Twisted’ pervert groomed autistic girl online for sex
A ‘twisted’ pervert used social media to groom an autistic girl into sexual activity.
Dominic Zammit, 24, from Macclesfield, set up a fake profile in another name and began approaching girls with ‘salacious and sexual comments’, a court heard.
He targeted a ‘suggestible’ teenage girl and persuaded her to perform sexual acts and send photos.
Zammit told the girl he would send round his mate to have sex with her.
Then in a ‘disturbing’ act of defiance, when challenged by the girl’s mother, Zammit said: “It’s not my fault you brought up a s**t”.
At Chester Crown Court Zammit, now of Victoria Park, Stockport, admitted two charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and arranging an act which would involve sexual activity with a child.
Mr Recorder Patrick Thompson slammed Zammit as ‘seedy’ but feared prison would not help him understand his ‘disgusting behaviour’.
Sentencing him to two years suspended for two years, he said: “You had a twisted sexual desire and incited a [teenage] girl to commit acts and send pictures of a compromising nature. You sent a series of obscene, disgusting requests to a child.
“This is the behaviour of a seedy individual who gets his sexual kicks from contacting children because he cannot cope with adults.
“The most unpleasant part of your behaviour, and testament to your character, is when the mother contacted you asking you to stop, which was incredibly brave, you called her daughter a s**t.”
The court heard that Zammit was eventually caught when he started contacting another girl, who reported him.
Police traced Zammit to Malta and he was arrested when he flew back into the country.
The court heard that Zammit ‘lied’, claiming he had lost his laptop, had his phone stolen and another man was trying to set him up.
Philip Clemo, defending said Zammit was immature and suffered from low self-esteem, adding: “While terrible offences, there is a big difference in someone ‘talking a good game’ and acting on it.
Zammit, who is now engaged to be married, was also sentenced to a two year community order with supervision and sex offenders programme.
He will also have a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years banning him from contact with children.