A pervert caught in a ‘paedophile’ sting trying to meet what he believed was a 14-year-old boy for sex has been spared jail.
Leslie Parkin aged 39, of Redhouse in Sunderland groomed and then arranged to meet a 14-year-old male. During online chat’s, he pressured the child to attend his house for a drink and sexual activity.
However, he was stunned when he realized he had been speaking to online child protection team ‘Guardians Of The North’
His girlfriend said that she will stand by him even though he has been found guilty and sentenced.
Parkin was sentenced today at Newcastle Crown Court
The judge handed him:
A two year prison sentence which was suspended for two years
Ten year sexual harm prevention order
Ten years on the sexual offences register