Now the 24-year-old, who held his hands together in what appeared to be a praying pose as he was sentenced, has been jailed for more than two years at Newcastle Crown Court.

Mr Bunch said: “The defendant having satisfied himself in that regard, the conversation moved from Chat Avenue to another platform.

“The defendant made reference to whether the 13-year-old would go with an older man and the profile repeated she was only 13.

“The conversation continued with reference to the defendant asking if they would kiss and at one point he sent a message saying ‘shut up or I will show you my ****’.”

SOURCE: The Chronicle