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A man who made and distributed child abuse has been jailed for two years and eight months.
Stephen Phillip Barnett, 45-years-old, from Swindon was sentenced on Friday July, 5.
He admitted 12 counts of making indecent images of children, four counts of distributing images of children and four of having extreme pornography.
Barnett also pleaded guilty to causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
He pretended to be a teenage girl and incited a 15-year-old to expose herself on her webcam before threatening the spread the images to her friends on facebook.
Detective Constable Clare Sylvester-Wyness, from Swindon CID, said: "I would like this case to serve as a warning to others against the potential dangers of engaging in conversations with strangers online."