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Paedophile travelled from Birmingham to Kent to abuse girl

Colin Page was jailed when he appeared before Maidstone Crown Court Photo: Kent Police

A man who travelled from Birmingham to Kent to sexually abuse a child was confronted by police after being caught in an online sting.

Colin Page, aged 50, of Watson Road, Allum Rock, Birmingham, planned to meet with and abuse the child after striking up a conversation online.

He made contact with a “mother” to have sex with her young daughter.

But Page didn't realise that the person he had made arrangements with was in fact a police officer.

He was subsequently charged the same day with two counts of arranging the commission of a child sex offence.

Page was jailed for six years and eight months after admitting the charges

Detective Constable Jon Baker, of the Kent Police’s paedophile on line investigation team, said: "Police use a number of methods to help identify people who prey on children and have a desire to sexually abuse them.

"Due to the team’s online investigations Page was swiftly identified and is now behind bars and away from the public."