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92-Year-Old Brit Becomes Oldest Paedophile To Be Caught By Vigilantes

92-Year-Old Brit Becomes Oldest Paedophile To Be Caught By Vigilantes

He was found guilty.

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay

A 92-year-old man has become the oldest paedophile to be caught by a vigilante group.

RAF veteran Ivor Gifford attempted to meet up with an 11-year-old girl for sex after grooming her in internet chatrooms. However, the girl didn't actually exist, and he was instead talking to members of The Hunted One.

He's now been found guilty of two charges of attempting to incite a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming, which he denied.

He told the 'girl' to wear 'something sexy' when they met up and sent her naked pictures.

Credit: Wales News Service/The Hunted One

Arriving in a taxi at the agreed meeting place, Gifford was confronted with the group at Llanhilleth Railway Station near Abertillery, South Wales.

In the video, the group say: "You're 81 years older than this child. We catch a load of guys - you're the oldest, it's unbelievable. When we found out your age we were shocked."

Gifford said that he thought the young girl was interested in meeting up with him 'out of curiosity'.

Credit: Wales News Service

Prosecutor Owen Williams said: "He was persistent in his attempts. In over 100 pages of messages, you will see that the vast majority refer to a sexual act.

"Mr Gifford graphically describes sexual acts. He sent images of himself naked."

Credit: Wales News Service

He continued: "They placed profiles of children on various chat websites. Though a photograph and a name is given, the child does not exist. These are fake profiles.

"They do not instigate conversations of a sexual nature but wait for the contactor to do that. He (Gifford) then went a stage further, having groomed online he made arrangements to meet her."

The NSPCC spokesman said: "Although the children Gifford was arranging to meet were not real, the danger he poses to young children is.

"He set out to groom girls with the intention of sexually abusing them. This kind of predatory behaviour can ruin childhoods with the devastating effects lasting into adulthood.

"We believe that identifying offenders and investigating crimes like these is best left to the police.

"When members of the public take the law into their own hands it can run the risk of driving offenders underground, jeopardise ongoing and complex police work or result in innocent people being harassed - all of which may put more children at risk of harm."

He's been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on June 2.

Source: The Sun

Featured Image Credit: Wales News Service

Topics: Paedophile