Man jailed after being exposed by paedophile hunting groups

A MAN with learning difficulties has been jailed after being exposed by groups of paedophile hunters.

The 49-year-old appeared in Newport Crown Court on January 5 after pleading guilty to two counts of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity at an earlier hearing.

The offences related to messages with “decoys” from two paedophile hunting groups on a dating app, the court heard. Judge Jeremy Jenkins gave credit for guilty pleas and admitted the defendant was to “some extent” vulnerable but said the serious nature of the offences could only be dealt with by immediate custody.

Parry was jailed for two years and 24 weeks, is subject to a 10-year sexual harm prevention order and will be listed on the sexual offenders register for 10 years.