August 2020

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team

A pervert has been sentenced after he was caught by a paedophile hunting team

McDonald’s worker Thomas Town of Isle of Wight appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court where he was convicted of:

  • Attempting to cause or incite a child aged 13-15 to engage in sexual activity

  • Attempting to engage in sexual activity in the presence of a child aged 13-15

  • Attempting to engage a child into sexual communication

The court was told that Town had contacted the online profile of someone he believed was a 14 year old schoolgirl.

Town told the girl he was 30 before sending hundreds of sexually explicit messages.

The pervert asked her if she touched herself, requested indecent images, sent photos of his wife’s vibrators and video called the girl whilst masturbating until he ejaculated.

Town attempted to silence the girl by warning her that they could get into trouble as what he was doing was illegal.

Got the decoy to masturbate. Told the decoy it was bad him speaking to her because of his age and hers and that he could get in to trouble with the police if she told anyone.

However, the girl did not exist and was instead a adult member of a paedophile hunting team who pose online as children to catch sexual predators who target children for sexual purposes. 

The team handed their evidence to the police who in turn arrested Town. 

Town was handed a 24 month community order

Tthe judge told him to complete 80 hours of unpaid work and that he must attend a sexual offending programme.

Town must also register a sex offender for five years