The essence of the allegation is that between 29 April and 3 May 2017 he communicated online and by WhatsApp with a person he believed to be a girl who was 14 years old. He arranged for that girl to go to his flat to take part in a threesome with his girlfriend. The person with whom he was communicating was an adult male, Jamie-Ray Mr U, who ran a group called "Predator Hunters".
We start by observing that Mr U committed no offences in the course of his conduct which led to Mr L's arrest. True it is that he posted a profile which said the girl he was posing as was 18. But on the first inquiry he said she was 14. At no time did he induce the user of Mr L's phone to commit an offence. He was providing information which represented that the girl in question was only 14 and also explained that she was sexually inexperienced. It was the user of the phone who made all the running. Indeed, Mr U appears to have been scrupulous to avoid encouraging his interlocutor in the proposed sexual activity and at no time did he take the lead. This is far removed from a case of incitement in the sense of one person pushing another towards committing an offence which he would otherwise not commit, for example by badgering someone to engage in unlawful sexual or other activity.