April 2016

Pervert from Derby groomed victim, 11, to send him indecent images

A PERVERT who groomed an 11-year-old girl online has been sentenced to two years in prison.

John Higgins, who was living in Alvaston at the time of the offences, pleaded guilty to causing a child under the age of 13 to create pornography and a charge of making an indecent photograph of a child.

The 30-year-old, of Halifax Road, Sheffield, appeared at Derby Crown Court and was sentenced to two years in prison for the first offence, with ten months to be served concurrently for the second.

Higgins must sign the Sexual Offenders Register for ten years and a sexual harm prevention order was imposed for ten years.

He had met the girl, who lived in Newcastle, on a chat and dating app called Say Hi and had lied about his age. He engaged in sexual conversations and encouraged her to send him indecent images.