A “dangerous” paedophile who was caged for abducting a teenage girl was snared by vigilante groups targeting perverts within a month of his release.

Matthew James Jenart was jailed for over seven years in 2015 for grooming a vulnerable schoolgirl and picking her up in a hired car.

But the 35-year-old was released in April this year, and within a month was back to trying to meet underage girls for sex via messaging apps.

What Jenart didn’t realise though, was that he was in fact talking to three separate decoys from different groups posing as young girls.

In one sickening conversation he even offered to pay for one girl to travel from Gateshead to Middlesbrough and have sex with her in a public “disabled toilet”.


Jenart, of Middlesbrough Road, South Bank, pleaded guilty to arranging a child sexual offence, attempting to meet a child following grooming, two counts of attempting to incite a child into sex and attempting to breach a SHPO.

Judge Deborah Sherwin branded Jenart a “dangerous offender” before jailing him for six years, adding an extra four years licence.

Perverted Jenart even offered to “buy her underwear” after asking for more pictures and arranged to meet her at Middlesbrough railway station.

He then told her to “travel without any underwear to make it easier”.

SOURCE: gazettelive