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Guildford teen sentenced for sexually harassing girls

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Guildford teen sentenced for sexually harassing girls

Published at 5:36pm 13th October 2017. (Updated at 5:42pm 13th October 2017)

A teenage boy has been sentenced for sexually harassing girls online.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, set up a series of fake social media accounts on Facebook and made contact with a large number of teenage girls.

He then sent them sexually explicit pictures and messages.

Parents are now being urged to take an interest in who their children are communicating online and via phones.

The offences came to light in June this year when a victim was contacted on Facebook and SnapChat by the defendant and sent sexually explicit videos.

She told her parents and it was reported to police.

On examining one of the fake Facebook accounts account it was found to have 67 friends all of which were young girls.

Officers were able to trace the account to the teenager who was arrested.

 He pleaded guilty to the following charges

  • Causing a child to watch a sexual act x 8.
  • Possessing an indecent image of a child Category C x1
  • Causing a child to engage in non-penetrative sexual activity x1
  • Penetrative sexual activity with a child x1
  • Attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act x1
  • Theft in dwelling x1
  • Criminal damage x1
  • Possession of Class B drugs x1

The teenager appeared at Guildford Youth Court today (Friday October 13) and received the following sentence:

  • Two-year rehabilitation and supervision order with residency condition.
  • Four-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order including requirement of no unsupervised contact with females under 14 years as well as various online and computer restrictions.
  • Two and a half-year notification period on sex offenders register.

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