Douglas also asked the girl to send naked images of herself before he suggested they meet up.The court heard Douglas cancelled their first meeting because he was 'too shy' but turned up to the second at around 3pm on June 25 on the North side of the Shields Ferry.A 'naive' paedophile was caught when he turned up at a ferry landing believing he was meeting a schoolgirl for sex.Louis Douglas, 22, thought he was chatting to a 15-year-old when he sent explicit messages and pictures across social networking sites.Judge Edward Bindloss told him: 'You started speaking to her, there's six years of age between you and sexual intercourse was anticipated.'You were sending pictures and videos and the conversations were you grooming her.'My duty demands that, given the aggravating features here, that a custodial sentence must follow.'The court heard Douglas started sending messages to the girl on Badoo in May last year and, by June, had carried on the conversations on Facebook.Prosecutor Neil Pallister said the exchanges were initially just friendly but they soon progressed to a sexual nature, with him sending her pictures of his genitals and videos of him performing a sex act.But he was being snared by paedophile hunters Guardians of the North, who set up a fake profile acting as a 15-year-old girl.
Phelps allegedly showed up at the 13-year-old’s bedroom window earlier in March to find the girl’s father holding a gun and ran, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the paper.There were 22 victims in countries around the world, including the UK, US, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Ireland and Wales.Two of the victims were just 12 years old and the majority were aged under 16, the CPS said.The child’s parents said Phelps had climbed into their daughter’s bedroom on another occasion, according to the Knoxville Police Department.Police arrested Phelps several days later, on March 13, after investigators from the Knoxville Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force used a fake Facebook profile to lure him to a meeting point.A 13-year-old boy in the US had been encouraged to film a sex act with his pet dog on Skype, and was in return sent images of a naked female - the person Allen-Howe had pretended to be.