September 2016

Derby man’s ‘shame’ after asking underage girl to send ‘sexy pictures’

A pervert dad who sent pictures of his genitals to an underage girl he contacted on the internet asked her to send ‘sexy pictures’ of herself.

Michael Siviter contacted the girl who told him she was 15 by adding her on Facebook.

The 22-year-old and the girl also chatted via BlackBerry Messenger and he asked her how old she was.

David Outterside, who was prosecuting the case against him at Derby Crown Court, said the girl said she “was turning 16”. In fact, she was 14.

Mr Outterside said: “The defendant then went on to say, ‘are you going to send me some sexy pictures whilst you undress?'”

The court heard Siviter, of Somersall Close, Shelton Lock, also “made comments about the size of her bottom” during the exchanges which took place last year.

Mr Outterside added: “He asked her, have you been with a white boy before? She said, yes lots. He then sent a picture of his genitals.”

He told the court the defendant also asked her to send pictures of her private parts.

He sent another picture of his penis and asked her again to send photos of herself.

The messages were then seen by somebody who contacted the police.

Siviter was interviewed by officers and entered a guilty plea at court when faced with the charge of attempting to cause/incite a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity.

Jonathan Hullis, for Sivitter, said his client was “disgusted and ashamed” with himself.

He said Siviter’s phone had been anaylsed by officers as part of the investigation but they had found nothing incriminating.

He added: “This was very much out of character. The victim was 14, she had told the defendant she was almost 16. Nothing would have caused the defendant to have disputed that.” He said: “He wants to get back to his normal, boring life.”

Recorder Adrian Redgrave said it was a “one-off offence” and that Siviter had no previous convictions.

He handed him a three-year community order and ordered him to do 50 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. He is also subjected to a sexual prevention order for five years.