February 2015

Scarborough man jailed for sex offences against schoolgirl

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A Scarborough man has been jailed for four years for committing sexual offences against a schoolgirl.

Gareth Hudson, 36, of Stepney Road, Scarborough, targeted his victim, who was 14 at the time, via the internet.

Police say he encouraged her to send him indecent images of herself, and also contacted her on Skype, performed a sexual act, and asked her to engage in sexual activity.

Hudson pleaded guilty to two counts of inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity, and one count of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

He was jailed for four years at York Crown Court on February 20.