A MAN who persuaded a mother to dress her six-year-old daughter in fishnet tights and send him a movie clip of the little girl has been remanded in custody.
Paul Fryer appeared at Warwick Crown Court after the police found the clip on his mobile phone – and the judge heard the girl’s mother has now also been charged.
Fryer, of Farm Street, Harbury, pleaded guilty to causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. The charge detailed that in May, with her mother, he caused the six-year-old girl ‘to engage in sexual activity, namely the wearing of fishnet tights.’
The mother has also been charged, and is likely to appear at the crown court some time next month.
Asking for a pre-sentence report to be prepared on Fryer, Claire Francis, defending, said he had previously been on a community order ‘for similar offending.’
And Recorder Steven Evans observed that in June, Fryer had been jailed for 14 days for failing to comply with that order.
He commented that ‘in an ideal world’ Fryer and the girl’s mother should be sentenced together, but Miss Francis said: she believed the mother may be entering a not guilty plea.
Adjourning the case for a pre-sentence report to be prepared, and remanding Fryer in custody, Recorder Evans said the report should ‘address the issue of risk.’
He explained: “He is a man who has a history of sexual offending and breaching protective orders.”