LONDON: A banker who was caught by pedophile hunters trying to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex has been jailed for 15 months.
According to Dailymail, Citibank business manager Balachandran Kavungalparambath traveled over 150 km to meet the girl in Birmingham, warning ‘the first time is always painful’ after grooming her online.
The 38-year-old was met by the Internet Interceptors group, who had been posing as the underage girl and live streamed the confrontation for more than 130,000 viewers on Facebook.
The married father-of-one said he only wanted to have lunch with the girl but he was lying about it when the whatsapp conversation was shown.
He also claimed ‘she told me that she was 18’ before admitting he was told the girl was 14.
‘She told me…whoever the person was that spoke to me spoke to me that she had a desire and she wanted to have sex, but that was not my intention and I had chatted with her,’ he said.
‘I was supposed to have a chat with her, it was not with the intention of getting her into a bed and having sex with her.
‘That was not my intention.’ said Balachandran Kavungalparambath