and whether she wanted company in bed.

‘You knew it was wrong. The messages continued, you wanted to meet her, kiss her, cuddle her.

‘You knew it was wrong, you made it plain during the messages.’

The court heard it was in August 2011 Oglesby was given a community order or having sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl and he has breached court orders relating to that conviction since.

Judge Rippon told him: ‘I am quite satisfied you pose a risk to underage girls, girls under 16.’

Jacqueline Coxon, defending, told the court Oglesby fails to appreciate ‘sexual boundaries’ but did not intentionally set out to chat to a child when he went on the site.

Miss Coxon added: ‘He is a hard working young man who has had a decent upbringing.

‘He accepts there is still work that needs to be done to prevent further offending.’

26-year-old Bedlington man pleads guilty to child sex offence [Dark Justice case]


A 26-year-old male from Bedlington, Northumberland who we caught in July 2016 has pleaded guilty to ‘Attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity’.


He came to meet the 13-year-old “girl”, after grooming her over social media when he arrived he had alcohol in his possession to, which he intended to let the “girl” but was confronted by Dark Justice.

Fast forward a week and a bit and we receive a rather weird email from his solicitor informing us we’ve broke the law, as a criminal solicitor, she may not know UK media laws. We blurred his face, which many TV and tabloids do, as the saying going innocent until proven guilty, he is now guilty as he plead guilty but we do NOT intend naming him until he has been sentenced, even though we could name him now if we wanted.


Some of the emails sent from his solicitor:

After emails back and forth and seeing she wasn’t getting anywhere, we decided to call the police ourselves. We confirmed what we told her, yes we uploaded a picture but it’s blurred and no it’s not getting took down, after ringing the police ourselves, they confirmed they couldn’t tell us to take it down as we hadn’t broken any laws, which we already knew.


Note: If you do know this individual, do not name him publicly. We will name him once he has been sentenced.

Internet pervert snared by Dark Justice who posed as 13-year-old girl JAILED

Michael Butler, 33, from Redcar, was caught as he travelled to Newcastle to meet the girl.

Convicted sex offender Michael Butler, 33, from Redcar , was still sending texts to the girl as he travelled to meet her after grooming her online.

But waiting for him at Newcastle Central Station were members of Dark Justice, an organisation which aims to catch online predators in sting operations.

The group then handed him over to the police.

Prosecutor Harry Hadfield told Teesside Crown Court that Butler was on bail that day on March 26 when he expected to meet her for sex.

Butler had asked the girl to send him sexual images of herself, but she told him that she had learning difficulties.

He had served a 15 months jail sentence for sexual activity with a girl under 13 and attempting to arrange sexual contact with a child which was imposed at Burnley Crown Court in July 2014.

Butler was given a 10-year Sexual Offences Prevention Order banning him from having contact with children under 16 and from using the internet unchecked.

He breached that by making friends with a stallholder on Redcar market and associating with his three young children.

He also used his mobile phone to view child abuse images/videos and deleted the history. But his public protection police officer was suspicious and an internet expert retrieved the evidence.

Mr Hadfield said that Butler had also used the name Michael Smith, without notifying the police what he had done.

He said that “The child” invited Butler to meet her at the railway station and he was chatting to her by text on the way.

Paul Cleasby, defending, said that no meeting could have taken place and there had not been any harm.

He said that there was no suggestion that Butler had committed any sexual offences against the market man’s children.

Mr Cleasby added: “In mitigation he has given early pleas of guilty and he hopes that during the inevitably lengthy prison sentence it will allow sufficient time for him to work with the authorities to minimise the risk that he is supposed to pose.

“He is realistic, he accepts that a significant custodial sentence will follow.”

Judge Peter Armstrong told Butler: “I take the view that in the course of the text messages it was indicated to you that this girl named Amy was a vulnerable child, but nevertheless you persisted in meeting her.

“Clearly penetrative sexual activity was intended.”
The judge added:

“You are clearly assessed as being someone with a high risk of sexual offending towards children.

“The Sexual Offences Prevention Order has not prevented that episode by you but happily no child has been sexually assaulted by you.

“I hope that the sentence I pass on you will enable you to undergo sexual treatment while in custody.”

Butler, of Queen Street, Redcar, was jailed for three and a half years after he pleaded guilty to two breaches of a SOPO, failing to comply with a notification requirement over the name change, attempted sexual grooming and accessing the Internet without informing his supervising officer.

He must register as a sex offender for life.


paedo Callum Jennings caged for sending a string of sexual messages to a child for the SECOND time, after his previous conviction

Callum Jennings, of Jarrow already a registered sex offender has been jailed after for sending a string of disgusting messages to a school girl.

He was also charged for breaching his requirements of the sex offenders register and Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

At his first hearing Jennings pleaded NOT GUILTY but later changed his plea and has now been jailed for 22 months.

He was first snared by Dark Justice and received a suspended sentence at Newcastle Crown Court where Recorder Toby Hedworth QC said

“He was convinced Jennings, who has never been in trouble before, would not be back in court again.”

After he received the suspended sentence we was seen outside the court smirking.

He must abide by a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and sign the Sex Offenders Register.

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.


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

Dark Justice snare pervert Stephen Bateman trying to meet ’13-year-old girl’ for a ‘kiss and a cuddle’

Stephen Bateman thought he was meeting an underage schoolgirl he had met on Facebook and been having online sex chat with.



But the 24-year-old had been snared by Dark Justice, who pose as teen girls online to expose men looking for sex with children.

But despite adding the ‘girl’ on Facebook and pleading guilty to attempted grooming a judge let him walk from court.

Judge Amanda Rippon handed him a suspended sentence – because of his immaturity, vulnerability and low intellect.

Bateman was snared when Dark Justice turned up to meet him – with the police in tow – at the landmark Millennium Bridge in Newcastle in February.

Bateman initially claimed he was in the area just to see the seaside quayside, a patch of walkway the council converts into a makeshift beach each year.

Prosecutor Emma Downing said: “He said his only intention was to look at the

Quayside beach and denied sexual motivation.

“He said they were only going to chat.”

On the day he was due to stand trial at Newcastle Crown Court Bateman, of Eastfield House Walker, Newcastle, pleaded guilty to attempted grooming.

Prosecutors accepted his guilty plea on the basis he intended to “kiss and cuddle” with the girl but no further sexual activity.




Miss Downing told the court Bateman had sent the girl a friend request on Facebook and said it was a “random add”.

The conversation quickly turned sexual, despite Bateman being told almost immediately that she was only 13.

During one conversation Bateman was asked what he wanted at the meet up and he replied “kiss and cuddle”.

Judge Amanda Rippon told Bateman: “You must understand, this is a serious offence. You cannot engage in sexual conversation with children.

“You are lucky that this was not a 13-year-old who met you because the offences could have been a lot more serious.

“When you met your intention was to kiss and cuddle her and nothing more but if she had been 13 and a meeting had followed you may have gone further than that.”

Judge Rippon sentenced Bateman to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years, with rehabilitation requirements and ten year sex offender registration.

The judge said Bateman’s lack of previous convictions, his immaturity, vulnerability and low intellectual capacity meant the jail term could be suspended.

Tom Moran, defending, said Bateman was gullible and insecure, not a predatory paedophile, which the judge accepted.