Jail for pervert who threatened young girls so they would send him explicit pictures
A man who encouraged girls to send him explicit pictures and then threatened them has been sent to prison for over five years.
Police received information suggesting that Jordan Towers, 22, formerly of Northdown Road in Broadstairs, had been contacting girls via various social media sites.
Having engaged them in conversation he would encourage them to take intimate pictures of themselves and then send them to him.
He would perform sexual acts via a webcam and then encourage them to do the same, and threaten them that if they didn’t he would contact their friends and family with the messages and pictures the girls had previously sent.
Towers targeted schoolgirls as young as 14 years-old.
Having been identified by detectives from the paedophile online investigation team, Towers was arrested in June 2013 and later charged with six offences.
He later pleaded guilty on January 15 to five offences;
inciting a child to engage in a penetrative sex act,
inciting a child to engage in a non-penetrative sex act,
sexual activity in the presence of a child,
possessing indecent images of children and
inciting a child to be involved in pornography