Shortly after his early release, Mark Thornton tried to initiate a sexual relationship with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl
11 Diciembre 2017 15:54
A man convicted of grooming underage girls for sex has been caught out again just months after being released early from prison. Mark Thornton even told what he thought was a 14-year-old that he had ‘been a naughty boy in the past’.
The 51-year-old had previously been caught trying to meet girls for sex before being stopped by Dark Justice in a car park. He was given a two-year prison sentence last September following a series of explicit chats with what he was led to believe were two 13-year-old girls. Thornton offered to meet one of them to take her virginity.
But within months of his release, he was again using apps to communicate with underage girls. After early release in 2017, Thornton told a decoy he had been caught before and had to trust the 14-year-old was a real girl before meeting.
He spoke about his time in jail, complained how bad the food was and said ‘I did plenty of crying too’, Metro reported. ‘This will be my second Christmas on my own with no one to spoil,’ before calling the dark justice decoy ‘sexy’ and ‘beautiful’.
Thornton used an app, Waplog, that ‘helps’ people find the hottest person in their area with the same interests. Thornton believed he was talking to a girl called Samantha when Dark Justice reported him in a car park.
Thornton attempted to meet the youngster at Darlington train station earlier in the day but got scared and re-arranged the encounter, to be caught hours later by Dark Justice. A Dark Justice spokesman said: ‘He messaged us first, he clearly hasn’t learnt his lesson. He started talking in a sexual way but he was more cautious this time.
‘He was scared to get caught again, he was telling me about his time in prison. He deserves everything he gets but he also didn’t receive any help in prison. He has been given two years in prison again, it clearly isn’t working. Come Christmas next year he’ll be out and back on the apps.’
Thornton pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court on Friday to attempting to meet a girl under 16-years-old following grooming and two counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order, Metro reported.
Thornton was sentenced to another two year sentence and has been ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.