Man caught sending explicit messages to decoy posing as schoolgirl

Jonathan Kimmet was snared by a vigilante group after sending intimate images to a girl he believed was 13.

Jonathan Kimmet caught sending explicit messages to decoy posing a schoolgirl by vigilante group in Drumchapel SNS Group

A man who chatted sexually with a girl he believed was 13 was snared in a shopping centre.

Jonathan Kimmet, 46, was stopped by a vigilante group who live streamed the capture in Drumchapel.

Kimmet had been in communication with an adult posing as a child decoy between July and October 2022.

Kimmet send intimate pictures of himself and asked if she wanted to “chat naughty.”

He pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to sending written sexual communication to an adult pretending to be a child.

Kimmet, of Rutherglen, also admitted attempting to cause a child to view a sexual image.

The court heard that a volunteer from the ASA Scotland vigilante group spoke with Kimmet on the Tagged dating app.

The decoy told Kimmet – using the name Jimmy J – that she was 13 years old and he swapped pictures with her.

Prosecutor Emma Baker said: “He asked if she had a boyfriend, what she was wearing and if she slept without pyjamas on.”

He also asked her if she wanted to “chat naughty” with him.

The conversation carried on to WhatsApp where Kimmet sent of an intimate picture of himself.

The matter was reported to other decoys.

Ms Baker said: “Kimmet was confronted in Drumchapel Shopping Centre and it was live streamed.

“A crowd began to gather and the police attended.”

Sentence was deferred pending background reports until next month by Sheriff Owen Mullan.

Kimmet was put on the sex offenders register meantime.

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