November 2015

Shocking moment pervert is CAUGHT by paedophile hunters posing as young girl

Ryan Kelly thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl he had been chatting up online called Amy. 

But oblivious Kelly was sending sexually explicit messages to the vigilante group Dark Justice, who arrived to meet him with a video camera. 

Kelly described what he wanted to do to the teenager before he arranged to meet her in Newcastle city centre, a court heard. 


The 22-year-old said he wanted to take her back to his house while his partner was away and get naked, kiss and engage in other sexual behaviour.

But Kelly was confronted by the vigilantes as he arrived to meet the young teenager.

Kelly appears uncomfortable and distressed in the footage – which ends with him being arrested by what appears to be a police officer.

He can be heard asking questions about what procedure he had to follow after he was caught and stating that he had never met with anyone under the age of consent before.

At one point he asks: “So what’s the whole thing with being arrested or what? What is that?”

Kelly, who was 21 at the time, has been jailed for eight months, after pleading guilty to one count of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming. 

Recorder William Lowe, who sentenced Kelly, said: “I’m satisfied that, had you had the opportunity, this meeting would have gone ahead and you would have carried out your promise.

“The law is there to protect young girls and it is, in my judgement, necessary to pass an immediate custodial sentence in this case.”

Newcastle crown court heard Kelly began chatting to ‘Amy’ on social media and the conversation had turned sexual – despite the fact he knew her age. 

The court heard how Dark Justice set up a fake social media account in the girl’s name and Kelly began contacting her. 

The messaging then turned sexual and Kelly, of Nun Street, Newcastle,  exchanged his phone numbers with the undercover operators.

Kelly continued to contact the fake schoolgirl via Whatsapp and even asked her to send a naked picture of herself, which she refused. 

The pervert, whose partner has stuck by him, even told her how he fantasised about brining another male into their sexual encounter. 

Kelly was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.