A paedophile Douglas Smith was caught on camera by a vigilante group when he thought he was meeting a 13-year-old girl for sex.
Smith believed he was chatting from a schoolgirl on Facebook and attempted to encourage her to meet up so he could take her virginity
When the Smith aged 56 showed up he was confronted by members of Dark Justice at Central Station in Newcastle.
Smith of North Shields pleaded guilty of attempting to meet a child after grooming and breach of registration requirements by failing to tell the authorities where he was living.
He was handed a light prison sentence of one year eight months and ordered to serve on licence when he is released.
He must also sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.