1. ITV Report

Man jailed after encouraging sexual abuse of four-month-old baby

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A Nuneaton man has been jailed after trying to persuade a father to sexually abuse his four-month-old daughter while he watched over the internet.

Nathan Potter was caught after Warwickshire Police launched a sting operation - in which the four-year-old baby did not exist and her 'father' was in fact an undercover police officer.

After monitoring conversations on an online chat room, the undercover police officer became concerned about the nature of Potter’s comments.

The officer later joined the chat room, claiming to be the father of a four-month old girl.

During subsequent chats, Potter tried to persuade him to remove the baby’s nappy and sexually abuse her.

As a result, Potter was traced and arrested, and on his computer officers found more than 270 indecent images of children across all three categories of seriousness.

31-year-old Potter pleaded guilty to attempting to encourage or incite the sexual abuse of a child under the age of 13.

He also admitted three charges of possessing indecent images of children, was jailed for 16 months.

Potter has been ordered to register as a sex offender for an indefinite period, but for a minimum of ten years, and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order until further notice.