Ex-Army Staff Sergeant who preyed on young girls jailed
An ex-Army Staff Sergeant who preyed on young girls has been jailed for 10 years for international sex crimes.
Jason Swift (45) previously of Glenfields, Whittlesey, but who has since moved to Charlock Drive in Stamford. was arrested on October 23, 2013 after police received information of him possessing indecent images of children and inciting children to engage in sexual activity.
Police seized a number of devices from Swift’s home and, after examination, they discovered almost 3,000 indecent images of children on them.
Very quickly it became apparent to officers that between September 2012 and October 2013 Swift had had contact with hundreds of children, many outside of the UK.
Police have managed to identify 65 children, however the charges against Swift only relate to eight of them, all of who were girls under 16-years-old.
Four of them were aged 13 at the time of the offences, two were aged 14, one was 15-years-old and the last just 10-years-old at the time of the offences.
On December 4 last year, Swift was charged with
Seven counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity
Three counts of causing a child to watch images of sexual activity
Five counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child
One count of facilitating the commission of a child sex offence
Eight counts of making indecent images of a child
One count of possessing indecent images of a child
One count of taking indecent images of a child