A MAN who 'talked dirty' over the internet with an Accrington schoolgirl and arranged to meet her for sex was trapped by the girl's uncle.

Burnley Crown Court heard how Philip Toth, now 19, had exposed himself on his webcam to the 13 year-old.

But her uncle found messages on a mobile phone and then posed as the girl on the internet to arrange a 'sting' meeting at Bolton train station.

He then alerted police who arrested Toth.

Toth's barrister told the hearing his client was shy, sexually naive and immature and a judge, who spared him jail, agreed.

Jobless Toth was given a three-year community order with supervision, was placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for five years and must pay £250 costs.

The defendant, of Chorley New Road, Lostock, Bolton, had admitted engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.

Sentencing, Judge Jonathan Gibson said the case was 'exceptional'.

He told Toth the offences were serious, caused widespread concern and highlighted some of the dangers of young teenagers going on the internet.

He said: "If I were the father of the 13 year-old I would have been outraged."

The judge said if the defendant had met the girl and engaged in sexual activity he would have been sent to detention. He said Toth had probably been a 'young 18' at the time and was not a 'sexual predator'.

David Macro, prosecuting, said the defendant and the girl started talking on a website and also spoke on the phone. She would say Toth asked her to take her clothes off on camera and if she would make a video for him. He put his webcam on and the girl could see him lying on his bed exposing himself.

Toth had no previous convictions.

For Toth, Philip Holden said the defendant had wanted some sexual experience and that the courts experience had been a 'wake up call'.