Cat-killing pervert, 45, tried to meet ’13-year-old girl’ for sex on dating app

A pervert who killed a cat has now been caught sending sexual messages to a "13-year-old girl".

Paul Francis Woolston, 45, dumped a dead cat in a wheelie bin after killing it three-years-ago.

He was convicted for animal cruelty, but was back before the courts after his sick messages were discovered.

The cat-killer created two accounts on the dating app FastMeet with one account under an explicit name, Teesside Crown Court heard.

Woolston shared sexual messages with the "girl" and was caught by a vigilante group called Child Online Safety Team (COST) which hunts paedophiles operating on the internet by posing as children, reports Teesside Live.

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Woolston made contact with the 'girl' in April this year. Messages were sent with suggestions of penetrative sexual activity, the court heard.

He then asked her to move to Whatsapp – a secure contact platform – but no further contact was made.

Woolston was confronted by a member of COST who had informed police about the messages.

A video was shared online by COST and the man who confronts Woolston states, 'You're going to need a solicitor now'.

When asked why he committed the offence, Woolston states he was "bored", and says it wouldn't have happened "if I had a woman".

Woolston, of Cornwall Street in Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.

The court heard the breakdown of his marriage was traumatic and, at the time of his offence, he was living with his mother and felt lonely and isolated.

Judge Paul Watson QC said the incident had been "a significant" warning to Woolston.

"I acknowledge it was a very difficult and stressful period of your life following the traumatic breakdown of your marriage," he said. But he added it was "no excuse" for what he did.

Woolston was given a 30-month community order and ordered to carry out 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days and 120 hours of unpaid work.

He was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for five years.

In February 2017, Woolston pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a cat named Chester in the incident in the previous July.

Woolston grabbed one-year-old Chester by the scruff of the neck and hurled it through the air.

Neighbours recorded Woolston on a mobile phone, picking up the “twitching” animal off the road before dumping it in the bin.

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