Preston rapist stung by anti paedophile hunters as he tries to meet a child

A self made paedophile hunting group have described how members caught a convicted Lancashire rapist trying to meet a child.

Friday, 3rd April 2020, 5:00 pm

Preston born Jon Womack, 40, told the child to "bring protection" so that she "didn't get pregnant".

Womack, now of Greenfield Way, Allerton, Liverpool, had only recently been freed from a six year jail term imposed in August 2016 for raping a vulnerable woman in her 30s in Berkshire.

He appeared before Liverpool Crown Court, where he admitted attempting to meet a child following grooming, and was sent back to jail for four years, with an extended two year licence to reflect his danger to the public.

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Jon Womack CREDIT: Justice4Kids

A spokesman for anti paedophile group Justice4kids, which caught and reported him, said it was thankful no harm had actually come to a real child.

He added: "In the case of Jon Womack it became apparent very early of the huge danger he posed to children.

"As a team we collectively gathered intelligence on this individual.

" Jon arranged to meet who he thought was a child. The consequences of what he would have done to a child doesn’t bear thinking of.

"He turned up to meet the child without even knowing if she would be there or not - this in itself speaks volumes about the individual and just how dangerous he is.

" Jon Womack showed no remorse or fear for his actions, he was most definitely there to cause harm to a child that day.

"He was told numerous times of the child's age but this did not bother him."

The group has also urged parents to be vigilant about their child's online safety with families at home and on technology during the lockdown.

The spokesman added: " With everyone now at home and online the dangers are even more apparent. Our children are on games and the internet everyday and so are the people who prey on them.

"Educate yourselves - learn about the devices and apps your children are using. Talk to your children and let them know that if anything makes them uncomfortable to talk to you.

"Monitor their online activity if there's anything you're not happy with report it - keep our kids safe in these difficult times."