April 2021

Perv nabbed after telling cops of sting

A pervert who complained to police about a paedophile hunter group ended up getting arrested and now faces jail.

Norbert Nagy (31) is to surrender himself to jail on Monday after a court heard he spoke to a decoy from the group who he thought was a 14-year-old boy.

Craigavon Crown Court heard while Nagy ended up not meeting the decoy, he complained about the group’s conduct and was arrested when he said “he had engaged in sexualised conversation with a male he believed was 14”.

Nagy, of Lawnmount Crescent in Lisburn, admitted attempting sexual communication with a child and attempting to incite a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity in early October 2019.

Prosecuting lawyer Joseph Murphy told how someone from a paedophile hunter group created a fake account on a dating app. During an online chat with Nagy, he said he was 14 and asked if that was okay.

“The defendant was 29 at the time,” said Mr Murphy, adding that Nagy told the decoy his profile photograph was “cute” and sent him sexually suggestive pictures of himself.

“The defendant provided him with his home address and invited him round,” he told the court, which heard that Nagy also sent a map of the area.

Nagy’s suspicions rose when the decoy claimed he did not know the area, but by the app Nagy was able to pinpoint that he was close and he changed his mind about meeting him.

Judge Patrick Lynch QC said it was clear the custody threshold had been passed.

He imposed a 20-month sentence, with half in jail and half on licence.