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Judge delays sentencing paedophile, 24, so he can go on HOLIDAY

Judge Amanda Rippon (pictured) allowed Kristopher Cook’s sentencing to be delayed so that he could go on holiday

A paedophile has had his sentencing postponed so he can enjoy a holiday in the Lake District. 

Kristopher Cook was due to find out if he would be put behind bars for attempting ‘penetrative sexual activity’ with a child, a crime which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years.

But Cook, 24, has been told by Judge Amanda Rippon that he is free to first enjoy a pre-booked mini-break with his family despite facing a potential jail sentence.

Cook, who admitted to trying to engage in sexual activity with a child aged under 16, will instead be sentenced a week later in a move dubbed a ‘joke’ by Dark Justice.

‘What sort of message does that send out to victims,’ said a member of the paedophile hunter group.

‘He’s been told to go and enjoy himself, when any potential victims may have had their lives ruined.

‘He has committed a crime so he should be punished, not told to go on holiday.’

Cook, from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, pleaded guilty to attempting to engage a child under 16 in sexual activity at a hearing on March 14.

The 24-year-old was warned he faced jail by Ms Rippon, who then agreed to the defence’s request of a delay for the pre-booked break.

‘It shouldn’t matter if it was pre-booked,’ added the Dark Justice member. ‘If he’s committed a crime, that should be more important than if he’s got a holiday booked.’

Unshaven Cook stood largely silent in the dock at Newcastle Crown Court as he entered his plea at the brief hearing.

A psychiatric report will also be carried out after the court heard Cook suffered from ‘a number of educational and emotional difficulties’.

Ordering an all options report, Judge Rippon told him: ‘I’m releasing you on unconditional bail so you are free to go on that holiday with your family.

‘It is possible you may be looking at a jail sentence.’

Unshaven Cook stood largely silent in the dock at Newcastle Crown Court as he entered his plea at the brief hearing

Unshaven Cook stood largely silent in the dock at Newcastle Crown Court as he entered his plea at the brief hearing



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