A woman who sexually abused children online for paying customers has been jailed using special legislation that allows for Britons offending abroad to face justice in the UK.

Jodie Little, 30, originally from Huddersfield, was sentenced to 12 years and four months at Isleworth Crown Court in London.

She admitted sexual activity with a boy under 13; three counts of distributing an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child; publishing an obscene article (describing child rape), publishing an advert (offering for sale videos of child sexual abuse); conspiracy to sexually assault a boy under 13 by touching; causing a child to engage in sexual activity; and sexually assaulting a girl under 13 by touching.

Little committed the offences on a website providing adult escort and webcam services from where she lived in northern Cyprus. She used the online names 'devil b**** 666' and 'Queen of Tabbo'.

In June last year the National Crime Agency passed intelligence via their International Staff to police in northern Cyprus that Little offered to sexually abuse children online for payment.

Out of the nine offences, Little was convicted of eight using Section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 – legislation which allows British nationals to be prosecuted in the UK for offences committed overseas.

Authorities in Cyprus decided to deport her to the UK after they were alerted to her offending and as an ‘over-stayer’ (her visa had expired).

Jason Booth, NCA operations manager, said:

Little was financially motivated; her crimes are utterly abhorrent and are one of many examples the NCA is seeing of worsening cyber-enabled child sexual offending.

Jason Booth