July 2021

Paedophile who asked Peterborough schoolgirl to send him naked pictures jailed

A paedophile who asked a Peterborough schoolgirl to send him naked pictures of herself has been brought to justice.

Leo Holmes, 26 and of no fixed address, but of Peterborough messaged the girl in August 2019 through a social media app.

He asked for naked or topless photos, urging her not to tell anyone. The police only became involved when the young girl confided in a family member.

When confronted, Holmes denied sending the messages and claimed his account had been hacked.

Holmes pleaded guilty at a previous hearing and was jailed for a year at Peterborough Crown Court today (29 July).

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and made the subject of a restraining order for the same timeframe, preventing him from contacting his victim.

In addition, Holmes was handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for 10 years to monitor his future behaviour.