May 2018

Pervert jailed after threatening to rape and drown 13-year-old girl

A pervert who threatened to rape and drown a 13-year-old girl if she did not send him obscene images of herself was jailed for 27 months

Joshua Pemberton attempted to extort indecent images from two underage girls and harm them if they did not, Inverness Sheriff Court was told.

When police traced the 21-year-old they found other obscene and indecent images and videos of children, including six from one of his victims.

Pemberton, of Ruisaurie, near Beauly admitted downloading and distributing indecent photos of children when he appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court.

He also pleaded guilty to attempting to extort naked pictures of one girl by threatening her, extorting images from the second girl by threatening to rape then drown her, and causing a young girl to view an indecent video.

Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald told Pemberton: “These charges are serious, sinister and particularly disturbing with threats of considerable violence.”