Local ‘paedophile hunter’ facing jail after bursting into home to expose sex offender’s crimes on Facebook

A masked man who burst into a paedophile’s home and filmed him in a bid to expose his crimes on Facebook was today facing jail.

‘Paedophile hunter’ Jody Petrie targeted John Majilton at his home in Tayport in the days leading up to his sentencing last summer.

Two weeks before the incident Majilton – a former postman – had admitted downloading a huge stash of child abuse pictures then sending one to a fellow creep he met online.

John Majilton

Petrie posted the video on Facebook – which has since been deleted – before following it up, branding Majilton and the other person in the house at the time, Ashley Walker, “horrible beasts”.

Petrie, 31, of Garvie Brae, Tayport, Fife, pleaded guilty on summary complaint to a charge of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner at an address in Cowgate, Tayport, Fife, on June 25 last year.

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Jody Petrie

He admitted that he turned up at the flat with his “identity concealed” by wearing a jacket wrapped around his head and placed his foot in the door to stop it being closed.

Petrie shouted, swore, uttered threats of violence and offensive remarks and made recordings of Ashley Walker and John Majilton on his mobile phone.

He then uploaded the footage on to social media whereby it was “viewed by the lieges” and “placed Ashley Walker and John Majilton in a state of fear and alarm”.

Defence solicitor Douglas Williams entered the plea on Petrie’s behalf during a brief hearing at Dundee Sheriff Court today.

Sheriff Tom Hughes deferred sentence for social work background reports and ordered Petrie to appear at a further hearing later this month.

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