July 2023

Pervert caught by two separate paedophile hunting teams

A trans-identified male who was caught attempting to sexually abuse children in two separate predator stings at two different locations by two different paedophile hunting groups has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Danielle Edney, 30, of Crawley was first caught attempting to meet who he believed to be a 13-year-old girl for sexual abuse in May of 2022 by the predator hunting team STOP who did it on behalf of SLC and the decoy was Harry Taylor

Months later, Edney was caught a second time in an unrelated sting while attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sexual abuse by PEST (Predators Exposed Sting Team).

Edney sometimes goes by the name “Ariana Grande.”

According to his Facebook profile, Edney is the founder of “Transgender Trust.”

Edney previously attempted to crowdfund £13,000 for his “charity” but failed to raise any money whatsoever.

In the crowd funder description he described Transgender Trust as a “charity” and himself as the “charity’s director.” Transgender Trust is not registered with the UK’s charity commission.

In May of 2022, Edney was caught in a predator sting after communicating with who he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

The account was in fact a decoy managed by the predator hunters at STOP Sting.

The group explained that Edney told the 13-year-old to “pack an overnight bag and bring her school uniform and bikini.”

He also reportedly instructed the decoy to visit a sexual health clinic for condoms prior to the meeting, and reportedly spoke of using restraints on the child.

At the intended meet-up spot, Edney was confronted by the pedophile hunters who then passed the evidence over to police.

During the May sting, Edney confirms he was 29-years-old at the time and was attempting to meet a 13-year-old child.

He made the excuse that he seeks out children for sex because of his lack of success with adult dating and also stated he has a lot in common with 13-year-olds.

He admitted to predator hunters that he had been previously arrested for impersonating a police officer at the pride parade in Crawley, West Sussex because he had been carrying police-grade handcuffs.

He claimed the handcuffs were for “protection,” but didn’t specify from what.

“I’m a transwoman of God, I’ll tell you the truth,” Edney said during his first sting, before confessing to talking to children online since 2019.

He also claimed he was struggling with demons who directed his actions.

“Okay, the majority of this incident is my fault but some if it is down to my demons, Beelzebub and Lucifer,” Edney told the paedophile hunters.

Footage of the May sting was uploaded to Twitter on January 29 and began to attract attention.

Edney was ultimately arrested on May 14 following the sting.

He was released from custody shortly after, and soon became increasingly vocal online against paedophile hunting groups while using the social media handle “Sussex Bail Bonds.”

In December of 2022, Edney would be caught in a predator sting once again by an unrelated paedophile hunting group initially unaware of his past criminal history.

When asked why he pursued children for sex, Edney repeatedly insisted that he had “uncontrollable sexual urges.” He stated he had never had sexual relations before, and consumed pornography as well as used sex toys to address his desires.

“Because I’ve not had sex in my entire life because I’ve not had what you guys have got which is a proper relationship,” Edney told

The team passed the evidence onto police and Edney was again arrested. The Crown Prosecution Service allowed the pervert to be remanded into custody

As well as being sentenced to four years, a five year extended sentence was also given.

He was told to register as a sex offender, and a sexual harm prevention order was put in place.