Leslie Holt’s house was raided after he sent explicit sex chat to paedophile hunters Dark Justice, who had posed as a 13-year-old girl on a dating website last February.
The 55-year-old pervert had talked about “sexy underwear” and bragged that he had “previously had young girls back to his house” and kept their underwear. Holt had asked to meet the youngster and suggested “she could stay at his house and they could have sex” but cancelled the plan to get together.
Newcastle Crown Court heard when police raided the 55-year-old’s home as a result of the illegal conversations, they found the blow-up doll, female underwear and 36 child abuse images on his electronic devices.
Holt, of Moorsley Road, Houghton, pleaded guilty to attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity, attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming and possessing indecent photographs of children. Alec Burns, defending, said the chats were “ridiculous fantasising”and Holt, who has a low IQ, has been deemed to have a limited understanding of what he was actually doing.
Mr Burns said Holt and his family have become a target in the community as a result of his offending and is at risk of losing his local authority home.
Judge Edward Bindloss jailed Holt for 13 months and said he must sign the sex offenders register and abide by a sexual harm prevention order for ten years. Judge Bindloss ordered that the child sex doll and the indecent photographs of children should be destroyed.