September 2015

Man (32) sent indecent images through social media to schoolgirl

A man has been given a supervision order for sending indecent images to a schoolgirl.

Nottingham Crown Court heard on Friday that Leigh Bullimore, 32, first made contact with the girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, at a party last year.

The pair exchanged several messages on social media.

The prosecutor, Miss Dawn Pritchard, said Bullimore was deeply depressed at the time.

Bullimore and the girl exchanged messages and images over a period of four days.

Miss Pritchard said: “The matter came to light when her father saw the messages and reported it to the police.”

Miss Pritchard said Bullimore, of Meeting House Lane, Brant Broughton, had said the girl looked sexy and there was reference to oral sex in the messages.

Bullimore admitted at an earlier hearing causing or inciting a child aged 14 to be involved in pornography.

Recorder Mr Peter Cooke told Bullimore: “You are 32, effectively of good character.

“It was flirty messages and indecent images between two people.

“You did not pursue it face-to-face, but this girl was 14.

“You are a man who served his country but you have problems with depression because of stuff you witnessed in Iraq that you have not laid to rest.”

Mr Cooke sentenced Bullimore to a three-year supervision order.

As part of that, he must attend a community sex offender group programme. He will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.