December 2020

Pervert caught by online paedophile hunters

A pervert has been jailed after he was caught by online paedophile hunters

Gavin Hamilton of Surrey appeared at court where he admitted:

  • Attempted communication with a child aged under 16

  • Attempting to cause of incite a child into sexual activity

The court was told that Hamilton had contacted the online profile of someone he believed was a underage schoolgirl

He went on to send highly sexually explicit messages with the view of engaging the child into sexual activity.

However, the child did not exist and was instead a adult posing as a child.

A paedophile hunting team confronted Hamilton on the 28th August 2019 and questioned him on his internet activity before ringing the police who arrested him at the scene.

The judge sentenced Hamilton to: 

  • Three year prison sentence

  • Indefinite sexual harm prevention order

  • To register as a sex offender for an indefinite time