Pervert who was lured to meet an under-age girl by vigilante 'paedophile hunter' is jailed for 15 months

  • Pervez Akhtar, 57, had arranged to meet up with 13-year-old named 'Jodie'
  • But in fact he was chatting online to 'paedophile hunter' Stinson Hunter who ambushed the father-of-six as he arrived at an address in Nuneaton
  • Footage shows Hunter clinging to the car as Akhtar tries to speed away
  • Akhtar was jailed for 15 months, ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years and made subject of a sexual harm prevention order

A man who was hoping to meet an under-age girl only to be ambushed by a self-styled 'paedophile hunter' has been jailed after he tried to speed off with the campaigner clinging to the windscreen of his car.

Pervez Akhtar had believed he was talking to a 13-year-old girl named 'Jodie', Warwick Crown Court Court heard, and had arrived to meet her armed with a bottle of wine and some pornographic films. 

But in fact the 57-year-old was chatting online to Kieran Parsons, known as Stinson Hunter, who 'attempts to entrap people he believes are paedophiles over the internet'.

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A man who was hoping to meet an under-age girl only to be ambushed by a self-styled paedophile hunter has been jailed after he tried to speed off with the campaigner still clinging to the windscreen of his car 

A man who was hoping to meet an under-age girl only to be ambushed by a self-styled paedophile hunter has been jailed after he tried to speed off with the campaigner still clinging to the windscreen of his car 

Stinson Hunter (pictured),  posed as 13-year-old girl named 'Jodie' to chat online to Pervez Akhtar

Stinson Hunter (pictured),  posed as 13-year-old girl named 'Jodie' to chat online to Pervez Akhtar

When he arranged to meet the fictional girl and was instead ambushed by Hunter, Akhtar quickly drove off with the vigilante lying across his windscreen. 

The court heard 'Jodie' made it clear during their chats she was only 13, although the profile picture she used on her page was of someone who looked 18, and Akhtar asked her for a photo of her in school uniform.

The two then began texting, during which Akhtar told her she was 'truly an amazing beauty,' and suggested meeting at her home in Nuneaton, offering to bring with him wine, and pornographic films, the Birmingham Mail reports.  

But while outside the address he was instead met by a car with Hunter and two of his associates in it.

Footage filmed by the trio shows Hunter running to Akhtar's Renault Megane, shouting: 'Stop your car, stop your car. Wind your window down, wind your window down.'

Akhtar had believed he was talking to a 13-year-old girl named 'Jodie', Warwick Crown Court court heard, and had arrived to meet her armed with a bottle of wine and some pornographic films. Instead he was met by Hunter (pictured in footage taken by one of his associates)

Akhtar had believed he was talking to a 13-year-old girl named 'Jodie', Warwick Crown Court court heard, and had arrived to meet her armed with a bottle of wine and some pornographic films. Instead he was met by Hunter (pictured in footage taken by one of his associates)

The recording shows Akhtar reversing away, chased by Hunter. The camera then points towards the ground as the cameraman tries to catch up

The recording shows Akhtar reversing away, chased by Hunter. The camera then points towards the ground as the cameraman tries to catch up

The recording then shows Akhtar reversing away, chased by Hunter. The camera then points towards the ground as the cameraman tries to catch up - before showing the car driving forward with Hunter clinging to the Bonnet. 

The court heard that he later fell from the car and suffered fractures to his heel and other bones in his foot. 

He had to spend seven days in hospital and then several weeks in plaster, as well as having to use a wheelchair for two weeks. 

Pervez Akhtar had earlier pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a 13-year-old girl for sexual activity following sexual grooming over the internet.

He had denied a charge of causing serious injury to Hunter by dangerous driving.

The video then shows the car driving forward with Hunter clinging to the Bonnet

The video then shows the car driving forward with Hunter clinging to the Bonnet

But on the day of his trial he admitted an alternative charge of careless driving, which was accepted by prosecutor Michelle Heeley, the Birmingham Mail reports.

The married father-of-six was jailed for 15 months, and banned from driving for three years. 

He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order.

The court heard the lesser plea of careless driving was accepted as Hunter's approach to the car had not been 'the polite request referred to in his witness statement'.

Akhtar's defence pointed out that there was no actual victim, but Judge Andrew Lockhart QC said: 'This is an attempt, and no child was actually placed in a position of risk – but that is something you did not know at the time, and you encourage Jodie to recruit others to what was going on.

'I have been urged to consider whether I can say the sentence of imprisonment can be suspended. I'm afraid I cannot.' 

THE SELF-STYLED PAEDOPHILE HUNTERS WITH CONTROVERSIAL METHODS 

The vigilantes in Stinson's group usually pose as boys or girls in their early teens. Once they are sent explicit messages and videos by the men, the team lure them to a house to meet up.

There, they are filmed with handheld cameras and mobile phones and told to explain themselves. The messages and footage are handed to police.

So far, Hunter has filmed confrontations with dozens of men including soldiers, teachers and solicitors and seen his evidence help in 10 convictions, and appeared in Paedophile Hunter, a one-hour film on Channel 4 about his methods. 

Hunter's methods have been both praised and criticised. Stinson's methods came under fire last year after one man who he confronted, 45-year-old Michael Parkes, took his own life. 

The 45-year-old hanged himself last year after being questioned by police after he was confronted by Stinson Hunter, and footage of the encounter was uploaded to the internet.

Northamptonshire Police later said they would have sought to charge Mr Parkes in connection with the incident, in which he arranged to meet someone he thought was a 12-year-old girl.

Mr Parkes’ partner, who was also interviewed for the Channel 4 documentary, said she 'may agree' with the vigilante going online to gather evidence, but said publishing the videos was 'what probably tipped him over the edge'.

Stinson Hunter had insisted on keeping his face secret for fear of reprisals, but went public after appearing in a documentary, saying he had 'always wanted to be on Channel 4'.

His links with police have also been called into question. 

Although police insist Parsons has been repeatedly asked to stop his undercover activity as it could put both 'parties in danger', he has claimed in the past that he has been ‘encouraged and coached’ by officers.