Shildon paedophile jailed after he was exposed by undercover cop trying to lure young girls on Facebook (From The Northern Echo)
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Shildon paedophile jailed after he was exposed by undercover cop trying to lure young girls on Facebook
A MAN who incited a child over the internet to have sex with him, not realising she was in fact an undercover police officer, has been jailed for a total of four years and eight months.
Anthony Nelson, 52, of Redworth Road, Shildon, also contacted another young girl via Facebook asking for sex, all the time while disguising his real identity.
Nelson, who was also convicted of possessing 1,400 indecent images, was described as a recluse who lived out his life over the internet.
He was finally arrested after a two-month long covert operation, involving a detective from Cheshire Police.
Sentencing him, Judge Peter Armstrong said he had an unhealthy interest in young girls and had invited his young victims to engage in sexual activity of the worst kind.
Full story in Wednesday's The Northern Echo.