Michael List has admitted got a “sexual kick” after meeting girls on dating site Skout.
He was unaware he was actually talking to members of Dark Justice an anonymous group from Newcastle who target men looking for sex with school girls.
List believed he was chatting to a 13-year-old girl named Sara in June 2015
However as soon as List engaged in conversation with Sara she informed him she was only 13-years-old and he then provided her a phone number so he could send explicit messages via WhatsApp.
A month later he began sending sexual messages to another girl name Stacey who told him she was just 15. Once again it was Dark Justice.
This time List had agreed a meeting with Stacey however while Dark Justice were travelling to meet List he canceled the meeting ‘he thought it was best if they did not meet up’.
Dark Justice then had enough evidence to secure a successful prosecution and contact Northumbria Police who arrested List.
Sick List managed to escape jail after he pleaded guilty to attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.
Judge penny Moreland believed his sentence should be suspended because he changed his mind and decided against meeting the young girl.
Judge Penny Moreland instead gave him a suspended sentence because he had changed his mind about meeting the young girl.
Judge Moreland sentenced List to six months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months with group work programme and £500 costs.
List must sign the sex offenders register and abide by a sexual harm prevention order for seven years.