September 2021

Pervert avoids prison after being exposed by paedophile hunters

A pervert who attempted to groom a schoolgirl online has avoided a prison sentence after being exposed by paedophile hunters

John Potter, 38 of Stroud was apprehended at Dursley train station in January 2021, after he turned up to meet a schoolgirl he had sent sexually explicit messages to. 

However, the child was infact a decoy from paedophile hunting team ‘Our Team’ 

The court was told that Potter was also in contact with a second decoy he was grooming for sexual activity. 

Potter was ordered to register as a sex offender for five years and was told to attend a rehabilitation course for 24 months