Dad snared paedophile after police and pervert’s mum failed to act
A FATHER who set up a Facebook page as a teenage girl in a bid to keep tabs on who his daughter was communicating with was horrified when the ‘girl’ was contacted by a paedophile.
When he called the number left by the paedophile, the phone was answered by Coventry pervert Peter McCallum’s mother who simply accused him of encouraging her son.
And, after contacting his local police seemed to get no response, step-dad Neil Ivall took matters into his own hands to trap McCallum.
As a result, McCallum (33) of Donegal Close, Canley, Coventry, was jailed for 32 months at Coventry Crown Court.
McCallum pleaded guilty to two charges of attempting to meet under-age girls following sexual grooming. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
Prosecutor Tom Kenning said: “He was arrested on July 11 near his home after he thought he was communicating with a female aged 13 and an 11-year-old during the same conversation.”
In fact the Facebook page McCallum believed was that of a 13-year-old girl had actually been set up by Mr Ivall, from Dunstable, Bedfordshire.