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Doncaster man, 51, jailed for eight years for grooming and abusing teenage girls

Jason Armstrong has been sentenced to eight years in jail. Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A man from Doncaster has been jailed for eight years after admitting a series of child sex offences.

Jason Armstrong, 51, of Moorends, Doncaster, pleaded guilty to 21 charges including sexual activity with a child, meeting a child following sexual grooming, and making and distributing indecent images of children.

He was sentenced this week after appearing at Sheffield Crown Court via video link from prison.

Armstrong, who is originally from Norfolk, committed offences against seven victims who were aged between 15 and 17.

His offending took place all over the country including in North and West Yorkshire. His offending is not believed to have covered the South Yorkshire area.

Armstrong is a prolific offender who intentionally and continually sought out and targeted young girls by using different online platforms and fake personas to build relationships with them.

This was all abhorrently calculated and planned; he preyed on his victims by lying about his persona and age to gain their trust, to then groom and incite sexual activity with them for his own disturbing and sick sexual gratification.

– Detective Inspector Richard Partridge, South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police were alerted to reports that Armstrong was using fake social media profiles to befriend girls in 2016.

Officers searched his home and found several mobile phones and electrical items he used to contact and arrange meetings with victims.