Paedophile thought he was talking to 12-year-old girl online - but it was actually a police officer
A paedophile sent sexual messages to a 12-year-old girl online, but it was actually a police officer.
Richard Hewitt, from Ellesmere Port, repeatedly wiped his computer’s hard drive to hide his internet history.
The 40-year-old was talking to children as young as nine through Skype and chat rooms trying to get them to send him explicit photos of themselves.
Days later he was snared by vigilante group Dark Justice after travelling to Newcastle to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl.
Hewitt is already serving a two-year prison sentence at HMP Northumberland for that offence.
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