June 2017

Man enticed children into webcam sex using fake social media profiles

A Man who created fake social media profiles in order to entice an under-aged girl into web-cam sex has been jailed.

Andrew Griffin, 47, of Brocklehurst Avenue, Macclesfield, enticed a second girl to send images of herself.

He was also found with more than 3,000 indecent images and videos of children on his laptop and mobile.

Griffin was jailed for four years after pleading guilty to three counts of making indecent photographs of a child, one count of possessing indecent images of a child, and two counts of inciting an underage girl to engage in sexual activity.

He was also made subject of an indefinite sexual offences prevention order.

Griffin was arrested in January last year at his former home on The Commons in Sandbach.

Items seized, including a laptop, mobile phone and external hard drive, contained more than 400 Category A images and videos, more than 70 Category B images and videos and more than 2,700 Category C images and videos.

Officers also discovered that Griffin had created a number of fake social media profiles in order to form relationships with vulnerable teenage girls. After gaining their trust, he would then ask the girls to engage in sexual activity via webcams.