Airbnb on market for hen parties at £510 a night has paedo staying in garden

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A convicted paedophile described as a “monster” by his victim’s mum was renting out his mansion for £510 a night on Airbnb.

Adam Plant, 42, from Old Ellerby in Yorkshire, tried to get a 13-year-old child drunk, fondled her, and sent messages reading: “You just need to be a few years older.”

Last month, he was found guilty of sexual activity with a girl under 16, engaging in sexual communication with a child and perverting the course of justice at Hull Crown Court.

Plant has been told to expect a jail term when he is sentenced next month.

During the police investigation, the businessman was earning thousands by letting his mansion – while staying in a caravan in the garden.

It proved particularly popular with hen parties and gangs of friends, Hull Live reports.

Plant personally greeted his guests and was "always on hand" according to one recent review.

One guest, who booked in July, said: "We booked Adam's property for my hen party and it was amazing. The kitchen/diner is a great space for entertaining and the kitchen has everything you'd need and more!

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"Adam was a fantastic host and communication has been excellent since we booked. Very chilled, helpful and was around in case we needed him but otherwise we had our own space and privacy the whole time."

Plant was recently advertising his home to over-18s only, in line with his bail conditions, but neglected to inform guests of the reason why the property is classed as "adult only".

The house is described as "a fantastic spacious house for a celebration or relaxing break away for over 18's only."

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Airbnb has since removed it from its listings.

The victim’s mum said: "His bail conditions mean he has to reside there in a mobile home in the property. It says only 18s can stay there and he had to change that, but he could still be perving over young women.

"People are paying money and lining his pockets and don't realise he's a convicted paedophile, it's wrong. It's sickening how he is making all this money renting it out."

Airbnb said in a statement: “The safety of our community is our priority, and we removed the user from the platform as soon as the matter was brought to our attention.”

The mum had earlier wanted to war others what Plant is capable of.

She told Hull Live: "I didn't know he was that monster. He can be very charismatic.

"He was emotionless in court, stone cold and almost smug.”

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 08 08 16 89 111 or visit their website,

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