A sex offender was discovered by a paedophile hunting group has been found dead in prison.
He was duped by people from the “Hunter One” group, who set up child accounts on social media to snare sex offenders.
Once the group had trapped Ricky, they then passed the details to a 10 year old girl.
Ricky was due to be sentenced on February 16th and had been told he would face a jail term.
A spokesman for the Prison Service said: “HMP Nottingham prisoner Ricky Slade died in custody on Friday, 3 February.
“As with all deaths in custody, there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.”
What Hunter Group Said
In a statement, the Hunter Group said: “We would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Ricky Slade at this difficult time.”
“Out of respect to his family, we will be removing all posts in relation to this case.”