A FORMER university lecturer could face jail for trying to have sex with a 15-year-old boy.

Tordur Joansson, 78, arranged to meet the teen called Callum at Glasgow’s Queen Street Station last May after 11 days of explicit chats online.

But, unknown to him, he was in contact with a vigilante group at one of the entrances to the station, who handed him over to the police.

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At Glasgow Sheriff Court Joansson, of Argyle Street, Paisley, was convicted of intending to have sex with the youngster.

In his chats Joansson spoke about his desire to have “soft sex” and claimed he was 56.

Joansson told the vigilante group that he “always felt empathy” with young people.

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Joansson, who was a former university lecturer and secondary school teacher in religious studies, was quizzed by the vigilantes about what the Bible says about what he did.

He replied: “The Bible doesn’t say anything about it.”

Sheriff Martin Jones QC deferred sentence for reports and bailed Joansson.