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Mother poses as girl to trap online paedophile

By Alistair Keely

A mother pretended to be her 13-year-old daughter to trap an internet paedophile who had contacted the girl.

The mother logged into a web chatroom and arranged a meeting with Philip Brown in June last year. Once she had his mobile number she handed the details to police who then arrested him, a court was told.

Brown, 29, from Airedale, Castleford, was placed under a three-year community order with supervision and put on the sex offenders register at Leeds Crown Court yesterday.

Brown admitted one count of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming, 10 counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing indecent images.

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