Perverted scoutmaster groomed young children online
Shaun Hudd was a chef at soft play business Jump in Cribbs Causeway and a scoutmaster with 36th Bristol Scout Group.
But in the sanctuary of his bedroom, from behind the safety of his computer screen, he was a paedophile predator, sexually exploiting children as young as nine.
The 22-year-old, who had also worked at award-winning Bristol restaurant Casamia, posed as a youngster himself before contacting children through Facebook and Skype.
Bristol Crown Court heard that he became hooked on exploiting boys and girls, persuading them to expose themselves to him and recording indecent photos and videos.
When youngsters tried to rid themselves of him he threatened to distribute the humiliating footage – and carried out the threat on two occasions.
Hudd, of Hewlands Court in De Clifford Road, Lawrence Weston, has been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to a total of 23 offences:
12 charges of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity;
Five charges of making indecent photos of children
Six charges of distributing indecent photos of children.