A dramatic moment a pedophile faints on camera after Dark Justice busted him while trying to meet a 14-year-old girl.
David Hanson—from Benwell in Newcastle, UK—passed out in shock when he realized the 'girl' he had been chatting with was, in fact, Dark Justice, a pedophile hunter group.
According to reports, Hanson had sent explicit messages to the 'girl' he believed was 14 years old in the days before pedophile hunters busted him.
Newcastle Crown Court heard that Hanson arranged to meet 'Amanda' after meeting her on the dating website Badoo.
On the site, Amanda's profile stated she was 18.
Dark Justice—posing as Amanda—then messaged him saying she had lied about her age and she was actually 14 years old. Hanson then exchanged phone numbers with the 'girl.'
Within three days after exchanging contacts, the pair shared more than 750 WhatsApp messages.
Of those messages, Hanson spoke to the 'girl' about 'cuddling and touching one another.'
Hanson later arranged to meet the girl at the Centre For Life in Newcastle before going to her house.
But instead of meeting the 'girl,' pedophile hunters, who had already notified police, showed up.
While the team questioned him, Hanson insisted he 'wasn't going to have sex with the girl.'
After facing a hard line of questions, he began to roll his eyes before slumping to the ground.
A Dark Justice member explained:
"His eyes rolled back, and he just went straight to the ground. We confronted him in the same way we do all our cases. There's no aggression or anything. When we [told him who we were], he passed out."
"We prepare ourselves for all sorts of outcomes at these meetings, but we certainly weren't expecting that."
Hanson was carrying a rucksack at the time, which contained his toothbrush, toothpaste and condoms.
During sentencing, he pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.
The court then sentenced him to eight months in prison. The jury also gave him a three-year community order and a ten-year sexual harm prevention order.