A man travelled from Scotland to North Wales to meet an under aged boy.

But defendant Robert MacNaughton was arrested when he arrived at the train station in Rhyl.

It turned out that the boy he believed he had been talking to over the Internet was an under-cover North Wales police officer.

MacNaughton, aged 42 of Napier Square, Govan near Glasgow, had previous admitted attempting to meet a child for sexual activity following grooming.

He was due to go on trial for charges based on chat logs found by police on his computer with people unknown.

But following legal arguments at Mold Crown Court a judge refused to exclude the conversations from the evidence.

He then changed his pleas to some offences.

The defendant admitted that in March he attempted to incite a boy of 15 to engage in non-penetrative sexual activity; he attempted to engage in sexual activity with a child and attempted to facilitate the commission of a child sex offence.

MacNaughton admitted three charges of making indecent images of children including a movie at category A, the most serious.

Judge Niclas Parry rebailed him pending sentence at the end of the month.

He ordered to him register with the police as a sex offender.

The judge told him to prepare himself for a prison sentence.

“Because of the nature of these offences the court will be assisted by a detailed assessment of you.

“That will be conducted by the probation service,” he said.

It was important that he was open, frank and honest with the probation officer preparing the pre-sentence report.

“You understand you must prepare yourself for a custodial sentence when you return to court,” he said.