A paedophile was caught in a hotel room with a horrific bag full of sex toys, ropes, wine and Viagra after arranging to meet a 12-year-old girl for sex.
Derby Crown Court heard how disgusting Kenneth Bond was naked underneath his dressing gown and had taken the alcohol to “soften up” the pre-teen he thought he was encountering.
But the father of the girl, a man who called himself “Dirty Tony” in their vile internet chats while arranging the meet, was really an undercover Derbyshire police officer.
Now the twisted 58-year-old has been jailed for three years.
Judge Nirmal Shant QC told him: “I have no doubt in my mind your intention was to tie up the child and have forcible sexual intercourse with her.
“You did everything you could, believing this was a real child, to commit very serious sexual offences on her.
“What is plain is that this was not just a fanciful idea in a conversation with a man you believed was her father.
“You took toys and presents for the girl and a bag full of sex toys.”
Jonathan Dunne, prosecuting, said Bond started communicating with the undercover police officer on an internet chat room in November last year.
He said that, within a short space of time, they discussed how “Dirty Tony” had a 12-year-old daughter called “Lucy” who he was sexually active with.
Through their online communication they agreed to meet at a hotel at East Midlands Airport on November 23 which Bond thought would see both men have sex with the underage girl.
Mr Dunne said: “In their internet chat, which was of the most graphic type imaginable, the defendant said he would bring a range of sex toys with him and some wine to soften and loosen Lucy up.
“Tony arrived at the hotel room and the defendant opened up a bag.
“In it were vibrators, a ball gag, leg restraints and Viagra.
“There was a knock at the door, police officers arrived and arrested both men, although (in Tony’s case) this was for show.
“In the room was a teddy bear and significantly the defendant was naked underneath the dressing gown he was wearing.
“There were were two open bottles of wine on a table.”
Mr Dunne said Bond was interviewed and answered “no comment” to each of the questions he was asked.
But he later pleaded guilty to intentionally arranging to meet a child for the purposes of sex and a second count of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.
Defence barrister Nicola Hunter said her client, of Worcester Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, has no previous convictions for any child sex offences.
She said: “He is of positive good character with a long career.
“He raised a family which, as a result of this conviction and drink issues which possibly brought about this offending, he no longer has contact with.”As well as the jail term, Judge Shant placed Bond on the sex offender register for life and handed him a sexual harm prevention order.
An NSPCC spokesman said: “This is a shocking example of how predators stalk the internet searching for opportunities to abuse vulnerable children.
“The sickening details of this case show how much of a danger Bond is to children, and it’s vital he engages properly with any treatment given to him whilst he serves his sentence.”
Anyone concerned about a child can contact the NSPCC’s free and confidential helpline on 0808 800 5000 while children and young people can contact Childline on 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk.