Dad-of-two tried to meet girl, 8, for sex equipped with pack of condoms and tent

A sick DJ has been jailed for more than five years after trying to meet an eight-year-old girl for sex, equipped with condoms and a tent.

The Hull DJ, who is also a dad-of-two contacted the child to meet for his own "twisted pleasure."

However, Simon Mewse, 36, was unaware he was actually going to meet an undercover cop.

He had asked the "young girl" to meet in a village near Selby in North Yorkshire, reports Hull Live.

One of the officers, posing as the girl's uncle, offered to meet the 36-year-old disc jockey so Mewse could have sex with the decoy’s "niece".

Mewse, who had been chatting to the officers on two messenger services including the KIK app, drove out to a nature reserve two hours from his home for the sex hook-up, not realising he was walking into a trap.

Mewse, who is also known as also known as DJ Vinylizer, of Cowslip Chase, Kirk Ella, appeared at York Crown Court for sentencing.

He previously admitted two counts of attempting to meet the girl to commit a sexual offence, distributing indecent images of children and possessing cannabis.

The court heard the "uncle" said he would bring a van with a mattress in the back and Mewse told him he was looking forward to having sex with the girl.

The meeting was arranged for 10am on July 10 and Mewse turned up in a Vauxhall Corsa, inside which was a pack of condoms, a bag of cannabis and reportedly a tent.

He was met by police officers who arrested him.

Mewse sent the decoy officer a flurry of indecent images, including videos of extremely young children being subjected to the worst kind of sexual abuse.

Another undercover cop was also speaking to Mewse online, posing as a dad-of-two who also had similar paedophile fantasies. Mewse also sent him indecent images.

He had arranged to meet the girl for sex between July 2 and 11 this year, as well as attempting to arrange to commit a child sex offence between June 30 and July 10.

Mewse also pleaded guilty to distributing or showing indecent images of children, including eight images or videos rated Category A – the most serious.

He was caught with the cannabis in the Selby area on July 10 and admitted possessing a Class B drug.

Kevin Blount, defending, said Mewse had never been in trouble before, save for a caution for cannabis possession in 2005.

He said Mewses’s army career had been cut short for medical reasons, but he had carried on working for the Ministry of Defence following his discharge from the military.

He said Mewse had had a “difficult” childhood which had led to mental-health problems and “increasing” cannabis use.

Judge Simon Hickey described Mewse’s offences as “shocking” and said the disgraced DJ had deliberately attempted to meet up with pre-pubescent girls for sex.

He said that in the case of the young ‘niece’, Mewse had “effectively” talked of raping her.

Mr Hickey said: “As far as you were aware, this was a real, vulnerable and abused child.

“I don’t accept that you wouldn’t have gone through with it. You clearly attended (the meeting point) to abuse this ‘child’.”

Now children’s charity the NSPCC has reacted after he was jailed for five years and three months, calling for better laws to protect youngsters from being groomed online.

A spokesman said: “Mewse today rightly faces justice for his appalling targeting of a vulnerable young girl for his own twisted pleasure, with no regard for the effect his vile actions would have on her.

“This case further underlines our urgent calls for the Government to commit to their Online Harms Bill this autumn.

"This legislation would enshrine in law, an effective regulator with the authority to hold tech companies to account and help prevent offenders like Mewse trying to target, groom and abuse children online.”

Detectives from North Yorkshire Police’s Online Abuse & Exploitation Team – in collaboration with Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit – managed to bring Mewse to justice.

Mewse was also made subject to an extended two-year period on licence, placed on the sex offenders’ register for life and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for life.

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