Man hounded by paedo hunters and arrested after jealous ex hacked his Facebook

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A man was hounded by paedophile hunters and arrested by police after his jealous transgender ex hacked into his Facebook account and arranged to meet a 14-year-old for a "threesome".

Amy Gray, 37, was jailed for five years after using her victim's account to ask the girl to have sex with him and his new lover and alerting vigilantes from "Predator's Exposed".

A court heard six members confronted the couple at their home while live-streaming on to Facebook, HullLive reports.

During the interception the man was called a "dirty, vile piece of s***", a "jelly bellied b******" and even the serial killer Fred West.

The woman was not allowed to use her mobile and was recognised in the video by her relatives including her mother, Hull Crown Court was told.

Both were arrested and held for 12 hours by Humberside Police who searched their house and analysed their phones.

Gray – herself a convicted sex offender – was snared when her IP address came up in one of the messages she had sent using his social media accounts.

She told cops that she wanted revenge after her ex had left her for another woman, and in November 2018 decided to teach him a lesson.

Gray had helped the man set up a Facebook profile and used his passwords to log on and message a 14-year-old girl later revealed to be a decoy set up by the vigilante group.

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Ben Thomas, prosecuting, said: "In an interview, she said she wanted revenge. She knew how much the video would be shared and she wanted him in prison so he and his new partner couldn't be together."

In a victim personal statement, the man told how he and his partner had been forced to move away from Hull, have been shouted at in the street and even had their home doused in graffiti.

The woman said she did not leave her home on her own for nine months.

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Hull Crown Court heard how Gray has a previous conviction for three offences of sexual assault, for which she was convicted in 2005.

Her barrister, Amber Hobson, said Gray had been living as a man at the time and transitioned into a woman a year later.

The court heard Gray's ex was also on the Sex Offender's Register and subject of a tag which showed he had not been to her house when the messages were sent, proving it was her behind the messages.

Judge David Tremberg jailed Gray for five years for perverting the course of justice, saying: "You wanted to make him suffer and cause maximum harm and degradation to his emotional wellbeing, status and reputation.

"If that caused harm and distress to his girlfriend that was a bonus for you.

"You exposed them to an ordeal of public humiliation."

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