September 2023

Horden pervert John Hudson jailed after sending sex act videos to ‘teenage girl’

A man who sent sexually explicit pictures and videos of himself to what he thought was a teenage girl has been jailed.

John Hudson began messaging the supposed 13-year-old girl on an anonymous online messaging site.

The 64-year-old pervert also used social media channel WhatsApp to send the girl explicit pictures and videos of him performing sex acts on himself, encouraging the young girl to behave likewise.

He was caught trying to arrange to meet the girl – who was actually a decoy from an online paedophile hunting group – in June and arrested by police.

Hudson, of Horden, was charged with attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity and attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.

He admitted both offences at Durham Crown Court and has been jailed for 32 months.

Hudson was also issued with a sexual harm prevention order and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.