George Armstrong, of Gateshead was arrested in November 2017 for attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child, which he was later charged with and plead guilty to the offence.
At Newcastle Crown Court, he was sentenced to:
Community order and supervised probation for 2 years.
He is also subject to a SHPO (Sexual harm prevention order). for a period of 5 years.
Failure to comply with these orders will result in him going to jail.