Pervert who committed sex acts via webcam in front of children
A BUSINESSMAN who persuaded young girls in an internet chat room to watch him perform indecent acts has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Bolton Crown Court heard how 62-year-old Stephen Tauber pretended to be aged 19 to go on the Teen Chat website.
William Blake, prosecuting, told the court that in 2013 Tauber contacted a 12-year-old girl and talked sexually to her.
He said he was looking for someone to watch him perform a sexual act.
In February, 2014, he chatted to another girl and exposed himself and urinating in front of her via a webcam. The court was told he talked sexually with her and committed a sex act in front of her.
He later chatted with the girl on February 21, 2014 when she said she was 13 and wanted her to send him pictures of herself.
He told her he would not have sex with a girl aged under 16.
“I’m not one of those vile guys,” he told her.
National Crime Agency officers raided his home in Warwick Avenue, Whitefield, last August finding evidence of talk with the girls and child sexual abuse images on his laptop.
He had earlier used his mobile phone to seek facts about police catching paedophiles.
The court heard that 10 indecent images of children were found on his computer, including three of the most serious category A kind involving children aged five to 10.
When questioned by police, Tauber admitted he had sexual gratification from using the chat rooms and talking to the girls, who police have been unable to trace.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of trying to cause a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity, two charges of trying to engage in sexual activity with a child and two charges of making indecent images of children.
Sentencing Tauber to two years and six months in jail, the Honorary Recorder of Bolton, Judge Timothy Clayson told him: “As a fully mature adult, I am satisfied you knew what you were doing was wrong.”
Tauber was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for life and will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order.