Stoke-on-Trent pervert jailed for EIGHT years after admitting 26 sexual offences against FIVE boys
Pervert Neal Hopkins was jailed for eight years after carrying out a catalogue of sex offences against schoolboys who were aged between 13 and 15 years old.
He groomed and met his victims via social media.
The 46-year-old was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after admitting 26 sex offences against his victims.
He must serve an extended four-year licence period when he is released from prison.
The defendant, of Stone Road, Trent Vale, committed the offences in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, North Wales, South Wales, Worcestershire and Yorkshire over a five-year period.
He has admitted:
Fifteen counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity;
Three counts of causing/inciting a child to engage in sexual activity;
One charge of paying for the sexual services of a child;
One charge of causing a child to watch an image of sexual activity;
Five counts of taking an indecent photograph of a child;
One count of distributing an indecent photograph of a child.