A man has been convicted of sending inappropriate messages to what he believed to be a schoolgirl online.
Thomas Turney, 38, believed he was messaging a 14-year-old girl but the account was, in fact, a decoy set up and controlled by an online child abuse activist group (OCAG).
Turney made contact with the “girl” in October last year and over the following weeks became increasingly explicit, saying he wanted to have sex with her and requesting naked pictures of her, despite her claims to be only 14 and not know what sex was. The group behind the decoy account passed the information onto police and Turney was subsequently arrested at his home in Langdale Close, Cambridge on November 15.
The teams involved were Huntz 2 Exposure & Justice for the Tears
Turney was sentenced to an 18-month community order for inciting a child to engage in sexual activity at Peterborough Crown Court on Friday (January 24).
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