A PERVERT who claimed he had accessed teen chat rooms and had sexual conversions with a girl he thought was aged 13 because he was “bored” has been ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work.

Stuart Nunn was trapped after Millie, the girl he thought he was in contact with, turned out to be an undercover police officer.

At Bolton Crown Court 42-year-old Nunn was given a community sentence for two years and, as well as the unpaid work, must participate in 30 days of rehabilitation activities. He has been placed on the sex offenders’ register and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for five years.

He had pleaded guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child between February 14 and March 8 2018.

Recorder Peter Atherton heard how Nunn, of St Kilda Avenue, Kearsley, had accessed the Just Teens chatroom and on three occasions, including via Skype engaged in sexual conversations with her believing she was just 13.

When arrested he told police he had been accessing chat rooms for about two years. “I just do it when I get bored. I never, you know, do anything more. I’m not looking to go out there, it’s all on gmail,” he said.

Rachel Faux, defending said Nunn, who has no previous convictions is remorseful and sought help from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a charity which works to prevent child sex abuse.

“He now appreciates the wide reaching impact of conducting what he thought were private exchanges in the comfort of his own home,” she said.

“The offences cast upon him, of course, the stigma of paedophilia. He is utterly ashamed by that.”

Recorder Atherton told Nunn he had brought “humiliation” on his family as well as himself.

“You clearly have a lot of work to do to restore the trust within the family,” he said.