The man behind The Hunted One, who wants to remain anonymous, was abused as a child by a man who has now been jailed for 14 years.Now a dad himself, he is desperate to expose sex offenders to save potential future victims from harm. There are currently four of us of all ages doing it.
Scroll down for video He told a Crown Court judge how Painter, using his profile 'ziggyziggy56' messaged the fake account run by Net Justice through in September last year.'Emma' immediately told him she was aged 14 years while Painter claimed to be almost a third of his real age and said he was aged 26 years.'She said she was at school and lived up in Leeds,' Mr Stone told the judge at Oxford Crown Court.
He added: 'He found a Travelodge just outside Bradford, West Yorkshire, and told her he had booked a room on October 23.'As we know, he never arrived at that hotel because the paedeophile hunters' group approached him, called the police and he was arrested.'In Painter's vehicle was found Durex lubricant, some condoms, massage and lubricating gel, vodka, coke and cigarettes.
He added: 'The defendant asks her if she would like to play sex, he says 'I'll be gentle'.'A member of the internet group found Painter in Leeds between 2.30pm and 3pm on October 23, after it was agreed he would pick up his victim and drive her to the hotel.'He said he received text messages regarding the hotel room and he and three other members approached the victim as he was sat in his vehicle,' said Mr Stone.'He had previously sent 'Emma' pictures of his vehicle.'He says as soon as Mr Painter had seen them he attempted to drive off in his car.
However a member of Net Justice used his vehicle to block him in.
"We don't initiate conversations, we just let them incriminate themselves as the chat goes on.
"If they then decide they want to meet the child, we go and we meet them.
He asks to see ID and is informed he is going to be "in a lot of trouble" after speaking to who he thought was a teenage girl for three months.
The 38-year-old had also arranged to meet the girl in Greenwich. " Platten, of Wincanton, Somerset, replies: "Yes, I do care." They push him further, saying: "You don't care, do you? " One of the men adds: "You're going to have to be moved far away.
Both men were placed on the sex offenders register for life.
THIS is the moment a pervert realises the "13-year-old girl" he thought he was meeting for sex was a group of paedophile vigilantes.
All this was recorded on Facebook Live.'Reading a statement written by arresting officer Police Constable Jason Hughes, Mr Stone revealed Painter had a bag of alcohol and sexual products at the time.