JOHN MCDONNEL AGE 20 FROM THE DURHAM AREA – This man was speaking to two of our decoys, one aged 13 and one aged 14. He was asking for sex and sexual activities, he then arranged to meet the child but was confronted by members of our team. We questioned him on why he was asking this child for sex and sexual activities.
Within minutes of initiating chat to both decoys he sent intimate images of himself knowing full well he was talking to children. He also asked the 13 year old to tell her Mam he was a friend who helped her stop bullies at school.
He initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but changed his plea at the last minute
He was up to court today where he received –
2 year community order
5 year sexual harm prevention order
5 years on the sexual offenders register
He is known in the Brandon area of Durham and Ouston