A 27 year old man has been jailed after persuading under-age girls to send him indecent images.
Francis Mowday created a fake online profile in order to lure the girls, some of who were as young as 12 years old.
One of the of the victim's relatives saw indecent images on her mobile phone and reported it to the police prompting the investigation.
Mowday, of Carlton Park, Manby, had already admitted five charges of causing a child to engage in sexual activity; one charge of sexual communication with a child; and three charges of making a total of 459 indecent images of a child, at an earlier hearing.
He was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison. He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for life and given a sexual harm prevention order until further notice.
Mowday made up a profile and pretended to be someone completely different to trick young girls into sending him images.