He had already been snared by paedophile hunters trying to meet a child – but that didn’t stop Jordan Hutchinson contacting a 14-year-old girl and asking her for sex.
Hutchinson made contact with an online decoy profile set up by Dark Justice and despite his initial suspicions that it was a trap, he invited ‘Amy’ to his home.
Having been arrested for that, he was released under investigation by the police, only to go on to commit an even more serious offence by contacting an real girl on Snapchat and encouraging her to have sex with him.
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 ****’.”