Paedophile hunters ‘Dark Justice’ have have released footage showing them capturing another online predator.
The man they caught this time was Ryan Kelly, who had been under the impression that he was exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 14-year-old girl called Amy.
This case was eventually taken to court, where it was revealed that he described in graphic detail the things he would like to do to the girl before arranging to meet her in Newcastle city centre.
Kelly, who knew her age, talked about how he’d like to take her back to his house whilst his partner was away so that they could get naked.
He has now been jailed after pleading guilty to one count of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.
The prosecutor said:
“This is one of those cases where the organisation Dark Justice has been involved. They set-up social media accounts for apparently young girls. This one was set-up in the name of Amy on April 12 2015 at 7.50am. It was set-up on Tagged.com. At 8am, the defendant made contact with her. She immediately told him she was a 14-year-old schoolgirl.”
“I’m satisfied that, had you had the opportunity, this meeting would have gone ahead and you would have carried out your promise. The law is there to protect young girls and it is, in my judgement, necessary to pass an immediate custodial sentence in this case.”
Kelly was sentenced to eight months in prison and will be on the sex offenders register for 10 years. Dark Justice are now believed to be responsible for the arrests of 20 men in the Newcastle area.
Here’s the moment when Kelly was confronted by Dark Justice.