A sex predator who pretended to be fashion blogger Zoella Sugg has been jailed for eight years for grooming children online.
David Harmes, 20, lured young girls into performing sex acts by posing as popular characters he thought would appeal to the youngsters.
He claimed to be fashion icon Zoella as well as a member of boy band, Bars and Melody and a modelling agent.
Harmes, from Regent Street, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire would contact victims across the UK by Skype using the false identities and coerce them into sex acts.
DC Simon Ledger of Cheshire Police, said:
Harmes admitted 35 offences against 28 victims, aged eight to 18, and also asked for a further four offences to be taken into consideration.
The offences include causing or inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity and making and distributing indecent photographs of a child.
He did not meet up with any of the victims.
Harmes was jailed for eight years at Chester Crown Court on Monday and ordered to serve five years behind bars and three years out on licence. Wendy Newton, senior crown prosecutor with the Mersey Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service, added:
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