August 2021

Pervert had sex with 14-year-old boy and distributed indecent images of the victim online

A pervert who manipulate a 14-year-old boy into having sexual intercourse and then who distributed indecent images of the schoolgirl online to other perverts has been jailed for two years.

Joshua Doyle also made online contact with what he believed were two underage boys after he was released under investigation over the sex offences.

Leeds Crown Court heard Doyle made contact with the 14-year-old victim on social media in in 2018.

Bashir Ahmed, prosecuting, said Doyle arranged to met the boy in north Leeds where he manipulated the youngster into having sex

Police were contacted after the boy later sent indecent images of himself to Doyle on Facebook.

After Doyle was arrested, it was then discovered that he had distributed the images of the boy to two other teenagers.

Further indecent images were found on the devices.

A total of 66 images were at category A – the most serious level of offending.

Doyle was released on bail pending further investigation but was arrested again in April 2019.

The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Crime Unit contacted West Yorkshire Police after Doyle made contact with two undercover officers posing as 14-year-old boys.

Doyle made contact with one of the ‘boys’ online and asked him for nude images.

The defendant then made arrangements to meet the second youngster.

Doyle was arrested on June 5, 2019, as he was about to make the journey, believing he was going to meet the youth.

Doyle, of Hunsworth Lane, Braford, pleaded guilty to inciting a boy under 16 to engage in sexual activity, attempting to cause a child to watch an image of sexual activity, possessing an indecent image of a child and two counts of distributing an indecent image of a child.

Sentencing, Judge Mushtaq Khokhar said: “Only a custodial sentence can be justified for the protection of young people.”