Child sex pervert duped by Wigan police decoy

A Wigan man who tried to incite sexual activity from a 13-year-old girl who turned out to be a police decoy has been spared an immediate jail sentence.

Monday, 10th January 2022, 8:47 am
Updated Monday, 10th January 2022, 8:48 am

Anthony Tully, 35, of Leigh Road, Hindley Green, stood before a Bolton Crown Court judge to admit attempting to get the “girl” to engage in a sexual act and also send semi-naked or naked pictures of herself to him.

He also pleaded guilty to having sexual communications with a person he knew to be under the age of 16.

He was given a two-year prison sentence which was suspended for two years and put on an alcohol treatment programme for 12 months.

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Bolton Crown Court

He must also complete 30 days of rehabilitation activities, complete a Horizon sex offenders’ programme and be under an electronically-tagged curfew at his home for six months between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

Tully will also be the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years and must sign on the sex offenders’ register for the same amount of time.

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