February 2019

Pervert unwittingly sent footage of himself performing a sex act to an undercover police officer

A pervert unwittingly sent footage of himself performing a sex act to an undercover police officer, wrongly thinking he was talking to a 13-year-old girl.

Jack Burton, 24, from Rochdale, chatted on Kik messenger and Skype asking the ‘teenager’ what she does at sleepovers and if she sleeps naked, a court heard.

He later sent a video of himself performing a sex act.

Burton believed he was in conversation with a young teenager, but it was in fact an undercover police officer.

Burton, of Hanover Street, Rochdale, pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause a child to look at images of sexual activity.

The prosecution argued that the case exhibited grooming behaviour. Burton’s defence team said he has since been on a rehabilitation course and no longer uses Kik or Skype.

Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard on Tuesday how the defendant contacted the ‘girl’ in January last year and asked if she had ‘ever been drunk, what she does at sleepovers and if she sleeps naked’.

This then spiralled and he sent a video of himself performing a sex act on February 2

The probation team were granted a week’s adjournment to prepare a full pre-sentence report.

Burton, who was released on unconditional bail, will appear again before magistrates on Tuesday, February 19.