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A year-old man has been found guilty of using a chatroom to incite what he believed were 11 and year-old girls to engage in sexual activity. Ivor Gifford from Abertillery sent explicit messages to fake profiles set up by a group called The Hunted One, which claims to "hunt sexual predators".
He claimed he believed everyone on the site was over 18, but a jury at Newport Crown Court found him guilty. The court heard two profiles 'Jessie' and 'Jodie' were contacted by Gifford.
He repeatedly sent messages and made comments which were of a sexual nature despite being told several times by those behind the profiles they were 11 and Owen Williams, prosecuting, said: "He was persistent in his attempts. In over s of messages, you will see that the vast majority refer to a sexual act. He sent images of himself naked. The court heard the chat logs described Mr Gifford asking if the person he was speaking to had reached puberty yet, and if she would "dress sexy" if they met.
Mr Williams continued: "He then went a stage further, having groomed online he made arrangements to meet her. Two members of The Hunted One confronted Gifford at Llanhilleth train station, where he had arranged to meet his online contact. He had denied inciting under 13 to engage in sexual activity and a charge of online grooming but a jury deliberated for around an hour before finding him guilty.
Det Supt Leanne Brustad, head of public protection for Gwent Police, said while officers relied on members of the public to detect crime, it was important not to cross the line into vigilantism.
Defendant 'thought girls were older'. Man, 92, 'tried to groom girls online'.
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Paedophile Ivor Gifford, 92, guilty of grooming girls