North East UK news 'Loner' snared by paedophile hunters posing as 13-year-old girl MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Middlesbrough-based online paedophile hunters snared 25-year-old Aaron Toner by posing as a school giril
Breaking News ! An online predator was snared by paedophile hunters while attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity. Teesside Crown Court heard how Aaron Toner believed he was chatting online to a 13-year-old girl, Teesside Live reports. However the North Shields 25-year-old was actually in contact with a decoy from a group called Undercover and Exposed. The Teesside organisation poses online as underage children in order to catch paedophiles. Paul Newcombe, prosecuting, told the court in Middlesbrough how Toner began talking to the decoy in February last year. He said Toner continued to chat to her despite being aware that she attended school. Mr Newcombe said: "He sent pictures of his naked body, he told her she was sexy, he was a fitness instructor, he had a high sex drive and he was well endowed." Read More Related Articles Man arrested in County Durham on suspicion of sexual communication with a child Read More Related Articles An attempted murderer, perverts and thugs among the 17 criminals locked up in July He told the court how Toner also sent her a sexual video and told her he had been offered a nine-year-old girl to have sex with. The decoy forwarded the chat logs to police and Toner was arrested by officers. Toner, of Heaton Terrace, North Shields, North Tyneside, admitted attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.
. Judge Stephen Ashurst told Toner he is something of a "loner". He said: "You have an extremely serious phobia about getting out and meeting people, hence why you spend so much time online rather than meeting real people.
"What you did was an attempt and no real child was involved. "But the nature of the conversation you had, with who you believed to be a child, was very explicit." Judge Ashurst said it was clear that Toner was getting some sexual satisfaction from speaking or discussing the topics. He added: "It's far better that an eye is kept on you in the community for a longer period of time." Toner was sentenced to a three year community order. He must complete 30 days of rehabilitation activity requirement and abide by a sexual harm prevention order for five years.
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