Pervert snared by paedophile hunters

A man who thought he was sending sex messages to schoolgirls only to be snared by “paedophile hunters” has been spared jail.

Thursday, 5th August 2021, 2:06 pm

Brian Fellows, of York Street, Leigh, appeared before a Bolton judge to admit tryting to communicate with two under-16s in order to obtaining sexual gratification. The hearing was told the “girls” were invited to the 32-year-old’s home, but on answering the door he was faced by people who go after perverts who contact children for sex. They handed their evidence to police.

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Fellows was given 10 months’ jail, suspended for two years, put on a sex offenders’ programme, must complete 40 days’ rehab activities, is the subject of a sexual harm prevention order and must sign on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

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Bolton Crown Court