A man from Kent has been imprisoned for more than five years after inciting a 13-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.
21-year-old Terry Loader, who's from Poets Corner in Margate, was sentenced to five years and two months imprisonment at Canterbury Crown Court.
Loader pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing indecent images of children and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
He was arrested in September last year and data was downloaded from his phone which included sexualised conversations with young children - as well as 55 indecent videos.
This case acts as a reminder to parents of children who have mobile phones to speak to them and help them understand the precautions they should take when using the internet, or the many instant messaging services that are available. These services are fantastic for connecting people around the world, but it is inevitable there will be a minority of people who will use these services for the wrong reasons. Children should only communicate with people that they know personally, and report any suspicions or inappropriate advances from strangers to the police."