A sick pervert who turned up to meet up with a 12-year-old girl while carrying a sex toy and lubricant was shocked to find a team of paedophile hunters waiting for him.

Lee Wright-King shared a number of sexually explicit messages with two young girls, including sending a picture of his penis to one of them, without realising he was actually talking online to two adult women.

The 34-year-old made his sick sexually intentions abundantly clear to his intended victims as he attempted to groom them to fulfil his depraved needs, Teesside Crown Court heard.

Emma Atkinson, prosecuting, said Wright-King, using the name Dom Green, contacted the women pretending to be a 12 and 14-year-old girl in August and September this year.

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She said the defendant offered to meet one of the girls at Hartlepool railway station after sharing a number of sexually explicit messages with her.

Wright-King was fully aware of the ages of his intended victims but continued in his efforts to groom the pair, the court heard.

Miss Atkinson quizzed both targets about their sexual experience and offered to show them how to carry out a variety of sex acts.

She added: “He asked if she (the 12-year-old decoy) is she had ever given a bl*w job. He sent her a picture of his penis and asked her if she liked it.

“He asked her when he could see her ‘girl parts’ and asked her send photos of her body.”

The defendant arranged to meet the girl on September 20 at railway station and was confronted by male members of the paedophile hunting team who had also alerted the police.

Miss Atkinson said when Wright-King was arrested it was discovered that he was carrying a sex toy and lubricant.

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Wright-King, of Straker Street, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to two charges of attempted sexual communication with a child and a further charge of attempt to meet a child following sexual grooming.

Christine Egerton, mitigating, said her client had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and was determined to access treatment to tackle his sexual interest in children.

She added: “He has expressed genuine shame and remorse in his pre-sentence report.”

Judge Jonathan Carroll locked the sex offender up for 27 months for attempting to groom the decoys.

He said: “I say decoys because they don’t in fact exist, there were adult women who are members of an online group who attempt to flush out people like you who groom young girls to sexually abuse.”

Wright-King was also made subject to a 15-year sexual harm prevention order and told to sign on the sex offenders’ register for the same period of time.

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