A pervert who posed as a doctor twice fell over as he tried to run away from paedophile hunters who snared him trying to meet a child for sex.
David Wilkinson claimed he was a GP and even sent a picture of himself wearing an NHS identity card around his neck during explicit internet conversations he thought were with a 13-year-old girl over ‘Teen Chat’.
But he had been duped by Dark Justice, who were waiting for him when he turned up hoping to meet the youngster.
Realising he had fallen into a trap, Wilkinson, 40, who worked for the health service but was not a doctor, made a run for it.
Wilkinson, of Wingrove Road, Fenham, Newcastle, admitted attempting to meet a child after grooming.
Recorder Sophie Drake sentenced him to 16 months behind bars with sex offender registration and a sexual harm prevention order for a decade.
The judge told him: “In order to gain her trust, you told her you were a GP and you showed her identity to that effect.