May 2018

Jailed: Dagenham pervert who sexually abused and blackmailed girls

A sexual predator from Dagenham who abused teenage girls – including while on a family holiday – has been jailed for seven and a half years.

Peter Michael Fisher, 20, used social media to lure his eight victims and gain their trust before coercing them into sending the images.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard despite being arrested and bailed after two victims came forward he continued with his abuse before he was rearrested and subsequently charged.

Between October 2016 and September last year Fisher travelled across the country to meet up with his victims, aged between 13 and 16, including while he was on holiday with his family in Great Yarmouth.

In one case he had sex with a 15-year-old, knowing she was underage.

He was arrested in August last year after two of his victims came forward and he was interviewed and bailed.

Despite being on bail he continued with his abuse and was rearrested in November and charged with 11 offences.

A further three charges were subsequently added.

Today he was jailed for seven-and-a-half years after previously pleading guilty to six counts of sexual communication with a child, two counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, two counts of malicious communication, one count of causing a child to watch a sexual act, and possession of indecent photographs of a child.