Convicted rapist Cyril Hardy was caught by a paedophile hunter group after believing that he was meeting a fourteen year-old girl, and was then arrested by the police in Manchester in 2017. However, Hardy, who is 80 years-old, is not to serve any time in prison for his crime, as the judge declared that he was too vulnerable to Covid due to a combination of heart disease and diabetes. The MailOnline has the story.
A pensioner with a history of sexual crimes dating back 50 years has been spared jail after trying to meet up with an adult posing as a 14 year-old girl, because he’s vulnerable to Covid.
Convicted rapist Cyril Hardy, who is 80 years-old, was caught red-handed by a paedophile hunter group, Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court heard.
Hardy pleaded guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and attempting to meet a girl under 16 years old for grooming.
He had previously served seven years in prison over a conviction of rape.
The court heard how Stacey McDonald, 29, a member of paedophile hunter group Parents Standing Together For Our Kids, set up a decoy as a ’14-year-old girl’ called Atara Louise on MeetMe and WhatsApp.
Alexandra Sutton, prosecuting, said that between October 21st, 2017, and November 20th 2017, Hardy told ‘Atara’ he wanted her to live with him, marry him and have his children.
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