Despite your dismissive attitude there are serious issues involved here which won't go away. Many have been put forward earlier in the thread and I won't reiterate them. I will make a couple of points however.I wish the police were less than peripheral in such cases but that is a matter of resource. In this case the group involved did involve the police rather than take any illegal action themselves and that is just about right. One could easily say that the police are peripheral to the operation of Neighbourhood Watch system as well so should the latter be suspended?
As to the legislation I fail to see what the issue is. The person concerned is charged with offences under UK law, by UK police off the back of evidence presented by people in the UK. The accused flew into the UK amidof whichMany plenty of evidence of criminal intent. Open and shut case I'd have thought.
You can debate amendment to age of consent laws or the difference between two jurisdictional systems as much as you like but in this case there isn't a lot of room to call on any miscarriage of justice.
Good clear result and a cold wind of uncertainty will have blown across various chat rooms where others of this person's kind may have been grooming similarly.
Firstly, I never said anything about a miscarriage of justice in this case.
Secondly, I don't know or want to know where these chat rooms are you talk about. But common sense dictates that these pervs will find a more robust system of communication as time goes by which of course will require forensic police action to accumulate evidence. This will lure the vigilantes into greyer and darker areas which will only lead to a frustration of the judicial process.