Fairest, who pleaded guilty on Wednesday (May 31), made arrangements to collect her on the first Bank Holiday in May and stay overnight in his caravan. The plan was to collect her from somewhere no one knew her so he would not get caught.
A second conversation Fairest had was with a girl he believed was the 12-year-old – but was also in fact an adult.
Mark van der Zwart, prosecuting, said again the “child” made plain her age.
“He (Fairest) asked what she would like to do when they meet. He asked about what they would do together. There was a discussion about how they could meet; he could take her to a park where they could be together and he would return her home.”
When the conversation ended the adults behind the girls’ personas went to Fairest’s home to confront him
Fairest, of Church Street, Langold, Worksop, received two years in prison for attempting to meet a child following grooming; three years and four months for attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity between April 7 and April 30 this year; two years for attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity between April 21 and April 30; two years for attempting to meet a child following grooming between April 21 and April 30; four months for making indecent images of a child between January 1 and April 30.
Fairest admitted all the charges which will run concurrently. Judge James Sampson imposed an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.
He told Fairest: “Via social media you engaged with persons you believed were female children aged 13 and 12 years. Your aim was to meet them for sexual activity and or to get them to perform sexual acts to be seen by you over the internet.
“In the event you were in fact talking to adults whose purpose was to entrap you and in that they succeeded. There was a significant degree of persistence in your behaviour.”