Carrying pornography and hoping to meet an underage girl for sex, this is the moment Jonathan Haswell was caught on camera by paedophile hunters.

The 44-year-old thought he was meeting a 15-year-old in Newcastle city centre but he had fallen into a trap set by Dark Justice.

Haswell had told the fictional girl they could watch pornographic movies together and copy what they saw, after being told she had never had a boyfriend.

He sent graphic messages and pictures of his genitals and also asked her to send him photographs of her in her underwear.

When Haswell turned up to the pre-arranged meeting in the city centre, he confessed he was carrying a pornographic movie.

Now, he has avoided custody at Newcastle Crown Court.


Haswell, of Station Lane, Birtley, Gateshead, pleaded guilty to attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and was sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for two years, with sex offender registration for 10 years.

He must also abide by a sexual harm prevention order for life.

Haswell was the 61st person to be caught by Dark Justice, a two-man organisation who are based in Newcastle.