September 2018

Man sent explicit picture to underage girl

A man sent an underage Derbyshire girl an explicit picture via social media after already being told she was too young.

Thomas Jackson, of Promenade, Nottingham, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to causing a child to watch a sexual video or image at Derby Crown Court.

The 19-year-old, who was 18 at the time, made friends with the girl on Facebook under a fake profile on February 15 last year.

Jackson began the conversation with the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, but was ignored by her.

Rebecca Coleman, prosecuting, said Jackson “apologised” to the girl after sending the first messages to her.

She said: “He told her he was ‘really horny right now for her’. After she ignored him, he asked her how old she was.

“She responded by saying: ‘I’m too young for you’ and told him that she was only 15-years-old.

“There was a period where nothing was sent before he sent her the explicit picture on February 27.

“After sending the picture, she responded to him telling him that she was underage with the message: ‘Stop messaging me.’ After that, there was no further conversation. The police were later informed that the incident had taken place.

“He was interviewed by police on June 3 where he admitted what had happened.”

Jackson was given a community order for 18 months as well as 100 hours of unpaid work.