EXCLUSIVE: The Comet talks to paedophile hunters who lured notorious convicted Hitchin double rapist after grooming what he thought was 12-year-old girl for sex

Notorious Hitchin paedophile Brett Gordon.

Notorious Hitchin paedophile Brett Gordon. - Credit: Archant

Paedophile hunters who lured a Hitchin double rapist after he tried to meet a 12-year-old girl for sex have talked to the Comet after their secret work led to the man being jailed.

Sexual predator hunting team The Hunted One – a secret organisation of dedicated parents who pro-actively seek out and expose online groomers and paedophiles – helped snare Brett Gordon, 44.

Gordon sent vile and explicit texts to one of the Hunted Team posing as a young girl.

But when Gordon – who also uses the name Brett Kaminski as an alias – turned up after arranging a meeting in an alleyway near his home in the town, the disgusting pervert was met by four members of the team who caught him on camera. The team then called the police who promptly arrived at the scene.

Offices then arrested Gordon who was then remanded in custody until the case was heard at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday.

When he was arrested self-pitying Gordon burst into tears saying: “I’ve really f*cked myself. My life is done.”

Speaking exclusively to the Comet after the case, a spokesman for the group said: “Gordon’s intent to meet and have sexual activity with a minor was horrific.

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“We hope we have highlighted online dangers and showed children people online aren’t always who they say they are.

“This is a wake up call for the public to stay safe.

“Perhaps now, the authorities will acknowledge our work and how serious we are at eradicating online grooming.

“Gordon was clearly not being ‘monitored’ after his release.

“Also, if he was on licence, this is clearly no deterrent to a groomer/rapist.

“Thankfully, he was met by us and handed over to the authorities.”

Gordon was imprisoned for four years, has to sign the sex offenders register for life and will be the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order until further notice.

Gordon was previously jailed in 2007 for raping two girls aged 18 and 19 within six weeks of each other while known as Kaminski. He was released in 2013 and changed his name by deed poll in May 2014.