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Paedophile hunters track down pervert who travelled 400 miles to meet ‘schoolgirl’
Anonymous paedophile hunters Dark Justice came out of the shadows to give evidence against a man from Devon posing as a policeman who planned to meet an underage girl.
The online group pose as schoolgirls during online conversations and turn up with video cameras, with the police in tow, when grown men arrange to meet them for sex.
They have been responsible for a total of 19 potential paedophiles being hauled through the courts – many now serving prison sentences – but their true identities have never been revealed publicly.
At Newcastle Crown Court last week the determined duo were unmasked when they gave evidence from the witness box against Daniel Morris.
Morris, 36, of Budleigh Salterton, Devon, had turned up to a meeting almost 400 miles away from his home with what he believed was a 15-year-old girl but was confronted on camera by the group.
Dark Justice had a file of chatlogs, containing highly explicit sexual photographs and messages, as well as footage of the meeting in Newcastle last September, which they handed over to the police.
But despite the damning evidence against Morris, who had told the underage decoy he was a “firearms sergeant” with the police and sent convincing photographs to back up his claim, denied any wrongdoing.
In his fake police uniform
He claimed during a trial he must have been set up and was no longer in possession of the phone being used to speak to the schoolgirl. Morris’ denials meant the group had to give evidence against him in court as prosecution witnesses.
His legal team claimed the group had manipulated the shocking online conversations to entrap Morris, which was rejected outright by the judge and jury.
Morris was found guilty of attempting to meet a child under 16 following sexual grooming and jailed for two years. He must sign the sex offenders register for ten years.
The trial was the first time Dark Justice have had to give evidence in court and be publicly interrogated by a defendant’s legal team.
All of their cases so far have resulted in a guilty plea due to the strength of the evidence they gather.