A really old man has been caught by a group of vigilante members while he was trying to meet a young girl to abuse her.
Ivor Gifford, a 92-year-old man has become Britain’s oldest paedophile to be caught trying to meet an underage girl to s*xually abuse her.
According to Metro UK, Ivor Gifford, was trapped by The Hunted One, a vigilante group, after they found him using chatrooms to meet young girls.
They posed as an 11-year-old girl called Jessie and her friend Jodie, 12, to lure him in.
When he was arrested in Llanhilleth, South Wales, he told police ‘I hope I die before this is out. I know how my family will react.’
Within an hour of speaking to the two young girls he started talking about s*x and told Jessie to ‘wear something sexy’ for when they met.
He also sent explicit images of himself to the girls.
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 s*xual acts. He sent images of himself n*ked.’
He added: ‘[The Hunted One] do not instigate conversations of a sexual nature but wait for the ‘contacter’ to do that.
‘He then went a stage further, having groomed online he made arrangements to meet her.’
‘Directing a child, who doesn’t know how to get from Cardiff to Abertillery, how to get a bus then a train.’
Mr Williams said the purpose was to ‘potentially s*xually abuse or exploit’ a child for s*x.
Gifford denied two charges of attempting to incite a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity, and attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.
He started using the internet two years ago to find a housekeeper when his wife, 68, died in 2014.
He said he was ‘lonely’ and learned to use the chat sites to meet people to talk to.
He said that he believed the girls to be much older – but a jury rejected that and found him guilty.
Gifford was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on June 2