A man who drove off with paedophile vigilante Stinson Hunter clinging to the windscreen of his car after he had turned up hoping to meet an under-age girl has been jailed.
Pervez Akhtar had pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to attempting to meet a 13-year-old girl for sexual activity following sexual grooming over the internet.
He had denied a further charge of causing serious injury to Kieren Parsons, who has since legally changed his name to Stinson Hunter, by dangerous driving.
But on the day of his trial Akhtar, aged 57, of Church Road, Lye, Stourbridge, admitted an alternative charge of careless driving, which was accepted by prosecutor Michelle Heeley.
The married father-of-six was jailed for 15 months, banned from driving for three years, ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order.
Miss Heeley said the case was the result of the actions of Kieren Parsons, now known as Stinson Hunter, who ‘attempts to entrap people he believes are paedophiles over the internet’.
He created an on-line persona of someone named Jodie who, on June 2, 2013, was contacted through an on-line chat site by Akhtar, using the name Ink45, who told her she was pretty.
Jodie made it clear to him she was only 13, although the profile picture on her page was of someone who looked 18.
He asked her for a photo of her in school uniform.
They then began texting each-other, during which Akhtar gave his name as Pia Shalako and said he would like to see photos of her ‘in the flesh,’ at which Jodie said she had never done that kind of picture before.
Akhtar, who told her she was ‘truly an amazing beauty,’ suggested meeting, and told her: “Let me know when is good for you. I am in Birmingham. I can come to you whenever you say.”
When Jodie tried to put him off, he said he could bring a bottle of wine and ‘a few pornos,’ and suggested going to her home, which he was told was in Cedar Road, Nuneaton, the next day.
As he was parked in Cedar Road that evening a car pulled up with Hunter and two of his associates in it.
Hunter got out and ran over to Akhtar’s Renault Megane, shouting: “Stop your car, stop your car. Wind your window down, wind your window down.”
Recordings taken by one of Hunter’s associates showed Akhtar reversing away, chased by Hunter.
Then, after pointing briefly down at the road, the camera showed the car travelling forward at speed with Hunter on the bonnet sprawled up the windscreen before being thrown off.
As a result of his fall, he suffered fractures to his heel and other bones in his foot, and he had to spend seven days in hospital and then several weeks in plaster, as well as having to use a wheelchair for two weeks.
Explaining the decision to accept a plea to careless driving, Miss Heeley said Hunter’s approach to the car had not been ‘the polite request referred to in his witness statement’.
And a witness described Hunter shouting aggressively at Akhtar to ‘get out of the f***ing car,’ running after him as he reversed and then jumping onto the bonnet, rather than being knocked onto it, and then punching the windscreen.
Harpreet Sandhu, defending, asked the judge to pass a suspended sentence, pointing out that there was no actual victim.
Jailing Akhtar, Judge Andrew Lockhart QC told him: “This is an attempt, and no child was actually placed in a position of risk – but that is something you did not know at the time, and you encourage Jodie to recruit others to what was going on.
“I have been urged to consider whether I can say the sentence of imprisonment can be suspended. I’m afraid I cannot.”