February 2022

Pervert caught in paedophile hunter sting back in jail

A pervert who was caught out in a ‘paedophile hunter’ sting has been sent back to jail.

Andrew Mayers, of Kendrick Street in Warrington town centre, was originally jailed for 16 months at Chester Crown Court in December 2018 after being found guilty of a range of sexual offences.

This came after the now 44-year-old – operating with the username Daddy’s Girls – contacted an online profile he believed was a child and sent a string of vile messages attempting to the groom the youngster.

But the account was actually a decoy being operated by the Safeguarding the Innocent paedophile hunter group.

Mayers was also told to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and handed a sexual harm prevention order of the same length, restricting his use of the internet and contact with under 16s.

But, in January this year, he was caught in possession of a mobile phone which he refused to produce to police – a violation of the court order.

And he was imprisoned for a further 16 months at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday, February 21, having admitted breaching a SHPO during an earlier hearing.

Mayers was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £156.

December 2018

Pervert caught by paedophile hunting team

A pervert who was caught by a paedophile hunting team attempting to groom a child online has been jailed

Andrew Mayers, 41 of Runcorn appeared at Chester Crown Court where he was found guilty by trial of various sexual offences involving grooming a child online

Mayers who used the username ‘Daddys girls, 41’ had contacted the online profile of who he believed was a child. He went on to send a string of sexual messages with the clear intent of engaging that child into sexual activity

However, the child did not exist and was instead an adult member of paedophile hunting team SGTI – Safeguarding the innocent – who pose online as children to catch sexual predators who groom youngsters

Mayers was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment 

He was told that he must register as a sex offender for 10 years and a 10 year sexual harm prevention order was also imposed which would restrict his internet use and any contact with any child aged under 16