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1st Jul, 2022

Pervert persuaded underage girl to send intimate pictures of herself

A PERVERT who persuaded a 15-year-old girl to send him intimate pictures of herself while he was already subject to a court order for similar offences has been jailed.

Antony White was told by a judge at Warwick Crown Court, who jailed him for three years and four months, that he poses ‘an ongoing risk’ to under-age girls.

The 30-year-old, of Crompton Avenue, Bidford, pleaded guilty to causing a child to engage in sexual activity by taking indecent pictures of herself and sending them to him.

He also admitted inciting her to engage in sexual activity and being in breach of a sexual offences prevention order imposed at Worcester Crown Court in 2014.

Prosecutor Graeme Simpson said in May last year the police went to White’s home and seized his i-Phone which was then examined.

They found he had been communicating with a 15-year-old girl, who officers traced to Kent, in ‘sexual and explicit terms’ over a four-month period.

After being traced, she was so upset and traumatised she refused to co-operate with the police, but her mother did assist the officers and has said the girl has become ‘distant and despondent and socially withdrawn’ as a result.

Mr Simpson added in 2014 White had been jailed for 16 months at Worcester Crown Court, and made subject to the sexual offences prevention order, for inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity.

Then in September the following year he was given a 12-month community order at the same court for seven offences of making indecent images of children.

Graham Russell, defending, said White recognised he needed help and would be taking a course to address such behaviour.

Jailing White and ordering him to register as a sex offender for life, Judge Anthony Potter also imposed a sexual harm prevention order, restricting his contact with children and his use of internet-capable devices, for 15 years.

Judge Potter told White: “You have made some admissions in the pre-sentence report to an interest in under-age girls. It is a step in the right direction that you are acknowledging what is obvious to everyone else.

“The course will address your unhealthy interest. You pose an ongoing risk to under-age girls of serious harm.”

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