July 2022

Pervert caught and exposed by paedophile hunting team

A Kings Lynn man has been sentenced for sexual offences against a 14-year-old girl.

Scott Doak, 29, attempted to meet the girl for sex after grooming her

He was also convicted of attempting to cause a child to look at an image of sexual activity and attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.

The court was told that Doak sent hundreds of sexually explicit messages with the clear intent of engaging the girl into sexual activity.

However, the girl did not exist and was instead a adult member of a paedophile hunting team 

Two teams ‘Elite’ and ‘ghosts’ worked together to expose Doak. And when Doak turned up to meet the girl he believed he was grooming, he was met by members of a team who questioned him on his internet activity before ringing police who arrested him.

The judge handed him a two year prison sentence which was suspended for 21 months

He was told to register as a sex offender for ten years and a sexual harm prevention order was inposed for life. 

A 25 day rehabilitation course was also arranged for Doak to complete

In 2018, Doak was also convicted of animal neglect

Doak was sentenced for causing unnecessary suffering to a Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dog called Rocky by failing to adequately investigate the cause of his poor body condition, and failing to protect Rocky and four Staffy puppies from fleas and worms.

Doak also failed to provide a suitable environment that was clean, of a suitable size and free from hazards.

The court heard that Doak came home on November 28 last year to discover his Staffordshire bull terrier, called Lily, and her puppies, Millie, Penny and Lizzie, chewing his sofa bed.

Jonathan Eales, prosecuting, said Doak went “berserk” and kicked the defenceless puppies multiple times before dragging their mother, Lily, by her neck and throwing her out into the garden.

He was jailed for 26 weeks and banned from owning animals for 25 years