Amy Gray was angry that her ex had left her for another woman so pretended to meet a 14-year-old for sex
A Hull woman hacked into her ex-boyfriend’s Facebook account, arranged to meet a 14-year-old for sex and then alerted a paedophile vigilante group in a bizarre revenge plot.
Amy Gray, 37, of Great Thornton Street, said she was angry that her ex had left her for another woman and in November 2018 decided to teach him a lesson.
Gray – who had helped the man set up a Facebook profile – used his passwords to log on and message a 14-year-old girl that was later revealed to be a decoy set up by a paedophile vigilante group.
Hull Crown Court heard on Monday that Gray – pretending to be her ex-boyfriend – arranged to meet the underage girl on Newland Avenue for sex.
Ben Thomas, prosecuting, told the court she had also used her ex-partner’s new girlfriend’s name, claiming they wanted the girl to take part in a “threesome.”
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In an interview with police, Gray told officers it would be a “bonus” for her love rival to get into trouble too.
“Predator’s Exposed,” the group behind the decoy, then made their way to Newland Avenue expecting to catch Gray’s ex-partner, who is in fact already on the Sex Offender’s Register.
She added that Gray is remorseful and that the author of a pre-sentence report had come to the conclusion that Gray is at low-risk of reoffending.
“She didn’t foresee the level of scrutiny they would be subjected to,” Ms Hobson added.
As he jailed Gray for five years for perverting the course of justice, Judge Tremberg told her: “You wanted to make him suffer and cause maximum harm and degradation to his emotional wellbeing, status and reputation. If that caused harm and distress to his girlfriend that was a bonus for you.
“You exposed them to an ordeal of public humiliation.”