Pervert sent vile sexual Snapchat messages to girl and asked to see her in school uniform
A pervert has been jailed after sending sickening sexual messages on Snapchat to a 12-year-old girl, even asking to see her in a school uniform.
James Stephen, 23, and his young victim discussed being in love with each other and being boyfriend and girlfriend.
Stephen, who the court heard had the mental age of a 15-year-old, also sent vile sexual messages to the girl, asking her to send him naked images, sexual videos and even pictures of her in her school uniform.
During an examination of his phone by police, they found sexual messages between Stephen and the child on Snapchat dating back to October 24, 2019.
Mr Neilson said: “It was apparent they were not known to each other prior to that day as they asked each other where they stayed.”
The child told Stephen she was 12 at the time and lived in Manchester.
The fiscal said: “Multiple pictures of a young female in a school uniform were sent to the accused.”
He added the pair discussed “being in love with each other” and being “boyfriend and girlfriend”.
Stephen went on to send sexual instruction to the girl and asked her to “imagine having sexual intercourse with him”. He also asked for naked pictures and sexual videos of her.
Stephen was arrested and charged and, after appearing in court at the time, was bailed with a condition that he did not possess a mobile phone or computer.
However, on January 25 at 11.30am, Stephen was visited by officers who spotted phone chargers in his home.
Stephen initially denied having a phone and officers searched the premises for around an hour before Stephen eventually “told them the phone was in the washing basket in the kitchen”.
Stephen, of Victoria Road, Aberdeen, admitted sending sexual messages to a girl under 13 for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification or of humiliating, distressing or alarming her.
The charge states Stephen made sexual remarks and directed sexual comments towards her, requested images of her naked and in her school uniform, and sexual videos.
He also caused her to look at sexual images by sending her naked images, a sexual diagram and a video of a sexual act.
That offence was committed between October 24 2019 and January 6, 2020.
Stephen further admitted failing to comply with the bail condition in respect of having a mobile phone.
The judge handed Stephen a prison term of 17 months and two weeks, and imposed a five-year sexual offences prevention order.
Stephen was also made subject to the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act for 10 years