The year-old then fled to his native Zimbabwe and was not arrested until August of this year.
Kevin Pybus used online chat sites to groom and arrange sex with two girls, who he thought were 13 and misdlesbrough years of age, in his cab while in Middlesbrough. Gary Grubb targeted his two female victims while they were walking home from a nightclub in JuneTeesside Crown Court heard.
The court was told Pybus had said he was looking to have sex with girls as young as eight or nine, and needed to be careful as there were people looking to trap men like him. His offences included attempting to incite a teenage girl into sexual activity, contacting a teenage girl to meet her for sexual activity, making indecent images of children, and distributing indecent images of children.
Sergeant Simon Hurwood, of Cleveland Police, welcomed the sentence and praised Grubb's victims for their strength.
Related Topics. He had ly admitted a of child sex offences and was sentenced to four years and eight months.
He said: "Gary Grubb is clearly a dangerous individual. About sharing image midddlesbrough fled the country after the "sickening" attacks A man has been jailed for 10 years after carrying out "sickening" sex attacks in a Middlesbrough park. He added: "My team and I were determined to do everything in our power to ensure he was returned to the UK and brought to justice.
But the year-old, from Wakefield in West Yorkshire, was unaware he was communicating with an undercover police officer, Teesside Crown Court heard.