Callum Jennings a convicted paedophile has smiled as he walked free from court.
Jennings wanted to have sex with a 13 year old school girl. He was caught by paedophile hunters Dark Justice.
Jennings aged 22 from Newcastle sent pictures of his penis and a video of him masturbating before he engaged in graphic sexual conversation with what he believed was school girl.
He attempted to take the chat offline as he attempted to meet the girl in Newcastle on April 18th. When he arrived he was confronted by Dark Justice
Dark Justice confronted him and asked if “They spoke to him and asked him if he considered meeting a 13-year-old and sending the messages he had sent her to be acceptable. He stated they were meeting as friends.”
He pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child following grooming and attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act.
However he was handed a very light sentence by Recorder Toby Hedworth QC who sentenced him to 16 months imprisonment suspended for two years, with rehabilitation requirements.
And was ordered to abide by a sexual harm prevention order and sign the sec offenders register for ten years.
The judge said;“I find your interest in her, where perhaps was initially wanting company your interest became sexual almost immediately.
“Because of the good offices of Dark Justice fortunately there never was a real child. This you didn’t know, it was a virtual relationship you were engaging in.”
Suzanne Riley a Social worker from Durham County Council said That Dark Justice were wrong and that he’d been given the right punishment “he has been to court and been given the appropriate punishment, there is no need to share this and start a witch hunt”
She went on to add the Jennings had done nothing wrong because he she was not a real child. adding “If he actually abused a real person that decision would have been a wrong, hopefully that will be a deterrent not to repeat the behaviour.
She went on to compare everyone to that of a paedophile “every human is a sinner you want to hope somebody forgives and shows you mercy to you one day, when you eventually screw up in life, like we all do”
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