At Newcastle Crown Court Baker, of Allendale Drive, South Shields, pleaded guilty to attempting to incite a child under 16 to engage in penetrative sexual activity.Prosecutor Emma Dowling told the court Baker, who had never been in trouble before, was carrying a condom when he turned up to meet the child but there is a "question" over exactly what would have happened if a teenager actually turned up as he had voiced concern about her age during the messages.
Miss Dowling told the court the Guardians of the North group had set up a profile on adult website Badoo last June and Baker, who said he was an apprentice mechanic, had made contact.
He initially cut contact when he was told "Katie" was a 15 schoolgirl from Sunderland, but got in touch again over a fortnight later.
Garry Baker believed he had been sending sex chat to a 15-year-old girl over dating site Badoo but had been duped by online paedophile hunters Guardians of the North.
When the 24-year-old turned up at a Mc Donald's car park in Sunderland to meet the child, he was confronted by the group who had a video camera in tow and the police on their way.
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