December 2015

Man asked young girls to send him naked photographs

A man who incited two girls aged ten and 11 from the Newark area to send naked images of themselves to him has been sentenced to youth custody.

A judge described the activities of 20-year-old Daniel Woolis as evil and sent him to a young offenders institution for a total of 40 months.

Woolis, of Pickering Avenue, Eastwood, pleaded guilty to four sexual offences against children and was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday.

He received 32 months for engaging in direct sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl.

For the offences involving the two girls from the Newark area ­— engaging in sexual activity with a girl aged under 13, and two charges of inciting girls under the age of 13 to be involved in pornography by asking them to send naked photographs ­— he was given a further eight months.

Woolis will be on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Prosecutor Abigail Woods said Woolis bought a mobile device and started talking to the three girls on instant video messaging website ooVoo while they were at a sleepover.

After engaging them in conversation, Woolis then committed a sex act on himself on camera in front of them.

He then privately asked two of them to show their body parts to him and send nude photos.

The police were informed after the girls’ school found out.

‘This sort of activity is not only wrong, it is evil’

After the hearing the senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Pete Quinn, said: “I am pleased that the hard work of officers involved in this case has been rewarded with this sentence.”

In relation to the first offence committed by Woolis, DI Quinn said: “Daniel Woolis preyed on a vulnerable victim who has shown great courage in coming forward and disclosing these crimes.

“We hope seeing Woolis sentenced assists the healing process for them and their family.”