June 2019

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting teams

A pervert has avoided a prison sentence after he groomed what he believed were young girls online

Jason Bridgeman of Tonypandy appeared at Crown Court where he admitted online grooming offences

The court was told that Bridgeman had contacted the online profiles of people he believed were female children

Bridgeman sent highly sexualised messages and images in a clear bid to groom the girls for sexual activity

The pervert also told the girls about drugs and in particulour taking cocaine

However, the children did not exist and were instead adult members of paedophile hunting team ‘PH Balance’ & ‘Shadow Hunters’ who pose online as children to catch sexual predators who target kids

In August 2018, the team identified, and then confronted Bridgeman and questioned him on his internet activity.

A member of the team rang the police and Bridgeman was arrested at the scene.

The judge handed Bridgeman 15 Months imprisonment and he was placed on the sex offenders register for a period of ten years

A ten year sexual harm prevention order was also imposed which will restrict his use of the internet.

March 2007

Man fined for threatening text messages

A man who sent his ex-girlfriend a series of 21 text messages over a 14 hour period – starting at 6.20am – has been fined by Rhondda Magistrates.

Jason Bridgeman, 27, of Maddox Street, Tonypandy, pleaded guilty to a charge of harassing a female on October 19.

Catherine Owen, prosecuting, said that the relationship between the two ended in September but he had become very possessive.

On that particular day, he sent her 21 messages – most of them while she was at work and these caused her problems.

The victim was forced to change her job because of the distress he caused her. She had suffered stress as a result of his actions and she was affected by the tone of the text messages.

Bridgeman was fined £250 and ordered to pay £55 costs. Magistrates also made a restraining order preventing him for contacting the female for two years.