Kasim Ali faces three year community service

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MANCHESTER: A former health care professional sent explicit messages and an inappropriate photo to a member of a ‘paedophile hunter’ group posing as a 12 year-old girl. Kasim Ali, 23, bragged about his job to the decoy, saying he worked as an audiologist and that he had ‘access to children’, Manchester Online has reported.

A judge said the ex-North Manchester General Hospital worker ‘effectively sentenced himself’ after throwing his career away and ‘disgracing’ his family. Details of his crimes were plastered across the internet after the ‘Silent Justice’ group, which aims to snare would-be sex offenders, filmed members confronting him. Ali, from Oldham, avoided being sent to prison as he was handed a three-year community order.

Ali, of Falmouth Street, Oldham, denied any wrongdoing in his police interview saying he had never used the dating site and that someone must have hacked him and used his details. But he later pleaded guilty to attempting to incite a child under the age of 13 into non-penetrative sexual activity and attempting to engage in sexual activity in the presence of a child.